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.

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.

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?

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance
Author: Rohinton Mistry
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 1551991381
ISBN 13: 9781551991382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fine Balance Book Review:

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry’s stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a “State of Internal Emergency.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances – and their fates – become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry’s prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

A Guide for Using the Indian in the Cupboard in the Classroom

A Guide for Using the Indian in the Cupboard in the Classroom
Author: Philip Denny
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1557344159
ISBN 13: 9781557344151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using the Indian in the Cupboard in the Classroom Book Review:

Offers a literature unit based on the popular story of a young boy who receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

The Great Indian Novel

The Great Indian Novel
Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1628721596
ISBN 13: 9781628721591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Indian Novel Book Review:

In this award-winning novel, Tharoor has masterfully recast the two-thousand-year-old epic, The Mahabharata, with fictional but highly recognizable events and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. Nothing is sacred in this deliciously irreverent, witty, and deeply intelligent retelling of modern Indian history and the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata. Alternately outrageous and instructive, hilarious and moving, it is a dazzling tapestry of prose and verse that satirically, but also poignantly, chronicles the struggle for Indian freedom and independence.

The Other Slavery

The Other Slavery
Author: Andrés Reséndez
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0544602676
ISBN 13: 9780544602670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Slavery Book Review:

“The Other Slavery is nothing short of an epic recalibration of American history, one that’s long overdue…In addition to his skills as a historian and an investigator, Résendez is a skilled storyteller with a truly remarkable subject. This is historical nonfiction at its most important and most necessary.”—Literary Hub, 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade​ “Long-awaited and important . . . No other book before has so thoroughly related the broad history of Indian slavery in the Americas.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A necessary work . . . [Reséndez’s] reportage will likely surprise you.”—NPR “One of the most profound contributions to North American history.”—Los Angeles Times Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of Natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors. Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery—more than epidemics—that decimated Indian populations across North America. Through riveting new evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, and Indian captives, The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history. For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African American slavery. It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed truly to see. “Beautifully written . . . A tour de force.”—Chronicle of Higher Education

The Borrowers

The Borrowers
Author: Mary Norton
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1953
ISBN 10: 9780152047375
ISBN 13: 0152047379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Borrowers Book Review:

Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: Brian Selznick
Publsiher: Scholastic
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 1407166573
ISBN 13: 9781407166575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Review:

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375420525
ISBN 13: 9780375420528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Book Review:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Author: Abbi Waxman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 0451491882
ISBN 13: 9780451491886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Book Review:

Instant USA Today bestseller! “Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin “Meet our bookish millennial heroine—a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will… Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and “Bookish” lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare.”—The Washington Post “Abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm…. For anyone who’s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility.”--Entertainment Weekly The author of Other People’s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar. Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is? Nina considers her options. 1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee). 3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.) It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1476719071
ISBN 13: 9781476719078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition Book Review:

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

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?

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Author: Deepa Anappara
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 0771001711
ISBN 13: 9780771001710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Book Review:

"Warning: if you begin reading the book in the morning, don't expect to get anything done for the rest of the day." --New York Times We children are not just stories. We live. Come and see. Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a boy at school goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from episodes of Police Patrol to find him. With Pari and Faiz by his side, Jai ventures into some of the most dangerous parts of the sprawling Indian city; the bazaar at night, and even the railway station at the end of the Purple Line. But kids continue to vanish, and the trio must confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force and soul-snatching djinns in order to uncover the truth.

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.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS   INFLUENCE PEOPLE
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN 10: 8027222656
ISBN 13: 9788027222650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE Book Review:

This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

Behind the Scenes of the Indian in the Cupboard

Behind the Scenes of the Indian in the Cupboard
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780590509848
ISBN 13: 0590509845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Scenes of the Indian in the Cupboard Book Review:

Tells how the film was made and describes the cast and crew, special effects, and giant sets and props.

The Selection of Ministers around the World

The Selection of Ministers around the World
Author: Keith Dowding,Patrick Dumont
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN 10: 1317634454
ISBN 13: 9781317634454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selection of Ministers around the World Book Review:

Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. This book examines the process of selection, shuffling and removal of ministers in national cabinets around the world. Drawing on original data over several decades, it offers a series of case studies of countries from around the world with differing institutional and cultural structures including presidential and semi-presidential systems, and parliamentary, unitary and federal systems, some of which have experienced periods under authoritarian regimes. Featuring 14 case studies on North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, this book complements the earlier volume The Selection of Ministers in Europe (Routledge, 2009). This volume will be an important reference for students and scholars of political science, government, executives, comparative politics and political parties.

Remnants of Partition

Remnants of Partition
Author: Aanchal Malhotra
Publsiher: Hurst & Company
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 178738120X
ISBN 13: 9781787381209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remnants of Partition Book Review:

Seventy years on from the partition of India, a momentous event now recedes in memory. Despite being born into a family affected by the great divide, artist and oral historian Aanchal Malhotra had thought little about it until she encountered the objects her own great-grandparents had saved as they fled their homes: jewelry, kitchen utensils, photographs, and a pocketknife. Remnants of Partition is a unique revisiting of Partition through dozens of personal belongings carried between the new India and Pakistan, amid the chaos of communal killings and mass displacement. Hidden in these objects is the memory of a time and place, a story of migration, and a life that once was. Malhotra unearths possessions from both sides of the border, interviewing their owners and uncovering a rich tapestry of struggle, sacrifice, pain, and identities forged and unforged. From a string of pearls gifted by a maharaja to a young woman's poetry notebook, this is an extraordinary alternative history of Partition, both powerful and poignant. Aanchal Malhotra takes the material legacy of a unique human drama, and places it back in our hands as vivid, living memory.