Lost in Shangri-La
Score: 4
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Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

Unbroken
Score: 4.5
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Unbroken


  • Author: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 17851816 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, ...

The Middle Ages
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Middle Ages


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933339092


The Middle Ages Book Description :

A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500....

The Story of the World
Score: 4
From 49 Ratings

The Story of the World


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1933339012


The Story of the World Book Description :

A guide to ancient times, discussing events, people, and practices around the world, from the first nomads to the fall of the Roman empire....

Ancient Times
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Ancient Times


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933339054


Ancient Times Book Description :

Provides sample questions and answers, recommended readings, maps, and activities....

The Story of the World  History for the Classical Child  Ancient Times  Tests and Answer Key  Vol  1   Story of the World
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Ancient Times Tests and Answer Key Vol 1 Story of the World


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2007-09-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942968085


The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Ancient Times Tests and Answer Key Vol 1 Story of the World Book Description :

History has been taught in a boring way for far too long. A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package. Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events i...

History for the Classical Child
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

History for the Classical Child


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: EDUCATION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933339009


History for the Classical Child Book Description :

Presents a history of the ancient world, from 6000 B.C. to 400 A.D....

The Story of the World  History for the Classical Child  Ancient Times  From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor  Revised Second Edition   Vol  1   Story of the World
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Ancient Times From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor Revised Second Edition Vol 1 Story of the World


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942968009


The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Ancient Times From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor Revised Second Edition Vol 1 Story of the World Book Description :

This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago t...

Early Modern Times
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Early Modern Times


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780971412996


Early Modern Times Book Description :

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives--and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas--find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-alo...

The Middle Ages
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Middle Ages


  • Author : S. Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0971412944


The Middle Ages Book Description :

This comprehensive activity book and curriculum guide contains all you need to make history come alive for your child! Don't just read about historyexperience it! Colro a picture of a Viking warrior, make an edible oasis, create a Moorish ruler's turban and Aztec jewelry and more. Designed to turn the accompanying book The Story of the World: Volume 2: The Middle Ages into a complete history program, this Activity Book provides you with comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional readings in history and literature, and plenty of simple, hands-on activities all designed for grades 1-4....

History for the Classical Child  Early Modern Times  Volume 3  From Elizabeth the First to the Forty Niners REVISED EDITION  Vol  3   Story of the World

History for the Classical Child Early Modern Times Volume 3 From Elizabeth the First to the Forty Niners REVISED EDITION Vol 3 Story of the World


  • Author : Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942968023


History for the Classical Child Early Modern Times Volume 3 From Elizabeth the First to the Forty Niners REVISED EDITION Vol 3 Story of the World Book Description :

This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machin...