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The Giver

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In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Son

Son Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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Son by Lois Lowry Summary

The thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to the Newbery Medal–winning Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.In this thrilling series finale, Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal–winning book, The Giver.

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Messenger

Messenger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand. This ebook includes a sample chapter of SON.

Summary of The Giver

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Summary of The Giver The Giver is a novel written by award-winning author Lois Lowry which was published in 1993. Before publishing The Giver, she won a Newbery Medal for her novel Number the Stars. The Giver also earned her a Newbery Medal because of its themes and fame. The Giver is a story of a brilliant boy named Jonas who happens to live in a society that is being controlled by the rules and tradition of The Elders. Through his wisdom and mannerism, Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory, a post that distinguishes him from others and gives him authority. He follows the rules and receives wisdom in the form of memories, but soon becomes upset with the rules. He is shocked at the killing of babies and others. Jonas, finally, wants to get rid of this society and saves the baby that is being released or killed by his father. The two go to Elsewhere to in search of freedom, hope, life and colors. You will definitely enjoy this beautifully plotted novel. The depth of characterization will occupy your mind till you finish this artistic narration. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition by Lois Lowry Summary

Now a major motion picture, Lois Lowry's powerful and provocative Newbery Medal–winning tale has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The story focuses on twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world full of contentment and conformity. But when he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he begins to understand the dark secrets that form the foundation of his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with cast members, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jojo Moyes
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

The Giver Quartet Omnibus

The Giver Quartet Omnibus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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ISBN: 0544453743
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The Giver Quartet Omnibus by Lois Lowry Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites This first-ever Lois Lowry single-volume collection includes unabridged editions of the Newbery Medal–winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Lois Lowry's groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive in a single volume. An affordable addition to the shelves of teen fans and collectors alike.

The Giver

The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Spredemann,J.E.B. Spredemann
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The Giver by Jennifer Spredemann,J.E.B. Spredemann Summary

Will Bailey and Timothy discover a love worth waiting for this Christmas? Returning home for the holidays is bittersweet for Bailey Miller. While she loves her mother and stepvatter’s family and wants to spend time with them, she knows she’ll inevitably run into Timothy Stoltzfoos—the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. Although Timothy’s available now, she’s not interested. At least, that’s what she tells her traitorous heart. She’s promised to Mark Petersheim—a man she doesn’t love nearly as much as she once loved Timothy. But he’s a decent man and will probably make a good husband. Timothy Stoltzfoos messed up big time when he chose MaryAnn Kinsinger over Bailey Miller. It has been four years since he heard she’d left their Amish community for the Englisch world to live with her vatter in New Jersey. But now she’s back and she’s Amish again—and engaged to be married to an Amish man in a nearby district. Timothy would give just about anything to have her back in his life—she never left his heart. He knows Bailey isn't keen on giving him a second chance, but Christmas is a time for miracles, isn’t it? The Giver is the heart-warming fifth book in the Amish Country Brides series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jennifer Spredemann. Read Timothy and Bailey's sweet love story today!

The Giver and the Gift

The Giver and the Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Greer,David Weekley
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The Giver and the Gift by Peter Greer,David Weekley Summary

A Relational Approach to Fundraising For many people, fundraising has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. But what if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the recipient? What if it's about love and service, not just "What's in it for me?" These are the questions that Peter Greer, president and CEO of Hope International, and David Weekley, one of America's most influential philanthropists, answer in The Giver and the Gift. Based upon their own relationship and experiences, The Giver and the Gift outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising. Instead of guilt, there is gratitude. Instead of obligation, joy. It's time to dismantle certain shaky beliefs and practices, energizing a new generation of generosity. "How does fundraising become a Kingdom partnership, instead of just the transfer of funds? As a person who has spent years in the middle of these partnerships, I found the book fresh, clear, and extremely helpful." --Denny Rydberg, president of Young Life

A Study Guide for "The Giver" (lit-to-film)

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A Study Guide for "The Giver" (lit-to-film) by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for "The Giver" (lit-to-film), excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Arunachala! The Giver of Nithyananda

Arunachala! The Giver of Nithyananda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nithyananda Paramahamsa
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The Giver (Study Guide)

The Giver (Study Guide) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
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The perfect companion to Lois Lowry's "The Giver," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

LOVE - THE GIVER

LOVE - THE GIVER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Esther Berman
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This book LOVE—THE GIVER Book 2 is a continuation of LOVE FOUND LOVE LOST, Book 1. The Heroine has her dramatic highs and lows on her wild ride through life. Often she finds solace in her appreciation of nature. However, the people she resides with are unbelievably extraordinary. She falls into a quagmire because her boyfriend would not move in with her. Therefore, she had to seek shelter elsewhere. It leads her down a most intriguing path of strange people. One wants her body and the other takes her money by hook or by crook. The heroine strives to be a career girl. She is also hungry for love. Her boyfriend gives her love on Saturday nights. However, she craves love and affection seven days a week. After one explosive relationship with a younger guy, she shares her passion with three other mature guys while working at three different jobs. In the end her desires are fulfilled with joy and happiness. This book can increase your sex life because when you tread where the heroine trod you can get sexually aroused. Be aware.

A Study Guide for Lois Lowry's The Giver

A Study Guide for Lois Lowry's The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Lois Lowry's The Giver by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Lois Lowry's "The Giver," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

River Sisters, The Giver

River Sisters, The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Dearman
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River Sisters, The Giver by Jan Dearman Summary

The peace and prosperity of Nancy Hilderbrand’s existence on the banks of the Tennessee, the ancients’ Giver of life, is disrupted by the Removal of 1838, when native peoples are stripped of their lands by Federal powers greedy for gold and fertile soil. “The finest seamstress outside New Echota,” Nancy, widowed, with child, and awaiting deportation from the miserable internment of the stockade near Ross Landing, joins forces with Kaquoli Hicks, a devoted teacher left without students, and Sara Colaquee, a young girl left without parents. Their talents and strengths make them a formidable assemblage. Nancy had determined: “The men in blue might strip them of their heritage and steal from them their home, but they could not taint the color of their blood, the nobility of their character. Their big knives were no match for the long, gleaming, razor-edged blade of hatred sheathed in her soul. Their big knives could only pierce the body—at worst, setting the spirit free. Hatred could do so much more.” River Sisters, the Giver is the account of these courageous women, as they escape captivity, make their way back to the river valley, and, ultimately, gain entrance and acceptance into “white” society. Nancy declares: “The future is in our own hands. We must make a way for ourselves. Whether it be white, Cherokee, or something in between—it must be a way that is right and good for us. And I must make a way for the children.” Like the Giver itself, the lives of the “sisters’ take unexpected turns, sometimes churning and with hidden dangers. Motivated by the past, accepting the challenges of the present, and unable to anticipate the future that lies ahead, the “river sisters” preserve the mark of their noble character on generations to follow.

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jojo Moyes
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ISBN: 0399562508
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

Christ the Gift and the Giver

Christ the Gift and the Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Enoch O. Okode
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Christ the Gift and the Giver by Enoch O. Okode Summary

This book provides a close look at how Paul uses the Greco-Roman royal benefaction system in Romans 5:1–11 as well as 5:12—8:39 to accomplish his theological purpose of portraying Jesus Christ as the supreme royal benefactor so that the Roman believers might faithfully respond to his reign now even as they anticipate glorification. This study makes at least three significant contributions. First, at the lexical level, it provides a reading that accounts for the benefaction motifs that permeate Romans 5:1–11 and Romans 5:12—8:39. Second, it looks at the relationship between χάρις as used in Romans 5:2 and the Messiah’s sacrifice as described in Romans 5:6–10 even as it asserts that Paul portrays Christ as a royal benefactor in ways that surprise the Greco-Roman notion of brokerage and the expectation that a beneficiary would be willing to die for the sake of his benefactor. Third, the study demonstrates that the Messiah’s supreme benefaction demands appropriate reciprocity or fitting response.

Focus on the Giver, Not the Gift

Focus on the Giver, Not the Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Travis Moody
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Focus on the Giver, Not the Gift by Travis Moody Summary

What if you could increase the money given to your church between 15 percent and 20 percent? Well, it can be done. In fact, we have done it at my home church for the last eight years in a row! Over the last eight years, The Life Church has been my experimental laboratory to test different stewardship strategies. My experiments over the years have yielded ten successful strategies and just as many (maybe even more) to avoid. These ten strategies have helped several other churches that I have consulted with over the last eight years. Regardless of the size of your church, the ten financial strategies unpacked in this book will help you create a culture of generosity in your church.

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Book Analysis)

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The Giver by Lois Lowry (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Summary

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Giver with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Giver by Lois Lowry, which follows a young boy in a futuristic society who is called on to become his community’s “Receiver of Memory”. As he shoulders the burden of his society’s collective memory, he soon realises that the apparently idyllic world he lives in is based on a shocking lie. As he uncovers the truth about the world around him, the reader is encouraged to reflect on profound themes such as individuality and conformism, euthanasia and the role of language in totalitarian societies. The Giver is the first novel in Lowry’s The Giver Quartet, and won the prestigious Newbery Medal for children’s literature in 1994. It was adapted into a film starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in 2014. Find out everything you need to know about The Giver in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Giver Quartet - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

The Giver Quartet - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G Whiz
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What are the amazing facts of The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) The Giver Quartet G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Giver - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

The Giver - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nat Reed
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The Giver - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 by Nat Reed Summary

In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Giver is a Newbery Medal winning story about a child named Jonas who lives in a futuristic society in which everything is managed and controlled, eliminating hatred, hunger, war, love, families and personal decisions. When Jonas is assigned the task of becoming the next Receiver of Memory, the Giver transmits memories of a past world where hatred, war and love existed, revealing the truth to the young boy. Jonas soon realizes the horrors of his “perfect” society. Through the memories imparted to him from the Giver, Jonas also learns of an alternative, better world. The Giver and Jonas come to the realization that for the good of the community, these memories must be transferred to the entire community. In order to do this, Jonas and the Giver must leave — the Giver through death, and Jonas through escape. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Shit Cassandra Saw

Shit Cassandra Saw Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gwen E. Kirby
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Margaret Atwood meets Buffy in these funny, warm, and furious stories of women at their breaking points, from Hellenic times to today. Cassandra may have seen the future, but it doesn't mean she's resigned to telling the Trojans everything she knows. In this ebullient collection, virgins escape from being sacrificed, witches refuse to be burned, whores aren't ashamed, and every woman gets a chance to be a radioactive cockroach warrior who snaps back at catcallers. Gwen E. Kirby experiments with found structures--a Yelp review, a WikiHow article--which her fierce, irreverent narrators push against, showing how creativity within an enclosed space undermines and deconstructs the constraints themselves. When these women tell the stories of their triumphs as well as their pain, they emerge as funny, angry, loud, horny, lonely, strong protagonists who refuse to be secondary characters a moment longer. From "The Best and Only Whore of Cym Hyfryd, 1886" to the "Midwestern Girl Is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Stories," Kirby is playing and laughing with the women who have come before her and they are telling her, we have always been this way. You just had to know where to look.

Don't Mom Alone

Don't Mom Alone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather MacFadyen
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ISBN: 1493431978
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Being a good mom isn't about doing everything right to create a set of perfect trophy children--though every mom has felt the pressure to do just that and to do it all on her own. To ask for help feels like defeat. Yet when we try to do it all by our own strength, we end up depleted, lonely, and ineffective. Heather MacFadyen wants you to know that you are not meant to go it alone. Sharing her most vulnerable, hard mom moments, she shows how moms can be empowered by God, supported by others, and connected with their children. With encouragement and insight, she helps you foster the key relationships you need to be the mom you want to be. Whether you work or stay home, whether you have teenagers or babes in arms, you'll find here a compassionate friend who wants the best--not just for your kids but for you.

A Gift for the Giver

A Gift for the Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leila Eyvari
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A Gift for the Giver by Leila Eyvari Summary

Hard-working Elf and that silly troublemaker Reindeer are helping Santa pack gifts in the workshop. They know Santa works hard every year to deliver presents to children around the world at Christmas. But this year, Santa doesn’t seem as happy as usual. Can Elf and Reindeer figure out what’s wrong and find a way to cheer up Santa? Join these loveable characters as they learn that the true spirit of Christmas doesn’t come from gifts at all, but from close friendships and the spirit of giving.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell Summary

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.

Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk Flowers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JonArno Lawson
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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. “Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Long Lost

Long Lost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline West
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ISBN: 0062691775
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“Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.

5 Gears

5 Gears Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremie Kubicek,Steve Cockram
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include: First gear—when you fully rest and recharge Second gear—when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work Third gear—when you are socializing Fourth gear—when you are working and multi-tasking Fifth gear—when you are fully focused and 'in the zone,' working without interruption Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world. All too often people go through life without truly connecting—and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you. Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships Improve your respect and influence—and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world. 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

The Go-Giver Influencer

The Go-Giver Influencer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Burg,John David Mann
Editor: Penguin
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The Go-Giver Influencer by Bob Burg,John David Mann Summary

From the bestselling authors of The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More, and The Go-Giver Leader comes another compelling parable about the paradox of getting ahead by placing other people's interests first. The Go-Giver Influencer is a story about two young, ambitious businesspeople: Gillian Waters, the chief buyer for Smith & Banks, a midsized company that operates a national chain of pet accessory stores; and Jackson Hill, the founder of Angels Clothed in Fur, a small but growing manufacturer of all-natural pet foods. Each has something the other wants. To Jackson, Smith & Banks represents the possibility of reaching more animals with his products--if he can negotiate terms and conditions that will protect his company's integrity. To Gillian, Angels Clothed in Fur could give her company a distinctive, uniquely high-quality line that will help them stand out from their competitors--if Angels Clothed in Fur can be persuaded to give them an exclusive. At first, the negotiations are adversarial and frustrating. Then, coincidentally, Gillian and Jackson each encounter a mysterious yet kindly mentor. Over the next week, while neither one realizes the other is doing the same, both Gillian and Jackson learn the heart of both mentors' philosophies: The Five Secrets of Genuine Influence. The story ends in a way that surprises everyone--and with lessons we can all apply in our efforts to resolve conflicts and influence others.

El dador

El dador Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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ISBN: 0358355443
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¡Ahora disponible en español! Ganador de la Medalla Newbery y un New York Times bestseller, El dador. Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is now in Spanish. La comunidad donde vive Jonas es idílica. Es un mundo sin conflicto, sin desigualdad, sin desempleo, sin dolor... pero también sin elección. A los ciudadanos se les asigna una pareja y un trabajo. Nadie hace preguntas. Todo el mundo obedece. Excepto Jonas. Al cumplir doce años, es seleccionado para desempeñar un trabajo muy especial, y comienza a recibir lecciones de un misterioso anciano conocido como el Dador. Poco a poco, Jonas aprenderá que el verdadero poder reside en los sentimientos. Sin embargo, cuando debe salvar a alguien a quien ama, su propio poder es puesto a prueba. Ganador de la Medalla Newbery y un bestseller del New York Times, El dador es un clásico moderno que se ha traducido a más de cuarenta idiomas además de convertirse en largometraje.

Looking Back

Looking Back Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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ISBN: 0547529368
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In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own—her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.

Anastasia Krupnik

Anastasia Krupnik Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547345623
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Anastasia's tenth year has some good things, like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother, and some bad things, like finding out about an impending baby brother.

The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition

The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. E. Hinton
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50 years of an iconic classic! The international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie--now with bonus content. This special edition of the groundbreaking novel contains: Never before seen photos and letters from the publisher's archives Original review clippings and media coverage Photos from the author’s personal collection A gallery of covers around the world New material from the stars and director of the iconic film--including Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, and others And much more! Celebrating 50 years of the novel that laid the groundwork for the YA genre, this is the ultimate edition for fans of THE OUTSIDERS. A perfect way to honor this impressive milestone and a must-have for fans of all ages. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a goo d time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

Anastasia Again!

Anastasia Again! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.

30雜誌2014年10月號

30雜誌2014年10月號 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 30雜誌
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30雜誌2014年10月號 by 30雜誌 Summary

你看見了嗎? 這島嶼充滿迷失、冷漠、盲從、傲慢、被動,我們就像住在高牆內的矮人,面對問題,我們看見,卻也假裝看不見。 但這土地有群傻子,總讓人眼睛一亮,他們或緩步、或動手,卻極少動口抱怨;他們的革命從不驚天動地;他們解開思考的枷鎖,用自覺重新創造屬於這個時代的價值。 同樣看見問題,為什麼他們願意起身行動?開啟一切改變的開關是什麼? 因為the Giver「覺醒世代」堅信: 1小時思考、1 個實際行動,你、我,就是那啟動改變的人。 Be the Giver,用思考取代盲從, Be the Giver,用行動翻轉被動。 「If not me, who?If not now, when?」 本期封面故事「the Giver 覺醒世代—1 萬人、1 小時,改變世界」,我們發現,真的就有一群人在島嶼上自覺的開始行動,他們以入世的心追求出世的理想,他們相信給予的力量,他們衝撞價值線,為的是要「讓世界變得更好」。「海洋Giver」郭兆偉要讓台灣成為真正的海洋民族,「教育Giver」許芯瑋用電影《三個傻瓜》精神啟發夢想,「城市Giver」周育如用設計讓城市更美好,「資訊Giver」徐子涵用Open 精神縮短數位落差,「志工Giver」陳聖凱要讓愛愈分愈多,「原鄉Giver」舒米恩為年輕人鋪一條回家的路。 來自「覺醒世代」的思潮,正代表台灣此刻真實深刻的青春,在導演楊力州眼中,他們是懂得憤怒的世代,因為有憤怒才會想改變,追求更好的生活、更好的社會、更好的國家、更好的制度,最令人驚豔的是,他們用自己非凡的視角,翻轉出新世代價值主張,帶我們到最想要去的地方。 當我們把縱軸以電影拉開,橫軸以音樂描繪,你會發現,時代,就在這一演一唱中活了起來。 慶祝《30》10 週年的本期,我們不但請導演楊力州和樂評家馬世芳推薦,製作了縱貫50 年的經典電影及唱片大海報,同時我們也請到15 位名人,包括蔡明亮、梁文道、嚴長壽、魏德聖、齊柏林、朱平、柯一正、張曼娟、李偉文、劉軒、九把刀等,用忠於心跳的見解解讀「覺醒世代」,你可以聽見他們問:搭直升機騰雲,看到的是美麗還是不忍卒睹?當有人口口聲聲說愛你,那就是真正的愛嗎?投資,要投在數字還是人生?你,真的認識你自己嗎?你真的相信自己,就是改變的開始?從無明到有明,還需要多久? 雨果說,「世界上最寬闊的東西是海洋; 比海洋更寬闊的是天空;比天空更寬闊的是人的心靈。」熊熊烈火都是從平凡的火種點燃,11 月15 日我們有一場the Giver 草地音樂會,用思考取代抱怨,用行動改變台灣,號召1 萬人、1 小時,參與改變台灣,the Giver,我們一起行動吧!

Reading the Fire

Reading the Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jarold Ramsey
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295803500
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Reading the Fire engages America�s �first literatures,� traditional Native American tales and legends, as literary art and part of our collective imaginative heritage. This revised edition of a book first published to critical acclaim in 1983 includes four new essays. Drawing on ethnographic data and regional folklore, Jarold Ramsey moves from origin and trickster narratives and Indian ceremonial texts, into interpretations of stories from the Nez Perce, Clackamas Chinook, Coos, Wasco, and Tillamook repertories, concluding with a set of essays on the neglected subject of Native literary responses to contact with Euroamericans. In his finely worked, erudite analyses, he mediates between an author-centered, print-based narrative tradition and one that is oral, anonymous, and tribal, adducing parallels between Native texts and works by Shakespeare, Yeats, Beckett, and Faulkner.

The Traveler

The Traveler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Xuemei Zhong Ph.D.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543433464
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The Traveler by Xuemei Zhong Ph.D. Summary

Zacarias is a young goose in a flock where everyone strictly follows traditions and rules. When her gut tells her something needs to be changed, she ventured to propose a new way of flying during the seasonal migration. Will her proposal be accepted, or will she be questioned?

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