• Literary Collections

Small Wonder

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061868647
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
View: 2437
In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on—sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive—Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

    • Education

Small Wonder

The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory
Author: Jonathan Zimmerman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300156278
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 3351
This engaging book examines the history of the one-room school and how successive generations of Americans have remembered--and just as often misremembered--this powerful national icon.

    • Philosophy

Small Wonder

Global Power and Its Discontents
Author: Fred Reinhard Dallmayr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742549685
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
View: 8738
Small Wonder presents the dangers of the 'underside of modernity': the unleashing of unlimited lust for (global) power and wealth. Relying on leading critical intellectuals, Dallmayr offers a critique of the self-deceptions of our age, pleading in favor of the cultivation of the 'small wonder' of everyday life.

    • Family & Relationships

Small Wonder

How to Answer Your Child's Impossible Questions about Life
Author: Jean G. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140173444
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 234
View: 3866
In a reassuring, down-to-earth guide for parents who know there are no "right" answers to children's questions--only meaningful ones--the author of Something More shows how to guide children creatively toward their own answers to questions on such topics as the value of money and the nature of the universe.

    • Photography

Small wonder

worlds in a box
Author: David Levinthal,National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Scalo Publishers
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 588
Greta Pratt returns to the county fairs of her childhood to present a vision of American Midwest communities largely unfamiliar to millions of urban dwellers. In this book she has created a visual anthology of fairgoers and fair participants of all shapes and sizes. For five summers, she traveled the Midwest chronicling the rural life of the region - parades of civic pride, displays of exemplary harvests, and heifers and swine groomed by the Future Farmers of America. The photographer's journey takes us to North Dakota, Minnesota, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi, among other states. She stops along the way at peculiar, yet somehow familiar, communities. In her introduction, Karal Ann Marling provides fascinating insights into Pratt's photos of county fair rituals and the regional culture that inspires these gatherings. She says: "They are home-made, do-it-yourself events, festivals of and by the towns and the counties from which they spring.... Along with old-timer reunions, centennials, and annual store-front festivals, fairs celebrate what it means to be an insider." Together Pratt and Marling transport the reader to a nostalgic yet contemporary custom, to a place where prize-winning hogs, tap-dancing children, flag-waving, and mouth-watering apple pie are once again American pastimes.

    • Science

Small wonder

the story of colloids
Author: Gessner Goodrich Hawley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 220
View: 5202

    • Family & Relationships


Author: Merle B. Karnes
Publisher: Ags Pub
ISBN: 9780913476581
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 161
View: 1385
Provides 150 tested learning activities for children, ranging from the age of eighteen months to three years

    • Performing Arts

Small wonder

the story of the Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Theatre
Author: Forman George Brown
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 269
View: 6407

Small Wonder

A Rollicking Farce in Two Acts
Author: Tim J. Kelly
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 9780874405880
Page: 92
View: 5571

    • Tasmania


Small Wonder
Author: Mike Calder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977549245
Category: Tasmania
Page: 224
View: 1261
A photographic essay of Tasmania

    • Humor

Small Wonder

Author: Graham Porter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Humor
Page: 205
View: 753

    • Fiction

Supertoys Last All Summer Long

And Other Stories of Future Time
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312280610
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 8909
A collection of science fiction tales, including the story of a robot boy who wants nothing more than to be loved by his parents.

    • True Crime

Small Wonder

Author: Kevin Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944151324
Category: True Crime
Page: 160
View: 9279
What sense does it make for a man to spend 12 years in a federal prison only to come home and jump back into the money, murder, and mayhem that landed him in prison the first time? Then to make matters worse trying to pull it off in the most dangerous city in America. It can only make sense to those who have lived that life getting "it" by any means necessary. Following the gripping life of Devin "DB" Baker as he navigates thru the violence, treachery, triple-crossing, snitching, scandalous women, and jealous niggas on his way to the top. Will DB live or will he die In The Most Dangerous City In America?

    • Public relations

Delaware Small Wonder

An Analysis of a State Slogan Campaign
Author: Ginger Smith
Publisher: N.A
Category: Public relations
Page: 294
View: 7303

    • Juvenile Fiction


Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589988X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7748
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

    • Photography, Artistic

Small Wonder

Worlds in a Box
Author: David Levinthal,National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
Category: Photography, Artistic
Page: 160
View: 4082
In Small Wonder: Worlds in a Box, David Levinthal takes as his subject a remarkable series of 1950s playsets manufactured by master toymakers Louis Marx and T. Cohn. As a reflection of the obsessive play of the 1950s and the current nostalgia for such items, Levinthal's tabletop photography allows the reader a bird's-eye view of imaginary tableaux - Legionnaire Captain Gallant in the desert, Fort Apache and the Wild West, boy scouts camping in the woods, and travelers making a stop at a roadside Howard Johnson's. Playset vignettes are like stills from a movie of American popular culture's collective unconscious. In the book's introduction, David Corey explores the history of playsets and their effect on American children in the 1950s.