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The Story of the Night

Author : Colm Toibin
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From the award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Master, a powerful, brave, and moving novel set in Argentina. In Argentina, in the time of the Generals, the streets are empty at night, and people have trained themselves not to see. Richard Garay lives with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. Stifled by his job, Richard is willing to take chances, both sexually and professionally. But Argentina is changing, and as his country edges toward peace, Richard tentatively begins a love affair. The result is a powerful, brave, and poignant novel of sex, death, and the diffculties of connecting one's inner life with the outside world.

The Story of the Night

Author : John Holloway
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First published in 1961. Critiquing the critics, and examining the vocabulary of twentieth century criticism of the Shakespearean tragedies, John Holloway's book covers Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and the themes of Shakespearean Tragedy and the idea of human sacrifice and the concepts of myth and ritual in literature.

Night Song

Author : Tricia Goyer
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A love story between a beautiful member of the Austrian resistance and the American soldier who loves her is told against the true story of the orchestra started by prisoners in Hitler's Mauthausen death camp, who played the American national anthem as troops arrived to liberate them. Original.

Story for a Black Night

Author : Clayton Bess
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An African father tells his son about the disaster that followed the night a baby with smallpox was abandoned in his family's house.

The Story of Silent Night

Author : Paul Gallico
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The Night of the Burning

Author : Linda Press Wulf
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Devorah's world is shattered by the tragedies of post–Great War Europe: gas poisoning, famine, typhoid, and influenza. Then comes the Night of the Burning, when Cossacks provoke Christian Poles to attack their Jewish neighbors. In 1920, eleven-year-old Devorah and her little sister, Nechama, are the sole survivors of their community. Salvation arrives in the form of a South African philanthropist named Isaac Ochberg, who invites Devorah and Nechama to join his group of two hundred orphans in their journey to safety in South Africa. Although reluctant to leave her homeland, and afraid to forget her family, Devorah follows her sister, who is determined to go to the new country. There Devorah is dealt the greatest blow – Nechama is adopted and taken away from her. In the end, though, Devorah realizes that she is not solely responsible for keeping the past alive, and that she will not betray her beloved parents when she is adopted herself – and finds happiness again. This gripping first novel, inspired by and based closely on the childhood of the author's mother-in-law, was recipient of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. The Night of the Burning is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Dog Night at the Story Zoo

Author : Dan Bar-el
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It's Open Mic Night at the Story Zoo and the dogs are up to tell their tales in this hilarious graphic novel for young readers. At the Story Zoo, you get to tell any story you want in front of the live audience, as long as it's about you. And tonight is dog night. So sit back, relax, and let these dogs tell their tales. We've got some hilarious but quite touching stories from dogs of all kinds, including a bulldog who doesn't wanted to be judged by his looks; a bloodhound who loses her power of scent and turns to a dog called Surelick Holmes for help; an energetic poodle who saves the day with her yapping; and a stray who takes fetching to a whole new level. These stories will make you laugh, make you cry and maybe even make you howl at the moon. Whether you're looking for smart, funny, sweet, sharp, silly or just plain fuzzy, The Story Zoo is going to be your new favorite haunt.

Stories of the Night

Author : Lauren Smyth
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Alisen, a teenage girl, is routinely awakened by the same terrifying dream. The nightmare gets more detailed and longer every night, but the terror remains the same. She tries to dismiss it as something she ate, or maybe a book she read, but then she meets Kale. Kale is having the same nightmares. Believing there must be a deeper meaning, Alisen and Kale delve into politics and biblical prophecy. Together, they discover that everything in their dreams has a counterpart in real life, which leads them to believe that something terrible is coming. Is there any way to avoid this catastrophe and save thousands of lives? Or will their worst dreams come true? They must choose whether to turn to God or to each other to save them from the very end of the world. Stories of the Night combines political intrigue, biblical prophecy, and military adventure into a suspenseful story that leaves the reader with the choice of where to place their ultimate hope.

A Ride in the Night

Author : Patricia L. Nederveld
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A simple retelling of the Bible story of Paul's rescue from his enemies. Includes related activities.

Yesterday was Tuesday All Day and All Night

Author : May Violet Seagoe
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By The Light of The Night

Author : Sheiko Nagawo
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Life in Ethiopia during the era of Emperor Haile Selassie was bleak. The prospect of securing a job after graduating from university was unthinkable, especially if you were an Oromo and a Muslim who couldn’t afford enormous bribes. One way to secure a job is to bribe government officials. The hopeless and corrupt culture of bribery and favoritism starts with a guard at the gate and runs all the way up to the hiring officer at the very top. The working motto of Ethiopia’s civil service was and is: “ሢሾም ያልበላ ሢሻር ይቆጨዋል/ If you didn’t embezzle while in power, you will regret it while out of power.” Another way to secure employment in Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia was if you knew someone who knew someone important. So, naturally we cheered and hooted when the emperor was deposed by the military the summer of 1974. Just as quickly, our happiness was replaced with sadness as the military junta known as the Derg placed the emperor under house arrest and executed fifty-six senior minsters. Thus, a suffocating and toxic cloud of fear enwrapped Ethiopia for the next two decades. The change we cheered for drove citizens into three camps: those for the socialist military government, those against it, and those, like Omar, Abdul, and I, who were for neither. Too young to fully understand what was happening and too afraid to stay, we decided to leave Ethiopia for destination we’d only heard about, Djibouti. On our long journey from Dire Dawa to America, we encountered many generous souls willing and able to help us escape tyranny. Hence, this story is not just about escape from tyranny, it is also a story of kindness by friends and complete strangers. The men and women to whom we refer as our lifelines in this picture book were there for us during our darkest hours, when we really needed someone to show us a way forward. We remain grateful.

In the Middle of the Night The Shocking True Story of a Family Killed in Cold Blood

Author : Brian McDonald
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The affluent suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. William Petit and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, to raise their two lovely daughters... Until July 23, 2007, when, according to police, two ex-cons invaded the Petit home hoping to embark on a routine robbery--one that would ultimately prove deadly.

A Walk in the Night

Author : Alex La Guma
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Sun Up Sun Down

Author : Jacqui Bailey
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Follows the sun from dawn to dusk to explain how light rays travel, how shadows are formed, how the moon lights up the night sky, and more. Includes activity.

Stories of the Night

Author : Kitty Crowther
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First, Little Bear hears the story of the Night Guardian, who lives in the woods and makes sure all animals go to bed. But who tells the Night Guardian when it's bedtime? The second story is about the brave girl Zhara who seeks the forest's most delicious blackberries. In the third we meet Bo, the little man with the big overcoat, who finds it hard to sleep. Finally, Little Bear falls asleep, and there in bed beside her are her new storybook friends.

Silent Night Holy Night

Author : Frederick Herman Jaenicken
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The Night of the Moon

Author : Hena Khan
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Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.

Story Keeping

Author : A. R. Marshall
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Then it happened: the book flashed bright. "What was that?" Grandpa didn't say a word, he just winked and kept reading. This summer, story time with grandpa will change everything. Age Level: 6 to 11 Grade Level: 2nd - 5th Inside a glowing book, Space Spy Drift Elwick must defeat intergalactic pirates and save earth. But is it just a book? Riles, Sissie, and Finn want to help, but how? Will they find a way before it's too late? Find out in this action-packed, humorous, adventure chapter book receiving high praise: "The best book for kids I've ever read. An immersive adventure that gave my daughter and I a magical experience." "Somewhere between The Boxcar Children and Harry Potter, this series follows a sibling set in and out of books, saving happy endings. A delightful read for middle grade boys and girls." "A wonderful read filled with adventure, suspense, courage, and bravery!" "The Story Keeping Series is Magic Treehouse meets The Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja." *Access to Audiobook included. Interview with the Author Q - What makes the Story Keeping series so special? A - Probably best to ask other readers. I like the series because Riles brings an honest voice to these wild adventures. He is also incredibly passionate about reading. I love seeing Riles and his siblings work together save happy endings. Q - What age children is the book written for? A - I've heard great things from parents of children 5-7 who read it to their kids, and from parents of kids in the 8-10 or 9-12 range who read it on their own. The books are written at a 3rd grade reading level, introducing age appropriate themes for children 6-8 mixed with just the right amount of humor. Riles tells these stories in a family friendly way. My own "beta-readers" include a 9 year old boy, 7 year old girl, and 5 year old boy. Q - What order should I read the books in? A - Each book can stand alone, since each adventure comes from another book. But there is something larger going on. Reading the whole series reveals a number of additional clues. Can you piece the bigger picture together? Book 1: The Night I Became A Hero Everything changes when Riles, Sissie, and Finn tuck in for story time at grandpa's house. Book 2: The Night We Met A Dragon Grandpa is keeping secrets as the kids meet the whiny Prince Winthrop, a wicked magician who wants to be King, and a dragon who remembers the white light. Book 3: Secrets beyond the Nile Story Keeping siblings help a witty professor dodge preserve priceless treasures and dodge an ancient curse. Along the way, they discover surprising clues about mom and dad. (September 2017) Q - Can I use these books for education? A - Absolutely. A number of reviews from teachers suggest it's well paced for 3rd grades, and the accompanying parent guide helps adults ask the right questions to get children thinking about the story's themes. There is a link to the parent guide just before the table of contents. An audiobook is also available at no cost to support varying learning styles. Story Keeping Series eBook Categories: -Action Adventure -Superheroes -Siblings -Interactive Books -Books & Libraries -Chapter Books

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky Revised and Updated

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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

Voices in the Night

Author : Steven Millhauser
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From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories—provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting—that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit. Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life, Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect. Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism, stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns, homes, and even within our bodies. Here, too, are stories culled from religion and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him in the night; a young, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his purpose in life; Rapunzel and her Prince, who struggle to fit the real world to their dream. Heightened by magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot through with sly and winning humor, Voices in the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives, all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytellers.