Alanna Book
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

Alanna


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481439589

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Alanna Excerpt :

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

Alanna Book
Score: 4
From 100 Ratings

Alanna


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439120293

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Alanna Excerpt :

From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. “From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.” In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

Alanna  The First Adventure Book
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

Alanna The First Adventure


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448192694

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Alanna The First Adventure Excerpt :

“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.” Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places. Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to learn who her enemies are. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins . . .

Alanna Book

Alanna


  • Author : Erin Curran
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609760687

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Alanna Excerpt :

Set in England during the 1500s during a time of arranged marriages, Alanna is told by her father that she is to be married to a long-time friend's son. But Alanna wants to choose for herself the man she marries. After a heated discussion, she consents to meet the man with the stipulation that if they do not get along, she will not marry him. The future groom is battling his own demons. Because Devon was born a bastard, someone believes that he should not inherit his father's title and wealth. He gets severely beaten and is left for dead. Devon manages to mount his horse and ride to the nearby manor house of his betrothed. Charles, Alanna's father, recognizes Devon but doesn't identify him. Meanwhile, Alanna nurses Devon back to health, but has no idea that this man is her betrothed. She battles with her feelings of passion while honoring her father's wishes. Devon realizes that Alanna is the lady chosen for his bride. He falls instantly in love with her and swears Charles to secrecy, so he can woo Alanna in his own way and find out who tried to kill him. With the help of a friend, he figures out who was behind the attack and why. Is there happiness in store for these star-crossed lovers?

In the Hand of the Goddess Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

In the Hand of the Goddess


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481439602

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In the Hand of the Goddess Excerpt :

Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer whom she knows she will one day have to face.

Alanna s Snow Dream Book

Alanna s Snow Dream


  • Author : Robert Connelly
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-12-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 9780722347553

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Alanna s Snow Dream Excerpt :

At first Snowflakes is just like any other snowman made on a snowy afternoon. He can only stand, cold and stiff and silent in his borrowed hat, scarf and coat. But then Santa Claus arrives on his sleigh and shows Alanna the way to bring him to life with a wave of a wand. Together Alanna and Snowflakes set off with Olka the white owl and their elfin friends on a wonderful magical journey to Fairyland. This enchanting story, written in rhyme, is the perfect way for children to enrich their imagination while enjoying the adventures with Alanna, Snowflakes and Olka.

Sea Sick Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Sea Sick


  • Author : Alanna Mitchell
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551993416

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Sea Sick Excerpt :

All life — whether on land or in the sea — depends on the oceans for two things: • Oxygen. Most of Earth’s oxygen is produced by phytoplankton in the sea. These humble, one-celled organisms, rather than the spectacular rain forests, are the true lungs of the planet. • Climate control. Our climate is regulated by the ocean’s currents, winds, and water-cycle activity. Sea Sick is the first book to examine the current state of the world’s oceans — the great unexamined ecological crisis of the planet — and the fact that we are altering everything about them; temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, volume, circulation, and, of course, the life within them. Alanna Mitchell joins the crews of leading scientists in nine of the global ocean’s hotspots to see firsthand what is really happening around the world. Whether it’s the impact of coral reef bleaching, the puzzle of the oxygen-less dead zones such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico, or the shocking implications of the changing Ph balance of the sea, Mitchell explains the science behind the story to create an engaging, accessible yet authoritative account.

A New Spin On Color Book

A New Spin On Color


  • Author : Alanna Wilcox
  • Publisher : Alanna Wilcox
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9780999032800

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A New Spin On Color Excerpt :

Have you ever tried spinning hand painted top or dyed rovings only to be disappointed with the color outcomes in your yarns or finished projects? This book clearly and artfully walks you through understanding color theory making it less intimidating for both novice and expert spinners alike. Never before has a book presented the same dyed top worked up into 20+ different approaches accompanied by easy to follow directions. You will be able to see how the techniques look in both a skein and a knitted swatch. Plus there are photos of finished products accompanying the techniques to make envisioning the spinning applications even easier. After reading this book you will be inspired to delve into your stash with excitement and colorful confidence in your spinning.

Stuff Every Woman Should Know Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Stuff Every Woman Should Know


  • Author : Alanna Kalb
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594744853

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Stuff Every Woman Should Know Excerpt :

This pocket-sized handbook features all the skills a modern lady needs! This little gift book is packed with tips, tricks, and life hacks for women who need to know everything. With advice on etiquette and social situations, entertaining and cooking tips, do-it-yourself instructions, health information, self-defense techniques, and much, much more, this is the ultimate—but petite!—reference guide for go-getters, self-starters, and independent women everywhere. Featuring: · How to Ask for a Raise · Ten Stylish Pieces Every Woman Should Own · How to Throw a Football · Good Responses to Bad Pick-Up Lines · How to Host a Cocktail Party · How to Parallel Park

Shadowing Ivy Book

Shadowing Ivy


  • Author : Janelle Taylor
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2011-10-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1420127594

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Shadowing Ivy Excerpt :

When it comes to romantic suspense,New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor pulls out all the stops. And in her new novel, filled with breathtaking passion and pulse-pounding danger, a young woman's life changes on her wedding day--when her groom flees the altar with a stranger in hot pursuit. . . Some Secrets Are Shocking When New Jersey police officer Ivy Sedgwick's fiancé bolts out of the church on their wedding day, she's stunned. Declan loves her--doesn't he? Ivy's late father, a man she hardly knew, disapproved of the match, but Ivy never knew why--until a homicide detective named Griffin Fargo shows up. The man Ivy knew as Declan is really someone else--and "Declan" was just one of the aliases the police believe he used when he duped a string of other "fiancées" for their money. . . Other Secrets Are Deadly. . . Breaking the news to Ivy is one of the hardest things Griffin has ever done, but he needs her to help him track down Declan before he strikes again. The trouble is, Griffin wants her, too. Protecting her becomes all too personal to Griffin, especially as the clues lead them to new suspects. With danger around every corner, all Griffin wants is to close the case--so he can convince Ivy that her future, and her heart, belong to him. "Achingly poignant. . .a fine tale of rekindled love mixed in with a complex mystery." --Romantic Times on Haunting Olivia "Excellent. . .motives abound in this tale of dark suspense and romance." --Romantic Times on Watching Amanda

Alanna Book

Alanna


  • Author : Helen Coale Crew
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929
  • Genre: Baltimore (Md.)
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002247851

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Lioness Rampant Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Lioness Rampant


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481439640

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Lioness Rampant Excerpt :

Continues the adventures of the skilled knight and warrior, Alanna, as she wins the magical Jewel of Domaine and uses its powers to save her kingdom.

Just Our Mom Book

Just Our Mom


  • Author : Alanna Sanford
  • Publisher : Golden Brick Road Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2021-03-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1989819028

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Just Our Mom Excerpt :

Evie and Liam are two ordinary kids who live in an ordinary home inside an ordinary town. They go to ordinary school and play with all their ordinary friends. They live ordinary lives with their ordinary mother. However, they are beginning to notice that maybe their family really isn't so ordinary. At school, Evie and Liam are asked to do a project on a day in the life of their dad, but with only their mother at home, how will they complete it?

10  Human Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

10 Human


  • Author : Alanna Collen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062346001

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10 Human Excerpt :

Now in paperback, evolutionary biologist and science writer Alanna Collen’s stunning alarm call concerning the widely-ignored role our gut microbes play in our health and well-being. “Fascinating…. Everything you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony. Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them. In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases—obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer—have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes. The good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen’s book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. Life—and your body—will never seem the same again.

Bodies in Suspense Book

Bodies in Suspense


  • Author : Alanna Thain
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452953519

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Bodies in Suspense Excerpt :

Bodies in Suspense presents a powerful new way to think through postdigital cinema and the affective turn in critical theory. According to Alanna Thain, suspense films allow us to experience the relation between two bodies: that of the film and that of the viewer. Through the “time machine” of suspense, film form, gender, genre, and spectatorship are revealed in innovative and different ways. These films not only engage us directly in ethical concerns, but also provide a key for understanding corporeal power in the digital era. Offering a new framework for understanding cinematic suspense, Bodies in Suspense argues that the “body in time” enables us to experience the temporal dimension of the body directly. This is the first book to link two contemporary frames of analysis: questions of cinematic temporality and contemporary affect theory. Thain conducts close readings of influential suspense films by Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Rian Johnson, and Lou Ye, and sets forth a compelling new theory of cinema, reading for the productivity of the “crime of time” that stages the duplicity of cinematic bodies. Through these films that foreground doubled characters and looping, Thain explores Gilles Deleuze’s claim that “the direct time-image is the phantom which has always haunted cinema.” A vital new addition to film theory, corporeality and affect theory, feminist theory, and the philosophy of time—and one of the first books to explore David Lynch’s Hollywood trilogy—Bodies in Suspense asks us to pay attention, above all, to the ways in which the condition of spectatorship creates a doubling sensation with important philosophical repercussions.