The Running Dream

The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN: 0375896791
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Running Dream Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told she’ll never run again. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run? As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

The Running Dream

The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN: 0375896791
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Running Dream Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told she’ll never run again. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run? As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Dreaming Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice

Dreaming  Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice
Author: Kathleen Anne Connellan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 1351775715
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice Book Excerpt:

In Dreaming, Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice, Kathleen Anne Connellan brings dream theory together with art practice and art psychotherapy to demonstrate how releasing the imagination can open-up processes of healing. In this interdisciplinary and richly innovative book, Connellan focuses on nocturnal dreams, day dreams, memory and reverie, and she explores how to access, depict and use these dream images to discover personal healing. Unlike other dream journals, Connellan encourages visual recording and personal experimentation with a variety of materials and modalities, regardless of artistic ability. Each chapter is divided into a theoretical and practical half, where the theoretical section addresses the foundations of dream theory and philosophy, and the practical section offers step-by-step exercises that lead you to the creation of something restorative. Connellan covers a theme in each chapter which helps merge the unconscious with the conscious: the nature of dreaming and the constitution of the psyche, the archetype and our shadow selves, belonging, moving, pain and pleasure, and all the senses in remembering. Dreaming, Healing and Imaginative Arts Practice is a unique blend of scholarly research, beautiful illustration and hands-on practicality that allows the reader to interpret their dreams for self-expression and self-knowledge. This work will be of great interest to those studying post-graduate psychology, social work, art and arts therapy, and an essential resource for art therapists, creative therapists, alternative psychotherapists and social workers in practice and in training.

Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain

Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain
Author: Gabriele Griffin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN: 9781139441841
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain Book Excerpt:

This text was the first monograph to document and analyse the plays written by Black and Asian women in Britain. The volume explores how Black and Asian women playwrights theatricalize their experiences of migration, displacement, identity, racism and sexism in Britain. Plays by writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, Maya Chowdhry and Amrit Wilson, among others - many of whom have had their work produced at key British theatre sites - are discussed in some detail. Other playwrights' work is also briefly explored to suggest the range and scope of contemporary plays. The volume analyses concerns such as geographies of un/belonging, reverse migration (in the form of tourism), sexploitation, arranged marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum seeking as they emerge in the plays, and argues that Black and Asian women playwrights have become constitutive subjects of British theatre.

The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1997-07-01
ISBN: 1101199563
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deep End of the Ocean Book Excerpt:

"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book Club Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one.

The Coursing calendar ed by Stonehenge

The Coursing calendar  ed  by  Stonehenge
Author: John Henry Walsh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coursing calendar ed by Stonehenge Book Excerpt:

A Book of the Running Brook

A Book of the Running Brook
Author: lady Gertrude Elizabeth Blood Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 129
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fishing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of the Running Brook Book Excerpt:

The Hamnet Shakspere

The Hamnet Shakspere
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamnet Shakspere Book Excerpt:

Hope in the Mail

Hope in the Mail
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 1984894684
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope in the Mail Book Excerpt:

Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers. Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well. Wendelin shares what she's learned--about writing, life, and what it takes to live the writing life. This book is packed with practical advice on the craft: about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to read. But maybe even more helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence, and perseverance, it takes to live a productive, creative life. And she answers the age-old question Where do you get your ideas? by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best-loved novels. Hope in the Mail is a wildly inspirational read for anyone with a story to share.

The Peach Rebellion

The Peach Rebellion
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 059337858X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peach Rebellion Book Excerpt:

From the author of The Running Dream comes a heart-swelling historical tale of friendship, family, and the power of sisterhood to help heal the wounds of the past and step boldly into the future. Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends at seven, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy’s family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose’s were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. That didn’t matter to them then, but now, ten years, hard miles, and a world war later, Ginny Rose’s family is back in town and their differences feel somehow starker. Especially since Peggy’s new best friend, Lisette, is a wealthy banker’s daughter. Still, there's no denying what all three girls have in common: Families with great fissures that are about to break wide open. And a determination to not just accept things as they are anymore. This summer they will each make a stand. It’s a season of secrets revealed. Of daring plans to heal old wounds. Of hearts won and hearts broken. A summer when everything changes because you’re seventeen, and it’s time to be bold. And because it’s easier to be brave with a true friend by your side.

Wild Bird

Wild Bird
Author: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781690387039
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Bird Book Excerpt:

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-09
ISBN: 0375892192
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things Book Excerpt:

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review This is not the summer camping trip of Sammy's dreams. She imagined shady glades, meandering streams, a deer or two. What she gets are scrubby shrubs, blazing sun, rattlesnakes, ticks, and scorpions. Her fellow campers are desperate to catch a rare glimpse of an endangered condor. To Sammy, the trip is nothing more than the painful in pursuit of the unspeakably ugly. But when she and two other girls find an injured condor, Sammy's intrigued at last. As they track down a clue, they stumble onto two classmates and wind up lost. Which leaves three girls and two boys in a canyon with one tent and six billion biting flies. Oh—and an armed and dangerous highstakes poacher. S'mores anyone? The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

Wild Bird

Wild Bird
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1101940468
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Bird Book Excerpt:

From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right. The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a tent. And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. "I read Wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heart—and then mend it." —Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival "Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her." —VOYA, starred review

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 0375897348
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher Book Excerpt:

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review Sammy should have known better than to think 8th grade would be easier than 7th. It's only September and already the history teacher is receiving death threats. Naturally, Sammy is the prime suspect. To make matters worse, officer Borsch has asked Sammy to help out at his wedding. If she doesn't find the real prankster fast, Sammy will be wearing prison stripes instead of a poofy pastel bridesmaid dress. This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

Sandra Belloni

Sandra Belloni
Author: George Meredith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandra Belloni Book Excerpt:

Running Dream

Running Dream
Author: Trish Cooke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: West Indians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Dream Book Excerpt:

'Running Dream' tells the story of three generations of West Indian women with warmth and humour.

Running the Dream

Running the Dream
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1643135155
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running the Dream Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of 80/20 Running and How Bad Do You Want It? reveals his inspiring and surprising journey to see just how fast he can go. Matt Fitzgerald has been running (and writing about running) for most of his adult life. But, like many passionate amateur runners, he never felt he was quite fulfilling his potential. If he follows the training, nutrition, and lifestyle of an elite runner, just how fast could he go? In his mid-forties, Matt at last has the freedom to do nothing but train, if only for the span of one summer. The time is now. He convinces the coach of Northern Arizona Elite, one of the country's premier professional running teams, to let him train with a roster of national champions and Olympic hopefuls in the running mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona, leading in to the Chicago Marathon. The results completely redefined Matt’s notion of what is possible, not only for himself but for any runner. Filled with a vibrant cast of characters, rigorous and quad-torching training, and a large dose of self-deprecating humor, Matt’s gripping account of his “fake pro runner” experience allows us to partake in the dream of having the chance to go all the way. Yet for the gifted young runners Matt trains with, it’s not a dream but concrete reality, and their individual stories enrich this inspiring narrative. Running the Dream pulls us into the rarified world of professional running in a way we can all relate to, regardless of speed, and to take away pieces of one man’s amazing journey to try to achieve our own potential.

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-24
ISBN: 0307544974
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary Book Excerpt:

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review When Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. Lucinda tells them a true tale of the Wild West, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud. But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide—and combust!—when Mary's pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and new. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

Getting from Here to There

Getting from Here to There
Author: Florence Grossman
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting from Here to There Book Excerpt:

Uses the poems of both established and student poets as a springboard for the student reader's own creative efforts.

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 1101940425
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones Book Excerpt:

A fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin’ ghosts, and a one-eyed cat. But they’re nothing compared to my real-life stalker: a sixth-grade girl named Kandi Kain. . . . Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he’s got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always prevails and the bad guy goes to jail. Real life is messy and complicated, so Lincoln sticks to fiction and keeps to himself. Which works fine until a nosy girl at his new school starts prying into his private business. She wants to know what he’s writing, where he disappears to after school, and why he never talks to anybody. . . . The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones is a terrifically funny and poignant story about a boy finding the courage to get to know the real characters all around him—and to let them know him. Praise for The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones: Winner of the Josette Frank Award "Van Draanen's engaging story is characterized by clever writing, a palpable affection for her characters, and a deep understanding of what's important about life. Readers will love Lincoln Jones."—Kirkus Reviews "Van Draanen skillfully wraps up her tale, offering a realistically happy ending. A story with a perfect balance of mirth and poignancy." -- School Library Journal "Lincoln is a delightful narrator." -- Booklist