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Apr.25.2008
The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise, given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business, pleasure, and especially adventure. Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the...
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Apr.25.2008
Now in its sixth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest sportswriting of the past year. Selected from more than 350 American and Canadian newspaper and magazines, the 1996 collection features a wide varity of sports and...
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Apr.15.2008
From the Publisher Elephants swim gracefully underwater and use their trunks like snorkels. Hippos sink to the bottom and go to sleep. Walruses sing as they swim along, and so do whales. Linda Capus Riley has written a lovely - and informative - poem about the ways that sixteen animals behave in...
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Apr.12.2008
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Apr.03.2008
At night, a girl hears the sirens from the fire station near her house.Even though it is dark outside, she knows where they are going: toa castle, to a garden, all the way to Pluto . . . Dashka Slater and Nicoletta Ceccoli have crafted a dreamy ode tofirefighters everywhere and the big, brave,...
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Apr.03.2008
A little girl finds a sea serpent in her bathtub, no bigger than a drop of water. They have fabulous adventures together, pretending to be Vikings and telling tales about the wonder of the sea. But then the serpent begins to grow. Soon he’s too big for the fish tank, then too big for the tub, then...
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Mar.30.2008
The search for the rarest beast in the world
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Mar.20.2008
Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this rarest of birds. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear every hunting season.
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Jan.31.2008
Carolyn Cooke's stories have been featured in several volumes of Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories. Her debut collection tells hilarious and often savage truths about people struggling within the confines of history, society, and class.