Please look after this bear

Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898455809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Paddington Bear arrives at Paddington Station from deepest, darkest Peru and is taken home by the Brown family.

A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062312197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1839

The classic novel about Paddington—who's now a major movie star! Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156030878

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3785

Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger. Reprint.

Paddington Here and Now

Author: Michael Bond,R. W. Alley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061473642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9320

With trouble apparently following him everywhere he roams, lovable Paddington Bear must use his charm and wit to straighten out his most recent dilemmas involving a grouchy neighbor and a strange mishap that lands him center stage at a concert!

And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312979478

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8623

Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.

National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

Author: Tim Edensor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350030287

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6853

The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.

Paddington at Large

Author: Michael Bond,Peggy Fortnum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618196784

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 132

View: 6364

The adventures and escapades of Paddington, a lovable but troublemaking bear

Pooh Goes Visiting

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525468219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 1367

When Winnie-the-Pooh visits his friend Rabbit, he gets stuck in the entrance hole and may have to wait until he loses some weight to get unstuck. Simultaneous.

Now We Are Six

Author: Alan Alexander Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405230643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4839

These beautiful editions are affordable and make the perfect gift.

The Wombles

Author: Elisabeth Beresford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408811766

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6594

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles happy and contented; and last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out on to the Common on his own for the very first time . . .

The Holy Terror

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473345340

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 7453

When Cook's newborn baby entered the world, he had nothing but hope for its future. However, it was immediately clear that this was no ordinary child—it's murderous screams seemed a dark portent. As it grew, things only got worse, and the child's mother began to despair. The new parents hoped their child would grow out of it, but soon came to realise that its inauspicious beginnings were only a sign of things to come. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). "The Father of Science Fiction" was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Art of Stillness

Adventures in Going Nowhere

Author: Pico Iyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784736

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 8160

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.

Famous Men of Science

Author: Sarah Knowles Bolton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scientists

Page: 426

View: 2270


A Beatrix Potter Treasury

Author: Beatrix Potter

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: 9780723259572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 189

View: 6448


Paddington, Trouble at the Launderette

Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780001983700

Category: Bears

Page: 22

View: 7999

Paddington carries his washing to the launderette in a wheelbarrow which causes difficulties when crossing busy roads But nothing is quite as difficult as the launderette itself where there is so much to know about the difference between washers and dryers and how much powder to put in.

Christopher Robin Collection

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405288019

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 160

View: 4178

Join Christopher Robin on his adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. This charming collection of stories and poems, selected from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six, tells extraordinary tales of a Boy and his Bear, accompanied by E.H.Shepard's beautiful illustrations. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since.

The Glory of Their Times

The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

Author: Lawrence S. Ritter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062309617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 5769

Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.


Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061170747

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2097

Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please Look After This Bear," he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family. Paddington Bear has charmed readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This reissue of the classic story, with new artwork by original artist R. W. Alley, will surely let a whole new generation of children find a home in their hearts for this lovable lost bear.

The Life and Times of Paddington Bear

Author: Russell Ash,Michael Bond

Publisher: Michael Joseph


Category: Bears in literature.

Page: 144

View: 7940

Explores the history and popularity of the accident-prone, marmalade-stained bear, relating the origins of the Paddington stories and the beginnings of the Paddington merchandising business

How to be an Alien

Author: George Mikes,Karen Holmes,Nicolas Bentley

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582416864

Category: English language

Page: 43

View: 8274

George Mikes describes the strange things the English do and say.