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Christmas in Mariposa

By Jamie Lamb
  • ISBN Code: : 1772032859
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Humor
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A funny and heart-warming tribute to Canada’s most famous small town, and its most celebrated humourist, Stephen Leacock. Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that acted like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada’s most famous small town—Stephen Leacock’s Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock’s Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town,over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb’s time was slightly different, yet it still embodied the heart and soul, the eccentricities and the bizarre local customs of Leacock’s sketches. Christmas in Mariposa is a celebration of that town and its people. It tells of secret gardens, special rinks, oddball hotels, remarkable foods, fast boats and sunken aircraft, Christmas Eve fireworks, and the best Christmas office party in the country. It describes a place where Christmas could be celebrated in summer with a Baby Jesus look-alike contest, Canada’s only officially sanctioned reindeer races, and the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts by parachute. It transports readers to a world where where Gordie Howe once dropped by for a skate, and Glenn Gould regularly came to eat a well-done steak and six Parker House rolls slathered in butter at a Chinese restaurant. Jamie Lamb’s Mariposa is timeless and quintessentially Canadian.

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By Allen J. Genitski
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781453519448
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: infamous.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Todd Slavinsky, a private detective in Augusta, GA, stays busy with an occasional case and missing persons as a means to an end. A friend in the local police department, Detective William Davies, enlists Todds help in investigating a heinous murder scene in a downtown alley. During the course of the investigation Todd is involved with shady characters from a nefarious drug cartel and poor people from the gloomy side of town. Todd is becomes aware of a GBI agent that has infiltrated the organization he is investigating. Todd is in a relationship with Kelly Franklin, a beautiful young lady who needs a decent break. She encounters Todd during a dark episode in her life. As a battered woman trying to leave a bad relationship she finds herself frustrated in a dismal situation. Her attacker, Tom Kimble is arrested and carted off to jail for a minor crime and Todd and Will work together to bring normalcy to Kellys life. Todd falls in love with Kelly and together they make a wonderful couple until Tom is paroled back into society. Toms imminent release from a medical prison opens up new scars for Kelly. While continuing to investigate the murder case, Todd uncovers a drug organization and soon finds that many of the recent events are all intricately tied to his case and this organization. The organization is controlled by Raphial Meringa, a no-nonsense individual whose only quest is more money and no regard for anyone around him. The arms of the organization stretch from Pensacola, Florida to the outskirts of Atlanta. As the drug organization begins to crumble Raphial takes desperate measures to eliminate liabilities in his employ. When this plan becomes uncovered he fears that retribution is near and takes precautions to ensure his organization continues to survive. As the body count increases, Todd is tenacious and infamous in his quest to solve his cases and return into the arms of the woman he loves.

Light from Other Stars

By Erika Swyler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635573173
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 914
  • Pdf File: light-from-other-stars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Long Island Reads 2020 Selection * A Real Simple Best Book of 2019 From the bestselling author of The Book of Speculation, a “tender and ambitious” (Vulture) novel about time, loss, and the wonders of the universe. Eleven-year-old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut. In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach--if she can just grow up fast enough. Theo, the scientist father she idolizes, is consumed by his own obsessions. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother several years before, Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his daughter's childhood just a little longer. The result is an invention that alters the fabric of time. Decades later, Nedda has achieved her long-held dream and is traveling aboard the space ship Chawla, part of a small group hoping to colonize a distant planet. But as she floats in zero gravity, far from earth, she and her crewmates face a serious crisis. Nedda may hold the key to the solution, if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her. For fans of The Age of Miracles and The Immortalists, Erika Swyler's Light from Other Stars is a masterful and ambitious novel about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the true meaning of progress.

The Nutcracker: Read & Listen Edition

By Rita Balducci
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 0553509241
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: the-nutcracker.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Christmas classic returns to Little Golden Books, with beautiful new artwork by a beloved Golden Books illustrator! The Nutcracker is back in print as a Little Golden Book, with all-new illustrations by Sheilah Beckett, who started illustrating Golden Books in the 1950s. This lovely retelling of the famous ballet will be a perfect holiday gift for any child who loves the ballet, Christmas stories, and fairy tales! This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Jingle Bells: Read & Listen Edition

By Kathleen N. Daly
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 1101935685
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: jingle-bells.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Back in print—a classic Little Golden Book about jingly jangly Christmas fun! A bear family takes some of the village animals out for a spin in the sleigh—and ends up helping Santa deliver his toys! This merry Little Golden Book from 1964 is reissued for a new generation to enjoy. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

I'm a Ballerina!

By Sue Fliess
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 0553497596
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: i-m-a-ballerina.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A little girl invites us into her ballet class, and later performs onstage (gulp!) in her first recital. Young readers will enjoy seeing what happens in a class, and young ballerinas will see themselves in this book.

I Am Olaf (Disney Frozen)

By Christy Webster
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden/Disney
  • Book Code : 0736441298
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: i-am-olaf.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This new Little Golden Book is all about Olaf, the lovable snowman from Disney Frozen and Frozen 2! This new Little Golden Book celebrates everything that is special about Olaf, the optimistic, adorable snowman from Disney Frozen and Frozen 2. Olaf's best friends Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Sven are all featured as well in gorgeous retro-style illustrations. This book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus Disney Frozen fans--and collectors--of all ages! The exciting sequel, Frozen 2, is available on home video Spring 2020! Disney Frozen is the #1 animated film of all time, featuring a powerful story, a strong ensemble cast, a pair of relatable sisters, enchanting environments, and unforgettable music. The exciting sequel, Frozen 2, is available on home video Spring 2020!

Never Pat a Bear

By Mabel Watts
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 0593306589
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: never-pat-a-bear.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A classic Little Golden Book from 1971 about the importance of paying attention to signs is back in print! Signs! Signs! Everywhere are signs! First published in 1971, this terrific Little Golden Book is full of signs--ones that tell us what's going to happen, what to look for, where to go, and how to get there. This timeless classic features wonderful retro art of racially diverse children by illustrator Art Seiden. Will young boys and girls--and their parents--enjoy this book? All signs point to yes!

Wild in Africa! (Wild Kratts)

By Chris Kratt,Martin Kratt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Book Code : 1101938633
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: wild-in-africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

PBS’s successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book in which the Kratts activate their Creature Power Suits and meet some of their favorite wild animals on the African Savanna!

The Stone Must Break

By Jean Lee Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595897746
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: the-stone-must-break.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pearl Harbor and the tentacles of Word War II turn San Francisco into a raucous, electrifying city. Twenty-year-old Carmel St. John moves into this maelstrom with dreams of winning the heart of Dr. Phillip Barron and becoming a big band singer. There, Carmel meets Caesar Almalto, a black-market kingpin, and Jerry Cassidy, a musician who helps her and hopes to win her love. Nightclub life, lust, and murder swirl around her, as does her tenuous relationship with Phillip, who leaves as a commissioned officer aboard the first hospital ship in the Pacific theater. A family crisis threatens to destroy Carmel's dreams when she is called home to San Jose to manage the family's 1,100-acre ranch during the war. The Stone Must Break tells the saga of two families, the St. Johns and the Barrons, as they grapple with tragedy, love, and responsibility in a world at war.

Where is the Poky Little Puppy?

By Janette Sebring Lowrey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 0553511815
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: where-is-the-poky-little-puppy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Back in print after many years, here is the only Poky Little Puppy sequel created by Poky’s original creators! From the Little Golden Book archive comes a sequel to The Poky Little Puppy, by the author and illustrator who created the original story—the bestselling picture book of all time! In this adventure, Poky is thrilled to discover a wonderful old rubber boot—but what will he do when it goes missing? Fans of Poky—young and old—will love reading this charming rediscovered classic featuring everyone's favorite rascally little puppy.

I'm a Gymnast!

By Sue Fliess
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Book Code : 0593177967
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: i-m-a-gymnast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A rhyming Little Golden Book introducing young readers to the sport of gymnastics. Classes start this afternoon . . . I’ll become a gymnast soon! Mommy helps me brush my hair and find a leotard to wear. So begins a young girl's love of gymnastics. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a delightful introduction to the excitement of taking gymnastics lessons and being in the gym doing headstands, cartwheels, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! Written by Sue Fliess, the author of the Little Golden Books I'm a Ballerina! and I'm a Figure Skater!