Das erste gemeinsame Bilderbuch des Erfolgsduos Axel Scheffler und Julia Donaldson jetzt als Pappbilderbuch. Oma Agathe seufzt und klagt tagein und tagaus, denn ihr Haus ist ihr viel zu eng und zu klein. Doch der weise Mann hat einen seltsamen Plan, in dem das Huhn, die Ziege, das Schwein und die Kuh eine wichtige Rolle spielen und plötzlich sieht alles ganz anders aus. Eine humorvolle Geschichte, einer alten Fabel nacherzählt, nicht ohne Hintersinn.
Sarah Hudson's aunt realized she had spoilt her niece. At nineteen Sarah should be doing more, so Aunt Muriel firmly whisked Sarah away into a job with Mrs Demaine. Sarah was not at all happy about the job, but the fact that the moment she saw Simon Demaine she fell in love with him made her stick it out.
Unterrichtsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Englisch - Pädagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Anglistik), Veranstaltung: Storytelling, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Bei dieser Unterrichtseinheit erweitern die Schüler mit Hilfe des Buches ihr Vokabular zum Wortfeld animals. Zudem werden wichtige Redemittel eingeführt wie "That ́s a(n)...". Auch ohne dass jedes Wort verstanden wird, können die Schüler die Kernaussage der Geschichte verstehen.
Poor Monkey has lost his mum! Join him and Butterfly as they search for her and meet lots of jungle animals along the way in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling Monkey Puzzle. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of stickers, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Monkey Puzzle Sticker Book comes from the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Now, in the blank-faced and mazed city, death had become vicious and secret and cold. Somewhere out there, an ego was coiled, waiting. Winner of a Golden Dagger award, Paula Gosling’s Monkey Puzzle introduces us to Detective Lieutenant Jack Stryker. An obsessive cop, an oddball, and (occasionally) a genius. When Grantham University’s most unpopular professor is viciously murdered there are a myriad of potential suspects, and one of whom happens to be connected to Stryker’s past . . . The murderous attacks continue. The city and the campus panic. Stryker is trapped in a maze of conflicting motives, emotions and clues. And at the center of the maze awaits – a monster.
"Early encounters with malign adult power mark Gillian Davies as a brand marks flesh. In Sonia Tilson's beautifully designed novel, we see how in all her relationships—family, friends, work, love—Gillian is both vital and damaged, eager yet constrained. Tilson's engaging story features a host of memorable minor characters on both sides of the Atlantic, and it culminates in a most satisfying confront-the-abuser scene. A fine first novel."—Cynthia Flood Gillian Davies was six years old when she was sent to a remote Welsh village to escape the Blitz. She was told she was lucky: all the other evacuees were billeted in humble cottages while she was to live in Maenordy, the isolated manor house up on the hill. Yet it was here, in this place of supposed comfort and safety, that she suffered sexual abuse, the shame of which would alienate her from her mother and haunt her for the rest of her life. Decades later, Gillian is living in Canada and with a son and a granddaughter of her own when she receives word that her mother is dying. Though she hasn’t returned to Wales since she left it as a young woman, she now rushes back impulsively, determined to reveal at long last to her mother what befell her as a child. But can she? Alternating between past and present, World War II Wales and Canada, The Monkey Puzzle Tree is the passionate and disturbing account of Gillian’s struggle to accept her childhood trauma, forgive her mother, and confront her abuser—who seems, she discovers, to be as dangerous as ever. "The Monkey Puzzle Tree is an emotional thriller. It is disturbing, intelligent and compulsively readable."—Mary Borsky
During the 50s and 60s the CIA directed a serious of programs in mind control, in which they used ordinary citizens as guinea pigs. None went as far as the Allan Memorial Institute set up in Montreal by the eminent psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Cameron, with the connivance of the Canadian government. In the name of research into brainwashing, he cruelly misused people who had minor--ostensibly temporary--psychiatric complaints, such as post-partum depression, as was the case with the author's own mother. Nickson has employed the devices and textures of fiction to reveal the heart of this terrifying story. She tells it from the perspective of a family enmeshed in a web of treachery. She takes us from a Washington courtroom back to bitter-sweet scenes of an idyllic Canadian childhood which held frightening secrets. She shows us a girl, adoring and protective of her beautiful society mother whose behaviour increasingly puzzled and alienated her. Layer by layer, the truth is unwrapped as warily as if it were a time bomb--a time bomb the CIA anticipates with a barrage of lawyers and dirty tricks.
Twelve-year-old Nancy Cameron leaves the Canadian backwoods to attend an English boarding school in the 1960s, where her storytelling abilities win her friends and acceptance, but dark secrets, jealousies, and the monstrous Matron Blessed threaten to spoil her stay.
Die Zwillingsschwester aus dem Spiegel ist eine Prinzessin: Ellen hat eine Doppelgängerin, die eines Tages mit eben denselben Windpocken-Pickeln aus dem Spiegel steigt. Spiegelschön heisst sie und ist offenbar eine Prinzessin. Und sie tut auch so. Sie hat ihre ganz speziellen Vorstellungen und Wünsche und kümmert sich wenig um Regeln und Regelmässigkeiten unseres normalen Lebens. Im Theater von Schneewittchen übernimmt Spiegelschön ziemlich eigenwillig eine Rolle und bringt damit die Vorstellung durcheinander. Und auch in der Schule passt sie sich den Vorgaben der Lehrerin nur knapp an. Na ja, sie ist eben eine Prinzessin, die alles darf und alles kann. Aber zum Schluss des Buches verschwindet sie leider so unerwartet, wie sie anfangs erschienen war. Ab 9 Jahren, gut, Ruedi W. Schweizer.