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My childhood beliefs and church life explored as a young child to my present age. I look back to 1966 and the New York Times declared "God is Dead" and the decades it took me to realize the reality of that headline. This book is my view of church from someone who drank the Kool-Aid. Author Rachel Love
What do you need to feel happy about being different? Based loosely on real life experiences, this heartwarming and powerful book illustrates how self-awareness, and courage help a young boy named Raymond learn the difference between seeing things as they appear to be and seeing things as they are. Feeling "different and lonely" Raymond befriends a hippo while on Safari in Africa. Unlike other grey hippos, this hippo is pink. Ray is soon carried into a world beyond labels and challenging assumptions. You will never guess what happens next
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Sunset At Noon, Reminiscences Of M.A. Love Joseph John Beecroft, Mary Ann Love
ALL IS NOT WELL IN KELHADDEN.
Every time our society takes steps forward, segregation becomes illegal, child labor is exposed, and companies that poison our air are called to account. Behind those steps are people who identified problems, worked together, and created change. Lifelong environmental activists, Jane Drake and Ann Love present the nine steps to social change and much more. From fascinating accounts about the founding of organizations such as Amnesty International, Pollution Probe, and Greenpeace to the nuts and bolts of how to run an effective meeting or write a petition, to words of inspiration, Yes You Can Your Guide to Changing the World is great reading and encouragement for every person who wants to make the world a better place.
Through time and across continents, stories of sweets and their
inventors intrigue and entertain us. Learn about primal sweets --
from honey, sweet milk, and nuts to sugar candy, chocolate, and
"sweet" stories of success.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Mouse, a timid orphan growing up in medieval England, has little happiness in the world. But then, when she comes across a puppeteer so talented that he can make the puppets talk and dance as if they were little humans, Mouse realizes that true happiness is within reach -- and the key is learning how to make the puppets dance! What she doesn't realize, however, is just how much she and her prospective mentor have in common?and how much, one day, they will share.
It's the middle of summer in Mirabeau, Texas, but already Garnet
Hubbard looks forward to fall -- to entering seventh grade and
becoming a teenager at last. With Opal, her beautiful and popular
fourteen-year-old sister, as her guide, Garnet is sure to have a
great year. But everything changes when their mother, Melanie,
packs them up and heads for Nashville, determined to fulfill her
lifelong dream of becoming a country singer. Almost before they
know it, Melanie drops the girls at her sister's house in Oklahoma,
assuring them she'll be back just as soon as she's settled in
Tennessee. But when a few days turn into a few weeks and beyond,
with no Melanie in sight, the girls begin to realize what has
For Haley Patterson, freshman year of high school boils down to having a good time with her two best friends and making a name for herself at the school newspaper. But when Haley reveals one too many juicy details in her gossip column, superdiva and queen bee Camilla Quinn makes sure that Haley's life changes...for the worse. Completely ostracized by everyone at school, including her best friends, Haley finds herself alone and miserable.
Reprieve comes in the form of a summer job at an exclusive mountain resort, where Haley forges new friend-ships, snags a cute lifeguard, and learns how to trust again. But her newfound hope is not bought without some heartbreak.
As the summer draws to a close, an unexpected confrontation with Camilla forces Haley to face her fears. Will she continue to let Camilla control her life? Or will Haley find the confidence and courage to stand her ground?
From the author of "Picture Perfect" and "Semiprecious" comes an honest, poignant novel about fear, friendship, and fighting back.
Armed with Get Outside, a kid will never say, ?I'm bored!? again. This book is a key to the world of fun beyond the front door. Activities are divided into four categories (Nature Lover, Outdoor Fun and Games, Cozy Inside and Look to the Sky), where readers will find instructions for making things like sundials, bird feeders and kites, as well as rules for games such as 500 Up, Spud and Shinny. Accompanying these descriptions are fun facts and scientific, historic and cultural context. The passage on playing jacks, for example, includes a sidebar about a similar game played by the ancient Greeks. Children in Northern climes will love learning to play traditional First Nations winter games and be thrilled to find out how to create a backyard ice rink. It's a wealth of fun and fascination that will captivate any young person --- who won't mind ditching the video game for the great outdoors.
In this book in the Family Fun series, boys and girls will discover all the secrets the night sky holds. They can play games like "Night Sky I Spy," keep an astronomer's log and read about night sky myths. Star maps are included for each season -- so kids will know what to look for, when and where. Then as the sun goes down and the sky goes dark, they'll be ready for the night sky's all-star show.
Winter is a special time. As the snow begins to fall, it sets the stage for a whole array of wintry activities, like searching for special effects in the winter night sky. Or sewing up a pair of cozy fleece mitts. Or enjoying an outdoor picnic on a blanket of snow.
This book in the Family Fun series is packed with over 120 pages of unique ideas for celebrating winter. In fact, there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy this frosty season -- winter just isn't long enough!
Kids can learn to identify animal trackstell silly fireside storiesmake marshmallow s'moresbuild sparkling sun catchersset up their own goofy winter Olympics.
The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived--and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.
Mouse, a timid orphan growing up in medieval England, has little happiness in the world. But then, when she comes across a puppeteer so talented that he can make the puppets talk and dance as if they were little humans, Mouse realizes that true happiness is within reach -- and the key is learning how to make the puppets dance What she doesn't realize, however, is just how much she and her prospective mentor have in common and how much, one day, they will share.
This book from the America at Work series introduces young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in the resource-based industry of mining. In Mining, kids explore an underground mine, a surface coal mine and an oil drilling site. Combining fact and fiction with colorful illustrations, the story delivers an early lesson in appreciating and protecting our natural resources.
Winner of the Skipping Stones Honor Award in the Ecology and Nature
Jane Drake and Ann Love, the acclaimed authors of "Cool Woods: A
Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest, "explore the fascinating,
beautiful, and sometimes dangerous world of snow. They write about
snow as a habitat, the significance of snow on the environment,
snow's impact on the people and animals who live in it, and snow
stories and lore from around the world.
Pets and their owners appear together in a book as heartwarming as it is informative.
From our earliest beginnings, we have shared our lives with animals. Jane Drake and Ann Love explore the ties that humans and their pets have formed. With fun and fascinating facts, they address Dog People and Cat People. (Why does a cat wind around her owner's legs? She's rubbing her owner with glands on her face to say "you're mine.") They also introduce us to more unusual pets. There's Polly the parrot, who lived through the Klondike Gold Rush to be 126 years old by belting back whiskey, swearing, and biting gold miners. And, of course, there are fish and reptiles, rodents and horses, all of whom can be beloved pets. As useful as it is fun, Talking Tails is a must for children who have or want a pet.
From our earliest beginnings, we have shared our lives with
animals. Explore the ties that people and their pets have formed
from prehistoric times to present day.
Environmentalists and co-authors Drake and Love present the concepts of endangered species and biodiversity in this look at alien invaders and their impact. From the days of ailing ships and shipboard rats to the fungus that sparked the Irish potato famine to the deadly purple loosestrife strangling native wetlands, they examine extinctions and endangerments attributable to alien invaders. Learn where the invaders originated, how they travelled, where they settled, what they displaced, why the invaded natural system was vulnerable and what can be done.
Shortly after Phoebe Trask's fourteenth birthday, her mother accepts a new position with Bee Beautiful Cosmetics that keeps her away from home indefinitely. Left to fend for themselves, their once picture-perfect family is on very shaky ground as each member reacts to the hole left by her mother's absence. When she finally returns--and reveals that she has cancer--the Trasks must push aside their pain to rally around the woman who hurt them. As Phoebe and her family learn to accept the changes in their lives, they discover love and forgiveness in a whole new way, making for a hopeful and unforgettable read.
It's the middle of summer in Mirabeau, Texas, but already Garnet Hubbard looks forward to fall -- to entering seventh grade and becoming a teenager at last. With Opal, her beautiful and popular fourteen-year-old sister, as her guide, Garnet is sure to have a great year. But everything changes when their mother, Melanie, packs them up and heads for Nashville, determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a country singer. Almost before they know it, Melanie drops the girls at her sister's house in Oklahoma, assuring them she'll be back just as soon as she's settled in Tennessee. But when a few days turn into a few weeks and beyond, with no Melanie in sight, the girls begin to realize what has happened.
While Opal soon becomes one of the most popular girls in school, her younger sister struggles. For Garnet, getting used to her new life means trying to figure out how to have pride in herself when it seems she has little to offer the world and the odds are stacked against her. With only each other to lean on, Melanie's "precious gems" must learn to live with the hand they've been dealt and to accept the changing face of their family.
Set in the early 1960s and beautifully told by D. Anne Love, "Semiprecious" is a powerful, poignant, and often funny coming-of-age novel that will stay with readers long after the turn of the final page.
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