The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated.
Author: Monique Day-Wilde
With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to fill your daydreams with shapes and images from make-believe towns. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate combinations and unusual perspectives, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
Town. Who is that lonely man in town, curled up on the concrete ground? I see
his breath on winter's air, but people pass without a care. His eyes are tired,
hands are worn, clothes still damp from the night before, And I wonder if dreams
Author: Alex Wharton
Publisher: Firefly Press
From forgotten jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex's poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the illustrations from Katy Riddell focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems' engagement with the natural world. These poems use rhyme, rhythm and free verse and are ideally suited to performance in a school setting, nurturing a love of language, reading, confidence and self-expression.
It was a busy town in a pretty place, taking its name from the little Buckhannon
River, which, flowing north out of the mountains, had found or made a wide and
relatively flat valley among the hills as it tumbled down toward the Ohio. The first
Author: Brent Tarter
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
The decision of the eventual Confederate states to secede from the Union set in motion perhaps the most dramatic chapter in American history, and one that has typically been told on a grand scale. In Daydreams and Nightmares, however, historian Brent Tarter shares the story of one Virginia family who found themselves in the middle of the secession debate and saw their world torn apart as the states chose sides and went to war. George Berlin was elected to serve as a delegate to the Virginia Convention of 1861 as an opponent of secession, but he ultimately changed his vote. Later, when defending his decision in a speech in his hometown of Buckhannon, Upshur County, he had to flee for his safety as Union soldiers arrived. Berlin and his wife, Susan Holt Berlin, were separated for extended periods--both during the convention and, later, during the early years of the Civil War. The letters they exchanged tell a harrowing story of uncertainty and bring to life for the modern reader an extended family that encompassed both Confederate and Union sympathizers. This is in part a love story. It is also a story about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Although unique in its vividly evoked details, the Berlins’ story is representative of the drama endured by millions of Americans. Composed during the nightmare of civil war, the Berlins’ remarkably articulate letters express the dreams of reunion and a secure future felt throughout the entire, severed nation. In this intimate, evocative, and often heartbreaking family story, we see up close the personal costs of our larger national history. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War
From the presence of the Gypsy's violin and the bear's jacket, they could safely
assume that they were performers, but they needed a town to ply their trade. They
needed an audience. They couldn't just stand on the road, waiting and waiting ...
Author: Heather O'Neill
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she transformed the shabbiest streets of Montreal with her beautiful, freewheeling metaphors. She described the smallest of things—a stray cat or a second-hand coat—with an intensity that made them otherworldly. In Daydreams of Angels, O'Neill's first collection of short stories, she gives free reign to her imaginative gifts. In "The Ugly Ducklings," generations of Nureyev clones live out their lives in a grand Soviet experiment. In "Dear Piglet," a teenaged cult follower writes a letter to explain the motivation behind her crime. And in another tale, a grandmother reveals where babies come from: the beach, where young mothers-to-be hunt for infants in the surf. Each of these beguiling stories twists the beloved narratives of childhood—fairy tales, storybooks, Bible stories—to uncover the deepest truths of family life.
It was a town that we had never even heard of, and we would be living in an old
house we had never seen. Our daydream would be taking us to an area where
we knew no one, absolutely no one! On August 1, 1969, we bid an apprehensive,
Author: Jeannine Dixon Seely
Nightmares and Daydreams is a love story: it is also a life story, proving that life, as a child is not always what we hope it should be. Two kids meet and magic happens--but is it magical enough to soothe their battered souls? What if your thirteen-year old friend had his legs blown off from a discharged bazooka shell? You, an eleven-year-old boy sustained life-threatening injuries as well? What if that disaster happened in the basement of your very own home? Not on the battlefield during World War II, nor in a war at all! In 1947 the tradegy flooded the airways and made the headlines in all of the Los Angeles newspapers. What if your grandmother molested you in her cellar when you were just eight years old? You, a very private little girl kept it a secret. No one else knew: No one else will know until now. The boy and the girl, who experienced those nightmares, explore the frightening incidents and delve deeply into their young, unusual lifestyles. So opposite of one another, so hurt in different ways. Both children on their own emotional roller coasters. Now, in Nightmares and Daydreams, Jeannine explores the secrets of their confused and stressful childhoods. But it was not all sorrow for the two, and she shares some of their favorite side-splitting stories of their screwy teen times, madcap memories, and far-out antics they pulled off during their never dull fifty-seven years of marriage.
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peace is not an idle where , but the historic streets of this old town daydream , for
Author: United States. President
"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
Second, you've been recently injured making an arrest. Where did she say those
boys are ... ?" Ellie started to answer, and almost did, but her mouth seemed to
seal itself — as if, open, its tongue would be endangered. "Are they still in town .
Author: Mitchell Smith
After a high-class call girl who kept a list of her clients is murdered, the N.Y.P.D. brass assign the case to two misfit detectives in the hope that the case will remain unsolved
Following the success of the bestselling The Travel Book comes The Cities Book, a new pictorial coffee-table book that ventures into the top 200 cities in the world, as voted by Lonely Planet travellers, authors and staff.A gorgeous gift for travellers and dreamers alike, The Cities Book evokes the soul of each city in a lavish double-page spread filled with stunning images and captivating information. Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City are the Canadian entries.Included are vital statistics, such as population and the age of the city, as well as more intimate details, such as the city's origins, its local name and urban myths. Recommendations of the best things to see, do, eat and drink are also included, in case The Cities Book inspires readers to pack their bags and pay a visit.Additional sections of The Cities Book cover the evolution of the city, ancient cities, lost cities and cities of the future.
Author: Glenn K. Currie
Consists of fifty-one poems accompanied by fifty-one color photographs by the author. Poetry is a mix of metric rhyme, free verse and syllabic verse. Very readable and contains both humor and more reflective pieces. Covers a broad mix of subject matter relating to life experiences. appeals to a very broad age range. Original.