Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo

Author: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Fastpencil Premiere

ISBN: 9781607467656

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Professor Wormbog's zoo won't be complete until he finds a Zipperump-a-Zoo, but he seems to be looking in the wrong places.
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Home Front

A Novel

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429942215

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . . Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.
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The Kristin Hannah Collection: Volume 2

Winter Garden, Night Road, Home Front

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466883030

Category: Fiction

Page: 1232

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Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE KRISTIN HANNAH COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 is sure to delight the beloved, blockbuster bestselling author's legions of fans. Includes: WINTER GARDEN Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are. NIGHT ROAD For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Then one hot summer's night one decision will change the course of all their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive. HOME FRONT Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life—children, careers, bills, chores—even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own—for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, this is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and, ultimately, hope that no reader will soon forget.
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Picture-Book Professors

Academia and Children's Literature

Author: Melissa Terras

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108540325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. This title is also available, with additional material, as Open Access.
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3 R's for the gifted

reading, writing, and research

Author: Nancy Polette

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Publishers' Weekly

American Book-trade Journal ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Adventuring with books

a booklist for pre-K--grade 8

Author: National Council of Teachers of English,Patricia J. Cianciolo

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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NILS A-V Media Catalog, 1988

Author: Northern Illinois Library System

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page: 481

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Wilson Library Bulletin

Author: Stanley Kunitz,Marie D. Loizeaux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Something about the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787652098

Category: Children's literature

Page: 381

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.
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Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139439640

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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In Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized, Sternberg reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the standard paper and pencil tests currently in use. In addition to analytical and quantitative abilities, a theory of intelligence must take account of peoples' creative abilities - their ability to go beyond given information and imagine new and exciting ways of reformulating old problems. It must also take into account peoples' ability to weigh options carefully and act prudently. Understanding one's own intellectual shortcomings, and learning how to overcome, is as important as developing one's strengths. Sternberg develops a vision of human intelligence that is far more nuanced and accurate than anything previously offered. Wisdom, Intelligence and Creativity Synthesized will be essential reading for psychologists, cognitive scientists, educators, and organizational researchers.
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AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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