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Hester Lane, recently arrived in Victorian London, eagerly accepts a potentially dangerous assignment for a fashionable ladies' magazine.
It's tough for eleven-year-old Ned to stop eating. At four-feet-eight inches tall he weighs one hundred and nine pounds, and he keeps growing--wider. When his pareents send him to a summer diet camp, he and his bunkmates can't quite give up their old habits. The joys of candy and doughnuts are so appealing that "cheating" adventures seems to be the only answer. The problem, of course, is how to lose weight and keep eating sweets. When Ned finally realizes that there is only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help, except Grandma. How can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?From the Trade Paperback edition.
It's tough for 11-year-old Ned to stop eating, even when he's sent to a summer diet camp.
The Jellybeans are back, this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading. When the Jellybeans go to the library to do research for book reports on the things they enjoy, Bitsy, who loves books more than anyone, is excited to bring her friends to her favorite place. Emily, who loves to dance, finds a book on ballet, Nicole, who loves sports, finds a book on soccer, and Bitsy, who loves art, finds a book on famous painters. But what about Anna? Can she find the perfect book too? This engaging book promotes a love of reading by proving that there is the perfect book for everyone. Just as jellybeans are all different flavors but go great together, the girls again use their different strengths and talents to work as a team and make their school Book Bonanza a success. PICTURE DESCRIPTIONS INCLUDED.
When economic reasons cause two families to merge into a crowded household on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, more personal problems exacerbate the tense living conditions.
A high-profile murder ignites a hotbed of political treachery and terrorist threats that pit the Chicano PI against his most formidable foe Sonny Baca has learned to see beneath life's observable reality and develop a new kind of sight. The Chicano PI will need his most powerful guardian spirits when he's called in to investigate the death of the governor of New Mexico. Before the murder, Sonny dreamed of a body floating in dark, swirling water. Not only was the governor drowned, but black feathers were found on his corpse. Sonny fears the killer is his old nemesis, Raven, the vicious cult leader responsible for the death of Sonny's cousin and the near death of Sonny's girlfriend, Rita. But the worst is yet to com: Someone has planted a bomb in the Valles Caldera, near Los Alamos. And it's set to go off in a few hours. Is this the work of Raven? Or someone else? With Chica, his dreaming dog, Sonny delves into the world of the Jemez Pueblo tribe, which has made the mountain its sacred site. But the evil that men do could annihilate the land and a people struggling desperately for survival. Now Sonny must stop a killer before more innocent people die--if his own hunger for revenge doesn't destroy him first.
When the governor of New Mexico is found drowned in the bath house at Jemez Spring, Albuquerque private eye Sonny Baca is called in to investigate. As he soon learns, murder is only the beginning of the evil that must be sorted out.
Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself-as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails-no small feat. With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman's quest to become the woman she's always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In "Death of An Old Dog," Gavin's decision to have her new husband's aged spaniel put down leads to a strange deal and a tragic end. "Doctor Zeit" deals disturbingly with death and intuition. In "Boots," Emily finds a way of dealing with her mother's suitor.
Jen gets up at six. The sun is not up yet. It is not hot.
In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now the New York Times bestselling author gives herself--and her generation--a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age. Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life-insurance-having adult she's become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she's resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she'll uncover a valuable--and probably humiliating--life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adulthood. .
If you are a Java developer, a software architect, a technical project manager, a build manager, or a development or QA engineer, then this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of the software development life cycle and Java development is needed, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
Voodoo, ghosts and heroes with shadowy pasts. Welcome to the dark, seductive world of Jenna Ryan's Shadows...Black Rose: After Mia LeMay witnesses a brutal murder from her French Quarter balcony, her life is in danger. But who's the greater threat? The killer tracking her through the haunted swamps of Cajun country, or the irresistibly sexy man who's supposed to be protecting her?Blood Orchid: Dr. Kate Marshall is in the business of saving lives. But can she save herself? As an assassin stalks her through the foggy streets of San Francisco, driving her ever deeper into a world of phantoms and black magic, the only person she can trust is the brooding trauma surgeon who's also a target.Scarlet Bells: Rosemary Sayer never wanted her second sight. Now it's made her the target of a voodoo-obsessed madman. Back in the bayou, a former navy SEAL is her only ally-and soon, he's much more. But, as the killer drives them toward a final reckoning, Rosemary and her lover are forced to question everything they think they know about themselves and each other....
Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding something, how will they ever become friends? Jenna Bloom is a Lakeview legacy. She's been coming to camp for three years and so have her brothers. All of her brothers. Jenna used to think that was cool, but lately she's been dying for some independence. Bubbly, outgoing Jenna has always been known for her pranks. But now her jokes are less and less funny. Are the family ties pulled too tightly-or is there something else going on?
LIKE A BLAZING SHOOTING STAR, JENNI RIVERA LIT UP THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, YET THE SKY SWEPT HER AWAY BEFORE HER TIME Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly: Full color photos The complete discography of Jenni Rivera Billboard lists of sales rankings of Jenni's songs Exclusive interviews A complete, entertaining, and objective biography Written by one of the country's leading experts in Latin music Jenni Rivera was the top-selling artist within the Regional Mexican music genre. With a weekly radio show, her own reality show, a makeup and clothing line, and her own foundation, she was at the height of her career and life. Everything she had conquered, with blood, sweat, tears, and smiles, hap¬pened, as she said, with God leading her by the hand. However her life, her dreams, and the joy she shared with so many came to a tragic end just before dawn on December 9, 2012. In Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Story of a Warrior Butterfly, Leila Cobo-pianist, TV host, and Executive Director for Latino content and programming at Billboard-brings us Jenni Rivera's intimate and moving biography, reflecting on the party girl, the elegant woman, the great diva, the friend, the mother, and the grandmother. Discover the humble beginnings of Jenni's life and career, as well as the emotional and sometimes turbulent moments that defined her persona and spirit. Like a candle blown out before her time, we not only lost the "Unforgettable One," the "Queen of Queens," the "Warrior Butterfly," we also lost a brave woman who fearlessly faced life's ups and downs to attain the happiness she so fervently wanted for herself and her family. With Jenni's departure, we celebrate a shining legacy that will forever reverberate within every note of her voice. .
When Professor Hugo Archibald finds an orphaned baby chimp in Africa, it seems like the most normal thing in the world for him to bring the brave little toddler home to Boston to live with his wife and two small children. Jennie quickly assimilates into mid-sixties suburban life, indulging in the rambunctious fun one would expect from a typical American kid of her generation: riding breakneck on her own tricycle, playing with Booger the kitten and a Barbie doll, fighting with her siblings over use of the TV, and--as a teenager--learning to drink, smoke pot, and curse just like her human peers. Attaining an impressive command of American Sign Language, Jennie absorbs a warped vision of heaven from a neighborhood minister, experiences first-hand the bureaucracies of the American health-care system, and even has her own fifteen minutes of fame. Jennie's story--hilarious, poignant, and ultimately tragic--introduces to American literature one of the most endearing animal heroines in modern fiction.
Regarded as one of Dreiser's best novels, Jennie Gerhardt is here recaptured as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form.
Describes the fifteen-year-old tennis player, who has rocketed up the world tennis rankings in only two years of professional playing.
Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go. A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Join the Pack of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's fans, with this eBook collection that includes her thrilling Raised by Wolves series: Raised by Wolves, Trial by Fire, and Taken by Storm, as well as a special bonus Raised by Wolves short story, "Sweet Sixteen." In addition, this set includes Barnes's heart-stopping stand-alone novel, Every Other Day, as well as a teaser to her latest work, Nobody, which debuts in January 2013.
Jennifer Murdley, a homely fifth-grader who would give anything to be beautiful, accidentally stumbles into a magic shop and purchases a very ugly toad. The toad, it turns out, can talk and ends up getting Jennifer into the worst trouble of her life. This madcap, head-spinning adventure is also a thought-provoking story about the nature of true beauty.
Malcolm stood on the curb as if he were frozen to the spot. The limo surged to life and, running the red light, roared off down the road. "What was that all about?" I asked him. "Who was in the limo?" "Jennifer Smith," he said. "Those guys in the limo kidnapped her!" Amy didn't want this job to begin with, but since it was her father's biggest client who needed a sitter, she didn't have much choice. Now she's stuck with Malcolm, a nerdy know-it-all with a knack for telling whoppers. When he claims that Jennifer-the- Jerk, his bratty classmate, has been kidnapped, Amy is skeptical. But Malcolm also has a knack for blackmail. With a not-too-subtle hint about the boy she has a crush on, he persuades Amy to investigate. It still looks as if Malcolm is crying wolf--until they find the ransom note. Could Malcolm's story be true? Amy wonders. And if it is, will anyone believe them?
In this free collection of excerpts, enjoy a taste of all of Jennifer Weiner's bestselling novels.
In this free collection of excerpts, enjoy a taste of all of Jennifer Weiner's bestselling novels.
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