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Twenty-One Balloons

The best way of travel…, if you aren’t going in any hurry at all, if you don’t care where you are going, if you don’t like to use your legs, if you want to see everything quite clearly, if you don’t want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon…

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John Magee, John Denver, and High Flight

John Magee began composing the poem “High Flight” while flying a Spitfire 30,000 feet over England in 1941…  While World War II dragged on, John’s poem gave war-weary civilians, soldiers and pilots, words that inspired hope and courage.

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How one girl stood up for education.
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What Terrorism Feels Like

errorism is fear all around you.  It is going to sleep at night and not knowing what horrors the next day will bring.  It is huddling with your family in the center-most room in your home because you have all decided it is the safest place.

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Curiosity Forever!

David McCullough quotes Miriam Rothschild who quotes Karl Jordan who may be the epitome of curiosity.  “I shall know it all in the next world.”

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Colin Fischer

Colin collects facts the way you might collect stamps or baseball cards, and because he’s curious about the ways other people behave, he finds out who shot off the gun at a birthday party.

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Henry and Beezus: Beverly Cleary

Henry wants a bicycle.  I have heard the answer from Henry’s parents myself, and as a parent I’ve had to tell our children the same:  “I wish you [had one] too…but with prices and taxes going up all the time, I’m afraid we can’t give you one this year.”

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Witness

at the klan meeting last night the dragons talked about lighting you and your daddy up to get them some warmth on a cold day

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Surviving the Applewhites

“Jake hadn’t been more than two years old when he found how certain words affected people.  It had surprised him considerably, since his parents used those words at home all the time…

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