Download The Song of the Whales by Halkin, Hillel; Orlev, Uri PDF

By Halkin, Hillel; Orlev, Uri

Michael’s grandfather has a secret—a mystery that’s nearly too unusual to percentage . . .

while Michael strikes to Israel, he leaves loneliness in the back of and steps into the sunshine of his grandfather’s magic. Like a sorcerer’s apprentice, Michael learns tips to blur the traces among desires and truth whilst his grandfather palms down the main worthy of gifts—a reward that permits Michael passage into his grandfather’s dreams.

Written with a quiet simplicity that wins the reader over immediately Uri Orlev writes in a mode so certain and but so unassuming that it really is guaranteed to linger in reader’s minds lengthy after turning the final page.

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Download Oglala Lakota Chief Red Cloud by William R. Sanford PDF

By William R. Sanford

Red Cloud was once the good leader of the Oglala Sioux. He was once the one local American leader to ever win a warfare opposed to the USA govt. starting in 1863, white settlers and gold miners swarmed over the Bozeman path which minimize in the course of the looking grounds of the Sioux in Wyoming and Montana. pink Cloud discovered his humans have been at risk. while the U.S. military started to construct forts alongside the path, difficulty all started.

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Download Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army (Unearthing Ancient Worlds) by Michael Capek PDF

By Michael Capek

A lifeless emperor guarded by means of his military for 2,000 years... in the future in 1974, a gaggle of farmers in rural China chanced on a life-size clay statue of a man's head buried deep in a box. whilst govt archaeologists inspected the world, they found that underneath the floor have been greater than 8 thousand life-size clay squaddies, each with a special face. In within sight chambers, they unearthed clay horses, conscientiously preserved swords, bronze statues, and different staggering issues. the place did those treasures come from? And why have been they buried? Slowly the tale printed itself. It situated round Qin Shi Huangdi, the 1st emperor of China, who died in 210 B.C.. For 40 years prime as much as his loss of life, hundreds of thousands of artists from throughout China had sculpted an immense urban the place he will be buried, guarded and guarded through millions of clay squaddies. This urban remained hidden for over thousand years. this significant archaeological locate deals awesome perception into the civilization of historic China.

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Download Introducing Asia by Anita Ganeri PDF

By Anita Ganeri

The place is Mandarin spoken? the place do tigers dwell? what's the longest river in Asia? This booklet solutions those questions and extra because it introduces younger readers to the continent of Asia via age-appropriate maps, enticing images, and straightforward textual content. issues lined in the booklet comprise the place the continent is, weather, geography, animals and vegetation, nations, humans and languages, usual assets, towns, and recognized areas.

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Download Latinos in the Arts (A to Z of Latino Americans) by Steven Otfinoski PDF

By Steven Otfinoski

Latinos within the Arts lines the accomplishments of 178 appearing and visible artists. no matter if somebody was once born within the usa or emigrated from such international locations as Mexico, Cuba, Spain, or quite a few different valuable and South American international locations, every one Latino profiled has made major contributions to artwork within the usa. issues, equivalent to spiritual imagery and the fight for social justice, usually look and reappear in those artists' inventive works. A bibliography directs the reader to assets for additional information regarding Latino american citizens and the humanities. One topic index divides entries through uniqueness, similar to cartoonist and printmaker. extra indexes additionally arrange topics by way of the last decade in their beginning and by way of their ethnicity or kingdom of starting place. Many black-and-white images of the artists, frequently in the course of their craft, improve the textual content all through this insightful quantity.

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Download Ukrainian Americans (The New Immigrants) by John Radzilowski PDF

By John Radzilowski

Even supposing Ukrainians were immigrating to the us because the 1870s, it wasn't till after Ukraine won its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 that large-scale migration happened. as well as profiles on amazing Ukrainian americans, equivalent to actor Jack Palance and corridor of reputation NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk, "Ukrainian americans" offers a well-balanced advent to the heritage, tradition, faith, and stories of this immigrant staff. Full-color pictures and an abundance of additional good points, together with sidebars, footnotes, bibliography, and extra, around out this informative publication.

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