Close to Famous

Close to Famous

Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of ...

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142420171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

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Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Close to Famous

Close to Famous

I closed my eyes. Mama was singing from the part of her that had been held back for so long. I knew where the power in her voice came from—all the times she didn't give up, all the times she sang backup and let somebody else be the star ...

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101513163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Squashed

Squashed

Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa.

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101657898

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 herself...in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town. Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

... This early diversion dam is located near the ancient Roman town of Ivrea in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, close to the point where the Dora Baltea descends from the Alps to enter the north Italian plain.

Author: Lawrence Berlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135932619

Category: Reference

Page: 275

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More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.
Categories: Reference

Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

When sixteenyearold Jenna Boller, the star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago, is hired by Madeline Gladstone to drive her cross country to save her business, she learns the rules of the road, as well as the rules of life.

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0698118286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

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When sixteenyearold Jenna Boller, the star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago, is hired by Madeline Gladstone to drive her cross country to save her business, she learns the rules of the road, as well as the rules of life. ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Raising Lumie

Raising Lumie

Newly orphaned and living with the half sister she hardly knows, twelve-year-old Olive rediscovers her hope when she starts training a guide dog puppy.

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593113219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Newly orphaned and living with the half sister she hardly knows, twelve-year-old Olive rediscovers her hope when she starts training a guide dog puppy.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Stand Tall

Stand Tall

Tree, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-year-old, copes with his parents' recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school.

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 014240148X

Category: Body size

Page: 182

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Tree, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-year-old, copes with his parents' recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school.
Categories: Body size

Almost Home

Almost Home

A touching story of a young girl dealing with homelessness. With the help of a rescue dog and a foster family, she comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1484412389

Category: Homeless persons

Page: 288

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A touching story of a young girl dealing with homelessness. With the help of a rescue dog and a foster family, she comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.
Categories: Homeless persons

Thwonk

Thwonk

That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A.J.) McCreary. A.J. knows she should concentrate on getting into art school, but then there's handsome hunk Peter Terris.... And with just one shot from cupid's bow-thwonk!

Author: Joan Bauer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0142404292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 215

View: 851

A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Reasoning About Fuzzy Temporal and Spatial Information from the Web

Reasoning About Fuzzy Temporal and Spatial Information from the Web

suggest that their hotel is close to famous places. To assess whether this claim holds for the kind of information in our knowledge base, we refined the interpretations from Table 9.1 to those in Table 9.2. The idea is that we calculate ...

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