Description : “Keluarga bahagia mirip satu dengan lainnya, keluarga tak bahagia tidak bahagia dengan jalannya sendiri-sendiri.” Novel Anna Karenina adalah kisah tentang tiga keluarga, salah satunya keluarga Karenin. Anna, istri Karenin, menyeleweng dengan seorang opsir muda yang mengaguminya, Aleksei Vronskii, dan akhirnya memutuskan tali perkawinan. Bagi Anna, penyelewengan itu merupakan petaka yang tak dapat ditolak dengan segudang alasan. Salah satunya, di mata Anna, Karenin hanyalah sepotong boneka tanpa jiwa dan harga diri meskipun dia seorang pejabat tinggi. “Dia itu bukan laki-laki, bukan manusia, tapi boneka!... Dia itu bukan manusia, tapi mesin kementerian,” kata Anna tentang suaminya.
Description : Nine books of the beloved Billy and Blaze series from C.W. Anderson are now available together in a collectible boxed set! In Billy and Blaze, Billy gets his very own horse for his birthday! They make a great team, but are they good enough to win the silver cup at the Mason Horse Show? In Blaze and the Forest Fire, Billy and Blaze spot smoke in the brush, and immediately race around the woods to sound the alarm. At the end of the day, they are rewarded with carrots for Blaze, cake for Billy, and a very special present that they can share. In Blaze Finds the Trail, Billy and Blaze go exploring a new road. Before they know it, the sky grows dark with a coming storm, and Billy can’t figure out how to get out of the woods. Can Blaze find the trail and get them home safely? In Blaze and Thunderbolt, Billy’s friend Jim is unable to tame a wild horse called Thunderbolt. But with their gentle approach, Billy and Blaze may succeed where others have failed. In Blaze and the Mountain Lion, Billy and Blaze come face to face with a ferocious mountain lion! Fortunately, they are able to chase it into its cave and save a frightened calf. But can Billy and Blaze chase the lion away for good? In Blaze and the Lost Quarry, Billy and Blaze find an abandoned quarry. But they aren’t the only ones who know of it—they arrive just in time to see a dog fall into the water! Will they be able to save the dog? In Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony, Billy and Tommy see a small gray spotted pony in a field. Tommy knows immediately that this is the pony of his dreams. Will Tommy’s wish come true? In Blaze Shows the Way, Billy and Blaze show Tommy and his horse, Dusty, how to be as great of a team as they are. Soon, Tommy and Dusty are good enough to enter the pairs jumping class with Billy and Blaze! In Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads, Billy and Tommy lead their horses down an unfamiliar path and spend the day exploring. But at the end of the day, neither Billy nor Tommy remember how to get back. Can Blaze lead them home?
Description : Even though Chase, Nicole and Rashawn survived Hurricane Emily and made it to the safety of the Rossi Brothers Circus winter home, their troubles are not yet over as flood waters rise and dangerous circus animals escape their cages.
Description : The author of "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" delivers a fresh and eye-opening journey of self-discovery, drawing on theology, psychology, and neurology to encourage readers in their 20s and 30s to discover and cherish their unique personal identity.
Description : Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
Description : The award-winning photographer and founder of CreativeLive shares how anyone—from a novice to a pro—can establish a creative practice and unleash that power for greater health, happiness, and positive impact on career, hobby, and life. When Chase Jarvis turned his back on traditional careers to become a photographer, it was far from certain he’d make a living, let alone unlock a dream life that’s influenced millions of people around the world. Following his creative calling brought him happiness, health, and wealth—but it also awakened a passion to start CreativeLive, the world’s largest online learning platform for creators and entrepreneurs, where aspiring novices to established pros alike have consumed billions of minutes of video learning in pursuit of their dreams in career, hobby, and life. In Creative Calling, Jarvis shows why creativity is the new mindfulness and as important to our health as meditation, exercise, and nutrition. It’s also available to everyone—beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Distilling his wisdom into the memorable “IDEA” system, Jarvis illustrates the critical elements for making creative expression the path to fulfillment. Imagine the possibilities and clarify your intentions. Design a daily practice and a life that supports expression and transformation. Execute on your most ambitious plans and make your vision real. Amplify your impact through engaging your community and building an audience. We live in a time when disillusioned Millennials shun traditional jobs, mid-career professionals arrive at a turning point without knowing where to turn, and late-career professionals search for more meaningful pursuits. Each group faces unprecedented technological, economic, and environmental challenges. Thus, discovering our own creative calling has become the world’s most valuable—and urgent—task. And the good news, as Jarvis says, is that creativity isn’t a skill—it’s a habit. It’s a force inside every person that wants to be set free and—if harnessed and put to work—can transform our lives and bring vitality to everything we do.
Description : The former Hollywood king reveals secret techniques with proven results on mastering the art of submission. A look inside of the mind of the master as well as a chilling peek into the shadow world. A modern-day guide parallel to The Prince by Machiavelli (link). This book gives a panoramic view of the psychology that goes into the complete control over others-mind, body and spirit. Secrets known by a select sect and mastered by an elite few are finally exposed. The Pimp Game thoroughly explains how these methods are being practiced, performed, and perfected every day, everywhere right up to, and including the Oval office.
Description : Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 introductory articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals from a variety of perspectives. In addition to entries on often disturbing examples of human cruelty toward animals, the book provides inspiring accounts of attempts by courageous individuals--including Jane Goodall, Shirley McGreal, Birute Mary Galdikas, Richard D. Ryder, and Roger Fouts--to challenge and change exploitative practices. As concern for animals and their welfare grows, this volume will be an indispensable aid to general readers, activists, scholars, and students interested in developing a keener awareness of cruelty to animals and considering avenues for reform. Also included is a special foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, urging readers to seek justice and protection for all creatures, humans and animals alike.