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Karen doesn't want to be boring at the class Show and Share, so she makes up a story about being related to Bobby, the famous baseball star. Her white lie spins out of control when classmates ask for signed souvenirs and information about the hero.
Karen enjoys a fun-filled, action-packed trip to the ski slopes where she makes friends, overcomes her fear ... and learns how to ski!
When Karen gets in over her head in the snow-shoveling business, it's up to her and her friends to find a way to dig themselves out.
Stoneybrook is preparing for a special lighting ceremony at the winter carnival, and Karen has a plan to be the one chosen to throw the master switch.
Karen is so busy! It's softball season and she's planning a party for Ms. Colman's return to school after having a baby. Then odd things start happening at team practice--equipment is disappearing, pages are ripped from Kristy's softball notebook--and Karen must solve a mystery too.
Karen wants to be the star in the Thanksgiving play but she's got the worst part -- the turkey! All she has to do is walk across the stage. Will everyone laugh at her? Not when they see her big surprise.
Swimmers, take your marks! Karen has joined the swim team! She loves dreaming about winning medals and learning to swim fast. But mostly she likes to have fun with her swim team friends. Then the coach starts acting mean. He says the team is not working hard enough. Can Karen find a way to be a winner and have fun too?
Karen and David Michael have the worst manners ever. Karen burps at the dinner table, and David Michael makes rude noises with his armpit. Daddy thinks it's time they learnt to behave, so he sends them off to Mr Peabody's School of Dance and Charm. Karen loves learning to behave like a lady, but the boys are determined to ruin everything. Karen decides to teach the boys a lesson.
Hello, this is Karen Brewer ... Karen loves to talk on the phone. But Karen's family is mad -- Karen is tying up the line. And she forgets to take messages. So Daddy makes phone rules for Karen. But Karen sneaks phone calls anyway. And soon she's in a huge mess.
Discouraged when her mother will not allow her and her brother, Andrew, to purchase the toy gun accessories that were featured in an exciting new action movie, Karen plots to save up her money to buy the toys on the sly.
Anticipating all the Thanksgiving festivities, including a visit by her grandparents and the New York City parade, Karen fears things are going from bad to worse when Grandad gets sick and her parents become occupied with grownup things.
Tammy and Terri are real-live twins in Karen's class. Audrey thinks that is really neat. She wants to be a twin, too, and her twin is going to be Karen! Audrey decides that she and Karen are going to dress like twins, talk alike, and act alike. But after a while, Karen does not think that this is such a neat idea.
Karen and her brother Andrew, whose parents are divorced, want to spend equal time with both parents. So they help their parents make a new custody arrangement to make everyone happier.
Karen and Andrew are getting ready to celebrate Christmas. Karen is even learning about other holidays, like Hanukkah. Karen's grandmother gets sick and now Karen doesn't want Christmas to come at all.
Everyone has a bad day once in a while -- but no one can top Karen's worst day ever.
Karen knows she shouldn't be playing with her yo-yo in school. Soon she finds herself in trouble with the substitute teacher -- but for something that's not her fault.
You're invited to six Sweet Sixteens, in six locations across the country. The party is just getting started... "Kari" has one night to make a big impression on the guy she's secretly loved since seventh grade -- and a Sweet Sixteen bash featuring the coolest swing band in South Carolina seems the perfect place to do it. But when things go haywire thanks to her embarrassing family, the impression she makes isn't quite the one she had planned ...
With a little amplification, the novel is almost a non-fictitious story of Karl-Ludwig Sand. It narrates his crime against the royalty and the relentless pursuance of the criminal afterwards. Read with maturity of mind it provides deep insight into the atrocities perpetuated by the royalty and the hatred of the people for such authority.
Karl Marx was the father of communism. Marx's philosophy hinges on his view of human nature. Along with the Hegelian dialectic, Marx inherited a disdain for the notion of an underlying invariant human nature. Sometimes Marxists express their views by contrasting nature with history. Sometimes they use the phrase existence precedes consciousness. The point, in either case, is that who a person is, is determined by where and when he is -- social context takes precedence over innate behavior; or, in other words, one of the main features of human nature is adaptability. Nevertheless, Marxian thought rests on the fundamental assumption that it is human nature to transform nature, and he calls this process of transformation labour and the capacity to transform nature labour power.
Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading.
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This gripping story about the first woman executed in Texas in over one hundred years draws on accounts from family, prisoners, government officials, and friends to show how God used a remarkable woman to reach countless lives with a message of redemption and joy. Linda Strom, Tucker's spiritual advisor and close friend for eleven years, includes photographs as well as excerpts from Tucker's letters and interviews.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman executed in Texas in over one hundred years, became an evangelist for Christ during her fourteen-year imprisonment on Death Row. This is the story of Karla's spiritual journey, the women and men she reached, and the God who offers redemption and hope to the hardest of hearts.
In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands of tradition with the allure of Western life. In "Lord Krishna," a teenager is offended when his evangelical history teacher likens the Hindu deity to Satan, but ultimately forgives the teacher against his father's wishes. In the title story, "Karma," an unemployed professor rescues birds in downtown Boston after his wealthy brother kicks him out of his home. In "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy," which appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2005, an irascible retired judge reconnects with a childhood friend while adjusting to a new life with his daughter and her American husband. In "Devadasi," a beautiful young woman raised in the United States travels back to India and challenges the sexual confines of her culture. And in "Bangles," a widow decides to return to her native village to flee her son's off-putting American ways. Set mostly in the Boston area, with side trips to an isolated immigrant community in Wichita, Kansas, and the characters' hometown of Hyderabad, India, Karma and Other Stories introduces a luminous new voice.
Life seems to have it in for Franny Flanders. Her best friends aren't speaking, her parents just divorced, and her hippie grandmother has moved in. The only karma Franny's got is bad karma. Then Franny gets her hands on a box of magic recipes that could fix all of her problems. It could even change the world! Finally, life is looking up. But Franny is about to learn that magic and karma aren't to be played with. When you mess with the universe, it can bite back in unexpected ways. Ouch!
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