Description : Long Journey Westward is an inspiring chronicle set in the late 1880s as an Irish emigrant family reluctantly leaves their poverty-stricken, but beloved, homeland for the sake of survival. The story centers on the adventures of the son, Robert, who sets out in the early 1900s to make a life for himself in the newly established area of Canada - Fraser Mills, British Columbia. There he obtains a position as cook with a sawmill company. He's tall and good-looking with a strong Christian upbringing, but definitely does not fit in with many of those in the workplace. They are burly, crude-speaking and heavy-drinking lumbermen that he must encounter daily while at work and living in the company's bunkhouse. He faces condemnation and confrontation for being a non-conformist to their lifestyle. Loneliness sets in, driving him to consider taking a mail-order bride for a wife. Through many challenges and adversities, Robert continues to uphold his Christian principles. Even so, at times he questions the choice he made in leaving home to work and survive in the environment in which he finds himself.
Description : Military memories were recaptured and told to the author by the men and women residents at Clifford C. Sims Veterans' Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida. Some of these outstanding individuals were ones who put themselves in harm's way as they fought for their country. Others recall being on the sidelines with assistance that come in the form of: financial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, ambulance drivers, ground crews, personnel sergeants and many more. None felt as though they were heroes. Their stories will touch your heart.
Description : All Australian children's books published from 1989 to 2000 are listed in this essential reference for those who appreciate the richness of Australian writing for children. Following the same format as volumes 1 and 2 in this series chronicling books published as early as 1774, entries include publishing details, the number of illustrations, and the awards received for each book. This third volume follows the continuing careers of authors such as Mem Fox, Bob Graham, Robin Klein, and Paul Jennings, and traces changes in the popularity of Australian themes and settings to identify publishing trends. Varied cultural aspects of modern-day life are shown, from globalization, commercialism, and the rise of the middle class in Asia to desktop publishing, outcome-based school curricula, and the modern obsession with celebrities—all of which are reflected in the type and quantity of books produced by Australian writers and publishers. The wealth of included material will extend researchers' understanding of the range of Australian children's books.
Description : Life is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. These well-known words of wisdom remind us to pace ourselves in the journey of life so we reach the finish line with no regrets. Pacing yourself is not as easy as it sounds. Life tends to take on a pace of its own which when left unchecked, will drive us toward burnout and fatigue. We can easily become driven by care, worry, and ambition rather than led by the Holy Spirit. We may tend to think of burnout as a modern problem, but we can see that people in Jesus’ day felt their own kind of spiritual and emotional fatigue. Why else would Jesus have said these comforting words? Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly (Matt. 11:28-30; The Message). Even though he spoke these words more than two millennia ago, Jesus’ call to rest and peace seem tailor-made to fit this generation. Author Kerri Weems had let the pace and rhythm of her life get out of control. At first the consequences were only physical, but they quickly impacted her spiritual life. Since then, God has been teaching her to walk in time with him; he is teaching her to be led rather than driven. In this book, she opens up her life and shares this journey with the reader. God’s best for each of us is that we go the full distance of our race, and not just crawl exhausted across the finish line. God wants us to enjoy the race and cross the line with our heads held high, a smile on our faces, and our arms lifted in a double fist-punch! Getting to that moment is all about learning the rhythms of grace and pacing ourselves for the long run.
Description : Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: THE ARIZONA LAWMAN Men of the West by Stella Bagwell Tessa Parker goes to Arizona to investigate her unexpected inheritance and gets more than a ranch. There’s a sexy deputy next door and perhaps this orphan may finally find a family on the horizon. CLAIMING THE CAPTAIN’S BABY American Heroes by Rochelle Alers Former army captain and current billionaire Giles Wainwright is shocked to learn he has a daughter and even more shocked at how attracted he is to her adoptive mother, Mya Lawson. But Mya doesn’t trust Giles’s motives when it comes to her heart and he will have to work harder than ever if he wants to claim Mya’s love. BAYSIDE’S MOST UNEXPECTED BRIDE Saved by the Blog by Kerri Carpenter Riley Hudson is falling for her best friend and boss, Sawyer Wallace, the only person who knows she is the ubiquitous Bayside Blogger. Awkward as that could be, though, they both have bigger problems in the form of blackmail and threats to close down the newspaper they both work for! Will Sawyer see past that long enough to make Riley Bayside’s most unexpected bride?
Description : This book celebrates the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with fun and thought-provoking activities. Students learn about China, as well as Olympic history, traditions, and the sports that will be played in 2008. The activities meet standards and benchmarks for art, geography, history, language arts, and math.
Description : Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.