It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields - except for the 270 students at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a prisonlike complex where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months, she will live under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but also from her colleagues. Still, she soon grows attached to her students, whose naivete and obedience to the regime she finds heartbreaking. Over time, she cautiously hints at the existence of a world beyond their own - at Harry Potter and ski vacations and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. The students, in turn, offer Suki tantalizing glimpses into their lives outside the university walls. Then Kim Jong-il dies, leaving the students devastated, and leading Suki to question whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged.
First of all the product blurb, is for the movie Minions not this book, there is no Scarlett or most of the other stuff listed as what this book is about. This picture book is simply about the time the minions stumbled across a castle and met their new master Dracula. There is a page showing how they stuffed up and brought the demise of their previous Egyptian and bad dinosaur masters. This is the story of how they brought about the demise of Dracula. I haven`t seen the Minions movie but from the previews I have seen how they killed Dracula and this book follows that scene. There isn`t much substance to the story or the illustrations. For example the minions outside the castle are pretty much just yellow half rectangles curved at the top with a thin blue rectangle on top of a white rectangle representing their Egyptian clothes (which they`ve been wearing for thousands of years?). Then as soon as they`ve met Dracula they have fangs and a Dracula like outfit. So did they get bitten and transformed into vampires? Who knows, there`s no sentences telling us any of this story, we just go to two minions Carl and Mike fighting over whose turn it is to sweep cobwebs then pretty much the cake and gift making and we know how that turned out. These minions also speak (granted like someone who can only speak a word of two of English), yet in the Despicable Me movies they could only make noises. It really isn`t a well written story and is relying on being bought as the recipient is obsessed with these cool little yellow creatures. Unfortunately you`re probably better off buying them a minion figure and having them recreate the Dracula and other scenes from the movies with their own imaginations. The illustrations are a long way of the quality of the ones used in the movies, the cover image you can see on the product page is as good as they get in this book and most of the pages don`t reach that standard.
Annabelle Worthington, born into a life of privilege, was raised amid the glamour of New York society.But everything changes on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic alters her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle throws herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor and igniting a passion for medicine that will shape the course of her life. But a seemingly idyllic marriage brings more grief, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France. There she finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris - now a doctor and mother, her past almost forgotten. . . until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.
There is no hiding oneself from Truth, there is nothing that can be concealed from Wisdom. There is no secret on the Earth that would not be revealed some day. Human life and death is a stream of one process. To understand the past means to learn to overcome the dangers of the present. To come out of it is possible only by becoming Human! This book was written based on the personal diary of a former high school senior girl reflecting events of the years 1990-1991.
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Cedric Errol is seven years old. He lives with his mother in a little house in New York. They don't have much money, but mother and son are good friends. Cedric is a kind, friendly little boy, and everybody likes him. His father was English, but he is now dead, and Cedric and his mother are alone in the world. But one day a lawyer arrives from England with some very surprising news about Cedric's grandfather…
I am underwater today. Sounds are muffled and light is muted, but there is one constant buzzing sound. A low thrumming. The sound of the planet's heartbeat. You only hear it when you're drowning. I am constantly slipping. Sliding sideways, running out of time, tripping over my words and forgetting my way out. But then there are times when I am focused, clear, and nothing before is real. This is real life. This time...
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Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher's eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor's wife. She's on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she'll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.Try as she might, Angel just can't seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That's why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin' to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn't know is that Mother Calloway has backup too--the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it's time to lay hands on some folks!
Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle throws herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor and igniting a passion for medicine that will shape the course of her life. But a seemingly idyllic marriage brings more grief, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France. There she finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris - now a doctor and mother, her past almost forgotten...until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.