Almond

Almond
Author: Won-pyung Sohn
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0062961403
ISBN 13: 9780062961402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almond Book Review:

This story is, in short, about a monster meeting another monster. One of the monsters is me. Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He does not have friends—the two almond-shaped neurons located deep in his brain have seen to that—but his devoted mother and grandmother aren’t fazed by his condition. Their little home above his mother’s used bookstore is decorated with colorful post-it notes that remind him when to smile, when to say "thank you," and when to laugh. Yunjae grows up content, even happy, with his small family in this quiet, peaceful space. Then on Christmas Eve—Yunjae’s sixteenth birthday—everything changes. A shocking act of random violence shatters his world, leaving him alone and on his own. Struggling to cope with his loss, Yunjae retreats into silent isolation, until troubled teenager Gon arrives at his school and begins to bully Yunjae. Against all odds, tormentor and victim learn they have more in common than they realized. Gon is stumped by Yunjae’s impassive calm, while Yunjae thinks if he gets to know the hotheaded Gon, he might learn how to experience true feelings. Drawn by curiosity, the two strike up a surprising friendship. As Yunjae begins to open his life to new people—including a girl at school—something slowly changes inside him. And when Gon suddenly finds his life in danger, it is Yunjae who will step outside of every comfort zone he has created to perhaps become a most unlikely hero. The Emissary meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime in this poignant and triumphant story about how love, friendship, and persistence can change a life forever.

Gluten Free Cupcakes

Gluten Free Cupcakes
Author: Elana Amsterdam
Publsiher: Celestial Arts
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 1587613689
ISBN 13: 9781587613685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gluten Free Cupcakes Book Review:

Cupcakes are the world’s most adorable pastry—but until now, people with gluten sensitivities struggling to find sweetness on a gluten-free diet haven’t had a cupcake cookbook to call their own. Enter gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam, who has re-engineered the favored treat for today’s dietary needs. Her colorful collection showcases classics like Red Velvet Cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcakes and features creative concoctions like Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes. These simple-to-make—and simply delicious—cupcakes rely on coconut and almond flours rather than the sometimes difficult-to-source gluten alternatives. Some of the recipes are even vegan and dairy-free, and none use refined sugar. With fifty cupcake recipes plus a variety of frostings to mix and match, Gluten-Free Cupcakes offers delightful cupcake alternatives—as tasty as their traditional counterparts—to anyone in need of a little cupcake fix.

The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook

The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook
Author: Elana Amsterdam
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 158761345X
ISBN 13: 9781587613456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook Book Review:

"A collection of 100 no-gluten, quick-and-healthy whole foods recipes using almond flour"--Provided by publisher.

Skellig

Skellig
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN 10: 1444920952
ISBN 13: 9781444920956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skellig Book Review:

The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

Heaven Eyes

Heaven Eyes
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 1444921053
ISBN 13: 9781444921052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven Eyes Book Review:

Erin, January and Mouse live in a children's home, Whitegates. They often dream of escape, and frequently journey into the outside world. Running away is something they know all about. But this time January builds a raft, and the three of them head precariously down river. Towards the Black Middens. This time they might never come back. When they stumble across a disused factory and its strange inhabitants - Grampa and Heaven Eyes - they wonder if they'll even have the choice. Heaven Eyes is the girl who should have drowned at sea. The mysterious girl desperately searching for her family, hoping that these three might be the family she has lost. She has a secret history only Grampa knows. And does he trust these three invaders enough to tell them? Erin feels a sisterly responsibility for Heaven Eyes, Mouse longs to belong anywhere and anyhow, but January thinks Grampa's a murderer. Whatever happens, all three have a part to play. . . A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Little Almond Blossoms

Little Almond Blossoms
Author: Jessie Juliet Knox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105047922492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Almond Blossoms Book Review:

My Name is Mina

My Name is Mina
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN 10: 1444910647
ISBN 13: 9781444910643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name is Mina Book Review:

There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line? And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina's life in Mina's own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribblings and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life. In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig. Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal.

Ginny Moon

Ginny Moon
Author: Benjamin Ludwig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06
ISBN 10: 9781848456617
ISBN 13: 1848456611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ginny Moon Book Review:

Clay

Clay
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 1444920944
ISBN 13: 9781444920949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clay Book Review:

With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems to have come from nowhere, and when he arrives to live with his distant aunt, the local Crazy Mary, no one envies his new home. But perhaps he's the answer to Davie and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang. Intrigued, Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading innocently down a path that brings with it a monster of an entirely unexpected nature. Their encounter with the mysterious Stephen is as incredible as it is menacing, and as the true story of Stephen's past slowly emerges, Davie's life is changed for ever... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

War Is Over

War Is Over
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 1536211931
ISBN 13: 9781536211931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Is Over Book Review:

Transcending its time and period, this moving and lyrical story, beautifully illustrated, explores the fear and hope of children in time of war. I am just a child. How can I be at war? It’s 1918, and war is everywhere. John’s father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while his mother works in a menacing munitions factory just along the road. His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany who seem to be much like him. One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a dreamlike meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can one day scatter the seeds of peace. David Almond brings his ineffable sensibility to a poignant and ultimately hopeful tale of the effects of war on children, interwoven with David Litchfield’s gorgeous black-and-white illustrations.

Almond Eyes

Almond Eyes
Author: Terri Kelley,Alwin Galera Fernandez
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781489524713
ISBN 13: 1489524711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almond Eyes Book Review:

Sometimes, the things that a child hears about himself or herself is confusing to him or her. That is the case with the young boy in Almond Eyes. As a young child, he is constantly told that he has "beautiful Almond Eyes". He doesn't understand what this means until he asks his mother. She explains that his eyes are shaped like almonds because he is Korean. The boy then notices the different eye shapes of all of his friends. This is a wonderful book about celebrating the differences among friends.

Counting Stars

Counting Stars
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-04-23
ISBN 10: 0375890106
ISBN 13: 9780375890109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counting Stars Book Review:

David Almond’s extraordinary novels have established him as an author of unique insight and skill. These stories encapsulate his endless sense of mystery and wonderment, as they weave a tangible tapestry of growing up in a large, loving family. Here are the kernels of his novels—joy and fear, darkness and light, the healing power of love and imagination in overcoming the wounds of ignorance and prejudice. These stories merge memory and dream, the real and the imagined, in a collection of exquisite tenderness.

The Almond Tree

The Almond Tree
Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Publsiher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-10
ISBN 10: 1859643302
ISBN 13: 9781859643303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Almond Tree Book Review:

Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with the knowledge that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on Occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ichmad''s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family''s home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict. Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence, and discovers a new hope for the future.

Almond Flour Recipes

Almond Flour Recipes
Author: Lisa A. Miller
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9781494452278
ISBN 13: 1494452278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almond Flour Recipes Book Review:

What Will You Find In This Book? Almond flour acts as the best substitute for the normally-used flour. The positive aspect of using almond flour is that it is made up of natural almonds and contains low carbs, which makes it one of the healthiest ingredients available. You can use it to make anything you want and this eBook will help you in this regard. Here we will introduce you to some of the easiest recipes that in addition to being simple are very tasty. So, get ready to feast your eyes on some healthy and scrumptious food items that will make your day wonderful!

The Dam

The Dam
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1536221023
ISBN 13: 9781536221022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dam Book Review:

A haunting, stunningly illustrated story of loss, hope, and the power of music from multi-award winners David Almond and Levi Pinfold. Kielder Water is a wild and beautiful place, rich in folk music and legend. Years ago, before a great dam was built to fill the valley with water, there were farms and homesteads in that valley and musicians who livened their rooms with song. After the village was abandoned and before the waters rushed in, a father and daughter returned there. The girl began to play her fiddle, bringing her tune to one empty house after another — for this was the last time that music would be heard in that place. With exquisite artwork by Levi Pinfold, David Almond’s lyrical narrative — inspired by a true tale — pays homage to his friends Mike and Kathryn Tickell and all the musicians of Northumberland, to show that music is ancient and unstoppable, and that dams and lakes cannot overwhelm it.

The Tightrope Walkers

The Tightrope Walkers
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 0763677043
ISBN 13: 9780763677046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tightrope Walkers Book Review:

International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told. A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud—his first and abiding love—to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad’s, a life fashioned of words and images and story. On the other hand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of Vincent McAlinden, a complex bully who awakens something wild and reckless and killing in Dom. In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman, David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood, a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and question his balance—and ultimately exult in his triumphs.

Brand New Boy

Brand New Boy
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781536222708
ISBN 13: 1536222704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brand New Boy Book Review:

An inventive tale by a beloved Hans Christian Andersen Award winner celebrates our differences--and the joys of inclusion--through the lens of artificial intelligence. From the boundless imagination of David Almond comes a thought-provoking question, packaged in a lively illustrated chapter book: what if a robot went to school? When a new boy joins their class, everyone thinks he's . . . odd. George doesn't behave like other kids. He doesn't think like other kids. But he's great at football and snacking, and that's what matters to Dan and Maxie and friends, who resolve to make George feel welcome. Over time, they learn that he's just like them, in most ways, except one: George is a robot, part of an ambitious new experiment, with sinister people bent on destroying him. When his lab pulls him out of school, can George's new friends recover him--and set him free? Told in David Almond's signature rollicking narrative style, this poignant tale about what it means to be human, paired with warm and funny black-and-white illustrations, will inspire children to think and giggle in equal measure.

Tainted Life

Tainted Life
Author: Marc Almond
Publsiher: Macmillan Pub Limited
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780330372015
ISBN 13: 0330372017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tainted Life Book Review:

Marc Almond's story features a larger than life cast of characters. It recounts his "de rigeur" plunge into drink, drugs, and debauchery as well as being an intimate portrait of the star-making personalities of the 1980s.

The Colour of the Sun

The Colour of the Sun
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hodder Children's Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781444941135
ISBN 13: 1444941135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour of the Sun Book Review:

A darkly twisted detective ghost tale, from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Davie travels his small town in search of a supposed murderer. But the landscape soon starts to blur into something dark and twisted. He must make sense of the landscape, if he has any chance of finding answers. The people he encounters on his travels don't seem entirely real either. Then he meets the victim of the murder ... but, is he dead, or alive?

An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot
Author: Wray Delaney
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1460397959
ISBN 13: 9781460397954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Almond for a Parrot Book Review:

I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble—an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying… In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of 18th century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy House—a place where decadent excess is a must… Trained by Queenie to become a courtesan, and by Mr. Crease—a magician who sees that Tully holds similar special powers to his own—Tully soon becomes the talk of the town. But as Tully goes on a journey of sexual awakening, she falls in love with one of her clients and the pleasure soon turns to pain. Especially when the estranged husband she was forced to marry by her father suddenly seeks her out. Now Tully is awaiting her trial for murder, for which she expects to hang…and her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who might be able to help her. Delaney's incredible tale of a young woman's journey out of the depths of despair is shocking, haunting and evocative. Part historical fiction and part magical realism, this juicy, jaw-dropping story will linger long after the last page is turned.