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.
When you are planning to go travelling, you may have tick-lists as long as your arm, or not have a clue where to start. The Traveller's Pocket Bible is perfect for the enthusiastic traveller, and provides everything you could possibly need to know, to save you time routing through the internet or out-of-date travel books. The information includes advice on packing, culture, customs and etiquette, how to minimise your impact, health and security, money, travelling with children, and even taking your pet with you. There is a quick guide to the top 20 destinations, giving an overview of the countries widely travelled to. Practical information that you will need to access quickly, such as timelines, conversions, electricity usage, emergency phrase books and telephone numbers are provided in this pocket-sized guide. This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page.
There is a Pocket Bible for everyone... Other titles in the series: The Outdoor Pocket Bible, The Railway Pocket Bible, The Dog Lover's Pocket Bible, The Golf Pocket Bible and The Camping Pocket Bible.
THE RIDDLE OF LATIN AMERICA explores the promise and paradox of Latin America in a novel way by giving equal weight to the colonial and national periods. This is essential because in Latin America colonialism started early and independence came late. The aim of this book is to provide unfamiliar readers with a more balanced, interpretive view of Latin America's long and complex history by identifying key patterns and trends and tracing them across time and space. Within chapters THE RIDDLE OF LATIN AMERICA takes a regional rather than country-by-country approach, treating, for example, the Greater Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, the Andes, the Southern Cone, and Brazil.
'The Casual Hopper' (Alan Oliver) is one of the big characters in the Non-League groundhopping world. Having been to every round of the FA Cup in 2013-14 and the FA Trophy 2014-15, in 2015-16 he aimed to do every round of FA Vase and the FA Sunday Cup. He has raised over £17,000 for 'The Christie' Hospital in Manchester throughout this journey and has taken his unique, Mancunian charm to the four corners of Britain. There is a lot more to 'The Unbreakable Vase' than simply a footballing journey. It is about the footballing bond Alan has made with fellow football fanatics, Calvin Wade and Gordon Johnson, giving an insight into their lives over a twelve month period when unexpectedly they faced some terrible lows as well as footballing highs. 'The Unbreakable Vase' has the FA Vase as its central focus but it is also about characters they meet on the pitch and at the side of it. There are even a few chance meetings with some of the biggest names in English and even world football along the way. Furthermore, it tells the story of the blossoming football careers of younger members of their families as they battle for football scholarships. 'The Unbreakable Vase' is very different to the previous two parts of this footballing trilogy but hopefully just as interesting for any football fan. * 'The Unbreakable Vase' is dedicated to the memory of Steve Garcia and 50p from every full-priced sale (25p on promotional sales) will be passed to his widow, Angela Garcia, to donate to the British Heart Foundation.
Dacă vreţi să-l cunoaşteţi mai bine pe Tudor Chirilă, citiţi-i textele adunate în volum. Veţi descoperi un scriitor surprinzător, care se exprimă cu aceeaşi uşurinţă în proză sau în versuri şi ale cărui rânduri trădează o sensibilitate pe care puţini i-o bănuiesc. Tudor Chirilă scrie dulce-amar despre dragoste, pasionat despre filme, teatru şi cărţi, nostalgic despre oameni dragi dispăruţi, ironic despre locuitorii României de azi. Mesajul lui? Cel mai important e să iubeşti. Şi să fii liber. „Din Grecia în Delta Dunării şi de la fetele copiilor din nisip pâna la elogiul amar al risului ca «pedeapsă capitală a românilor», Tudor alege să participe la viaţă prin a fi normal în raport cu oamenii din jur. Textele lui se aştern firesc în carte, ca o revanşă amicală a literei scrise în faţa lumii digitale. Înainte de a fi blogger, înainte de a fi cântăreţ, înainte de a fi actor, Tudor Chirilă a fost un copil care adormea cu paginile cărţii înghesuite în colţul pernei. Nu lectura l-a învăţat, desigur, să trăiască nestingherit şi egal cu el, dar poate că acele cărţi ale copilăriei l-au împins să ne picure alfabetul albastru de cerneală al unei vieţi libere.” (Cătălin Tolontan)