We'll ship them out as soon as Emily signs them. Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is on spring break. But it's just a little less relaxing than she'd imagined.
Nina is beside herself with excitement about meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. Peebles's coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online portfolio. When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her confidence is shaken--but not enough to miss the art show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn't the original he claims to be. Will the friends be able to reveal the artist's true nature, before he fools someone else?
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Paperback Edition. While most of the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper, Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of an historic silver mine. Or will they get caught trying to pull off this seemingly impossible mission. Hardback Edition. Her latest project is to fix up a ham radio, something that she could use to contact people on this planet The only problem is that she just can't get it to work properly.
During a sleepover, Ada's best friend Nina hears something strange coming from the radio in the middle of the night. A distant voice says, "Release the swarm " convincing Nina that aliens are about to invade planet Earth. Could Ada and Nina have stumbled upon something Hardcover Edition. But she's distracted--Ada finds her dad's art class impossible, while Nina is the star of the class, basking in the glory of being Mr. Lace's star pupil. When Mr.
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Lace suggests that Nina put on an art show, Ada becomes jealous and loses her temper. Now Ada isn't speaking to her dad, she's falling behind in art class, and she still doesn't know how to fix her robot.
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As the competition looms closer, Ada starts to wonder if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems. Will Ada make up with her father in time to test her hypothesis? Or will her hurt feelings leave her seeing red and without a medal at the end of the day? With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina who is convinced an alien took the doggie and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer.
As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract. They say that they will do as he wishes but smile knowingly at each other. The novel is set in a timeless China and provides no explicit dates. There are, however, references to events that provide an approximate time frame, such as introduction of railroads and the Revolution.
Railroads were not constructed until the end of the 19th century, and the train used by Wang Lung and his family is implied to be relatively new, which would place their departure to the South sometime in the early 20th century. Their return after the southern city descends into civil chaos also matches the time of the Revolution.
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Some scholars have seen The Good Earth as creating sympathy for China in the oncoming war with Japan. If they had, Americans would have been fighting in Asia long before The Columbia University political scientist Andrew J. Spurling observes that Buck was the daughter of American missionaries and defends the book against charges that it is simply a collection of racist stereotypes. In her view, Buck delves deeply into the lives of the Chinese poor and opposed "religious fundamentalism, racial prejudice, gender oppression, sexual repression, and discrimination against the disabled.
Buck wrote the novel in Nanjing, spending mornings in the attic of her university house to complete the manuscript in one year ca.
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It disappeared after the exhibit, and in a memoir , Buck is said to have written, "The devil has it. I simply cannot remember what I did with that manuscript. The FBI were notified and it was handed over by the consignor. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see The Good Earth disambiguation.
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