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.
Eigentlich hatte sie andere Pläne. Ein selbstbestimmtes Leben, Reisen, vielleicht eine Karriere als Schriftstellerin. Doch als sich Ingrid in ihren Literaturprofessor Gil Coleman verliebt und von ihm schwanger wird, wirft sie für ihn all dies über Bord. Gil liebt seine junge Frau, und dennoch betrügt er sie, lässt sie viel zu oft mit den Kindern in dem kleinen Ort an der englischen Küste allein. In ihren schlaflosen Nächten beginnt sie, Gil heimlich Briefe zu schreiben. Statt ihm ihre innersten Gedanken anzuvertrauen, steckt sie ihre Briefe in die Bücher seiner Bibliothek und verschwindet schließlich auf rätselhafte Weise. Zwölf Jahre später glaubt Gil, seine Frau wieder gesehen zu haben - und ihre gemeinsame Tochter Flora, hin und her gerissen zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung, beginnt nach Antworten zu suchen, ohne zu ahnen, dass sie nur die Bücher ihres Vaters aufschlagen müsste, um sie zu erhalten
Tired of dieting and repeated failures? Each year more than 45 million Americans go on a diet. Yet, more than two-thirds of Americans continue to compromise health and longevity because of excessive weight. What hinders weight loss? This 31-day devotional book gives a fresh perspective by using scriptures, biblical stories, and personal accounts to navigate a culture of never-ending diets. God´s Diet Plan: Seek Him First paves the way for a healthier lifestyle and a new you. Selective passages set the tone for each devotion which is followed by purposeful prayer. Prompts from ´´Thoughts to Ponder´´ and ´´Lesson for Life´´ guide you to consider positive actions. Challenging questions in ´´Digging Deeper´´ encourage growth in nutritional knowledge and spiritual depth as you reflect alone or with a group. Nutrition tools in the appendices guide you toward wholesome eating practices. Explore how seeking God inspires a closer relationship with him. Stop dieting and start living as you seek God first.
In his fast-paced, ultimate guide to 5K running races, celebrated running coach Magill reveals the 25 crucial keys to setting readers´ next 5K PR. He shares hard-earned lessons he gained while leading 19 teams to USA national championships and setting multiple American and world age-group and masters records.
Framing Healthcare instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the Health Sciences Although this topic has been touched on briefly in previous publications, this book is dedicated exclusively to the unique considerations of the health sciences. With over fifty case studies describing explicit lesson plans and assessments, health sciences librarians who may be new to the Framework or are looking for ready-made lesson plans will find this guide easy to navigate and to apply to their own educational sessions. Multiple disciplines are covered, including: nursing, medicine, allied health, veterinary medicine, and more. In addition to the practical application of the case studies, the books covers in depth each part of the Framework and how it relates to students in the health science
Fully matched to the Cambridge Lower Secondary Biology syllabus, this comprehensive Teacher Pack offers all the tools necessary to prepare learners for both the Cambridge Checkpoint test and for the leap to IGCSE Science,with lesson plans, extension material and extra practice material.
This is both a theoretical and practical book giving a complete pathway to teaching children how to write and read in Classes 1 and 2 (equivalent UK Years 2 and 3.) Off-the peg, tried and tested lesson plans, assessment & feedback tips, movement, games and activities.
An approach to teaching sport skills. It covers school age groups from primary to secondary. It also shows teachers how to make the switch from using a traditional games teaching approach to a tactical one using detailed unit and lesson plans, a DVD-ROM with video clips, reproducible elements and a standards-linked performance assessment system.