The Thing about Jellyfish

The Thing about Jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1447284917
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thing about Jellyfish Book Excerpt:

It's peculiar how no-words can be better than words. How silence can say more than noise, or a person's absence can occupy even more space than their presence did. Suzy is twelve when her best friend, Franny, drowns one summer at the beach. It takes two days for the news to reach Suzy, and it's not something that she can accept: Franny has always been a strong swimmer, from the day they met in swim class when they were just five. How can someone all of a sudden, just no longer be there? Suzy realizes that they must have got it wrong: Franny didn't just drown - she was stung by a poisonous jellyfish. This makes a lot more sense to Suzy's logical mind than a random drowning - cause: a jellyfish sting; effect: death. Suzy's journey to acceptance is quiet - she resolves to either say something important, or say nothing at all. But it's also bursting with bittersweet humour, heart-breaking honesty, big ideas and small details. The Thing About Jellyfish is an astonishing debut novel from Ali Benjamin, and is perfect for fans of Wonder, Counting By 7s and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 0316380830
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thing About Jellyfish Book Excerpt:

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

The Thing About Jellyfish FREE PREVIEW EDITION The First 11 Chapters

The Thing About Jellyfish   FREE PREVIEW EDITION  The First 11 Chapters
Author: Ali Benjamin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 0316266477
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thing About Jellyfish FREE PREVIEW EDITION The First 11 Chapters Book Excerpt:

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

When Loss Gets Personal

When Loss Gets Personal
Author: Michelle M. Falter,Steven T. Bickmore
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN: 1475843828
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Loss Gets Personal Book Excerpt:

When Loss Gets Personal considers how secondary language arts teachers can thoughtfully teach literature in their classrooms in which personal deaths, like suicide, cancer, and accidents, are a significant aspect of the texts. Each chapter focuses on texts and provides activities that ask students to engage through writing, activities, and prompts.

1000 Millie Bobby Brown Facts

1000 Millie Bobby Brown Facts
Author: Mera Wolfe
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN: 3748791623
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1000 Millie Bobby Brown Facts Book Excerpt:

Think you know everything there is to know about about Millie Bobby Brown? Well, think again. 1000 Millie Bobby Brown Facts contains all you could ever wish to know about this teenage superstar. Facts about Stranger Things, fashion, family, likes & dislikes, food, career, background, Enola Holmes, lifestyle, famous friends, Godzilla, quotes, awards, sneakers, beauty products and so much more all awaits in 1000 Millie Bobby Brown Facts.

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1000040089
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines Book Excerpt:

The Second Edition of this practical and comprehensive resource offers a multitude of ways to incorporate literature into teaching and learning across a range of disciplines. Future and practicing teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, and school leaders can implement the ideas within this text to improve the literacy skills and knowledge of students, while also addressing standards and curricular goals of various content areas. The new edition recognizes a paradigm shift from content areas to disciplines, reflecting the specific ways reading and writing are used in different fields of study. Updated with current research and practices, the volume recommends and evaluates books in different genres and categories, with chapters on informational books; fiction; biography and memoir; poetry; and hands-on and how-to books. For every category, Kane provides a rationale, instructional strategies, and author studies, as well as lists and descriptions of books related to curricular areas. With a wealth of activities and new BookTalks, this Second Edition is greatly revised and features expanded attention to technology, digital learning, diversity, and culture. Using this text will create opportunities for deep discussions and will stimulate students’ interest and motivation to read and learn. Integrating Literature in the Disciplines helps educators identify books that fit with any subject to enhance the creative and affective dimensions of school life; encourages interdisciplinary connections; and increases the depth and relevance of lessons. It is ideal for professional development and serves as a tool for Readers’ Advisory to match books with readers throughout the school day and beyond.

BATTLE

BATTLE
Author: Narayan Changder
Publsiher: CHANGDER OUTLINE
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BATTLE Book Excerpt:

10311+ MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions and answers) on/about BATTLE E-Book for fun, quizzes, and examinations. It contains only questions answers on the given topic. Each questions have an answer key at the end of the page. One can use it as a study guide, knowledge test book, quizbook, trivia...etc. This pdf is useful for you if you are looking for the following: (1)IMPORTANT BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY WITH DATES (2)IMPORTANT WARS IN WORLD HISTORY PDF (3)IMPORTANT BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS (4)BEST BOOKS TO READ IN INDIA (5)ALL IMPORTANT BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY UPSC PDF (6)IMPORTANT BATTLES IN MODERN INDIAN HISTORY (7)IMPORTANT BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY MCQ (8)OLD BOOKS FOR SALE (9)IMPORTANT BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY FOR SSC PDF (10)LIST OF ALL BATTLES IN INDIAN HISTORY PDF

The Gloaming

The Gloaming
Author: Kirsty Logan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1473548683
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gloaming Book Excerpt:

'The best lives leave a mark.' A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her days on the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the islanders before her. Mara’s parents – a boxer and a ballerina – chose this enchanted place as a refuge from the turbulence of their previous lives; they wanted to bring up their children somewhere special and safe. But the island and the sea don’t care what people want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara’s world unravels. It takes the arrival of Pearl, mysterious and irresistible, to light a spark in Mara again, and allow her to consider a different story for herself. The Gloaming is a gorgeous tale of love and grief, and the gap between fairy tales and real life.

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN: 1351206893
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas Book Excerpt:

The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.

Starlings

Starlings
Author: Jo Walton
Publsiher: Tachyon Publications
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN: 1616960574
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starlings Book Excerpt:

“Starlings isn’t really a short-story collection. It’s something better: a written showreel, illustrating yet again that [Walton’s] imagination stretches to the stars (or the starlings), and that she’s endlessly inventive in finding new methods to express it.”—NPR Books An ancient coin cyber-spies on lovers and thieves. The magic mirror sees all but can do nothing. A cloned savior solves a fanatically-inspired murder. Three Irish siblings thieve treasures with bad poetry and the aid of the Queen of Cats. With these captivating initial glimpses into her storytelling psyche, Jo Walton shines through subtle myths and reinvented realities. Through eclectic stories, subtle vignettes, inspired poetry, and more, Walton soars with humans, machines, and magic—rising from the every day into the universe itself.

All the Things We Never Said

All the Things We Never Said
Author: Yasmin Rahman
Publsiher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN: 1471408302
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Things We Never Said Book Excerpt:

16-year-old Mehreen Miah's anxiety and depression, or 'Chaos', as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can't bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, 'the pact'. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their own serious issues. As they secretly meet over the coming days, Mehreen develops a strong bond with Cara and Olivia, the only people who seem to understand what she's going through. But ironically, the thing that brought them together to commit suicide has also created a mutually supportive friendship that makes them realise that, with the right help, life is worth living. It's not long before all three want out of the pact. But in a terrifying twist of fate, the website won't let them stop, and an increasingly sinister game begins, with MementoMori playing the girls off against each other. A pact is a pact, after all. In this powerful debut written in three points of view, Yasmin Rahman has created a moving, poignant novel celebrating life. ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID is about friendship, strength and survival.

The Things that Nobody Knows

The Things that Nobody Knows
Author: William Hartston
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 0857897160
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things that Nobody Knows Book Excerpt:

HERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS . . . Why are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on inside a black hole? Are cell phones bad for us? Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years? Full of the mysteries of life, the universe and everything, The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.

The Things I ve Seen

The Things I ve Seen
Author: Lara Marlowe
Publsiher: Liberties Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1909718092
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things I ve Seen Book Excerpt:

Lara Marlowe, the Washington correspondent of The Irish Times, has witnessed more than her share of history in three decades as a foreign correspondent. She has reported with clarity and fearlessness on the main conflicts of our era, from the civil war in Lebanon to the break-up of Yugoslavia, the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has been outspoken in her criticism of the often cruel and misguided actions of the world's leading powers, and invariably seeks out the views of civilians caught up in wars that are not of their making. The human cost of conflict and the absurdity of war come through her work, time and again. In this stunning and moving collection, Lara Marlowe has chosen her finest pieces of writing from her years as a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most troubled countries - notably Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Iraq and Haiti - as well as the power centers of Paris and Washington. She brings her keen insight to bear on some intractable problems, and shares with the reader the terror of living in a war zone. There are lighter moments too: a wonderful house-warming party in Beirut during a lull in artillery bombardments; meetings with talented celebrities, including Carla Bruni, Isabelle Adjani and Marcel Marceau; the simple delight of the companionship of cats. This is a superb collection from a writer at the height of her powers.

The Things We Learn When We re Dead

The Things We Learn When We re Dead
Author: Charlie Laidlaw
Publsiher: Accent Press Ltd
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1786155257
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things We Learn When We re Dead Book Excerpt:

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is about how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, but how we can sometimes get a second chance. On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions. It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident... or does God have a higher purpose after all? Despite that, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is neither sci-fi nor fantasy. It is a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed? In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.

Teachers DO Make a Difference

Teachers DO Make a Difference
Author: Judith A. Deiro
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2004-10-05
ISBN: 1483361292
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teachers DO Make a Difference Book Excerpt:

Deiro provides powerful strategies teachers can employ to build a healthy student-teacher connection, decrease behavioral problems, and increase social and academic skills.

One World Two

One World Two
Author: Chris Brazier,Ovo Adagha
Publsiher: New Internationalist
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN: 1780263155
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One World Two Book Excerpt:

One World Two is the eagerly awaited follow-up to One World and another globe-trotting collection of stories. But it is more than simply an anthology of short fiction, as it contains representative literature from all over the world, conveying the reader on thought-provoking journeys across continents, cultures and landscapes. One World Two is even more ambitious than Volume One in its geographic scope, featuring twenty-one writers drawn from every continent. Most of the stories are unique to this volume, while others are appearing for the first time in English (Egypt's Mansoura Ez-Eldin and Brazil's Vanessa Barbara). The themes and writing styles are as richly diverse as their writers' origins. The collection is built around a loose theme of building bridges. It is interested in the human condition as a dynamic central line linking individuals, cultures and experiences: east and west, north and south, and, perhaps most importantly, past, present and future. This book features established stars such as Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer) and Aminatta Forna (The Hired Man) and authors who are steadily building a reputation such as Fan Wu, Ana Menéndez and Daniel Alarcon. In order of appearance, the authors are: Yewande Omotoso, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Heidi North-Bailey, Ana Menéndez, Mathew Howard, Okwiri Oduor, Desiree Bailey, Vamba Sherif, Alice Melike Ulgezer, Daniel Alarcon, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Aminatta Forna, Nahid Rachlin, Samuel Munene, Vanessa Barbara, Ret'sepile Makamane, Fan Wu, Olufemi Terry, Balli Kaur Jaswal, Chris Brazier, and Edwidge Danticat. Edited and compiled by Ovo Adagha and Chris Brazier.

Vicious Spring

Vicious Spring
Author: Hollis Hampton-Jones
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN: 0141902965
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vicious Spring Book Excerpt:

'It's the last day of school, so I took a hit of acid. It's not like I'm seeing things that aren't there. I'm seeing more than I usually see of what is there. . .' Christy's just out of school in the American South. The big, bad world beckons, but she's turning her back on all that grown-up stuff. She's going to enjoy herself - a bit of sex, a skinful of dope - whatever it takes to keep it all together. But sometimes, no matter what it is you do or don't do, it's all going to fly apart anyway . . .

The Next Great Paulie Fink

The Next Great Paulie Fink
Author: Ali Benjamin
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 9780316380874
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Excerpt:

In this acclaimed novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a legendary classroom prankster. When Caitlyn Breen begins her disorienting new life at Mitchell School--where the students take care of real live goats and study long-dead philosophers, and where there are only ten other students in the entire seventh grade--it seems like nobody can stop talking about some kid named Paulie Fink. Depending on whom you ask, Paulie was either a hilarious class clown, a relentless troublemaker, a hapless klutz, or an evil genius. One thing's for sure, though: The kid was totally legendary. Now he's disappeared, and Caitlyn finds herself leading a reality-show-style competition to find the school's next great Paulie Fink. With each challenge, Caitlyn struggles to understand a person she never met...but it's what she discovers about herself that most surprises her. Told in multiple voices, interviews, and documents, this funny, thought-provoking novel from the bestselling author of The Thing About Jellyfish is a memorable exploration of what makes a hero--and if anyone, or anything, is truly what it seems.

Gargoyles

Gargoyles
Author: Ben Hecht
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gargoyles Book Excerpt:

'Gargoyles' is a romantic novel by the American screenwriter and author Ben Hecht. It follows the life of George Basine, a self-righteous young man who nonetheless lives a shockingly hedonistic life, often accompanied by his best friend Keegan. But the amorous George cannot stand it when his former muse Henrietta is engaged to the famous author Aubert and sets about winning her back. Meanwhile Keegan is in love with Fanny Basine, who in turn also loves Aubert. The book examines the secret sensual pleasures that the different characters in love harbor within an often outward poise of respectability.

The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones
Author: Christopher Golden
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2008-03-25
ISBN: 0553904825
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Ones Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Christopher Golden brings his epic, innovative trilogy, the Veil, to an astonishing conclusion as the mythic realm of heroes and monsters becomes the site of humanity’s last—and greatest—showdown. In the world of the legendary, every myth and folktale is real. That is what Oliver Bascombe learned on the other side of the Veil, where humanity's legends have hidden away for centuries. But even legends have legends, and Oliver has learned of a prophecy that many believe he and his sister, Collette, have come to the Two Kingdoms to fulfill. Before they can discover the truth, the Bascombe siblings must help to stop an apocalyptic war that threatens to destroy the Two Kingdoms, unravel a conspiracy, and prevent a powerful sorcerer from severing the world of humans from the realm of the legendary forever. But first Oliver will have to plot an escape from an impregnable palace dungeon where he and his allies have been imprisoned . . . for regicide. As old heroes and friends ally themselves for one last battle, even older enemies stand arrayed against them. Is humanity ready to face its legends head-on? For Oliver Bascombe, the price may be dearer than even he could ever imagine. From the Trade Paperback edition.