Goodnight Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Margaret Wise Brown
  • ISBN : 0062662899
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 6603

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

The First Men in the Moon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : H.G. Wells
  • ISBN : 0141921064
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3235

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Lisa Wenger Bro,Mary Ann Gareis,Crystal O'Leary-Davidson
  • ISBN : 1527514838
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 412
  • Readers : 7208

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.

SSC CHSL GK Question Papers PDF

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Editorial Board
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : INDIA EXAM PORTAL
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7054

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Pack Up the Moon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristan Higgins
  • ISBN : 0451489497
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 484
  • Readers : 3552

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: They used to joke about it. Like many brilliant scientists, Josh sometimes had trouble remembering things that needed doing in the “real” world—like buying groceries, eating regular meals, and talking to people. But he was happy to have his beloved wife, Lauren, remind him with her “honey do” lists. He just never realized how much he would need one when she was gone. Being a widower is not something Joshua Park ever expected. Given his solitary job, small circle of friends and family, and the social awkwardness he’s always suffered from, Josh has no idea how to negotiate this new, unwanted phase of life. But Lauren had a plan to keep him moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters she leaves him, giving him a task for every month in the year after her death. A plan that leads Joshua with a loving hand on a journey through grief, anger, and denial. It’s a journey that will take Joshua from his first outing as a widower to buy groceries…to an attempt at a dinner party where his lack of experience hosting creates a comic disaster…to finding a new best friend while weeping in the dressing room of a clothing store. As his grief makes room for new friendships and experiences, Joshua learns Lauren’s most valuable lesson: The path to happiness doesn’t follow a straight line. Funny, sometimes heart-wrenching, and always uplifting, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins illuminates how life’s greatest joys are often hiding in plain sight.

Moon People

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dale M. Courtney
  • ISBN : 1450002978
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 79
  • Readers : 7866

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Moon People This story focuses on one man by the name of David Braymer and his adventures from High School teacher to 1st Science Officer on The Lunar Base 1 base station. One of three. This book is based on the turning point for Earth into a new era of space travel and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. David also has a romance with one of the locals in New Smyrna Beach,Fla. and her name is Cheral Baskel a local restaurant owner. Now during Davids experiences he encounters some alien life forms some friendly, some not so friendly through out the universe. David also experiences the space battle of all battles and saves Earth and their new friends and lives to tell about it. We start our story in the year 2048 when Earth has an aggressive space program. They have just completed two large mobile base stations called Lunar Base 1,2, and are almost finished with the third base station called Lunar Base 3. These are three huge Base stations. They are 2/3 of a mile long and one quarter mile in diameter. They also have one very big surprise to them. All three split into three independent working sections and all three sections have lasers and rockets and their own engine. They also have shields that are a liquid that turns into a solid mass as hard as 4 inches of steel when exposed to the cold of space. They also have a very elaborate and high tech interior. They have a swimming pool, which is also their water reservoir. They also have a couple of lounges were everyone goes for fun. Now on their missions they encounter some new friends, called the Powleens. They are way advanced than us and they are also very friendly and eventually they join Earth and save Earth together. The Powleens are very tall about seven feet to eight feet on average their legs and arms and torso also their neck are elongated. But they are humanoid and angels from heaven to Earth. When the Powleens arch enemy the Arcons find them it ́s not to good for Earth because Earth gets caught in the middle. Well one thing leads to another and before you know it, it’s an all out space battle for the existence of Earth. Earth teams up with the powleens and the rest is history of coarse you have to read the book to find out the rest and I know you will enjoy it because its action pact from the beginning to the end. Also keep an eye out for its sequel called Moon People 2, "Mars Reborn". I hope you enjoy my book because I really enjoyed writing it for you. Thank you for your time and God Bless. Author Dale M.Courtney

New Moon

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • ISBN : 0316007722
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 5419

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From evil vampires to a mysterious pack of wolves, new threats of danger and vengeance test Bella and Edward's romance in the second book of the irresistible Twilight saga. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning. Bella and Edward face a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Between Us and the Moon

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rebecca Maizel
  • ISBN : 0062327631
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4448

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with her head in the stars and her feet planted firmly on the ground. For as long as she can remember, she's also lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But after a traumatic end to the school year, Sarah goes to Cape Cod for the summer with her family, determined to grow up. It's there that she meets gorgeous, older college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. A girl like Scarlett. He thinks she's older, too—and she doesn't correct him. For Sarah, it's a summer of firsts. Before she knows what's happened, one little lie has transformed into something real. And by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love, and finding herself. Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this romantic and heartfelt coming-of-age novel about how life and love are impossible to predict.

Mansions of the Moon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Shyam Selvadurai
  • ISBN : 0735280630
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7950

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the bestselling, award-winning author of Funny Boy and The Hungry Ghosts comes a breathtaking reimagining of ancient India through the extraordinary life of Yasodhara, the woman who married the Buddha. In this sweeping tale, at once epic and intimate, Shyam Selvadurai introduces us to Siddhartha Gautama—who will later become “the enlightened one,” or the Buddha—an unusually bright and politically astute young man settling into his upper-caste life as a newlywed to Yasodhara, a woman of great intelligence and spirit. Mansions of the Moon traces the couple’s early love and life together, and then the anguished turmoil that descends upon them both as Siddhartha’s spiritual calling takes over and the marriage partnership slowly, inexorably crumbles. Eventually, Yasodhara is forced to ask what kind of life a woman can lead in ancient India if her husband abandons her—even a well-born woman such as herself. And is there a path she, too, might take towards enlightenment? Award-winning writer Shyam Selvadurai examines these questions with empathy and insight, creating a vivid portrait of a fascinating time and place, the intricate web of power, family and relationships that surround a singular marriage, and the remarkable woman who until now has remained a little-understood shadow in the historical record. Mansions of the Moon is an immersive, lively and thrilling feat of literary imagination.

Alice in Wonderland

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN : 1877527815
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 1340

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

Sparrow

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Moon
  • ISBN : 1338032593
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4306

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The story of a sensitive, gifted African American girl who tells us with mordant humor what it feels like to spend every day wishing so hard that you could fly away from it all

Valley of the Moon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Melanie Gideon
  • ISBN : 034553929X
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2170

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The author of the critically acclaimed Wife 22 has written a captivating novel about a love that transcends time—perfect for readers of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Time and Again, and the novels of Alice Hoffman. San Francisco, 1975. A single mother, Lux Lysander is overwhelmed, underpaid, and living on the edge of an emotional precipice. When her adored five-year-old son goes away to visit his grandparents, Lux takes a solo trip to Sonoma Valley—a chance to both lose herself and find herself again. Awakened at midnight, Lux steps outside to see a fog settled over the Sonoma landscape. Wandering toward a point of light in the distance, she emerges into a meadow on a sunny day. There she meets a group of people whose sweetly simple clothing, speech, and manners almost make them seem as if they are from another time. And then she realizes they are. Lux has stumbled upon an idyllic community cut off not only from the rest of the world but from time itself. The residents of Greengage tell a stunned and disoriented Lux that they’ve somehow been marooned in the early twentieth century. Now that she has inexplicably stepped into the past, it is not long before Lux is drawn in by its peace and beauty. Unlike the people of Greengage, Lux discovers that she is able to come and go. And over the years, Lux finds herself increasingly torn between her two lives. Her beloved son is very much a child of the modern world, but she feels continually pulled back to the only place she has ever truly felt at home. A gorgeous, original, and deeply moving novel about love and longing and the power that time holds over all of us, Valley of the Moon is unforgettable. Praise for Valley of the Moon “The literary equivalent of a farm-to-table delicacy: lovingly handcrafted, delectable and transcendent, becoming more than just a tasty appetizer but a full-course experience of love and time and all the mystical beauty that the region has to offer.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Beautifully written . . . [Valley of the Moon is] a wonderful story about belonging, love and the aching certainty that there’s something more out there . . . sure to appeal to fans of Time and Again or The Time Traveler’s Wife.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review) “With lovely shades of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Valley of the Moon is a magical, cinematic novel, breathlessly romantic and alive with the love of language.”—Sarah Addison Allen “An enjoyable magic carpet ride . . . Two narrators, separated by nearly a century, tell a tale of old-time charm and contemporary agita.”—Kirkus Reviews “Captivating.”—Booklist “Gripping . . . This update of Brigadoon is recommended because of its well-crafted twists and thought-provoking insights into different times and cultures.”—Historical Novels Review “A propulsive and at times deeply suspenseful novel . . . [Valley of the Moon] offer[s] powerful and perceptive considerations about the passage of time, the shape of our lives and the often unintended effects our actions have on the people and communities around us.”—Bookreporter

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9676

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Cow Jumped over the Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Claire Brandenburg
  • ISBN : 153240185X
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 28
  • Readers : 5646

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Hey, Diddle Diddle! Join the cat and the fiddle and all of your favorite nursery rhyme characters for this illustrated version of the classic nursery rhyme.

Midnight on the Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Mary Pope Osborne
  • ISBN : 037589425X
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 1660

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Three …two…one…BLAST OFF! The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon—and the future. Their mission? To find the last "M" thing that will free Morgan from the spell. Can they do it before the air in their oxygen tank runs out? Will the mysterious moon man help them? And why is Peanut the mouse acting so strange? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

Alabama Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Watt Key
  • ISBN : 9781429987653
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9633

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand; he's become property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there. This title has Common Core connections. Alabama Moon is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Caesarean Moon Births: Calculations, Moon Sighting, and the Prophetic Way

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Hamza Yusuf
  • ISBN : 1618130277
  • Publisher : eBooks2go, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 93
  • Readers : 1570

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Prior to the advent of electricity, every night held the possibility of a celestial light show. People in even the most urban environments were exposed to the awe and majesty of the heavens, which clearly "proclaim the glory of God." The contemplation of the celestial orbs and their movements provided early man with the most direct connection to his Lord. In the Qur'anic story of Abraham, it is his observance of heavenly phenomena that leads him to his certainty of God's unity and transcendence. Since the time of the Seljuq Turks, the crescent moon has been a sign of Islam.For Muslims in North America, there has been much confusion regarding when Ramadan begins, when to fast, and when to break the fast. Hamza Yusuf provides clarity through this detailed and scholarly work that decisively makes the case for sighting the crescent moon with the naked eye, as has been the Islamic tradition for 1400 years. This is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance on this important and sacred matter.

Out of My Mind

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN : 1416980458
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7197

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

Worlds in Collision

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  • Category : Planets
  • Author : Immanuel Velikovsky
  • ISBN : 1906833710
  • Publisher : Paradigma Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4957

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Moon of the Crusted Snow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Waubgeshig Rice
  • ISBN : 1773052446
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 3286

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

The Man in the Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : William Joyce
  • ISBN : 1442435518
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Readers : 2832

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the first book of a multibook series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way—and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood. Up there in the sky. Don’t you see him? No, not the moon. The Man in the Moon. He wasn’t always a man. Nor was he always on the moon. He was once a child. Like you. Until a battle, a shooting star, and a lost balloon sent him on a quest. Meet the very first guardian of childhood. MiM, the Man in the Moon.

Moonology

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Yasmin Boland
  • ISBN : 1781807701
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 9073

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Did you know the cycles of the moon have a huge effect on our health, our mood, our relationships, and our work? By understanding these phases, we can work with them to improve and empower every aspect of our lives. In Moonology, world-renowned astrologist Yasmin Boland unveils: • why connecting with the moon can change your life for the better • powerful rituals and ceremonies for each moon phase • how the moon connects us to nature and the cosmos • how to work out where the moon is in each cycle • international New Moon and Full Moon dates for the next 10 years You will also learn affirmations, visualizations, and chants to use during each phase of the moon, and will discover the role of Angels, Goddesses, and Ascended Masters during the New and Full Moons. This is a book for all those wishing to deepen their connection with nature and take their spiritual practice to a new level.

Walk Two Moons

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon Creech
  • ISBN : 1529059682
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4350

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins. What is the meaning of this strange message left on the doorstep? Only Sal knows, and on a roadtrip with her grandparents she tells the bizarre tale of Phoebe Winterbottom, Phoebe’s disappearing mother and the lunatic. But who can help Sal make sense of the mystery that surrounds her own story . . . and her own missing mother?

Everyday Moon Magic

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Dorothy Morrison
  • ISBN : 0738717940
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 5483

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: That magical, mystical, glorious Moon—invite her power into your life every day, from fixing your computer to blessing your pets. You'll learn how each Moon phase affects your spellwork, including the seldom-discussed energies of the true Blue Moon, the Black Moon, the void-of-course moon, and the lunar eclipse. Follow the Moon as she traverses each sign of the zodiac, and discover how each astrological phase affects magic, mundane events, and gardening—and how your personal Moon sign affects your magical work. This guide by popular author Dorothy Morrison includes more than 140 spells, chants, and rituals, along with Esbat celebrations for the Full Moon.

The Glass Castle

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7475

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Grace Lin
  • ISBN : 0316052604
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4592

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Building Harlequin's Moon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Larry Niven,Brenda Cooper
  • ISBN : 1429914092
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9792

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home. Their only hope of ever reaching Ymir is to rebuild their store of antimatter by terraforming the moon. Gabriel, the head terraformer, must lead this nearly impossible task, with all the wrong materials: the wrong ships and tools, and too few resources. His primary tools are the uneducated and nearly-illiterate children of the original colonists, born and bred to build Harlequin's moon into an antimatter factory. Rachel Vanowen is one of these children. Basically a slave girl, she must do whatever the terraforming Council tells her. She knows that Council monitors her actions from a circling vessel above Selene's atmosphere, and is responsible for everything Rachel and her people know, as well as all the skills, food, and knowledge they have ever received. With no concept of the future and a life defined with duty, how will the children of Selene ever survive once the Council is through terraforming and have abandoned Selene for its ultimate goal of Ymir? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Jennifer A. Moon
  • ISBN : 1134310900
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Readers : 7244

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning. It takes a fresh look at experiential and reflective learning, locating them within an overall theoretical framework for learning and exploring the relationships between different approaches. As well as the theory, the book provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning, with tools, activities and photocopiable resources which can be incorporated directly into classroom practice. This book is essential reading to guide any teacher, lecturer or trainer wanting to improve teaching and learning.

Send the Light

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Lottie Moon
  • ISBN : 9780865548206
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Number of Pages : 458
  • Readers : 6285

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: She urged her denomination to support their missionary enterprises with the same type of zeal that motivated her. Moreover, Lottie Moon was never bashful about chiding, even scolding them when she thought they were not doing enough to support missions."--BOOK JACKET.

Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3685

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

A Boy Called Bat

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Elana K. Arnold
  • ISBN : 0062445847
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 5155

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet. "This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat’s experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents. Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story" (from the review by Brightly, which named A Boy Called Bat a best book of the year). Elana K. Arnold's Bat trilogy is a proven winner in the home and classroom—kids love these short illustrated young middle grade books. The trilogy is A Boy Called Bat, Bat and the Waiting Game, and Bat and the End of Everything.

The Art of War

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • ISBN : 9390960037
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 7608

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

Mein Kampf

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Adolf Hitler
  • ISBN : 9390504872
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 6379

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

The Night the Moon Went Missing

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sunaina Coelho,Shreya Yadav
  • ISBN : 8728057708
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 26
  • Readers : 1777

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When the moon doesn’t rise from the sea one night, it is up to Maisha and her friend Uchli the flying fish to find her. But how can they look for the moon without any light? 'The Night the Moon Went Missing' is written by Shreya Yadav. © Pratham Books , 2018. Some rights reserved. Released under CC BY 4.0 license. This book was first published on StoryWeaver by Pratham Books. The development of this book has been supported by Oracle. Guest Editor: Nimmy Chacko, Art Director: Maithily Doshi

Ur

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Harriet Crawford
  • ISBN : 1472522192
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 4355

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800–2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future. This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient city and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more recent times. From the 19th century explorers and their identification of the site of Mukayyar as the Biblical city of Ur, the study proceeds to look in detail at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries during the 1920s and 30s. Using the findings as a framework and utilising the latest evidence from environmental, historical and archaeological studies, the volume explores the site's past in chronological order from the Ubaid period in the 5th millennium to the death of Alexander. It looks in detail at the architectural remains: the sacred buildings, royal graves and also the private housing which provides a unique record of life 4000 years ago. The volume also describes the part played by Ur in the Gulf war and discusses the problems raised for archaeologists in the war's aftermath.

Owl at Home

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Arnold Lobel
  • ISBN : 0061974218
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Readers : 9893

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Welcome to Owl's Cozy home in this classic Arnold Lobel I Can Read! Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. But whether Owl is inviting Winter in on a snowy night or welcoming a new friend he meets while on a stroll, Owl always has room for visitors! Arnold Lobel's beloved Level 2 I Can Read classic was created for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success. The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.

Evolving Theories on the Origin of the Moon

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Warren D. Cummings
  • ISBN : 3030291197
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 311
  • Readers : 3174

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book follows the development of research on the origin of the Moon from the late 18th century to the present. By gathering together the major texts, papers, and events of the time, it provides a thorough chronicle of the paradigmatic shift in planetary science that arose from the notion that the Earth-Moon system was formed from two colliding planetary bodies. The book covers pre-Apollo ideas, the conceptual evolution during and subsequent to the Apollo explorations of the Moon, and the development of the Earth-Moon system consensus. A plethora of excerpts from key publications are included to demonstrate the shift in scientific focus over the centuries. Through its comprehensive review of lunar science research and literature, this book shows how new technologies and discoveries catalyzed the community and revolutionized our understanding of the Moon’s formation.

Space Case

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Stuart Gibbs
  • ISBN : 1442494883
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 7651

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.” Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep...

The Moon in 'The Hobbit'

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Codex Regius
  • ISBN : 3957032172
  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6807

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: J.R.R. Tolkien had retroactively tried to make the lunar phases described in his novel ‘The Hobbit’ consistent, and he failed. Quite by chance, he had got it almost right, though, despite operating with false premises discussed in this book.Incidentally, the lunar phases of ‘The Hobbit’ ran synchronous to those of 2017, which had provided the chance to verify them against reality. That is why this ‘Extended Edition’ includes much of the day-by-day timetable of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures and the relevant phases of the Moon that has first been published online. As a further bonus, the chapter on the calendars of Middle-earth has been amended and the arithmetic errors of the shorter edition removed. A previously unpublished chapter on the measuring of hours in Middle-earth has been added.

Applied Technology Integration in Governmental Organizations: New E-Government Research

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Weerakkody, Vishanth
  • ISBN : 1609601645
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 422
  • Readers : 3891

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "This book provides organizational and managerial directions to support the greater use and management of electronic or digital government technologies in organizations, while epitomizing the current e-government research available"--Provided by publisher.