The Night Pirates

Pop-Up Adventure

Author: Peter Harris,Deborah Allwright,Corina Fletcher

Publisher: Egmont Books

ISBN: 9781405256780

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

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Despite the fact that he is "only a boy," Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures.

The Little Book of Story Bags

Author: Marianne Sargent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147292357X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Reading stories is an invaluable experience for young children, helping them to develop a wide range of important skills. As well as developing listening skills, children who have regular access to stories develop an awareness of story structure, character and setting. They also begin to understand the concept of letter sounds and words printed on the page and increase their vocabulary. Offering opportunities for active, involved, cross-curricular learning, story bags help bring stories to life and offer practical ideas that serve the differing interests and learning styles of young children.

Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic World

Author: Michael Champion,Lara O'Sullivan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135180331X

Category: History

Page: 282

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Violence had long been central to the experience of Hellenistic Greek cities and to their civic discourses. This volume asks how these discourses were shaped and how they functioned within the particular cultural constructs of the Hellenistic world. It was a period in which warfare became more professionalised, and wars increasingly ubiquitous. The period also saw major changes in political structures that led to political and cultural experimentation and transformation in which the political and cultural heritage of the classical city-state encountered the new political principles and cosmopolitan cultures of Hellenism. Finally, and in a similar way, it saw expanded opportunities for cultural transfer in cities through (re)constructions of urban space. Violence thus entered the city through external military and political shocks, as well as within emerging social hierarchies and civic institutions. Such factors also inflected economic activity, religious practices and rituals, and the artistic, literary and philosophical life of the polis.

Isle of Night

Die Wächter 1

Author: Veronica Wolff

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492954286

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Wenn das Leben nichts mehr zu bieten hat – schließ dich den Wächtern an! Die Zeit im College sollte für Annelise ein willkommener Abschied von ihrem ungeliebten Vater und ihrer Stiefmutter werden. Doch dann trifft sie den geheimnisvollen Ronan, der ihr ein neues Leben verspricht – wenn sie den Mut dazu hat, ihm zu folgen. Auf einer mysteriösen Insel vor der Küste Englands muss sich Annelise dem Wettkampf gegen andere Rekruten stellen. Sie alle wollen zu den Wächtern gehören, einer Eliteeinheit, die sich nicht nur mit Vampiren verbündet, sondern auch gefährlichste magische Missionen zu erfüllen hat ...

Die Liebe in Zeiten der Cholera

Roman

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306758

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Nichts auf der Welt ist schwieriger als die Liebe. Das erleben Fermina Daza und Doktor Juvenal Urbino tagtäglich in ihrer mehr als fünfzigjährigen Ehe. Und niemand erfährt das schmerzlicher als Fermina Dazas ewiger Verehrer Florentino Ariza, der 51 Jahre, 9 Monate und 4 Tage auf sie gewartet hat. Schwärmerisch hat er in poetischen Briefen um sie geworben, sie in aller Keuschheit gewonnen und wieder verloren, aber nie aufgehört, sie zu lieben. Während Fermina Daza an der Seite ihres Mannes, eines hoch geachteten Arztes, ein großbürgerliches Leben führt, bringt es Florentino Ariza durch beruflichen Erfolg zu großem Wohlstand. Er ist ein nimmermüder Schürzenjäger, im Herzen aber Fermina Daza immer treu geblieben, und noch am Abend der Beerdigung ihres Mannes erklärt er ihr erneut seine Liebe.Ein großer Liebesroman, eine Geschichte voller Lebenskraft und Poesie. „Ohne die reichen Bücher von García Márquez wäre unsere Welt entschieden ärmer.“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Gamelife

A Memoir

Author: Michael W. Clune

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374713170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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You have been awakened. Floppy disk inserted, computer turned on, a whirring, and then this sentence, followed by a blinking cursor. So begins Suspended, the first computer game to obsess seven-year-old Michael, to worm into his head and change his sense of reality. Thirty years later he will write: "Computer games have taught me the things you can't learn from people." Gamelife is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology. Afternoons spent gazing at pixelated maps and mazes train Michael's eyes for the uncanny side of 1980s suburban Illinois. A game about pirates yields clues to the drama of cafeteria politics and locker-room hazing. And in the year of his parents' divorce, a spaceflight simulator opens a hole in reality. In telling the story of his youth through seven computer games, Michael W. Clune captures the part of childhood we live alone.

Hawke

Author: Ted Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395686

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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While sailing in the Caribbean, young Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror as modern-day pirates brutally murder his parents. It is a tragedy that will haunt him forever and shape his destiny. As a direct descendant of a legandary English pirate, Lord Alexander Hawke is skilled in the ways of sea combat - and one of Britain's most decorated naval heroes. Now, Hawke returns to the Caribbean on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads, and is believed to be in the hands of an unstable government just ninety miles from the US mainland. In a race against time, Hawke must locate the sub before a strike can be launched against the US - and, after a lifetime of nightmares, finally avenge himself on the mean who slaughtered his family . . .

Lawinenhunde im Schneesturm

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785574164

Category:

Page: 126

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In ihrem neuen Abenteuer landen Anne und Philipp mit ihrem Baumhaus auf 2.500 Metern Höhe, mitten in den Schweizer Alpen! Dort treffen sie auf Mönche und Lawinenhunde, die nach einem vermissten Soldaten suchen ... Ab 8.

The Pirates and the Nightmaker

Author: James Norcliffe

Publisher: Longacre Press

ISBN: 9781775537694

Category:

Page: 272

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A strange and mischievous story written with exceptional style, pace and grace - a true classic in the making. It's 1740 . . . The Firefly is taken in the night by pirates who sail the Caribbean. The ship's boy and a handful of men are set adrift in a jolly-boat. Without food or water the half-starved men eye up the young boy. Astonishingly, a mysterious Mr Wicker saves the boy by turning him into an unearthly creature - an invisible flying boy with beautiful emerald-green wings. When the boy is drawn to a ghost ship sailed by Captain Bass, he learns of the dangerous power of a magical astrolabe which Mr Wicker desperately seeks - and why Wicker must never find it. The boy cannot trust Wicker . . . but is there anyone he can trust? Captain Bass? Sophie Blade, the pirate's daughter? And who can return him to himself?

Code Noir

ein Parrish-Plessis-Roman

Author: Marianne De Pierres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404232857

Category:

Page: 331

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The Past is Myself & The Road Ahead Omnibus

When I Was a German, 1934-1945

Author: Christabel Bielenberg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446464938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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The Past is Myself Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings. The Past is Myself is her story of that experience - and an unforgettable portrait of an evil time. Published in the USA as When I Was a German. The Road Ahead Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoir, The Past is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. In The Road Ahead she continues her story with the outbreak of peace - a time of struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. She also tells of life in her newly adopted country, Ireland, her involvement with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and with characteristic modesty and gratitude, looks back on a rich, full life.

When I Was a German, 1934-1945

An Englishwoman in Nazi Germany

Author: Christabel Bielenberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803261518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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This fascinating glimpse of Nazi Germany is provided by an Englishwoman who was fluent in German and at home in German society, yet not entirely of it. Christabel Bielenberg moved from passive to active resistance as Hitler seized power and the Nazi dictatorship clamped down.

Surrender the Night

Author: MaryLu Tyndall

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607422751

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Step into a breathtaking novel of adventure and romance set amid the War of 1812. During an assault by an enemy sailor, timid farm girl Rose McGuire is saved by the least likely of heroes—a British Naval Lieutenant. Now that he’s wounded, she’ll have to heal as well as hide him. Alex Reed is being aided and abetted by his enemy—albeit an innocent and attractive one. But he might be doing Rose more harm than good if his presence on her farm is discovered. As their love blooms, trouble looms. Will this couple survive another British invasion?

Hitler

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1072

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Now at last in a single, abridged volume – the definitive life. When the two volumes of Ian Kershaw’s biography of Hitler, Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis were published, they were immediately greeted around the world as the essential works on perhaps the most malign figure ever to hold power in modern Europe. In the face of considerable demand for such an edition, Kershaw has now created a single volume version. The result is a frightening, fascinating narrative of how a bitter provincial failure from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power; how the half-baked, contemptible ideas of a vagrant former art student coalesced into an ideology that for twelve horrific years shaped the fate of millions; and how both in his determination to impose his will militarily and to fend off his many enemies he unleashed a genocidal Armageddon. No one individual can stand in as the scapegoat for the vast social, technological, economic and military forces that shape our societies – but if ever there was one man whose ideas and personality shaped and cowed those forces, as well as embodying them, it was Hitler. This is his story and Kershaw tells it with unique authority, and with moral anger.

Light Up the Night

Author: M. L. Buchman

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402286988

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Praise for I Own the Dawn: "Wonderfully fast-paced...enthralling and exciting." -Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick! Name: Trisha O'Malley Rank: Second Lieutenant and AH-6M "Little Bird" Pilot Mission : Take down Somali pirates, and deny her past Name: William Bruce Rank: Navy SEAL Lieutenant Mission : Rescue hostages, and protect his past-against all comers They both have something to hide When hotshot SOAR helicopter pilot Trisha O'Malley rescues Navy SEAL Bill Bruce from his undercover mission in Somalia, it ignites his fury. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her proclivity for flying past safety's edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion's fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia's pirate lords. Praise for Take Over at Midnight: "Quite simply a great read." —Booklist "A fabulous soaring thriller." —Midwest Book Review

Melody Loses Her Mojo

Author: Keith Saha

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472529529

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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I gotta keep hold of my Mojo He keeps me bouncing up and down like a yo-yo When I'm on a low low He makes me ho ho Gets me flying out of black holes like Chewbacca and Han Solo Melody is in the care system and is out of control . . . the only thing that is constant in Melody's life is her toy monster, Mojo. Blessing has come from Nigeria to stay with an 'Aunty', but when the relationship breaks down, she is trapped in the care system and longs to be back with her Nana in Lagos. Rizla has just left the care system. He has been taken in by some older guys in the local hostel and has found his new 'family'. Melody Loses Her Mojo is a bold, gritty and challenging story aimed at young people. It fuses Hip-hop theatre, dance, puppetry and street art to follow the amazing journeys of three remarkable young people, whose stories intertwine in a world full of magical and surreal moments.