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A Bird in the House PDF Book By Margaret Laurence

A Bird in the House

  • Author: Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 0771046251
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 660 Readers
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One of Canada’s most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence recreates the world of Vanessa MacLeod – a world of scrub-oak, willow, and chokecherry bushes; of family love and conflict; and of a girl’s growing awareness of and passage into womanhood. The stories blend into one masterly and moving whole: poignant, compassionate, and profound in emotional impact. In this fourth book of the five-volume Manawaka series, Vanessa MacLeod takes her rightful place alongside the other unforgettable heroines of Manawaka: Hagar Shipley in The Stone Angel, Rachel Cameron in A Jest of God, Stacey MacAindra in The Fire-Dwellers, and Morag Gunn in The Diviners.

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest PDF Book By Emme Lund

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest

  • Author: Emme Lund
  • ISBN Code: : 1982171952
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 408 Readers
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“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author). Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Thirty Names of Night. Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

A House for Every Bird PDF Book By Megan Maynor

A House for Every Bird

  • Author: Megan Maynor
  • ISBN Code: : 1984896504
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 180 Readers
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A young artist's drawings rebel against her when she tries to put her sketched birds in houses that match how they look, but not how they feel in this hilarious picture book perfect for readers of Julian is a Mermaid and The Big Orange Splot. A young artist has drawn birds and bird houses in corresponding colors. Now it's time to match them up. The blue bird goes in the blue house, the orange bird in the orange house, and so on. But wait! The birds don't agree with the narrator's choices and, much to her distress, are rebelling by swapping houses. Can the narrator make the birds see sense? Or is it possible that you just can't tell a bird by its feathers? "This bighearted picture book delivers a worthwhile message with humor and great respect for young readers."--The Horn Book "A fresh and funny take on an old moral."--Kirkus "Both Maynor’s dialogue text and Juanita’s digital art have a loose, improvisational feel that captures the thrill and frustration of a work in progress—and the value of empathy and flexibility in getting to know others."--Publishers Weekly "Use this to open a discussion on using words rather than assumptions, or as an introduction to the way art can go in unexpected directions."--The Bulletin

What It's Like to Be a Bird PDF Book By David Allen Sibley

What It's Like to Be a Bird

  • Author: David Allen Sibley
  • ISBN Code: : 0525520295
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 154 Readers
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The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why: "Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?" "The book's beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously." —NPR In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds—blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees—it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults—including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes—it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

A Bird Is a Bird PDF Book By Lizzy Rockwell

A Bird Is a Bird

  • Author: Lizzy Rockwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0823433331
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 287 Readers
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What is a bird? And how is it different from a mammal or a reptile? Some birds are huge and some are tiny. Some birds are fantastically colorful and some are plain. But what do all birds share? Early nonfiction expert Lizzy Rockwell explains that birds have beaks, wings, and feathers, and hatch from eggs. Other animals might have some of these features in common, but only a bird has them all. Only a bird is a bird! A clear text and beautiful illustrations cover dozens of different birds and their shared characteristics, as well as the unique qualities of unusual birds, such as penguins and peacocks. A great companion to Rockwell's A Mammal is an Animal.

The Holy Forest PDF Book By Robin Blaser

The Holy Forest

  • Author: Robin Blaser
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520932258
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 511 Readers
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Robin Blaser, one of the key North American poets of the postwar period, emerged from the "Berkeley Renaissance" of the 1940s and 1950s as a central figure in that burgeoning literary scene. The Holy Forest, now spanning five decades, is Blaser's highly acclaimed lifelong serial poem. This long-awaited revised and expanded edition includes numerous published volumes of verse, the ongoing "Image-Nation" and "Truth Is Laughter" series, and new work from 1994 to 2004. Blaser's passion for world making draws inspiration from the major poets and philosophers of our time—from friends and peers such as Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Charles Olson, Charles Bernstein, and Steve McCaffery to virtual companions in thought such as Hannah Arendt, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida, among others. This comprehensive compilation of Blaser's prophetic meditations on the histories, theories, emotions, experiments, and countermemories of the late twentieth century will stand as the definitive collection of his unique and luminous poetic oeuvre.

A Boy Is Not a Bird PDF Book By Edeet Ravel

A Boy Is Not a Bird

  • Author: Edeet Ravel
  • ISBN Code: : 1773061755
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 833 Readers
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A young boy named Natt finds his world overturned when his family is uprooted and exiled to Siberia during the occupation of the Soviet Ukraine by Nazi Germany. In 1941, life in Natt’s small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows there’s a war on, of course, but he’s glad their family didn’t emigrate to Canada when they had a chance. His mother didn’t want to leave their home, and neither did he. He especially wouldn’t want to leave his best friend, Max. Max is the ideas guy, and he hears what’s going on in the world from his older sisters. Together the boys are two brave musketeers. Then one day Natt goes home and finds his family huddled around the radio. The Russians are taking over. The churches and synagogues will close, Hebrew school will be held in secret, and there are tanks and soldiers in the street. But it’s exciting, too. Natt wants to become a Young Pioneer, to show outstanding revolutionary spirit and make their new leader, Comrade Stalin, proud. But life under the Russians is hard. The soldiers are poor. They eat up all the food and they even take over Natt’s house. Then Natt’s father is arrested, and even Natt is detained and questioned. He feels like a nomad, sleeping at other people’s houses while his mother works to free his father. As the adults try to protect him from the reality of their situation, and local authorities begin to round up deportees bound for Siberia, Natt is filled with a sense of guilt and grief. Why wasn’t he brave enough to look up at the prison window when his mother took him to see his father for what might be the last time? Or can just getting through war be a heroic act in itself? Key Text Features historical note map author’s note Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag PDF Book By Geoffrey E. Hill

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

  • Author: Geoffrey E. Hill
  • ISBN Code: : 0195348915
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration.

How to Find a Bird PDF Book By Jennifer Ward

How to Find a Bird

  • Author: Jennifer Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 1481467069
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 48 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 228 Readers
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A joyful and informative guide to birdwatching for budding young birders from an award-winning author-illustrator duo. How do you find a bird? There are so many ways! Begin by watching. And listening. And staying quiet, so quiet you can hear your own heartbeat. Soon you’ll see that there are birds everywhere—up in the sky, down on the ground, sometimes even right in front of you just waiting to be discovered! Young bird lovers will adore this lushly illustrated introduction to how to spot and observe our feathered friends. It features more than fifty different species, from the giant whooping crane to the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird, and so many in between, and a detailed author’s note provides even more information about birding for curious readers. This celebration of the wondrous variety, colors, and sounds of the avian world is sure to have children grabbing their binoculars and heading outside to explore.

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird PDF Book By Cary Fagan

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird

  • Author: Cary Fagan
  • ISBN Code: : 1554988624
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 941 Readers
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Two lonely souls find each other in this unusual tale of friendship and belonging from award-winning comic writer Cary Fagan featuring vibrant art by Banafsheh Erfanian. Is there someone out there for everyone? Two lonely souls find each other in this unusual tale of friendship and belonging from award-winning comic writer Cary Fagan. In her North American debut, illustrator Banafsheh Erfanian brings ornate artistry to the cage and birds that inhabit this surprisingly human story. A long-empty birdcage takes a chance and leaves behind its attic home to find a bird to keep. Out in the world, the cage encounters many birds and offers shelter to each of them. One by one, they refuse, explaining why they belong elsewhere. The cage feels lonelier than ever – until the cage in search of a bird finds a bird in search of a cage. Based on an aphorism by Franz Kafka, Fagan’s original story will make readers laugh at its absurdity and ponder its meaning long after they finish reading. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

What Is a Bird? PDF Book By Tony D. Williams

What Is a Bird?

  • Author: Tony D. Williams
  • ISBN Code: : 0691211876
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 316 Readers
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A large-format, beautifully illustrated look at the natural history of birds There are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on Earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large flightless ostrich, making birds one of the most diverse and successful animal groups on the planet. Taking you inside the extraordinary world of birds, What Is a Bird? explores all aspects of these remarkable creatures, providing an up-close look at their morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behavior, and ecology. It features hundreds of color illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples, from the familiar backyard sparrow to the most exotic birds of paradise. A must-have book for birders and armchair naturalists, What Is a Bird? is a celebration of the rich complexity of bird life. An absorbing and beautifully presented exploration of the natural history of birds Integrates physiological adaptations with ecology and behavior Features a wealth of color photographs and explanatory figures Uses scanning electron microscope imagery to provide a rare close-up view of structures not normally visible Provides insights into our complex relationship with birds, from our enduring fascination with them to the threats they face and the challenges of conservation

A Bird and the Dragon: Their Love Story PDF Book By JessieMay Kessler

A Bird and the Dragon: Their Love Story

  • Author: JessieMay Kessler
  • ISBN Code: : 1504351460
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Page : 196 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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Falling in love happens! Burnishing that exquisite attraction into consistent happiness and emotional fulfillment that lasts a lifetime while raising a blended family is the challenge. Two strangers, each with children, meet in a divorce support group and the magic starts. This book is not filled with car chases and planted bombs but with the everyday intricacies of maintaining that first love and techniques for raising a blended family. As the five daughters grow, they bring issues to be solved, and their choices and heartaches become a part of the family fabric. This second-time-around couple chooses to hold hands tightly while they encircle their children, resulting in a family that finally seems to blend. When love lives, and it does here, it reflects the deepest, most tender secrets of the individuals. Yes, it speaks of the divine. Read to see if A Bird and the Dragon do meet their challenge.

Bird House PDF Book By Blanca Gómez

Bird House

  • Author: Blanca Gómez
  • ISBN Code: : 1683359011
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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A grandmother and grandchild nurse an injured bird together in this touching story about caring for all creatures, the wonder of nature, and letting go On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic—just like everything at Abuela’s house! But a fantastic moment is also bittersweet, for the little bird’s recovery means that it’s time to let it fly free. Drawing inspiration from a formative childhood experience, Blanca Gómez crafts a deceptively simple story that is morally and emotionally resonant and is brimming with love, wonder, and a deep respect for the natural world.

A Bird on Water Street PDF Book By Elizabeth O. Dulemba

A Bird on Water Street

  • Author: Elizabeth O. Dulemba
  • ISBN Code: : 1492698296
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 874 Readers
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"Elizabeth Dulemba seamlessly melds a coming-of-age story to the reality of life in a single-industry town. This is a book that sings." - Betsy Bird, School Library Journal blog A Fuse #8 Production Living in Coppertown is like living on the moon. Everything is bare-there are no trees, no birds, no signs of nature at all. And while Jack loves his town, he hates the dangerous mines that have ruined the land with years of pollution. When the miners go on strike and the mines are forced to close, Jack's life-long wish comes true: the land has the chance to heal. But not everyone in town is happy about the change. Without the mines, Jack's dad is out of work and the family might have to leave Coppertown. Just when new life begins to creep back into town, Jack might lose his friends, his home, and everything he's ever known. Dulemba paints a vivid picture of life in the Appalachia in this beautiful story about a boy looking for new beginnings while struggling to hold on to the things he loves most.

The Diviners PDF Book By Margaret Laurence

The Diviners

  • Author: Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 1551992434
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 850 Readers
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The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence’s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel. This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process – putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right – relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world – and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers. The Diviners has been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence’s writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance. The Diviners received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for 1974.

A Bird in the Hand PDF Book By Diana Henry

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author: Diana Henry
  • ISBN Code: : 178472324X
  • Publisher : Mitchell Beazley
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 402 Readers
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Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry offers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings PDF Book By Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • ISBN Code: : 1588369250
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 871 Readers
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

A Jest of God PDF Book By Margaret Laurence

A Jest of God

  • Author: Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 1551993767
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 562 Readers
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In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about Rachel Cameron, a woman struggling to come to terms with love, with death, with herself and her world. Trapped in a milieu of deceit and pettiness – her own and that of others – Rachel longs for love, and contact with another human being who shares her rebellious spirit. Through her summer affair with Nick Kazlik, a schoolmate from earlier years, she learns at last to reach out to another person and to make herself vulnerable. A Jest of God won the Governor General’s Award for 1966 and was released as the successful film, Rachel, Rachel. The novel stands as a poignant and singularly enduring work by one of the world’s most distinguished authors.

The Stone Angel PDF Book By Margaret Laurence

The Stone Angel

  • Author: Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 1551993775
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 673 Readers
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The film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, starring acclaimed actresses Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page, and introducing Christine Horne, opens in theatres May 9, 2008. This special fortieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Laurence’s most celebrated novel will introduce readers again to one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Hagar Shipley is stubborn, querulous, self-reliant, and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her, she makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence. As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a young girl growing up in a black prairie town; as the wife of a virile but unsuccessful farmer with whom her marriage was stormy; as a mother who dominates her younger son; and, finally, as an old woman isolated by an uncompromising pride and by the stern virtues she has inherited from her pioneer ancestors. Vivid, evocative, moving, The Stone Angel celebrates the triumph of the spirit, and reveals Margaret Laurence at the height of her powers as a writer of extraordinary craft and profound insight into the workings of the human heart.

To Kill a Hummingbird PDF Book By J.R. Ripley

To Kill a Hummingbird

  • Author: J.R. Ripley
  • ISBN Code: : 1516103106
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 478 Readers
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For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . . When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder. Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies “A clever, amusing cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans of Sandra Balzo and Jessica Beck.” — Library Journal

The Bird in Me Flies PDF Book By Sara Lundberg

The Bird in Me Flies

  • Author: Sara Lundberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1773062611
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Page : 120 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 371 Readers
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A prize-winning, illustrated novel in verse about a young girl who dreams of being an artist, inspired by the life of Swedish artist Berta Hansson. What do you do when it feels impossible to live up to everything expected of you? When the only person who understands you disappears? When you are young and long for something that seems out of reach? Berta dreams of being an artist, but as a girl growing up in a small Swedish farming village in the 1920s, she has little hope. She finds solace in nature, and in drawing and shaping birds from clay for her mother, the only person who seems to truly understand her. When her mother succumbs to tuberculosis, Berta feels alone, in despair and even more burdened by all the work on the farm. Can she find the courage to defy her father and the social conventions of her time, and fly free? This beautifully illustrated novel in verse, inspired by the paintings, letters and diaries of Swedish artist Berta Hansson (1910-1994), is a universal story of grief, longing and following your dreams. Includes an afterword by journalist Alexandra Sundqvist. Key Text Features captions photographs biographical information Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

The Awakening PDF Book By Kate Chopin

The Awakening

  • Author: Kate Chopin
  • ISBN Code: : 3849644030
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Page : 303 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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Mrs. Chopin's most ambitious work, and that by many regarded as her greatest achievement, is 'The Awakening'. It was written in the belief that in this larger form she could best develop the qualities of her talent. The book shows breadth of view, sincerity, art of the finest kind, a deep knowledge of the woman soul, and accurate individualized character delineation. Edna, the wife of Leonce Pontellier, and mother of two children, is aroused by the simple love of a young Creole to the knowledge of demands in her rich passionate nature that cannot be satisfied by her wifely and maternal duties.Without a fitting education she tries to realize her self at the expense of her functions. Meeting with insurmountable obstacles in society and in her own soul, she surrenders life rather than her new independence.

A Bird on My Shoulder PDF Book By Lucy Palmer

A Bird on My Shoulder

  • Author: Lucy Palmer
  • ISBN Code: : 1743433972
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 414 Readers
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'What do you think are the gifts of cancer?' Even now, all these years later, when I recall the question, a sense of shock still resonates. I thought of Julian's gruelling treatment regime, about how all seven of his children were coping seeing him so unwell, so reduced. Then, in the silence that followed, like the first sprouting of a tiny plant, I began to think about all the good things that Julian and I had experienced because of his illness; amid the strain and fear we had shared precious moments of love and kindness that might not have otherwise happened. I began to cry. 'Perhaps you could think of Julian's cancer in another way,' the counsellor suggested. 'Maybe it's like a little bird on your shoulder that's reminding you how to live.' Over a decade ago, award-winning journalist Lucy Palmer lost her beloved husband Julian, leaving her alone to raise their three young children on a farm south of Sydney. This beautifully written memoir tells the story of how Lucy and Julian fell in love with each other and with Papua New Guinea, and traces their family's return to Australia to face the daunting challenges of Julian's journey with cancer. Looking back with both sadness and joy, Lucy's honest and thoughtful account of finding hope and meaning where none seemed to be, will move and inspire all who read it. A Bird on My Shoulder offers us new and surprising ways to think about love and death, about the worst that can happen and what it can mean.

The Bird Watching Answer Book PDF Book By Laura Erickson

The Bird Watching Answer Book

  • Author: Laura Erickson
  • ISBN Code: : 1603428062
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 693 Readers
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Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.

Birds of Nunavut PDF Book By James M. Richards,Anthony J. Gaston

Birds of Nunavut

  • Author: James M. Richards,Anthony J. Gaston
  • ISBN Code: : 077486026X
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Page : 820 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 958 Readers
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Nunavut is a land of islands, encompassing some of the most remote places on Earth. It is also home to some of the world’s most fascinating bird species. Birds of Nunavut is the first complete survey of every species known to occur in the territory. Co-written by a team of eighteen experts, it documents 295 species of birds (of which 145 are known to breed there), presenting a wealth of information on identification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 colour photographs and 155 maps, this is a visually stunning reference work on the birds that live in and visit Nunavut.

The House We Grew Up In PDF Book By Lisa Jewell

The House We Grew Up In

  • Author: Lisa Jewell
  • ISBN Code: : 1476703019
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 947 Readers
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone… OUR HOUSE. OUR FAMILY. OUR SECRETS. Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but it’s their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. In those early years, Lorelei tries to freeze time by filling their simple brick house with precious mementos. Easter egg foils are her favorite. Craft supplies, too. She hangs all of the children’s art, to her husband’s chagrin. Then one Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass and the children have become adults, while Lorelei has become the county’s worst hoarder. She has alienated her husband and children and has been living as a recluse. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in—to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

Bird in Hand PDF Book By Christina Baker Kline

Bird in Hand

  • Author: Christina Baker Kline
  • ISBN Code: : 0061989800
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 163 Readers
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever. Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change. It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down. When she calls her husband, Charlie, from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. The only thing Charlie can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with Claire, Alison’s best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved, vibrant where Alison is cautious, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly veiled retelling of her childhood in North Carolina. But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire can’t stop wondering if she should leave her husband, Ben, an ambitious architect who is brilliant, kind, and meticulous. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or two—exactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison seem to have. As they set out on their individual journeys, Alison, Charlie, Claire, and Ben explore the idea—each in his or her own way—that every moment of loss contains within it the possibility of a new life. Alternating through these four intertwined perspectives, Bird in Hand is an exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling novel about love, friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.

Free as a Bird PDF Book By Lina Maslo

Free as a Bird

  • Author: Lina Maslo
  • ISBN Code: : 0063063255
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 40 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 460 Readers
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The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo. Celebrate the power of one young woman speaking up for change with Free as a Bird. This beautiful nonfiction picture book is perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom. When Malala Yousafzai was born, some people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens—to anyone who would listen—and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird. Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar. A unique way to celebrate the power of a young woman, and to honor a father who strives to let his daughter shine.

The True Account of Myself as a Bird PDF Book By Robert Wrigley

The True Account of Myself as a Bird

  • Author: Robert Wrigley
  • ISBN Code: : 0593511190
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 545 Readers
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From an award-winning poet, a new collection that endeavors to pass along what the things of the earth are telling us Over the course of his career Robert Wrigley has won acclaim for the emotional toughness, sonic richness, and lucid style of his poems, and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. In his new collection, Wrigley means to use poetry to capture the primal conversation between human beings and the perilously threatened planet on which they love and live, proceeding from a line from Auden: “All we are not stares back at what we are.” In language that is both elegiac and playful, declarative and yet ringingly musical; in traditional sonnets, quatrains, and free verse, Wrigley transcribes the consciousness and significance of every singing thing—in order to sing back.

Dominant Impressions PDF Book By Gerald Lynch,Angela Robbeson

Dominant Impressions

  • Author: Gerald Lynch,Angela Robbeson
  • ISBN Code: : 0776605054
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 934 Readers
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Canadian critics and scholars, along with a growing number from around the world, have long recognized the achievements of Canadian short story writers. However, these critics have tended to view the Canadian short story as a historically recent phenomenon. This reappraisal corrects this mistaken view by exploring the literary and cultural antecedents of the Canadian short story. Published in English.

A Bird in the Bush PDF Book By Stephen Moss

A Bird in the Bush

  • Author: Stephen Moss
  • ISBN Code: : 1781310092
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 252 Readers
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‘A wonderful book… beautifully told. He packs his pages with fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes and information. A social history which is a surprise and a delight’ Val Hennessy, Daily Mail Critic’s Choice Scholarly, authoritative and above all supremely readable, Stephen Moss’s book is the first to trace the fascinating history of how and why people have watched birds for pleasure, from the beginnings with Gilbert White in the eighteenth century through World War Two POWs watching birds from inside their prison camp all the way to today’s ‘twitchers’ with their bleeping pagers, driving hundreds of miles for a rare tick. ‘Thoroughly researched and well-written’ Mark Crocker, Guardian ‘Moss knows his subject intimately and writes about it with just the right mixture of affection and occasional quizzicality’ Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph ‘It would be difficult to imagine anyone producing a more comprehensive, thoughtful, intelligent and entertaining examination of how people have watched birds at each point in history. In fact, it is one of the few books which might prove such compulsive reading that even a dedicated twitcher might forego a day in the field to stay at home to finish it’ Bryan Bland, Birding World

A Bird in the Bush PDF Book By Dowling Campbell

A Bird in the Bush

  • Author: Dowling Campbell
  • ISBN Code: : 0875863426
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 840 Readers
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President George W. Bush is derailing America, steering it away from its stated and accepted purpose as a nation. With his second inaugural address, President Bush (43) completed his transformation of the office of the President of the United States into.

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest PDF Book By Emme Lund

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest

  • Author: Emme Lund
  • ISBN Code: : 1982171952
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 873 Readers
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“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author). Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Thirty Names of Night. Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace PDF Book By Seon Master Subul

A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace

  • Author: Seon Master Subul
  • ISBN Code: : 1614295522
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 381 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 348 Readers
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Penetrate the nature of mind with this contemporary Korean take on a classic of Zen literature. The message of the Tang-dynasty Zen text in this volume seems simple: to gain enlightenment, stop thinking there is something you need to practice. For the Chinese master Huangbo Xiyun (d. 850), the mind is enlightenment itself if we can only let go of our normal way of thinking. The celebrated translation of this work by John Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po, introduced countless readers to Zen over the last sixty years. Huangbo’s work is also a favorite of contemporary Zen (Korean: Seon) Master Subul, who has revolutionized the strict monastic practice of koans and adapted it for lay meditators in Korea and around the world to make swift progress in intense but informal retreats. Devoting themselves to enigmatic questions with their whole bodies, retreatants are frustrated in their search for answers and arrive thereby at a breakthrough experience of their own buddha nature. A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace is a bracing call for the practitioner to let go and thinking and unlock the buddha within.

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag PDF Book By Geoffrey E. Hill

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

  • Author: Geoffrey E. Hill
  • ISBN Code: : 0195348915
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 279 Readers
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This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration.

A Bird in the Hand PDF Book By Lynn Stansbury

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author: Lynn Stansbury
  • ISBN Code: : 0595821081
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 966 Readers
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The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa. Then the prime suspect in her death is found half-eaten by sharks. Natural justice? Native justice? Or something else entirely? Lieutenant Han, a Korean-American homicide detective on loan to this remote South Pacific island nation, is also its only trained investigator. Born in one culture, raised in another, married into a third and now working in a fourth, Han takes nothing for granted about why people kill each other. Even so, these two deaths make no sense. Meanwhile, Han's estranged Japanese wife is back in Samoa, apparently more interested in an American ecologist than her husband, and the woman doctor Han fell for in his wife's absence seems to be falling for the hospital's new pathologist, a long-distance ocean sailor from South Africa with some unique experience in third-world killing fields. As the answers to Han's questions emerge from the cultural chaos like the ghosts that haunt Samoan forests, he discovers that the last blind spot is his own. And it may kill him.

Divining Margaret Laurence PDF Book By Nora Foster Stovel

Divining Margaret Laurence

  • Author: Nora Foster Stovel
  • ISBN Code: : 0773577483
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 437 Readers
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Margaret Laurence is justly famous for her Manawaka cycle of Canadian novels, but her work extends from Canada to Africa and includes poetry and prose, children's and adult literature, memoir and travel-writing.

A Bird in the Hand PDF Book By Ann Cleeves

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author: Ann Cleeves
  • ISBN Code: : 144725290X
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 815 Readers
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A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted – a murderer . . . Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George – with help from his lovely wife, Molly – gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.

A Bird on the Wing PDF Book By Linda Evodia Hult

A Bird on the Wing

  • Author: Linda Evodia Hult
  • ISBN Code: : 1450046096
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 395 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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The orders always came to her in their usual way, “Here is the target, extinguish it, you have forty eight hours to reply”. Sounded like a cheap imitation of a cheesy spy movie to her, but then again why change things when they work so well.

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House PDF Book By Elizabeth Nix,Elizabeth Hurchalla

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House

  • Author: Elizabeth Nix,Elizabeth Hurchalla
  • ISBN Code: : 1429978880
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 879 Readers
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What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House is a girls' guide to solving life's most vexing problems Everything You Thought You'd Know By Now (But Don't) Don't be daunted by the daily dilemmas modern life throws at you! It may seem as though every able-bodied person you know can change a tire, eat a lobster and give a massage, but--believe it or not--it's not uncommon to reach adulthood with glaring holes in one's skill set. This sleek little book is the perfect manual to plug those holes, giving you everything you need on a subject in two or three efficient pages. Why not learn to: --help someone who's fainted? --prevent jetlag? --look great in photos? --avoid getting a speeding ticket? --choose the right wine? --find a bra that fits? --parallel park? --plus 66 other essential skills All the information you need for a quick fix to a more fabulous life is right in these pages.