This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world beneath New York City. When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2004Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accidentBook Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 7/1/2004Pages: 311Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail. Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, "the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading."--Booklist An IRA Teachers' Choice Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/10/1998Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In the third installment of The Underland Chronicles, Gregor must stop a plague from spreading through the Underland.Book Two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. But this time, Gregor's mother refuses to let Gregor return to the Underland... until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are needed only for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their "princess" Boots is present. Gregor's mom finally relents, but on the condition that she go with them so they aren't out of her sight. The Underland plague is spreading, and when one of Gregor's family (cont'd)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2005Pages: 368Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The stunning conclusion to the riveting Gregor the Overlander series.Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep The Prophecy of Time from Gregor. Gregor knows it must say something awful but he never imagined just how awful: It calls for the warrior's death. Now, with an army of rats approaching, and his mom and sister still in Regalia, Gregor the warrior must gather up his courage to help defend Regalia and get his family home safely. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands, and time is running out. There is a code to be cracked, a mysterious new princess, Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war to end all wars.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/3/2007Pages: 416Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Follow Gregor in the next highly anticipated adventure in Suzanne Collins' masterful Underland Chronicles!It's only a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfill his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival. Accompanied by his now-talkative, potty-trained little sister Boots, still considered the honorary "princess," Gregor joins forces with another princess -- 12-year-old Luxa -- and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable "Nibblers" or mice, from the rat army led by (cont'd)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2006Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The action and adventure continue for Gregor in this stunning fantasy from a rising literary star.Gregor learns of his role in another Underland prophecy, yet he swears he will never return to that place. But his vow crumbles when his little sister, Boots, is snatched. Gregor knows it is a ploy to lure him to the subterranean world, but he gives in and heads back underground, where he is reunited with his bat, Ares, the princess Luxa, and new allies. Together, they descend into the deadly Waterway in search of an ominous rat known as Bane. But Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choices that will determine the future of the Underland.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2005Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The only picture book available about the father of genetics and his pea plants!How do mothers and fathers'whether they are apple trees, sheep, or humans'pass down traits to their children? This question fascinated Gregor Mendel throughout his life. Regarded as the world's first geneticist, Mendel overcame poverty and obscurity to discover one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process, following the same rules. Living the slow-paced, contemplative life of a friar, Gregor Mendel was able to conceive and put into practice his great experiment: growing multiple generations of peas. From observing yellow peas, green peas, smooth peas, and wrinkled peas, Mendel crafted his theory of heredity'years before scientists had any notion of genes. Children will be inspired by Gregor's neverending search for knowledge, and his famous experiments are easy to understand as an introduction to genetics.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
The Girl Detective has been locked in a large estate with Gregor, the young man whom everyone suspects of being a vampire, only to learn he has a rare disease that won’t allow him to venture outside during the day. While Nancy’s friends George and Bess and boyfriend Ned are locked outside the estate, Nancy and Gregor are trapped inside with a crazed woman who believes Gregor is a real vampire, and that she must destroy him!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/21/2010Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
When 11-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of his New York Cityapartment building, he hurtles into a dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily besidegiant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats?but the fragile peace is about to fall apart.Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and thegreat warrior, Gregor, in the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles.Book Details:Format: Box SetPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Quilting has existed for thousands of years, spanning the globe, practiced by women as well as men, and bringing together communities and generations.F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet examines the subject of quilting, as an art form as well as an item of utility, tracing its early history from a cave in Mongolia to patchwork bedcoverings transported in overland wagon trains to present-day exhibits at renowned museums. Topics include patterns, inventions, and fabric choices, as well as quilts as vehicles of American history.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Sixth grader Spencer Lemon is rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora's Book. When Ed, the old guy at a nursing home, hands over the book, there's no time to explain the rules to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains famous dead people - who can be brought back to life. Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on Spencer's doorstep - and he seems to know a lot about Pandora's Book. Is he a bad guy? Or can he help Spencer unravel the secrets of the book? There are others interested in Pandora's Book, others who might use its powers for evil. It's up to Spencer; his friend Gregor; and Ed's mysterious granddaughter, Mel, to protect the book - and save the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Italeri Commando Car This is a 1/35 scale Italeri plastic model kit. Much work was carried out in the USA and Britain to design a special airborne vehicle to drop behind enemy lines in WWII. The small four-wheel drive utility vehicles are considered the iconic World War II Jeep and would inspire many similar Light Utility Vehicles. There are many origins of the term "jeep". The term "jeep" was used by soldiers for any untried or untested piece of personnel or equipment.... but it's been said that soldiers informally named the vehicle after Eugene the Jeep, a character in the Popeye cartoons. In february of 1941, Willys-Overland staged a press event in Washington, D.C., demonstrating the vehicles prowess by driving up the Capitol steps. An article in the newspaper appeared with a photo showing a jeep going up the Capitol steps and a caption including the term "jeep". This is believed to be the most likely cause of the term being fixed in the minds and why it's still called a "jeep". It's actually designated as "a general purpose, personnel, or cargo carrier especially adaptable for reconnaissance or command and designated as 1/4-ton 4x4 Truck." Italeri's 1/35 scale Commando car was generally manned by a sergeant and a trooper. It was armed with at least 5 machine guns and additional fuel tanks. Officially a 1/4 ton truck, it had a 2200cc, 54HP engine and a top speed of almost 65mph. Italeri's Commando car has all the detail of the real thing: five mounted machine guns, drum magazines, detailed engine bay, twin fuel tanks, tools, ammo cans, dispatch briefcases, first aid kit,and a driver figure is included. Painting instructions will allow for a perfect finish.
In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King's men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.At the center of the drama, with Washington, are two young American patriots, who, at first, knew no more of war than what they had read in books -- Nathanael Greene, a Quaker who was made a general at thirty-three, and Henry Knox, a twenty-five-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous idea of hauling the guns of Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston in the dead of winter.But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost -- Washington, who had never before led an army in battle. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/27/2006Pages: 386Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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