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Precious Bane (Dodo Press)
L'Assommoir (Dodo Press) (French Edition)
Émile Zola (1840-1902), né à Paris, est un écrivain, journaliste et homme public français, considéré comme le chef de file du naturalisme. C’est l’un des romanciers français les plus universellement populaires, l’un des plus publiés et traduits au monde, le plus adapté au cinéma et à la télévision. Sa vie et son oeuvre ont été étudiés dans le détail par la science historique. Sur le plan littéraire, il est ...
A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals
Atlantic Monthly Press
Since humans first wandered from their original habitat in Africa, over fifty millennia ago, they have radically altered the environment wherever they have gone, often at the cost of the animals who'd ruled the wild before mankind's arrival. Humanity's spread throughout the globe has begotten what paleontologist Richard Leakey has termed the "sixth age of extinction" -- the most deadly epoch the planet's fauna have seen since the demise of the ...
Just David (Dodo Press)
Eleanor H. Porter
Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920) was an American novelist. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Eleanor Hodgman trained as a singer but later turned to writing. In 1892 she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts. Porter mainly wrote children's literature, for example three Miss Billy books, Cross Currents (1928), The Turn of the Tide (1928) and Six Star Ranch (1916). Her most famous novel is Pollyanna (1913), later followed by a ...
Puzzle Island (Child's Play Library)
Child's Play International
A tantalizing web of deceptive artwork and wordplay lures us to play detective in this fascinating and puzzling book. Over a million copies sold! The missing letters in the alphabet on the edges of each page can be rearranged to make the name of an animal. The reader must then try to find that animal in the artwork.
Pellucidar (Dodo Press)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. His first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialised in All-Story magazine in 1912. Burroughs soon took up writing full-time and by the time the run of Under the Moons of Mars had finished he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes, which was published from October 1912 ...
The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, Book 8)
After the shocking ending of The Everafter War , this book picks up with Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they’re willing to change what they need in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by the Editor—the book’s ...
Ruth Christoffer Carlsen
"Wild and wacky things happen when Mr. Pudgins comes to sit for John, Pete, and Jane. Strangely enough, they happen only when Mr. Pudgins smokes his pipe. Faucets run soda pop instead of water. The old Model T suddenly rides on the lake like a speedboat. And playmates step right out of the mirror!"
Within a Budding Grove
Understood Betsy (Dodo Press)
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stanley Cranshaw was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the Twentieth century. Dorothy Canfield brought the Montessori method of child rearing to the United States, presided over the country's first adult education program, and shaped literary tastes by serving as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club ...
The Golden Key (Dodo Press)
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Though no longer well known, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have inspired admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master". Even Mark Twain, who initially detested MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was ...
Nobody's Boy (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Hector Malot (1830-1907) was a French writer. He studied law in Rouen and Paris, but eventually literature became his passion. He worked as a dramatic critic for Lloyd Francais and as a literary critic for L'Opinion Nationale. His first book, published in 1859, was Les Amants. His most famous book is Sans Famille (Nobody's Boy) (1878). Malot announced his retirement as an author of fiction in 1895, but in 1896 he returned with the novel L'amour ...
ADHD- Living Without Brakes
Jessica Kingsley Pub
This concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions, based around four rules. Rule number one is keeping it positive: punishments can change behavior, but only positive approaches can improve attitude. Rule number two is ...
Waveland Pr Inc
At the age of twelve, Jan Yoors ran away from his privileged, cultured Belgian family and home to join a wandering band, a kumpania, of Gypsies. For ten years, he lived as one of them, traveled with them from country to country, shared both their pleasures and their hardships--and came to know them as no one, no outsider, ever has. Here, in this firsthand and highly personal account of an extraordinary people, Yoors tells the real story of the ...
Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager
Every day, companies "promote" their top seller to the role of sales manager. However, this move isn't really a promotion, it's a job change which requires mentoring, training, and development. Rarely are those steps taken. "We'll put six people underneath you and get six times the sales." This is merely a sales fallacy as the manager has not been provided with the requisite tools to lead the team to success. They do, however, hold their sales ...
The War in the Air (Dodo Press)
H. G. Wells
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The First Men in the Moon (1900-01). He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. He ...
City of Endless Night (Dodo Press)
Milo M. Hastings
Science fiction work from 1920 by Milo Milton Hastings who was an American inventor, author, and nutritionist. He invented the forced-draft chicken incubator and Weeniwinks, a health-food snack. He wrote about chickens, science fiction, and health, among other things.
The Broken Wings (Dodo Press)
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese American of Assyrian descent, an artist, poet and writer. He was born Gibran Khalil Gibran in Lebanon (at the time a Syrian Province of the Ottoman Empire) and spent much of his productive life in the United States. While most of Gibran's early writings were in Syriac and Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran also took part in the New York Pen League, also known as the ...
Never Did Say Goodbye
Evelyn C. Burch
With a biting humor and a strong heart, Never Did Say Goodbye shares the passionate account of a British-Caribbean family's tumultuous life in London and New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Newcomer Evelyn C. Burch dissects family dynamics like no other. Searing and heartfelt, this debut is a telling, at times altogether haunting tale of cultural displacement that meets at a place where obligation collides with betrayal and the struggle for ...
The Ballad of the White Horse (Dodo Press)
G. K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox. " He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by ...
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