The Diamond Bikini
Raised at the racetrack, a boy comes to live on a Texas farm Billy doesn’t know how to read a book, but give him a racing form and he can tell you everything about a pony that you’d ever want to know. He and his father live on the road, traveling from Aqueduct to Hialeah and back again, until an overzealous Welfare lady demands they settle somewhere more wholesome than the track. Not knowing anyplace wholesome, Billy’s father takes him to Texas instead, to live on his brother Sagamore’s farm. There Billy meets bootleggers, gangsters, and the beautiful Miss Choo-Choo Caroline, a Chicago stripper who is wearing nothing but a tiny, diamond-encrusted G-string when she disappears. Uncle Sagamore, an enterprising brute, sees this as a chance for profit. For a boy with gambling in his veins, there could be quite a lot to learn.
Rufin presents two conflicting views of man and nature as he tells the story of two orphaned children who are dragged off on a French colonizing expedition where they are meant to learn the native languages and act as interpreters.
My Animal My Self
In this groundbreaking book, animal communicator Marta Williams brings into focus an unexamined dynamic in our relationships with our animals: the idea that our animals are often our mirrors. Deeply and inextricably connected to us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, they can pick up and reflect back to us the issues and events of our lives. Through stories, exercises, and an extensive questionnaire, you will gain unique insight into the healing and teaching roles of your companion animals, both past and current, and the profound gifts they offer.
The White Nights of Ramadan
Looking forward to the festival known as Girgian that comes in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, Noor, along with her brothers, prepares for the fun by decorating bags they'll carry to collect the candies, while learning about the true meaning of Ramadan.
PARIS LE DE FRANCE 2016 2017 Petit Fut
Côté Paris, plus pratique et plus ludique, 300 pages déclinées de façon thématique et ponctuées d'encadrés: l'hébergement et la restauration, mais aussi les bons endroits pour flâner tout en découvrant la capitale, les musées, monuments et édifices à visiter absolument, les bons plans sorties et un carnet d'adresses shopping. Côté Ile de France, une sélection des plus sites remarquables de l'île de France, classés par région et par département, et quelques idées d'activités loisirs à faire dans la région. Toujours en intro, la présentation de la région, plus synthétique et un nouvel agenda remanié.
The Mapmaker s Children
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Baker's Daughter, a story of family, love, and courage When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril. Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar—the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance. Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way. From the Hardcover edition.
A Perfect Stranger
After the collapse of his first marriage, Alex Hale fears he will never find happiness again. Young, rich and desperately lonely, Raphaella is sentenced to an empty life in her mansion, bound by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband. Alex and Raphaella are worlds apart when life conspires to bring them together. But theirs is a love affair of stolen moments and the promise of tomorrow. Is it possible to find happiness with a perfect stranger?
The Curse of the Pharaoh
A fanciful new mystery series relates the tales about a headstrong girl detective who jets off on exotic and international adventures with the help of her hulking bodyguard and loyal cat named, aptly, Watson. Original.
Skip to the Loo My Darling
Sally Lloyd-Jones's riotous narration and Anita Jeram's endearing illustrations make this a charming and energetic invitation to potty trainees everywhere. Bunny wants his potty. What will Bunny do? Only one thing for it . . . skip to the loo! Bunny's not the only one skipping to the loo. Look who else wants their potty! Quite a few. . . . With rollicking rhythm, Sally Lloyd-Jones gets the party going in a book that simply rejoices in the call of nature. Everyone is invited to celebrate—from a lonely dodo to a wibbly woo, from Lord and Lady Huff Puff to an elephant in a tutu. But when the party is in full swing and everyone's on their potty, Bunny sees that someone very important is missing. Who could it be?
DISCOVER POPVILLE! Watch a city grow right before your eyes. Open this ingenious and stylish pop-up book and see houses, apartments, factories, and power lines appear as you turn the page. Stylish retro design and clever paper engineering make this the must-have pop-up book of the year. Popville is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.