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The Boy Who Climbed a Cloud

The Boy Who Climbed a Cloud

  • Author: Francesca King
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781912262595
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 28
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The Boy Who Climbed a Cloud is the first book in a new series of children's stories written and illustrated by Francesca King.

Who Moved the Cloud?

Who Moved the Cloud?

  • Author: John M. Meade
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1615795944
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 192
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Are you wondering whether there is more to your Christianity? Not that God is deficient in any way but that you personally, are somehow missing out of a vital component of your spiritual journey. Whether you call it vision, purpose or destiny, when tallied up the equation produces the same feelings of emptiness and longing. Despite the presence of good works and effective acts of service, echoes of a deeper walk keep whispering in the night; "Will you follow? Will you follow Me-anywhere I choose?" If you have had a stirring in your heart and a willingness to ask, trust and obey then read this book. Throughout its pages you will discover, as did one family, a God who is wild, not at all predictable but always faithful to those willing to risk crossing over to the other side with Him. The same Lord who led Israel through the wilderness by cloud and fire will lead you today. Be encouraged, He did not let Peter drown and if needed, He will rescue you or give you swimming lessons. Go deeper-and enjoy the ride of your life! Dr. John along with his wife Pina and son Jonah currently live in Ireland. Their older son Joseph intends to join them in the Emerald Isle. They are called to build and establish the Body of Christ and serve God's people. John received a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Oral Roberts University.

You Can't Say You Can't Play

You Can't Say You Can't Play

  • Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674041769
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers. In this book Vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule-You can't say you can't play-to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. We hear from those who are rejected as well as those who do the rejecting. One child, objecting to the rule, says, It will be fairer, but how are we going to have any fun? Another child defends the principle of classroom bosses as a more benign way of excluding the unwanted. In a brilliant twist, Faley mixes fantasy and reality, and introduces a new voice into the debate: Magpie, a magical bird, who brings lonely people to a place where a full share of the sun is rightfully theirs. Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You Can't Say You Can't Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions. The answers are to be found in the words of Paley's schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.

Children of the Covenant

Children of the Covenant

A Novel About the Colonial American Jews

  • Author: Jane Frances Amler
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475932421
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 350
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As a young boy in seventeenth-century Portugal, Juan Pereira lived a Christian life with his mother and father, but he often wondered why he was not a choir boy like most of his friends. One fateful night, he discovers the truth: he is of Jewish descent, and his real name is not Juan but Benjamin. That same night, the secret hiding place of the Jews is discovered by the Inquisition, and Benjamin loses his mother and father to martyrdom. Forced to flee Portugal, Benjamin finds solace in the guidance of Senor Rodriguez, his parents’ trusted friend. They search for a safe place for Jews to live, far from the raging fires of persecution. It is in the midst of this search that Benjamin encounters Rachel da Sousa, and they fall in love. Forced to leave Europe to freely live as Jews, the couple takes to the high seas and heads for the New World. The high seas are dangerous, and the new world isn’t much safer. With the help of Samuel, an African slave in search of his lost brother, and Adario, a Huron Native American, Benjamin and Rachel find hope in a free future, but nothing goes as planned. Soon separated, the lovers must find a way to reunite and finally discover a place to call home.

The Story of Jesus

The Story of Jesus

An Intuitive Anthology

  • Author: William H. Kautz
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466918098
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 312
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THE STORY OF JESUS: AN INTUITIVE ANTHOLOGY Many contemporary Christians suspect that there is more to Jesus and his enduring message than the little that has survived in historical writings and the legendary Christian tradition. This book offers a narrative account of Jesus' life from the perspective of twenty contemporary writers who have developed their natural intuitive abilities to an unusually high level. They are therefore able to bring forth new and detailed information not ordinarily accessible by historical or literary means. Some of them had demonstrated their unusual skill by probing deeply into the personal lives and minds of historical individuals other than Jesus, while some had provided important and detailed technical information which was then verified scientifically. They apply their intuitive skills here to uncover fresh information about the man Jesus, his contemporaries and his extensive teachings which never found their way into the New Testament Gospels and related historical documents. These new findings offer a much richer view of the man himself than that available from traditional Christian sources. They also provide illuminating insights and a deep spiritual understanding of Jesus' original and hidden teachings. The Story of Jesus is essential reading for all inquirers and seekers into these hidden and previously lost portions of Christian spiritual history.

The Sacred History

The Sacred History

How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World

  • Author: Mark Booth
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451698585
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 528
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This collection of stories and illustrations—all about the wonders of the spiritual realm—takes you on a captivating ride from the great myths of ancient civilization to astounding discoveries of the modern era. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World, The Sacred History takes you on a captivating journey through the great myths of ancient civilizations to the astounding discoveries of the modern era. The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, starting from Creation all the way through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. What emerges is an alternative history of great men and women, guided by angels or demons, and the connection between modern-day mystics and their ancient counterparts. This spellbinding historical narrative brings together great figures—such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, and Mohammed—and stories from African, Native American, and Celtic traditions. Woven into this is an amazing array of mystical connections, including the surprising roots not only of astrology and alternative medicine but also of important literary and artistic movements, aspects of mainstream science and religion and a wide range of cultural references that takes in modern cinema, music and literature. This is a book of true stories, but it is also a book about stories. It shows how they can tell us things about the deep structure of the human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious and mystic patterns, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.

The Boy Who Returned from the Sea

The Boy Who Returned from the Sea

  • Author: Clay Morgan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440629013
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
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When The Boy Who Spoke Dog was published, Publishers Weekly wrote: "The pacing is swift, and the surprising and touching finale begs for a sequel." In this continuation of the first book, Clay Morgan has reunited Jack and his beloved dog, Moxie, on the island where they first met. Jack is not the only human on the island: The mysterious and dangerous Blackburn Jukes is there, too, searching for the valuable amber hidden in the bogs of the island. Moxie and Jack soon realize that they must work together in order to protect themselves and their island from this intruder in this action-filled novel.

The New Diaspora

The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction

  • Author: Victoria Aarons
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814340563
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 592
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The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora’s second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.

Slocum 268: Slocum and the Hired Gun

Slocum 268: Slocum and the Hired Gun

  • Author: Jake Logan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101179574
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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There’s too many itchy trigger fingers in Harleyville—and only one Slocum… Harleyville may be a little town—but there’s a big-time range war brewing and more trigger-happy cowhands than you can shake a stick at. With bodies piling up, either side could use an experienced gunslinger. Slocum figures it’s someone else’s problem—but he winds up right in the middle of it anyway… When things turn ugly Slocum takes a side—but he’s not the only gunslinger in town. Aaron “One Shot” Parsons rode into Harleyville willing to slap leather for whoever pays him. He may be the best shooter in the West—but he’ll have a hell of a time drawing a bead on Slocum…

The Last Child

The Last Child

  • Author: John Hart
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848542380
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Thirteen-year-old Johnny Merrimon has to face things no boy his age should face. In the year since his twin sister's abduction his world has fallen apart: his father has disappeared and his fragile mother is spiralling into ever deeper despair. Johnny keeps strong. Armed with a map, a bike and a flashlight, he stalks the bad men of Raven County. The police might have given up on Alyssa; he never will. Someone, somewhere, knows something they're not telling. Only one person looks out for Johnny. Detective Clyde Hunt shares his obsession with the case. But when Johnny witnesses a hit-and-run and insists the victim was killed because he'd found Alyssa, even Hunt thinks he's lost it. And then another young girl goes missing . . .

The Gallery of Nature and Art

The Gallery of Nature and Art

Or, A Tour Through Creation and Science, Comprising New and Entertaining Descriptions of the Most Surprising ... Phenomena of Nature ... in Every Part of the Habitable World ...

  • Author: Edward Polehampton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Engraving
  • Page: N.A
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Mangrove Roots Chronicles

Mangrove Roots Chronicles

  • Author: Wanjiru Uhuru
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453527826
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 349
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This book chronicles the life of a girl born during the baby boom years in post slavery British Honduras (Belize) to African Creole parents. The story is a factual chronology in the backdrop of the exotic landscape of this country interplayed with historical events that shaped Belize and ultimately, her life. With an inherent desire for learning, this young girl valiantly persisted on her life journey to fulfill her dreams. Take a walk with her as she overcomes sexual molestation, racial discrimination, an alcoholic father, extreme poverty, cruel beatings and innuendos of obeah, to earn the education she longed for.

Death Piled Hard

Death Piled Hard

A Tale of the Confederate Secret Services

  • Author: W. Patrick Lang
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440123918
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 316
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When Claude Devereux's brother, Patrick, is killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, he's devastated. But there is little time for grief. Devereux, a Confederate spy, has worked his way behind enemy lines in the North to become a prominent adviser to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. If General Robert Lee and his comrades in the South have any chance of succeeding in beating the Union, Devereux knows that he must keep his cover at all costs. So he steers clear of danger even when he doesn't want to do so. One of Devereux's main tasks is to find out more about General Ulysses Grant, who has come to Washington to assume command of the Union army. The general is about to lead his troops on the Overland Campaign, a series of battles through the heart of Virginia. Devereux must do all that he can to stop Grant in his tracks and help the South win its independence in Death Piled Hard.

The Shotoku Teahouse

The Shotoku Teahouse

  • Author: Keiko Mumford,Richard Mumford
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146532156X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 447
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A true story of two young people of different races and cultures who meet in Japan, fall in love and, despite the hatred of four years of brutal warfare between their nations, marry. The opposition of Keikos samurai family, Dicks Methodist parents, and the Navy bureaucracy is nearly overwhelming.

Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

  • Author: Stephen Fredrick
  • Publisher: Stephen Fredrick
  • ISBN: 0983983232
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Hardy Boys 57: The Firebird Rocket

Hardy Boys 57: The Firebird Rocket

  • Author: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101076668
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 192
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The launching of the Firebird Rocket is endangered when a famous rocket scientist disappears without a trace on his way to the Woomera Monitoring Station in Australia. Assigned to the case, Fenton Hardy tells his sons he needs their help. And Frank and Joe must turn down a request that they find the missing son of a prominent senator. With courage, wit, and clever detective work, the young detectives begin to close in on the enemy, only to discover that the tables have been turned. Captured by their cunning adversaries, the Hardys face certain death! Will they escape? Will the Firebird Rocket ever be launched?

The North American Indian. Volume 12 - The Hopi. ~ Paperbound

The North American Indian. Volume 12 - The Hopi. ~ Paperbound

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Classic Books Company
  • ISBN: 0742698122
  • Category:
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Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

  • Author: Barbara J. Taylor
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • ISBN: 1617752851
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Nominated for a 2014 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction Named a Best Book of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly Named a Pick of the Week for the week of June 30th by Publishers Weekly "An earnest, well-done historical novel that skillfully blends fact and fiction." --Publishers Weekly "A profound story of how one unforeseen event may tear a family apart, but another can just as unexpectedly bring them back together again." --Publishers Weekly, Best Book of Summer 2014 Pick "Solomon enticingly described the novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor (Akashic), set in a coal-mining town in 1913, as 'one of those sit on the couch and don't bother me' reads." --Shelf Awareness, NCIBA Spring Rep Picks "An absolute gem of a book filled with beautiful characters and classical writing techniques rarely seen in modern literature." --The Christian Manifesto, Top Fiction Pick of 2014 "This story is at once poignant and hopeful, spiced up by such characters as Billy Sunday, the revivalist, and Grief, the specter who haunts Grace to the very edge of sanity. A rich debut." --Historical Novel Society "Like Dickens, the novel faces family tragedy, in this case the town blaming 8-year-old Violet Morgan for her older sister's death. As her parents fall victim to their own vices, Violet learns how to form her own friendships to survive." --Arts.Mic "A fantastic novel worthy of the greatest accolades. Writing a book about a historical event can be difficult, as is crafting a bestseller, but Barbara J. Taylor is successful at both." --Downtown Magazine "Taylor's careful attention to detail and her deep knowledge of the community and its people give the novel a welcome gravity." --The Columbus Dispatch "One of the most compelling books I've ever read...a haunting story that will stay with the reader long after reading this novel." --Story Circle Book Reviews "Rave reviews are pouring in for this historical novel of a family tragedy." --The Halifax Reader, "6 New Books to Look for in July" "This well-written book is peopled with characters the reader can really care about and captures the feeling of a gritty twentieth century coal mining community." --Breakthrough, newsletter of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation "Like all good historical fiction, I learned from this novel." --Time 2 Read "This book has...prizewinner written all over it....Worth the read!" --I've Read This "This haunting story of tragedy and hope in an early twentieth century mining town is...an expertly crafted arrow that shoots straight for the heart. Reminiscent of classics such as How Green Was My Valley...this book is a must-read for fans of character-driven, authentic historical fiction." --Amy Drown Blog Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister, Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is "off being saved" at a Billy Sunday Revival. Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.

John Clare in Context

John Clare in Context

  • Author: Geoffrey Summerfield,Hugh Haughton,Adam Phillips
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521445474
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 313
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Critics including Seamus Heaney provide a welcome reappraisal in the wake of Clare's bicentenary.

Traditions of the Caddo

Traditions of the Caddo

  • Author: George Amos Dorsey
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803266025
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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First encountered by explorer Hernando de Soto in the 16th century, the Caddoan tribes, found along the Red River in present-day Arkansas and Louisiana, practiced agriculture long before they hunted buffalo. These tales vibrate with both earthly and unearthly forces.