Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling.
When two nineteenth-century Oxford studentsVictor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelleyform an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors.
Kyra has grown up in an isolated fundamentalist community never questioning that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle - who already has six wives - she must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
Hardcover: Oct 2009
Paperback: 1 Aug 2010 Publication information
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community.
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