Loudmouth Louis

Author: Anne Fine
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141936371
Size: 13,80 MB
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Everyone knows that Louis is a loudmouth, he never stops talking and drives everyone crazy. No one believes him when he announces that he's going to do a sponsored silence to raise money for the new school library. But Louis is determined, just for once, to keep his mouth shut. To his surprise he finds that he actually enjoys listening, that lessons are much better when he's really involved in them - and that it's very satisfying to raise money for the school.


Author: Ajay Sahgal
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802133434
Size: 19,20 MB
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Ajay Sahgal's startling debut novel is as conceptually tight and brutally realized an indictment of the culture of Hollywood as we've had in years. Sahgal borrows from the world he satirizes to make Pool part novel, part screenplay - and wickedly, despairingly funny: Think Day of the Locust for Generation X. Emery Roberts is a GQ coverboy and twentysomething movie star who has just walked off the set of a $40 million picture, mega-producer Monty Factor's new buddy-cop thriller, Sun City. Via MGM Grand Air, Emery flees to the lush hills of Vermont to join a group of self-exiled Hollywood refugees who have taken up residence in an old farmhouse. But his flight is futile: Factor soon mounts a nationwide search to recover his missing property, and in a local bar young townie girls fawn abjectly. Back at the farmhouse the faces are all too familiar: his producer's beautiful, alcoholic daughter, a recently fired C.A.A. agent, and a U.S.C. film student who is there to document Emery's breakdown. As if nature itself has gone awry, the nearby lake is infested with snapping turtles, moving one outraged casualty of the industry to begin constructing that essential Hollywood real estate accessory, a backyard pool. Larger than life on the screen, in person Emery is a void. And yet as the novel progresses from one hilariously cruel scene to the next, we see that this isn't simply a pose, but the only way he can protect himself from the valueless landscape and the emptiness of celebrity.

Get Real

Author: Mike Walker
Editor: Phoenix Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597775843
Size: 17,69 MB
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Offers an expose of reality television programs, and discusses the reasons why the genre has been successful.

Improving Primary Literacy

Author: Anthony Feiler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134226071
Size: 18,50 MB
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Parents can play an immensely important role in supporting their children's literacy learning at home, but how can primary teachers enlist the support of parents in helping children learn literacy? With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides practical answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents. It presents new ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers. Activities include: teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn literacy in school parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' literacy they use outside school parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries. Particular attention is given to ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today. The practical activities can easily be fitted into the day-to-day activities of busy classrooms and can provide crucial new ways of improving children's learning of literacy skills.

The Killer Cat S Birthday Bash

Author: Anne Fine
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141917636
Size: 14,50 MB
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It was my birthday. How was I supposed to know it wouldn't be the only party around town on that dark and dreary Halloween night? So things ended up in a bit of a mess. (Well, more than a mess, really. A complete disaster.) But it was not my fault so don't blame me . . . Another laugh-out-loud Killer Cat adventure, by the award-winning and celebrated Anne Fine. Perfect for readers of 7+.

The School Librarian

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Author: Joyce Wadler
Editor: Bantam
Size: 19,98 MB
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The story behind the Broadway play M. Butterfly chronicles the strange love affair between a French diplomat in Beijing and a mysterious opera singer, a liaison in which the Frenchman is unaware that his lover is a man. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.


Author: Howard Akler
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551521466
Size: 10,51 MB
Format: PDF
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Toronto, named by UNESCO as the world's most multicultural city, attracts thousands of tourists annually to its fascinating neighbourhoods and thriving cultural scene. But in its 250-year history, Toronto has also become a place of many intriguing secrets. Toronto: The Unknown City delves into the lesser-known spaces and stories of the city that's no longer known as "The Good," offering tantalizing tidbits of local lore, offbeat facts, and surprising anecdotes. From sealed-off public spaces to lost railways, tales of true crime to behind-the-scenes movie gossip, it's packed with revelations. There's also a guide to one of the world's most eclectic dining scenes, plus celebrity stories, sports snippets, a backstage tour of the theatre and music scenes, fabulous shopping tips, and lots more of what you'd expect to find in an insider's look at the city the rest of Canada loves to hate. Little known facts about Toronto: - There's an asteroid named "Toronto"; it's twelve miles wide and its orbit is between Jupiter and Mars. - Toronto is the bike theft capital of North America. - Now available in 36 countries--and represented by the hottest pop stars--MAC Cosmetics was started in 1985 by two guys named Frank, on Carlton Street in Toronto. - Toronto is home to the World Rock Paper Scissors society, a group dedicated to non-violent dispute resolution. - Women's bantam boxing champ Lisa "Bad News" Brown trains at the Cabbagetown gym. - Toronto's Johnny Cameron, the Kinky Cobbler, is a dildo artisan. - In Toronto during the First World War, a young Bill Falkner transformed himself into William Faulkner.

The Goodreads Killer

Author: Dave Franklin
Editor: Baby Ice Dog Press
Size: 16,87 MB
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Thomas Ultorem's burning obsession to make it as a writer has broken him. And in the chaotic world of his disintegrating psyche, someone’s got to pay… The Goodreads Killer – Talk is cheap, but murder costs nothing. *** R-rated for strong violence, sex, bad language and appalling attempts at humour *** Length: 64,000 words. This very violent, blackly comic novel collects together all three parts of The Goodreads Killer.