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No longer content to sit on rockers and bake cookies, today's grandparents are involved in the lives of their grandchildren more than ever before. The Grandparents Handbook features dozens of activities that will guarantee hours of fun, educational quality time-from building dollhouses and catching fish to flying kites, baking bread, making your own mini golf course, creating a family newspaper, and much more. These illustrated instructions will lead grandparents down surprising paths of discovery as they teach the youngest generation about family, friendship, and the world around them. It's the perfect gift for any grandparent and grandparent-to-be!
Dozens of Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren, Including: * Scavenger Hunts * Fruit Cobblers * Bath-Time Fun * Indoor Camping * Backyard Olympics * Yard Sales * Books * Creating a Family Newspaper * Ice Cream * Cakes * Games * Museum Trips * Apple Crumb Pies * Road Trips * Hunting Four-Leaf Clovers * Gingerbread Houses * Homemade Pickles * Fuse Beads And much, much more!
Eleven-year old Carrie loves spending summers with her grandparents in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Their farm with a country store and a lunchroom, is safe and far removed from the terrible depression that grips most of the nation. But this summer, something is happening that will change the lives of all the people who have called the mountains home for generations. The government is creating a national park buying all the land and houses that are in the way. Grandpa is outraged, vowing never to move. Grandma is secretly preparing for the worst. The neighbors are turning against one another. And Carrie, who wants to believe Grandpa will win his battle, is very worried that she has deceived him in a way that may make him lose.
Grandpa's expensive false teeth have been stolen! Grandpa suspects everyone. Where could his teeth have gone?
Can a determined librarian convince a mythological beast of the night that fairytales do come true? A good book, a puzzle to solve, a riddle to master--these all get Elena Xavier's blood pumping. But is her drive for a solution enough to break a powerful wizard's curse and free the beast of her dreams? Over two hundred years ago a man was cursed by a spell of humility and his mortal life ended. Now he soars across the heavens under cover of darkness, praying to the gods for an end to his tortured existence. Elena has one chance. Her problem-solving abilities are put to the ultimate test when she finds herself in a race against time. She has until the stroke of midnight on All Hallow's Eve to solve a riddle. Then, only consummation with her one true love will undo the ancient incantation cast centuries before. One obstacle stands in her way--a very stubborn gargoyle reluctant to follow his heart.
Can a determined librarian convince a mythological beast of the night that fairytales do come true? A good book, a puzzle to solve, a riddle to master--these all get Elena Xavier's blood pumping. But is her drive for a solution enough to break a powerful wizard's curse and free the beast of her dreams? Over two hundred years ago a man was cursed by a spell of humility and his mortal life ended. Now he soars across the heavens under cover of darkness, praying to the gods for an end to his tortured existence. Elena has one chance. Her problem-solving abilities are put to the ultimate test when she finds herself in a race against time. She has until the stroke of midnight on All Hallow's Eve to solve a riddle. Then, only consummation with her one true love will undo the ancient incantation cast centuries before. One obstacle stands in her way--a very stubborn gargoyle reluctant to follow his heart. Graphic language, explicit sex, violence32,000 Words
Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. Sure, he's rich, but his parents don't care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe's granny is a nightmare. She's not just physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Everyone thinks she's just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He's seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes--- she is pure evil. And now she's out to get Joe, unless he can stop her and her band of nasty grannies first.
12-year-old Jordan Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family mansion, Thattlebee Hall. Worst of all though, is his granny. Not only is she physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Even so Joe is shocked by the malicious gleam in her eye as she gives him a Christmas present fit for a two-year-old. It's the look of a predatory crocodile, and Joe starts to suspect that Granny has unpleasant designs on him. But what are they and how can he foil them? All is revealed in this story.
The New York Times Book Review praised Brendan O'Carroll's first novel, The Mammy, as "Cheerful...as unpretentious and satisfying as a home-cooked meal...with a delicious dessert of an ending." With the forthcoming second book in the trilogy, The Chisellers, and a movie about The Mammy (entitled Agnes Browne) on the horizon, the world is discovering O'Carroll's uniquely Irish blend of warmth and grittiness, comedy and pathos, as he elevates the lives of ordinary working-class Dublin people--and one extraordinary family--into tales that are small in size but epic in emotion. With the final installment, The Granny, our comedic and lovable heroine, Agnes Browne, has a French lover, six children in their twenties--including one in prison--and a wee grandchild of her own. But the world is spinning fast for Agnes--especially considering that her lover wants her to become "a sexual animal" and that her family's far-flung fortune is beyond her control. The members of the Browne family split up to make it in the world on their own until a tragedy brings the brood back together again--and love keeps them that way forever.
This delightful guide gives new grandmas clear direction on how to navigate foreign territory. Celebrated columnist Adair Lara advises on how to choose a decent name (Oopsie? Boopsie?). She outlines how to give advice without getting a Dr. Sears guide chucked at the head. She offers wise counsel on how to stay on the parents' good side (hint: don't say anything, ever). Hilarious in its blunt truisms, The Granny Diaries steers around the shoals of grandma sentimentality. And yet, having fallen madly in love with her own grandchildren, Adair affirms that the years after the big G truly are golden.
Abby Hunter's two grandmothers show up to oversee her and her siblings for a weekend. Will the very opposite grannies be able to get along?
The four children of the Harris family find Granny a bit of a dotty old lady. But when their parents decide to put Granny in a home they're horrified and decide to do a granny project to persuade their parents to change their minds.
Color your world with granny squares! The granny square is a classic crochet motif that has graced innumerable afghans. InGranny Square Loveauthor Sarah London breathes new life into this tried-and-true favorite by taking this motif out of the afghan so that you can use it throughout your home or make a quick gift for any occasion. Flip throughGranny Square Loveand find: · Clear, simple crochet instructions. Even if you've never held a crochet hook before, the step-by-step instructions in Chapter One will quickly teach you the skills to crochet to your heart's content. · 25 bright, beautiful projects for every room of the house. Try a traditional project like a potholder for your kitchen or a comfy cushion for your sofa or bed. If you're feeling bold, make a headboard for your bed, a Christmas stocking for your mantel or a handy pocket for your favorite apron! · Expert tips from Sarah on color and design. Let the color discussion accompanying each project encourage you to go forth boldly to experiment and ignite your work with color! Let Sarah London share her love of granny squares with you and transform your home into a colorful crochet dream.
Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he pursued that strategy relentlessly. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. He tried to carry out the policies of Abraham Lincoln, the man he admired above all others, and to a considerable degree he succeeded. Yet today, Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president. In this comprehensive biography, Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments of Grant's life. He argues convincingly that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Following the turmoil of Andrew Johnson's administration, Grant guided the nation through the post- Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction of the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House. Grant was the most unlikely of military heroes: a great soldier who disliked the army and longed for a civilian career. After graduating from West Point, he served with distinction in the Mexican War. Following the war he grew stale on frontier garrison postings, despaired for his absent wife and children, and began drinking heavily. He resigned from the army in 1854, failed at farming and other business endeavors, and was working as a clerk in the family leathergoods store when the Civil War began. Denied a place in the regular army, he was commissioned a colonel of volunteers and, as victory followed victory, moved steadily up the Union chain of command. Lincoln saw in Grant the general he had been looking for, and in the spring of 1864 the president brought him east to take command of all the Union armies. Smith dispels the myth that Grant was a brutal general who willingly sacrificed his soldiers, pointing out that Grant's casualty ratio was consistently lower than Lee's. At the end of the war, Grant's generous terms to the Confederates at Appomattox foreshadowed his generosity to the South as president. But, as Smith notes, Grant also had his weaknesses. He was too trusting of his friends, some of whom schemed to profit through their association with him. Though Grant himself always acted honorably, his presidential administration was rocked by scandals. "He was the steadfast center about and on which everything else turned," Philip Sheridan wrote, and others who served under Grant felt the same way. It was this aura of stability and integrity that allowed Grant as president to override a growing sectionalism and to navigate such national crises as the Panic of 1873 and the disputed Hayes-Tilden election of 1876. At the end of his life, dying of cancer, Grant composed his memoirs, which are still regarded by historians as perhaps the finest military memoirs ever written. They sold phenomenally well, and Grant the failed businessman left his widow a fortune in royalties from sales of the book. His funeral procession through the streets of Manhattan closed the city, and behind his pallbearers, who included both Confederate and Union generals, marched thousands of veterans from both sides of the war.
From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Ulysses S. Grant's life.
Start Your Own Grant Writing BusinessThanks to funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, grant writing is a growing industry and a vital service needed by nonprofit organizations. Order this guide and learn how to use your existing talents to get started as a grant writer-earning not only big profits but the priceless satisfaction that comes from helping laudable causes find funding.Grant writing is a craft that can be cultivated and mastered, and we show you how. You learn the main elements of a grant proposal, how to identify a need and propose a solution for foundations, where to look for grant funders, and what tactics to use to approach them.Learn everything you need to know to get started in this lucrative industry with step-by-step guidelines, including:Who needs grantsTypes of fundersFinding grantsUnderstanding a funders' guidelinesA to Z of the grant proposalEffective grant-writing techniquesHow to confidently run your businessIf you enjoy delving into research, have great writing and speaking skills, and can passionately communicate the missions of organizations you believe in, you could have a bright future as the owner of a grant writing business. This guide gives you a one-of-a-kind grant-writing toolkit and shows you how to use it to win funding.Whether you'd like to write full or part time, this guide's top-to-bottom look at the field ensures you start like a seasoned pro.This kit includes: Essential industry and business-specific startup steps with worksheets, calculators, checklists and more. Entrepreneur Editors' Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years. Downloadable, customizable business letters, sales letters, and other sample documents Entrepreneur's Small Business Legal Toolkit.
Grant Writing For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as a one-stop reference for readers who are new to the grant writing process or who have applied for grants in the past but had difficulties. It offers 25 percent new and revised material covering the latest changes to the grant writing process as well as a listing of where to apply for grants. Grant writers will find:The latest language, terms, and phrases to use on the job or in proposals.Ways to target the best websites to upload and download the latest and user-friendly application forms and writing guidelines.Major expansion on the peer review process and how it helps improve one's grant writing skills and successes.One-stop funding websites, and state agencies that publish grant funding opportunity announcements for seekers who struggle to find opportunities. New to third edition.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.... Tally James wished for a ranch of her own. What she got was a long, tall groom! But that didn't mean Tally didn't want sexy Jed Whitmore. She'd been secretly longing for him ever since prom night! She just never thought she had a chance with the baddest, richest bachelor in Harmony, Nevada. Until she married him.... Jed and Tally hadn't married for love--they both wanted more out of life than that. So what exactly was that look he saw in his new wife's eyes? Jed didn't know. He only wished his heart would stop thundering every time he kissed his bride....
SHE HAD THE BABY... Now all Suzy wanted was a husband. But first, she had to quit working for the sexy town sheriff. How could a single mom meet a nice man at the county jail--especially with her gorgeous employer, Brady Wilson, keeping her under lock and key? WOULD SHE GET HER MAN? Brady had nothing against Suzy's wish for a family for her baby boy. Heck, he liked the little tyke. And even though the confirmed bachelor didn't consider himself a marriage candidate, he had to do something to keep his pretty assistant happy. 'Cause Brady wasn't about to let sweet Suzy get away!
Grantville, formerly in West Virginia in the 20th century, now in Germany in the 17th century, is the most unusual town in the world and probably in any century. The mysterious cosmic phenomena which the former West Virginians call the "Ring of Fire" hurled the town back through time into the middle of the Thirty Years War. In spite of their advanced technology, the men and women of Grantville are greatly outnumbered and must deal carefully with the squabbling local tyrants, but they have no shortage of American courage and ingenuity. Eric Flint, a bright new star of science fiction and creator of the Ring of Fire universe, now presents a book of new fiction about the heroes of Grantville, as well as articles examining the problems of maintaining 20th century technology in the 17th century. (Can you make penicillin from bread mold? To conserve your limited supply of gasoline, can you use literal horsepower to run a dynamo? Can you make a radio using 17th century glassware and metallurgy?) The Grantville Gazette is a fascinating exercise in alternate history and imagination and will be a must-buy for everyone who read 1632 and 1633.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Return to Grantville, the American town lost in time. A mysterious cosmic force, the "Ring of Fire", has hurled the town of Grantville from 20th century West Virginia back to 17th century Europe, and into the heart of the Thirty Years War. With their seemingly, magical technology, and their radical ideas of freedom and justice, the time lost West Virginians have allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe, changing the course of history, and making very powerful and dangerous enemies.
Magdalena is a suspect in the murder of the new competition. Can she solve the mystery before it is official? A new Pennsylvania Dutch mystery
Three children try to figure out what their mother asked them to do in a note on which they spilled grape jelly.
In 1925, in a small Washington State community made up of families from different ethnic backgrounds, twelve-year-old Cuss tries to stay in school as he watches those around him struggle with various financial difficulties.
Alex feels guilty when she and her girlfriends break the rules to win the Sunday school contest.