Perfectly Peculiar Pets

Author: Elli Woollard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958471

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 33

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'Playful, rhythmic and often gigglishly silly' RED READING HUB 'A perfect book for reading aloud' PARENTS IN TOUCH From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poems for younger children about pets which are just a little bit peculiar... Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations and exotic animals, this book is perfect for reading aloud. Some poems are hilarious, some are gruesome and some will make you want to wash your hair, but there's sure to be a pet poem here for every child and adult alike. With a poem for every letter of the alphabet and tips for children writing their own rhymes, this is the perfect book for budding young poets aged 3+.
Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada

Author: Anna Brownell Jameson

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 9780771017032

Category: Travel

Page: 600

View: 345

In 1836, Anna Jameson sailed from London, England, to join her husband in Upper Canada, where he was serving as attorney general. Shaking off the mud of Muddy York with mild disdain, young Mrs. Jameson swiftly sallied forth to discover the New World for herself. The best known of all nineteenth century Canadian travel books, Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada is Jameson’s wonderfully entertaining account of her adventures, ranging from gleeful observations about the pretensions of high society in the colonies to a “wild expedition” she took by canoe into Indian country. Jameson’s keen eye, intrepid spirit, irreverent sense of humour and staunch feminist perspective make this journal an invaluable record of life in pre-Confederation Canada.
Sam and Chester

Author: Jo Bailey-Merritt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473541405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 298

When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function. His mother, Jo, was at a loss as to what to do as she saw her son grow increasingly isolated and begin to suffer from uncontrollable meltdowns. Eventually, Sam was diagnosed with autism. Sam's condition continued to worsen and, just when Jo had all but given up hope of being able to help him, the family went on a day trip to a nearby miniature pig farm. Sam immediately bonded with a tiny ginger piglet called Chester, who stood sad and alone, apart from the rest of the litter. The connection between the boy and the animal was immediate and their unusual friendship blossomed from the moment the family brought Chester home. The tiny pig refused to leave Sam's side - it was as if he knew that Sam needed a friend. And, for the first time in five years, Jo saw her son really laugh. While Sam's confidence grew, Chester grew in a different way: the micro pig that was supposed to become the size of a Cocker Spaniel in fact ballooned to three times that size - with hilarious consequences for the family! Chester has turned Sam's life around. He now has the ability to communicate his feelings, make friends and is caring and kind towards others. Sam and Chester is the heart-warming story of how a teacup-sized ginger pig helped to transform the life of a boy with autism. It is the emotional story of a mother's fight to win back her son.
Moon Baltimore

Author: Jennifer Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612387963

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 743

Quirky, historic, and sophisticated: get to know all sides of Charm City with Moon Baltimore. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps See the Sites: Visit the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, seek out Edgar Allan Poe's historic gravestone, or take the whole family to the National Aquarium. Have a picnic at Baltimore's Washington Monument, shop the locally owned boutiques of "The Avenue," or get lost in the stacks at the beautiful George Peabody Library. Marvel at the works of Warhol and Pollack at the Baltimore Museum of Art or trek to the top of Federal Hill for some sweeping harbor views Get a Taste of the City: Crack open a dozen steamed crabs, feast on fried crab cakes, or opt for soft-shell when it's in season. Indulge in a huge breakfast with a Baltimore twist, sample top-notch tapas in a former machine shop, or peruse the Farmer's Market & Bazaar for fresh fish and other local specialties Bars and Nightlife: Have a pint at the centuries-old bar The Wharf Rat, enjoy everything from table tennis to a burlesque show at The Windup Space, or sneak into a top-secret speakeasy for the cocktail du jour Honest Advice from Charm City native Jennifer Walker on the best local businesses and under-the-radar hotspots Flexible, strategic itineraries including a two-day best of Baltimore and ideas for families and foodies, plus day trips to Annapolis, Frederick, and more Tips for Travelers including where to stay, how to safely bike the city, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors, seniors, and families with children Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of Baltimore, easy-to-read maps, a section of full-color photos, and neighborhood guides from Inner Harbor to Fell's Point With Moon Baltimore's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Extending your trip? Check out Moon Virginia & Maryland. Want to explore more east coast cities? Try Moon Washington D.C. or Moon Philadelphia.
Delphi Complete Novels of Charlotte Mary Yonge (Illustrated)

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

Publisher: Delphi Classics


Category: Fiction

Page: 12456

View: 297

Charlotte M. Yonge’s novels helped spread the influence of the Oxford Movement, while exploring many genres of fiction. Her novel ‘The Heir of Redclyffe’ was one of the great financial successes of the Victorian era, tantalising readers with the story of the Byronic Guy Morville. Yonge’s success enabled her to donate large amounts of her royalties to missionary work. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Yonge’s complete novels, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Yonge’s life and works * Original introductions to the major novels * ALL 53 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appear here for the first time in digital publishing, including ASTRAY, Yonge’s collaborative novel * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork * A range of short fiction, available in no other collection, including THE CHRISTMAS MUMMERS * Includes Yonge’s rare play – first time in digital print * Features a comprehensive selection of Yonge’s non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Also provides a bonus biography - discover Yonge’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles and download your FREE copy of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe’ from our Yonge product page. CONTENTS: The Novels ABBEYCHURCH SCENES AND CHARACTERS THE RAILROAD CHILDREN HENRIETTA’S WISH KENNETH LANGLEY SCHOOL THE TWO GUARDIANS THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE THE CASTLE BUILDERS HEARTSEASE THE LITTLE DUKE THE LANCES OF LYNWOOD THE DAISY CHAIN BEN SYLVESTER’S WORD DYNEVOR TERRACE FRIARSWOOD POST OFFICE HOPES AND FEARS THE PIGEON PIE THE STOKESLEY SECRET THE YOUNG STEPMOTHER COUNTESS KATE THE TRIAL THE CLEVER WOMAN OF THE FAMILY THE DOVE IN THE EAGLE’S NEST THE PRINCE AND THE PAGE THE SIX CUSHIONS THE CHAPLET OF PEARLS THE CAGED LION LITTLE LUCY’S WONDERFUL GLOBE THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE LADY HESTER MY YOUNG ALCIDES THE THREE BRIDES UNKNOWN TO HISTORY STRAY PEARLS THE ARMOURER’S PRENTICES NUTTIE’S FATHER THE TWO SIDES OF THE SHIELD MAGNUM BONUM LOVE AND LIFE CHANTRY HOUSE ASTRAY A MODERN TELEMACHUS UNDER THE STORM BEECHCROFT AT ROCKSTONE A REPUTED CHANGELING THE LONG VACATION TWO PENNILESS PRINCESSES THAT STICK GRISLY GRISELL THE CARBONELS THE HERD BOY AND HIS HERMIT MODERN BROODS The Shorter Fiction THE CHRISTMAS MUMMERS A BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS OF ALL TIMES AND ALL LANDS AUNT CHARLOTTE’S STORIES OF GREEK HISTORY FOR THE LITTLE ONES SOWING AND SEWING MORE BYWORDS The Play THE APPLE OF DISCORD The Non-Fiction PIONEERS AND FOUNDERS YOUNG FOLKS’ HISTORY OF ENGLAND YOUNG FOLKS’ HISTORY OF ROME LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESON HISTORY OF FRANCE CAMEOS FROM ENGLISH HISTORY OLD TIMES AT OTTERBOURNE LADY GEORGIANA FULLERTON. MRS. STRETTON. ANNE. MANNING THE CHOSEN PEOPLE JOHN KEBLE’S PARISHES The Biography CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE by Edith Sichel Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks