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The Wish Giver
Bill Brittain
006020687X
Apr 1983
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Various people take cards from Thaddeus Blinn, who says he can give them whatever they desire. Polly, who has a sharp tongue, asks to be well-liked. Rowena wants Henry to stay in town long enough to put down roots. Sam, sick of hauling water, wishes for water on his folks farm. They all get their wishes, with some truly horrible side effects, in Brittain's Newbery Honor Book. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

-- The Kirkus Reviews
"A good old-fashioned tale of witchcraft andtransformation."

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Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree
Bill Brittain
0064401685
October 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Various people take cards from Thaddeus Blinn, who says he can give them whatever they desire. Polly, who has a sharp tongue, asks to be well-liked. Rowena wants Henry to stay in town long enough to put down roots. Sam, sick of hauling water, wishes for water on his folks farm. They all get their wishes, with some truly horrible side effects, in Brittain's Newbery Honor Book. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

SLJ.
"In this account of sinister doings in Coven Tree, Stew Meat [of Devil's Donkey] relates the King Midas luck that came to three young people, each of whom had a wish fulfilled, and each of whom rued that fulfillment. [A] literary folk story at its best'folksy, fascinating and fun."

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A Map of Glass
Jane Urquhart
1596921706
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Urquhart's passion for the past (The Stone Carvers) and the land (The Underpainters, winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada) are at full poetic play in this intricate story of love, loss and memory. Set in present-day Toronto and in the 19th-century world of rural Ontario timber barons, it opens with the wintry death of Alzheimer's sufferer Andrew, whose body, borne by an ice floe, runs aground on the small Lake Ontario island where artist Jerome McNaughton is seeking inspiration. The story steps back a century, to when Andrew's ancestors, owners of the same island, razed forests to build ships, then it jumps forward a year from the opening scene of Andrew's death, to when Sylvia, Andrew's married lover of 20 years, sets out to meet with Jerome, who discovered Andrew's body, and,...


A Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra
Richard Solomon
0295980354
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Prominent in several Buddhist traditions, the Rhinoceros Sutra espouses the virtues of solitude, explaining the dangers of attachments, prescribing a solitary spiritual life, and discussing the nature of friends and friendship. British Library Fragment 5B is the remnant of a scroll that originally contained a complete text of the Rhinoceros Sutra. A Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra examines in detail the literary and textual background of the sutra, describes the condition of the scroll and its reconstruction, analyzes the text, comparing it with other extant versions, and presents a literal English translation. Although the original provenance of the British Library's Kharosthi scrolls is uncertain, there are strong indications that they came from Hadda in the Jalalabad Plain of eastern Afghanistan,...


2006 Glam Girl Wall Calendar
Andrews McMeel Publishing
0740753533
July 2005
Wall Calendar
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Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras
Mark Allon
0295981857
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras continues the Gandharan Buddhist Texts studies of the first-century A.D. birch bark scrolls in the British Library's Kharosthi manuscript collection. It describes the text found on two fragments which constitute the lower part of a scroll and consists of the remnants of three sutras. All three sutras are relatively short and have an association with the number four, which suggests that they are from a Gandhar- Ekottarikagama, a collection of short discourses grouped according to numerical principles and one of the major collections of writings in the Buddhist canon. The first sutra records a discussion in which a brahman asks the Buddha four questions. The second su-tra, like the third, depicts the Buddha preaching to monks. The structure of this sutra is based on the four...


Celine Dion: For Keeps
Jenna Glatzer
0740755595
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Céline Dion has long been one of the world's most admired performers. Her unique blend of brilliant talent and an unstinting willingness to share her life has defined her career in the public eye. With new interviews and special memorabilia, Céline Dion: For Keeps will invite her fans to get to know the professional and personal parts of her life as never before. Céline Dion is a very special collection: a combination of memoir, personal scrapbook, and looking glass into one of the world's most admired lives. Drawing heavily from Céline's personal archives and those of her husband and longtime manager, René Angelil, this book focuses on the key elements of her life, including her family, career, inspirations, courtship and marriage to René, show business hiatus, son René-Charles, and...


A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada and a Collection of Previous-Birth Stories
Tomothy Lenz
0295983086
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume continues the detailed examination of the British Library Kharosthi scrolls--extremely fragile and brittle fragments of manuscript on birch-bark rolls. Although their provenance is uncertain, there are strong indications that they came from Hadda in eastern Afghanistan and were most likely written in the early first century A.D. during the reign of the Saka rulers, making them the oldest known Buddhist manuscripts. Fragments 16 and 25 are two long, relatively narrow fragments that obviously belong to the same scroll. Two texts were written on the scroll, each by a different scribe. The first text, referred to as the Gandhari London Dharmapada, represents an anthology of verses well known in the Buddhist tradition. The second text is a series of stories concerning previous births of the Buddha and of some...


Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things: How to Turn a Calculator into a Metal Detector, Carry a Survival Kit in a Shoestring, Make a Gas Mask with a Balloon, Turn Dishwashing Liquid into a Copy Machine, Convert a Styrofoam Cup into a Speaker, And
Cy Tymony
0740754963
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
How to Turn a Calculator into a Metal Detector, Carry a Survival Kit in a Shoestring, Make a Gas Mask with a Balloon, Turn Dishwashng Liquid into a Copy Machine, Convert a Styrofoam Cup into a Speaker, and Make a James Bond Spy Jacket with Everyday Things Did you know that your standard issue of Sports Illustrated magazine can be turned into over 20 useful gadgets? In author Cy Tymony's Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things, you'll learn how an average magazine can become many extraordinary gadgets such as a compass, hearing aid, magnifier, peashooter, and bottle opener. Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things covers 40 new educational and unique projects that anybody can successfully complete with simple household items. The book includes a list of necessary materials, detailed sketches, and step-by-step instructions for each...


Crabby Cratchitt
Gregory Maguire
0395604850
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Erratic improvisations on "Old Macdonald Had a Farm" frustrate attempts to sing along with this so-so story of a female farmer and her chicken. Crabby Cratchitt has a hen ("E-I-E-I-oh"). Every time the gray-haired farmer tries to nap, she wakes to "a cluck cluck here/ and a cluck cluck there./ Too much clucking everywhere." Crabby Cratchitt grabs a hatchet and chases the garrulous bird all over the farm, but she has a change of heart when a fox nearly finishes the job. Glass's (Monster Manners) caricatures of the barnyard antics recall Paul Brett Johnson's folktale illustrations. Bony, pot-bellied Crabby wears an incongruous outfit of brown skirt and yellow rain boots, and the scenery includes a ramshackle pickup truck, chicken wire and a profusion of straw. Maguire (Five Alien Elves) explains that the maddening...


Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity
Andrew Robinson (Editor)
0810959232
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
A centennial celebration of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper "Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper," this album has assets that qualify it as a public-library imperative. Visually, it not only showcases photographs ranging from the youthful, sartorially dapper Einstein to the elder, sweater-clad sage of Princeton, it also displays manuscripts rarely shown to a general audience, including one of the few examples of E=mc2 in Einstein's hand. Textwise, its contributors include physicists quite as famous as Einstein, if not possessing his iconic eminence: Freeman Dyson, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, and the late Joseph Rotblat. The observations of the first three about Einstein-as-physicist (Rotblat writes about Einstein's opposition to nuclear weapons) constitute another enhancement in this work's popular value,...


The Booford Summer
Susan Mathias Smith
0395665906
Sept 1994
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 3-6. Ten-year-old Hayley Larkin cares deeply about animals--especially her own five cats and the sad, floppy-eared mutt named Booford that has just moved in across the street. Booford's owner, Mr. Wood, keeps the dog chained to a tree, never taking it for walks or exercise. After trying to ignore the plaintive barking, Hayley finally requests permission to walk Booford herself, and, to her surprise, the grumpy Mr. Wood agrees. During the next few weeks her attentions and concern do wonders for the lonely pup, and even begin to thaw the reserve of its reclusive owner. Set in small-town Virginia, the story is peopled with interesting characters who deal with believable problems, and Mr. Wood's metamorphosis from a cold, unfeeling loner to a caring person is well-handled. Although safety issues are ignored (a child...


Tile (Taunton Home Idea Book Series)
Andrew Wormer
1561587095
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Tile has been transformed in the popular imagination from a pedestrian material to a sought-after design element. Home centers, specialty tile shops, and Internet sources offer the average homeowner an amazing range of mass-produced, handmade, and custom tile types made of materials including ceramics, natural stone, metal, and glass. Organized by room, with chapters covering kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, entries, and mudrooms, Tile Idea Book presents hundreds of photographs showing the effects created by all the major types of tile available today when installed in different settings: large rooms, such as kitchens, and small ones, such as bathrooms and entryways. It shows how color, pattern, and texture can be used to create special effects on floors and walls and provides specific information on how to...


Aphrodite
Russell Andrews
0641705204

Hardcover
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Ananse's Feast
Tololwa M. Mollel
0395674026
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3. Ananse tales are many; nevertheless, this rendition, so full of trickery and comeuppance, deserves space on library shelves. Mollel spins a plot that hums mirthfully along, right in step with Ananse, who is blithely preparing a feast for himself. Never mind that a drought is parching the land and that food is scarce?clever Ananse has stored up yams, peppers, rice, and beans and plans to take full advantage. When Akye the turtle gets a whiff and comes calling, Ananse can't turn his friend away and invites him to stay. If that sounds too generous for the wily spider, you're right. Ananse declares the turtle's hands are too dirty and sends him?once, twice, three times?to the river for washing. Akye, who must use his hands for walking, always returns still full of smudge, but by the time...


Monster Manners
Bethany Roberts
0395698502
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2?Teachers and parents looking for a beginning book on manners will want this one. The rhyming text doesn't always follow a strict meter, but it rollicks along as three huggable monsters in outlandish clothes exhibit sometimes bad, sometimes good behavior. "Little monsters" will pick this title up for its lively, brilliantly colored illustrations. Presented within boxes, they often break these boundaries in their exuberance. Dialogue balloons printed at the bottom of each page complement the text. Youngsters will enjoy reading this selection on their own, but the rhythms and brightness make it a sure bet for group sharing.?Darcy Schild, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KSCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Stitch in Time
Andrew J. Robinson
0671038850
May 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
For nearly a decade Garak has longed for just one thing -- to go home. Exiled on a space station, surrounded by aliens who loathe and distrust him, going back to Cardassia has been Garak's one dream. Now, finally, he is home. But home is a world whose landscape is filled with death and destruction. Desperation and dust are constant companions and luxury is a glass of clean water and a warm place to sleep.Ironically, it is a letter from one of the aliens on that space station, Dr. Julian Bashir, that inspires Garak to look at the fabric of his life. Elim Garak has been a student, a gardener, a spy, an exile, a tailor, even a liberator. It is a life that was charted by the forces of Cardassian society with very little understanding of the person, and even less compassion.But it is the tailor that understands who Elim...


The Tale of Willie Monroe
Alan Schroeder
0395698529
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It may seem an unlikely transplant, but this adaptation of a 13th-century Japanese folktale seems right at home in rural Tennessee, the setting of Schroeder's (Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman) robust retelling. Willie, a "real big feller," thinks he's the "strongest critter" in the state, until he meets feisty young Delilah and her stronger-than-steel 99-year-old granny, both previous winners of an annual "arm-wrestlin', log-stackin', cow-milkin', field-plowin', barn-raisin' contest." With kid-pleasing irony, Granny proclaims the muscular Willie "weak as water" and promises to toughen him up so he can win the next contest. Glass's (Bad Guys: True Stories of Legendary Gunslingers...) illustrations, silhouettes and full-fledged paintings, rendered in oil and colored pencil, handle the hyperbole with deadpan...


Architectural Glass Art: Form and Technique in Contemporary Glass
Andrew Moor
0847820734
December 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Architectural glass art plays an increasingly important role in contemporary building design-- both interior and exterior-- and outstanding examples of this spectacular and versatile art form are making a significant impact on our surroundings. From the modern stained glass tradition established in the twentieth century by such key figures as Frank Lloyd Wright, Marc Chagall, and Henri Matisse, there has sprung an ever-changing art form showing an increasingly wide and experimental use of techniques and new materials. No longer confined to decorative windows, the almost endless possibilities are being exploited by architects and designers worldwide for a prominent public and private clientele.

Author Andrew Moor begins by answering the most basic questions: What is glass art? How are the different materials...

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