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Garcia/Delacruz Team

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You have droopy eyebags and a pasty complexion Sarah Pennypacker
I have to wait until tonight to find out if I'm in trouble Sarah Pennypacker
Mouth germs...I can feel them crawling around Sarah Pennypacker
All the kids begged him to be their partner, because he's the scienciest kid in the third grade Sarah Pennypacker
As soon as we got there, I saw that something was wrong Sarah Pennypacker
My inside clock keeps perfect time, and so I am never late for anything Sarah Pennypacker
When I put it on, I could almost feel her soft hands on my head Sarah Pennypacker
Please-pass-the-almonds-excuse-me-thank-you Sarah Pennypacker
I make sure to remind everybody of what a great idea it would be if our family got a gorilla Sarah Pennypacker
The worried feeling crawled through my whole body like worms Sarah Pennypacker
Has Uncle Frank borrowed any of Dad's tools lately? Sarah Pennypacker
It's a priceless heirloom Sarah Pennypacker
One way that I am like my fruit name is that I have lots of sections Sarah Pennypacker
Four is a perfect number for a family Sarah Pennypacker
Life is always moving too fast and we're never ready Sarah Pennypacker
I think our project should be about my superpowers Sarah Pennypacker
Haven't you ever noticed me getting invisible? Sarah Pennypacker
Fair means everyone gets what they need Sarah Pennypacker
I did look older than three thousand one hundred and fourteen days Sarah Pennypacker
How's mushroom soup doing today? Sarah Pennypacker
The people in my family are known for their extra-hard shinbones Sarah Pennypacker
I look like a brain sucking alien vampire swamp creature! Sarah Pennypacker
You can call me Magneto-Girl Sarah Pennypacker
This is how we roll Sarah Pennypacker
"Take the kids up to the cane fields!" Lauren Tarshis
A curtain of smoke- black and bloody red-surrounded the harbor. Lauren Tarshis
"But he'd never felt more terrified than he did right now, alone and running for his life." Lauren Tarshis
"Rat, tat,tat,tat" Lauren Tarshis
Sand flew into his eyes. And then from behind him, a huge explosion seemed to shatter the world. Lauren Tarshis
One Day Earlier, December 6, 1941 Lauren Tarshis
"Just look at that view," she said. "Can you believe we live here?" Lauren Tarshis
She wanted to get him away from danger and trouble, away from Earl Gasky and his gang. Lauren Tarshis
He paid them a dollar a day to run errands. Lauren Tarshis
He even taught them how to drive one of his cars. Lauren Tarshis
He father had been gone since before he was born. Lauren Tarshis
"Because who else was going to look after them?" Lauren Tarshis
"Until one night two months ago." Lauren Tarshis
"It was like a horror movie playing in his mind." Lauren Tarshis
"It's time for us to go," Ma said. "Before something terrible happens to you." Lauren Tarshis
"We're starting out fresh," she said Lauren Tarshis
A week later, they were on a train heading to San Francisco. Lauren Tarshis
Felt guilty his friend got hurt. Lauren Tarshis
A ship called Carmella. Lauren Tarshis
He was used to being on the lookout for people lurking outside their door, waiting to pounce. Lauren Tarshis
But there was nothing on their porch but a pot of pink flowers, wrapped in a bow. Lauren Tarshis
The sun felt good on his face, and there was a warm breeze off the ocean. Lauren Tarshis
They were huge- like skyscrapers turned on their sides. Lauren Tarshis
She always said yes, and she always happened to have a Thermos of lemonade or hot chocolate with just enough for them. Lauren Tarshis
She also had a big world map on the wall of her classroom. Lauren Tarshis
"The world has to stop that monster," she told them. Lauren Tarshis
Of course he never cried - he was no sissy. And he'd learn a trick when he was younger. Lauren Tarshis
Lately that cold hard place had grown so big that he felt numb. Lauren Tarshis
But then he heard commotion in his backyard. Lauren Tarshis
There was a crash, a strange squeal, and an earsplitting scream. Lauren Tarshis
"Was someone in trouble?" Lauren Tarshis
What the heck was he doing here all by himself? Lauren Tarshis
He was grinning like a monkey standing on a mountain of bananas. Lauren Tarshis
"My Puppy!" the kid said. Lauren Tarshis
It was black, the size of a huge dog, with wiry bristles, a pig's snout, and two huge spiked tusks sprouting right from its face like swords. Lauren Tarshis
"Monster!" he said. Lauren Tarshis
"Prepare to die!" it seemed to be saying Lauren Tarshis
This kid really was crazy! Lauren Tarshis
One of the monster's tusks tore through his pant leg. Lauren Tarshis
The kid was a stitch. Lauren Tarshis
There were people from all over the world living here- just like in New York City. Lauren Tarshis
"I sorry, Mama" he said in a voice sweeter than a chocolate doughnut. Lauren Tarshis
He wasn't sure if it was possible to keep a wild boar as a pet. Lauren Tarshis
He rolled bandages and found extra blankets for men recovering from surgery. Lauren Tarshis
There was something about her that reminded him of his teacher- a look in her eyes , like she could read his mind and liked what she saw. Lauren Tarshis
"My son is wanderer. The minute I turn my back, he sneaks away." Lauren Tarshis
For such a shrimp, the kid was a real muscleman. Lauren Tarshis
Still, there was something nice about it- the white flowers climbing up the walls, the neat vegetable garden planted in front. Lauren Tarshis
His father was a fisherman out on a three-day trip. Lauren Tarshis
The food was weird- bowls of rice with fish in a salty sauce-but not so bad, especially the bright orange fruit for dessert. Lauren Tarshis
"Flying Fortress" his favorite plane Lauren Tarshis
He's an artist." 'Fishing is just his job" Lauren Tarshis
"I wish I could draw "he said Lauren Tarshis
His teacher had gotten him a sketchbook and told him to practice, but he never made much progress. Lauren Tarshis
"Your mother's very brave, to come all this way to start a new life." Lauren Tarshis
"She's lucky to have a boy like you." Lauren Tarshis
Tears came down his face but he no idea why. Lauren Tarshis
Somehow being here with them, some of that ice inside him had melted. Lauren Tarshis
He lay in bed listening to the morning birds sing outside his window. Lauren Tarshis
The Carmella was leaving in two hours. Lauren Tarshis
He 'd already figured out his sob story: He was an orphan, trying to get back to New York to be with his cousin Finn. Lauren Tarshis
He might even mention the name Earl Gasky. Lauren Tarshis
A boy who didn't turn his back on his best friend. Lauren Tarshis
All night he'd been tossing in bed, feeling torn in two. Lauren Tarshis
Now his plans would really be messed up! Lauren Tarshis
The kid wasn't wearing his crazy monkey face. His face looked dead serious. Lauren Tarshis
"Airplanes." Lauren Tarshis
A buzzing sound, like there was a giant swarm of bees closing in. Lauren Tarshis
There must be a drill going on. Lauren Tarshis
Sirens began to howl. Lauren Tarshis
He knew something horrible was happening, something beyond his worst nightmares. Lauren Tarshis
"I know somewhere we can go, in case…" Lauren Tarshis
Somewhere in the middle of that was Hickam. Lauren Tarshis
The man looked young. He had a white rag tied around his head. He wore goggles. Lauren Tarshis
His head smashed against the sand. And then he couldn't see anything at all. Lauren Tarshis
He's share a secret for starting a car engine without a key. Lauren Tarshis
"They caught us by surprise," Lauren Tarshis
Reminded him of a photo he'd seen in Life magazine of a town that had been hit by a tornado. Lauren Tarshis
It smelled like burned rubber and plastic. Lauren Tarshis
"They destroyed the barracks and the mess hall. Two hangars are gone." Lauren Tarshis
"We need to get out of here!" he shouted to the guards. Lauren Tarshis
But he understood too. There was nothing they could do. Lauren Tarshis
"It will all be over soon!" Lauren Tarshis
They were small and gray, like killer birds. Lauren Tarshis
"You never know when you need to get somewhere quick." Lauren Tarshis
They needed every spare hand they could find. Lauren Tarshis
West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma and California (names of the Battleships badly hit or sunk) Lauren Tarshis
Shaw and Cassin (Destroyers that had exploded) Lauren Tarshis
Heard his school was turned into a hospital. Lauren Tarshis
"We'll remember this moment for the rest of our lives," Lauren Tarshis
But he knew this: He wasn't that kind of boy anymore. Lauren Tarshis
He brought him a present - one of the airmen had given him his wings. Lauren Tarshis
"They are looking for spies." Lauren Tarshis
Sent a telegram to a gangster to help free him from prison. Lauren Tarshis
Every house had to have these curtains. It had to pitch dark at night….. Lauren Tarshis
You'd have to crazy not to be scared, with what was happening in the world,…. Lauren Tarshis
Decided being scared was better than being numb. Lauren Tarshis
If he were numb, he wouldn't be able to feel happy, and there were times he caught himself smiling. Lauren Tarshis
Earl and all his guys had enlisted in the army. Lauren Tarshis
It sounded like a baby whimpering. Lauren Tarshis
He looked scared. And tough. And like he'd happy to have someone keep an eye on him. Lauren Tarshis
All the main events and places are real. Lauren Tarshis
But in 1930's the relationship between the two countries was tense. Lauren Tarshis
The next day, Franklin D Roosevelt appeared before our Congress and made a speech that is still one of the most famous in American history. Lauren Tarshis
President Roosevelt said that December 7th, 1941 would "live in infamy," Lauren Tarshis
World War II "Axis powers" (Japan and Germany) "Allied Forces "(England, France, and USA) Lauren Tarshis
Today the "interment: of loyal Japanese Americans is considered a shameful act in American history. Lauren Tarshis
It is also a monument and graveyard. Lauren Tarshis
USS Arizona Memorial- memorial built over sunken battleship. Lauren Tarshis
The drops of oil made me think of the tears that are still shed over the lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack, and the sorrows of the long war that followed. Lauren Tarshis
Gave a time line at the end of story. Lauren Tarshis
He is shocked - and, for the first time,he is truly afraid. Lauren Tarshis
Eleven-year-old tough city kid. Lauren Tarshis
I slipped and fell to the bottom of the gorge. Geronimo Stilton
The note said: You wanted to save a buck? Too Bad For You! In case of motion sickness, you're on your own! Geronimo Stilton
He forced me to wear a ridiculous leather jacket, complete with fringe and a bandanna. Geronimo Stilton
As the light of my helmet glinted across the water, I noticed the pool was in the shape of a heart. Geronimo Stilton
"Where is Bear's Lodge?" Geronimo Stilton
Everything was perfectly ORGANIZED. I had planned it all down to the last whisker. Geronimo Stilton
Extremely busy and loves job even if stressful. Geronimo Stilton
The Rodent's Gazette Geronimo Stilton
At Wander Rat began leafing through some pamphlets, talking non-stop. Geronimo Stilton
After a moment's rummaging, she removed a very large dusty box. Geronimo Stilton
There were photos of luscious green forests, enchanted-looking lakes and clear blue skies. Geronimo Stilton
"Look at all the interesting things you can see in the Black Hills!" Geronimo Stilton
The Golden Dreams Hotel Geronimo Stilton
What to visit in Black Hills , South Dakota :Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Bison, Devil's Tower, and Harney Peak. Geronimo Stilton
I was going on a vacation. A real vacation! Geronimo Stilton
I scampered up to the counter like a VIR (Very Important Rodent). Geronimo Stilton
"He's flying with Dirt Cheap Airlines?!?" Geronimo Stilton
Dragging my suitcase behind me, I scrambled to catch my flight. Geronimo Stilton
It was a garbage can with wings! Geronimo Stilton
The airplane was in a state of total disrepair. Geronimo Stilton
That was the signal to the other six passengers. Geronimo Stilton
I looked at them dumbfounded. "Wh-wh-what are you doing here?" Geronimo Stilton
You have a top secret mission: We're going to look for treasure in the Black Hills." Geronimo Stilton
As usual he was as calm as cottage cheese. He never got sick! Geronimo Stilton
My tummy was doing too many somersaults for me to investigate. Geronimo Stilton
I was so relieved I kissed the ground. Geronimo Stilton
If I survived that flight, I could survive anything - even a vacation with Trap! Geronimo Stilton
"I'm sorry , you're low on funds!" Do you have another card?" Geronimo Stilton
We rented: 1 mousebago camper, 1 harley-ratison motorcycle and 8 mountain bikes Geronimo Stilton
I couldn't believe a vehicle that big could go so fast! Geronimo Stilton
You'll see. Not only do we have a map, but also an exp - nah, you'll find out soon enough. Geronimo Stilton
"I said I wanted to get off, not be thrown off!" I whimpered. Geronimo Stilton
That's when I saw a huge balloon floating above us. Geronimo Stilton
He wore a vest and a khaki shirt. Geronimo Stilton
He keeps a photo of his girlfriend in his shirt pocket, next to his heart. Geronimo Stilton
An archeologist who loves adventures. Donates all archeological treasures to New Mouse City's Museum. Geronimo Stilton
"Go with the Adventure!" he shouted. Geronimo Stilton
I tried to gather my courage. Geronimo Stilton
It was a small, crumpled, torn sheet of paper. A piece at the very bottom was missing. Geronimo Stilton
First thing I noticed was a terrible stench. Geronimo Stilton
"'Don't forget to peek.' I wonder what that means," I mused Geronimo Stilton
The sculpture shows the faces of 4 American presidents. Geronimo Stilton
"Why, oh why do these things always happen to me?" Geronimo Stilton
Their eyes were enormous, looming before me like the jaws of a pack of hungry cats. Geronimo Stilton
He was definitely the one the map referred to. Geronimo Stilton
Hidden in a corner I found a rolled-up piece of parchment paper. Geronimo Stilton
"looks more like a Cheese brain to me!" Geronimo Stilton
We immediately began examining the mysterious scroll. Geronimo Stilton
he inspected it for a long time, searching for a hidden clue. Geronimo Stilton
"Catapulting cowpokes, I think I've got it!" Geronimo Stilton
"I've told you a hundred times: The early mouse get the cheese!" Geronimo Stilton
They even asked if he would teach them karate. Geronimo Stilton
"Grandson, since you were the last to arrive, dinner is on you!" Geronimo Stilton
"You see this? I got it two years ago on an expedition to the Mayan pyramids. Geronimo Stilton
"My brother is a world-champion Klutz!" Geronimo Stilton
He twirled me in midair and for the grand finale, slammed me on the floor like a wet mop. Geronimo Stilton
"Way to stay in shape" Geronimo Stilton
He has a lot of good qualities but when it comes to money, he's greedier that my great-uncle Stingy snout" Geronimo Stilton
"What a cat-astrophe!" Geronimo Stilton
"You're slower than a slug at a snail wedding!" Geronimo Stilton
I was admiring the landscape when a herd of buffalo was crossing the road!" Geronimo Stilton
"Yikes! That was a huge ouchie!" Geronimo Stilton
Calcites hung from all sides. It was amazing! Geronimo Stilton
And I was completely alone. My friends had disappeared!" Geronimo Stilton
These should be left within Earth's heart. Geronimo Stilton
Terrified I yelled"HEEEELP" Geronimo Stilton
I was covered in mud, just like an earthworm! Geronimo Stilton
I had a fever and a pretty bad cold! Geronimo Stilton
Highest point in South Dakota 'is Harney Peak at 7,242 ft! Geronimo Stilton
"Never turn your back on a mountain lion, and don't bend down." Geronimo Stilton
I couldn't sleep that night. I tossed and turned, dreaming a hungry mountain lion was at my heels. It was terrifying!" Geronimo Stilton
"It wouldn't be an adventure without a whiff of danger!" Geronimo Stilton
She started chasing butterflies while I rummaged through my backpack….but she had disappeared! Geronimo Stilton
I was puzzled until I realized my hysterics had frightened it away! Geronimo Stilton
"Champ, on those rare occasions when you don't disappoint me you do me proud!" Geronimo Stilton
He showed me an old key and an ancient parchment with this message on it: Geronimo Stilton
We had been participating in a contest this whole time? Geronimo Stilton
It was filled with gold coins! Geronimo Stilton
"B-but …these are made of chocolate!" Geronimo Stilton
The real prize is participating because the real treasure is nature!" Geronimo Stilton
"He's such a jokester! Geronimo Stilton
"I have one last surprise for you , Ger!" Geronimo Stilton
"You're such a scaredy-rat! Can't you tell the mountain lion is fake?" Geronimo Stilton
And thus dear reader, ends this tale. Geronimo Stilton
Being president means often working late into the night and living with the constant stress of having so much responsibility Nick Bruel
He still has many good years ahead of him Nick Bruel
Did Brian the mailman drop his lunch again? Nick Bruel
You're looking at some of those stray cats that come wandering in from the neighborhood next to ours every now and then Nick Bruel
You're thinking about throwing them all into an active volcano, aren't you? Nick Bruel
In a primary you vote for a candidate to become a nominee Nick Bruel
Caucuses are awesome! Nick Bruel
First, it's the left side party's turn to kiss the baby Nick Bruel
Could we put some dramatic music here? Nick Bruel
That's when we dig hard to find the roots of what voters care about and then try to leave something of ourselves behind for them to ponder Nick Bruel
Impressionable little minds such as yours must not be exposed to such filth and depravity Nick Bruel
I don't think either of you will be getting an endorsement today Nick Bruel
You need to make a good first impression Nick Bruel
Get rid of the fish, and let's go to the next house Nick Bruel
Cat candidate freaks out Nick Bruel
Let's go out and pound the pavement Nick Bruel
If you love freedom, give me money Nick Bruel
You don't have to be rich to donate Nick Bruel
Those are organizations that have a specific agenda and want to have candidates elected to help them Nick Bruel
That's supposed to keep really rich people from controlling an election Nick Bruel
They can donate as much as $5000, but no more Nick Bruel
Don't be a jerk. Vote for kitty Nick Bruel
That commercial may be the most revolting thing I've ever seen on television Nick Bruel
Big, stupid, sloppy dogs that stink and drool and poop wherever the heck thy want Nick Bruel
Now you'll have to put your money where your mouth is Nick Bruel
How do I look? Is my hat straight? Nick Bruel
We'll begin with a coin toss to see who goes first Nick Bruel
It's my Power Panther Fan Club Medallion! Nick Bruel
No, I don't have any French fries Nick Bruel
Sorry, but I don't see your name here Nick Bruel
Registering is one of the most important responsibilities of being a citizen Nick Bruel
For one thing, you have to be over 18 years old Nick Bruel
Also, in the United States you have to be a citizen of the country Nick Bruel
You can just go to your local library or post office and see if they have any hanging around Nick Bruel
That's just how they do things in the Peace Garden State Nick Bruel
You don't get to throw one of your screaming, spitting, angry, crazy hissy fits this time! Nick Bruel
But you have no choice but to live with the results if you want to live in a democracy Nick Bruel
She said she's going to beat you like a cheap rug in 4 years Nick Bruel
When 2 or more people get together to publically argue over one or many topics, this is called a debate Nick Bruel
I am rather prone to emotional outbursts of patriotism sometimes Nick Bruel
During any dramatic moments in this book, please play the following music on your tuba, zither, or harpsichord Nick Bruel
His dad is not a superhero, but has read practically everything written about them. Lenore Look
"I am sort of nearly almost medium... when I stand on tiptoe and stretch at the same time" Lenore Look
Having a girl for a desk buddy is even worse that not being able to talk at school. Lenore Look
He has so-so performance anxiety disorder. Lenore Look
"If you live in Concord, Massachusetts it is hard not to like history." Lenore Look
Now he is only Firecracker Man on weekends and holidays. Lenore Look
"I do not know if Jules is a girl or a boy." Lenore Look
"I am as silent as a side of beef" Lenore Look
If only there were volcanoes it would be the most exciting place in the world. Lenore Look
The school had to close for two and a half weeks due to the epidemic. Lenore Look
His dad is a great reader for his age, which could be fifty or one hundred. It's hard to tell. Lenore Look
Rule number 1 for being gentlemen is no hitting, especially girls. Lenore Look
His dad had a Johnny Astro. Lenore Look
One of the things in his kit is garlic to keep vampires and teachers away. Lenore Look
During show and tell the students compared chicken pox scabs. Lenore Look
He thinks you should wear a mask to meet your new teacher, Lenore Look
His friend warns him not to eat anything his piano teacher gives him. Lenore Look
He is not afraid of anything that explodes. Lenore Look
His dad showed him how to make a carved stick. Lenore Look
"You look like a duck hanging in a Chinatown window" Lenore Look
She only had three fingers. Lenore Look
She was surprised he knew some Shakespeare. Lenore Look
If there was no school I would dig holes all day and play catch with my gunggung. Lenore Look
Now that he can read he needs to add emergency plans to his kit. Lenore Look
Gunggung showed them different baseball pitches. Lenore Look
There are six things the main character wants you to know about him. Lenore Look
It sounded like something friends say to each other. Lenore Look
Flea wrote a book about how he talks with his eyes. Lenore Look
They called their car Louise. Lenore Look
He pretended to be sick, but his dad told him he'd be okay. Lenore Look
His voice works at home, the car and even the school bus, but he has never spoken at school. Lenore Look
Everyone keeps telling him to be a gentleman. Lenore Look
His dad decided he should take piano lessons. Lenore Look
A character in this book has a PDK- Personal Disaster Kit. Lenore Look
She made a giant volcano in her yard. Lenore Look
His mom brought out a special treat, two-thousand year old dragon's beard candy. Lenore Look
When he gets to school he can't think, read, smile, sing or even talk. Lenore Look
Calvin digs better than anybody. He is a regular backhoe. Lenore Look
He got the pieces back, but some were broken. Lenore Look
He stands up for himself and tells the gang he doesn't want to do those things. Lenore Look
His brother is reading the entire encyclopedia online. Lenore Look
Pinky told him to do things to join the gang. Lenore Look
His friend wears an eye patch and has one leg that is longer than the other. Lenore Look
You can put anything in the box, but it should be things that are useful in a disaster. Lenore Look
"I'm sorry it's a weird book and you're a weird girl." Lenore Look
He gave his brother's baseball cards away. Lenore Look
He loves superheroes like the Green Lantern and Concrete Man. Lenore Look
He tries stretching exercises to make himself taller. Lenore Look
He needs help to make a plan for making friends. Lenore Look
Rule number two of being a gentleman is no cursing or insulting. Lenore Look
His mom is really super-duper. She is not afraid of heights and can climb a tree in two seconds flat. Lenore Look
He is left hanging upside down from a tree when his family forgets him. Lenore Look
He has to see a psychotherapist for his problems. Lenore Look
The walls of the classroom were blank except for a picture of Henry David Thoreau and another of the cabin he built. Lenore Look
There is an actress who dresses up like Louisa May Alcott and gives tours. Lenore Look
One of the best ways to avoid school is to get sick. Lenore Look
He took his dad's toy without asking. Lenore Look
Some of the kids tried to catch chicken pox from a classmate. Lenore Look
Their favorite game is Patriot Day. Lenore Look
There are a lot of problems when joining a gang. Lenore Look
The Horrific Thing was just his sister. Lenore Look
He decided to be a gentleman for Halloween. Lenore Look
He brought a neighbor's window with a baseball. Lenore Look
He apologizes for not sticking up for her. Lenore Look
By turning this page and the pages that follow… Kate Klise
Is it true that you rent houses for the summer? Kate Klise
They're as bad as annoying children. Kate Klise
I happen to write books fro children Kate Klise
That doesn't mean I want to see or hear the little monsters when I'm trying to work. Kate Klise
I didn't even know you were still alive! Kate Klise
We never want our clients to be disappointed or surprised. Kate Klise
But I hardly see how that's any of your business. Kate Klise
Oh, it's a long, silly story! Kate Klise
There's no need for you to be rude to our new guest. Kate Klise
That's a lot of hogwash! Kate Klise
They are spending the summer on a tour of Europe…. Kate Klise
A young boy is living on the third floor. Kate Klise
The entire house is arranged in this same higgledy-piggledy style. Kate Klise
I am highly allergic to cats. Kate Klise
You've gotten me into a fine pickle now. Kate Klise
I don't even like children. And I despise cats. Kate Klise
Just get me out of this backwater dump - NOW. Kate Klise
Your bad investments and lavish lifestyle have made you a very poor man. Kate Klise
Rule 2: You will stay out of my bedroom and bathroom at all times. Kate Klise
You will not play old man music on the stereo. Kate Klise
I suspect someone in this house has been stealing library books again. Kate Klise
Only because he pays you. Kate Klise
If you must play the piano, do so in the afternoon, when I take my daily walk. Kate Klise
Now, I am aware that children have a strange fascination with the macabre. Kate Klise
their son clearly needs professional help. Kate Klise
Your staggering unwillingness to be of assistance is matched only by your stultifying ignorance. Kate Klise
You little twit. Kate Klise
I'm writing this from the hospital. Kate Klise
This whole situation is completely preposterous. Kate Klise
You fell asleep at your computer. Kate Klise
Therein lies our CONFLICT, which is at the heart of any good story. Kate Klise
Let's just have a lovely dinner on Saturday night, shall we? Kate Klise
Now, scoot over, dear, I write better when I'm sitting down. Kate Klise
Good luck in Paris and in Life. Kate Klise
He stood in front of the portrait, studying it, until a mouse scurried across his shoe. Kate Klise
That, is and accident waiting to happen. Kate Klise
This trick fork actually scooped food from the plate and raised it approximately 12 inches. Kate Klise
Stupid cat cost me a fortune. Kate Klise
Stop!!! PLE3A#E ST#&OP TI*CK&&LING ME!!! Kate Klise
I'm planning a lovely picnic dinner for Saturday night. Kate Klise
I'm not sure who will get top billing. Kate Klise
But we all knew he was in a slump. Kate Klise
Fortunately, I keep a private investigator on my payroll for situations like these. Kate Klise
I was miserable, and I was making everyone around me miserable. Kate Klise
Finally, I have discovered what true art is! Kate Klise
Not much intel to report yet. Kate Klise
Whatta dump. Kate Klise
Oh yeah, there's also a pond on the west side of the property with a few ducks paddling around. Kate Klise
Didn't realize how old and flabby he'd gotten. Kate Klise
I can see him with binoculars. Kate Klise
I'm sorry. I can be an insensitive clod. Kate Klise
You're not old and I'm not handsome. Kate Klise
Dang, this means we're on our own for dinner. Kate Klise
Of course you can see my curlers. Kate Klise
I'll always return what I borrow. (Well, mostly.) Kate Klise
An apple just fell from the tree directly into the basket. Kate Klise
Self-propelled newspapers are delivering themselves down the street. Kate Klise
I am writing to inform you that I have decided to terminate my professional relationship with your client… Kate Klise
Their 11 year old son and his cat, Shadow Kate Klise
She died 97 years before the story opens. Kate Klise
I happen to write books for children. Kate Klise
I read all the Ghost Tamer Books when I was a little girl. Kate Klise
Victorian Lady; 32 1/2-room mansion; 43 Old Cemetery Road Kate Klise
Send a rental contract to my attorney, E. Gadds. Kate Klise
There's no reason for you to be rude to our new guest. Kate Klise
"Your Secrets are Our Business" Kate Klise
"Only Fools (and Children) Believe in Ghosts." Kate Klise
A young boy is living on the third floor. Kate Klise
I am highly allergic to cats. Kate Klise
Yours with a handkerchief held to my nose. Kate Klise
Just get me out of this backwater dump. Kate Klise
Specializing in Mysteries, Mayhem & the Macabre Kate Klise
That doesn't mean I want to see or hear the little monsters Kate Klise
I didn't even know you were still alive. Kate Klise
London Flat: Located near theatres Kate Klise
Need a House? Call Anita Sale Kate Klise
A dumbwaiter is a small elevator used to move food and drink Kate Klise
Rule 2: You will stay out of my bedroom and bathroom at all times. Kate Klise
Rule 8: You will not play old man music on the stereo Kate Klise
Her name's Olive and she lives in the cupola. Kate Klise
The sound of your fingers banging on the keys makes my head throb. Kate Klise
I hope it's not unlucky to write the 13th book in a series. Kate Klise
Only illiterate imbeciles such as yourself believe in black magic. Kate Klise
Nobody relished the anticipation of a good meal like Bartholomew Brown. Kate Klise
If you lay one hand on that boy, you will regret it. Kate Klise
I hadn't realized how dangerous a chandelier could be. Kate Klise
Apologies in advance if I awaken you by shooting a few firecrackers off the roof. Kate Klise
Books back but now chicken missin' Kate Klise
No one had eaten the chicken, including the family dog, Mort. Kate Klise
Grumply continues to refuse requests for interviews with The Ghastly Times Kate Klise
Home of Mr. Poe, the 197-year-old giant tortoise Kate Klise
Bad Luck Follows Hopes on Lecture Tour Kate Klise
The kid had somehow rigged up a fork that raised and lowered itself Kate Klise
The incorrigible brat is downstairs banging on the piano again. Kate Klise
How did you know that Nadia called me Iggy? Kate Klise
He's cutting Mrs. McCorpse's yard. Kate Klise
Please meet us at eight o'clock at my grave. Kate Klise
The boy is going to illustrate our book. Kate Klise
Return to sender/occupant has left for the summer. Kate Klise
Beans, who hails from New Jersey, says he'll'' be in town a few weeks. Kate Klise
Free books for those with a library card Kate Klise
If a buyer can't be found, Spence Mansion might be leveled. Kate Klise
I should've dropped THREE chandeliers on his head Kate Klise
I don't know how you intend to buy my mansion with only $67.50. Kate Klise
I can see the curlers in your hair. Kate Klise
Hungarian Cookbook Back, but Tart Tomes Taken Kate Klise
I'm just trying to warn you. Kate Klise
Elegant Estates, Historic Homes, Classic Cottages Kate Klise
Enclosed is a brochure. I would be happy to arrange a tour of the properties. Kate Klise
Remit full payment for the summer. Kate Klise
Return to sender-occupant has left for the summer. Kate Klise
"The dang thing keeps disappearing for the cooling rack. Kate Klise
A dozen children's books are missing from the library. Kate Klise
The entire house is arranged in this higgledy-piggledy style, Kate Klise
The cat must be removed. Kate Klise
The clause said, whoever rents the house was to care for the boy and the cat. Kate Klise
A letter to my lawyer will clear up the situation with unwanted housemates Kate Klise
The "faintest whisper of paint" is holding this house together. Kate Klise
Your bad investments and lavish lifestyle has made you a very poor man. Kate Klise
The second floor of the house was off limits for the entire summer. Kate Klise
I will eat what I want to eat and when to eat. Kate Klise
She lives in the cupola and is my best friend, sometimes she steals library books. Kate Klise
He said" this face could wake the dead" of a picture of a grim-faced woman Kate Klise
He plans on buying the house himself Kate Klise
Only illiterates believe in black magic and unlucky numbers Kate Klise
The house was old and creaky…… Kate Klise
Your book is boring….I read it while you were on a walk Kate Klise
A crystal chandelier cam crashing down from the ceiling. Kate Klise
The shards of glass punctured my Italian slippers. Kate Klise
Being invisible is frightfully inconvenient, but it does have it's drawbacks Kate Klise
Chicken paprikash-eight o'clock sharp-proper attire, please Kate Klise
The settings and relationships must change. Kate Klise
The character is to flat, too stiff and completely unbelievable. Kate Klise
Fireworks for the roof! Kate Klise
Five jars of paprika, now they are all gone…. And a chicken went missing. Kate Klise
The new book will be out by Halloween Kate Klise
The Hopes have reduced the price on their home due to poor lecture turnouts. Kate Klise
The fork lowered and raised itself from the plate. Kate Klise
What a clever trick---the food disappeared into thin air when the fork was raised. Kate Klise
The food gimmick will be used somewhere in the book I am writing. Kate Klise
You win, tell me what to do to get you to leave me alone! Kate Klise
OUR book??? Since when are WE writing a book??? Kate Klise
You HATE liver and green peppers! Kate Klise
The Siamese cat liked caviar flavored cat food and a diamond and emerald studded collar. Kate Klise
His parents thought he was lying because they couldn't see her. Kate Klise
His parents thought he would be an embarrassment to them and their academic research. Kate Klise
Eight o'clock on the dot---I'll bring dinner, you bring a present. Kate Klise
It's been 109 years since she had been on a date. Kate Klise
Bring your sketchpad on Saturday night. Kate Klise
A ferocious wind swept the manuscript away. Kate Klise
He's wigging out---that's all there is to it! Kate Klise
He suffered from writer's block and financial problems. Kate Klise
Reader's can't know their favorite author is "nuttier than peanut brittle"! Kate Klise
She had the most rejection slips according to the Guinness Book of World Records Kate Klise
It's impossible to write when you are selfish and crabby Kate Klise
He turned a cartwheel and said he felt 20 years younger. Kate Klise
Demolitions is not out of the question. Kate Klise
Free books for those with a library card. Kate Klise
The house has a pond on the side with a few ducks paddling around. Kate Klise
If you cook tonight, I'll make dinner tomorrow. Kate Klise
What about a game of checkers after dinner? Kate Klise
The table is set for four---dinner is grilled cheese sandwiches. Kate Klise
There is no wind, but the creaky old swing on the porch keeps moving. Kate Klise
My hair is in curlers. Kate Klise
The apples in the back yard will taste good in apple tarts, if I can find a recipe at the library Kate Klise
The book was due today, he must have missed his deadline. Kate Klise
Your secrets are well kept with this newspaper. Kate Klise
The apples are going into a basket, as if someone is picking them. Kate Klise
The newspapers are being self-propelled to the houses on the street. Kate Klise
He lost his publisher, attorney and landlord all at one time. Kate Klise
I want to try again, will you write the book with me? Kate Klise
Didn't anyone ever tell not it is rude to stare? Kate Klise
The buyer of the house is an occupant of the house. Please cancel the demolition. Kate Klise
We'll convert the money you made over the summer to Euros when we return to Europe. Kate Klise
I agree that you are not cut out to be parents. Kate Klise
The book is music to my ears, music to my ears I tell you. Kate Klise
You'll feel better about yourself if you pay off all your bills. Kate Klise
The 3rd floor should be turned into an artist studio. Kate Klise
Be kind to each other, remember other people and their feelings are as real as you are. Kate Klise
It's our feelings that make us real. Kate Klise
I FEEL---I really mean it. Kate Klise
It's nice to be wanted. Kate Klise
"Every ending is really a beginning" Kate Klise
His governess was Miss Lumpton. R.L. LaFevers
He was being sent to live with a cousin of his fathers. R.L. LaFevers
This book is set in 1928. R.L. LaFevers
Batting-at-the-Flies in North County. R.L. LaFevers
The airship Italia crashed on the ice near the North Pole. R.L. LaFevers
She was left a tidy sum in his parents' will. R.L. LaFevers
Cornelius is a dodo. R.L. LaFevers
He could join his parents when his sense of adventure developed. R.L. LaFevers
He always carried his sketchbook with him. R.L. LaFevers
P.A. stood for Philomena Augusta. R.L. LaFevers
Maps covered the walls like wallpaper. R.L. LaFevers
The kitchen and the rest of the house were jumbled and cluttered. R.L. LaFevers
She fed him stew and a thick slice of buttered bread. R.L. LaFevers
A beastologist studies unusual beasts. R.L. LaFevers
The continents were all the wrong shape and size and there weren't enough oceans. R.L. LaFevers
The water closet is at the north end of the hall. R.L. LaFevers
He opened the suitcase and found women's clothing. R.L. LaFevers
His father had a mustache and his mother had a beauty mark. R.L. LaFevers
He carried his things in a rucksack. R.L. LaFevers
Goggles. To keep the bugs and dust out. R.L. LaFevers
"Mites", he silently mouthed. R.L. LaFevers
Sopwith Platypus R.L. LaFevers
He was torn between excitement and terror as they climbed higher and higher into the air. R.L. LaFevers
"Halloo! We're here to refuel." R.L. LaFevers
The smell of petrol filled the air. R.L. LaFevers
His body hugged the side of the plane as he scooched his way forward. R.L. LaFevers
It was about the size of a kitten, but sort of human shaped. R.L. LaFevers
He was terrified of bats. R.L. LaFevers
He felt a sharp pang of guilt. He knew all about being alone in the world. R.L. LaFevers
Her name was Greasle. R.L. LaFevers
They were standing in front of two camels piled high with supplies. R.L. LaFevers
What are Bedouin? R.L. LaFevers
It spit a nasty glob on his chest. R.L. LaFevers
"Hut, hut, hut," she cried. R.L. LaFevers
Sir Mungo became obsessed with Marco Polo's travels. R.L. LaFevers
The Geographica R.L. LaFevers
Not wanting all our work to be lost, we write letters to record our findings. R.L. LaFevers
"I think I hate camels," he wheezed. R.L. LaFevers
The dried goat meat tasted like salty leather. R.L. LaFevers
The date was sticky and sweet, almost like a piece of toffee. R.L. LaFevers
I would protect the book with my life. R.L. LaFevers
The nest must be protected from the wind. R.L. LaFevers
He looked at her big, round eyes, her bat like ears, and her sharp little teeth. R.L. LaFevers
He stood transfixed as the brilliant red and gold bird approached. R.L. LaFevers
There really were magical beasts in this world. R.L. LaFevers
"Are you a Turk?" R.L. LaFevers
"I ask that you grant me hospitality." R.L. LaFevers
He used Shabiib's saddle as a step stool. R.L. LaFevers
"I won't let the fire go out. I promise." R.L. LaFevers
He instructed her to pinch him every time he started to fall asleep. R.L. LaFevers
When she was close enough, she raised her hands and gripped the tree trunk. R.L. LaFevers
"So, what's a jinni then?" R.L. LaFevers
She gripped the stranger's hand and sank her sharp little teeth into it. R.L. LaFevers
The intruder had bushy ginger colored hair. R.L. LaFevers
If hope and joy had a sound, it would be just like that. R.L. LaFevers
His exhaustion and discouragement were burned away, leaving only his possibilities behind. R.L. LaFevers
We need to make a quick trip to visit the wyverns. R.L. LaFevers
She gave him a compass. R.L. LaFevers
He'd been comforted only when they promised to send for him on his eighth birthday p.3 R. L. LaFevers
B-but…you're a dod! P. 16 R. L. LaFevers
No, it was an airplane, he finally realized p. 21 R. L. LaFevers
It happens only once very five hundred years. P. 29 R. L. LaFevers
Goggles. To keep the bugs and dust out. P. 33 R. L. LaFevers
Will this thing really fly? P. 34 R. L. LaFevers
Goulash they called it. P. 42 R. L. LaFevers
His body hugged the side of the plane as he scooched his way forward. P. 44 R. L. LaFevers
It was covered with engine oil and gear grease. Pl 47 R. L. LaFevers
Then the real adventure will begin. P. 54 R. L. LaFevers
I'll stay in the pack nice and quiet like p. 57 R. L. LaFevers
The camel had big liquid eyes with long lashes. P. 59 R. L. LaFevers
He called it Geographica, A map of the world p. 63 R. L. LaFevers
No. Only Miss Lumpton got letters. And only once a month. P. 66 R. L. LaFevers
She's not a true beast. She's just a pest. P. 70 R. L. LaFevers
the secret to a phoenix hatching is to be sure the pile of ash never grows cold. P. 72 R. L. LaFevers
The notes were pure and lovely, but haunting as well, as if sadness might be just around the corner. P. 75 R. L. LaFevers
There was a flash of green flame just before the fire died out. P. 78 R. L. LaFevers
Yes, I really must insist that I stay. P. 80 R. L. LaFevers
Very well, then. I ask that you grant me hospitality. P. 80 R. L. LaFevers
she know how to take care of herself. The mean ones usually do. P. 84 R. L. LaFevers
ain't nothing but a bunch of ashes and twigs. P. 85 R. L. LaFevers
Keep the ash in the newst warm, protect from cold and wind, add additional fuel. P. 87 R. L. LaFevers
It was too bad the palm fronds didn't grow straight up, like a wall. P. 89 R. L. LaFevers
He was just drifting off to sleep when he heard voices. P. 92 R. L. LaFevers
He'd instructed her to pinch him every time he started to fall asleep. P.95 R. L. LaFevers
With last flurry of giggles, they left the tent. P. 98 R. L. LaFevers
Wait! Don't! P. 99 R. L. LaFevers
A jinni! You command a jinni? R. L. LaFevers
the he heard it. A faint ripping sound. That was what awakened him p. 106 R. L. LaFevers
It glowed bright red now and was definitely a lump. P0. 112 R. L. LaFevers
As he stared at the egg in his hand, a plan began to from. P. 116 R. L. LaFevers
His words were cut off as an iron grip took ahold of his collar and hauled him to his feet. P. 124 R. L. LaFevers
You offer me a rock? P. 125 R. L. LaFevers
This book is the first book in the Sherlock Files Series. Tracy Barrett
Xander had dimples and big dark blue eyes. Tracy Barrett
A sister and her younger brother were passing time on the steps of the Dulcey Hotel in London. Tracy Barrett
Whoever guessed something correctly about a passerby got a point. Tracy Barrett
Their father had a great job teaching music and composing. Tracy Barrett
Miss Rose's School of Dance offered classes, private lessons and consultations. Tracy Barrett
When Xander finished his Pee Wee Soccer practice, he'd show her how to look for clues. Tracy Barrett
She heard him mutter, "It fades fast." Tracy Barrett
Ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Tracy Barrett
Illustrious means 'famous,' right? Tracy Barrett
And what's a plooman's lunch? Tracy Barrett
So a shandy is a mixture of lemon soda and beer? Tracy Barrett
She pushed back her chair and flew after the two figures as they disappeared through a curtain at the back of the room. Tracy Barrett
Aside from being an excellent long-distance runner and having a black belt in karate, Xena was an expert rock climber. Tracy Barrett
Most people said she climbed like a cat, but Xander thought she looked more like a spider. Tracy Barrett
Or else someone wants this to look like a storeroom, but it isn't. Tracy Barrett
Xena knew better than to interrupt him when he was thinking, but she was getting more and more anxious. Tracy Barrett
The Baker Street Irregulars Tracy Barrett
221B Baker Street Tracy Barrett
You dropped that paper into my sister's hand at the hotel! Tracy Barrett
The doorman at your hotel is one of us. Tracy Barrett
If there was anything she couldn't resist, it was an old book. Tracy Barrett
Somehow they knew that this book was going to change their lives. Tracy Barrett
Nigel Batheson Tracy Barrett
Girl in a Purple Hat Tracy Barrett
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could find that painting? Tracy Barrett
Let's make a plan. Go on, you know you're dying to make a list! Tracy Barrett
His wife decided to sell some of his paintings. Tracy Barrett
I think he had agoraphobia Tracy Barrett
Their father called her a bulldog. Tracy Barrett
People walked under umbrellas, wearing raincoats and boots. Tracy Barrett
He did most of his painting in Taynesbury. Tracy Barrett
It's in Hertfordshire. Tracy Barrett
Xander took the cell phone out of its shrink-wrap and read the manual. Tracy Barrett
It was made of reddish brown stone, with windows that reached at least ten feet high. Tracy Barrett
As it tweedled out "Yankee Doodle," a woman placing a bouquet of flowers on a grave glanced at them curiously. Tracy Barrett
Number 76, Lilac Lane Tracy Barrett
The Willows. What does that mean? Tracy Barrett
Are you Mrs. Emerson? Tracy Barrett
A Border collie ran out of a house and barked at them. Tracy Barrett
The blitz, during the Second World War. Tracy Barrett
There's a gravestone in the churchyard that says she was Nigel's daughter. Tracy Barrett
But he didn't have any daughters, did he? Tracy Barrett
If we don't work together we're never going to solve this case in time for the Batheson exhibit! Tracy Barrett
A little girl with golden curls, a purple hat, and a long gray coat. Tracy Barrett
Even an international school requires uniforms. Tracy Barrett
My mum's from South Africa, and my parents want me to go to school with kids from other places. Tracy Barrett
They were both put in the beginning Spanish class, which was taught by a young woman from Paraguay. Tracy Barrett
In England, a subway is a passage under a busy street. Tracy Barrett
Their search for the girl in the purple hat would have to wait. Tracy Barrett
He made the soccer team because only three boys tried out and Coach Craig had to take him. Tracy Barrett
A fierce sea serpent seemed was cooler than a dorky giraffe. Tracy Barrett
The Knuckers wore bright green jerseys bearing the image of two scaly sea serpents, one blue, one yellow, battling on top of a gray shield. Tracy Barrett
People stared at her as she splashed through puddles and dodged around lampposts. Tracy Barrett
Don't mind her. She's a bit overprotective of the gallery. Tracy Barrett
Read Batheson's letters. Tracy Barrett
And is that Miss Selden with our tea? Tracy Barrett
The letters! They're on microfilm. Tracy Barrett
Robert had a thing for putting toad in beds. Tracy Barrett
The girl in the Batheson painting didn't necessarily look like the model who posed for it either. Tracy Barrett
When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Tracy Barrett
Whenever you see people on TV at something like this, they're always wearing black. Tracy Barrett
A man with so many piercings in his ears, nose, lips and eyebrows that he looked like a porcupine. Tracy Barrett
He made frames out of wood and then they were covered in gold leaf - really thin sheets of gold. Tracy Barrett
Her mother called this talent her cloak of invisibility. Tracy Barrett
Birth years of most of the relatives had been penciled in. Tracy Barrett
There were no daughters, no female cousins, not even an aunt who would have been a young girl when it was done. Tracy Barrett
But Robert was born in 1894. Tracy Barrett
That would have made him eight when the painting was made! Tracy Barrett
How does knowing who modeled for it help us figure out who stole it? Tracy Barrett
When he put it on, the picture of him in his daisy costume fell out of a pocket. Tracy Barrett
I solved the case! I solved the case! Tracy Barrett
I'll bet his brothers made fun of him about it for years! Tracy Barrett
We have to find out where Robert went to boarding school. Tracy Barrett
And finally there was that doodle of a dragon. Tracy Barrett
Holding a magnifying glass, they could see not one dragon with its tail in its mouth, but two separate creatures. Tracy Barrett
They were taking a bus to the school that their school was playing in soccer. Tracy Barrett
Worthington School for Boys Tracy Barrett
Into her backpack she shoved the latest box of gadgets from the testing company. Tracy Barrett
It looks like the school has been here forever Tracy Barrett
Any minute someone could come by an accuse them of trespassing - exactly what they were doing. Tracy Barrett
There's got to be some kind of a dorm someplace. Tracy Barrett
Can't help you there, records were destroyed in a fire. Tracy Barrett
He also said that the sound of running water in the pipes reminded him of the brook at home. Tracy Barrett
No painting. No Narnia either. Tracy Barrett
It's like a stud-finder, but instead it locates metal. Tracy Barrett
Get that speed-reading think going in your brain and tell me what to do. Tracy Barrett
What were the penalties for breaking and entering anyway? Tracy Barrett
She would have slapped her own forehead for stupidity if she hadn't been worried about the noise. Tracy Barrett
He saw the corner of the man's mouth twitch as though he was trying not to smile. Tracy Barrett
Meanwhile the headmaster had opened the longest blade and was running his fingers down the edge of the board in question. Tracy Barrett
The board popped out. Not even nailed down. Interesting! Tracy Barrett
Don't damage it! Here, let me take out another board. Tracy Barrett
The headmaster didn't object as Mr. Nolan popped off a second piece of the paneling with the knife. Tracy Barrett
It's like he's looking right at you. Tracy Barrett
Pax? It means 'peace' in Latin. Tracy Barrett
Then everyone sang "For they are jolly good fellows!" Tracy Barrett
The best part was that they hadn't failed their ancestor Tracy Barrett
An interview with the author was at the end of this book. Tracy Barrett
She didn't think it was fair if the weather was going to be cold and gray every day - especially since they had to leave all their friends in warm and sunny Florida. Tracy Barrett
Nobody could resist those dimples, that smile, those enormous eyes. Even the blond streak in his brown curls seemed charming on a boy. Tracy Barrett
Her father taught the Game to her when she was in second grade. Tracy Barrett
Their Grandpa had taught their dad, and Grandpa had learned from his own dad. It was a family legacy, something to be proud of. Tracy Barrett
Go to The Dancing Men and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Tracy Barrett
Time, as you illustrious ancestor used to say, is of the essence. Tracy Barrett
He screwed up his face, his eyes closed, and she could tell he was putting his photographic memory to work. Tracy Barrett
"It's got to be some kind of code…or a password." Tracy Barrett
A ploughman's lunch is "a nice piece of bread and some cheese and a pickle. Standard pub fare." Tracy Barrett
"I thought we'd understand everyone in England because they speak the same language, but English English is confusing." Tracy Barrett
The waitress returned with two glasses of lemon soda, which she called lemonade. Tracy Barrett
Aside from being an excellent long-distance runner and having a black belt in karate, she was an expert rock climber. Tracy Barrett
Most people said she climbed like a cat, but he thought she looked more like a spider. Tracy Barrett
"You're part of a crime here - two crimes. They're called kidnapping and forced imprisonment." Tracy Barrett
"I can't believe I'm so bored that I'm watching raindrop races." Tracy Barrett
She could go to a museum every day for a week and then wake up the next day and ask to go to another one. Tracy Barrett
She looked at her brother. From someplace deep inside her came a sense of family pride she hadn't known she possessed. Tracy Barrett
"Okay," he said. "Let's make a plan. Go on, you know you're dying to make a list!" Tracy Barrett
"Agoraphobia. Fear of open spaces…now generally intended to mean fear of traveling away from familiar surroundings." Tracy Barrett
He knew that once she set her mind to something, she wouldn't quit. Their father called her a bulldog. Tracy Barrett
"You're nuts," she said. "Or barmy, as they say here." Tracy Barrett
He made drawings, sometimes more than a hundred, of each painting. Tracy Barrett
She loved Indian food, but who could think about dinner now? Tracy Barrett
"One point against it right there," his mom said. "What if you don't want someone near you to know the number you're calling?" Tracy Barrett
Any food with clotted in its name didn't sound too appetizing, but that didn't stop him from eating the biscuits spread with soft cream until he thought he would burst. Tracy Barrett
The siblings had never moved before, and they weren't used to being the new kids. Tracy Barrett
A large sign proclaimed OUR STUDENTS COME FROM EVERY CONTINENT EXCEPT ANTARCTICA! Tracy Barrett
A fierce sea serpent seemed way cooler than a dorky giraffe. Tracy Barrett
She must look awful, with her dark hair plastered down, mud splashed on her white school socks, and her navy blazer dripping wet. Tracy Barrett
Where was her brother and what made him take off like that? Tracy Barrett
What she saw was so unexpected that should couldn't take it all in at once. She closed her eyes and opened them again. It was still there. Tracy Barrett
The receptionist was a slender woman with white blond hair and fingernails so long and curved that it must have been impossible for her to dial a phone or type on a keyboard. Tracy Barrett
When the girl took off her hat, the golden curls went with it! Tracy Barrett
He husband's reluctance to travel meant that she didn't see her sister very much, so they wrote frequently. Tracy Barrett
They found out that in England kids were sent to boarding school at the age of seven. Like Hogwarts. Tracy Barrett
"I'm a daisy, I'm born in the spring, I burst from the ground when the birdies sing." Tracy Barrett
Robert was the youngest and his big brothers probably teased him. Tracy Barrett
They used a metal finder to look behind the wall. Tracy Barrett
For a moment all anyone could do was stare. Tracy Barrett
Pax means peace in Latin. Tracy Barrett
"Take the kids up to the cane fields!" Lauren Tarshis
A curtain of smoke- black and bloody red-surrounded the harbor. Lauren Tarshis
"But he'd never felt more terrified than he did right now, alone and running for his life." Lauren Tarshis
"Rat, tat,tat,tat" Lauren Tarshis
Sand flew into his eyes. And then from behind him, a huge explosion seemed to shatter the world. Lauren Tarshis
One Day Earlier, December 6, 1941 Lauren Tarshis
"Just look at that view," she said. "Can you believe we live here?" Lauren Tarshis
She wanted to get him away from danger and trouble, away from Earl Gasky and his gang. Lauren Tarshis
He paid them a dollar a day to run errands. Lauren Tarshis
He even taught them how to drive one of his cars. Lauren Tarshis
He father had been gone since before he was born. Lauren Tarshis
"Because who else was going to look after them?" Lauren Tarshis
"Until one night two months ago." Lauren Tarshis
"It was like a horror movie playing in his mind." Lauren Tarshis
"It's time for us to go," Ma said. "Before something terrible happens to you." Lauren Tarshis
"We're starting out fresh," she said Lauren Tarshis
A week later, they were on a train heading to San Francisco. Lauren Tarshis
Felt guilty his friend got hurt. Lauren Tarshis
A ship called Carmella. Lauren Tarshis
He was used to being on the lookout for people lurking outside their door, waiting to pounce. Lauren Tarshis
But there was nothing on their porch but a pot of pink flowers, wrapped in a bow. Lauren Tarshis
The sun felt good on his face, and there was a warm breeze off the ocean. Lauren Tarshis
They were huge- like skyscrapers turned on their sides. Lauren Tarshis
She always said yes, and she always happened to have a Thermos of lemonade or hot chocolate with just enough for them. Lauren Tarshis
She also had a big world map on the wall of her classroom. Lauren Tarshis
"The world has to stop that monster," she told them. Lauren Tarshis
Of course he never cried - he was no sissy. And he'd learn a trick when he was younger. Lauren Tarshis
Lately that cold hard place had grown so big that he felt numb. Lauren Tarshis
But then he heard commotion in his backyard. Lauren Tarshis
There was a crash, a strange squeal, and an earsplitting scream. Lauren Tarshis
"Was someone in trouble?" Lauren Tarshis
What the heck was he doing here all by himself? Lauren Tarshis
He was grinning like a monkey standing on a mountain of bananas. Lauren Tarshis
"My Puppy!" the kid said. Lauren Tarshis
It was black, the size of a huge dog, with wiry bristles, a pig's snout, and two huge spiked tusks sprouting right from its face like swords. Lauren Tarshis
"Monster!" he said. Lauren Tarshis
"Prepare to die!" it seemed to be saying Lauren Tarshis
This kid really was crazy! Lauren Tarshis
One of the monster's tusks tore through his pant leg. Lauren Tarshis
The kid was a stitch. Lauren Tarshis
There were people from all over the world living here- just like in New York City. Lauren Tarshis
"I sorry, Mama" he said in a voice sweeter than a chocolate doughnut. Lauren Tarshis
He wasn't sure if it was possible to keep a wild boar as a pet. Lauren Tarshis
He rolled bandages and found extra blankets for men recovering from surgery. Lauren Tarshis
There was something about her that reminded him of his teacher- a look in her eyes , like she could read his mind and liked what she saw. Lauren Tarshis
"My son is wanderer. The minute I turn my back, he sneaks away." Lauren Tarshis
For such a shrimp, the kid was a real muscleman. Lauren Tarshis
Still, there was something nice about it- the white flowers climbing up the walls, the neat vegetable garden planted in front. Lauren Tarshis
His father was a fisherman out on a three-day trip. Lauren Tarshis
The food was weird- bowls of rice with fish in a salty sauce-but not so bad, especially the bright orange fruit for dessert. Lauren Tarshis
"Flying Fortress" his favorite plane Lauren Tarshis
He's an artist." 'Fishing is just his job" Lauren Tarshis
"I wish I could draw "he said Lauren Tarshis
His teacher had gotten him a sketchbook and told him to practice, but he never made much progress. Lauren Tarshis
"Your mother's very brave, to come all this way to start a new life." Lauren Tarshis
"She's lucky to have a boy like you." Lauren Tarshis
Tears came down his face but he no idea why. Lauren Tarshis
Somehow being here with them, some of that ice inside him had melted. Lauren Tarshis
He lay in bed listening to the morning birds sing outside his window. Lauren Tarshis
The Carmella was leaving in two hours. Lauren Tarshis
He 'd already figured out his sob story: He was an orphan, trying to get back to New York to be with his cousin Finn. Lauren Tarshis
He might even mention the name Earl Gasky. Lauren Tarshis
A boy who didn't turn his back on his best friend. Lauren Tarshis
All night he'd been tossing in bed, feeling torn in two. Lauren Tarshis
Now his plans would really be messed up! Lauren Tarshis
The kid wasn't wearing his crazy monkey face. His face looked dead serious. Lauren Tarshis
"Airplanes." Lauren Tarshis
A buzzing sound, like there was a giant swarm of bees closing in. Lauren Tarshis
There must be a drill going on. Lauren Tarshis
Sirens began to howl. Lauren Tarshis
He knew something horrible was happening, something beyond his worst nightmares. Lauren Tarshis
"I know somewhere we can go, in case…" Lauren Tarshis
Somewhere in the middle of that was Hickam. Lauren Tarshis
The man looked young. He had a white rag tied around his head. He wore goggles. Lauren Tarshis
His head smashed against the sand. And then he couldn't see anything at all. Lauren Tarshis
He's share a secret for starting a car engine without a key. Lauren Tarshis
"They caught us by surprise," Lauren Tarshis
Reminded him of a photo he'd seen in Life magazine of a town that had been hit by a tornado. Lauren Tarshis
It smelled like burned rubber and plastic. Lauren Tarshis
"They destroyed the barracks and the mess hall. Two hangars are gone." Lauren Tarshis
"We need to get out of here!" he shouted to the guards. Lauren Tarshis
But he understood too. There was nothing they could do. Lauren Tarshis
"It will all be over soon!" Lauren Tarshis
They were small and gray, like killer birds. Lauren Tarshis
"You never know when you need to get somewhere quick." Lauren Tarshis
They needed every spare hand they could find. Lauren Tarshis
West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma and California (names of the Battleships badly hit or sunk) Lauren Tarshis
Shaw and Cassin (Destroyers that had exploded) Lauren Tarshis
Heard his school was turned into a hospital. Lauren Tarshis
"We'll remember this moment for the rest of our lives," Lauren Tarshis
But he knew this: He wasn't that kind of boy anymore. Lauren Tarshis
He brought him a present - one of the airmen had given him his wings. Lauren Tarshis
"They are looking for spies." Lauren Tarshis
Sent a telegram to a gangster to help free him from prison. Lauren Tarshis
Every house had to have these curtains. It had to pitch dark at night….. Lauren Tarshis
You'd have to crazy not to be scared, with what was happening in the world,…. Lauren Tarshis
Decided being scared was better than being numb. Lauren Tarshis
If he were numb, he wouldn't be able to feel happy, and there were times he caught himself smiling. Lauren Tarshis
Earl and all his guys had enlisted in the army. Lauren Tarshis
It sounded like a baby whimpering. Lauren Tarshis
He looked scared. And tough. And like he'd happy to have someone keep an eye on him. Lauren Tarshis
All the main events and places are real. Lauren Tarshis
But in 1930's the relationship between the two countries was tense. Lauren Tarshis
The next day, Franklin D Roosevelt appeared before our Congress and made a speech that is still one of the most famous in American history. Lauren Tarshis
President Roosevelt said that December 7th, 1941 would "live in infamy," Lauren Tarshis
World War II "Axis powers" (Japan and Germany) "Allied Forces "(England, France, and USA) Lauren Tarshis
Today the "interment: of loyal Japanese Americans is considered a shameful act in American history. Lauren Tarshis
It is also a monument and graveyard. Lauren Tarshis
USS Arizona Memorial- memorial built over sunken battleship. Lauren Tarshis
The drops of oil made me think of the tears that are still shed over the lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack, and the sorrows of the long war that followed. Lauren Tarshis
Gave a time line at the end of story. Lauren Tarshis
He is shocked - and, for the first time,he is truly afraid. Lauren Tarshis
Eleven-year-old tough city kid. Lauren Tarshis
I slipped and fell to the bottom of the gorge. Geronimo Stilton
The note said: You wanted to save a buck? Too Bad For You! In case of motion sickness, you're on your own! Geronimo Stilton
He forced me to wear a ridiculous leather jacket, complete with fringe and a bandanna. Geronimo Stilton
As the light of my helmet glinted across the water, I noticed the pool was in the shape of a heart. Geronimo Stilton
"Where is Bear's Lodge?" Geronimo Stilton
Everything was perfectly ORGANIZED. I had planned it all down to the last whisker. Geronimo Stilton
Extremely busy and loves job even if stressful. Geronimo Stilton
The Rodent's Gazette Geronimo Stilton
At Wander Rat began leafing through some pamphlets, talking non-stop. Geronimo Stilton
After a moment's rummaging, she removed a very large dusty box. Geronimo Stilton
There were photos of luscious green forests, enchanted-looking lakes and clear blue skies. Geronimo Stilton
"Look at all the interesting things you can see in the Black Hills!" Geronimo Stilton
The Golden Dreams Hotel Geronimo Stilton
What to visit in Black Hills , South Dakota :Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Bison, Devil's Tower, and Harney Peak. Geronimo Stilton
I was going on a vacation. A real vacation! Geronimo Stilton
I scampered up to the counter like a VIR (Very Important Rodent). Geronimo Stilton
"He's flying with Dirt Cheap Airlines?!?" Geronimo Stilton
Dragging my suitcase behind me, I scrambled to catch my flight. Geronimo Stilton
It was a garbage can with wings! Geronimo Stilton
The airplane was in a state of total disrepair. Geronimo Stilton
That was the signal to the other six passengers. Geronimo Stilton
I looked at them dumbfounded. "Wh-wh-what are you doing here?" Geronimo Stilton
You have a top secret mission: We're going to look for treasure in the Black Hills." Geronimo Stilton
As usual he was as calm as cottage cheese. He never got sick! Geronimo Stilton
My tummy was doing too many somersaults for me to investigate. Geronimo Stilton
I was so relieved I kissed the ground. Geronimo Stilton
If I survived that flight, I could survive anything - even a vacation with Trap! Geronimo Stilton
"I'm sorry , you're low on funds!" Do you have another card?" Geronimo Stilton
We rented: 1 mousebago camper, 1 harley-ratison motorcycle and 8 mountain bikes Geronimo Stilton
I couldn't believe a vehicle that big could go so fast! Geronimo Stilton
You'll see. Not only do we have a map, but also an exp - nah, you'll find out soon enough. Geronimo Stilton
"I said I wanted to get off, not be thrown off!" I whimpered. Geronimo Stilton
That's when I saw a huge balloon floating above us. Geronimo Stilton
He wore a vest and a khaki shirt. Geronimo Stilton
He keeps a photo of his girlfriend in his shirt pocket, next to his heart. Geronimo Stilton
An archeologist who loves adventures. Donates all archeological treasures to New Mouse City's Museum. Geronimo Stilton
"Go with the Adventure!" he shouted. Geronimo Stilton
I tried to gather my courage. Geronimo Stilton
It was a small, crumpled, torn sheet of paper. A piece at the very bottom was missing. Geronimo Stilton
First thing I noticed was a terrible stench. Geronimo Stilton
"'Don't forget to peek.' I wonder what that means," I mused Geronimo Stilton
The sculpture shows the faces of 4 American presidents. Geronimo Stilton
"Why, oh why do these things always happen to me?" Geronimo Stilton
Their eyes were enormous, looming before me like the jaws of a pack of hungry cats. Geronimo Stilton
He was definitely the one the map referred to. Geronimo Stilton
Hidden in a corner I found a rolled-up piece of parchment paper. Geronimo Stilton
"looks more like a Cheese brain to me!" Geronimo Stilton
We immediately began examining the mysterious scroll. Geronimo Stilton
he inspected it for a long time, searching for a hidden clue. Geronimo Stilton
"Catapulting cowpokes, I think I've got it!" Geronimo Stilton
"I've told you a hundred times: The early mouse get the cheese!" Geronimo Stilton
They even asked if he would teach them karate. Geronimo Stilton
"Grandson, since you were the last to arrive, dinner is on you!" Geronimo Stilton
"You see this? I got it two years ago on an expedition to the Mayan pyramids. Geronimo Stilton
"My brother is a world-champion Klutz!" Geronimo Stilton
He twirled me in midair and for the grand finale, slammed me on the floor like a wet mop. Geronimo Stilton
"Way to stay in shape" Geronimo Stilton
He has a lot of good qualities but when it comes to money, he's greedier that my great-uncle Stingy snout" Geronimo Stilton
"What a cat-astrophe!" Geronimo Stilton
"You're slower than a slug at a snail wedding!" Geronimo Stilton
I was admiring the landscape when a herd of buffalo was crossing the road!" Geronimo Stilton
"Yikes! That was a huge ouchie!" Geronimo Stilton
Calcites hung from all sides. It was amazing! Geronimo Stilton
And I was completely alone. My friends had disappeared!" Geronimo Stilton
These should be left within Earth's heart. Geronimo Stilton
Terrified I yelled"HEEEELP" Geronimo Stilton
I was covered in mud, just like an earthworm! Geronimo Stilton
I had a fever and a pretty bad cold! Geronimo Stilton
Highest point in South Dakota 'is Harney Peak at 7,242 ft! Geronimo Stilton
"Never turn your back on a mountain lion, and don't bend down." Geronimo Stilton
I couldn't sleep that night. I tossed and turned, dreaming a hungry mountain lion was at my heels. It was terrifying!" Geronimo Stilton
"It wouldn't be an adventure without a whiff of danger!" Geronimo Stilton
She started chasing butterflies while I rummaged through my backpack….but she had disappeared! Geronimo Stilton
I was puzzled until I realized my hysterics had frightened it away! Geronimo Stilton
"Champ, on those rare occasions when you don't disappoint me you do me proud!" Geronimo Stilton
He showed me an old key and an ancient parchment with this message on it: Geronimo Stilton
We had been participating in a contest this whole time? Geronimo Stilton
It was filled with gold coins! Geronimo Stilton
"B-but …these are made of chocolate!" Geronimo Stilton
The real prize is participating because the real treasure is nature!" Geronimo Stilton
"He's such a jokester! Geronimo Stilton
"I have one last surprise for you , Ger!" Geronimo Stilton
"You're such a scaredy-rat! Can't you tell the mountain lion is fake?" Geronimo Stilton
And thus dear reader, ends this tale. Geronimo Stilton
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