The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Titre : The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Auteur : J. P. Donleavy
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 080219818X
Libération : 2007-12-01

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The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised by his governess, Balthazar is shipped off to a British boarding school, where he meets the noble but naughty Beefy. The duo matriculate to Trinity College, Dublin, where Balthazar reads zoology and Beefy prepares for holy orders, all the while sharing amorous adventures high and low, until their university careers come to an abrupt and decidedly unholy end. Written with trademark bravado and a healthy dose of sincerity, The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B is vintage Donleavy.

The Absorbent Mind

Titre : The Absorbent Mind
Auteur : Maria Montessori
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781625588685
Libération : 2013-03-25

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The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive and neurological studies that have confirmed what Maria Montessori knew decades ago.

Animals of a Bygone Era

Titre : Animals of a Bygone Era
Auteur : Maja Säfström
Éditeur : Ten Speed Press
ISBN-13 : 9780399578533
Libération : 2017-04-04

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A beautifully illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about extinct animals. In the past, amazing and strange animals roamed the earth, including giant sea scorpions, tiny horses, enormous sloths, and fierce "terror birds." These and many more fantastic extinct animals are illustrated in this whimsical collection by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.

The Alexandria Quartet

Titre : The Alexandria Quartet
Auteur : Lawrence Durrell
Éditeur : Faber & Faber
ISBN-13 : 9780571267231
Libération : 2012-01-05

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Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L. G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.

Otto

Titre : Otto
Auteur : Tomi Ungerer
Éditeur : Phaidon Press
ISBN-13 : 0714857661
Libération : 2010-10-20

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This is an autobiographical tale of a teddy bear named Otto. Otto is a German-born teddy bear. His first memories are of being stitched together and being given to David, a Jewish boy living in Germany before WWII. David and his best-friend Oskar always play with Otto, using him for pranks, games and even teaching him to type on a typewriter. Life is a lot of fun for the Otto. However, one day, David starts to wear a yellow star on his jacket. He and his parents are soon carted away by men in leather coats and uniforms. David decides to give his dear teddy bear to Oskar. Many lonely days pass for Oskar and Otto. But even gloomier days soon arrive when Osakar's father is drafted into the army and the bombings start. One day, a sudden explosion sends Otto flying through the air and into the middle a raging battle-field. The teddy bear is spotted by a soldier, but the moment the soldier picks Otto up, they are both shot through the chest. Otto and the soldier, an American G.I., are taken away to a hospital. In hospital, the soldier keeps Otto by his side. When he recovers, he pins a medal on Otto's chest, saying that Otto saved his life, taking the brunt of the bullet. The story makes papers and Otto becomes a mascot of the soldier's regiment. The teddy bear is then taken to America and is given to a sweet girl called Jasmin, the soldier's daughter. But Otto's new home and happiness is once again brutally ended when he is snatched away by mean and violent street urchins, who hit and trample on him and throw him into a bin. Otto is then picked up by an antiques dealer and taken to his shop. Years and years go by, until one rainy evening, when a bulky man stops and carefully examines the shop window. The man recognizes the bear instantly buys him. It is Oskar, Otto's old friend. The story of Oskar, a German tourist and survivor of the war finding his teddy bear in America soon makes the papers. And the day after Otto's picture appears in the paper, Oskar's telephone rings: it is his old friend David. And so, the three friends finally reunite, sharing the sorrows and pains of war and living a peaceful and happy life together. Otto now keeps himself busy, typing the story of his life on David's typewriter. Children will become attached to this loving, innocent protagonist, and will naturally be interested in his life story. Tomi Ungerer deals with one of the darkest chapters of history and pulls off the challenge admirably. This tale will prompt reflection and important questions without causing undue fear.

The Skin and Common Disorders

Titre : The Skin and Common Disorders
Auteur : Anatomical Chart Company
Éditeur : Anatomical Chart Company
ISBN-13 : 1587796120
Libération : 2004-04-01

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Redesigned and updated with additional information, this chart shows cross sections of the skin, nail, and hair anatomy and describes the role of the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layer. The chart illustrates and describes types of skin lesions: fissure, ulcer, cyst, macule, papule, wheal, vesicle, pustule, bulla, and nodule. It also shows and describes acne (closed and open comedo), actinic keratosis (solar keratosis), junctional nevus (mole), basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, verruca vulgaris (wart), seborrheic keratosis, dermatofibroma, and urticaria (hives). "Three dimensions let you feel texture and form. Three-dimensional images, bold titles, and clear, easy-to-read labels make it easy and fun to learn about the body. The durable, lightweight, non-toxic, recyclable plastic will last indefinitely. The chart has a hole at the top for easy wall hanging, and will also stand up on an easel.

The Secret of Childhood

Titre : The Secret of Childhood
Auteur : Maria Montessori
Éditeur : Orient Blackswan
ISBN-13 : 8125014551
Libération : 1978

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Dr Montessori s revolutionary method of education began early this century. In this classic work she expounds her conviction that in the child there are laws of growth in character and disposition as marked as those in his physical life. This book will be of great interest and importance to all those who care for the young.

Wolves

Titre : Wolves
Auteur : Emily Gravett
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781481400275
Libération : 2014-02-25

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WOLVES What do wolves really like to eat? It isn't little girls in red hoods. Rabbits shouldn't believe what they read in fairy tales, but this book has the facts. (This book follows the National Carroticulum.)

Witchcraft and the Black Art

Titre : Witchcraft and the Black Art
Auteur : John William Wickwar
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1781550107
Libération : 2012-07

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Wickwar brings commonsense and rational thought to a subject which is oftenunnecessarily sensationalized. He ventures to a degree into the psychoanalyticalsphere, but only in as much as to provide explanations for whypeople acted as they did. This is combined with excellent historical recordsand a simple, clean and readable journey through the subject from ancientthrough the ages.

I Can Do It Myself

Titre : I Can Do It Myself
Auteur : Stephen Krensky
Éditeur : Abrams
ISBN-13 : 9781613126110
Libération : 2013-07-01

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Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This book celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether it’s being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and relevance. Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture. Praise for I Can Do It Myself "Short and satisfying, these 'empowering celebrations' of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how far they've already come." —The Wall Street Journal "Krensky celebrates the increasing independence of toddlers and their pride of accomplishment." —The Horn Book Awards The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013
Toronto Public Library system’s “First & Best” Reading Program