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This fantastic and creative, kids coloring book, is packed full of cool coloring pages full of kids' favorite animals, and specially designed to be perfect for kids aged 3-8 to color with just the right level of detail for the age range. From perfect pets and furry baby animals, to woodland creatures and jungle beasts, right through to brilliant birds, fun fish and beautiful nature scenes, this book definitely contains a rich variety of awesome coloring pictures, which are sure to delight and thrill any animal loving kid with hours-and-hours of coloring fun. What you will find inside the book: - More 50 individual, single sided designs. - Many types of animals, including land, sea and airborne. - Size 8'' x 10'', not too big but not too small. Activities such as coloring will improve your child's pencil grip, as well as helping them to relax, self-regulate their mood and develop their imagination. So if you are looking for a seriously fun and totally cool coloring book, packed with amazing animals for a kid who loves to color, then Kids Coloring Books Animal Coloring Book is the book for you!
Alan Desland, who feels himself to be an ordinary and unremarkable man, falls passionately in love with the beautiful but mysterious German stenographer, Karin, who is sent to assist him during a business trip to Denmark. To his astounded joy, she returns his love - but their courtship and marriage will shake his life to its very foundations and test him to the limits of sanity.
This book will be of interest to students of both children’s literature and gender studies. It re-examines a period long considered to be of poor quality as regards children’s books. It explores a range of themes, such as female agency, power and courage, and additionally gives a linguistic analysis of selected texts. The book adopts a socio-cultural approach, placing the authors in their historical context. By focusing on a small number of authors in depth, it discovers subtleties perhaps ignored by a broad-brush approach. While reflecting their era in some respects, these writers also demonstrated individuality in their representation of gender, offering a wider range of models to their readers than previous critics have acknowledged.
This is a story about how was growing up and so many times spend in the hospital and almost died, if the neigbor Tina did not comes over, I would not be here right now. The first time that I was at the hospital, and I stay for awhile and then I got release and then I was there a few times and then the Doctor said If i pass my two year birthday,I would live and so I am telling you my story, I started school and the kids were making fun of me and then my neigbor kids did to the same, one day there was incident that my sister almost called the police and I told her not too
From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slowdancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time.
Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro’s childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family in their painted caravan and spend evenings by the fire as they sang and told stories of their past. She didn’t go to school or visit a doctor when she was unwell. Instead her family would gather wild herbs to make traditional remedies, hunt game and rabbits, and while the men tended horses to make a living, the young girls would join the women in reading palms. But Eva’s perfect world would be turned upside down as the countryside became increasingly hostile to all travellers. Eva describes the wonderful characters in her family, from her grandfather ‘Naughty’ Petulengro to her four beautiful aunts who entranced everyone they met, as well as the fascinating people they came across on the road. Moving, evocative, romantic and funny, The Girl in the Painted Caravan vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared.
An Expat's Life, Luxembourg & The White Rose is a refreshing and forthright take on the Englishman Abroad genre. Reading David Robinson's relaxed prose is like sitting down for a drink or two with the author in the pub of the title. Indeed, as the tome progresses, so the reader warms to Robinson's down-to-earth character. The author's very personal view of an expat's life in Luxembourg is not overbearing, and even the most informed reader will learn something new about the history of the Grand Duchy, its bureaucracy and social conventions and attitudes. The book is brimful with little snippets of useful information and trivia for those unfamiliar with the country, and Robinson's anecdotes will spark empathy with readers who live, or have lived, in Luxembourg. -Duncan Roberts, editor of 352 Magazine.
It's Been Fun is the autobiography of Dr. Harlan Rogers, a well-known Mississippi cattleman and retired dentist. Born in 1929, Harlan gives a first hand account of conditions during his childhood and the trials many families faced as they struggled to survive the Great Depression and its hardships. His entertaining and educational anecdotes transport the reader to another era when people worked together to achieve common goals and hard work was a way of life. Harlan describes the skill and discipline of the old muleskinner as he and his crew harvest virgin timber in rural Covington County, Mississippi, using only a few simple tools and well-trained oxen and mules. He tells of the community's willingness to share during times of need. Harlan discusses his favorite activities as a youth, many based on his love for nature and simple pleasures such as hayrides and afternoon trips to the swimming hole. The work ethic and sense of community instilled in Harlan during his early years made him an outstanding soldier as he proudly served his country during World War II and the Korean War. His stories of battle are thought provoking as he describes the horrors of war and the thrill of victory. His account of the battle for Pork Chop Hill and the loss of his best friend are moving reminders of the sacrifice all American veterans have made. After serving in the army, Harlan returned to the United States to become a successful dentist in his hometown. He shares some rather amusing stories of almost forty years in dentistry. He also offers insight into how he built a successful Charolais cattle ranch from the ground up. Harlan and his wife of over fifty years, Dorotheann Murphree Rogers, have worked together to become prominent business owners. He presents his thoughts on the importance of community involvement and some valuable lessons he has learned as a member of various local, state, and national boards. Also sprinkled in the book are humorous stories about raising four sons and tips for parenting. Harlan also devotes a chapter to what he calls "thoughts that clutter my brain." Because of the long and productive life he has enjoyed, it is appropriate he has chosen to call his first publication It's Been Fun.
When eleven year old Tony and his older brother, Jack are on the ferry to Galiano Island at the start of their summer holiday, Tony sees a pickpocket steal a wallet. The pickpocket, a girl about Tonys age is caught but the wallet cannot be found. The girl makes a daring escape when the ferry docks at the island. Tony thinks she is part of a gang of young thieves led by an older man and a woman. Tony and Jack set up camp overlooking a popular pleasure boat harbour close to the home of their parents friends from Africa. Their sister Meg is staying with these friends who have a daughter named Sam. Sam believes she has discovered an ancient tunnel and the four children decide to investigate. Anchored in the harbour is a large motor launch.Tony sees the girl pickpocket on deck. He also sees the man and woman who were on the ferry. On a shopping trip with Sam and her mother Tony and Jack see the gang of thieves stealing wallets and purses and they discover how the gang conceals the stolen items. Finally, the secret of the ancient tunnel is revealed and leads to an exciting escape and the capture of the gang of thieves.
“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.
Anna lives in Brooklyn. But she didn't always. She grew up in Kielce, Poland, where the summers were long and the politics communist. When her parents were indicted for their alliance with anti-government forces, Anna had to flee her homeland, leaving her closest friends behind. Now an adult, she lives in the US and has lost touch with the girls she once knew, the ones she missed so much as a teenager that she'd sneak back into Kielce hidden in the back of a car just to share another summer. When she learns that one of them has suffered a terrible tragedy, she hurries home to Kielce. But when she arrives, she'll find more than she'd ever imagined. It's finally time to face everything that happened during those childhood summers long ago.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life. Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg. Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion “A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader’s world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion proves it.”—Pat Conroy “If all the self-help books that promote ways to ‘find yourself’ were stacked in an enormous pile . . . none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infuses The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “It’s Flagg’s pleasure to hit her characters with several happy endings, but the real happiness is that she’s given us another lovable—and quirky—novel.”—The Washington Post
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GROW UP... This is the story of SCOTT, who finds his belongings outside in a bin bag one day and realises he may have made a Big Mistake GAIL, who wishes her husband were under guarantee so she could send him back and get a refund NAT, who discovers that growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be ROSIE, who just wants her Dad back - or if not, then at least some new glitter nail polish. Four lives, one story: love, loss and learning to be a grown-up.
Cannie Shapiro returns in the acclaimed novel from the author of Good in Bed,All Fall Downand the forthcoming Who Do You Love! It's been almost thirteen years since we last saw Cannie Shapiro, the heroine of Good in Bed, whose journey towards happy-ever-after made millions of women the world over laugh, cry and recognise themselves. The last decade of Cannie's life has brought some surprises. Her life story, in fictional form, became an unexpected bestseller, and Cannie has since retreated from fame's fallout, writing science-fiction under a pen name and praying that all her daughter inherited from her father, Cannie's ex-boyfriend Bruce Guberman, are her curls and her eye-colour, and not his predilection for smoking pot. Meanwhile Cannie's best friend, Samantha, is looking for love in all the wrong places, and Cannie's husband, Peter, has decided that he'd like to have a baby, and the family's first choice for a surrogate is none other than Cannie's flamboyant kid sister ...
During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.