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Trying to Float Book Summary : “Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
How It Feels to Float Book Summary : A deeply hopeful YA novel about living with mental illness that's perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. * "Lyrical and profoundly affecting." --Kirkus (starred review) * "Masterful...Just beautiful." --Booklist (starred review) * "Exquisite." --PW (starred review) "This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels "Mesmerizing and timely." --Bustle "Helena Fox's novel delivers. Read it." --Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue "This is not a book; it is a work of art." --Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned
Insights Book Summary : Students explore the unique characteristics of liquids, compare different liquids, and examine how solids and liquids interact with each other. They discover how three liquids--corn syrup, oil, and water--behave when mixed. Students then investigate floating and sinking and some of the variables that affect how solid objects behave in liquids of different densities. Each Teacher Guide includes: Specific teaching and management strategies Detailed teaching sequences for teaching the first three phases of the Learning Experience (Getting Started; Exploring and Discovering; and Processing For Meaning) Reproducible masters for Student Science Notebook pages, Group Recording Sheets, and Home-School Worksheets Extension activities in science, language arts and social studies Assessment materials (an introductory questionnaire, embedded assessments, and a final questionnaire consisting of performance and written components) Science Background (provides general science concepts as they are introduced and developed in the module) to help prepare teacher Teacher and Student Resources section (annotated lists of children's books, teacher reference books, and technological aids)
Sink Float or Swim Book Summary : In this book, authors Scott Peltin and Jogi Rippel offer the reader high performance strategies that will strengthen their foundation of personal energy and resilience, and then teach them how to aim this newfound power, with laser-like precision, to create positive and successful results with their team, their customers, and their bottom line.
Science Mysteries Explained Book Summary : BRAND NEW TOPIC AND TITLE IN FULL-COLOR Many people find science fascinating and there never seems to be an end to facts and figures that can be learned. Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology. Using helpful four-color illustrations and expert information, this book features 130 fascinating questions and answers to satisfy any armchair scientist.
Lucy Book Summary : Lucy pulled on the brakes as hard as she could; the bike skidded sideways and the wheels slipped into the groove between the planks. Shrieking, she lunged forward leaving the bike falling from under her. Jack reached out, catching the full weight of her falling body in his outstretched arms . . . Lucy had planted herself firmly on top of him, and they both lay sprawled out on the planking. Set in The Western edge of the Cotswolds four teenagers find themselves embroiled in sabotage, conspiracy, and murder. Dangerous thugs threaten when they uncover clandestine activities; friendship turns to romance, their destinys become forever changed. The first book of a series that begins in the spring of 1932 when the chance meeting of two brothers and Lucy introduce the characters and the book ends leaving you wanting more.
Tail Twisters Book Summary : Navigator is a KS2 reading scheme which covers fiction and non-fiction. It provides material to give pupils a 20-minute guided reading sesson per week during each school year.
The Fire Lord s Lover Book Summary : Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews! An Outstanding Book from Merrimon Book Reviews! Nominated for Book of the Week from LASR Reviews!"A Tolkien-esque world combined with an eighteenth-century historical romance produces a satisfying tale with twists you'll never expect. Excellent!"-Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Pride Mates In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father-until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever. Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married. But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive. A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Fire Lord's Lover will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will adore this imaginative unexpected love story between the son of a tyrant and the woman sent to take them both down. The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy: The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1) The Lady of the Storm (Book 2): Giles Beaumont is reluctantly assigned to protect an Elven Lord's daughter...until he falls under her enchanting spell The Lord of Illusion (Book 3): Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest. What readers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "It was so good that I read it in one day...and then I read it again!!" "It was different; keeping me entranced trying to figure out what was going to happen next." "...engaged and engrossed right from the first chapter in the fascinating world of Elvin magic and ensuing romance." "It's very satisfying, as addictive as chocolate covered pretzels with a side of Nutella." What reviewers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "The Fire Lord's Lover is a touching love story that will sweep you away into another time and place where the elves rule and love is found in unlikely places."- CK2S Kwips and Kritiques "...so well written and her characters are so rich and captivating that I simply could not put it down."- The San Francisco Book Review "A very unique series that will enchant lovers of historicals and fantasy. A beautiful gem to be treasured."-Booklovers, Inc. "Charming, sweeping-of-your-feet romantic and toe-curling sensuous"-Erotic Horizon What people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy "As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior "[Kennedy] has created characters that live
How to Fish Book Summary : How to Fish is an unabashed, unashamed celebration of the joys of fishing. It is about contentment, calm and solitude, rivers and river banks, losing track of time and, of course, the fish themselves. For those who already enjoy fishing it is a love letter to their art and for those who don’t – yet! – it is an insight into a life spent getting up at the crack of dawn and, armed with rod and line, heading for water...
Who s who in World War Two Book Summary : Maurice Ravel: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist.
Circle of Vengeance Book Summary : Reclusive financier Daniel Preston dedicated his life to the total destruction of anybody who might have been connected to the terrorists who planted the bomb that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. His parents were flying in the doomed aircraft to join him for Christmas in New York. Jonathon Steele, Daniel's childhood friend whose life he saved three times, now Chairman of Steele Horizons, re-enters Daniel's life as fate draws them together. Nathan King, heir to the international conglomerate Crown Inc. He was the only survivor of a massacre on his father's Pacific Island. With his mother and father murdered, he sets out on a trail of revenge, killing the murderers one-by-one until only their paymaster is left. Who wants Nathan dead so badly, and why? As Nathan uncovers secrets that have been hidden from him all his life, the body count rises. His path of revenge converges with Daniel's until, together, they finally face the man with the biggest desire for revenge of all.
Soul Whisperer Book Summary : What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.