Golden House

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641219388

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Seit "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" gab es keinen Roman mehr, der unsere Zeit so treffend, unterhaltsam und weitsichtig erklärt. Nero Golden kommt aus einem Land, dessen Namen er nie wieder hören wollte, seit er mit seinen drei erwachsenen Söhnen vor ein paar Jahren nach New York gezogen ist und sich eine junge Russin zur Frau genommen hat. Der junge Filmemacher René wohnt im Nachbarhaus und ist fasziniert von der Familie, die ihm besten Stoff für ein Drehbuch liefert: Aufstieg und Fall eines skrupellos ehrgeizigen, narzisstischen und mediengewandten Schurken, der Make-up trägt und sich die Haare färbt. René wird Zeuge und in einer folgenschweren Episode sogar Teilhaber des dekadenten Treibens im Golden House, dessen Besitzer nicht nur den Vornamen mit Kaiser Nero teilt ... Salman Rushdie erfasst den irritierenden Zeitgeist und zeichnet mit größter Erzählkunst ein treffendes Bild unserer heutigen Welt. Dieser Roman beweist aufs Neue, dass er einer der besten Geschichtenerzähler unserer Tage ist.
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Zippo the Super Hippo

Author: Kes Gray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509813802

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! "Everyone has a super power," says his best friend Roxi. "You just have to work out what yours is." Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't really superpowers though. Perhaps Zippo can fly like Roxi. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom. Maybe there's a power in that . . . From award-winning author Kes Gray and exciting new illustrating talent Nikki Dyson. This fantastically funny superhero will be flying into children's imaginations and inspiring them to celebrate all that is super about themselves.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

WONDER WOMAN auf der SUPER HERO HIGH

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 364119413X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4995

Power für die Super Hero Girls: Großes Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Warner Brothers Entertainment, DC Comics, Mattel, Lego und Random HouseMädels aufgepasst: Superheldinnen im Anflug!Willkommen in der Super Hero High School: Hier kommt Superlesespaß für Mädchen!Alle Mädels lieben Superhero Girls! Wonder Woman ist eine Prinzessin und Amazonen-Kriegerin. Doch an der Super Hero High kämpft sie nicht gegen fiese Superbösewichte, sondern vor allem mit neuen Trainingsmethoden, neuen Freundinnen (und Feindinnen) – und sie muss lernen, mit einigen peinlichen Niederlagen fertigzuwerden.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

James Bond in the 21st Century

Why We Still Need 007

Author: Leah Wilson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 6456

Writings by Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, and many more on the secret agent and pop-culture icon. In this book about the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise, leading writers including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox discuss the ten sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the battles over which actor should play the incomparable superspy. Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and his unerring allure. It’s a feast for fans who can’t get enough of their hero.
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How to become a billionaire by selling nothing

Author: Aditya Magal

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006187

Category: Humor

Page: 387

View: 8673

A billionaire stock investor with a dragon-sized ego finds himself in an outrageous pickle when an eccentric entrepreneur approaches him to invest in his company which makes a revolutionary new product–NOTHING. While the billionaire dismisses him with 1 lakh rupees to seek psychiatric help, the entrepreneur instead uses the money to start manufacturing NOTHING, assigning him a stake in the company as a sign of gratefulness. Caught in a precarious situation, the billionaire must now debate the validity of the stake he has unintentionally picked up in the company as it becomes more and more valuable each day with everyone from politicians to filmstars to aam aadmis parading the power of Nothing. Things escalate into a circus when another company sues for what they believe is a blatant patent plagiarism of their original idea. Rambunctious, packed with tons of sarcasm, spoofs, and sketches, How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing looks at the inherent madness of human nature and the ridiculous lengths people go to while doing business.
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KATANA auf der SUPER HERO HIGH

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641206804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5094

Mädchen lieben Superheldinnen! Katana und ihr magisches Schwert: Diese Superheldin ist ein bisschen anders als ihre mächtigen Freundinnen an der Super Hero High. Neben ihren Aufgaben als Schülerin fühlt sich Katana auch dem Erbe ihrer Krieger-Ahnen verpflichtet. Eine unbekannte Macht hat ihr die Aufgabe übertragen, einhundert antike Samurai-Schwerter zu schützen. Doch warum ausgerechnet Katana - und was ist der Sinn dieser Aufgabe? Zusammen mit Wonder Woman und ihren anderen Freundinnen von der Super Hero High will Katana das Geheimnis lüften. Doch ein lange vergessener Verwandter schmiedet einen üblen Plan gegen Katanas Familie ...
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero

Author: Angela Ndalianis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135213933

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 8387

Over the last several decades, comic book superheroes have multiplied and, in the process, become more complicated. In this cutting edge anthology an international roster of contributors offer original research and writing on the contemporary comic book superhero, with occasional journeys into the film and television variation. As superheroes and their stories have grown with the audiences that consume them, their formulas, conventions, and narrative worlds have altered to follow suit, injecting new, unpredictable and more challenging characterizations that engage ravenous readers who increasingly demand more.
Posted in Social Science

Daddy's Home

Book 2 of the Instruments of Death Series

Author: Paul Dale Anderson

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Terror gripped the streets of Willow Woods as the grisly deaths increased. The killer struck in isolated areas, slashing young women into bloody ribbons of flesh with the precision of a surgeon. The experts knew he used a razor-sharp butcher’s knife, but only the dead knew his face…. The bad dreams started when Danny’s real dad disappeared. Weird, scary dreams about a strange man with a long, shiny knife, standing over Danny’s mother covered in blood on their kitchen floor. His mom told him to forget about the dreams and stop watching the TV news reports about the Mad Slasher. She said they were safe, especially with their new friend Michael, his pretend daddy, to protect them. But Danny was afraid of Michael. Michael looked too much like the monster in his dreams….
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When We Were Free to Be

Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made

Author: Lori Rotskoff,Laura L. Lovett

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837555

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 5065

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.
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Nature Education with Young Children

Integrating Inquiry and Practice

Author: Daniel R. Meier,Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136154507

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7530

Nature Education with Young Children is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book’s guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for effective and transformative nature education: • The power and value of equity and access to nature education • Effective teaching encompasses child development domains and integrates ECE curriculum • Children learn best through inquiry-based and child-centered teaching • Powerful teaching is founded upon teacher inquiry and reflection. Implementing nature study is one critical way that educators can integrate more science learning across the ECE curriculum and do so in an active, discovery-based manner. Nature Education with Young Children strives for an American version of what the Reggio Emilia educators do so well: creating a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual investigations that occur in classrooms everywhere.
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Rise of the Robot Army

Author: Robert Venditti,Dusty Higgins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481405578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 913

Reluctant superhero Miles Taylor battles an army of deadly robots, but struggles to dominate eighth grade at Chapman Middle School, where bullies and unrequited love await.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

We Wish for a Monster Christmas

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781454918943

Category:

Page: 32

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Dear Santa: please bring us a big hairy, scary MONSTER! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something really special for their Christmas gift. Though Mom and Dad say no, Santa says yes. But having a monster in the house may not be all it's cracked up to be. . . . Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song.
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Locke & Key Master Edition

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 373673543X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 314

View: 8512

Der zweite Deluxe-Sammelband des mit dem Eisner Award ausgezeichneten Horror-Meisterwerks von Stephen Kings Sohn Joe Hill und Top-Zeichner Gabriel Rodriguez! Die Locke-Geschwister werden nicht nur im Keyhouse auf der Insel Lovecraft mit magischen Schlüsseln, besonderen Türen und der Finsternis konfrontiert, die ihrer Familie aus der Vergangenheit folgt... LOCKE & KEY kommt bald ins TV!
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The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X, Book 1)

Author: Chelsea M. Campbell

Publisher: Golden City Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 356

View: 9892

Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she's been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father's too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he's not a hero in any way, or else he's stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first. To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad's "flying lessons" that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city--despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights--thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Legion Companion

Author: Glen Cadigan

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 6402

"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.
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Buzz

A Thriller

Author: Anders de la Motte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147671293X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3549

“A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information” (Kirkus Reviews)—the second novel in a groundbreaking international thriller trilogy about a deadly game that blurs the line between reality and fiction. It’s been four months since Henrik “HP” Pettersson was dragged into a ruthless Alternate Reality Game that nearly cost him his life. Although he now has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities—he isn’t satisfied. He’s plagued by insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the Game. He misses the attention. At times, he even hopes the Game Master will find him. And when HP catches the eye of a rich and powerful CEO for all the wrong reasons, he may get his wish. But he quickly learns that sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for... The second in a fast-paced, exciting trilogy, Buzz will keep you guessing until the end. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?
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Ten Golden Moments

Author: Gary Alexander Azerier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481745832

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 6801

Ten Golden Moments chronicles the life of broadcast-journalist Gary Alexander Azerier through the unique perspective of a series of extraordinary and unforgettable "moments" in his life. Spanning the years from the 1940's to 2012, these formidable episodes are not only replete with an up-close view through a closed window of time but are recorded specifically to resonate with the reader, culminating in the discovery of his or her own Golden Moments and passion for life.
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