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Stella, Star of the Sea

By Marie-Louise Gay
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  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1773065319
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 449
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Stella and her little brother are spending the day at the sea. Stella has been to the sea before and knows all its secrets, but Sam has many questions: "Does a catfish purr? Does a seahorse gallop?" Stella has an answer for them all. The only thing she isn't sure of, and neither are we, is whether Sam will ever come into the water. Exquisite, evocative watercolors bring a diaphanous day at the beach alive in this perfect summer story. Gently humorous, Stella, Star of the Sea also captures the relationship between an older sister and her baby brother — a responsibility that can be both lots of fun and very trying.

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  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: meaning-of-christian-brotherhood.pdf

Book Summary:

Written over three decades ago, Cardinal Ratzinger's profound treatise on the true meaning of Christian brotherhood is perhaps even more timely and important now as a clear statement on the biblical grounds for cooperation among believing Christians. In treating Christian brotherhood from the perspective of salvation history, Ratzinger opens up the meaning of both the Old and New Testament in this most essential area. After establishing the distinctively Christian sense of brotherhood (vis-À-vis Judaism, Hellenism, Stoicism, the Enlightenment, and Marxism), he shows how fraternal charity can only be perfected through God's fatherhood, Christ's divine sonship, and our brotherhood in Christ.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

By Salman Rushdie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Odyssey Editions
  • Isbn : 1623730139
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: haroun-and-the-sea-of-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

When Haroun Khalifa’s father, the renowned storyteller Rashid Khalifa, loses his gift of gab, Haroun knows he has to help. Soon, he’s tumbled headfirst into an adventure story of his own, journeying toward the legendary Sea of Stories on the back of a flying Hoopoe bird. There, he finds a host of comical, unforgettable new friends, from Iff the Water Genie to Blabbermouth the page, and at the end of his quest, a formidable enemy – the Prince of Silence, Khattam-Shud himself. At once vastly humorous and deeply tender, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a fantastical, witty contemporary fable and a powerful statement about the importance of storytelling. Salman Rushdie has created an instant classic - a dazzling read for children and adults alike that both celebrates and embodies the magic of fiction.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

By Tahereh Mafi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062866583
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 371
  • File Pdf: a-very-large-expanse-of-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature! From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

Swashby And The Sea

By Beth Ferry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358335787
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 336
  • File Pdf: swash.pdf

Book Summary:

★ "An exceptionally satisfying picture book." —Booklist, STARRED review ★ "This readaloud is sweetly told as Swashby overcomes his bitter habits to welcome new, friendly, and energetic people into his quiet life." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review From New York Times best-selling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal comes a sweet-and-salty friendship story perfect for pirate-lovers learning new ways to communicate while at a distance. This hilarious picture book will keep emerging readers laughing, and the message-related mishaps in the story create an opportunity for spelling and sounding out new words while learning from home! Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene. One day, much to Swashby’s chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbors to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them. When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbors, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain’s oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself?

The Knight on His Quest

By Piotr Sadowski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Isbn : 9780874135800
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 752
  • File Pdf: the-knight-on-his-quest.pdf

Book Summary:

This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the contents of the narrative in their entirety and to take full advantage of the poem's exceptional and widely praised harmony of structure and design. Within that design, Sadowski focuses on the poem's presentation of the main protagonist and his adventures, seen first of all as a generalized metaphor of the human life understood as a spiritual quest, and, in a more historical sense, as an expression and critique of certain ideals, values, and anxieties that characterized the late medieval institutions of the court, chivalry, and the Church. Sadowski built the interpretive framework of Sir Gawain from an eclectic theoretical base that he believes is most valuable and useful in approaching medieval literature. The main focus of the study remains the literary text itself, created by an author who communicates his view of the world through the poem.

The Sea

By John Mack
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 1861899289
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 803
  • File Pdf: the-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because of the sea, from navigation to colonization to trade. Much of the world’s population lives on or near the cost, and as Mack explains, in a variety of ways, people actually inhabit the sea. The Sea looks at the characteristics of different seas and oceans and investigates how the sea is conceptualized in various cultures. Mack explores the diversity of maritime technologies, especially the practice of navigation and the creation of a society of the sea, which in many cultures is all-male, often cosmopolitan, and always hierarchical. He describes the cultures and the social and technical practices characteristic of seafarers, as well as their distinctive language and customs. As he shows, the separation of sea and land is evident in the use of different vocabularies on land and on sea for the same things, the change in a mariner’s behavior when on land, and in the liminal status of points uniting the two realms, like beaches and ports. Mack also explains how ships are deployed in symbolic contexts on land in ecclesiastical and public architecture. Yet despite their differences, the two realms are always in dialogue in symbolic and economic terms. Casting a wide net, The Sea uses histories, maritime archaeology, biography, art history, and literature to provide an innovative and experiential account of the waters that define our worldly existence.

The Sea and Civilization

By Lincoln Paine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307962253
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 362
  • File Pdf: the-sea-and-civilization.pdf

Book Summary:

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India and Southeast and East Asia, who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish thriving overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European expansion. And finally, his narrative traces how commercial shipping and naval warfare brought about the enormous demographic, cultural, and political changes that have globalized the world throughout the post–Cold War era. This tremendously readable intellectual adventure shows us the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. We find out how a once-enslaved East African king brought Islam to his people, what the American “sail-around territories” were, and what the Song Dynasty did with twenty-wheel, human-powered paddleboats with twenty paddle wheels and up to three hundred crew. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history.

Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present

By Charlotte Mathieson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137581166
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 503
  • File Pdf: sea-narratives.pdf

Book Summary:

Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600-Present explores the relationship between the sea and culture from the early modern period to the present. The collection uses the concept of the ‘sea narrative’ as a lens through which to consider the multiple ways in which the sea has shaped, challenged, and expanded modes of cultural representation to produce varied, contested and provocative chronicles of the sea across a variety of cultural forms within diverse socio-cultural moments. Sea Narratives provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the sea and cultural production: it reveals the sea to be more than simply a source of creative inspiration, instead showing how the sea has had a demonstrable effect on new modes and forms of narration across the cultural sphere, and in turn, how these forms have been essential in shaping socio-cultural understandings of the sea. The result is an incisive exploration of the sea’s force as a cultural presence.

Sea Star

By Karen Deal Robinson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1312418516
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 802
  • File Pdf: sea-star.pdf

Book Summary:

After Torrey’s mother dies, Torrey deals with her grief by writing to her mother’s defunct e-mail address. She is shocked to receive the reply, “It’s not too late.” As the correspondence continues, Torrey wonders who is actually writing to her.

THE SISTERS, SERVANTS OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

By Sister M. Michel Keenan, IHM
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 148091956X
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 306
  • File Pdf: the-sisters-servants-of-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary.pdf

Book Summary:

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary By Sister Michel Keenan, IHM The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is arranged by the terms of office of three major superiors of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania, from 1974-1994. This work follows the prior volume by Sister Michel, published in 2005, covering 1919-1974. As previously, the work attempts to capture the impact of the times and events in the world at large, particularly Vatican II, on the decisions for ministry and religious life in this Congregation of women religious. Serious change in religious life was not easy. Readers may learn of the challenges to administrators and to individual Sisters during these periods.

The 2016 Baby Names Almanac

By Emily Larson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1492622052
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: the-2016-ba.pdf

Book Summary:

The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and Forecasts An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2016 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peak at the ideas, forecasts, predictions, and suggestions you'll find: •Why some names are more popular than you think (Madelyn, Tristan) •The cutting edge names on the rise (Daleyza, Jayceon) and the superhot names cooling fast (Bridget, Orlando) •The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Elsa, Tobias) •Just how many Sophias and Noahs are out there •A look at whether popular unisex names like Sidney or Justice are used more for boys or girls •The hottest names in your state •The literary inspiration that's bumping up certain names, and the surname that is skyrocketing for girls

Fifty Five Years at Sea

By Monica Ruth Pattangall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Monica Ruth Pattangall
  • Isbn : 0692628568
  • Pages : 396
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 978
  • File Pdf: fifty-five-years-at-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

Fifty Five Years at Sea is the story of the author's great-great-grandfather, Captain William Sewall Nickels ((1836-1920). For fifty-five years, he had no fixed address. He was one of the hundreds of nineteenth century master mariners from Prospect, now Searsport, Maine. Captain Nickels spent fifty-five years of his life on merchant sailing vessels, forty-five of them as commander. His wife followed him to sea, and his daughters were raised on his ships.In words and pictures, it covers seven generations of Captain Nickels' family from the time his great-grandparents first settled on the shores of Penobscot Bay, before the American Revolution. It follows his early years on a farm in Prospect (now Searsport), Maine; his fifty-five years as a merchant mariner; his retirement to Sailors' Snug Harbor in Staten Island, New York; the fates of his children and grandchildren, and the births of his great-grandchildren in the years before his death. It is a memorial to a simple man, an uncelebrated mariner, who lived long, worked hard, loved deeply, and spent fifty-five years at sea.