The House of the Scorpion

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471120381
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

The Lord of Opium

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442482562
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?

Zodiac Unleashed Scorpio

Author: Juergen Beck
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849620264
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

"Zodiac Unleashed" presents you the ultimate textbook for your sign. So, you are ....? Did you ever think about which secrets stand behind your sign? What your sign means? How it "happens" in the sky and the mystery of the symbols? Are there "amplifiers" to boost your luck and your health? Well, there are! And this small and easy-to-understand-book will tell you all about these secrets in these chapters: Period—Ruling Planet—Mythology—Symbology—Characteristics of the Type—Effect of the Malefic Aspects—Health Defects—Professions—Religion—Marriage—The Gems of the House—The Beryl and Aquamarine differing only in Colour—Qualities of the Beryl—Clairvoyant Properties—The Carbuncle as Transmitter of Light—Noah's Lamp—Talisman against Infection—The Lodestone—Magnetic Qualities as an Amulet against Shipwreck and Gout.

Zodiac Unleashed Virgo

Author: Juergen Beck
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849620271
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

"Zodiac Unleashed" presents you the ultimate textbook for your sign. So, you are ....? Did you ever think about which secrets stand behind your sign? What your sign means? How it "happens" in the sky and the mystery of the symbols? Are there "amplifiers" to boost your luck and your health? Well, there are! And this small and easy-to-understand-book will tell you all about these secrets in these chapters: Period—Constellation—Mythology—Symbols—Paris under Virgo—Reflecting Qualities of the Sign—Characteristics—Marriage—Professions—Ailments—Harmonious Types—Gems of the House—Cornelian—Virtues of the Cornelian—Napoleon's Seal Talisman—Clairvoyant Properties of the Stone—Jade—New Zealanders’ Faith—The Tiki—Jade as Racing Talisman.

Egyptian Temples

Author: Margaret A. Murray
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486148823
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: History

More than 120 photographs and diagrams depict the magnificent ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, the great temples at Abu Simbel; and other extraordinary structures. 122 halftones and black-and-white line illustrations.

Egyptian Temple

Author: Margaret Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136139222
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: History

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Egyptian Temples

Author: Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317722939
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: History

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Islands of the Blessed

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439160473
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Fiction

In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one's true calling. Or is it?

Conan The Unconquered

Author: Robert Jordan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405512343
Release Date: 2011-11-03
Genre: Fiction

Conan defies the sorcerous power of the Cult of Doom for the sake of a beautiful young woman known only as Yasbet. From the glory of fabled Aghrapur, capital of Turan, to the demon-haunted wastes of the Blasted Lands, Conan proves himself the greatest hero of a bygone era of high adventure.

The Last Book in the Universe

Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545303873
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Sea of Trolls

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847397317
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jack is an apprentice bard and just beginning to learn the secrets of his mysterious master, when he and his little sister are captured by Viking chief, Olaf One-Brow, and taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless. Ivar is married to a half-troll named Frith, an evil and unpredictable queen with a strange power over her husband's court. Jack is sent on to the kingdom of the trolls, where he has to find the magical well and undo the charm he has cast on Frith. He is accompanied by Thorgill, a shield maiden, aged 12, who wants to be a berserker when she grows up. Together, they are set for a magical and exciting adventure.

Madrigal

Author: J. Robert Janes
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9789049985219
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Fiction

A woman is brutally murdered in Avignon’s Papal Palace Six hundred years before the Germans conquered Paris, the pope came to Avignon to rule the Roman Church from afar. In January 1943, Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler visit the former Papal Palace—not as tourists, but as detectives. Where once the pope spoke to God, a woman has had her throat cut. Her corpse seems to have appeared from out of the past. Despite the strictures of wartime rationing, she died in finery, costumed in the ermine and silk of a Renaissance courtier. She appears to have been killed with a scythe, pulled across her neck in one swift stroke, like a shepherd slaughtering a sheep. Wartime Avignon is a small city, steeped in the jealousy that occupation encourages. As St-Cyr and Kohler dig into the city’s past, they find motives for murder that predate the Nazis by centuries.

Lord of Opium

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471118302
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Matt has always been nothing but a clone - an exact replica, grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, age fourteen, Matt suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of ruling over his own country, Opium, on the one-time border between the US and Mexico, stretching from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster… and hidden somewhere in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that's hidden within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombie-like workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing... people stripped of the very qualities which once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love Maria across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock - both from the traitors that surround him and from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

Math plus Reading Grades 5 6

Author:
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 9781620579367
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Your child’s summer partner in building grade 6 success! Summer Link Math plus Reading offers fifth-grade children skill-and-drill practice in key subject areas to help them get ready for sixth grade over the summer months. Aligned to state and national standards, this super-sized volume includes practices and learning skills in: *Math (number lines, estimation, equations, prime numbers, factors, fractions, geometry, and more) *Reading (grammar, punctuation, editing, reading skills, writing, and more) *Test Practice (information and tips on test taking and practice questions) Sharpen skills for grade 6 with this 320 page book that also includes a skills checklist, a recommended summer reading list, and answer keys for each section.