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A Series Of Unfortunate Events 02 The Reptile Room

Author : Lemony Snicket
ISBN : 1405266074
Genre : Baudelaire, Klaus (Fictitious character)
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There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on . . . In The Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again. With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.
Category: Baudelaire, Klaus (Fictitious character)

A Series Of Unfortunate Events 2 The Reptile Room

Author : Lemony Snicket
ISBN : 9780061757143
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Rooster Trapped In The Reptile Room

Author : Barry Gifford
ISBN : 9781609800925
Genre : Fiction
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"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, "wild at heart and weird on top." The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.
Category: Fiction

Connecting Boys With Books

Author : Michael Sullivan
ISBN : 0838908497
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Librarian and educator Michael Sullivan provides the tools that librarians, school library media specialists, and educators need to overcome cultural and developmental challenges, stereotyping, and lack of role models that essentially program boys out of the library. Attracting boys to library programs in the "tween" years will maintain their interest in books and reading over a lifetime, creating good health habits from a young age. Sullivan's practical and proven programming builds on the unique developmental needs and interests of boys in this middle stage. From playing chess to swathing the walls in butcher paper to give boys a physical space to respond to books, Sullivan's practical ideas and developmentally astute insights show librarian and teacher colleagues how to make vitally needed connections with this underserved population.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Truth Behind A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Author : Lois H. Gresh
ISBN : 9781250093769
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The ultimate companion guide to A Series of Unfortunate Events--a must for fans of Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most popular children's series in the world and will be a major motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep coming this 2004 holiday season. Now comes The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events, the ultimate companion guide to Lemony Snicket's fun and wildly successful novels. Digging beneath the surface, Lois Gresh uses science, history and little known facts to dig deep into the world of A Series of Unfortunate Events and provide young readers everywhere with how-to hints and tips, quizzes, cool anecdotes, fun facts and information on everything Lemony. Including: *Facts about handwriting analysis and forgery *Killer leeches, crabs, fungi and peppermint--all you need to know *The truth about hypnosis--and how to use it! *Real child inventors and their amazing inventions *How to build a telephone, a hot air balloon and an automatic harmonica *Are you as smart as Violet & Claus--the ultimate quiz *And much more! The ultimate renegade book report on A Series of Unfortunate Events, this reader's guide is a must for millions of young fans everywhere.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Adventure

Author : Rod Shipley
ISBN : 9781627876308
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Adventures are often best when they aren't planned. At least that's been the case for Rod Shipley. Just released from the Marine Corps and studying geomorphology in college, Rod never dreams of working with exotic animals. He just needs a job. So when he sees an employment ad at a local drive-thru safari park, he thinks, why not? Little does he realize how this random decision will forever alter his life. He is hired and soon discovers that the safari park is not just a park for tourists. It is the largest importer/exporter of exotic animals in the world, and he is enlisted to help care for more than two hundred animals waiting to be shipped overseas. A youth with no experience, Rod learns from the ground up how to endure all the bumps, cuts, and bruises that come with working with rhinos, elephants, chimps, bears, and big cats. The Adventure: The Art of Earning One's Stripes details Rod's exciting adventures raising a baby rhino, training and working with a pride of lions for a Hollywood movie, battling floods to save animals, escorting animals for overseas shipping, developing a reptile show, and more -- all accompanied with extensive and colorful photographs. After five years on the job, Rod is transformed from a scatterbrained youth to a well-disciplined and focused wildlife ranger.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


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ISBN : UOM:39015065602214
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The Year Of Eating Dangerously

Author : Tom Parker Bowles
ISBN : 9781466852136
Genre : Cooking
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Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or "dangerous" in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous—and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world.
Category: Cooking