Farrar, Straus & Giroux Soar, Elinor!

Elinor Smith was six when she first went for a ride in a rickety ?flying machine,? and she was just sixteen when she earned her aviation license in 1928. But not everyone thought that girls should fly. When male pilots and newspapermen mock...ed her, Elinor decided to perform an aerial maneuver they thought was impossible: flying under all four bridges that span New York City?s East River. Gorgeous sweeping illustrations by François Roca show how Elinor pulled off this risky feat skillfully and with style. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/12/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Tami Lewis Brown Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 11.5in length x 9.83in width x 0.45in height Weight: 19.19oz. Read More

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Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, ...so when the boy?s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could. The award-winning artist?s most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author?s note includes a brief description of his family?s experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.42in length x 10.05in width x 0.33in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college t...uition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos ? once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell ? moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/26/2002 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 8.75in length x 6in width x 1in height Weight: 7.20oz Author: Jack GantosPublisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 8in length x 5.5in width x 0.79in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

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Boy with dog and grandfather with beard watch holiday lights turn on in the city. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date...: 9/17/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: FSG BFYR Dimensions: 10.28in length x 0.39in width x 9.17in height Weight: 16 oz Read More

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An excited and frustrated?boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a big snow. Book Details: Format: Hardcover... Publication Date: 9/24/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Jonathan Bean Publisher: FSG BFYR Dimensions: 8.84in length x 0.39in width x 11.2in height Weight: 16 oz Read More

Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, ...so when the boy?s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could. The award-winning artist?s most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author?s note includes a brief description of his family?s experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.42in length x 10.05in width x 0.33in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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