Travel the world with an intrepid explorer who's adventurous, brave and just a little bit forgetful.
Author: Danielle Chaperon
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Travel the world with an intrepid explorer who's adventurous, brave and just a little bit forgetful. She searches for ancient loot but loses her swimsuit! Goes to beautiful places and misplaces three suitcases! From Canada to Nepal to Egypt and beyond, our narrator circles the globe while abandoning her possessions. She even loses her mother, briefly, in the desert. The cadence and rhyme, accented by quirky collage-style art, will propel readers along through this exciting excursion, ultimately landing on a fact page dedicated to the places you've just read about. Join us on our journey around the world.
And he did everything himself, designing and building his own balloon and
basket, manufacturing his hydrogen and piloting his own creation . Undoubtedly
Sadler ... ***The Man with his Head in the Clouds is James Sadler . He is also me
Author: Richard O. Smith
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Hilarious, enlightening and inspiring The Man with His Head in the Clouds is anything but ordinary. Smith has artfully created a category-defying juxtaposition of historical biography and autobiographical recovery story. . . fun and accessible.' --The Psychologist 'All human life is here, served up with a light touch and keen sense of the ridiculous.' --Dr Lucy Worsley 'Pure pleasure... A brilliant blend of biography and self-help, and a bold book about ballooning, The Man with His Head in the Clouds is nothing less than a trip.' --Frances Wilson This is the story of how an uneducated Oxford pastry cook became the first Englishman to fly, in a self-built balloon powered by primitive, and potentially lethal, hydrogen. Despite taking off in force 8 gales, crashing into hills and plopping into the Irish Sea, James Sadler became a rare pioneering aeronaut to survive such perilous ascents. Good luck was not hereditary; his son's balloon fatally collided with a chimney. Sadler advanced the scientific evolution of lighter-than-air flight, and took part in both of the famous races that so captivated the public in late eighteenth-century Europe: across the Channel, and the Irish Sea. He earned Lord Nelson's endorsement for improving the Royal Navy with applied science, created one of the first--perhaps the very first--mobile steam engines and was revered by fans like Percy Shelley and Dr. Johnson. Yet even the brightest stars one day collapse, as Sadler's name emits virtually no light today. Like Sadler, Richard O. Smith emanates from Oxford's Town not Gown. Like Sadler, he wants to look down on Oxford--literally--and his admiration for the balloonist culminates in him replicating the first ever flight, also over Oxford. But there is a problem. The author suffers from acute acrophobia, a crippling fear of heights. This prevents him from standing on a stool, yet alone dangling at 3,000 feet beneath an oversized party balloon. To overcome his chronic height anxiety, he seeks pre-flight counselling, learning all about current understanding of phobias and anxieties. Here he discovers that he is also bathmophobic--a fully-functioning adult who is afraid of stairs. Inspired by Sadler, Smith sets out to overcome his debilitating fear and ascend in a balloon over Oxford. 'Be positive. You just need a will to do it,' counsels a psychologist. So, taking that advice, he starts positively, by making a will.
A 12-year-old girl travels the globe with her parents' circus, having adventures and learning to appreciate the joys of being different.
Author: Teresa Radice
Publisher: Violette Around the World
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Meet Violette, a curious 12-year-old girl who travels the world with the Cirque de la Lune--the Circus of the Moon, where her mother is the human cannonball and her father is the insect trainer! Sometimes she would give anything to have a normal life, parents with boring jobs, and a real house. But her life is different! In Paris, Violette meets Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a funny and eccentric painter who shows her how to appriciate all the joys of being different!
Co-founder of the Outcry Worship Tour, Ryan Romeo, empowers you to live well in the present as you dream well about the future in this practical guide to doing the impossible.
Author: Ryan Romeo
Co-founder of the Outcry Worship Tour, Ryan Romeo, empowers you to live well in the present as you dream well about the future in this practical guide to doing the impossible. When it comes to pursuing our dreams, Ryan Romeo is convinced of two things. First, God knows where you come from. He knows about your past. He knows about the seemingly impossible situation you may find yourself in. And yet, he is even more committed to seeing your dream come to life than you are. The other thing Ryan has learned is this: Your daily habits bring about the reality of your calling. What you do today matters even when it doesn't feel like it. Especially when it doesn't feel like it. How you treat your current job, your current boss, and those around you matters. How you serve your leader's vision or your church's vision? That matters too. So as you pursue your calling, don't forget to keep your head in the clouds. Never let the worries, the fears, the "what-ifs?" in your heart dampen God's unique call on your life. At the same time, you need to keep your feet on the ground - to stay engaged and connected right where you are, so you don't miss out on the foundation God wants to build. How do you do that? That's what Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground is all about. Looking at examples from his own life and from others who have followed big dreams, Ryan shares three practical and powerful ways to: Lay the groundwork that will strengthen the dreamer (you!) for the task ahead. Overthrow the dream killers that try to sideline you. Take the first steps! It's time to become a steward of your dream. Are you ready? Stand firm. And then look up.
You've learned about the benefits of Cloud and how Cloud might be appropriate
for your applications. And now you've learned how to procure Cloud services
easily. The only thing left for you to do is to get your head in the Cloud! Find
Author: Jim Sweeney
This book gives an introduction to the various types of Cloud that are available today and provides real-world case studies of agencies within the public sector that are using each of the various types of Cloud to better deliver services to their users. If you want to understand Cloud Computing and it's benefits, this is the book for you!
... Help Pass the Time Emmanuelle Lepetit. feeling alright?” “Absolutely, Mom, I
feel great!” answered Julie. “I guess I just... have my head in the clouds!”
Copyright page Author: Emmanuelle Lepetit Illustrator: Benoît Perroud Editor:
Author: Emmanuelle Lepetit
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Bye-bye boredom! 1 illustrated story to make time fly while you wait! Do you hate waiting? Julie does too! So imagine her annoyance in an airplane... especially on a flight from Paris to New York! Luckily, a strange kind of bird arrives to chase away her boredom... But is it really a bird? It almost looks more like... a pterodactyl! This story is from the collected volume Bye-bye boredom - Dinosaurs, Stories to Help Pass the Time, also available in digital format.
Soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Good, clean romances: romances that appeal to all ages, and are appropriate for all ages to read. They are consistent with the focus of our Christian Fiction series: well-written, compelling, and entertaining romances in which faith succeeds and virtue triumphs.
More than likely you're still frustrated with your circumstances in some way. You
whine about your business, cry about your bills, yell at your family because of you
. You refuse to get your head out of the clouds about owning a business. It's your
Author: Ivy McQuain
Publisher: BLI Publishing
Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business is a no nonsense business book that will help business owners with understanding the importance of mentally preparing their minds for business. Rather than giving advice on how to start a business, where to find great resources, Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business addresses the issues that many business owners have with staying in business... oftentimes it's because they are not mentally prepared for the ups and downs of business ownership. So Get Your Head Out the Clouds because your business will not succeed if you think business is about unicorns and rainbows, sugar and spice and everything nice. You will have terrible clients, business alliances, payment issues and a lot of other issues that can send you running back to corporate America if you are not ready mentally. This book challenges the readers through a series of honest questions at the end of the chapter. The Get Your Mind Right Challenge questions ask the tough questions and force the business owner to answer honestly without filters and pretenses. If you are ready to mentally prepare yourself for business then start with Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business, then pick up other books to help you start your business. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a mind that doesn't understand business is even worse.
Take those clouds up there , for instance . ( Leaning comfortably back on the
bench , waving his hand vaguely upward . ) Now THERE ... My mother is always
telling me to get my head out of the clouds , but you know what ? I ' d LIKE to
With your moccasins of dark cloud, come to us. With your leggings of dark cloud,
come to us. With your shirt of dark cloud, come to us. With your head-dress of
dark cloud, come to us. With your mind enveloped in dark cloud, come to us.
Author: Geoff Reilly
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Covering all the National Curriculum Framework objectives using a clearly structured and rigorous approach, Nelson Thornes Framework English offers an attractive and dynamic route through the demands of the Framework for Teaching English, Years 7-9, laying particular emphasis on the basic skills of English in order to raise standards in writing. Using a twin-track approach with a student text covering fiction and non-fiction, each book provides 18 units of themed stimulus texts plus differentiated activites at word, sentence and text levels to meet the requirements of the Framework. Encompassing a wide range of genres, styles and conventions, the activities allow for the incorporation of direct whole class teaching, group work and individual work placing emphasis on the development of extended writing.
In my humble opinion, your interest is far from here, in a valley of light, where the
rich hang out. The superfluous sign is in the clouds...... floating over my head
dripping the knowledge of your intent. Promised youth in exchange for the
Author: Jennifer Dawn deConinck SmithPublish On: 2010-09-10
I turned my head towards the clouds, staring and wishing to go back, but the
nurses grabbed me and pulled me back. To the window and dear clouds, I had to
say 'til we meet again. It was sometime in the afternoon, the nurses transferred
Author: Jennifer Dawn deConinck Smith
Publisher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
In this story - experience a world of unique and creative imagination through the eyes of a young boy who is living with cancer and is bed stricken. Connect with him through his personal adventures while traveling on a cloud and through his incredible strength in his cancer struggle. Uncover this epic journey beyond your own imagination - explore a world of beauty, play, curiosity and peace. Each child's illness in this story is for you to contemplate - to figure out what he or she may have; for you as the reader, must read from cover to cover to reveal the truth inside. Discover for your own inner being, what an incredible strength and strong-will can be, to persevere through anything. Read, “If I Could Float On A Cloud …Where Would I Go?” and decide for yourself, the true meaning to life itself.
Author: Hermaneli TorrevillasPublish On: 2012-10-31
As I sipped my cup of hot coffee slowly, I thought to myself that I could not
possibly disperse any cloud this time as clouds moved very fast. It was windy ... A
figure of a head formed followed by the neck, the upper part of the body and
Author: Hermaneli Torrevillas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author shares many encounters that made him lean towards the studies of intuitive feelings as well as the psychic phenomena that relate to the mystifying world of the unknown. He had been in the quandary in his early years regarding the paranormal happenings in his life. Rather than ignore them as skeptics do, Torrevillas regarded them with more significance in his life. Author: Did the voice that talked to me when I was 20 years old, the possession by a spirit when I was 30, the appearance of Jesus Christ in the cloud when I was 48, and a lot more, were done by an extraterrestrial beings? The two humanoid angels that saved me when I had undergone open heart surgery? The being that grabbed my hair and pulled my leg recently was the same guide that had watched me throughout my life? At 75 years of age, it was clear that benevolent extraterrestrials had guided me through the years. Now I am called to write this book. The famous American Sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce, said the past, present and the future are one. In the future we will live and see the beauty of the Universe in this infinite cycle of time- space. But we are hindered in our quest for truth! From Who? You will find the answer in this Book.
Author: Adriana Jai Wynn-YeldellPublish On: 2010-11-05
my future. Am I wrong for wanting someone who is sweet and beautiful?” He sits
down on his bed and let Brice move around by himself. “She said she only has
two ... “Don't let 50,000 things cloud up your head. Do one thing the best you can
Author: Adriana Jai Wynn-Yeldell
Category: Family & Relationships
Aira is at it again yall. The ex-school teacher is now happily married and a full-time mother. She and Adam has provided love and security for their family in the big house nestled between trees on the land he had always dreamed of owning. Is there a such thing as happily ever after? Or is it more realistic to take it day by day? They wanted it all and went after it, and Aira's journal became thick with her ideas, poems and stories of The Mayfield's and their big crazy family. Still grounded in traditions, her friendship with Mercedes and Debra, she describes in her special way the detail of their lives, and the bond that helps them all through the changes and adversity we all journey through each day. They are wild, loyal and generous just like the people you know.
I suspected that he was taking advantage of my desperation, but I was so weary
from the day's uphill climb that I would not have ... At ten o'clock, I snapped off the
light and slipped under the covers, laying my head to rest on a pillow of clouds.
Author: Paul Stutzman
Publisher: Baker Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer--as well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories readers will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward--and the readers'--is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires. Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.
When I didI saw a cloud shaped like the cab of the U-Haul truck we were riding in
. I could also see what appeared to be four cloud shaped heads, each with their
own individual necks and shoulders attached. The first head had a cloud shaped
Author: Luteria Archambault
Publisher: WestBow Press
I felt I had been placed in the center of something that was alive, pulsating with life. I knew God had placed me there and that he was in control. As I stood there sobbing, I felt something the consistency of liquid being poured over my head again and again. It ran down the entire length of my body. My knees buckled and I fell to the floor from the weight of it. With each pour I felt a love for my father that was so big and powerful that I actually felt my body would burst. This was not a natural love; it was far greater. As this “liquid” was being poured upon me, I became aware of a powerful presence in the room. Then I heard the Lord say to me, “I had to anoint you so that you could feel just a little of the love I have for your father.”
“You hold my horse,” said Cloud, “I'll get your pony.” “Yes, sir,” she told Cloud. Cloud went back to the drunk man thinking on how he treated his own child. Cloud found a tree limb and put a large knot on the man's head and dragged him
“Up there, in the clouds.” I pointed over my head to the shape that I thought
resembled an old man. Trevor looked at me as if I were crazy. “Don't you ever
pick shapes out of clouds?” I asked. Trevor shook his head. “No. What would I
want to ...
Author: Rosemary Nelson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Okanagan summer stretches out in front of twelve-year-old Nikki like a sparkling rainbow, with lots of time to spend at the beach and with her horse, Ginger. When her cousin Trevor arrives in his wheelchair, spoiling all her plans, they take an instant dislike to one another. But a vision in the clouds will change both her and Trevor's feelings about a lot of things and, in fact, will help make a dream come true as Trevor competes in the B.C. Games for the Physically Disabled.
A long thin cloud crossed it [the moon] slowly, drawing itself out like a name
being called —Eudora Welty Low clouds, ... Moore Lonely clouds were floating
above, like guests strolling above the sky —Yehuda Yaari Over my head the clouds ...
Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
in my tears. We were losing summer, andI was losingmy friend. Andthe song
played on soothingly, but pounded in my head.“And the saddest thing, underthe
sun above, is tosay goodbye, tothe ones you love...” Ithink shesaid goodbye too,
Author: Michael A. Testa
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
“And I‘ve always believed that the milk that forms clouds in my coffee, like my fears would soon disappear.” Life is unpredictable, thus we have to make every second of it worthwhile. At the early age of fifteen, Michael Testa learned to treasure every moment when his sister, Janice, perished in a plane crash in 1972. Although his sister died a long time ago, Michael as well as his family and friends still remembers her in every passing day. How at every moment, of an ordinary day, special days, and holidays, Michael finds himself receiving her signs. Clouds in my Coffee teaches us how to appreciate life. It leaves the thought that a person’s life is fleeting. You can be here in a moment and be gone in a second. So, we must always live our life where we can leave footprints, live it to the fullest, and live it where our God will be proud of us. A story of life and loss, love and pain, Clouds in my Coffee is definitely a must read.