A Trip to the Stars

A Trip to the Stars
Author: Nicholas Christopher
Publisher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2011-10-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307799883


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“A large, lavishly inventive novel . . . an American descendant of The Arabian Nights . . . erudite and artful entertainment.”—The New York Times Book Review At a Manhattan planetarium in 1965, ten-year-old Enzo is whisked away from his young adoptive aunt, Mala. His abductor turns out to be a blood relative: his great-uncle Junius Samax, a wealthy former gambler who lives in a converted Las Vegas hotel surrounded by a priceless art collection and a host of fascinating, idiosyncratic guests. In Samax’s magical world, Enzo receives a unique education and pieces together the mystery of his mother’s life and the complicated history of his adoption. Back in New York, Mala only knows that Enzo has disappeared. After a yearlong search proves fruitless, she enlists in the Navy Nursing Corps and on a hospital ship off Vietnam falls in love with a wounded B-52 navigator, who disappears on his next mission. Devastated again, Mala embarks on a restless, adventurous journey around the world, hoping to overcome the losses that have transformed her life. Fusing imagination, scholarship, and suspense with remarkable narrative skill, Nicholas Christopher builds a story of tremendous scope, an epic tale of love and destiny, as he traces the intricate latticework of Mala’s and Enzo’s lives. Each remains separate from each other but tied in ways they cannot imagine—until the final miraculous chapter of this extraordinary novel. “A writer of remarkable gifts.”—The Washington Post Book World “This labyrinthine novel . . . is animated by an encompassing lust for beauty.”—The New Yorker “[Nicholas] Christopher is North America’s García Márquez; Borges with emotional weight. . . . This is one of those rare books that, by connecting the stars, catches you in its web.”—The Globe and Mail Includes an excerpt of Nicholas Christopher’s Tiger Rag

A Trip to the Stars

A Trip to the Stars
Author: Nicholas Christopher
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2013-01-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 081298479X


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“A large, lavishly inventive novel . . . an American descendant of The Arabian Nights . . . erudite and artful entertainment.”—The New York Times Book Review At a Manhattan planetarium in 1965, ten-year-old Enzo is whisked away from his young adoptive aunt, Mala. His abductor turns out to be a blood relative: his great-uncle Junius Samax, a wealthy former gambler who lives in a converted Las Vegas hotel surrounded by a priceless art collection and a host of fascinating, idiosyncratic guests. In Samax’s magical world, Enzo receives a unique education and pieces together the mystery of his mother’s life and the complicated history of his adoption. Back in New York, Mala only knows that Enzo has disappeared. After a yearlong search proves fruitless, she enlists in the Navy Nursing Corps and on a hospital ship off Vietnam falls in love with a wounded B-52 navigator, who disappears on his next mission. Devastated again, Mala embarks on a restless, adventurous journey around the world, hoping to overcome the losses that have transformed her life. Fusing imagination, scholarship, and suspense with remarkable narrative skill, Nicholas Christopher builds a story of tremendous scope, an epic tale of love and destiny, as he traces the intricate latticework of Mala’s and Enzo’s lives. Each remains separate from each other but tied in ways they cannot imagine—until the final miraculous chapter of this extraordinary novel. “A writer of remarkable gifts.”—The Washington Post Book World “This labyrinthine novel . . . is animated by an encompassing lust for beauty.”—The New Yorker “[Nicholas] Christopher is North America’s García Márquez; Borges with emotional weight. . . . This is one of those rare books that, by connecting the stars, catches you in its web.”—The Globe and Mail Includes an excerpt of Nicholas Christopher’s Tiger Rag

A Trip to the Stars

A Trip to the Stars
Author: Lester Vaughan
Publisher: Richmond
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999-06
Genre: English (Middle School)
ISBN: 9788429453881


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It is the year 2285. A spaceship has mysteriously disappeared. Your spaceship is sent to investigate. During your journey through the galaxy you will learn a lot of interesting things and meet some interesting aliens. Can you find your way back to Earth again? In this fun and exciting puzzle book you participate in the story and you make the decisions. Can you uncover the mystery?

To the Stars

To the Stars
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2004-08-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1592126219


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Space is deep, Man is small and Time is his relentless enemy.... How far is too far? Alan Corday is about to find out. Corday is shanghaied aboard a futuristic starship bound on an interstellar journey. . . on a trek at the speed of light, the world he leaves behind fast vanishing into the past through unexpected time travel. And nothing in the dark, forbidding reaches of space can prepare him for the astounding discovery he will make upon his return from the stars. “Remarkably powerful novel.” —John W. Campbell, Jr., Astounding Science Fiction

What We See in the Stars

What We See in the Stars
Author: Kelsey Oseid
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-09-26
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0399579532


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A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination
Author: Alfred Bester
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780575094192


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One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.

Watch the Stars Come Out

Watch the Stars Come Out
Author: Riki Levinson
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1995
Genre:
ISBN: 9780780750807


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In this family story-within-a-story, a little red-haired girl curls up by her grandmother to hear how, long ago, another little girl and her brother crossed the Atlantic and came to America. An ALA Notable Children's Book, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, Parents' Choice Award for Literature, NCTE Teachers' Choice, and NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Full color.

The Stars of Summer

The Stars of Summer
Author: Tara Dairman
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2016-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0147513189


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Joan Bauer meets Ruth Reichl--Tara Dairman's charming sequel to All Four Stars brings Gladys Gatsby to summer camp. In this charming sequel to All Four Stars, eleven-year-old foodie Gladys Gatsby now has her first published review under her belt and is looking forward to a quiet summer of cooking and reviewing. But her plans quickly go awry when her friend Charissa Bentley delivers Gladys’s birthday gift: a free summer at Camp Bentley. As Gladys feared, camp life is not easy: she struggles to pass her swim test and can’t keep the other campers happy while planning lunches. The worst part is she can’t seem to sneak away for her latest assignment—finding the best hot dog in New York City. Could this summer be the end Gladys’s reviewing career? “A scrumptious gem of a story!”—Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince for All Four Stars

Shooting for the Stars

Shooting for the Stars
Author: Norah Patten
Publisher: O'Brien Press
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-09-16
Genre:
ISBN: 9781788491006


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Follow Norah as she brings you on a journey high above the earth and into space. You will learn about space travel, astronaut training and life without gravity. A fun and engaging book about space and becoming an astronaut but most importantly a book about following your dreams no matter how big!

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780007395200


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In Nazi-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best friend from a terrible fate. Winner of the Newbery Medal, newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range. "They plan to arrest all the Danish Jews. They plan to take them away. And we have been told that they may come tonight." It is 1943 and life in Copenhagen is becoming complicated for Annemarie. There are food shortages and curfews, and soldiers on every corner. But it is even worse for her Jewish best friend, Ellen, as the Nazis continue their brutal campaign. With Ellen's life in danger, Annemarie must summon all her courage to help stage a daring escape. Inspired by true events of the Second World War, this gripping novel brings the past vividly to life for today's readers.