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Keeper
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763654345
Pages: 240
Year: 2011-03-22
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In an interview with a young journalist, World Cup hero, El Gato, describes his youth in the Brazilian rain forest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a great goalkeeper and renowned soccer star.
Exposure
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763652458
Pages: 448
Year: 2010-08-24
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Paul Faustino, South America's best soccer journalist, reports on the series of events that hurl Otello from the heights of being a beloved and successful soccer star, happily married to the pop singer Desdemona, into a downward spiral, in this novel loosely based on Shakespeare's play, Othello.
Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763686808
Pages: 432
Year: 2015-09-22
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When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century before. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War -- and unraveling it is about to transform Tamar’s life forever. From acclaimed British sensation Mal Peet comes a masterful story of adventure, love, secrets, and betrayal in time of war, both past and present.
Beck
Author: Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763687170
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-04-11
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Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes. Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible?
The Penalty
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763687782
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-11-08
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As the city of San Juan pulses to summer’s sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace -- right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team. Sports reporter Paul Faustino is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete’s disappearance, and as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, must confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult. This gripping novel from the author of KEEPER and TAMAR is not to be missed.
Alf Saves the Day
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Kaeden Books
ISBN: 1611815320
Pages: 24
Year: 2016-01-15
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Alf loves soccer, but is he good enough? F&P: E, RR/DLL: 8, DRA2: 6, Stage: Early, Type: Nonfiction
Goalkeepers Are Different
Author: B. Glanville
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN: 0753502437
Pages: 184
Year: 1998-07-16
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A glimpse into the world of a professional footballer. The story follows Ronnie Blake, a rising young goalkeeper, in his career from apprentice through injury and rejection to making it to the first team and the thrill of running onto the pitch in front of a roaring Cup Final crowd.
Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763686824
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-09-22
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Can love survive a lifetime? When working-class Clem Ackroyd falls for Frankie Mortimer, the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy local landowner, he has no hope that it can. After all, the world teeters on the brink of war, and bombs could rain down any minute over the bleak English countryside--just as they did seventeen years ago as his mother, pregnant with him, tended her garden. This time, Clem may not survive. Told in cinematic style by acclaimed writer Mal Peet, this brilliant coming-of-age novel is a gripping family portrait that interweaves the stories of three generations and the terrifying crises that define them. With its urgent sense of history, sweeping emotion, and winning young narrator, Mal Peet's latest is an unforgettable, timely exploration of life during wartime.
The Boy who Saved Baseball
Author: John H. Ritter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142402869
Pages: 216
Year: 2005
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The fate of a small California town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, and Tom Gallagher hopes to lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now-disgraced player, Dante Del Gato.
Dougy
Author: James Moloney
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702224995
Pages: 151
Year: 1993
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When Dougy's sister Gracey is picked for the state athletics championships, not everybody in their small bush town is pleased. "Aborigines get special treatment", some of the angry white people say - "It's not fair!" The championships change everything for Gracey and trigger dramatic events in the town too: black and white relations reach explosion point. The time is ripe for the mysterious Moodagudda to seek a victim... In the end, it's up to Dougy to save his family - and to prove himself. Dougy is the first book in James Moloney's award winning trilogy which is completed by Gracey and Angela.
A Pack of Lies
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761455795
Pages: 168
Year: 2009-03-01
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As MCC Berkshire, the mysterious, book-obsessed man helping in Ailsa's mother's antique shop, tells wild stories that persuade customers to buy various items, teenaged Ailsa believes he is a liar but fears that he is not.
Booktalks and Beyond
Author: Lucy Schall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313094691
Pages: 297
Year: 2007-05-30
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Under the Persimmon Tree
Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466813075
Pages: 288
Year: 2008-04-01
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Intertwined portraits of courage and hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means "star," suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid. An American woman, Elaine, whose Islamic name is Nusrat, is also on her own. She waits out the war in Peshawar, Pakistan, teaching refugee children under the persimmon tree in her garden while her Afghan doctor husband runs a clinic in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Najmah's father had always assured her that the stars would take care of her, just as Nusrat's husband had promised that they would tell Nusrat where he was and that he was safe. As the two look to the skies for answers, their fates entwine. Najmah, seeking refuge and hoping to find her father and brother, begins the perilous journey through the mountains to cross the border into Pakistan. And Nusrat's persimmon-tree school awaits Najmah's arrival. Together, they both seek their way home. Known for her award-winning fiction set in South Asia, Suzanne Fisher Staples revisits that part of the world in this beautifully written, heartrending novel. Under the Persimmon Tree is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Football Academy
Author: Tom Palmer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141324708
Pages: 160
Year: 2009-07-02
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BEN BLAKE AGE: 11 POSITION: MIDFIELDER SUPPORTS: UNITED STAY ON THE BALL THIS SEASON - don't miss any of the Academy action! Ben is at his happiest playing for United, and he's getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial for Ben, as he struggles to hide a huge secret from his teachers and classmates. Then Ben's secret starts to affect his game. Can he swallow his pride and ask for help before he's put on the bench - for good? STAY ON THE BALL THIS SEASON - don't miss any of the Academy action!
Real World Enterprise Reports Using VB6 And VB .NET
Author: Carl Ganz
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430207701
Pages: 696
Year: 2008-01-01
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The authors approach Crystal, Palm, and Web programming from the standpoint of report development.

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