Author: Andrew Birkin,Sharon Goode

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300098228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 323

View: 1887

An account of the Scottish novelist and dramatist's life focuses on his discovery, befriending, and guardianship of five boys who served as models for "Peter Pan" and "The Lost Boys."
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Author: Greg Ruth

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545576903

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5170

Some mysteries are too dangerous to leave alone . . . Nate's not happy about his family moving to a new house in a new town. After all, nobody asked him if he wanted to move in the first place. But when he discovers a tape recorder and note addressed to him under the floorboards of his bedroom, Nate is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing many, many years ago. Now, as strange happenings and weird creatures begin to track Nate, he must partner with Tabitha, a local girl, to find out what they want with him. But time is running out, for a powerful force is gathering strength in the woods at the edge of town, and before long Nate and Tabitha will be forced to confront a terrifying foe, and uncover the truth about the Lost Boy.
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Author: Johannes Groschupf

Publisher: Oetinger Taschenbuch GmbH

ISBN: 3864180406

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Verloren in den Tunneln des Vergessens: Als Lennart nachts im Hamburger Hauptbahnhof erwacht, weiß er weder wo er ist, noch wer er ist oder warum er hier ist. Nur mit dem Foto eines ihm unbekannten Mädchens in der Tasche macht er sich auf die Suche nach seiner Identität und seiner scheinbar verlorenen Liebe. Seine Reise führt ihn tief in die Clubszene Berlins und bringt ihn seiner Vergangenheit immer näher. Nach und nach findet Lennart heraus, dass er den musikalischen Manipulationen des charismatischen, aber gefährlichen DJs Bulgur verfallen ist. Wird Lennart sich retten können? Der neue Roman vom Autor von "Lost Places".
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Author: Brent W. Jeffs,Maia Szalavitz

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767932277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5587

In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet’s compound—and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect. Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS. The son of a prominent family in the church, Brent could have grown up to have multiple wives of his own and significant power in the 10,000-strong community. But he knew that behind the group’s pious public image—women in chaste dresses carrying babies on their hips—lay a much darker reality. So he walked away, and was the first to file a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his uncle. Now Brent shares his courageous story and that of many other young men who have become “lost boys” when they leave the FLDS, either by choice or by expulsion. Brent experienced firsthand the absolute power that church leaders wield—the kind of power that corrupts and perverts those who will do anything to maintain it. Once young men no longer belong to the church, they are cast out into a world for which they are utterly unprepared. More often than not, they succumb to the temptations of alcohol and other drugs. Tragically, Brent lost two of his brothers in this struggle, one to suicide, the other to overdose. In this book he shows that lost boys can triumph and that abuse and trauma can be overcome, and he hopes that readers will be inspired to help former FLDS members find their way in the world.
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Author: Duncan Staff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167140

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 8963

Between 1963 and 1965 the Moors Murderers - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - kidnapped and murdered five children before they were caught and sentenced to life in prison. The case shook the nation and has held us both horrified and fascinated for fifty years. Three of the children - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride and Lesley Ann Downey - were discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor. Edward Evans' body was found in their spare bedroom. The body of Keith Bennett has never been found. In the late nineties Myra Hindley contributed to a documentary on the murders, made by Duncan Staff. When she died in 2002 he was sent her unpublished papers. Drawing on this unique resource, and with the cooperation of the families of the victims, the police and expert witnesses, Duncan Staff is able to cast new light on the crimes, Hindley's relationship with Brady and her life in prison. And in this new edition of his bestselling book he is able to present, for the first time, compelling new evidence about the Moors murderers' system for hiding their victims' bodies.
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Escaping Civil War in Sudan

Author: John Bul Dau

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426307294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5350

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For its importance as a primary source, for its inclusion of the rarely told female perspective of Sudan’s lost children, for its celebration of human resilience, this is the perfect story to inform and inspire young readers.
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Author: Greg Laurie Laurie,Dutch Sheets


ISBN: 1459607007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 7873

This book presents the life of an evangelist raised in a dysfunctional family, subcumbed to drugs and alcohol, and recovered to rise and found a mega-church.
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Author: Dori Hillestad Butler,Jeremy Tugeau

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807592447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 748

"My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective."King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy!And just as Connor and Buddy start to get acquainted, Connor disappears! Buddy (aka King) has big problems to solve, but with some help from his friend Mouse (a very large dog) and the mysterious cat with no name, he shows what a smart, brave dog can do.Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Hillestad Butler's funny, satisfying story... and left eager for Buddy's next adventure.
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A search for life, a triumph of outback spirit

Author: Robert Wainwright

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741143423

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

View: 5254

In 1993 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt went missing from a roadhouse between Darwin and Alice Springs - one of the most desolate places in the world. Australian journalist Robert Wainwright's uplifting and triumphant tribute tells the story of how one child's disappearance united an entire community and the wider Northern Territory of Australia.
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A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558745157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 2074

The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes
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Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504037480

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 149

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Newbery Medal winner Paula Fox depicts a fateful summer on the mysterious Greek island of Thasos in this “haunting tale” (TheNew York Times Book Review). Lily Corey and her older brother, Paul, have been summering on the Greek island of Thasos with their parents. For Lily, it’s been fun hanging out with her brother, exploring the island, and studying ancient mythology and archaeology—until they meet Jack Hemmings. When Paul and Jack become friends, Lily feels left out. She thinks Jack is a show-off and a fake. She also knows he’s sad and lonely, yet she still wishes the boys would include her on their wild adventures. Then, one day, Jack shows off too much and something terrible happens . . . Amid the wilds of an exotic Greek island, Lily and the Lost Boy is the “beautifully crafted” (Kirkus Reviews) story of a young girl coming of age and discovering her courage and compassion.
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Author: Linda Newbery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444005405

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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New house, new school, new friends - but Matt Lanchester knows it won't all be that easy when he moves from Milton Keynes to Hay-on-Wye. Almost as soon as he arrives he is drawn into a mystery when he sees a roadside memorial marked by a little wooden cross with the initials M.L carved into it. His initials! Then he meets Robbo and Tig and Old Wil Jones and his wife, Gwynnie. There's history here and a well kept village secret - and Matt is desperate to find out more. His new acquaintances are keener on taunting Wil - Wil, the murderer. But that's not Matt' s style. Befriending Wil, and with a sense of a shadowy figure always close by, he learns about a tragedy in the past, helps set the record straight and finally lay to rest the ghost of boy he feels he's come to know. Linda Newbery effortlessly mixes the old with the new, the past with the present, tragedy with triumph as she writes about communities and individuals, facing challenges and being accepted.
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Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459816390

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7659

Raised in a polygamous community, Jon starts to question the rules of his faith. After he is caught kissing a girl, he is forced to flee his town and the only life he knows. He finds a community of other Lost Boys, or "polygs," but is utterly unprepared for life outside his community of Unity. He spirals into a life of numbing booze, drugs and homelessness. When he hits rock bottom, someone from his past enters his new life and helps him find his way. Jon and several of the novel’s other characters were introduced in Shelley Hrdlitschka's earlier novel Sister Wife.
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Author: Wendy Spinale

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338035797

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 75

View: 7709

Before Captain Hook annihilated England, before the Lost City was built underground, before Gwen stole his heart, Pete was a just boy living among the shadows. Determined to get himself and his sister out the rundown orphanage, Pete finds a solution in the seedy underbelly of London, a deadly place of scamps and thieves where survival is determined by cunning skill and bareknuckle bravery. But then one night, everything changes . . . In this dark reimagining of the original Lost Boy, Wendy Spinale weaves a stunning story of courage and heartbreak, loss and redemption as one boy is forced to face his past . . . and his future.
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Author: A. E. Colmer

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788031024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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The first fantasy novel in the Talendia series. A fantastic world hidden beneath our own. A resourceful heroine and hero with a mystery to unravel.
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A Novella

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807844861

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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Grover Gant, a young boy who died of typhoid fever at the turn of the century, is portrayed through the eyes of family members
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Author: Christina Henry

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785655698

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9764

There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He'll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter will say I'm a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. Peter Lies.
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Author: Jan Joseph

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1681815753

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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On a sleepy Chicago street, author Jackie Steinway opens her door to find a scruffy-looking man wielding a gun and wanting her son, Max. This is the beginning of the fast-paced search for Max, after the boy is kidnapped and forced to assume a new identity in a new location with a new family. Jackie and her husband, actor Jeff Stanley, work with police to clear themselves and work to bring the focus to the kidnapper. Readers are introduced to CPD detectives Jane Peters and Jimmy Reardon, FBI investigator Tom Avalon, psychic Susan Nelson, and private investigator George Nicholas. Will they be able to find Max? And how long will the search take? Chicago author Jan Joseph brings her characters back from her first book, Vanished: The Search for Sally Hunt, to bring this detective story to life.
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The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan

Author: Joseph Akol Makeer

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1604621605

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Recent news media have exposed the horrific genocides in Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere, but little has been publicized about the unseen genocide committed by Muslims against millions of Christians in southern Sudan during the 1980s. From Africa to America: The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan provides a firsthand account of the atrocities caused by the same president and government committing genocide in Darfur today. Look through the eyes of one of the Lost Boys, a group of orphans who braved a dangerous trek through desert and jungle in order to flee the war-torn southern Sudan twenty years ago, as author Akol Makeer explains Sudanese cultural traditions and chronicles his life before and after the war. From Africa to America: The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan records years of human rights violations and bloodshed, the conversion of southern Sudanese from animism to Christianity during the war, the corruption of U.N. officials, and the sixteen-year journey of the Lost Boys from Sudan to Ethiopia, on to Kenya, and finally to religious and political freedom in America.
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