Do Not Open

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672562

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1539

Psst! Want to know a secret? Do you dare open me up? Because inside you'll find the incredible TRUTH about mind-boggling confidential stuff 'they' don't want you to know! And wanna know something else? Now, my New York Times-Bestselling self is an ebook!! Find out where the Bermuda Triangle is, whether alien abductions actually happen, and the truth about crop circles. Explore lost worlds, unravel secret codes, marvel at mysterious places and meet spooks, spies, secret keepers and scandal makers of the world. When you've finished riddle solving, close me up in my funky cage so no one else can get at my secrets! But ssh! Don't tell a soul.
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The Story of Pandora's Box

Author: Joan Holub,Dani Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442484985

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4491

An easy-to-read retelling of the Greek myth of Pandora, whose curiosity leads her to open a box marked "Do Not Open!" and let loose all kinds of trouble.
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Do Not Open

The Discarded Refrigerators of Post-Katrina New Orleans

Author: Katheryn Krotzer Laborde

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460210

Category: History

Page: 260

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When the floodwaters that swamped New Orleans finally receded in September 2005, the post–Hurricane Katrina recovery began. One of the most common sights was the discarded home refrigerator, perched on the curb and ready for disposal. For months, thousands upon thousands of ruined refrigerators still awaited pick-up. Many had messages scribbled with markers or blurted with spray paint, rendered by owners and passersby alike, ranging from practical to sentimental, the angry to the darkly humorous. This book, featuring hundreds of black-and-white photographs, presents the communiqués that transformed appliances into message boards, and explores the post-disaster environment that inspired their creation.
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Do Not Open

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405336331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 8274

Psst! Want to know a secret? Do you dare open me up? Because inside you�ll find the incredible TRUTH about mind-boggling confidential stuff 'they' don't want you to know! From the publishers who brought you the totally fantastic Pick Me Up, Put Me Down, find out where the Bermuda Triangle is, whether alien abductions actually happen, and the truth about crop circles. Explore lost worlds, unravel secret codes, marvel at mysterious places and meet spooks, spies, secret keepers and scandal makers of the world. When you�ve finished riddle solving, close me up in my funky metal box so no one else can get at my secrets! But ssh! Don�t tell a soul.
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Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Author: Adam Lehrhaupt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442435836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness. You really shouldn’t be opening this book. I’m serious. Just put it back on the shelf. Right...now. You’re still reading this? Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you... It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out...madness and mayhem lie within! Debut author Adam Lehrhaupt urges you NOT to take a walk on the wild side in this humorous, interactive romp with inventive and engaging illustrations from Eisner Award–winning comic artist and rising star children’s book illustrator Matthew Forsythe. Warning: Do Not Open This Book? won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor award and was a 2013 Huffington Post Best Picture Book honorable mention and an ALA Notable Children’s Book. This quirky, subversive creation begs to be enjoyed again and again and again. “These monkeys are a RIOT! And their books are funny, too!” —Ame Dyckman
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Eyes that do not Open

Author: Claudio Hernández

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1547574283

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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Seven women disappeared four years ago. Their bodies were never found and they were presumed dead in a cold case. A detective with supernatural powers has to find leads to solve the case. Detective Moore's powers help him visualize the kidnapped women's lifeless bodies that keep showing up by the lake. On the other hand, the sheriff doesn't know how to manage the investigation. The suspect is not willing to give any details on the women's whereabouts and proves to be a result of justice's negligence. Follow Detective Moore as he unravels the mysteries behind this thrilling investigation filled with adrenaline and shocking revelations throughout every page.
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Do Not Open This Book!

Author: Joy Cowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780780294431

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

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Book featuring rhyme, rhythm and repetition. Specially crafted for shared reading and writing. The storylines are full of humour that children will love. Age range: 4-9. Provides thorough coverage of the Literacy Strategy requirements for Foundation (P1), Year 1 (P2), and Year 2 (P3). Can also be used with Year 3 (P4). Size: 48cm tall x 34cm wide. Published 1998. 16 pages.
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Do Not Open

Author: Brinton Turkle

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780808563815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Miss moody lived at land's end with Captain Kidd. Captain Kidd wasn't the famous pirate; he was a cat. One morning after a storm, Miss Moody found him washed up on the beach. He was nearly drowned. She nursed him until he was well, and he repaid her kindness by keeping her cottage free of mice.
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Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open!

Author: Mark Parisi

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062427776

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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“Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!”—Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series "Readers will love the riotous hero of this new series."—School Library Journal Move over, Wimpy Kid. Here comes the imaginative, the inquisitive, the unstoppable Marty Pants! Marty Pants is different from your typical middle schooler. He has the soul of an artist, and as an artist, he notices things–except when he doesn’t. When Marty discovers a note suggesting an alien is watching him, this is something he can’t ignore. But no one, not his friends, his family, his arch-enemy, nor the chief of police, can see what he sees. So, it’s up to Marty to save the world—his way! This hilarious new series follows the endearing, frazzled, embarrassed, and ultimately fearless footsteps of literature’s most unlikely hero: Marty Pants.
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Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy

From a Preacher Who Keeps It Real

Author: Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 144907426X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 8446

It is easy to condemn hip-hop for the condition of our society, but as we condemn our own young people for being who they are, what role do we play in making them who they are, and what do we have to offer them as an alternative to who they are? Hip-Hop Is Not Our Enemy is an insider's critique of the Black church's role and responsibility in co-opting hip-hop culture. It is written by a Black Baptist Pastor who survived a church split that occurred because of his dedication to co-opting hip-hop culture. The final chapter serves as a how-to guide to preparing a sermon that will connect with the hip-hop generation.
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Do Not Open 'Til Christmas

Author: Sierra Donovan

Publisher: Zebra

ISBN: 1420141538

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2479

What happens when a Scrooge-like boss and a determined young woman have to work together during the holidays? A Christmas of surprises . . . Bret Radner once dreamed of being a hard-hitting journalist, exposing corruption and writing Pulitzer-winning pieces. But heart-tugging circumstances kept him at the Tall Pine Gazette, where small town life, new neighbors, and human interest stories are the news. In charge for the entire holiday season, Bret is determined to run the newsroom right. Yet with a too-pretty rookie reporter to train, he finds himself challenged on just about everything . . . A waitress at the Pine ‘n’ Dine restaurant, freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally gets her big chance to work full-time for the Gazette. But proving herself to her handsome boss won’t be easy. He turns down all her holiday-themed stories and, in fact, doesn’t seem to like Christmas at all. Yet the closer Chloe works with Bret, the more she realizes that his tough exterior conceals a hidden hurt . . . and a heart she wants to fill with glad tidings of great joy—for many seasons to come . . . “Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale. I smiled the entire time I was reading it!” —Shirlee McCoy on We Need a Little Christmas
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Das Selbstporträt

Author: Andre Agassi

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426427788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Zum Wunderkind erkoren, zum Tennis getrieben, wurde aus Andre Agassi der rebellische Superstar auf dem Centre Court, eine Pop-Ikone der Achtziger. Kaum stand er ganz oben auf der Weltrangliste, stürzte er ab – und fiel tief. Sein spektakuläres Comeback und seine Liebe zu Steffi Graf machten ihn zu der überragenden Persönlichkeit, die er heute ist. – Das sensationelle Selbstporträt eines begnadeten Tennisspielers, der über sich selbst hinausgewachsen ist. Andre Agassi ist einer der talentiertesten Spieler, die je einen Tennisplatz betreten haben – doch von klein auf hasste er das Spiel. Bereits dem Kind drückte der Vater einen Schläger in die Hand, und als Schüler musste er täglich Tausende von Bällen schlagen. Auch wenn er den unerbittlichen Erfolgsdruck verabscheute, wollte er doch dem Ruf des Wunderkinds gerecht werden. In seiner zutiefst bewegenden Autobiographie erzählt Andre Agassi nun die Geschichte seines Lebens im Widerstreit zwischen Selbstzerfleischung und Perfektionsdrang. Agassi lässt uns die Angst des siebenjährigen Jungen spüren, der unter dem obsessiven Blick seines autoritären Vaters den ganzen Tag trainieren muss. Als Elfjähriger wird er in eine Tennis-Akademie geschickt, die für ihn eher einem Gefängnis gleichkommt. Einsam und verängstigt begehrt der Schulversager auf: Agassi färbt sich die Haare, er trägt Ohrringe und kleidet sich wie ein Punk. Als er mit sechzehn Profi wird, verändert sein Erscheinungsbild die Tenniswelt ebenso nachhaltig wie sein blitzschneller Return. Trotz seines Naturtalents muss er kämpfen. Seine anfänglichen Niederlagen gegen die Weltbesten bestürzen ihn. Doch viel größer noch ist seine Verwirrung, als er die ersten großen Siege erringt. Nach drei verlorenen Endspielen bei Grand-Slam-Turnieren beeindruckt er 1992 die Welt mit seinem grandiosen Triumph in Wimbledon. Über Nacht wird Andre Agassi der Liebling der Tennisfans und eine Zielscheibe für die Medien. Agassi hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis, mit dem er uns entscheidende Matchs miterleben lässt. Nie zuvor wurden die innere Dynamik des Tennisspiels und die äußere Dramatik des Ruhms so eindringlich beschrieben. Beeindruckend sind die scharfen Porträts seiner größten Kontrahenten – Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Roger Federer – und seines großen Vorbilds Björn Borg. Und wir erhalten ungeschminkte Einblicke in die kurze Beziehung mit Barbra Streisand und seine gescheiterte Ehe mit Brooke Shields. Agassi offenbart die Depression, die sein Selbstvertrauen zutiefst erschüttert, und den schweren Fehler, der ihn fast alles kostete. Er schildert seine schmerzhafte Wiederauferstehung – sein Comeback, das in dem legendären Sieg bei den French Open 1999 und dem Durchmarsch zur Nummer eins der Weltrangliste gipfelt. Voller Dankbarkeit würdigt Andre Agassi seinen loyalen Bruder und seinen klugen Trainer. Sie helfen ihm, sein Leben wieder ins Gleichgewicht zu bringen und die Liebe seines Lebens zu finden: Stefanie Graf. Ihre ruhige Entschlossenheit gibt ihm die Kraft, gegen seine bestialischen Rückenschmerzen anzukämpfen, und die Energie, um auch nach zwanzig Jahren auf dem Centre Court ein kaum zu schlagender Gegner zu sein. Agassi hat sich grundlegend verändert: vom Nonkonformisten zum engagierten Prominenten, vom Schulabbrecher zum Bildungsförderer. Nach seinem letzten Match bei den US Open 2006 hält er eine ergreifende Abschiedsrede, wie sie in einer Sportarena wohl nie zuvor gehört wurde. Open ist eine unerhört aufrichtige Lebensschau – sehr emotional und umwerfend gut geschrieben. Für Tennisfans ist dieses Buch ein absolutes Muss – es wird aber auch alle Leser begeistern, die bisher nichts über den weißen Sport wissen. Wie Agassis Spielweise setzt dieses sensationelle Selbstporträt einen neuen Maßstab für Ausdrucksstärke, Anmut, Schnelligkeit und Kraft.
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The Sermon on the Mount

A Personal Encounter with the Wisdom of Jesus

Author: James L. Mayfield

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875929

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The goal of this book is for readers to experience a personal encounter with the wisdom of Jesus found in Matthew 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount has grown out of pastor James Mayfield's study and struggles across the years as person, marriage partner, parent, pastor, teacher, and writer. The primary guides for this book have been John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Because there are forty chapters, the book is well suited for Lent, but it is not limited to that season.
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