Little Beast

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Author: Julie Demers

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770565531

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It’s 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can’t bear to look at his own daughter. You see, this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard. And so her mother has shut the curtains and locked the girl inside to keep her safe from the townspeople, the Boots, who think there’s something wrong with a bearded little girl. And when they come for her, she escapes into the wintry night...

My Little Beast

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Author: Ruby Byrd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680520071

Category:

Page: 20

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"Oh, dear! You are being a little beast! But I love you anyway." Baby is being so naughty today. Baby has drawn on the walls, and oatmeal is flying! But Mama always loves her baby, no matter what.

Little Beasts

A Novel

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Author: Matthew McGevna

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 161775370X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Tragedy upends a Long Island town in a crime novel that “captures the familiar rhythms of summertime, following young people on the edge of violence” (Kirkus Reviews). Turnbull is a working-class town full of weary people who struggle to make ends meet. Evictions, alcoholism, and random violence are commonplace. In the heat of July 1983, when eight-year-olds James, Dallas, and Felix leave their homes to play in the woods, they have to navigate between the potentially violent world of angry adults and even angrier teens. Little do they know that within a few short hours, one of them will lie dead, after a bit of playful bullying from older teens escalates to tragedy. Loosely based on a real crime that took place on Long Island in 1979, Little Beasts is a panorama of a poor, mostly white neighborhood surrounded by the affluent communities of the East End. After the murder, the novel’s main characters must come to grips with the aftermath, face the decisions they’ve made, and reestablish their faith in the possibility of a better world. “The reader knows one of the three will be a victim, but not which one, and we read with our hearts in our throats as we grow closer to each boy. . . . In the aftermath of that day, McGevna shows us how the brutality and tragedy of that event affect the families. . . . There will be justice, of some sort, and even redemption. But, as in real life, there is no happy ending.” —Reviewing the Evidence “A gripping exploration of teenage alienation and temporary depravity.” —East Hampton Star “All it takes is one or two characters to carry you through to the heartbreaking end—a finale that offers enough hope and redemption to equal the book’s climatic horror.” —Chattanoogan “A brave, beautiful book.” —Richard Bausch, author of Before, During, After

Little Beast

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Author: Julie Demers

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770565531

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6483

It’s 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can’t bear to look at his own daughter. You see, this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard. And so her mother has shut the curtains and locked the girl inside to keep her safe from the townspeople, the Boots, who think there’s something wrong with a bearded little girl. And when they come for her, she escapes into the wintry night...

75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet

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Author: Lesley Stanfield

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031265605X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3944

Shares dozens of step-by-step patterns for tiny insects and birds that can be hand-crafted as gifts, clothing, accessories, and gift-wrap embellishments.

I Am the Beast (Disney Beauty and the Beast)

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Author: Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Publisher: Golden/Disney

ISBN: 0736439080

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9134

A new Little Golden Book all about the Beast from Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Don't judge a Beast by his gruff exterior! This new Little Golden Book is all about the furry star of the beloved Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip are all featured in this beautifully-illustrated Little Golden Book. With a unique art style, this book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus Beauty and the Beast fans—and collectors—of all ages!

Little Beast 7x7 Soft Cover - Standard Paper

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Author: Sydney Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781366851543

Category:

Page: N.A

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This is a story about a mysterious creature named Little Beast whose identity is kept a secret until the end of the book. The book takes readers page by page, exposing Little Beast's traits and qualities picture by picture until the very end when his final identity of a dragon is revealed. Little beast is different, and Is rejected by all his friends. The message of the story is about acceptance of others and the acceptance of one's self and that even though Little Beast is different, He knows that loving himself and accepting others is the most important thing of all.

Grizzly Tales 1: Nasty Little Beasts

Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam!

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Author: Jamie Rix

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 1842557378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. In this book, unspeakable things happen to pets - but the real nasty little beasts are the children themselves, all of them get their comeuppance in the end, consigned to the Hothell Darkness ... We are completely reinventing the Grizzly Tales format for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!

Feeding the Beast

How Wedtech Became the Most Corrupt Little Company in America

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Author: Marilyn W. Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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Examines the bribery, fradulent stock deals, and racketeering that marked the Wedtech scandal and the role of the Reagan administration and other politicians in it

Crush

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Author: Richard Siken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300107210

Category: Poetry

Page: 62

View: 5516

A collection of poems driven by obsession reveals a poetry that is at once confessional, graceful, and savage.

I Am Belle (Disney Beauty and the Beast)

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Author: Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Publisher: Golden/Disney

ISBN: 0736439064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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A new Little Golden Book all about Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast! This new Little Golden Book celebrates everything that is special and unique about Disney Princess Belle, the star of the beloved Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. The Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Belle's father, Maurice, her horse, Phillipe, and even the village brute, Gaston are all featured in this beautifully-illustrated Little Golden Book. With a unique art style, this book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus Beauty and the Beast fans—and collectors—of all ages!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

ISBN: 9781408880715

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 98

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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents .'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchantment

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Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368002226

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Read along with Disney! When a selfish prince is cursed to live as a hideous beast, he begins to lose hope for himself and his enchanted staff. That is, until Belle, a smart, brave young woman with a caring heart, enters their lives. Follow along with word-for-word narration as a different sort of enchantment sparks, and beauty is found within.

Memoirs of a Polar Bear

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Author: Yoko Tawada

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225798

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”—Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son—the last of their line—is Knut, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and “the intimacy of being alone with my pen.”

The Beast's Heart

The breathtakingly magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time

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Author: Leife Shallcross

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473668727

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A sumptuous, bewitching new take on a tale as old as time - read the Beast's side of the story at long last. 'Utterly Enchanting!' - Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens and The Wild Girl 'What a delight! This is a beautifully crafted, deeply romantic reworking of the fairy tale' - Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim series ********* I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both. I am the Beast. I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me? My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human. And now I might lose her forever. Lose yourself in this gorgeously rich and magical retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that finally lays bare the Beast's heart.

The Lillian Lectures

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Author: Wendy Agnew

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552450154

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.

A Wrinkle in Time

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Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

The Poisonwood Bible

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Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571246214

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.