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Babaru of The South Seas an ethnographic novel by john olin
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620309971
Mentored by anthropologist George Beal, a sixteen-year old redhead, Davy Match of Baltimore, USA, goes to the South Pacific in search of the endangered leatherback sea turtle (Babaru) and the Mota people who protect it as their clan animal. He joins a local boy named Abraham. They trek through noisy rainforests, paddle an outrigger dugout over clear lagoons, and have a wild ride on the tail of a typhoon off a taboo headland. Their journey brings them face to face with a forest girl, a wild man, a sorcerer, as well as giant turtles and crocodiles. A girl, Niki, from the village of Shell Money Reef, and many other children join the boys, and they make a courageous effort to protect Mother ...
Homeward Bound Memoirs of a Foster Child Dante Drummond
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Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781633183261
Dante Drummond is a successful Palo Alto business woman. In this engaging life story, including 17 moves and 12 schools by the age of 16, Dante shares her hopes and dreams – taking us from her loving family farm in Virginia to the wacky Driftwood Shack in Florida and beyond. We travel with her to the outskirts of an Indian reservation, on to a movie set in Tucson, to a runaway teenage girl's life in downtown Los Angeles . . . and eventually to the mega-mansions of Silicon Valley. The only reliable constant in this girl's life was change – new homes, families, schools, and experiences – ever adapting to new lifestyles. Amid the chaos, long-term relationships were difficult to form. From h ...
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