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Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

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The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

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Death of a Pig

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Article by E.B. White, the author of Charlotte's Web published in The Atlantic in January 1948.

Mark Twain (2001)

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Samuel Clemens rose from a hardscrabble boyhood in the backwoods of Missouri to become Mark Twain, America's best-known and best-loved author. Considered in his time as the funniest man on earth, Twain was also an unflinching critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism.

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Mark Twain

Boy: Tales of Childhood (Unabridged)

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Boy is a funny, insightful and at times macabre glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. We discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, the pleasures (and pains) of the sweetshop, and how it is that he avoided being a Boazer.

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1090L
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Boy: Tales of Childhood (Unabridged)

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Twenty literary luminaries, ranging from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, are profiled in this entertaining and informative collection. Winner of A School Library Journal's Book of the Year Award, Lives of the Writers is both an indispensable reference tool and an exhilarating gossipfest.

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1070L
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02:06
Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

King of Murder: A Herculeah Jones Mystery (Unabridged)

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Together with her best friend and reluctant sidekick Meat, Herculeah Jones meets a famous mystery author, Mathias King, aka The Murder King. King's novels mirror gruesome, real-life murders - particularly A Slash of Life, which is about an unsolved local stabbing. Many people believe Mathias King knows too much. Could he be responsible for the crime?

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640L
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King of Murder: A Herculeah Jones Mystery (Unabridged)

Me Talk Pretty One Day

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David Sedaris' new collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes ("There was the lisp, of course, but more troubling than that was my voice itself, with its excitable tone and high, girlish pitch") and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery (Unabridged)

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Cam Jansen can't wait to meet her favorite mystery writer, Jim E. Winter, at his book signing during the school book fair. But while Cam is waiting in line, her friend Danny's parents discover that their car is missing! Was it stolen? Luckily for Danny's parents, there are two sleuths on hand to seek out the truth. But which one will solve the case first?

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450L
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Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery (Unabridged)

Across America On an Emigrant Train (Unabridged)

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In the summer of 1879, the young writer Robert Louis Stevenson received a telegram from America. Fanny, a dear friend in California, was ill. Stevenson packed his bags and left his home in Scotland. When the steamer reached the east coast of America, his journey had just begun. Stevenson had little money, so he traveled across America the cheapest way: he went by train.

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Across America On an Emigrant Train (Unabridged)

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

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Virginia Lee Burton was one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th Century.

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Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

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