The Relatives Came

The Relatives Came
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780780730373
ISBN 13: 0780730372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relatives Came Book Review:

The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 0316052604
ISBN 13: 9780316052603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Review:

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1877527815
ISBN 13: 9781877527814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice in Wonderland Book Review:

Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

One Big Family

One Big Family
Author: Marc Harshman
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-02-08
ISBN 10: 0802853889
ISBN 13: 9780802853882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Big Family Book Review:

Appalachia

Appalachia
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780152018931
ISBN 13: 015201893X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachia Book Review:

Celebrates the Appalachian region and its people, looks at Appalachian homes, foods and surroundings, and gives their views of the outside world.

Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1996-06
ISBN 10: 0689810059
ISBN 13: 9780689810053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry and Mudge Book Review:

The first book in the acclaimed easy-to-read series featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge.

LSD My Problem Child

LSD  My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publsiher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002596521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LSD My Problem Child Book Review:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

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.

Fahrenheit 451 TV Tie In Edition

Fahrenheit 451  TV Tie In Edition
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Voyager
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04
ISBN 10: 9780008303693
ISBN 13: 000830369X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 TV Tie In Edition Book Review:

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 'Another indispensable classic' The Times ''Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

Hatchet

Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 1442403322
ISBN 13: 9781442403321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hatchet Book Review:

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 143913202X
ISBN 13: 9781439132029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Egypt Game Book Review:

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?

Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction
Author: Cathy O'Neil
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0553418831
ISBN 13: 9780553418835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weapons of Math Destruction Book Review:

Longlisted for the National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives--where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance--are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can't get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he's then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a "toxic cocktail for democracy." Welcome to the dark side of Big Data. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort r sum s, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change. -- Longlist for National Book Award (Non-Fiction) -- Goodreads, semi-finalist for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards (Science and Technology) -- Kirkus, Best Books of 2016 -- New York Times, 100 Notable Books of 2016 (Non-Fiction) -- The Guardian, Best Books of 2016 -- WBUR's "On Point," Best Books of 2016: Staff Picks -- Boston Globe, Best Books of 2016, Non-Fiction

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-08-16
ISBN 10: 1101653000
ISBN 13: 9781101653005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James and the Giant Peach Book Review:

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316219304
ISBN 13: 9780316219303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Review:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Brownie Pearl Grab a Bite

Brownie   Pearl Grab a Bite
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1481417177
ISBN 13: 9781481417174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brownie Pearl Grab a Bite Book Review:

A little girl and her cat enjoy their lunch of cheese, apples, crackers, and milk in different ways.

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984

Nineteen Eighty Four  1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000063301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984 Book Review:

1984 is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime lead by The Party. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . . Other well known utopias and distopias: Plato - The Republic, Thomas More - Utopia, Tommaso Campanella - The City of the Sun, Frances Bacon - The New Atlantis, Edward Bellamy - Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887, Jack London - The Iron Heel, Evgeny Zamiatin - We, George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Leonard Huxley - Brave New World

The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated

The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798509959721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated Book Review:

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine.[1] It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, due to its illustration of the attitudes towards mental and physical health of women in the 19th century. Narrated in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women during that period

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1409591050
ISBN 13: 9781409591054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Review:

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1937
ISBN 10: 0359199143
ISBN 13: 9780359199143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Mice and Men Book Review:

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780008523336
ISBN 13: 0008523339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Number the Stars Book Review:

This beautiful HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics edition is perfect for every bookshelf.