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My Name is Mina

Author : David Almond
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There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line? And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina's life in Mina's own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribblings and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life. In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig. Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal.

Ismi Mina My Name is Mina

Author : David Almond
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While everyone else is in a deep slumber, Mina gazes out the window, witness to the moon's silvery light. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. It is then that Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free. On the table lies a blank notebook. It has been there for what seems like forever. Mina has declared in the past that she will use it as a journal, and finally, she begins to do that one night. Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound as she writes, about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams.

Hello My Name Is Mina and I m a Wineaholic

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Keep track of trips to your favorite winery with this wine tasting review journal. Make notes of the various red or white wines you come across and refine your palate with this simple and fun log book. This wine taster journal features a unique and funny design and is the perfect size to take with you to a dinner party or your favorite vineyard or wine tasting event. Details include:. 6x9 inches 120 pages Matte-finish paperback cover White paper This wine log book also makes a great gift for any mom, dad, or friend who enjoys keeping a record of their experiences so they can review them at the end of the year. If you are looking for a holiday gift to show your appreciation for someone you care about and want to let them know you are grateful to have them in your life, this is a perfect choice.

Book i the Korean Palace of Honolulu Mina

Author : Linda Mi-Suk Enos
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THE KOREAN PALACE OF HONOLULU BOOK I MINA Enter the world of Honolulu's hostess bars and lives of Mina, Cathy momma, Jana, Suki, Naiomi, Mimi, Tina and Mr. Paul. See the world through their eyes, and feeling their passions, desires, joys and pains of living a life of money, sex and dreams.In 1970, 19 year old Mina has come from afar to make good of her impoverished life. She leaves everyone and everything she ever knew to try make her dreams come true.Who is this mysterious Cathy momma? Follow the redemption of her best friend Miwun. Will Mina succeed to find happiness, love and the wherewithal to sustain it all? Who will win her heart? This highly engaging book begins in Korea and finishes in Hawaii.Understand how the girls face the challenges and circumstances they encounter in life. Did it make the person stronger or did it cause irreparable damage in their lives.This Book is revised from the original novel split in half made into 2 parts pocket sized.

So the Arrow Flies

Author : Esther K. Chae
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SO THE ARROW FLIES is a political thriller about an alleged North Korean spy and the FBI agent who interrogates her.

David Almond

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David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection of original essays by international leaders in children's literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview of his work as well as a fresh analysis of individual texts.

Hello My Name Is

Author : Jeff Truman
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Presenting an A-to-Z listing of 25,000 possible baby names, this guide to naming a baby presents information on each name's origins as well as numerous tips on how to select the most fitting moniker. Simultaneous.


Author : David Almond
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The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

The Twelfth Imam

Author : Joel C. Rosenberg
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2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program—without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi undertakes his assignment. A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders, spread like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war. With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran’s leaders prepare to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action, but the clock is ticking.

Where Has My Gulla Gone

Author : Padma Sachdev
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Padma Sachdev is the first woman poet of Dogri. The shortstories written by her depict the joy and sorrow, moods and misfortunes ofIndian womanhood. Even though the author isconscious of the social injustices heaped upon women, her woman characters mainta

Daily Skill Builders Reading 3 4

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Nutcracker and Mouse King

Author : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
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Author : Jessi Bee
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Raven is sassy, independent and not looking for love. She enjoys doing spoken word, hanging out with her girls and playing attractive men. She has no intentions of falling in love. That is, until she meets Malik. Malik is handsome, successful and arrogant. He gets caught cheating on his girlfriend Larissa and in attempts to cheer him up Jamonte takes him to the Air Lounge where he meets Raven. When these two merge their worlds together, they'll be games played, feelings hurt and these two will be confused as to where they stand with each other. Will Raven let her guard down and allow Malik to love her? Will Malik get tired of Raven's insecurities and keep it moving? Follow these two on their journey to trying to find love and make it last.


Author : Ismet Prcic
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A New York Times Notable Book. “Brilliant . . . With verbal glee, Prcic serves up a darkly comic vision of the terrors and misunderstandings of immigration” (Shelf Awareness). Ismet Prcic’s brilliant, provocative, and energetic debut novel is about a young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised that in order to make peace with the corrosive guilt he harbors over leaving his family behind, he must “write everything.” The result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet’s childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world. As Ismet’s foothold in the present falls away, his writings are further complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man—real or imagined—named Mustafa, who joined a troop of elite soldiers and stayed in Bosnia to fight. When Mustafa’s story begins to overshadow Ismet’s new-world identity, the reader is charged with piecing together the fragments of a life that has become eerily unrecognizable, even to the one living it. Shards is a thrilling read—a harrowing war story, a stunningly inventive coming of age, and a heartbreaking saga of a splintered family. “Fierce, funny and real, it also says much about war, exile, guilt and fear.” —Chicago Sun-Times, Favorite Books of 2011

Ethics in British Children s Literature

Author : Lisa Sainsbury
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Featuring close readings of selected poetry, visual texts, short stories and novels published for children since 1945 from Naughty Amelia Jane to Watership Down, this is the first extensive study of the nature and form of ethical discourse in British children's literature. Ethics in British Children's Literature explores the extent to which contemporary writing for children might be considered philosophical, tackling ethical spheres relevant to and arising from books for young people, such as naughtiness, good and evil, family life, and environmental ethics. Rigorously engaging with influential moral philosophers, from Aristotle through Kant and Hegel, to Arno Leopold, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley, and Lars Svendsen, this book demonstrates the narrative strategies employed to engage young readers as moral agents.

Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose

Author : Bob Cox
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Opening Doors provides 20 units of work which includes poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit of work has exciting stimulus material with creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Visuals and innovative ideas to help pupils' access the meaning and wonder of the text which will add to the appeal. Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past alive for them and opening doors to further reading and exploration. Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions about a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation. Although the units are all different and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, each unit will have some common sections to give a coherent and ambitious approach. Opening Doors both informs and excites, it gives fresh resources and suggests new ways of going on the journey to outstanding literacy achievement. For 7-11 year olds.

So Not The Drama

Author : Paula Chase
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In exactly one hour, eighteen minutes, and thirty-five seconds, Mina Mooney will be dipping her pink Nellie timbs into the infamous frosh pit. . . Hoping Del Rio Bay High will live up to her greatest expectations, Mina has big plans for infiltrating the school's social glitterati. After all, she's been mad popular for as long as she can remember—and she isn't about to go from Middle School Royalty to High School Ambiguity. But Del Rio Bay is a big school, so it'll take some plotting to avoid getting lost in the crowd. Good thing she isn't afraid of a little hard work and that her playground peeps—Lizzie, Michael, and JZ—have got her back. But it isn't long before Mina's big plans for securing her social status take a back seat to some drama that was so not expected. Lizzie's scored an invite from the beautiful people that Mina can only dream about, and not only is Michael tripping about being back in school, but now he's beefing with JZ. Worst of all, Mina's sociology class experiment to rid the world—or at least Del Rio Bay High—of prejudice is about to backfire. . .because it might just mean she'll have to rid herself of her very best friend. A novel about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go for popularity, So Not the Drama takes a fresh and wickedly funny look at planet high school.

Murder Casts a Shadow

Author : Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
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New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. Honolulu in the 1930s is a unique (and volatile) mix of the provincial and the urban, East and West, islander and mainlander. Mina and Ned, both of Polynesian descent, confront the complexities and contradictions of Island life as their investigation takes them into the heart of Honolulu society and close-knit local families, whose intricate histories and relationships will have a direct impact on future lives and events. A lively cast of characters aids Mina and Ned in their search for answers: Cecily Chang, an antiques and explosives expert, steers them through Chinatown’s back alleys; Hinano Kahana, a hula chanter and dancer, brings Ned closer to solving an ancient riddle; Mina’s grandmother, Hannah, helps them unlock a secret from the past. Prewar Honolulu comes to life in this thoroughly entertaining mystery that evokes a colorful bygone era. The Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia series continues with Murder Leaves Its Mark, available September 2011.

My Name Is Charlie

Author : A. E. Keener
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My Name is Charlie tells the story of a dog named Charlie during his time at the pound. Charlie wonders why he is there and, like any good dog, what he did wrong. Through Charlie's eyes, we can see how scared a dog feels when it doesn't have a loving family to take care of it.

The Classic

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