The Birdman


Author: Veronika Martenova Charles,Annouchka Gravel Galouchko,Stéphan Daigle

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780887767401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7339

When his family dies suddenly, Noor Nobi, a humble tailor in Calcutta, India, finds a way to mend his broken heart by purchasing, healing, and releasing illegally caged birds. Based on a true story.



Author: Jack Teeter

Publisher: Jack Teeter

ISBN: 1481071866


Page: 232

View: 4535

Sara was thinking she might make it to the barn without being seen. The birds kept screaming, but she saw no one... Nearly at the clearing, a hand reached out and grabbed her. It was Barry Sparks. "What the hell're you doing here?" he shouted. He let go of her arm just long enough to clap his hands together and yell "Hey!" toward the greenhouse. The screeching stopped.The clapping action distracted Barry momentarily; Sara made a break for the barn. Her camera flopped on the strap around her neck. Barry was five steps away from grabbing her again. This time she wasn't giving up her camera, she was going to get her picture. Like yesterday, she had to use both hands to pull open the closest side of the big barn door... There was a horrible explosion!



Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194494

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5945

A serial killer stalks the streets of London in this “top-notch debut thriller”—the first Jack Caffery novel from the acclaimed author of Gone (Kirkus Reviews). In his first case as lead investigator with London’s murder squad, Det. Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London. Mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area—all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the postmortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he’s dealing with—a dangerous serial killer. A finalist for the Edgar Award, Birdman explores the darkest reaches of the human mind and introduces a fascinating detective to the world of British crime fiction. “Treading the grisly path blazed by Thomas Harris in 1981 with Red Dragon, promising newcomer Hayder crafts a blood-curdlingly creepy debut thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A deftly plotted assault on the nerves . . . Birdman preys on the reader’s expectations expertly, and Hayder handles her story’s complicated time scheme with enviable assurance. Graphic, disturbing, splendidly readable.” —Kirkus Reviews

Racing for the Birdman


Author: Katrina O'Neill

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781865094137

Category: Adventure and adventures

Page: 76

View: 1636

The Birdman's Wife


Author: Melissa Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 192547528X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7159

A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . . Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman’s Wife at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into hundreds of exotic new species, including Charles Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches. In The Birdman’s Wife, the naïve young girl who falls in love with a demanding and ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to collect and illustrate Australia’s ‘curious’ birdlife. In this indelible portrait, an extraordinary woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light where she belongs.



Author: Mr. Mafia

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491847514

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 9018

Two brothers on the same mission take different paths down the dark streets of Cashville, Ten a key. Je'von Winters leads his brother Tre'von on a wild and bloody road of death and destruction in hopes of over throwing the ruthless street gang known to the world as Brickboy Mafia. With the killed or be killed attitude and a hot trigger finger he quickly shoots his way to the top of the ladder, only to find out the game is cut throat.

The Birdman's Daughter


Author: Cindi Myers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244249

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6016

As a wife and mother, Karen McBride wonders if she'll ever discover what her own spirit requires to feel whole. When her father, the formidable champion bird-watcher, Martin Engel, suffers a stroke, Karen rushes home to Texas to take care of the man who always seemed to have more love for winged creatures than his own family. And now here she is—her children nearly grown, and her rock-of-a-husband, Tom, angry with her for not giving more of herself. She has the feeling that if she could only connect with Martin, somehow her relationships would all make sense. Is this her last chance to soar free?

Senior Birdman

The Guy Who Just Had to Fly.


Author: Eldon N. Price

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595808540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5193

Senior Birdman: The Guy Who Just Had to Fly is the autobiography of one man's improbable rise from a humble farming community to the glamour and glitz of southern California, the epicenter of aviation development. Starting with an awe-inspiring moment in a desolate field in western Nebraska, the book will wing you-in Forrest Gump-like fashion-through a series of vignettes that bump into the lives of prominent historical figures like General Omar Bradley, Howard Hughes, even Hugh Heffner. Unedited and as raw as a diary, Senior Birdman jumps like a crop duster from naval pre-flight training to McDonnell Douglas to the launch of the DC-8 Jetliner to numerous fly-by commentaries about people, places, big government and life. If you loved the movie The Aviator, you'll want to climb into the cockpit with Eldon Price-pilot, aeronautical engineer, aerospace executive, and family man-and take this short, literary flight through some of aviation history's defining moments.


Diary of a Treadwell Gold Miner


Author: Edwin Warren; Barry Kibler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452083355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 5151

THE BIRDMAN OF TREADWELL Through his diaries Edwin Warren takes you back in time over a hundred years ago as if in a time capsule. It is as if you are there by his side and can imagine you are in his place as he witnesses death and injury on all too many occasions in the world famous Treadwell gold mine on Douglas Island, Alaska. You will experience the daily routine working at the mine including a near riot, rescuing a little Indian boy from a near tragic fall, the Treadwell Ghost, the fear of working with an incompetent hoist operator who dropped the cage on several occasions including once with volatile explosives. Working as a powder man you will come close to death in a near collision with the ore train and the powder truck. You will experience what the accommodations were like at the beginning of the last century on the many different steam boats Edwin sailed on during his two adventures to Alaska.

Birdman '313' Presents: The World in Poetry According to . . . Him


Author: Birdman '313'

Publisher: MavLit Publishing

ISBN: 1937705250

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 9146

Poetry is intimate and deep, revealing the thoughts and intents of the poet's heart and soul. Life is an interesting journey. The world is as engaging as it is sometimes unforgiving. The intersection of both through the creative mind of Birdman '313' is revealed in his latest work, offering another unique perspective . . . according to him.