School Success provides educationally sound, simple and inexpensive methods to help childrren from K-12. The teaching techniques are organized by skill level rather than age level. Each section contains several chapters. The sections are: Parents as Teachers, How Children Learn and Study, Content such as math and English, Extra-Curricular Activities, and Children With Special Needs.
This is Sister Gargi's personal account of her spiritual training over two decades by Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), the illustrious spiritual teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who headed the Vedanta Society of Northern California. Her journal starts in 1950 when the Swami started to teach her meditation in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta. Marie Louise Burke, as she was then known, went on to become a prominent literary figure in the Vedanta movement and later a respected monastic. This story takes readers on a powerful inner journey as Swami Ashokananda transforms the author's self-doubt into a rich and joyful spiritual quest.Sister Gargi is to be thanked for another important entry in the archives of world spirituality.-HUSTON SMITH, author of The World's ReligionsTouching, well-written portrait.-LIBRARY JOURNALThoughtful and uplifting.-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWRare treasure of a book.-LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESSDeeply inspiring and a sheer pleasure to read.-VRAJAPRANA, author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction
May 1985: Soviet paratroopers land in Norway, seizing key airfields in a devastating surprise attack. Norwegians struggle to defend their country from a huge invasion force for the second time in 45 years. Erik Hansen is a 16-year old boy called up for compulsory wartime military service. Ripped from the comfort of his daily life, he learns the cruel ons of war as each day passes. Yuri Seminovich is an 18-year old private in the Soviet 45th Motorized Rifle Division. A simple Russian farmboy, he is suddenly swept up in the battle for northern Norway. The terrible task of trying to survive the hell of modern warfare is made even worse when members of his squad turn on each other. Yuri is forced to choose sides in a war for his country - and his soul.
Based in part on materials in the William L.
A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war.
Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate. “Smith tells a fast-moving tale of adventure, intrigue, and honor, with Mel a likable heroine and a lively narrator.”--Booklist
A squawking parrot wakes a colorful cast of sleeping creatures, and a symphony of chattering and barking ensues! This jolly story is told with picture words that invite young kids to "read" along. The combination of playful text and humorous illustrations will make this a favorite among emergent readers.