The Girl Who Could Fly

Author: Victoria Forester
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781429986366
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You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Girl Who Could Fly

Author: Victoria Forester
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330519786
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Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma’s at her wits' end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents’ farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. By turns exhilarating and terrifying, an unforgettable story of defiance and courage starring an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly.

The Girl who Could Fly

Author: William H. Hooks
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN: 9780027444339
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Nine-year-old Adam doesn't want anything to do with the new girl next door, but as he gets to know more about her and her unusual abilities, they become best friends.

The Girl Who Could Fly

Author: Kevin Fanning
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781532819247
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Sarah loves to fly...follow her as she flies through the house, in the yard, and in her dreams.An instant classic, this heartwarming tale is a great bedtime read-aloud for your entire family.An endearing story for the ages, the words and pictures will stay with you forever.Enjoy!

The Girl Who Could Fly

Author: Denise Okonkwo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781497590793
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No one would use the word extraordinary to describe Gwen. Her brother was the good-looking jock. Her step-sister was the rebellious trouble maker. Gwen - she is the girl who got turned away from the Comic Book Club. Gwen was becoming frustrated with her life. She no longer wanted to be the girl with the wild hair, the girl who couldn't get the guy, the girl whose step-father saw as mediocre. She befriends Marie, a new girl at school with a seriously warped sense of humor. At Marie's direction, Gwen skips school, drinks beer, and sneaks out of the house. Gwen's mother, Evelyn, becomes worried at Gwen's erratic behavior. The two can't seem to be in the same room without engaging in a war of words. Gwen continues to push away from her mother and the harsh realities of her life. But then there's an accident and Gwen's reckless actions reveal wounds that create scars that can never heal.

Das Huhn das vom Fliegen tr umte

Author: Sun-Mi Hwang
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992758
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Gelangweilt von ihrem monotonen Dasein, bricht die Legehenne Sprosse eines Tages aus ihrem Gehege aus. Doch das Leben in Freiheit ist viel härter und unbarmherziger, als sie es sich vorgestellt hat. Bis sie in einem verlassenen Nest ein Ei findet und neue Hoffnung schöpft: Die Freiheit birgt nämlich auch das größte Glück. Eine wunderschöne Geschichte über das Träumen und die Liebe - und den Mut, sein Leben in die eigene Hand zu nehmen.

The Girls Who Could Fly in the Night An Inspirational Tale about the Women of World War Two

Author: Maya Cointreau
Publisher: Earth Lodge
ISBN: 9781944396510
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This special fifth volume in The Girls Who Could series honors not just one girl, but an entire fleet of fierce female aviators. Dubbed "The Night Witches" by their German adversaries, this all-female battalion out-flew and outmatched their male counterparts, flying eight or more missions every night in small canvas planes. No parachutes. No fear. Just honest heroine-ism standing up for what was right. The Girls Who Could Fly in the Night encourages your little ones to be upstanders, fight bullies, do good and shine bright. The Girls Who Could is a fun, colorful series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving young girls examples of women who are doing amazing things, children grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. Simple drawings of children their own age and fun, rhyming prose helps kids connect easily with the message in each story.

Das M dchen das den Mond trank

Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733650638
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Im Sternenlicht liegt natürlich Magie. Das ist allgemein bekannt. Aber Mondlicht: Das ist eine ganz andere Geschichte. Mondlicht ist pure Magie. Das weiß jeder. Diese Geschichte erzählt von einer Hexe, von der alle glauben, sie sei böse, einem kleinen Mädchen, das die Hexe bezaubert, einem sechsarmigen Sumpfmonster, das Gedichte liebt, von einem wahrhaft winzigen Drachen und einem jungen Mann, der sich aufmacht, die Hexe zu töten. Jedes Jahr lassen die Bürger des Protektorats ihr jüngstes Kind im Wald zurück – als Opfergabe zum Schutz vor der bösen Hexe. Jedes Jahr rettet die Hexe Xan die ausgesetzten Kinder, denn sie ist gar nicht böse. Dieses Jahr jedoch ist alles anders. Xan gibt dem ausgesetzten kleinen Mädchen aus Versehen Mondlicht zu trinken. Doch Mondlicht ist pure Magie! Und so wächst in dem Kind, genannt Luna, große Macht heran ... Wird sie diese Macht für das Gute einsetzen und die Stadt, die sie einst opferte, von ihrem grausamen Schicksal befreien? »So mitreißend und vielschichtig wie die Klassiker ›Peter Pan‹ und ›Der Zauberer von Oz‹.« New York Times

Ich bin Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426424231
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte