A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0061757187
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (61 users)

Download or read book A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator written by Lemony Snicket and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I'm sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits. Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemon Snicket's uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warnings.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator

Publisher : Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator written by Lemony Snicket and published by Harpercollins Childrens Books. This book was released on 2001-02-20 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by a very rich couple whose penthouse apartment is located close to the place where the orphans' misfortune all began. This sixth book in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" finds the children experiencing a darkened staircase, a red herring, and more.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Situation Worsens

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ISBN : 9780060095567
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Rating Book: 4.9/5 (95 users)

Download or read book A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Situation Worsens written by Lemony Snicket and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2002-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What could be worse than a book by Lemony Snicket? Three books by Lemony Snicket—all in one foul package. This second Box of Unfortunate Events, contains The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, and The Ersatz Elevator.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 4-6

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0062224972
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 4-6 written by Lemony Snicket and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-06-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: Imagine you are wearing a bandage that needs to be removed. Are you the sort of person who tears the bandage right off, causing an enormous amount of pain in a short instance? Or do you prefer to spread your pain out over a longer period of time, by slowly unpeeling the bandage from your injury? If you are the first type of person, then this three-book electronic collection might be for you. All of the misery and woe available in three Lemony Snicket volumes—The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, and The Ersatz Elevator—have been joined into one compactly miserable package, so readers foolish enough to read about the Baudelaire orphans can be unnerved in a slightly more economical fashion. If you are the second type of person, then volumes four through six in A Series of Unfortunate Events might be for you. Even if you unwisely choose to read them at a more leisurely pace, you will encounter such atrocities as poorly paid employees, a hypnotist, an evil scheme, a gym teacher, dripping fungus, another evil scheme, a fake accent, three mysterious consonants, a red herring, and at least one more evil scheme. Of course, most people would prefer not to be injured at all. We salute these sensible people, who will doubtless not purchase any books by Lemony Snicket, no matter how conveniently bundled.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Complete Collection: Books 1-13

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0062132946
Pages : 1000 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book A Series of Unfortunate Events Complete Collection: Books 1-13 written by Lemony Snicket and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 1000 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and will most likely fill you with deep despair. From The Bad Beginning to The End, this comprehensive collection with unfortunate bonus material that may or may not include trivia questions, character profiles, and several very sad sentences is the only choice for people who simply cannot get enough of a bad thing!

The Book Publishing Industry

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113685035X
Pages : 502 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book The Book Publishing Industry written by Albert N. Greco and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

The Atlas of Conflict Reduction

Publisher : Anthem Press
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ISBN : 1839982535
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (839 users)

Download or read book The Atlas of Conflict Reduction written by Hannah Jaicks and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2022-02-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is a firsthand account of Dr. Hannah Jaicks’ journey through western Montana's ranching landscapes to showcase the stories of ranchers and affiliated groups who are pioneering strategies for reducing conflicts with wildlife, while also stewarding the landscape. Often seen as antithetical to one another, American ranchers and wildlife have long been entangled with another. This book is about producers who are forging new paths in conservation and addressing these seemingly intractable entanglements to sustain working ranch operations alongside healthy wildlife populations. It elevates the voices of these people striving daily to achieve wild and working landscapes in the West and serves as a model for how others can begin to do the same. Dr. Jaicks takes readers on a journey up western Montana to a different valley in each chapter and showcases the place-based stories of everyday conservation heroes who provide consciously raised agricultural products and protect vital habitat for endemic wildlife that would otherwise be developed and subdivided beyond repair. This book will inform readers about progressive ways to make the world we share – with people and animals – a better place to live.

More Hot Links

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563089424
Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

Download or read book More Hot Links written by Cora M. Wright and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides informative annotations for an additional 300+ fiction and nonfiction books--contemporary and classic--that support and enhance the middle school curriculum.

50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life

Publisher : Workman Publishing
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ISBN : 1523501154
Pages : 257 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (523 users)

Download or read book 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life written by Irene Smit and published by Workman Publishing. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Draw the Flow Way “Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” –Elizabeth Gilbert “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” –Beatrix Potter “Drawing, painting, creating…it’s like a muscle. You have to work on it every day.” –Sarah Walsh “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.” –Austin Kleon “Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” –Frederick Frank “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” –Salvador Dalí “Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation or how we earn our living.” –Madeline L’Engle “I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, in any artistic work, is daring to dare.” –Maya Angelou “I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” –Vincent van Gogh In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. The lessons, 50 in all, curated from the best of Flow's two special drawing issues, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space. With its bound-in paper goodies, this book is also a canvas for artistic exploration—reminding us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work. Filled With Paper Goodies: Mini daily drawing pad DIY postcards Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers House interiors to unfold and decorate

Children's Literature Studies

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1591580897
Pages : 153 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (591 users)

Download or read book Children's Literature Studies written by Linda C. Salem and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.

It Was All a Dream

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 156858587X
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (568 users)

Download or read book It Was All a Dream written by Reniqua Allen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Black Americans have been trying to realize the promise of the American Dream for centuries and coping with the reality of its limitations for just as long. Now, a new generation is pursuing success, happiness, and freedom -- on their own terms. In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point. Interweaving her own experience with those of young Black Americans in cities and towns from New York to Los Angeles and Bluefield, West Virginia to Chicago, Allen shares surprising stories of hope and ingenuity. Instead of accepting downward mobility, Black millennials are flipping the script and rejecting White America's standards. Whether it means moving away from cities and heading South, hustling in the entertainment industry, challenging ideas about gender and sexuality, or building activist networks, they are determined to forge their own path. Compassionate and deeply reported, It Was All a Dream is a celebration of a generation's doggedness against all odds, as they fight for a country in which their dreams can become a reality.

Living in the Shadow of Reality

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 166427958X
Pages : 293 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (664 users)

Download or read book Living in the Shadow of Reality written by Dr. Silas Gaines and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2022-12-18 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Westerners often make the mistake of discounting the spiritual aspects of life as “not real”, imaginary, a mere reflection of what is experienced in the “real world” (by which they usually mean, the physical world that we experience with our five senses). Many claim that the concept of angels and demons are creations of our imagination, that God or the gods of other religions are mere projections that we create for ourselves. The argument goes like this: Humans look at physical reality and then create/imagine a shadow world, the spirit world, based upon our experience of ‘real life’. But what if the opposite is true? What if what we are experiencing with our five senses is really just a reflection in a pond? What if the “real” begins with the spiritual and then is reflected into the physical? If this hypothesis is true, if indeed what we see happening around us in the physical world begins in the spiritual world and is only later manifested where we can perceive it with our five senses, then that has profound implications for us in a practical sense. If true, this would mean that individual crimes, acts of evil and aggression, and perhaps even larger events, armed conflicts, terrorist strikes or man-made catastrophes that occur in our physical world might be avoided altogether...if we can stop them at the spiritual level. Likewise, what if good might blossom in our physical world as a result of intervention at the spiritual level? It certainly seems that we have evidence for both, in human experience and in the scriptures. Join Dr. Silas Gaines as he walks his readers through a scriptural, historical and personal journey to identify spiritual laws and principles that govern our current reality. Gaines aids us in highlighting spiritual laws woven into the Created Order of which we are often dangerously ignorant, and which often hold the keys to humanity flourishing in God’s plans and purposes. Gaines invites us to join in a journey that will open our eyes to new realities around us, and empower us to walk into our God-given destinies, impacting people and the world around us as we were born to do.

21st-Century Gothic

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810877290
Pages : 710 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (877 users)

Download or read book 21st-Century Gothic written by Danel Olson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.

The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476617252
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature written by Joseph Abbruscato and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rooted in the oral traditions of cultures worldwide, fairy tales have long played an integral part in children’s upbringing. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers and joys of the world around them. In this collection of new essays, literary scholars examine gothic elements in more recent entries into the fairy tale genre—for instance, David Almond’s Skellig, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Coraline and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events—exploring such themes as surviving incest, and the capture and consumption of children. Although children’s literature has seen an increase in reality-based stories that allow children no room for escape from their everyday lives, these essays demonstrate the continuing importance of fairy tales in helping them live well-rounded lives.

The Time Almanac

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Pages : 1048 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

Download or read book The Time Almanac written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 1048 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476633444
Pages : 209 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book written by K. Shryock Hood and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-05-25 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Contemporary American horror literature for children and young adults has two bold messages for readers: adults are untrustworthy, unreliable and often dangerous; and the monster always wins (as it must if there is to be a sequel). Examining the young adult horror series and the religious horror series for children (Left Behind: The Kids) for the first time, and tracing the unstoppable monster to Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, this book sheds new light on the problematic message produced by the combination of marketing and books for contemporary American young readers.

Braille Book Review

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Download or read book Braille Book Review written by and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: