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Charlotte's Web

By E. B. White
  • Writer : E. B. White
  • Isbn : 0062406787
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Review Counts : 866
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : charlotte-s-web.pdf

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Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062348752
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 905
  • Pdf File: essays-of-e-b-white.pdf

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"Some of the finest examples of contemporary, genuinely American prose. White's style incorporates eloquence without affection, profundity without pomposity, and wit without frivolity or hostility. Like his predecessors Thoreau and Twain, White's creative, humane, and graceful perceptions are an education for the sensibilities." — Washington Post The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time. Selected by E.B. White himself, the essays in this volume span a lifetime of writing and a body of work without peer. "I have chosen the ones that have amused me in the rereading," he writes in the Foreword, "alone with a few that seemed to have the odor of durability clinging to them." These essays are incomparable; this is a volume to treasure and savor at one's leisure.

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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
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  • Number of Pages : 128
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A National Book Award finalist by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger—a real-life, very large tiger—pacing back and forth in a cage. What’s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things—like memories, and heartache, and tigers—can’t be locked up forever. Featuring a new cover illustration by Stephen Walton and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn Code : 1536210099
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: i-cosmo.pdf

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A golden retriever narrates a hilarious, heart-tugging tale of a dog and his humans as he tries to keep his family together while everything around them falls apart. Ever since Cosmo became a big brother to Max ten years ago, he’s known what his job was: to protect his boy and make him happy. Through many good years marked by tennis balls and pilfered turkey, torn-up toilet paper and fragrant goose poop, Cosmo has doggedly kept his vow. Until recently, his biggest problems were the evil tutu-wearing sheepdog he met on Halloween and the arthritis in his own joints. But now, with Dad-scented blankets appearing on the couch and arguing voices getting louder, Cosmo senses a tougher challenge ahead. When Max gets a crazy idea to teach them both a dance routine for a contest, how can Cosmo refuse, stiff hips or no? Max wants to remind his folks of all the great times they’ve had together dancing — and make them forget about the “d” word that’s making them all cry. Told in the open, optimistic, unintentionally humorous voice of a golden retriever, I, Cosmo will grab readers from the first page — and remind them that love and loyalty transcend whatever life throws your way.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1448155282
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 577
  • Pdf File: what-katy-did.pdf

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'I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out' Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, and angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called 'good'. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy before that time comes... BACKSTORY: Learn some splendiferous vocabulary and find out which character you most resemble.

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 9780595864751
  • Number of Pages : 194
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Ten-year-old fifth grader West Tate loves living in an old farmhouse in Sutherlin, Oregon, where he has seven acres of unused farmland for his backyard. But that happiness is threatened when the family receives a letter from the bank demanding they pay their loan or risk losing the farmhouse and the land forever. In West's adventures, he and his dog Friendly cleverly save the life of a baby turtle that West names George, and they rescue a baby squirrel they call Nadia. George uses a remote control helicopter to seek revenge on an evil crow and finds a secret pond! Along the way, George learns to understand the critical importance of friendship, family and freedom. The bare essentials of life itself! While helping West with a book report, the animals discover an old map of Sutherlin in a library book. The map doesn't show the farmhouse, but it does show something even better-B.B.'s Gold Mine! Determined to return the kindness West showed them, George and his pals set out to save the farm!

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1338257242
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 245
  • Pdf File: there-was-an-old-mermaid-who-swallowed-a-shark.pdf

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 0585274061
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Medical
  • Reviews : 142
  • Pdf File: children-and-health-care.pdf

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Before a separate Department of Medical Humanities was formed, the editors of this volume were faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics at our medical school. Colleagues daily spoke of the moral and social problems of children's health care. Our offices were near the examining rooms where children had their bone-marrow procedures done. Since this is a painful test, we often heard them cry. The hospital floor where the sickest children stayed was also nearby. The physicians, nurses, and social workers believed that children's health care needs were not being met and that more could and should be done. Fewer resources are available for a child than for an adult with a comparable illness, they said. These experiences prompted us to prepare this volume and to ask whether children do get their fair share of the health care dollar. Since the question "What kind of health care do we owe to our children?" is complex, responses should be rooted in many disciplines. These include philosophy, law, public policy and, of course, the health professions. Representing all of these disciplines, contributors to this volume reflect on moral and social issues in children's health care. The last hundred years have brought great changes in health care tor children. The specialty of pediatrics developed during this period, and with it, a new group of advocates for children's health care. Women's suffrage gave a political boost to the recognition of children's special health needs.

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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn Code : 0385383207
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 958
  • Pdf File: i-had-trouble-in-getting-to-solla-sollew.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Dr. Seuss tackles troubles—bullies, terrain, weather—in the rhyming classic I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. When our hero stubs his toe, he decides to find a less troublesome place to live. Soon he’s off on a journey “to the City of Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo, where they never have troubles! At least, very few.” However, between his encounters with the Midwinter Jicker and the Perilous Poozer of Pompelmoose Pass, he soon finds out that confronting his problems might actually be easier than running away from them. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101532297
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-shadows.pdf

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 1479441988
  • Number of Pages : 150
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 650
  • Pdf File: mere-christianity.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1441181210
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: adaptation-in-contemporary-culture.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Adaptation in Contemporary Culture: Textual Infidelities seeks to reconfigure the ways in which adaptation is conceptualised by considering adaptation within an extended range of generic, critical and theoretical contexts. This collection explores literary, film, television and other visual texts both as 'origins' and 'adaptations' and offers new insights into the construction of genres, canons and 'classics'. Chapters investigate both 'classic' and contemporary texts by British and American authors, from Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Dickens to Bret Easton Ellis, P.D James and Sarah Waters. A diverse range of literary, film and television genres is examined, from romance to science fiction, the Western to the 'women's picture' and the heritage film to postmodern pastiche. With a thematic focus on key critical paradigms for adaptation studies - fidelity, intertextuality, historicity and authorship - this collection expands the field of adaptation studies beyond its conventional focus on 'page to screen' adaptations to include film remakes, video games, biopics, fan fiction and celebrity culture.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062383205
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 300
  • Pdf File: wayside-school-is-falling-down.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down! Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron says it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you’ll turn green in time for class picture day. Wear your craziest outfit and you’ll fit right in between Maurecia in her striped bikini and Calvin, who’s wearing his birthday tattoo. Say cheese! More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School! Kids 7 to 13 will zoom through these chapter books—laughing their way through the fast, funny, silly but relatable stories. This funny chapter book series includes: Sideways Stories from Wayside School Wayside School Is Falling Down Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger And now also Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, the brand-new, fourth installment in the series, and the first in twenty-five years!

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062484559
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 858
  • Pdf File: the-unlikely-story-of-a-pig-in-the-city.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte’s Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern. “We fell in love with The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! No matter how big she gets, there’s always room for Hamlet in our hearts.” —Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, New York Times bestselling co-authors of Esther the Wonder Pig A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0451480015
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 937
  • Pdf File: the-enormous-crocodile.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! This picture book edition has a beautiful full-color interior and large trim to feature Quentin Blake's iconic art.

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By E. B. White
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062406809
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 513
  • Pdf File: the-trumpet-of-the-swan.pdf

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The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him. Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love? "We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." —John Updike The Trumpet of the Swan joins E. B. White favorites Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as classic illustrated novels that continue to speak to today's readers. Whether you curl up with your young reader to share these books or hand them off for independent reading, you are helping to create what are likely to be all-time favorite reading memories.

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12)

By Lauren Tarshis
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 0545658497
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 984
  • Pdf File: i-survived-the-joplin-tornado-2011.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin...

Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

By Maria Tatar
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn Code : 0393240045
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 700
  • Pdf File: enchanted-hunters.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read. Ever wondered why little children love listening to stories, why older ones get lost in certain books? In this enthralling work, Maria Tatar challenges many of our assumptions about childhood reading. Much as our culture pays lip service to the importance of literature, we rarely examine the creative and cognitive benefits of reading from infancy through adolescence. By exploring how beauty and horror operated in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and many other narratives, Tatar provides a delightful work for parents, teachers, and general readers, not just examining how and what children read but also showing through vivid examples how literature transports and transforms children with its intoxicating, captivating, and occasionally terrifying energy. In the tradition of Bruno Bettelheim’s landmark The Uses of Enchantment, Tatar’s book is not only a compelling journey into the world of childhood but a trip back for adult readers as well.

Human Feelings

By Steven L. Ablon,Daniel P. Brown,Edward J. Khantzian,John E. Mack
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 113488690X
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 838
  • Pdf File: human-feelings.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Human Feelings provides a comprehensive overview of the role of emotions in human life. Growing out of the research and writing of members of the Harvard Affect Study Group, the volume brings to bear different disciplinary outlooks and different modes of inquiry on various aspects of human affective experience. The book opens with an section of "Theoretical Considerations" that includes an overview of affective development across the life cycle, an examination of affect and character, and an empirical analysis of gender differences in the expression of emotion. A series of clinical reports involving patients in different age groups comprises the next section, "Affect and the Life Cycle." Subsequent sections on "Trauma, Addiction, and Psychosomatics" and "Transformations of Affect" traverse the realms of neurobiology, addictive suffering, stress disorders, epistemology, creativity, and social organization. A final section, "New Directions," further extends the frontiers of inquiry into nonordinary states of consciousness and the vicissitudes of well-being. An integrative collection of multidisciplinary sweep and scholarly integrity, Human Feelings is a readable source book that brings together rigorous theoretical and developmental studies, experientially vivid self-reporting, and a wealth of illustrative clinical material. An invaluable addition to the libraries of mental health professionals and developmental researchers, this volume will be illuminating for philosophers, social and political scientists, and lay readers as well.

Dare to Be

By Charlotte Gambill,Natalie Grant
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 0736984577
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 324
  • Pdf File: dare-to-be.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Say Yes! to All of God’s Promptings I dare you. When was the last time you heard God whisper these words into your soul? In seasons when you feel trapped by the safety of routine, you’ll often find God nudging you to chase His desires for your life by acting out in courage. Friends Charlotte Gambill and Natalie Grant experienced this firsthand when God pushed them out of their comfort zones and into each other’s lives. As they share their stories, they’ll inspire you to start boldly writing your own. Dare to Be will motivate you to… embrace the outside-of-the-lines woman you were made to be welcome adventures that ask you to be vulnerable and brave break free from the obstacles that keep you from accepting the goodness God has in store Let Charlotte and Natalie cheer you on, strengthen your soul, and encourage you to venture beyond life as you know it. You’ll learn to give your infinite God your complete obedience as you Dare to Be.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

By Beverly Cleary
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061972274
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 488
  • Pdf File: the-mouse-and-the-motorcycle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is perfect for independent reading or for shared reading at home or in a classroom. This fun story is the first of a trilogy, along with Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse, all inspired by the author's hope to create appealing books for boys and girls—and by the sight of her son playing with toy cars.

Creative Compassion, Literature and Animal Welfare

By Michael J. Gilmour
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn Code : 3030554309
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 383
  • Pdf File: creative-compassion-literature-and-animal-welfare.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This book examines animal welfare themes in fiction, and considers how authors of the last two centuries undermine dominative attitudes toward the nonhuman. Appearing alongside the emerging humane movements of the nineteenth century and beyond is a kind of storytelling sympathetic to protectionist efforts well-described as a literature of protest. Compassion-inclined tales like the Dolittle adventures by Hugh Lofting educate readers on a wide range of ethical questions, empathize with the vulnerable, and envision peaceful coexistence with other species. Memorable characters like Black Beauty and Beautiful Joe, Ivan the gorilla and Louis the trumpeter swan, Hazel and Cheeta, Mr. Bultitude and Doctor Rat do not merely amuse. They are voices from the margins who speak with moral urgency to those with ears to hear. This broad survey of ethical themes in animal fiction highlights the unique contributions creative writers make toward animal welfare efforts.

Poems That Solve Puzzles

By Chris Bleakley
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0192595407
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 150
  • Pdf File: poems-that-solve-puzzles.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Algorithms are the hidden methods that computers apply to process information and make decisions. Nowadays, our lives are run by algorithms. They determine what news we see. They influence which products we buy. They suggest our dating partners. They may even be determining the outcome of national elections. They are creating, and destroying, entire industries. Despite mounting concerns, few know what algorithms are, how they work, or who created them. Poems that Solve Puzzles tells the story of algorithms from their ancient origins to the present day and beyond. The book introduces readers to the inventors and inspirational events behind the genesis of the world's most important algorithms. Professor Chris Bleakley recounts tales of ancient lost inscriptions, Victorian steam-driven contraptions, top secret military projects, penniless academics, hippy dreamers, tech billionaires, superhuman artificial intelligences, cryptocurrencies, and quantum computing. Along the way, the book explains, with the aid of clear examples and illustrations, how the most influential algorithms work. Compelling and impactful, Poems that Solve Puzzles tells the story of how algorithms came to revolutionise our world.

Matthew's Narrative Web

By Janice Capel Anderson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 0567516601
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 789
  • Pdf File: matthew-s-narrative-web.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Gospel of Matthew contains many repeated phrases and double stories. Scholars have usually used this as evidence to support various source theories. Taking a different approach, this book uses narrative and reader-response criticisms to explore the role verbal repetition plays in the rhetoric, characterization, and plot of the Gospel. The importance of variation, context, and the temporal dimension of narrative is highlighted. A concluding chapter treats two literary studies of repetition in modern narrative and the relation of narrative and reader-response criticisms to aural reception of the Gospels in the first century.

100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

By Thomas S. Hischak
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn Code : 1538105691
  • Number of Pages : 396
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 886
  • Pdf File: 100-greatest-american-and-british-animated-films.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field. In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s—from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain plot information production history critical reaction commentary on the film’s cinematic quality a discussion of the film’s influence voice casts production credits songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations awards and nominations Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since. Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.

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By John Cornell Van Rys,Randall VanderMey,Verne Meyer,Patrick Sebranek
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  • Publisher : Cengage Learning Canada Inc
  • Isbn Code : 0176728104
  • Number of Pages :
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  • Reviews : 732
  • Pdf File: writing-life.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Based on the successful text, The College Writer, Writing Life: A Canadian Student’s Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching is built upon the belief that good writing is an important skill, not just for academic success, but beyond into life as well. Bringing together a rhetoric that introduces the writing process, a selection of readings, guide to doing quality research in the internet age and a handbook, these four sections offer students a comprehensive guide to writing. This edition incorporates Canadian essays, by students and professionals, critical thinking and an overall emphasis on reading as a foundation to improving one’s writing skills. Between two covers Writing Life offers students a comprehensive guide to writing for postsecondary and beyond.

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By Lance Weldy
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1443827606
  • Number of Pages : 545
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 316
  • Pdf File: crossing-textual-boundaries-in-international-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“As the first part of the title indicates, my interest in looking at intertextuality and transformation still maintains a prominent place throughout this book as well. If we believe that ‘no text is an island,’ then we will understand that the relationships between and within texts across the years become a fascinating place for academic inquiry. I included the word ‘boundaries’ into the title because we never get tired of voicing our opinions about texts which traverse relegated boundaries, such as genre or medium. Not only am I interested in discussing what these changes across boundaries mean socially, historically, and culturally, but also what they mean geographically, which accounts for the second part of my title. “I am very excited that this book will be placing even more emphasis on children’s literature in an international scene than my first book did, in the sense that I have added more scholars on an international level. I hesitate to list the nationalities of all of the contributors here because quite a few have themselves crossed international boundaries in different ways, by either studying abroad or finding permanent residency in foreign countries. Nevertheless, the writers have lived extensively in or identify as being from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States of America, and Wales.” —Introduction

Designing and Using Performance Tasks

By Tracey K. Shiel
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Isbn Code : 1506343422
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 446
  • Pdf File: designing-and-using-performance-tasks.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Stretch student thinking with performance-based tasks. With the continual increase of high-stakes assessments also comes the surge of professional development on designing performance-based tasks. Providing step-by-step insights, this book shows you how to incorporate performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. If you’re ready to stretch your students’ thinking, grab a copy of this how-to guide to help you: Make instructional decisions based on student performance of learning tasks Incorporate learning progressions as an integral part of planning performance tasks Close the “knowing–doing” gap by focusing on considerations for successful implementation

These Precious Days

By Ann Patchett
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0063092808
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 411
  • Pdf File: these-precious-days.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. "The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman—Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki—with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark—and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time.

Kickstart Initiative

By Delano E. Lewis,Edward R. McCracken
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 9780788138591
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 385
  • Pdf File: kickstart-initiative.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This publication is intended to help community leaders launch KickStart initiatives to bring their communities onto the information superhighway. Contents: connecting people and communities to the information superhighway (realizing the benefits; highlighting the ingredients of success; showcasing success tories); a leadership guide to getting there (identifying costs and sources of funding); resource on intellectual property, privacy and security; resources for communities (print and online resources; examples of acceptable use policies).

CBD

By Leonard Leinow,Juliana Birnbaum,Michael H. Moskowitz, M.D.
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Isbn Code : 1623171849
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 854
  • Pdf File: cbd.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The essential book on CBD as medicine This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the "highs" associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals. While cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, only in the last fifty years have scientists begun to shed light on the chemistry of the plant and its interactions with the human body. Research has led to the discovery of a whole new system in the body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in mediating functions such as appetite, immunity, mood, pain response, and memory. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant. In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic.

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine

By Jeffrey Dach, M.D.,Elaine A. Moore,Justin Kander
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 147662111X
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Category : Medical
  • Reviews : 617
  • Pdf File: cannabis-extracts-in-medicine.pdf

Book Excerpt:

As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.