Piranha
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Piranha


  • Author : Clive Cussler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698140769


Piranha Book Description :

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves exposed when a brilliant scientist blows their cover in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure. In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregonon a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Piranha

Piranha


  • Author : S. L. Hamilton
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2014-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781629685045


Piranha Book Description :

This title introduces young readers to the piranha, the fierce fish with the sharp teeth! Easy-to-read text examines the piranha's habitat and distribution. Readers will learn about the piranha's color, size, and shape. The fish's anatomy is examined, especially its teeth and jaws and their role in a piranha's hunting and diet. Piranha prey is discussed, as are the piranha's predators, including human fishers. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for xtreme ichthyologists. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Piranhas
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Piranhas


  • Author : Roberto Saviano
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374717537


The Piranhas Book Description :

In Gomorrah, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, Roberto Saviano revealed a true, devastating portrait of Naples, Italy under the rule of the Camorra, a crime organization more powerful and violent than the Mafia. In The Piranhas, the international bestselling author returns to his home city with a novel of gang warfare and a young man’s dark desire to rise to the top of Naples’s underworld. Nicolas Fiorillo is a brilliant and ambitious fifteen-year-old from the slums of Naples, eager to make his mark and to acquire power and the money that comes with it. With nine friends, he sets out to create a new paranza, or gang. Together they roam the streets on their motorscooters, learning how to break into the network of small-time hoodlums that controls drug-dealing and petty crime in the city. They learn to cheat and to steal, to shoot semiautomatic pistols and AK-47s. Slowly they begin to wrest control of the neighborhoods from enemy gangs while making alliances with failing old bosses. Nicolas’s strategic brilliance is prodigious, and his cohorts’ rapid rise and envelopment in the ensuing maelstrom of violence and death is riveting and impossible to turn away from. In The Piranhas, Roberto Saviano imagines the lurid glamour of Nicolas’s story with all the vividness and insight that made Gomorrah a worldwide sensation. “With the openhearted rashness that belongs to every true writer, Saviano returns to tell the story of the fierce and grieving heart of Naples.” —Elena Ferrante

Piranha

Piranha


  • Author : Ann Ingalls
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617839511


Piranha Book Description :

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tarantula vs  Piranha

Tarantula vs Piranha


  • Author : Jill Keppeler
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538219416


Tarantula vs Piranha Book Description :

Tarantulas are the hairy spiders of many people's nightmares. Piranhas are a type of fish known for their razor-sharp teeth and fierce bite. A battle between these two animals would certainly make for an interesting fight. Readers of this stimulating book will learn about habitats, adaptations, and many other factors that could help determine who the champion of such a match would be. Bright photographs and concise facts hold readers' attention while they decide who will win this beastly battle.

Piranha Heights

Piranha Heights


  • Author : Philip Ridley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474238854


Piranha Heights Book Description :

'Look - they're fading. Those liars. Dissolving . . . It's the end of their world . . . The birth of a new one . . . Our one . . . Our world.' It's Mother's Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons gather in her home to argue about the truth of their childhood. But a storm is approaching . . . with a violent new truth all of its own. Piranha Heights is non-stop, filthily poetic and a searing insight into the disenchantment of young people today. This edition, featuring a revised script, published to coincide with play's revival at the Old Red Lion, London, in November 2014. Praise for Leaves of Glass: 'Like a shard of glass plunged straight to the heart . . . superb.' Guardian

Piranha to Scurfy
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Piranha to Scurfy


  • Author : Ruth Rendell
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0375727590


Piranha to Scurfy Book Description :

Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell. A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out to their authors in vicious letters: Then one day he comes upon a book that attacks him. An elderly woman finally avenges herself on the man who raped her sixty years before. An idyllic village in the English countryside offers newcomers its own peculiar kind of hospitality and exacts a terrible price on those who reject it. Delivering high-voltage shocks with the elegance of a Henry James, Piranha to Scurfy is further evidence of Ruth Rendell’s mastery of any form she puts her hand to. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha

Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha


  • Author : Ed Falco
  • Publisher : Unbridled Books
  • Release Date : 2005-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1936071983


Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha Book Description :

For a long time now, Edward Falco has quietly established his place among the absolute best American storytellers. Those who haven’t yet read him don’t want to miss this chance. That’s why we’re so excited to offer the very best of his work, gathered together for the first time, to a wider readership. Falco’s stories are unforgettable, dangerous as a high-wire act without a net, filled with dramatic action, and peopled with believable characters challenged by events into making risky moral choices, so emotionally true that readers will carry them around for a long time. His prose is tense, sharp, and beautifully, wonderfully rich. In story after story, Falco’s characters find the comfortable order of their lives ambushed by an upswelling of dark forces beyond their control. In order to protect the lives of family—lovers, wives, and especially children—from a catastrophe, they often must summon up the personal courage to climb back from their own monsters, to set aside old, private scars. The decisions they make reveal their bonds, the set of their hearts, and the harsh nature of the culture we all live in today. If someone out there could write the contemporary counterpart to Flannery O’Conoor’s classic “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” it would be Falco. His are good, old-fashioned, hard-to-find stories set way out there on the edge.

Piranha

Piranha


  • Author : James Adair
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0425135314


Piranha Book Description :

Ex-Navy SEAL Steve Bricker and his hand-picked team must go undercover to stop the modern-day Caribbean pirates who are preying on the wealthy owners of private yachts

Piranha

Piranha


  • Author : Chris Powling
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0195569393


Piranha Book Description :

Team X is an outstanding addition to the Oxford Literacy series and has been developed for the whole school - for the early years through to Year 6. Team X has been extensively researched and trialled in schools to make absolutely sure that it's what kids want! Team X builds fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Fluency and vocabulary are important skills and are both crucial stepping stones to comprehension, which for any reader may be considered the main goal of reading. Step 1: Listen to the audio bookAn adult mentor with a particular area of expertise (the eXpert) introduces themselves and relates the cluster theme to their own experience. The mentor reads all or some sections of the book. Step 2: Read the bookThe student then reads the book, either in a guided reading or independent reading situation. Step 3: Write your responses to the question on the activity cardFor all levels, there are two writing activities related to the content or theme of the book, often scaffolded, with a graphic organiser. There are also two additional activities that link to other curriculum learning areas.