Reise im August

Author: Gudrun Pausewang
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89066687674
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Alice wird nach Auschwitz deportiert. Auf dem Weg dorthin erlebt das Mädchen noch einmal Stationen ihres Lebens. Am Ende ist Alice kein Kind mehr - und darf doch nicht erwachsen werden.

Weird But True Human Body Facts

Author: Carmen Bredeson
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781464604331
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A sneeze that travels 100 mile per hour? A person makes over four cups of spit in a day? Can it really be true? Readers find out as they learn about the weird and wonderful human body.

Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641032739
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...

Die B cherdiebin

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783894804275
Release Date: 2008-12-04
Genre: Fiction

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Reading Tutor Grades 4 8

Author: Cindy Barden
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 9781580378871
Release Date: 2009-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Make reading fun for students in grades 4 and up using Reading Tutor: Weird, But True! This 48-page book captures readers' enthusiasm with interesting, age-appropriate stories and activities relating to hard-to-believe occurrences. This book covers topics such as Paul Revere, the origin of Santa Claus, wedding superstitions, then and now, and in the White House. The book includes activities that reinforce difficult comprehension skills and improve reading levels. It is great for use in the classroom and at home!

Cat Person

Author: Kristen Roupenian
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841216847
Release Date: 2019-01-18
Genre: Fiction

Brillant, lakonisch und bitterkomisch: Das Psychogramm unserer Zeit. Mann und Frau. Mutter und Tochter. Freunde und Freundinnen. In zwölf Stories erkundet Kristen Roupenian das Lebensgefühl von Menschen in einer schönen neuen Welt. Fragile Hierarchien und prekäre Lebenssituationen auf der einen, das Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit und Spaß auf der anderen Seite: Alles ist möglich, aber wer sind wir, wenn wir alles sein können? Mit so viel Einsicht in die Wünsche und Ängste des Einzelnen hat man noch nicht über das Zusammenleben in dieser neuen Zeit gelesen - einer Zeit, in der alles greifbar ist, und es doch immer schwerer wird, auch nur das Geringste davon zu erreichen. „Einzigartig – zum ersten Mal werden die Befindlichkeiten der Millennials beschrieben.“ Washington Post

Strange But True

Author: Timothy J. Bradley
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433348624
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes some of the small but deadly creatures that can sometimes have a major impact on humans, including stinging bullet ants, phorid flies, bloodsucking ticks and fleas, dust mites, and parasitic nematode worms.

Strange But True Teacher s Resource Guide

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781602914353
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Strange but True Stories features dozens of reproducible activities in the Teacher's Resource Guide (TRG) extend and enrich students' reading and language skills, simply select and print the activities you need; Attractive, airy page design encourages even your most reluctant readers; Low-readability and short length of stories give many students their first experience of "reading for pleasure". Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These stories are the ultimate in high-interest reading. Fact or fiction? Real or unreal? Let your students decide. The people, places and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful. Yet, all are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid scholarship of serious investigators.

PC Mag

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Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 1988-05-31
Genre:

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

More Weird but true Short Stories

Author: Darla Fisher
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781642145311
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Fiction

This is the second in a series of short story books by the author, an easy-to-read book and hard to put down. The stories are engaging and sometimes hard to believe, yet true! It is an interesting travel through the strange and occult. This author shares with us in this work some very personal happenings in her life, which are unusual. Many of us have experienced similar things but are reluctant to talk about them. How many of us have received knowledge of future events? Or we have a feeling of just “knowing” when there is no obvious reason to believe what we feel. Many of the strange happenings reflected in this book were finally confirmed. However, there are some reflected herein that have yet to be confirmed, such as the death of the author. She received knowledge about the circumstances surrounding her death. We can only wait and see if that will happen.

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062193995
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Fiction

For more than two decades, Terry Pratchett has been regaling readers with tales of Discworld—a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle, flying through space. It is a world populated by ineffectual wizards and sharp-as-tacks witches, by tired policemen and devious dictators, by reformed thieves and vampires who have sworn to drink no blood. It is a world that is vastly different from our own . . . except when it isn't. Now, in The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld, various nuggets of Pratchett's witty commentary and sagacious observations have been compiled by Pratchett expert Stephen Briggs, a man who, they say, knows even more about Discworld than Terry Pratchett. Within these pages, you'll find musings on: Interior decorating: "It's a fact known throughout the universes that no matter how carefully the colors are chosen, institutional decor ends up as either vomit green, unmentionable brown, nicotine yellow, or surgical appliance pink. By some little-understood process of sympathetic resonance, corridors painted in those colors always smell slightly of boiled cabbage—even if no cabbage is ever cooked in the vicinity." (Equal Rites) Travel: "Any seasoned traveler soon learns to avoid anything wished on them as a 'regional speciality,' because all the term means is that the dish is so unpleasant the people living everywhere else will bite off their own legs rather than eat it. But hosts still press it upon distant guests anyway: 'Go on, have the dog's head stuffed with macerated cabbage and pork noses—it's a regional speciality.'" (The Last Continent) Young men: "And then there was the young male walk. At least women swung only their hips. Young men swung everything, from the shoulders down. You have to try to occupy a lot of space. It makes you look bigger, like a tomcat fluffing his tail. The boys tried to walk big in self-defense against all those other big boys out there. I'm bad, I'm fierce, I'm cool, I'd like a pint of shandy and me mam wants me home by nine." (Monstrous Regiment) Class: "'Old money' meant that it had been made so long ago that the black deeds that had originally filled the coffers were now historically irrelevant. Funny, that; a brigand for a father was something you kept quiet about, but a slave-taking pirate for a great-great-great-grandfather was something to boast of over the port. Time turned the evil bastards into rogues, and rogue was a word with a twinkle in its eye and nothing to be ashamed of." (Making Money) . . . and more! Culled from all the Discworld novels, The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld confirms Pratchett's place in the pantheon of great satirists and proves why the Chicago Tribune has praised his Discworld as "entertaining and gloriously funny . . . an accomplishment nothing short of magical."