Around the World in 80 Books 2013

"Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Moccasins" = Life from another's perspective. (under construction - 10 added each week as part of an 8 week library display).
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The Lies of Harry Wakatipu jack lasenby  Harry Wakatipu is lazy, bad-tempered needy and greedy pack-horse and the biggest liar in the history of the Vast Untrodden Ureweras.   The lies of Harry Wakatipu is a collection a fantastic stories – like how the first wasps got into New Zealand, or how to Kaingaroa wild horses got there in the first place or how Freddy Stromboli could walk under  a Merino wether without taking off his hat. It’s true, just ask Harry Wakatipu.

The Lies of Harry Wakatipu jack lasenby Harry Wakatipu is lazy, bad-tempered needy and greedy pack-horse and the biggest liar in the history of the Vast Untrodden Ureweras. The lies of Harry Wakatipu is a collection a fantastic stories – like how the first wasps got into New Zealand, or how to Kaingaroa wild horses got there in the first place or how Freddy Stromboli could walk under a Merino wether without taking off his hat. It’s true, just ask Harry Wakatipu.

Not for Parents Australia: Everything you ever wanted to know by Janine Scott It is the real, inside story about one of the world’s most exciting countries – Australia. Read tales about toothy sharks, giant rocks and snappy crocs, bushranger baddies and explorers galore. Check out cool stories about a famous coat-hanger, underground hotels, a super-fast horse and a very rough race. You’ll find flying doctors and flying fruit bats, flesh-eating spiders and thieving convicts

Not for Parents Australia: Everything you ever wanted to know by Janine Scott It is the real, inside story about one of the world’s most exciting countries – Australia. Read tales about toothy sharks, giant rocks and snappy crocs, bushranger baddies and explorers galore. Check out cool stories about a famous coat-hanger, underground hotels, a super-fast horse and a very rough race. You’ll find flying doctors and flying fruit bats, flesh-eating spiders and thieving convicts

Flush by Carl Hiaasen - Noah's dad, Paine, is passionate about saving the local Florida wildlife. But he ends up in jail trying to stop a casino boat from releasing the effluent from its toilets directly into the water. Noah and his sister, take up the fight on Dad's behalf.  With the help of Shelly, they have a plan, to sneak a huge load of coloured dye into the toilets.

Flush by Carl Hiaasen - Noah's dad, Paine, is passionate about saving the local Florida wildlife. But he ends up in jail trying to stop a casino boat from releasing the effluent from its toilets directly into the water. Noah and his sister, take up the fight on Dad's behalf. With the help of Shelly, they have a plan, to sneak a huge load of coloured dye into the toilets.

September 11: Attack on America, Andrew Langly. Examines The planes hijacked by terrorists.and flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., & a field near Shankville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.To bin Laden the attack was a legitimate act of war against the United States & the west. To the west & especially the Americans it was an act or terror that destroyed thousands of innocent lives.

September 11: Attack on America, Andrew Langly. Examines The planes hijacked by terrorists.and flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., & a field near Shankville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.To bin Laden the attack was a legitimate act of war against the United States & the west. To the west & especially the Americans it was an act or terror that destroyed thousands of innocent lives.

As the crowd roars, LeBron James drives down the court and leaps into the air it’s a slam dunk! NBAs number one draft pick in 2003 and Rookie of the Year in 2004. With a talent compared to Michael Jordan’s, the Cleveland Cavaliers star has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has had his high school jersey retired, and signed a ninety-million-dollar contract with Nike: his future is truly bright.Find out how a skinny kid from Akron, Ohio, became one of the NBA’s biggest stars.

As the crowd roars, LeBron James drives down the court and leaps into the air it’s a slam dunk! NBAs number one draft pick in 2003 and Rookie of the Year in 2004. With a talent compared to Michael Jordan’s, the Cleveland Cavaliers star has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has had his high school jersey retired, and signed a ninety-million-dollar contract with Nike: his future is truly bright.Find out how a skinny kid from Akron, Ohio, became one of the NBA’s biggest stars.

Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. There was wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water and down, down to slam into the lake.  City boy Brian is not used to living rough, until his plane crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness.  All he has is a hatchet and a determination to survive. He must learn to live the hard way or die trying!

Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. There was wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water and down, down to slam into the lake. City boy Brian is not used to living rough, until his plane crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness. All he has is a hatchet and a determination to survive. He must learn to live the hard way or die trying!

Crusade, By Elizabeth Laird.  Two boys – two faiths – one unholy war!  England In the service of a local knight, Adam joins the Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land. After a horrendous journey from England, all he wants is to strike down his enemies.  The Holy Land Salim, a doctor’s apprentice, works in the heart of the Sultan Saladin’s camp. He never imagined he would join the battle against the barbaric invaders.  Can these two ever forge any kind of understanding to save one anothers lives?

Crusade, By Elizabeth Laird. Two boys – two faiths – one unholy war! England In the service of a local knight, Adam joins the Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land. After a horrendous journey from England, all he wants is to strike down his enemies. The Holy Land Salim, a doctor’s apprentice, works in the heart of the Sultan Saladin’s camp. He never imagined he would join the battle against the barbaric invaders. Can these two ever forge any kind of understanding to save one anothers lives?

Ascend the Nile: A Kiwi-Brit Journey of Discovery, Adventure & Tragedy: Garth MacIntyre, Neil McGreggor, Cam McLeary. Two kiwis and a Brit had travelled over 5000 km up the world’s largest river. A mishap on the water and another in the air left them stranded in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. Ambushed by a rebel group known for barbaric attacks on civilians they abandoned the expedition, returning six months later to complete it.

Ascend the Nile: A Kiwi-Brit Journey of Discovery, Adventure & Tragedy: Garth MacIntyre, Neil McGreggor, Cam McLeary. Two kiwis and a Brit had travelled over 5000 km up the world’s largest river. A mishap on the water and another in the air left them stranded in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. Ambushed by a rebel group known for barbaric attacks on civilians they abandoned the expedition, returning six months later to complete it.

Cairo Jim: At the crossroads of Orpheus, by Geoffy McSkimming In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place! Perfumes are being reinvented. When one which is believed to have legendary hypnotic powers- goes missing, it is up to Cairo Jim and his friends to try to stop a rush of evil so gargantuan that the world could be plunged into a chasm of eternal terror

Cairo Jim: At the crossroads of Orpheus, by Geoffy McSkimming In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place! Perfumes are being reinvented. When one which is believed to have legendary hypnotic powers- goes missing, it is up to Cairo Jim and his friends to try to stop a rush of evil so gargantuan that the world could be plunged into a chasm of eternal terror

City of Thieves, by David Benioff.  Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving.   Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German airman, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid.   Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live, or fail and…

City of Thieves, by David Benioff. Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German airman, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live, or fail and…

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