Synopses & Reviews
Available for the first time in an edition for young adults, Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233;ry's classic story, The Little Prince,
beloved by readers of all ages, comes to life in a format perfect for teen readers.
"Iand#8217;m glad I was asked to be the ambassador for this book. I suspect you may find that something of the starry magic of this story stays with you, as it has with me." and#8212; Gregory Maguire
"A lovely storyand#8230;which covers a poetic, yearning philosophyand#8212;not the sort of fable that can be tacked down neatly at its four corners but rather reflections on what are real matters of consequence." and#8212; New York Times Book Review
At first glance, Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233;ryand#8217;s 1943 classic The Little Princeand#8212;with its winsome illustrations of a boy prince and his tiny planetand#8212;appears to be a childrenand#8217;s fairy tale. It doesnand#8217;t take long, however, to discover that it speaks to readers of all ages. This pocket-sized edition, perfect for teens, features Saint-Exupand#233;ryand#8217;s original full-color illustrations and the unabridged text, a readerand#8217;s guide, and a introduction by Gregory Maguire. Rediscoverand#8212;or shareand#8212;the magic!
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).
“William Kamkwambas achievements with wind energy should serve as a model of what one person, with an inspired idea, can do to tackle the crisis we face. His book tells a moving and exciting story.”—Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate
“This is an amazing, inspiring and heartwarming story! Its about harnessing the power not just of the wind, but of imagination and ingenuity. Those are the most important forces we have for saving our planet. William Kamkwamba is a hero for our age.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin
“This book is inspirational. What William did took nothing more than initiative and a little learning, yet he changed his village and his life. Theres never been a better time to Do It Yourself, and I love how much we can learn from those who often have no other choice.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired and author of Free and The Long Tail
Praise for the Young Readers Edition:
* "This is a fascinating, well-told account that will intrigue curious minds . . . An inspiring, incredible story."—School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for the original edition of Quiet:
"An earnest and enlightening 300-page inquiry into introversion and its uses. A rich, intelligent book." -The Wall Street Journal
“An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.”- Kirkus, starred review
“Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. QUIET is that book: it will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.”—Adam Grant, author of Give and Take
New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Kirkus Reviews' Best Nonfiction of the Year
Goodreads Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
People Magazine Top Ten Books of the Year
Fast Company Magazine #1 Best Business Book of the Year
Christian Science Monitor Best Books of the Year
Accolades for the adult edition of The Boys in the Boat
: #1 New York Times bestseller 2014 ABA Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year 2014 Washington State Book Award Finalist
“For those who like adventure stories straight-up, The Boys in the Boat . . . is this years closest approximation of Unbroken. . . . Its about the University of Washingtons crew team: “Nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.” —The New York Times “If you imagined a great regatta of books about rowing, then Browns Boys in the Boat certainly makes the final heat.” —Boston Globe “The astonishing story of the UWs 1936 eight-oar varsity crew and its rise from obscurity to fame,…The individual stories of these young men are almost as compelling as the rise of the team itself. Brown excels at weaving those stories with the larger narrative, all culminating in the 1936 Olympic Games. . . A story this breathtaking demands an equally compelling author, and Brown does not disappoint. The narrative rises inexorably, with the final 50 pages blurring by with white-knuckled suspense as these all-American underdogs pull off the unimaginable.” —The Seattle Times “Cogent history. . . and a surprisingly suspenseful tale of triumph.” —USA Today
This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg's twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.
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This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.
The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed The Voice of Americas Bullied”; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying.
In middle school, Gabrielle Gabe” Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. She did her best to keep her head high, but it wasnt easy. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabes career as an anti-bullying advocate. Dubbed The Voice of Americas Bullied” by the Huffington Post, Gabe now makes a career of public speaking and has received numerous honors for her hard work. Here is her amazing storyfrom her lowest days dealing with various challenges, to the unbelievable and immediate bond with Izzy, to her ongoing mission to put an end to bullying, one school at a time.
Includes resources and tips for readers, plus a color insert of photographs!
The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.
Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers
“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.
The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens
Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.
The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' worldschool, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. Youll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. Youll hear Susan Cains own story, and youll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. Theres even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers.
This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
A beloved story about the Greatest Generation
freshly adapted for the next generation
Berlin, 1936. The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler away in a silent rage. In the midst of the Great Depression, the nine rowers showed the world what true grit really meant. They were western, working-class boys who never expected to beat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, whose personal struggleand ultimate triumphcaptures the spirit of his generation, the one that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
This deeply emotional yet easily accessible middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling The Boys in the Boat shows readers how we can find hope in the most desperate of times.
About the original Three Cups of Tea:
The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time — Greg Mortenson’s one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.
Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson’s incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world — one school at a time.
About the Author
Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
David Oliver Relin is a contributing editor for Parade magazine and Skiing magazine. He has won more than forty national awards for his work as a writer and editor.