by Anne Mazer, The Oxboy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxboy book, An ALA Notable Book: A contemporary tale of mythic proportions Once upon a time, humans and animals lived together in perfect harmony. Each species was respected for its own particular strength, knowledge, and wisdom. The Oxboy has a human mother and an ox father. But human society has now decided that this is unnatural and degrading. He and other children like him must keep their identities secret. But when the Oxboy is given a certificate covered with names—those of his ancestors—he knows that he must learn more about this half of his heritage: the ox half. The forbidden half. What follows is a striking journey to self-discovery. Anne Mazer’s unforgettable tale reminds us of the dangers of prejudice and the importance of compassion.
by Alethea Helbig, Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1990 1994 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1990 1994 book, Contains author, title, and character entries for over 180 various award winning books
by Ellen Potter, Spilling Ink A Young Writer S Handbook Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spilling Ink A Young Writer S Handbook book, LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.
by Anne Mazer, Oxboy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Oxboy book, A young boy who is half-human and half-ox struggles to survive in a society where animals are hated and contact with them is prohibited.
by Anne Mazer, A Sliver Of Glass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Sliver Of Glass book, Eleven gripping paranormal tales from award-winning author Anne Mazer Full of paranormal activity, haunting plot twists, and bone-chilling horror, this spellbinding collection will grip readers until the very last page. In “Glass Heart,” a tiny shard of glass flies into a girl’s eye, causing her body to grow colder and colder until she is frozen to her very bones. “Secrets” tells the story of a girl who is tormented when other people’s secrets wind around her head like the braids of her hair. A boy is tortured by creepy phone calls that turn out to be even more dangerous than he could have imagined in “Call Me Sometime.” Perhaps most frightening of all, “Thin” tells the tale of a boy who is always hungry and will do anything for food. Each story paints a vivid and often terrifying portrait that will enthrall fans of supernatural fiction.
by Kij Johnson, Fudoki Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fudoki book, In her skillful debut novel, Kij Johnson took the classic Japanese myth of the fox who dared to become a woman to win true love and created The Fox Woman, a luminous, lyrical tale of love, desire, joy, and the nature of the soul. Set in the same universe as The Fox Woman, this time Kij Johnson takes on another animal totem and enters the world of the creature who comes to be known as Kagaya-hime, a sometime woman warrior, occasional philosopher, and reluctant confidante to noblemen. And who may or may not be the figment of the imagination of an aging empress who is embarking on the last journey of her life, setting aside the trappings of court life and reminiscing as she follows the paths that are leading her to the nunnery and death. Fudoki is the tale of a being who starts her journey on the kami, or spirit road, as a humble-if ever a being such as a Cat can be humble-small tortoiseshell feline. She has seen her family destroyed by a fire that decimated most of the Imperial city. This loss renders her taleless, the only one left alive to pass on such stories as The Cat Born the Year the Star Fell, the Cat with a Litter of Ten, the Fire-Tailed Cat. Without her fudoki-self and soul and home and shrine-she cannot keep the power of her clan together. And she cannot join another fudoki because, although she might be able to win a place within another clan, to do so would mean that she would cease to be herself. So a small cat begins an extraordinary journey. Along the way she will attract the attention of old and ancient powers, including gods who are curious about this creature newly come to Japan's shores, and who choose to give the tortoiseshell a human shape. And who set her on a new kami road, where Kagaya-hime will have to choose a way to find what happiness she can. Weaving a haunting story of one being's transformation and journey of discovery with the telling of another's long life set against the backdrop of the courtly rituals of Imperial power, Kij Johnson has written a powerful novel about the nature of freedom and the redemptive power of transformation--if only one is brave enough to risk it all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.