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Life Of A Firefly

Author : Sandra Brown-Lindstedt
ISBN : 9798679133327
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This book takes you on the exciting and often hilarious journeys of Sandy Forte from childhood to early teens. After spending the first years of her life with her grandmother growing up in Texas, she is sent to live with her mother in Chicago. With the help of her clever, courageous firefly, she quickly weaves the lessons she learns from her grandmother, a bully and her best friend, to help her escape a dreadful life in the ghetto's of the south-side. As she continues on her incredible journey, each person she encounters teaches her another tough lesson about friendship, family and belief in herself. This is a beautiful tale that will remind children, no matter how bleak a situation may look, a faith, or a firefly can take them a long way. It also gives black children strong characters that look like them, and others to experience the black community in a whole new way. This book is also based on the true life stories of it's author Sandra Lindstedt.Here are some reviews: I can't even express how much I LOVED this book. Usually in a full calendar year I come across one or two books (if I'm lucky) that really stand out. Yours is one of those books. In fact, it's one of the best books I've read in the past decade. If you think about all the books that are published and sitting on shelves, and the small percentage that actually do make it to a best-seller list, maybe this will put things into perspective in what I'm trying to say about how special your book is. I really, truly mean that this book is exceptional, and it can stand out among all of its competitors. You have a gift of storytelling, and it's a magical thing to read and experience! I loved every moment of this story, and Sandy is the perfect protagonist. I have no doubt that your readers will love this story!--Ms. Allison, Editor with Book Editing ServicesThis was a beautiful tale that will remind children that no matter how bleak a situation may look, a little faith, or a firefly, can take them a long way. This book needs to be in every elementary and middle school library in the US! Not only does it give black children a chance to read books with strong characters who look like them, it also helps to humanize the black community to those outside of it. Well done!--Megan B. Joseph: MHA
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Fireflies

Author : Julie Murray
ISBN : 1616134852
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces fireflies, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, feeding habits, light-making ability, and predators.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fireflies Glow Worms And Lightning Bugs

Author : Lynn Frierson Faust
ISBN : 9780820348728
Genre : Nature
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This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures. Based on her twenty-five years of field work, this book is intended to increase understanding and appreciation of bioluminescent insects while igniting enthusiasm in a fun and informative way. Species accounts are coupled with historical background and literary epigraphs to engage and draw readers young and old into the world of these tiny sparklers. A chart documenting the flash patterns of the various species will aid in identification. Clear photos illustrate the insects’ distinguishing physical characteristics, while habitats, seasonality, and common names are provided in clear, easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate language. The guide will be welcomed by everyone who wants to learn more about fireflies' and glow-worms' unique traits and about their fragile niche in the ecosystem. FEATURES Over 600 color photographsDetailed accounts and anatomical diagrams of 75+ species, as well as aids in distinguishing between similar speciesA first-of-its-kind flash-pattern chart that folds out on heavy-weight paper • Extensive scientific details written in an understandable and engaging wayColorful, common names—Twilight Bush Baby, Shadow Ghosts, and Snappy Syncs, and more—for easy species identification based on flash patternsTips on ideal sites and times of year for firefly watchingConservation-oriented approach
Category: Nature

Zoom In On Fireflies

Author : Melissa Stewart
ISBN : 9781464612046
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Author Melissa Stewart shines a light on a bright insect in this book. Readers will discover a firefly's life cycle, eating habits, wings, and more in this addition to the Zoom In on Insects. series. The 'Zoom Bubbles' allow readers an up close look at important parts on a firefly's body.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fireflies

Author : Ann Heinrichs
ISBN : 0756505887
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes different types of fireflies and their physical characteristics, how and why they light up, their uses to mankind, and their life cycles.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fireflies

Author : Nicole Helget
ISBN : 1583415424
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A brief introduction to fireflies discusses their characteristics, habitat, life cycle, and predators.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life Thoughts

Author : Henry Ward Beecher
ISBN : IOWA:31858048064699
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Life With Animals

Author : Carolyn Melvin
ISBN : 9781469101910
Genre : Fiction
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" Merlin, a blind-from-birth Sheltie rescues his young friend after the pup falls into a rushing creek. Captain, a miniature mule, is a master escape artist. A cat and a Sheltie combine their litters and share feeding and babysitting duties. My off-and-on telepathic ability alerts me to injured animals. The Sheltie, Country Bumpkin and a large mama skunk become best friends. Ahltair, an Arabian stallion has an imaginary playmate that bites him. Our familys story unfolds as the humor, triumphs and tragedies of many unique animals lives are told."
Category: Fiction

Your Child S Writing Life

Author : Pam Allyn
ISBN : 9781101529324
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child's life. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child's development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert, reminds us that writing is not only a key skill but also an essential part of self-discovery and critical to success later in life. Allyn offers the "the five keys" to help kids WRITE-Word Power, Ritual, Independence, Time, and Environment-along with fun, imaginative prompts to inspire and empower children to put their thoughts on the page. A groundbreaking blueprint for developing every child's abilities, Your Child's Writing Life teaches parents how to give a gift that will last a lifetime.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Life Encompassed Pain Fury

Author : Shir Nisha
ISBN : 9781469123165
Genre : Poetry
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"Life Encompassed, Pain & Fury" Poems for the Soul Poetry is expression of feelings, captured in that moment in time. Its about perception of the world we create and live in. Poetry allows the unraveling of anger that is regressed or repressed. It acts as catharsis of ones emotions, and helps douse the fire within our souls. Life Encompassed, Pain and Fury is a book consisting of 159 poems. These poems will touch your heart, make you think and even cause your eyes to sadden with tears. They are adaptable for hymns, songs, and applicable in a English Literature class room at college level. www.Books-by-Shir-Yasin.com
Category: Poetry

Baptists And Public Life In Canada

Author : Gordon L. Heath
ISBN : 9781630877842
Genre : Religion
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Public discussion about the relationship between religion and public life in Canada can be heated at times, and scholars have recently focused on the historical study of the many expressions of this relationship. The experience of Canada's smaller Protestant Christian groups, however, has remained largely unexplored. This is particularly true of Canada's Baptists. This volume, the first produced by the Canadian Baptist Historical Society, explores the connections between Baptist faith and Baptist activity in the public domain, and expands the focus of the existing scholarship to include a wide range of Canadian Baptist beliefs, attitudes, perspectives, and actions related to the relationship between Baptist faith and practice and public life.
Category: Religion

Firefly

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434400529
Genre : Fiction
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THE EARTH IS DYING! In the far future Earth is dying. Society has reverted to a more primitive life, much like the Middle Ages. Two men, Matthew and his brother John, who calls himself "Firefly," set out to find the time traveller, the one person who can give purpose to their existence, the one individual who can still access past technology. The Firefly, he who lights his own way, seeks the age of Man's greatness, the time when the human race once owned the stars, when great cities stood in places that have now become rust-bowls. A poignant, thoughtful, provocative, and ultimately unforgettable vision of "The Dying Earth" from a master storyteller. BRIAN STABLEFORD has written and edited over fifty books of science fiction, horror, fantasy, literary criticism, and reference, among others, many of them being published by Wildside Press. He lives and works in Reading, England.
Category: Fiction

Young Ireland

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172131986377
Genre : Ireland
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Category: Ireland

Reading Comprehension And Skills Grade 6

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ISBN : 9781483810966
Genre : Education
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Reading Comprehension and Skills for sixth grade is designed to help students develop a strong foundation of reading basics so that they will become competent readers who can advance to more challenging texts. It includes engaging passages and stories about a variety of subjects to appeal to al readers. The book also encourages vocabulary development and reinforces reading comprehension through leveled activity pages that target each student's individual needs for support. Kelley Wingate 's Reading Comprehension and Skills is the perfect choice for both teachers and parents. This valuable reading and comprehension skills practice book provides nearly 100 reproducible pages of exciting activities, 96 durable flash cards, and a motivating award certificate. The differentiated activity pages give students the practice they need at a level that is perfect to help them master basic reading comprehension skills necessary to succeed and are great for use at both school and home.
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Reading Comprehension And Skills Grade 6

Author : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN : 9781483804972
Genre : Education
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Reading Comprehension and Skills for sixth grade is designed to help students develop a strong foundation of reading basics so that they will become competent readers who can advance to more challenging texts. It includes engaging passages and stories about a variety of subjects to appeal to al readers. The book also encourages vocabulary development and reinforces reading comprehension through leveled activity pages that target each student's individual needs for support. Kelley Wingate 's Reading Comprehension and Skills is the perfect choice for both teachers and parents. This valuable reading and comprehension skills practice book provides nearly 100 reproducible pages of exciting activities, 96 durable flash cards, and a motivating award certificate. The differentiated activity pages give students the practice they need at a level that is perfect to help them master basic reading comprehension skills necessary to succeed and are great for use at both school and home.
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Conversations On The Bench Life Lessons From The Wisest Man I Ever Knew

Author : Digger Cartwright
ISBN : 9781483613543
Genre : Religion
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I only met Sebastian Peréy in person on one occasion, but that was enough for him to make a lasting and indelible impression. I’ll never forget that day. Even though it happened many, many years ago, it still lingers as fresh in my mind as if it were only yesterday. It was a hot, humid September morning in South Carolina in 2007. I had been invited to the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach to participate in a symposium that was hosted by the think tank, Thinking Outside the Boxe, what was supposed to be a gathering of great intellectuals to discuss the world’s problems and come up with solutions to the pressing issues of the day. I didn’t really know what to expect. I had received an e-mail from Robbie Clinger and Sebastian Peréy of Thinking Outside the Boxe back in early 2006. They wanted to know my thoughts on the Dubai Ports World takeover of P&O. There had been some controversy over an Arab company taking over the UK-based ports operator that controlled five or six container terminals on the east coast of the US. Robbie and Sebastian had found out about Cartwright Industries’ shipping operations and, for whatever reason, wanted my opinion on the matter; I gave it to them obligingly. They asked some clever and intelligent questions, and I looked up their website to find out more about their think tank. I remember being impressed by the depth and scope of their work, but I couldn’t really find out much about them as individuals. Off and on for the next year, they kept in touch with me, e-mailing me questions or asking for my opinion about certain economic or business matters or geopolitical events. I guess they liked what I had to say or respected my opinion, as controversial as it was at times. It was the spring of 2007 when Robbie and Sebastian first made mention of the Thinking Outside the Boxe Annual Symposium. They presented it to me as a chance to meet with other intelligent folks to discuss the issues of the day and try to come up with feasible solutions. They wanted it to be a real think tank, with multiple perspectives and input from people of all walks of life. I was intrigued, and seeing as though I’d recently written a book set in Myrtle Beach (albeit in the 1940s), Murder at the Ocean Forest, I figured I might as well see what their gathering was all about. I hadn’t been to the Dunes Golf & Beach Club before, though I had heard much about it and recalled seeing it on television and in magazines; it hosted the Senior PGA Tour back in the 1990s. I expected it to be like any other country club, stuffy and full of ostentatious people who hadn’t really done much in life other than ride their wealthy and powerful parents’ coattails and live off of old money, generational wealth. Thus, I was almost convinced Robbie and Sebastian would be of that ilk, but I was pleasantly surprised it was not at all the case for the club or the people. The lavish clubhouse, the hospitable staff, and the $100 million view were astounding, a panorama of the blue Atlantic beyond the sand dunes that separated the Dunes Club from any other private club. The driver pulled the tinted-window Town Car under the porte cochere and opened the door for me. I could smell the salty sea air, which was quite invigorating. I could faintly hear the waves crashing ashore on the other side of the sand dunes, but other than that, there was a peacefulness and serenity that enveloped the place. As I gazed over the vast green lawn leading toward the sand dunes, my mind wandered from my purpose for visiting. I was quickly jolted back to reality by the sound of a young woman’s greeting. “Mr. Cartwright?” she said with some authority, holding the double-doors open. I snapped my head in her direction and nodded. “That’s right,” I said. She smiled and motioned me inside. “Mr. Clinger is expecting you,” she said. “I suppose he is,” I assured her, perhaps a little too bluntly and coldly. She was very beguiling, but I wasn’t one to be fooled by her
Category: Religion