Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper Summary
A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper. On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man. John Wakely is only ten when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren’t as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author’s note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper Summary
In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three-month test of solitude and survival which will turn him into a man. But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising. Little Hawk’s fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder – will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations? SHORTLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2014
The Ghost of Black Hawk Island by August Derleth Summary
Trouble always seems to find Steve Grendon and Sim Jones. This time, they are far from home on an island right smack in the middle of the Wisconsin Dells they thought was deserted. They didn't expect to encounter the ghost of an Indian chief who made it very clear he did not want them on his island!
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper Summary
Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater. Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years -- to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life -- in none other than William Shakespeare himself. Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he's so longed for in his own time?
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman Summary
In this rollicking queer western adventure, acclaimed cartoonist Melanie Gillman (Stonewall Award Honor Book As the Crow Flies) puts readers in the saddle alongside Flor and Grace, a Latinx outlaw and a trans runaway, as they team up to thwart a Confederate plot in the New Mexico Territory. When Flor—also known as the notorious Ghost Hawk—robs the stagecoach that Grace has used to escape her Georgia home, the first thing on her mind is ransom. But when the two get to talking about Flor's plan to crash a Confederate gala and steal some crucial documents, Grace convinces Flor to let her join the heist.
Kitty Hawk by Roland Smith Summary
The president's daughter has been kidnapped by the elusive and lethal Ghost Cell. Quest (Q) and Angela are in hot pursuit with vicious winds and blinding rain thwarting them at every turn. It's a desperate high stakes chase. But who is chasing whom? Are Q and Angela the hunters or the hunted?
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Summary
One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year One of Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20) The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.
Black Hawk MC (Books 1-3) by Carson Mackenzie Summary
Speed - Book 1: Kane “Speed” Weston, after leaving the military, returns to Black Hawk MC, the club he grew up in, the only family he has left. With his father’s spot open, he prepares to fill the position. What he finds upon his return, the military nor the MC could have prepared him for. Sami Borelli was raised in an MC. With her father being the president of the club, she’d been referred to as a princess, feeling anything but. Sami moved to Black Hawk territory when her father’s club faced internal problems, turning her into a liability instead of an asset. She met a man at a club party who changed her life, but when she went back, he was gone, only to return years later with no memory of her while she remembered everything about him. Crusher - Book 2: Russ "Crusher" Davis will take over as president of Black Hawk MC when his father steps down. He realizes the job isn't going to be easy, but with his friends, the club’s support and loyalty of its members behind him, there are no problems he can't solve. Carly Monroe has been raised in one club and protected by another but has no trust in either. Club life may work for her friend; however, she has no plans to follow in her footsteps, not for Sami or for the man whose touch puts cracks in the wall she's built around her heart. Devil - Book 3: Lance “Devil” Cummings had put the past behind him for the most part until recently when he watched two of his brothers take the fall, bringing front and center everything he had lost. For his friends, he couldn’t be happier, but for himself - he couldn’t deny he wanted what they found – the one person meant to be his solace. What haunted Devil the most, was that he’d met her, possessed her, and then let her go. Bailey Tolson left the bad memories behind when she moved from Shades Valley. When she returned to help her mother recuperate there was no time to spend focused on the past, at least until he walked in the door of her mother’s business. Two people – one past. One with questions – one with the answers.
The Intergalactic Commanders by Lynda May Summary
Three Generations of Supreme Commanders thought Jack, who had all given their lives in the pursuance of peace in this small part of the cosmos, in order to enhance and enrich the survival of humanity in their remote part of the Universe, for the betterment of mankind and therefore, if his fate should be the same it too would be worth the sacrifice.
Salt Camp by Ollie Napesni,Dianna Torson Summary
Beginning at the time of her birth in the cemetery at St. Francis, South Dakota, on June 8, 1917, Ollie Napesni captivates readers with colorful details of her life. She is a natural storyteller intriguing us with descriptions of events beginning in the 1920s and continuing into the 21st century, including how she became a renowned maker of star quilts. Descriptions of the Depression, Dust Bowl and the impact of World War II provides important information about that era and its effect on the lives of people living on the Rosebud Reservation. Ollie's adventuresome spirit took her to many areas of the country but always with a longing for Salt Camp, her childhood home. When she settles for good back on her land she begins to learn the value of Lakota religion. Traditional ceremonies saved her life, yet her ability to harmonize two worlds and two religions demonstrates her strength of character and wisdom.
Green Boy by Susan Cooper Summary
Two brothers encounter danger and adventure in a world of the future in this classic dystopian novel from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper. Long Pond Cay, in the Bahamas, is a magical white-sand island, and twelve-year-old Trey and silent seven-year-old Lou love to visit its loneliness. But one day the magic becomes nightmare, and suddenly they are in another world, strident, polluted, and overcrowded -- where little Lou is hailed not as a mute Bahamian boy but as the mythic hero Lugh, born to bring terrible destruction and renewal. Carried betwween worlds in a zigzag adenture of mounting tension and danger, the children risk their lives not only to save the alien world, but to ward off a new, parallel threat to their beloved Long Pond Cay. The forces of myth and nature explode together in an amazing climax. This is a deeply moving fantasy told by an internationally acclaimed Newbery Award -- wining writer, who knows and loves the Bahamian islands. Its vision of a spoiled world ominously like our own will haunt the reader for long time to come.
The Bond$ of Friend$hip by Oscar Medina Summary
Sixteen years after the biggest bank robbery in L.A. history, Jack Morris, child-star-turned-famous Hollywood actor, is found dead in the dark and quiet streets of Cannes. This sets off an explosive chain of events that exposes years of buried secrets. In a search for the truth, the Director of the FBI sends Special Agents Sergio Reyes and Rebecca Gibson to France to lead the investigation. Joined, begrudgingly, by the captain of the French Judiciary Police they follow the trail of clues left behind by the killer. Their chase leads them through the glamorous streets of Cannes to the sunny streets of California. Upon their arrival in Los Angeles, the long buried past is resurrected in a maelstrom of conspiracy, murders, betrayal, danger, greed, and deceit. The quest to reveal the shocking secret is just beginning and before they know it, they are running for their lives. Their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot, and what they uncover delivers the biggest shock of all. "After reading this book, I am thoroughly impressed with the imagination and skill of author Oscar Medina. From the beginning, The Bond$ of Friend$hip, takes the reader on a twisting and turning journey to a wonderful unexpected end. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers everywhere."-Joan Burns
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason Summary
'I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. It should have put me off for life. Robert Mason tells a gripping account of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.' Tim Peake ________ A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror. He experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desperate courage of a man 'acting out the role of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane,' says the New York Times. 'And we can't stop ourselves from identifying with it.' CHICKENHAWK contains the most vivid, astoundingly intense descriptions of flying ever written. It is a devastating account of men at war, of courage and cowardice, boredom and exhilaration, lasting friendship and sudden death. It is not a book for weak stomachs, but its powerful message will stay in the memory long after the last page is turned.
The Sky Ghost by Mack Maloney Summary
A fighter pilot finds himself in another dimension—where the Second World War is still raging . . . After surviving years of nuclear warfare, mankind found itself facing a new, unimaginable threat: a comet headed directly for Earth. Once again, Hawk Hunter, the world’s greatest fighter pilot, was determined to rescue the human race. But this would be the last time. On a suicide mission, he flew headfirst into the comet, diverting its path, sparing the planet, and knocking himself into another universe altogether. He comes to in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where he’s picked up by a US Navy cruiser whose size boggles the imagination. It’s 1997, and the United States is locked in a struggle with Nazi Germany that has lasted more than fifty years. America’s resolve is fading, and her citizens need a hero to end this terrible war once and for all. And Hunter will prove that no matter what the year, no matter what the dimension, he is the finest hero on Earth. The Sky Ghost is the fourteenth book of the Wingman series, which also includes Wingman and The Circle War.