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To Catch A Giraffe

Author : Graeme Tollins
ISBN : 1514379465
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Danny owes three grand to a local gangster. He has exactly seventeen pounds, twenty-two pence in his building society account. This, he realises, is a problem. When he is offered a simple three-way choice: Pay up, lose his testicles, or steal a baby giraffe from the zoo, Danny plumps for option c. He has five days to deliver. With the help of his best friend, Raymond, an obsessive-compulsive with an IQ of 160, Danny puts together an extraordinary plan. One that might just keep his balls out of a metalwork vice, and his life savings behind the vault doors. Meanwhile, on the rich side of town, virginal Huey and his friends are preparing for prom night. His cougar mother has paid for the limo. Controversial rapper, MC Byatch Forker, is to be the star attraction. For Huey though, the last day of school is all about Susanna Harriot, the girl responsible for his huge tissue bill. Can he make her see how amazing he really is, or will the three blonde witches from the tennis club ruin everything once again? Helped and hindered in equal measure by; Marco, a tourettes afflicted pizza delivery boy; Elmore, a gangster thug in a yellow leather jacket; Constance, a gentle zoo security officer, and; SO19, the specialist armed police unit. Then there is a baby giraffe called Flo. Along with a large cast of miscreants, misanthropes, MILFs, murderers, and mal-adjusted sisters who play viola, Danny and Raymond plot their giraffe kidnap, a plan as daring as the 'Dambusters' raid itself, hoping against all odds that they can save Danny's balls from unwanted compression. Prom night is going to be epic. WARNING - This is NOT a children's book. Contains strong language and politically incorrect humour.

Way Of The Bushman

Author : Bradford Keeney
ISBN : 9781591437840
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The first comprehensive presentation of the core teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen as told by the Tribal Elders • Reveals how the Bushmen are able to receive direct transmissions of God’s love for healing and spiritual transformation • Explores tribal legends and teaching tales, the importance of dreams and animals, and the origins of their dances, rituals, and ceremonies Step into the imaginative realm of one of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth, the Kalahari Ju/’hoansi Bushmen. Translated by Beesa Boo, a Bushman, and interspersed with detailed commentary from Bradford and Hillary Keeney, this book presents the core teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen as told by the tribal elders themselves. Decades in the making, it constitutes the first comprehensive work on the world’s oldest tradition of healing and spiritual experience. Told in their own words, these teachings reveal how the Bushmen are able to receive direct transmissions of God’s love in the form of the universal life force, n/om. The individuals who are filled with this force describe it as an awakened, energized feeling of love that inspires a spontaneous and heightened ecstatic awareness that opens mystical perception. Having your heart transfixed by this force enables true healing and spiritual growth to occur. Experiencing the force in your entire being, through a vision of “God’s egg”, awakens deep spiritual wisdom and extraordinary healing gifts. Those who “own the egg” are blessed with the ability to have direct communication with the Divine, a “rope to God,” and can communicate with others for all “ropes” are connected. Conveying the deep love that is the dominant emotion of Bushman spirituality, the book explores tribal legends and teaching tales, the importance of dreams and encounters with animals, the origins of their dances, such as the giraffe dance, and specific rituals and ceremonies, including puberty rites for boys and girls. “As the elder teachers of the Ju’/hoan Bushman (San) people, we hold the most enduring traditional wisdom concerning healing and spiritual experience. This book is a testimony of our ecstatic ways. We happily share our basic teachings about spirituality and healing with those whose hearts are sincerely open.”
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The White Giraffe Series The White Giraffe And Dolphin Song

Author : Lauren St John
ISBN : 9781444012392
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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11 year old Martine's African adventures begin in THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG, as she meets a magical white giraffe, rescues beached dolphins, and learns of an ancient prophecy that says the child who rides the white giraffe will have power over all the animals. Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in South Africa. One night she looks out of her window and sees a giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. In that instant, she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it, and her thrilling adventures as the child who can ride the white giraffe begin. Join Martine in these heart-warming stories, as she discovers her special gift of healing, and rescues beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique. These are books full of charm and atmosphere and stunning African landscapes, which will enchant animal lovers everywhere.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Carl Cleves
ISBN : 9781921924637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the Sudan to Northern New South Wales, Tarab is an epic, mesmerising tale of high adventure and the search for meaning. Carl Cleves escapes national service in Belgium to live in South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. So begin the adventures and quests, wanderings and narrow escapes, mishaps and illuminations of a guitar-toting troubadour in his roles as young beat poet, law student, single father, relief worker in India and recording star in Brazil. Cleves’s page turning memoir is no simple music biography, but rather the travel story of an artist’s quest for tarab: a place where music and poetry bestow true bliss upon the lucky one. It’s by turns philosophical, funny, adventurous and insightful. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition of Tarab is a must read for all lovers of travel literature.
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Building Fluency Through Practice Performance Grade 1

Author : Timothy Rasinski
ISBN : 9781425891411
Genre : Education
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Increase student fluency levels through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's important fluency research, these books are ideal for ELL students. Two CD's are included: an Audio CD with recordings of the songs, and a Teacher Resource CD with the songs presented in PowerPoint for whole class participation.
Category: Education

The White Giraffe

Author : Lauren St John
ISBN : 9781444002102
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The first of Lauren St John's heartwarming White Giraffe series, featuring the adventures of a young orphan girl and a magical white giraffe in exotic Africa. When she is eleven years old, Martine is orphaned and sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her grandmother seems strangely unwelcoming and Martine has a difficult time settling in at her new school, where she is conspicuously an outsider. But she has an ally in Tendai - one of the keepers on the reserve, from whom she learns the lore and survival techniques of the bush, and in Grace - who instantly senses there is something special about Martine. There are secrets about Sawubona (the reserve) just waiting to be revealed, and rumours too about a fabled white giraffe - a trophy for hunters everywhere. One night Martine, lonely and feeling slightly rebellious too, looks out of her window and see a young albino giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. This is the beginning of her mysterious and magical adventures - her discovery of her gift of healing and a secret valley that she travels to with the giraffe, where she'll find clues about her past and future. Above all it's is a heart-warming story, full of charm and atmosphere, and Martine's sheer delight in her giraffe friend and the fantastic landscape which is theirs to explore.
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Giraffes Long Necked Wonders

Author : Caitlind L. Alexander
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The giraffe is that tallest animal alive today. A male giraffe can grow to be over 18 feet (5.5 metres) tall. That's taller than a two-story house! Giraffes look a bit like a horse with a stretched out neck and stretched out legs. They have long skinny legs and a very long neck. Their front legs are longer than their back legs. That is why their backs slope down toward their rump. Find out more about this wonderful animal and learn the answers to these questions: How thick is a giraffe’s skin? How many bones does a giraffe have in their neck? How big is a giraffe’s heart? What is different between the way a male giraffe eats and the way a female giraffe eats? What is strange about the way a giraffe walks? And many more! Learn what a giraffe looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts. Ages 7 - 10 Reading Level 3.2 All measurements in American and metric. believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Phonics From A To Z

Author : Wiley Blevins
ISBN : 0590315102
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Wendy Soria
ISBN : 9781469103037
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Legacy: A Journal for Youth is a prompt-journal for children old enough to read, write, and think. The topic is of vital importance because it is the opinion of the journals owner. The categories range from vital statistics and family to friends, values, religion, politics, and everything in between. Parents or adults assistance is needed to provide information that a child might not know. This journal is intended to give a child the desire to choose a worthy legacy and to select values that will provide a life of happiness and joy. For more information, please visit
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction