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The Taking Tree

Author : Shrill Travesty
ISBN : 9781442440661
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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We all know the story of the “selfless” tree that gave all she had just to make sure a young boy was “happy.” This is a different tree. This is a different boy. This is a very different book. The Taking Tree is not pleased when the boy takes her twigs to pick on his sister, or when he cuts off her branches to build a house that he burns for insurance money. And the boy is not sorry at all. Ever. In fact, he’s kind of a jerk. So what happens when the tree finally gets fed up? Let’s just say the story doesn’t end sweetly with an old man sitting on a stump.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Taking Tree

Author : Dan Ewen
ISBN : 1453781773
Genre : Humor
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THE TAKING TREE (the unauthorized parody that is absolutely, positively, completely not THE GIVING TREE) is a hilarious twist on the Shel Silverstein classic. This humor book is no touching salute to goodness and generosity. Instead this laugh-a-minute satire is a scathing indictment of those who just take and take and take. That means you, trees!
Category: Humor

Weit Vom Stamm

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9783104027227
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Wie geht man damit um, wenn die eigenen Kinder ganz anders sind als man selbst, was bedeutet das für sie und ihre Familien? Und wie akzeptieren wir und unsere Gesellschaft außergewöhnliche Menschen? Ein eindrucksvolles Buch über das Elternsein, über die Kraft der Liebe, aber auch darüber, was unsere Identität ausmacht. Der Bestsellerautor Andrew Solomon hat mit über 300 Familien gesprochen, deren Kinder außergewöhnlich oder hochbegabt sind, die das Down-Syndrom haben oder an Schizophrenie leiden, Autisten, taub oder kleinwüchsig sind. Ihre Geschichten sind einzigartig, doch ihre Erfahrungen des „Andersseins“ sind universell. Ihr Mut, ihre Lebensfreude und ihr Glück konfrontieren uns mit uns selbst und lassen niemanden unberührt. »Solomon hat eine Ideengeschichte geschrieben, die zur Grundlage einer Charta der psychologischen Grundrechte des 21. Jahrhunderts werden könnte... Erkenntnisse voller Einsicht, Empathie und Klugheit.« Eric Kandel »Das vielleicht größte Geschenk dieses monumentalen, so faktenreichen wie anrührenden Werks besteht darin, dass es zum permanenten Nachdenken anregt.« Philip Gourevitch »Dieses Buch schießt einem Pfeil um Pfeil ins Herz.« The New York Times »Dies ist eines der außergewöhnlichsten Bücher, die ich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe: mutig, einfühlsam und zutiefst menschlich... Seine Geschichten sind von meisterhafter Feinfühligkeit und Klarheit.« Siddhartha Mukherjee, Autor von ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹
Category: Family & Relationships

The Taking

Author : Helen R. Haddad
Genre : Fiction
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A window into the 1920s, this novel opens when young Josiah loses his parents and has to leave the city of Boston, moving to rural western Massachusetts. There, he struggles to adapt to life on his aunt and uncle’s farm and to adjust to a one-room school, where he meets Addy, who becomes a friend, and Alvin, the school bully. As his sense of belonging slowly grows, so does his realization that the Swift RiverValley, where he now lives, may be destroyed to create an enormous reservoir to supply water to Boston. The largely untold story of life in the towns flooded to create the Quabbin Reservoir is presented as a backdrop to Josiah’s story, as is a picture of traditional New England farming through the seasons.
Category: Fiction

Das Geheime Leben Der B Ume

Author : Peter Wohlleben
ISBN : 9783641114008
Genre : Nature
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Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...
Category: Nature

Der Freigebige Baum

Author : Shel Silverstein
ISBN : 3787692517
Genre : German language
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Der Baum schenkt dem Menschen, was er braucht: Freude, Genuss, Schatten, Schutz, Nahrung, Material.
Category: German language

Lilli And The Dream Tree

Author : Laura Hockley
ISBN : 9781847535832
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Lilli is a nine year old girl who doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. What Lilli does know is that she wants to have adventures, and in her dream tree, Lilli sits on a low branch and dreams of all that could be, going on adventures without leaving her dream tree, until one day, like magic, the tree begins to lift her off into her adventures. Lilli enters worlds the world of Lausmere, a world she thought existed only in her imagination. During her adventures, Lilli befriends the fairy of the Dream Tree, Emmeline, as well as various elves, dwarves and other fairies, and does battle with the evil wizard Rufus and his gargoyles and dragons in an attempt to save the Dream Tree from being used in the plots of Rufus to control not only the world of Lausmere which Lilli enters via the Dream Tree, but also Lilli's own world, which is connected with Lausmere and the tree. Join Lilli and an ever growing cast of characters in the first book of the 'Lausmere' series.

The Druid Tree

Author : Chris Crowe
ISBN : 9781460212455
Genre : Fiction
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The Roman era in Britain produced a time of population movement within its borders. One such group traveled from North West of the island to the relative peaceful area around the City of Litchfield in the heart of England. Their deep rooted beliefs were suppressed with the arrival of Christianity and its absolute doctrines. Although forced to conform some inhabitants still remembered and practiced certain ways regarding the old days. Their focus centered on an old tree rumored to have magical powers regarding their lives and predicting future events. This great tree was referred to as the "Druid Tree" and it became a customary visiting place for travelers and locals. As each generation passed beneath its limbs so the stories became legends for the 'ancients' to pass down to other generations. Each era within English history has at least one story connecting local inhabitants with the great tree and its 'stones'. Oh Yes! And then there were the 'stones'.
Category: Fiction

The Fairies Tree

Author : C. A. Zraik
ISBN : 9781458168559
Genre : Fiction
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"From the hoary wood of Bois Chenu will come a young girl who will do great deeds." -Merlin Early in the Fifteenth Century of war torn France, a twelve year old girl visits the ancient wood of Bois Chenu to discover who and what she really is. The village children taunt her, claiming she was switched at birth by the Fey. She enters Bois Chenu, intent on finding answers at the Fairies Tree, and in doing so, she determines the fate of an entire country.
Category: Fiction