Description : Upon its publication in 1865, the short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" propelled Twain into the national spotlight and established his reputation as an up-and-coming humorist. In this 1869 collection (and early edition of his first published book), dive into the hilarious tale of a frog-jumping contest that he wrote during a stay in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Other early sketches and essays featured include "Brief Biographical Sketch of George Washington," a humorous account of Washington's early life, and "A Page from a Californian Almanac," a parody of mid-nineteenth century weather reporting.
Description : Rachel has finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that her younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from their mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control. Mom is a magicaholic, Miri’s on a Save the World kick, and the one teeny tiny love spell that Rachel begged for has gone embarrassingly, horribly wrong. Suddenly, the fate of everything is in Rachel’s hands. Her family. The world. Senior prom. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : In dealing with the concept of magic in ancient Egypt, I came across some rather fascinating information in regards to other religions ceremonies belonging to the Christians and the Catholics. Some remarkable connections... In the pursuit of the knowledge of magic in ancient Egypt, we again arrive right at the door of the Stars and Constellations. We are not brought here by mysterious objects or elusive ideas, no, we are indeed guided by the ancient Egyptians themselves. We seem to have forgotten how important the "Word" is, even the idea of "the Word" descends from the ancient Egyptians, and surely they knew how to use their words. The word of this book would be "Heka!" The Power of Powers, The Power of the universal magical forces. The supreme!
Description : Take a few moments and read this heart-warming picture book to your child. Featuring over 30 pages of colorful, computer-generated art, there's plenty to keep them interested in addition to the awesome message inside. There's no better way to tell them that you love them! Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Description : Talk about Chinese culture and images of dragon boats, lion dances, red packets and mandarin oranges readily come to mind. Their common thread is that they are all considered auspicious symbols by the Chinese. This charmingly illustrated book takes you on a journey of discovery of many others: * Animals: Phoenix, tortoise, tiger, bat, toad, spider, deer, elephant, horse, crane, carp, goldfish and others. * Plants: Pine, bamboo, plum peony, peach, orchid, chrysanthemum, pomegranate, gourd and others. * Objects: Treasure bowl, money tree, copper coin, ruyi, mirror, seal, Chinese knot and 'tower of wisdom'. * Home items: New year couplets, dumpling, glutinous rice ball, fish, chopsticks, longevity noodles and others. * Words: Happiness, wealth, longevity, Eight Immortals, combined characters, auspicious numbers and greetings. Understanding the appeal of these symbols will help you to appreciate the arts and crafts displayed in Chinese homes and workplaces.
Description : It's time to get off the couch and have some fun! Leave your cell phones behind and get outside. There's nothing better than playing sports with your friends. Live life, feel great, and you'll be a winner every time! Over 30 fun-filled pages. Appropriate for all ages, children 3-6 in particular. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Description : You helped me through the tough times. You gave me love, and helped me grow. This book is for you, teddy, and all our fun times together. Even as I grow older, I’ll remember you, always. Intended for children ages 3-5. It’s also intended for teddy bears, loving mommies and daddies, and anyone else with a tender heart. Approximately 30 pages in all. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Description : A picture book that can only be described as fun and adorable, My Little Pet Dragon features over 30 pages of incredible computer-generated artwork. Find out what happens when the young reader gets a pet dragon for Christmas! A bedtime story for children 3-6 that is sure to delight (even adults will find plenty to smile about)! Note: This book has been upgraded for HD devices and includes a bonus puzzle and special sneak preview of Secret Agent Disco Dancer!