Yochi Brandes is one of the top authors in Israel. The Orchard, her eighth book, is considered the most daring and ambitious of her novels. Critics went so far as to call it a cultural phenomenon after it eclipsed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy on the Israeli bestseller lists. The novel depicts the beginnings of modern Judaism and Christianity (in the first and second centuries) and the historical circumstances and tumultuous disputes that accompanied their births. The heroes of that generation (such as Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Ishmael, Rabban Gamaliel, Paul of Tarsus, and many others) become flesh and blood in this stunning interweaving of biblical and Talmudic lore into a page-turning read. At the heart of the book is Rabbi Akiva and his complicated relationship with his wife, Rachel, who met him when he was a forty-year-old illiterate shepherd, married him against her fathers wishes, and compelled him to study the Torah until he became the nation of Israels greatest sage. His novel method of interpreting Scripture provides his people with a life-giving elixir, but also gives them a lethal injectionthe Bar Kokhba Revolt (the second rebellion against the Romans), which brought a terrible holocaust upon the nation of Israel that nearly caused its end. The Orchard offers a brilliant narrative solution to the riddle of the Bar Kokhba Revolt by tying the rebellion to one of the most fascinating stories in the Jewish tradition, the story of four sages who entered a metaphysical orchard: one died, one lost his mind, one became a hater of God, and one, Rabbi Akiva, made it out unscathed. Or did he?
A collection of stories, myths and legends about the seas, which features tales from Mexico, the Caribbean, England, France, Russia, East Africa, India, China and Japan. Illustrated by Sheila Moxley in full colour.
Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses and handsome princes, wicked witches and good fairies. Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that's perfect for young children. From the magic of the Sleeping Princess, woken from her hundred-year sleep with a kiss, to the mystery of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, these are stories full of adventure and enchantment. Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings of these classic fairy tales are perfectly complemented by Emma Chichester Clark's rich, glowing illustrations, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.
Concord, Massachusetts 2001 Abandoned by her own family, Taylor is determined not to mess up her chance at joining the home of her best friend, Victoria Bennett. But despite attending summer camp at Louisa May Alcott's historic Orchard House with Victoria and sharing dreams of becoming famous authors, Taylor struggles to fit in. As she enters college and begins dating, it feels like Taylor is finally finding her place and some stability . . . until Victoria's betrayal changes everything. 1865 While Louisa May Alcott is off traveling the world, Johanna Suhre accepts a job tending Louisa's aging parents and their home in Concord. Soon after arriving at Orchard House, Johanna meets Nathan Bancroft and, ignoring Louisa's words of caution, falls in love and accepts Nathan's proposal. But before long, Johanna experiences her husband's dark side, and she can't hide the bruises that appear. 2019 After receiving news of Lorraine Bennett's cancer diagnosis, Taylor knows she must return home to see her adoptive mother again. Now a successful author, Taylor is determined to spend little time in Concord. Yet she becomes drawn into the story of a woman who lived there centuries before. And through her story, Taylor may just find forgiveness and a place to belong.
The fiery world of the Vikings is filled with amazing adventures and acts of courage. Battles with mighty giants, demons and dwarves abound and superhuman gods - Thor, Odin and many more - leap from the pages. These retellings will fire every child's imagination. All the drama, magica and mystery of Robert Swindells' stories are captured in Peter Utton's illustrations, which bring the world of the Vikings so vividly to life.
The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes has been shared and treasured by families for over two decades. All the favourites are included in this collection of over 75 rhymes and songs, from Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Humpty Dumpty, to Sing a Song of Sixpence and many more. With ABCs, counting rhymes, lullabies and verse, this enduring and delightful classic is an essential for every child's bookshelf.
This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment. An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination. The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.
The whole family will delight in these ten favourite classic nursery stories, in this much-loved treasury from the illustrator of Angelina Ballerina. All the best and most familiar tales are included: Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, Chicken Licken and many more. Timeless illustrations and engaging storytelling will engage and enrich every child's imagination and love of reading and stories.
Who doesn't love apples? Grown, harvested and eaten for centuries, apples play an important role in everyday life and are enjoyed in a huge variety of ways. Author James Rich hails from apple country in Somerset, England, where his family own a cider farm. Apples, it could be said, are in his blood, this is a collection of over 90 of his best-loved recipes. Try your hand at a summery Crunchy apple, cherry and kale salad, a comforting Slow-roasted pork belly and pickled apple, and an Ultimate apple crumble, all washed down with a Cider and thyme cocktail. James uses whole apples as well as cider, apple juice, cider brandy and cider vinegar to add depth to his dishes Apples can be delicate and complementary, floral and simple or they can be bold, sharp and stand out from the crowd. Set to the backdrop of his is family's stunning apple, Apple is a celebration of this humble fruit.
This sumptuous collection of over 60 favourite nursery rhymes is beautifully illustrated with warmth and humour by best-loved artist Penny Dann in her fun, contemporary new artwork style. Rhymes are arranged in seven themed sections, perfect to dip into. A foreword by former US Children's Poet Laureate and respected children's author Mary Ann Hoberman explores the joy of sharing rhymes with your baby, making this the perfect addition to a baby's nursery bookshelf and a gift to be treasured for years to come.
**eBook Bonus Edition includes photos by author Theresa Weir** THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about the isolated world of farming, pesticides, environmental destruction, and death, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew and the land that has been in his family for generations. She becomes a reluctant player in their attempt to keep the codling moth from destroying the orchard, but she and Adrian eventually come to know that their efforts will not only fail but will ultimately take an irreparable toll.
The POM Queen's Secrets to Marketing Just About Anything
Author: Lynda Resnick
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
The "POM Queen" shares the secrets of her success, her strategies for creating a successful brand and her techniques for building a world-class company, arguing that every campaign begins with identifying the intrinsic value of a product or service, and then deciding how to communicate that value to the consumer. Reprint.