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A Bird in the House

By Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 0771046251
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
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One of Canada’s most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence recreates the world of Vanessa MacLeod – a world of scrub-oak, willow, and chokecherry bushes; of family love and conflict; and of a girl’s growing awareness of and passage into womanhood. The stories blend into one masterly and moving whole: poignant, compassionate, and profound in emotional impact. In this fourth book of the five-volume Manawaka series, Vanessa MacLeod takes her rightful place alongside the other unforgettable heroines of Manawaka: Hagar Shipley in The Stone Angel, Rachel Cameron in A Jest of God, Stacey MacAindra in The Fire-Dwellers, and Morag Gunn in The Diviners.

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  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: bird-in-a-box.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion. Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.

Free as a Bird

By Lina Maslo
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063063255
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: free-as-a-bird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo. Celebrate the power of one young woman speaking up for change with Free as a Bird. This beautiful nonfiction picture book is perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom. When Malala Yousafzai was born, some people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens—to anyone who would listen—and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird. Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar. A unique way to celebrate the power of a young woman, and to honor a father who strives to let his daughter shine.

Dominant Impressions

By Gerald Lynch,Angela Robbeson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Book Code : 0776605054
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: dominant-impressions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Canadian critics and scholars, along with a growing number from around the world, have long recognized the achievements of Canadian short story writers. However, these critics have tended to view the Canadian short story as a historically recent phenomenon. This reappraisal corrects this mistaken view by exploring the literary and cultural antecedents of the Canadian short story. Published in English.

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House

By Elizabeth Nix,Elizabeth Hurchalla
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429978880
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: what-to-do-if-a-bird-flies-in-the-house.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House is a girls' guide to solving life's most vexing problems Everything You Thought You'd Know By Now (But Don't) Don't be daunted by the daily dilemmas modern life throws at you! It may seem as though every able-bodied person you know can change a tire, eat a lobster and give a massage, but--believe it or not--it's not uncommon to reach adulthood with glaring holes in one's skill set. This sleek little book is the perfect manual to plug those holes, giving you everything you need on a subject in two or three efficient pages. Why not learn to: --help someone who's fainted? --prevent jetlag? --look great in photos? --avoid getting a speeding ticket? --choose the right wine? --find a bra that fits? --parallel park? --plus 66 other essential skills All the information you need for a quick fix to a more fabulous life is right in these pages.

A Bird in the Hand

By Lynn Stansbury
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595821081
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: a-bird-in-the-hand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa. Then the prime suspect in her death is found half-eaten by sharks. Natural justice? Native justice? Or something else entirely? Lieutenant Han, a Korean-American homicide detective on loan to this remote South Pacific island nation, is also its only trained investigator. Born in one culture, raised in another, married into a third and now working in a fourth, Han takes nothing for granted about why people kill each other. Even so, these two deaths make no sense. Meanwhile, Han's estranged Japanese wife is back in Samoa, apparently more interested in an American ecologist than her husband, and the woman doctor Han fell for in his wife's absence seems to be falling for the hospital's new pathologist, a long-distance ocean sailor from South Africa with some unique experience in third-world killing fields. As the answers to Han's questions emerge from the cultural chaos like the ghosts that haunt Samoan forests, he discovers that the last blind spot is his own. And it may kill him.

A Bird in the Bush

By Stephen Moss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Book Code : 1781310092
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 542
  • Pdf File: a-bird-in-the-bush.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘A wonderful book… beautifully told. He packs his pages with fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes and information. A social history which is a surprise and a delight’ Val Hennessy, Daily Mail Critic’s Choice Scholarly, authoritative and above all supremely readable, Stephen Moss’s book is the first to trace the fascinating history of how and why people have watched birds for pleasure, from the beginnings with Gilbert White in the eighteenth century through World War Two POWs watching birds from inside their prison camp all the way to today’s ‘twitchers’ with their bleeping pagers, driving hundreds of miles for a rare tick. ‘Thoroughly researched and well-written’ Mark Crocker, Guardian ‘Moss knows his subject intimately and writes about it with just the right mixture of affection and occasional quizzicality’ Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph ‘It would be difficult to imagine anyone producing a more comprehensive, thoughtful, intelligent and entertaining examination of how people have watched birds at each point in history. In fact, it is one of the few books which might prove such compulsive reading that even a dedicated twitcher might forego a day in the field to stay at home to finish it’ Bryan Bland, Birding World

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest

By Emme Lund
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982171952
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: the-boy-with-a-bird-in-his-chest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author). Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Thirty Names of Night. Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

A Bird in the Bush

By Dowling Campbell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Book Code : 0875863418
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : History
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: a-bird-in-the-bush.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"In seven studies by history and political science specialists, Bush's policies are examined, from taxes to employment, the environment, sex education, social security, health care and the war in Iraq"--Provided by publisher.

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

By Geoffrey E. Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195348915
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 986
  • Pdf File: a-red-bird-in-a-brown-bag.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration.

A Bird in the Hand

By Ann Cleeves
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 144725290X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: a-bird-in-the-hand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted – a murderer . . . Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George – with help from his lovely wife, Molly – gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.