The Searcher and Old Tree

Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simple, yet powerful, allegory about the safety of home and the strength of unconditional love.

Author: David McPhail

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684446635

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoon returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches. Oblivious to the rain and wind of a raging storm, the raccoon is protected and sheltered by the tree. Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simple, yet powerful, allegory about the safety of home and the strength of unconditional love.


A raccoon forages for food at night and at dawn returns to its home in a strong, old tree, which safely shelters the raccoon through wild winds and ferocious rain so that it can go out searching for food again.

Author: CENGAGE Learning

Publisher: National Geographic Learning

ISBN: 9781305576551



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The Searcher

Georgia is old. Oldest country, enemies everywhere. But even oldest tree can die. Everyone, they fear Russia, but Russia is not enemy. Enemy is inside.' He held his fist against his breast. 'Russia story is bullshit. Politics.

Author: Chris Morgan Jones

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230769837

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the author of The Agent of Deceit, Chris Morgan Jones, comes The Searcher, another captivating spy thriller. Isaac Hammer sent down; the great detective behind bars. A bunch of people would like the idea . . . If this had been his doing, fine, he'd take the rap. But stand by and watch while someone else destroyed his world? Isaac Hammer is under arrest. The police have proof that his company, a private London intelligence agency, has broken a dozen laws - tapping phones, hacking emails, bribing police - and now he must face the consequences. But this wasn't Hammer's work, or his style. This was all Ben Webster, and now Webster is missing. Released from custody, Hammer heads to Webster's house to persuade his old colleague to give himself up. But Webster isn't there; he's in Tbilisi, and his wife hasn't heard from him in days. Hammer has no choice but to break bail to bring back the wanted man. In Georgia, every step he takes is watched by policemen, spies and gangsters. Someone out there, Hammer soon realizes, is ready to kill him and everyone dear to him to stop him stumbling towards the truth . . .

The Searcher

It's narrow enough that the massive old trees touch across it, rocky enough to make the water swirl and whiten; the banks are speckled orange-gold with fallen leaves. Cal finds himself a clear stretch and a big mossy beech tree, ...

Author: Tana French

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241990114

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Terrific - terrifying, amazing' STEPHEN KING 'Completely, indescribably magnificent' MARIAN KEYES ----------------------------------------------------------- A DISAPPEARANCE. A SMALL TOWN. A QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERING... Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away. Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door. A gripping tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense that asks how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail. WINTER RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021 THE TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021 FT BEST BOOK OF 2020 THE GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF 2020 THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2020 ----------------------------------------------------------- WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT TANA FRENCH 'I'm a big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN 'I didn't want it to end' HARRIET TYCE 'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully written mystery' SOPHIE HANNAH 'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN 'This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time' ERIN KELLY 'Immersive and atmospheric ... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world' ARAMINTA HALL 'This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade' SARAH HILARY 'A tale of flawed characters, complex relationships and elusive loyalties. Subtle and powerful' CHRIS HAMMER 'The Searcher is its own kind of masterpiece' THE WASHINGTON POST 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History' THE TIMES 'The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists' OBSERVER 'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' SUNDAY TIMES '[Crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star' GUARDIAN 'One of the finest writers of contemporary crime fiction ... a work of great strength and beauty' THE DAILY MAIL 'This compulsive, beautifully written thriller - part modern Western, part satisfying mystery - is brilliantly character-driven, perfectly evoking life in a small Irish town' THE SUNDAY MIRROR 'An audacious departure for this immensely talented author . . . not to be missed' THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Nuanced and compelling' THE NEW YORKER

A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition

The family tree Henry Bear's Christmas The Searcher and Old Tree Maestro, Betsy. How do apples grow? Why do leaves change color? Mahy, Margaret. The Christmas tree tangle Martin, Bill, Jr.. Chicka chicka boom boom Martin, David.

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1636

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Teaching with Text Sets

2008. The Searcher and Old Tree . Watertown , MA : Charlesbridge Publishing . Muldrow , Diane . 2010. We Planted a Tree . New York : Golden Book , Random House . Pearson , Debora . 2006. Leo's Tree . Toronto : Annick Press .

Author: Mary Ann Cappiello

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425806880

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Looking for a way to increase engagement, differentiate instruction, and incorporate more informational text and student writing into your curriculum? Teaching with Text Sets is your answer! This must-have resource walks you through the steps to create and use multi-genre, multimodal text sets for content-area and language arts study. It provides detailed information to support you as you choose topics, locate and evaluate texts, organize texts for instruction, and assess student learning. This guide is an excellent resource to help you meet the College and Career Readiness and other state standards

The Searcher

You're not going to discover your entire family tree from a little spit on a cotton swab . ... SKEPTICISM & OLD - FASHIONED REPORTING Nonetheless , some professional genealogists and bioethicists are skeptical .




Category: Genealogy


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2011 Children s Writer s And Illustrator s Market

Recently published The Searcher and Old Tree, by David McPhail; Good Dog, Aggie, by Lori Ries; The Perfect Sword, by Scott Goto; Not So Tall for Six, by Dianna Hutts Aston; Wiggle and Waggle, by Caroline Arnold; Rickshaw Girl, ...

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599634260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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Now includes a subscription to CWIM online (the children’s publishing area of The 2011 CWIM offers more than 650 listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, art reps and more. It’s completely updated and is the most trusted source for children’s publishing information. CWIM also contains exclusive interviews with and articles by well-respected and award-winning authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals as well as nuts-and-bolts how-to information. Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and get loads of information and inspiration.

The Searcher an American Notes Queries




Category: Questions and answers

Page: 390

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2012 Children s Writer s Illustrator s Market

Recently published The Searcher and Old Tree, by David McPhail; Good Dog, Aggie by Lori Ries; The Perfect Sword by Scott Goto; Not So Tall for Six, by Dianna Hutts Aston; Wiggle and Waggle by Caroline Arnold; Rickshaw Girl by Mitali ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599632454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. For more than 20 years, CWIM has been the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 700 listings for children's book publishers and magazines, including a point of contact, how much they pay, and what they're looking for. You'll also find: • Interviews with acclaimed best-selling authors, such as Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), M.T. Anderson (Feed), Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver), and Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls series) • Advice from dozens of prominent literary agents, most of whom are seeking new clients • Other informative articles on topics such as composing a query letter, selling articles to magazines, creating your writer "voice," working with co-writers, attending a writers conference, and more Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you how to use this book and see your work in print. "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is invaluable for writers of children's books. Chock-full of publishing resources, it's a must-have!" —Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush Hush and Crescendo "Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market is the most complete, trusted, definitive, and inspiring source of publishing opportunities for children's writers and illustrators working today." —Mary Kole, literary agent and award-winning blogger ( NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.