That may sound like a lot when there are adventures to plan and hours to fill. But as your child learns to walk, ride a bicycle, and drive, the years pass quickly. This beautiful package includes both a removable booklet with a thousand ideas for family activities that you and your child will love at every age, and a keepsake journal for preserving what you saw and did, thought and felt, so you can savor these memories in the years to come.
A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear ...But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?
No Middle Name "Too Much Time",a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. "Small Wars" takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia, and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In "Not a Drill", Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side- and perhaps something far more sinister. "High Heat" time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of "Second Son", which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher's sharp "lizard brain" becomes just as important as his muscle. In "Deep Down", Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females- three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are "Guy Walks into a Bar", James Penney's "New Identity", "Everyone Talks", "The Picture of the Lonely Diner" , "Maybe They Have a Tradition", and "No Room at the Motel".
In Sweden, nobody wants a troll to come into their garden, but how do you stop them? On a lonely road at night in Oman, Abdul's car breaks down and he takes a ride with a stranger, but perhaps it is safer to walk. In England some young people play a scary game, and in Asia, a soldier returns home – at last. Every country in the world has stories about ghosts and spirits and monsters of one kind or another. Some people believe in ghosts, and some don't – but everyone enjoys a good ghost story.
When Mary's parents suddenly die in India, she goes to live with her uncle in a large, dark, lonely house in England. Mary is not happy in her new home, but she soon discovers the key to a secret garden. She meets new friends; Dickon who can charm animals, and Colin who is very ill and cannot walk. Can the three friends make the secret garden beautiful again? And can they help Colin walk again? Re-told by - Caroline Laidlaw.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Berlin.With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll walk through the Brandenburg Gate, climb the Reichstag's dome, and flash back to the city's turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie. Cruise the Spree River and explore art and antiquities on Museum Island. End the day with a walk through hip Prenzlauer Berg before raising a mug at a classic beer garden.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by bus, train, taxi, and bicycle. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Allan and the Ice-Gods is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he finds himself reliving as Wi, an civilized man living in the barbaric ice age as part of a clan of cavemen. The novel has been noted as a treatment of the topics of eugenics and evolution in literature and culture.
At age 19 Anne Brontë left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals. She later opens a school and finds happiness.
There is something special about teaching children. Jayne Moon's academic rigour and classroom experience inform every page of this book - but what shines through is a sense of the privilege it is to participate in someone's learning at this age in their lives. This is a practical handbook with lots of teaching suggestions - but it is also a source of inspiration. Children Learning English was highly commended in the Duke of Edinburgh English Language Competition in 2000.
Originally published in 1982, Risk Arbitrage has become a classic on arbitrage strategies by the «dean of the arbitrage community.» It provides an overview of risk arbitrage, how it has been used over the centuries and particularly in modern markets, with a focus on merger arbitrage. From average expected returns to turning a position, cash tender offers, exchange offers, recapitalizations, spinoffs, stub situations, limited risk arbitrage, and corporate freeze-ins, the book provides a step by step walk through of a world of arb strategies illuminated by real world examples and case studies.
A man with something to change: Graham weber, the new director of the cia, is tasked with revolutionising an agency in crisis. Never intimidated by a challenge, weber intends to do just that. A hacker with something to expose: Weber's task greatens when a young computer genius approaches the cia with proof their systems have been compromised. There is a breach. There is a mole. A woman with something to prove: The agent who takes this walk-in is k. J. Sandoval -a frustrated yet ambitious base chief desperate to prove her worth to the agency and its new director. Weber must move quickly. And he must choose his allies carefully, if he is to succeed in identifying an enemy that is inside the gates, and out to destroy him.