AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO ´I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time´ Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn´t need is a pet. What he really doesn´t need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina´s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom´s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it´s as the rugby team´s mascot, the housekeeper´s confidant, the host at Tom´s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.
Excerpt from Lessons in Language Work: For Fifth and Sixth Grades This outline of Language Study is an outgrowth of many years´ teaching in the Grammar Schools. It is a compila tion of lessons suitable for Fifth and Sixth Grades. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister-looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms. As Cara Mentzel, studied, explored, married, gave birth (twice) and eventually became an elementary school teacher, she watched her sister, Idina Menzel, from the wings and gives readers a front row seat to opening night of Rent and Wicked , a seat at the Tonys, and a place on the red carpet when her sister taught millions more, as the voice of Queen Elsa in the animated musical Frozen, to ´´Let It Go.´´ Voice Lessons is the story of sisters-sisters with pig tails, sisters with boyfriends and broken hearts, sisters as mothers and aunts, sisters as teachers and ice-queens, sisters as allies and confidantes. As Cara puts it, ´´ My big sister is Tony-Award-Winning, Gravity-Defying, Let-It-Go-Singing Idina Menzel who has received top billing on Broadway marquees, who has performed for Barbra Streisand and President Obama, at the Super Bowl and at the Academy Awards. The world knows her as ´Idina Menzel´, but I call her ´Dee´.´´ Voice Lessons is their story.
Excerpt from Lessons in Elementary Chemistry: Inorganic and Organic IN the following pages I have endeavoured to arrange the most important facts and principles of Modern Chemistry in a plain but precise and scientific form, suited to the present requirements of Elementary Instruction. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
From profiles and interviews with the world´s leading venture capitalists and high-profile coaches of business founders, A Dozen Lessons distills a set of bedrock methods for approaching business questions and creating value. With insight and verve, Griffin argues that venture capital is, at a fundamental level, a service business that depends hugely on ´´human factors.´´ Griffin suggests that, among a number of common features, these investors succeeded because of their sense of hustle, keen judgment, hard work, and good luck. But most of all, they share a deep love of building businesses that goes beyond financial considerations.
Die deutschsprachige Königs Erläuterung zu Ernest J. Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying ist eine verlässliche und bewährte Textanalyse und Interpretationshilfe für Schüler und weiterführende Informationsquelle für Lehrer und andere Interessierte: verständlich, übersichtlich und prägnant. Mithilfe der Kurzzusammenfassung, Angaben zu Leben und Werk des Autors, Informationen zur Textanalyse und -interpretation sowie englischsprachigen Abiturfragen und Aufsatzthemen sind Schüler fundiert und umfassend vorbereitet auf Abitur, Matura, Klausuren und Referate zu diesem Thema. Aufbau: - Ernest J. Gaines: Leben und Werdegang - Einführung in den Roman - Kurzzusammenfassung - Auflistung der Charaktere - Kritische Erläuterungen - Personencharakteristiken - Interpretationsansätze - Review Questions and essay Topics - Auswahlbibliographie
Bambolona is tired of working in her Papa´s bakery. There is far too much to do! So she decides to go to wise Strega Nona and learn a little magic, instead. But Big Anthony arrives and wants to learn, too...if he doesn´t make a big mess of things first! Full color. 8 1/2 x 11.