Not a Stick

Following the critically acclaimed Not a Box, this book proves that a stick is not always just a stick.

Author: Antoinette Portis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061965170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 165

A celebration of the power of imagination from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning creator of Not a Box Experience the thrill of the moment when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real! Following the critically acclaimed Not a Box, this book proves that a stick is not always just a stick. Whether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragon—give a child a stick and let imagination take over and the magic begin.

Not a Box

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box.

Author: Antoinette Portis

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780061123221

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 844

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

Not a Box Board Book

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child ...

Author: Antoinette Portis

Publisher: HarperFestival

ISBN: 9780061994425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 586

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

A Stick of Blackpool Rock

'Not a chance of it,' he said. 'Ben is home for good. Apart from the shoulder wound, which was quite a nasty one, he has suffered in other ways as well.

Author: Margaret Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472205200

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 492

Sometimes the past cannot be forgotten... Margaret Thornton writes a heartrending saga in A Stick of Blackpool Rock - the story of a young mother escaping the past, only to have it catch up with her again. Perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Lyn Andrews. 'A brilliant read' - Woman's Realm For several years Ellen Bamber has helped her mother run a sweet stall on Preston Market. But by night she has suffered the violence of her drunken husband, tolerating his abuse for the sake of their two young children, Rachel and George. Then, following an evening's excessive drinking, William falls into the path of a hansom cab and dies, and Ellen can't help feeling that her silent prayers have been answered. But a few days after William's funeral Ellen discovers that her husband was not only violent but also unfaithful, and the knowledge of his illegitimate child tears her apart. Even when she moves her family to Blackpool and Ellen sets up in the rock-making industry and remarries, she still fears that one day the legacy of William's misconduct will destroy the happiness she and her children have fought so hard to achieve... What readers are saying about A Stick of Blackpool Rock: 'Would recommend this book, got totally engrossed in it' 'I loved it, didn't want to put it down each night - It had a bit of everything' 'Five stars'

Criminal Intent 9 MM Truth On A Stick

Get a beater with a heater, not a new or new used one. Call us as soon as you have intel on the next score, but not until. We're working on something ...

Author: S.P. Gallatin

Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 534

View: 705

Nonstop action! Recipient of Author Shout’s Reader Ready silver award. Tom doesn’t have employees, it’s more akin to prisoners. Sam Garrison wants his freedom, but the price is stiff. He stumbled on something which could free him. If he fails, Tom’s retribution could be too horrid to even consider. Death isn’t the least of it. The little drive packs a big punch, but it is enough to buy Sam’s freedom? Set in the biggest city in Alaska, this dark urban fantasy takes Sam on a perilous trip through money laundering, election fixing and betting on the fix. What he doesn’t expect are the relics and a portal to another world. This tale of crime in the north is a non-stop action page turner.

Never Snicker at a Snake on a Stick

Not really, Nash. A few of us meet at the lounge sometimes after work. I've made some friends, yes.” “I'm glad you're making it okay without me.

Author: Thomas N. Dennis


ISBN: 0359052169

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 394

"Never Snicker at a Snake on a Stick," named from some doggerel discovered on a back wall of the Napoleon House in the French Quarter, concerns human relationships and their near-impossible nature.

Travels With a Stick

'I came on the Chemin de St Jacques but I did not expect to meet St Jacques! Thank you for all your kindness and help last night.

Author: Richard Frazer

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788850262

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 465

Almost 300,000 people ‘officially’ complete the journey to Santiago each year – hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way. In this book, Richard Frazer discovers on his pilgrimage to the shrine of St James the Great how a journey – wherever it is made – undertaken with an open and hospitable heart can provide spiritual renewal and transformation, filling what many people see as the spiritual void in 21st century life. This absorbing account reveals how the pilgrim journey can be nourishment for the human heart. It connects us to landscape and brings us to the mystery of what it is to be human and vulnerable and open to the kindness of strangers and the gift of the new and the unexpected.

The Magic Wand

Lignum vitae wood was not even in my vocabulary. Food was what I wanted to see not a stick. “Magellan you have no idea what this really is do you?

Author: Paul F. Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595359795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 828

He notices there is writing on the paper. "Oh, the poem, you could not finish Magos." Magellan begins reading the poem. "The book to be, is the one to be written. Just as the cat to be, comes from the kitten. For the way has been shown by the light. The law of nature is within sight." "For it comes fast like the wind. It has a beginning, but is there an end? Evil can be defeated, once truth comes and is seated." "Call on the power up high. To come shine light through the sky. Known as the power and when spoken, comes out of the darkness, webs to be broken." Journey to the island of Nevis in 1806 and explore the life of a wizard's apprentice. Magos the Wizard appoints Magellan to be his apprentice, believing Magellan has the potential to exceed him in tapping into the magic wand's capabilities. And through a series of adventures, Magellan learns the true purpose of the magic wand.

The Stick Book

This book will give you loads of inventive ideas for spending quality time outdoors with your children – from the adventurous to the magical, getting creative to playing games, making music to building bug hotels.

Author: Fiona Danks

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232419

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 145

'A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child’s imagination. Reading it, I wanted to rush out to my nearest wood immediately!' Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo Who doesn’t love a stick? The universal toy for children and adults alike, sticks can provide endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, creative play, woodcraft and conservation. Packed with 70 ideas and projects, The Stick Book will give you loads of ideas for using the wonderful, free and all-natural toy: the stick. As The National Museum of Play (New York) pointed out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band …' A stick can be anything you want it to be. This book will give you loads of inventive ideas for spending quality time outdoors with your children – from the adventurous to the magical, getting creative to playing games, making music to building bug hotels. Try your hands at: Making a DIY tent or den Creating a woodland monster or magic carpet Wild weaving or making your own natural wind chimes Playing capture the flag or a woodland mapping game Making a bird feeder or bug hotel With 70 ideas and projects, there will be something for every little adventurer, dreamer or budding ecologist in The Stick Book. All you need to get started is … a stick!

The Scribes from Alexandria

'A man not a man saw and did not see a bird not a bird sitting on a stick not a stick,' repeated Philologus. He was slowly leading them back down the ...

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1842557327

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 998

A desperate quest begins in the port of Alexandria: site of the great lighthouse, the famous Library, and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams and hieroglyphics lead the young detectives down the river Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death?

A Stick and a Stone

Our motives, abilities, and strengths are not enough. How can it work when the motives in our hearts set out spiritually yet we step out to work it ...

Author: Brown Eagle

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490855882

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 163

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. –– Psalm 34:18 Sadly, love knows too well the abused, betrayed, neglected, abandoned, rejected, and cheated, just to name a few. Loves gift of joy and trust quickly fades. Loves flame quietly becomes a smoldering ember. Walls are built, a dark fortress within, protects a heart that breaks. A Stick and a Stone was written to reach out to those who are hurting. The path of life these days is not an easy road to travel. Praises lifted that we do not have to travel this road alone. I was abandoned at nine months of age, placed in Saint Vincent’s Orphanage, and adopted by the age of six. By the age of 14, the streets had become safer. Abuse had become the norm throughout life. A Stick and a Stone was written to help those who are hurting, broken, and crushed in spirit. My prayer is that the messages found in my writings will give others the same strength, hope, and love that I have found in Christ.

The Whole Proceedings Upon an Information Exhibited Ex Officio by the King s Attorney General Against the Right Hon Sackville Earl of Thanet Robert Ferguson Esquire and Others

... he had thus wrenched the stick from my hand : , “ I " was then , ” says he , “ knocked down by some person “ who drove against me - - - not with a stick ...

Author: William Ramsey



Category: Trials (Breach of the peace)

Page: 183

View: 532

Decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and of the United States Courts in Patent and Trade mark and Copyright Cases

To insert a stick in a small cake of frozen ice cream would break the cake apart , and if the cream was less hard the stick would not adhere sufficiently to ...

Author: United States. Patent Office



Category: Copyright


View: 383

"Compiled from Official gazette. Beginning with 1876, the volumes have included also decisions of United States courts, decisions of Secretary of Interior, opinions of Attorney-General, and important decisions of state courts in relation to patents, trade-marks, etc. 1869-94, not in Congressional set." Checklist of U. S. public documents, 1789-1909, p. 530.

Enigma Ignorance Liquidation part 1

If I know that a stick has three sections, which means an opponent can hit only with a one quarter of the stick, hit is not going to come from the rest of ...

Author: Oleg Viktorovich Maltsev

Publisher: Scientific Research Institute of world martial art traditions study and criminalistic research of weapon handling


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 60

View: 816

Recently I have encountered a certain state of affairs, quite an idiosyncratic one... try to imagine this, there is a social networks page of an Italian master, who lives somewhere in a Puria or Calabria, not very intelligent person ... So, he has been making a “summon” in Facebook for masters to unite against me. Well, I did not quite get for what reason ones would unite against me, anyways, there is such a happening. Probably, this is due to the fact that I am researching culture of Italy, the true history of Italy. So here is a person who pretends to be an owner of the Italy through his social networks account. He is quite a strange person, he has got on his avatar a picture of a strange guy with a helmet and a spear. This very individual, demonstrated outmost regret to the fact, that foreign people, as me, would teach someone of Italian culture. I was sincerely surprised as I had no intention of teaching someone the Italian culture. As first of all, I wanted to teach myself. However, this individual in his certain comments on Facebook was demonstrating real regret as in his opinion I was posing a real threat, somehow, to Italian history. Moreover, having some sort of idea that he is an owner of Italy – he was showing regret of Sicilian master that have same intention as I do, that is restoring and revealing genuine Italian culture and history of martial arts. Besides, he used to claim that my school appeared just in one day, which was a great surprise for me, as I believed that this school appeared thousands and thousands years ago. Certainly, it flatters me, him regarding me to be a founder of Venetian school ... I have always considered myself to be a follower of this school and not a founder, and definitely, not an owner of it. Well, since certain Calibrian – Purian masters awarded me with a title of the founder of the Venetian school, let’s pretend me being an immortal one, aged 3000 years, and that I am great enough to teach all the rest of Italian martial arts culture. However, it should be pointed out that indeed, there are a lot of things to be taught. Even though I feel proud that it is claimed that I am a founder of Venetian school by representatives of Purian - Calabrian martial arts school, I have a lot of things to get presented and explained ... but on a different topic. Having read up to the end this wonderful post in internet, I came to a conclusion that it is the right time to start a journey. When you see my students, when you watch them training, some tend to think that they have been doing martial arts like for half a year. Obviously it is not the case.

Hypothetical Learning Trajectories

The operation of iteration unquestionably was available to her as indicated in Protocol I. But, in that case her estimate was not a part of the stick of ...

Author: Douglas H. Clements

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805895442

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 448

The purpose of this special issue is to present several research perspectives on learning trajectories with the intention of encouraging the broader community to reflect on, better define, adopt, adapt, or challenge the concept. The issue begins by briefly introducing learning trajectories. The remaining articles provide elaboration, examples, and discussion of the construct. They purposefully are intended to be illustrative, exploratory, and provocative with regard to learning trajectories construct; they are not a set of verification studies.

Cognition and Tool Use

First, there are no reports of chimpanzees picking up sticks that 'might be useful'. In other words, there does not seem evidence of chimpanzees selecting ...

Author: Christopher Baber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420024203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 416

The ability to use tools is a distinguishing feature of human beings. It represents a complex psychomotor activity that we are only now beginning to comprehend. Robust new theoretical accounts allow us to better understand how people use tools and explain differences in human and animal tool use from the perspective of cognitive science. Our understanding needs to be grounded upon research into how people use tools, which draws upon many disciplines, from ergonomics to anthropology to cognitive science to neuropsychology. Cognition and Tool Use: Forms of Engagement in Human and Animal Use of Tools presents a single coherent account of human tool use as a complex psychomotor activity. It explains how people use tools and how this activity can succeed or fail, then describes the design and development of usable tools. This book considers contemporary tool use in domains such as surgery, and considers future developments in human-computer interfaces, such as haptic virtual reality and tangible user interfaces. No other single text brings together the research from the different disciplines, ranging from archaeology and anthropology to psychology and ergonomics, which contribute to this topic. Graduate students, professionals, and researchers will find this guide to be invaluable.

Walking Stick Papers

Tinker, tailor, candlestickmaker; lawyer, merchant, priest; if you are not a "live-wire" you are not "help wanted"—"Cook wanted. On dairy farm, twelve miles ...

Author: Robert Cortes Holliday

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 445

"Walking-Stick Papers" by Robert Cortes Holliday. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

That Stick

'Not altogether a stick, Mr. Kenton,' said the bald-headed gentlemanly agent. 'He is very worthy and industrious!' Frederica Kenton and her brother looked ...

Author: Charlotte M. Yonge

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434482006

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 639

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) began writing in 1848 and published about 100 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success was "The Heir of Redclyffe" (1854). During her lifetime, she was admired and respected by such notable literary figures as Alfred Tennyson and Henry James, and strongly influenced the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, especially William Morris and D. G. Rossetti.

The Complete Adventures of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

The wolf retrieved the stick and jumped neatly back through the window again. 'Good dog,' Polly heard Lucy's voice saying, 'fetch stick.' 'I'm not a dog, ...

Author: Catherine Storr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141377682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 516

The very funny stories of Clever Polly and the stupid wolf, gathered together in one volume, including Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Polly and the Wolf Again, Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf and More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf. Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and charm. And Polly, not scared at all, outwits the wolf on each and every occasion!