A Tale Of Two Melons

Author: Sarah Schneewind
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0872208249
Size: 17.41 MB
Format: PDF
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A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden, the repercussions for his family, and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an engaging introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty; the character of the first emperor; the role of omens in court politics; how the central and local governments were structured, including the civil service examination system; the power of local elite families; the roles of women; filial piety; and the concept of ling or efficacy in Chinese religion.

Recalled To Life

Author: Reginald Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780586217320
Size: 11.10 MB
Format: PDF
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'The story is expertly told, skein by skein, with a new knot to be untied just when you think everything is clear' Sunday Telegraph

A Tale Of Two Plantations

Author: Richard S. Dunn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674735361
Size: 17.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Richard Dunn reconstructs the lives of three generations of slaves on a sugar estate in Jamaica and a plantation in Virginia, to understand the starkly different forms slavery took. Deadly work regimens and rampant disease among Jamaican slaves contrast with population expansion in Virginia leading to the selling of slaves and breakup of families.

Joey And Parker

Author: Patricia Lightner
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781524657598
Size: 16.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Joey and Parker: A Tail of Two Cats is a picture book with text that links very well with the pictures. It is a true story dictated by two cats, Joey and Parker, who live with the author (sorry, guys, I am taking some credit here too). The author has a chronic illness which is no laughing matter. And yet some funny things have happened along the way, and the cats want to have their say. It is said that laughter is the best medicine. This book was written in good taste. However, it is not all fun and games. As a serious advocate for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, I felt compelled to add a chapter of my own and briefly but hopefully and effectively get on my soapbox for increased medical research funding for all diseases. Overall, this is a fun picture book intended to provide you with some lighthearted moments. Enjoy.

Stick Cat

Author: Tom Watson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062411013
Size: 13.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There’s a new pet in town: Stick Cat! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson’s trademark combination of laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings. It’s a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith’s peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue. Stick Cat’s high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere.

Dog Man A Tale Of Two Kitties From The Creator Of Captain Underpants Dog Man 3

Author: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545935456
Size: 19.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!