A Wall Street Broker, a Party Girl, a Student, a Homeless Man, an Addict, a Teenage Mom, a Drug Enforcer'all of them spiraling out of control. Each has a reason to despair and a wound that won't heal. Until something unexpected happens--something that will change their lives forever.The Rescue tells the powerful, true stories of men and women whose lives should have ended badly but didn't. What happens to each of them will take you by surprise and give you hope. It will restore your sense that no matter what you are facing, Someone Good is in control of the universe. Fortunately, that Someone cares about you. If you or people you care about are facing challenges beyond their strength, it may be time to experience The Rescue.
Mitch, Ben and their dad have gone canoeing on the river when they see that a duckling is suck in a current around some rock and it cant keep up with the mother duck. Will they be able to help the little duckling back to its mother?
The third book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, a classic hero mythology, chronicles Soren's quest for his missing mentor, Ezylryb, and battle against his evil brother, Kludd. Now that Soren has been reunited with his sister, Eglantine, he must face his next challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save the beloved teacher. In this process, Soren must fight a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle. It's not until the confrontation is over that Soren discovers the true identity of his opponent. The metal beaked warrior is Soren's evil brother, Kludd.
When Stu Pickles gives his latest invention, a toy called the WonderWinder, to Tommy and Chuckie, the new plaything gets out of control until Tommy remembers his model dinosaur, Reptar
While caring for her ill father, "the Colonel, " Anne meets Robert Weston, who stops by the Gardiner cottage while inspecting his newly inherited estate. When Anne accidentally falls into Robert's arms, her father mistakes the scene and demands honor for Anne. A hasty "marriage" is arranged. Soon, the Colonel's tales of the event threaten Anne's reputation. Anne and Robert soon wonder if a real marriage can repair the damage.
"Describes wedges, including what they are, how they work, past uses, and common uses of these simple machines today"--Provided by publisher.
Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darnedest luck. Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees—they're always having problems! It's a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand. This time around, the pigs want to pitch in, and boy, do they ever! The Greenstalks soon find, though, that life might just be a little easier without their help... Pigs to the Rescue is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
A graphic novel series featuring a loveable and delusional house cat named Binky, who, while in hot pursuit of an alien wanderer (a bug), falls out of the space station porthole (the bathroom window) and finds himself in outer space (outside the house).
Meet the most heroic chickens in town! On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . . On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . . Who will help the poor Greenstalk family? Chickens to the rescue! The amazing chickens on the Greenstalk farm race to help various family members and farm animals every day of the week. Every day until Sunday, that is, when Emily Greenstalk has a little trouble . . . John Himmelman's expressive illustrations are filled with the kind of hilarious details that will delight young readers.
"Describes screws, including what they are, how they work, past uses, and common uses of these simple machines today"--Provided by publisher.
Ordinary people become heroes in extraordinary circumstances ? a ski accident, a missing child, a thrilling sea rescue.
The author of the best-selling Found Dogs combines duotone photographs with inspiring profiles of dogs and cats who have emerged from abuse-marked backgrounds to become assistance animals working as nursing home therapy pets, service animals for the blind and more.
Never before published essays by the widely admired psychologist of art. Arnheim spiritedly asserts art's fundamental achievements. Rudolf Arnheim has spent a lifetime analyzing the basic psychological principles that make works of visual art meaningful, stirring, indispensable, and lasting. But recent fashionable attitudes and theories about art, he argues, are undermining the foundation of artistic achievement itself. The essays collected in this volume are written in his familiar, careful, and solidly supported manner, but under present circumstances they amount to a call to arms. Included is a series of miniature monographs on a variety of great works of art. In other essays, Arnheim uncovers enlightening perspectives in the art of the blind, in architectural space, in caricature, and in the work of psychotics and autistic children. He also presents new scientific aspects on the psychology of art and widens our range of vision by connecting art with language, literature, and religion.