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The Syrian Conflictcovers the struggle that erupted in Syria in early 2011, discussing the key players, the underlying causes, and the continuing human toll of the violence. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Michael Capek

A retired teacher, Michael Capek has written hundreds of stories, poems, articles, and twelve books, eight of them for middle school readers, his favorite audience. A life-long resident of Kenton County, Kentucky, Michael Capek is a graduate of Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University, grandfather of three, die-hard Reds fan, raiser of bonsai trees, and closet clarinet-player. "I play in the closet for the acoustics," he explains, "and for the benefit of neighborhood cats. They always seem to think I'm skinning their cousins." Readers and critics agree that THE STEAMBOAT SHUFFLE is by far his best published novel to date.

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