THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing. Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend? Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree. With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn, so let the Pet War begin. . . .
Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog, and his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose--and so the competition begins.
Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out. Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free! The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie ... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity. But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out ... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?
This year's fifth graders are the worst Principal Klein has ever seen. But he's hoping that Spirit Week can teach them teamwork, with a top secret prize for the winning team as incentive. Best friends George and Lilly have been looking forward to Spirit Week all year. They might be complete opposites, but they can't wait to be on the winning team together. When their classes end up rivals, with Lilly leading Team Red and George leading Team Blue, the friends swear they can compete and remain best friends. But suddenly there are slimed lockers, sabotaged costumes, and class pets held hostage. As the mischief escalates, it threatens everything, including the prize. Because if Principal Klein finds out, Spirit Week will be canceled and the students will spend the rest of the year in detention. Can George and Lilly find a way to fix their friendship and get the entire fifth grade to play fair, or is the most awesome week of fifth grade about to make this the worst school year ever?
The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life—and death—of Britain’s wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside—and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean’s narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive—a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a “good war” fought by a nation of “good” people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean’s account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage—forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.
Is your special friend always waiting at the door for you with a wagging tail and an unconditional look of happiness? Is your favorite lap warmer always ready to keep you company on dark and stormy nights? No matter if your friend is furry, finned, feathered, or leathered, no doubt your pet plays an important role in your life and your family. In fact, your pet may be your family. But after the inevitable happens and you sob your last good-bye, will you see your pet again? In Heaven? Does your pet have a soul? Will your pet go to Heaven? This fun and light-hearted look at a seriously sad subject reveals many perspectives about Spot’s stairway to Heaven, Fluffy’s final resting place, and birds of Paradise. Will your pet rabbit rest in peace, or will your fish float forever in the septic tank? In addition to their own blend of passionate and compassionate diva dialogue, the four writers quote devoted pet owners, clergy, friends, family, and even those who just aren’t “pet people.” From the variety of perspectives and opinions, this is a heart-warming, tail-wagging conversation sure to keep you smiling from now until then…
The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary might be the worst fifth graders ever, but they still get to go on a field trip! They're going to visit the Edward Minks Mansion to learn about the eccentric inventor and founder of their town. Legend has it, there are some undiscovered inventions hidden in the house. The students are eager to find them, and they convince Principal Klein to let them out of writing their essay on Minks if they do. But as Aaron, Eddie, Jessie, and Chloe explore the Minks Mansion, it seems like something strange is going on. Like the adults are missing and someone might be stealing the inventions. But in order to save the inventions and their teachers, the kids might just have to pull some serious pranks to stop the bad guys. Even if it means risking a lifetime of detention. Can the fifth graders save their field trip and the mansion . . . or will this be the last field trip ever in school history?
Though today he is best remembered for his work for younger audiences, including the beloved classic Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie was a writer of remarkable breadth and versatility who didn't shy away from tough subjects. This volume of plays showcases an array of British families and their very different methods of coping with the aftermath of World War I.
Spike, a brown Spaniel, has always been interested in certain aspects of humans' lives, so it was no surprise that the dog kept up with the humans' news reports. One day while at home relaxing with his great pal Doug, a Golden Retriever, the two were shocked when cats won the contest for best pet of the year. To Spike and Doug, cats are lazy and mean creatures that only think about themselves. After learning this, Spike thought of a way to make the humans change their minds and redo that poll.After surveying the animals in the city and learning that all the animals were outraged at the results, Spike told them of his plan for his group to help the humans around the city until they see that they were the best animals and not the cats. However, when the cats learned of Spike's team's intentions, they went straight into action. These animals would not take that title from the cats, especially not a dog!In "The Fight for Best Pet," Spike along with his friends, Doug the Golden Retriever, Tweet the yellow Warbler, Charlee the Hamster, and the other various animals, attempt to show the humans that they're the best. However, the cats do not plan to go down without a fight, and they will do anything to keep their title, even if it means turning their enemies into dog food.
It was no small act of heroism to which the boy made up his mind in those few moments. Those were lawless days, and human life was held very cheap. The band of fierce men who had believed they were carrying off a prince, would think nothing of running him through with their swords when they discovered how they had been tricked, and that by a mere child. Paul set his teeth hard and braced himself up for the task he had set himself. He knew his peril he realized it too; but he was a soldier's son, and had he not said he would live and die for the prince? Would he ever be worthy of the knighthood every lad looked forward to as the goal of his ambition, if he shrank now from the task he had set himself? Hardly had that resolution been taken before there sprang out from the thick underwood two or three fierce-looking men, armed to the teeth.
"The War and Democracy" by R. W. Seton-Watson, John Dover Wilson, Alfred Zimmern, Arthur Greenwood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
This coloring book is completely unique. Every image here came from someone's photo of their pet. That photo was then turned into line art and a border put around it that is exclusive to each pet's page. Then the pet's name is added, which can also be colored in. The result is a totally personalized experience for each person and their pet. Something you can't find anywhere else. It's such a thrill to see you own pet featured in a full size coloring book. Kids and grandkids get so excited when they see their pet in a book, and love sharing it with their friends. And after they color it in, it's just as exciting to show their family how adorable their pet looks now that they've added their own loving touch to the picture. It's almost impossible to go through this coloring book and not smile. The pets are not posing... they're just being themselves... wonderful and adorable. And now you can relive that moment with them as you add color to the border and image itself. Enjoy this creative way to connect with your pet and the others in this coloring book. It's a completely new experience, one you'll cherish and want to keep forever. Pets included in this volume: Eddie, George, Bob, Maggie and Rocky, Lapis, Theodore, Xyro, Muffin and Heidi, Nyxi, Teddy Bear (WS), Foxy London, Panda, Sophie, Teddy Bear (CG), Ducati, Dior and Keylala, Finesse, Bruce Almighty, Mr. Sir, Quincy, Gidget, Tanner, Delgado, Kaos, Bentley, Lucy, Lefty and Miekia and Niekia, Jagger and Jaya, Chi Chi, Bella-Nita, Xena, Jinxie, Peaches and Teddy, Venus Star, Precious, Babe, My Elders, Sassy and Cotton and Mufasa, Neville, Wolfie
A rainy day and a class full of restless students present a challenge for Mrs. Fox. Her plan to keep the children occupied turns into an indoor adventure that has the whole school buzzing by the end of the day. The students get the chance to show their creative side, learn new things, and have big fun doing it. It's a delightful tale that pet lovers of all ages will enjoy.
The Hive has created a society in which each individual has been genetically programmed to fit into their specific role. There is no dissent; there can be no dissent as even the potential for such has been removed from its population. Only the Human Defense Force remains to resist the genetic imperatives of the Hive. Led by Thane and Allora Denton, the people of the HDF have managed to create a near utopia with the AIs; FREYJA and SCYTHE. Together they have forged a tenuous but centuries long stalemate. Nothing lasts forever though, and the Hive has finally discovered the key to breaking the defenses of the combined human and AI forces. What does it mean to be human? The victors will decide.
The Art of Speculation during Civil War - Sun Tzu Meets Jesse Livermore offers a compelling choice: remain asleep or wake up to the truth; accept whatever major media say or understand how the economy, government, and society are manipulated for the profit of a few and at the expense of the majority. Slavery is dependent upon the consent of the slave. Oppression, to succeed, requires the sanction of the oppressed. No regime, be it democratic, monarchic, socialist, communist, or fascist, can exist for long without the public's consent, irrespective of how that consent is manufactured. If consent is withdrawn, the regime falls. The Art of Speculation during Civil War aims to hasten the day when individuals, communities, countries, and the world withdraw consent from those who would manipulate them for the aggrandizement of their power. This book invites its readers to awaken to the truth and profit from the knowledge and freedom gained. The truth is a solid foundation for any economic activity. Anyone can profit from the truth and extraordinary profits are possible for those who understand why Sun Tzu meets Jesse Livermore.
Mike is fond of his pet T-Rex and they always have fun together. But when Mike gets tired and wants to get some rest, T-Rex is still up to having fun.He keeps fooling around and distracts Mike from getting ready for sleep. T-Rex hides Mike's pajamas and bothers Mike when he is taking a bath.He is putting the lights off and drawing pictures on the mirror using a toothpaste.This is a very funny story about friendship between T-Rex and Mike that will teach your kid to get ready to sleep in a jolly and entertaining way.
LOVE RISES is pure, well, not so pure, fiction based on fact. A young Confederate lieutenant and a daring, older woman break all the taboos of the South in their efforts to survive a war-shattered world. When the Civil War ends, dashing Confederate Lieutenant Charlie Irving helps Julia's husband, General Robert Toombs, flee to France to avoid Union charges for treason. For years, Charlie has lusted after Julia even though she is a married woman twenty years his senior, and the South's most celebrated beauty. Under Charlie's smoldering looks, Julia goes weak in the knees and dreams of falling with Charlie on the thick, Persian carpet in her mansion's parlor. The aftermath of war offers a world based on survival and a chance to explore their passion if the two can survive the North's continuing effort to crush the South. But Julia still loves her husband, and code-of-honor-bound Charlie has sworn to take care of Julia in the General's absence. Is General Toombs' desperate plea to Charlie to do whatever is necessary to keep his wife safe and happy, curse or blessing on what the future holds?
A young Lebanese boy must learn to cope with loss and hope for a peaceful future after losing one of his beloved cats when his village comes under attack.
Lots of girls and boys wish they could have a pet. But sometimes the grownups in their lives don't want a pet. This dear boy has already asked Grandma and she said yes. Well, she kind of said yes. You will find out what Grandma really said inside this book. Now the dear boy has to ask Grandpa if he can have a pet. What will Grandpa say? And if Grandpa says No, what will this dear boy try next? He really, really wants a pet!
21 ALDGATE by Patricia Friedberg is character-driven historical fiction set in pre-WWII London's Jewish East End and fashionable Chelsea, as well as in Germany and France . It is a fictionalized story of the relationship between the artist, Paul Maze, and his young married assistant, Clara, during and after the writing of his memoir of the Great War. A feature film based on the author's screenplay of 21 Aldgate, titled "The One I Love," is presently in development by Progress Pictures, Ltd., U.K. and The Future Film Group, U.K. The target audience includes WWI and WWII history buffs, Jewish history enthusiasts, Anglophiles across the globe, and readers who enjoy a great love story. Similar to The Postmistress in tenor, 21 ALDGATE is a story of love and war that bears witness to the prejudice, bias, aggression and propaganda that influenced British society during the buildup to WWII.