The Boy With The Biggest Head In The World Us Edition Big Nate Book 1

Author: Lincoln Peirce
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007365233
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**US Edition, Contains US spellings** Meet classic comic-strip character Big Nate – The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World – as he stars in his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’.

Big Nate

Author: Lincoln Peirce
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Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.

The Boy With The Lampshade On His Head

Author: Bruce Wetter
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689850328
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Shy fifth-grader Stanley Krakow spends his time trying not to be noticed and pretending to be a superhero or a record-breaking athlete, until one day he meets someone who really needs him to be a hero.

Meeting The Word In The World

Author: Glen W. Warner
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1491832010
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The handiwork of God (Psalm 19) and the workmanship of God (Ephesians 2:10) are mutual evidence of our Creator's power and love. His written scripture and the scripture of nature both came into being though the WORD;"All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made."(John1:3) When we read the Bible in the beauty of nature, new insights about God's wonderful plan for our lives become living, reliable facts. This eternal wisdom touches our souls, and without it, we become less than gnats, with neither origin or destiny.

With One Fool Left In The World No One Is Stranded

Author: Frances Garrett Connell
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1491837551
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This book charts the life of two young American teachers immersed in an Afghan village, and later in Kabul, from 1973-1976, before the onset of decades of conflict. In this turn back to the memories coded and buried in those years, and in the flashes to more recent events and reflections, the book portrays stories, scenes, people and realities long lost. In the minute particulars and in the large, political and cultural strokes which made up that complex country of hospitable people who shaped the writer's life in unpredictable ways, one finds the seeds which grew to shape a country, a region, an endless war, and which now impact a new millennium.

Playing With The Boys

Author: Eileen McDonagh
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840598
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Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.

Barney Blake The Boy Privateer

Author: Herrick Johnstone
Editor: BEADLE AND ADAMS, Publishers
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. THE SHIP AND HER CREW. It was upon a bright morning of the month of May, 1813, as I, a sailor just paid off from my last ship, was wandering along the wharves of Boston, that I was hailed by an old messmate, named Tony Trybrace. "Ship ahoy!" cried Tony. "The Barney Blake," I responded. "Out of employment, with compass gone, and nothing to steer by." "What!" cried Tony, giving me his flipper. "Do you want a ship? A strange wish to go unsatisfied in these times." "Yes," I hesitatingly rejoined, "but, you see, I've never been in the navy—always sailed in a merchantman—and—" "Nonsense!" cried Tony. "That kind of blarney won't do for these times. I shipped the other day on as cracky a craft as ever kicked the spray behind her. Come and join us." "What! on a man-o'-war?" "Better than that. On a bold privateer! Look out there to windward," said Tony, directing my attention with his pointing hand, "and tell me what you think of her. That's her, the brigantine, with her r'yals half furled." The vessel indicated to me by my friend did not go back on his off-hand description of her. "She's a splendid ship!" I exclaimed. "What name does she go by?" "The Queer Fish," was the reply. "She has six guns—eighteen-pounders—three on each side—with the prettiest thirty-pound brass swivel at her starn, this side of Davy Jones. She starts to-morrow for a year's cruise. Will you go?" "Yes." "Spoken like a Yankee tar. Come." A boat of the privateer was in waiting, and in a few moments we were in it. Scarcely had we pulled half way before a funny looking old fellow, squint-eyed, red-whiskered, and enormously wide-mouthed, whom they called Old Nick—a Norwegian by birth, was detected by the second mate attempting to take a pull at a green bottle, which he slyly whisked from the inside breast pocket of his pea-jacket. He was rowing at the time, and it required much sleight of hand to disengage one of his hands for the purpose in view. Nevertheless, he succeeded, took a long pull at the bottle, thinking no one saw him, corked it up again, and was about to return it to his pocket, when, at a wink from the second mate, Tony Trybrace, accidentally on purpose, skipped the plunge of his oar and brought it up against the old fellow with such a jostle that overboard flew the bottle, where it bobbed about. Every one who saw the trick burst into fits of laughter. For a moment Old Nick seemed undetermined what course to pursue. Then nature vindicated her sway. He dropped his oar, rose in his seat, and plunged overboard after the green bottle and its precious contents! He made straight for the bottle, recovered it, took a long pull at it while he trod water, returned it to his bosom, and made a back track to the yawl. "You'll git up early in de morgen to rob ein Deitcher of his schnapps," he growled, as he clambered over the gunwale. So, with many a laugh and jeer at the old fellow's expense, we pulled the balance of the way without further incident, and were soon upon the deck of the Queer Fish Privateer. I was pleased with her more than ever upon a closer acquaintance. Everything was trim and tidy. Her decks were almost spotless, and nothing could exceed the beauty of her long bright swivel. She was polished up like a looking-glass, and I longed to hear her speak, with an iron pill in her throat. Tony Trybrace had told nothing but the truth, when he had said that the people of the privateer were the jolliest afloat. They were a comical set from Captain Joker down to Peter Pun, the cabin-boy. Tony was the boatswain, and, as soon as we were aboard, he escorted me down to the cabin, to see the captain and sign the ship's papers. To be continue in this ebook

The Big Screen

Author: David Thomson
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466827718
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The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.

Love And Capital

Author: Mary Gabriel
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 031619137X
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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.

The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told

Author: Stephen Brennan
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608216X
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Collects stories capturing different aspects of what it means to be a cowboy, from authors including Mark Twain, Andy Adams, and Zane Grey.