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The story takes place in a small village in Poland probably in the middle or late 19th century, and the people are dressed in costumes of the period. This elegant picture book tells the story of Joseph's overcoat, and what he does wih it when it wears out. Along the way, children meet some Yiddish words and glimpse a bit of Jewish culture. This picture book includes picture descriptions, and this file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Long ago, there lived a poor. man named Joseph. All week long he worked hard so he could buy only the finest things for the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week. Season after season, Joseph worked hard for Sorab, a greedy and selfish farmer who scoffed at Joseph's love for the Sabbath. Sorab would never pay Joseph more, no matter how hard he worked. Then, one night, Sorab had a bad dream that all he owned would soon be Joseph's. What the dream did not foretell was an adventure of storms at sea, recovered treasure, a ad a home newly filled with joy. Marilyn Hirsh's energetic retelling of a Jewish folktale has its source in the Talmud, but contains many elements common to traditional world folklore. Vibrant illustrations by Devis Grebu, with a touch of humor, make this a story for all ages end all cultures. Ages 3-8
An award-winning translation and condensation of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War. Translated and edited by Paul L. Maier.
Picked first in the 2001 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Josh Hamilton wowed his fans and teammates with his pitching speed and hitting record. But by 2004, injuries and a drug problem knocked Josh off his team and out of the minor leagues. After two years, Josh returned to baseball healthy and clean. As the star centerfielder for the Texas Rangers, he shocked the world with his record-breaking performance in the 2008 Home Run Derby. Learn how Josh overcame obstacles to achieve his big-league dreams and become one of baseball's best.
Drawing on the wisdom of insightful leaders around the country, Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook equips youth workers to help kids connect with God--and with their parents, their peers, and a world in need of Christ. Featuring articles from Dawson McAllister, Barry St. Clair, Jim Burns, Tony Campolo, Al Menconi, John Maxwell, George Barna, and others, this is an invaluable leadership resource with practical, useful ideas for today's youth workers.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with a beloved story of opposites attract...After one strictly business visit to the uncivilized wilds of Wyoming, globe-trotting financial wizard Joshua Ames swore he'd never go west again. Yet, here he was, back on a sprawling ranch deep in snowy cattle country, confronted with the one woman he hadn't been able to forget--a mischievous, irresistible cowgirl who both maddened and aroused him. But when love and commitment were involved, she was as stubborn as they came.For Traci, it was lust--plain and simple. Still, the fiercely independent cowgirl and single mother knew from past experience just how dangerous unbridled passion could be. But that was before this outrageously attractive city slicker tenderly lassoed her wild, wary heart...
Discover the secret Joshua gave the Israelites for prosperity and success. The Israelites finally had land and the opportunity to start anew. Their leader, Joshua, spoke wisely about how to follow God's law and how to be successful. Joshua 1:8 says, "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." The Joshua CodeTM is a challenge to keep the Word in our mouths through memorization and in our hearts through meditation "day and night." The fifty-two chapters in this volume are designed to lead you on a yearlong journey by spending each week memorizing and meditating on one Scripture verse so that it becomes a living part of your very being. Topics include grace, temptation, the three levels of prayer, fruit of the spirit, and more. The outlines in each chapter can also be used by the busy pastor or Bible teacher for guiding their members. God's Word is powerful and profitable when studied and applied by anyone, the young and the seasoned believer alike. "You will both enjoy and profit from reading The Joshua Code. His emphasis upon the importance of Scripture memorization vibrates once more the lost chord of hiding God's Word in your heart." - Dr. John Edmund Haggai, Founder and CEO, Haggai Institute "The Joshua Code literally cracks the code that every leader struggles with: In these uncertain times, with uncertain outcomes, how can a leader put first things first? The example of Joshua memorizing and meditating on God's Word moves us from success to significance. Most of all, the emphasis on Scripture memory fits in perfectly with our matrix at Student Leadership University that you will be the same person five years from now, except for the books you read, the people you meet, the places you go, and the things you memorize." - Dr. Jay Strack, President & Founder, Student Leadership University "The Joshua Code is impacting our whole church as we memorize the Scriptures together. Each week the Scripture verse appears in our announcements and on Sunday evenings the verse is recited as a group and the devotional thoughts are read then discussed. This is bringing us together as a family around the Word of God." - Dr. Thomas Sherwood, Long Falls Church, Carthage, New York"Whether on the football field or the field of life you need a playbook. My friend, O.S. Hawkins' new book, The Joshua Code, is a great resource in understanding the 52 verses every believer should know. I read it regularly in my own devotions and enthusiastically recommend it to my family, friends and fans." - Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
For Joshua Dread, middle school is proving to be, well, awkward. Not only do bullies pick on him, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including his best friend Milton, are rooting for Captain Justice to take down? They're the Dread Duo, and they just happen to be his parents. As if trying to hide his identity wasn't hard enough, Joshua has started leaving a trail of exploding pencils and scorched handprints in his wake, and only Sophie, the new girl in town with a mysterious past, seems unsurprised. When a violent attack at the Vile Fair makes it clear someone is abducting supervillains, and that his parents may very well be next, Joshua must enlist both Sophie and Milton's help to save them. Well-written, fast-paced, and remarkably funny, Joshua Dread is the first in a series that will appeal far beyond its target audience.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Mystery thriller about CIA director Kirk McGarvey.
Josie and Sarah, two West Virginia fourth-graders, break one of the legs of Sarah's mother's piano bench, and must take a series of odd jobs in order to raise the money to repair it.
The fictional journal of a young girl as she passed through Ellis Island on her way to her new life in America.
Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game. " Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the test of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects--story arguments, trial flights of worknamship, concern for his sons. Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man. .
May Sarton's bestselling memoir of a solitary year spent at the house she bought and renovated "Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self." --May SartonMay Sarton's parrot chatters away as Sarton looks out the window at the rain and contemplates returning to her "real" life--not friends, not even love, but writing. In her bravest and most revealing memoir, Sarton casts her keenly observant eye on both the interior and exterior worlds. She shares insights about everyday life in the quiet New Hampshire village of Nelson, the desire for friends, and need for solitude--both an exhilarating and terrifying state. She likens writing to "cracking open the inner world again," which sometimes plunges her into depression. She confesses her fears, her disappointments, her unresolved angers. Sarton's garden is her great, abiding joy, sustaining her through seasons of psychic and emotional pain.Journal of a Solitude is a moving and profound meditation on creativity, oneness with nature, and the courage it takes to be alone. Both uplifting and cathartic, it sweeps us along on Sarton's pilgrimage inward.This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.
A sparkling debut novel set in the sixties about a boy's emotional and fantastical journey through alien worlds and family pain. Against the backdrop of the troubled 1960s, this coming-of-age novel weaves together a compelling psychological drama and vivid outer-space fantasy. Danny Shapiro is an isolated teenager, living with a dying mother and a hostile father and without friends. To cope with these circumstances, Danny forges a reality of his own, which includes the sinister "Three Men in Black", mysterious lake creatures with insectlike carapaces, a beautiful young seductress and thief with whom Danny falls in love, and an alien/human love child who-if only Danny can keep her alive-will redeem the planet. Danny's fictional world blends so seamlessly with his day-to-day life that profound questions about what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is imagined begin to arise. As the hero in his alien landscape, he finds the strength to deal with his own life and to stand up to demons both real and imagined. Told with heart and intellect, Journal of a UFO Investigator will remind readers of the works of Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem.
"June 10, South of Oatman, Arizona We headed toward the Black Mountains two hours before dawn. The foothills weren't bad, but once we hit the main slope, our truck ground to a halt. We unhooked the trailer and stood for a while. One look at the household goods scattered along the ditch made it clear what he had to do, but Mother didn't want to face it. Though it was hot as Hades, Daddy let her talk it all out. Finally Mother nodded. The trailer was the first thing to go. Daddy and I eased it onto the road shoulder. Then we pried off the best boards and used them to reinforce the stake bed sides on the truck. Next, using the old nails for hooks, we hung up the pails and basins. Mother never blinked as we tossed away two crocks, three mattresses, and her bedspring. But when we picked up her cedar hope chest, she teared up bad. Free of the trailer, Daddy revved up the truck and gave the hill another try, but she still gave out. "No-good, gutless engine," Daddy said, kicking at a tire. ..."
A teenage boy tells in a fictionalized diary of his trials and tribulations on the what became known as the Trail of Tears. There is amazing detail and emotion portrayed by the native american author. This is well researched historicallly accurate historical fiction.
Two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Myers writes about an African-American boy's struggles with his first cattle drive in 1871 and the racial prejudices of the day. Map.
From the book jacket: As compelling as Endless Love, this daring and stunningly imaginative novel tells the story of Nicholas Dal, who shares an unwanted psychic power with several generations of the men in his Russian family. Born in America, he exists in self-imposed exile from the other young people around him, and from the possibility of love. Jack Berdo, a young woman he meets in an English literature class, is tantalized by Nicholas Dal's mystery, his dark moods. She initiates a relationship that provides an escape from her own inexpressible grief: her mother, Suzanne-a beautiful, angry, lonely woman-is dying of cancer. Nicholas's encounter with Suzanne Berdo is fated, and fateful . . . for in his passion for her, he confronts the full glory and terror of his hereditary gift.
1881. A small village in China. A new emperor. The old problems such as hunger. Uncle Precious Stone declares that he is going to The Golden Mountain. After some time for preparation, he goes. A few months later, Mama and Papa receive a request to send older brother. But they send Runt! He is the younger, smaller, more intellectual brother. This is an exciting adventure! Although the journal is fiction, the events it portrays are based on history (American and Chinese) and culture. A fine book for a book report!