Eye to the Sky

Author: Bobby Norfolk
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Incorporated
ISBN: 9781624910463
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Inspiringautobiography byan Emmy Awardwinning storyperformer."

The Edge of the Sky

Author: Roberto Trotta
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465044905
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics, energy, galaxy, or even universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-there-is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand. A unique blend of literary experimentation and science popularization, this delightful book is a perfect gift for any aspiring astronomer. The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the universe on a human scale, and the result is out of this world.

Berry Magic

Author: Teri Sloat
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 0882405764
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When the old women complain about having only dry, tasteless crowberries to use for the fall feast, Anana, a Yupik Eskimo girl, uses a little magic to provide luscious cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, and salmonberries.

A House in the Sky

Author: Amanda Lindhout
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451651724
Format: PDF
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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

The Storyteller s Nights

Author: Jean-Michel Désiré
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453559965
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When Guillaume de Rochefort decided it was time to understand the meaning of his recurring dream, he had no idea he was embarking on a journey into madness, a demented dimension where nothing was what it seemed and where his only chances of survival were faith and love. From the cosmopolitan city of Montreal to the shores of the heavenly tropical island of Mauritius, Guillaume will encounter a myriad of feelings and circumstances that will keep him searching for the truth until the very end.

The Moral of the Story

Author: Bobby Norfolk
Publisher: August House Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780874835557
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Discusses the use of storytelling and folktales in character education and offers twelve stories with suggested activities and lesson plans as well as sources of additional folktales

The Four Corners of the Sky

Author: Michael Malone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN: 9781402237683
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A Navy pilot must deal with her estranged and dying father and return a gift he gave her if she wants to learn the truth about her mother's identity.

The Healing Heart for Families

Author: Allison M. Cox
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923153
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The Healing Heart provides powerful examples of the use of stories and storytelling in encouraging resiliency, empathy, respect, and healing. These engaging books contain stories, and narratives about the use of the stories in activities with different populations (children, teens, those with disabilities, seniors, inmates, etc.) or which address specific social or community problems (addictions, poverty, violence, racism, environmental degradation, homelessness, abuse). The books are a collective effort containing the expertise of over 60 storytellers and health professionals who illustrate the power of story in moving others to commitment and action, in building self-esteem and mutual respect. Included are folk tales, personal stories, articles, exercises, games, songs, and quotations, together with resource lists of stories, books and community agencies focused on similar themes. Essays include information on why storytelling works, approaches for sharing stories in various settings, how to encourage others to tell stories (involving the audience and creating a safe environment for others to storytell), and how to process the story through song, art, games, improvisational story plays, community projects, and discussion. The Healing Heart ~ Families focuses on families, dealing specifically with healing through story, health promotion, disease prevention, early childhood intervention, children with medical problems, adopting families, schools, sexual identities, grief, and spiritual healing.

Sky Pyrates Over Oz

Author: Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304762114
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Journey back to Oz with Dori and Emma, along with old favorites like Scraps and Polychrome, as they travel through the skies over Oz. There's a plot afoot with a dastardly villain who kidnapped Princess Dorothy in Smith's first book. It'll take Glinda, Rikk the Nome, Dori, Emma, Scraps, and many more to contend with this threat...even a shaggy dog named "Dad!"