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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (Godine Storyteller)

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (Godine Storyteller) - Arthur Ransome Probably the best of the Arthur Ransome "Swallows and Amazons" books, this book is the most realistic and the least whimsical. Forced to cross the open sea when they are accidentally swept out to sea on a friends boat, the "Goblin", they must rely on each other and what they have been taught to safely get to a destination.... any destination! John, the oldest brother, grows up in this book and becomes the strong leader that you have known he might develop into in past books. The story resolution is just wonderful, and I enjoy it more every time I read it!