Word is not simply a phonetic symbol that signals and delivers a thought or feeling of a person. It contains great power in which can become either a strength or wound, depending on the listening end. The fate of business can also be determined with a single word. Thus, we will learn about the "Ten Commandments of Happy Speech for Everyone" in order to increase my value, for the happiness of myself and others, along with a successful business.
What is the origin of a wound? It is a single word that disregards me, a word that hurts my pride. This time, we will take a closer look at words with the power to save or push me into despair.
Is someone who says exactly what he or she thinks a good speaker? A good speaker is a person who delivers the healthy mind, rich throughts and deep insights. In other words, the contents of our thought storage should be full and rich to speak intelligently. And the core of contents is self-esteem. Now, we look at self-esteem, the beginning of happy speech.
Is practice, the repeated process of habit or action to improve efficiency, only for athletes who have to break records? Rich and intelligent words can fail if not practiced. Let's learn more about practice, the preconditions to become a good speaker?
Since an excellent speech requires the process of planning and designing, it is compared to constructing a house. How can we apply design, a creative activity of intentionally selecting and composing color elements to attract the ears and eyes of people to a speech? Let's look at designs for speech to attract the audience.
When you cannot understand a words when someone tells a story, why is that? And why can't you feel moved from a politicians speech? Speech is intended to deliver information, to influence or entertain people. Thus, a great speech can be as powerful as to change a person's life. This time, we will explore 3S, the elements of speech that move people's minds.
S-line refers to the beautiful curve of women with attractive bodies. The powerful S-line which grabs the attentions of people also applies to speech. Let's learn more about the S line speech that seduces the audience with its dynamic body, breaking away from the boring speech of reading off textbooks.
We can easily meet dead speeches around us. It can be found in conversations with clerks when buying products and in formal speeches. This is because they lack authenticity. Authenticity is the principle of communication that connects people, making the whole speech dead if gone. Now, let's learn about authenticity, the core of an alive speech.
"Words" do not mean only the languages spoken through mouth. Language is composed of language, paralanguage and nonverbal language. And nonverbal languages are the most important in speeches. Nonverbal languages refer to everything visual, expressed through intelligence and class amassed over a long period of time. Therefore, we should always do our best to explore ourselves and to be knowledgeable. Let's learn more about the relationship between our lives and speech.
Sometimes we feel a wall when conversing with the other sex. What kind of problems is there in a conversation between a man and a woman? Men and women go against each other as if they came from different planets using different languages. Today's lesson will be on how to communicate without confronting each other as man versus woman
Words reflect the personality of a person, thus being a big competitiveness in life.
Remember the fathers from Chosun Dynasty who wrote letters out of love and worry for their children. The gentlemen from Chosun such as Lee Hwang, Yoo Sung-ryong and Park Ji-won - they were "fathers" before they were scholars, officers and writers. Through the letters to their sons, we aim to explore their life style and the value systems, including education methods, studying skills and attitudes towards others. We can also learn the distinctive personalities of the fathers who taught their children according to their personalities, strengths and weaknesses.
Who could possible know a person better than his or her parents? We will read the letters of the great men from Chosun, who were "fathers" before they were scholars, officers and writers. What kind of letter did Lee Hwang (Toegye, 1501-1570), scholar and civil servant from the mid-Chosun era, send to his son who had lost confidence and have given up the state exam?
A writer from the mid-Chosun era, Baek Kwang-hun (Okbong, 1537-1582) was relieved to find out his two sons safely entered into the exam station, but still expressed his nervousness in his letters. The father who lived in Seoul alone, working as one low officer to another, worries more and more about his wife at home and the unreliable children.
Yoo Sung-ryong (Seoae, 1542-1607), a civil servant in the mid-Chosun era, writes about his education experience for his children who had lost the time to study due to household problems and wars. He is sorry about the lost time when every second is precious for young people and kindly teaches his children about studying with curiosity and preciseness.
Park Ji-won (Yonam, 1737-1805), a writer from the lat Chosun period, expresses his joy about his newborn grandson by writing that he can almost hear the baby's cry from the paper. He also talks about how to take care of the sick daughter-in-law after childbirth.
Ahn Jung-bok (Sunam, 1712-1805), a scholar in the late Chosun period, writes a letter to his 10-year-old young son who is on his way to the bride's house ty marry, worrying that he might make mistakes.
Park Je-ga (Chojung, 1750-1805), a civil servant during the late Chosun period, sends letters to his son about every detail of his exile life. Even within the complicated situation, the love and longing for his family can be easily traced in the letters. The letter he first sent to his three sons as soon as he arrived at the exile place, starts with "Don't worry".
Kim Jung-hee (Chusa, 1786-1856), a scholar and artist from the late Chosun era, does not lose his interest in objects such as how to write and draw and telling the story of making his own stuffs even in letters to his son. He delivers the heart and advice, as a father proud of a son who asks for advice on writing.
Kang Se-hwang (Pyoam, 1713-1791), a civil servant and artist of the late Chosun period, writes a letter to his son about the conversations he had shared with his companions and sons and advice bout his memorial service after death.
Lee Sik (Taekdang, 1584-1647), a civil servant from the mid-Chosun era, acknowledges the worries of his son regarding the health of the father and soothes him to stop worrying and take care of himself instead. Also, he sends his love by sharing the secrets to accept poverty and to grow minds in an attempt to calm him and guide him to dream big.
As a scholar and civil servant during the late Chosun era, Park Se-dang (Seogye, 1629-1703) is proud that his son is trying to read a history book and further writes a letter to teach him how to read history books. Let's listen to the father's voice, reminding his son that reading is "to move the letters on the pile of papers directly into the heart".
Lee Hwang leaves a message to his nearly 30-year-old son who is taking off to take the state exam, about how to study and how to behave around friends. He expresses his feelings of not wanting his son to be left out from others because of lacking any sense by just being older than his colleagues.
The father who lived in silence far away writes a letter before the son's wedding, imagining the whole family getting together at home. Also, the father who didn't hid his proudness when his son was praised by many teachers including Zhuangzi, reminds the son that no one stays young forever to emphasize doing one's best at everything.
The father who excitingly welcomed a grandchild at the age of 60 scolds the son for not letting him know how the baby looks like, through his letter. He also shows that he is slightly hurt of not hearing from the son even after sending the meat and food prepared by himself.
The father who was trapped inside Namhansansung during the Manchu war of 1636 communicated with his brothers and children through letters. As his wife grew sick due to worrying and his son became extremely sensitive at any kind of rumors related to the father, he writes about his worries and requests in his letters.
The biggest stress at work is about relationships. Since members of an organization pursue a common goal, there always exists the conflict of relationships. The "3 R's" referr to what everyone wants - recognize, respect and reward. When the 3 R's are fulfilled, the organization can succeed in communication.
We say that we were hurt in a relationship. Why don't other people treat me as I care and respect others? We wonder, because we want others to appreciate my thoughts. Let's learn why it is hard to accept the differences and why we should accept them.
There are people who cannot hold it any longer and easily explode. They regret it right afterwards. How do we control anger? For healthy fastidiousness, let's learn how to control and express anger.
The brain is composed of the right brain and the left brain. The right brain is in charge of understanding the big picture and the left brain is responsible for the details. Only when the two brains are in balanced harmony we can present our potentials and creativity. Let's take a closer look at how the two brains are different from each other and how to develop the right brain.
A couch potato refers to a person who kills time lying on a couch. The brain processes stimuli and information by removing cells like "couch potatoes". The truth of the human body is to survive by being awake and changing all the time. It is known that when we feel proud about our changing selves, we fell happy. Find the happiness of discovering the self who grows everyday by enjoying change.
Self esteem is in other words, "self trust and self positiveness". In order to possess self esteem, one needs to discover the true self and accept it as it is while keeping the hope of growth. When doing one's best to acquire self esteem, higher creativity and potentials will come naturally.
A good communication is done simply and clearly. By making eye contacts with the other person, we need to talk in a stable posture with a soft voice. By becoming a person who delivers positive messages whenever and wherever we are, our lives will shine warmly and brightly as well.
To empathize is to try to think and feel like the other person. Recently, neuro scientists found an empathy cell that works in our brains to empathize. After all, we are born with the ability to empathize. Let's learn more about the inborn ability of empathy, different from sympathy.
Everyone wants to live right. But a disciplined life and a healthy life are different. Then, what does a mentally healthy life mean? A healthy life is to let the doors wide open and perceive the world without prejudice. We will now look in details how a healthy life is different from a disciplined life.
In an ever changing world, anyone can go through multiple hardships. Therefore, a number of despair and the strength to response to obstacles is necessary for a happy and successful life. Let's talk more about resilience.
Difficult crisis can sometimes be the starting point of a stage of leap and success to review life and to realize something new and powerful. The first step to enhance resilience is the process of self recognition of clearly knowing and understanding oneself. Let's take a journey to find ourselves in order to know what I want and what wears me.
People easily fall into pessimism, thinking that everything will finally come to an end when they encounter an obstacle. Resilience is a matter of choosing how to react to a certain situation. If you view and react to situations wit ha positive perspective, then the choices would undoubtedly lead to a more positive direction. Let's learn more about the power of positivity that overcomes difficulties.
If we know exactly how we feel, then it is easy to perceive how we react to situations, resulitng in a higher ability to control oneself. Excessive emotional consumption wears us out, but if feelings are managed well, we can save energy to use when overcoming the situation. Let's take a look at cleverly controlling our feelings.
We cannot change or control the environment but if we accept changes in a positive way, a much more powerful ability to control is created. Learning how to adopt to changes is like having a weapon to wisely deal with any kind of hardships in like. Let's learn more about how to positively accept change for a better future.
Conflict is poart of life everyone goes through. Some conflicts are very hard to solve and make people extremely anxious, but the result of conflicts can be highly positive as well. Let's see what are the positive effects of conflicts and the ways to deal with them.
Probortunity, a compound of problem and opportunity, is a newly coined word registered in the dictionary just recently. It means that any crisis always comes with an opportunity, accepting the problematic situation as to acquire something through crisis and finding a new opportunity. Rather than focusing on the negative aspects, let's take a look at ways to find new opportunities within a crisis.
Living in the modern society leads to many crossroads that we cannot possibly imagine. And based on the choices we make, difficulties and pain can happen. Healthy minds come from healthy bodies. So in order to prepare for any difficulties or crisis that can result from decisions, we need to be physically healthy. Let's learn how to be healthy and efficiently manage energy.
If the relationship with others go wrong, it becomes painful and gloomy, making one want to hide somewhere. But since we cannot live alone in a deserted place, we should ask for help. It is because a positive relationship with others becomes much more important when going through a time of pain and uncertainty from loss and trial. Let's learn more about resilience and relationship through the example of Father Taesuk Lee.
Acceptance, change, loss, pain and trauma are patterns of life no one can avoid. To believe everything is going to be alright when we face obstacles is indeed not easy. But it is time to move forward by using everything we have. Let's learn about establishing a healthy reaction mechanism and the wisdom to understand frustrations and troubles as stepping stones.
When we feel lethargic because of any adversities, we should remember our dreams and the future where our dreams will come true. There are limitless numbers of strengths coming from setting up goals with dreams. When there is a dream, a positive mindset is possible, energy is recharged and new ideas come to mind. With goals set, it becomes clear where to head to, what to live for and where to focus on, along with the promise of hope. Let's learn about resilience and dream through the story of Yuna Kim, the figure skater who achieved her goals by challenging herself through numerous hardships for her dream.
Until now, we have focused more on the leadrs. There has been much education on leadership but the complaints on organizations and leaders do not easily disappear in reality. But leaders alone cannot create the ideal organization. Great followers are necessary for successful organizations. What is the role of followers and the meaning of followership that supports leadership?
Until now, we have only focused on leaders. If, however, the followers do not properly play their roles, the leadership becomes meaningless. Leaders were once followers and most of the leaders possess both aspects of a leader and a follower, playing both roles at the same time. How can one become a great follower and what is the role of followers?
Past or present, managing the boss is a difficult assignment for members of an organization. Although the secret of leadership is indeed embracement, a boss who listens carefully to the words of his members is rare in reality. Before blaming the boss, what would be a wise solution from the follower's point of view? Today, we talk about how to make the boss stand on my side.
Many books, classes and media deal with the "qualifications of a leader". But because no one really talks about the qualifications of a follower, people whine more rather than initiate any change as they get more exposed to education related to leadership. Remember that managing the boss is the responsibility of followers. What are the must-do's for managing the boss?
A person who does not know how to follow others cannot become a good leader. At most organizations, there are more members who complain than be happy about their relationships with the boss. What should we avoid to manage the boss?
Are you trying to find the right moment to make an opposing comment to the boss' opinion? You want to do it but you can neither say no nor hide it. It is not easy to talk straight to a boss in an organization. It is necessary to master a high level of "talking straight" skills for the betterment of the organization and the boss. Today, we will learn more about the conditions of talking straight to update the relationship with the boss.
Persuasion equals selling your own issues. In order to make one's opinion attractive in an organization, one should be capable of persuading the boss. How can one effectively sell his or her issue to the boss? Let’s take a closer look on the answer to increasing the winning rate to 100%.
Meeting someone as a boss at work is destiny one cannot choose. But making the boss a supporter or inspector is at one's disposal. All successful leaders chose to respect their boss as their mentors. Today, we look at how to make the boss the mentor.
The word "power" naturally has a negative connotation. But power is closely related to leadership and can be an attractive method to help our dreams come true. Now, let's see how to read the pulse of power.
There are many types of followership. The most representative among these is the followership type of Professor Robert Kelley at Carnegie Mellon. He has opened the new horizon of followership by not only analyzing the types of followership but also suggesting the remedies. Among the 5 types of the alienated, the yes-people, the sheep, the star followers and the pragmatics - what type do I belong to? Let's learn more about our own type of followership and the solution to improve any weaknesses.
Depending on being a professional or a slave, the attitude at work totally changes. What is the difference? You can be the master of your own work life. A professional is someone who takes responsibility for his own performances. Let's learn more about the skills to bring in luck to my career.
Liquor is a culture deeply rooted in the everyday life of people all over the world. But regardless of being right next to us all the time, there are not much people who know well about it. Let's learn more about liquors of the world and how to enjoy them in a more pleasant way.
It is possible to think of the negative images of alcohol such as drunken violence, which is becoming a social issue nowadays, but there are many positive effects as well, including brightening up the atmosphere and functioning as medicines for our bodies. Depending on how much we know well about liquors, they can be both beneficial and poisonous. This session is about the liquors of the world and their cultures.
Wines can be largely categorized into drinks for before, during and after meals. The aperitif wine for before meals is the beverage which marks the beginning of a meal. "Aperitif" means not only 'beginning' but also 'welcome' for guests, playing the role of enhancing appetites. Therefore, it is recommended to choose the aperitif wines that can elevate the mood of the party for the invited guests. We now look closer at aperitif wines.
Table wine originally is a wine term referring to every wine with less than 14% of alcohol strength, but can be used especially for wines enjoyed during meals. As it is intended to be enjoyed with meals, the harmony between the wine and the food is also important. The French word "marriage" primarily means "marriage", yet not only limited to the marriage of human beings but also of food. In English-speaking cultures, it can be expressed as "food and wine pairing". Let's explore the world of table wines.
Dessert in French means "to finish a meal" or "to clean the table". As desserts are for concluding meals, people eat sweet items to clam their appetites and feel refreshed. So, wines with high level of sweetness deserve to be served as dessert wines. Now. let's learn more about dessert wines enjoyed after meals.
Beer is one of the most popular alcohols because it is cheap, can be manufactured regardless of the season and has low alcohol strength. Moreover, since the taste and quality is similar no matter where the beer is made from, beers can be easily enjoyed anywhere in the world. It would be the safest choice when one is uncertain what to drink while traveling around. Let's take a closer look at beers, the alcohol for everyone.
The traditional liquors of the East such as China, Korea and Japan are liquors made by saccharizing and fermenting the grains of rice, barley, sorghum and wheat as yeasts, originated from takju, using the yeasts. Now, we will learn more about takju and cheongju, their fermented liquors from the East.
Liquors made by saccharizing, fermenting and distilling malts are called whiskey. How did scotch whiskey, which was only a kind of normal soju with raw taste and spicy scent become a liquor of best quality these days? This session is for whiskeys.
Cognac is the name of a region located in France, but as the brandy made in that region is so famous, people began calling brandy as cognac. Now, let's learn more about brandy, the liquor with a nickname of "burnt wine" because it is made by distilling wines.
Since vodka refers to the crude liquid made through distillers without any ripening process as ordinary hard liquors, its color is transparent and is a colorless, flavorless and scentless liquor because it is filtered using activated carbon. Thus, it is not only drunk neat but also loved as the base for other cocktails and mixed rinks. This time, we explore the world of vodkas, the representative liquor of Russia that ranks world's first in consumption.
Liqueur refers to the liquor designed to be easily enjoyed by distilling wine and adding ingredients such as fruits and herbs along with sweets suc has sugar and honey. The ingredients and the flavor of liqueur accelerate the digestion process, thus perfect to be drunk after meals or before sleeping. Let's learn more about liqueur, the sweet alcohol.
Chinese people have loved alcohol since the ancient times, presenting numerous kinds of famous liquors in China. Among them, baiju, the representative hard liquor of China, is remembered as the beverage which supported the morales during the Long March in the 1930s of the Chinese communist party led by Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai and has greatly developed with modern China.
When whiskey, brandy and vodka are the first generation of hard liquors, there are also hard liquors which were born after the 17th century and have grown with the discovery of the New World, such as gin, rum and tequila. These are considered as one type of hard liquors all together in Korea because their preferences are still low, but they are popular liquors with independence when considered globally. Let's take a closer look at gin, rum and tequila.
Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.
Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.
Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents...
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Please note: This is the 2017 edition of the Hogwarts Library ebook, featuring bespoke cover artwork from Olly Moss and a new foreword from J.K. Rowling. The official screenplay of the 2016 Warner Bros. movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - is available separately.
Imagine a world ruled by Werelords--men and women who can shift at will into bears, lions, and serpents. When Drew suddenly discovers he's not only a werewolf but the long-lost heir to the murdered Wolf King's throne, he must use his wits and newfound powers to survive in a land suddenly full of enemies. Drew's the only one who can unite the kingdom in a massive uprising against its tyrant ruler, Leopold the Lion. But the king is hot on Drew's tail and won't rest until he's got the rebel wolf's head.
"Game of Thrones for the tween set." —School Library Journal
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Picking up where Rise of the Wolf leaves off, the kingdom is in disarray and Drew Ferran is grudgingly being groomed for the throne. When a revenge plot by Prince Lucas is revealed, Drew seizes the opportunity to flee his obligations in pursuit of the renegade prince. But Drew and his allies are in trouble, as they encounter rogue militias of lawless Werelords and a nation of invading Catlords determined to wrest power from Drew's paws. With the odds stacked against him, Drew must face up to his kingship and embrace the Wolf or all of Lyssia will be lost.
"Game of Thrones for the tween set." —School Library Journal
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This unforgettable novel by Suzanne Collins, the international bestselling author of the Hunger Games series, is rich in suspense and brimming with adventure.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons...and becomes a hero.
• financing your travel time
• determining your destination
• adjusting to life on the road
• working and volunteering overseas
• handling travel adversity
• re-assimilating back into ordinary life
Praise for Vagabonding
“A crucial reference for any budget wanderer.”—Time
“Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.”—Tim Ferriss, from the foreword
“The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It’s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream.”—USA Today
“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Potts’s] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime.”—Rick Steves
“Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written.”—Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The entire kingdom of Lyssia is now at war, and the battle lines have been drawn. While Drew and his ragtag army defend the throne against Ratlords and Crowlords, Gretchen and Whitley venture on a harrowing journey through the perilous Dyrewood. But none of the werelords counted on the return of the most terrifying monster of them all...
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
At the shelter, the two bob-tailed friends refused to be parted, even for a moment. Could rescue workers find the Bobbies' owners? Or could they find a new home that would take them together? This remarkable true story of devotion and survival is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions, and is a perfect way to commemorate the this day in history.
Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.
The world is calling. Time to answer.
Parshall and Tully examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword is an indispensable part of any military buff's library.
Shattered Sword is the winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and was cited by Proceedings as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.
• Complete texts of both The Jungle Book (1894) and The Second Jungle Book (1895)
• All of the Mowgli stories, plus “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” “The White Seal,” and many more tales and poems
• 16 full-color illustrations by Maurice & Edward Detmold, plus more than 60 additional illustrations by William Drake and John Lockwood Kipling
• Author’s Preface and Note on the Names, and a detailed author bio
The Jungle Books collect some of the most beloved children’s stories ever written, since they were first published in magazines starting in 1893. The stories feature Mowgli, a foundling raised in the Seeonee hills of India by a pack of wolves, a wise black panther named Bagheera, and a gruff but lovable bear called Baloo. The books also include the beloved tale of the mongoose “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” “The White Seal,” and many more. These stories helped confirm Rudyard Kipling as one of the greatest children’s authors of any era, as well as one of the greatest writers and poets in the English language.
Supports Common Core State Standards.
Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is so much fun to make noises that you hear every day, like moo and tick-tock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not tick-tocking).
Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.
In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. In his Foreword, Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun, it is “that there are no simple lessons in history, that it is human nature that repeats itself, not history.”
From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken by spies and soldiers, the events of the American Civil War were filled with daring figures and amazing feats. This exhilarating overview covers the biggest battles as well as captivating lesser-known moments to entertain kids with unbelievable (and totally true) tales of one of America's most fascinating conflicts.
History buff, Civil War reenactor, and popular blogger Ben Thompson uses his extensive knowledge and vivid storytelling style to bring the Civil War to life in this first book in a thrilling new series featuring incredible people, events, and civilizations. Get ready to learn just how awesome history can be!
The Ninja, also known as Shinobi, inspired awe and terror in equal measure. Master of espionage and assassination, stealth and concealment, the ninja's ability to move swiftly and silently gave rise to popular legends of amazing exploits, invincibility and supernatural powers.
In Ninjutsu: The Art of Invisibility, Donn Draeger draws back the veil of mystery shrouding the arcane practices of feudal Japan's shadow warriors. Stripping away myth and exaggeration, Draeger reveals the secret tactics, exotic weapons, tricks and disguises that earned the ninja a reputation as history's most feared secret agents.
Chapters include: Entering the World of the NinjaHistory and OrganizationTraining and SkillsOperating TechniquesCostumeTools and WeaponsTactics, Ruses, and FeatsFacts and Legends
AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.” In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive dimension of the Pacific War—race—while writing what John Toland has called “a landmark book . . . a powerful, moving, and evenhanded history that is sorely needed in both America and Japan.”
Drawing on American and Japanese songs, slogans, cartoons, propaganda films, secret reports, and a wealth of other documents of the time, Dower opens up a whole new way of looking at that bitter struggle of four and a half decades ago and its ramifications in our lives today. As Edwin O. Reischauer, former ambassador to Japan, has pointed out, this book offers “a lesson that the postwar generations need most . . . with eloquence, crushing detail, and power.”
Ladies smelling way too sweet.
Look at knees and stand in line.
Llama Llama starts to whine.
Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can’t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama.
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