Toddlers will love this fun introduction to birds, in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares facts about these amazing animals in an imaginative way. If I were a bird you know what I'd try? Flying wing tip to wing tip in a forest flyby! I could be an ebony raven, wind lifting my wings, tumbling past treetops, upside down of all things.
"Surviving the Nazi Holocaust by hiding for 3 years with 21 others in the attic of a brewery. Also autobiography of life after the war, and reflections on surviving trauma."--Provided by publisher.
People are different! They look different, come from different parts of the world, and believe in different things. To some people you look different too! This is what makes you special. This is what makes us all special. We are all here to make the world a better place to live in because each of us brings something different to it. In If I Was A Bird What Kind Of Flock Would I Fly With? psychologist Peter Sacco tells the fictional account of Billy Connors, a fifth-grader learning how to fit in at school. Billy learns that it’s okay to be himself and to believe in what he believes in. Equally important, Billy learns that it’s okay for others to believe in what they do as well, even if they do seem a little different. Along the way, Billy learns a valuable lesson: to accept other people for who they are and what they believe without judging them. Now available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin and Japanese. 50% of royalties will be donated to the charity organization, Canadian Centre For Abuse Awareness (www.abusehurts.com)
This book is written so that it can be shared with someone you love. Every word is a footstep. Every line is a journey. Each poem is a destination reached. Spending time reading the poems should mean that you will have more steps to take, more lines to add, other destinations to reach. The Lexicon of Love is your beginning.
In When We Were Birds, Joe Wilkins wrestles his attention away from the griefs, deprivations, and high prairies of his Montana childhood and turns toward "the bean-rusted fields and gutted factories of the Midwest," toward ordinary injustice and everyday sadness, toward the imminent birth of his son and his own confusions in taking up the mantle of fatherhood, toward faith and grace, legacy and luck. A panoply of voices are at play--the escaped convict, the late-night convenience store clerk, and the drowned child all have their say--and as this motley chorus rises and crests, we begin to understand something of what binds us and makes us human: while the world invariably breaks all our hearts, Wilkins insists that is the very "place / hope lives, in the breaking." Within a notable range of form, concern, and voice, the poems here never fail to sing. Whether praiseful or interrogating, When We Were Birds is a book of flight, light, and song. "When we were birds," Wilkins begins, "we veered & wheeled, we flapped & looped-- / it's true, we flew."
"Without authority," a phrase Kierkegaard repeatedly applied to himself and his writings, is an appropriate title for this volume of five short works that in various ways deal with the concept and practice of authority. The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air contemplates the teaching authority of these creatures based on three different passages in the Gospels. The first of Two Ethical-Religious Essays mediates on the ethics of Jesus' martyrdom; the second contrasts the authority of the genius with that of the apostle. The remaining works--Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays (1849), An Upbuilding Discourse (1850), and Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays (1851)--are meditations on sin, forgiveness, and the power of love.
Imagination has been entwined with the Traditional Christmas Story in this book. Who knows what our Native Birds see as they busily build nests, feed babies,sit still on eggs and fly to who knows where in between? Maybe they did warble their beautiful tunes on that First Christmas Morning!! Let your imagination fly with these birds as they retell that wonderful story in a way that’s never been told before. Poetry and Photography combine so that both magic and innocence are alive in this unique look at Christmas.
This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? How is it decided whether bird species should be 'split' or 'lumped'? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds. "Concise and informative, in a chatty everyday style... a great book for dipping into." Birds "Packed with hundreds of questions that anyone broadly interested in birds might ask, each one answered in an easy-to-understand manner. Excellent for anyone, new to birdwatching or not." BTO News
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Translation Mahmoud Darwish was that rare literary phenomenon: a poet both acclaimed by critics as one of the most important poets in the Arab world and beloved by his readers. His language—lyrical and tender—helped to transform modern Arabic poetry into a living metaphor for the universal experiences of exile, loss, and identity. The poems in this collection, constructed from the cadence and imagery of the Palestinian struggle, shift between the most intimate individual experience and the burdens of history and collective memory. Brilliantly translated by Fady Joudah, If I Were Another—which collects the greatest epic works of Darwish's mature years—is a powerful yet elegant work by a master poet and demonstrates why Darwish was one of the most celebrated poets of his time and was hailed as the voice and conscience of an entire people.
Feathers of Color What it was like playing the Famous BigBird An American Icon is about the journey of a man who became one of the worlds biggest stars. In this book Lionel Douglass shares the days before he reached stardom as the Sesame Street character, and the book will touch on several phases of his life, giving you a glimpse of his lifes paths. This book will make you realize that we all have a destiny. Part of Lionels destiny was to secure a spot in history, and join the ranks of those who have been affiliated with one of the biggest television shows for children. This book touches upon the life of a middle-class, small-town boy with dreams, which were answered as a young-adult by becoming one of the famous Bigbirds, on stage and screen. Learn the interesting story of how Lionel became one of the famous Bigbirds, and how Jim Henson, Caroll Spinney, Anita Mann, as well as Kermit Love helped school and condition him to represent and portray the work of this Muppet great! Travel along with Lionel and find out how he was snubbed by members of the Sesame Street organization despite his vital contributions to the shows survival. Ride with him, and share his journey as he tells the world about a dreamer who embraced the opportunity to become one of the worlds largest icons, and some of his fascinating adventures along the way. Just sit back and relax, and enjoy Lionel Douglass story of an African American who relished the chance to portray such a world-renowned icon.
Sometimes the little boy who calls me father brings me an invitation from his mother: "I shall be so pleased if you will come and see me," and I always reply in some such words as these: "Dear madam, I decline." And if David asks why I decline, I explain that it is because I have no desire to meet the woman. "Come this time, father," he urged lately, "for it is her birthday, and she is twenty-six," which is so great an age to David, that I think he fears she cannot last much longer. "Twenty-six, is she, David?" I replied. "Tell her I said she looks more." I had my delicious dream that night. I dreamt that I too was twenty-six, which was a long time ago, and that I took train to a place called my home, whose whereabouts I see not in my waking hours, and when I alighted at the station a dear lost love was waiting for me, and we went away together. She met me in no ecstasy of emotion, nor was I surprised to find her there; it was as if we had been married for years and parted for a day. I like to think that I gave her some of the things to carry. Were I to tell my delightful dream to David's mother, to whom I have never in my life addressed one word, she would droop her head and raise it bravely, to imply that I make her very sad but very proud, and she would be wishful to lend me her absurd little pocket handkerchief. And then, had I the heart, I might make a disclosure that would startle her, for it is not the face of David's mother that I see in my dreams.
[Nisha] Da Cunha Treads Gently Along The Paths Of The Human Heart -Illustrated Weekly Of India Nisha Da Cunha Is Widely Regarded As One Of India S Finest Short Story Writers. In This First Volume Of Her Collected Stories, Which Includes Five New Stories, We See Her At Her Best, Writing With A Sure Touch And A Fine Degree Of Sensitivity About Women Faced With Uncertainty, Fear, Despair And Romantic Longing. She Uses A Number Of Female Voices-Each One Authentic, Credible And Compelling-To Bring Into Sharp Focus The Inner Lives And Feelings Of Her Characters As They Try To Come To Terms With Separation, Rejection, Loss And Death. There Is Safia In The Title Story, Who Grapples With Grief And Isolation In The Big City After She Is Transplanted From The Idyllic Village Where She Grew Up In The Company Of Her Beloved Father And Birds; Radha In Old Cypress , Whose Husband Of Twenty-Nine Years Leaves Her For A Younger Woman; And El In African Bird , Who Shares The Confusion Of Her Male Parrot When He Lays Three Eggs Even As She Tries To Cope With The Loss Of A Limb. We Are Also Witness To The Growing And Difficult Friendship Of A Cantankerous Old Man And A Middle-Aged Woman Who Are Drawn Together By Their Passion For Books; The Obsessive Love Of A Matriarch That Makes Her Son An Emotional Cripple; And The Unnatural Calm Of A Mother Whose Worst Premonition Has Come True. A Collection Of Considerable Beauty And Power Including Stories From The Critically Acclaimed Old Cypress And The Permanence Of Grief, This Volume Is Infused With Nisha Da Cunha S Deep Understanding Of The Fragility Of The Human Condition.
A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson with startling new insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency. Long obscured by her husband's shadow, Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson emerges in this first comprehensive biography as a figure of surprising influence and the centering force for LBJ, a man who suffered from extreme mood swings and desperately needed someone to help control his darker impulses. Expertly researched and written, Lady Bird draws from rare conversations with the former First Lady and from interviews with key members of Johnson's inner circle of friends, family, and advisers. With chapters such as "Motherless Child," "A Ten-Week Affair," and "LBJ's Midlife Crisis," Lady Bird sheds new light on Mrs. Johnson's childhood, on her amazing acumen as a businesswoman, and on the central role she played in her husband's life and political career. A vital link to the Kennedys during LBJ's uneasy tenure as vice president and a voice of conscience on civil rights, Lady Bird is portrayed here as a political force, strikingly different from the somewhat minor figure depicted in previous works on LBJ. Especially fascinating today, in light of the enormous attention now focused on the private lives of our leaders, are the personal details about her marriage to a man whose extramarital affairs were widely discussed. In this intimate portrait, Russell shows us the private Lady Bird -- not only a passionate conservationist but a remarkable woman who greatly influenced her husband, his administration, and the country.
Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.” Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family’s past: they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit—a duppy—into their home. Grandpa hasn’t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe—just maybe—the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.
Elise loves the farm that is her home. There is always tea in the silver teapot, gin and tonics are served on the veranda and her days are spent listening to stories of spirits and charms told by her nanny, Beauty. As a young white girl growing up in Zimbabwe, her life is idyllic. However, this dream-world of her childhood cannot last. As Elise gets older, her eyes are opened to the complexities of adult life, both through the arrival of her step-father, and through her growing understanding of the tensions in Zimbabwean society. As the privileged existence of the white farmers begins to crumble into anarchy and farm invasions begin, Elise is forced to confront difficult choices and the ancient unforgiving ghosts of the past.
The lives of biblical Jewish leaders like Queen Esther and the Prophetess Deborah as well as modern unique personalities like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Prime Minister Golda Meir are succinctly depicted.At the end of each biography is a section that presents ideas and concepts to help young readers understand the contribution made by these famous people. There is also a detailed bibliography of where to find additional information about each woman.
Facing the disarray and disorientation around his father's death, a man contends with the strange and haunting power of the house his parents once lived in.He sets about the mundane yet exhausting process of sorting through the remnants of his father's life -- clearing away years of accumulated objects, unearthing forgotten memories and the haunted realms of everyday life. At the same time, he embarks on an eccentric side-project. And as he grows increasingly obsessed with this new project, his grip on reality seems to slip.Nicholas Royle challenges and experiments with literary form to forge a new mode of storytelling that is both playful and inquisitive. Tender, absorbing and at times shockingly funny, this extraordinary novel is both mystery and love story. It confronts the mad hand of grief while embracing the endless possibilities of language.