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Newton's Law by Morton Mallon- After a mostly unsuccessful life of studying and practicing the nano-transportation sciences, Professor Melton stumbles upon a major breakthrough on April 20th, 2042: he discovers a way to transport particles at light-speed across fixed distances, thereby allowing him to teleport from one location to another. But Professor Melton soon discovers that there is no such thing as a free lunch. He learns that the body ages relative to the distance traveled, not just the time, in effect causing a teleporting body to age very rapidly. Can Melton solve this problem before his time is up?
Intermediate Math Problems for Students by M. Colwell - This workbook text explains how to perform basic mathematical operations, like double-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also explains fractions and decimals.
"If a Tree Falls" adapted by Stan Tanner - This is the very short story of a buck that was admiring his horns in the water's reflection and feeling bad about his skinny legs. When a hunter tries to kill him, his big horns get stuck in some tree branches, but his skinny legs manage to pull him free. The moral is that what is truly valuable is often unappreciated.
The Tinfoil Key by Rob Burnside - When young Ian Bradley accidently switches suitcases with an intergalactic space explorer at a coffee shop, he ends up going on the trip of a lifetime. Now that he's left holding the bag, Ian must deliver it to the light scientists on Gamma Outpost 9 in time, and every life-form in the galaxy is unknowingly depending on the success of his efforts.
Seeing More, Being More by Fletch Carpenter - "Dr. Fletch," gives readers a dose of hard medicine, arguing that most peoples' problems are caused by themselves. Fletch teaches readers to solve such problems as bullying, insecurity, and relationship troubles with a three-step strategy: letting go of ego, seeing the objective reality, and finding tangible roles. Some readers find Carpenter's ideas to be refreshing. Others are offended.
Bronze Star by Irwin Keene - World War II has been hard for Mama Conner. Her husband and three sons have been away at war and Mama Conner was left to keep the house together, raise money, and provide for Baby Maple. The mood in the town darkens suddenly when her neighbor Betsy loses one of her loved ones in battle. At Mama Conner's ladies club, several upstanding ladies of the town are on edge after hearing a garbled news report announcing that a man from their town was lost in battle, but as the man's name went unheard, the women are left to speculate as to whom will be the most affected. This novel ends in a surprising twist.
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury - This short story is about a class of school children on Venus, a planet where the sun is visible for only two hours every seven years. A mean group of school children lock a young girl from Earth in the closet and forget about her for the whole two hours. She cries.
I'm Still in School by Mr. Morton - This is Mr. Morton's life story, which he wrote himself.
Breaking Dawn (the Twilight Sage) by Stephenie Meyer - The story of a teenage girl named Bella Swan who is in love triangle with a teenage vampire and werewolf. She must choose to either join the dark world of immortals or pursue a fully human life.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - A fictional story set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943 telling of a 10-year-old girl who undertakes a dangerous mission to save her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve when Nazi's will capture Jews.
The Man behind the Moon by Shelton Pacer - This text tells the true life story of Richard Proctor, who argued in the 1870s that the dark spots on the Moon's surface were craters formed by collision, not volcanoes as previously believed.
Odysseus's Long Trip Home retold by Ginger B. Miller - After the fall of Troy, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War, and his men seek to return home. But after angering Poseidon, the God of the sea, the journey home is anything but smooth. Miller retells the epic story of Odysseus's voyage across the sea.
Why Are They Booing? by Mr. Morton - In this candid and gripping account, Mr. Morton describes his real life career as a musician. After playing the trumpet in the school band for two years, Mr. Morton thinks that he has what it takes to make it big as a musician. He then quits his job teaching and starts making demo tapes in the studio, even though nobody has a cassette player anymore. Will Mr. Morton strike it big as a musician or will he crawl back to his principal begging for his old job? Find out in this compelling 940-page text written by Mr. Morton and about Mr. Morton.
The Monkey and the Cookies - A monkey put his hand into a jar of cookies. He grasped as many as he could possibly hold, but
when he tried to pull out his hand, he was prevented from doing so by the neck of the cookie jar. Unwilling to lose the cookies, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly
lamented his disappointment.
The Flies and the Honey-Pot - A number of flies were attracted to a jar of honey which had been overturned in a housekeeper's
room, and placing their feet in it, ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with the honey
that they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and were suffocated.
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