'Such an animal is difficult to tame and always likely, when suddenly alarmed, to give our finger a nasty nip with its teeth' While dipping into The Children's Encyclopaedia of 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensible guide to procuring and caring for your pet squirrel. Intrigued by the unlikely notion of a child attempting to keep so wild an animal, Axel created a series of delightful, beautifully finished illustrations to accompany the text.
These assessment questions for Flora and Ulysses are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
Kate DiCamillos neues Meisterwerk Ein Staubsauger mit enormer Saugkraft, ein ewig hungriges, als Superheld wiedergeborenes Eichhörnchen, ein comicliebendes eigensinniges Mädchen und eine Liebesromane schreibende Mutter – alles in einer Geschichte? Das geht? Das geht sogar ganz wunderbar, wenn die Erfinderin die Bestsellerautorin Kate DiCamillo ist, die hier eine bezaubernde neue Geschichte vorlegt. Diesmal ist die höchst ungewöhnliche treibende Kraft das Eichhörnchen Ulysses, das in Floras Familie auftaucht, die Menschen verändert und alles zu einem wunderbaren Happy End führt.
Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.
As a youngster, trying to find his place in life, a quirky flying squirrel realizes he is able to adapt with chickens after being plucked from a pickle barrel. Abandoned by his mom and dad, he is taken 'under the wing' of a rooster, eventually striking out in search of his true squirrel identity. He finds himself once again adapting, this time with a family of humans. And so the adventure begins... As mother/daughter team, Norma Mullican and Missy Zivney have written a children's book that everyone is sure to enjoy. Norma and her husband, Mike, live in Montalba, Texas where they own and operate a wedding venue. Together they have two children and six grandchildren. Pets include their puppy dog and "Rooster" the flying squirrel. Missy and her husband, Chris, along with their four children, live in Whitehouse, Texas. Missy has a degree in Deaf Education with an endorsement in early childhood. She is currently the Children's Minister at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Together, they have combined their life experiences and love of children into a heartfelt book, filled with difficult decisions to help children understand how to cope with everyday situations they may encounter.
This project started out as an heirloom document for my grandchildren. That is still the main purpose. It had been expanded by family members who read some of the rough drafts to share these stories with others. With this input, I offer these stories to all that are interested.Fifty years, half a century, two score and ten, five decades. Sounds like a long time. It would be 350 in dog or cat years! The critters (pets) I've shared my life with. This book describes fifty years of living with some of the creatures of this planet other than humans. Most people have interactions with other animals (good and bad) at some point in their lives. Every person has some interesting story to tell about how they were affected by some pet or animal they came into contact with or were told about or read about. My story covers a roughly fifty-year period from early childhood up to when this story was published. There are many animals that I have interacted with that have affected me in some way. I have listed just the critters that I actually lived with. Some of the animals lead good long lives while others' times were cut short for one reason or another. Some of the critters are not your normal pets (squirrel). I have tried to keep the stories chronological, but many of the animals' stories overlapped with some of the other critters they shared their home with. Each one had its own personality, its own quirks, and its own endearments on my heart. Life has been richer because of the experiences I was able to share with these amazing animals.
Presented as simple lists of common-sense ideas, practical, time-saving suggestions, and solutions to perennial problems, How do I teach ... and keep my sanity? is a comprehensive guide to smooth-running classrooms. It provides a variety of learning games, fun activities, and creative prompts along with tips to help teachers cope with marking demands, classroom organization issues, standardized testing, and much more. Easy for teachers to use, the book includes ready-to-copy tip sheets to share with students on such topics as organizing notes, doing homework, getting teacher help, dealing with bullies, taking tests, and studying. Reproducible pages to involve parents in the classroom range from tutoring tips to a parent interest questionnaire.
John Brown is a lightning rod of history. Yet he is poorly understood and most commonly described in stereotypes -- as a madman, martyr, or enigma. Not until Patriotic Treason has a biography or history brought him so fully to life, in scintillating prose and moving detail, making his life and legacy -- and the staggering sacrifices he made for his ideals-fascinatingly relevant to today's issues of social justice and to defining the line between activism and terrorism. Vividly re-creating the world in which Brown and his compatriots lived with a combination of scrupulous original research, new perspectives, and a sensitive historical imagination, Patriotic Treason narrates the dramatic life of the first U.S. citizen committed to absolute racial equality. Here are his friendships (Brown lived, worked, ate, and fought alongside African Americans, in defiance of the culture around him), his family (he turned his twenty children by two wives into a dedicated militia), and his ideals (inspired by the Declaration of Independence and the Golden Rule, he collaborated with black leaders such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, and Harriet Tubman to overthrow slavery). Evan Carton captures the complex, tragic, and provocative story of Brown the committed abolitionist, Brown the tender yet demanding and often absent father and husband, and Brown the radical American patriot who attacked the American state in the name of American principles. Through new research into archives, attention to overlooked family letters, and reinterpretation of documents and events, Carton essentially reveals a missing link in American history. A wrenching family saga, Patriotic Treason positions John Brown at the heart of our most profound and enduring national debates. As definitions of patriotism and treason are fiercely contested, as some criticize religious extremism while others mourn religion's decline, and as race relations in America remain unresolved, John Brown's story speaks to us as never before, reminding us that one courageous individual can change the course of history.
'How to Live in a Flat', if posed as a question, is worth asking today with so many articles on tiny flats with hugely inflated price tags in the newspapers. Flat-dwellers were faced with very similar problems in 1936. During 1932 and 1933 Heath Robinson had drawn a series of cartoons for 'The Sketch' entitled ‘Flat Life’, which depicted various gadgets designed to make the most of the limited space available in the contemporary flat. It was this series of drawings that provided K. R. G. Browne and W. Heath Robinson with the inspiration for their first full-length book together. It was called 'How to Live in a Flat' and, as well as greatly extending the original ideas showing many ingenious ways of overcoming the problems caused by lack of space in flats and bungalows, the book also provided much fun at the expense of the more extreme designs in thirties furniture and architecture. The book was published for Christmas 1936 and was well received. 'How to Live in a Flat' is surprisingly relevant to life in Britain in 2014. In fact, several of Heath Robinson’s space-economising solutions have been used in practice to maximise the use of space in small flats. We have beds that fold down from wardrobes fully-made and ready to sleep in, communal rubbish shoots, central heating and multi-purpose furniture. So Heath Robinson was way ahead of his time and reading 'How to Live in a Flat' may spark other innovative solutions to making life bearable in a tiny twenty-first century home! If, in addition to being a flat-dweller (perhaps in a garden flat), you are also married with a car and you play golf then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.
The future of his tribe Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction-or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans. The lover of his soul But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?
Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior
Author: Sharon Lynn Vanderlip
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
These playful rodents are often considered pests by cattle ranchers, but when acquired as pets, they are both fun to keep and affectionate, but strong-willed and mischievous. Titles in the extensive Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.
Love affairs, literary rivalries, and the supernatural collide in an inspired journey to Lake Geneva, where Byron, the Shelleys, and John Polidori come together to create literature’s greatest monsters In the spring of 1816, Lord Byron was the greatest poet of his generation and the most famous man in Britain, but his personal life was about to erupt. Fleeing his celebrity, notoriety, and debts, he sought refuge in Europe, taking his young doctor with him. As an inexperienced medic with literary aspirations of his own, Doctor John Polidori could not believe his luck. That summer another literary star also arrived in Geneva. With Percy Bysshe Shelley came his lover, Mary, and her step-sister, Claire Clairmont. For the next three months, this party of young bohemians shared their lives, charged with sexual and artistic tensions. It was a period of extraordinary creativity: Mary Shelley started writing Frankenstein, the gothic masterpiece of Romantic fiction; Byron completed Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, his epic poem; and Polidori would begin The Vampyre, the first great vampire novel. It was also a time of remarkable drama and emotional turmoil. For Byron and the Shelleys, their stay by the lake would serve to immortalize them in the annals of literary history. But for Claire and Polidori, the Swiss sojourn would scar them forever.
When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.