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Getaway Day

Mikey Wright is a normal 13-year-old. With normal problems. Until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey's journey to save his father's life and learn the meaning of his own. His journey to help his father takes him from the safety and security of his home town to Anaheim, Chicago, and back down Route 66. Along the way, he's helped by some ordinary and extraordinary folks. Each one has something to teach Mikey about fathers and sons, growing up, family, and home.

His efforts are thwarted at every turn, until Mother Nature steps up to the plate. When a freak storm deluges the Bay Area and forces postponement of the 1962 World Series and makes it impossible to practice in nearby San Francisco, the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants make arrangements to work out in nearby Modesto. Mikey is inches from making his father's dream come true when an encounter with his high school arch-nemesis threatens to ruin all of his work. Join Mikey as he learns selflessness and the power of believing. He discovers that expectations aren't real, loneliness is absolute, change is inevitable, and laughter is essential. Ultimately, he learns that growing up means letting go.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781629949154
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Pages: 400

162994915
Price: $27.99
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Granny Annie Lives at the Airport!
by Annie J. King

Isn't it funny what little children think based purely on what they see? In Annie J. King's Granny Annie Lives at the Airport, Ava is sure she knows something her sister Sarah does not. This charming tale is a great discussion-starter that will have the whole family remembering the hilarious things they imagined when they were young. Annie J. King is a very proud grandmother who works hard to keep up with her grandchildren across the country. Annie is a professor in the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. She enjoys playing her harp and hosting gatherings in her gardens. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.

Pub. Date: October 2009 Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C. Format: Paperback, 28pp
160799040

Price: $2.98
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Sacred

Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."

Production Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780385742122
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Pages: 368

038574212
Price: $10.99
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Splendor

Splendor, the stunning sequel to Sacred, is a story about changing friendships, family, romance, passion, the study of Kabbalah, and self-discovery. Sometimes the answers we seek aren’t ours to find. . . . Scarlett loves her boyfriend, the dashing, mysterious Will Cohen. But now he’s gone east for college, and Scarlett is stuck home on Catalina Island. Senior year should be a breeze, but between dealing with her parents’ separation and her wild best friend, Lily, things are off to a rocky start. And then there’s Gunner. Dangerous, dark, ferociously attractive Gunner. Lily’s potential boyfriend, Gunner . . .

Production Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780385742139
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Pages: 352

038574213
Price: $17.99
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