Filename: wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9781448119141
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Number of pages: 416
Author: R J Palacio
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Wonder in PDF and EPUB 'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

The Wonder Book of Chemistry

Filename: the-wonder-book-of-chemistry.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89102110533
Release Date: 1922
Number of pages: 385
Author: Jean-Henri Fabre

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The Wonder

Filename: the-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9781509818419
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Number of pages:
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online The Wonder in PDF and EPUB An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.

Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories

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ISBN: 9781448197286
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Number of pages: 400
Author: R J Palacio
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories in PDF and EPUB WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Published previously as digital shorts entitled THE JULIAN CHAPTER, PLUTO and SHINGALING, this collection is a thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

State of Wonder

Filename: state-of-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9781408826157
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Number of pages: 400
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online State of Wonder in PDF and EPUB LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate. A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anders' colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anders's wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friend's steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Marina is no longer the student, but only time will tell if she has learnt enough.

A Chinese Wonder Book

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ISBN: 9781613102411
Release Date: 1919
Number of pages: 219
Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Download and read online A Chinese Wonder Book in PDF and EPUB A collection of fifteen Chinese folk tales.

The Age of Wonder

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ISBN: 0307378322
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Number of pages: 576
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Age of Wonder in PDF and EPUB The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

I Wonder

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ISBN: 9781940051024
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Number of pages: 32
Author: Annaka Harris
Publisher: Four Elephants Press

Download and read online I Wonder in PDF and EPUB “I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence “I Wonder captures the beauty of life and the mystery of our world, sweeping child and adult into a powerful journey of discovery. Magnificent!”—Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! I Wonder is a book that celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity in children, as the foundation for all learning.

Lust Wonder

Filename: lust-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9781250082367
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Number of pages: 304
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Lust Wonder in PDF and EPUB The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

Devices of Wonder

Filename: devices-of-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 0892365900
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 405
Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
Publisher: Getty Publications

Download and read online Devices of Wonder in PDF and EPUB Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

Wonder Science

Filename: wonder-science.pdf
ISBN: 0801489180
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 366
Author: Mary B. Campbell
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online Wonder Science in PDF and EPUB During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds—geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery and conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science. The response to incredible overseas encounters and to the profound technological, religious, economic, and intellectual changes occurring in Europe was one of nearly overwhelming wonder, expressed in a rich variety of texts. In the need to manage this wonder, to harness this imaginative overabundance, Mary Baine Campbell finds both the sensational beauty of early scientific works and the beginnings of the divergence of the sciences—particularly geography, astronomy, and anthropology—from the writing of fiction.Campbell's learned and brilliantly perceptive new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographies, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions. Among the authors she discusses are André Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Campbell's emphasis is on developments in England and France, but she considers works in languages other than English or French which were well known in the polyglot book culture of the time. With over thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography.

365 Days of Wonder Mr Browne s Precepts

Filename: 365-days-of-wonder-mr-browne-s-precepts.pdf
ISBN: 9780553509038
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Number of pages: 480
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online 365 Days of Wonder Mr Browne s Precepts in PDF and EPUB WONDER IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement—and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. In Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after Wonder ends. Mr. Browne's essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each day of the year—drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills. There’s something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho—and over 100 readers of Wonder who sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts. From the Hardcover edition.

A Place for Wonder

Filename: a-place-for-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9781571104328
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 178
Author: Georgia Heard
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Download and read online A Place for Wonder in PDF and EPUB In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

Out of Wonder

Filename: out-of-wonder.pdf
ISBN: 9780763680947
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Number of pages: 56
Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Download and read online Out of Wonder in PDF and EPUB A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

Wonder of the Age

Filename: wonder-of-the-age.pdf
ISBN: 9781588394309
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 224
Author: John Guy
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Download and read online Wonder of the Age in PDF and EPUB Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.