If Birds Fly Back

Autor: Carlie Sorosiak
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509835873
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Linny has been living life in black and white since her sister Grace ran away, and she's scared that Grace might never come back. When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it's a sign. Surely Álvaro Herrera, of all people, can tell her why people come back - and how to bring her sister home? Sebastian has come to Miami seeking his father, a man whose name he's only just learned. An aspiring astrophysicist, he can tell Linny how many galaxies there are, how much plutonium weighs and how likely she is to be struck by a meteorite. But none of the theories he knows are enough to answer his own questions about why his father abandoned him, and why it left him in pieces. As Sebastian and Linny converge around the mystery of Álvaro's disappearance - and return - their planets start to collide. Linny's life is about to become technicolor, but finding the answers to her questions might mean losing everything that matters.

If Birds Fly Back

Autor: Carlie Sorosiak
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006256398X
File Size: 50,75 MB
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A sparkling debut about love, family, and the mysteries of the universe, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon. Linny has kept a journal of famous disappearances ever since her sister Grace ran away in the middle of the night. Sebastian is an aspiring astrophysicist with a working theory for everything—but the one thing he can’t figure out is the identity of his birth father. They haven’t met—yet—but Linny and Sebastian have one thing in common: an obsession with famous novelist and filmmaker Àlvaro Herrera, who who went missing three years ago and has just reappeared. As their lives converge around the mystery of Àlvaro, they begin to uncover the answers they’ve been looking for. With humor and heart, debut author Carlie Sorosiak weaves a story of searching for those who leave—and loving those who stay. "If Birds Fly Back feels like that last hazy, sun-drenched summer of high school, when you know you'll need to find your place in the world, but you're busy laughing and falling in love under starlit skies. It's the rarest author who can pull off laugh-out-loud hilarious, profound, and breathlessly romantic, all in the most sparkling prose. That shortlist includes Rainbow Rowell, Nicola Yoon, and now, Carlie Sorosiak."—Jeff Zentner, acclaimed author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days

Wild Blue Wonder

Autor: Carlie Sorosiak
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509836063
File Size: 77,44 MB
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In the summer we all fell in love By the winter we had fallen apart For Quinn and her sister, Fern, and brother, Reed, summer means working as counselors at their family's summer camp: months of bonfires, bunks, and friendships made and broken. But last summer was different. Last summer they all fell in love with the same boy – Dylan, their best friend since forever, suddenly seen through new eyes. Six months later and everything has changed. The summer camp is empty and covered in snow, and Quinn, Fern and Reed aren't speaking to each other anymore. Something happened that summer that tore them apart, and their memories won't let them forgive. Wild Blue Wonder is the gorgeous, achingly beautiful novel from Carlie Sorosiak, author of If Birds Fly Back.

Sea Birds

Autor: TOM STRATTON
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1599263432
File Size: 21,76 MB
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We never know how events affect our lives. In Sea Birds, events that seem to be totally unrelated gradually draw several lives together in the tropical paradise of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sea Birds describes in a series of stories how the personal relationships of the people involved develop. Even in paradise, there is crime, greed, love, hate, and passion leading to an ultimate new beginning Anjanette was abandoned as a child of mixed heritage. She now, as an adult, operates the Arawak Eco-Camp with the goal of preserving the Caribbean land where it is located and providing educational opportunities for those interested in learning about the Virgin Islands land and the sea around them. Unfortunately, her land is a magnet for people more interested in exploiting the islands than in preserving them. Sea Birds describes the struggles of Anjanette and her friends to save the Eco-Camp from development as a resort hotel and casino. During this time, she learns much about her family, her husband, and her friends, culminating with an unexpected ending. Comments from reader's: "I completed the book with tears of happiness streaming down my face." A frequent visitor to the Virgin Islands. "I could vividly paint the characters as I went along." A serious book collector.

Hearing Birds Fly

Autor: Louisa Waugh
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748108572
File Size: 79,73 MB
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HEARING BIRDS FLY is Louisa Waugh's passionately written account of her time in a remote Mongolian village. Frustrated by the increasingly bland character of the capital city of Ulan Bator, she yearned for the real Mongolia and got the chance when she was summoned by the village head to go to Tsengel far away in the west, near the Kazakh border. Her story completely transports the reader to feel the glacial cold and to see the wonders of the Seven Kings as they steadily emerge from the horizon. Through her we sense their trials as well as their joys, rivalries and even hostilities, many of which the author shared or knew about. Her time in the village was marked by coming to terms with the harshness of climate and also by how she faced up to new feelings towards the treatment of animals, death, solitude and real loneliness, and the constant struggle to censor her reactions as an outsider. Above all, Louisa Waugh involves us with the locals' lives in such a way that we come to know them and care for their fates.

How Birds Fly

Autor: David Goodnow
Publisher:
ISBN:
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HOW BIRDS FLY is a NON-TECHNICAL introduction to bird flight. This delightful book reveals the mysteries of flapping flight with sequences of fascinating high-speed photographs that lead the reader step-by-step through the fine points of take-off, level flight & slow flight. The text is easy to understand & includes a minimum of aerodynamic jargon & anatomical technicalities. HOW BIRDS FLY features 68 original photographs of geese, owls, ducks, gulls, terns, osprey, ravens, & ruffed grouse (including 16 full-color photos)--all taken by the author. An unusual double gatefold presents the phases of take-off in an exciting four-page-wide array of photographs. David Goodnow is a naturalist, a licensed bird-bander & a wildlife photographer. His photos have appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, OUTDOOR LIFE, FIELD & STREAM, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time-Life Books, & other leading publications. HOW BIRDS FLY may be ordered 24 hours a day from BookWorld Services, Inc., 1993 Whitfield Loop, Sarasota, FL 34243. Phone: 800-444-2524. FAX: 813-753-9396 or through Common Ground Distribution, 370 Airport Rd., Arden, NC 28704. Phone: 800-654-0626.

Time Flies

Autor: Eric Rohmann
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755775
File Size: 18,39 MB
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Time Flies , a wordless picture book, is inspired by the theory that birds are the modern relatives of dinosaurs. This story conveys the tale of a bird trapped in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum. Through Eric's use of color, readers can actually see the bird enter into a mouth of a dinosaur, and then escape unscathed. Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Honor-winning debut is now available as a Dragonfly paperback. It is at once a wordless time-travel adventure and a meditation on the scientific theory that dinosaurs were the evolutionary ancestors of birds. The New York Times Book Review called Time Flies "a work of informed imagination and masterly storytelling unobtrusively underpinned by good science...an entirely absorbing narrative made all the more rich by its wordlessness." Kirkus Reviews hailed it as "a splendid debut."

The Little Bird

Autor: Geundeok Park
Publisher: Norangombook
ISBN:
File Size: 55,29 MB
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Simple drawings and the vignettes of life that accompany them are like pretty songs embroidered into this book, making up the pages of a short fairytale.

Fly Little Bird

Autor: Tina Burke
Publisher: Picture Puffin
ISBN: 9780143501527
File Size: 34,36 MB
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'Fly, little bird,' said the little girl. But, little bird is too small to fly, and all alone. The little girl takes little bird under her wing and gives him a home until he is ready to face the world. And that's when the fun and friendship really begins . . .