The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar

The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar
Author: Kate and Jol Temple
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1760506788
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Release: 2021-05-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a city gone to the dogs ... get yourself a cat.​​ The Underdog Detective Agency has a proud tradition of sniffing out trouble (plus sniffing each other's butts). They're on a mission to catch Dogtown's elusive cat burglar ... but if they want to crack this case, they're going to need help!​​ Enter Fang. Letting a scruffy street cat join the Underdogs is a bold move, but sometimes you've got to risk it to get the (dog) biscuit.​​​ Jump on the case with Fang and Barkley as they hit the mean streets of Dogtown. Will they catch the cat burglar? Is Barkley's bark worse than his bite? Will they bond over furballs? Find out all this and more in The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780143105275
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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'This is not only a novel of the Mexican Revolution, but also of our own contemporary madness, and Sergio Waisman's translation captures its full force and fervor.' - Sandra Cisneros, author of the House on Mango Street With revolution sweeping the Mexican countryside, Demetrio Macias, a poor illiterate Indian, is forced to join the rebels in order to save his family. His courage and charisma earn him important friends-and a generalship in the army of the legendary Pancho Villa-but in the face of mounting defeats and increasing factionalism, Demetrio begins to feel estranged from the cause. Mariano Azuela's stirring novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century is a powerful portrait of the disillusionment of war, an authentic representation of Mexico's peasant life, and an iconic novel of the Latin American experience. 'An essential book for Mexico. Mariano Azuela's pen is a warm gun, and Sergio Waisman's translation, introduction, and notes are a s vivid, well aimed, and sharp as the gunshots in the battle.' - Elena Poniatowska Translated with an Introduction and Notes by SERGIO WAISMAN .

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: William Weintraub
Pages: 225
ISBN: UCAL:B3473768
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Release: 1979
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

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A SATIRICAL NOVEL ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC WHERE THE ANGLOS ARE THE POOREST AND THEIR EVERY MOVE IS WATCHED BY AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF POLICEMEN. IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL, PAUL AND MONA SEEK LOVE AND HAPPINESS.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Sara Hammel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780374301637
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

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Who killed Annabel Harper? When a popular teen beauty’s body is discovered by the pool at an elite tennis club, the regulars are shocked—especially twelve-year-old Evie and her best friend, Chelsea. While everyone else is haunted by the teen’s death, Evie and Chelsea jump on the case, dogging the footsteps of the lead detective as he investigates. As temperatures soar over the summer, tensions rise, fingers are pointed, and a heroic act sets in motion a chain of events readers will never see coming. In the tradition of The Westing Game comes this debut mystery with a breathtaking twist.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mike Lupica
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101535684
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica tackles football! Will Tyler can fly on a football field. He may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. And no one can match his love of the game. When Will has a football in hand, he may as well be flying for real because life can't touch him - his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. All of which does him no good if the football season is canceled. With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless one kid can rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe . . . For fans of his bestselling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit. “There's plenty of action for sports fans, and readers will root for Will and his teammates till the very last page.” –School Library Journal “[F]ootball fans will…respond to the detailed and exciting game action once the season gets rolling and find inspiration in Will and his teammates' tenacity.” –Publisher’s Weekly “Will's ingenuity and loyalty are encouraging, causing readers to want to cheer him on as he makes his dream come true.” –VOYA

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780486834443
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Release: 2019-04-17
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Renowned as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts a young peasant's recruitment into Pancho Villa's army. Demetrio Macías is compelled to defend his home from attacks by the Federales who serve Mexico's hated dictator. Forced into a fugitive existence, he encounters a rebel band and becomes their charismatic leader, shaping the vagabonds into a dynamic guerrilla force. The unit is further strengthened by an unlikely ally, the aristocratic intellectual Luis Cervantes, whose revulsion at the country's rampant social injustice has turned him against the government. But the escalating violence and harsh realities of war erode Demetrio's and Cervantes' idealism, undermining their alliance and leading to their ultimate disillusionment. Mexican author and physician Mariano Azuela González (1873–1952) drew upon his experiences as a medic with Villa's troops to create this iconic work of Latin American literature. Prized for its authentic representation of Mexican peasant life, the novel offers a timeless portrayal of revolutionary zeal and disenchantment.

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Chris Bonnello
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781789650969
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Release: 2020-05-28
Editor: Unbound Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three weeks have passed since the events of Underdogs. The British population continues its imprisonment in Nicholas Grant's giant walled Citadels, under the watchful eye of innumerable cloned soldiers. The heroes of Oakenfold Special School remain their last chance of freedom. As a result of their last mission, Grant has been forced to speed up his plans for Great Britain and beyond. Ewan, Kate, McCormick and the rest of the Underdogs must face the horrors of his new research, knowing that it raises the stakes as high as they will go. Failing this battle will not merely result in losing soldiers and friends, but in losing the war entirely. According to the odds, the Underdogs are near-certain to fail. But they have spent their whole lives being underestimated and did not survive this long by respecting the odds.

The Underdogs Fake It Till They Make It

The Underdogs Fake It Till They Make It
Author: Kate Temple
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1760506796
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Release: 2021-09-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Underdog Detective Agency has a proud tradition of sniffing out trouble (and sniffing each other's butts). Detective Barkley (a dog) and Detective Fang (a cat) are cleaning up the mean streets of Dogtown one crime at a time! So when Puplo Picasso's masterpieces are swapped with pawfect imitations, it's up to The Underdogs to catch the culprit. Can Fang and Barkley solve the case before the Top Dogs return from their ski trip? What does soup have to do with it? And will Carl finally learn how to answer the phone?

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 512
ISBN: 054538835X
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Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to THE UNDERDOG, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

Elvis and the Underdogs

Elvis and the Underdogs
Author: Jenny Lee
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062235559
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Balzer + Bray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Jenny Lee, writer on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country, this feel-good middle-grade novel is about a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog . . . who can talk! Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident-prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. So when Benji wakes up one day from a particularly bad spell, his doctors take the radical step of suggesting he get a therapy dog. But when a massive crate arrives at Benji's house, out walks a two-hundred-pound Newfoundland who can talk! And boy, is he bossy. In this hilarious and heartwarming friendship story in the tradition of bestselling authors Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen, Elvis brings out the dog lover in the most surprising people and shows Benji that making new friends may not be as scary as he once thought.

Elvis and the Underdogs Secrets Secret Service and Room Service

Elvis and the Underdogs  Secrets  Secret Service  and Room Service
Author: Jenny Lee
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062235589
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Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio and Gordon Korman, this is the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to Elvis and the Underdogs from author Jenny Lee, former writer on the popular Disney Channel show Shake It Up. It's been months since Benji's former safety dog, Elvis, was whisked away by the Secret Service, but Benji still misses him terribly. Luckily, because Elvis is now the president's dog, there are plenty of pictures and videos of him online. While watching the footage of the president's speech on the White House lawn, Benji and his friends Alexander and Taisy see Elvis thumping his tail repeatedly. Is he trying to tell Benji something? The kids realize it's actually a code! And Elvis needs their help. And so begins another madcap adventure in which these underdog best friends will have to find a way to travel to DC, find out the truth behind Elvis's distress signals, and uncover state secrets without getting caught . . . or they may have to say good-bye to Elvis for good.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062218537
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was “too disabled.” Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. “How many people are stranded like I was,” she wondered, “who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?” A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk’s service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft- referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen’s story and a few exquisitely rendered stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor, and irrepressible joy, what could have been merely touching is a penetrating, compassionate exploration of larger questions: about our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life, and what can be accomplished with unconditional love.

My Life Among the Underdogs

My Life Among the Underdogs
Author: Tia Torres
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062419804
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility." Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

A Diary of the Underdogs Jazz in the 1960 s in San Francisco

A Diary of the Underdogs  Jazz in the 1960 s in San Francisco
Author: Don Alberts
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781257225651
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Release: 2013-03-21
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historical documentation and perspective on Jazz music, the social and political environment of the period of the 1960's in San Francisco through local area musicians stories and interviews. "When you played with a certain group of players you belonged. Every protocol applied. You could not be late regardless of the situation, whether for money or for rehearsal or even a jam session. The problems of one were known by all. Within that circle great musicians found shelter among those who understood the life."

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0393922340
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Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mariano Azuela's 1915 novel Los de Abajo, here newly translated, is a fictional account of the Mexican Revolution through which he lived. Exploring themes of camaraderie, inequality, love, and justice, The Underdogs' story of peasant Demetrio Macias andhis group of fellow rebels is still relevant a century after its serialization in a Texan newspaper. Ilan Stavans and Anna More have freshly rendered the Spanish into English, which is here included with a number of contextual and critical materials by authors such as Octavio Paz, Waldo Frank, and Subcomandante Marcos to help students position the book in history and in today's world") --

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: William Weintraub
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1552070182
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Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Montréal : Just for Laughs Press
Language: en

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Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Aaron B. O'Connell
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780674071469
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Release: 2012-10-29
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Pages: 165
ISBN: UOM:39015029228932
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Critical essays accompany the story of a peaceful Mexican peasant who is forced to join the rebel cause and earns a generalship in Villa's army

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Arnold Arluke,Andrew Rowan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780820358246
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

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Underdogs looks into the rapidly growing initiative to provide veterinary care to underserved communities in North Carolina and Costa Rica and how those living in or near poverty respond to these forms of care. For many years, the primary focus of the humane community in the United States was to control animal overpopulation and alleviate the stray dog problem by euthanizing or sterilizing dogs and cats. These efforts succeeded by the turn of the century, and it appeared as though most pets were being sterilized and given at least basic veterinary care, including vaccinations and treatments for medical problems such as worms or mange. However, in recent years animal activists and veterinarians have acknowledged that these efforts only reached pet owners in advantaged communities, leaving over twenty million pets unsterilized, unvaccinated, and untreated in underserved communities. The problem of getting basic veterinary services to dogs and cats in low-income communities has suddenly become spotlighted as a major issue facing animal shelters, animal rescue groups, animal control departments, and veterinarians in the United States and abroad. In the past five to ten years, animal protection organizations have launched a new focus trying to deliver basic and even more advanced veterinary care to the many underserved pets in the Unites States. These efforts pose a challenge to these groups as does pet keeping to people living in poverty across most of the world who have pets or care for street dogs.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Pages: 140
ISBN: UCR:31210016829325
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Release: 2002
Editor: Waveland PressInc
Language: en

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