Molly and the Machine

Molly and the Machine

“Naw, I didn't see nobody else... but it was, like, a really big robot. ... “Naw, he bailed early, got tired of waiting for me to finish my game—” “Lemme guess, a new high score,” she said. “As a matter of fact, yes.

Author: Erik Jon Slangerup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534498013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Perfect for fans of Stuart Gibbs and James Ponti, this hilarious and poignant middle grade sci-fi adventure set in 1980s Ohio follows a young girl who makes incredible discoveries about family and belonging while chasing a kidnapping robot. It’s the summer of 1983, and one by one, the kids of Far Flung Falls are disappearing. With sheer drop-offs at every turn, the woods behind Molly McQuirter’s house have always been a dangerous place—even before something big and metal started lurking in them. But when Molly’s little brother is snatched up before her eyes, she has no choice but to follow. Sure, Wally tends to ruin everything, and his finger practically lives up his nose, but she isn’t about to let him be abducted by some unknown enemy, especially since their mom ran off to Florida two years ago and their dad, who’s slowly morphing into a couch potato, won’t be any help. If Molly wants to protect the family she has left, Wally’s rescue is going to be up to her. So aided a crew of unusually determined pets, Molly sets off on Pink Lightning—her tricked-out bicycle—on a chase through the hills of southern Ohio. Finding the robot culprit only creates more questions, however, and when the unlikely mastermind behind the robot is uncovered, a new story begins to unfold—one of lost love, family bonds, and some seriously weird science.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

Meredith Willson's score (his first since The Music Man in 1957) offered just one hum-dinger of a song (the show's only hit ... And the sequence in which Molly and Johnny give a big party in their Denver mansion was touching and joyous.

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 622

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The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly!) as well as iconoclastic ones (Hair). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade. It includes all New York City Center and Music Theatre of Lincoln Center revivals; New York City Opera revivals of Broadway musicals; productions of all pre-Broadway closings (musicals which closed either during New York previews or during pre-Broadway tryouts); all eight musicals which were produced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair; concert productions (usually of one-man or one-woman shows); and all imports which opened during the decade. The technical information includes details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions.
Categories: Performing Arts

Toecap and the Fiddler

Toecap and the Fiddler

In time Willow and Randall headed for home and Molly asked me to walk her back. ... Molly and I texted, I sorted my emails out and got a new high score on a game designed to make you forget you have real friends.

Author: Sid Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524592943

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Toby Malloy fights for justice in Toecap and the Fiddler. Born and raised in the Lake District, Toby takes on a secret double life as a crime fighter Toecappitted against evil mastermind the Fiddler.
Categories: Fiction

The Big Parade

The Big Parade

One Day at a Time GASF sources: holograph piano- vocal score and holograph sketch; copyist's piano- vocal score for Molly's version, two copies (one dated August 16, 1960, the other undated) with holograph annotations; typed lyric sheet ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197554753

Category: Music

Page: 289

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In the 1950s, Meredith Willson's The Music Man became the third longest running musical after My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music: a considerable achievement in a decade that saw the premieres of other popular works by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe, not to mention Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls and Bernstein and Sondheim's West Side Story. The Music Man remains a popular choice for productions and has been parodied or quoted on television shows ranging from Family Guy to Grace and Frankie. Though Willson is best remembered for The Music Man, there is a great deal more to his career as a composer and lyricist. In The Big Parade, author Dominic McHugh uses newly uncovered letters, manuscripts, and production files to reveal Willson's unusual combination of experiences in his pre-Broadway career that led him to compose The Music Man at the age of 55. McHugh also gives an in depth look at the reception of The Music Man and examines the strengths and weaknesses of Willson's other three musicals, with his sustained commitment to innovation and novelty. The Big Parade is packed with new revelations about the processes involved in writing these works, as well as the trials and tribulations of working in the commercial theatre.
Categories: Music

Waynesboro as We Knew it

Waynesboro as We Knew it

At the time when such popular shows as “Fibber McGee and Mollyand “The Adventures of Gracie” premiered, ... 32 The team manager reported the scores somewhat differently: “* * * We have won all of our games so far by big scores.

Author: Todd Andrew Dorsett

Publisher: Antietam Historical Assn

ISBN: 9780615708577

Category: Waynesboro (Pa.)

Page: 243

View: 165

Categories: Waynesboro (Pa.)

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind Red Workbook A Complete Course for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind  Red Workbook  A Complete Course for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works   Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

266 Week 26: More Modifiers Sitting in the top row of the bleachers the football game was hard o S{}{}. Kosovo I had the high score The arcade game'required three quarters, Molly o voracious appetito Note to Instructor: The student ...

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781945841286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 442

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The Key to the Red Workbook gives clear, thoroughly-explained answers to all exercises in the Red Workbook, the second of four non-sequential books in the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series, providing detailed, well-designed exercises in the correct use of English grammar. The Key, along with the accompanying Red Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis—all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind. There are four Student Workbooks, one for each year. Each Student Workbook contains the same rules and examples—but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. This will become the student’s indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond. Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses. Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student. Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences. Regular review is built into each year of work. The Key accompanies the second of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Sourcebook of Listening Research

The Sourcebook of Listening Research

Data may be gathered by a variety of methods that are nondirective as to content; the scoring system also may be applied ... First, the high score represents an individual's capacity for mature 328 Molly S. Tucker and Sharon Rae Jenkins ...

Author: Debra L. Worthington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119102939

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 664

View: 308

Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Book Award from the Communication and Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association. Essential reading for listening researchers across a range of disciplines, The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures is a landmark publication that defines the field of listening research and its best practices. the definitive guide to listening methodology and measurement with contributions from leading listening scholars and researchers Evaluates current listening methods and measures, with attention to scale development, qualitative methods, operationalizing cognitive processes, and measuring affective and behavioral components A variety of theoretical models for assessing the cognitive, affective, and behavioral facets of listening are presented alongside 65 measurement profiles Outlines cutting-edge trends in listening research, as well as the complexities involved in performing successful research in this area
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Royals and the Roaches

The Royals and the Roaches

She was the only Foreign Service Officer at that time to have achieved the high score of 4—in both Hebrew and Arabic—at the Foreign Service Institute. When it was time for spring gardening, Molly went to a large well—known nursery in ...

Author: Patricia Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595314966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 815

"I belly-crawled across the floor after a bomb exploded outside our garden in Yemen I had tea with Barbara Bush in the Yellow Room of the White House I drove blindly into the midst of an anti-American riot in Venezuela I joined in a folk dance led by Queen Margrethe in Denmark and I ate dinner with a prime minister in Israel." Patricia Hughes gives us a candid, tough-minded and fun look at living abroad at the behest of our government. She expresses the frustrations and concerns of a mother and wife while accepting with good humor that the Foreign Service acquires "two for the price of one." She reminds us of a dedicated group of patriots that are often forgotten-the diplomats. This book presents a remarkable range of experience, emotions, people and places that influenced her and her family during 35 years of government service. From terrorism and a civil war to lunch in a palace; from demonstrations and groupies, presidents and princesses to life-long friends-these are The Royals and The Roaches.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Inhuman Trafficking

Inhuman Trafficking

I just made you a Molly and benzo cocktail to help loosen you up. ... “Big score.” “That's right. And it would have been, but my luck went bad, really bad.” Lily managed to say, “That's okay.” “No, it's not okay.

Author: Mike Papantonio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510768925

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 305

A fast-paced thriller in the tradition of John Grisham, Joseph Finder, and John Lescroart For Nick “Deke” Deketomis, going where angels fear to tread in waging legal battles has long been a way of life. As managing partner for one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ law firms, Deke has gone toe to toe with some of the largest corporations in the world. His firm specializes in the tough, even quixotic, cases that few lawyers would dare to take on. Like human trafficking. Deke’s target this time is Welcome Mat Hospitality, a firm known for its truck stops and lodging throughout the United States. What Welcome Mat doesn’t advertise is the human trafficking—for sex work and slave labor—going on at many of its properties. For the sake of better profits, Welcome Mat’s ownership has turned a blind eye to this lucrative enterprise. As invested as Deke is in the case, though, it takes on even greater urgency when the past comes calling with word that his fifteen-year-old goddaughter, Lily Reyes, is missing. When Deke learns that Lily has fallen prey to a notorious trafficker, his personal and professional worlds converge. For his goddaughter to survive, Deke must prevail not only in the legal arena but outside of it.
Categories: Fiction

That First Special Kiss

That First Special Kiss

Minutes later, Shane, Molly and Kelly were lined up in front of Skeeball games, trying to roll their wooden balls into the high-score slots. Molly and Shane had a fierce competition going, bragging noisily about their Skeeball skills ...

Author: Gina Wilkins

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459260306

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 695

WITH ONE KISS… Kelly Morrison went from being Shane Walker's best friend to his most desired woman! Now she longed for Shane in ways she hadn't realized—and that scared her. For Shane and his family were the closest to kin the orphaned beauty ever had. Could she risk losing her newfound family for a chance with the rugged cowboy? Shane was shaken clear down to his boots by the sudden passion he felt for sweet Kelly. But that didn't stop the handsome rancher from pursuing her, despite her protests. For this tenderhearted lady had touched his very soul. And a man just couldn't walk away from that, now could he? FAMILY FOUND: SONS AND DAUGHTERS A new generation finds its way home and discovers the unbreakable bonds of family and love.
Categories: Fiction