Who Is Coming to Our House?

Who Is Coming to Our House?
Author: Joseph Slate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0399234101
ISBN 13: 9780399234101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Coming to Our House? Book Review:

Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas.

Who Is Coming to Our House?

Who Is Coming to Our House?
Author: Joseph Slate,Ashley Wolff
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2001-09
ISBN 10: 9780698114159
ISBN 13: 0698114159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Coming to Our House? Book Review:

Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas. Reissue.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1784162124
ISBN 13: 9781784162122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0593082362
ISBN 13: 9780593082362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiroshima Book Review:

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780307414090
ISBN 13: 0307414094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

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.

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.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545517125
ISBN 13: 9780545517126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1501167715
ISBN 13: 9781501167713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Wicked This Way Comes Book Review:

Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.

I Am Malala

I Am Malala
Author: Malala Yousafzai,Patricia McCormick
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 0316327948
ISBN 13: 9780316327947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Malala Book Review:

The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.

The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 0795312113
ISBN 13: 9780795312113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day of the Triffids Book Review:

The classic postapocalyptic thriller with “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare” (The Times, London). Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone’s garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever. What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . . With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and “an outstanding and entertaining novel” (Library Journal). “A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much.” —Ramsey Campbell “One of my all-time favorite novels. It’s absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery.” —Joe R. Lansdale

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publsiher: Headline Review
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780747266839
ISBN 13: 0747266832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Bees Book Review:

Sue Monk Kidd is an extraordinary storyteller. In "The Secret Life of Bees," she explores a young girl's search for the truth about her mother; her courage to tear down racial barriers; and her joy as she claims her place within a community of women. "Beautifully written."--Ursula Hegi, author of "The Vision of Emma Blau."

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Sold
Author: Patricia McCormick
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 1484731670
ISBN 13: 9781484731673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sold Book Review:

The powerful, poignant, bestselling National Book Award Finalist gives voice to a young girl robbed of her childhood yet determined to find the strength to triumph Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution. An old woman named Mumtaz rules the brothel with cruelty and cunning. She tells Lakshmi that she is trapped there until she can pay off her family's debt-then cheats Lakshmi of her meager earnings so that she can never leave. Lakshmi's life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape. Still, she lives by her mother's words-Simply to endure is to triumph-and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world. Then the day comes when she must make a decision-will she risk everything for a chance to reclaim her life? Written in spare and evocative vignettes by the co-author of I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition), this powerful novel renders a world that is as unimaginable as it is real, and a girl who not only survives but triumphs.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 9780316540032
ISBN 13: 031654003X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catcher in the Rye Book Review:

The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

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.

Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here
Author: Kevin Wilson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0062913484
ISBN 13: 9780062913487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing to See Here Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller • A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar “I can’t believe how good this book is.... It’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming. You’re laughing so hard you don’t even realize that you’ve suddenly caught fire.” —Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman is in Trouble, New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability. Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for? With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat
Author: Dr. ... Seuss (pseud. van Theodore Seuss Geisel.)
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9789048707577
ISBN 13: 9048707579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Harbinger in the Mist

Harbinger in the Mist
Author: Anabell Martin
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781938988035
ISBN 13: 1938988035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harbinger in the Mist Book Review:

HEAVEN AND EARTH COLLIDE. HOLY. HELL.When 18-year-old Lindsey Foster and her mother unexpectedly inherit a beautiful Antebellum home in South Carolina, they think it will be an adventure, a new start.But the house has a dark past. When Lindsey uses a Gullah ritual board to contact the spirit playing tricks on her, something vicious is unleashed. What once seemed harmless is now malevolent and hell-bent on revenge.Tensions mount when Eli, a handsome and mysterious seminarian, moves into the guest room for the summer. The draw to him is immediate. And forbidden.As she fights her feelings for the young priest-in-training, Lindsey unravels the violent history of the house. With the help of paranormal Investigators and Eli's brotherhood, she must find a way to end the haunting... Without damning both she and Eli to a hell greater than they ever imagined.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780671872298
ISBN 13: 067187229X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned.