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  • Item #: 049595
    ISBN: 9781893103023
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    First published in 1951, this book reconstructs in essence and detail one of the most splendid and daring exploits in the history of exploration and discovery. In simple, forceful, rhythmic language and in pictures rich with imaginative understanding, he has captured the magnificence of disciplined bravery, the gusto and rollicking humor of the true spirit of adventure and the beauty of the wilderness. Bold two- and three-color illustrations by the author exemplify the text. (Description by Beautiful Feet.)

  • Item #: 002525
    ISBN: 9780689715402
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    Eight-year-old Sarah must learn to be brave when she accompanies her father to the wilderness of Connecticut to build a house for their family.

  • Item #: LLCPYW
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    IncludesTeacher Book, Student Book, and required literature.

  • Item #: 049573
    ISBN: 9781893103016
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    In Galileo's time, people didn't study with the purpose of learning new things. Instead, they studied what people before them had believed, like Aristotle and Ptolemy, two of the ancient Greek thinkers who had lived years before. It was not popular to have new ideas, but that didn't stop Galileo. Practically from the time he began school, Galileo was learning new things and challenging the old ideas through experiments and tests. This book shares the story of the man who had the courage and determination to ask questions and prove that he was right to a world that was not ready for his methods. Students will learn much about the world of Galileo as well as his scientific ideas through this interesting, readable book. 95 pages.

  • Item #: 073684
    ISBN: 9780590445696
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  • Item #: 003493
    ISBN: 9780684801223
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    A classic story of an old Cuban fisherman who demonstrates great personal strength, loyalty and endurance. When he hooks a giant marlin - his first "catch" in weeks, it takes him far out to sea, testing his courage, skill and stamina. By Ernest Hemingway.

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 012048
    ISBN: 9780679848042
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    This fictitious novel tells the story of a patriot spy in the Revolutionary War. This spy shows incredible courage while trying to smuggle information to General Washington in a loaf of bread. To add to the suspense, this spy is just a young, timid girl named Ellen Toliver. When things don't go as planned and Ellen is shipped on a boat with British soldiers to a place far from her destination, she courageously continues. Throughout the many obstacles, Ellen wonders if she will ever get her message through or see her family again. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 072906
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    The explorers from the Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert are in for a truly electrifying experience! Played in the same style as the aforementioned games, Forbidden Sky takes players to a mysterious floating platform as an electrical storm rages around them. Each turn, players move and reveal a “platform tile” to an adjacent space. These tiles have a variety of symbols on them: circuits, capacitors, lightning rods. Additionally, gears, teleporters, wind shelters, and Faraday Cages provide other benefits to players located on that tile. After each player takes his or her turn, they reveal Storm Cards. These cards inflict a variety of dangerous effects on players, such as pushing them across the map (and damaging their rope in the process), causing lightning to strike (injuring players), changing wind direction, and intensifying the ever-deadly storm.

    The goal is to find the Launch Pad and escape by connecting the Rocket to lightning rods and capacitors. Lightning rods and capacitors are built by connecting like-symbols on tiles; they can then be attached to the launch pad via “wires” forming a complete circuit from one half of the launch pad – through the lightning rods and capacitors – to the other half of the Launch Pad. When this circuit is complete, the Rocket lights up. But remember: all players must be on the launch pad when the Rocket lifts off, or at least one explorer will be eating lightning for breakfast! Additionally, if a player dies, breaks their rope, or the storm becomes too intense, all players lose. If you like the cooperative challenge of the other games in the Forbidden series, don’t miss out on this exciting entry! For 2-5 players. ~ 60-minute playtime.

  • Item #: 035314
    ISBN: 9781615380411
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  • Item #: 019905
    ISBN: 9780553210118
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  • Item #: 012008
    ISBN: 9780140310764
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    This 75-page book tells a story of childhood bravery during the German occupation of France during WWII. Ten Jewish children are brought to a school where twenty other children are staying during the war. They forge friendships and play games that involve finding ways of hiding the Jewish children. When Nazis come to search the school, the games end and the children have to band together to protect themselves and their friends. This wonderful story of courage and loyalty includes several black and white illustrations. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 049604
    ISBN: 9781893103344
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    Although many people are somewhat familiar with the story of William Bradford's adult life, leaving England for Holland and eventually sailing to the New World, his childhood is not as well-known. This book, written in simple yet interesting language, describes the life of William Bradford, introducing readers to him when he was just a small boy. The book details his life through his growing up years and right on into his young adulthood when he first begins to realize that there was more for him than farming. Finally, William Bradford has the opportunity to do great things, if only he has the faith and courage it will take to leave his homeland.

  • Item #: 049092
    ISBN: 9780983099673
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    A Thomas Jefferson Education (a.k.a. Leadership Education) approaches education from a startlingly different direction. Utilizing classic literature and individual mentors, it’s a process of preparing for life by participating in lots of discussion, simulations, writing, public speaking, and exercising leadership skills. It maintains that logic, reason and good analytical thinking along with deep caring and passion can improve the world. An about-face and twenty paces away from a traditional high school education, it takes courage and vision to start down this path. Written directly to teens, this companion to other TJEd books outlines a reading list, a to-do project list, and motivational reasons behind it all. Consider this a MUST READ! 147 pgs, pb Janice

  • Item #: 047958
    ISBN: 9781600791475
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    Mice In the Ice Box (Theodore Roosevelt), Teedie Grows Up, The Western Adventure, Man of Courage, The Youngest President, Man Of Vision, The River Of Doubt, Roentgen's Ray, Fleming's Mysterious Ring, Florey, Chain and the Magical Mold (The story of Penicillin), I Love Mathematics!, and The Schoolchildren's Blizzard.

  • Item #: 044869
    ISBN: 9780825443701
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  • Item #: 037062
    ISBN: 9781845502225
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  • Item #: 034125
    ISBN: 9780689878350
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  • Item #: 031615
    ISBN: 9781853260261
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    The Call of the Wild and White Fang are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890's, The Call of the Wild is about Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack. The story records the "decivilization" of Buck as he answers "the call of the wild," an inherent memory of primeval origins to which he instinctively responds. In contrast, White Fang relates the tale of a wolf born and bred in the wild yet civilized by the master he comes to trust and love. The deeper resonance of these stories derives from the author's use of the myth of the hero who survives by strength and courage. A Wordsworth Classic.

  • Item #: 031601
    ISBN: 9780312644314
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    Before Rome fell, before the last of the Legions were gone from Britain and Rutupiae (Richborough), there were the Dark Ages. Justin had never been convinced that he was a soldier, even through his most courageous deeds, for he is mostly a surgeon. However, his medical expertise comes in handy when he is sent by Lucinius, his Cohort Comander, to his post. Meanwhile, Rome is endangered because of civil battles within, caused by fighting from the generals seeking the title of Emperor. Also, the Saxons are pushing in all along the coasts to invade. This story tells the tale of some real men, including Marcus Aurelius Carausius, Allectus the Traitor, the Legate Asklepiodotus, and of course Caesar Constantius. Upon Justin's arrival at his new place, he almost immediately meets a distant cousin. Their friendship becomes a valuable thing from the very beginning, when they first realize that the emperor they are defending, Carausius, has a traitor, Allectus, doing business with the Sea Wolves (Saxons) behind his back. When they try to bring this to his attention, Carausius pretends he doesn't believe them. He sends them away to a different post on the wall, which seems as a punishment. However, they later come to find that it was for their very protection. For two years after, Cullen, Carausius' servant, tracks them down and brings them a letter which explains that he knew they were right all along - and also that if he met his fate, he wanted to be sure that they would know that. As it was, Carausius was slain shortly after Justin and Flavius were sent to a different post. At this time, there are men trying to escape Allectus army, since he has taken over and named himself Emperor in Carausius place. Throughout the story, Justin and Flavius are in it all together, doing whatever it takes to stay faithful to their late Emperor and to save themselves and the Legions. Rosemary Sutcliff writes a historic, adventurous tale about loyalty, friendship, and strength.

  • Item #: 030415
    ISBN: 9780374470272
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    Subtitled "A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist Galileo Galilei." Written and beautifully illustrated by Peter Sis, this visually-appealing book describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way we view the galaxy. The author weaves full-page illustrations with very readable text, and journal-like, handwritten entries about happenings throughout his life. ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 027669
    ISBN: 9780590436281
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    Harriet Tubman was born just plain Harriet, with no last name but a strong will that would one day carry her across the line to freedom. This book shares the story of Harriet's life, from her childhood spent working until she was as strong as any man, to her intense yearnings for freedom, and of her deep convictions which sent her back into slave country time and time again to lead others to freedom. An inspiring biography of courage and determination.

  • Item #: 027270
    ISBN: 9780762432196
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    Holds seven classic tales about the crafty Brer Rabbit, wise Brer Turtle, slow Brer Bear, and the eternally frustrated Brer Fox, the victim of Brer Rabbit's many tricks.

  • Item #: 027138
    ISBN: 9781615387915
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    This 20-page resource lists all vocabulary words that are in the Second Grade Literature Guides Prairie School, Animal Folk Tales of America, Courage of Sarah Noble, Little House in the Big Woods, Tales from Beatrix Potter. Words are listed alphabetically (not by book), with the definition and part of speech. A simple tool for introducing dictionary skills.

  • Item #: 024242
    ISBN: 9780486428413
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    When Myles Falworth was eight years old, a series of events changes his life forever. Ultimately culminating with his father being charged with treason, the Falworth name is disgraced. Will Myles succeed in restoring honor to the family name? Much depends on his training for knighthood. This classic coming of age tale, first published in 1892, continues to be a favorite among all as it clearly teaches many virtuous qualities such as chivalry, courage, loyalty, steadfastness, and generosity. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 019791
    ISBN: 9780312380076
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    A great novel that tells the story of a young Chinese boy from the country who is apprenticed for seven years to a coppersmith in the huge city of Chungking. The city is not a safe place in the 1920's, but Young Fu's excitement tends to outweigh his fear. Amid taunts from his coworkers, living on the streets, and fighting off beggars and soldiers, he slowly gains confidence and learns the ways of the city. His eagerness to help others and many acts of courage earn him many friends and more good fortune than he thought possible. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 019751
    ISBN: 9780375822001
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    The history of America is full of exciting, amazing stories depicting courage, determination, and desire - things it would seem the early pioneers and settlers had in abundance as they set themselves up in this new land. This book features clear, easy to read language accompanied by brightly colored illustrations as it shares the story of how the Revolutionary war began and some of the events involved in winning American freedom. Enjoyable and educational. 37 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 016504
    ISBN: 9780199535767
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    This classic work by the Greek philosopher Plato explores the issue of morality, with arguments and insights into other areas of philosophy as well. Politics, education, guardians' duties, and happiness are just a few of the topics covered as Socrates engages in dialogue with members of the community. An introduction and bibliography are located in the front of the book, while the back contains extensive explanatory notes keyed to references in the text. Also included are textual notes regarding variations in Greek translation, and an index of names. Translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Waterfield. 475 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 016141
    ISBN: 9781416933953
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    Manolo Olivar is the son of the greatest matador in Spain. Everyone expects him to be a bullfighter, and now, at eleven, he must fight his first bull. The only problem is that Manolo is afraid of bulls…and cars, and heights. In fact, Manolo isn't a very brave boy at all. See if he finds the courage to fight with honor and become a matador like his father or if life takes him down another road. A glossary of bull-fighting terms is included. 151 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012641
    ISBN: 9780881063554
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    Follow James as he is sent to a castle as a page and works his way up to squire. He eventually becomes a noble knight with a squire of his own. As battles and tournaments are described, you see the courage and honor that James has developed. Information on things such as weapons, armor, and horses are included in the storybook to educate readers about this age of chivalry. Colorful and detailed illustrations complement the story on every page.