If you're considering adoption,
you have many questions to ask or fears to address. How do you
know if you're ready? Is your reason for adopting acceptable?
Start your toddler on a path to physical fitness with these five imaginative outdoor activities.
Michael's family has just moved to an old fixer-upper. But
his baby sister is in the hospital with a heart problem, and
Michael feels devastated and helpless.
When he sneaks into the crumbling garage, Michael finds a
stranger named Skellig living (or apparently dying) there, a man
immobilized by arthritis, subsisting on insects and spiders, and
surrounded by owl pellets. While helping him, Michael discovers
that the man is oddly light and has strange growths on his back
that may be wings.
As Skellig begins to inhabit Michael's dreams, he and his new
friend, Mina, help Skellig into an abandoned house. There Skellig
seems to have an odd relationship with the owls, who bring him
food. And as Michael's mother keeps vigil by the baby's hospital
bed, Michael begins to feel his sister's heart beating within his
own, and Skellig appears in his mother's dreams as
The story tells how a family of two rabbits, a duck, and a
mouse is created. The group refers to themselves as the Honeys
and shares a special song.
Together, they play games, and each is the best at a different
activity including running, swimming, and acrobatics.
Damian's mother has recently died, and he has become
obsessed with the lives of the Saints, learning about them,
emulating them, even seeing them in visions. He builds himself a
little hermitage out of cardboard boxes down at the railway line,
"the whole pint being to live a simpler life. Not full-time,
obviously, because of school." But instead his life gets a whole
lot more complicated, when a sack of money comes flying out of
the sky and lands in his hermitage.
Damian thinks it is a gift from God, and wants to help the
poor with it. But his brother Anthony has other ideas. And among
the many problems presented to a young boy with a sack full of
money (including the thieves who want it back) is an unusual one:
the money is in pounds sterling, and England is converting to the
Euro in seventeen days, after which the money will be worthless.
How do two boys get rid of 229,370 pounds in cash in seventeen
days? It's a lot harder than you'd think.
Janie's boyfriend, Reeve, now living at college, wants to
be a radio DJ. Given his chance and desperate for something to
say, he begins to tell Janie's story to all of Boston. Reeve
becomes a huge hit until Janie visits Boston and tunes in. This
third book in the series continues suspense and page-turning
Twelve girls live in an old house covered with vines, and
they walk in two straight lines wherever they go. Madeline, the
smallest, is not afraid of lions or mice. Then their routine is
interrupted by a late-night rush to the hospital--Madeline has to
have her appendix out! After the operation, Miss Clavel brings
the girls to visit. Madeline has many gifts and flowers--but
likes her scar best of all. The story ends with the other girls
crying, "Boohoo, we want to have our appendix out, too!"
Emily Elizabeth has the biggest, reddest dog in the
neighborhood. She has extra fun with such a big dog, but extra
problems too. Silly solutions shown in the cartoonlike
illustrations delight young children. The good-natured Clifford
has not lost his appeal since he first appeared more than
thirty-five years ago.