Freak

Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 9783473477203
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Ich hatte nie ein Gehirn, bis Freak auftauchte und mir seins für eine Weile überließ, und das ist die Wahrheit, die volle Wahrheit. Die unbezwungene Wahrheit, wie Freak das genannt hätte, und eine Zeit lang hat er das Reden für mich übernommen. Ich selbst hatte bis dahin eigentlich nur mit Fäusten und Füßen geredet, bevor wir dann Freak der Starke wurden, Drachen und Narren töteten und hoch zu Ross ritten." Sie sind eigentlich ein merkwürdiges Gespann: der ungeschlachte Max, den ein dunkles Geheimnis quält, und Kevin, der geniale Zwerg voller Neugier und Fantasie, dessen gebrechlicher Körper nicht mehr wächst. Zusammen werden sie zu einem unschlagbaren Team.

Picturebooks

Author: Evelyn Arizpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317850304
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines such as art and cultural history, semiotics, philosophy, cultural geography, visual literacy, education and literary theory in order to revisit the question of what a picturebook is, and how the best authors and illustrators meet and exceed artistic, narrative and cultural expectations. The book looks at the socio-historical conditions of different times and countries in which a range of picturebooks have been created, pointing out variations but also highlighting commonalities. It also discusses what the stretching of borders may mean for new generations of readers, and what contemporary children themselves have to say about picturebooks. This book was originally published as a special issue of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.

Moths to the Flame

Author: Gregory J. E. Rawlins
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262680971
Release Date: 1997-05-09
Genre: Computers

"For two decades now I've been awaiting a book explaining computers and their social consequences to literate readers without using any unnecessary jargon or pedantry--or math. I wanted such a book to lend to all those friends who've pestered me about computers and to all the computer science students who've asked me about computers over the years. I particularly wanted a book that I could buy for my father, who's an accountant of the old school, to explain something of the mysterious world I live in." Gregory Rawlins, who teaches artificial intelligence at Indiana University, got tired of waiting for that book and decided to write it himself. In Moths to the Flame he takes us on a humorous yet thought-provoking tour of the world wrought by modern technology, a technology, he points out, that is rooted deep inside the military: a technology that when applied to everyday life, may have startling results. Unlike space technology, today's technological race won't simply bring us Tang-flavored Velcro. Rawlins educates by entertaining. His stories and anecdotes enliven and surprise us while increasing our awareness of technology itself as a player in the political and commercial climate of our times. In our headlong rush toward networked humanity Rawlins raises serious concerns about our future jobs and our future wars: we can figure out what kind of job to get today if we know where technology is taking us tomorrow. The book's first four chapters explore the worlds of privacy, virtual reality, publishing, and computer networks, while the last four focus on social issues such as warfare, jobs, computer catastrophes, and the future itself. Throughout unusual, eye-opening analogies and historical comparisons--from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the sewing machine to the codebreakers of World War II--give us a context for the computer age, showing how new technologies have always bred intertwined hope and resistance. Provocative yet balanced and sophisticated, Moths to the Flame is an indispensable guidebook to the future: a Baedeker for the Brave New World. A Bradford Book

Ich brauche mein Monster

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ISBN: 3830311842
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Boys

Nick, das Monster, das jede Nacht unter dem Bett des kleinen Jungen lauert, hat sich für eine Woche abgemeldet. Was nun? Ohne sein Monster kann der Junge nicht schlafen. Der Reihe nach versuchen Ersatzmonster ihr Glück, wirklich überzeugen kann keines von ihnen. Ab 5.

Stories

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Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
ISBN: 0060453273
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stories contains a variety of extremely high quality narratives and makes their interconnections and study accessible. In comparison to similar anthologies, Stories has more total pieces (137), and more lengthy novellas (5). It presents graphic narratives, verse narratives, Bible stories, fairy tales, non-Western teaching tales, pre- Renaissance classics, and children's literature along with many selections by women and minority authors, and stories from around the world.

JEMAND ist in deinem Haus

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783401807720
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eine grausame Mordserie hält den kleinen Ort Osborne in der Einöde Nebraskas in Atem. Nach und nach werden die Schüler der Highschool von einem nahezu unsichtbaren Täter angegriffen, der die Geschichten und Lebensverhältnisse seiner Opfer genau zu kennen scheint. Makani, die erst vor kurzem von Hawaii nach Osborne zu ihrer Großmutter gezogen ist, rätselt mit ihren Freunden über das Motiv des Täters - und fürchtet, dass er auch sie ins Visier nehmen wird. Denn sie hat selbst ein dunkles Geheimnis, von dem niemand etwas weiß und das ihr nun zum Verhängnis zu werden droht.

Calvin and Hobbes

Author: Bill Watterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Compagny Books
ISBN: 0751516554
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Humor

A collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. The author won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and has also illustrated Something Under the Bed is Drooling , Scientific Progress Goes Boink and Weirdos From Another Planet. Spaceman Spliff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's imaginary friends return in this book. Other books featuring these characters include Something Under the Bed is Drooling, Weirdos from Another Planet and Scientific Progress Goes Boink.