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|Author||: Kurt Vonnegut|
|Editor||: Dial Press|
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly
|Author||: Anne Akers Johnson|
Presents step-by-step illustrated instructions for creating such string figures as Cat's Cradle, Cup and Saucer, Eiffel Tower, Jacob's Ladder, and others
|Author||: Elizabeth Encarnacion|
|Editor||: Applesauce Press|
Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun wherever you go. Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun at home, on the road, or wherever you go. Each kit features one extra-long continuous cat’s cradle string, perfect for up to four players. Learn the ins and outs of classic string games like cat’s cradle and hand catch, as well as string shapes like witch’s broom, parachute, and more. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and pictures for every trick, twist, and tie, you’ll be a string wizard in no time!
|Author||: Kurt Vonnegut|
'All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.' Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of Ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Will Felix Hoenikker's death wish come true? Will his last, fatal gift to humankind bring about the end that, for all of us, is nigh? Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global apocalypse preys on our deepest fears of witnessing the end and, worse still, surviving it . . . 'The time to read Vonnegut is just when you begin to suspect that the world is not what it appears to be. He is not only entertaining, he is electrocuting. You read him with enormous pleasure because he makes your hair stand on end' The New York Times
|Author||: William W. Johnstone|
|Editor||: Lyrical Press|
No one knew where she had come from. A scrap of a girl clinging to a black cat with eerie yellow eyes. A lost child or an orphan, maybe. It was a miracle she had survived on Eden Mountain at all. Suddenly strange things began to happen in placid Ruger County, bizarre killings that the police couldn’t solve. Horrifying accidents that the people couldn’t comprehend. An insatiable beast was stalking their intimate hideaways, their swimming holes—and their children. No one noticed how quickly the little girl’s pale cheeks turned pink with health. How her frail body filled out with sleek, lithe muscles and feline grace. And no one noticed that at night her innocent blue eyes turned an eerie, evil yellow . . .
|Author||: Christine Rimmer|
Cat Beaudine Was Nobody's Baby And that's the way she liked it. She could take care of herself—and she knew that marriage and motherhood were for other women, not her. Until the stranger with the familiar face had her wondering if being alone was all it was cracked up to be…. Dillon McKenna Wanted a Family For the professional daredevil, living on the edge had lost its appeal. He knew Cat was the woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her of that—with the help of the unexpected bundle of joy in the back of his van….
|Author||: Camilla Gryski|
|Editor||: Turtleback Books|
Presents basic information for making string figures and gives step-by-step instructions for more than twenty specific figures.
|Author||: Caroline F. Jayne|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background
|Author||: Kevin Sweeter|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Can you master this timeless string game and make it all the way to endgame without fumbling or dropping part of the string? Challenging for the whole family for generations past, and present this classic, and timeless string game still captivates the interest of kids today. This illustrated guide will walk you through the process of setting up and playing this classic string game, the different results and how they will look.
|Author||: Julia Golding|
|Editor||: Egmont Books (UK)|
Here we present the sixth, brand new volume from our famous feisty heroine Cat Royal. In which Cat Royal spins a tale about the search for her family, weaving in friends and foes, old and new. Her journey takes her from riotous London to a revolutionary cotton mill on the River Clyde in Scotland. And a mysterious newcomer is introduced. So take your seats, ladies and gentlemen: the Industrial Age has arrived. Cat says: Back on home soil I have barely laid eyes on Drury Lane before my world is turned upside down and I am forced to leave once again. As an orphan I never had the chance to meet my mother, but when news of my lost family reaches me from Scotland I must head north for the border. My friends in London have always been beside me, but this is one task I must face alone!'
|Author||: Libby Koponen|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
A fictionalized account of the author's childhood experiences moving from the United States to London, England, and attending a boarding school.
|Author||: Kurt Vonnegut,Sheba Blake|
|Editor||: Sheba Blake Publishing|
2 B R 0 2 B is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut. The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater describes a story by this name, attributing it to his recurring character Kilgore Trout, although the plot summary given is closer in nature to the eponymous tale from his short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House. The setting is a society in which aging has been cured, individuals have indefinite lifespans, and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide - in short, in order for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. As a result, births are few and far between, and deaths occur primarily by accident.fi
|Author||: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison|
It is up to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his ship, the Oregon, to stop a terrorist plot to release a deadly chemical weapon across the globe in the explosive new novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times bestselling series. While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own.
|Author||: Elizabeth Encarnacion|
|Editor||: Applesauce Press|
Kids and adults around the world have been playing cat’s cradle and other string games for hundreds of years. Now, instructions to make many of the most popular string pictures are collected in this exciting package that includes a colorful loop of string and a DVD that explains how to form these images from string. The informative book includes: • A brief, entertaining history of string figures • Basic information about how to get started, including how to make your own loop of string, how to use the instructions, and some common starting positions and moves • A progression of popular string figures, from easiest to more difficult, including Cup and Saucer, the Eiffel Tower, a Fishing Spear, Jacob’s Ladder, Lightning, the full Cat’s Cradle series, and several simple but impressive tricks & catches • Step-by-step illustrations
|Author||: Annette Whipple|
|Editor||: Chicago Review Press|
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion helps eager readers experience and discover Wilder's books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the stories and real-life circumstances of the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. This valuable companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and additional information related to each of the books' content and history. "Fact or Fiction" sidebars tell the surprising truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing, while 75 activities, crafts, and recipes encourage kids to "Live Like Laura" using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.