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A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken

By Hannah Holt
  • ISBN Code: : 1250871212
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Packed with information, hilariously but accurately (well...except for the chickens) illustrated, Hannah Holt and Korwin Briggs' A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken is sure to wedge its way into the annals of history-based picture books. From Paleolithic loincloths to Henry VIII's wives wearing underwear on their heads to Mary Walker, a civil war surgeon who was arrested for wearing men's underwear and clothing to better work on patients, this book surveys the vast and fascinating history of our most private clothing. Modeled by chickens, we trace the history of underwear from the very first discovery- a paleolithic nomad whose body was found completely preserved in ice. From there, we look across time and culture in this completely accessible, new take on boring old nonfiction picture books.

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  • Pdf File: nothing-but-blue.pdf

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All dead. No one survived. All dead. This morbid chant haunts seventeen-year-old Blue as she trudges through the countryside with just the clothes on her back, heading to her childhood home on the ocean. Something absolutely awful has happened, she knows it, but she doesn’t know what. She can’t even remember her name, so she calls herself Blue. This gripping survival story—peppered with flashbacks to bittersweet times with her boyfriend, Jake—strips life down to its bare bones. Blue learns, with the help of a seemingly magical stray dog and kind people along the road, that the important thing is to live.

The Book of Rules

By Brian Gehrlein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 0374390630
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-rules.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An interactive picture book with dynamic illustrations, in which readers have to follow the rules or risk a run-in with a monster—with a gentle approach to mindfulness along the way. Beware! This book has rules. You must follow all the rules. If you break the rules . . . Dennis the monster will eat you. And you don’t want to be Dennis-food—do you? With a laugh-out-loud, interactive style, The Book of Rules invites you to get your sillies out before it’s time to focus and listen to directions. And you better get started, because Dennis can’t wait to eat—or, um—meet you!

Bad Boy

By Walter Dean Myers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061974935
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: bad-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading—an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called "bad boy" in Harlem in the 1940s. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Don’t miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time.

A History of Women in America

By Carol Hymowitz,Michaele Weissman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307790436
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-women-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From colonial to modern-day times this narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women's roles in America. Against the backdrop of major historical events and movements, the authors examine the issues that changed the roles and lives of women in our society. Note: This edition does not include photographs.

The Virginity of Famous Men

By Christine Sneed
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1620406977
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: the-virginity-of-famous-men.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In “The Prettiest Girls," a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is more in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California. “Clear Conscience" focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether “doing the right thing" is, in fact, always the right thing to do. In “Beach Vacation," a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her. The title story, “The Virginity of Famous Men," explores family and fortune. Long intrigued by love and loneliness, Sneed leads readers through emotional landscapes both familiar and uncharted. These probing stories are explorations of the compassionate and passionate impulses that are inherent in--and often the source of--both abiding joy and serious distress in every human life.

Our Gang

By Julia Lee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452949786
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 623
  • Pdf File: our-gang.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It was the age of Jim Crow, riddled with racial violence and unrest. But in the world of Our Gang, black and white children happily played and made mischief together. They even had their own black and white version of the KKK, the Cluck Cluck Klams—and the public loved it. The story of race and Our Gang, or The Little Rascals, is rife with the contradictions and aspirations of the sharply conflicted, changing American society that was its theater. Exposing these connections for the first time, Julia Lee shows us how much this series, from the first silent shorts in 1922 to its television revival in the 1950s, reveals about black and white American culture—on either side of the silver screen. Behind the scenes, we find unconventional men like Hal Roach and his gag writers, whose Rascals tapped into powerful American myths about race and childhood. We meet the four black stars of the series—Ernie “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, and Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas—the gang within the Gang, whose personal histories Lee pursues through the passing years and shifting political landscape. In their checkered lives, and in the tumultuous life of the series, we discover an unexplored story of America, the messy, multiracial nation that found in Our Gang a comic avatar, a slapstick version of democracy itself.

Chicken Soup for the Father & Daughter Soul

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1453276246
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: chicken-soup-for-the-father-daughter-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Celebrating every little girl's childhood hero and the special dad and daughter bond!

Donald

By Donald Upham Reed
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469112893
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: donald.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DONALDS WORLD leads on a young boys trip to the top of the tallest building between San Francisco and Los Angeles during the 1930s When he returned home he climbed a 60-feet tree in his back yard to see from a distance where he had been. Who is this boy? The answer comes in chapter 2 -- from birth to his mothers commitment to a state insane asylum. Thirty years would pass before she is released under his care and gardianship. Chapter 3 explores the family tree and adventures by those who made the Oklahoma land rush of 1888 and their departure later because of crop failure. It took Donalds great great grandfather 65 days in all kinds of weather to return to Tennesee from Oklahoma. One can take the same trip today in less than 100 hours! Mrs. C. Jackson arrives on the scene in Chapter 4 to take care of Donald and his older brother, Stanley. Donald didnt know until she died many years later that her middle name was Charity. The headline for Chapter 6 is The White Avenue Gang. Donald recalls being only a bystander when the rich kid was tied to a church tree on White Avenue and one of his captures rode the boys red and white motor-bike around the block. He and his brother looked like the Balkan who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand to start World War I. Elsewere the book involves Donalds school days, summer work in the Sierra before joining the Navy and being saved by bombs that crushed two Japanese cities. He cast his first vote for Harry Truman. After that his presidential votes went only to Republicans. During college Marcia and Don where married before their sophomore year. After graduation Don joined UP and 34 year career followed by 10 years as a journalism professor at Oklahoma State University. He retired in 1994 and now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 7543 S. 70th East Ave, Tulsa, Ok 74133 918 494-3634 E-mail [email protected]

Food in the Movies, 2d ed.

By Steve Zimmerman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786455690
  • Total of Pages : 483
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: food-in-the-movies-2d-ed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Although food has been part of motion pictures since the silent era, for the most part it has been treated with about as much respect as movie extras: it’s always been there on the screen but seldom noticed. For the most part filmmakers have settled on three basic ways to treat food: as a prop in which the food is usually obscured from sight or ignored by the actors; as a transition device to compress time and help advance the plot; as a symbol or metaphor, or in some other meaningful way, to make a dramatic point or to reveal an aspect of an actor’s character, mood or thought process. This hugely expanded and revised edition details 400 food scenes, in addition to the 400 films reviewed for the first edition, and an introduction tracing the technical, artistic and cultural forces that contributed to the emergence of food films as a new genre—originated by such films as Tampopo, Babette’s Feast and more recently by films like Mostly Martha, No Reservations and Ratatouille. A filmography is included as an appendix.