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Dandelions

Dandelions

  • Author: Eve Bunting
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152024079
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
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Zoe and her family find strength in each other as they make a new home in the Nebraska territory.

Dandelions

Dandelions

Stars in the Grass

  • Author: Mia Posada
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • ISBN: 1575053357
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Rhyming text presents the dandelion, not as a weed, but as a flower of great beauty. Includes information about the flower, a recipe, and science activities.

Dandelions

Dandelions

  • Author: Robin Nelson
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN: 0761340696
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 23
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Get a close-up view of the life of a dandelion.

Planting Dandelions

Planting Dandelions

Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life

  • Author: Kyran Pittman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101514183
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Introducing a writer with a keen eye, a wicked tongue, and an appealing take on family. In the family of Jen Lancaster and Elizabeth Gilbert, Kyran Pittman is the laid-back middle sister: warm and witty and confiding, with an addictively smart and genuine voice-but married with three kids and living in the heartland. Relatable and real, she writes about family in a way that highlights all its humor, while at the same time honoring its depth. A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Pittman is well loved because she is funny and honest and self-deprecating, because her own household is in chaos ("semi-domesticated"), and because she inspires readers in their own domestic lives. In these eighteen linked, chronological essays, Pittman covers the first twelve years of becoming a family, writing candidly and hilariously about things like learning to maintain a marriage over time; dealing with the challenges of sex after childbirth; saying good-bye to her younger self and embracing the still attractive, forty-year-old version; and trying to "recession- proof" her family (i.e., downsize to avoid foreclosure). From a fresh new talent, celebrating the joys and trials of a new generation of parents, Planting Dandelions is an entertaining tribute to choosing the white-picket fence over the other options available, even if you don't manage to live up to its ideals every day.

Dandelions on 240 North

Dandelions on 240 North

  • Author: David Schnieders
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598580272
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 188
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Dandelions on 240 North is just a story. It came from a combination of fabrications and actual events that occurred over the years while we spent summers at the lake. It is a book for young people in some ways and a book for adults too. I wrote it with the intention of entertaining the readers. But I also hoped that the readers would enjoy experiencing the innocent approach that children take towards the unique people around them. The neighbors down the road at the lake confuse the nine-year old Jamie. One has been labeled a lesbian because she lived with another lady for nineteen years and was never married before. Another neighbor has been called a killer. He uses his shotgun to kill the moles in his yard. Jamie struggles to understand these people. As the summer passes, she begins to form her own opinions about these people. In the novel, Jamie is the one who shows us how to be more tolerant, but it isn't easy for her. The dog Dunker is simply a stray dog that happens to add to the emotions that are so plentiful among the neighbors. Humor, anger, hatred, sorrow, and love all come to 240 North on the back of this stray dog. Dunker is the tool that Jamie uses unknowingly to shape her values. Biography David Schnieders was almost born in a taxicab en route to the hospital in Indianapolis. His mother said she still had her shoes on when he showed up. He was the third son and he would be one of six children. His father was an independent insurance agent and his mother stayed home to referee the children, cook, do homework and laundry, clean house, and drive to practices, doctors' appointments, and the emergency room. A Catholic family, the children all went to Catholic grade schools and high schools. In grade school Schnieders was not much of an athlete despite the efforts of his father and the examples of his older brothers. David was content to play in the basement with his toy town and train. His next favorite past time was to chase his terrified younger sister around the house with a mounted deer head that was kept in the basement. He tried hard to be good in school when he was young, and he did not like to draw any attention to himself. Attention made him so nervous that one teacher called his mother to see if he was epileptic. By middle school he had become a Boy Scout and learned to enjoy the outdoors and the many overnight campouts. He moved from his basement town out to the basketball court in the backyard. His three-year middle school career netted him a single point, a banked in free throw. Middle school also brought a girlfriend, assigned by the student majority. In ninth grade Schnieders attended a day-time seminary school. A priest who was a good family friend encouraged it and Schnieders's parents were thrilled. Schnieders was not. That lasted a year. He transferred to Cathedral High School, where he spent three years learning some good things and lots of bad habits. It would be those bad habits that led to shortened college experience and a three-year stint in the US Navy. While aboard the USS Schenectady (LST1183), Schnieders traveled the Pacific Ocean and saw much of Southeast Asia. A quick stop in Viet Nam made him a war veteran and allowed him to leave the Navy early with a much-improved attitude toward education. He immediately re-enrolled in college and began his studies to become a teacher. He graduated in 1974 from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, with a teaching degree. After teaching a year in Green Bay, Schnieders returned to Indianapolis to teach. A year later married Sue, a teacher who happened to work across the hall from his younger sister. Schnieders started his family a year later with a daughter Jamie, followed by Katie, Mary, and David. After teaching and coaching in parochial middle schools for fifteen years, Schnieders took a position at the Indiana School for the Blind in 1989 as a fifth grade teacher, and he is now working there as a middle school teacher.

Frogs Flies and Dandelions

Frogs Flies and Dandelions

The Making of Species

  • Author: Menno Schilthuizen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198503927
  • Category: Evolution (Biology).
  • Page: 245
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How do new animal and plant species come about? How quickly does it happen? And what are species anyway? Schilthuizen, reputed scientist and journalist, launches into the debate that has baffled biologists ever since Darwin, with tremendous energy and wit. The whole subject leaps to life and its significance for understanding biodiversity comes clear. This is a fascinating read that will appeal equally to the lay reader and to students getting to grips with the fundementals of a complex subject.

Dandelions

Dandelions

  • Author: Darby Rae
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 0983131031
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Tessa Morgan yearned to be an average teenage girl. She had a protective mother who loved her, a stepdad who annoyed her and two spirited younger brothers who entertained her and started a bit of trouble. She didn't have friends, a social life or a boyfriend. The summer of her 16th birthday, all of that changed. When her feet hit the sand of Clowder Beach, she believed she finally had the chance to be normal. Suddenly, she had friends and maybe even a boyfriend. Luke Decker had lived in Kilkenny his whole life. He'd experienced great loss, had no family except for his best friend Chase and his grandmother who had taken him in as their own, and had an overwhelming responsibility no teenager should ever carry. Luke was no ordinary teen and when he met Tessa, he knew she wasn't either. She had no idea how different she really was and he would have to reveal the truth to her. She wanted friends. She wanted adventure. She wanted excitement. What she discovered was a family secret that changed her destiny and threatened her life.

Dandelions

Dandelions

  • Author: Katrina McKelvey
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1775592537
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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This heart-warming picture book explores the bond between a father and his daughter. One day, a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea. Taking her hand, he leads her to the front step, and there, nestled in a crack in the concrete, are two tiny dandelion puff balls. Father and daughter each blow as hard as they can, and the tiny dandelion parachutes spiral and spin, up, up and away, spreading their seeds to create new generations of dandelions far and wide. And together, father and daughter lie down on the grass, watching as the whirl and twirl through the air. Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with lyrical text to create a story that’s perfect for readers aged 4–8. This is a book that will be cherished by families and recommended by teachers and librarians, exploring as it does the resilience of nature, the art of forgiveness, and the love between a parent and child.

Dandelions Saved My Life

Dandelions Saved My Life

  • Author: Julie Thompson
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557264715
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Picking Dandelions

Picking Dandelions

A Search for Eden Among Life’s Weeds

  • Author: Sarah Raymond Cunningham
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310563534
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Sarah Cunningham, a moderate middle-class white girl who grew up in the Michigan countryside, speaks about God with humor and honesty more characteristic of liberal west-coast writers in this Picking Dandelions Ebook. In this warm and witty memoir, she describes finding and keeping a personal faith in the quirky settings of her ultra-Christian childhood. Whether recounting living next to a cemetery, teaching at-risk high schoolers, or listening to her grandmother’s stories about being a British “war bride,” the author weaves faith into down-to-earth metaphors of growth and renewal, planting and reaping, greenery and weeds. In the end, Cunningham succeeds in sifting through the dysfunctions and flaws of human life and discovering pockets of God’s original Eden goodness for both herself and for you.Picking Dandelions is a candid and personal account of outgrowing laissez-faire Christianity, moving into mature faith, and realizing that a God-following person is a changing person ... and you just might follow suit.