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El diario naranja de Carlota
Author: Gemma Lienas
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408107739
Pages: 205
Year: 2011-10-05
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En este nuevo diario, Carlota se plantea el tema de los derechos humanos y la inmigración. Así, con la ayuda y experiencia de algunos compañeros de clase de orígenes distintos, decide escribir sobre ello. Y es que, una vez más, Carlota está decidida a recabar la máxima información posible para formarse una opinión propia.
The Sorrows of Young Werther (illustrated)
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376297
Pages: 119
Year: 2017-07-06
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Most of The Sorrows of Young Werther is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament, to his friend Wilhelm. He meets Charlotte, a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother. Werther falls in love with Charlotte despite knowing beforehand that she is engaged to a man named Albert eleven years her senior. Despite the pain it causes him, Werther spends the next few months cultivating a close friendship with them both.
The Witches
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662972
Pages: 208
Year: 2007-08-16
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
On the Edge
Author: Rafael Chirbes
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222853
Pages: 464
Year: 2016-01-25
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On the Edge is a monumental fresco of a brutal contemporary Spain in free fall On the Edge opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain—a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban—his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a “friend,” and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban’s raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage—soloists stepping forth from the choir—and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss. Chirbes alternates this choir of voices with a majestic third-person narration, injecting a profound and moving lyricism and offering the hope that a new vitality can emerge from the putrid swamps. On the Edge, even as it excoriates, pulsates with robust life, and its rhythmic, torrential style marks the novel as an indelible masterpiece.
El diario azul de Carlota
Author: Gemma Lienas
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408122010
Pages: 239
Year: 2013-11-07
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Carlota decide empezar un diario sobre la violencia de género, un problema que hace siglos que existe pero que nunca ha sido tan visible como en los últimos años. A partir de testimonios que va recogiendo, algunos muy cercanos, y de información que recibe, como siempre, de parte de su madre, su abuela y su tía Octavia, Carlota escribe este diario azul que también habla de la violencia escolar y la violencia infantil. El diario azul de Carlota no es exactamente una novela ni tampoco un diario, sino un libro a caballo entre la ficción y la no-fi cción que trata todas estas formas de violencia y nos ofrece recursos para defendernos ante situaciones de peligro.
Jemima J
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767907388
Pages: 384
Year: 2000-06-13
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Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself–as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails–no small feat. With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman's quest to become the woman she's always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is. From the Trade Paperback edition.
No Word from Gurb
Author: Eduardo Mendoza
Publisher: Telegram Books
ISBN:
Pages: 158
Year: 2007
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A shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form of Madonna and disappeared in Barcelona's back streets. His hapless commander, desperately trying to find him, records the daily pleasures, dangers, and absurdities of our fragile world, while munching his way through enormous quantities of churros. No stone is left unturned in the search for his old pal Gurb.Will Barcelona survive this alien invasion? Will the captain ever find his subordinate? Are there enough churros in Barcelona to satisfy his intergalactic appetite?
The Last Polar Bears
Author: Harry Horse
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141352892
Pages: 80
Year: 2013-11-21
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Having seen a depressed polar bear in the zoo, Grandfather and his dog, Roo, set off on an expedition to find the last polar bears. After a treacherous journey on HMS Unsinkable, they reach Walrus Bay and the fun really starts. Howling wolves and terible snowstorms delay the start of their trek and when they're on the way their tent is blown away by the fierce winds. They struggle on, hungry and cold to the top of Great Bear Ridge where they see the polar bears at last.
The World of Gerard Mercator
Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080271806X
Pages: 272
Year: 2009-05-26
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The story of discovery and mapmaking is one of pushing back shadows," writes Andrew Taylor, and "none in the last two thousand years achieved as much as Gerard Mercator in extending the boundaries of what could be comprehended." His life encompassed most of the turbulent, extraordinary sixteenth century, a time when revolutions would engulf religion, science, and civilization. Almost extinguished by the Inquisition, Mercator's genius lay in making maps, and his achievement did nothing less than revolutionize the study of geography. Appropriately for an era undergoing radical change, Mercator was full of contradiction, tied to knowledge and beliefs of the past while forging a new path. He never traveled beyond northern Europe, yet he had the imagination to draw the entire world anew and to solve a problem that had baffled sailors and scientists for centuries: how a curved Earth could be faithfully rendered on a flat surface so as to allow for accurate navigation. His "projection" was so visionary that it is used by NASA to map Mars today. Andrew Taylor has beautifully captured Mercator amidst the turmoil and opportunity of his times and the luminaries who inspired his talent-his teacher and business partner, Gemma Frisius; the English magus, John Dee; his benefactor, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, his cartographic collaborator, Abraham Ortelius. The World of Gerard Mercator is a masterful biography of one of the men most responsible for the modern world.
Madlenka
Author: Peter Sís
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466857676
Pages: 48
Year: 2014-07-15
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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.
The Adrian Mole Diaries
Author: Sue Townsend
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062004697
Pages: 320
Year: 2010-11-09
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Adrian Mole faces the same agonies that life sets before most adolescents: trouble s with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary—an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has charmed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian’s anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate to his view of his parents’ constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan—and deadly accurate—satire. ABBA, Princess Di’s wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign . . . all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend’s brilliant comic creation: A . Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.
El diario amarillo de Carlota
Author: Gemma Lienas
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408097628
Pages:
Year: 2010-08-03
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"Enteraros bien: en esta casa, no quiero ni oír hablar de porros".Ésta es la respuesta que les da, a Carlota y a Marcos, su padre cuando le hacen una pregunta a propósito de las drogas. Pero, entonces, ¿cómo podrá decidir Marcos si fuma porros o no en la fiesta a la que lo han invitado? Carlota, determinada a conseguir tanta información como le sea posible, escribe este nuevo diario que tienes en las manos. A partir de testimonios que va recogiendo y de las explicaciones que recibe de su entorno más inmediato y, sobre todo, de un médico de su club de fútbol preferido, Carlota se adentrará en el complejo mundo de las drogas, convencida, como siempre, de que sólo cuando dispones de toda la información puedes realmente decidir. El lector descubrirá: - Qué tipos de droga existen, qué efectos provoca cada una de ellas y qué riesgos entrañan a corto y medio plazo. - Qué otros peligros pueden asociarse al consumo de drogas: desarrollo de enfermedades mentales, accidentes de tráfico, abusos sexuales... - Como aprender a decir NO cuando la invitación a consumir procede del grupo de amigos
Jazzy Jessie: Going for Gold
Author: Emma Moss
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509817433
Pages:
Year: 2017-08-10
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Jessie's got a lot going on . . . As well as having to give up her bedroom to the new lodger, she's busy filming her popular pranking videos for the Girls Can Vlog channel, there's an important gymnastics competition to prepare for, and the SummerTube convention is just around the corner! But there are only so many hours in a day, and the girls are getting fed up with Jessie constantly running late. When a huge row breaks out, she is faced with an impossible choice . . .
Wolf Winter
Author: Cecilia EkbŠck
Publisher: Weinstein Publishing
ISBN: 1602862532
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-01-27
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Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maj, her husband Jan-Erik and her daughters Frederika and Marit arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms BlackŒsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow. While herding the familyÕs goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maj feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighborsÕ strange disinterest in the death and the fate of ErikssonÕs widow, Maj is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on BlackŒsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice. As the seasons change, and the Òwolf winter,Ó the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Jan-Erik travels to find work, and Maj finds herself struggling for her familyÕs survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlersÕ secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maj, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maj discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.
The Eagle's Throne
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307432165
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-12-18
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Here is a true literary event–the long-awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagle’s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition, and treacherous betrayal. In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications systems–no phones, faxes, or e-mails–and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions. Now, despite the motto that “a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing,” people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man’s motives and desires. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achieve the power they all so desperately crave. From the Hardcover edition.