Beastly Things

Beastly Things
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0802120237
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Commissario Brunetti investigates the death of an animal lover whose decomposed body was found in a Venice canal. By the author of Venetian Curiosities. 50,000 first printing.

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0802120237
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of a deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him.

Beastly Things

Beastly Things
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802194503
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller: The police investigate the death of a veterinarian in Venice, Italy in this “swiftly paced” mystery (The Seattle Times). When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Guido Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. The autopsy shows he had suffered from a rare, disfiguring disease. A shopkeeper tells Brunetti that the man had a kindly way with animals. Finally, the victim is identified as a much-loved veterinarian—and Brunetti’s quest to find the killer will take him on a harrowing journey . . . “All her trademark strengths shine in this swiftly paced, sophisticated tale of greed versus ethics.” —The Seattle Times “Written with such delicacy and emotional force that we can’t help but be reminded of Greek tragedy.” —Booklist, starred review

Beastly Things

Beastly Things
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0802146112
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Release: 2021-04-30
Editor: Atlantic Monthly Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And how can Brunetti identify the man when he can't show pictures of his face? The autopsy shows a way forward: it turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe stores, and winds up on the mainland in Mestre, outside of his usual sphere. From a shopkeeper, they learn that the man had a kindly way with animals. At the same time, animal rights and meat consumption are quickly becoming preoccupying issues at the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti's home, where conversation at family meals offer a window into the joys and conflicts of Italian life. Perhaps with the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can identify the man and understand why someone wanted him dead. As subtle and engrossing as ever, Leon's Beastly Things is immensely enjoyable, intriguing, and ultimately moving.

Beastly Things

Beastly Things
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781446473580
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Release: 2012-04-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a body is found floating in a canal, strangely disfigured and with multiple stab wounds, Commissario Brunetti is called to investigate and is convinced he recognises the man from somewhere. However, with no identification except for the distinctive shoes the man was wearing, and no reports of people missing from the Venice area, the case cannot progress. Brunetti soon realises why he remembers the dead man, and asks Signorina Elettra if she can help him find footage of a farmers' protest the previous autumn. But what was his involvement with the protest, and what does it have to do with his murder? Acting on the fragile lead, Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello set out to uncover the man's identity. Their investigation eventually takes them to a slaughterhouse on the mainland, where they discover the origin of the crime, and the world of blackmail and corruption that surrounds it. Both a gripping case and a harrowing exploration of the dark side of Italy's meat industry, Donna Leon's latest novel is a compelling addition to the Brunetti series.

Non Sequitur s Beastly Things

Non Sequitur s Beastly Things
Author: Wiley Miller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780740798672
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Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If a cartoonist successfully captures life's humorous and ironic moments in three short panels, readers applaud. When Wiley does the same in his single-scene format, they roll on the carpet laughing. Non Sequitur not only breaks the three-panel mold, it succeeds without regular characters, standard settings, or repeat situations to fall back on. Each piece, in other words, hangs out there as Wiley's snapshot of the worlds of work, leisure, and life's many crossroads. Non Sequitur's Beastly Things, as guided by Rolf the dog, keeps readers howling, growling, and scratching for more. You will delight, for instance, in crocodiles luring fishermen with dollar bills, Randy the science lab kid who announces that his homework ate his dog, and the desert dweller who celebrates the change of season by raking needles beneath his cacti.

My Beastly Book of Silly Things

My Beastly Book of Silly Things
Author: Vincent Boudgourd
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1897349858
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In My Beastly Book of Silly Things the ridiculous possibilities are endless: flying elephants, sausage thieves, crazy hairdos, boogers, bugs and guacamole and more! Like My Beastly Book of Monsters, Silly Things aims to push kids' latent illustrative creativity into curious new directions. Children get to interpret visual cues and solve humorous mix-ups in their own unique way. What objects will you throw into the garbage? What heavy thing popped the soccer ball? It's all up to them. Illustrator Vincent Boudgourd's loose, exaggerated style not only perfectly sets up each crazy conundrum, it does so in a manner that encourages spontaneous and natural responses from kids. With a unique and highly appealing aesthetic and high production vales, the entire book is a wacky journey into a world where no idea is too silly to take root.

Beastly

Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061972539
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it’s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn’s contemporary retelling of the classic tale. I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

Beastly Possessions

Beastly Possessions
Author: Sarah Amato
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781442617605
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Release: 2015-11-26
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the unusual ways in which Victorians of every social class brought animals into their daily lives. Captured, bred, exhibited, collected, and sold, ordinary pets and exotic creatures – as well as their representations – became commodities within Victorian Britain’s flourishing consumer culture. As a pet, an animal could be a companion, a living parlour decoration, and proof of a household’s social and moral status. In the zoo, it could become a public pet, an object of curiosity, a symbol of empire, or even a consumer mascot. Either kind of animal might be painted, photographed, or stuffed as a taxidermic specimen. Using evidence ranging from pet-keeping manuals and scientific treatises to novels, guidebooks, and ephemera, this fascinating, well-illustrated study opens a window into an underexplored aspect of life in Victorian Britain.

Beastly Bones

Beastly Bones
Author: William Ritter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781616203542
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . .” In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gad’s Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. Beastly Bones, the second installment in the series, delivers the same quirky humor and unforgettable characters as Jackaby, the book the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title

My Venice and Other Essays

My Venice and Other Essays
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780802120366
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Release: 2013-12-03
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series presents more than fifty humorous, passionate, and insightful essays about her life in Venice that also explore her family history, her former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.

Beastly Puzzles

Beastly Puzzles
Author: Rachel Poliquin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781525302602
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly one-of-a-kind book. What animal is made up of three billiard balls, five feather dusters and dinosaur feet? … An ostrich, of course! In this book, young readers are asked to guess the animal using a list of unexpected bits and pieces as clues. The concept of this book is inspired by the ways old natural histories explained and illustrated exotic animals. Little-known animals were described as a hodgepodge of parts taken from familiar creatures and vegetation. Beavers, for example, were described as being composed of a flounder, an otter, goose feet, squirrel paws and a rabbit’s front teeth. Tricky, right? Well, not to worry! Opening the gatefold will reveal the animal — and lots of cool facts about it! Are you ready for your first Beastly Puzzle?

A Sea of Troubles

A Sea of Troubles
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780802199003
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Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Italian police detective looks into the deaths of two fishermen in an isolated island community: “Leon’s Venetian mysteries never disappoint.” —The New York Times Book Review On a beautiful spring morning on the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, a small boat moored at the docks suddenly explodes, killing two local clam fishermen. When it becomes clear that the fire was deliberately set, Brunetti decides to investigate. But when he tries to dig up information about the murder, the island’s tight-knit, closemouthed community closes ranks—forcing Brunetti to accept Signorina Elettra’s offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. On the island, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders and his concerns for the Signorina’s safety. And though he is loyal to his beloved wife, Brunetti’s concern for his boss’s spirited secretary may be driven by more than platonic feeling . . . “The arrival of a new Donna Leon book fills me with pleasurable anticipation. She tells a good story, including the best of all current police detectives, Commissario Brunetti, and locates it in a superbly described Venice. The plot is beautifully constructed. The climax is exciting and disturbing . . . Brunetti is as irresistible as ever.” —The Scotsman “The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti, with his love of food and his loving family, proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities.” —TheWall Street Journal

Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781555849061
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Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An assault on a pediatrician reveals a web of corruption and deception in the New York Times–bestselling, Silver Dagger Award–winning series. When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a senior pediatrician, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men—a young Carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town—have burst into the doctor’s apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him, and taken away his eighteen-month-old baby boy. What could have motivated an assault by the forces of the state so violent it has left the doctor mute? Who would have authorized such an alarming operation? At the same time, Brunetti’s colleague Inspector Vianello discovers a moneymaking scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. But it appears as if one of the pharmacists is after more than money . . . This is a smart, suspenseful novel in the series set in a beautifully realized Venice, a glorious city seething with small-town vice. “Leon deserves her place not only with the finest international crime writers (Michael Dibdin and Henning Mankell, for example) but also with literary novelists who explore the agonies of the everyday (Margaret Drabble and Anne Tyler, among others).” —Booklist

Beastly Biomes

Beastly Biomes
Author: Anonim
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781939547545
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Animals, like people, live in many different environments called biomes. Deserts, forests, wetlands, and oceans support a wide range of animals and plants. Discover the different types of biomes and the creatures that live and thrive in those unique environments."--

Beauty and the Beastly Children

Beauty and the Beastly Children
Author: Michael O Tunnell
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781630831042
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Release: 2014-06-30
Editor: StarWalk Kids Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After the love of Beauty turns him from a Beast into a handsome prince, Auguste fails to reform the bad habits of his past and sees the spell passed on to his three sons.

Beastly Basketball

Beastly Basketball
Author: Lauren Johnson
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781434264909
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joe joins his school's basketball team, but finds that the players are disorganized and lacking in discipline--so he sets out to use the skills he has learned in kung fu to bring the other players together as a functioning team.

My Beastly Book of Monsters

My Beastly Book of Monsters
Author: Arnaud Boutin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1897349815
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Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who's afraid of some big, bad monsters? Not you, thanks to this fun book! My Beastly Book of Monsters offers children the opportunity to scribble, doodle, and reconfigure over 150 monstrous creatures to create and explore a scary, but fun, world. Tie a monster's shoes together or make him cry. Draw a creature that's part monster and part ostrich, or scare a monster with a . . . mouse?! Each amusing scenario motivates young readers to use their imaginations to complete the pictures using their budding artistic skills. There is no right or wrong way to use this book and kids will revel in the creative freedom. My Beastly Book of Monsters is all about thrills, creativity, and those scary creatures that live under your bed. Or is it in your closet? Down the hallway? Wrong again ? they're all inside this book!

Drawing Beastly Beings

Drawing Beastly Beings
Author: Steve Sims
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781433940569
Available:
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers detailed advice on how to draw animal warriors, blend human and animal characteristics, and create scenes for these characters.

Death at La Fenice

Death at La Fenice
Author: Donna Leon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802194138
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Release: 2012-04-20
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A conductor succumbs to cyanide at the famed Venice opera house, in the first mystery in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning series. During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, a notoriously difficult and widely disliked German conductor is poisoned—and suspects abound. Guido Brunetti, a native Venetian, sets out to unravel the mystery behind the high-profile murder. To do so, he calls on his knowledge of Venice, its culture, and its dirty politics. Along the way, he finds the crime may have roots going back decades—and that revenge, corruption, and even Italian cuisine may play a role. “One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.” —The Washington Post “A brilliant writer . . . an immensely likable police detective who takes every murder to heart.” —The New York Times Book Review