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 : The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development is the only sub-regional instrument in the world that brings together global and continental commitments to gender equality in one instrument used to enhance accountability. The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance is a network of country and regional NGOs that campaigned for the Protocol, its updating, implementation and tracking. Originally aligned to the Millennium Development Goals that expired in 2015, SADC Gender Ministers updated the Protocol and aligned it to the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), Beijing Plus Twenty and the Africa Agenda 2063 in 2016. In July 2017, the Ministers adopted a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework (MERF) that will be the basis of future reporting. Now in its ninth edition, the 2017 Barometer is the first assessment of the Post-2015 SADC Gender Protocol. Moving with the times, the Alliance has expanded the two key main yardsticks in the Barometer: the SADC Gender and Development Index (SGDI) and the Citizen Score Card (CSC). The Barometer incorporates many MERF and SDG indicators, as well as its own unique measures of voice, choice and control. The Barometer also introduces the Gender Responsive Assessment of Constitutions and Laws conducted by Alliance experts and networks around the region. A wealth of data, insights and analysis awaits all readers of the Barometer, that will also be made available online and in multi-media formats. The “SADC we want” is one in which citizens engage; step it up for gender equality, and make sure we achieve Planet 50/50 by 2030!
Description : Die Große Lerngrammatik Englisch wurde auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. Die Neuauflage präsentiert sich in einem übersichtlichen und modernen Layout, enthält zusätzliche Tests sowie drei neue Kapitel über Präpositionen, Konjunktionen und Interpunktion. Beibehalten wurde die bewährte Konzeption der Grammatik, die nicht nur als Nachschlagegrammatik, sondern auch zum systematischen Selbstlernen angelegt ist. Sie zeichnet sich aus durch: - kleinschrittige, lernerfreundliche Darstellung der grammatischen Erscheinungen (Gliederung nach Wortarten) - besondere Hilfestellungen für Selbstlerner - leicht verständliche Erklärungen - eine Vielzahl von authentischen Beispielen - Tests zur Überprüfung des Lernfortschritts - eine klare optische Gestaltung zur leichteren Orientierung beim Lernen sowie beim Nachschlagen in Zweifelsfällen Für Lerner mit sprachlichen Grundkenntnissen sowie für Fortgeschrittene als vielseitiges, umfassendes Arbeitsinstrument gleichermaßen geeignet.
Description : “Naqvi’s fast-paced plot, foul-mouthed erudition and pitch-perfect dialogue make for a stellar debut.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) They are renaissance men. They are bons vivants. They are three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn of the millennium: AC, a gangsta-rap-spouting academic; Jimbo, a hulking Pushtun DJ from the streets of Jersey City; and Chuck, a wideeyed kid, fresh off the boat from the homeland, just trying to get by. Things start coming together for Chuck when he unexpectedly secures a Wall Street gig and begins rolling with socialites and scenesters flanked by his pals, who routinely bring down the house at hush-hush downtown haunts. In a city where origins matter less than the talent for self-invention, the three Metrostanis have the guts to claim the place as their own. But when they embark on a road trip to the hinterland weeks after 9/11 in search of the Shaman, a Gatsbyesque compatriot who seemingly disappears into thin air, things go horribly wrong. Suddenly, they find themselves in a changed, charged America. Rollicking, bittersweet, and sharply observed, Home Boy is at once an immigrant’s tale, a mystery, and a story of love and loss, as well as a unique meditation on Americana and notions of collective identity. It announces the debut of an original, electrifying voice in contemporary fiction. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : The Boy They Tried to Hide is the startling, true account of how truth is sometimes stranger than fiction ... Shane Dunphy was working as a resource teacher in a rural town when he was approached by the mother of one of his pupils, seeking help. She is worried for her troubled young son, who has been found leaving the house late at night to go deep into the woods near their home. He has spoken of meetings with a friend, Thomas, but no one else has seen him or knows who he is. As Shane tries to discover what's going on, a sexual predator he helped bring to justice years before reappears. The man is looking to settle a score, and has picked someone close to Shane as his next victim. In The Boy They Tried to Hide, Shane Dunphy revisits cases he encountered during his time as a child protection worker and journalist and, in doing so, once again discovers that leaving the past behind is harder than it seems.
Description : Describes health, body, and emotional issues for boys reaching adolescence, including nutrition, hair growth, and why boys think and act different from girls.
Description : When teenager Dylan emerges from the wreckage of a train crash onto a bleak Scottish hillside, she meets a strange boy who seems to be waiting for her. But Tristan is no ordinary teenage boy, and their journey across the desolate, wraith-infested wasteland is no ordinary journey. A moving, epic love story that's exciting, scary, funny, thought-provoking and truly original.