Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Autore: Jeff Kinney
Editore: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 174253886X
Grandezza: 28,74 MB
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Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. Luckily Greg has his best friend and sidekick, Rowley. But when Rowley's popularity starts to rise, it kicks off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion. '[This] 'novel in cartoons' should keep readers in stitches, eagerly anticipating Gregs further adventures.' Publishers Weekly 'Laugh-out-loud... lots of fun throughout.' Booklist

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Autore: Jeff Kinney
Editore: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 3125780489
Grandezza: 10,97 MB
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Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Postcard Book

Autore: Jeff Kinney
Editore: Mudpuppy
ISBN: 9780735340886
Grandezza: 61,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Mudpuppy's Wimpy Kid Postcard Book is a fun way to keep your friends and family updated with what's happening at camp, in school, while you're on vacation, or as you hang around your neighborhood. Greg Heffley and the gang are illustrated on 30 oversized postcards, so your greetings are in great company. A wonderful keepsake for fans of the best selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, as well as the perfect introduction to writing and sending postcards, this postcard book will be the talk of the schoolyard! • 30 oversized postcards (letter postage required in US) • Book measures: 7 x 4 3/4 x 1/2" • Postcards measure: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4" • Perforated to send or save

Ottoline At Sea

Autore: Chris Riddell
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509805982
Grandezza: 43,24 MB
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Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears, leaving a strange clue written in string . . . Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass, Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home. Ottoline at Sea is the third enchanting Ottoline adventure from Kate Greenaway award winner, Chris Riddell. With his appealing illustration style, Riddell's humorous details make this a book to pore over and adore.

Afterlands

Autore: Steven Heighton
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752708X
Grandezza: 49,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3395
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In 1871, nineteen men, women, and children, voyaging on the Arctic explorer USS Polaris found themselves cast adrift on an ice floe as their ship began to founder. Based on one of the most remarkable events in polar history, Afterlands tells the haunting story of this small society of castaways -- a white and a black American, five Germans, a Dane, a Swede, an Englishman, and two Inuit families -- and the harrowing six months they spend marooned in the Arctic, struggling to survive both the harsh elements and one another. As the group splinters into factions along ethnic and national lines, rivalries -- complicated by sexual desire, unrequited love, extreme hunger, and suspicion -- begin to turn violent. Steven Heighton's provocative novel fills in the blanks of the Polaris's documented history and explores the shattering emotional and psychological consequences faced by those who survive.

The Mussolini Canal

Autore: Antonio Pennacchi
Editore: Dedalus
ISBN: 9781909232242
Grandezza: 46,21 MB
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The Mussolini Canal is one of the great achievements of contemporary Italian fiction. It spans 100 years of Italian history as seen through the lives of the Peruzzi family, who are among the 30,000 peasants from Northern Italy sent down to farm the newly-drained Pontine Marshes outside Rome in the 1930s. Mussolini is revered by the Peruzzi family, who must reconcile their admiration for Il Duce with the failings of Fascism which slowly envelop them. Contemporary events permeate the book and the hardship and misery of earlier periods are seen against the background of modern prosperity. It won the Strega prize in 2010 in Italy and has sold over 400,000 copies in Italy

Housekeeping

Autore: Marilynne Robinson
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571314724
Grandezza: 62,13 MB
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From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.' Doris Lessing

The Ugly Truth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 5

Autore: Jeff Kinney
Editore: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122489
Grandezza: 42,42 MB
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Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

Death And The Devil

Autore: Frank Schatzing
Editore: Quercus Books
ISBN: 174334371X
Grandezza: 54,61 MB
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It's the year 1260 and the great cathedral - the most ambitious building in all of Christendom - is rising above the streets of Cologne. Far below its soaring spires and flying buttresses, an assassin of unnatural talent surveys his new hunting ground. More shadow than man, the assassin is quick to take his first life. But there is a witness to his crime: a flame-haired thief known as Jacob the Fox. Justly terrified by the black-clad spectre, Jacob runs for his life, convinced that he's pursued by the Angel of Death itself. For all his street-smart cunning, the wily Fox cannot shake off the assassin - a cruel, efficient murderer who favours a pistol-grip crossbow as his weapon of choice. Fate, injury and desperation lead Jacob to seek help from a beautiful clothes dyer.

The Art Of Thinking Clearly

Autore: Rolf Dobelli
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062219707
Grandezza: 54,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8711
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Have you ever . . . Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life—and strategizing the best way to get it. Already an international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly distills cutting-edge research from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience into a clever, practical guide for anyone who's ever wanted to be wiser and make better decisions. A novelist, thinker, and entrepreneur, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more frantic hyperactivity—all we need is less irrationality. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision making—at work, at home, every day. From why you shouldn't accept a free drink to why you should walk out of a movie you don't like, from why it's so hard to predict the future to why you shouldn't watch the news, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.