As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte
learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
Franny Billingsley. The Folk Keeper.
Orphan Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper,
one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal
maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by
Douglas Florian. Insectlopedia.
Twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite,
cricket, and ladybug.
Russell Freedman. The Wright Brothers.
Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they
developed the first airplane.
Jack Gantos. Heads or Tails.
Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating
alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps
breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird.
Peg Kehret. Earthquake Terror.
When an earthquake hits the isolated island in northern California
where his family had been camping, twelve-year-old Jonathan Palmer must
find a way to keep himself, his partially paralyzed younger sister, and
their dog alive until help arrives.
Patricia MacLachlan. Journey.
When their mother goes off, leaving her two children with their
grandparents, they feel as if their past has been erased until Grandfather
finds a way to restore it to them.
Alice McGill. Miles' Song.
In 1851 in South Carolina, Miles, a twelve-year-old slave, is sent to
a "breaking ground" to have his spirit broken but endures the experience
by secretly taking reading lessons from another slave.
Robert McCloskey. Homer Price.
Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and
his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on
Betty Ren Wright. The Dollhouse Murders.
A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and
dolls that have moved from where she last left them lead Amy and her
retarded sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that
took place years ago.
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