Ran´- dål Plåt -n. an award-winning writer of fiction for adults and young adults and for those who dont own up to being either; a generally genial person with a rabid dedication to character and story; also, an athletic sort; see Handball.
A red-haired girl in search of an education, a draft horse in search of one last chance, a broken-down tractor in search of a missing gear, and a Mexican- American boy in search of a home join forces in a time when nothing was king.
It’s 1918. A war of nations is ending and a worldwide flu epidemic is just heating up, but to thirteen-year-old Hellie, the only battle that counts is her own survival.
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Cordelia Lu Hankins is half-Caucasian, half Chinese - and all albino. She has grown up isolated from the world, convinced she is ugly and that her father has deliberately hidden her away. Then in the summer of 1918, when she is fourteen, she meets the dashing Squirl...
In 1944, while much of the world is at war, fourteen-year-old Teddy wages her own war against herself, her twin brother, and her perfect, and perfectly despised, mother. As the summer unfolds, Teddy uncovers secrets about the past that has left her with badly scarred hands and has left her mother and grandmother bitterly divided.
When the owner of Oregon's largest cattle ranch - the Four Arrows - is shot by his horse in a freak accident, Royal Leckner suddenly finds himself charged with teaching the owner's retarded son to take over management of the ranch.
In The Royalscope Fe-As-Ko, Northwest cattle rancher Royal Leckner finds himself in the middle of another fe-as-ko, this time in 1915 Hollywood.
Dreams of stardom for her daughter, Elsie, and for herself entice Royal's wife, E.M., to buy a silent film company. She quickly renames it Royalscope Productions in order to convince her fuming husband it's a gift...
All it takes for Leviticus to become obsessed with The Game is watching two boys play catch with a baseball. But having inherited a ranch, Levi can do more than the average newcomer to America's pastime: not only can he join a team, he can be wrangled into buying a team for himself.
It is a well-known yet mysterious fact that animals possess the uncanny ability to forecast certain natural disasters. Given this, what would you do if every insect, mammal, fish, bird, and reptile completely deserted the area within miles of a nuclear submarine facility---simply vanished without any scientific or biological explanation...?