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: 0307576248
ISBN 13: 9780307576248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indian in the Cupboard Book Review:

Adventure abounds when a toy comes to life in this classic novel! It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic warrior figure. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts his present 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 toy 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 new friend away?

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 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.

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 Secret of the Indian

The Secret of the Indian
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN 10: 0307754464
ISBN 13: 9780307754462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of the Indian Book Review:

As his adventures with Little Bear continue, Omri travels from the French and Indian wars to the present, and then back to the Old West at the tum-of-the-century.

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:

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.

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions
Author: Christine L. Cho,Julie K. Corkett,Astrid Steele
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2018-03-10
ISBN 10: 3319747606
ISBN 13: 9783319747606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions Book Review:

Examining the subtle forms of aggression, violence, and harassment that occur in our society and manifest in institutions and places of work, the expert contributors collected here describe the experience of social marginalization and expose how vulnerable individuals work to navigate exclusionary climates. This volume explores how bodies disrupt the status quo in multiple contexts and locations; provides insights into how institutions are structured and how practices that may cause harm are maintained; and, finally, considers progressive and proactive alternatives. This book will be a key resource for academics and professionals in education, sociology, nursing, law, business and political science, as well as organizations and policymakers grappling with aggression in the workplace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano
Author: Malcolm Lowry
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2000-02-03
ISBN 10: 0141190671
ISBN 13: 9780141190679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Volcano Book Review:

One of the twentieth century's great undisputed masterpieces, Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano includes an introduction by Michael Schmidt in Penguin Modern Classics. It is the fiesta 'Day of the Dead' in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac. In the shadow of the volcano, ragged children beg coins to buy skulls made of chocolate, ugly pariah dogs roam the streets and Geoffrey Firmin - ex-consul, ex-husband, an alcoholic and a ruined man - is living out the last day of his life. Drowning himself in mescal while his former wife and half-brother look on, powerless to help him, the consul has become an enduring tragic figure. As the day wears on, it becomes apparent that Geoffrey must die. It is his only escape from a world he cannot understand. His story, the image of one man's agonised journey towards Calvary, became a prophetic book for a whole generation. Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) was born and died in England. Between school and studying English at St Catherine's College, Cambridge he spent five months at sea as a deckhand, an experience which gave him the material for his first novel, Ultramarine (1933). After marrying in Paris, he moved to New York where he completed In Ballast to the White (1936). Under The Volcano was begun in Hollywood, coloured by a short stay in the Mexico that it describes, and eventually finished in Dollarton, British Columbia. If you enjoyed Under the Volcano, you might like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and the Damned, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A Faustian masterpiece' Anthony Burgess

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Life of Pi Illustrated

Life of Pi  Illustrated
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780156035811
ISBN 13: 0156035812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Illustrated Book Review:

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

Empire s Children

Empire s Children
Author: M. Daphne Kutzer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1135578222
ISBN 13: 9781135578220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire s Children Book Review:

Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

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...

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 1501173219
ISBN 13: 9781501173219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Light We Cannot See Book Review:

A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

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.

Politics

Politics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1458705951
ISBN 13: 9781458705952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Book Review:

Aristotle's "Politics" is the best work ever written on the concepts that help shape countries of the world and their governments. Although he strongly supports the out-dated institution of slavery, his views on constitution and running of government are classical. Though he discusses Greek city-states and institutions of that era, his work forms the basis of modern-day political science.