Ostrich Boys

Ostrich Boys
Title Ostrich Boys PDF eBook
Author Keith Gray
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 112
Release 2016-01-14
Genre Drama
ISBN 1474278981

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010, Keith Gray's hit novel features a group of three friends who embark on a remarkable journey from Cleethorpes to Scotland with a stolen urn containing the ashes of their best friend... Now adapted for the stage by Birmingham Rep for a production by their Youth Theatre in 2011, Ostrich Boys is ideal for KS3 and KS4 English and will appeal strongly to boys as well as girls. This educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications endorsed by national organisations and supported by teachers and consultants across Britain, each book in the series: meets the new requirements at KS3 and GCSE (2010) features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities will help pupils to boost English GCSE success and develop high-level skills at KS3 will save teachers considerable time devising their own resources.


Title Ostrich PDF eBook
Author Matt Greene
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 338
Release 2013
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0345545214

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After brain surgery to stop his seizures, a brilliant twelve-year-old boy, enlisting the help of a female classmate, investigates why everyone around him, including his parents and hamster, are acting oddly.

Desert Boys

Desert Boys
Title Desert Boys PDF eBook
Author Chris McCormick
Publisher Picador
Pages 224
Release 2016-05-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1250075513

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Winner of the Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist for the Binghamton University’s John Gardner Fiction Book Award Finalist for the Saroyan Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Chautauqua Prize "Hilarious, Devious, Original, and Unforgettable."—Karen Russell A vivid and assured work of fiction, from a major new voice, following the life of a young man growing up, leaving home, and coming back again, marked by the start beauty of California's Mojave Desert and the various fates of those who leave and those who stay behind. This series of powerful, intertwining stories illuminates Daley Kushner's world - the family, friends and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's most meaningful - and most fraught - connection to home, his friendship with Robert Karinger. A luminous debut, Desert Boys by Chris McCormick traces the development of towns into cities, of boys into men, and the haunting effects produced when the two transformations overlap. Both a bildungsroman and a portrait of a changing place, the book mines the terrain between the desire to escape and the hunger to belong.

The Emperor's Ostrich

The Emperor's Ostrich
Title The Emperor's Ostrich PDF eBook
Author Julie Berry
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Pages 224
Release 2017-06-13
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1596439599

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Magic and mayhem abound in this fantasy adventure from the author of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich. Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely.

Mad Iris

Mad Iris
Title Mad Iris PDF eBook
Author Jeremy Strong
Pages 40
Release 2013-01
ISBN 9783125442146

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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist
Title Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist PDF eBook
Author John Young
Publisher Floris Books
Pages 187
Release 2017-07-20
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1782504494

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Quick-witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won't take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He's been dying from cancer for years, but he’s not dead yet. He's going down fighting. Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy tour across Scotland -- dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying -- to find Connor's dad, an inmate at Shotts prison. But Connor's left two things behind -- the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable. A fresh and bold debut novel full of heart, guts and raw emotion. Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist is a brilliantly funny, thrilling exploration of friendship, identity and mortality populated with witty, sharply drawn characters.

Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich!

Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich!
Title Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich! PDF eBook
Author Sarina Siebenaler
Pages 46
Release 2020-10-15
ISBN 9781735199603

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What happens when a spunky little girl wishes for a pet ostrich of her very own? This outrageously funny rhyming tale with fun-filled shenanigans will have kids laughing out loud!