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Home For A Bunny
Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his springtime journey to find a home. A family favourite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown's simple yet playful tale is perfectly complemented by Garth Williams's exquisite artwork - and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young were fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling Golden titles are Mister Dog, The Colour Kittens, The Golden Egg Book, Seven Little Postmen, The Friendly Book, and The Sailor Dog.
Garth Williams (1912-1996) is known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. His unique style has brought to life some of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century, including E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He illustrated many timeless Golden Books, among them Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, The Friendly Book, The Sailor Dog, The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, and The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse.
Carrying Albert Home
In 1930s America, the Great Depression made everyoneâ€™s horizons smaller, and Elsie Lavender found herself back where she began, in the coalfields of West Virginia. She had just one memento of her halcyon days â€“ a baby alligator named Albert. Then one day, her husbandâ€™s stoical patience snapped and Elsie had to choose between Homer and Albert. She decided that there was only one thing to do: they would carry Albert home to Florida.
And so began their odyssey â€“ a journey like no other, where Elsie, Homer and Albert encountered everything from movie stars and revolutionaries to Ernest Hemingway and hurricanes in their struggle to find love, redemption,and a place to call home. From the bestselling author of Rocket Boysâ€“the basis of the movie October Skyâ€“comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.
About the Author
Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times memoir Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the film October Sky.He is a Vietnam combat veteran and has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, palaeontologist and NASA engineer.
Place Called Home, A
"The wonderfully nostalgic and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid. b> orn out of wedlock when her mother was only fourteen, Lucy Pocket has spent all her life in the care of her disreputable but charming grandmother, Eva. They dodge from one poor lodging house to another, always in debt and resorting to theft in order to exist. Until her wealthy paternal grandfather buys her from Eva, determined to bring Lucy up to be a lady. When her grandfather dies, his despicable nephew cheats Lucy out of her inheritance, except for a run-down lodging house in Whitechapel, where she is forced to look after his three illegitimate children. Jilted by her would-be fiance, Lucy is determined to make a life for herself and the children, and to search for her long lost grandmother, creating the family she has always longed for."
Grief Counselling And Grief Therapy
"The fourth edition of this book retains all the theoretical strengths and clinical wisdom of past editions, while incorporating emerging theories and cutting-edge research. It is required reading for any counselor, educator, or researcher who wishes to understand grief. "Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor, The Graduate School, The College of New Rochelle; Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
"I can't think of a thing Worden has missed." Stephen Fleming, PhD, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Simply stated, you will not find a better book to guide you in assisting people struggling with the myriad of issues following a death" Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, CT, Executive Director, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families, Portland, USA
"Clear without being simplistic, caring without being sentimental and authoritative without being obscure, Worden's text remains essential reading for all who care about bereaved people." Colin Murray Parkes, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham and St Joseph's Hospice Hackney. Life President, Cruse Bereavement Care
Grief affects different people in different ways, most emerge from mourning in a healthy manner but for some the death of a loved one can cause intense emotional pain that is difficult to recover from. This type of grief can often surface as an underlying cause of physical and mental health problems requiring professional treatment.
This highly anticipated fourth edition builds on the success of the previous editions which received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counselling.
Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy is an essential resource for everyone working with the bereaved, from those just entering the field, to seasoned practitioners.
Understanding Family Diversity And Home-school Relations
How can adults in Early Years settings and primary schools fully embrace the diverse nature of family life of the children they are working with?
This essential text will help students and those already working with children to understand both theoretically and practically, what may constitute a 'family'. It explores how to build relationships with a child's family to ensure early years settings and schools are working in partnership with children's home environments, thereby supporting the best possible learning outcomes for children.
It will help the reader to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of their professional practice in education, and chapter by chapter explores the challenges that may be experienced in working with the diverse nature of family life in the UK, including:
- mixed race families
- immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker families
- step-families and step-parenting
- gay and lesbian families
- families and adoption
- fostering and children in care
- families living in poverty
- families and bereavement
- families and disability (including mental health).
Understanding Family Diversity and Home-School Relations is engagingly practical, using case study examples throughout, and providing reflective activities to help the reader consider how to develop their practice in relation to the insights this book provides. It is a unique road-map to understanding pupils' backgrounds, attitudes and culture and will be essential reading for any student undertaking relevant Foundation and BA Degrees, including those in initial teacher training, taking post-graduate qualifications or as part of a practitioner's professional development.
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