Description : History records all the events of the past. In this book, we're going to learn about the Story of the Crusades and determine if it has a happy or sad ending. Think of history books as a novel that has been written by all men who left a mark throughout time. Creating the right mindset with the help of powerful resources is key to appreciating history.
Description : Who was Jimmie Johnson? This time, let’s explore the world of car racing as seen in Jimmie’s life and career. The sport may seem dangerous but with skills, practice and an extra dose of precaution, it could prove to be the best adrenaline rush you could ever experience! Breathe in, and read about what it’s like to live in the fast lane!
Description : Cesar Chavez was one tough fellow. He dared to speak out against the injustices that he saw around him, particularly his workplace. It was because he was brave that the United Farm Workers Union was created. Reading about the life led by individuals who made it to history books will instill powerful lessons of skills and other values. Such is the case of this biography book. Grab a copy now!
Description : Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
Description : The author that brought black literature to the streets is back. Weaving stories of deceit, sex, humor and race Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp, brings us the story of a hustler who doesn’t just play the con game, he transforms it. This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned. Trick Baby tells the story of “White Folks,” a blue-eyed, light-haired, con-artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a “Trick Baby,” the child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his life in the ghetto and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older mentor, Blue. What happens next is not to be believed. Only Slim could bring us the story of a hustler, forced to learn the game and rise to the top. It’s Slim’s story and he tells it in the only way he knows how, in the language of the streets.
Description : A landmark of postcolonial African literature, Wizard of the Crow is an ambitious, magisterial, comic novel from the acclaimed Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and critic. Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for the souls of the Aburirian people, between a megalomaniac dictator and an unemployed young man who embraces the mantle of a magician. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, in this magnificent work of magical realism, Ngugi wa'Thiong'o—one of the most widely read African writers—reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.
Description : Magical and exciting short stories to enjoy around the clock from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Join the skittle-policeman on his adventures as he travels to Toytown. Find out what happens when Kick-up the donkey runs away from Twiddle the gnome. And laugh at Twisty the Brownie as he learns the hard way why it’s unwise to pull nasty faces! Enid Blyton’s O’Clock Tales are magical short stories full of adventure for 5–8 year-olds, ideal for bedtime and for introducing a new generation to wonderful new worlds and expanding their imagination. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Enid takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain’s true heritage children’s authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' – Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
Description : Written and designed for TEFLs (Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), this is a visually appealing, thoroughly practical resource full of exercises, activities, stories, visualisations, puzzles and information. All ages.