The Boy with No Shoes

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755313181

Category: Authors

Page: 440

View: 4686

Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, and whose other children bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. When they are cruelly taken away, Jimmy spirals down into a state of loneliness and terrible loss from which there seems no recovery. This triumphant story of a boy's struggle with early trauma and his remarkable journey into adulthood is based on William Horwood's own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War. Using all the skills that went into the creation of his modern classics, Horwood has written an inspiring story of a journey from a past too painful to imagine to the future every child deserves.

The Boy With The Sword

Author: Patrick Matthews

Publisher: Second Story Up

ISBN: 1733077723

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 5447

How far would you go to save your home? A lot has happened since Al left home. He’s learned to sail, fought assassins, faced down dragons, even seen an entire city be destroyed. Now, he just wants to go home. But Al's home has changed. The castle and city have fallen under the control of Magister Trejir, a powerful worker of magic. Trejir's soldiers are terrorizing the people of Dockside, and nobody has the strength or courage to fight. What can one boy with a sword do against the soldiers and magic of Trejir? Find out in this action-packed sequel to Dragon Run!

The Boy With No Boots

Author: Sheila Jeffries

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147113766X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7837

The bestselling heart-warming family saga from the much-loved author of A Cornish Orphan and Solomon's Tale Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to ovecome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ... Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life? A nostlagic family saga about love, loss and keeping family together, for fans of Sheila Newberry and Katie Flynn

Assessing Children in the Urban Community

Author: Barbara L Mercer,Tricia Fong,Erin Rosenblatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768107X

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 8154

This book illuminates the process of child psychological assessment in community psychology through discussion, theory, and case studies of collaborative, systemic treatment of children and their parents. "Assessing Children in the Urban Community" presents a semi-structured form of collaborative psychological assessment, designed to help clients gain new insights and make changes in their lives. Traditional psychological assessment focuses on diagnosis and treatment but has been slow to include contextual elements, particularly social and cultural contexts into the assessment process and psychological report. Clients receiving services in a community psychology clinic pay for their treatment through state welfare coverage. They cannot choose their providers, they cannot always determine the length and course of their mental health care, they often do not have access to transportation to begin services, to continue them, or to take advantage of follow-up recommendations. The Therapeutic Assessment model is particularly adaptable to community psychology because it allows maximum interaction in the assessment process and promotes participation and collaboration in an often dis-empowering system. This book will be relevant to clinical psychologists, community psychologists, social workers, family therapists, graduate students in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapists, and counseling programs.

The Hundred Thousand Fools of God

Author: Theodore Craig Levin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213105

Category: Music

Page: 358

View: 7760

CD : Urban music - some of it reflecting a fusion of European and Central Asian influences - is gathered in the first part of the disc, while rural and ritualistic music and chant appear toward the end.

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1913101215

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 391

View: 1249

'Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket' - a Book of the Year in the i News 'A whirligig of adventure' - The Telegraph _______________ Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates. This does not bother her much: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and has spent a pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons. Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions for Bronte in their will. (Instructions that, annoyingly, have been reinforced with faery cross-stitch, which means that if she doesn't complete them, terrible things could happen) She must travel the kingdoms alone, delivering gifts to ten other aunts: a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard, a veterinarian aunt who specializes in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship, and a former rock star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. But as she travels from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure; though little does she suspect that she will have to play such a big part in the extraordinary events that follow.

The Fellowship of Song

Author: Ginette Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317357760

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 759

Originally published in 1980. Song is perhaps the strongest form of traditional culture. Its vigour and energy represent the power of the community from which it springs. This book focuses on traditional singing in two small English villages. It studies in detail an activity which goes to the core of the communal life in any village and demonstrates how song becomes the lifeblood of the traditions of rural life. In many ways traditional singing is highly subversive because its practice is an affirmation of community and a denial of the fragmentation of modern society. The songs sung, those remembered, the singers now dead whose lives are recalled each time an old favourite is performed, all connect the present with the past. The primary aesthetic concern within these singing traditions is that a man should sing, whatever the objective quality of his performance; and a song should tell a good story. The individual singer assumes a special role in performance since he becomes spokesman for a group and gives voice not only to personal but also to social concerns, dynamics and emotions.

The Glass Bridge (Bell Mountain, 7)

Author: Lee Duigon

Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation

ISBN: 1891375679

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 3766

In the seventh installment of the Bell Mountain Series...Can faith do what pride and power can’t? In obedience to God, the boy king, Ryons, with only half his tiny army, crosses the mountains to invade the Thunder King’s domains. The new First Prester, Lord Orth, a man of peace, is called to lead a savage nation in a war for freedom and survival—and to deliver God’s word to Heathen peoples who have never known it. At the top of Golden Pass, wealth beyond calculation lies waiting for whoever can take it. Will it be the king’s man, Baron Roshay Bault, or an unscrupulous lord with a renegade army behind him? Confronted by perils they can barely understand, with no safe choices set before them, the heroes of Obann must risk their lives on the glass bridge that can only be crossed by faith.

Holiday in Cambodia

Author: Laura Jean McKay

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863956069

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 8351

Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor Wat is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide, open smile. A frontier land where anything is possible - at least for Western expatriates.In these loosely linked stories, Laura Jean McKay takes us deep into this complex country, exploring the uneasy spaces where local and foreign lives meet.Three backpackers board a train, ignoring the danger signs - and find themselves used as bargaining chips in a terrible game.A jaded expat, tired of real girls, falls in love with an ancient statue.As they explore the sweltering streets of Phnom Penh, two Australian tourists come face to face with the cracks in their marriage.There are devastating re-imaginings of the country's troubled history, as well as tender, funny moments of tentative understanding. These are bold and haunting stories, deftly told.