Description : The only thing you cannot plan in life is when and who to fall in love with . . . Raghu likes to show that there is nothing remarkable about his life—loving, middle-class parents, an elder brother he looks up to and plans to study in an IIT. And that’s how he wants things to seem—normal. Deep down, however, the guilt of letting his closest friend drown in the school’s swimming pool gnaws at him. And even as he punishes himself by hiding from the world and shying away from love and friendship, he feels drawn to the fascinating Brahmi—a girl quite like him, yet so different. No matter how hard Raghu tries, he begins to care . . . Then life throws him into the deep end and he has to face his worst fears. Will love be strong enough to pull him out? The Boy Who Loved, first of a two-part romance, is warm and dark, edgy and quirky, wonderfully realistic and dangerously unreal.
Description : While dealing with her friend's wedding and prompted by her boyfriend's proposal, Flora Scurrison makes a wish that she could live her life again and wakes up the next morning to discover that she is once again sixteen years old.
Description : Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students in grades K2 the tools they need to be successful. In this must-have guide, teachers will learn the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students based on their progress and performance. The included lesson template will allow teachers to not only use the provided lessons and texts but also create their own. Correlated to standards, this book includes grade-specific sample close reading lessons and digital copies of teacher and student resources.
Description : Charming Tales Of The Growing-Up Years From India'S Best-Loved Children S Writer For Several Decades Now, Ruskin Bond S Inimitable Stories About Rusty Have Enthralled And Entertained Children. Rusty Is A Quiet, Imaginative And Sensitive Boy Who Lives In His Grandparents Custody In Pre-Independence Dehra Dun. Though He Is Not The Adventurous Sort Himself, The Strangest And Most Extraordinary Things Keep Happening Around Him, And So The Stories He Has To Tell Are Simply Fascinating. The House In Dehra Is Full Of Strange Creatures. Rusty Has To Deal With His Grandfather S Pet Python, Who Looks Into A Mirror One Day, Falls In Love With His Own Reflection, And Subsequently Spends Its Days Curled Up In A Narcissistic Haze With A Dreamy Look In Its Eyes. Also Present Is The Ever-Inventive Uncle Ken, Who Impersonates Hallam, A Famous Cricketer, In Order To Get A Free Lunch At A Match, And Saunters Off After He Gets Out Early. Soon After, Visiting His Father In Wartime Java, Rusty Narrowly Escapes Enemy Bombardment, And Survives A Plane Crash In The Arabian Sea. Back In India, He Spends His Time Making Friends With An Unlikely Princess In A Lonely Tower, Encountering A Ghost In The Garden, And Recreating His Grandmother S Youthful Days From An Old Photograph. Then, Something Totally Unexpected Happens And Rusty Is Forced To Leave Dehra, His Future Uncertain.... This Volume Of Rusty Stories, The First In A Series, Traces Rusty S Development From Early Childhood To His Early Teens. Arranged In Sequence For The First Time Ever, These Stories Will Be A Riveting Read For Younger And Older Children Alike.
Description : Icon Books is an independent British publisher which publishes popular and engaging non-fiction for adults. We’re proud to be part of the Independent Alliance in the UK, publishing companies who share a common vision of editorial excellence and original, diverse publishing. This ebook sampler – available free on Kindle, in EPUB and as a PDF download from our website – covers subjects from popular science to sports biography to philosophy. The sampler includes extracts from: Atomic by Jim Baggott; Crashed & Byrned by Tommy Byrne; Fordlandia by Greg Grandin; God’s Philosophers by James Hannam; The Lives and Times of the Great Composers by Michael Steen; Love, Sex, Death and Words by John Sutherland and Stephen Fender; A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine; Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Woolf; Quantum by Manjit Kumar; Sex, Botany and Empire by Patricia Fara; The Real Oliver Twist and A Time to Dance, A Time to Die by John Waller. From Proust and the Squid, a fascinating exploration of the science of the reading brain – ‘We were never born to read,’ begins Maryanne Wolf – to Greg Grandin’s Fordlandia, the riveting story of the American town Henry Ford tried to build in the Brazilian Amazon and Manjit Kumar’s BBC Samuel Johnson prizewinning Quantum, these books represent the best of over 20 years of non‐fiction publishing from Icon Books.
Description : From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love. The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.
Description : This "little history" takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from "The Epic of Gilgamesh" to "Harry Potter." John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written on virtually every area of literature, and his infectious passion for books and reading has defined his own life. Now he guides young readers and the grown-ups in their lives on an entertaining journey "through the wardrobe" to a greater awareness of how literature from across the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human. Sutherland introduces great classics in his own irresistible way, enlivening his offerings with humor as well as learning: "Beowulf," Shakespeare, "Don Quixote," the Romantics, Dickens, "Moby Dick," "The Waste Land," Woolf, "1984," and dozens of others. He adds to these a less-expected, personal selection of authors and works, including literature usually considered well below "serious attention"--from the rude jests of Anglo-Saxon runes to "The Da Vinci Code." With masterful digressions into various themes--censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity, and madness--Sutherland demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading. For younger readers, he offers a proper introduction to literature, promising to interest as much as instruct. For more experienced readers, he promises just the same.
Description : Davey's father has been murdered - and the aftermath is causing her family to fall apart. Her heartbroken mum plucks them up and takes them to stay with her prim and proper aunt in Los Alamos. Davey escapes the claustrophobic house by cycling up to the canyon, where she meets a mysterious older boy called Wolf: intense, brooding and also about to lose someone close to him. But falling for someone won't make her dad come back - there are no easy answers when you need to stick your broken family back together . . . Tiger Eyes is bestselling author Judy Blume's most powerful, raw and emotional novel.