The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN 10: 1101578637
ISBN 13: 9781101578636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

Our Earth

Our Earth
Author: Janet Wilson
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1926920562
ISBN 13: 9781926920566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Earth Book Review:

Ten profiles of amazing young environmental activists. Each child is captured in a portrait, their achievements described, and filled out with photos. Ends with tips for kids to make a difference.

High in the Clouds

High in the Clouds
Author: Paul McCartney,Geoff Dunbar,Philip Ardagh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780571225026
ISBN 13: 0571225020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High in the Clouds Book Review:

Imagine a land where all the animals are free . . . To the creatures of the woodland, the land of Animalia sounds like a dream - a tropical island where all the animals live in harmony. They are over-shadowed by a much more evil community; the polluted Megatropolis, whose dirty skyscrapers block the horizon. And then one day, Wirral the Squirrel's woodland is destroyed by developers and he is thrown into the nightmare world of Megatropolis. But Wirral believes in Animalia and he joins with Froggo, a world-class amphibian balloonist, and Wilhamina, a girl squirrel, to lead the enslaved animals of the city to a new life. So begins an exciting adventure through the mean streets of Megatropolis, over the sea and through the sky. Developed out of an exceptional fusion of creative talents, this story explodes onto every page. The plot is fast, furious and funny; the illustrations are full of rich depth and colour; and the characters live on long after you have turned the final page. It will delight children of all ages and is sure to become an enduring classic. 'Young audiences will delight in the clever wordplay and smartly-drawn comic characters.' Independent

Who Brings Forth the Wind

Who Brings Forth the Wind
Author: Lori Wick
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 0736931902
ISBN 13: 9780736931908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Brings Forth the Wind Book Review:

Lori Wick’s bestselling series The Kensington Chronicles (more than 375,000 copies sold) has a fresh, new look sure to please her longtime fans and draw a new generation of readers. Set in the 1800s, this series captures the adventure, wealth, and romance of the British empire. Tanner Richardson, the volatile duke of Cambridge, sees his wife with another man. Misinterpreting the situation, he erupts in rage and throws her and their unborn baby out. Tanner’s anger smolders—until the night he is shot....

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 006193769X
ISBN 13: 9780061937699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 9388760700
ISBN 13: 9789388760706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind in the Willows Book Review:

A timeless and celebrated children’s classic, Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn—whether it’s gipsy caravans, Rat’s love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets new friends like the Water Rat and Mr Toad. Toad is rich, but conceited. His motorcar obsession drives him into big trouble.

Wind Energy

Wind Energy
Author: Amy S. Hansen
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1435893271
ISBN 13: 9781435893276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Energy Book Review:

Explains how wind energy is generated and used, discusses wind farms and turbines, and considers its use as a renewable resource.

I Will Always Write Back

I Will Always Write Back
Author: Martin Ganda,Caitlin Alifirenka
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0316241342
ISBN 13: 9780316241342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Will Always Write Back Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

The Vast Wonder of the World

The Vast Wonder of the World
Author: Mélina Mangal
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 1541584708
ISBN 13: 9781541584709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vast Wonder of the World Book Review:

"A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers."—School Library Journal (starred review) Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text present pioneering African American scientist Ernest Everett Just. Ernest Everett Just was not like other scientists of his time. He saw the whole, where others saw only parts. He noticed details others failed to see. He persisted in his research despite the discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. His keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life. Through stunning illustrations and lyrical prose, this picture book presents the life and accomplishments of this long overlooked scientific pioneer.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307888630
ISBN 13: 9780307888631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muck City Book Review:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest

The Boy Who Grew a Forest
Author: Sophia Gholz
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 1534138420
ISBN 13: 9781534138421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Grew a Forest Book Review:

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Anne Of Green Gables

Anne Of Green Gables
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Of Green Gables Book Review:

THINK and GROW RICH

THINK and GROW RICH
Author: NAPOLEON HILL
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN 10: 1304534928
ISBN 13: 9781304534927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THINK and GROW RICH Book Review:

In every chapter of this book, mention has been made of the money-making secret which has made fortunes for more than five hundred exceedingly wealthy men over a long period of years.

Energy Island

Energy Island
Author: Allan Drummond
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 9780606373531
ISBN 13: 0606373535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Island Book Review:

For use in schools and libraries only. It's windy on the Danish island of Sams . Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons
Author: Andy Shepherd
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1499810393
ISBN 13: 9781499810394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Grew Dragons Book Review:

This hilarious middle-grade novel with illustrations throughout sees Tomas discover that he can grow dragons in his own garden! When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandfather's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house and gets the shock of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragon fruit tree, and Tomas now has his very own dragon, Flicker! While Tomas finds out that life with Flicker is fun, he also finds that it is very...unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbrush and leave your underwear hanging from the TV antenna. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker---and quickly! And then something extraordinary happens: More dragon fruits appear on the tree! Now it's official, Tomas is growing dragons.

Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 0316333506
ISBN 13: 9780316333504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maniac Magee Book Review:

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000062571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is the most read and published work by Voltaire (the real name is François-Marie Arouet). The characters of the story – Candide, his friend Cunégonde and his mentor Pangloss – go around the world; they are present at the Seven Year’s War, seizure of Azov by Russians, Lisbon earthquake, and even visit a fairy-tale land Eldorado...

The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the Leopard
Author: Henning Mankell
Publsiher: New Press/ORIM
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 1595585680
ISBN 13: 9781595585684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Leopard Book Review:

From the creator of the acclaimed Kurt Wallander series: A thrilling story set in Sweden and Zambia “told with heart-stopping tension” (Entertainment Weekly). Interweaving past and present, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Henning Mankell’s deep understanding of both Scandinavia and post-colonial Africa. Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia in the 1970s, at the start of its independence. There, he hopes to fulfill the missionary dream of a boyhood friend who was unable to make the journey. But he is also there to flee the traumas of his motherless childhood in provincial Sweden: his father’s alcoholism, his best friend’s terrible accident, his fear of an ordinary and stifled fate. Africa is a terrible shock, yet he stays and makes it his home. In all his years as a mzungu, a wealthy white man among native blacks, he never comes to fully understand his adoptive home, or his precarious place in it. Rumors of an underground army of revolutionaries wearing leopard skins warn him that the fragile truce between blacks and whites is in danger of rupturing. Alternating between Hans’s years in Africa and those of his youth in Sweden, The Eye of the Leopard is a bravura achievement and a study in contrasts—black and white, poor and wealthy, Africa and Europe—both sinister and elegiac. “Mankell’s novels are a joy.” —USA Today “A fascinating novel . . . [the] prose is powerful, and the narrative of The Eye of the Leopard is profound.” —BookReporter “A thought-provoking, multilayered novel whose themes will challenge and linger.” —The Courier Mail “Mankell is a master of atmosphere and suspense.” —Los Angeles Times “Mankell’s novels are the best Swedish export since flatpack furniture.” —The Guardian “Beautiful, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful . . . A powerful exploration of the stresses and challenges of freedom.” —Booklist, starred review

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Aegitas
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 177313793X
ISBN 13: 9781773137933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Odyssey Book Review:

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature; the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2019-02-08
ISBN 10: 1473382882
ISBN 13: 9781473382886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and Punishment Book Review:

“Crime and Punishment” is an 1866 novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The narrative concerns the inner anguish of Rodion Raskolnikov, a poor ex-student in Saint Petersburg who conceives a murderous plan to steal from a notorious pawnbroker. However, after the deed is done he deteriorates into a feverish state and begins to fret obsessively. In his delirium, Rodion wanders the streets of the city unknowingly drawing attention to himself and his connection to the crime. A masterpiece that places you into the confused mind of a misguided murderer, Dostoevsky's “Crime and Punishment” is a classic of Russian literature not to be missed by any lover of fiction. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, essayist, short story writer, journalist, and philosopher. His literature examines human psychology during the turbulent social, spiritual and political atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and he is considered one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. A prolific writer, Dostoevsky produced 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.