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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

By Peter Sís
  • ISBN Code: : 1324015756
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 590
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : nicky-vera.pdf

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Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton’s story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky’s efforts with the story of one of the children he saved—a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky’s aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities—one her birthright, the other her choice. Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man’s courageous efforts to protect Europe’s most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.

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  • Pdf File: solomon-levi-mackeefer.pdf

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He was a gypsy, part of a gypsy band. His name was Solomon Levi Brown. His coming was not a part of his parents plans but was more of an example of the old saying that accidents cause people. As a consequence, he ended up as a child of the whole band of gypsies, dined with anyone handy, and slept wherever he could lay his head. They called him Solly MacKeefer, and he started his life on a rough road. He learned compassion as a young boy as he watched a girl cry over her lost pet. He eventually found love with a beautiful gypsy woman, and they brought a child into the world. However, tragedy struck this happy family when they moved to Canada, and nothing was ever the same again. Still, Solly persevered even after facing terrible loss. No matter how cruel the world, Solly refused to be the same. He found friends in unexpected places and even died a hero. At his funeral, crowds came from all around, proving that one man changed many lives. This is Sollys storya gypsy boy who grew into a man and left a legacy of kindness and love. The author, having grave concerns that in the present situation, there is too much discrimination and persecution for the least fortunate of this world and because of his belief that the vast majority of the people as a whole are a kind and benevolent society and quick to respond to the plight of their fellow man. He has tried to show that in this story. And we should all be reminded that someone once said: and as ye shall do unto the least of my brethren likewise shall I do unto you.

Falklands Hero

By Jon Cooksey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1781598088
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: falklands-hero.pdf

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At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiments assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a withering fire. One by one they fall until only McKay is left, charging on alone towards the Argentine gun and a place in history. His was the final act of a man who lived, breathed and was shaped by the Parachute Regiment: an act which earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. This is the story of Ian McKay: the last British hero of the Twentieth Century.

We’re Stronger than We Look

By Jill Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1641583908
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: we-re-stronger-than-we-look.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Caregiver, are you overwhelmed? Do you secretly have bouts of despair, bitterness, and even hopelessness? As a caregiver, you run the risk of disappearing. Your time goes overwhelmingly to the needs of your loved one. Your relationships get strained, and your challenges and anxieties are difficult to articulate. It’s easier to just keep your head down and do what must be done. What’s more, you probably didn’t sign up for this role or train for it. And yet here you are, reliving the trauma that got you here, providing support you didn’t know you had in you to give, struggling with fatigue, making critical, life-altering decisions, and yearning for the community you had that has changed or disappeared. Rich in stories and unflinchingly pragmatic, We’re Stronger than We Look is an invitation to look up and remember the life you’ve been given, the image of God that you bear, and the assurance that God loves you as much as you love the person entrusted to your care. This message is delivered by a caregiver who, while writing this helpful book, has cared for her paraplegic husband, who was suddenly disabled in a bicycling accident.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

By Clive Bloom
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030331369
  • Total of Pages : 1253
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 962
  • Pdf File: the-palgrave-handbook-of-contemporary-gothic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

What It Takes to Be a Hero

By Kelly Sipe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Book Code : 9781462403257
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: what-it-takes-to-be-a-hero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Young or old, every human being has the capacity to do amazing things and to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Written in poetic verse, What It Takes to Be a Hero explores the challenges and joys of being a hero to ourselves and to others. Author and educator Kelly Sipe believes that children are innately born with a belief in the power of the impossible. As children grow older and begin to face lifes challenges, they too often lose this perception. What It Takes to Be a Hero reminds children that their voices are strong, their hands are big, and the choices they make are powerful enough to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Young or old, big or small, it matters not very much at all. Theres no need to look far for a bright hero star. Its there from the start, a place in your heart. You have the power to be a hero to the people you know or to new ones you meet At times, being a hero can be quiet. Its being observant and noticing what someone needs before they ask for help. Just be present and you will see, what a gift you can be.

Behind the Lines

By Adam Davis,Chad Robichaux
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Book Code : 1424561795
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: behind-the-lines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Become the warrior you are meant to be. Behind the Lines is a 365-day devotional written to encourage, empower, and inspire those who serve our nation. No matter your branch of military service, the words found within these pages will equip you with God’s wisdom as you hold the line against evil and protect the innocent. Discover the true source of - strength for serving - power for persevering - protection in times of danger - resilience during adversity - peace amid conflict You are fully equipped, completely prepared, and wholly trained to face your calling from God. Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Psalm 144:1 NIV

Behind the Badge

By Adam Davis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Book Code : 1424556473
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: behind-the-badge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Take time to refresh before you report. Respected by some and feared by others, law enforcement officers face daily pressures and dangers uncommon to other professions. Behind the Badge provides daily, spiritual nourishment that will encourage you professionally and personally. Filled with personal stories, relevant Scriptures, and practical prayers, the short devotions focus on themes such as peace, integrity, strength, family, protection, divine direction, preparedness, service, and more. Also included are powerful blessings and declarations that will inspire and strengthen. God has ordained the path you walk today. Let Behind the Badge help equip your steps and be a constant reminder of the permanent backup you have in God as you uphold the law.

Gluttony and Gratitude

By Emily E. Stelzer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 0271089814
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: gluttony-and-gratitude.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the persistence and popularity of addressing the theme of eating in Paradise Lost, the tradition of Adam and Eve’s sin as one of gluttony—and the evidence for Milton’s adaptation of this tradition—has been either unnoticed or suppressed. Emily Stelzer provides the first book-length work on the philosophical significance of gluttony in this poem, arguing that a complex understanding of gluttony and of ideal, grateful, and gracious eating informs the content of Milton’s writing. Working with contextual material in the fields of physiology, philosophy, theology, and literature and building on recent scholarship on Milton’s experience of and knowledge about matter and the body, Stelzer draws connections between Milton’s work and both underexamined textual influences (including, for example, Gower’s Confessio Amantis) and well-recognized ones (such as Augustine’s City of God and Galen’s On the Natural Faculties).

Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books

By Pat R. Scales
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442264330
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: defending-frequently-challenged-young-adult-books.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks.

I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z

By Ron Masak
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: i-ve-met-all-my-heroes-from-a-to-z.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Hero: A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose." Merriam-Webster Dictionary These are just some of my heroes from A to Z, along with every firefighter, law enforcement officer, teacher, and all the men and women who serve and defend this nation. There are hundreds more stories and, who knows...if you like, I may just tell you some more of them.

The Old Oak Table

By Michael J. Bruno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1483420906
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: the-old-oak-table.pdf

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Michael was born in Larchmont, New York, the 3rd youngest of 11 children. With sports being his first love, he earned 9 letters playing varsity sports in high school and college. In his first book, The Old Oak Table, Michael invites the reader into his boyhood life in a gentler time, through marriage, fathering 6 children, up to his current retirement in Southern California with his wife, Jan.

Shackleton's Heroes

By Wilson McOrist
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Book Code : 1849549036
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 123
  • Pdf File: shackleton-s-heroes.pdf

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The fabled figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton truly personifies the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. But, while the story of his ill-fated 1914–18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew’s narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known is the staggering tale of the six members of the Mount Hope Party who risked their lives to ensure the safety of his. Sent to the opposite side of the polar continent to lay life-saving food deposits for his journey, theirs was a vital mission: without it, Shackleton was destined for failure. Here, Wilson McOrist stitches together diary accounts to trace the tribulations of these men, painting a chilling picture of the everyday hardships of life on the ice, alongside the camaraderie and emotional strength necessary for survival. Bound by duty to Shackleton, the polar adventurers struggled on through Antarctica, convinced they were critical to his success. This is their remarkable story.

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

By Thomas Nelson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400318564
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: heroes-and-villains-of-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

50 true-life adventures of real people from the Bible—stories of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and heroes versus villains—and their life-shaping lessons that point children to God—the greatest hero of all! The Bible is packed with stories of courageous people who loved and served God, and how He used them to do great things in the world. It is also filled with villainous people who disobeyed God and did horrible things. Heroes and Villains of the Bible encourages its readers to aspire to become great, courageous, and heroic servants of God, and reject all that is evil in the world. With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren’t from the movies, but are real people from the Bible.

Designs on the Dead

By Emilia Bernhard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Book Code : 1643854550
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: designs-on-the-dead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emilia Bernhard's third Death in Paris novel, featuring two American sleuths in the City of Lights, is perfect for fans of M. L. Longworth and Juliet Blackwell. In Paris, some are dying for the latest fashion...others will kill for it. Having successfully solved two murders in the City of Lights, self-proclaimed private detectives Rachel Levis and Magda Stevens are ready to take on the world. Or at least the 3rd arrondissement. Which is good news when renowned fashion designer Roland Guipure is found lifeless outside his own birthday party in that upscale neighbourhood, dead from an apparent overdose. Rachel thinks its murder, and when it turns out the police agree, the two Americans roll up their sleeves for another murder investigation. And there are plenty of suspects: the angry assistant designer promoted to the top spot as a result of Guipure’s death; the lovelorn PA who was crushed by the designer's lack of interest in her; the former boyfriend who lost his meal ticket as a result of Guipure’s successful stay in rehab. Not to mention that the designer's murder occurred a few days before that of an American tourist who seems to be connected to him in some mysterious way. Paris is beginning to feel crowded with corpses. Coincidence or just bad luck? As the clues and suspects pile up, Rachel and Magda rush to find the murderer before another death is cut from the same cloth.

Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1591588464
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: gotcha-good-nonfiction-books-to-get-kids-excited-about-reading.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8. This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians, as well as elementary and middle school teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high-interest topics kids love as the authors provide irresistible book descriptions to guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids will want to read. Features include numerous booklists that can be copied and saved (similar to the bookmarks in the authors' Gotcha for Guys!), as well as profiles and interviews of some innovative nonfiction authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.