The first in a delicious new middle-grade series by Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem, authority on the sweeter side of life! After receiving a magical cookbook and baking her special birthday cake, 10-year-old—wait, make that almost 11-year-old—Amirah is transported to the Magical Land of Birthdays, where she meets three of her birthday buddies from different corners of the world—kids who share her exact birthday and are also about to turn 11. In the Magical Land of Birthdays, a place filled with wonder and whimsy (and plenty of cake!), you can celebrate your birthday every moment of every day. As they explore the land, Amirah and her new friends learn about each other and the special bond they share, and discover exciting and wonderful birthday traditions from around the world.
A classic tale from the Faraway Tree with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson It’s Beth’s birthday, so everyone is delighted when the Land of Birthdays arrives at the top of the Faraway Tree. It’s time for the most magical party they’ve ever had! The Magic Faraway Tree has been entertaining readers for more than 75 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for a whole host of new younger readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood.
A full-colour short story taken from the world of the Magic Faraway Tree. Perfect for new readers. Discover the magic! It's Beth's birthday, so everyone is delighted when the Land of Birthdays arrives at the top of the Faraway Tree. It's time for the most magical party they've ever had! The stories about the Magic Faraway Tree have been entertaining children for more than 80 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for young new readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman
The Land Beyond is a contemporary fantasy set in the twenty-first century. This is the second book of The Land series. Readers see Josie, the protagonist, pursuing more unusual adventures in the lands beyond. Parallel to her adventures is Josie’s interaction with the other characters in the story. She discovers as she grows older, that friendship love and trust are never constant. Attitudes and lifestyles also change. In her interaction with others, there are moments when Josie realises that she must make choices This causes her to re-think her relationship with some of the people she interacts with.
Early readers will gain insight and understand why we celebrate George Washington's inspiring life and incredible accomplishments in this appealing nonfiction title. With captivating images, supportive text, and an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index, readers will be engaged from cover to cover!
The lives of Scottish farmers Jim and Joey Rutherford spanned most of the twentieth century and encompassed great social and economic change. In this memoir, their daughter and author Anne Ewing provides a testament to her parents steadfastness to each other and to their family and friends. With humorous anecdotes, rich details, and images, Leaving the Land shares the heritage of the Rutherfords, who were born during the First World War and married during the Second. From a very modest start, they built up their farming business over thirty-five years, always with an adventurous and enterprising approach. Their personalities combined the thrift and work ethic typical of their generation, with an openness of mind, generosity of spirit, and sense of humour not always associated with the Scottish character. Not only does Leaving the Land communicate one familys legacy, but also provides insight into Scottish history and gives commentary on signs of the times such as the socioeconomic trends, the shift from rural to urban living, and the effects of two world wars and the Great Depression. It also serves as a remembrance of lives well lived in a time and place that will soon exist in memory only.
McMillan blends real life experiences with imagination to weave a story of an independent backwoods "country boy" who meets a sophisticated "city girl". Follow their lives, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, as two families try to mesh. The book is typical of East Texas Piney Woods during the early 1940s through the war years. Rex Horn meets Mary Ann Anderson on a trying journey with his science and math teacher to Detroit Michigan. Their mission is to pick up a new school bus chassis to replace that of a worn out school bus. Mary Ann and her mother are on the train, and she and Rex meet. The two young people are immediately smitten and intrigued by the other's lifestyle. Mary Ann visits Rex at his rustic, pioneer type home, nestled in a remote section of an area known as The Big Thicket in the southern part of East Texas. Mary Ann is intrigued by Rex's parents who, unlike her parents, are uneducated but respected and leaders in the Foggy Bottom Community. Martha Horn, Rex's mother and Beth Horn, his sister, are both dynamic women who teach Mary Ann life skills necessary to live off the land. Rex's encounter with a panther, while trapping in the Neches river bottom, add spice to the story and peak Mary Ann's interest. Many of the tales related in this story are true, and are written as they happened; others are embellished. The reader will have fun trying to separate facts from fiction.
In Battle for Peace frankly documents Du Bois's experiences following his attempts to mobilize Americans against the emerging conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. A victim of McCarthyism, Du Bois endured a humiliating trial-he was later acquitted-and faced political persecution for over a decade. Part autobiography and part political statement, In Battle for Peace remains today a powerful analysis of race in America.
Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written over a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationship with Plath and of the psychological drama that led both to the writing of her greatest poems and to her death. The book became an instant bestseller on its publication in 1998 and won the Forward Prize for Poetry in the same year. 'To read [Birthday Letters] is to experience the psychic equivalent of "the bends". It takes you down to levels of pressure where the undertruths of sadness and endurance leave you gasping.' Seamus Heaney 'Even if it were possible to set aside its biographical value . . . its linguistic, technical and imaginative feats would guarantee its future. Hughes is one of the most important poets of the century and this is his greatest book.' Andrew Motion
The Murphy Family Farm is an enchanted farm that owes much of its success to an agreement made between the Murphys and the Fairy Folk over a century ago in Ireland. With over a hundred acres of farm land, the fairies and enchanted creatures work together to help the Murphy Family keep the farm prosperous enough to be generous to the community. The fairy folk call the Murphy Farm Lismore Baile, their words for "Bountiful Home." The wondrous world of Lismore Baile awaits! In this third story, the people of Lismore Baile have the perfect birthday planned for Brooke. She receives a mysterious necklace from Lily's sister Orchid with a hidden surprise. In addition, Arabelia serves her some fairy cake with some surprising results! It soon becomes the best birthday she ever had until she makes a certain wish. Little does Brooke know that although her wish is about to be granted, but it's not exactly what she thought it would be! Meanwhile, The Murphy Farm is about to expand to include a Cider Mill and a Country Store. Just before the grand opening, John Murphy hires Luke Walters to help with the business. Luke's brothers Henry and Seth have some trouble in store. After a surprising revelation, they hatch a plan to prove that fairies do exist. Things become complicated for the Murphys in a hurry! Perfect reader for ages 9+ or great to read to children of any age. Adults will also like this uplifting series about an enchanted farm inhabited not just by people and farm animals but mythical beasts and fairies as well!
How to Use the Secrets of Ki-ology to Find Love, Happiness and Success
Author: Takashi Yoshikawa
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"The author explains the exact nature of ki energy & the principles of Kiology, what these principles mean to us as individuals & in relationship to others, identifies 9 types of ki & their ruling elements/attributes. Fascinating take on personality types in this eminently helpful guide to a happier life"--Publisher's description.
'Her most important book since ALWAYS COMING HOME and her most satisfactory collection since her first, the brilliant THE WIND'S TWELVE QUARTERS. A formidable and rewarding work, a prime candidate for best SF collection of the year. An essential book.' LOCUS Six of the eight piece are set in Le Guin's classic Hainish cycle. The title story, 'The Birthday of the World', stands alone and the final piece, 'Paradises Lost', is a new short novel original to the collection, a major addition to the generation starship subgenre of science fiction.