Art Camp - Creative Lessons for Children: Eric Gibbons
Heartwarming stories of rescued farm animals from the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings. Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a ´´turkey bowl´´ just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a 21-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the ´´underfoot family´´, those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways. The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any listener more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008611/bk_adbl_008611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Football is, at heart, such a brutal, harsh game. Only someone who truly loves it and truly writes so very well can somehow make it sound lovely. Rick Telander does.´´ (Frank Deford, National Public Radio, Sports Illustrated, HBO´s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel) More than 30 years ago, acclaimed author and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Telander was drafted out of Northwestern University by a Kansas City Chiefs team filled with future Pro Football Hall of Famers and coached by the legendary Hank Stram. In 2004, Telander found the tattered, spiral-bound journal he kept while in that training camp and, after rereading the entries he kept until being cut from the team, was amazed and moved by the life lessons he took away from that once-in-a-lifetime experience and how they can be applied to people’s lives today. In Like a Rose, Rick Telander reproduces his training-camp journal, following each entry with his views today on how those unique events and the heartbreak of not being able to fulfill his NFL dream helped propel him into a life as one of the country’s most highly respected and well-known sportswriters. Telander, whose other books include Heaven Is a Playground, ranked as the 15th-best sports book of all time by Sports Illustrated, hopes to show how a game some see as being violent can instead offer lessons that people from any walk of life can understand. He also promises to explain the poignancy behind the enigmatic title, Like a Rose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Thomsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008719/bk_adbl_008719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Froggy´s off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.
On the Seventh Day God Rested:33 New Lessons from the Old Testament Barbara Camp
The Soul of a Horse:Life Lessons from the Herd Three Rivers Press Joe Camp
For those who have been there, there is no forgetting the sounds and smells of summer camp: of dusty playing fields, platform tents, and wood cabins; of mist rising off the water at dawn and the sparks of a Sunday night campfire sailing up into a cold night sky. Now Michael D. Eisner shares a deeply personal memoir of his own experiences at one remarkable Vermont summer camp, of the life lessons he learned there and how they helped turned him into the man he is today. Camp is Eisner´s ode to Keewaydin, a summer camp that was already a family tradition when he was a boy and that continues as a tradition today. As he recounts his experiences at Keewaydin, from his own first night away from home to his years as a counselor to an emotionally charged visit back as the father of a new generation of Keewaydin campers, Camp becomes a guide to growing up: learning to rely on yourself as you work in a team, competing to win but finding pride and growth in defeat, discovering the wonder of nature as well as the nature of the men and women who have gone before you. From a Saturday night dance at a nearby girls´ camp to the portrait of Keewaydin´s legendary leader, a strong young man in Eisner´s youth and a proud octogenarian in his children´s time, Michael D. Eisner shares anecdotes that are by turns heartwarming and hilarious, excruciating and tender. He talks about his family´s commitment to helping less advantaged young people share Keewaydin´s wonders, lifelong friendships that were forged there, and how moments from those summers return when he is hard at work in Hollywood or alone with his wife or children. A rare glimpse into the inner life of an American corporate executive, Camp is an important personal chronicle of success: the kind of success that a child can find in a remote corner of the Vermont woods, and never ever leave behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael D. Eisner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000394/bk_time_000394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.