The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

View: 212

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Note to Self

30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All

Author: Andrea Buchanan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 600

Thirty inspiring women share the enduring lessons they have learned from the defining moments of their lives. Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. Rejection by a cherished friend, the onset of an unexpected illness, struggle with body image and self-perception -- these experiences may challenge us, but our triumphs come to define us. We find comfort, joy, tears, and laughter in the wisdom, insight, and empathy we gain. In Note to Self, thirty dynamic women share their inspirational stories with writer, director, and television and film producer Andrea Buchanan. Celebrities such as Grammy Award-winning rock star Sheryl Crow and Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim join stuntwoman Stacy Courtney, football player Katie Hnida, seventy- year-old HIV-positive grandmother Beverly London, and alcoholic-turned-interventionist Candy Finnigan to reflect on their unforgettable stories of redemption. Punctuated by tears and laughter, these poignant tales are full of incredible strength, invaluable knowledge, insurmountable odds, helpful survival instincts, amazing willpower, humiliation -- sometimes on a national level -- and a hefty dose of humor. These unstoppable women emerged stronger, wiser, and more successful from the often painful and humbling turning points in their lives. While none of their unique stories will fit neatly on a sticky note you can tape to your wall, each of them carries an indelible message that can.

Dictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms

Author: V.S. Matyushenkov

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 513

View: 180

The Dictionary Of Americanisms, Canadianisms, Briticisms and Australianisms is a complete, modern, and comprehensive dictionary featuring a large word list of more than 20000 entries. The purpose of this book is to provide a generous sampling of words and expressions of the various spheres of life in the USA, Great Britain, Australia and Canada during the last centuries. The dictionary also features a collection of slang and colloquial expressions in these four countries in the twentieth century. It has a clear, easy-to-use format and is ideal for students, schools, libraries, tourists and anyone who is interested in varieties of English spoken in major English-speaking countries.

Bloody Right

Author: Georgia Evans

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 263

Concluding the WWII fantasy trilogy of Nazi vampires and British shape-shifters, the village of Brytewood bands together against its undead enemies. Gryffyth Pendragon has done his bit for the war effort and is now returning to sleepy Brytewood from the battlefront at Trondheim. It cost him a leg, and his chance to use his dragon’s strength against the Nazis—or so he thinks. But his little village is facing a plague of vampire spies set on claiming it for the Third Reich. They’ve come up with a truly evil plan that could break all of Britain’s will to fight . . . But there are more allies for Gryffyth in Brytewood than he’d ever imagined, and while a doctor, a nurse, a schoolteacher, and a couple of sexagenarians may not seem like much of a battle force, there’s more to his cohorts than meets the eye. Against ancient and impossibly powerful enemies, they will need every man, woman, and dragon-shifter they can get.

Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1996

Author: Bowker Staff

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1172

View: 177

"Especially useful for...expanding collections to support new curriculum areas."--LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE ANNUAL. Information by subject for every available fiction & nonfiction children's book in print is found in this one convenient source. Turn to the 1996 edition of SUBJECT GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN PRINT when you need to: * build, update, & expand children's & young adult collections. * track down the latest children's books on any subject. * assist young readers with subject-specific research. Full bibliographic & ordering information for each entry is included.

Blabber Mouth

Author: Morris Gleitzman

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories, Australian

Page: 114

View: 698

"Two hours ago, when I walked into this school for the first time, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and, apart from a knot in my guts the size of Tasmania, life was great. Now, here I am, locked in the stationery cupboard."Rowena wants to be friends but the other kids don't. Is it because she's just stuffed a frog into Darryn Peck's mouth? Or is it because of her Dad?Rejacketed with brilliant new covers, Morris Gleitzman's hilarious and heartwarming stories are more popular than ever!

Young Adult Literature in the Classroom

Reading It, Teaching It, Loving it

Author: Joan B. Elliott

Publisher: International Reading Assn

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 501

This new volume answers both questions by explaining how YA literature promotes learning across cultures, genres, disciplines, and grade levels, and by giving practical lessons and teaching tips