Half a World Away

Children in a land of plenty force their elders to act to save their spiritual brothers and sisters who are suffering in another land half a world away.

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Publisher: Childs Play International Limited

ISBN: 9780859533348

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In a world not unlike our own, a distant land is stricken by a mysterious purple cloud - a natural or man-made disaster. Children in a land of plenty force their elders to act to save their spiritual brothers and sisters who are suffering in another land half a world away.


Half a World Away

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book Award (The Thing About Luck).

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442412771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 923

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book Award (The Thing About Luck). Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he’s an “epic fail.” That’s why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby—to replace him, he’s sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. When they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they’ve traveled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn’t pure blinding fury, and there’s no way to control it, or its power. From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons, to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, the vivid depictions in Half a World Away create “an inspiring story that celebrates hope and second chances” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Half a World Away

Kerry Hayes is a single mum living on a tough south London estate.

Author: Mike Gayle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781444844801

Category: Adopted children

Page: 474

View: 599

Kerry Hayes is a single mum living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her young son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past, having looked after her baby brother Jason before they were taken and separated from their troubled mother. Jason is now Noah Martineau, a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a child, Noah has never wanted to find out about his birth family and has no memories from that time. When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both...

Half a World Away

Author: Patrick Carman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407110691

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 40

View: 193

Amy and Louis are the best of friends. They do everything together and go everywhere together. But when Amy and her family move far away, to the other side of the world, these best friends wish more than ever that they could see each other... until they learn that the best friendships can last over any distance.


Half a World Away

CorporalVickers shrugged offthe hand shaking his shoulder. 'Get away,' he
grunted, 'Leave me alone.' His shoulder received another shaking, this time more
forceful. 'Aw, come on, Vic,' the voice pleaded. 'Wake up, will yer?' Vickers
groaned.

Author: Janet Akroyd-Stuart

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503501671

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Ryan Baxter is a convict aboard the Neptune. He’s serving a seven-year sentence for rallying the poor against their employers. Captain (Sir) Roland Delaney is also aboard the Neptune. His uncle, the earl of Rothsleigh, has bought him a commission in the Royal Marines because he suspects him of making several attempts on his life. The colony is starving and when a convict is found guilty of pilfering food he’s hung. His guilt, however, is questionable, and Ryan sets out to prove his innocence, knowing little of the danger he’s about to encounter.

Half a World Away a Love Least Expected

His book sales soared after he completed his “fiction” novel “Half A World Away
about his love's journey with Stasia. He finished it in her honor. Jared, while
looking at the bridge, sees the memory of he and Stasia tossing their rock over its
 ...

Author: Lee E. Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326480

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 366

"Half A World Away", inspired by true events, is an International Suspense-Mystery-Romance of a man whose entire adult life becomes plagued by a series of unfortunate events, before his world begins to slowly become brighter. At one time, Jared Marchal was at the top of his game. He had the promising military and police careers he always wanted, was very well off financially, enjoyed a great marriage and later, welcomed a son on the way. Beginning with a tragedy no one should endure, Jareds perfect world progressively continues to crash around him. Jared becomes a writer by chance, and through an act of serendipity by his publisher, he is contacted by a fellow writer, Stasia, from Russia; an unlikely heroine who attempts to tear down the massive wall protecting his heart from any possibility of disappointment, as well as any happiness. Soon their love, a passion so newly developed, will be the only simple, uncomplicated aspect of their lives together. As the intrigue begins, a volatile secret surrounding Stasia and its potential to change the world, OPEC, and war as we now know it, in addition to her fathers own military past, catapults them into an international event involving both their countries. Governments, double agents, betrayal and murder all intrude among the many twists you never see coming, as they collide forward into the storys climax. The spirit of their personalities also shines as the jokes they play on one another during their times together are a welcome relief, as well as some of the funniest situations ever written. Author, Lee E. Carter, through skillful adaptation of people from personal, military and law enforcement experiences, intertwines fiction and non-fiction to create the distinctive personalities and action sequences of "Half A World Away ".


Half a World Away

The stories uncover the yearning to migrate to Australia, the exhilaration of travelling to the outback and the realisation that emigration has changed his life forever."--Publisher's description.

Author: Alistair McGuinness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780994316592

Category:

Page: 196

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Half a World Away The Brian Konrad Series Book Two

"Half A World Away" continues on a crazy journey of historical fiction during a time when a good spy can be the difference between world peace or total destruction. -- from back of book cover

Author: D. J. Hamlin

Publisher: Brian Konrad

ISBN: 9781733279628

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 780

After a crazy run from the U.S., Brian Konrad now finds himself halfway around the world as the 1960's usher in another chapter in the cold war between the U.S. and Soviet Union. He's a wanted man by one government, almost forgotten by another, when an old friend shows up with a proposal too good to refuse. Can the master of espionage survive Half A World Away?


Half A World Away

This is the real Australia viewed through a pair of squinted eyes able to highlight both the absurd and the wonderful.

Author: Keith Richbell

Publisher: Austin MacAuley

ISBN: 9781787105621

Category: Travel

Page: 426

View: 557

Australia is a land of contradictions - nationalistic, competitive, superficially welcoming and casually racist - a 'Garden of Eden' forever teetering on the edge of the next natural disaster. A country built on wave upon wave of economic migrants governed by politicians that have repeatedly adopted immigration policies designed to be racially selective. The author and his wife undertook a 40,000 km journey visiting the remote Outback, small country towns and the cities of 'The Lucky Country' and discovered an alien land, simultaneously frightening and familiar - a county living in a parallel universe half a world away from the glossy brochures and television commercials produced by Tourism Australia. Despite these contradictions, they also discovered a country of breathtaking beauty with charming people in possession of an infectious informality. This is the real Australia viewed through a pair of squinted eyes able to highlight both the absurd and the wonderful.

6S Half a World Away

"Half a World Away" by Kaleigh Somers emerged as the prizewinning story, and the "Chosen Few" section includes sixes by Grey Johnson, Michael Brown, Teresa Cortez, Ethan Swage, and Joe Gensle. Many more top vote-getting sixes are included.

Author: Kaleigh Somers

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453735503

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 180

"6S: Half a World Away" was born of a 6S Community vote on the very best sixes published within the original "Six Sentences" website and "The 6S Social Network" during the month of June 2010. "Half a World Away" by Kaleigh Somers emerged as the prizewinning story, and the "Chosen Few" section includes sixes by Grey Johnson, Michael Brown, Teresa Cortez, Ethan Swage, and Joe Gensle. Many more top vote-getting sixes are included.

Half the World Away

Dade falls for Elliot while on assignment in the Australian bush. The attraction is mutual, but is it enough to bridge London and the bush?

Author: Jessica Skye Davies

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1627982698

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 902

Dade falls for Elliot while on assignment in the Australian bush. The attraction is mutual, but is it enough to bridge London and the bush?

Half a World Away in Australia

If you've ever wondered what it's like to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the Blue Mountains, forage for bush tucker in Kakadu, watch the sunrise over Uluru, or hire a campervan and drive to Bryon Bay, this is the book for you.

Author: Alistair McGuinness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780994316523

Category:

Page: 270

View: 751

If you've ever wondered what it's like to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the Blue Mountains, forage for bush tucker in Kakadu, watch the sunrise over Uluru, or hire a campervan and drive to Bryon Bay, this is the book for you. After moving from England, Alistair now calls Australia home and each year he explores different parts of the country. During these trips he's been circled by sharks, gone walkabout with Aboriginal guides, kayaked around the world's longest wooden jetty and cycled across Sydney Harbour Bridge. In this collection of travel stories he shares these adventures and describes the amazing characters he met along the way.


Half the World Away

Jamie and Jackie, our young protagonists are challenged to meet their own fears and doubts. This Young Adult Fiction is empowering and real! Half the World Away is creative fiction based on the reality of our times.

Author: Jean N. Rances

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482303780

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 986

Fifteen-year old, Jamie Regina Napa comes to New Jersey to stay with her grandma who sent her to school in the Philippines. When school bullies cause her surgery, Jamie questions her courage and strength to realize her hope and dream of bringing her siblings and parents to America to be with her grandma. More conflicts arise when her sister Jackie learns of the recent Sandy Hook School murders killing innocent students as young as six and seven year olds, and as many as 26 victims. Jackie has to confront her own fears and decide if she would be able to be with Jamie who worked so hard to help her come over. The young heroine goes through homesickness, prejudice and sadness over the loss of her young love. She tries to work hard to offset her grief, earns a scholarship and works to save for her sibling's arrival. Yet she has self-doubts and wonders whether her pursuit of the American dream is all worth her effort. Although the U.S. labels some economically disadvantaged places "third world countries" because these countries do not have the modern conveniences and material wealth that we enjoy here, yet the values that come from those countries that cling to simple living through patient and humble loving are values just as powerful as gold. This young adult fiction describes the power of love. Is our young heroine strong enough to hold on to her inner courage to find love? Jamie and Jackie, our young protagonists are challenged to meet their own fears and doubts. This Young Adult Fiction is empowering and real! Half the World Away is creative fiction based on the reality of our times. It is inspirational because ordinary adolescents struggle to recognize their weakness and inner courage.

Half a World Away

This is the third book of poetry by Judah Denburg.

Author: Judah Denburg

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9780889628724

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

View: 643

Half a World Away is the third book of poetry by Judah Denburg, following on Old Roots New Trees (1993) and Altar of the Seasons (1995), all published by Mosaic Press. All three books confirm that this poet possesses a very distinctive poetic voice and a breadth and depth of vision. His imagery is almost incandescent, his lines, sparse and precise, his ruminations, always complex and biblical in scope.