**Are you looking for another easy chapter book? A Question of Yams tells how young Kuri tangles with the witchdoctors in his village. **Do you need a mystery for your middle grade child to enjoy? The Secret of the Golden Cowrie and Trouble at Silver Pines Inn happen in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and The Mystery of the Indian Carvings takes place on a Canadian island. **Does your child like to read about dogs? Airplanes? The three-part series, Adventures of an Arctic Missionary, stars a beautiful husky named Mik-shrok and a missionary pilot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Repp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017941de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Scott Eyman tells the story of the remarkable friendship of two Hollywood legends who, though different in many ways, maintained a close friendship that endured all of life´s twists and turns. Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for 40 years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they made such memorable films as The Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts, Twelve Angry Men, and On Golden Pond; and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Destry Rides Again, The Philadelphia Story, It´s a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Rear Window. They got along famously, with a shared interest in elaborate practical jokes and model airplanes, among other things. Fonda was a liberal Democrat, Stewart a conservative Republican, but after one memorable blow-up over politics, they agreed never to discuss that subject again. Fonda was a ladies´ man who was married five × Stewart remained married to the same woman for 45 years. Both men volunteered during World War II and were decorated for their service. When Stewart returned home, still unmarried, he once again moved in with Fonda, his wife, and his two children, Jane and Peter, who knew him as Uncle Jimmy. For Hank and Jim, biographer and film historian Scott Eyman spoke with Fonda´s widow and children as well as three of Stewart´s children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men - in addition to doing extensive archival research to get the full details of their time together. This is not another Hollywood story, but a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001406de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for fans of the musical Come From Away!When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006187de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his first book, Butch takes you through the stories of his life. Stories of family, friendship, and fortitude. Against all odds, being a high school dropout from a broken family, Butch earned his College Degree and Navy Pilot Wings within a four and a half year period. He flew P-3 Orion airplanes during the Cold War, joined the US Customs Service as a Special Agent and Pilot fighting in the war on drugs in Central and South America, and later flew commercially for Northwest Airlines. Butch takes the listener on journeys through difficult and trying times, while showing them that there is no substitute for hard work and perseverance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once she even built a roller-coaster in her grandparent´s backyard.In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. At age 24 she earned her pilot´s wings and in 1928 took part in the transatlantic ´´Friendship´´ flight. In 1937 she married publisher George Putnam who managed her career and promoted her zealously, ensuring her status as the world´s best-known aviatrix. The next year she flew solo over the Atlantic, afterward receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, and began championing the efforts of women to explore careers traditionally held by men.Tragically, just days before her 40th birthday, her plane vanished en route to a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean as she neared the end of her round-the-world journey. After an exhaustive search, no trace of the plane or Amelia was ever found. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000410de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever to rocket into space alone. He flew in the Mercury and Gemini programs and served as head of flight crew operations in both the Apollo and Skylab programs. Based on extensive research and first-person interviews, this is a complete history of the Faith 7 flight and its astronaut. Cooper later gained notoriety following the release of the movie, The Right Stuff , in which he was depicted by Dennis Quaid, but Burgess discovers there was even more drama to his story. It completes the Pioneers in Early Spaceflight subseries in fitting fashion. Colin Burgesss first book, The Diggers of Colditz was published simultaneously in the U.K. and Australia in 1985. His next few books were on the Australian prisoner-of -war experience and then he turned his efforts to writing about his principal interest: human space exploration. Colin has written a number of books on the subject for the University of Nebraska Press and Springer-Praxis. The books he has written or co-authored for Springer-Praxis are NASAs Scientist-Astronauts, Animals in Space, The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team, Selecting the Mercury Seven, Moon Bound, Freedom 7, Liberty Bell 7, Friendship 7, Aurora 7, and Sigma 7. Colin also wrote Interkosmos (2016) with co-author Bert Vis, and a history of NASAs Group 5 and 7 astronauts with co-author David J. Shayler. In addition, he is the series editor and sometimes author for the Outward Odyssey series of books on the social history of space exploration for the University of Nebraska Press.