Chronicles of a Barnyard Life

Chronicles of a Barnyard Life Author Dr Priya Sun
ISBN-10 0692823255
Year 2017-04-03
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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What do you do when you can't cheer yourself up? Mr. Cow is in the same predicament. His adorable comrades try their best to make him smile, but wise Mother Hen succeeds by reminding him to pause, look around, and appreciate the little things. The story line is centered on cultivating gratitude and empathy in children--Gratitude as expressed by Mr. Cow and Empathy by his friends. Gratitude is a mindset greater than simply saying, "thank you." It is a complex phenomenon that is inextricably tied to human happiness. Fostering gratitude in children enables them to better handle adversity and improves their well-being. Research shows that those who exercise gratitude by routinely reflecting on positive experiences have a measurably more optimistic outlook on life. Similarly, studies among youth indicate gratitude is able to predict a higher level of academic performance, life satisfaction, and social integration, as well as, a lower incidence of depression. Sharing stories and experiences illustrating gratitude provides children with the means to have a fulfilling life. Simply put, gratitude leads to happiness. Empathy, the innate ability to identify with the thoughts and feelings of others, is a vital component of social intelligence. Self-interest is put aside for the purpose of understanding. By transcending the ego and embracing imagination, empathy promotes cerebral growth, human connection, and social intelligence. Empathy is a choice requiring action. Choosing to identify with the experiences and emotions of another leads to kindness. Encouraging children to express empathy teaches compassion and allows them to mature into well-adapted, conscientious adults. Gratitude and empathy taught through social interactions and stories, such as this, are integral to the development and happiness of children. Fulfillment grows from the seeds of gratitude. Human connection spreads in the roots of empathy.

Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf

Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf Author Peter Lovenheim
ISBN-10 9781626756984
Year 2013-04-29
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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When Peter Lovenheim stood in line at McDonald's to buy a Happy Meal for his daughter, which would come with a Teenie Beanie Baby—either a cow named "Daisy" or a bull named "Snort," he found it strange that young children would be expected to play with cuddly toy cows one minute and eat the grilled remains of real ones the next. Lovenheim suddenly saw the disconnect between what we eat and our knowledge of where our food comes from. Determined to understand the process by which living animals become food, Lovenheim bought two calves from the dairy farm where they were born and asked permission to spend as much time as necessary hanging around and observing everything that happened in their lives. Portrait of a Burger is the true story of Lovenheim's hands-on journey into the diary and beef industries as he follows his calves from "conception to consumption." In the process, he gets to know the hard-working people who raise our cattle and make milk products and beef. He supplies us with a "fly on the wall" view of the animals we use to put food on America's tables.

Rifles for Watie

Rifles for Watie Author Harold Keith
ISBN-10 9780062419675
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Jeff Bussey walked briskly up the rutted wagon road toward Fort Leavenworth on his way to join the Union volunteers. It was 1861 in Linn County, Kansas, and Jeff was elated at the prospect of fighting for the North at last. In the Indian country south of Kansas there was dread in the air; and the name, Stand Watie, was on every tongue. A hero to the rebel, a devil to the Union man, Stand Watie led the Cherokee Indian Na-tion fearlessly and successfully on savage raids behind the Union lines. Jeff came to know the Watie men only too well. He was probably the only soldier in the West to see the Civil War from both sides and live to tell about it. Amid the roar of cannon and the swish of flying grape, Jeff learned what it meant to fight in battle. He learned how it felt never to have enough to eat, to forage for his food or starve. He saw the green fields of Kansas and Okla-homa laid waste by Watie's raiding parties, homes gutted, precious corn deliberately uprooted. He marched endlessly across parched, hot land, through mud and slash-ing rain, always hungry, always dirty and dog-tired. And, Jeff, plain-spoken and honest, made friends and enemies. The friends were strong men like Noah Babbitt, the itinerant printer who once walked from Topeka to Galveston to see the magnolias in bloom; boys like Jimmy Lear, too young to carry a gun but old enough to give up his life at Cane Hill; ugly, big-eared Heifer, who made the best sourdough biscuits in the Choctaw country; and beautiful Lucy Washbourne, rebel to the marrow and proud of it. The enemies were men of an-other breed - hard-bitten Captain Clardy for one, a cruel officer with hatred for Jeff in his eyes and a dark secret on his soul. This is a rich and sweeping novel-rich in its panorama of history; in its details so clear that the reader never doubts for a moment that he is there; in its dozens of different people, each one fully realized and wholly recognizable. It is a story of a lesser -- known part of the Civil War, the Western campaign, a part different in its issues and its problems, and fought with a different savagery. Inexorably it moves to a dramat-ic climax, evoking a brilliant picture of a war and the men of both sides who fought in it.

For Beau

For Beau Author Simon Gandossi
ISBN-10 9781524519865
Year 2016-12-15
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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The ground shook with each bomb that fell on London. The night sky lit up, and the sounds of gunfire overwhelmed the city as our brave men fought back. It took so many bombs to fall on this great city to make the Germans realize that England could not be defeated. It took just one bomb to make one woman realize her true destiny. Sarah Ashdown’s insurmountable guilt and remorse over the death of a young girl sets in motion one of the most unbelievable stories of World War II. An ordinary housewife who defied the odds to become one of the most wanted women in occupied Europe, her story of determination and courage will shock and inspire those who read it.

Long Walk To Freedom

Long Walk To Freedom Author Nelson Mandela
ISBN-10 9781405530743
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods, Sunday Times

Noah Webster

Noah Webster Author Harlow G. Unger
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045681379
Year 1998-09-24
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Wiley
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"Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man, shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans." --Washington Times Noah Webster The Life and Times of an American Patriot "More than a lexicographer, Webster was a teacher, philosopher, author, essayist, orator, political leader, public official, and crusading editor. Webster's life thrust him into every major event of the early history of our nation, from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812. He touched the lives of the most renowned Americans --and the most obscure. He earned the love and friendship of many, the hatred of some, but the respect of all. Noah Webster helped create far more than an American dictionary; he helped create an American nation." --from the Prologue In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young country, even when independence was fragile and the future unclear. Harlow Unger brilliantly restores Webster's monumental legacy as a teacher,legislator, philosopher, lawyer, editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. Breathtaking adventure--from the American Revolution to the War of 1812--and masterful scholarship converge in this riveting chronicle of a singularly American intellect.

Charlotte s Web

Charlotte   s Web Author E. B. White
ISBN-10 9780008139414
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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The much-loved children’s classic by E.B. White, available in eBook for the very first time!

One Man s Meat

One Man s Meat Author Elwyn Brooks White
ISBN-10 006091081X
Year 1983
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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The early-twentieth-century writer and journalist recalls his thoughts and experiences while enjoying the simple life on a Maine farm

A Mickey Mouse Reader

A Mickey Mouse Reader Author Garry Apgar
ISBN-10 9781626743601
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 430
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Ranging from the playful, to the fact-filled, and to the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first full-fledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans and charmed even the harshest of critics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster. Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character—pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing. Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoons shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s.

The Little Book of Hindu Deities

The Little Book of Hindu Deities Author Sanjay Patel
ISBN-10 9781101657799
Year 2006-10-31
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Pixar animator and Academy Award–nominated director Sanjay Patel (Sanjay’s Super Team) brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses (and one sacred stone) in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The Little Book of Hindu Deities is chock-full of monsters, demons, noble warriors, and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut his off!); why Kali, the goddess of time, is known as the “Black One” (she’s a bit goth); and what “Hare Krishna” really means. “Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender. Pop culture is veering into Hinduism.”—USA Today From the Trade Paperback edition.

Against All Things Ending

Against All Things Ending Author Stephen R. Donaldson
ISBN-10 9781101444498
Year 2010-10-19
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The New York Times bestseller is "a fascinating fantasy" (Midwest Book Review). Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by Linden Avery's magic-a defiant act of love that has unleashed unimaginable power capable of devastating the Land. The only hope to stop this may lie with the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light...

Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780316073639
Year 2009-05-04
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).