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The Shy Little Kitten stars in her first Step into Reading book! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted from the original Little Golden Book story The Shy Little Kitten, by Cathleen Schurr, for children just learning to read. Freshly illustrated in the style of the original book brought to life by Gustaf Tenggren, this simple, sweet story about a shy kitten and the colorful friends she makes at a picnic is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Elmo and his friends help toddlers learn to count from 1 to 20 in this all new Sesame Street book. Full-color photos of the Sesame Street Monsters and loads of Muppetized animals and objects make learning with Sesame Street more fun than ever!
"Un relato conmovedor que le da un rostro humano a los indocumentados, tan bello como marcado de cicatrices. Imprescindible".--Kirkus Reviews, reseña destacada. Basada en el libro homónimo para adultos, La Travesía de Enrique de Sonia Nazario está disponible en su versión adaptada para lectores jóvenes traducida al español por Ana Ras. Esta es la verdadera historia de Enrique, un adolescente hondureño que emprende un viaje arduo y peligroso en busca de su madre, quien se vio forzada a dejarlo de niño para marcharse a los Estados Unidos a trabajar. La historia de Enrique refleja la lucha diaria de los migrantes, legales e ilegales, y las complejas decisiones que enfrentan sólo por intentar sobrevivir y satisfacer las necesidades básicas de sus familias. Entretejidos con fluidez en este apasionante relato real para jóvenes, surgen interrogantes perfectos para debatir en el aula. Incluye un suplemento fotográfico de ocho páginas y un epílogo que describe lo que les ha ocurrido a Enrique y su familia desde que se publicó la edición para adultos. "El estilo directo y periodístico de Nazario resulta efectivo en este relato rico y complejo. Un agregado valioso para las colecciones de literatura juvenil".--School Library Journal "El debate tan complejo y desgarrador como actual sobre la inmigración y los derechos de los inmigrantes adquiere un rostro humano en este relato magistralmente narrado que sin duda suscitará discusiones tanto en el aula como el hogar".--Booklist Libro destacado de estudios sociales para jóvenes de NCSS-CBC El mejor libro para adolescentes del año según Kirkus Reviews Obra seleccionada por el Junior Library GuildFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
It's the first day of school! Harry is nervous because he isn't sure what to expect. Triceratops is even more nervous, especially when Harry must leave the dinosaurs in the coatroom. But soon Harry sees another boy who is the most nervous of all. He clings to his toy bulldozer and won't talk to anyone in the class. Harry wonders what he can do. Perhaps the new boy will talk to dinosaurs. . . .
Bears are curious, and so are kids! In this sweet Step into Reading, kids can follow a mother bear and her two cubs from winter hibernation to summer sun through an entire year. Kids will learn simple bear facts in this engaging, kid-friendly story that will appeal to even the youngest of animal lovers.
When the mayor of a very tidy town notices a single flower out of place, Fussy Great Ape helpfully offers to fix it...but he demolishes the rest of the flowerbed in the process. He doesn't want the mayor to worry. He sounds off the ape call to action--"Bogo! Pogo! Apes-A-Go-Go!"--and Mucky Great Ape turns up to replant the flowers. Now the flowers look lovely...but now the entire town is covered in dirt! Well, it's clear what this problem calls for. More apes! These eager apes have the best intentions, but they're heaping disaster upon disaster. Can they work together to return this town to its formerly tidy glory?
Small-town man Cyrus Stapleton thinks he's done everything right--married early, fathered two precocious kids, and partnered in his Seattle law firm--but his wife, Jude, wants to break out. Cyrus is comfortable in the middle of the pack but she yearns for something more. Envisioning Cyrus as all the czars and dictators of the nineteenth century rolled into a three-piece suit and herself as the liberated visionary, Jude sheds her ring, then her married name, and finally her bewildered husband. Gripped by the helplessness and distortion of vision that accompany the meltdown of his marriage, Cyrus is bewildered. How did it ever come to this? Is it the fault of Jude's Sunday-night women's group and its fiery leader, Lill Epstein, the ex-army feminist with silicone breasts? Does Jude have a new lover? How does a reasonable man behave in the face of his wife's decision and her demands for custody, alimony, and child support? How can he salvage his relationship with his kids when he is relegated to twice-a-month fatherhood? And if these concerns aren't enough, what is he to do when, contrary to his best judgment, he becomes attracted to none other than Lill Epstein? Searching for a way back to normalcy--through a men's therapy group, the misguided assistance of his younger brother, and his kids (who begin to act out in troubling ways in response to their mother's new life choices)--the issue becomes the survival of his children, not his own piece of mind, and Cyrus is forced to make hard and unexpected choices. An emotional roller coaster of a novel, A Good Divorce is propelled by unexpected twists and turns, legal conflicts, suspicions both real and imagined, and a decent man's struggle to find a middle ground between reason and emotion while clinging to his deeply held values.
The daughter of a powerful industrialist seeks to live on her own terms in this entertaining portrait of the American home front during World War II Polly Fulton, the daughter of one of America's most successful and admired businessmen, lives with her parents and brother in a thirty-room apartment on New York City's Park Avenue. Yet she despises the superficial trappings of wealth and delights in defying convention. In the months before America enters World War II, she shocks her family and friends by dumping her longtime boyfriend, Bob Tasmin, and marrying radical journalist Tom Brett. As the war rages on the other side of the globe and dominates the thoughts of everyone at home, Polly comes to realize that she acted out of pride and contrariness, not love. But with Bob stationed in Guam, it may be too late to correct her terrible mistake. A richly detailed, elegantly crafted tale about the search for happiness in the chaos of wartime, B.F.'s Daughter is one of John P. Marquand's warmest and most empathetic novels.
The unforgettable journey of an American businessman--from his humble origins to his extraordinary successes--and the compromises he made along the way When Willis Wayde first lays eyes on the Harcourt mansion near Clyde, Massachusetts, he is fifteen years old. His father is an engineer at Harcourt Mill, and Willis is awestruck by the family's wealth and power. Seeking guidance from Henry Harcourt, Willis meets Bess, the old man's granddaughter. Their friendship eventually blossoms into love as the elder Harcourt takes the young man under his wing, recognizing in Willis a kindred spirit whose instinct for making money matches his own. Pleased with his good fortune, Willis is nevertheless acutely aware of the great social gulf that separates the Waydes from the Harcourts. Determined to make his own way, he sets out on a path that will take him far beyond New England and the insular, old-money world of Henry and Bess. Then the Depression hits, wiping out the Harcourt family fortune. When he comes back into their life, Willis has the power to rescue the last vestige of the family's prestige: the mill. Torn between his nostalgia for a simpler, more sentimental time and his sharply honed business acumen, Willis must make a fateful decision.
Finalist for the National Book Award: This sweeping novel set in the aftermath of World War II reveals the story behind the creation of an American icon Major General Melville A. Goodwin, the son of a druggist, served in two world wars, rising through the ranks to take command of an armored division. He was a hero long before he braved a hail of bullets to save a fellow American in postwar Berlin, but until that mad act of courage, no one outside of the military had ever heard of him. That is all about to change: A weekly news magazine has convinced the major general to sit down for an extended interview at the home of Sid Skelton, a popular radio commentator and former army buddy of Goodwin's. Over the course of many hours, Goodwin tells the story of his life--from his small-town childhood to his years at West Point, his battlefield traumas, his marriage to an ambitious woman who helped shape his military career, and his impressions of the world as seen through the barbed wire of far-flung army posts. Of primary interest to Skelton, however, is Dottie Peale, the vivacious journalist Goodwin romanced in war-torn France. Skelton is a little bit in love with her himself, and now that the major general is in the news, Dottie plans to make a dramatic return to his life. At the moment of his greatest triumph, Goodwin will discover that his marriage and career are under threat.
"Women and Thomas Harrow is Grade A Marquand, spellbindingly readable, smooth as cream in its polished technical craftsmanship, sardonically witty and filled with a special sort of wry and melancholy worldly wisdom." --The New York Times Playwright Thomas Harrow followed his first Broadway smash with Hollywood celebrity and became the toast of theaters from coast to coast. But the road to riches and fame has been anything but smooth. Now in his fifties, Thomas's three unhappy marriages have caused significant emotional and financial damage, and the disastrous failure of his musical Porthos of Paris will now force him to sell the beloved Federalist house he bought in his hometown of Clyde, Massachusetts. Tom's search for the causes of his current distress takes him back to his youth and through each decisive moment of his life: the literary successes, the hack work, the love affairs that turned sour. He married three charming, vivacious women--Rhoda, Laura, and Emily--yet never figured out how to share his thoughts and feelings with them. Partly the work was to blame, as the demands of his artistic life often ran counter to domestic arrangements. But with the wisdom of experience, Tom can also see that his character judgments were often mistaken, and that, despite his wit, charm, and intelligence, there is a fundamental part of himself that remains shrouded in mystery. Is there still time to unlock his heart, or has the window for love closed to him? An honest and moving portrait of a successful man's never-ending quest for happiness, Women and Thomas Harrow is one of John P. Marquand's most autobiographical novels.
A poor boy falls in love with a privileged young woman and learns a bitter lesson about the haves and the have-nots in this dramatic tale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Late George Apley As a young boy, Tom Michael walked with his father, Alfred, along the streets of Michael's Harbor, Massachusetts, and gazed across the water at the stately mansions on Warning Hill. Imagining the lives of the families inside those majestic homes was an enjoyable distraction, a cherished bond between father and son. Years later, after the shocking tragedy of his father's suicide, Tom holds the memory of those walks dear. When he meets and falls in love with Marianne Jellett, daughter of the self-made millionaire Grafton Jellett, he is thrilled to know one of Warning Hill's most prominent families. He is wholly unprepared for the pain that Marianne will cause him, and for the discovery of a connection between the ruthless Grafton and his father's death. A mesmerizing tale of passion, power, and vengeance, Warning Hill was the first of John P. Marquand's novels to be set in the stratified New England landscape that defined his legendary career.
Considered by many critics to be John P. Marquand's finest novel, Point of No Return is the story of a modern businessman borne back by fate into yesteryear Raised in the small town of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles Gray has worked long and hard to become a vice president at the privately owned Stuyvesant Bank in Manhattan. But at the most crucial moment of his career, when his focus should be on reading his boss's intentions and competing with his chief rival for the promotion, Charles finds himself hopelessly distracted by the past. Years ago, the Gray family was featured in Yankee Persepolis, a sociological study of Clyde. Charles, his sister, and their parents were classified as members of the "lower-upper class," the unspoken strains of their tenuous social status cast in stark black and white. A chance encounter with the author of the study floods Charles's thoughts with memories, and when a business matter compels him to make a trip to Clyde, it seems as if the Fates are conspiring to turn back the clock. As he reflects on the defining moments of his youth, Charles contends with one of the central mysteries of existence: how our lives can feel both predetermined and random at the same time. Published in 1949, Point of No Return is a brilliant study of character and place heralded by the New York Times as "further proof that its author is one of the most important living American novelists."
A father frets over his son's future while reexamining his own past in John P. Marquand's enduring portrait of America on the brink of World War II A script doctor who divides his time between Manhattan, Hollywood, and a country home in New England, Jeffrey Wilson has entered middle age with all the trappings of success. Yet, in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, he feels increasingly anxious and isolated. He fears that his eldest son, a college sophomore, will be called to fight before he has had a chance to live on his own terms. Two decades ago, Jeffrey served in World War I, and his life since then seems like a series of accidents. Instead of the journalism career he aspired to, he toils to fix other people's plays. By marrying into a prominent family, he gained wealth and stature, but sacrificed his autonomy. His friends and acquaintances, most of whom were chosen by his wife, are foolish and vain.. Powerless to rewind the clock or hold back the tides of global conflict, Jeffrey offers his son the one piece of advice that is impossible for a young man to hear: Time is running out. Witty, moving, and meticulously observed, So Little Time is the story of a crucial period in American history and one man's attempts to make sense of it all.
A brilliant comedy of manners about a Boston Brahmin's search for meaning from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Late George Apley In preparation for the twenty-fifth reunion of his class at Harvard, Harry Pulham is asked to collect and edit the personal histories of his fellow alumni. A glance at the previous year's Class Book tells him just how tedious the assignment will be: "I have been very busy all this time practising corporation law and trying to raise a family," a typical entry reads. "I still like to go to the football games and cheer for Harvard." Yet Harry's autobiography is almost indistinguishable from those of his classmates. From his career at a Boston investment firm to his marriage to childhood friend Kay Motford, he has always made the safe, familiar choice--with one exception. For a brief interlude after World War I, Harry joined an advertising agency in Manhattan and fell in love with a beautiful, independent woman unlike anyone he had ever met. A wholly unexpected future opened up for him in those few months, but when family obligations called him back to New England, the relationship came to a sudden end. Now, twenty years later, Harry believes that his story could not have turned out any other way. A clever satire that achieves heartbreaking poignancy, H. M. Pulham, Esquire is a masterpiece from the author declared by the New York Times to be "our foremost fictional chronicler of the well-born."
Adam Nicolson's powerful memoir reveals the history of one of Europe's most famous gardens, and the ongoing battle over its future From lavish palace for Elizabethan nobles to dreary jailhouse for eighteenth-century prisoners of war, from well-manicured country house for a string of landed families to weed-choked ruin, Sissinghurst, in Kent, has become one of the most illustrious estates in England--and its future may prove to be just as intriguing as its past. In the 1930s, English poet Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson, acquired land that had once been owned by Vita's ancestors. Together they created elaborate gardens filled with roses, apple trees, vivid flowers, and scenic paths lined with hedges and pink brick walls. Vita, a gardening correspondent for the Observer and a close friend of Virginia Woolf, opened Sissinghurst to the public. But the thriving working farm began to change after her death. Her son Nigel instituted sweeping changes, including transferring ownership of the estate to Britain's National Trust in 1967 to avoid extensive taxation. For author Adam Nicolson, the grandson of Harold and Vita, Sissinghurst was always more than a tourist attraction; it was his home. As a boy, Nicolson hiked the same trails that Roman conquerors walked centuries before. With wistful imagination, fascination with natural beauty, and connection to the land, Nicolson has returned home to restore Sissinghurst's glory. His journey to recreate a sustainable and functioning farm, despite resistance from the National Trust, makes for a compelling memoir of family, history, and the powerful relationship between people and nature.
PBS's animated hit show Wild Kratts follows the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader as they activate their Creature Power Suits to go hunting with the world's most amazing predators, such as sharks, lions, and crocodiles! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
In BarbieTM in Princess Power, Barbie stars as a modern-day princess who discovers she has special powers! Will she be able to rid the kingdom of its enemy with the help of her best friends? Girls ages 6 to 9 will love this easy-to-read chapter book based on Barbie's latest movie, releasing in fall 2015.
Julius Jr. and his friends are so happy to have Chachi the Chihuahua living in their playhouse! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book that retells an episode of the hit Nick Jr. preschool series Julius Jr.
Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This Step into Reading Step 2 leveled reader, based on the movie, will thrill train-obsessed beginning readers who are reading with help.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This hardcover Big Golden Book with a gold foil spine will thrill train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3 to 7.From the Hardcover edition.
Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This ebook is based on the Little Golden Book retelling of the movie story and will thrill train-obsessed boys and girls ages 2 to 5.
Aaron the Alligator chills out in this Step 1 Step into Reading early reader by P. D. Eastman (Go, Dog. Go! and Are You My Mother?). Accident-prone Aaron is no match for runaway snowballs and thin ice in this silly, wintry book. Young readers will giggle along as they tackle the simple words and sentences all on their own. Aaron the Alligator also stars in The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary and a long out-of-print series called Everything Happens to Aaron, the basis for this book. Look for more of Aaron's Step into Reading escapades: Aaron Is a Good Sport, Aaron Has a Lazy Day, and Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
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