Chief Thunderstruck and the Big Bad Bear

Chief Thunderstruck and the Big Bad Bear
Author: Karen Wallace
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781408152867
Available:
Release: 2012-05-24
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. In the final book of the quartet, a message reaches Goose Pimple Bay that Chief Thunderstruck is in trouble. He's been trapped in a cave on an ice flow by a fierce polar bear, who has a nasty glint in his eye when he looks at Chief Thunderstruck's bearskin coat. Together Whiff Erik, Spike Carbuncle and Fangtrude sail off to the rescue. But it's up to Fangtrude, being part wolverine, to save the day.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105211722686
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sneeze Big Bear Sneeze

Sneeze  Big Bear  Sneeze
Author: Maureen Wright,Will Hillenbrand
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0761459596
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Two Lions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big Bear thinks that his tremendous sneezes are causing the leaves and apples to fall off the trees and the geese to fly away, but when the wind finally convinces him otherwise, he knows what to do.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
Available:
Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Wonder Bear

Wonder Bear
Author: Tao Nyeu
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781101587638
Available:
Release: 2008-09-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two kids plant mysterious seeds (all that?s pictured on the envelope is a blue top hat), and up grows a remarkable flowering vine, out of which emerges an even more remarkable big white bear. On his head is the top hat?a hat that allows him to work all kinds of magic that day. He pulls monkey after monkey from the hat, blows bubbles in amazing shapes, and transforms flowers into spectacular floating sea creatures. The two kids are wide-eyed with wonder, and you will be too. This is a dazzling debut?a vibrant, welcoming, strikingly original picture book.

ONE Very Big Bear

ONE Very Big Bear
Author: Alice Brière-Haquet
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781613129654
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780486110042
Available:
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Indian Horse

Indian Horse
Author: Richard Wagamese
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781553659709
Available:
Release: 2012-01-27
Editor: D & M Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

Golden Days for Boys and Girls

Golden Days for Boys and Girls
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924007282647
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Low Level Hell

Low Level Hell
Author: Hugh L. Mills
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780891417194
Available:
Release: 2000-08
Editor: Presidio Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission.--R.S. Maxham, Director of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781613104927
Available:
Release: 1926
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies  Book of Etiquette  and Manual of Politeness
Author: Florence Hartley
Pages: 340
ISBN: MINN:31951002363255S
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Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Nights Entertainments

American Nights  Entertainments
Author: Talbot Greene
Pages: 266
ISBN: NYPL:33433074859400
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Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Life of Pi Illustrated

Life of Pi  Illustrated
Author: Yann Martel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0156035812
Available:
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

Alfie Takes Action A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Alfie Takes Action  A Bloomsbury Young Reader
Author: Karen Wallace
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781472956392
Available:
Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alfie the meerkat is fed up of doing what he's told. Life should be more than about digging holes and standing on guard duty. He wants adventure and excitement, not babysitting duty! So when a film crew for a nature programme arrives in the desert, Alfie decides to take action. Is this his chance to become a star? This show-stopping adventure from award-winning author Karen Wallace (author of the Alice the Anteater series) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. Features engaging illustrations by Ellie O'Shea and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: White Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

Leslie s

Leslie s
Author: John Albert Sleicher
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000020241414
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Release: 1878
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Big Smelly Bear

Big Smelly Bear
Author: Britta Teckentrup
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1907967656
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Boxer Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big Fluffy Bear insists that Big Smelly Bear visit the pond for a bath before she will scratch the itch he cannot reach.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435028608784
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Release: 1868
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Machinists Monthly Journal

Machinists Monthly Journal
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433069059925
Available:
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vols. 42-57 (1930-45) include separately paged reports of secretary-treasurer, auditor, roster of officials and other documents dealing with the activities of the association.

The Adventures of a Bear and a Great Bear too

The Adventures of a Bear and a Great Bear too
Author: Harrison Weir
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9781465555830
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Release: 1857
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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