The Boys in the Trees

The Boys in the Trees
Author: Mary Swan
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 0345808045
ISBN 13: 9780345808042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Trees Book Review:

A tragic event sends a small town reeling in Mary Swan's brilliant, Scotiabank Giller-nominated The Boys in the Trees, a haunting exploration of one family's desperation. For the first time in Vintage Canada. William, his wife and 2 daughters, new immigrants to a small town in southern Ontario, are the picture of a devoted family. But when he is accused of embezzlement, William commits an unthinkable crime, and those who believed him to be an affectionate, attentive father are brought up short. Mary Swan examines the intricate and unexpected connections between the people in this close-knit community that continue to echo into the future. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions, a locket contains immeasurable sorrow, trees provide refuge for lost souls and grief clicks into place when a man cocks the cold-steel hammer of a revolver. A supreme literary achievement, The Boys in the Trees offers a chilling story that swells with acutely observed emotion and humanity.

Boys in the Trees

Boys in the Trees
Author: Carly Simon
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 1250095905
ISBN 13: 9781250095909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys in the Trees Book Review:

Carly Simon's New York Times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN 10: 0061965103
ISBN 13: 9780061965104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giving Tree Book Review:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 038553678X
ISBN 13: 9780385536783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People in the Trees Book Review:

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.

Trouble in the Trees

Trouble in the Trees
Author: Yolanda Ridge
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 155469969X
ISBN 13: 9781554699698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble in the Trees Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Bree is happiest when she's climbing the trees at Cedar Grove, her urban townhouse complex. She's the best climber around, even better than an older boy, Tyler, who drives her crazy with his competitiveness. When Ethan, a younger boy, falls from a tree and hurts his elbow, the neighborhood council bans all tree-climbing in Cedar Grove. If Bree chooses to ignore the bylaw, her family could be kicked out of their home, so she vows to change the rule instead. After giving a presentation to the Neighborhood Council, she realizes this is not a battle she can win on her own, but rallying the Cedar Grove troops is more difficult than she imagined.

Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree
Author: Andrew Solomon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0743236726
ISBN 13: 9780743236720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far From the Tree Book Review:

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0553512706
ISBN 13: 9780553512700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Halloween Tree Book Review:

Story originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, A1972.

Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1101601329
ISBN 13: 9781101601327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fish in a Tree Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN 10: 0593115007
ISBN 13: 9780593115008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Side of the Mountain Book Review:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Author: Dennis Sherwood
Publsiher: Nicholas Brealey
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN 10: 1473644909
ISBN 13: 9781473644908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing the Forest for the Trees Book Review:

"Dennis Sherwood addresses complex issues in a way that is easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to apply and execute - assuming you can match this enthusiasm and energy!" - Phil Bulley, former IS and transformation director, Yorkshire Electricity Group plc Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees". Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'there'-and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.

The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN 10: 1473369576
ISBN 13: 9781473369573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trees of Pride Book Review:

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1922. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees
Author: Jean Giono
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 1473513464
ISBN 13: 9781473513464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Planted Trees Book Review:

‘A book for children from 8 to 80. I love the humanity of this story and how one man’s efforts can change the future for so many. It’s a real message of hope.’ Michael Morpurgo Discover this beloved masterpiece of nature writing that is a hymn to creation and to the power of the individual to do their bit to change the world for the better. In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a shepherd called Elzéard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzéard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness. Ten years later, after surviving the First World War, he visits the shepherd again and sees the young forest he has created spreading slowly over the valley. Elzéard’s solitary, silent work continues and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man’s creative instinct. A beautiful story of hope, survival and selflessness, The Man Who Planted Trees resonates as strongly with readers today as when it was first published.

The Twits

The Twits
Author: Roald Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007-08-16
ISBN 10: 1101653019
ISBN 13: 9781101653012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twits Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens
Author: Farley Mowat
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1551991853
ISBN 13: 9781551991856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost in the Barrens Book Review:

Awasin, a Cree Indian boy, and Jamie, a Canadian orphan living with his uncle, the trapper Angus Macnair, are enchanted by the magic of the great Arctic wastes. They set out on an adventure that proves longer and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Drawing on his knowledge of the ways of the wilderness and the implacable northern elements, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure. When first published in 1956, Lost in the Barrens won the Governor-General’s Award for Juvenile Literature, the Book-of-the-Year Medal of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and the Boys’ Club of America Junior Book Award.

The Kilkenny Cat Book Three

The Kilkenny Cat   Book Three
Author: William Forde
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN 10: 1326180525
ISBN 13: 9781326180522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kilkenny Cat Book Three Book Review:

The Kilkenny Cat Trilogy is an allegorical story of all manner of discrimination practised throughout the world; particularly in Ireland, Jamaica and England. Told through the eyes and experiences of travelling gypsy cats, it is a 'must' for all cat lovers and students of the 'Northern Riots', Ireland, Jamaica, 'Black v White' and 'Good v Evil. 'It is suitable for reading by teenagers and adults.

Goliath s Head

Goliath s Head
Author: Alan Fleishman
Publsiher: Alan Fleishman
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 0557244196
ISBN 13: 9780557244195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goliath s Head Book Review:

GOLIATH'S HEAD tells of a search for courage and hope amidst crushing oppression. Avi Schneider is a Jewish boy growing up in Russia on the eve of early-twentieth-century revolution. He is nine years old when he meets his own personal devil, Viktor Askinov, a brutal youngster who relishes tormenting Jews. In the following years, Avi is the object of his tormentor's obsession. Fourteen years later in 1905 the Tsar instigates riots - pogroms - against the poor, teeming Jewish villages. Now a husband and father, Avi takes to the barricades to defend his village from the mob coming to kill the men, rape the women, and burn down his village. Armed, he again faces Viktor Askinov, who is leading the mob. But he has been warned that if he kills Viktor Askinov, he puts his beautiful young wife Sara and newborn son Itzhak in deadly peril. Avi must decide this night what he stands for. Is it survival at any cost, for himself and those he loves? Or is it righteous vengeance for his people?

Boys with Plants

Boys with Plants
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781452174440
ISBN 13: 145217444X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys with Plants Book Review:

Based on the eponymous and blooming Instagram account, Boys with Plants is a fun and lush celebration of the dreamiest dudes with the greenest thumbs. This collection showcases a wide array of beautiful plants and luscious flora, along with 50 men from around the world who love and care for them. Luxurious full-color spreads provide indoor and outdoor home and garden inspiration paired with tips on how to select, grow, and style plants, plus a short bio of each boy. Boys with Plants will leave readers desiring a gorgeous urban jungle of their own (and maybe a handsome fellow to tend to it).

Planting the Trees of Kenya

Planting the Trees of Kenya
Author: Claire A. Nivola
Publsiher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003326502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting the Trees of Kenya Book Review:

Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it. 15,000 first printing.

The Hugging Tree

The Hugging Tree
Author: Jill Neimark
Publsiher: Magination Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-05
ISBN 10: 9781433819070
ISBN 13: 1433819074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hugging Tree Book Review:

Told in rhyming text, a little tree clings tenaciously to a granite cliff, determined to live, tended by a little boy, and ultimately loved by the people in the community.

The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees
Author: Italo Calvino
Publsiher: London : Collins
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1959
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040109038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baron in the Trees Book Review:

A fantasy of the 18th century, which tells of the story of Cosimo, 12-year old future Baron of Rondo, who took to the trees and lived there for many years.