The Crown of Thorns

Author:Susan Fletcher

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439115427

Total Pages:432

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In the city of the dead, a dreamer awakens.... Young Babak has a magnificent gift: He can dream the future. Mitra, his brave older sister, is sworn to protect him. For them to survive living on the streets, she must do whatever is necessary -- including using her brother's talent for profit. When Babak is asked to dream for a powerful Magus, he receives a mysterious vision of two stars dancing in the night. Determined to solve this prophetic riddle, the Magus takes the boy and his sister on an arduous journey across the desert. What they discover will change the world in a way that no dream could ever predict....

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The Alphabet of Leadership

Author:Maxwell Ubah

Publisher:Partridge Africa

ISBN:1482860708

Total Pages:242

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Todays leadership challenges cannot be solved with yesterdays knowledge, assumptions, and understanding. Old paradigms and models will have to give way to new paradigms and models for todays leaders to lead their constituentsand the organisations they leadto greatness. Using a revolutionary concept, the 4P concept, and a simple formula that leadership = relationships results The Alphabet of Leadership is a comprehensive field guide for todays leaders to navigate todays business complexities and the murky waters of hypercompetition and achieve breakthrough results. Covering twenty-six chapters with real-life examples, anecdotes, lessons and concepts, this book covers the essential topics facing todays leaders such as: The leadership attitude that guarantees greatness The six essentials every leader must communicate to create a high-performance team Making tough decisions Engaging constituents to achieve breakthrough results Growing team members Motivating staff to achieve high performance Executing with excellence Holding people accountable Dealing with eagles, peacocks, ducks and vultures in performance management Trust improves the bottom line Four ways leaders create sustainable value Wonders happen in an atmosphere of positive stretch and fair rewards And lots more. Irrespective of where you find yourself in your leadership journey, you will find rich nuggets in the following pages to help you improve on your personal leadership effectiveness and the overall performance of your team. If you need easy, practical and proven leadership concepts that works, then this book is for you!

The Alphabet of Your Life

Author:Dr Anthony K Mwami

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781456814502

Total Pages:136

Viewed:640

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The Alphabet of your life is a book filled with wisdom packaged for winning despite all limitations that stand before for you. The very help and strategy you desire to put in motion for your life and career is systematically outlined in this book. This book contains principles and laws to help you actualize your dreams despite your educational background, race, environment, and family limitations This book has winning steps towards favour, accomplishments and greatness. The principles written in this book are laws that govern health, wealth and happiness. This book has everything you need to know, from positive Attitude to unquenchable Zeal. Success is not a game of chance but of principles which must be worked out. Winners and Champions have a certain mindset which is different from that of failures. In this book you will learn how to acquire the achievers mentality and program yourself for success and prosperity. This book is a must read for leaders, dreamers, entrepreneurs, statesmen, parents, students, ministers and those that aspire for greatness. Your dream can come to pass if you will only take time to understand and apply the principles written in this book

Flight of Dreams

Author:Ariel Lawhon

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385540035

Total Pages:336

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"At every page a guilty secret bobs up; at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing. Who will bring down the Hindenburg? And how?” -- New York Times Book Review On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed. Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them. Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

Alphabet Of Thorn

Author:Patricia A. McKillip

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101208287

Total Pages:304

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Fantasy author Patricia A. McKillip, the 21st century's response to Hans Christian Andersen, has mastered the art of writing fairy tales -- as evidenced by previous works like The Tower at Stony Wood, Ombria in Shadow, and In the Forests of Serre. Alphabet of Thorn is yet another timeless fable suitable for children and adults alike. In the kingdom of Raine, a vast realm at the edge of the world, an orphaned baby girl is found by a palace librarian and raised to become a translator. Years later, the girl -- named Nepenthe -- comes in contact with a mysterious book written in a language of thorns that no one, not even the wizards at Raine's famous Floating School for mages, can decipher. The book calls out to Nepenthe's very soul, and she is soon privately translating its contents. As she works tirelessly transcribing the book -- which turns out to be about the historical figures of Axis, the Emperor of Night, and Kane, his masked sorcerer -- the kingdom of Raine is teetering on the brink of chaos. The newly crowned queen, a mousy 14-year old girl named Tessera who wants nothing to do with matters of state, hides in the woods as regents plot revolution. The queen's destiny, however, is intertwined with Nepenthe's ability to unravel the mystery of the thorns.

Alphabet Of Success

Author:Manish Joshi

Publisher:Onlinegatha

ISBN:9390662834

Total Pages:66

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Learning a language begins with knowing the alphabet. Then arranging alphabet in a particular order makes words. Words are arranged in a particular way to make sentences, And sentences make a story that can provide a meaning to the content. Similarly, to live a happy, peaceful life and be successful, one must know and learn Alphabet of Life and make a success story out of it. Everyone wants to be happy. If we use Alphabet of Life, we will build a story of life that would fulfill our dreams. This small book will help you to create your success stories. Practice one alphabet a week and you will see that after practicing 26 alphabet (weeks) your life has changed to help you realize your full potential.

The Alphabet of Success

Author:Jai A. Ingraham

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:9781468581270

Total Pages:80

Viewed:1935

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“GOT SUCCESS?” Do you want to know how to get more out of life? Need more time? Need more love? Need more hope? What would do if your life could begin today? Jai A. Ingraham believes in The Power Within You! REMEMBER: "OTHERS’ EXPECTATIONS CAN BECOME YOUR LIMITATIONS IF YOU LET THEM!" "YOUR DESTINY WILL ONLY TAKE YOU WHERE YOU DIRECT IT!" "THERE IS POWER IN YOUR POTENTIAL AND PROVISION FOR YOUR PROMISE!" Let the Inspirational Motivator help you to reach your full potential and realize your dreams! This prolifi c motivational speaker, educator and author has the tools to help you take your thoughts where you want them to go

ABC Dream

Author:Kim Krans

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0553539310

Total Pages:48

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This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them! Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread. This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown—a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.

Alphabets of Leadership For Young Minds

Author:Odunayo Sanya

Publisher:Pyxidia Concept

ISBN:1946530190

Total Pages:276

Viewed:1925

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Why are some people and organisations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty than others? Why is it that only a limited number of people truly excel and realize their full potential? Even among the successful, why are so few able to sustain their success and leave a legacy? These are the most fundamental questions everyone should ask, for the essence of a leader is embodied in these questions. The future of our societies, organisations, nations, and the world depend on young people, who are the next generation of leaders. In this erudite work, Alphabets of Leadership For Young Minds, the author, Odunayo Sanya, sets the stage to nurture and equip the young ones early on with timeless leadership principles because in today’s world that’s defined by uncertainty, leadership requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. With deep insight into the dynamics of leadership, Odunayo positions leadership as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured in young minds to reach their full potential. In her simple, yet profound style, she describes these leadership traits using the relatable letters of the alphabet punctuated with inspiring stories that resonate, and provides a template to inspire, motivate and develop future leaders. Alphabets of Leadership For Young Minds is an invaluable piece for young people and those committed to building leadership skills in the young ones they care about.

A is for Astronaut

Author:Clayton Anderson

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1534123008

Total Pages:32

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Retired astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages.

Book by Book

Author:Cindy Hudson

Publisher:Seal Press

ISBN:1580053262

Total Pages:312

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Mothers and daughters share a special bond. . . why not further this bond through reading together? Book clubs have been growing in popularity over the past ten years, started by a variety of people with various interests and goals. Mother-daughter book clubs offer a great way for families to grow and share — with each other and with other mother-daughter pairs. In Book by Book Cindy Hudson offers all the how-to tips mothers need to start their own successful book clubs. Hudson offers her own firsthand experience as the founder of two long-running successful mother-daughter book clubs. Hudson offers suggestions on books topics, club guidelines, and how to keep the club going as daughters grow older. How big should the club be? Whom should we invite? How often should we meet? How do we make sure we actually read the books? Hudson has all the answers. With recommended book lists (divided by four age groups), online resources, and suggested recipes for book-club treats, Book by Book is a great resource for helping moms and daughters form new memories and traditions.

Heartfelt Affectations

Author:Gabriel Silva de Anda

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1462811957

Total Pages:278

Viewed:1976

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The novel is three intertwined stories with one central character, the narrator, Christian Verdugo. Christian Verdugo is a twenty-three year old male of Mexican American descent. Story One deals with Christian and his relationship to two friends, Ezer Kadosh and Miel Mishima, both aged 23. They have been friends since high school. This story deals with each of the characters as they develop and seek to gain independence from each others influence. In the course of the story, Ezer will embark on a commercially lucrative career as a painter/artist, and he will come out of the gay closet, declaring his interest in Christian, who is not gay. This, of course, causes problems. Miel is a musician with his own band, and he is also on a path of self-discovery that includes his band, his art, his love of a woman five years his senior, and his experimentation with drugs. Story Two deals with Christians broken heart over a girl named Maribeth who has left the country and fallen in love with someone else. Christian, in an evolving effort to ease his heartache, will have an affair with an art school teacher, a woman 14 years his senior, known both to him and Maribeth. This affair will prove to be an instructive, enlightening adventure for Christian. Story Three deals with Christians job working for a crazy and irresponsible attorney, Gordon Hamilton, who is stealing money from his clients, and living the life of sybaritic excess. Gordons irresponsibility will cause a lot of authority to be delegated to Christian, a precocious young man growing up quickly through circumstance. Gordon will end up stealing from the wrong client, a Mexican Mafia hitman and criminal defendant, which will result in Gordons disappearance and probable but unconfirmed execution. In a bizarre twist, this hit man, Oscar Godoy, will take a paternal and professional interest in Christian, and offer him a job. A job doing what, Christian can only guess. These three stories will run simultaneously and meld at the novels end when Christian escapes to Mexico to reassess the direction of his life.

ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?

Author:Sugar Snap Studio,Jessie Ford

Publisher:Walter Foster Jr

ISBN:1633226255

Total Pages:36

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ABC What Can She Be? presents a world of possibilities—from astronaut to zoologist and everything in between—for all little girls with big dreams. Not even the sky is the limit with this fun approach to learning the alphabet! In this book from Walter Foster Jr, ABC What Can She Be? encourages young girls by presenting a colorful variety of choices for their future careers. Talented illustrator Jessie Ford artfully pairs the letters of the alphabet with vibrant, eye-catching illustrations that paint an inspiring picture for budding trailblazers everywhere. Representing all kinds of girls,ABC What Can She Be? depicts girls with different colors, sizes, shapes, and abilities in both traditional and nontraditional occupations. ABC What Can She Be? explores 26 different career paths, including engineer, writer, neurosurgeon, software engineer, and pilot. Each page introduces a letter of the alphabet with bright artwork and highlights a career that is fun, challenging, and makes a big impact in its own way. These 26 careers are just some of the things she can be! A boldly illustrated, fun family read,ABC What Can She Be? is a great way for parents to introduce their small children to the bright futures before them. Girls can dream big and do anything! With endearing illustrations and mindful concepts, the ABC for Me series pairs each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams and healthy living. Other books in this series include: ABC What Can He Be? (2019) ABC What Can I Be? (2020) ABC Let's Celebrate You & Me (2021) ABC Everyday Heroes Like Me (2021)

B Is For Bluegrass

Author:Mary Ann McCabe Riehle

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1585366455

Total Pages:40

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Mary Ann McCabe Riehle offers readers, young and old, the opportunity to take a horseback ride through the rich history and beautiful landscape of the Bluegrass State. From A to Z, McCabe Riehle's rhyming verse and interesting sidebar text will impart unique facts about Kentucky's spirited heritage, while Wes Burgiss' colorful illustrations are the next best thing to actually spending a week or two exploring the great state yourself.

Shadow Spinner

Author:Susan Fletcher

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442446811

Total Pages:224

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Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story begins.... It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined.

Journey of the Pale Bear

Author:Susan Fletcher

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534420797

Total Pages:192

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“A lovely little miracle of a book.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning author of The One and Only Ivan “[A] large-hearted and riveting medieval adventure.” —William Alexander, National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets “A breathtaking adventure.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor­–winning author of Hattie Big Sky A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this “stupendous coming-of-age tale stuffed with adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The polar bear is a royal bear, a gift from the King of Norway to the King of England. The first time Arthur encounters the bear, she terrifies him. Yet, strangely, she doesn’t harm him—though she has attacked anyone else who comes near. So Arthur finds himself taking care of a polar bear on a ship to England. Tasked with feeding and cleaning up after the bear, Arthur’s fears slowly lessen as he begins to feel a connection to this bear, who like him, has been cut off from her family. But the journey holds many dangers, and Arthur knows his own freedom—perhaps even his life—depends on keeping the bear from harm. When pirates attack, Arthur must make a choice—does he do everything he can to save himself, or does he help the bear to find freedom? Based on the real story of a polar bear that lived in the Tower of London, this timeless adventure story thoughtfully looks at the themes of freedom, captivity, and the bond between a boy and a bear.

C is for Cornhusker

Author:Rajean Luebs Shepherd

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1585367001

Total Pages:40

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Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid® are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.

Dragon's Milk

Author:Susan Fletcher

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781442407077

Total Pages:256

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"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight." Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do. She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk. It's the only way to save her foster-sister's life. Kaeldra would rather not go. It's much too terriffying, much too dangerous. But Kaeldra knows that she's the only one who can do it. For she is the only one who can actually communicate with dragons. But little does Kaeldra know what she's getting into. She's about to begin a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer. A journey the will become a struggle for life.

S is for Show Me

Author:Judy Young

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1585367591

Total Pages:40

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Ross & Judy Young's combined belief that children comprehend intricate ideas at a very young age made it possible for them to seamlessly create "S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet." The husband and wife team elegantly synthesize text and illustration to provide a rich texture of the Show Me State. The alphabet book employs a two-tiered approach that reaches Pre-K through 6th grade students. A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet catches the attention of younger readers, while older elementary students grasp a richer understanding of the topic by reading expository information on the same page.

Alphabet of the Night

Author:Jean-Eulphele Milce

Publisher:Pushkin Press

ISBN:1908968966

Total Pages:112

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Port-au-Prince, another dull morning tinged with violence and black magic. Jeremy Assaël, a Jewish shopkeeper, sees his friend and lover, Lucien, gunned down outside his shop by a vengeful policeman. In a Haiti that exists in the perpetual night of misery and oppression, Jeremy wonders if his only option is exile. His best friend from school, Fresnel, has disappeared in ominous circumstances. So he embarks on a quest to discover his fate. His search leads him to a corrupt pastor, a shady revolutionary and a voodoo priest. What is revealed is not only himself but contemporary Haiti, a land where everything and nothing is possible.