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My Awesome Japan Adventure

Author : Rebecca Otowa
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PICKED AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2013 BY THE ASSOCIATION OF BOOKSELLERS FOR CHILDREN! A perfect introduction to Japanese culture for kids, My Awesome Japan Adventure is the diary of an American fifth grader who travels to Japan to spend four exciting months with a Japanese family as an exchange student. He records all his adventures in this diary so that he can tell his friends back home about what he did and saw during his time in Japan. With the help of a Japanese foster brother and sister he visits a Ninja village, tries new foods, learns brush painting, and gets the inside scoop on daily life in a Japanese school. Readers of all ages will love experiencing life in Japan from a kid's point of view! Dan's adventures include: My First Week of School, Visiting a Ninja Village, Fun with Origami, Practicing Aikido, Making Mochi, and much more… As a multicultural children's book, My Awesome Japan Adventure is perfect for kids who want to explore another culture and have fun in the process!


Author : Jane Hinchey
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A country of contradictions, Japan is a modern nation with an ancient soul. Find out what life is like in Japan. Discover how Japanese people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country. Learn all about Japan including: - Government - History - Ethnic diversity - Landscape and climate - Religions and festivals - Cultural traditions - Transport systems - Languages - Cuisine And find out more about Japan’s relationship with Australia.

The Culture and Crafts of Japan

Author : Miriam Coleman
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In many ways, the culture and traditions of Japan are very different from our own. Just by looking at the detailed photographs in this book, readers will see that the Japanese have unique and beautiful architecture, clothing, festivals, and more. The same can be said for Japanese crafts. Readers will likely be familiar with origami, but this book also contains step-by-step instructions for making nengaj? (New Year’s) cards and a Samurai hat. Readers are sure to love learning about Japan and its many wonderful customs and traditions from this curriculum-based, high-interest text.

The Culture and Recipes of Japan

Author : Tracey Kelly
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Japanese food reflects much about the country of Japan and its culture, and in this impressive book, readers are invited to learn as much as possible about the island nation as they don their aprons. Easy Japanese recipes such as shrimp tempura, vegetarian sushi, and green tea ice cream encourage young chefs to explore the delicacies of Japan with their taste buds, while interesting information is offered about what it’s like to live there, including its geography and cultural traditions. If an excursion to Japan isn’t possible, this fun book is the next best thing!

The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper and Other Short Stories

Author : Rebecca Otowa
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"Otowa has woven a series of delightful vignettes of life in Japan, from a true historical story of feuding villages to a man who steals shoes at temples…and some highlighting the cultural differences between Japanese and American sensibilities, especially for women." — Ginny Tapley-Takemori, translator of Convenience Store Woman From the unique standpoint of an American woman who married into a Japanese family and has lived in Japan for more than thirty years, Rebecca Otowa weaves enchanting tales of her adopted home that portray the perspective of both the Japanese and the foreigner on the universal issues that face us all—love, work, marriage, death, and family conflict. The collection includes: A Year of Coffee and Cake—A young American wife in the Tokyo suburbs suspects her next-door neighbor of murdering an elderly relative. Rhododendron Valley—An elderly man decides to commit suicide to deal with his terminal illness and to spare his family pain. The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper—A reclusive young Japanese man enjoys the strange hobby of stealing shoes from temples, but it gradually consumes him. Genbei's Curse—A downtrodden woman loses her temper with her demanding, sick father-in-law. Years later, old and sick herself, she can now empathize with him. Trial by Fire—A true story passed down through the author's family of a gruesome trial to settle a land dispute in 1619. Love and Duty—The Japanese custom of "duty chocolates" (chocolates gifted by women to men on Valentine's Day) has repercussions for an American and a Japanese woman. Uncle Trash—Told in the form of newspaper articles, this is the story of an old man, his hoarding addiction, the annoyance it brings his family, and his eventual revenge. Watch Again—A man starts stalking his ex-wife and learns something about himself in the process. Three Village Stories—A tea ceremony teacher, a vengeful son, and an old man ostracized by his community are the protagonists in three vignettes of village life. The Rescuer—After meeting his death in a train accident, a young man finds himself in the position of rescuing others from the same fate. Showa Girl—Based on a true story from the author's family, a girl of fifteen has an arranged marriage with an older man just back from a POW camp in Russia in 1948. Rachel and Leah—An older American woman reflects on her long and not always happy marriage to a Japanese man. The Turtle Stone—Going from the 1950s to the present, this is the story of one man's efforts to keep the family cake shop alive in a Kyoto that is constantly modernizing. Illustrated throughout with the author's own black-and-white drawings, this captivating volume offers a unique and lovingly rendered insight into everyday life in modern Japan.

Cambridge Primary English Learner s Book 2 Second Edition

Author : Sarah Snashall
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We are working with Cambridge Assessment International Education to gain endorsement for this forthcoming title. Inspire learners to build, strengthen and extend their skills. Written by experienced authors and primary practitioners, Cambridge Primary English offers full coverage of the new Cambridge Primary English curriculum framework (0058). - Boost confidence and extend understanding: Tasks built in a three-step approach with 'Learn', 'Get started!' and 'Go further' plus 'Challenge yourself' activities to support differentiation and higher order thinking skills. - Revisit, practice and build on previous learning: Let learners see how their skills are developing with 'What can you remember?' checklists at the end of each unit and self-check practice quizzes. - Develop key concepts and skills: A variety of practice material throughout to build Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills. - Motivate learners with an international approach: The learner's books provide a variety of engaging extracts from diverse international authors covering fiction genres, non-fiction text types, poetry and plays.

Japan Travel Adventures Chapter 1

Author : My Hikari
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The My Hikari Japan Travel Club is composed of 4 second year high school students Ken, Erika, Hana and Hiro. Together they solve riddles sent by by "mysterious" mentor Dr. Hakase to receive rewards. The riddles are referring to places in Japan and Join My Hikari Club as they solve each riddle and discover the amazing culture of Japan!

Home Learning Year by Year Revised and Updated

Author : Rebecca Rupp
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A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.

My Adventurous Life An Autobiography

Author : Eric Paul Steinig
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In his autobiography, Eric tells the story of his life -- sharing insights from along his journey -- so that future generations may know him better and perhaps learn some lessons to share with generations to come. Eric writes about his life from his perspective at each age and era, taking memories from the extensive journals he kept along the way. A decades-in-the-making effort, this book brings readers along on Eric's journey, growing up to German and Polish immigrant parents in Chicago, IL and Albuquerque, NM, hoping to find a way out of a typical life. Joining the Navy provided a ticket out of Albuquerque and gave Eric his first taste of the world afar. He went on to live on three continents in 20 different cities, and visit more than 50 countries. Along his life's journey, Eric married an amazing traveling partner, Rosanna Lee Parks, and went on to produce two travelers in their own right, Christopher and Erica, both of whom continue the lessons of living a life of adventure with their children.

The Awesome Adventures of Steve

Author : Mal Kaser
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Rising out of a ghetto, Mack got lucky and parlayed a gold discovery into one of the biggest fortunes ever controlled by a black person. Using God given talents, he parlayed his fortune into billions of dollars which he used to benefit minorities in Africa and the U.S. His adventures were highlighted by encounters with the "Killer Dictator", Adi Amin and Osma bin Laden, the terrorist. The love interest in this story covers a rich spoiled beauty and an African princess. Kidnappers threaten to wipe out Mack's family at one point, and in another, nearly loses his wife too an ancient Aztec death trap. Many new inventions and products are attrbuted to Mack's uncanny ability to concieve and design new products to enhance the quality of life. Minorities play a strong roll in all of Mack's achieviements.

Susette s Awesome Adventure

Author : Mallory Tarcher
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During a rafting trip down the Colorado River, Susette Yoshi must confront her fear of the water to rescue her new friend, fifteen-year-old, part native American Tommy Tilousi. Original.

My Adventurous Year Traveling in an RV A 13 Year Old s Journal

Author : Robert Besch
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Where Am I Giving A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference

Author : Kelsey Timmerman
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Your gifts connect you to a world of giving Americans are generous with their pocketbooks, but trying to make a difference and actually making a difference are two different things. Where Am I Giving? by New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman takes you on a journey to meet people who will inspire you to live a purpose-filled, generous life and make the greatest impact you can through your career, time, consumer dollars, and donations. Starting in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and then traveling all over the world (Myanmar, Kenya, India, Nepal, and more), Kelsey explores not only different ways of giving—as a worker, consumer, volunteer, giver, local and global citizen—but also the benefits and effectiveness of these methods. He spends time with monks, students, a refugee, a Marine, a former Hollywood executive, Peace Corps Volunteers, and seasoned aid workers to explore how they give, as well as with the people on the receiving end of their giving. Along the way he struggles to be a more informed giver as he becomes a "voluntourist,” starts his own local non-profit, and searches for a balance between rationality and passion in how he gives. This book will help you: Reveal the amazing opportunities you have to make an impact using your own gifts—and it doesn't have to be money Understand the sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and neuroscience of giving See how giving can make you more connected and happier Examine types of giving, including microlending, volunteering, donating, ethical consumption, mission trips, voluntourism, child sponsorship, etc. Dive into a nuanced view of effectiveness of international aid and its intersection with development, politics, and culture Where Am I Giving? is a fast-paced narrative combining compelling stories collected over 15 years of travel to 90+ countries, mixed with practical advice on how to make giving a part of our everyday lives.

Wayward 2

Author : Jim Zub
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IMAGE COMICS' NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! Rori's uncanny senses lead her to a classmate with a dark he's willing to kill to keep hidden.

World Travel Adventures

Author : Steve Freeman
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Travel along with Steve as he visits 100 countries and all 7 continents. From a middle-class family in Brooklyn, New York he left the corporate world to explore the rest of the world - and found amazing people, places, and experiences from the Tropics to Antarctica. A fascinating read whether you aspire to travel, have been places, or are well-traveled. You’ll learn and grow with the author, who presents his story in a light, easy-to-follow perspective including details about land tours, cruises, solo travels, and money-saving tips. From penguins to pirates, danger to romance, budget travel to world cruises, and dancing with Zulus you will be edu-tained in this must-read book for any traveler or adventurer!

My Life with the Unbelievably Awesome God

Author : Theodore M. Adam
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My Life with the Unbelievably Awesome God By: Theodore M. Adam My Life with the Unbelievably Awesome God is the account of how God took a sinner who was lost and gave him the will and the strength to create a life that had value and purpose. Life does come with an instruction book, the Bible and an instructor Jesus Christ, if we choose to follow their guidance. I have not made a big splash in my life, but I am convinced that God has been my guide and I strive to follow His instructions. At seventy-four I am just beginning to understand how special each person is to our Creator. If readers do not get anything else from my story, I hope they will see that God does have a plan for every life, and that He is working His plan and you are included in that plan, voluntarily or by default, (default is not a good choice). I look forward to seeing all His followers with our Creator when His plan is completed.

Welcome to Japan Ms Elf Volume 5

Author : Makishima Suzuki
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Enjoy the theme park to the fullest! Kazuhiho and the others manage to escape Zarish's evil clutches... But at the same time, Eve the dark elf gets dragged into the real world. But such incidents don't bring the group down, and they prepare to go to a theme park upon returning to Japan! Welcome to a dream land in reality, Ms. Elf!

IGo to Japan

Author : Aaron Rosenberg
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When the iCarly webcast is nominated for an iWeb award, Sam, Carly, Freddie, Spencer, and Mrs. Benson travel to Japan for the competition and award show, but their trip proves to be more difficult than expected.

Hiking in Japan

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In Search of Adventure

Author : Bruce Northam
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These short travel essays from around the globe get to the heart of what the words travel and adventure really mean. In Search of Adventure explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of what travelling the world has to offer. The "Trampled Underfoot" section features tales of woe on the road -- the worst of the worst, or making the best of the worst. In "Global Issues & Viewpoints," authors explore the changing world, oppressive governments, and the homogenising of world cultures. From warm and inviting to raw and shocking, these non-fiction travel pieces present disparate viewpoints on the diverse world in which we live and leave no emotion untouched.