The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780307576248
ISBN 13: 0307576248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indian in the Cupboard Book Review:

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure. It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him?

The Return of the Indian

The Return of the Indian
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-05-26
ISBN 10: 0307477770
ISBN 13: 9780307477774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of the Indian Book Review:

It's been over a year since Omri discovered in The Indian in the Cupboard that, with the turn of a key, he could magically bring to life the three-inch-high Indian figure he placed inside his cupboard. Omri and his Indian, Little Bear, create a fantastic world together until one day, Omri realizes the terrible consequences if Little Bear ever got trapped in his "giant" world. Reluctantly, Omri sends the Indian back through the cupboard, giving his mother the magic key to wear around her neck so that he will never be tempted to bring Little Bear back to life. But one year later, full of exciting news, Omri gives way to temptation when he finds that his mother has left the magic key lying on the bathroom sink. A whole new series of adventures awaits Omri as he discovers that his Indian has been critically wounded during the French and Indian Wars and desperately needs Omri's help. Now, helplessly caught between his own life and his cupboard life of war and death, Omri must act decisively if he is to save Little Bear and his village from being completely destroyed. What began as a harmless game has tumed into a horrible nightmare, a nightmare in which Omri is irrevocably involved, and from which he may never escape.

Seeing Red Hollywood s Pixeled Skins

Seeing Red   Hollywood s Pixeled Skins
Author: LeAnne Howe,Harvey Markowitz,Denise K. Cummings
Publsiher: MSU Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1609173686
ISBN 13: 9781609173685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Red Hollywood s Pixeled Skins Book Review:

At once informative, comic, and plaintive, Seeing Red—Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins is an anthology of critical reviews that reexamines the ways in which American Indians have traditionally been portrayed in film. From George B. Seitz’s 1925 The Vanishing American to Rick Schroder’s 2004 Black Cloud, these 36 reviews by prominent scholars of American Indian Studies are accessible, personal, intimate, and oftentimes autobiographic. Seeing Red—Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins offers indispensible perspectives from American Indian cultures to foreground the dramatic, frequently ridiculous difference between the experiences of Native peoples and their depiction in film. By pointing out and poking fun at the dominant ideologies and perpetuation of stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood, the book gives readers the ability to recognize both good filmmaking and the dangers of misrepresenting aboriginal peoples. The anthology offers a method to historicize and contextualize cinematic representations spanning the blatantly racist, to the well-intentioned, to more recent independent productions. Seeing Red is a unique collaboration by scholars in American Indian Studies that draws on the stereotypical representations of the past to suggest ways of seeing American Indians and indigenous peoples more clearly in the twenty-first century.

The Indian Trilogy

The Indian Trilogy
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1994-03
ISBN 10: 0006749526
ISBN 13: 9780006749523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indian Trilogy Book Review:

Three magical, classic adventures of The Indian in the Cupboard.

Secret of the Indian

Secret of the Indian
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN 10: 000753003X
ISBN 13: 9780007530038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret of the Indian Book Review:

Who would believe that a plastic toy American Indian and a plastic toy cowboy can come to life?

The Key to the Indian

The Key to the Indian
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-09-08
ISBN 10: 0380803739
ISBN 13: 9780380803736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Key to the Indian Book Review:

He felt a draft of cold air. Instinctively he put his arms around his body. Then he looked down at himself and got a shock. He was naked...His first instinct was to hid. he scrambled over the earth floor of the longhouse and ducked under the curtain. Beyond was deeper darkness, but he could make out a sort of room with a raised section against the wall. On this was a mountain range covered with fur, in the shape of a sleeping giant. Omri stared all around, feeling the beginnings of panic. "Dad!" he whispered as loudly as he dared... There was no answer. Omri felt intensely vulnerable with no clothes on. Cold air embraced his skin from head to foot. He felt a sudden longing to go home. He hadn't reckoned on this--being separated from his dad, it being so dark and cold, so strange, so lonely.

The Crisis of India

The Crisis of India
Author: Ronald Segal
Publsiher: London : Cape
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009336606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of India Book Review:

I Houdini

I  Houdini
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307786803
ISBN 13: 9780307786807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Houdini Book Review:

One family’s household has been in a state of disarray because of one small furry problem. Meet Houdini, an extraordinarily brilliant escapologist. No, not that Houdini. This one is a hamster. Once you meet him, you will understand that his owners just couldn’t name him anything else, for his name is quite fitting. He can escape from anything—a cage or the clutches of a mean cat. While on his escapades, he causes all kinds of trouble from chewing through wires to causing a flood. But Houdini thinks it’s all worth it, because he is desperate to explore the great Outdoors. But once he gets out, will he ever come back? Or will this be his final escape?

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2000-05-22
ISBN 10: 0547487061
ISBN 13: 9780547487069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreter of Maladies Book Review:

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

Usha s Pickle Digest

Usha s Pickle Digest
Author: Usha R Prabakaran
Publsiher: Pebble Green Publications
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1998-10-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usha s Pickle Digest Book Review:

Usha's Pickle Digest is not a fancy coffee-table book on pickling. It demolishes the myth that pickling is difficult, cumbersome and time consuming. In simple and straight-forward language, Usha presents 1000 mouth-watering pickle delicacies on a variety of vegetables and fruits, guaranteed to make even the connoisseur marvel. The author demonstrates that the fascinating world of Indian pickling is rich in variety and sophistication, and is in a class of its own. This book of 1000 usual and unusual pickle recipes, covers the whole gamut of the Indian pickling repertoire. The recipes have been adapted to suit various pilates without sacrificing authenticity.

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780307371126
ISBN 13: 0307371123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Book Review:

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

The Mystery of the Cupboard

The Mystery of the Cupboard
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN 10: 0007382928
ISBN 13: 9780007382927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of the Cupboard Book Review:

What will Omri find inside the eaves of his new home? Will there be more little figures that come to life?

Holy Cow

Holy Cow
Author: Sarah Macdonald
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-04-13
ISBN 10: 0767918142
ISBN 13: 9780767918145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Cow Book Review:

In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger. But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah’s life is posted to India, she quits her dream job to move to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. For Sarah this seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love, and it almost kills her, literally. Just settled, she falls dangerously ill with double pneumonia, an experience that compels her to face some serious questions about her own fragile mortality and inner spiritual void. “I must find peace in the only place possible in India,” she concludes. “Within.” Thus begins her journey of discovery through India in search of the meaning of life and death. Holy Cow is Macdonald’s often hilarious chronicle of her adventures in a land of chaos and contradiction, of encounters with Hinduism, Islam and Jainism, Sufis, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians and a kaleidoscope of yogis, swamis and Bollywood stars. From spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, it is a journey that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life—and her sanity—can survive.

Hollywood s Indian

Hollywood s Indian
Author: Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040036611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood s Indian Book Review:

In this collection of essays, seventeen scholars explore the changing depictions of Hollywood's Indian and how those representations have reflected larger changes in American society.

The Missionaries

The Missionaries
Author: Norman Lewis
Publsiher: Eland Pub Limited
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 9781906011529
ISBN 13: 1906011524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missionaries Book Review:

A searing indictment of attempts by fundamentalist Christian missionaries to convert indigenous tribes around the globe; it is Lewis's writing on this subject that led to the establishment of Survival International.

Natural Language Processing with Python

Natural Language Processing with Python
Author: Steven Bird,Ewan Klein,Edward Loper
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN 10: 0596555717
ISBN 13: 9780596555719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Language Processing with Python Book Review:

This book offers a highly accessible introduction to natural language processing, the field that supports a variety of language technologies, from predictive text and email filtering to automatic summarization and translation. With it, you'll learn how to write Python programs that work with large collections of unstructured text. You'll access richly annotated datasets using a comprehensive range of linguistic data structures, and you'll understand the main algorithms for analyzing the content and structure of written communication. Packed with examples and exercises, Natural Language Processing with Python will help you: Extract information from unstructured text, either to guess the topic or identify "named entities" Analyze linguistic structure in text, including parsing and semantic analysis Access popular linguistic databases, including WordNet and treebanks Integrate techniques drawn from fields as diverse as linguistics and artificial intelligence This book will help you gain practical skills in natural language processing using the Python programming language and the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) open source library. If you're interested in developing web applications, analyzing multilingual news sources, or documenting endangered languages -- or if you're simply curious to have a programmer's perspective on how human language works -- you'll find Natural Language Processing with Python both fascinating and immensely useful.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3548709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanity Fair Book Review:

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 150110456X
ISBN 13: 9781501104565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Light We Cannot See Book Review:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.