By the time she?s two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she?s building elaborate fl ying machines from scratch?mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she?s capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen?something involving her bestever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself! A classic underdog story full of humor and sweetness and retro pizzazz, Violet the Pilot is both endearing and adorable. It?ll fl y right into your heart.
Violet the Pilot in Canada is an Educational Children's Book. Violet loves Airplanes, Adventures and Different Countries. She always has her three devoted friends Ladybug, Beaver and Butterfly with her.
Ein Mädchen lernt zu leben - von einem Jungen, der sterben will Ist heute ein guter Tag zum Sterben?, fragt sich Finch, sechs Stockwerke über dem Abgrund auf einem Glockenturm, als er plötzlich bemerkt, dass er nicht allein ist. Neben ihm steht Violet, die offenbar über dasselbe nachdenkt wie er. Von da an beginnt für die beiden eine Reise, auf der sie wunderschöne wie traurige Dinge erleben und großartige sowie kleine Augenblicke – das Leben eben. So passiert es auch, dass Finch bei Violet er selbst sein kann – ein verwegener, witziger und lebenslustiger Typ, nicht der Freak, für den alle ihn halten. Und es ist Finch, der Violet dazu bringt, jeden einzelnen Moment zu genießen. Aber während Violet anfängt, das Leben wieder für sich zu entdecken, beginnt Finchs Welt allmählich zu schwinden...
Is it possible to leave a piece of you wherever you go? Violet Mackerel thinks so in this fourth illustrated chapter book of a charming series. Violet Mackerel believes that wherever you leave something small, a tiny part of you gets to stay too—like how the little piece of green sea glass under the mattress at the beach house means that a little piece of Violet gets to stay on summer holiday. Violet’s theory is put to the test when Mama and Vincent announce some very special news: They are going to get married. And they are all going to move. Violet is excited for the wedding, but Dylan is angry about the move. Normally, it is nice to be inside with your family when there is a big noisy storm outside and there is pumpkin soup for dinner and something on TV about penguins. But it is hard to enjoy it when your brother is outside in the garden in a leaky tent. When Dylan won’t budge, the wedding preparations feel a bit sad. But just in time, Violet thinks of the perfect way to help Dylan feel better about moving. And her Theory of Leaving Small Things Behind is going to come in handy!
Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods’ moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds. Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She’s tired of people asking if she’s adopted. Now that Violet’s eleven, she decides it’s time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad’s side of the family, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together. Readers will cheer for Violet, sharing her joy as she discovers her roots.
»Ellroy ist der wichtigste zeitgenössische Krimiautor.« Der Spiegel Los Angeles 1951: Am Weihnachtsabend überfallen Unbekannte das Nachtcafé »The Nite Owl« und ermorden wie im Rausch die Gäste. Ed Exley, Jack Vincennes und Bud White vom LAPD sollen den Fall gemeinsam klären. Doch jeder von ihnen hat eine eigene Rechnung zu begleichen. Band 3 des berühmten L.A.-Quartetts. Lesen Sie auch Die Rothaarige. Die Suche nach dem Mörder meiner Mutter - James Ellroys wichtigsten autobiographischen Text; ein Klassiker der Kriminalliteratur.
›GONE GIRL – DAS PERFEKTE OPFER‹ – Der Megaseller aus den USA – Nun auch im Taschenbuch! „Was denkst du gerade, Amy?” Diese Frage habe ich ihr oft während unserer Ehe gestellt. Ich glaube, das fragt man sich immer wieder: Was denkst du? Wer bist du? Wie gut kennt man eigentlich den Menschen, den man liebt? Genau diese Fragen stellt sich Nick Dunne am Morgen seines fünften Hochzeitstages, dem Morgen, an dem seine Frau Amy spurlos verschwindet. Die Polizei verdächtigt sogleich Nick. Amys Freunde berichten, dass sie Angst vor ihm hatte. Er schwört, dass das nicht wahr ist. Dann erhält er sonderbare Anrufe. Was geschah mit Nicks wunderbarer Frau Amy? Selten wurde so raffiniert, abgründig und brillant manipuliert wie in diesem Psychogramm einer Ehe - ein teuflisch gutes Lesevergnügen.
Violet Lasting kehrt ins Juwel zurück – die Entscheidung. Der dritte Teil des dystopischen Fantasy-Bestsellers ›Das Juwel‹ von Amy Ewing. Violet und der Geheimbund Der Schwarze Schlüssel bereiten einen Angriff auf den Adel vor, und Violet soll eine zentrale Rolle dabei spielen. Sie muss die jungen Frauen anführen, die die Auktion manipulieren und die Mauern der Einzigen Stadt zum Einstürzen bringen sollen. Doch Violet ist hin- und hergerissen. Ihre Schwester Hazel ist im Palast der Herzogin vom See gefangen. Um ihre Schwester zu retten, muss sie ihre Freunde und die gute Sache im Stich lassen und in das Juwel zurückkehren.
An Illustrated Guide to World Military Aircraft, 1914-2000
Author: John C. Fredriksen
Covering the aircraft of 21 nations, this book offers illustrated portraits of 330 of the best-known and most significant military aircraft in history, from the canvas-covered biplanes of World War I to the technological marvels of today, and includes technical data and aviation lore.
Spectral eyes watched from the timelessness of the vast tank chamber. Imprisoned in their liquid-filled tombs, the souls of the ancient Omoro kept vigil on the wondrous spectacle of their creation. They whispered like the gentlest of breezes, their thoughts commingling. Below, in a mist-enshrouded chrysalis, their progeny slumbered, a precious creation of flesh and blood, a vital link to the past and the future. The time of awakening was drawing near. A surge of anticipation and excitement rippled through the tanks as the blue mist gradually began to clear within the chrysalis. A shape emerged, a shape that brought joy to the phantom audience. In the tank of one whose essence inhabited a lower level, long-forgotten emotions sprang from the shadow of time. As he observed the awakening, memories of his world, his people and the love he held for his children filled his spirit with elation. His jubilant voice joined the welcoming chant of his kindred. Sparks of energy flickered in the tanks like legions of phantasmic butterflies. The millennia of waiting, the grinding tribulations of the past, were quickly forgotten as a vision of hope and the shining promise of resurrection stirred before him.
All of My Violet eGoddesses Are My Wives is a book about philosophy, which the author believes is the key to educating the masses of the world. Keith N. Ferreira is a self-taught Trinidad & Tobago born American philosopher. He is a disabled American military veteran, who lives in Delaware, USA. The book, All of My Violet eGoddesses Are My Wives, is written in the style of the literary collage aphorism, which is a style of aphorism that is repetitive. See http://philophysics.com.
Stick is a frog who likes to do things on his own—with no help from Mom. But one day he gets carried away . . . literally. His tongue accidentally sticks to a dragonfly, and off he's pulled across the swamp and into the big city of New Orleans, causing havoc along the way. When he finds himself stranded at the seashore, will he finally be ready to ask for help?
Imagine if you will, living through World War II in England. The times were traumatic and terrifying. Now imagine that you are seeing the war Through the Eyes of a Child. Author Violet Apted describes what her life was like as a young girl in Ashford Kent in the years 1939 to 1945. Experience her perception of the events, as well as the restrictions placed on her and the effects this had on her life. British children during the war years experienced a vastly different childhood from today. They witnessed the deaths of family and friends, and faced the reality that their own lives were in constant danger. Yet the naivety and boundless innocence of a child weaves its way throughout this heartwarming story. Violet and her childhood friends were never sure if there would be a tomorrow. You will feel this young girl's fears and share her hopes, as she remembers the horrors and dangers that no child should ever have to know. Perhaps if we take Violet's story to heart we can learn from history's mistakes, and no longer will we know War, Through the Eyes of a Child. Violet Apted's mother used to say she was born with a pen in her hand. Now retired, the author lives in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. War, Through the Eyes of a Child is her fourth book. "This is the book I always planned to write." The fifth is underway.
STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS The da Vinci 's latest mission involves bringing precious cargo to the Mu Arae system -- an entire world that, through a miraculous feat of engineering, is being stored in a small, pyramid-shaped box. Unfortunately, a hostile species wants the pyramid -- and its amazing technology -- for itself, and won't hesitate to go through the da Vinci to get it. To make matters worse, the caretaker of the world is in critical condition in sickbay. The S.C.E. must figure out the secret of the planet-in-a-box before it's destroyedŠ SMALL WORLD
David Monroe is the would-be beneficiary of his father's multimillion-dollar enterprise. Avaricious and sadistic, Mr. Monroe creates an evil plot to secure his inheritance by using another human being to sow his seed and bear the children his barren wife cannot.Bodies begin to disappear one after another. Helen Avery, seemingly a victim of these mysterious disappearances, manages to escape the gruesome nightmare and survives. Rescued from the outback of Australia, Helen begins her own investigation of the past, uncovering more and more evidence that ultimately points to David Monroe.Set in 1980?s Australia, The Planting is a chilling novel of depravity and greed, rich with dynamic characters and twisted plots.The author’s other books are Tommy and Jacqui Laughing With Kookaburras, Jasmin and The Nature Fairies, and War Through the Eyes of a Child.