Honk Honk! Hold Tight!

Author: Jessica Souhami

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781847805416

Category:

Page: 32

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This very funny folktale tells about the princess who will not laugh. Her father says he will give her hand in marriage to the man who can make her laugh – and one boy plus a golden goose set off to the palace to try their luck… As they go along, the animals and people they meet all try to steal one of the golden goose’s feathers – and they stick fast to the goose. “Honk Honk Hold Tight!” says the boy, and the whole parade soon ends up at the palace. What will the princess do? A fabulous read-aloud, laugh-out-loud story that has its origins in Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK, with variants discovered in Russia and Egypt.

Please, Mr Magic Fish

Author: Jessica Souhami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910959183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A beautifully told folk-tale exploring the theme of greediness.

Hold Tight

A Novel

Author: Christopher Bram

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480424544

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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During World War II, a gay navy sailor works undercover to catch Nazi spies, in this “fast-moving” novel from the author of Gods and Monsters (Publishers Weekly). During shore leave in New York, Seaman Second Class Hank Fayette, a Texas country boy in the big city, finds himself visiting a gay brothel, where he is swiftly arrested during a raid. Facing the prospect of a dishonorable discharge—or worse—he is given another option: Return to the brothel, near Manhattan’s West Side piers, and work undercover as a prostitute. Nazi agents are rumored to haunt the area, and Hank is a perfect lure to trap them. This military man is about to risk his life for his country in a way he never expected in “a spy thriller that breaks new ground” from the author of Eminent Outlaws and The Notorious Dr. August (Kirkus Reviews).

Hold Tight

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440632294

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Harlan Coben delivers a #1 New York Times bestseller that asks how well parents really know their children—and puts them on a technological roller coaster of their worst fears. “We’re losing him.” With those words, Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their sixteen-year-old son Adam, who has become increasingly moody and withdrawn since the suicide of his best friend. The software they install on his computer shows them every Web site visited, every e-mail sent or received, every instant message. And each keystroke draws them deeper and deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all...

Folk Tale Plays from Around the World That Kids Will Love

Author: Marci Appelbaum,Jeff Catanese

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439222570

Category: Education

Page: 80

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"Eight short read-aloud plays with engaging activities that build reading skills, add spark to social studies lessons, and explore diverse cultures"--Cover.

Under the Same Army Flag

Recollections of the Veterans of the World War II.

Author: Xian Deng

Publisher: 五洲传播出版社

ISBN: 9787508506975

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 312

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Kerry, Kitty, and the War

Author: Ruth Bradford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514473038

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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World War II changed lives in dreadful ways. Kerry OToole, only five years old, was in their London flat, when a German bomb exploded, killing her Mum. Kerrys father sent her to Clifden, Ireland, to be raised by her grannies. A little calico kitten hitched a ride in Kerrys carpet bag. When terror crept into her dreams, Kitty cuddled with the little girl. When ten-year old Patrick splashed her with muddy water, anger at everything and everyone in her life burned. I hate you! Read to find out how a big black fireplace, angels in her dreams, and a new relationship with the Lord Jesus, help Kerry grow into an amazing, giving artist.

Searching for Blood: Fire and Ice

Author: Meredith Millen

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312281863

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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As hard as my decision was, leaving was the only way I could protect Taylin. Taylin had been the only person I had confided my secrets in, the only one I had let close enough to see who I really was. For so long I had been afraid of losing his presence in my life that I kept him at arm’s length before finally giving into my feelings, and now here I was at dinner with someone else on Valentine’s Day. It didn’t matter that I hated this day, it was still the most romantic day of the year and it wasn’t Taylin who was sitting across from me.

Women of the Silk

A Novel

Author: Gail Tsukiyama

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429952296

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.

Where Peace Walks in a Tight Rope

Author: Francis Brainfloss

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479741477

Category: Music

Page: 251

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The next night, she went to another bar that has live bands. She had no luck but didn't want to give-up yet. She can't get him off her mind. That gaunt face, dark hair and the dreamy eyes that was shadowed by his eyebrows. Oh, that handsome face, Deborah thought with desire. She did not care that she was looking for him everywhere and she was a woman, the guy was a hero and he saved her life; There's something poetic about him. Deborah bet he is a very good and romantic man. Deborah moves on her chair. "Are you okay honey?" asked her father William Cunningham. "Yes dad," came her reply, still with a faraway." "You must be thinking of Clide huh?" William leaned closer from across the table. "He really sounded sincere. I think he was close to tears when he talked to me." "I don't know dad," Deborah said with a dismissive sight. "But . . ." "Listen dad," Deborah said more firmly. "I need time to think. I hope you understand." "Okay," said William with resignation. "I understand. You're mad at him. It takes time to get over what he'd done. I'm just worried that you won't get married. I mean, you're past the marrying age already. Three years from now, you're going to be thirty." " I know that dad," said Deborah burdened by having to say it again. "And I thought that Clide was the one-but, he just betrayed my trust. You know how Iam about trust." Deborah wished she could leave now and be somewhere where she would be left with her thoughts and fantasize about that mysterious man. She felt a stirring in her groin every time she thinks of him. God, when am I going to find him? Deborah desperately wanted some hope just so she could go on. Then she'd find him and thank him or something. Don't joke yourself Deborah, you want more than that. Deborah smiled. "What's that smile all about?" William asked. Deborah felt herself blush. "Nothing dad . . ." she said quickly. "Listen, I have a lot to do in the office." "Honey, are you even listening to what I said?"

Der Junge, der mit den Piranhas schwamm

Author: David Almond

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473474959

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Das Leben ist kein Goldfischteich... ... sondern ein Piranha-Becken. Doch einen Jungen wie Stan kann das nicht schrecken. Auf der Suche nach dem großen Abenteuer läuft er von zu Hause weg und wird Schüler des weltberühmten Magiers Pancho Pirelli. Von ihm lernt Stan, was keiner außer Pancho je wagte: in ein Becken voller hungriger Piranhas zu springen. Wer sich von Meistererzähler David Almond in den Strom des Abenteuers locken lässt, taucht verzaubert wieder auf. Hans-Christian-Andersen-Preis 2010 für das Gesamtwerk

H wie Habicht

Author: Helen Macdonald

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371147X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Baggage Claim

A Novel

Author: David E. Talbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743253612

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In this national bestseller and basis for the smash hit movie starring Paula Patton, Baggage Claim is the story of one woman who decides that she’s done flying solo. When her baby sister announces she’s getting married in thirty days, sexy but single flight attendant Montana Moore realizes that she’s soon to be the oldest—and only—unwed woman in her family. With the help of fellow flight attendants and a zany network of airline employees, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. Acclaimed author and director David E. Talbert welcomes you aboard a hilarious, witty, and charming tale where the final destination is the altar.

The Auto

The Motorist's Pictorial

Author: Stanley Spooner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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Kleine Feuer überall

Roman

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433809

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?