After perishing in a boating accident, two 16-year-old girls, both named Marie, ask God to allow them to return to earth where they intervene in the lives of villagers.
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Norway. Also written by Patricia Lander.
Luca, a young Italian boy, is bored until he meets a playful dolphin who takes him on a ride through the Venice waterways
A child of Nova Scotia who loves the fog is transported by it to a secret world of her own. On a series of unforgettable trips into the past, Greta learns to embrace the joyful uncertainty of her future. (Newbery Honor Book)
In the first of two school stories set in France, a homework assignment involving autographs excites Claudette’s class; in the second, the teacher’s boyfriend becomes a nuisance using the class’s new telephone/fax machine to express his love.
A sixteen-year-old girl travels to Israel to spend the summer on a kibbutz and discovers who she is and what she wants out of life.
Complete with maps and photographs, a guide provides a comprehensive review of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a review of the area’s history, its people, significant past and present events, and definitions of commonly used terms.
Dramatic full-color paintings by a distinguished wildlife artist accompany an informative study of one snow leopard, Sabu, who struggles to protect her young cub, Ka, from the many dangers that threaten his life.
Forcibly deported to Canada because of his terrorist activities in Northern Ireland, thirteen-year-old Declan must choose between his revolutionary past and a new life with his Canadian relatives.
A resource for boys who are preparing for their own ceremonies or wondering what the ceremony feels like–provides the historic background of the bar mitzvah itself, describes its ceremonial objects and rituals, and recounts real-life stories.