In the course of a few years this amicable meeting greatly increased , and
became known to the neighbouring gentry ... arranged around the HUGE OAK ;
and about the year 1725 , this charming spot began to present every
resemblance of a ...
A beautiful collection of wordless board books from an USSBY Outstanding International Books nominated author.
Author: Gerda Muller
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A charming gift box collection of Gerda Muller's beloved 'Seasons' board books book, includes mini editions of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. These beautifully illustrated books, with no words, are full of seasonal details to spot.
Beside it laid a long and large trunk. ... By forgetting where he had hid his acorns
those many years ago, he had done the Great Oak a great favor. Skip had
planted hundreds of oak trees which began growing around the happy Great
"Corvus, please tell us a story." Sitting on a suburban light pole, an old crow by that name would often hear those words spoken to him from other fur or feathered nonhumans of his region. They would come to sit or perch as near as possible to the elder bird, and wait for him to think and then tell a story about other nonhumans of the past or the present.
The canopy of the Great Oak swayed with the cool breeze that had moved into
the forest from the north as cooler weather was on the way. The little elderly man
... Beetelybug thought to himself, I wonder if he has seen my mother or my father,
a mother and father he had not seen in years. Beetelybug was curious as to the
little elderly man's age and how long he had been in the Old Forest. The little
Author: K Kinsey
An evil forest, a lake and a tree. Join two Weelads as they journey into the Old Forest, a forest the village elders claimed was evil, or was it? Go with them as they find Lake Anura, home to the Woodland Fairies and the Goddess of the Lake. Then to the Great Oak, said to have trolls buried under her fairy fern covered limbs near the ground, then north to the Wonscap Mountains. Meet Beetelybug, Mr. Higgles, Galik, Mineera, Hugo and many others. Its an adventure you'll never forget!
The summer went very fast Donny and Mike made many new friends. The oak
tree was just the place to play. They played hide-and-seek and ran as fast their
feet could go They had picnics and lay under the big oak tree. around the tree.
Author: Mary Ann Davis
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
If this great oak tree could talk, imagine the stories from the three hundred years of the many footprints that traveled under its branches.
It echoed to the sound of snoring and shuffling. He could see rows of sleeping
men, slumped around a great oak table, higher than a flea's jump from the floor,
covered in animal skins like hibernating bears. All had long grey beards,
Author: Peter Stevenson
Publisher: The History Press
Ceredigion is a land shaped by mythology, where mermaids and magic mix with humans and where ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. This is a captivating collection of traditional and modern stories, including the submerged city of Cantre’r Gwaelod, or the ‘Welsh Atlantis’, how the Devil came to build a bridge over the Rheidol, the elephant that died in Tregaron, and how the Holy Grail came to Nanteos. All the while the tylwyth teg (the Welsh fairies) and changelings run riot through the countryside. Storyteller and illustrator Peter Stevenson takes us on a tour of a county steeped in legend, encountering ghosts, witches and heroes at every turn.
The Great Oak Ranch is located between the Kelsey Tract of the Pechanga
Indian Reservation , and the Pechanga ... will connect both portions of the
Reservation , which has been a long - term goal of the Pechanga Band for many years .
The six of us reached less than halfway around. The big oak was so gnarled that
it appeared to be covered with highly magnified warts. Each of ten principal limbs
had the diameter of a major oak in itself, and the lower ones, jutting out almost ...
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Literary Collections
Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee's writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee's readers-sports, Scotland, conservation-are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.
Monday,9.20 am I grew very frightenedbut theyellowskins kept moving about on
the grass around the great oak, so I just ... making leaves shiver on their stems around me as if autumn had come toattack everythingaround it. rough and
Author: Colin Macfarlane
Write Out of the Classroom is a ground-breaking, highly practical book which provides teachers and creative writing tutors with great ways of tapping into the huge inspirational and educational potential of the richly diverse world beyond the classroom walls. Effective learning occurs when the process feels exciting, inspiring and ‘real’, and there is nothing more stimulating and ‘real’ than the real world itself. Working with groups in interesting and evocative settings can generate exceptional participant involvement. Well-led ‘locational brainstorming’ in such places increases vocabulary and produces an astonishing freshness of observation, ideas, language, plot and metaphor. Teachers commonly notice a quantum leap in writing quality arising from these sessions. Based on the author’s extensive experience in developing and leading out-of-classroom ‘intelligent observation’ and writing workshops, this unique book steers educators through the subtleties of guiding thoughtful data collection sessions in varied environments; selecting appropriate and motivational places and forms of writing, and running sessions linked to specific creative and factual writing tasks. The book covers the following areas and techniques and how they relate to out-of-classroom work: planning outings and choosing locations; leading language and ideas brainstorm sessions; descriptive poetry inspired by outdoor settings; ‘reflective haikus’, cinquains, and minimalist poetry; creating stunning plots and storylines; collective story writing; fictitious diary forms; descriptive travel writing; understanding poetry’s mechanics and sound patterns; assisting students with editing. This detailed, practical book also contains examples of remarkable student creative writing produced through these techniques, as well as photocopiable pages which include original examples of specific writing forms to model from, explanatory diagrams, helpful checklists and handy teachers’ ‘crib sheets’. Write out of the Classroom is the perfect ‘insider's guide’ to teaching and inspiring creative writing. It is an essential tool for classroom teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools, creative writing tutors, literacy co-ordinators and PGCE students, as well as leaders in residential centres and forest schools.
Thanks. it won't be long now. i may need you to radio for the medical examiner. l
have the testing that we're going to need ... The area on his side of the water hole
was small, a partially cleared area with a twenty toot radius around a great oak.
Author: C. Descry
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
THEY CAME LOOKING FOR RICHES OR FOR CELESTIAL GUIDANCE-- THEY FOUND DESERT JUSTICE! Ter Martel is a troubleshooter for ruthless developers. He is a two-dimensional shark who knows all the dirty tricks it takes to win, and believes it is right to use them... Misty is fleeing seven years of hell married to a totally amoral man. Now she is adrift, running from the courts, looking for spiritual guidance, unaware that powerful forces are shaping the essence of her life. Arnie Cain, County Marshal, spent a horrible night sitting vigil with the body of the dead girl as she floated in the water hole, the latest in a bizarre series of murders. He knows that all of the dead have been cruelly murdered. What is eating at him is the reality that he cant prove it and arrest the killers. He is convinced that the guilty will get away with murder. He doesnt know about Desert Justice! Doc Connely has amassed a fortune that he plans to pull into the grave with him...If he ever dies. He has discovered a force that will change the world and he lives on to protect its source... Orante had escaped from a bamboo cage in Hanoi with dreams of power and position. Now he controls the fate and fortunes of thousands. Having attained his dream, he finds himself imprisoned again. Now he is trapped by his followers, forever bound, forever chaste. Celesta believes that the Pleiadeans from the constellation Taurus have defeated their enemies from the Dog Star Canis and are coming back to Earth to rescue the souls they hid here 50,000 years ago... Raven, once an archaeologist at the top of her profession, has discovered the desiccated bodies of the dead, deep within a cave in Prophet Canyon. Driven mad, she taps into a source of ancient wisdom and power. Well written. Well researched. A great read! Be prepared! It will change your way of believing. 576 Pages.
The buried and forgotten acorn begins to sprout, but the process of becoming a great oak takes many, many years. ... If you water a young oak around its base
every day, the surface roots will be the suppliers of water and the taproot won't go
Author: Peter H. Zindler
Whatever your circumstances are, wherever you find yourself in this life, don't ever think that your Father in heaven has shortchanged you. You have been created in His image and He has thoughtfully and purposely deposited in your heart the talents for true greatness in this life and the life to come. Decide today, that this day, you will do something out of pure kindness for someone else without seeking any reward. Seeds of Greatness will open the door of our heart to the gifts and abilities that God planted when He formed you in your mothers' wombs. It will further define what greatness truly is-and it isn't spiking a football in the end zone and then signing the goal post with a marker. Author Peter Zindler offers heartwarming examples of the greatness of God in an ordinary man's life, a man who has dared to go against the world's opinion and will follow God wherever He leads him. As you read Seeds of Greatness, you'll step into a corridor of truth that promises to take you to a new level!
Cruel wind thrashed around the great oak, and Daddy-tree felt a raw, aching split.
The searing pain shot down his trunk and he knew that something was really
wrong. But, as is natural for the big oak, 207.
Author: Karen Cother Boyle
What if you were a lamb, who was lost, and in need, and what if you were a half grown yellow kitten, and what if you found this lamb? And, if you were a little lost black kitten, who was very hungry, would you go to a sweet, trusting face who happened along? And, if you were a duck with two heads, would you be there for your friends? What would you do to help and save them from harm? And, if you were a shepherd, who'd lost his favorite little lamb, would you leave the flock and search for this little one until you found him? Would you go anywhere you needed to go? And when you found him, would you love him forever and care for him always? And what would you do when the whirlwind came? It's on the way, you know.....Come with us to the meadow, where magical and mystical things happen all the time!! See how our sweet babes will deal with a deadly event. Be with us, and hold us close!
RUSSIA. When small men make long shadows, the end of the day is near. ... was
hung with ancient red velvet drapes trimmedwith goldthread, and around its great oak table were massive oakchairs withred plush seatsin which the material had
worn thin throughthe years of supporting sternmen of importance and weight.
Author: Michael Kurland
Publisher: Titan Books
Professor James Moriarty, prominent scientist, keen analytical mind, and a dabbler in less than savoury doings, is somewhat surprised when an unknown caller is shot by a crossbow bolt on his doorstep. Meanwhile the Professor's one-time associates, the journalist Benjamin Barnett and his wife, the former Cecily Perrine, are having their own troubles on the Continent. Things turn deadly when they find themselves in the midst of an attempted assassination of a German prince, and in Vienna, the younger son of a British nobleman—indulging in “The Great Game” of amateur spying—finds himself framed for the murder of his paramour and the assassination of an Austrian Duke. While a lesser man might be daunted, Moriarty is merely intrigued. With the unwanted help of his often nemesis Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty must connect the many threads of the mystery. But he is facing his most cunning opponent to date, and this is no game...
Old Timer squatted and throwed that cap good on the side to shade his eyes. He
said, “Wait a minute.” You know the woods had a wire fence around it. And right
at the edge of the woods was a great big oak tree. I can't measure with my arms ...
Author: William Ferris
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook: