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The Alphabet Thief

By Bill Richardson
  • ISBN Code: : 1554988780
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The alphabet thief stole all of the B’s, and all of the bowls became owls… When night falls, along comes a peculiar thief who steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes. It seems that no one can stop her, until the Z’s finally send her to sleep so that all the other letters can scamper back to where they belong. Bill Richardson’s zany rhymes and Roxanna Bikadoroff’s hilarious illustrations will delight young readers with the silly fun they can have with language — and may even inspire budding young writers and artists to create their own word games.

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  • Pdf File: oxford-dictionary-of-proverbs.pdf

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Most Eligible Bachelor Series

By Carly Phillips
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CP Publishing
  • Book Code : 1685590136
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: most-eligible-bachelor-series.pdf

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2 fun, sexy books in one bundle! Kiss Me If You Can One hot cop. A woman with an agenda. Will he stay a bachelor for long? After foiling a jewelry-store robbery, Sam Cooper has been rewarded the ring of his choice by the grateful owner. Now he is New York City's Most Eligible Bachelor and single women are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be invested in his bachelor status. Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop's antique ring and its—potentially scandalous—history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart—and her family secrets—to this most eligible bachelor? Love Me If You Dare Former partners. Destined soul mates. How long can his bachelor status last? When hostage negotiator, Rafe Mancuso, takes a bullet to save Sara Rios, his actions make him a hero. Then Rafe admits his former partner is much more than just another woman he’s rescued. Suddenly, a firestorm of gossip turns him into the city’s newest Most Eligible Bachelor. His only solution is to leave town and get himself out of the spotlight… and sexy, jaded Sara out of his mind. NYPD officer Sara Rios has Rafe to thank for saving her life, and Rafe to blame for the media chaos surrounding her. She wants to throw herself back into duty at full throttle, but until her injuries heal, she’s on leave. And in search of her rescuer. From the moment she finds Rafe and meets his large, boisterous family, she’s hooked. But mutual attraction doesn’t always mean happily-ever-after, and these two have a long way to go to find their fairy-tale ending.

Having the Bachelor's Baby

By Victoria Pade
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 145922471X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 948
  • Pdf File: having-the-bachelor-s-baby.pdf

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FROM "FOR THE NIGHT"… After her last visit landed her in the arms of reformed bad boy Ben Walker, a nowpregnant Clair Cabot was attempting to push aside those vivid memories as she returned to Northbridge to reopen a school her father had owned. But that was before she learned the new owner was none other than Ben. …TO FOREVER Although Clair had disappeared without a word after their night of passion, seeing her again made Ben remember just how gorgeous—and mysterious—she was. This time he was determined to make her stick around his bed a little longer…as well as figure out just what big secret she could possibly be hiding.

A Bachelor's Dream

By Duchess
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: a-bachelor-s-dream.pdf

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"A Bachelor's Dream" by Duchess. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Bachelor Boss

By Julianna Morris
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Book Code : 1460354206
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: the-bachelor-boss.pdf

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Wife and marriage were two words missing from Neil O'Rourke's vocabulary. So when an office promotion thrust innocent Libby Dumont back into his life, he knew to steer clear of her. They'd shared one far-too-intimate kiss a decade ago—a kiss that scared away prim-and-proper Libby and left Neil to realize that she wanted far more than he could give. Libby Dumont couldn't believe Mr. Smooth Operator, Neil O'Rourke, was now her boss. Even though Neil was as handsome as ever, he was also absolutely off-limits. But then they were forced to work together on a project. Now was it possible that this bachelor might just be willing to budge…and give her his heart?

Fourscore Years and Counting

By Sybil Belle Short Fudge Dewhirst
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1468555995
  • Total of Pages : 622
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: fourscore-years-and-counting.pdf

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This is the story of Sybil, a little girl born and raised in remotest African who grew up to become an artist, author, businesswoman, Bible teacher, carpenter, landscaper, mother, grandmother and matriarch. At age 17 she sails to America to attend college, where she meets and marries a preacher named Bennie Lee Fudge - a sharecropper's son from north Alabama. Together they start a Christian school, build a publishing company, and raise six children in a family where life is never dull.

Back in the Bachelor's Arms

By Victoria Pade
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Book Code : 1459218361
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 273
  • Pdf File: back-in-the-bachelor-s-arms.pdf

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A HOMECOMING TO REMEMBER… Chloe Carmichael hadn't set foot in Northbridge, Montana, for years. Fourteen years, to be exact, since her parents had forced her from everything she knew and loved: Her childhood home. Her best friend. And the love of her life, Reid Walker. Now she was back, and seeing Reid again truly felt like coming home. She may have returned for business reasons, but it was their very personal history that kept getting in the way. Chloe knew she should keep in mind their painful past, even if being with Reid in the present still gave her such incredible hope for the future….

A Bachelor's Travels

By F. M. Cipriano
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FMC Press
  • Book Code : 0994174314
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: a-bachelor-s-travels.pdf

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So what does a guy do when most of his mates get married? For Roland, a 27-year-old public servant who lives with his parents, it results in a solo overseas trip that triggers a life-long obsession. Roland wanders the globe, through the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. His journeys range from painstaking itinerant travel to the serendipity of spontaneous adventures and involve a plethora of unique experiences that enrich his knowledge, augment his appreciation of different cultures, impact his attitudes and uplift his spirits. However, approaching middle age, Roland feels it may be time for his travels to come to an end. Is it time to open a new chapter in his life and settle down to a comfortable existence in Australia? it is a question he wrestles with until circumstances ultimately decide his course.

Patina

By Shannon Lee Dawdy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022635122X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: patina.pdf

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When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming old cities of the New World. In Patina, anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy examines what was lost and found through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Tracking the rich history and unique physicality of New Orleans, she explains how it came to adopt the nickname “the antique city.” With innovative applications of thing theory, Patina studies the influence of specific items—such as souvenirs, heirlooms, and Hurricane Katrina ruins—to explore how the city’s residents use material objects to comprehend time, history, and their connection to one another. A leading figure in archaeology of the contemporary, Dawdy draws on material evidence, archival and literary texts, and dozens of post-Katrina interviews to explore how the patina aesthetic informs a trenchant political critique. An intriguing study of the power of everyday objects, Patina demonstrates how sharing in the care of a historic landscape can unite a city’s population—despite extreme divisions of class and race—and inspire civil camaraderie based on a nostalgia that offers not a return to the past but an alternative future.

His Brother's Bride

By Tara Taylor Quinn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 145925001X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 731
  • Pdf File: his-brother-s-bride.pdf

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Welcome to Twin Oaks—the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion—and one to set things straight… Check-in: TV news reporter Laurel London has booked a room at the new Twin Oaks B and B, and so has noted travel writer William Byrd. Owners Clint and Maureen Cooper are hoping for a great review! Checkout: Then suddenly, William Byrd vanishes. Policeman Scott Hunter is on the case—and Laurel is determined to be in on the action. But Scott and Laurel share a painful history. His brother—her fiancé—died tragically. Can cop and reporter mend their heartbreak, join their hearts…and get to the bottom of Byrd's disappearance?