Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Seven Wonders series, Island of the Sun is the second book in an epic, fast-paced middle grade adventure trilogy by acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby. Eleanor and her friends have shut down the mysterious Concentrator in the Arctic, but their mission is far from over. The earth is still spinning out of its orbit and growing colder by the day. Their only chance is to find the other Concentrators embedded around the world and deactivate them before it’s too late. But doing so won’t be easy. The Global Energy Trust has branded Eleanor, her mother, and their friends international terrorists and is tracking their every move. The G.E.T. will stop at nothing to harness the power of the Concentrators in order to preserve the select few people its leaders deem worthy, and Eleanor is soon forced to ask herself whether it’s worth risking the lives of the entire human race for a slim chance to save it.
First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures of travel agents: an island where the sun shines throughout the year on the sandy beaches of innumerable coves, on the cane-fields and coconut plantations, on the shingled hits of the peasant villages and the fine houses of the white planters handed down through generation after generation, from the Sugar Barons of a past century. But this was not how the newspaper columnist, Bradshaw, saw it when he arrived on his first trip to the Caribbean. Bradshaw found Santa Marta a smouldering volcano. This novel is a brilliantly successful evocation of the atmosphere and the problems of life on a West Indian island. It is a dramatic story, packed with incident and thrilling in this mounting tension. It weaves into the fortunes of a small group of islanders the ambitions and jealousies, the hopes and fears, the complexes and inhibitions of a people to whom the tint of the skin is more important than wealth, or power, or skill, whose tangled history has bequeathed a heritage of passion in an island where the blood never cools.
Children's Books and Bedtime Stories For Kids Ages 3-8 for Early Reading
Author: Jupiter Kids
Pubpsher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Steve is on a round the world sailing trip with his family in their sail yacht. Steve comes from an unconventional family. His parents like to teach the children alternative ways of living, and focus more on experience building than a regular education. Steve is with his two younger sisters and two adult parents. As we progress, Steve meets two separate tribes on the island.
When James Danbury threw open the door to his pastor on a stormy night in 1842, he never imagined that the news his pastor carried-and the bundle he cradled in his arms-would forever change the Danbury world. THE AUTHOR Charles Carrin, a naturalist and a historian, has devoted much of his life to exploring the history and outdoors of the state his ancestors helped establish. From a background rich in personal history and tradition, Charles writes about early Florida with passion and insight. Born in Homestead, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades in 1930, he is a fifth generation Floridian, descended from two pioneer-Florida preachers who rode the circuit to minister to their parishioners during the war years. His great-great-grandmother, born in 1798, is buried on the banks of the Suwanee River. With Native American ancestry in each family tree, Charles portrays the Seminole War with sensitivity towards red, black, and white men alike. In 1949, his plans to study botany in Central America were overridden by a clear directive from the Lord, calling Charles into Christian ministry. Now in his sixty-first year of ministry and retired from pastoring a church, his schedule remains busy with speaking engagements, writing, and mentoring of younger pastors. His monthly articles can be viewed at www.CharlesCarrinMinistries.com Charles and his wife Laurie reside in Boynton Beach, Florida. Dorothy Easley has been blessed by the ministry of Charles Carrin since she was a child, and Charles baptized her father. She is descended from pioneers who established a trading post in Florida in the 1800's. Dorothy's fore-parents were the first white settlers to permit Indians to make purchases on credit and always maintained good relations with local tribes. Dorothy teaches math at Broward College. She and her husband Ralph make their home in South Florida.
Asia Reynolds, a documentary film maker looks for love in the middle of chaos. She lives in heaven, a picturesque town on the Mississippi river, sparkling countryside, soaring hawks and eagles and more action than she could wish for. Her forensic research skills are in demand to uncover the perpetrators of an international political tangle involving an assassination - and another, more local problem involving a murderous gay love triangle. Then, she meets Jasmine - a young hippie artisan and her known world flips around.