A Boy Called Christmas

Author: Matt Haig
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782117903
Size: 12,27 MB
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BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...

Reflections Of A Boy Named Christmas

Author: Henry Sherman Christmas
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 9781458204523
Size: 15,53 MB
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A memoir reveals the struggles of a southern boy as he attempts to overcome his greatest obstacle in life—his stuttering. Henry Sherman Christmas observed a man trying to do what most people do so easily, however, he was having little success. He was sixty five years old and the man’s disability brought back all the memories of his youth, from his preschool days, trying to stay under the radar and under the bed, until loading his families old Ford sedan, in 1958, and heading to California. It involves the torment of an abusive but loving father, old Pa, and the protection of his mother, Ma, who would have given her life to defend her children. It’s the mixed up world of cruelty and love that is so tightly woven they seem to appear as one. In this poignant memoir he shares a candid and heartfelt glimpse into the life of a child who stutters. It entails surviving the cruelty of his teacher in the first, second, and third grade, Mister, who though his disability was caused by his laziness and the neglect of his parents. It captures the caring side of Miss Jenkins, his teacher in the fourth grade, who taught him how to conquer his disability. Protected by his brother, Cone, and tormented by Billy, the relentless bully who would not leave him alone. Loved, and loved back, by his best friend Bo, a young black boy. He was born a poor sharecropper’s son in 1945, in Arkansas. He’s a story-teller, like his father. Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas, is the inspiring story of a boy who just wants to overcome his greatest obstacle in life-and through determination, perseverance, and the love of others, eventually manages to do just that.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author: Matt Haig
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782118586
Size: 18,68 MB
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper's workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins . . .

To Be A Cat

Author: Matt Haig
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448120829
Size: 19,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?

Father Christmas And Me

Author: Matt Haig
Editor: HarperTrophy
ISBN: 9781443454193
Size: 12,56 MB
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The third instalment in the series following A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas When Amelia Wishart is rescued from a life of misery by Father Christmas, she imagines life will be magical and fantastic. But it isn’t always easy growing up as a human in Elfhelm. For one thing, elf school can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day—even in July—and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also, it can get very, very cold. Amelia knows her adopted parents—the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas—care for her very much. Father Christmas is even writing a guidebook for her. But she sometimes wonders if there is more to life than eating gingerbread and decorating Christmas trees. When a very jealous Easter Bunny and his Rabbit Army launch an attack to stop Christmas, Amelia starts to realize the value of everything in Elfhelm, and joins with her new family and fellow elves to keep Christmas alive.

A Boy Called Hope

Author: Lara Williamson
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1474940757
Size: 18,78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 1558743669
Size: 10,79 MB
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Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

Mass Producing European Cinema

Author: Christopher Meir
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501327097
Size: 15,28 MB
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Equal parts historical study, industrial analysis and critical survey of some of the most important films and television programs in recent European history, this book gives readers an overview of the development and output of this important company while also giving them a ringside seat for the latest round of the oldest battle in the film business. With films like Lucy, The Impossible and Paddington, European studios are producing hits that are unprecedented in terms of global success. Christopher Meir delves into StudioCanal, the foremost European company in the contemporary film and television industries, and chronicles its rise from a small production subsidiary of Canal Plus to being the most important global challenger to Hollywood's dominance.

Shadow Forest

Author: Matt Haig
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0552555630
Size: 17,36 MB
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From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. *Winner of the Gold Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal* Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents' car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the slightest clue Martha will disappear into the Shadow Forest - a forest full of one-eyed trolls, deadly Truth Pixies, a shadow-stealing witch and the evil Changemaker. Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book . . . An eerie, funny and exciting fairytale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig. 'Fascinating and magical . . . Outstanding' The Times

A Boy Called Dickens

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987401
Size: 14,27 MB
Format: PDF
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For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of London, where they will learn how Dickens got the inspiration for many of his characters. The 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth was February 7, 2012, and this tale of his little-known boyhood is the perfect way to introduce kids to the great author. This Booklist Best Children's Book of the Year is historical fiction at its ingenious best.