A Giraffe and a Half

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780060256555

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 5234

A giraffe goes through many humorous changes, but still remains the same.

Lafcadio -

Ein Löwe schießt zurück

Author: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596851409


Page: 112

View: 5074


Die weiße Giraffe

Author: Lauren St. John

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772521416


Page: 235

View: 6912

Plötzlich in Afrika: Die 11-Jährige Martine hat durch einen Brand ihre Eltern und ihr Zuhause verloren. Ihr neuer Vormund ist ihre Grossmutter in Afrika. Martine muss also nach Afrika ziehen. Dort gibt es viele Rätsel, die Martine im Verlauf der Geschichte löst, zum Beispiel: Wieso ihre Grossmutter so abweisend ist und wieso ihre Eltern ihr nie von ihrer Grossmutter erzählt haben. In einer Gewitternacht entdeckt Martine eine weisse Giraffe. Martine schleicht sich in das Reservat. Die Giraffe lässt sich von Martine streicheln. Sie nennt sie Jemmy, Jemmy hört die hohen Töne der Hundepfeife.Sie nimmt die Pfeife mit in die Schule. Ob dies eine gute Idee ist? Mit Jemmy erlebt Martine für den Rest des Buches viele spannende Dinge. Mir hat das Lesen viel Spass gemacht, ich finde, diese Geschichte ist spannend. Am Anfang jedes Kapitels hat es jeweils ein kleines Bild. Das Buch fördert die Fantasie und das Weiterdenken, es regt zu Gesprächen an. Ich finde, die Probleme von Kindern und Jugendlichen werden hier gut dargestellt und sehr ernst genommen! Ab 10 Jahren, *****, Joelle Pasquier, Schülerin OS Gundeldingen.

A Boy Named Shel

The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 1429980567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5157

Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.

Phonics from A to Z

A Practical Guide

Author: Wiley Blevins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590315104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 2514

Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 2601

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Classical Philosophy

A history of philosophy without any gaps

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191662046

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 6830

Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering of philosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics like the Hippocratic Corpus, the Platonic Academy, and the role of women in ancient philosophy. Within the thought of Plato and Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, which are treated in detail that is unusual in an introduction to ancient philosophy. Adamson looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues like the Charmides and Cratylus, and Aristotle's ideas in zoology and poetics. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. Attention is also given to the historical and literary context of classical philosophy, with exploration of how early Greek cosmology responded to the poets Homer and Hesiod, how Socrates was presented by the comic playwright Aristophanes and the historian Xenophon, and how events in Greek history may have influenced Plato's thought. This is a new kind of history which will bring philosophy to life for all readers, including those coming to the subject for the first time.

Summer Bridge Activities¨, Grades K - 1

Author: Summer Bridge Activities

Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

ISBN: 1483815803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 5218

Give your soon-to-be first grader a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades K-1. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review rhyming and counting and learn new skills like telling time and writing complete sentences. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year. --And this is no average workbookÑSummer Bridge Activities keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities keeps skills sharp all summer long!

The Menageries

Quadrupeds, Described and Drawn from Living Subjects..

Author: James Rennie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Elephants

Page: N.A

View: 3190


Lincoln and McClellan

The Troubled Partnership between a President and His General

Author: John C. Waugh

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230106765

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5099

There was no more remarkable pair in the Civil War than Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. At only 35 years old, McClellan commanded the Ohio troops early in the war, and won skirmishes for the Union in western Virginia. After the disastrous Union defeat at Bull Run in the summer of 1861, Lincoln sent word for McClellan to come to Washington, and soon elevated him to commander-in-chief of the Union army. But in the late summer and fall of 1861, things took a turn for the worst. Meticulous in his planning and preparations, McClellan began to delay attacking the enemy and developed a penchant for vastly overestimating the Confederate forces he faced. All of this hampered his ability to lead an aggressive force in a fast-moving battlefield environment. Finally losing his patience, Lincoln was famously quoted as saying, "If General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a time." Lincoln and McClellan takes an in-depth look at this fascinating relationship, from the early days of the Civil War to the 1864 presidential election when McClellan ran against Lincoln on an anti-war platform and lost. Here, award-winning author John C. Waugh weaves a tale of hubris, paranoia, failure, and triumph, illuminating as never before this unique and complicated alliance.

Natural History of Quadrupeds

Illustrated with Numerous Engravings

Author: James Rennie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mammals

Page: 324

View: 8521


A Measure of Truth

The Realistic Idealism, Philosophy Based on Evidence

Author: Ralph A. Hall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466901918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

View: 3377

Believe it or not, everyone has a personal philosophy. To some extent, everyone explores all the things philosophy explores. A life with a positive, uplifting philosophy will bring forth a life worth living. The Measure of Truth is a philosophy about humanity. It attempts to realistically resonate with our obligatory social and individual characteristics and, simultaneously, extrapolate ideals of love and compassion from the Judeo-Christian heritage. Finally, within our limited bubble of awareness, we can know where we come from, where we are, where we are going, and what things are possible.

The White Giraffe Series: The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song

Two African Adventures - books 1 and 2

Author: Lauren St John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444012398

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4307

11 year old Martine's African adventures begin in THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG, as she meets a magical white giraffe, rescues beached dolphins, and learns of an ancient prophecy that says the child who rides the white giraffe will have power over all the animals. Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in South Africa. One night she looks out of her window and sees a giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. In that instant, she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it, and her thrilling adventures as the child who can ride the white giraffe begin. Join Martine in these heart-warming stories, as she discovers her special gift of healing, and rescues beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique. These are books full of charm and atmosphere and stunning African landscapes, which will enchant animal lovers everywhere.

Alphabet Animal Adventure

Educational Story and Activity Book

Author: Rhonda L. Smith

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434909581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 8435