500 of the toughest tongue tanglers, with silly illustrations. Index. "Gr.3-5. Gets points for quality...
and most of the offerings will be new to readers."--Booklist. 128 pages, b/w illus. throughout, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
In a powerful novel that captures the struggle of the immigrant experience, Wendy Lee explores one family’s hidden history and unspoken hurts, and the universal themes of identity, family, and finding a place to call home. After his father's death, Michael Tang finds a letter sent to his dad from a long-ago friend in China. Without a word to his mother or sister, he decides to make the long journey to a remote part of that enormous country. Once there, he begins to learn about the man his father once was, and how long-ago choices continue to echo throughout all of their lives.
Michael’s sister Emily is an immigration lawyer living in Manhattan and married to a white American. Her only connections to China are her family and her work. But when a case ends horribly she starts to question the choices she’s made. Their mother, Ling, worries that she's somehow driven her children away.
Though they are living the lives Ling and her husband sacrificed so much to give them, all three must decide where their happiness truly lies.
Ridder Dunk en zijn schildknaap Ei moeten hun heer, ser Osgrauw, zien te redden uit een onmogelijk conflict met de veel machtiger buur de Webbers. Aangezien de daar heersende vrouwe maar liefst 4 echtgenoten heeft vergiftigd is Dunk bijzonder op zijn hoede. Maar de waarheid blijkt wederom anders in elkaar te zitten dan verwacht! Dit is het verhaal van een schildknaap op weg naar het ridderschap in de zeven koninkrijken.
Het speelt zich af honderd jaar voor de gebeurtenissen in George R.R. Martins epische fantasy-serie, ‘Een lied van ijs en vuur’.
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Raffi is a shy boy who doesn’t like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad’s birthday, he is full of enthusiasm even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem: no costume for the prince. And that’s when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all — to make a prince’s cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi’s cape is the star of the show.
Emerson the man & thinker will be fully revealed for the first time in this new edition of his journals & notebooks. The old image of the ideal 19th-century gentleman, created by editorial omissions of his spontaneous thoughts, is replaced by the picture of Emerson as he really was. His frank & often bitter criticisms of men & society, his "nihilizing," his anguish at the death of his first wife, his bleak struggles with depression & loneliness, his sardonic views of woman, his earthy humor, his ideas of the Negro, of religion, of God--these & other expressions of his private thought & feeling, formerly deleted or subdued, are here restored. Restored also is the full evidence needed for studies of his habits of composition, the development of his style & the sources of his ideas. Cancelled passages are reproduced, misreadings are corrected & hitherto unpublished manuscripts are now printed. The text comes as close to a literal transcription as is feasible. A full apparatus of annotation, identification of quotations & textual notes is supplied. Reproduced in this volume are twelve facsimile manuscript pages, many with his marginal drawings. The first volume includes some of the "Wide Worlds," journals begun while Emerson was at Harvard, & four contemporary notebooks, mostly unpublished. In these storehouses of quotation, juvenile verse, themes & stories are the first versions of his "Valedictory Poem," Bowdoin Prize Essays & first published work. Together they give a faithful picture of his apprenticeship as an artist & reveal the extent of his hidden & frustrated ambition--to become a writer.