Summary Book Review The Boy Who Said No by G. K. Rao:
Download or read book The Boy Who Said No written by G. K. Rao and published by Bitingduck Press LLC. This book was released on 1999-01 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Boy Who Said No is first and foremost a story of people and their travails, the world in which they live, the colors and the sightsOCoa story of mystical and mythical India. The reader will encounter the baked hardness of the dry summer, the lovely, soft greenness of the monsoon, the menacing river in a raging storm that brings out the hero and the humor in a village, and the cruelly severe customs involved in owning and losing land. At the start, Babu announces his intention to organize the workers in the face of violence and of the old menOCOs, especially the old Chowdhary's, perorations. G.K. Rao, in his inspired book, manages to neither demonize the landowners nor idealize the workers and their cause. The Boy Who Said No is a short chapter in several lives, a once-upon-a-time tale of a community. For an author bio and photo, reviews, and a reading sample, visit bosonbooks.com."
Summary Book Review The Man and a Boy by James J. McBride:
Download or read book The Man and a Boy written by James J. McBride and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-04 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Picture by Lance Fairchild Photography A Man finds a despondent and brutally abused eight-year-old boy in a garden and although he is on the verge of suicide, the Man is able to convey that he cares for the boy. After that initial meeting, the Man and the boy begin a series of dialogues. He helps the boy become a child of God, and He encourages him to always be child like as he gains enlightenment. As the boy acquires wisdom, he learns to listen with his heart, mind, and soul. Using the messages in the Bible, the Man teaches the boy truths about life's greatest mysteries, including, physics, cosmology, the arts, and human nature. Over the course of their discussions, the boy grows from a miserable eight-year-old to a well-rounded nineteen-year-old. The Man becomes his teacher, friend, and spiritual father. With the Man's guidance, the boy solves his problems and becomes strong. Find out how the heavens and the earth are tied together, examine the nature of faith, and celebrate the power of good over evil in The Man and a Boy.
Summary Book Review The Boy and the Drum by Umesh P N:
Download or read book The Boy and the Drum written by Umesh P N and published by Pratham books. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A folktale about giving and kindness transforms into a lively play! This versatile and adaptable piece can be performed on stage or in the classroom. Hours of fun and learning guaranteed!
Summary Book Review A Whisper of Moonlight by K.J. Dortmans:
Download or read book A Whisper of Moonlight written by K.J. Dortmans and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2021-09-28 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a two-hundred-year-old dark Oracle that was sealed away for over a century begins to emerge and threaten the lives of a kingdom, fifteen-year-old Tonne discovers magical powers he didn’t know he had. He must embark on a quest to save his twin sister before she succumbs to the darkness. Meanwhile, a young couple, Roland and Evlyn, set out on a journey to the capital city to start a new life, where they encounter politics and betrayals within the royal family in power. Soon the lives of all those who live in this peaceful country are in danger when what's left of the evil djinn, Nivalhir, begins to fester with purpose once again and wreak havoc on a people on the brink of civil war. As corruption spreads throughout the land, a choice must be made by those in charge—a choice between what is right and what is easy.
Summary Book Review Human Solutions by Avi Silberstein:
Download or read book Human Solutions written by Avi Silberstein and published by Skyhorse + ORM. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A South American–set novel based on the true story of an ex-Nazi cult leader: “If The Boys from Brazil was written by Paul Auster . . . A one-sitting read” (Robert Hough, author of The Final Confession of Mabel Stark). In Santiago, Chile, Javier Gonzalez runs an unusual sort of business. With the help of a team of actors, he engineers social situations that meet the unique needs of his clients. If you want your boss to like you, he can help; if you want the weatherman to fall in love with you, he can arrange it. He calls his business Human Solutions, and that is exactly what he provides. But when Javier agrees to free a woman’s son from a dangerous cult, he meets his match. Peter Wenzel—or Uncle Peter, as he insists on being called—is the cult’s charismatic leader, who deftly manipulates his followers through a complicated system of fear, deception, and brutality. A man with no conscience or fear, Uncle Peter is an ex-Nazi, expelled from Germany for molesting children, and his ties with General Pinochet, Chile’s barbarous dictator, are terrifying. He is a problem that Javier must solve—to save a life, to save a love, to save himself . . . “[A] stunning debut . . . Gripping, disturbing, darkly funny, and impossible to put down . . . Triumphant.” —Carmen Aguirre, bestselling author of Something Fierce, 2012 winner of Canada Reads
Summary Book Review American Folk Tales and Songs by Richard Chase:
Download or read book American Folk Tales and Songs written by Richard Chase and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1971-01-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The humor, hardships and traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains are represented in stories and songs in the American folk tradition
Author :Charles H. Hargis Publisher :Charles C Thomas Publisher Release Date :2008 ISBN 10 :9780398077778 Pages :309 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (777 users download)
Summary Book Review English Syntax by Charles H. Hargis:
Download or read book English Syntax written by Charles H. Hargis and published by Charles C Thomas Publisher. This book was released on 2008 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is remarkable that children learn all of the syntactic structures described in this book and with no instruction. Most children have mastered them by the time they start school. However, learning a language is subject to critically sensitive age restraints, and learning a second language becomes increasingly difficult as children age through this zone of sensitivity. Therefore, the goal of this updated and expanded edition of this book is to provide teachers with a detailed explicit knowledge of the syntactic system and the order in which it is learned. The material is presented clearly and simply, but this is not the way it should be taught to the English language learner. The knowledge in this book is strictly for teachers, and it will enable them to assist their students in acquiring a more natural implicit understanding of the English language. Topics include: Syntax in Language Acquisition; Sentence Classes; The Auxiliary; The Expanded Auxiliary; The Determiner System; Nouns; Pronouns; The Negative Transformation; Prepositional Phrases; Phrasal Verbs; Indirect Objects; Yes/No Questions; WH Questions; What-Do Questions; Transitive Verb Complements; The Passive Transformation; Possessives; The There Transformation; Relative Clauses; Noun Modifiers and Clauses; Nominalizing Transformations; Cleft Sentences; Adverbial Clauses and Conjunctive Adverbs; Adverbs; Comparative Constructions; Participial and Absolute Phrases; Cause and Effect; Conjunctions; Exclamations and Commands and Direct Address; Direct and Indirect Discourse; Word Order Transformations; Anaphora; Syntax for Basic Math and Science Instruction; Assessment; Methods; Special Difficulties; and Samples and Analysis. The Appendices and Bibliography provide additional assistance.
Author :Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (U.S.) Publisher : Release Date :2005 ISBN 10 :UOM:39015062415966 Pages :16 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review National estimates of children missing involuntarily or for benign reasons by Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (U.S.):
Download or read book National estimates of children missing involuntarily or for benign reasons written by Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (U.S.) and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Early Life Among the Indians by Benjamin G. Armstrong:
Download or read book Early Life Among the Indians written by Benjamin G. Armstrong and published by Ashland, Wis. : Bowron. This book was released on 1892 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1840, Armstrong took up life among the Indians of northern Wisconsin, learned the Ojibwe language, and became a well-known interpreter and trusted chronicler of Ojibwe history and custom.
Summary Book Review I AM THE CAT by WILLIAM STAFFORD:
Download or read book I AM THE CAT written by WILLIAM STAFFORD and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2016-03-14 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dick Whittington is familiar from history, folklore and pantomime but never before has his story been told like this: by that faithful companion, his cat! Join the pair on a journey that takes them across medieval England to London, and from London to exotic climes and back again in this humorous take on a well-known tale - with a few additional twists and surprises along the way.
Download or read book City Boy written by Herman Wouk and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-06-27 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An "enormously entertaining" portrait of "a Bronx Tom Sawyer" (San Francisco Chronicle), City Boy is a sharp and moving novel of boyhood from Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk. A hilarious and often touching tale of an urban kid's adventures and misadventures on the street, in school, in the countryside, always in pursuit of Lucille, a heartless redhead personifying all the girls who torment and fascinate pubescent lads of eleven.
Summary Book Review The Other Side by Kevin McColley:
Download or read book The Other Side written by Kevin McColley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002-04-05 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historically precise and resolutely unsentimental look at the Civil War, The Other Side is an epic that follows one young man's harrowing personal journey from innocence through soul-destroying experience as he becomes a follower of Quantrill's Raiders. It was a lesson seventeen-year-old Jacob Wilson would come to learn all too well: in the midst of any fiercely contentious and violent conflict, you must choose one side or become the enemy of both. Raised on a small Ohio farm just across the river from Kentucky, Jacob remains largely indifferent to the impending struggle between the North and the South. But then his father -- against his own better judgment -- allows two runaway slaves, Isaac and his daughter Sarah, to be hidden on their land. Hostile to them at first, Jacob soon finds himself drawn to the beautiful Sarah, gradually falling in love -- and in lust -- with her. When the local militia discovers the slaves, Jacob's world is irrevocably turned upside down as he is forced to watch the militiamen abuse his mother and destroy his home. When Jacob can take the abuse no more, he kills one of the soldiers and flees for his life, crossing to the other side of the river, heading south and then wandering west, no goal in mind other than escape from the men he assumes are hunting for him. Now a solitary renegade on the open frontier, Jacob encounters a wild group of rebels led by none other than the already legendary William Quantrill, nominally fighting for the Southern cause but in fact a ruthless outlaw whose reign of terror threatens to destroy everyone and everything he and his raiders encounter. Drawn into the frenzy of death and destruction these men foster, Jacob, once repelled then desensitized by the brutality of war, finds himself becoming more and more inured to the gory violence that saturates his new life. Drawing on factual accounts of the battles waged and the raids inflicted upon the innocent citizens of much of the midwest by Quantrill and his band -- including the likes of the notorious Jesse and Frank James, and Cole Younger -- author Kevin McColley brings to vivid life the almost surreal insanity of the time. Written in precise, compelling prose, the narrative follows young Jacob as he succumbs to the madness, both fascinated and repulsed by the random, seemingly undirected violence that defines the war as he knows it. And each step of the way he is haunted, pursued by the specter of the officer he killed back in Ohio, who taunts him, inciting him to kill and kill again. An insightful look at a poorly understood epoch of the War Between the States, The Other Side is a brilliant re-creation of one of the darkest periods in history, and a stunning evocation of how the inhumanity of war diminishes the soul.
Summary Book Review The Brokenhearted Leprechaun by L. S. Wood:
Download or read book The Brokenhearted Leprechaun written by L. S. Wood and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2016-01-15 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Skip only receives a portion of his leprechaun powers when he turns sixteen, but that doesn’t stop him from sneaking out of his grandparents’ tree home on an important quest. A few years earlier, his parents had disappeared, and he has wondered where they’ve gone ever since--so he strikes out to find them. But things take a disastrous turn when he drinks an evil brew at a pub in Dublin Town. He gets drunk and passes out in a travel trunk of a man sailing to America in search of a new beginning, and he becomes a stowaway. His tomfoolery aboard the ship, however, almost costs him and others their lives, but he remains determined to find his missing parents. When he finds out they’re being held prisoner by an evil man running a traveling medicine show, he must find a way to free them. To do that, he’ll need his full leprechaun powers and perhaps even the help of two mortals--a leprechaun’s sworn enemy. He’ll also need plenty of Irish luck to make it back home alive with his parents.
Summary Book Review Animal Movies Guide by Staci Layne Wilson:
Download or read book Animal Movies Guide written by Staci Layne Wilson and published by Staci Wilson. This book was released on 2007-03-20 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Veneficus - Stones of the Chosen by Chris Page:
Download or read book Veneficus - Stones of the Chosen written by Chris Page and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fate of Wessex lies in the hands of Merlin, the current manifestation of the 10,000-year-old Avebury Stones dynasty of Wessex venefici. But time races against him. He has only seven years left to live; seven scant years in which he must train his successor in the enchantments. To be veneficus is to be wizard, sorcerer, alchemist, hermit and wax-pale ghost. Twilight, formerly the village boy Will Timms, is imbued with the aura of the one chosen to be taught by the mighty Merlin and eventually take his place. However, Wessex has fallen into peril, consumed by conflict and death. The Northern King, Penda, and his wolf woman veneficus, Elelendise, have invaded the land in pursuit of conquest and power. Elelendise covets Merlin's title above all else and she will stop at nothing to obtain it... But Penda and Elelendise are not the only threats. Forces even darker still are gathering against Merlin and Twilight as the god of the Cowering Dead strives for dominion in an immortal struggle entwined with the fate of Wessex. Author Chris Page lives in Wiltshire (Wessex), England with his wife and two children. The Dark Ages history of the region known as Wessex, steeped in the life and culture of the poetic Celtic tribes, form a foundation of facts, people and sites on which Chris constructs his world of magic and fantasy. Veneficus - Stones of the Chosen is the first book of The Wessex Progressions. The story continues in Gemini Thunder.
Summary Book Review Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King:
Download or read book Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger written by Stephen King and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2003-08-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.' The iconic opening line of Stephen King's groundbreaking series, The Dark Tower, introduces one of his most enigmatic and powerful heroes: Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. Roland is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey toward the mysterious Dark Tower, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. On his quest, Roland begins a friendship with a kid from New York named Jake, encounters an alluring woman and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black. JOIN THE QUEST FOR THE DARK TOWER... THE DARK TOWER SERIES: THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL