The Scythe Book shows how a traditional hand tool can often outperform modern technology for cutting grasses and weeds and harvesting small grains, and provides detailed guidance on fitting the scythe to the individual, care and repair of ...
Author: David Tresemer
Category: Technology & Engineering
The Scythe Book shows how a traditional hand tool can often outperform modern technology for cutting grasses and weeds and harvesting small grains, and provides detailed guidance on fitting the scythe to the individual, care and repair of the blade, principles of movement, and much fascinating lore.
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Release on 2011-09-12 | by Olha Mak; Vera Kaczmarskyj
And she remembers how the villages fell silent, drained oflife. Like Lidia
Serhiyivna, Oksana has a wonderful spirit. She, too, has a treasure she has kept
safe—the Academy's rare manuscripts and books—(forbidden reading in post
Author: Olha Mak; Vera Kaczmarskyj
Olha Mak, author of several novels for adolescents and young adults, wrote Stones Under the Scythe to help shatter a conspiracy of silence and deliberate denial about one of the most terrible tragedies to befall any nation, a catastrophe caused by the workings of a group of fanatical “creators of a new breed of men.” The characters in the novel are composites of individuals and the narrative is based on real events the author witnessed as a university student. The story of 15 yearold Andriy recreates the fate of millions of Ukrainian children who either perished or barely escaped death in the years of a man-made famine, the Holodomor, that took the life of every fourth Ukrainian. However, Olha Mak’s novel is not a somber story of horrible events. Her characters bear witness to the truth that the human spirit cannot be fully subdued. But this is a truth that needs frequent reminders, for everyone at some point comes to feel vanquished by the brutality that confronts them.
Four hunters were in the last leg of their mission to retrieve a mysterious artifact from a temple. However, they got more than they bargained for when they stumbled upon a shocking revelation: They were actually demigods. The four were thus tasked with retrieving the Scythe of Kronos, crossing through dangerous terrains and facing the challenge of getting along.