Blueberry Girl

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780060838102
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself. Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth. Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them. Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.

The Blueberry Girl

The Story of Elizabeth Coleman White
Author: Paula J. Newcomer,Bruce Arant,MLG & Associates,Arant Creative Group,Jill Abrahamsen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984550784
Category: Blueberries
Page: 40
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The story of a remarkable girl with a big dream-Elizabeth Coleman White, known as "Miss Lizzie," the woman who tamed the wild blueberry. Her southern New Jersey farm is considered the birthplace of the modern blueberry. A beautifully illustrated tribute to 'Miss Lizzie's' spunk and determination for children (age 5 and up) and their parents.

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Author: Joseph Michael Sommers
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496818717
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy-award-winning DC/Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comics reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media and every language, making him a celebrity on a worldwide scale. The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7. What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Essays on the Novels, Children's Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works
Author: Tara Prescott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786494778
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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A Library Journal Starred Review "An intriguing anthology of essays...fascinating...academics and readers who enjoy Gaiman's books will appreciate the care put into this impressive collection"--Library Journal "There is joy in seeing such diverse perspectives excavating Neil Gaiman's efforts. Not unexpectedly, the years of his work warrant endless analysis, and this volume is a keen example of such. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."--JH Williams III, New York Times bestselling comic book artist and writer. Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction and beloved children's books. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman's prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children's books The Wolves in the Walls and Blueberry Girl and the online short story collection A Calendar of Tales are discussed. Gaiman's return to the serial comic book form with Sandman: Overture is covered, and Artist J.H. Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Sandman. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on how contemporary artists have been influenced by Gaiman's work.

Der Sommer der Blaubeeren

Author: Mary Simses
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641112370
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ein Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit. Ein Weg in die Zukunft... Kurz vor ihrer Hochzeit fährt die New Yorker Anwältin Ellen Branford in den abgelegenen Küstenort Beacon, um den letzten Wunsch ihrer Großmutter zu erfüllen. Sie soll einen Brief überbringen und hofft, die Angelegenheit schnell erledigen zu können. Doch schon bald ahnt sie, dass sich dahinter viel mehr verbirgt. Denn inmitten von Blaubeerfeldern wartet eine alte Geschichte von Liebe und verlorenen Träumen auf Ellen – die ihr zeigen wird, dass man manchmal all seine Pläne über den Haufen werfen muss, um das wahre Glück zu finden ...

Magical Miss Morgan

Author: Michael Beyer
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1641386894
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 190
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Some teachers simply seem to be magical in the way they relate to kids and make things happen in the classroom. Miss Francis Morgan is like that, a natural-born teacher with the skills to teach the future. But what happens when a teacher begins using the real power of magic and imagination to achieve reading and writing goals? Are those actually fairy wings students spotted in the heating grates? Is that a magical carving knife stuck in the door to the teacher's house? And where does that threatening note of impending evil actually come from? You have to get some kind of feel for what magic really is in order to find out. Magical Miss Morgan is the story of small town Iowa teacher who faces the difficult task of helping sixth graders become real people, able to read and write. She needs the skills of a psychologist, police woman, negotiator, mother, and apparently, a magician to do the job a teacher actually needs to do. And on top of that she has to deal with a problem no teacher can possibly be prepared for climbing up out of the heating grate in the classroom floor. Will they love her or hate for the things that she does, and the magical way she tries to change the world for her students?


Author: Lauren Myracle
Publisher: you&ivi
ISBN: 3492978517
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Der erste Band einer Trilogie um drei Mädchen, deren Wünsche auf magische Weise Wirklichkeit werden ... Es ist Tradition in Natashas Heimatort Willow Hill: In der dritten Nacht des dritten Monats nach dem dreizehnten Geburtstag kann man drei Wünsche äußern. Der erste ist ein unmöglicher Wunsch. Der zweite ist ein Wunsch, den man sich selbst erfüllen kann. Und der dritte ist der tiefste Wunsch, verborgen im eigenen Herzen. Ein schöner Brauch, findet Natascha, als ihr Wunschtag angebrochen ist. Sie glaubt zwar nicht an Magie, aber was kann schon passieren? Und sie weiß genau, was sie sich wünscht: 1. Der unmögliche Wunsch: dass meine Mutter noch am Leben ist 2. Der Wunsch, den man sich selbst erfüllen kann: dass ich geküsst werde 3. Der tiefste Wunsch, verborgen im eigenen Herzen: dass ich für jemanden etwas ganz Besonderes bin Was kann schon passieren?

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499213366
Page: 158
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So ein sagenhaftes Glück für den armen hungrigen Charlie! Er darf die geheimnisvolle Fabrik besichtigen, wo Schokoladenströme fliessen und die tollsten Erfindungen gemacht werden. Ab 7. - Vgl. Kinofilm.


Author: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 3732532747
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Richard Mayhew führt ein unaufgeregtes Leben in London, bis ihm eines Tages ein verletztes Mädchen direkt vor die Füße fällt und ihn um Hilfe bittet. Richard willigt ein und gerät dadurch in ein Abenteuer, das er sich in seinen Träumen nicht hätte vorstellen können. Denn Door ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen, sondern gehört zum verborgenen Reich von "Unter-London". Mit ihr landet Richard in einer Welt, die weit seltsamer und gefährlicher ist, als alles, was er vorher kannte.

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: arsEdition
ISBN: 384581554X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies)

True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl
Author: Laurie Notaro
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9781588364029
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Here are more scathingly funny tales from the wild side! Laurie Notaro survived the debauched ride of her twenties and the bumpy road to matrimony. Now she’s ready to take on the thirtysomething years . . . and almost middle age has never been more hilarious. Laurie is married, mortgaged, and now—miraculously—employed in the corporate world, discovering that bosses come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of mental stability. After maxing out her last good credit card at Banana Republic, she’s dressed for success and ready to face the jungle: surviving feral, six-foot-plus Gretchen (“Three Thousand Faces of Eve”) before battling the overbearing, overstuffed (in way-too-small pants) new mom Suzzi, who ruthlessly cancels Laurie’s newspaper column and learns that payback can be a bitch. Laurie also explores the backstabbing world of preschoolers at a Halloween party, the X-rated madness of a family trip to Disneyland, and the pressure from her QVC-addicted mother and the rest of the world to reproduce. But while losing more friends to babies than to booze, she realizes there’s a plus side: at least for a couple of months she gets to be the thinner friend. I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) is Laurie Notaro at her deliciously quirky best. Can a woman prone to what her loved ones might term “meltdowns” (she considers them “Opportunities to Enlighten”) put a smile on her face and love everybody? Take a guess. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blueberry Lady

The Story of Elizabeth Coleman White 1871-1954
Author: Leticia Roa Nixon (Ahdanah)
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438992874
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 32
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DORK Diaries, Band 08

Nikkis (nicht ganz so) bezauberndes Märchen
Author: Rachel Renée Russell
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 3505133787
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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April, April? Träume ich, oder was ist hier los? Nachdem Nikki im Sportunterricht versehentlich eins übergebraten bekommen hat, erwacht sie in einer vollkommen abgedrehten Märchenwelt. Dort stecken sie und ihre besten Freundinnen Chloe und Zoey sowie ihr Schwarm Brandon und die absolute Oberzicke MacKenzie mitten im Leben einiger bekannter Märchenfiguren fest. Selbstverständlich sorgt das für ein heilloses Durcheinander, und die klassischen Geschichten verlaufen nicht ganz so, wie man sie eigentlich kennt ...

Girl in the Dark

Author: Anna Lyndsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408858282
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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'An astonishing memoir' Sonali Deraniyagala, author of Wave 'Oh, what can I not do, in my dreams. In my dreams I travel on trains and climb mountains, I play concerts and swim rivers, I carry important documents on vital missions, I attend meetings which become song-and-dance routines. My body lies boxed in darkness, but beneath my closed eyelids there is colour, sound and movement, in glorious contrast to the day; mad movies projected nightly in the private theatre of my skull.' Anna Lyndsey was living a normal life. She enjoyed her job; she was ambitious; she was falling in love. Then the unthinkable happened. It began with a burning sensation on her face when she was exposed to computer screens and fluorescent lighting. Then the burning spread and the problematic light sources proliferated. Now her extreme sensitivity to light in all forms means she must spend much of her life in total darkness. During the best times, she can venture cautiously outside at dusk and dawn, avoiding high-strength streetlamps. During the worst, she must spend months in a darkened room, listening to audiobooks, inventing word-games and fighting to keep despair at bay. Told with great beauty, humour and honesty, Girl in the Dark is the astonishing and uplifting account of Anna's descent into the depths of her extraordinary illness. It is the story of how, through her determination to make her impossible life possible and with the love of those around her, she has managed to find light in even the darkest of places.

Für mein Mädchen

Eine Liebeserklärung an dich - Für alle kleinen und großen Mädchen
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal,Paris Rosenthal
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641237386
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Mein Mädchen. Glaub an dich, folge deinem Herzen und höre niemals auf zu staunen. Für mein Mädchen ist eine Liebeserklärung an all die Mädchen dieser Welt. Auf jeder einzelnen Seite feiert es die Einzigartigkeit eines jeden Mädchens und ermuntert dazu, stolz und stark man selbst zu sein; aus der Reihe zu tanzen, wenn es nötig ist, und Nein zu sagen, wenn man »Nein« denkt. Es ist ein inspirierender Mutmacher, Starkmacher und Glücklichmacher, das jedes (kleine und große) Mädchen wie eine liebevolle Umarmung daran erinnern soll, dass es geliebt wird und etwas ganz Besonderes ist.

Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Author: Heather McNeil
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849573
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 226
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Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities


Author: Esther Ehrlich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3848920778
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Für die elfjährige Naomi »Chirp« Orenstein ist ihr Zuhause auf Cape Cod wie ein kuscheliges warmes Nest - umgeben von weitläufigen Stränden, frischer Seeluft und den schönsten Vögeln. Doch der Tag, an dem bei ihrer Mutter Multiple Sklerose festgestellt wird, ändert alles. Machtlos muss die Familie mitansehen, wie die Krankheit schließlich in einer Tragödie endet. Chirp rinnt das Glück wie Sand durch die Finger. Bis eines Tages Joey, der eigenbrötlerische Nachbarsjunge, auftaucht, der sie auf seine ganz eigene Art daran erinnert, dass Flügel zum Fliegen da sind. Esther Ehrlichs Debüt ist ein Meisterwerk, das eigentlich nur mit einem Taschentuch verkauft werden dürfte!

Blueberry State of Mind

A Collection of Reflective Truths
Author: Missy Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456834134
Category: Poetry
Page: 130
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Blueberry State of Mind, A Collection of Reflective Truths is an autobiography of the authors own life experiences. Finally, she unmasks her pain by poetically chronicling her years of abuse, falling in and out of love, the pain of non-acceptance from her dysfunctional family and the moments when facing her emotional truths finally brought her to the place of healing. Missy celebrates overcoming through her first book of poetry Blueberry State of Mind that speaks to everyone. This book details the many paths Missy has walked before correctly happening upon the one leading to happy. What Missy once kept hidden, is now out in the open as to not allow her abusers to have the final say. No longer a victim, Missy has also infused her books pages with her many victorious revelations throughout the course of her young life. A renewed sense of faith has allowed Missy to garner the strength needed in overcoming past demons. Her tribute to her Mother in Gentle Wings shows the love and respect she has for a woman who not only stood by her but who also pushed her out from self-inflicted darkness. Blueberry State of Mind highlights the many moods of this enigmatic author. Many of Missy's poems date back to her daydreaming teen years all the way to her years of now. The much-needed Dear Daddy letter written details the pain of a daughter’s soul. In addition, the letter to her abusers mother, her own Grandmother depicts her anguish over not having the love or support from this woman. Blueberry State of Mind is simply this author’s tribute to living and best of all surviving.

The Comfort of Lies

A Novel
Author: Randy Susan Meyers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673035
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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“Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.” Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother. Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him. But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted. Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.