The Woden S Day

Author: Tania Paxia
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"Siamo amici solo il mercoledì sera e quando non siamo in pubblico". (Woden Audrey Doolittle)Woden è una patita della chimica e dell'elettronica, piatta come uno skateboard, occhi e capelli di un castano normale e nessun segno particolare, a parte un dente scheggiato per colpa di una caduta sull'asfalto da piccola e il vizio di tingersi le ciocche di capelli di colore diverso quando ne ha voglia. Per il resto è una normalissima e anonima diciassettenne, un po' maschiaccio, che ogni tanto d'estate si diletta ancora a correre sui marciapiedi con lo skate. Colleziona montature di occhiali da vista stravaganti e non è il massimo della bellezza, ma a lei va bene così."Sono un pessimo amico del mercoledì". (Carter Fitzpatrick)Carter (Saetta) è un pilota Nascar e il suo sogno è di correre nella Sprint Cup. È il 'non ragazzo' di Felicia Hadley, la diva del liceo, ma se la spassa con tutto il gruppo delle Cheerleaders, tranne Hannah Jones che per il momento sembra resistergli. Ma lui ama le sfide, anche perché i diciassette anni arrivano una volta sola e non ricapitano più. È una celebrità a scuola da quando in prima superiore era passato dal go-kart a roba più seria. Anche l'aspetto fisico, nel crescere, si era evoluto, facendolo assomigliare più a un bel ragazzo e non più a un ranocchio. Il primo passo era stato togliere l'apparecchio e dopo, tutte quante, erano cadute nella trappola del pilota biondo con gli occhi azzurri...Entrambi hanno un segreto: sono amici da sempre, ma non in pubblico. Si incontrano il mercoledì sera, a casa di Woden per prestare fede all'accordo stretto da bambini: il Woden's Day.Delle domande, però, iniziano a farsi spazio nei loro pensieri...Il Woden's Day poteva continuare fino al diploma, ma poi? Cosa ne sarebbe stato della loro amicizia senza l'unica cosa che li legava?Tra liti, tregue, battibecchi e incomprensioni, Woden con le sue 'teorie' e Carter con la sua 'pratica' cercheranno di trovare una soluzione al problema.

Teachers Magazine For Primary Grades

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The Nebraska Teacher

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Jean Stafford

Author: Charlotte Margolis Goodman
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292759746
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One of America's best short story writers and author of three fine novels, Boston Adventure (1944), The Mountain Lion (1947), and The Catherine Wheel (1952), Jean Stafford has been rediscovered by another generation of readers and scholars. Although her novels and her Pulitzer Prize–winning short stories were widely read in the 1940s and 1950s, her fiction has received less critical attention than that of other distinguished contemporary American women writers such as Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty. In this literary biography, Charlotte M. Goodman traces the life of the brilliant yet troubled Jean Stafford and reassesses her importance. Drawing on a wealth of original material, Goodman describes the vital connections between Stafford's life and her fiction. She discusses Stafford's difficult family relationships, her tempestuous first marriage to the poet Robert Lowell, her unresolved conflicts about gender roles, her alcoholism and bouts with depression—and her amazing ability to transform the chaotic details of her life into elegant works of fiction. These wonderfully crafted works offer insightful portraits of alienated and isolated characters, most of whom exemplify not only human estrangement in the modern world, but also the special difficulties of girls and women who refuse to play traditional roles. Goodman locates Jean Stafford within the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. In her own right, and through her marriages to Robert Lowell, Life magazine editor Oliver Jensen, and journalist A. J. Liebling, Stafford associated with many of the major literary figures of her day, including the Southern Fugitives, the New York intellectual coterie, and writers for the New Yorker, to which she regularly contributed short stories. Goodman also describes Stafford's sustaining friendships with other women writers, such as Evelyn Scott and Caroline Gordon, and with her New Yorker editor, Katharine S. White. This highly readable biography will appeal to a wide audience interested in twentieth-century literature and the writing of women's lives.

Troll Bridge

Author: Jane Yolen
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 076538664X
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A wicked adventure-or deadly...trollble For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity "op." Moira a dairy princess? Get real. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likeness carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. It's a Vanderby State Fair tradition that has been going on for, like, ever. As far as Moira is concerned, the sooner it's over with the butter-er-better. About the same time and not far away, three brothers-members of the sensationally popular teen boy band The Griffsons-are in the middle of a much needed road trip to relax from the pressures of their latest tour. In a flash, however, the kids are suddenly transported to a strange and mystical wilderness where they find themselves in the middle of a deadly tug-of-war struggle between a magical fox named Fossegrim and the monstrous troll Aenmarr of Austraegir. At the heart of the feud is a battle for possession of a mysterious magical fiddle--and an ancient compact between Trollholm and the outer world. Whatever. All Moira cares about is that eleven of her fellow princesses have been enchanted into a slumber and Moira needs to figure out a way to awaken them...and get home. Unfortunately for Moira and the Griffsons, nothing in Trollholm is as it seems. Finding a way out of Trollholm may be a lot more difficult than they think. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Children S Missionary Newspaper Sometimes Entitled The Children S Monthly Missionary Newspaper Ed By C H Bateman

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The Cyclop Dia Of India And Of Eastern And Southern Asia

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Notes And Queries

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Notes And Queries A Medium Of Inter Communication For Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

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Do The Math

Author: John K. White
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412999596
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"Do the Math: On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking is a fresh look at the numbers of daily living, particularly in light of current economic troubles, where modern economic practices, mathematical concepts, and everyday moral dilemmas are discussed. The book is original because it tackles numbers directly to take aim at various unsubstantiated claims and popular misconceptions. The book is made up of a number of topic sections, introducing the reader to everyday mathematical concepts and more reasoned arguments on the value of cooperation" --