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Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

It is believed that Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C. This illustrated collection contains 110 of his celebrated fables.

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

It is believed that Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C. This illustrated collection contains 110 of his celebrated fables.

Aesop's Fables

by Arthur Rackham V. S. Vernon Jones Aesop

Aesop's Fables is a collection of instructive short stories, typically ending with a moral lesson. Some fables, such as "The Fox and the Crow" or "The North Wind and the Sun", have been popular for centuries.

Africa: The Future of Management Education (Harcourt Horizons Ser.)

by Howard Thomas Dr Michelle Lee Dr Lynne Thomas Alexander Wilson

Africa is commonly perceived as a global growth region and a continent on the move, with a huge demand for managerial skills to ensure sustainable economic growth. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges to management education development in Africa, it is important to understand the diverse cultures, histories and contexts underlying the 54 member states. With this is mind, this book explores the future of management education, considering the differing scenarios for change and the practical realities of developing management education in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environments. This is the second of two volumes, written with strong support from the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), aimed at understanding and examining the challenges of developing management education across Africa. The authors, through a fine-tuned, face-to-face interview process, explore the perspectives and interactions between management educators and other business and government stakeholders as they look to the future of management education in Africa.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice is a young, curious girl who is stumbles in to fantastical Wonderland after following the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. Once in Wonderland, Alice finds encounters an array of memorable characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts as she tries to navigate through a strange land where absurdity and nonsense reign supreme. A delightful tale that has entertained adults and children for over 150 years it is also the basis for numerous plays and films.

Amos & Boris

by William Steig

Amos the mouse and Boris the whale are friends who have very little in common. Boris rescues Amos, who has set out to sail the seas - but might there be a time when Boris needs rescuing too? An awardwinning fable and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year from classic creator, William Steig.

Be My Knife: A Novel

by David Grossman

'We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it - the truth I want to be able to say to myself, "I bled truth with her," yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you.' An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them - and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair - a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose guarded letters reveal a life of duplicity - and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, BE MY KNIFE explores the nature and the limits of intimacy.

Beatrix Potter's Letters: Selected Letters

by Beatrix Potter Judy Taylor

Beatrix Potter was a very private person, yet, luckily for us, she was a prolific letter writer. Through her own words to friends, working colleagues and children we can discover the observant, energetic, affectionate and humorous personality she kept hidden from her public. Her life covers a period of immense social change. The restricted existence of a dutiful Victorian daughter, the background against which she first wrote the story of Peter Rabbit, was very different from that of war-time England where she continued to pioneer countryside conservation until her death.

Bedtime for Monsters

by Ed Vere

What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!

Bedtime for Monsters

by Ed Vere

This eBook has been optimised for viewing on colour devices.What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!

Big Brother: Reality Tv In The Twenty-first Century (PDF)

by Jonathan Bignell

Jonathan Bignell presents a wide-ranging analysis of the television phenomenon of the early twenty-first century: Reality TV, exploring its cultural and political meanings, explaining the genesis of the form and its relationship to contemporary television production, and considering how it connects with, and breaks away from, factual and fictional conventions in television. Relationships with surveillance, celebrity and media culture are examined, leading to an appraisal of the directions that television culture is taking in the new century. His highly-readable style is accessible to readers at all levels of Culture and Media studies.

The Book Against God

by James Wood

Thomas Bunting, charming, chaotic, and deeply untruthful, is in despair. His marriage is disintegrating, and his academic career is in ruins: instead of completing his philosophy PhD, he is secretly writing what he hopes will be his masterwork, a vast atheistic project he has privately entitled 'The Book Against God'. But when his father is suddenly taken ill Thomas returns home, to the tiny village in the north of England where his father still works as a parish priest. Thomas hopes that he may finally be able to communicate honestly with his father, a brilliant and formidable Christian example, and sort out his wayward life. But Thomas is a chronic liar, as well as an atheist, and he finds, instead, that once at home he only falls back into the disastrous and evasive patterns of his childhood years.

The Book With No Pictures

by B. J. Novak

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. And even if the words include things like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA! That's the rule. That's the deal. Brilliantly irreverent and very, very silly, The Book With No Pictures will delight kids and have them begging for more. From award-winning US comic writer and actor, B.J. Novak.

Bug Club Comprehension Year 6 A Tsunami Unfolds (PDF)

by Susan Korman Kimiko Kajikawa

The 2011 Japanese tsunami was one of the most powerful natural disasters ever recorded. What was it like to be there, and what happened next'. Track the tsunami through the experiences of people who lived through this extraordinary event.

Captain Falsebeard in a Wild Goose Chase

by Fred Blunt

Meet Captain Falsebeard and Admiral Swinetoes, bitter enemies of the briny blue!Captain Falsebeard has stolen the legendary Crossbone treasure from right under the nose of his sworn enemy, Admiral Swinetoes. To celebrate, Falsebeard and crew are taking some much-needed shore leave on a desert island.But the dastardly Swinetoes will stop at nothing to beat his rival and claim the treasure for his own, once and for all!

Captain Jack and the Pirates

by Helen Oxenbury Peter Bently

From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book, that sees a family day out at the beach turn into a wonderful piratical adventure! Make-believe fun, illustrated by picture book star, Helen Oxenbury, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere. This is sure to be a classic.

CFE Higher Graphic Communication Course Notes (Course Notes for SQA Exams (PDF))

by Barry Forbes Leckie Leckie

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Graphic Communication First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 The Higher Graphic Communication Course Notes helps teachers and students map their route through the CfE programme, providing comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the course. • Full coverage of the new Higher course specifications with list of learning intentions • Attractive layout with clear text features • Key questions highlight crucial concepts and techniques that need to be grasped by students in order to progress to the next learning intention • What the examiner/assessor is looking for to help teachers & students feel secure • End of unit material – unit assessment, exam-style questions with worked answers and examiners commentary, self-assessment Course Notes give a practical, supportive approach to help deliver the new curriculum and offer a blend of sound teaching and learning with assessment guidance

Chicken Licken: Ladybird First Favourite Tales (Flower Fairies Ser.)

by Mandy Ross

Based on the traditional fairy tale 'Chicken Licken', this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Chicken Licken thinks the sky is falling down, so he sets off to tell the king. What will happen to him and his friends Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey and Goosey Loosey? Part of the Ladybird 'First Favourite Tales' series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.

Collins Big Cat Phonics — GORILLAS: Band 04/Blue (PDF)

by Collins Big Cat Staff Teresa Heapy

Gorillas are fascinating animals – find out all about their habitat, diet and behaviour in this photographic non-fiction book by Teresa Heapy. • Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. • Text type: A non-chronological report • Children can discuss the important facts they have learnt about gorillas in the summary diagram on pages 14–15. • Curriculum links: Science: Plants and animals.

Collins Big Cat: Rebecca at the Funfair (PDF)

by Frances Ridley

Band 03/Yellow. Rebecca went to the funfair with mum and dad. She didn't like the hall of mirrors, and the rollercoaster made her turn green - but when she won lots of prizes on a stall, she decided that she liked it after all! The funny illustrations show Rebecca's gradual change of opinion, and include lots of details for early readers to talk about. * Yellow (Band 3) books offer varied sentence structure and natural langauge. This book is told in rhyme. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A map of the fair is included on pages 14 and 15 which can be used to check comprehension. * Curriculum links - Maths: Shape, space and measures. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

The Colour Thief

by Gabriel Alborozo

Zot lives in a world without colour – no green grass, no blue sky, no yellow sun and no red flowers. From his lonely mountaintop, he gazes at Earth, sparkling with brilliant colour, and thinks it must be a very happy place. He sets off to steal some of that happiness for himself . . . Visually stunning and thought-provoking, The Colour Thief is a heartwarming story set to become a firm favourite with fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen.

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays And Lesbians In The U. S. Military (PDF)

by Randy Shilts

The definitive book on lesbians and gay men in the US military. Randy Shilts, author of the classic documentary history of the AIDS epidemic And The Band Played On, was acclaimed for his ability to take epic histories and molding them into gripping, intimate narratives. Conduct Unbecoming, his groundbreaking exploration of lesbians and gays in the military, came out of hundreds of interviews conducted with servicepeople at all levels of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps and intense research uncovering thousands of documents resulting in a unique history of gays in the military as well as the persecution of gays in the military. Conduct Unbecoming will leave readers moved and imbued with a better understanding of the pressing situation in our nation's military. A sober, thoroughly researched and engrossingly readable history on the subject. Shilts's] chronicle is excellent military history, closely woven with an enthralling analysis of the changing definitions of sexuality and personal relationships in American society. . . . A] landmark book. . . . Remarkable. --New York Times Book Review A masterpiece of investigative reporting. . . Shilts has shown us the honor homosexuals have brought, and continue to bring, to the uniforms they wear and the country they serve. - Boston Globe Gays, we are told, would damage morale in the military. Shilts documents the fact that morale has already been eaten away by hypocrisy, contradictions, and favoritism. . . This book will be to gay and lesbian liberation what Betty Friedan's was to early feminism or Rachel Carson's to ecological consciousness. No fair-minded person can read Conduct Unbecoming and consider the present system defensible. - USA Today Gripping reading. . . . the history of homosexual people and the movement for gay/lesbian equality in the United States can nowhere be more clearly told. - Los Angeles Times

Doctor De Soto (Connect Science)

by William Steig

Doctor de Soto, a dentist who also happens to be a mouse, is the best dentist in town. He treats animals of all shapes and sizes - that is, except for "cats and other dangerous animals". When a fox appears in his surgery with bad toothache, kind-hearted Doctor de Soto agrees to help. But is he foolish to trust a fox? Could a small mouse outwit the foxiest of animals? This modern classic is full of mischief, warmth and humour.

Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity (Jeffersonian America Ser.)

by Catherine Allgor

First Lady of the United States and America's "Queen of Hearts," Dolley Madison fashioned an unofficial role for herself in the new administration of the United States, helping to answer the nation's need for ceremony and leaving footprints for centuries of presidential wives to follow. Assisting her husband, James Madison, she helped to promote national unity, modeling a political behavior that stressed civility and empathy. Together, their approach fueled bipartisanship in a country still assembling a political identity.About the Lives of American Women series:Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

Dragon Jelly

by Sue Hendra Ms Claire Freedman

TA-DAH! It's DRAGON JELLY time, A sizzling scrumptious treat. It's red. It's wobbly. Best of all, It's SCARY HOT to eat . . . ! Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it's tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly! Dragon Jelly is monstrously gloopy, gunky fun from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.Brilliantly read by Lenny Henry. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.

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