Bob Books Set 1 Beginning Readers

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Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers

Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobby Lynn Maslen
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers by Bobby Lynn Maslen Summary

This is Bob Books bestselling first reader, introduced more than 35 years ago and used by millions of children. If your child knows the alphabet, Bob Books Set 1 is the book to start him or her on the path to reading. Many early readers contain words that are too difficult for a child who has just learned the sounds of the alphabet. Not these books! Using only the letters M, A, T and S, children can read their first book. New letters are added gradually, until all letters of the alphabet have been introduced (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences help kids build reading confidence. They love the stories and funny pictures, and can't wait to read them to everybody they know. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 12 easy-to-read books, 12 pages each - All two and three letter words (C-V-C words) - Can be "sounded out" (phonics based) - A few new letters introduced in each book - Limited sight words - 7 to 20 words per book

Bob Books: First Stories

Bob Books: First Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Maslen Kertell
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Bob Books: First Stories by Lynn Maslen Kertell Summary

A brand new Bob Books boxed set featuring 12 easy-to-read stories! Great for kindergarten and first grade readers, this boxed set includes twelve mini-books. This set is the perfect stepping stone to independent reading since it contains four level A books, four level B's, and four level C's. In typical Bob Books style, these mini-books have lots of repetition, friendly illustrations, and silly stories. Bob Books First Stories is a great companion to Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers and Sight Words Kindergarten and Sight Words First Grade.

There's a Wocket in my Pocket

There's a Wocket in my Pocket Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Seuss
Editor: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 0385373627
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There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss Summary

In this silly Bright and Early Book classic by Dr. Seuss, a young boy goes exploring in his house and finds an array of fun characters! Are you certain there’s a Jertain in the curtain? Or have you ever had a feeling there’s a Geeling on the ceiling? From the pesky Nooth Grush on a tooth brush to a sleepy Zelf up on the shelf, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket will have young readers eager to explore their homes and the wonders of rhyming and wordplay. Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

Bob Books Set 3: Word Families

Bob Books Set 3: Word Families Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobby Lynn Maslen
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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Bob Books Set 3 adds something new for young readers. Consonant blends gently introduce new concepts to the progressing reader. Consistent vowel sounds and lots of three-letter-word practice mean your child continues to enjoy reading success. In addition to eight story books, two Activity Books are included, designed to entice youngsters to read, write, and solve puzzles. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 10 easy-to-read books, 16 pages each - Many three letter words - An introduction to four and five letter words (one syllable) - An introduction to two syllable words - Can be "sounded out" (phonics based) - Limited sight words - 25 to 40 words per book

Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten

Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Maslen Kertell
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Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten by Lynn Maslen Kertell Summary

Sight words are common words that appear again and again in your childrenÕs reading material. Knowing these words Òby sightÓ is essential for reading fluency. This set provides practice at the beginning reading level, and introduces 30 of the most common and easy sight words. Our method makes the process of learning to recognize sight words very simple for the young reader. Consistent short vowels and simple stories mean children sound out (decode) the story, and learn only three sight words per book. With plenty of repetition and context clues, your young reader will quickly master early sight words with Bob Books Sight Words - Kindergarten. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 10 easy-to-read, hilarious small books, 12 pages each - All stories told in three and four letter words, plus sight words - Consistent short vowels mean easy decoding in the rest of the story - Three new sight words introduced in each book

My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading Skills

My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading Skills Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Maslen Kertell
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading Skills by Lynn Maslen Kertell Summary

Expanding on the foundation sets that have made Bob Books such a success, My First Bob Books is a brand new series introducing Bob Books' proven teaching tools to children who aren't quite ready for Bob Books - Set 1. My First Bob Books offer children and their parents simple and satisfying tools that build an important foundation for reading readiness. Sally the Circle and her friends introduce important skills that prepare your child for reading. Your youngsters will never know that theyÕre learning as they follow the adventures of Sally, Seth and Tanner Ð but you will. My First Bob Books - Pre-Reading Skills introduces these important pre-literacy skills in a story format: - Identifying basic shapes in preparation for letter recognition - Sorting, classifying and symbol identification to build important problem-solving skills - Recognizing simple patterns to create awareness of letter groups and sight words - Sequencing to strengthen the ability to predict how stories flow Inside this eBook you'll find: - 12 books for you to read to your child, 12 pages each - Four pre-reading skills - Literacy games and teaching hints

Bob Books Set 5: Long Vowels

Bob Books Set 5: Long Vowels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobby Lynn Maslen
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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Bob Books Set 5: Long Vowels by Bobby Lynn Maslen Summary

Bob Books Set 5 - Long Vowels introduces the important new skills of long vowels and the magical silent e. These two new concepts stimulate your reader by opening the door to longer stories and more complex spellings. ChildrenÕs reading vocabularies grow quickly as they finish the longer stories in eight books, 16 to 24 pages. Set 5 includes the most complex words and sentences of any of the Bob Books series, building upon earlier reading skills learned in Bob Books Sets 1 - 4. Once your child has mastered Set 5, he or she will be ready to move on to reading chapter books. It's an exciting, transformative moment that you will share with your child. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 8 books, 16-24 pages each - Introduction of the magic, silent e - Vowel combinations (such as oe, ai, ea) - Up to 300 words per book

Bob Books Rhyming Words

Bob Books Rhyming Words Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Maslen Kertell
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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Bob Books Rhyming Words by Lynn Maslen Kertell Summary

Rhyming make reading easier and more fun for kids that are just getting started. When rhyming words are included in a story, they make sounding out (decoding) easier. Kids have reading success sooner and faster, build confidence, and they have fun too. Bob Books Rhyming Words is a great next step after Bob Books Set 1. Inside this eBook you'll find: - 10 easy-to-read, hilarious small books, 12 pages each - With mostly two and three letter words, Bob Books Rhyming Words is suitable for the very beginning reader - Phonics based Ð words can be sounded out - Our rhyming words have endings that are spelled the same (no rhyming kite with light) - Rhyming words are interspersed throughout, so the story is told in a conversational tone - For extra learning support, each book focuses on one short vowel. For example, Hen in the Den focuses on the EN family, but also includes eggs, nest and went for extra short-e practice

The Roar

The Roar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emma Clayton
Editor: Chicken House
ISBN: 1910002046
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The Roar by Emma Clayton Summary

Twins Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague animals that live beyond. Or so they've been told. When one of them disappears, and the other is caught in a sinister game, they begin to discover that their world is built on lies ...

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Binkow,Reverend Ana
Editor: We Do Listen Foundation
ISBN: 0971539014
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow,Reverend Ana Summary

When Howard B. Wigglebottom starts feeling sad about always getting into trouble at school for not listening, he decides to change his ways.

Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners

Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobby Lynn Maslen
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Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners by Bobby Lynn Maslen Summary

The books in Bob Books Set 2 - Advancing Beginners provide your new reader with more material at the beginning level. These twelve stories in mostly three-letter words build confidence for the very youngest readers. Simple text combined with slightly longer stories builds reading stamina. Elements of humor and surprise keep childrenÕs interest high. Add Bob Books Set 2 to your collection for invaluable beginning reading practice. Reading this foundation set help children master basic phonics before they advance to consonant blends. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 12 easy-to-read books, 16 pages each - Mostly two and three letter words (C-V-C words) - Can be "sounded out" (phonics based) - Limited sight words - 20 to 30 words per book

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition) by Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise Summary

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

My First Bob Books: Alphabet

My First Bob Books: Alphabet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Maslen Kertell
Editor: Bob Books Publications
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Expanding on the foundation sets that have made Bob Books such a success, My First Bob Books is a brand new series introducing Bob Books' proven teaching tools to children who aren't quite ready for Bob Books - Set 1. in My First Bob Books - Alphabet, familiar animal friends progressively introduce the 26 letters of the alphabet. Engaging, read-aloud stories inspire and motivate your child, while proven teaching principles inspire success. Your child will prepare for the magic of reading as My First Bob Books - Alphabet helps them learn the names of the letters, and which sounds they represent. Inside this eBook you'll find: - 12 books for you to read to your child, 12 pages each - Two letters per book - Upper case and lower case - Alliterating story so children can listen for letter sounds - Alphabet hint inside each front cover

Ready, Set, Read

Ready, Set, Read Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. A. Clark
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608446697
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Give your child an advantage that lasts a lifetime! Ready, Set, Read is a complete, proven, fun and affordable phonics-based program that anyone can use to teach a child to read. Developed by reading specialist Vera Clark - based on her 25 years of experience teaching children and adults to read English - Ready, Set, Read takes a child from learning the alphabet to reading fluently at a 6th grade level in just 100 simple lessons. Parents: You Can Teach Your Child to Read! Ready, Set, Read makes it easy for you to unlock a world of opportunities for your child. Put your child on the path to success with this easy-to-use program that you and your child will both love. Get everything you need in one book - Lessons and instructions are all in one volume, so there's just one thing to grab when you and your child are ready to enjoy the day's lesson. Experience the joy of teaching your child to read - Ready, Set, Read is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Watch your child gain confidence - Your quality time together will produce dramatic results. Educators: Your Students Can Be Reading Fluently Ready, Set, Read enhances your ability to teach every student in your class to read. Research shows that systematic phonics instruction combined with reading is the most effective way to develop good reading skills. This easily adabtable program: Compliments your existing standards-based curriculum Requires minimal lesson preparation time Includes a Student Success Chart so you can track the progress of each student Why choose Ready, Set, Read? All-in-one phonics-based reading program 100 simple lessons-only 15 minutes per day Starts at the beginning, from non-reader to total fluency Students learn at their own pace Coming Soon in the Winter of 2010: Ready, Set, Read on DVD - Vera Clark teaches each lesson Children's Booklets- colorful, illustrated lessons make the learning process more enjoyable Leveled Storybook Readers - students practice reading with fun stories that use a controlled vocabulary based upon the lessons the student has completed. About the Author Author Vera Clark developed Ready, Set, Read based on her extensive experience teaching children and adults to read English. Having taught in both public and private schools, Vera currently teaches reading to Special Education students in Southern California. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Master's in Education with an emphasis in Special Education. Ms. Clark loved home schooling her own children-and taught each of her four children to read when they were just toddlers. She is passionate about early reading, and is pleased that this book is helping parents and teachers introduce another generation of children to the joys of reading well."

American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade [4 volumes]

American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade [4 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Batchelor
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Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Sullivan
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882965
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The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

The Gold Mine

The Gold Mine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Ballé
Editor: Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 1934109290
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"Mike Woods urges his retired father into helping out a friend's failing company. But for Bob Woods, another struggle to introduce lean manufacturing quickly rehashes production battles that he's long since fought. And not even the senior Woods, son Mike, or friend Phil and his colleagues really grasp what's in store for them."--Cover.

CRM at the Speed of Light, Fourth Edition

CRM at the Speed of Light, Fourth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Greenberg
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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CRM at the Speed of Light, Fourth Edition by Paul Greenberg Summary

Social CRM is critical to business success in today's hyper-connected environment. Customers' expectations are so great and their demands so empowered that a Social CRM strategy must be built around collaboration and customers engagement, not traditional operational customer management. It's the company's response to the customer's control of the conversation that makes Social CRM work. Written by CRM guru Paul Greenberg, CRM at the Speed of Light, Fourth Edition, reveals best practices for a successful Social CRM implementation. Greenberg explains how this new paradigm involves the customer in a synergetic discussion to provide mutually beneficial value in a trusted and transparent business environment. Throughout this definitive volume, you'll find examples of the new strategies for customer engagement and collaboration being used by cutting-edge companies, along with expert guidance on how your organization can and should adopt these innovations. CRM at the Speed of Light, Fourth Edition, reviews the latest technological developments in the operational side of CRM, including vertical applications, and explains the fundamentals of the multifaceted CRM framework. Find out why Paul Greenberg was named the #1 CRM influencer by InsideCRM in the completely recast edition of this international bestseller. Praise for CRM at the Speed of Light "[This book] is a testament to Greenberg's profound grasp of the control revolution that is upon us. Customers seizing control from business. Citizens demanding control and accountability from their governments. Political campaigns and charities being rewarded by shifting power to their supporters. Quite simply, it is the definitive work for anyone committed to putting the social customer at the center of their operation." -- Brian Komar, Director of Interacitve Marketing and CRM, Center for American Progress "With great insights, great stories, and great information, Paul Greenberg analyzes the impact of every major industry development on vendor/customer relationships. Not only is he on top of his game, he makes reading this edition as enjoyable as it was to read the previous three. This is an absolute must-read for anyone serious about understanding how to best serve today's social customer." -- Brent Leary, CRM industry analyst and co-author of Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Small Business "This edition is packed with new insights about how online conversations are changing the nature of customer relations. Think the CRM market is crazy now? Hitch a ride on Greenberg's shoulders because you ain't seen nothing yet." -- Paul Gillin, author of The New Influencers and Secrets of Social Media Marketing." "As we make the shift to SCRM, Paul's insights provide a much needed framework on how to navigate a more connected, social, and collaborative enterprise." -- R "Ray" Wang, Partner, Enterprise Strategy, Altimeter Group, LLC "Paul Greenberg is one of the most astute minds in CRM and social media today. His book remains the bible for companies employing CRM. The added focus on blending new and social media into Paul's philosophy of CRM will keep this as the first book companies reach for to enhance the customer relationship in the new century." -- Jay Dunn, Vice President of Marketing, Lane Bryant "Paul Greenberg shares his unparalleled expertise on the dramatic evolution from CRM 1.0 to CRM 2.0 with unique insightful examples. It is a must read for anyone looking to transform the potential of CRM into long-lasting competitive advantage in a rapidly changing business environment." -- Jujhar Singh, Senior Vice President, SAP CRM Product Management

Hypnotic Writing

Hypnotic Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe Vitale
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470893067
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Discover the secrets of written persuasion! "The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a new spin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set the perfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those words to motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly a new and effective approach to copywriting, which I strongly recommend you learn. It's pure genius." -Joseph Sugarman, author of Triggers "I've read countless book on persuasion, but none come close to this one in showing you exactly how to put your readers into a buying trance that makes whatever you are offering them irresistible." -David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich "I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing (first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolute favorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples, especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writing is the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really what it is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will make you a better copywriter, period." -Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook "I couldn't put this book down. It's eye opening and filled with genuinely new stuff about writing and persuading better. And it communicates it brilliantly and teaches it brilliantly-exemplifying the techniques by the writing of the book itself as you go along." -David Deutsch, author of Think Inside the Box, www.thinkinginside.com "Hypnotic Writing is packed with so much great information it's hard to know where to start. The insights, strategies, and tactics in the book are easy to apply yet deliver one heck of a punch. And in case there's any question how to apply them, the before-and-after case studies drive the points home like nothing else can. Hypnotic Writing is not just about hypnotic writing. It is hypnotic writing. On the count of three, you're going to love it. Just watch and see." -Blair Warren, author of The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion

Around Harvard Square

Around Harvard Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. J. Farley
Editor: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617757268
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Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2019 Children's Announcements "In this throwback coming-of-age novel, an ensemble of freshmen on the margins struggle for self-definition amid the race and class complexities of Harvard...Through the whirlwind of their journey, they begin to question the purpose of jokes and the consequences of laughter--when it's not just about the joke, but also about who's making it and why (a significant, timely exploration as comedy culture today struggles to demarcate ethical boundaries)...The diverse ensemble of core characters defy and refuse reductive stereotypes...For those who would like to take a trip through the hallowed Harvard halls of the past, this goes out to you..." --Kirkus Reviews "Wry, sly, and ferociously funny, Around Harvard Square is not just the satire Ivy League college life deserves, but the one it's been waiting for." --Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings "Brimming with humor and heart, Around Harvard Square is a delight." --Andy Borowitz, creator of the New Yorker's "The Borowitz Report" "The first year of college can feel as dramatic as the first moon landing and somehow C.J. Farley also turns it into a painfully funny adventure. Around Harvard Square is a coming-of-age tale that blends J.D. Salinger's rueful tones with Paul Beatty's biting humor and becomes something entirely its own. I had so much fun running around with these kids, it felt like seeing old friends: laughing and crying and laughing some more." --Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling "A hysterical romp through one memorable freshman year. At Farley's Hahvahd, it's survival of the funniest, comedy means never having to say you're sorry, and growing up is hard to do. A provocative pleasure." --Gish Jen, author of Typical American "In this sharp and imaginative satirical fantasy, C.J. Farley explores the complex realms of race and privilege at college with humor, insight, and edge." --Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci "Finally a young brother with a powerful voice, not afraid to say it loud and proud. I welcome him!" --Terry McMillan "Farley plays the nineties American Zeitgeist like a violin. But don't let the laughs deceive you. He hits some literary home runs about a whole bunch of issues: politics, race, and sex." --Ishmael Reed Tosh Livingston, superstar student-athlete from small-town USA, thinks he's made it big as a rising freshman at Harvard University. Not so fast! Once on campus, he's ensnared in a frenzied competition to win a spot on Harvard's legendary humor magazine, the Harpoon. Tosh soon finds that joining the Harpoon is a weird and surprisingly dangerous pursuit. He faces off against a secret society of super-rich kids, gets schooled by a philosophy professor who loves flunking everyone, and teams up with a genius student-cartoonist with an agenda of her own. Along the way, Tosh and his band of misfit freshman friends unearth long-buried mysteries about the Ivy League that will rock the Ivory Tower and change their lives forever...if they can survive the semester. With its whip-smart humor and fast-paced narrative, Around Harvard Square will appeal to readers of all ages interested in exploring the complicated roles that race and class play in higher education.