Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) was a brilliant master of Japanese haiku. This instructional book offers six ons on how to write haiku based on examples from Issa and from twenty-first century poets who are following his creative path.
Penelope Kingston tries to convince the new girl in town to become her best friend in this charming start to the brand-new Penelope Perfect chapter book series. Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible, and calm. But then sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry, and frustrated. She is never quite sure which side of her personality is going to be stronger on any given day. But there’s one part of her life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn’t have a best friend. It is time for Penelope to get a best friend of her own.
But it isn’t easy finding a best friend, and it definitely isn’t easy trying to be perfect all of the time. Penelope learns that sometimes the best idea is to forget to try!
I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to David Beckham to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.
Although author Betsy Brannon Green was born in Salt Lake City, she has spent most of her life in the South. Her writing and her life have been strongly influenced by the town of Headland, Alabama, and the many generous gracious people who live there. The Duty Series 3-Book Bundle includes: Hazardous Duty — Savannah McLaughlin is running a little late. Those extra few minutes could mean she may never see her daughter again. The only clue Savannah and the police have to six-year-old Caroline's disappearance is a note with a cryptic verse of scripture.
With no signs of progress, Savannah is desperate enough to call the one man she knows can help—the one man who absolutely despises her.If anyone can find Caroline, it's Major Christopher Dane. The Army often calls on him to discreetly extract people from dangerous situations. But can Savannah trust him and the band of misfits Dane surrounds himself with? Or will the betrayal that took place in their dark past exclude any chance of a bright future? Above and Beyond— Now that Savannah has her daughter, Caroline, back after a frightening abduction, life seems calmer. But that serenity comes to an abrupt end when twenty-year-old Rosemary Allen pleads for Savannah’s help after running away from her dangerously controlling father. But her father isn’t just anyone — he’s Mario Ferrante, the criminal mastermind who oversaw Caroline’s kidnapping. Rosemary and her husband had planned to escape from Ferrante’s house together, but the plan was foiled and Rosemary had to escape alone. Now she is begging Savannah to help keep her safe and rescue her husband. She knows it’s risky, but Savannah can’t resist taking on the challenge. And she knows one person who is just crazy enough to take it on with her — Major Christopher Dane. Savannah just hopes he won’t be able to see through her feigned indifference to him and discover her desperate desire to be reunited with him, even if it requires both of them to put their Lives in danger . . . again. Savannah entreats the help of Dane and his team, and after some convincing, they all agree to take the assignment. Will the team’s undercover plots to beat Ferrante at his own game be enough to win against such a cunning criminal? Will Savannah be able to withstand her resurfacing nightmares when Caroline’s safety is in great danger once again? And will she ever have reason to hope that Dane could someday let her into his complicated life? Code of Honor— Savannah McLaughlin has every reason to be afraid of the obsessed man behind the surgical mask. The injuries she has suffered while jumping from a moving car are nothing compared to the anguish she will have to endure at the hands of Mario Ferrante. She knows she must escape from the man who has a seemingly end vendetta against Savannah and Major Christopher Dane. What she doesn’t know is that Major Dane—who has always avoided commitment—has finally declared his feelings for her in a dramatic way by deliberately ransoming himself for her freedom. Now it’s up to Savannah and Dane’s team of expert misfits to rescue Dane.
But success will require more than brute force.
So the team designs an elaborate plan to bring Ferrante to justice and free Dane. But will the recruitment of an unlikely ally doom the most important mission of Savannah’s life? Will a shocking secret keep Savannah from trusting the man she loves? Full of twists and turns, action and romantic tension, Code of Honor will keep you guessing and cheering for Betsy Branno
Dov’eri, la notte in cui cadde il Muro? È una domanda che percorre ancora il cielo sopra Berlino. La ritroviamo nelle parole di scrittori cardine della memoria tedesca come Günter Grass ma anche di autori simbolo del dopo-89 come Ingo Schulze. La ripetono le trame di film ormai diventati di culto come Good bye Lenin! e le mille espressioni artistiche di una città che negli ultimi vent’anni è diventata uno dei maggiori centri della creatività europea. Berlino è ben lontana dall’essere pacificata, la cicatrice del Muro l’attraversa ancora, dopo quella notte di novembre in cui sembrava che i suoi abitanti fossero già diventati ein Volk, un solo popolo. Per questo la ricostruzione brillante e appassionata di quei giorni scritta “a caldo” dagli inviati Rai Lilli Gruber e Paolo Borella oggi sembra una cronaca in presa diretta, che ci riporta immediatamente a quelle atmosfere e a quei retroscena.
E per questo, oltre a riproporne qui le pagine più avvincenti, gli autori ci riaccompagnano a Berlino, vent’anni dopo. C’era una volta il Muro. E quando c’era il Muro, non c’era Berlino. Questo libro ci porta a toccare con mano il laghetto dove trafficavano le spie e i memoriali del passato nazista, il cuore un tempo spezzato di Potsdamer Platz e i luoghi della Ostalgie, l’eco delle voci di politici e cantanti, agenti e fuggiaschi. E poi le testimonianze di berlinesi vecchi e nuovi, e cantieri ancora aperti e strade cambiate per sempre. I volti di una memoria che è parte irrinunciabile del futuro. Oggi che il mondo intero è cambiato, e l’unità della Germania è una certezza nel cuore dell’Europa, è ora di tornare a Berlino, senza astio e senza nostalgie. Per riscoprire lo stesso bisogno di futuro, la stessa voglia di vincere a quel gioco che chiamiamo convivenza.
What color is Japan? It's pink like cherry blossoms, green like tea, and orange like the lava from an erupting volcano. Get to know Japan in this beautifully illustrated introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun.