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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
2018 Little League Baseball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, ...
by Little League Internation...

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

February 22, 2018

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The 2018 Official Little League® Baseball Rulebook includes: <br />- Significant Rule Changes for 2018<br />- General Information (Chartering, Player Eligibility Divisions of Play, FAQs etc…) <br />- Official Regulations<br />- Field Diagrams<br />- Official Playing Rules<br />- Tournament Rules and Guidelines <br />- Operating Policies<br /><br />The book covers the Little League Tee Ball, Minor League, Major League, Intermediate (50/70) Division, Junior League and Senior League Divisions.<br /><br />Please note that the eBook versions of the Rulebooks have been updated to include changes from the 2018 Little League International Congress. These changes are effective immediately and are not included in the printed versions. <br /><br />Visit LittleLeague.org/Rules for the more information about these rule updates.
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed ...
by Warren St. John

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><b>A moving account of how a soccer team made up of diverse refugees inspired an entire community here in the United States.</b><br />  <br /> Based on the adult bestseller, <i>Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference</i>, this young people's edition is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach, Luma Mufleh. <br />  <br /> Luma Mufleh, a young Jordanian woman educated in the United States and working as a coach for private youth soccer teams in Atlanta, was out for a drive one day and ended up in Clarkston, Georgia, where she was amazed and delighted to see young boys, black and brown and white, some barefoot, playing soccer on every flat surface they could find. Luma decided to quit her job, move to Clarkston, and start a soccer team that would soon defy the odds. Despite challenges to locate a practice field, minimal funding for uniforms and equipment, and zero fans on the sidelines, the Fugees practiced hard and demonstrated a team spirit that drew admiration from referees and competitors alike. <br />  <br /> <i>Outcasts United</i> explores how the community changed with the influx of refugees and how the dedication of Lumah Mufleh and the entire Fugees soccer team inspired an entire community. <br /><br /><br /><b><u>Praise for <i>Outcasts United</i></u></b><br />  <br /> “An uplifting underdog story.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Motivating messages that will resonate with teen readers.”—<i>School Library Journal, </i>Starred Review<br /><br /> <i> </i><br /> <b><u>Praise for <i>Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference</i></u></b><br />  <br /> “Wonderful, poignant book is highly recommended..."<i>–Library Journal, </i>Starred Review<br />  <br /> “Engagingly written.”—<i>School Library Journal</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Richly detailed, uplifting … educational and enriching.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br />  <br /> “Dee"Inspiring...richly detailed...Deeply satisfying...a bighearted book."—<i>Shelf Awareness</i><br /><br /></p>
Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft: deutsch-englisch + englisch-deutsch W...
by Markus Wagner

Language

German

Pages

3488

Publication Date

August 22, 2015

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betrifft: Fußball ist die schoenste Nebensache der Welt:<br /><br />Fussball-Woerterbuch + Redewendungen <br />in deutsch-englisch + englisch-deutsch <br />(1000 Vokabel-Uebersetzungen + Saetze + Wortverbindungen)<br /><br />football glossary/<br />soccer dictionary<br />german-english + english-german<br />(Learn german most important football / soccer phrases, vocabulary)<br /><br />LESEPROBE: Fussball-Begriffe<br /><br />let`s talk about Fussball<br /><br />1. Was gehoert zum Fussball (Begriffe zu: Spiele, Turniere)<br /><br />Spiele:<br /><br />Deutscher Fußball-Bund<br />German Soccer Association<br /><br />die gegnerische Mannschaft<br />the opposing team<br /><br />das Punktspiel<br />game decided on points<br />league game<br /><br />Meisterschaft<br />the championship, season<br /><br /><br />Turniere:<br /><br />Nationalmannschaft<br />national team<br /><br />das Turnier<br />the tournament<br /><br />Europameisterschaft<br />European championship<br /><br />Weltmeisterschaft<br />world championship, world cup<br /><br />Weltpokal<br />world cup<br /><br />......<br /><br />2. Was passiert waehrend eines Fußballspiels (Spielsituationen)<br /><br />am kurzen Eck vorbeikoepfeln<br />to head past the near post<br /><br />am Trikot eines Spielers ziehen<br />to tug at a player's shirt<br /><br />an einer Flanke vorbeifahren<br />to miss a cross<br /><br />an Muskelkraempfen leiden<br />to suffer from cramp<br /><br />angreifen<br />to attack<br /><br />auf dem Spielfeld behandelt werden<br />to receive treatment on the field<br /><br />auf den Punkt zeigen<br />to point to the spot<br /><br />INHALTSVERZEICHNIS:<br />1. Was gehoert zum Fussball (Begriffe zu: Spiele, Turniere)<br />2. Was passiert waehrend eines Fußballspiels (Spielsituationen)<br />3. Spielfeld-Begriffe<br />4. Was gehoert zum Fußballstadion<br />5. Wie ist das Team zusammengesetzt<br />6. Aufstellung der Spieler<br />7. Spieler-Bezeichnungen<br />8. Regelungen (Meisterschaft, Aufstieg)<br />9. Spielverlaeufe<br />10. die Technik<br />11. Schiedsrichter -Ausdruecke<br />12. die Fans<br />13. die Weltmeisterschaft<br />14. Team-Namen<br />15. Nicknamen: Mannschaft/ Fan<br />16. Anreise der Fans mit der Bahn und Uebernachtung im Hotel<br />17. Fussball-Sprueche zum Schmunzeln<br />18. de-en Redewendungen und Saetze<br />19. en-de Redewendungen und Saetze<br />20. de-en Woerterbuch<br />21. en-de Woerterbuch
101 Swimming Pool Games & Activities
by Jared Knight

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 05, 2015

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101 Swimming Pool Games & Activities contains highly imaginative, cost effective activities that can be adapted for any camp pool.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get B...
by , Rick Bundschuh

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 28, 2004

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<B>The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.</B> <BR> They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack -- could come between her and the waves? <BR> That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii -- a glorious part of the world, where it's hard to deny the divine -- Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Tom Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the O.R. It's the kind of coincidence that isn't mere coincidence to the Hamilton family, a clan whose motto could easily be "the family that surfs and prays together stays together." To them it was a sign someone had a greater plan than the one they'd been working on themselves -- which had been to scrape together whatever resources they could to help Bethany rise to the top of her sport. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story -- a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. <BR> <I>Soul Surfer</I> is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery in the wake of the shark attack, the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing -- perhaps even less so -- than the soul.
Disculpen las molestias: Es fútbol a mi manera (Spanish Edition)
by Álex Candal

Language

Spanish

Pages

118

Publication Date

May 25, 2018

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El exitoso comentarista Álex Candal logra conjugar grandes eventos del fútbol sorprendiéndonos con El mejor jugador del mundo, cuál es el verdadero Once Ideal y cómo fue El gol más feo de la historia. Por su trayectoria logra conocer en profundidad la relación del fútbol con la publicidad, la discriminación, la política, la violencia y las identidades nacionales. <br />En Disculpen las molestias. Es fútbol a mi manera, nos cuenta pasajes en los cuales conjuga la visión de los grandes entrenadores con delirios revolucionarios, denuncia la soledad del árbitro, nos hace escuchar los cánticos, como si estuviéramos en las tribunas y nos enamora con el Amor de los hinchas. Cada capítulo contiene la emoción de un contraataque, es como un partido de ida y vuelta que nos atornilla al asiento para levantarnos únicamente ante el furor del gol. Están advertidos es fútbol a su manera.<br />
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Tra...
by Mr Keith Foskett

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

March 19, 2015

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<p>Amazing journeys begin with a single step, but only the determined keep hiking.</p><p><b>Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine</b></p><p>Every year thousands of adventurers attempt to hike all 2,180 miles of the gruelling and unforgiving Appalachian Trail. Around five months later, beaten and bruised, those who finish are known as thru-hikers.</p><p>Keith Foskett weaves a true-life tale that’s as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a world-champion juggler, a drug dealer, and a sex-starved builder from Minnesota – he takes the reader on a compelling adventure that pushes the limits of both endurance and imagination.</p><p>During his five months living in the woods, Foskett’s psychological apprehensions are stretched to the limit against the wild elements of nature. By turns humorous and harrowing, his journey allows him to overcome his fears while reflecting on the man he’s meant to be. His adventure weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and is told with insight, humour and reflection.</p><p>Perhaps he too will tame the most renowned long-distance hiking trail in the world, and emerge as a thru-hiker.</p><p><br /><b>Reviews for Balancing on Blue</b></p><p><br /><i>"A highly anticipated Appalachian Trail memoir, and well worth the wait."</i><br /><b>Daniel Neilson (The Great Outdoors Magazine)</b></p><p><i>"Long distance hikes are simultaneously life-affirming and total agony. Walking 2000 miles would be a phenomenal journey wherever in the world you did it. To tackle the legendary Appalachian Trail is a truly special experience, and one I dream of attempting sometime in my life. Amongst the bears, moose and rattlesnakes, climbing to 2000 metres, and countless aches and pains lives the memory of a special journey, the wonderful people who briefly share the experience with you, and the knowledge that lasts long after the final blister has healed. It’s a lifetime’s worth of adventurous memories crammed into one simple walk."</i><br /><b>Alastair Humphreys (Author, adventurer and a National Geographic Adventure of the Year)</b></p><p><i>"With thru-hiking gaining in popularity, many look to the Appalachian Trail to test out their trail legs, and discover why it holds the reputation it does.</i><br /><i>The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom."</i><br /><b>Jennifer Pharr Davis (Author and previous record holder for the fastest ever thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail).</b></p><p><i>"An entertaining and inspiring account of one of the world’s longest walks and the people who walk it. Keith is a perfect walking companion for the ups and downs of the trail – his easy and understated style kept me turning the pages.</i><br /><i>Essential reading for those contemplating their own big adventure."</i><br /><b>David Lintern (Editor - Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine)</b></p><p><i>"This book is for anyone who's ever dreamed about a big adventure, as Fozzie spins a funny, thought-provoking and inspiring tale of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading."</i><br /><b>Jenny Walters (Country Walking Magazine)</b></p><p><i>"Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them. Balancing on Blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home.</i><br /><i>Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight."</i><br /><b>Andrew Skurka (Long distance hiker, adventurer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2007).</b></p>
Horse Gone Silent
by Shane Ledyard

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

January 29, 2016

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Inspired by a true story, "Horse Gone Silent" delivers adventure, drama and life lessons in a perfectly tidy package that will speak to your heart like no horse story ever has before. <br /><br />Champion show jumping horse Calebo gives a divinely critical message of hope in his inspirational tale of perseverance and courage. Calebo's story follows him from his charmed youth, to the top of his sport to finding himself moments from death by slaughter. Never sure of his ultimate fate, he relies on his faith, family and friends to give him strength on his incredible journey. <br /><br />Written by professional horseman Shane Ledyard, '"Horse Gone Silent'"takes you right into the barn aisle and onto this fabled horse's back for a great ride you won't want to end.

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