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FOLLOW THE STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS IN THIS BOOK TO QUICKLY AND EASILY LEARN OVER 50 PILATES-BASED MOVEMENTS PERFORMED ON THE EXERCISE BALLSpecially designed by San Francisco-based Pilates expert Ellie Herman for her studio clients, the exercises in this book combine the powerful slimming and shaping effects of Pilates with the low-impact, high-intensity workout of the ball. Adding fun, variety and increased effectiveness, the ball transforms traditional Pilates moves into an unparalleled workout offering: Aerobic conditioning Muscle toning Body sculpting Fat burning Improved posture Mental concentration
Ellie writes and doodles in a journal of her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make friends, which gets a lot easier as leads a nonviolent protest of long lunch lines at school.
The secrets of boudoir photography#151;such as attracting clientele, setting the right mood, shooting flawless hair and gorgeous make-up, and adding subtle sex appeal#151;are revealed in this illustrated guide for professional photographers. The reference provides the essential steps for adding this service, as well as case studies of numerous real-life sessions. By implementing the tasteful marketing strategies and the elegant, classy style of image-making offered in this guide, photographers will vamp up not only their studio offerings but also their sales.
Dear Diary, I can't believe I'm really here in London! It was hard to say good-bye to everyone in Chicago, but I promised to write. And I think it will be kind of fun to see what it's like to live in another country. The coolest part is that I'm going to audition for The Royal Ballet School's Junior Associate Program! The Royal Ballet School is THE BEST dancing school in England! If they accept me, my dream of becoming a famous ballerina just may come true. Wish me luck!
Ellie and her little brother Max find themselves moving from their grandmother's comfortable home in England to Upper Canada. Their mother is dead, Father wants to start over again, and in 1835 there are many opportunities for settlers in British North America. Despite the strangeness of this vast new world, Ellie is sure things will turn out all right, as long as the family stays together. But once they are in Upper Canada, Father leaves Ellie and Max with strangers on an isolated homestead, while he goes on ahead to find land and build a cabin. Although the mother and father are kind to her, Ellie makes an enemy of their daughter Mary, who is insulted by the newcomer's distant manners, fine clothes and talk of her London home. Ellie's loneliness and discomfort, however, gradually turns into a growing fear. Where is Father? Why hasn't he come back to them? A gripping story for young readers that explored the world of early settlers.
Clarinetist Ike Morphy, his dog Herbie Mann, and a pair of pigeons who roost on his air conditioner are about to be evicted from their apartment on West 106th Street, also known as Duke Ellington Boulevard. Ike has never had a lease, just a handshake agreement with the recently deceased landlord; and now that landlord's son stands to make a killing on apartment 2B. Centering on the fate of one apartment before, during, and after the height of New York's real estate boom,Ellington Boulevard's characters include the Tenant and His Dog; the Landlord, a recovered alcoholic and womanizer who has newly found Judaism and a wife half his age; the Broker, an out-of-work actor whose new profession finally allows him to afford theater tickets he has no time to use; the Broker's New Boyfriend, a second-rate actor who composes a musical about the sale of 2B ("Is there no one I can lien on if this boom goes bust?"). There's also the Buyer, a trusting young editor at a dying cultural magazine, who falls in love with the Tenant; the Buyer's Husband, a disaffected graduate student taken to writing bawdy faux-academic papers; and the Buyer's Husband's Girlfriend, a children's book writer with a tragic past. With the humor and poignancy that made Langer's first novel,Crossing California,a favorite book of the year among critics across the country,Ellington Boulevardis an ode to New York. It's the story of why people come to a city they can't afford, take jobs they despise, sacrifice love, find love, and eventually become the people they never thought they'd be--for better and for worse.
Debut author Jennifer Nielsen serves up goblins like you've never seen (or smelled) before. As of today, there are only seven children who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it. Ninety-five children successfully read the first chapter, but upon beginning Chapter Two, they started blabbering in some language known only as "flibberish," which makes it very hard to tell their parents why they can't finish their homework. The only thing known for sure about those who read the final chapters of this book is that something in Chapter Fifteen seems to make body parts fall off. Read it now, if you dare. But don't say you haven't been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the mysteries of the Underworld.
Elliot, King of the Brownies, isn't usually a stubborn kid, but he didn't see a lot of room to bargain on the issue of Goblins eating his subjects. Which is how he wound up alone in the Underworld, with no map either home or ahead to Demon Territory. Between trying to steal a hair for the Pixie Princess and a sock for the Fairies from a demon, being King of the Brownies is no easy job!
Young Elliot leaves home when he learns he must share his room with his uncle.
"Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue is that rare and rewarding thing: a theatre work that succeeds on every level while creating something new. The playwright combines a lyrical ear with a sophisticated sense of structure to trace the legacy of war through three generations of a Puerto Rican family. Without ever invoking politics, Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue manages to be a deeply poetic, touching and often funny indictment of the war in Iraq."-The New York TimesFrom Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful, comes this companion play, itself a Pulitzer finalist.In a crumbling urban lot that has been converted into a verdant sanctuary, a young Marine comes to terms with his father's service in Vietnam as he decides whether to leave for a second tour of duty in Iraq.Melding a poetic dreamscape with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue takes us on an unforgettable journey across time and generations, lyrically tracing the legacy of war on a single Puerto Rican family.Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, is the first installment in a trilogy of plays that follow Elliot's return from Iraq. The second play, Water by the Spoonful, received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and will be published by Theatre Communications Group concurrently with Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue. The trilogy's final play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, premiered in April 2012 at Chicago's renowned The Goodman Theatre.
Fourteen-year-old Win hopes to receive support and guidance in self-acceptance from his adult friend Elliott, despite another boy's insistence that Elliott is homosexual.
Best for his Oscar-nominated song "Miss Misery" from the Good Will Hunting soundtrack, Elliott Smith was catapulted to the status of indie rock star after performing at the 1997 Academy Awards. Some of his albums, XO and Either/Or among them, would become '90s classics, helping to define an understated aesthetic that owed as much to the melodic emphasis of The Beatles as it did to punk. In the afterglow of the success of "Miss Misery," Smith's fame grew-alongside his struggles with depression and substance abuse. First relocating to Brooklyn, and then finally to L. A. , he fell into a downward spiral evident to friends and fans alike, even as he continued to write such beautifully realized songs as "Waltz #2 (XO). " Drawing on new interviews with those who knew and loved Smith, and focusing on the crucial interplay between Smith's life and music, Ben Nugent compellingly and sympathetically portrays an enormously gifted, yet troubled, artist.
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Poor Ellis, usually so energetic, is sick! After days of coughing and not sleeping well, his parents take him to the doctor. There, Ellis gets poked and prodded, and so does his monkey, Ballowits. It can be scary going to the doctor for the first time, but the doctor is very nice and Ellis and his monkey are both very brave. The doctor gives Ellis some medicine to take and says he is sure to be healthy and cheerful in no time. This reassuring tale of Ellis's trip to the doctor will help any child get over his fear of doctors and examining rooms. Siri Reuterstrand's comforting text and Jenny Wik's expressive illustrations will help children see that even though Ellis is nervous and not feeling well, everything turns out fine because doctors are there to help us feel better.
Sweethearts since childhood, Ellie Hogan and her husband, John, are content on their farm in Ireland-until John, a soldier for the Irish Republican Army, receives an injury that leaves him unable to work. Forced to take drastic measures in order to survive, Ellie does what so many Irish women in the 1920s have done and sails across a vast ocean to New York City to work as a maid for a wealthy socialite. Once there, Ellie is introduced to a world of opulence and sophistication, tempted by the allure of grand parties and fine clothes, money and mansions . . . and by the attentions of a charming suitor who can give her everything. Yet her heart remains with her husband back home. And now she faces the most difficult choice she will ever have to make: a new life in a new country full of hope and promise, or return to a life of cruel poverty . . . and love.
Though debates over immigration have waxed and waned in the course of American history, the importance of immigrants to the nation's identity is imparted in civics classes, political discourse, and television and film. We are told that the United States is a "nation of immigrants," built by people who came from many lands to make an even better nation. But this belief was relatively new in the twentieth century, a period that saw the establishment of immigrant quotas that endured until the Immigrant and Nationality Act of 1965. What changed over the course of the century, according to historian Robert L. Fleegler, is the rise of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed important cultural and economic benefits to American society.Early twentieth-century immigrants from southern and eastern Europe often found themselves criticized for language and customs at odds with their new culture, but initially found greater acceptance through an emphasis on their similarities to "native stock" Americans. Drawing on sources as diverse as World War II films, records of Senate subcommittee hearings, and anti-Communist propaganda, Ellis Island Nation describes how contributionism eventually shifted the focus of the immigration debate from assimilation to a Cold War celebration of ethnic diversity and its benefits--helping to ease the passage of 1960s immigration laws that expanded the pool of legal immigrants and setting the stage for the identity politics of the 1970s and 1980s. Ellis Island Nation provides a historical perspective on recent discussions of multiculturalism and the exclusion of groups that have arrived since the liberalization of immigrant laws.
Moving and inspiring stories of the immigrant experience are offered up in this eOmni edition comprised of three novels from Joan Lowery Nixon's historical fiction series, Ellis Island. Each story features a unique teenage girl's perspective--one from Russia, one from Ireland, and one from Sweden. In Land of Hope, Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky settles with her family on the Lower East Side of New York and soon realizes that the roads are not paved with gold. In Land of Promise, Irish immigrant Rose Carney arrives in Chicago to a life filled with family responsibilities that impede on her dreams of independence. And in Land of Dreams, Swedish immigrant Kristin Swensen's family lives on a farm in Minnesota, but her parents still cling to the life they'd known in Sweden.Follow their journeys as Rebekah, Rose, and Kristin--and their families-- struggle to find the courage, faith, and resilience they'll need to conquer the odds, find their independence, and realize the American dream.
A beautiful keepsake volume to accompany the beloved New York Times bestselling series Over the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expressed a longing to visit Elm Creek Manor, meet the quilters themselves, and admire their beautiful creations. Jennifer Chiaverini's An Elm Creek Quilts Companion is the next best thing to a guided tour. Inside, readers will discover a treasure trove of delights, including the Bergstrom family tree, character biographies, quilt block illustrations, full-color photographs of quilts featured in the novels, and "Behind the Scenes at Elm Creek Quilt Camp," an exclusive short story inspired by questions from real readers. No Elm Creek Quilts fan will want to be without this indispensable guide to the cherished series. .
Commanded by the vestige of Mystra to work together, Manshoon and Elminster engage instead in a ferocious battle that sends the Sage plummeting into the Underdark as a cloud of ashes. Elminster soon inhabits the body of a fallen dark elf, so that he can begin carrying out Mystra's orders to rally Cormyr's Wizards of War, seek blueflame items to mend immense rifts throughout the realms that are releasing deadly monsters, and prevent the ancient Primordials from rising and unleashing their rage. But his sworn archenemy, Manshoon, has plans as well: to conquer Cormyr and be the new Emperor, and hunt down the Sage's clones. The battles are fierce, the stakes have never been higher, and the fate of Cormyr is on the line. Meanwhile, War Wizards are being mysteriously assassinated . . .
Hell Hath Such Fury On the world of his birth he's all but a god, but when an ancient evil banishes him to the depths of the Nine Hells, he's just another lost soul. Elminster, Sage of Shadowdale, Chosen of Mystra, faces his most desperate struggle--to survive, to escape, to cling to his very sanity--and all the forces of the inferno are rallied against him. The top-selling book by the creator of the Forgotten Realms universe is now in paperback!
It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory.Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for twelve summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will . . . . It is recorded that when the Mythal was laid, and Cormanthor became Myth Drannor, Elminster was among those who devised and spun that mighty magic.
Elminster Returns!Elminster Must Die is the debut 4th edition appearance of one of the Forgotten Realms® world's most iconic characters, written by the creator of the original Forgotten Realms campaign setting. An instant classic, and a must-read for every Realms fan. When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster's world shattered. Once the most powerful wizard in the world, immortal, beloved of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he is now a tired old man. He is powerful but mortal, and with all the enemies a man who makes a habit of saving the world tends to accumulate. To make matters worse, Elminster has needs--feeding powerful magic items to the Simbul, his lover, is the only thing that keeps her sane--but their increasingly risky collection leads his enemies right to him.
A paperback edition of Ed Greenwood's newest Elminster novel.This paperback edition of Ed Greenwood's newest Elminster novel chronicles the latest events in the life of the Sage of Shadowdale, Greenwood's signature character. This novel was a top seller in hardcover, and the paperback edition has been eagerly awaited by Greenwood's fans. AUTHOR BIO: ED GREENWOOD, creator of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, is the best-selling author of hundreds of stories, games products, novels, andarticles set in the world of Faerûn. His most recent title for Wizards of the Coast is City of Splendors: A Waterdeep Novel, co-written with Elaine Cunningham. He is also the author of the Band of Four novels published by Tor Books.From the Paperback edition.
Elmo and Grover are borrowing things from their friends to make a mystery creation. Boys and girls ages 4-6 will want to find out what it is in this Sesame Street Step into Reading Step 1 leveled reader.
Santa gives Elmo three wishes, but when Elmo gets what he wishes for, he finds out that what you wish for isn't always what you want.
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