The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly." —The New York Times Book Review Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Author: Heidi W. Durrow

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200375

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

'There are many shades of Graham Greene here... [The Girl Who Fell From the Sky] delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible' -Financial ...

Author: Simon Mawer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128808

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An 'utterly gripping' tale of love and espionage in Occupied France by the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Glass Room (Daily Mail) Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE, the Special Operations Executive, to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clément Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted. 'There are many shades of Graham Greene here... [The Girl Who Fell From the Sky] delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible' -Financial Times 'Mawer cranks up the tension; as spy stuff this is as good as Le Carré or Eric Ambler, no higher praise possible' -The Scotsman

The Girl who Fell from the Sky and Other Classic Philippine Legends

A collection of eight myths and legends from different parts of the Philippines are retold. Most of the myths and legends seek to explain the world we live in.

Author: Maria Elena Paterno

Publisher: Tahanan Books

ISBN: 9789716300215

Category: Legends

Page: 55

View: 800

A collection of eight myths and legends from different parts of the Philippines are retold. Most of the myths and legends seek to explain the world we live in.

The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky

In The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come ...

Author: Victoria Forester

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250089328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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In The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come in many forms. What happens when the girl who could fly can't fly anymore? Piper's ability to fly has disappeared, perhaps the result of some dark spell put on her, or perhaps because her ability has simply vanished forever. There is a worldwide calamity that Piper, Conrad, and their exceptional friends must tackle to save the planet, but Piper is left behind. If she can't fly, then what use is she? Piper learns she can't do a lot of things—cook, clean, and help Ma around the house, among them. She feels more helpless than ever. What is she good at? How will she ever believe in herself again?

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

The day her starship crashed, Bianca's life began.En route to life saving surgery, Bianca's ship plummeted from the stars to a primitive planet far beyond the reaches of the Union and all she's ever known.

Author: Rebecca Royce

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781951349578

Category:

Page: 262

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The day her starship crashed, Bianca's life began.En route to life saving surgery, Bianca's ship plummeted from the stars to a primitive planet far beyond the reaches of the Union and all she's ever known. Surviving was just the first miracle. Being found by a race of what her education says are savages--but who her damaged heart and sharp mind embraces as loving, passionate, and kind--challenges everything she's ever believed about herself.Nox, Torrin, Mattis, AstorThe one who finds her. The one who claims her. The one who wants her. The one who needs her. Leaders among their people, they couldn't be more alike or more different. But they are in agreement on one thing: she's going to be theirs and they will fight to keep her.On the day she fell from the sky, their world changed forever.

Beyond the Clouds 2

A boy with a talent for machines and a the mysterious girl whose wings he's fixed will take you past the ordinary.

Author: NICKE

Publisher: Beyond the Clouds

ISBN: 9781632369581

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Young Theo works as a mechanic, putting his knack for machines to use in the industrialized city where he lives. But when he finds an injured, amnesiac a girl with wings, his life changes forever. Her name is Mia, and although Theo's talents make quick work of repairing her injured wing, their quest to find her home will take them beyond the clouds and further than they would ever have imagined.

When I Fell from the Sky

Of its 93 passengers, only one survived: Juliane Koepcke - here is her fascinating story of survival against all the odds.

Author: Juliane Koepcke

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN: 9781857885835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

View: 422

On Christmas Eve 1971, the packed LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa was struck by lightning and went down in dense jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. Of its 93 passengers, only one survived: Juliane Koepcke - here is her fascinating story of survival against all the odds.

Indians of the Northeast

One version tells how a beautiful girl fell from the sky surrounded by a glow of
light . At this time , all people lived in a land in the sky because below , on Earth ,
there was no dry ground to support them . Earth mud at the water's bottom for the
 ...

Author: Lisa Sita

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

ISBN: 9780762400713

Category: History

Page: 64

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Examines the lives of Native Americans who lived in the last Ice Age and of their descendants, the Woodland peoples living in the Northeast in the sixteenth century.

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky

The girl's eyelashes flickered and for a moment Hanna thought Emily might be
feigning sleep. ... Hanna had sat outside the door, leaning against the banister,
until Emily's sobs abated, until finally the girl fell asleep in Katherine's arms.
Hanna ...

Author: Christopher Meades

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460300351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 862

A magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl’s struggle for liberation Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret—one that could grant her the freedom she’s known only in her dreams—Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe? With lush, evocative prose, award-winning author Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world—and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.

When the World was Young

One day , the Sky Chief's beautiful daughter was resting in the shade of a tall ,
flowering tree when there was a loud brr - oomm ! and the tree fell through a hole
in the sky , and the beautiful girl tumbled through the hole after it . As soon as
they ...

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Creation

Page: 75

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Features ten creation and "pourquoi" stories from various cultures throughout the world

Dramatics

UMBRELLA MAN : The girl fell from the sky . She saw me . She saw a group of
Cardiovocians passing through the countryside . Then a temporodactyl — a
female one — arrived and pulled her to safety just before a Fisher was about to
drain ...

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Category: College and school drama

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Favorite Stories from Around the World

Orion was as tall and handsome as any of the gods in the sky and the girl fell in
love with him immediately . Orion was out hunting one day shortly after the girl
had first seen him , and as he turned into a clearing in the forest , he came upon
the ...

Author:

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780671064877

Category: Folklore.

Page: 255

View: 522

Contains familiar and less well-known myths and legends from Greek and Roman times and from Central Europe, India, China, Africa and South America.

The boys and girls book of enchantment

The apple again began to roll on the plate , and there appeared on it the beautiful
sky with suns and stars . The Czar was astonished . The girl fell down on her
knees before him , and cried , - “ Oh , Sire , take my little plate and my little apple
 ...

Author: Boys

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Dragon King s Son In Law 1 Anthology

By accident, he swallowed a "candy" that fell off of that girl's body and somehow became the Dragon King's son-in-law...... His life was turned upside-down from that point on. There were dragons in this world?

Author: Dragon King's Nice Son-In-Law£¨ºÍÊé»ù±¾Í¬Ãû£©

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN: 7999093777

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Hao Ren, an ordinary university student, saved a little girl who fell from the sky. By accident, he swallowed a "candy" that fell off of that girl's body and somehow became the Dragon King's son-in-law...... His life was turned upside-down from that point on. There were dragons in this world? And they are living side-by-side with humans? Ancient Chinese Mythologies really happened? Hao Ren got to experience a new world that was hidden from ordinary humans. Despite the thrills that came with the new discovery, there were challenges along the way. He thought his easy life as the Dragon King's son-in-law was going to be chill and gucci, but conspiracies and undercurrents were coming his way.

The Boy Who Fell Into the Sky

Jeff Bowman doesn't know that he is anything other than a normal 14 year old.

Author: Chad Spencer

Publisher: Cognisaya

ISBN: 9780985256845

Category:

Page: 212

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Jeff Bowman doesn't know that he is anything other than a normal 14 year old. No one does-at least, no one that's human. Not yet.Like most kids his age in the year 2715, Jeff lives in a building that's 3,000 stories tall. He deals with all the challenges a normal guy faces where he lives-escaping poverty, making the grade in school, handling a bully gone wild, making friends, and maybe finding a girl that's more than a friend.But Jeff suddenly finds his world turned upside down and he ends up leaving Earth to colonize a distant planet. On the trip through the Federated Alliance, a disaster strikes and tosses the ship far across the galaxy to a region of space where humanity has never been. Cut off from outside help, the crew and passengers of the lost starship quickly find that they are carrying armed and hostile terrorists. For reasons that no one can understand, the relentless fighters not only want to take control of the ship, but they are specifically targeting Jeff. Struggling against all odds, Jeff must find a way to survive in a dangerous universe that seems bent on destroying him.

Survivors

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017.

Author: David Long

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571316034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 458

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017. Amazing real-life stories about extreme survival. Beautifully presented in a large, paperback format, and fully illustrated in colour throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family. Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival, including . . . The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a teenager who fell 2 miles from an aeroplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety. The Woman Who Froze to Death - Yet Lived, a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her. Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends. 'A gorgeously presented hardback book, full of incredible real-life stories of extreme survival . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.' Angels and Urchins 'True-story fans will love this.' Inis Children's Books Ireland 'A wonderful mixture of the scariness of peril and the glorious uplift of survival. It's insightful, inspirational and all absolutely true.' Bookbag

The Kissing Booth Girl Other Stories

Her story--as well as tales of an order of deep-sea diving nuns caring for a sunken chapel and a high school boy asked to prom by the only dead kid he's ever met--can be found in A.C. Wise's newest collection of the fantastical, the weird, ...

Author: A. C. Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781590216330

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Sky Strike

The girls will keep him busy for quite some time yet . ” The VC ... She quickly told
her what was needed , and the girl hurried out to get more VC to help them .
Gambini was ... A hundred meters away , the girl fell without a sound . Gambini ...

Author: Jack Hawkins

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 9780804103152

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 328

View: 264

When an unidentified Russian-made HIP helicopter swoops down on Charlie and Echo Companies with side guns blazing, Brody and his men barely escape alive. Then they are ordered to destroy the enemy chopper base, and the First Air Cav soars into a spectacular one-on-one helicopter dog fight.

Stuck in the Sky

The girl fell into step , but still seemed to be apprehensive . She held her
shoulders in , her hands clasped tightly in front of her . It made Jacie think of an
animal trying to look smaller . “ I ' m Jacie . ” She wanted to put her arms around
her and ...

Author: Lissa Halls Johnson

Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub

ISBN: 9781561799510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 181

View: 270

Jacie experiences conflicting feelings about her Christian faith, pursuing her interest in art, and the "hot" new boy at school.

The Sky Pilot

Author: Ralph Connor

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart

ISBN:

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 300

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