The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN:1525305743

Total Pages:36

Viewed:1938

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Can a squirrel ever get what a squirrel wants most? The squirrel loves a particular tree (“MY tree”) and is happiest sitting in its shade eating pinecones (“MY pinecones”). But then the squirrel starts worrying. What if someone else wants to claim this tree, to call it THEIRs? So, the squirrel builds a massive wall around the tree. One that no one can get over. Perfect! Only, now the squirrel can’t see what’s beyond the wall. There may be a better tree out there, full of pinecones. Maybe even a whole forest of better trees … Believe every squirrel ever: the never-ending quest for MINE is sure to drive you nuts!

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A Walk in the Woods

Author:Bill Bryson

Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:0385674546

Total Pages:416

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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Teaching Languages in the Primary School

Author:Philip Hood,Kristina Tobutt

Publisher:SAGE

ISBN:147391681X

Total Pages:232

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Languages are now a more important part of primary education than ever before, and all successful primary teachers need to understand the principles that support good language teaching and learning. This second edition provides a coherent overview of teaching and learning languages, combining practical strategies for use in the classroom with engaging coverage of how to teach, informed by academic research and theory. Key features of this new edition: Fully updated coverage of policy and curriculum developments, including the 2014 National Curriculum and the Teachers’ Standards A new chapter on curriculum, planning and assessment for KS2 Expanded coverage of the transition from primary to secondary school and the implications for teaching More examples of creative teaching and learning throughout. This is essential reading for all students studying primary languages on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.

Promenons-nous dans ce bois

Author:Nele Neuhaus

Publisher:Calmann-Lévy

ISBN:2702164358

Total Pages:544

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Dans la région montagneuse du Taunus, la forêt prédomine. Peut-on alors parler d’accident quand en pleine nuit, au coeur des bois, un feu tue un homme dans sa caravane ? Et quand non loin, dans un village reclus, deux autres morts suspectes se succèdent ? Le commissaire Bodenstein et sa jeune collègue Sander comprennent vite qu’un même meurtrier s’acharne, mais pourquoi s’en prend-il à des gens sans histoires et qui se connaissaient tous ? Peu à peu, l’enquête les ramène à l’été 1972, lorsque le meilleur ami de Bodenstein, Artur, disparut sans laisser de traces. Un traumatisme d’enfance pour lui, et un drame que beaucoup auraient préféré oublier. Et si un lien existait avec les victimes récentes ? Pour arrêter le coupable, un seul moyen : découvrir ce qui s’est vraiment passé à l’époque, là-bas, dans ce bois... Un roman policier en forme de puzzle fascinant où l’on reconstitue la vérité pas à pas, plongés dans un noeud de secrets et de mensonges étourdissant.

La Clé de l'Entre-Mondes

Author:B Pecile,T Pecile

Publisher:FriesenPress

ISBN:1525534696

Total Pages:242

Viewed:1401

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BALLOTTÉS D’UNE FAMILLE D’ACCUEIL À UNE AUTRE après un terrible accident qui causa la mort de leur père et le désespoir de leur mère, Khia Ashworth et son petit frère, Devon, ont déjà eu leur lot de malheurs. Lorsque des rêves et des événements bizarres les mettent en garde contre les dangers qui les poursuivent, ils doivent prendre la fuite. Dans un monde devenu fou, leurs vies sont alors entre les mains des personnes les plus étranges qu’ils aient jamais rencontrées : des personnes qui défient la logique, prêtes à tout risquer pour les garder hors de la portée des forces obscures qui cherchent à les détruire et à les empêcher de rejoindre leur véritable famille. Perdus entre l’histoire et la légende, le bien et le mal, le monde réel et un univers de possibilités... c’est là que nous emmènent les auteurs, Bruno et Tina Pecile, dans ce roman envoûtant et novateur. Quelque part aux confins de l’imaginaire... “Le roman se distingue par la complexité et la richesse de ses nombreux mondes parallèles, la subtilité des personnages et un récit plein de rebondissements qui tient ses lecteurs en haleine.” Un 5 étoiles chez Clarion! —Foreword Clarion Review

Les cinéastes français à l'épreuve du genre fantastique

Author:Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2296486673

Total Pages:356

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De Cocteau à Besson en passant par Franju, Kast, Carné, Rivette, Rollin, ou Ozon, les cinéastes français se sont fréquemment confrontés au genre fantastique, avec un succès public et critique toujours difficile à conquérir. Basé sur un corpus de près de quatre cents longs métrages, cet ouvrage observe les systèmes de croyances des collectifs institutionnels d'experts (avance sur recette su CNC, commissions de classification des films...). Les auteurs dressent enfin un bilan de la production fantastique française.

The Leopard Boy

Author:Daniel Picouly

Publisher:University of Virginia Press

ISBN:0813937914

Total Pages:304

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October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette’s execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine. Edmond Coffin and Jonathan Gravedigger, two former soldiers now employed in disposing of the dead, are hired to search the Parisian neighborhood of Haarlem for a mysterious mixed-race "leopard boy," whose nickname derives from his mottled black-and-white skin. Some would like to see the elusive leopard boy dead, while others wish to save him. Why so much interest in this child? He is rumored to be the son of Marie-Antoinette and a man of color--the Chevalier de Saint-George, perhaps, or possibly Zamor, the slave of Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV. This wildly imaginative and culturally resonant tale by Daniel Picouly audaciously places black and mixed-race characters--including King Mac, creator of the first hamburger, who hands out figures of Voltaire and Rousseau with his happy meals, and the megalomaniac Black Delorme, creator of a slavery theme park--at the forefront of its Revolution-era story. Winner of the Prix Renaudot, one of France’s most prestigious literary awards, this book envisions a "Black France" two hundred years before the term came to describe a nation transformed through its postcolonial immigrant population. CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French

Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices

Author:Dee Reynolds

Publisher:Intellect Books

ISBN:9781841507002

Total Pages:338

Viewed:1284

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A key interdisciplinary concept in our understanding of social interaction across creative and cultural practices, kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy merely by observing the movements of another human being. Encouraging readers to sidestep the methodological and disciplinary boundaries associated with the arts and sciences, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices offers innovative and critical perspectives on topics ranging from art to sport, film to physical therapy.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Author:Iza Trapani

Publisher:Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN:1607345455

Total Pages:32

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In this expanded version of the favorite nursery rhyme, Iza Trapani takes the earliest readers on a journey across the night sky. With playful verse and bright illustrations Iza Trapani introduces us to our irresistible young heroine as she wishes upon a mischievous, twinkling star. Granting her wish, the little star takes her on a dazzling and daring trip among swirling planets and beaming stars for one magical night. This new spin on the much-loved classic is a wonderful gift for even the littlest stargazers. Over 1 million copies in print!

Réflexions sur les chansons douces que nous chantaient nos parents...

Author:Valérie Soubeyran

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2296354734

Total Pages:148

Viewed:1274

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Cet essai jette un éclairage nouveau sur ces chansons d'enfance, ces "enfantines", que tout le monde connaît pour les avoir maintes fois entendues et "pratiquées" sans pour autant leur prêter une réelle attention. L'auteur propose quelques pistes de lecture dans cet ouvrage qui intéressera tous les anciens enfants et les parents qui écouteront et chanteront autrement les chansons de leur enfance; et d'y découvrir des trésors oubliés ou malmenés.

At the Same Moment, Around the World

Author:Clotilde Perrin

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452137889

Total Pages:36

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Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Herbiers du Tendre

Author:Yannette

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2140099265

Total Pages:156

Viewed:1833

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Voir, entendre, sentir, toucher, goûter et attendre. S'approcher pour nommer. Nommer pour connaître. Connaître pour comprendre. Comprendre pour reconnaître. Reconnaître pour ouvrir. Ouvrir pour...Aimer? Recueillir le suave et l'inouï du libre trésor dont rayonnent les simples, si profondément accordés à nos corps autant qu'à nos fragiles sentiers de tendresse. Résonner à l'humble voie de leur alphabet de lumière en marchant à l'unisson de la force profonde qu'ils retiennent, tout près de la neuve enfance au regard pensif, interrogatif. Chemins où racines mêlent maints murmures aux nids. Sous la livrée des arbres, voici un banc de pierre où s'asseoir et méditer. Chants d'oiseaux assurés.

Loup y es-tu ?

Author:Circé Deuzile

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2296510841

Total Pages:296

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Thomas n'en croit pas ses oreilles lorsque sa grand-mère lui dévoile les ressorts cachés de l'Histoire et surtout les secrets de sa famille, un soir d'été. Sera-t-il à la hauteur ou saura-t-il tout du moins jouer le jeu ? Mouton né au milieu des loups, Thomas essaie de trouver sa place au milieu d'une famille qui n'est pas aussi bonhomme qu'elle paraît, et devra rendre régulièrement les "devoirs" destinés à développer ses talents criminels...

The Fables of La Fontaine

Author:Jean de La Fontaine

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Total Pages:N.A

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First published in the year 1886, the present book titled 'The Fables of La Fontaine' is a collection of Jean de La Fontaine's stories accompanied by his short bio and a few essays about him.

Strange Country

Author:Mark Dapin

Publisher:Pan Australia

ISBN:9781742623689

Total Pages:396

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"This book is about the people I met as I crisscrossed Australia by train and plane and L-plated car: the undefeated dreamers and wild-hearted romantics, the obsessed hobbyists and beautiful failures. It is about heroes and legends, illusions, delusions and hope, and one or two men with shit for brains who ought to be locked up." As anyone who's ever read Mark Dapin's column and features in Good Weekend knows, he's an immensely funny, acute and vivid observer of Australian life. In Strange Country, he takes us on a journey through a very different Australia - a country that's eccentric, puzzling, big-hearted, small-minded, nostalgic and sometimes just plain mad. From the last travelling boxing tent to feral urban sewer rats to Vietnam Veteran bikies and the annual Parkes Elvis Festival, his writing illuminates the stranger side of Australian life in a travel book like no other.

The Fabulous Clipjoint

Author:Fredric Brown

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1479449075

Total Pages:180

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Vice and murder prowl Chicago--and one man hunts a killer through the glittering Gold Coast and seamy back alleys! Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel (1948).

Three Times a Day

Author:Marilou

Publisher:House of Anansi

ISBN:1487000367

Total Pages:256

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Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography. Quebec pop sensation Marilou always loved food and cooking, but suffered from anorexia for six years in her late teens and early twenties. Now twenty-four, Marilou created a blog (Trois fois par jour) as a form of healing so she could start testing recipes, table settings, and food styling; Alexandre — her then boyfriend — took all the pictures. Their aim was to transform the relationship people have with food for the better — and to encourage them to take a fun and unpretentious approach to how and what we eat. The blog took off and was soon turned into a bestselling book that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec. In Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre offer more than 100 new recipes that are delicious and easy to make and fit any budget, skill level, or dietary restrictions. Recipes include Cream of Beet & Almond Butter Soup; Chorizo, Crab & Shrimp Paella; Lemon & Olive Chicken with Feta Couscous; Gnocchi Pan-Fried in Butter with Pancetta & Peas; and Banana & Caramel Pudding. Beautifully photographed, Three Times a Day allows us to delve into an intimate universe full of flavours, colours, and beauty, and reminds us of the positive and healing nature of food in our lives.

Elvis Puffs Out

Author:Georgia Dunn

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:1524866709

Total Pages:176

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This just in: your favorite purr-nalists are back and reporting on all of the most pressing cat issues in this third collection of Breaking Cat News comics for middle-grade readers. Anchor cat Lupin and his faithful field reporters, Elvis and Puck, are as cute and funny as ever in Elvis Puffs Out. There’s no shortage of news to cover this time around: In the wake of a winter snowstorm, the team tries their hand at meteorology (with mixed results). Man and Woman nurse a stranded kitten back to health. And the pessimistic, straight-laced Elvis demonstrates that even he has a soft side. The fun continues in the “More to Explore” section, with lessons on wooden-spoon puppet theaters, the basics of reporting your own news stories, and—as always—charming paper dolls to craft.