'Wheeeeeeeee!' squeaked Olga. 'Ombomstiggywoggles and Wheeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!' What can it mean? Olga isn't telling, but Noel, Fangio, and Graham are very impressed. So are Fircone and Raisin the newcomers to the Sawdust family home who arrive just in time to hear Olga's first attempts at poetry.
Now you have three times the fun and three times the adventures in this bumper edition of three hilarious Olga da Polga books in one volume. This book contains : The Tales of Olga da Polga, Olga Meets Her Match, and Olga Carries On.Each story has short chapters, each with their own plot, to build reading confidence
The first in a series of books about the much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga.Olga has a wild imagination, and from the minute she arrives at her new home, she begins entertaining all the other animals in the garden with her outrageous tales and stories - but she still has time to get up to all kinds of mischief and have lots of wonderful adventures too.* First in a series of books about Olga da Polga, being reissued to coincide with the publication of a brand new Olga da Polga book.* Best-selling author of 'Paddington Bear' books.* Illustrated throughout with enchanting black and white artwork.* Lively and humorous stories with a wonderful leading character.
A brand new book about the mischievous guinea-pig, Olga da Polga. Winter has come to the Sawdust household, and Olga's been moved into a new home, inside the house. She's very excited about this and even manages to get Mrs Sawdust to redecorate her box! Olga enjoys watching the comings and goings in the house and gets up to all kinds of mischief and embarks on many wonderful adventures. * A brand new Olga da Polga book, being published together with reissues the backlist titles. * Best-selling author of 'Paddington Bear' books. This is his first book for some years. * Illustrated throughout with enchanting black and white artwork. * Lively and humorous stories with a wonderful leading character.
Lots of exciting things are happening at the Sawdust house and Olga da Polga is right in the thick of it. First there's the strange jigsaw puzzle which looks good enough to eat, and then there's a mysterious visitor in the garden who thinks that Olga looks good enough to eat! And as if thatweren't enough, Olga and her friends hear some shocking news that turns a perfectly ordinary day into 'Black Friday'...Each story has short chapters, each with their own plot, to build reading confidence.
A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during our golden years.
The Tailor of Inverness is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Inverness. His life spanned most of the 20th century. His story is not straightforward. He was taken prisoner by the Soviets in 1939 and forced to work east of the Urals, then freed in an amnesty after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. He then joined the thousands of Poles who travelled to Tehran, then Egypt, to be integrated into the British Army, fighting in North Africa and Italy. He was then resettled in Britain in 1948, joining his brother in Glasgow. This is the story he told.
Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
Olga Sedakova stands out among contemporary Russian poets for the integrity, erudition, intellectual force, and moral courage of her writing. After years of flourishing quietly in the late Soviet underground, she has increasingly brought her considered voice into public debates to speak out for freedom of belief and for those who have been treated unjustly. This volume, the first collection of scholarly essays to treat her work in English, assesses her contributions as a poet and as a thinker, presenting far-reaching accounts of broad themes and patterns of thought across her writings as well as close readings of individual texts. Essayists from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, and the United States show how Sedakova has contributed to ongoing aesthetic and cultural debates. Like Sedakova's own work, the volume affirms the capacity of words to convey meaning and to change our understanding of life itself. The volume also includes dozens of elegant new translations of Sedakova's poems.
Author: Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy Claudia Card
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Features discussions of S/M sex, lesbian ethics, lesbian desire, bisexuality, and includes a bibliography of lesbian criticism. This work contains essays that explore the diverse positive understandings of 'lesbian philosophy', from contested sexual behaviours such as pornography and sadomasochism to the meaning of 'lesbianism'.
When Victoria Romano, an Italian-American woman, decides to move from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Amalfi, Italy with her dog Murphy and her cat Tiger, she intends to spend a placid, restful, salutary year doing absolutely nothing. Instead of dolce far niente, though, Victoria is seduced by the magic and lure of the Amalfi Drive, a land of sweet sun and mellow wine, Greek and Roman ruins, volcanic cliffs and flowering gardens, deep caves and miniature inlets, orange and olive groves, Russian dancers and cocktail parties, writers and artists, and amore.
Using real stories with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line is a powerful and logical way to teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens, regardless of whether they are science specialists or laypeople.” —from the introduction to Science Stories You Can Count On This book can make you a marvel of classroom multitasking. First, it helps you achieve a serious goal: to blend 12 areas of general biology with quantitative reasoning in ways that will make your students better at evaluating product claims and news reports. Second, its 51 case studies are a great way to get students engaged in science. Who wouldn’t be glad to skip the lecture and instead delve into investigating cases with titles like these: • “A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?” • “ELVIS Meltdown! Microbiology Concepts of Culture, Growth, and Metabolism” • “The Case of the Druid Dracula” • “As the Worm Turns: Speciation and the Maggot Fly” • “The Dead Zone: Ecology and Oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico” Long-time pioneers in the use of educational case studies, the authors have written two other popular NSTA Press books: Start With a Story (2007) and Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking (2012). Science Stories You Can Count On is easy to use with both biology majors and nonscience students. The cases are clearly written and provide detailed teaching notes and answer keys on a coordinating website. You can count on this book to help you promote scientific and data literacy in ways to prepare students to reason quantitatively and, as the authors write, “to be astute enough to demand to see the evidence.”
THE STORY: Eric Lane's poignant and hilarious play RIDE takes three teenage girls on a life-changing road trip. While Carrie and Molly would never hang out together at high school, the two form a fragile bond during their job at a local farm stand.