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Stones for My Father

By Trilby Kent
  • ISBN Code: : 1770492607
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers. But Corlie’s world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps. Will Corlie’s resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had….

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062224093
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: fortunately-the-milk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An absolute delight of a madcap story for the young (and young-at-heart) by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with equal parts pirates and piranhas, adventure and aliens, oddity and love. "I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road." "Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened." Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

Kugelach Stones for a Dagger

By Lanton Hamby
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662411944
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: kugelach-stones-for-a-dagger.pdf

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Abijah is a young Jewish boy who grows up in Israel with a loving mother and a cold, distant father. At an early age, he is confronted and curious about the most important question in human history. He suffers tragedy and neglect that cause him to make a series of choices that have him spiraling down the dark side. Will he finally find redemption and have his question answered, Who is the Jewish Messiah?

Marquesan legends

By E.S. Handy
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5882515564
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : History
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: marquesan-legends.pdf

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Stones for Bread

By Christa Parrish
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1401689027
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: stones-for-bread.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity. Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread. From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft. But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits Liesl’s recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour—a single father with strange culinary habits—seems determined to win Liesl’s affection. When Wild Rise is featured on television, her quiet existence appears a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life. Filled with both spiritual and literal nourishment, Stones for Bread provides a feast for the senses from award-winning author Christa Parrish. "A quietly beautiful tale about learning how to accept the past and how to let go of the parts that tie you down." —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars, TOP PICK!

Aylwin

By Theodore Watts-Dunton
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: aylwin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Aylwin" by Theodore Watts-Dunton. 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.

Ledo Road Diary

By Stephen Cohen
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532081510
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: ledo-road-diary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There needed to be an overland route of supply from India to China in WWll. Someone had to build it. The job fell to General “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell, and he brought 15,000 black men from America to Ledo, Assam in India to do it. They fought disease, leeches, the monsoon and the Japanese to get it done. Under the command of Lewis Pick they turned jungle into road. This is the story of one Jefferson Goode , a jazz trumpet player, who writes the diary. And it is of his friend and community activist, Joey Carver. They are two boys from Philadelphia, who find themselves as roadbuilders, who fight the elements, the enemy and prejudice and segregation. Through the words and thoughts of Jefferson, this adventure unfolds.

Selfish Elf Wish

By Heather Swain
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101464747
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: selfish-elf-wish.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Zephyr Addler has a problem. Her boyfriend, Timber, is now her ex, because she was keeping secrets from him. But what else can she do? After all, itÕs not that easy being an elf in the middle of BrooklynÑespecially when sheÕs not allowed to use magic to hide her familyÕs quirky elvin ways. To make matters worse, Bella, the meanest girl in school and ZephyrÕs archrival, has vowed to make ZephyrÕs life a living nightmare. Can Zephyr keep it together long enough to win Timber back, or will she give in to temptation and work some forbidden elven magic in the school halls?

Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

By Holly Johnson,Janelle Mathis,Kathy G. Short
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317311507
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 716
  • Pdf File: critical-content-analysis-of-children-s-and-young-adult-literature.pdf

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In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children’s and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.

Blossom

By Constance Bennett
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497613159
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 652
  • Pdf File: blossom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Western romance from the bestselling author of Morning Sky. “Deftly plotted and emotionally rich . . . a marvelous book . . . breathtaking!” (Suzanne Ellison, author of Eagle Knight). Case Longstreet is an Apache Tribesman who changes his name and learns the ways of the white men in order to change his future. Following a secret plan to destroy his enemies, Case is unprepared to fall in passionate love with a headstrong daughter of the frontier. Libby Ashford has gone west to find freedom. She claims the love of a man no one can tame, unleashing her inner desires. Together, they fight for their bold dream of love…and defy both worlds.

The Whimsical Tales

By Rohit Bhatia
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  • Publisher : The Little Booktique Hub
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: the-whimsical-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“She was wrapped in stardust, With twinkling eyes, And magic potions, Flying in her gleaming attire, She wasn’t an angel from above, But a fairy in the wonderland.” Do you know what magical tales are? Fantasy, legendary heroes, and the supernatural are all featured in magical tales adapted from world classics. Many of the most notable began as folktales or extensive oral pieces, but were eventually written down for future generations' benefit. Magical Tales inspires individuals all over the world to be more imaginative. Magical tales, like old age, has its advantages: it has the fantasy, joy, and distinct story line that most adult fiction today avoids in favour of the deeply psycho-analytic and introspective. There are also joyful endings! “The Whimsical Tales” is a book of magic and enchantment, where every story, poem or microtale will take you to a different world. Each work is as whimsical as the sorcery of Hogwarts and definitely gives you the pleasure of reading something mystical. It's a book with contributions from 44 authors from all over the world. “The Whimsical Tales” is a free anthology launched by The Little Booktique Publication in which none of the co-authors are charged a single penny throughout the publishing process.

Arrival of Missives

By Aliya Whiteley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1907389385
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : England
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: arrival-of-missives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Aliya Whiteley, author of the critically-acclaimed The Beauty, comes a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life.In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons.The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny?As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal?The Arrival of Missives is a unique work, deftly marrying literary and genre influences. It heralds the arrival of a major new voice in speculative fiction.

Maniac Eyeball

By Salvador Dali,Andre Parinaud
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 190869498X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: maniac-eyeball.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Maniac Eyeball" contains the frank and uncensored confessions of Salvador Dalí, from his childhood and first adolescent sexual experiences to his emergence as a painter, Surrealist, and eventually the most famous - and possibly richest -artist of modern times. These inspired tracts, covering art, love, money, sex and death, fame, philosophy, science, his famous friends and enemies, and his extraordinary creative genius, reveal the intricate workings of Dalí's mind to create not only an unparalleled autobiography but also one of the key Surrealist texts yet published. This special ebook edition contains colour illustrations.