The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1101637420
ISBN 13: 9781101637425
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.

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 Red Bicycle

The Red Bicycle
Author: Jude Isabella
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1771384441
ISBN 13: 9781771384445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bicycle Book Review:

Leo rides his beloved red bicycle to school, soccer practice and everywhere in between. He is devastated when he outgrows Big Red. But when Leo learns of a bicycle donation program, he perks up - someone who really needs his bike can give it a new life. Little does he know that Big Red will change other people's lives, too. Follow the bike as it travels to West Africa, where it helps people in Burkina Faso bring goods to the market, and serves as a makeshift ambulance, proving that an ordinary bicycle can be truly extraordinary.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Author: Elizabeth Adams,Daniel Howarth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780778778905
ISBN 13: 0778778908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Book Review:

The shepherd boy shouts "Wolf!" when he gets bored. What will happen when a real wolf comes?

Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 1944556117
ISBN 13: 9781944556112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Voltaire’s masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire’s contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1619630664
ISBN 13: 9781619630666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heir of Fire Book Review:

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Bad Boy

Bad Boy
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061974935
ISBN 13: 9780061974939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Boy Book Review:

A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading—an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called "bad boy" in Harlem in the 1940s. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Don’t miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time.

Mindstorms

Mindstorms
Author: Seymour A. Papert
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 154167510X
ISBN 13: 9781541675100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindstorms Book Review:

In this revolutionary book, a renowned computer scientist explains the importance of teaching children the basics of computing and how it can prepare them to succeed in the ever-evolving tech world. Computers have completely changed the way we teach children. We have Mindstorms to thank for that. In this book, pioneering computer scientist Seymour Papert uses the invention of LOGO, the first child-friendly programming language, to make the case for the value of teaching children with computers. Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, and that teaching computational processes like de-bugging in the classroom can change the way we learn everything else. He also shows that schools saturated with technology can actually improve socialization and interaction among students and between students and teachers. Technology changes every day, but the basic ways that computers can help us learn remain. For thousands of teachers and parents who have sought creative ways to help children learn with computers, Mindstorms is their bible.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big
Author: David J. Schwartz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0698198581
ISBN 13: 9780698198586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Thinking Big Book Review:

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1996-09-29
ISBN 10: 0449911497
ISBN 13: 9780449911495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Quiet on the Western Front Book Review:

Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 054442283X
ISBN 13: 9780544422834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

Indian Horse

Indian Horse
Author: Richard Wagamese
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN 10: 1553659708
ISBN 13: 9781553659709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Horse Book Review:

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

Wind Rider

Wind Rider
Author: P. C. Cast
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1250100801
ISBN 13: 9781250100801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Rider Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, P.C. Cast, brings us Wind Rider, an epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty... A madman has driven Mari, Nik, and their Pack from the only home they have ever known. He will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. Mari knows their only chance of survival is to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, a legendary people known for their bond with their remarkable horses and their unmatched riding abilities. Driven by love and unshakable determination, Mari, and her Companion, Nik chart a perilous journey as they seek safety and sanctuary. The God of Death is looming closer and if the Pack is cast from the plains by the Wind Riders, they will not survive.

King of the Wind

King of the Wind
Author: Marguerite Henry
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-06-01
ISBN 10: 0689845138
ISBN 13: 9780689845130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of the Wind Book Review:

Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-13
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 Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0007319630
ISBN 13: 9780007319633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horse and His Boy Book Review:

This delightful book is a celebration of the first edition, with original beautiful artworks, a real treasure for any Narnia fan!

Think Grow Rich

Think   Grow Rich
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN 10: 0486835324
ISBN 13: 9780486835327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Grow Rich Book Review:

With the help of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the author of this remarkable book spent two decades interviewing hundreds of people renowned for their wealth and achievement. Napoleon Hill's all-time bestseller in the personal success field offers priceless advice on positive thinking and overcoming adversity by distilling the collective wisdom of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, and other successful figures from the worlds of finance, industry, and the arts. Growing rich, Hill explains, is about far more than just making money. "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe," he asserts, "it can achieve with positive mental attitude." Hill outlines 13 principles of success involving goal setting, developing entrepreneurial thinking, and exercising effective leadership. A must for any reader of The Secret, this guide will transform the way you think about time, money, and relationships, setting your feet on the path to financial freedom.

Wicked

Wicked
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061792942
ISBN 13: 9780061792946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Book Review:

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.

Idea Man

Idea Man
Author: Paul Allen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1101476451
ISBN 13: 9781101476451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idea Man Book Review:

By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this classic memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

Sculpting in Time

Sculpting in Time
Author: Andrey Tarkovsky,Kitty Hunter-Blair
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1989-04
ISBN 10: 9780292776241
ISBN 13: 0292776241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sculpting in Time Book Review:

A director reveals the original inspirations for his films, their history, his methods of work, and the problems of visual creativity