After being outcast to a small community, 10-year-old Michiko’s life gets better when a former baseball star becomes her teacher. Second book in the Cherry Blossom Books series.
Ten-year-old Michiko wants to be proud of her Japanese heritage but can’t be. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, her family’s possessions are confiscated and they are forced into deprivation in a small, insular community. The men are sent to work on the railway, so the women and children are left to make the trip on their own.
After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better. Baseball fever hits town, and when Michiko challenges the adults to a game with her class, the whole town turns out.
Then the government announces that they must move once again. But they can’t think of relocating with a new baby coming, even with the offer of free passage to Japan. Michiko pretends to be her mother and writes to get a job for her father on a farm in Ontario. When he is accepted, they again pack their belongings and head to a new life in Ontario.
From Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick comes a delicious, fast-paced whodunit about two socially outcast boys who set out to find jewels hidden for a century - and unwittingly flush out a murderer. In award winner Philbrick's addictive new mystery, Arthur "Bash Man" is the school thug, paid with candy to bully and threaten other students. When genius orphan Darius Drake employs Arthur to help him discover the origin of a suspicious threat, written in blood, they uncover a mystery that involves Darius's estranged grandfather, who was imprisoned for forging evidence in a search for a long-lost diamond necklace worth millions. The boys make the dangerous decision to search for the jewels themselves - and in the process, they discover that the car crash that killed Darius's parents was not an accident at all. Who will be next?Where are the diamonds? And who is stalking the boys? In his first mystery for children, Philbrick delivers yet another suspenseful, unpredictable tale filled with twists and turns that will leave listeners breathless.
A trip to the French Riviera should be a nice vacation for high school super-sleuth P.C. Hawke and his best friend Mackenzie. But when a woman is murdered at their hotel, P.C. and Mac can’t just sit around and wait for the cops solve the crime.
Government leaders help to govern our country, our states, and our cities. They make important decisions, solve problems, and see that laws are enforced. The people they serve elect most government officials. Long ago, there were not as many government officials as there are today because the United States had a smaller population.
Miranda was a cat of many accomplishments: she was a good mother; she could sing; she had once chased sixteen dogs, causing them to flee in disgrace. Long ago, she and her daughter Punka lived in Rome in a beautiful villa with a senator and his family. But when the city was invaded by barbarians, the family fled to safety--without the cats. Left behind in the burning city, Miranda made her way through crowded streets with Punka, collecting motherless kittens as she went. At last she arrived at the vast Colosseum, where she established a haven. There it was, assisted by the valient Punka, that she preserved the lives of a multitude of kittens and cats--who were to become the noble ancestors of the cats of modern Rome.
What is in the vegetable group? Carrots, broccoli, eggplant, and much more. Brian P. Cleary's goofy verse and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations give young readers a whole crop of vegetable examples and highlight some of their health benefits. Vegetable names are printed in color for easy identification. Enjoy this tasty treat of a book! This revised edition contains MyPlate information and recommendations.
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