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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

Author : John Boyne
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There's nothing unusual or different about the Brocket family - and they're keen to keep it that way. But when Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents’ horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats. Soon, the Brockets decide enough is enough. The neighbours are starting to talk. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go . . . Betrayed and frightened, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon – and so begins a magical journey around the world, with a cast of extraordinary new friends.

The Terrible Thing that Happened at Our House

Author : Marge Blaine
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A youngster relates the terrible problems that occurred after her mother went to work and how the family solved them.


Author : William Faulkner
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“Full of the kind of swift and lusty writing that comes from a healthy, fresh pen.”—Lillian Hellman, New York Herald Tribune A fascinating glimpse of the author as a young artist, Faulkner’s sophomore novel, Mosquitoes (1927), introduces us to a colorful band of passengers on a boating excursion from New Orleans. This engaging, high-spirited tale—which Faulkner wrote “for the sake of writing because it was fun”—provides a delightful accompaniment to his canonical works.

Trauma Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents

Author : Judith A. Cohen
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"The concept for this book grew out of the dramatic growth in the utilization of TF-CBT with children of all ages, from diverse cultures and settings. The chapters highlight the individual tailoring of TF-CBT to optimally serve children's and adolescents' specialized needs. A unifying theme throughout this book is the importance of building and maintaining a positive, trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship. In sum, the chapters and the many case examples bring to life the unique aspects of utilizing TF-CBT with children at different developmental stages, from different cultural backgrounds and in diverse settings in the United States and around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Prince Edward

Author : Dennis McFarland
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The profound coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in rural Virginia, and the historic summer that would change his life forever During the summer of 1959, Virginia’s Prince Edward County is entirely consumed by passionate resistance against, and in other corners, support for, the desegregation of schools as mandated by Brown v. Board of Education. Benjamin Rome, the ten-year-old son of a chicken farmer in one of the county’s small townships, struggles to comprehend the furor that surrounds him, even as he understands the immorality of racial prejudice. Within his own family, opinions are sharply divided, and it is against this charged backdrop that Ben spends the summer working with his friend Burghardt, a black farmhand, under the predatory gaze of Ben’s grandfather. While the elders of Prince Edward focus on closing the schools, life ambles on, and Ben grows closer to his pregnant sister, Lainie, and his troubled older brother, Al, while also coming to recognize the painful and inherent limitations of his friendship with Burghardt. Evocative and written with lush historical detail, Prince Edward is a refreshing bildungsroman by bestselling author Dennis McFarland, and a striking portrait of the social upheaval in the American South on the eve of the civil rights movement.

Journey Into Darkness

Author : Michael Chiappetta
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A novel based on the life of Kane, one of the most enigmatic characters in WWE history, describes the shocking past of the reclusive superstar, including his troubled youth, including the tragedy that claimed his mother's life and the accident that killed one of his few friends, as well his relationship with his half-brother, Undertaker. Original.

The Terrible Thing That Happened at Our House

Author : Marge Blaine
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A youngster relates the terrible problems that occurred after her mother went to work and how the family solved them.

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Author : Charles E. Schaefer
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Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.

Blood on the Dining Room Floor

Author : Gertrude Stein
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Shortly after the publication of her bestseller, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein found herself stymied by writer's block. A series of local crimes inspired this attempt to revive her artistry, a droll detective novel in which the central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.

Imperfect Spiral

Author : Dena Michelli
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Danielle Snyder's summer of babysitting turns into one of overwhelming guilt and sadness when Humphrey, her five-year-old charge is killed suddenly. Danielle gets caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn the sweet little boy she grew to love, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her, until a new and unexpected friendship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, helps her find a way to preserve Humphrey's memory, stand up for what she believes in, and find her own path to forgiveness. Readers will be swept away by this heart-wrenching, but uplifting story.

Gravity Is the Thing

Author : Jaclyn Moriarty
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'Clever and magical' - Women's Weekly 'Author Jaclyn is the sister of Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) and has the same talent for great plots. This unusual novel tugs at the heartstrings.' - Good Housekeeping Twenty years ago, Abigail Sorenson's brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday, never to be seen again. That same year, she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail from a mysterious guidebook, whose anonymous authors promised to make her life soar to heights beyond her wildest dreams. These missives have remained a constant in Abi's life - a befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her family's grief over her brother's disappearance, a move across continents, the devastating dissolution of her marriage, and the new beginning as a single mother and café owner in Sydney. Now, two decades after receiving those first pages, Abi is invited to learn 'the truth' about the book. It's an opportunity too intriguing to refuse - she believes its absurdity and her brother's disappearance must be connected. What follows is an entirely unexpected journey of discovery that will change Abi's life - and enchant readers. Gravity Is the Thing is a smart, unusual, wickedly funny novel - heart-warming and life-affirming.

The World Beyond the Pale

Author : Louise Cabral
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Esther Rabachs story begins in a Jewish shtetl (a small village) within the Pale of Settlement, an isolated area designated by Catherine the Great during her anti-Semitic rule of Russia. Esther, young and nave with a head full of romantic dreams, embarks on a journey to America to marry the man she loves. Arriving in New York City in 1910, she discovers a world of ferment, chaos, and inequality known as the Sweatshop Era, where immigrants are exploited and abused. Experiencing these injustices first hand, Esther becomes a dedicated activist in the fight for an equitable America. Louise Cabral, in her skillful writing, has accomplished a portrait of a womans transformation from innocence to true heroism. The World Beyond the Pale will take the reader on a voyage between the devastation of the Old World and the hope for the New World. Louise Cabral writes with the impassioned insight of a wise, true eldera quality age alone cant guarantee. She writes with a courageous heartwilling to be broken open for the sake of being filled. My heart and mind have been enriched by virtue of her literary gifts. Wayne Allen LeVine, author of Insights of an Ordinary Man The World Beyond the Pale is an inspiring and uplifting story with a powerful female protagonist. I love Esther. All of the characters come to life through a realism that nothing is certain, all things change, and overcoming the obstacles is the triumph. Aurora Terrenus, author of The Shroud of Sophia The World Beyond the Pale captures your heart while it effortlessly feeds you historical bite after juicy historical bite. Through her compassionate words, Louise Cabral pays homage to the Jewish culture and brings life to a story that gives a voice to many who were silenced too soon. Valerie Kruley, editor

Children s Encounters with Death Bereavement and Coping

Author : David Balk, PhD
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"Childrenís Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping is a very well researched document and well written by an impressive cadre of scholars....The book is a must read for marriage and family therapists, clergy, and pediatric care givers whose work intersects the lives of children and the social and environmental systems in which they live."--NCFR's Certified Family Life Educators Newsletter "[F]or the resource that offers one of the best bibliographies and guides to resources, for the book that contains theory, definitions, treatment modalities, helps, warnings, integration of people and programs, culural diversity...when it comes to all of this, we turn to Charles A. Corr and David E. Balk, editors of Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping. It is a book you must have on your shelf, but don't let it sit there for too long without making good use of it."--Illness, Crisis and Loss "Current, filled with sound theory, wise clinical acumen, sound research, terrific resources, and a multicultural perspective, this book will be a necessary resource for clinicians and educators...."--Kenneth J. Doka, PhD Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America "Corr and Balkís book will help adults find many ways to lead bereaved children to a hopeful belief in their future, despite their considerable losses. This book is a real contribution to the growing literature in this field." --Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University Children struggling with death-related issues require care and competent assistance from the adults around them. This book serves as a guide for care providers, including counselors, social workers, nurses, educators, clergy, and parents who seek to understand and help children as they attempt to cope with loss. This book comprehensively discusses death and grieving within the context of the physical, emotional, social, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive changes that children experience while coping with death. The chapters also explore new critical, imaginative conceptual models and interventions, including expressive arts therapy, resilience-based approaches, new psychotherapeutic approaches, and more. Key features: Presents guidelines for assisting children coping with the loss of parents, siblings, friends, or pets Discusses ethical issues in counseling bereaved and seriously ill children Provides guidelines for helping children manage their emerging awareness and understanding of death Emphasizes research-based, culturally sensitive, and global implications as well as current insights in thanatology

Fantastic Mr Dahl

Author : Michael Rosen
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Life story of Roald Dahl, World's No.1 storyteller, creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and many more, brought to life by Michael Rosen - author, poet and former Children's Laureate. Written especially for children, with fun pages and illustrations by Quentin Blake. So, how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen comes up the answers to these key questions in his lively biography of the world's No.1 storyteller, written specially for children. Full of stories and funny anecdotes from Roald Dahl's school days and family life, Michael Rosen's fascinating observations creates a vivid picture of one of the most famous writers of all time.

Best of Shadow Tales Early and Reprinted Works

Author : John Grover
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The author's ultimate collection. Experience some of John Grover's best horror and dark fantasy fiction. This book collects twenty previously published short stories that have appeared in magazines such as Flesh and Blood magazine, horror anthologies such as Epitaphs, the New England Horror Writers anthology, and his published collections like A Beckoning of Shadows published by Naked Snake Press. Take a shadowy journey through Grover's writing career, a journey that began in the eighties and is still going today with such tales as The Men's Room, Melissa's Wagon, Windblown Shutter, The Mute People and The Heirloom. Contains a preface by the author and introduction by K. H. Koehler

A Grief Like No Other

Author : Kathleen O'Hara
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A Grief Like No Other is the book no one wants to ever have to buy; sadly, many people continue to need it. From 9/11 to Cindy Sheehan's son – from mass tragedies like the recent London bombings to Law and Order type crimes that make the news only to be replaced by another name. As such, more people are left with the aftermath of dealing with the violent death of a loved one. It brings its own special brand of grieving since victim's families can spend years dealing with legal ramifications, guilt, and a myriad of other circumstances that don't accompany "normal" deaths. Kathleen O'Hara knows both sides of this coin. As a therapist, she has counseled hundreds of people dealing with grief. As a mother, she saw her worst fears realized when her college-aged son was brutally murdered in 1999. In the aftermath of Aaron's murder, O'Hara developed the seven stage journey that is at the heart of A Grief Like No Other. Although this is a book for those left behind in the aftermath of violence, it offers concrete and practical steps and stages, allowing family and friends safe passage through this incredibly harrowing journey.

Diary of a Court Reporter

Author : George B. Blake
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Everything in this book actually happened - in the courtrooms across the country and in the judge’s chambers associated with these courts. Whether or not the incidents described in each trial were true was up to a jury to decide. Even though the private discussions between judges and attorneys are kept from the juries, they aren't kept from the reader in this book. You will be joining them in the judges' chambers and eavesdropping on them in their asides during the trials to help you form what might possibly be a different reaction than the jury's.

The Phantom of the Opera

Author : Gaston Leroux
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First published in the year 1909, celebrated French writer Gaston Leroux's fictional work 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a gothic novel. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil's skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber's 1841 production of Der Freischütz.

The Rise of Deathwatch

Author : Horace Walpole
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If the winter is coming then can a cup of hot coffee and a good spine-chilling book be far behind!? Get transported to the dark, ominous, and gothic atmosphere of the forgotten times, and relive the horror, the romance, and the unbridled passions that flow right from the pages to the reader's heart. Our meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Castle of Otranto Vathek The Castle of Wolfenbach Caleb Williams The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian The Monk Wieland Northanger Abbey Frankenstein The Orphan of the Rhine Nightmare Abbey The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Black Cat The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Vampyre The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Melmoth the Wanderer The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner The Hunchback of Notre-Dame The Phantom Ship St, John's Eve Viy The Mysterious Portrait Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark The Lifted Veil The Woman in White Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The Mystery of Edwin Drood Carmilla Uncle Silas The Hound of the Baskervilles The Picture of Dorian Gray The Horla The Forsaken Inn The Yellow Wallpaper The Great God Pan Lilith The Lost Stradivarius The Island of Doctor Moreau The Beetle The Turn of the Screw Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars (Original 1903 Edition) The Monkey's Paw The Necromancers The Phantom of the Opera Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot The House on the Borderland The Boats of the Glen Carrig Wolverden Tower

The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux

Author : Gaston Leroux
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"The Phantom of the Opera" is a novel by French author Gaston Leroux. It was published in 1911 and has since been adapted into many other forms. The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.It was the evening on which MM. Debienne and Poligny, the managers of the Opera, were giving a last gala performance to mark their retirement. Suddenly the dressing-room of La Sorelli, one of the principal dancers, was invaded by half-a-dozen young ladies of the ballet, who had come up from the stage after "dancing" Polyeucte. They rushed in amid great confusion, some giving vent to forced and unnatural laughter, others to cries of terror. Sorelli, who wished to be alone for a moment to "run through" the speech which she was to make to the resigning managers, looked around angrily at the mad and tumultuous crowd. It was little Jammesthe girl with the tip-tilted nose, the forget-me-not eyes, the rose-red cheeks and the lily-white neck and shoulderswho gave the explanation in a trembling voice: "It's the ghost!" And she locked the door.