The Trumpeter of Krakow

Author: Eric P. Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439136211

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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For well over thirty years, Eric P. Kelly's Newbery Award winner has brought the color and romance of ancient times to young readers. Today, The Trumpeter of Krakow is an absorbing and dramatic as when it was first published in 1928. There was somthing about the Great Tarnov Crystal....Wise men spoke of it in hushed tones. Others were ready to kill for it. Now a murderous Tartar chief is bent on possessing it. But young Joseph Charnetski was bound by an ancient oath to protect the jewel at all costs. When Joseph and his family seek refuge in medieval Krakow, they are caught up in the plots and intrigues of alchemists, hypnotists, and a dark messenger of evil. Will Joseph be able to protect the crystal, and the city, from the plundering Tartars?

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Author: Eric Philbrook Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 002750140X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 218

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A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.

The trumpeter of Krakow

Author: Eric P. Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590436830

Category: Middle Ages

Page: 242

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A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.

The Trumpeter of Krakow a Tale of the Fifteenth Century

Author: Eric Philbrook Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781417939589

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 236

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1928. The story of Joseph Charnetski-Kowalski, a young boy living in Krakow, Poland, in 1461 who becomes the trumpeter and night watch at the famous Church of Our Lady Mary. Back in 1241, a young trumpeter who held this same position felt it was his duty to continue sounding his trumpet at the appointed times even as the city was being overrun by Tartars. In the middle of the tune, he was killed by an arrow. Ever since that event subsequent trumpeters have stopped at the same point in the Heynal as it is sounded four times on the hour, all day and night as a signal that all is well. In this story Charnetski continues this tradition, yet has to vary it in order to warn others of a crime. The book won the 1929 Newbery Medal for best contribution to American literature for children.

The Trumpeter of Krakow

A Tale of the 15th Century

Author: Eric Philbrook Kelly

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Newbery Medal

Page: 218

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A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Author: Eric Philbrook Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 002750140X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 218

View: 9164

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A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.

Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Author: Rachel Field

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.

The White Stag

Author: Kate Seredy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435208278

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 94

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Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.

The Planet of Junior Brown

Author: Virginia Hamilton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453213791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Junior Brown is a musical prodigy losing touch with reality and everyone around him—except for one important friend Junior Brown is different than the other kids in his eighth-grade class. For one, he weighs three hundred pounds. He’s also a talented musician with a serious future as a professional pianist—if he survives middle school. With an overbearing mom, disappointed teachers, and fellow students who tease him mercilessly, Junior starts to slip away into his own mind. His last hope may be his only friend, Buddy Clark, a boy in his class without a home or family who has already learned some of life’s toughest lessons.

The Second Mrs. Gioconda

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442439726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.

The Dark Frigate

Author: Charles Boardman Hawes

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486830292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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In this Newbery Medal-winning adventure, young Philip Marsham signs on with a frigate bound for Newfoundland — but when the ship is overtaken by pirates, he's compelled to join in their murderous deeds.

Queen Eleanor

Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

Author: Polly Schoyer Brooks

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395981399

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 183

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A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the very lively wife of Henry II and mother of several notable sons, including Richard the Lionhearted.

Old Polish Legends

Author: F. C. Anstruther,J. Sekalski

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781805216

Category: Fables, Polish

Page: 66

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In World War II when the long night of German occupation of Poland was at its darkest, a delightful collection of Polish fairy tales, illustrated with handsome engravings by J. Sekalski, was published in Scotland, home of the Polish Armed Forces in exile. This book brings back, in a new gift edition, this fine collection of eleven classic fairy tales. In the original introduction the famous Polish writer Zygmunt Nowakowski sets the mood for this gathering of eleven fairy tales which "recall the ancient beautiful times, to laugh and to weep...".

This Is Paradise

Stories

Author: Kristiana Kahakauwila

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0770436269

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Elegant, brutal, and profound—this magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy. In a stunning collection that announces the arrival of an incredible talent, Kristiana Kahakauwila travels the islands of Hawai'i, making the fabled place her own. Exploring the deep tensions between local and tourist, tradition and expectation, façade and authentic self, This Is Paradise provides an unforgettable portrait of life as it’s truly being lived on Maui, Oahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island. In the gut-punch of “Wanle,” a beautiful and tough young woman wants nothing more than to follow in her father’s footsteps as a legendary cockfighter. With striking versatility, the title story employs a chorus of voices—the women of Waikiki—to tell the tale of a young tourist drawn to the darker side of the city’s nightlife. “The Old Paniolo Way” limns the difficult nature of legacy and inheritance when a patriarch tries to settle the affairs of his farm before his death. Exquisitely written and bursting with sharply observed detail, Kahakauwila’s stories remind us of the powerful desire to belong, to put down roots, and to have a place to call home.

At the Sign of the Star

Author: Katherine Sturtevant

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466895195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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The tale of a bookseller's daughter Meg Moore is the motherless and only child of a bookseller with a thriving business in Restoration London-and that makes her an heiress. She knows that someday she will have her pick of suitors, and that with the right husband she can continue in the book trade and be friends with wits and authors, as her father is. But Mr. Moore's unexpected marriage throws all Meg's dreams into confusion. Meg resists the overtures and edicts of her stepmother with a cleverness equaled only by her fierceness, but in spite of it all her rival's belly soon swells with what Meg fears will be her father's new heir. Meg seeks wisdom from almanacs and astrologers, plays and books of jests, guides for ladies and guides for midwives. Yet it is through her own experience that she finds a new matrimony with which to face her unknown future. This vibrant novel recreates a lively and fascinating historical period when women claimed a new and more active role in London's literary scene.

The Dollmaker of Krakow

Author: R. M. Romero

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524715417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In the vein of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Number the Stars, this fusion of fairy tales, folklore, and World War II history eloquently illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times. In the land of dolls, there is magic. In the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past. The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father and his daughter—that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him. But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

Mrs. Oswald Chambers

The Woman behind the World's Bestselling Devotional

Author: Michelle Ule

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493406965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Among Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with more than 13 million copies sold. But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers's most famous work was not published until ten years after his death. The remarkable person behind its compilation and publication was his wife, Biddy. And her story of living her utmost for God's highest is one without parallel. Bestselling novelist Michelle Ule brings Biddy's story to life as she traces her upbringing in Victorian England to her experiences in a WWI YMCA camp in Egypt. Readers will marvel at this young woman's strength as she returns to post-war Britain a destitute widow with a toddler in tow. Refusing personal payment, Biddy proceeds to publish not just My Utmost for His Highest, but also 29 other books with her husband's name on the covers. All the while she raises a child alone, provides hospitality to a never-ending stream of visitors and missionaries, and nearly loses everything in the London Blitz during WWII. The inspiring story of a devoted woman ahead of her times will quickly become a favorite of those who love true stories of overcoming incredible odds, making a life out of nothing, and serving God's kingdom.

The World of King Arthur and His Court

People, Places, Legend, and Lore

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland,Peter Malone

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525473213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

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Surveys the known history of King Arthur, the legends and lore surrounding him, his treatment in literature, and the possible historical background of his associates and stories.

To the Edge of the World

Author: Michele Torrey

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307434095

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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ORPHANED BY THE plague and penniless, Mateo must find his way in the world. By chance he is made a cabin boy on the celebrated voyage of Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan. The destination is secret, but the crew whispers that Magellan will be the first to sail east to the Spice Islands by going west—and everyone shall return with untold riches. At sea, Mateo discovers the meaning of friendship, loyalty, and hard work, as well as the delight of first love. But when the ocean rages and brother turns against brother, both Mateo and Magellan are in danger—and it’s not clear if anyone will survive. . . . “Torrey deftly maintains the taut thread of adventure that, along with the cast of memorable characters, keep the pages turning.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred “This deserves to be in the hands of every reader who loves history and adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.