In the summer of 1945, Arie (pronounced like Marie, minus the M) was eight years old. When she recovered from the chicken pox and began her summer, she could not have known what she would encounter. Uncovered family secrets, hobos, injury, death, family support and love, good friends, some work and lots of play filled the vacation from school to overflowing. She's a good kid, but she's certainly not perfect, nor does she want to be. Her parents wouldn't change her either. Her life is one of interest, intrigue, and opportunities to learn about life and its offerings. You're gonna like this book!
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Inside, Outside, Donkeys’ Tails Were you the local Elastics champion growing up? Did you spend every waking moment obsessively playing Kerbs with your best mates? Have you never had more fun than racing to Tip the Can? Then this is the book for you. Packed with classics like Marbles, Conkers, Bulldog, and Hopscotch, party games like Blind Man's Buff and Snap Apple, and rainy day fun with Battleship, Murder in the Dark, and paper Fortune-Tellers. ‘What you need’, how to play, handy tips, ‘risk’ ratings and stories of great craic will whisk you back to those carefree days of childhood and, if your creaky old bones are up to it, inspire you to get out with the kids and revel in those games all over again. Coming, coming, ready or not, keep your place or you’ll be ... caught!
Red Rover is both the name of a children's game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game. The “red rover” is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate. In her most innovative work to date, award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces—falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering—revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles. Ranging among traditional, open, and newly-invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, Red Rover begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world.
THE STORY: The setting is a comfortable middle-class living room, probably suburban, and the time is early morning. Three couples, after a pleasant party, are preparing to leave for their homes, but the host suggests that, because of the hour, they
He makes terrible coffee, but he sure is good in a car chase! Emily Abbott is working hard as a coffee barista in downtown Phoenix, keeping one eye on her tiny college fund and the other on the mysterious new guy with his profound lack of coffee-making skills. Just when she thinks they might be getting the hang of working together, she's abruptly thrust into his world of espionage and danger. Brent Peterson, aka Agent Nighthawk, needs her help protecting a defecting enemy spy and keeping the information he carries out of the wrong hands. But she's just a barista--what can she do? Much more than she thinks. The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott is a series of clean spy-comedies set in Phoenix, Arizona. 1. Red Rover, Red Rover 2. Plan to Fail 3. Bad Things, Small Packages 4. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Spy 5. A-Spying We Will Go 6. Once Upon a Dime 7. Five Star Spy - coming March 2020
This is the first book in a fictional three part series titled "Father of the Fatherless". Red Rover is fictional but based on the true story of my own family's experience. According to a Pew Research Center study, one in 10 children in the U.S. now live with a grandparent. In an effort to keep children of troubled families from entering the foster care system, grandparents are urged to "step up to the plate" and become parents a second time around. (Sept 9 2010, Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends Report) The commonality of the problem is such that the state of Nebraska was the last state to pass the law referred to as the Safe Haven law in July 2008. This law allows parents to leave their unwanted children at hospitals or police stations. Many mothers are appalled at their own like thoughts and can relate to and have compassion for my characters as the dilemma is not just news hype, it is real. The parents are desperate as they stand at that precipice considering murder of their own children, which so often happens, or the stigma of "bad parent". I pray this story will reach someone who needs it. Buy your copy, and after reading it donate it to someone who might be at the precipice. Or buy two and donate one to a crisis center or shelter for underpriviledged people; someone who might not be able to afford toothpaste and soap, much less a book to read. The hope of joy despite circumstances is found in Jesus. This book will convey that truth to those who don't know hope.
Before this story begins some of us may have heard of the Red Rover game that has been played long ago at many school yards. With many games there is a time when someone says “Hey why don’t we play it this way?” When the game is played in a different way it becomes more exciting and you’ll want to play it again. Let’s move on ahead with the rules of the Red Rover game in this story and a brief history behind it. The game Red Rover began around the 19th century in school yards that consisted of two teams that would line up opposite of each other, no more than thirty feet apart. The first team agrees to call one player from the opposite team, and chants “Red Rover, Red Rover, send (players name) on over!” The person called runs to the other line and attempts to break the chain (formed by the linking of hands).” Since you have an insight as to how the game is played this is where the story begins. Ravendale High School was having a Halloween contest on Friday the 13th in 1963 and Johnny Deadman had a hearse that he liked to give his friends a ride in especially on Halloween night. Johnny was also a prankster and would drive his hearse around town on Halloween night when the trick-or-treaters were going door to door asking for candy. Johnny would pull his hearse alongside the trick-or-treaters and tell them he would give them a ride in his hearse if they would give him some candy but Johnny wanted it all. So, the unsuspecting trick-or-treater would get inside the hearse not knowing that Johnny was going to steal all of their candy and drive off leaving them crying in the cold windy night. Johnny’s prankster days were about to end soon when he picked up his four friends to give them a ride to Ravendale High’s Halloween costume contest. As the four friends got into Johnny’s hearse all in costume they were unaware of the danger that lies ahead. As the hearse was on its way to the high school Johnny decided to take a short cut across an old wooden bridge, but as the hearse approached the bridge, the wind was so strong it blew off the sign that read “Bridge is unsafe for vehicles to cross.”
DEATH IS THE PRIZE IN A TWISTED GAME An ex-football player is brutally murdered. A National ballet dancer inexplicably commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author. Toronto PI Samantha McNamara doesn't want to believe her friend manipulated the dancer into committing suicide or that he was capable of the vicious murder. But Roger was sleeping with the victim's wife—a patient—and her husband intended to go public with a complaint that would destroy the doctor's life. When Sam's fiancé, ex-OPP Inspector Reece Hash, receives a shocking suicide letter from the ballerina, Roger’s unethical conduct unravels. But the psychiatrist could be a pawn in a sick game. As the pieces fall into place, a ruthless killer plunges Sam and Reece into a terrifying nightmare. Their only chance of survival is to outwit a cunning psychopath whose greatest pleasure is the game. The rules are simple: trust no one and stay alive.