Shunned by society, he spends his days painting scenes of the coast and the birds that migrate to the meadowlands every winter. His days are solitary until one November afternoon, a young girl from a nearby village comes to his door carrying a wounded snow goose in her arms. The unlikely pair develop a friendship that deepens over the ensuing years, waiting together for the arrival of the birds every autumn.
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The Abandoned New York Review Children's CollectionNYR Children's Collection #ad - Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself. Everything is different when peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and claws; he has become a cat himself! But London isn’t any kinder to cats than it is to children. Jennie, a savvy stray who takes charge of Peter, knows that all too well.
London hasn’t been kind to peter, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, his nanny won’t hear of it. Jennie schools young peter in the ways of cats, and the single most important tactic a cat can learn: “When in doubt, including how to sniff out a nice napping spot, the proper way to dine on mouse, wash.
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Parallel JourneysAladdin #ad - The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen’s to the Auschwitz concentration camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. New york Review of Books. She was a young German Jew.
Helen waterford and alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was World War II. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. While helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler’s “master race.
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Humorous and touching, and packed with acutely observed feline behaviour, this is a beloved classic that's essential for any cat-lover. Adventures wait around every corner for the two new friends, as Jennie teaches Peter all about life as a cat. Peter brown longs for a pet cat. New york Review of Books. One day, he is following a stray cat through the streets when he is knocked down and seriously hurt.
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I was aware, that i was a most unusual cat!" Thomasina is the beloved pet cat of 7-year-old Mary Ruadh, from the very beginning, whose strict father is the town's vet. While lori helps thomasina recover from her ordeal, mary's health continues to deteriorate and it is only when Thomasina makes her miraculous return, on a dark and stormy night, and is reunited with her owner that Mary is pulled from the brink of death.
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Harper Perennial. Thomasina is now tabitha, divine, the descendant of an egyptian goddess, witty, charming, Gallico’s other great feline heroine Jenny is Thomasina’s great-aunt, tells her own story in her own way, like Jenny of The Abandoned, and she is coming back to seek revenge! Thomasina, and sometimes as sharp as an unsheathed claw.
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For more than half a century these women’s experiences remained untold, almost without reference in books, historical societies, or military archives. Harper Collins Childrens Books. Monahan and rosemary neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that at last brings to light the critical role that women played throughout the war.
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Kon-tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4, 300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage—a magnificent saga of men against the sea. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, and sharks, whales, they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.
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