The secret life of Walter Kitty

Author: Joan E. Goodman

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307102607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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When unlawful badgers take over a city park, a young cat dons a mask and cape and becomes the super hero, Wonder Cat.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Life of Walter Kitty

Author: Barbara Jean Hicks

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375985174

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5438

Walter Kitty is no ordinary housecat. He's Fang—a swashbuckling protector of the high seas, a tiger waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey, and a caped superhero ready to save the day. But do his "people," Mr. and Mrs. Biddle, acknowledge his greatness? Not even!So once in a good long while, Walter will answer to Wally or Kitten or even Snookums, but most of the time . . . he's Fang!With a hilarious text by Barbara Jean Hicks and fabulously fun illustrations by Dan Santat, Walter Kitty is one cat readers will not soon forget! From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A Musical Based on the Classic Story by James Thurber

Author: Joe Manchester,Leon Carr,Earl Shuman

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573680502

Category: Drama

Page: 91

View: 7707

Musical comedy Based on the story by James Thurber Characters: 5 male, 6 female, and as many extras as desired. Scenery: Various simple sets (or one basic set). On his fortieth birthday Walter Mitty reflects on his drab, ordinary life. Defeated in his quest for wealth and glory by family responsibilities, a mortgage, and a routine job, he creates elaborate fantasies in which he is the hero. His secret world is so enticing that he often loses sight of the boundary between dream and reality and comically slips into his imagination. An attractive would be chanteuse aptly named Willa de Wisp encourages Walter to leave his wife, shed the burdens of suburban living and really live the secret life. Unfortunately it is as unattainable as it is appealing. At the end of the play Walter discovers that he is happily committed to the real world. A thoroughly pleasant musical evening.-- Time.
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Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

Author: Barbara Jean Hicks

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 038575521X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1720

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal how imagination can spice up even the healthiest meal.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

Author: Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5769

When Joules and Kevin Rockman’s parents drop them off at Camp Whatsitooya on their way to an International Spamathon, the twins expect a summer of marshmallows, campfires, and canoe trips. What they do not expect is to defend the earth from an invasion of sugar-addicted, murderous, seven-foot-tall rabbits from another galaxy. Happily, the Rockman twins, veteran watchers of the Late, Late, Late Creepy Show for Insomniacs, are unusually well-prepared for dealing with monstrous beings from outer space. If only their fellow campers were so lucky. Andrea Beaty, author of several very funny picture books and a mysterious novel, here reaches new heights of hilarity and verbal dexterity in a novel sure to become a camp—ba-dum-dum—classic.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Tom's Tweet

Author: Jill Esbaum

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375984720

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5374

Tom is on the hunt for a tasty morning treat when he spies a flip-flapping, fluttery bird just there for the taking. Hello, breakfast! But little Tweet with his big black button eyes is too skinny to eat. Tom is determined to not get involved, but he can't just leave Tweet there . . . frightened, unhappy, alone. Consarn it! It's just Tom's luck to get stuck with a Tweet!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Lost and Found

One Daughter's Story of Amazing Grace

Author: Kathryn Slattery

Publisher: Guideposts

ISBN: 9780824947347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 8874

Kathryn Slattery gives readers an up-close look at that primal relationship between mother and daughter. Taking the reader on a searing and hopeful journey she tells the story of her mother and herself two very different people -- struggling with the clash of their independent personalities and their need for and eventual dependency on each other. Kathryn shares with readers the family secrets that kept her and her mother at a distance, including alcoholism and eating disorders. And she addresses an issue that many of the baby boomer generation struggle with: the conflict between caring for family, caring for an aging parent and caring for one's soul. Readers will value Kathryn's frankness and honesty, as she tells of her struggles with shame and feelings of inadequacy and of her discovery of the forgiveness and unconditional love available in a personal relationship with Jesus.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Pythagoras

His Life, Teaching, and Influence

Author: Christoph Riedweg,Steven Rendall

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 5711

One of the most important mathematical theorems is named after Pythagoras of Samos, but this semi-mythical Greek sage has more to offer than formulas. He is said to have discovered the numerical nature of the basic consonances and transposed the musical proportions to the cosmos, postulating a "harmony of the spheres." He may have coined the words "cosmos" and "philosophy." He is also believed to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls and therefore to have advised a vegetarian diet. Ancient legends have Pythagoras conversing with dogs, bears, and bulls. A distinctly Pythagorean way of life, including detailed ritual regulations, was observed by his disciples, who were organized as a secret society. Later, Pythagorean and Platonic teachings became fused. In this Platonized form, Pythagoreanism has remained influential through medieval Christianity and the Renaissance down to the present. Christoph Riedweg's book is an engaging introduction to the fundamental contributions of Pythagoras to the establishment of European culture. To penetrate the intricate maze of lore and ascertain what history can tell us about the philosopher, Riedweg not only examines the written record but also considers Pythagoras within the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual context of his times. The result is a vivid overview of the life and teachings of a crucial Greek thinker and his most important followers.
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Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush

Author: Lael Morgan

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 9780945397762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3655

Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subartic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first; ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Secret of the Old Clock

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448095011

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 9335

Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Global War on Morris

A Novel

Author: Steve Israel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772231

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2601

Written by a Congressman, a political satire follows pharmaceutical salesman Morris Feldstein, who accidentally puts a non-business charge on his credit card that gets flagged by a government-surveillance-program supercomputer and leads to his becoming public enemy number one. 50,000 first printing.
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Binky to the Rescue

Author: Ashley Spires

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771380721

Category: Cats

Page: 64

View: 4426

While in hot pursuit of an alien invader (a bug), Binky suddenly finds himself in outer space (outside) and must rescue his copilot Ted (stuffed mousie) from an enemy warship (wasps- nest)! Will Binky be able to save his best friend?
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Cryers Hill

Author: Kitty Aldridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409079449

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3888

In July 1934, Walter Brown went alone to the woodland pond. He saw his girl swimming there. He watched her floating and saw how white her skin was in the green water, her belly, her breasts, her pond-tangled hair. Then she turned over like an otter and dived down. She did not come up again. In July 1969, Sean Matthews finds himself in the very same woodland, where he witnesses an event he later cannot bear to remember. Two boys, growing up in the same village thirty-five years apart, have each seen something they shouldn't. Hailed by Salman Rushie on the publication of her first novel, Pop, Cryers Hill confirms Kitty Aldridge as a writer of immense talent, possessing the rare gift of enabling us to see the world anew.
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The Bookseller

A Novel

Author: Cynthia Swanson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006233302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6670

A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams. Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . . Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped. Then the dreams begin. Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps. Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn? As the lines between her worlds begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined. And how do we know where that boundary lies in our own lives?
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Oh No! Not Again!

(Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423149125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4528

When she does not get a perfect score on her history test, a young girl builds a time machine to remedy the situation.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Snow Swan

Author: Barbara Jean Hicks

Publisher: Palisades Press (OR)

ISBN: 9781576731079

Category: Single mothers

Page: 286

View: 1413

Long ago, young Toni Ferrier turned to alcohol and drugs to escape the loneliness of her childhood and the pain of adolescence. Now she has made a new start, remaining clean and sober for a year and a half. As the unmarried mother of an eight-year-old son, however, Toni still deals with the consequences of her past mistakes.
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I Feel Orange Today

Author: Patricia Godwin,Kitty Macaulay

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781550376401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4440

Every mood has its color -- sunny yellow days, cool blue days or slow gray days. Some days are a rainbow. What color do you feel today? About the Annikin Series: Annikins are mini books made especially for children -- small enough to fit into tiny hands and pockets. Each book measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and contains full color pages. Orders for 100 units or more qualify for a handsome clear acrylic counter display. Please mark your order. Re-orders of individual titles in 20s only (Available only to retail stores -- not sold as individual books)
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The Secret Life of Jamie B, Superspy

Author: Ceri Worman

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781843623892

Category: Boys

Page: 126

View: 7627

Jamie B is always a superstar (in his imagination at least ). His life is never ordinary.
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The Painted Veil

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 0771060165

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

View: 8296

Kitty Garstin, a wealthy debutante, loves her life. She attends all the best functions, and attracts all the best men, though she would never dream of accepting any of their marriage proposals. Never, that is, until she finds herself at twenty-five, most prospects exhausted, facing the possibility of her younger sister beating her to the altar. Not wanting to risk life as a spinster, she accepts the proposal of Walter Fane, a doctor, and joins him on a posting in Hong Kong. In the wake of an affair with one of Walter’s superiors, she accompanies her husband to the Chinese mainland, where a cholera epidemic is ravaging the populace. While Walter battles the illness, Kitty’s conflict is within – Who is she? Who does she want to be? And who can she be? Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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