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"Delightful. . . . A real winner."-School Library Journal "The friendly, cooperative tone of the text is reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series."-Kirkus Reviews "Yee's comfy beginning reader (dedicated to 'Friends of Frog and Toad') . . . packs in plenty of sweetness and civility."-Publishers WeeklyMouse and Mole are neighbors.Mouse lives inside an oak tree, and Mole lives in a hole underneath.They are neighbors, but they are also friends.Sometimes friends make mistakes-but they always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.
Rich in the atmosphere of thirteenth-century Italy, The Road to Damietta offers through Ricca di Montanaro's eyes a new perspective on the man who became the famous Saint Francis of Assisi, the guileless, joyous man who praised the oneness of nature and sought to bring the world into harmony. "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace," he said. "Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy."
A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
Have you ever seen a yellow elephant, glowing in the jungle sun?Have you seen a green frog--splash!--turn blue?Or a red donkey throw a red-hot tantrum?In this bright bestiary, poet Julie Larios and painter Julie Paschkis cast a menagerie of animals in brilliantly unexpected hues--encouraging us to see the familiar in surprising new ways.
This issue features interview with Vetriselvi Rajamanikkam, Maravanpulavu Ka. Sachithananthan, Recipes of Plantain Bonda and Plantain Pakoda, Biography of great Tamil Scholar Devaneya Pavanar, an article on Sri Kachareeswarar Tample, Chennai, an article on writer R. Ponnammal with one of her best short stories, "Ponni", Two short stories Thengai and Ethu Nyayam, Part 12 of short novel "Sila Matrangal" plus usual features of Thendral Pesukirathu, Anbulla Snehitiye, Ilanthendral, Surya Thupparikirar, Nalam Vazha, etc.
Linux deployment continues to increase, and so does the demand for qualified and certified Linux system administrators. If you're seeking a job-based certification from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), this updated guide will help you prepare for the technically challenging LPIC Level 1 Exams 101 and 102. The third edition of this book is a meticulously researched reference to these exams, written by trainers who work closely with LPI. You'll find an overview of each exam, a summary of the core skills you need, review questions and exercises, as well as a study guide, a practice test, and hints to help you focus. Major topics include: Critical GNU and Unix commands Linux installation and package management Devices and filesystems Text editing, processing, and printing The X Window System Networking and security Mail transfer agents Email, FTP, and web services These exams are for junior to mid-level Linux administrators with about two years of practical system administration experience. You should be comfortable with Linux at the command line and capable of performing simple tasks, including system installation and troubleshooting.
<p>Online communities offer a wide range of opportunities today for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or developing open source software. <i>The Art of Community</i> helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. You'll also benefit from interviews with several community management leaders.</p>
If you're interested in how things work, this guide will help you experiment with one crucial system you usually ignore--your body and its health. Long hours focusing on code or circuits tends to stifle notions of nutrition, but with this educational and highly useful book you can approach fitness through science, whether it's investigating your ancestral health or using the latest self-tracking apps and gear. Tune into components of your health through discussions on food, exercise, sleep, hormesis, and other issues--as well as interviews with various scientists and athletes--and discover healthy ways to tinker with your lifestyle. Learn to live in the modern digital world and still be physically vibrant Examine apps and widgets for self-tracking various fitness issues Zero in on carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals Find and choose food, and learn when to eat and when to fast Reboot your system through movement in the outside world Select from more than a dozen techniques for your gym workout Fuel fitness by focusing on the science of nutrition and supplements Apply lifestyle hacks, such as high-intensity exercise and good stress
When you're under pressure to produce a well designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there's no time to reinvent the wheel. This concise book provides a handy reference to 70 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by more than 400 screenshots from current iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian apps. User experience professional Theresa Neil (Designing Web Interfaces) walks you through design patterns in 10 separate categories, including anti-patterns. Whether you're designing a simple iPhone application or one that's meant to work for every popular mobile OS on the market, these patterns provide solutions to common design challenges. This print edition is in full color. Pattern categories include:Navigation: get patterns for primary and secondary navigation Forms: break the industry-wide habits of bad form design Tables and lists: display only the most important information Search, sort, and filter: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Invitations: invite users to get started and discover featuresHelp: integrate help pages into a smaller form factor "It's a super handy catalog that I can flip to for ideas." --Bill Scott, Senior Director of Web Development at PayPal "Looks fantastic." --Erin Malone, Partner at Tangible UX "Just a quick thanks to express my sheer gratitude for this pub, it has been a guide for me reworking a design for an app already in production!" --Agatha June, UX designer
This succinct book gives an intimate view of the day-to-day functioning of a remarkable river that has figured prominently in history and culture--the Hudson, a main artery connecting New York, America, and the world. Writing for a wide audience, David Strayer distills the large body of scientific information about the river into a non-technical overview of its ecology. Strayer describes the geography and geology of the Hudson and its basin, the properties of water and its movements in the river, water chemistry, and the river's plants and animals. He then takes a more detailed look at the Hudson's ecosystems and each of its major habitats. Strayer also discusses important management challenges facing the river today, including pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing, invasive species, and ecological restoration.
Violence has been a central feature of America's history, culture, and place in the world. It has taken many forms: from state-sponsored uses of force such as war or law enforcement, to revolution, secession, terrorism and other actions with important political and cultural implications. Religion also holds a crucial place in the American experience of violence, particularly for those who have found order and meaning in their worlds through religious texts, symbols, rituals, and ideas. Yet too often the religious dimensions of violence, especially in the American context, are ignored or overstated--in either case, poorly understood. From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America corrects these misunderstandings. Charting and interpreting the tendrils of religion and violence, this book reveals how formative moments of their intersection in American history have influenced the ideas, institutions, and identities associated with the United States. Religion and violence provide crucial yet underutilized lenses for seeing America anew--including its outlook on, and relation to, the world.
When Miss Goose announces that the library is going to close forever, Raccoon and his friends spring into action. Where will they get the help they need to save their beloved library? In books, of course!This cheery tale from ever-popular author Eve Bunting shows how important libraries are to every community. Facing a dilemma that is all too common in our human world today, the adorable animal denizens of Buttercup Meadow confront it with an inspiring blend of ingenuity, teamwork, and imagination.Bright, playful illustrations enhance the light treatment of this serious subject, in a story that celebrates the value of books in everyone's lives.
It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.
David likes his family the way it has always been, just him and Mom and Dad. He never wanted to be a big brother. And he certainly didn't want Jin Woo, the little baby from Korea, to join the family. Now Jin Woo is getting all the attention, and David feels as if no one cares about him anymore. But then a surprising letter helps him to understand that being a brother can mean being surrounded with more love than ever.Eve Bunting and Chris Soentpiet bring the same deep emotion that distinguished their previous collaboration, So Far from the Sea, to this moving story of an adoptive family that has love to spare.
Esteemed author Eve Bunting brings all her insight, empathy, and storytelling skill to this powerful allegorical tale, set in the streets of an unnamed city and illustrated with striking woodcuts. Danny, new to town, is proud when a glittery-eyed tiger invites him for a ride. He climbs up onto the tiger's massive back, and together they cruise the neighborhood. Everyone gives them respect-shopkeepers and passersby, even other kids. Danny feels powerful and much older than ten. Soon, though, he realizes it isn't respect people feel for him and the tiger-it's fear. And when he decides to get down off the tiger's back, he discovers it's a lot harder than climbing on. Whether the tiger is interpreted to represent gangs, drugs, or something else altogether, this poetically told, dramatically illustrated book is sure to provoke discussions about temp-tation, peer pressure, and conformity.
This Rookie Read-About Holidays book introduces young readers to the history, parades, and fireworks of Independence Day. Colorful photos and simple text encourage children to read on their own--as they celebrate the birthday of the United States.
In a makeshift family of necessity and love, four kids fight and rob their way across civil war ravaged Denver, Colorado. At the end of the 20th century the United States has collapsed under the crushing weight of bloody Christian extremism and the rapacious free markets. As the UN abandons efforts to stabilize the former United States, the four kids desperately push on through the ruined cityscape toward a twilight mirage of the American Dream. No Aloha is a dark tale of misadventure, with a fiery center of woe.
It's Thanksgiving and four adorable mice are putting on a play for their woodland friends in this delightful read-aloud, the fourth book about the holiday mice. Lively verse introduces beginning readers to basic words and rhyming sounds and tells the story of the very first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrim mice traveled across the sea and settled in America. The simple story-within-a-story format, accompanied by colorful, action-filled illustrations of mice in costume, also serves as a basic introduction to theater.
Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie performs a generous act, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes on command. Sadie tells her brothers never to use the magic pan, but when she goes out one afternoon, the mischievous boys can't resist. They remember the words to start the pan cooking . . . but what were the words to make it stop? This humorous tale of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village. An author's note and a recipe for Sadie's latkes are included.
In lilting rhymed text and colorful, lively pictures, three mischievous young monsters demonstrate good and bad manners in many situations, including playing, eating, reading, bathing, and cleaning house.
Laura Iwasaki and her family are paying what may be their last visit to Laura's grandfather's grave. The grave is at Manzanar, where thousands of Americans of Japanese heritage were interned during World War II. Among those rounded up and taken to the internment camp were Laura's father, then a small boy, and his parents. Now Laura says goodbye to Grandfather in her own special way, with a gesture that crosses generational lines and bears witness to the patriotism that survived a shameful episode in America's history. Eve Bunting's poignant text and Chris K. Soentpiet's detailed, evocative paintings make the story of this family's visit to Manzanar, and of the memories stirred by the experience, one that will linger in readers' minds and hearts. Afterword.
Two very different friends come to a special understanding of their relationship. Prudence and Moxie are like apples and oranges, up and down, sweet and sour. But despite differences, they're still best friends. See, there isn't much that Moxie won't do-especially when dared. Dare her to kissy-face smoosh against the shark tank? Done. Consecutive twists on an upside-down amusement park ride? Hardly a challenge. How about a fast, fast turbo-cart ride all the way down High Horse Hill? No problem! It's enough to drive quiet, sensible Prudence crazy. Especially when Moxie balks at the one thing that's very important to Prudence . s. s. Can Moxie learn to try something that makes her feel anything but brave? Triple dog dare you to find out!
In this sequel to The Star Diaries, Ijon Tichy, space traveler of future centuries, discovers that "out there" isn't very different from "down here." Throughout these nine wild adventures, surprise follows witty surprise. Line drawings by the Author. Translated by Joel Stern and Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Ever since returning from Dormia, Alfonso has enjoyed sleeping in a bed like anormal person. No more waking up at the top of a tree or the edge of a cliff. In fact,no sleepwalking at all. But then, while visiting France on a class trip, Alfonso feels that strange andfamiliar pull of sleep. Upon waking, he finds himself in the belly of a ship headedto Egypt. In his backpack are a few old books and a vial of medicine he stole whileasleep. Something is calling Alfonso back to Dormia. Perhaps it's the Founding Tree? Orperhaps it's the man he sees in his dreams--the one who looks just like his deceasedfather? Whatever it is, Alfonso is powerless to resist. Storytellers Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take Alfonso on another fantasticalquest to Dormia--and beyond--to a vast underground world that holds the answerto a terrifying message: Let me tell you of a dark shadow tree and the world's end.
How can you tell if a river's under a spell? River trolls, rock trolls, blue-wing fairies-the usual suspects. The stretch of the Mississippi where Claire lives has rumors of them all, not that she's ever spotted any. But then Claire's cousin Duke takes a swim and sprouts a horn-a long, pointy, handsome thing. After that, Claire doesn't have much choice but to believe that something rivery is going on, especially since she's the only one who can help Duke lose his new addition.
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