Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar
Author: Jack Mayer
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780984111312
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Long Trail Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells story of Irena Sendler who organized the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, and the teenagers who started the investigation into Irena's heroism.

My Life in a Jar

My Life in a Jar
Author: Jake Brown,Big Smo
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0692139990
Available:
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Smo-Motion Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"King of the country, boss of the stix!" Hip Hop has long made braggadocio a work requirement, often for the same "show" factor that arrives when aspiring rappers rent jewelry and nice cars to wear and drive in their music videos. With Big Smo, everything about him as a superstar is authentic: from the farm in middle Tennessee he shot the majority of his music videos, television show, and continues to live and raise his three daughters on to the family Moonshine recipe and even the head of a live chicken he personally cut off to great controversy in his now legendary Kickin' It in Tennessee video. By far the biggest star of the country rap genre he helped invent and put on the national map with the help of well over 70 million Youtube views, he remains the first and only country rapper to date to ever sign a major label record deal with Warner Bros. With a catalog of 10 albums, including highlights like American Made, Kuntry Livin, which spawned the hits Workin' and Anything Goes, We the People, and Special Reserve among other fan favorites, Smo cultivated a fervent fanbase--affectionately referred to as Kinfoke--and brought them to the mainstream as the grassroots fire was soon blazing hotly enough to capture the Wall Street Journal's attention. A natural ambassador for his listeners' lifestyle with a star personality so charismatic he wound up with his own A&E reality show--another first for his genre--more than 2 million fans made it so officially when The Big Smo Show debuted in June 2014 on A&E and ran for two seasons. Now, Smo tells all in My Life in a Jar: The Book of Smo.

The Bell Jar Unabridged

The Bell Jar  Unabridged
Author: Sylvia Plath
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9788027248346
Available:
Release: 2018-12-21
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook edition of "The Bell Jar (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

In a Jar

In a Jar
Author: Deborah Marcero
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525514602
Available:
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here's a marvelous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship. Llewellyn, a little rabbit, is a collector. He gathers things in jars--ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things--like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful things they've seen and done. But one day, Evelyn has sad news: Her family is moving away. How can the two friends continue their magical collection--and their special friendship--from afar?

Life In a Jar

Life In a Jar
Author: Stephen Sutton
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781456793456
Available:
Release: 2005-04-20
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides readers with a factual study of the meaning of dyslexia. The author journeys through time back to the sixties and seventies at school life with corporal punishment. Stephen then balances the school systems of the sixties to the school life today, and compares just how much help is available today. The author uses examples of people who suffer from dyslexia, including his own experience. He then demonstrates how people can become successful despite their disability using celebrities as examples. Finally, the author looks at the prison system and how many prisoners are affected by dyslexia.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780307793447
Available:
Release: 2013-10-30
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar
Author: Stephen Sutton
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1420842102
Available:
Release: 2005-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides readers with a factual study of the meaning of dyslexia. The author journeys through time back to the sixties and seventies at school life with corporal punishment. Stephen then balances the school systems of the sixties to the school life today, and compares just how much help is available today. The author uses examples of people who suffer from dyslexia, including his own experience. He then demonstrates how people can become successful despite their disability using celebrities as examples. Finally, the author looks at the prison system and how many prisoners are affected by dyslexia.

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Author: Chris Packham
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781473529427
Available:
Release: 2016-05-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Voted the UK’s Favourite Nature Book The memoir that inspired Chris Packham's BBC documentary, Asperger’s and Me Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a hole in heaven's fence. An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young Kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever. In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds' eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him. Beautifully wrought, this coming-of-age memoir will be unlike any you've ever read.

Irena s Jars of Secrets

Irena s Jars of Secrets
Author: Marcia K. Vaughan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1600604390
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Jars of Hope

Jars of Hope
Author: Jennifer Roy
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781491460726
Available:
Release: 2015-08
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"--

Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar
Author: Jack Mayer
Pages: 378
ISBN: 0984111301
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pets in a Jar

Pets in a Jar
Author: Seymour Simon
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781623340483
Available:
Release: 2014-05-30
Editor: StarWalk Kids Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suggestions for collecting and keeping as pets such small animals as snails, toads, worms, ants, butterflies, and starfish.

Star in the Jar

Star in the Jar
Author: Sam Hay
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781492695363
Available:
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named a "Parents Best Children's Books 2018"! What would you do with a fallen star? When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it, putting it in a jar and carrying it with him everywhere. But when the sky calls out for its missing star, can the little boy and his sister figure out a way to return the star to its friends in the sky...even if it means saying goodbye forever? This warm-hearted and enchanting bedtime story celebrates the rewards of true friendship. Praise for Star in the Jar: "A cheery, warm-hearted tale, beautifully told." —The Guardian

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler
Author: Susan Brophy Down
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0778725537
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life story of Irena Sendler who rescued twenty-five thousand Jewish children during the Holocaust by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and forging new identities for them.

The Killing Jar

The Killing Jar
Author: Nicola Monaghan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781446466803
Available:
Release: 2011-03-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Five-year-old Kerrie-Ann Hill has an unusual neighbour. Mrs Ivanovich collects butterflies and she shows Kerrie-Ann how to catch them, take care of them, and evenhow to kill them using a jar and some funny-smelling liquid. Kerrie-Ann loves looking at these beautiful, delicate creatures, and imagines them flying free... This is Kerrie-Ann's story. She doesn't know who her father is, and her mother is a junkie. By the age of ten, she's selling drugs at school. By twelve, she's been beaten up by a customer, hidden stolen guns, done time in a girls' home, and already has a taste for whizz. And then there's Mark - her only true friend and the one person she can trust. Their friendship turns into a powerful love and together they are invincible. But in their world it's easy to lose control. On the drug-riddled estate with an atmosphere as lethal as a killing jar, it seems that Kerrie-Ann doesn't stand a chance. Unless she can make use of what Mrs Ivanovich taught her all those years ago.

Things in Jars

Things in Jars
Author: Jess Kidd
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982121303
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this “miraculous and thrilling” (Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author) mystery for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation, Victorian London comes to life as an intrepid female sleuth wades through a murky world of collectors and criminals to recover a remarkable child. Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors in this age of discovery. Winding her way through the sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing secrets about her past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot-tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where nothing is quite what it seems. Blending darkness and light, Things in Jars is a stunning, “richly woven tapestry of fantasy, folklore, and history” (Booklist, starred review) that explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.

Meals in a Jar

Meals in a Jar
Author: Julie Languille
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781612432038
Available:
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

STOCK YOUR PANTRY WITH HOMEMADE MEALS Pull it off the shelf. Mix with water. Cook. Serve. It’s as quick and easy as preparing a box of mac and cheese—but it’s not store-bought junk, it’s your favorite dishes made from scratch. With Meals in a Jar and a little planning, you’ll have your pantry stocked with healthy, delicious ready-to-cook meals, like: • Tomato Soup with Cheese • Cheddar Garlic Biscuits • Cornmeal Pancakes with Syrup • Breakfast Burritos • Chicken Chipotle Soup • Carnitas • Braised Short Ribs • Turkey Pot Pie • Coq Au Vin • Rustic Fruit Pie Meals in a Jar is packed with step-by-step instructions for natural breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts that allow even the most inexperienced chefs to make scrumptious, nutritious dishes. Not only are the recipes in this book perfect for carry-along camping fare, rushed weeknight dinners and meals for Dad (or even a teenager) to prepare, they can also be life-savers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or hurricanes.

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler
Author: Anna Mieszkowska,Witold Zbirohowski-Kościa
Pages: 224
ISBN: IND:30000127704025
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers the first English translation of the compelling heroine story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who organized the rescue of more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

The Bottom of the Jar

The Bottom of the Jar
Author: Abdellatif Laabi
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781935744610
Available:
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Archipelago
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bottom of the Jar is the journey of a boy finding his footing in the heart of Fez during the 1950s, as Morocco began freeing itself from the grip of the French colonial occupation. The narrator vividly recalls his first encounters with the ebullient city, family dramas, and the joys and turbulence of his childhood. He recalls a renegade, hashish-loving uncle, who at nightfall transforms into a beloved Homer, his salt-of-the-earth mother's impassioned pleas to a Divine ear, and his father's enduring generosity. Told in the spirit of a late-night ramble among friends where hilarious anecdotes and poignant recollections flow in equal parts, Laâbi's autobiographical novel offers us a generous glimpse into the formative experiences of a great poet, whose integrity and commitment to social justice earned him an eight-and-a-half year prison sentence during Morocco's "year of lead" in The 1970s. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Killing Jar

The Killing Jar
Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780374341381
Available:
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy." Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret. She's haunted by a violent tragedy she can't explain. Kenna's past has kept people-even her own mother-at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she's plunged into a new nightmare: her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance. On the heels of the assault, Kenna is exiled to a nearby commune, known as Eclipse, to live with a relative she never knew she had. There, she discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she's capable of. For the first time, she starts to feel like she belongs somewhere; that her terrible secret makes her beautiful and strong, not dangerous. But the longer she stays at Eclipse, the more she senses there is something menacing lurking underneath its idyllic veneer. And she begins to suspect that her new family may have sinister plans for her...