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Ginger is a beautiful Golden Retriever, and her family loves her. But Ginger is more than just a pet. She is a guide dog. When her owner goes to work, eats at a restaurant, or shops for groceries, Ginger leads the way.
First published in Paris in 1955, and originally banned in the United States, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. He barely has time for his studies and avoids bill collectors, makes love to almost anything in a skirt, and tries to survive without having to descend into the bottomless pit of steady work. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. Irish spellings and slang are used.
"I have promised to be a model citizen daughter....I have confined my Shrimp time to making out with him in the Java the Hut supply closet and quick feels on the cold hard sand at the beach during our breaks, but enough is enough....Delia and I are planning a party at Wallace and Shrimp's house and I am spending the night whether Sid and Nancy notice or not. I will be as wild as I wanna be." After being kicked out of a fancy New England boarding school, Cyd Charisse is back home in San Francisco with her parents, Sid and Nancy, in a household that drives her crazy. Lucky for Cyd, she's always had Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante. After Cyd tests her parents' permissiveness, she is grounded in Alcatraz (as Cyd calls her room) and forbidden to see Shrimp, her surfer boyfriend. But when her incarceration proves too painful for the whole family, Cyd's parents decide to send her to New York to meet her biological father and his family, whom Cyd has always longed to know. Summer in the city is not what Cyd Charisse expects -- and Cyd isn't what her newfound family expects, either. With Gingerbread, debut author Rachel Cohn creates a spirited world of in-your-face characters who are going to stay with readers for a long time.
Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? This unique cookbook shows how gingerbread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert year-round. Reflecting the wisdom and creativity of a professional pastry chef and dedicated homecook, Gingerbread collects 60 traditional and modern recipes. Start with simple, yummy treats like Gingerbread Rum Cake and Sticky Toffee Gingerbread, then graduate to building your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Any way you slice it, these gingery goodies are sure to be a hit on any day of the year!
The chase is on! When the gingerbread boy rises from butter and molasses, everyone wants him for a snack. But the gingerbread boy has other ideas, sliding down the fire escape and running through the streets of New York City. In this exhilarating retelling, Caldecott Medal winner Richard Egielski modernizes and urbanizes the nursery classic.
"The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and 'at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone!' A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable. " -School Library Journal, starred "Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers' favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes 'the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven. '"-Kirkus Reviews
Detective Vincent O'Mally has always been able to remain calm and objective while investigating even the most gruesome of crimes. But when he finds two missing children dead in an abandoned house, his well-ordered life turns upside down ... When the FBI takes over the case, a traumatized Vince reluctantly agrees to take some time off--but vows to find the murderer on his own. With a piece of crime-scene evidence to guide his investigation, he travels to a small town in upstate New York, where he meets Holly Newman--a fragile woman whose sister was abducted and killed years ago. Vince is convinced that her sister's death is linked to the recent murders--and that essential clues are hidden deep in Holly's mind. Now, desperate to solve the one case he just can't let go, he must find a way to reach this lovely, lonely woman--and help her confront the searing memories that have haunted her all these long, painful years ...
A simple book with repetitive words, for beginning readers, about the gingerbread man who escapes being eaten by children, a horse, a cow, a dog, and a cat, only to be eaten by a fox.
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever fox.
It's Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave as a snack for Santa. Jim makes a captain- complete with a gingerbread cutlass and a toothpick for a peg leg- and names him Captain Cookie. Jim thinks he's much too good to be eaten and sets him aside. Late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie sets off on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew and rescue them from a mysterious character he's heard about, a cannibal named Santa Claus. This fresh, funny story sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure and all the magic of Christmas morning.
Gini's mean difference (GMD) was first introduced by Corrado Gini in 1912 as an alternative measure of variability. GMD and the parameters which are derived from it (such as the Gini coefficient or the concentration ratio) have been in use in the area of income distribution for almost a century. In practice, the use of GMD as a measure of variability is justified whenever the investigator is not ready to impose, without questioning, the convenient world of normality. This makes the GMD of critical importance in the complex research of statisticians, economists, econometricians, and policy makers. This book focuses on imitating analyses that are based on variance by replacing variance with the GMD and its variants. In this way, the text showcases how almost everything that can be done with the variance as a measure of variability, can be replicated by using Gini. Beyond this, there are marked benefits to utilizing Gini as opposed to other methods. One of the advantages of using Gini methodology is that it provides a unified system that enables the user to learn about various aspects of the underlying distribution. It also provides a systematic method and a unified terminology. Using Gini methodology can reduce the risk of imposing assumptions that are not supported by the data on the model. With these benefits in mind the text uses the covariance-based approach, though applications to other approaches are mentioned as well.
[From the dust jacket:] "Ginnie had not started going to school as early as other children, but because of her mother's lessons she was ready for fourth grade. Although she had looked forward to school eagerly, it was a disappointment at first, for she hadn't played games or roller skated or had any practice in comradeship of boys and girls. Geneva Porter, the most confident and popular girl in the class, bothered Ginnie most of all, for Geneva loved to tease. But Ginnie, who found it hard to defend herself, had no trouble at all in standing up for another little girl. This is a warm and understanding story of children learning to get along with each other and having a wonderful time as they do." Don't miss the other great books in the Ginnie series. Bookshare has them including: Ginnie's Babysitting Business, Ginnie's Mystery Cat and Ginnie and the Mystery Doll.
"When Ginnie spotted the newspaper headline announcing a juvenile cooking contest, she was immediately fired with enthusiasm and determination to win first prize, a trip to Washington, D. C. For weeks she pored over a multitude of cookbooks trying to find the ideal menu to submit and a superlative recipe to prepare the day of the contest. Although an experienced cook for her age, Ginnie began to lose confidence as she sampled her friends' mouth-watering dishes and still could not decide on her own entry. Even with her plans settled, Ginnie found she had not allowed enough time to prepare her material. How she manages to enter the contest on time, and what happens then, makes a suspenseful climax to a warm, appealing story. Ginnie's refreshingly natural personality has won her many loyal fans. This new book about her, illustrated with charming line drawings, is one of the most enticing. Ginnie's experiments with cheese soufflé, homemade bread, and chicken loaf are described with relish, and they are guaranteed to turn every reader into an eager cook." You can read much more about Ginnie and her friends in Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie's Baby-sitting Business and Ginnie and the Mystery Cat and more in the Bookshare collection.
Ginnie is thrilled to be going with her parents to Europe where her father has business. She's more thrilled when she learns her best friend Geneva is coming with them. The girls see many new places, some beautiful, some sad and some boring. They eat at many restaurants where they try foreign foods they've never eaten before. One dish is so shocking that Geneva faints when she sees it. Along the way Ginnie is comforted by the figurine of a tiny black cat wearing gold earrings which she believes her cousin put in Ginnie's luggage so she wouldn't miss her cat at home. While the girls go along with tourists, they are secretly hoping to have adventures. When strange things begin to happen to them they blame coincidence and feel inconvenienced. Then they begin to feel worried and even afraid. Ginnie thinks that the worst things are her frightening nightmares until while stranded in the mud far from help, the whole family is threatened by a gun. This is too much adventure and all Ginnie wants is to get back to America in one piece, but first she will learn why danger has followed her from Portugal, to Spain, to Greece and to a Communist country. Read the many other Ginnie books in the Bookshare collection including Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie and the mystery Doll, Ginnie and the Mystery Light and Ginnie and Her Baby-sitting Business.
[from the back cover] ""What does Marcia think she's doing!" Ginnie fumed aloud. "Geneva's my best friend, not hers!"" It was true. Ginnie and Geneva had been "best friends" for a long time. Then Ginnie saw Geneva walk home from school with Marcia. All of a sudden Ginnie felt like an outsider. But in the next few weeks, many things began to happen. ..."
"Ginnie was delighted when she was asked to be a junior bridesmaid. But her joy was short-lived. Her first shock came minutes after she read the invitation. A hard-packed snowball, tossed in fun by her friend Geneva, struck her on the cheekbone, grazing her eye--which began to turn black. A bridesmaid with a black eye! Impossible! Nothing for it but to cancel plans for joining the wedding party. That calamity, however, was only the beginning. One crisis followed on the heels of another as Ginnie and her parents arranged to attend the ceremony as guests of the groom. The Christmas wedding was to be held in Nantucket. They were to go by plane, and the weather was uncertain. Then Ginnie came down with a virus--and at the last minute the cat had kittens, which couldn't be found. How Ginnie did get to the wedding, where she had a wonderful time after all, makes a spirited and suspenseful story, which is sure to please Miss Woolley's many readers." Look for the rest of the Ginnie books in the Bookshare collection including: Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie and Her Juniors also titled Ginnie's Baby-sitting Business, Ginnie and the Cooking Contest, Ginnie and the Mystery Cat, Ginnie and the Mystery Doll, Ginnie and the Mystery House, Ginnie and the New Girl, Ginnie and the Mystery Light, Ginnie Joins In,
[From the back of the book:] "You're awfully young to baby-sit, aren't you?" Susan's mother asks. But Ginnie doesn't feel too young--not until three-year-old Susan upsets a whole supermarket! You'll laugh over Ginnie's funny troubles with Susan, and a whole nursery-full of tots, in GINNIE'S BABY-SITTING BUSINESS." Ginnie likes being with her friends, baby-sitting, ice skating, shopping, and cooking. She can't wait to turn thirteen. Meanwhile she has many new things to try out and learn. Read about her in other books in the Ginnie series including, Ginnie and the Mystery Cat, with more Ginnie books to come.
"But Ginnie," says Miss Wade, "it couldn't have been my old doll! Not after thirty years!" But it is! Ginnie has really seen Lady Vanderbilt, the beautiful doll that has been missing so long. And then mysteriously she disappears again! Why does the doll suddenly turn up at an auction? Who is the woman who buys her? Who steals the doll from the red car - and why? And where is the precious jewel that Lady Vanderbilt once wore? What begins for Ginnie as just a pleasant summer at Cape Cod ends up with an exciting mystery to solve.
Laura knows that all her little girl wants is a daddy to love her unconditionally. So for Nikki's sake, Laura marries Italian Gino Farnese for convenience.... But there are two golden rules in their paper marriage: 1) no sharing a bed 2) no falling in love ... and Gino and Laura are in danger of breaking them both.... Harlequin Romance #3807 Miniseries: The Italian Brothers
A marriage proposal--Italian-style! Beth was left breathless when gorgeous Italian tycoon Dex Giordanni proposed marriage--within days of meeting her! But then she overheard a conversation that chilled her: Dex wanted to wed her to settle a family score. Beth prepared herself to end their engagement--how could she have been so naive as to think Dex was really interested in a virgin like her? But Dex didn't take no for an answer. If a diamond ring couldn't seduce her to the altar, then he would!
Giordano Bruno is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's pathbreaking life of Bruno establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo, a thinker whose vision of the world prefigures ours. By the time Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600 on Rome's Campo dei Fiori, he had taught in Naples, Rome, Venice, Geneva, France, England, Germany, and the & magic Prague of Emperor Rudolph II. His powers of memory and his provocative ideas about the infinity of the universe had attracted the attention of the pope, Queen Elizabeth--and the Inquisition, which condemned him to death in Rome as part of a year long jubilee. Writing with great verve and sympathy for her protagonist, Rowland traces Bruno's wanderings through a sixteenth-century Europe where every certainty of religion and philosophy had been called into question and shows him valiantly defending his ideas (and his right to maintain them) to the very end. An incisive, independent thinker just when natural philosophy was transformed into modern science, he was also a writer of sublime talent. His eloquence and his courage inspired thinkers across Europe, finding expression in the work of Shakespeare and Galileo. Giordano Bruno allows us to encounter a legendary European figure as if for the first time.
Account of a 1456 court case in which a woman complains her husband has just married another woman, which shows many customs and laws of love and marriage at that time.
Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the Gipper, this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh.
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