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My Life As an Alphabet

My Life As an Alphabet

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1742698905
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 264
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Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452139660
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Candice Phee isn't a typical twelve-year-old girl. She has more than her fair share of quirks, but she also has the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to make sure everyone around her is happy—which is no easy feat when dealing with a pet fish with an identity crisis, a friend who believes he came from another dimension, an age-old family feud, and a sick mom. But she is on a mission. Her methods might be unique, but Candice will do whatever it takes to restore order to her world and make sure everyone is absolutely, categorically happy again.

H is for Happiness

H is for Happiness

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760873136
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Where do I start in explaining how much I loved this hilariously quirky and moving story with its beautiful, fractured gem of a narrator? How about A is for Awesome.' - Michael Gerard Bauer This isn't just about me. It's also about the other people in my life - my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. These are people [with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish] who have shaped me, made me what I am. I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it. Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to 'fix' all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life. Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, H is for Happiness is the film based on Barry Jonsberg's award-winning novel My Life as an Alphabet.

Reading the World's Stories

Reading the World's Stories

An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature

  • Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442270861
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 300
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Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Game Theory

Game Theory

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760290157
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Game theory has brought me to this point and I must follow where it leads. Even though this is not a game. Jamie is a sixteen-year-old maths whiz. Summerlee, his older sister, is in the grip of a wild phase. Tensions at home run high. When Summerlee wins a 7.5-million-dollar lottery, she cuts all ties with her family. But money can cause trouble - big trouble. And when Jamie's younger sister Phoebe is kidnapped for a ransom, the family faces a crisis almost too painful to bear. Jamie thinks he can use game theory - the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions - to get Phoebe back. But can he outfox the kidnapper? Or is he putting his own and his sister's life at risk? A brilliant, page-turning novel from a superb storyteller.

My Life as an Indian

My Life as an Indian

  • Author: J. W. Schultz
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048614335X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Firsthand memoir of a young white man's life among the Piegan Blackfeet in Montana Territory. Detailed accounts of religious ceremonies and customs, child-rearing, food, tanning hides, war parties, raids, and much else.

My Life as an M.P.

My Life as an M.P.

A Hilarious Look at Life as a Us Army M.P. in the 1960S

  • Author: Thomas E. Oblinger
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465334270
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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This is the true story of a draftee in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps during the mid-1960s. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 describe Army life in detail from the Draft Board Office in November 1965, to the Induction Station in Detroit, the Reception Station and Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on through Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Chapters 4 and 5 cover duties the 218th MP Company serving a peace-keeping mission in the Dominican Republic, to the 503rd MP Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chapter 6 describes duties as an MP guard with the 22nd MP Platoon (100th MP Battalion) at the Fort Bragg Post Stockade. Chapter 7 brings Tom Homeward Bound, and Chapter 8 tells of Life after Olive Drab. The author illustrates how humorous life in Olive Drab can be, while describing many serious aspects of Military Police duty.

Pandora Jones: Deception

Pandora Jones: Deception

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1743435525
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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It was difficult to know when nightmares ended and the waking world began. Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. When she wakes in the Infirmary her mind replays the sight of Nate running along the shoreline and the way his body froze and then flopped after he was shot. But her memories hold more questions than answers and she doesn't know who to trust. When she forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone's haunting similar memories and the conflicting information about The School, she finds herself with unexpected enemies. Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth - no matter what rules they must break or how terrible the danger they face. But can they even trust each other? Intuition. Secrets. Truth. Courage. Action. Survival.

My Life as a Seer

My Life as a Seer

The Lost Memoirs

  • Author: Edgar Cayce
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466882360
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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For over seventy-five years, the prophecies and readings of Edgar Cayce-- The Sleeping Prophet-- have inspired millions of people around the world, and been the subject of hundreds of books. Over fifty years after his death, Cayce is still regarded as the father of the new age movement, and the foremost psychic of the twentieth century. His thoughts on the soul's journey, past lives, dreams, ancient civilizations, and astrology are still closely studied and followed by practitioners in these fields. But until now, only those who knew and studied him have been able to tell Cayce's story and philosophy. From Jess Stearn's The Sleeping Prophet to Thomas Sugrue's There Is a River, many bestselling books have sold millions of copies and touched many lives. Now, for the first time, Edgar Cayce tells his story in his own words. Only recently discovered, this new memoir delivers Cayce's important message to the world at a most crucial time, the dawn of the twenty-first century. In this personal, moving story, readers learn how Cayce felt about his amazing powers. Here Cayce speaks about the angelic presence that visited his childhood Kentucky home and told him that he would become a healer to millions. We also learn about his extraordinary childhood ability to learn his school lessons simply by sleeping on his books. Cayce also addresses the devastating throat paralysis that he miraculously overcame, and how he ultimately realized that his powers could only be used to help and enable people, and not for personal profit. Cayce even gives a "behind the scenes" glimpse at his many psychic readings. The combination of ability and humility, compassion and caring turned Cayce from social outcast to world-renowned psychic healer. Throughout his life, Edgar Cayce's was the voice people turned to for advice on issues as diverse as health and healing and philosophy and world issues. Now, Cayce speaks once more on these issues and delivers his ultimate message to humanity for the first time. My Life as a Seer brings to life the emotional frustrations, motivations, fears, and visions of the century's premier spiritualist.

My Life as a Gamer

My Life as a Gamer

  • Author: Janet Tashjian
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN: 0805098658
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime—to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid. On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn't there anything he's good at?