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More and more teens find themselves growing up in a world lacking in godly wisdom and direction. In Piercing Proverbs, bestselling youth fiction author Melody Carlson offers solid messages of the Bible in a version that can compete with TV, movies, and the Internet for the attention of this vital group in God's kingdom. Choosing life-impacting portions of teen-applicable Proverbs, Carlson paraphrases them into understandable, teen-friendly language and presents them as guidelines for clearly identified areas of life (such as friendship, family, money, and mistakes). Teens will easily read and digest these high-impact passages of the Bible delivered in their own words.From the Trade Paperback edition.
There once was a boy named Pierre who only would say, "I don't care!" Read his story, my friend, for you'll find at the end that a suitable moral lies there.
Pierrot collects things from his garden that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
Right before the start of freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned--but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, they are left wondering if their club will ever all be together again....
How is it that some conservative groups are viscerally antigovernment even while enjoying the benefits of government funding? In Piety and Public Funding historian Axel R. Schäfer offers a compelling answer to this question by chronicling how, in the first half century since World War II, conservative evangelical groups became increasingly adept at accommodating their hostility to the state with federal support.Though holding to the ideals of church-state separation, evangelicals gradually took advantage of expanded public funding opportunities for religious foreign aid, health care, education, and social welfare. This was especially the case during the Cold War, when groups such as the National Association of Evangelicals were at the forefront of battling communism at home and abroad. It was evident, too, in the Sunbelt, where the military-industrial complex grew exponentially after World War II and where the postwar right would achieve its earliest success. Contrary to evangelicals' own claims, liberal public policies were a boon for, not a threat to, their own institutions and values. The welfare state, forged during the New Deal and renewed by the Great Society, hastened--not hindered--the ascendancy of a conservative political movement that would, in turn, use its resurgence as leverage against the very system that helped create it.By showing that the liberal state's dependence on private and nonprofit social services made it vulnerable to assaults from the right, Piety and Public Funding brings a much needed historical perspective to a hotly debated contemporary issue: the efforts of both Republican and Democratic administrations to channel federal money to "faith-based" organizations. It suggests a major reevaluation of the religious right, which grew to dominate evangelicalism by exploiting institutional ties to the state while simultaneously brandishing a message of free enterprise and moral awakening.
While HOP Companion Books can be used independently, this series of books has been designed as a supplement to Level 1 of the Hooked on Phonics® Learn to Read program. Find out what a pig likes to do.
THE HILARIOUS, HEARTWARMING story of a vain pig who loses confidence in her appearance only to have it restored in a surprising way. Peggoty loves to admire her reflection in the duck pond. She believes she is the prettiest, pinkest, most perfect pig in all the world. But one day, the woolly lambs--too young to have learned manners--tease her about her hairless head and body. A distressed Peggoty turns to the other barnyard animals for reassurance, but none can console her. A desperate attempt to fashion a wig for herself proves disastrous and humiliating. Only a chance eavesdropping on the farmer's wife cooing over her bald baby restores Peggoty's faith in her appearance. Young readers will be heartened by Peggoty's tenaciousness and spirit in this amusing and reaffirming story. Other books by this author are available in this library.
A pig on a passenger liner? Impossible! No! No! It's me ... Maxixe, the music box pig! Everyone knows the story of the night the great ship Titanic sank. But few know the story of Maxixe, one of the unsung heroes of that night, and how this small musical pig soothed the fears of a lifeboat full of children. Based on true events, this dramatic story by author Gary Crew is told through the charming and compassionate voice of Maxixe.
Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
Mokie is a foundling raised by her village who runs away to seek her heritage in this fantasy
Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm. How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? The farmer knows nothing about farming and is angry about having to conduct the tour. And what's with his tattoo? The teacher requests a private word with the farmer and then mysteriously disappears. After a messy attack of allergies, Dan is excused to find a tissue. He sneaks back to the school bus and discovers the driver and teacher have been bound and gagged. The farmer is really an escaped convict with nasty plans. Will Dan be able to find help in time?
During the 1948 War of Independence- a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages- a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible. Unforgettable in both its particulars and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a tale of lovers then and now- of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love.
From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one's way at work, at home, and even across the street. There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if possibly alcoholic dog; a set of grandparents who crush on Alex Trebek and obsess about death; Golden Girls and blue bloods, anchormen and Supreme Court justices; divas and wags--but the best character of all is the author himself. To read Jack Gray's musings is to enter the company of a young man of titanic wit and talent. As he observes and echoes the fixations and neuroses of his generation and our times, he will make you squirm, guffaw, and ultimately marvel.
This is the first book in a great series that all children will love.
"A pigeon a day keeps the natives away" Nancy Blackett The Swallows (John, Susan, Roger, and Titty Walker), Amazons (Nancy and Peggy Blackett), and D's (Dorothea and Dick Callum) are spending their summer holidays prospecting for gold in the Lake District. In order to keep Mrs. Blackett informed of their doings they have brought along three carrier pigeons--Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. Swallows and Amazons series. Sequel to "Coot Club." For grades 4-7 and older readers.
At a tennis tournament, Kevin meets a talking pigeon who turns out to be his great uncle and gives him tennis tips.
From the Book Jacket: They have been worshiped as fertility goddesses and revered as symbols of peace. Domesticated since the dawn of man, they have been crucial to wartime communications for every major historical superpower from ancient Egypt to the United States and are credited with saving thousands of lives. One delivered the results of the first Olympics in 119 B.C. and another brought the news of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo more than 2,500 years later. Charles Darwin relied heavily upon them to help formulate and support his theory of evolution. Yet the pigeon is reviled today as a rat with wings. How did we come to misunderstand one of mankind's most steadfast companions? In Pigeons, Andrew D. Blechman travels across the United States and Europe in a quest to chronicle the bird's transformation from beloved friend to feathered outlaw. From Brooklyn's Main Event, the pigeon world's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, to the eighty-third Grand National, with its thousands of bizarre and beautiful show pigeons, and from a pigeon shoot where people pay to gun down live birds, to the nation's oldest and biggest squab farm, Blechman takes the reader deep into the weird and wonderful world of pigeon fanaticism. He meets with pigeon fanciers and pigeon haters alike, includingthe Queen of England's Royal Loft Manager and members of the radical "pro-pigeon underground"; chases Mike Tyson, America's most famous pigeon lover; and for the first time tells the remarkable story behind this seemingly unremarkable bird. You'll never look at a pigeon the same way again. ! ANDREW D. BLECHMAN is an award- winning journalist who has worked for the Los Angeles Times and the Des Moines Register. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Smithsonian magazine and The New York Times. He currently divides his time between Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Germany.
Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of pigeons and doves.
From the book: Piggle? What kind of game is that? Homer and Bear know. Lolly, Molly, Polly and Dolly know, and so do Rabbit and Duck. Even Pig thinks he knows. How do you piggle? Beginning readers will love finding out in Crosby Bonsall's satisfying story about a boy who is looking for someone to play with This spirited sequel to the popular Who's A Pest? [available from Bookshare] will thoroughly delight young children.
Book 19 in The Cul-De-Sac Kids chapter book series for young readers. When Carly Hunter takes the class guinea pig home for the weekend and decides to test Piggy's skill for weather-telling on Groundhog Day, trouble can't be far away.
The Pigman has been dead for four months when John and Lorraine visit his empty house and discover a down-and-out old man on the run from the tax collector.
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