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13 Gifts

By Wendy Mass
  • ISBN Code: : 0545387930
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : 13-gifts.pdf

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Wendy Mass turns to another magical birthday: 13! When Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, steals the school mascot, a goat, in order to make some friends with the popular crowd and gets caught, she gets herself in a heap of trouble. In addition, her parents decide that instead of taking her on their summer trip to Madagascar to study the courtship rituals of the Bamboo Lemur, she must go stay with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls. Tara thinks it's a good time to start over; she'll be turning 13 after all, so she might as well make the best of it and perhaps even attempt to break out of her shell (in a non-criminal manner). What Tara doesn't know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. It's not a typical birthday. But then again, nothing is Willow Falls is exactly typical!

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  • Category : Education
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: general-intelligence-and-test-of-reasoning.pdf

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Test Prep for General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning

Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volume 11, Part 2

By Søren Kierkegaard
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691204829
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 600
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For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory. Despite his relatively short life, Kierkegaard was an extraordinarily prolific writer, as attested to by the 26-volume Princeton University Press edition of all of his published writings. But Kierkegaard left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has long been recognized as one of history's great journal keepers, but only rather small portions of his journals and notebooks are what we usually understand by the term "diaries." By far the greater part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks consists of reflections on a myriad of subjects—philosophical, religious, political, personal. Studying his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, where we can see his entire universe of thought. We can witness the genesis of his published works, to be sure—but we can also see whole galaxies of concepts, new insights, and fragments, large and small, of partially (or almost entirely) completed but unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks enables us to see the thinker in dialogue with his times and with himself. Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column format, one for his initial entries and the second for the extensive marginal comments that he added later. This edition of the journals reproduces this format, includes several photographs of original manuscript pages, and contains extensive scholarly commentary on the various entries and on the history of the manuscripts being reproduced. Volume 11, Parts 1 and 2, present an exciting, enlightening, and enormously varied treasure trove of papers that were found, carefully sorted and stored by Kierkegaard himself, in his apartment after his death. These papers—many of which have never before been published in English—provide a window into many different aspects of Kierkegaard's life and creativity. Volume 11, Part 2, includes writings from the period between 1843, the year in which he published his breakthrough Either/Or, and late September 1855, a few weeks before his death, when he recorded his final reflections on "Christendom." Among the highlights are Kierkegaard's famous description of the "Great Earthquake" that shaped his life; his early reflections on becoming an author; his important, though never-delivered, lectures on "The Dialectic of Ethical and Ethical-Religious Communication"; and his final, incandescent assault on the tendency—new in his time—to harness Christianity in support of a specific social and political order.

Joyce's Creative Process and the Construction of Characters in Ulysses

By Luca Crispi
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191028924
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 506
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This book is both a study of how James Joyce created two of the most iconic characters in literature—Leopold Bloom and Marion Tweedy Bloom—as well as a history of the genesis of Ulysses. From a genetic critical perspective, it explores the conception and evolution of the Blooms as fictional characters in the work's wide range of surviving notes and manuscripts. At the same time, it also chronicles the production of Ulysses from 1917 to its first edition in 1922 and beyond. Based on decades of research, it is an original engagement with the textual archive of Ulysses, including the exciting, recently discovered manuscripts now in the National Library of Ireland. The book excavates the raw material and examines the creative processes Joyce deployed in the construction of the Blooms and so the writing of Ulysses. Framed by a contextual introduction and four bibliographical appendices, the seven main chapters are a critical investigation of the fictional events and memories that constitute the 'lives' of the Blooms. Thereby, it is also a commentary on Joyceâs conception of Ulysses more generally. Crispi analyses how the stories in the published book achieved their final form and discloses previously unexamined versions of them for everyone who enjoys reading Ulysses. This book demonstrates the various ways in which specialist textual work on the genesis of Ulysses directly intersects with other critical and interpretive readings. Becoming the Blooms is a behind-the-scenes guide to the creation of one of the most important books ever written.

Doing Good

By Jeffrey A. Kottler
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113505794X
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 757
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This text is intended to inspire people to make a difference in their work. Told through the experiences of those who "do good" as a vocation, it reflects the realities of helping others through those who are successful and flourishing in their work. Focused on helping beginners to feel good about their commitment to service, it is thus appropriate as a text in both under-graduate and graduate courses in counselling, human services, social work, education, and similar survey courses. It is also of use to both professionals and those involved in volunteer helping efforts.

The iconography of Manhattan Island

By I.N. Phelps Stokes
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5871799507
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : History
  • Members : 230
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The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 compiled from original sources and illustrated by photo-intaglio reproductions of important maps, plans, views, and documents in public and private collections

Praying Through Cancer

By Susan Sorensen,Laura Geist
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 141858875X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 195
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You don’t have to face cancer alone Traumatized and terrified of cancer? Perhaps you have been diagnosed yourself, or you have a friend or family member who is battling with the disease. You know you must face it—but you do not have to face it alone. Praying Through Cancer is a collection of stories by women who have faced cancer and, with triumphant spirits, found comfort and sometimes even joy in the midst of it. For these women, cancer was a comma, not a period, in the sentences of their lives. Why? Because they put their faith in the Lord and He strengthened them beyond comprehension. You will laugh and you will cry, but best of all, you will know . . . you are not alone.

Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour

By Robert Volpicelli
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192645536
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 734
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Many Americans' first encounter with international modernism came, not on the page, but in person—through the widespread phenomenon of the US lecture tour. Attending to these encounters, Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour reroutes our understanding of modernism away from the magazines and other mass media that have so far characterized its circulation and toward the unique form of cultural distribution that coalesced around the tour. Offering many new and compelling archival insights, this volume works across an admirably broad cultural landscape to reveal the US lecture tour as a primary mover of modernism. The study highlights the role this circuit played in the formation of transatlantic modernism by following a diverse group of authors—Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, Gertrude Stein, and W. H. Auden—on their whistle-stop tours across America, illuminating in the process how this extremely physical form of circulation transformed authors into object-like commodities to be sold in a variety of performance venues. Moreover, it shows how these writers responded to such wide-ranging distribution by stretching their own ideas about modernist authorship. In doing so, Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour adds to a critical tradition of exposing those popular dimensions of modernism that far exceeded its standard coterie definition while also uncovering something else: how the circuit's particular diversity of social contexts forced modernists to take on a new authorial flexibility that would allow them to make in-roads with practically any audience—elite, popular, and everything in between.

Spotlight on Writing

By Glynis Hannell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136031103
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 551
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Spotlight on Writing offers teachers a wide variety of topics and activities to stimulate, engage, challenge, entertain and extend all pupils’ writing skills. This extremely practical resource provides busy teachers and teaching assistants with a collection of worksheets that can be used as instant, educationally appropriate learning activities written specifically with the inclusive classroom in mind. The wide variety of exercises encourages pupils to think about writing and to develop skills in writing facts and information, creative writing and editing, whilst building confidence and motivation. Teachers can use this book to develop a flexible inclusive approach, comprising individualised materials and opportunities for extended practice. All the books in this series: Promote effective intervention and inclusion strategies for teachers and teaching assistants Provide materials that are solidly grounded in an understanding of how children learn and the particular difficulties of children with special needs. Stimulate discussion and interaction Can be used as part of an individual or small group learning programme for a child with special needs Provide 'whole class' materials that can also engage older children or those with a higher level of achievement Offer teachers quick, fun activities that never require additional resources, special materials or preparation. Spotlight on Writing is an essential tool for any teacher striving to offer every pupil opportunities to maximise their own potential and develop strong writing skills.