In an underground fort, two children find a way to enter another world. There, they find friends in the form of a Sphere, a Rubbery Man and a Rock Man connected to the world down below. The above world is controlled by an Archon, who collects aliens for exhibits. In this Wizard of Oz-like story, the children and their companions, battle the faceless thing that the Archon has become. Read this story to go on an archetypal voyage, the first of a seven-part series which follows the two children through their adult lives.
Scout is a very good boy. He is a seeing-eye dog who helps his human friend Vincent with all his daily activities because Vincent is blind. After graduating from a special training school where they learned how to be partners, Scout and Vincent became a perfect team! Vincent takes excellent care of Scout, giving him his favorite kind of food and taking him to the park for endless rounds of fetch, and Scout takes care of Vincent by guiding him safely across busy streets, helping him find items that go missing, and making sure he avoids danger. Scout loves Vincent and Vincent loves Scout. Follow them as they make their way through a typical day, ending with favorite records and snuggles on the couch.
Jesse Owens’ gold-medal winning feats at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin struck a mighty propaganda blow against Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader had planned to use the German games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority. Instead, there was American black athlete Owens on the podium being photographed by Hitler’s personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. In addition, Owens would figure prominently in the groundbreaking film Olympia by Hitler’s favorite director Leni Riefenstahl. Photo and film captured Owens’ stunning success and revealed how wrong Hitler was in his beliefs.
Five strangers.Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love. Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.
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