The Wish Child

The Wish Child
Author: Catherine Chidgey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781473545946
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Release: 2017-07-06
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A wonderful new talent' Nick Hornby Germany, 1939. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Both children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Drawn together as Germany’s hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. The days they spend there together will shape the rest of their lives. Winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction

The Wish Child

The Wish Child
Author: Catherine Chidgey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1640092676
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Counterpoint LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words ("promise", "love", "mercy") from books. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theater amid the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over them is the wish child, the enigmatic narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the ruins of a nation's dream.

The Wish Child

The Wish Child
Author: Catherine Chidgey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781640090989
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This international bestselling historical novel follows two children and a mysterious narrator as they navigate the falsehoods and wreckage of WW II Germany Germany, 1939. As Germany’s hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, two children, Sieglinde and Erich, find temporary refuge in an abandoned theater amid the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city, people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over them is the wish child, the enigmatic narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the ruins of a nation’s dream. Winner of the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Awards “A remarkable book with a stunningly original twist.” --The Times (London)

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read  and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did
Author: Philippa Perry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780241251003
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A wonderful book' Richard Osman 'So clear and true ... Helpful for all relationships in life' Nigella Lawson ______________________________________________________________________________________ How can we have better relationships? In this Sunday Times bestseller, leading psychotherapist Philippa Perry reveals the vital do's and don'ts of relationships. This is a book for us all. Whether you are interested in understanding how your upbringing has shaped you, looking to handle your child's feelings or wishing to support your partner, you will find indispensable information and realistic tips in these pages. Philippa Perry's sane, sage and judgement-free advice is an essential resource on how to have the best possible relationships with the people who matter to you most. _____________________________________________________________________________________ 'It gave me hope as a new parent' Babita Sharma 'A fascinating read on the emotional baggage we all carry' Elizabeth Day

A Father s Wish

A Father s Wish
Author: Christine Flynn
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781459288096
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Release: 2012-07-16
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Father's Wish Alexander Burke had never understood why Kelly Shaw had given up their child. But once he found little Ryan, Kelly was gone. He'd never forgiven or forgotten her. And now she was back…But she didn't know the truth—that Ryan was their son. A Mother's Dream Kelly had found herself pregnant and poor, and hadn't wanted Alex to marry her out of pity. She knew leaving would give the baby a chance at a better life. Seeing Alex now was like a dream come true…but she didn't know that she'd also found the son she thought she'd lost forever.

I Wish My Kids Had Cancer

I Wish My Kids Had Cancer
Author: Michael Alan
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781606720707
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Release: 2008-10
Editor: Michael Alan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Wish My Kids Had Cancer is a fatheras gripping, real glimpse of his familyas struggle to survive with two children with Autism. The book intimately, honestly, and powerfully, addresses the emotional, social, financial, political and medical aspects of a family fighting for their very existence. Learn about the struggle, the epidemic and Help Families In Need! Support Autism Through Song! Download the song aState of Emergencya by world-renowned recording artist Sara Hickman. ALL Proceeds Donated to help Families with Autism! Visit www.iwishmykidshadcancer.com to download or visit www.sarahickman.com to download this powerful, emotionally charged song written in response to this book. Encourage others to listen and download! Help provide hope for those with Autism!

Four Children and It

Four Children and It
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141973166
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Release: 2012-08-16
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Michael Caine, Russell Brand and Matthew Goode, released on Sky Cinema in APRIL. Rosalind is the eldest sister. Robbie is her younger brother. Smash is their stepsister and she isn't too happy about it. Maudie is the baby of the family. Now you've met the four children. But what is IT? A number one bestselling story of four children who discover an extraordinary way to make wishes come true, inspired by E Nesbit's classic, Five Children and It.

I Wish I Were a Unicorn

I Wish I Were a Unicorn
Author: A. K. Neer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1736258818
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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In a Fishbone Church

In a Fishbone Church
Author: Catherine Chidgey
Pages: 271
ISBN: 0864733356
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Release: 1998
Editor: Victoria University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Clifford Stilton dies, his son Gene crams his carefully kept diaries into a hall cupboard - but Clifford's words have too much life in them to be ignored, and start to permeate his family's world. Clifford taught Gene about how to find rocks and fossils, and about how to kill birds and fish. Gene passes on a similar inheritance to his daughters, Bridget and Christina - they have their own ways of digging and discovering the past, keeping an account of life, watching out for the varieties of death that lie hidden. Etta their mother tells a very different story of her 1940s childhood. In a fishbone church spans continents and decades. From the Berlin rave scene to the Canterbury duck season, from the rural 1950s to the cosmopolitan present, these five vivid lives cohere in a deeply affecting and exhilarating novel. In a fishbone church, Catherine Chidgey's acclaimed debut, won the Hubert Church Award for Best First Book in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, the Adam Award, the regional Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel, and a Betty Trask Award in the UK, where it was also longlisted for the Orange Prize. First published in 1998, it has been a bestseller in New Zealand and has been published around the world.

What I Wish I d Known about Raising a Child with Autism

What I Wish I d Known about Raising a Child with Autism
Author: Bobbi Sheahan,Kathy DeOrnellas
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781935274230
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Release: 2011
Editor: Future Horizons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mother of an autistic child and a psychologist share valuable information about raising a child with autism. Offering parent-to-parent advice as well as professional guidance, this book tackles such issues as picky eating, bedtime battles, and discipline.

I Wish You More

I Wish You More
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452150376
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Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version.

Sincerely Your Autistic Child

Sincerely  Your Autistic Child
Author: Autistic Women Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780807025680
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Release: 2021
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network"--Title page.

The Mannequin Makers

The Mannequin Makers
Author: Craig Cliff
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781775533856
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Release: 2013-08-02
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, this strikingly original novel is at turns a gothic tale of a father's obsession, a castaway story worthy of a Boy's Own adventure and a thorny remembrance of past tragedies. "The skin was smooth and bright as porcelain, but looked as if it would give to the touch. What manner of wood had he used? What tools to exact such detail? What paints, tints or stains to flush her with life?" So wonders the window dresser Colton Kemp when he sees the first mannequin of his new rival, a man the inhabitants of Marumaru simply call The Carpenter. Rocked by the sudden death of his wife and inspired by a travelling vaudeville company, Kemp decides to raise his children to be living mannequins. What follows is a tale of art and deception, strength and folly, love and transgression, which ranges from small-town New Zealand to the graving docks of the River Clyde, from an inhospitable rock in the Southern Ocean to Sydney's northern beaches. Along the way we meet a Prussian strongman, a family of ship's carvers with a mysterious affliction, a septuagenarian surf lifesaver and a talking figurehead named Vengeance.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Author: Ellen Notbohm
Pages: 111
ISBN: 9781932565300
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Release: 2005
Editor: Future Horizons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminare the minds and hearts of children with autism.

The Wish Fish

The Wish Fish
Author: Lesley Sims
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781474905985
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Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bob and Bet catch a magical fish who grants wishes in this amusing story based on a folktale. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This ebook includes audio and reading-related puzzles. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare

The Wish

The Wish
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780751567847
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Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The international #1 bestselling author of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks is back with his most epic story yet. What if the person you needed most, turned up when you least expected them? Maggie hasn't told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn't judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? Maggie always thought she knew the answer to that question. But before she can say 'I'd go back to that winter with Bryce', she stops herself. It is all she has ever wanted but suddenly here, on this dark night under the twinkling stars, there is something else she wants. She wants to find her baby. A heart-wrenching and uplifting story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all. * Praise for Nicholas Sparks: 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! 'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail

The Snow Child

The Snow Child
Author: Eowyn Ivey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316192958
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Reagan Arthur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this magical debut -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize -- a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand

I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand
Author: Pat Palmer,Dianne O'Quinn Burke
Pages: 27
ISBN: 0915166828
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Release: 1994
Editor: Little Imp Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the various causes of grief, and provides advice on feeling and expressing the pain of loss.

Remote Sympathy

Remote Sympathy
Author: Catherine Chidgey
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781787702677
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Release: 2021-04-15
Editor: Europa Editions UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Chidgey is a gifted writer.”–The Guardian A novel of devastating beauty set in Buchenwald during the Second World War. Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn’t nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind and life in Buchenwald would appear to be idyllic. Lying just beyond the forest that surrounds them is the looming presence of a work camp. Frau Hahn’s husband, SS Sturmbannführer Dietrich Hahn, has been assigned as the camp’s administrator. When Frau Hahn’s poor health leads her into an unlikely and poignant friendship with one of Buchenwald’s prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber, her naïve ignorance about what is going on so nearby is challenged. A decade earlier, Dr Weber had invented a machine believed at the time that its subtle resonances might cure cancer. But does it really work? One way or another, it might yet save a life. A tour de force about the evils of obliviousness, Remote Sympathy compels us to question our continuing and wilful ability to look the other way in a world that is once more in thrall to the idea that everything – even facts, truth and morals – is relative.

Dreaming Dangerously

Dreaming Dangerously
Author: Kathleen Harsch
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1477632395
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Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Praise for DREAMING DANGEROUSLY 5 out of 5 star reviews: Once I read the first page, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would recommend to anyone to read... the Author is skilled. -Dominique,Goodreads.com It really just blew me away how much I loved reading this book. Chani, Goodreads.com I loved Dreaming Dangerously. Mind reading is one of those things not all authors can write about. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would highly recommend. - Kris Spor, Amazon customer Overview of DREAMING DANGEROUSLY:A teen mind-reader tries to keep her secret from the gossips at her high school. A popular boy who finds out. Her nightmares start to come true. She must learn to trust him before it's too late to stop the tragedy that awaits. FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY and can't get enough of Hunger Games, and Evermore, then you must read DREAMING DANGEROUSLY as your next YA thriller!! Other works by Kathleen Suzette Harsch:DARKNESS DESCENDS, book 2 of the Children of the Psi series is out now!