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The Penguin Lessons

Author : Tom Michell
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*AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO* 'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time' Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom's side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it's as the rugby team's mascot, the housekeeper's confidant, the host at Tom's parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.

Flipping Brilliant

Author : Jonathan Chester
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The more you find out about penguins, the more they seem to have in common with another oddly endearing flightless biped. Namely, us. --Flipping Brilliant Think March of the Penguins meets Life's Little Instruction Book by way of National Geographic. Award-winning nature photographer Jonathan Chester captures the essence of the Antarctic's most popular residents to illustrate the similarities between penguins' lives and our own. Patrick Regan's clever narrative offers surprising insights and humorously entertaining life lessons. The appeal of penguins is undeniable and universal. And we can learn a lot from these fat, funny birds. Lessons like: * The meek sleep alone, * It's better to be smart than cute, and * You can be too thin. (After all, the book explains, if the Olsen twins ever get locked in a walk-in cooler for days and are forced to live off their own body fat, they're goners. Penguins? They're good for months.) Flipping Brilliant includes helpful environmental information about the penguin habitat and the effects of global warming, including Web sites that show how you can help.

A Matter of Taste

Author : Nilanjana S. Roy
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A delectable collection of writing on food and its place in our lives that brings together some of the most significant Indian voices over the last century. From lavish meals, modern diets and cooking lessons that serve as a rite of passage to fake fasts and real ones, fish, feni, and fiery meals that smack of revenge, this book has something to satisfy every palate. Gandhi's guilt-ridden account of his failed flirtation with eating meat starkly complements Ruchir Joshi's toast to the senses as he describes his characters discovering a truly alternative use for some perfectly innocent shrikhand. In unique gastronomic takes on history, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Saadat Hasan Manto ensure that we will never look at chutney, a Tibetan momo or jelly in quite the same way again.

Elijah the Penguin

Author : Rosalee Wilson
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This is a delightful children's book that teaches about manners, respect for others, obeying your leader, and lessons about God and miracles. You will be able to relate to one of the penguins or will certainly recognize some of the people you know in the penguins. You will meet Salt and Pepper who will have twins, Faith and Hope. Then there is Gertie and George who have Lucy and Blackie. You will meet Paula who has Elijah, Simon and Slick. This book is full of adventure and lessons learned. Enjoy! I sure did!

Big6 Large and in Charge

Author : Danielle N. DuPuis
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This book helps teachers and teacher librarians effectively collaborate to teach students the concept of the Big6 and complete research projects in meaningful and memorable ways.

Life s Secret Lessons

Author : Suddha Murty
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Extraordinary stories about ordinary people’s lives Over the years, Sudha Murty has come across some fascinating people whose lives make for interesting stories and have astonishing lessons to reveal. Take Vishnu, who achieves every material success but never knows happiness; or Venkat, who talks so much that he has no time to listen. In other stories, a young girl goes on a train journey that changes her life forever; an impoverished village woman provides bathing water to hundreds of people in a drought-stricken area; a do-gooder ghost decides to teach a disconsolate young man Sanskrit; and in the title story, a woman in a flooded village in Odisha teaches the author a life lesson she will never forget. From the bestselling author of Wise and Otherwise and The Old Man and His God, this is another heart-warming collection of real-life stories that will delight readers of all ages.

The Penguin History of the Second World War

Author : Guy Wint
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First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and other activities 'behind the line') as to the ensuing clashes of arms. This acclaimed analysis of the causes and courses of the Second World War has stood the tests of time and criticism.

The Penguin Gandhi Reader

Author : Mahatma Gandhi
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A selection of writings from one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century whose message transcended national boundaries. The reader focuses on eight themes which were central to Ghandi's philosophy.

The Penguin Jazz Guide

Author : Brian Morton
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history of the music and with it the history of the twentieth century. He has completely revised his and Richard Cook's entries and reassessed each artist's entry for this book. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. 'It's the kind of book that you'll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later' Fortune 'Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides ... This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don't come close' Irish Times

The Penguin History of Modern China

Author : Jonathan Fenby
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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

Author : Donna Andrews
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Hold on to your hats, everybody! Donna Andrews is taking us on another ride into the wonderful world of Meg Langslow, a world filled with laughter as well as the knotty problems Meg always seems to encounter and---somehow---solve. Okay, maybe there are people in Antarctica with penguins in their basements, but in Virginia? Only Meg's dad could manage that one. A body down there---well, that's somewhat more likely. It turns out that explaining the penguins' presence is easy---Meg's dad volunteered to take care of the birds until the future of the bankrupt local zoo could be determined. But identifying the body in the basement proves a harder task---could it be, as Meg fears, that of the vanished zoo owner? In the small southern town of Caerphilly, rumors fly quickly, and all the other well-meaning citizens who have agreed to take in zoo animals are now worried that they might be stuck with their guests indefinitely. So when Meg's dad generously offers to help out anyone who can no longer care for their four-legged charges, a parade of wild creatures begins to make Meg and Michael's newly renovated house look more like Noah's ark. Meg and Michael have been planning to elope in order to avoid the elaborate wedding their mothers have begun to organize---a plan that's threatened by both the murder investigation and the carnival of animals. The only way to set things right, Meg decides, is to identify both their uninvited visitor and the killer who put him in their basement. The award-winning Donna Andrews has demonstrated her immense talent by creating and nurturing a series that continues to delight and surprise with each new book.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

Author : J M Roberts
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

The Penguin Book of Etiquette

Author : Marion von Adlerstein
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How should one reply to an invitation – or behave at a Hindu wedding, or select an appropriate anniversary gift, or write a letter of condolence, or eat tricky foods like artichokes?The Penguin Book of Etiquette is the definitive guide to modern manners in Australia. Entertaining and witty, it guides the reader through the appropriate codes of conduct for every occasion in a person's life from the cradle to the grave. From birth to baptism, engagement, marriage, entertaining, serving wine, making introductions, choosing clothes, behaving at the office, writing letters, issuing invitations, and attending funerals.The colourful traditions and religious customs of different cultures are a feature of this book, and reflect contemporary multicultural Australia. Other prevalent social dilemmas such as the use of mobile phones, illegal social drugs, voicemail and the Internet are also covered.The Penguin Book of Etiquette is a necessary reference for every home, and the perfect gift for 21st birthdays, engagements and weddings.

The Penguin U G Krishnamurti Reader

Author : Mukunda Rao
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My Teaching, If That Is The Word You Want To Use, Has No Copyright. You Are Free To Reproduce, Distribute, Interpret, Misinterpret, Distort, Garble, Do What You Like, Even Claim Authorship, Without My Consent Or The Permission Of Anybody. Thus Spoke U.G. Krishnamurti In His Uniquely Iconoclastic And Subversive Way, Distancing Himself From Gurus, Spiritual Advisers , Mystics, Sages, Enlightened Philosophers Et Al. Ug S Only Advice Was That People Should Throw Away Their Crutches And Free Themselves From The Stranglehold Of Cultural Conditioning. Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti Was Born On 9 July 1918 In Masulipatnam, A Coastal Town In Andhra Pradesh. He Died On 22 March 2007 At The Age Of Eighty-Nine In Vallecrosia, Italy, At The Villa Of A Friend. The Effect That He Had, And Will Continue To Have, On Legions Of His Admirers Is Difficult To Put Into Words. With His Flowing Silvery Hair, Deep-Set Eyes And Elongated Buddha-Like Ears, He Was An Explosive Yet Cleansing Presence And Has Been Variously Described As A Wild Flower Of The Earth , A Bird In Constant Flight , An Anti-Guru And A Cosmic Naxalite . Ug Gave No Lectures Or Discourses And Had No Organization Or Fixed Address, But He Travelled All Over The World To Meet People Who Flocked To Listen To His Anti-Teaching . His Language Was Always Uncompromisingly Simple And Unadorned, His Conversational Style Informal, Intimate, Blasphemous And Invigorating. This Reader, Edited By Long-Time Friend And Admirer Mukunda Rao, Is A Compilation Of Ug S Freewheeling And Radical Utterances And Ideas. Ug Unceasingly Questioned And Demolished The Very Foundations Of Human Thought But, As Rao Says, In The Cathartic Laughter Or The Silence After Ug Had Spoken, There Was A Profound Sense Of Freedom From Illusory Goals And The Tyranny Of Knowledge, Beauty, Goodness, Truth And God .

Will the Penguin

Author : Siddharth Patil
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Will The Penguin by Siddharth Patil Will The Penguin is a truly endearing and multi-level story. It is at once a coming of age children's tale, and a lesson in environmental education. Filled with vivid Antarctic wildlife, this short story follows a lonely and bullied penguin on a journey through the Antarctic. In his travels, the penguin Will, encounters the harsh reality of dwindling icebergs and the effect of mankind on his natural world. Will The Penguin is the perfect combination of fact and fantasy. Follow Will on his exciting journey as he learns what it is to be a penguin, and what it is to be brave. Siddharth Patil's first book is both dark and delightful. It will enlighten, entertain, and engage the reader in the magic of the natural Antarctic realms. About the Author Siddharth Patil is ten years old. He is a fifth-grader. The young author was born in Connecticut, and currently resides with his parents and younger brother in Elkridge, Maryland. Siddharth Patil is very strongly drawn to nature and wildlife. He enjoys writing, reading, and drawing. Finished in 2012 and published in 2014, Will The Penguin is his first-and far from final-published book.

The Lessons of Saint Francis

Author : John Michael Talbot
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The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency. In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, Compassion, Solitude, Service, and Prayer, each chapter includes excerpts from the writings of St. Francis, as well as those of his followers and biographers. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, The Lessons Of St. Francis offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues into our own lives today.

The Journal of Aesthetic Education

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The Penguin Companion to Classical Music

Author : Paul Griffiths
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This superbly authoratitive new work provides a comprehensive A-Z guide to some 1000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, as well as looking at such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon. Throught Griffiths skilfully blends lightly worn scholarship with personal insight, whether examining the emotional colouring that different musical keys achieve or charting the rise and development of the symphony.

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

Author : John Doona
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A year of drama – ready to use schemes at your fingertips. 25 topical schemes of work 100+ drama lessons 'This book really will offer some new and exciting ideas for teachers to teach. Even teachers who enjoy their job often complain that they become stale after teaching the same things every year. They look for new ideas that will reignite their enthusiasm. I think this book could offer some sparks' Jo Howells, English Advisor, Warwickshire Educational Development Service Looking to engage, enthral and educate your pupils in timely and topical drama- based activities? In need of dynamic and inventive cross-curricular exercises for single lessons, extended units or school assemblies? From the September blues of change, through Great Fires, Guy Fawkes, Antarctic penguins, Rainbow Fish and Chinese Walls to Mandela’s mighty day, this book offers a fascinating array of lives to be lived and journey’s to be made. Drama Lessons for the Primary School Yearwill enable teachers to develop their expertise and confidence in order to create active and imaginative schemes of drama for the classroom. It offers a programme of ready-to-run workshops linked to specific dates in the calendar and specific themes into which teachers can readily dip on a regular basis. The first section uncovers the author’s own creative processes in generating drama experience and offers it to the reader in a set of simple, practical steps. The rest of the book is a wide-ranging compendium of schemes of work attached to specific calendar dates throughout the school year. These detailed drama lesson plans can be run as ‘one-off’ workshops or can be used by teachers as a basis for creating their own drama-led curriculum experiences. The book offers a practical structure to support these new creative planning tasks. This indispensable resource is for all Primary teachers looking for inspiration in developing effective drama sessions, exploring kinaesthetic learning, and developing creative cross-curricular approaches to their teaching.

The Penguin Parables

Author : Kim Colson
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"A nearby colony of penguins sang, danced, and worked to the rhythm of their lives. We looked up into the cloudless sky and listened. The palms of our mittened hands rested on the cold snow as we leaned into the embrace of the hill. We were perfectly in the moment. No distractions, no worries, no plans, no past, and no future. Just us and the immensity of Antarctica. Then we knew. Tears rushed from our eyes as the realization shook us. That sound. It was the beat of Earth's heart." Penguin Parables is a compilation of epiphanies, stories, photographs, and lessons learned while on an epic adventure to Antarctica. It is the authors' ode to planet Earth and their call to protect her, humanity's Eden. So grab a parka, bring your sense of adventure, and join them for the journey.