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Doyle – Ambushed in Africa

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Doyle

Personal Author:

Doyle, Peter Reese, 1930-

Title:

Ambushed in Africa / Peter Reese Doyle.

Publication info:

Colorado Springs, Colo. : Focus on the Family Pub. ; Dallas, Tex.

Physical description:

148 p.

Series Statement:

(The Daring Family adventures ; bk. 1)

Summary:

While in Africa visiting his friends Mark and Penny Daring, David Curtis helps them thwart attempts to steal the claim papers to a diamond field and to capture Penny as a hostage.

Subject term:

Brothers and sisters–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Christian life–Juvenile fiction.

Geographic term:

Africa–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

1561791423

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adventure, Africa, ambush, Christian, Christian Fiction, juvenile, juvenile fiction, middle school, realistic fiction, religious, stats, teen fiction, ya novel, young adult, youth

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Voigt – Tree by leaf

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Voigt

1988

Personal Author:
Voigt, Cynthia.
Title:
Tree by leaf / Cynthia Voigt.
Publication info:
New York : Atheneum, 1988.
Physical description:
192 p. ; bccb 5-7.
Summary:
Clothilde Speer’s life is falling apart. Her father, the son of a wealthy and proper Boston family, enlists in World War I, only to return disfigured in body and soul. He moves to the boathouse of their Maine property and refuses to see anyone. Clothilde’s mother, too, is changing in dark and unsettling ways. She fires Lou, the family servant and Clothilde’s only friend. Miserable, confused, adrift, Clothilde wanders deep into the Maine woods, where she hears a Voice, a Voice that can grant all her wishes — but at a very dear price.
Subject term:
Family problems–Juvenile fiction.
Geographic term:
Maine–Juvenile fiction.
ISBN:
0449703347 (pbk. : Ballantine, ’89) : 4.50

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Taylor – Without warning

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Taylor

1991

Personal Author:

Taylor, Maureen, 1955-

Title:

Without warning / Maureen Taylor.

Publication info:

Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg, c1991.

Physical description:

143 p. ; 18 cm.

ISBN:

0806625384 : $3.95

Summary:

Chronicles the growing friendship between Bree and Kyle as they confront their fears and strengthen their faith in God.

Subject term:

Fear–Fiction.

Subject term:

Friendship–Fiction.

Subject term:

Christian life–Fiction.

Subject term:

Brothers–Fiction

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VanWey – Summer of light

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VanWey

Author: Van Wey, Dennis M.

Title: Summer of light / Dennis M. Van Wey.

Publisher: Westchester, Ill. : Crossway Books, 1990.

Physical description: 214 p. ; 22 cm.

Subjects: Christian fiction.

Family life—Young adult fiction

Alcoholism—Young adult fiction

Christian life—Young adult fiction

ISBN: 0891075593

 

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Stafford – Thorn in the heart

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Stafford

1992

Personal Author:

Stafford, Tim.

Title:

A thorn in the heart / Tim Stafford.

Publication info:

Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c1992.

Physical description:

245 p. ; 23 cm.

Summary:

Who could possibly want to harm a handicapped teenager and his three friends? That’s what Frank Hager, church-going family man and father of one of the missing boys wonders. Hager teams up with a gruff, cynical policeman to solve the case–although the truth may be even more frightening than either of them had imagined.

ISBN:

0310580617 (pbk.)

Subjects: Murder—Young adult fiction

Fathers & sons—Young adult fiction

Forgiveness—Young adult fiction

Justice—Young adult fiction

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Spinelli – There’s a girl in my hammerlock

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Spinelli

1991

Personal Author:
Spinelli, Jerry.
Title:
There’s a girl in my hammerlock / Jerry Spinelli.
Publication info:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1991.
Physical description:
200 p.
Summary:Maisie Potter isn’t quite sure why she signed up for the boys’ wrestling team. She’s never been all that interested in boys, so it can’t have anything to do with Eric Delong, in spite of the disturbing effect his smile has on her. And she’s certainly not prepared for the effect her presence on the team has on the people around her.
Her brother’s totally disgusted with her, her best friend drops her, her classmates ridicule her, and opposing teams forfeit rather than wrestle her. But Maisie’s not a quitter, and she discovers that she really likes wrestling — and that while Eric might not be worth the flak she puts up with, feeling good about herself is.
Subject term:
Wrestling–Juvenile fiction.
Subject term:
Sex role–Juvenile fiction.
Subject term:
Schools–Juvenile fiction.
ISBN:
0671746847 : 13.00

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Speare – Witch of Blackbird Pond

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Speare

1958

Personal Author:
Speare, Elizabeth George.
Title:
The witch of Blackbird Pond / Elizabeth George Speare.
Publication info:
New York : Dell, c1958.
Physical description:
249 p. ; 20 cm.
General Note:
“A Yearling book.”
General Note:
On jacket: Winner of the Newbery Award.
Summary:  Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.
Subject:
New England, 17th Century–Young adult fiction
ISBN:
0440495962

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