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|Author||: Suzette Bruggeman|
|Editor||: Horizon Publishers|
Even if Nico the Mosquito didn't remind Spencer every day at school that he's a big, fat loser, there's no way Spencer could forget. For starters, there's that tackle he missed in the big game on Saturday. His stupid leg can't grow muscle, and when you run like a three-legged dog, it's hard to make even the easiest tackle. He's the worst athlete ever! It's fitting that his team of sled dogs is made up of a bunch of misfits like him. Why did he have to be born this way?Life is hard and sometimes disappointing for twelve-year-old Spencer, but when he and his team of misfit sled dogs get lost in a blizzard during their first 100-mile race through some of the wildest backcountry on earth, he discovers that it's grit more than talent that makes a champion. Having courage far surpasses being popular any day. Maybe Spencer's disability isn't destined to hold him back after all!
|Author||: Tom Robbins|
SKINNY LEGS AND ALL: An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?
|Author||: Amy Cotta|
Every woman has a pair of trophy “skinny” jeans she has banished to the back of her closet: a reminder of days past, when she felt young, sexy, and fit. Well, with Amy Cotta’s help, readers will tone up, slim down, and stay motivated until they can shimmy back into those sexy skinny jeans for good! Diet, exercise, and attitude are all readers need to succeed during this 6-week program. Cotta’s eating plan trims fast-burning carbohydrates for the first 3 weeks, igniting weight loss, then reintroduces and manages those carbs for the second half of the plan. Her graduated fitness program offers three styles of cardio and strength-training exercises that get progressively more challenging to keep readers from getting bored or hitting a plateau while sculpting those curves. Both plans are simple to follow at home—no gym, fancy equipment, or expensive food deliveries required—and there are calendars, food logs, and meal plans to help readers stay upbeat and organized. Packed with dynamic, down-to-earth strategies, Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans inspires women to take control of their lifestyle and feel younger, sexier, and fitter than ever before.
|Author||: Tom Robbins|
When an Arab and a Jew open a restaurant across the street from the U.N., a host of tragic and triumphant characters descend on the strange establishment
|Author||: Gerry Bartlett|
Someone is eating for two... Full-figured vampire Glory St. Clair thinks things are finally going her way. She's no longer possessed by a demon, the legions of hell aren't on her tail, and her love life is heating up since she managed to reconnect with her maker-and longtime lover-Jeremy Blade. When a pregnant demon shows up on her doorstep, Glory knows that everything is about to go to hell. Alesa is claiming that the baby she's carrying is Rafe's, conceived while she was inhabiting Glory's body. A clever trap? Or could it be true? Booties and bibs are the last thing on Glory's mind when she discovers dark secrets from her own forgotten past. Who is she? What is she? And how will the men in her life deal with the fact that she may be more powerful than she knew? One thing is certain. Glory has way more to worry about than fitting into her favorite pair of jeans...
|Author||: Percy Keese Fitzhugh|
|Editor||: Good Press|
"Skinny McCord" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
|Author||: Jessie Miller|
|Editor||: Lerner Publishing Group|
Rooster is so excited when his new skinny jeans arrive: the sparkling stitching, a striking gold hue, and the indigo denim, a dazzling blue! But what will the other animals think of his stunning new style?
|Author||: Michael Matthews|
|Editor||: Oculus Publishers|
If you want a no-BS “crash course” in building lean muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy…eating foods you love…and doing workouts you actually enjoy...then you want to read this book. I have good news for you: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don’t need to starve yourself with super low-calorie diets to lose weight and keep it off. In fact, this is how you ruin your metabolism and ensure that any weight lost will come back with a vengeance. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements or fat loss pills. You don’t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to “confuse” your muscles. I’m pretty sure that muscles lack cognitive abilities, so this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get lean and toned. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to obsess over "eating clean" to get ripped, and you don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep women from ever achieving the toned, lean, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. The bottom line is you CAN achieve that “Hollywood babe” body without having your life revolve around it. In this book you’ll learn things like... How “flexible dieting” works and how you can use it to finally free yourself from the dietary prisons many people confine themselves to. A simple solution to “metabolic damage” that easily and painlessly speeds your metabolism back up to where it should be. The “deadly” training mistakes most people make once their “newbie gains” are spent and how to avoid this pitfall. The most effective exercises for building and strengthening every major muscle group in your body. A “paint by numbers” workout program that will force your body to build muscle and get and stronger. What type of cardio you should do to maximize fat lass, how much is enough, and how much is too much. A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works, what doesn’t, and what’s just outright fraudulent. And a whole lot more! Imagine...just a few weeks from now…finally seeing progress in the mirror and in the gym… Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day... The bottom line is getting toned, lean, and strong isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book makes it simple. Scroll up, download this free eBook now, and begin your journey to a fitter, stronger, and healthier you!
|Author||: Leah Osei|
|Editor||: Teacher Created Materials|
Introduce young readers to the West African tale of Anansi the spider. In this version of the story, Anansi ties a bit of web to each leg and leaves the other end with many friends who are cooking delicious food. When the food is ready, they will tug on the thread so that Anansi can eat the meal. To Anansi's surprise, all the food is ready at once, causing each of Anansi's legs to be pulled in all different directions! Featuring beautiful, vibrant illustrations and easy-to-read font, this book allows children to have fun while reading this folktale that explains why spiders have such long, thin legs.
|Author||: Braxton Cosby,Braxton Cosby Dpt|
|Editor||: Charisma Media|
Fat Free for Life gives you the tools you need to address every aspect of your life to get?and stay?healthy, providing insight and inspiration to educate, encourage, and inspire you to understand God's will for your health and wellness.
Glorify Yourself The New Fascinating Guide to Charm and Beauty A Complete and Up To Date Course on Beauty and Charm by one of the Most Famous Beauty Specialists and Consultants in the World
|Author||: Eleanore King|
|Editor||: Read Books Ltd|
“Glorify Yourself” is a classic self-improvement book designed for women, written by Eleanore King. It includes twelve comprehensive “lessons” on beauty, including sections on skin and make-up, posture, relaxation, dress, diet, exercise, hair, and much more. Contents include: “Facial Radiance”, “Inviting Lips”, “An Enticing Skin”, “Corrective Make-Up”, “Attractive Legs”, “A Graceful Walk”, “Sitting Technique”, “Flattering Clothes”, “Every Woman A Model”, “Posture and Relaxation”, “Dieting for Size”, etc. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in early self-improvement books as well as historical beauty and social standards in western society. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
|Author||: Kassten Alonso|
|Editor||: University of Alabama Press|
The Pet Thief is a dystopian fable of science, rebellion, humankind’s inhumanity, and the struggle for identity and survival in a post-human world. When scientists, the government, and venture capitalists conspire to hybridize humans with animals—cats, specifically—for organ harvesting, drug testing, and military applications, the experiment is an irredeemable failure, producing human-like beings with uncanny abilities who are nonetheless fundamentally defective. Oboy and his mentor/tormentor Freda are two wayward hybrids, “cat people,” who have escaped with others to the depths of a rundown European city being leveled for reconstruction. They are members of a street gang led by an ominous leader called Swan. Oboy is unable to think or speak except in mimicry, but he is a physical savant, which serves Freda’s mission. Enraged at what has been done to her, Freda wants to “rescue” every pet she can. When Oboy returns with a human baby after his first solo outing, their world and the truths of their existence come unraveled.
|Author||: Lucas Johnson|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Like "Tuesdays with Morrie," in which Mitch Albom gleans wisdom from his mentor, "Finding the Good" is the story of Fred Montgomery and his influence on Lucas Johnson, a young reporter who learns of the transforming power of faith and love. Here is a powerful story of a 20th century slave who rose to the rank of mayor and the young man whose life he touched. Fred Montgomery, the son of sharecroppers in west Tennessee, and boyhood friend of Alex Haley, grew up in poverty, but had a faith and confidence instilled in him by his parents. Always at the mercy of white people, Fred worked hard and acquired his own farm in spite of opposition from his white neighbors. After losing two of his sons in separate drowning accidents, Fred tried twice to commit suicide. Bitter from years of frustration brought upon him by whites, Fred's attitude was changed by the sympathy and love shown to him by his neighbors, white and black alike. In 1988 he proved that faith and love can prevail by becoming the first black mayor of the once strongly segregated Henning, Tennessee. While telling this story, the author shows glimpses of his own life, in which many of his relatives, including his own father, succumbed to the lure of alcohol and drugs. Lucas Johnson lost all hope. He had no faith; he had no love. "Years have passed," he concludes," since I first met Fred Montgomery. . . . I'm a better person because of him. His life . . . gave me a credible blueprint on how to deal with life's problems and even grow stronger from them."
|Author||: Melina R. Kibbe,William H. Pearce,James S. T. Yao|
Venous Disorders is s a compilation of presentations on topics relating to venous topics from the last five symposia sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. 32 chapters in 9 different sections include general considerations, progress in treatment of varicose veins, acute deep-vein thrombosis. venous thromboembolism, venous valve repair, venous reconstructive surgery, endovenous interventional therapy, acute subclavian vein thrombosis, and chronic venous insufficiency. The Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series brings together the best, current strategies for therapeutic and clinical practices. These books contain the latest discoveries, techniques, practice and out comes in vascular surgery. There are approximately 25 to 45 chapters in each book, classified under the following headings: cerebrovascular, ischemia, infrainguinal lesions, aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic pathology, aorta and its major branches, upper extremity ischemia, venous disorders, hemodialysis access, endovascular technology, noninvasive test, and issues in vascular surgery. Each of the chapters contains valuable illustrations, tables, and a list of references to guide the reader through the chapter. This series of books is focused on specific topics in vascular surgery. For each title the editors will assume the responsibility of adding the latest information and new chapters and to update all of the content, thus making these books more cohesive and with newer, up-to-date information. The resulting product is a comprehensive review of current knowledge across all of vascular surgery, covering: Carotid Artery Diseases, Surgery of the Aorta, Venous Disorders, Endovascular technology and Ischemic Extremities.
|Author||: Covert Bailey,Lea Bishop|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Based on women's physiology, metabolism, and special fitness concerns, this guide helps women determine a personally geared fitness and fat control program using up-to-the-moment scientific findings
|Author||: Daniel Delis Hill|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
The Peacock Revolution in menswear of the 1960s came as a profound shock to much of America. Men's long hair and vividly colored, sexualized clothes challenged long established traditions of masculine identity. Peacock Revolution is an in-depth study of how radical changes in men's clothing reflected, and contributed to, the changing ideas of American manhood initiated by a 'youthquake' of rebellious baby boomers coming of age in an era of social revolutions. Featuring a detailed examination of the diverse socio-cultural and socio-political movements of the era, the book examines how those dissents and advocacies influenced the youthquake generation's choices in dress and ideas of masculinity. Daniel Delis Hill provides a thorough chronicle of the peacock fashions of the time, beginning with the mod looks of the British Invasion in the early 1960s, through the counterculture street styles and the mass-market trends they inspired, and concluding with the dress-for-success menswear revivals of the 1970s Me-Decade.
|Author||: Kris Tualla|
|Editor||: Kris Tualla|
Watch all the Hansen Series book trailers here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ktualla/videos"A Woman of Choice is a charming love story, gracefully told, in a fresh and engaging setting!" -Diana GabaldonInternational Best-selling Author of the OUTLANDER Series5 out of 5 Stars!"If you like Nora Roberts with a twist, you're really going to enjoy this book. Smart, funny and touching with enough heat to keep the pages turning, Tualla's A Woman of Choice is a book you won't be able to put down."-Dog-Eared Pages Reviews 5 out of 5 Quills!"This was an absolutely amazing love story! The plot, the research, Tualla has it all and you will love every minute of it. Get swept up in this story, grow with her characters, and you won't want to leave them."-The Pen & Muse Reviews******The Missouri Territory, 1819...A woman is viciously betrayed and abandoned by her unfaithful husband. She is rescued by a widower uninterested in love. In desperation, she becomes engaged to his best friend. One woman, three very different men. Life is about choices. ******I loved A Woman of Choice! I stayed up entirely too late to gobble it and get to the end. The characters were developed so well that they stayed with me, making me think about them well after I was finished reading.-Barb RileyAuthor of Eyes of the Beholder Speaking as a Norwegian, Kris has done a great job of capturing a non-demonstrative Norse male and his turmoil as he decides what to do with the feisty woman who is literally dropped into his world.-Michelle Gregory Author of Eldala A Woman of Choice was a fascinating historical read that turned out to be quite the page turner. Set in 1819, I was transported to an era that I don't usually read about. Sydney's character was funny, quirky and so unlike what a proper lady should have been. Sydney is just the type of strong character I love to see in a heroine. Nicolas was strong, protective and oh so yummy. Nicolas is a man that has been hurt on a very primal level and he does all he can to protect his heart, until Sydney comes along. I don't want to give away too much of the book because there are so many interesting and unexpected twists and turns. The romance between Sydney and Nicolas was certainly one of imperfection. They simply sizzled together. The ending is amazing and will definitely leave you wanting to buy the second book in the series. A Woman of Choice is certainly a book that is now on my keeper list. Kris Tualla writes an intriguing historical romance that is sure to sweep you off your feet. A must read!-Val Pearson
|Author||: Louis Sachar|
|Editor||: Laurel Leaf|
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.