The Dog Who Dared to Dream

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ISBN: 9780349142098
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Number of pages: 176
Author: Sun-mi Hwang
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Dog Who Dared to Dream in PDF and EPUB This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner's house. Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us. But each winter, dark clouds descend and Scraggly is faced with challenges that she must overcome. Through the clouds and even beyond the gates of her owner's yard lies the possibility of friendship, motherhood and happiness - they are for the taking if Scraggly can just hold on to them, bring them home and build the life she so desperately desires. The Dog Who Dared to Dream is a wise tale of the relationship between dog and man, as well as a celebration of a life lived with courage. Translated into English for the first time, it is a classic from Sun-mi Hwang, an international bestselling author.


The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly

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ISBN: 9781780745350
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Number of pages: 144
Author: Sun-mi Hwang
Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Download and read online The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly in PDF and EPUB This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco’s evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.


The Guest Cat

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ISBN: 9780811221511
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Number of pages: 144
Author: Takashi Hiraide
Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Download and read online The Guest Cat in PDF and EPUB A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens…. As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work "really shines." His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for "its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae."


Dare to Dream Change the World

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ISBN: 1610670655
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Number of pages: 40
Author: Jill Corcoran
Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers

Download and read online Dare to Dream Change the World in PDF and EPUB Thirty of our nation's most prestigious poets focus their creative vision on people who not only changed their own lives, but the lives of people all over the world.From Jonas Salk to Steven Spielberg, the subjects of these biographical-inspired poems invented something, said something, did something, changed something. They dared to dream. Each pair of poems is teamed with a biographical portrait.


Dare Dream Do

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ISBN: 9781351862011
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Number of pages: 272
Author: Whitney L. Johnson
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Dare Dream Do in PDF and EPUB Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to Dare to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to Dream, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to "date" our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney's model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to Do, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own "dream team." Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, Dare, Dream, Do offers a practical framework for making remarkable things happen.


Rush Oh

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ISBN: 9780316261524
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Number of pages: 368
Author: Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Rush Oh in PDF and EPUB "[An] epic tale."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Irresistible."--Wall Street Journal "A fresh and subversive take on a genre traditionally owned by male leviathans."--New York Times Book Review, *Editors' Choice* "Heart-warming and hilarious."--Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places "A book to never forget."--Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman's coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in the history of New South Wales. 1908: It's the year that proves to be life-changing for our teenage narrator, Mary Davidson, tasked with providing support to her father's boisterous whaling crews while caring for five brothers and sisters in the wake of their mother's death. But when the handsome John Beck-a former Methodist preacher turned novice whaler with a mysterious past-arrives at the Davidson's door pleading to join her father's crews, suddenly Mary's world is upended. As her family struggles to survive the scarcity of whales and the vagaries of weather, and as she navigates sibling rivalries and an all-consuming first love for the newcomer John, nineteen-year-old Mary will soon discover a darker side to these men who hunt the seas, and the truth of her place among them. Swinging from Mary's own hopes and disappointments to the challenges that have beset her family's whaling operation, RUSH OH! is an enchanting blend of fact and fiction that's as much the story of its gutsy narrator's coming-of-age as it is the celebration of an extraordinary episode in history.


Drum Dream Girl

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ISBN: 9780544102286
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Number of pages: 48
Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Drum Dream Girl in PDF and EPUB Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.


Alberto Fujimori of Peru

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ISBN: 9786162450532
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Number of pages: 149
Author: Rei Kimura
Publisher: Booksmango

Download and read online Alberto Fujimori of Peru in PDF and EPUB Fujimori represents the determination and diligence of Japanese or Asian migrants in their host countries and he is a bridge between two cultures, East and West. This book also takes an interesting look at the personal and political life of President Alberto Fujimori of Peru, tracing his roots to a small town in Japan and may well be the only biography on him written in English. To give you an idea of this book, below are excerpts of the reviews done on this book: "Cool Hand in a hot Latin Office" "The immigrant's son who became President of Peru" "Straight out of a Hollywood drama"


Girls on Fire

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ISBN: 9781408707128
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Number of pages: 368
Author: Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Girls on Fire in PDF and EPUB 'Captivating' Sunday Times 'Will utterly terrify you - in the best way possible' Buzzfeed 'While it is a mystery, the true strength of the novel comes from the honesty of the girls' portrayal' Guardian 'A hypnotic debut' Elle 'We couldn't put this one down' Marie Claire This is not a story of bad things happening to bad girls. I say this because I know you, Dex, and I know how you think. I'm going to tell you a story, and this time, it will be the truth. Hannah Dexter is a nobody, ridiculed and isolated at school by golden girl Nikki Drummond. But in their junior year of high school, Nikki's boyfriend walks into the woods and shoots himself. In the wake of the suicide, Hannah befriends new girl Lacey and soon the pair are inseparable, bonded by their shared hatred of Nikki. Lacey transforms good girl Hannah into Dex who is up for any challenge Lacey throws at her. The two girls bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live and think they are invulnerable. But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it's a secret that will change everything . . .


The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

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ISBN: 9781786070548
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Number of pages: 128
Author: Denis Theriault
Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Download and read online The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman in PDF and EPUB *Selected for Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Book Club* Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing a single haiku, he finds himself avidly caught up in the relationship between a long-distance couple who write to each other using only beautiful poetry. He feasts on their words, vicariously living a life for which he longs. But it will only be a matter of time before his world comes crashing down around him.


Dare to Dream

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ISBN: UOM:39015070113926
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 292
Author: Bachi J. Karkaria
Publisher: Penguin Books

Download and read online Dare to Dream in PDF and EPUB Born In A Small Village In Punjab At The Turn Of The Century, Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi Began His Career In The Hotel Industry On A Fifty-Rupee-A-Month Wage At Simla'S Cecil Hotel. But He Was Not Destined To Remain In His Lowly Position For Long. With A Combination Of Clear-Sighted Thinking, Frugality And Sheer Hard Work, He Managed To Put Together A Plan And The Finances Necessary To Acquire His First Hotel: Clarkes. That Was Only The Beginning . . . Decades Later, The Oberoi Group Has Twenty-Eight Hotels And Four Luxury Nile Cruisers, Girdles The Globe, And Is Acknowledged As A Standard-Setter. In This Well-Researched And Candid Biography, Written With The Cooperation Of M.S. Oberoi, Bachi J. Karkaria Describes How A Man Of Modest Beginnings Became The Head Of An Internationally Celebrated Hotel Chain, And Details How A Major Business Is Established, Operated And Maintained At The Top.


Welcome to Bordertown

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ISBN: 9780375897450
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Number of pages: 544
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Welcome to Bordertown in PDF and EPUB Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today's urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories. From the Hardcover edition.


Love in Small Letters

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ISBN: 1846883350
Release Date: 2014-09
Number of pages: 300
Author: Francesc Miralles
Publisher:

Download and read online Love in Small Letters in PDF and EPUB When Samuel wakes up on 1st January, he is convinced that the year ahead will bring nothing exciting or unusual - until a strange visitor bursts into his flat, determined not to leave. The appearance of Mishima, a young stray cat, leads Samuel to a strange encounter with Valdemar and his neighbour Titus, with whom he had previously never exchanged a word, and is the beginning of the incredible transformation that is about to occur in the secluded world he has built around himself.


Off Balance

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ISBN: 9781451608670
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 256
Author: Dominique Moceanu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Off Balance in PDF and EPUB In this searing and riveting New York Times bestseller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success…and the shocking secret about her past and her family that she only learned years later. At fourteen years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women’s team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships. Off Balance vividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents. But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister—born with a physical disability and given away at birth—who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu’s footsteps in an astonishing way. A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.


Dare You To

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ISBN: 9780373210985
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Number of pages: 468
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin

Download and read online Dare You To in PDF and EPUB When an intervention forces her to move in with an aunt, Beth becomes a misfit in a new school and unexpectedly falls for star athlete Ryan, whose secrets and compulsion to engage in daring behaviors prompts an intense relationship.