The Great Unexpected

As the story alternates between their small town and across-the-ocean Ireland, two worlds are woven together, revealing that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448187249

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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In the little town of Blackbird Tree a series of curious events unfold when Naomi and Lizzie, two spirited orphan girls, meet the strangely charming new boy, Finn. Three locked trunks, the mysterious Dingle Dangle man, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy change their lives for ever. As the story alternates between their small town and across-the-ocean Ireland, two worlds are woven together, revealing that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all. 'One of those stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading.' Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller

The Great Unexpected

DAN MOONEY THE GREAT UNEXPECTED " An engaging and poignant story that deserves to be read and enjoyed JULIET CONLIN " A brilliant rallying cry to society filled with wonderful characters and brilliant humour THE BOOKBAG The Great ...

Author: Dan Mooney

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1787198847

Category: Fiction

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“If you’re going to end it, you better make it big. No slipping off bridges, it’s undignified for men of our vintage. Go big or don’t bother.” Joel lives in a nursing home and he’s not one bit happy about it. He doesn’t like being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. In fact, he doesn’t like living at all, and he’s decided he’s going to end his life on his terms. When he tells retired soap-actor Frank about his dark plan, Frank urges him to go out with a bang. Together, they embark on a mission to find the perfect suicide, and along the way, discover the strength of friendship when you really feel alone. 'An engaging and poignant story that deserves to be read and enjoyed' Juliet Conlin 'A brilliantly rallying cry to society filled with wonderful characters and brilliant humour' The Bookbag 'A darkly funny, heart-breaking and ultimately uplifting story' Steven Primrose-Smith 'A testimony to the powerful medicine that a friend can be' Kirkus

Sharon Creech 4 Book Collection

Walk Two Moons: In this Newbery-winning novel, thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents.

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062375946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 870

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Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Sharon Creech's stories become instant classics, beloved for their genuine characters and celebration of classic themes such as the gifts of love, family, and forgiveness. This quartet collects four of her bestselling novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons. Walk Two Moons: In this Newbery-winning novel, thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. Ruby Holler: "Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they're restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. The Great Unexpected: Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy—and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever. The Boy on the Porch: When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways.

Frederick the Great

To the great and unexpected joy of Friedrich, for one. “England has taken long to produce a great man,” he said to Mitchell; “but here is one at last !” * Mauvillon, i. 256; Westphalen, i. 315: indistinct both, and with slight ...

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McClure s Magazine

But of social life , Edith Whittlesey saw another the Great Unexpected was yet to come into side ; and when she left her lady's service her life and put its test upon her . and became Edith Nelson , she betrayed , per- The gold ...

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Outing

Sometimes Spanish era . These occur in the most for a week I was on one of the great unexpected places . One is riding up a Sierra highways that bind the mountain cañon in the foothills and comes upon an counties together — a highway ...

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The Great Rebellion

502 THE VIOTORY . orders to division and corps commanders in person ; for in this fearful crisis , he would trust no ... nothing could check the wild excitement and enthusiasm of officers and men at their great , unexpected victory .

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LOVE OF LIFE AND OTHER STORIES

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The Homiletic Review

GREAT , UNEXPECTED , FINANCIAL PROSPERITY OF THE COMPANY . It was the origioal iotention of the owners of the Park to limit it substantially to its then area , and they had little thought of financial profits accruing to themselves from ...

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