The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 0062101986
ISBN 13: 9780062101983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan Book Review:

Soon to be a major motion picture! Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!

The One and Only Ivan Vocabulary Activities

The One and Only Ivan Vocabulary Activities
Author: Jennifer Lynn Prior
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN 10: 1480782548
ISBN 13: 9781480782549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan Vocabulary Activities Book Review:

These vocabulary activities for The One and Only Ivan incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.

The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan)

The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan)
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 0008390673
ISBN 13: 9780008390679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan) Book Review:

The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture available on Disney+! Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan
Author: Jennifer Prior
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1425897142
ISBN 13: 9781425897147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan Book Review:

Fall in love with Ivan and his determination by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons in this instructional guide about a heartwarming story bursting with many different emotions. Readers will enjoy analyzing this Newbery Award-winning title while reveling in the life lessons they take away from it. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support the Common Core, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 0544465571
ISBN 13: 9780544465572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Review:

In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

The One and Only Ivan & Bob ebook collection

The One and Only Ivan & Bob ebook collection
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN 10: 0008404755
ISBN 13: 9780008404758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Ivan & Bob ebook collection Book Review:

Discover the inspiration for a major 2020 motion picture. Inspired by a true story, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. We return to the unforgettable and prize-winning world with the incredible sequel, THE ONE AND ONLY BOB starring Ivan’s canine friend.

Crenshaw

Crenshaw
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1250080223
ISBN 13: 9781250080226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crenshaw Book Review:

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.

Candide

Candide
Author: By Voltaire
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 3736801785
ISBN 13: 9783736801783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. It was listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning
Author: Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 0262337371
ISBN 13: 9780262337373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Learning Book Review:

An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. “Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” —Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition
Author: Harold Abelson ,Gerald Jay Sussman,Julie Sussman
Publsiher: Justin Kelly
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition Book Review:

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN 10: 1101553731
ISBN 13: 9781101553732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Willpower Instinct Book Review:

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Wishtree (Special Edition)

Wishtree (Special Edition)
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250246067
ISBN 13: 9781250246066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wishtree (Special Edition) Book Review:

A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review

High-Dimensional Probability

High-Dimensional Probability
Author: Roman Vershynin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN 10: 1108415199
ISBN 13: 9781108415194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High-Dimensional Probability Book Review:

An integrated package of powerful probabilistic tools and key applications in modern mathematical data science.

R for Data Science

R for Data Science
Author: Hadley Wickham,Garrett Grolemund
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 1491910364
ISBN 13: 9781491910368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

R for Data Science Book Review:

"This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience"--

Post-Imperium

Post-Imperium
Author: Dmitri V. Trenin
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 087003345X
ISBN 13: 9780870033452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post-Imperium Book Review:

The war in Georgia. Tensions with Ukraine and other nearby countries. Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged interests" among the Commonwealth of Independent States. These volatile situations all raise questions about the nature of and prospects for Russia's relations with its neighbors. In this book, Carnegie scholar Dmitri Trenin argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center out of the post-Soviet space. Like other former European empires, Russia will need to reinvent itself as a global player and as part of a wider community. Trenin's vision of Russia is an open Euro-Pacific country that is savvy in its use of soft power and fully reconciled with its former borderlands and dependents. He acknowledges that this scenario may sound too optimistic but warns that the alternative is not a new version of the historic empire but instead is the ultimate marginalization of Russia.

Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia

Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia
Author: Olga Semyonova Tian-Shanskaia,Olʹga Petrovna Semenova Tjan-Šanskaja
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780253347978
ISBN 13: 0253347971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Book Review:

Ò . . . a marvelous source for the social history of Russian peasant society in the years before the revolution. . . . The translation is superb.Ó ÑSteven Hoch Ò . . . one of the best ethnographic portraits that we have of the Russian village. . . . a highly readable text that is an excellent introduction to the world of the Russian peasantry.Ó ÑSamuel C. Ramer Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia provides a unique firsthand portrait of peasant family life as recorded by Olga Semyonova Tian-Shanskaia, an ethnographer and painter who spent four years at the turn of the twentieth century observing the life and customs of villagers in a central Russian province. Unusual in its awareness of the rapid changes in the Russian village in the late nineteenth century and in its concentration on the treatment of women and children, SemyonovaÕs ethnography vividly describes courting rituals, marriage and sexual practices, childbirth, infanticide, child-rearing practices, the lives of women, food and drink, work habits, and the household economy. In contrast to a tradition of rosy, romanticized descriptions of peasant communities by Russian upper-class observers, Semyonova gives an unvarnished account of the harsh living conditions and often brutal relationships within peasant families.

Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN 10: 1466887834
ISBN 13: 9781466887831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home of the Brave Book Review:

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780141184746
ISBN 13: 0141184744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Book Review:

The story of a typical day in the life of a prisoner in one of the Stalinist labour camps in Russia.

Time and How to Spend It

Time and How to Spend It
Author: James Wallman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 0753552663
ISBN 13: 9780753552667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and How to Spend It Book Review:

'Genius ... I couldn't put it down, I read it from cover to cover' CHRIS EVANS If the most precious thing we have is time, the most highly prized expertise should be knowing how to spend it well. Yet, busier than ever, do we really understand which experiences bring us joy and success, and which don’t? After all, we’ve learned how to spot the difference between junk foods and superfoods. When you discover the equivalent rules for time, it’ll change how you live your life. In his first book since the era-defining Stuffocation, cultural commentator and bestselling author James Wallman investigates the persistent problem of wasted, unfulfilling time, and finds a powerful answer — a revolutionary approach to life based on the latest scientific discoveries. At its heart is the inspiring revelation that, when you play by the new rules, you can actively choose better experiences. Bursting with original stories, fresh takes on tales you thought you knew, and insights from psychology, economics, and culture, Time and How to Spend It reveals a seven-point checklist that’ll help you avoid empty experiences, and fill your free hours with exciting and enriching ones instead. This life-enhancing book will show you how to be the hero or heroine of your own story. You’ll learn how to avoid WMDs (weapons of mass distraction), and discover the roads that lead to flow. You’ll get more out of every minute and every day; your weekends will fizz and your holidays will be deeply nourishing. You’ll not only be living the good life, but building a truly great life.

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 0763652164
ISBN 13: 9780763652166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Knife of Never Letting Go Book Review:

A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard – and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.