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2001, ISBN: 9780374319687
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LINDSAY > PUBLICATIONS INC. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage., LINDSAY > PUBLICATIONS INC, Incentive Publications. PAPERBACK. 0865300046 Meets the good condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good., Incentive Publications, Dover Publications. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage., Dover Publications, Master Mind Books/Vasan Publications. Softcover. New. 1250 Life`s Little Instructions "A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal," so goes a well-known saying that is packed with significance! The secrets of a successful living consist in doing the little things rightly and refraining from the wrong. Attractive in its simplicity and rich in its potential, here is a disarming straightforward and practical book, guaranteed to bring out the best in you. The packed of little instructions in the from of capsules, if taken with diligence and conviction, Can make a difference in your life. Covering a wide variety of topics, each of them begins with a seed thought for contemplation followed by universal and down-to-earth tips to make it work for you. A perfect book to consult again for simple prescriptions for the various spheres of daily life. Printed Pages: 108., Master Mind Books/Vasan Publications, Master Mind Books/Vasan Publications. Softcover. New. 1250 Life`s Little Instructions "A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal," so goes a well-known saying that is packed with significance! The secrets of a successful living consist in doing the little things rightly and refraining from the wrong. Attractive in its simplicity and rich in its potential, here is a disarming straightforward and practical book, guaranteed to bring out the best in you. The packed of little instructions in the from of capsules, if taken with diligence and conviction, Can make a difference in your life. Covering a wide variety of topics, each of them begins with a seed thought for contemplation followed by universal and down-to-earth tips to make it work for you. A perfect book to consult again for simple prescriptions for the various spheres of daily life. Printed Pages: 108., Master Mind Books/Vasan Publications, Online sellers for over 9 years. We fully guarantee every item we sell. Buy with confidence here!Description: "You can crete numerous useful and decorative objects - such as bowls, baskets, bags, boxes, bottle warmers, and a wide assortment of delightful items - at home or in school." -- dust jacketPublisher Information: Copyright date - 1965, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, # Pages - 54+, hardcover, with dust jacket, includes illustrations.Overall Condition: Good: structurally intact, slight yellowing to pages, light soil and overall wear, library system withdrawn with typical markings and pocket, cello cover over dust jacket has kept book in better overall condition, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1965, Knopf, 1995-01-15. Hardcover. Very Good. 0679429883 First Edition. Hardcover. VG. Clean, tight and unmarked. Several wrinkles and small tear to dustjacket.From Publishers WeeklyPatterson has recycled some of the characters and one of the subplots from last year's hit, Degree of Guilt, into a new novel that can still be enjoyed without knowledge of the previous one. Young Latina lawyer Teresa Peralta, aide and lover to Degree hero Christopher Paget, is fighting to get away from creepy husband Richie Arias and take daughter Elena with her, when Richie is found dead, in what looks like murder disguised as suicide. Paget is the prime suspect, and most of the book is a detailed account of his trial. It's obvious he knows more about Arias's death than he's willing to tell, to the frustration of his brilliant defense lawyer (she was the judge in Degree). Local San Francisco politics and an accusation of child molestation against Paget's teenage son contribute to this complex brew, in which, as before, narrative skill and legal know-how take precedence over characterization and credibility. The court scenes are absorbing, covering such issues as jury selection, and the lawyerly give-and-take is convincing, but the romantic interludes fail to take wing (Paget remains a cipher throughout). Any seasoned reader will spot the murderer quite early. Still, it's a long, luxuriant read that is also refreshingly free of gratuitous violence. 250,000 first printing; author tour; Literary Guild selection; simultaneous release in large-print edition and as Random House Audiobook.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.From Library JournalLawyer Patterson's bloated sequel to his best-selling courtroom novel, Degree of Guilt (LJ 12/92), is already slated for television. His new work could have been cut in half by any diligent editor-30 pages of jury selection, for instance, is enough to glaze the eyes of the most dedicated crime reader. The intense dialog and plot, however, will grab fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham, and Patterson gives readers a convincing look at San Francisco's corrupt politics. The plot concerns the death of ne'er-do-well Ricardo Arias, who may or may not have committed suicide. Because of the widely publicized custody battle waged with Arias by his ex-wife and her lover, Christopher Paget (hero of Degree of Guilt), both are investigated and Paget indicted. The author's deeply felt antiviolence theme is smoothly integrated into the narrative. Expect demand.--Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.From BooklistPatterson's Degree of Guilt (1992) was a runaway best-seller, so it's a good bet his latest will generate reader enthusiasm, big sales, and media hype, too. There's no doubt it's a page-turner. Despite the shallow morality and severe case of yuppie-itis affecting the main characters, the book has all the right stuff for commercial success: illicit affairs, sex and lust, murder, child molestation, a cute kid, and a gripping courtroom scene. Terri Peralta and Richie Arias have been married for six years, but the only good thing they have to show for the union is their daughter, Elena. Now Terri has left Richie and fallen in love with her lawyer-boss, Chris Paget; meanwhile, Richie, a manipulative slimeball capable of deceptive charm, convinces the judge he's a caring father who should have custody of Elena. Terri, devastated, goes off to Italy with Chris to decide if they really love each other. When they return, Richie is dead, supposedly a suicide. Of course, the police have doubts, and the ensuing trial, where Chris must defend himself against murder charges, is the book's main event. Wicked crossfire in the courtroom and a surprise ending make this one entertaining, but by no means great literature. Of course, with a 250,000-copy first printing and a national advertising campaign, who needs literature? Emily MeltonFrom Kirkus ReviewsAbout the only trauma San Francisco superlawyer Christopher Paget was spared in his previous appearance (Degree of Guilt, 1993) was being put on trial for murder himself--an omission Patterson rectifies here when Chris is charged with killing the estranged husband of his associate and lover, Teresa Peralta. It hasn't been easy for Terri to leave Richie Arias, despite his manipulative irresponsibility. As the child of an abusive marriage herself, she worries that she'll never really be free of him, especially since he's ready to use threats about their five- year-old daughter, Elena, to force her to give up Chris. As Terri stumbles through Elena's custody hearings, charming, sociopathic Richie polishes his image for the psychologists and judges, extorts spiraling alimony and child support payments, sells his story to a scummy tabloid, and finally sues Chris's adored son, Carlo, for molesting Elena. Desperate Terri, watching the deadline for Carlo's hearing loom, wishes Richie were dead--and then suddenly he is, leaving her and Chris in even hotter water. The police have Chris's fingerprints at Richie's apartment, an eyewitness who saw him leaving the scene, and what looks like a clumsy attempt to stage an alibi. Chris's lawyer, Caroline Masters (the judge in the Carelli trial in Degree of Guilt), has to make do with a wacky suicide theory nobody believes, Chris's refusal to take the stand himself, and a killer instinct for the weak spots in each witness's testimony. The trial is a tour de force that will keep you holding your breath for 200 pages, but the most cunningly prepared surprises--foreshadowed by a psychologist's persistent therapy with an unresponsive Elena--don't come until after the verdict is in. Patterson's new thriller is a miracle of agonizingly focused suspense. The adversarial nature of American criminal justice has never been more brilliantly dramatized. (First printing of 250,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour) -- Copyright ?1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights, Knopf, 1995-01-15, Knopf, 1995-04-11. Hardcover. Like New. 0679441557 Clean and bright. Former owner's named stamped on front and rear endpapers. From Publishers Weekly At 40, Delia Grinstead seems more likely to have an attack of anxiety, or of whimsy, than to become a runaway wife. Yet, in Tyler's 13th beguiling novel, Delia's impulse to escape her disapproving physician husband and three surly children turns into an adventure that sweeps her from her staid Baltimore orbit into a new existence as Ms. Grinstead, spinster, in the Delaware community of Bay Borough. It's the unexamined life that's Delia's problem, and when she finally strips away layers of hurt, resentment, guilt and anger, she confronts her inner self and begins to deal with the chronic insecurity that has kept her childlike, flighty and dependent. Gradually, she becomes part of her new community, and has the courage to take a job caring for Noah Miller, an appealing 12-year-old whose mother has also run away from home and family. Over the course of a year, Delia discards her timorous personality and gains an understanding of the person she wants to be. One of the satisfactions of this novel is Tyler's evocation of typical family life. While in the past some of her characters have been too eccentric or fey, Delia and her family and friends all have both feet planted in the real world, even if their heads and hearts are sometimes elsewhere. Some readers may have difficulty accepting Delia's ability to absent herself from her children, but Tyler engages our sympathy and growing respect for a character who finally realizes that "the ladder of years" is a time trip to the future. BOMC main selection; major ad/promo; Random House Audio Book. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Perhaps no one writing fiction today can so clearly evoke middle-age angst as Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Tyler. As in 12 earlier Tyler novels, this work peers intimately into a seemingly ordinary family life. The family here is the Grinsteads, more particularly restless 40-year-old wife and mom Celia Grinstead. Feeling unappreciated and unnoticed by her husband, a family doctor who took over Celia's father's practice, and increasingly unnecessary in the lives of her nearly grown children, Celia wanders off during a family beach vacation and starts a new life in a small town. She's sad and uncertain about her break with her previous life but oddly determined. Poignant, warm, and quirky, this novel will be on a lot of spring reading lists. -?Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From AudioFile Delia Grinstead has decided to start again. Her kids are almost grown, and her husband is happily entrenched in his business. So Delia walks away, unsure of where she'll end up. Poignant, light and engaging, Tyler's remarkable book is about a woman's circular quest for herself. C.J. Critt's expert narration is astounding. Her aloof style heightens the story's drama, giving listeners empathy for Delia's detachment. Critt's vocal characterizations are very convincing; pacing and diction are top quality. Her narration is subtle, yet firm, always giving Tyler's plot and characters the limelight while she herself remains the skillful medium. J.S.G. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Booklist Delia Grinstead, the baby of the family, has lived all her 40 years in the same rambling Baltimore house. She doted on her father, a doctor, then married his serious assistant when she was only 17. A petite, freckled, self-effacing woman, Delia was the perfect mother and wife until her kids reached young adulthood, her husband started to seem like an old man, and she realized that she had become nearly invisible. So she leaves. She simply walks away and ends up in a small town where she creates a quiet new life for herself and discovers just exactly who she is. That's the bare-bones version of this charming, often hilarious, and astute novel. Tyler is in top form here. Her seemingly effortless prose is, like silk, rich in subtle hues and sheeny with dancing light. As Delia's quest for independence and respect unfolds, Tyler offers keen and provocative insights into the cycles of family life, shifting emotional needs, and the process of aging. She also presents us with the sort of quandary other personalities often evoke. We like and sympathize with Delia, but we'd also like to ring her little neck. She's so stoic, so slow, so sexually tentative. Then again, we admire her determination, her generosity, her self-containment, her ability to change and forgive. People are difficult, Tyler tells us, but many are worth the trouble. Donna Seaman Midwest Book Review A forty-year-old woman leaves her marriage and family for a very different life, seeking a solitary existence to reconsider her experiences, only to find her life begins to fill with people and pets. A fine story of mid-life changes and newfound realizations. Book Description This entrancing and deeply searching novel will touch a nerve in every reader. Celia Grinstead, 40-year-old mother of three almost-grown children, on a sudden impulse, walks away from her marriage, hitches a ride into the unknown, and settles in a strange new town. But soon after she begins her impersonal, unencumbered new life, fresh responsibilities inevitably accumulate. From the Publisher Every now and then I'm in the mood for an Anne Tyler novel. Luckily, she is prolific author, so I can usually satiate myself when I need to. Anne Tyler's books are sublime mix of sadness and humor. She writes about everyday problems that everyday people have, and yet there is magic in these stories. She writes about things that many people may fantasize about doing, but would actually never have the nerve to do. For instance, in LADDER OF YEARS, her protagonist simply walks away from her overgrown family one day. She feels that her family doesn't really need her, and so one day while at the beach she goes for a walk and just keeps going. As the story unfolds, you feel sorry for the family somewhat, but you can't help but hope that Delia will make it on her own. She has taken such a bold, brave step, you want to see how far she can go. If you like this book, you'd also like DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, and SAINT MAYBE. -- Jennifer Richards Ballantine Books Publicity --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition. Inside Flap Copy This entrancing and deeply searching novel will touch a nerve in every reader. Celia Grinstead, 40-year-old mother of three almost-grown children, on a sudden impulse, walks away from her marriage, hitches a ride into the unknown, and settles in a strange new town. But soon after she begins her impersonal, unencumbered new life, fresh responsibilities inevitably accumulate. About the Author Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941, but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Anne Tyler has written thirteen novels. Breathing Lessons was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She and her husband, Taghi Modarressi, live in Baltimore, Maryland. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition., Knopf, 1995-04-11, Incentive Publications, 1985-10-01. Paperback. Acceptable. Light Shelfwear Overall. Scuffed Covers, front cover stained. Edgewear. Marks on first page. No Marks in text. HHH c49s01, Incentive Publications, 1985-10-01, Perigee, 1985. Trade Paperback. Good. GREAT BOOK! NO SPINE CREASES, MODERATE WEAR & CORNER BEND ON COVER. AGED PAGES, SMUDGED ON EDGES BUT NO MARKS IN TEXT. "From Publishers Weekly: One of the popular features on National Public Radio's celebrated program All Things Considered is the commentary of self-described "acerbic social critic" Ian Shoales, a character created by Kessler and his comedy troupe, Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. Shoales often catches the tone of commentators such as Andy Rooney, Jean Shepherd, Joe Bob Briggs and Russell Baker. However, in his dyspepsia, egotism and general sneering, Shoales most often sounds like a pale version of Fran Leibowitz, without the sting that makes her memorable. Shoales's attacks would be much cleverer if his targets weren't so obvious, easy and slow-moving (fast food, fads, Time magazine, Steven Spielberg, Norman Mailer). If Shoales then is less a spoof of social critics than one more of their number, there is still much that is amusing here, particularly in the adept conjunction of social and cultural signposts (e.g., the Ramones fan whose entire library consists of three books: Movies on TV, Encyclopedia of Rock and Pale Fire). November. Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.", Perigee, 1985, Atheneum, 1-May-01. Hardcover. Good. GOOD BOOK! MILD SHELF WEAR ON DUSTJACKET AND A LITTLE BLUE HIGHLIGHTING IN TEXT. School Library Journal: Grade 5-8-Shady characters, dark stairwells, and menacing footsteps abound in this Victorian-era mystery set in New York City. Following the deaths of first his father and then his mother, Robin lives the quintessential hard-knocks life. When his cruel stepfather, Hawker Doak, threatens violence against Robin's brother, Danny, Robin runs away with the baby in the middle of the night. They find refuge with street boys holed up in the basement of a church that the illiterate boys call """"St. Something."""" The urchins quickly adopt Robin and Danny, giving them a home and showing Robin how to make a living. However, all of their lives change forever when Hawker reappears and later makes a stunning deathbed confession. The sense of danger and bleakness in these characters' lives is convincingly portrayed. This feeling is contrasted nicely with the warm and loyal familial relationship of the youngsters. The mystery element and the leering, abusive Hawker keep the story moving swiftly. While the street boys' heavy dialect may be daunting to less competent readers, children will cheer at the rags-to-riches ending and the renewed sense of hope in the boys' lives. Give this to both historical fiction and mystery fans, who will enjoy the unique blend of genres. Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. """"Booklist: Gr. 5-7. Fans of Wallace's earlier novels will be lining up to read her latest mystery-adventure set in the dangerous streets and bleak tenements of late-nineteenth-century New York. It has all the elements they've come to expect from the Edgar Allan Poe award-winning author: a plucky main character who is repeatedly thrust into dangerous situations, cliff-hanging chapters, vicious enemies, and a period setting so well described readers will be able to smell the dank hallways and dirty streets. When 11-year-old Robin decides to bundle up baby brother Danny and run away, he's not sure how they'll survive, but he knows what they'll face if they stay: beatings and hunger at the hands of Hawker, their cruel stepfather, who will send Robin to work in a factory and place Danny in a filthy """"""""baby farm."""""""" But before the night is over he finds some unlikely protectors: four tough street boys willing to share their home in the cellar of a church and teach him how to survive on the streets. Things seem to be looking up until Hawker catches up to him. There's good suspense along the way, as well as a satisfying conclusion, in which Danny learns a secret that changes the boys' lives. Chris Sherman Copyright American Library Association."""", Atheneum, 1-May-01, Plume, 1-Nov-98. Trade Paperback. Very good. GREAT BOOK! NO SPINE CREASES & MILD WEAR ON COVER. LIGHTLY AGED PAGES, FAINT SPOTS ON OUTER EDGE BUT NO MARKS IN TEXT. From AudioFile\nThis audio program is Bill Bennett's Book of Virtues meets Zig Ziglar. That is, it's about the virtues that the author believes are needed to succeed in life and about the virtues that have brought about American national greatness. The audio program is spiced with contemporary success stories. DeVos, who is the son of Amway's founder and is the current president of that company, reads the work quite well for a non-actor, although there are instances of over-reading. DeVos reads with enthusiasm and clarity at a good pace. M.L.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. \n\nFrom Booklist\nThe point of having values by which you lead your life, DeVos says, is freedom--the freedom to do what you want and also, necessarily, he insists, the freedom to do the right thing. He identifies three sets of eight values that he maintains are essential to--in the words of the section titles--""Upholding Freedom,"" ""Becoming Free,"" and ""Preserving Freedom."" All 24 values he discusses are personal in nature; that is, although most are social in their intentions (e.g., reliability, fairness, stewardship, charity, etc.), individual persons, not groups or institutions, must practice them for them to have any effect. Each of the 24 chapters is so directly worded and employs so many real-life stories to illustrate the particular value in action that they bespeak a probable origin in DeVos' public speeches and make the book preeminently readable. Meanwhile, DeVos' assertion of the Christianity he feels undergirds all these values will comfort many readers but, because he never proselytizes or preaches, not put off others who mistrust Christianity. Excellent popular moral teaching. Ray Olson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title., Plume, 1-Nov-98, Owl Books, 15-Apr-00. Second Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. GREAT BOOK! NO SPINE CREASES, MILD WEAR & CORNER BEND ON COVER. LIGHTLY AGED PAGES, NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. Amazon: In a valuable guide for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. John Link helps sort through the confusion and the fear, by explaining such things as how to get a second opinion and how to understand a pathology report. Particularly valuable is Link's step-by-step description of how breast cancer is characterized, or staged, according to tumor size, hormone receptors, and other factors--and how that affects prognosis. As a breast cancer specialist at Long Beach and Orange Coast Memorial hospitals in Southern California, Link knows the medical jargon and what it means. Although his writing style is at times a bit jargony and difficult to read, a breast cancer patient will willingly read and reread every word. The book also includes useful chapters on diet, exercise, herbs, and vitamins; managing the side effects of treatment; healing's mind-body connection; and organizing medical records and keeping a personal journal or log.\n\nEnding on an encouraging note, Link writes, """"You should know that most women today are cured of breast cancer. They undergo treatment, become survivors, and go on with their lives. But having breast cancer is certainly a wake-up call to many and may be for you. Life now has added uncertainty."""" This step-by-step manual helps you navigate the uncertainty and become a survivor, both physically and psychologically. """"From Library Journal: Upon hearing a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women feel devastated, confused, and totally alone. Link, a practicing internist and oncologist and founder/medical director of the Breast Center in Long Beach, CA, intends to provide the newly diagnosed woman with all the information she needs to make informed decisions about her care. After arguing that a second opinion is absolutely required, he goes on to discuss the types of cancer, surgeries, reconstruction, and adjuvant therapies, all the while stressing that the best prognosis involves the creation of a surgical/oncological team of specialists whom the informed patient is advised to quarterback. Link also provides chapters on post-treatment health and nutrition. The most useful parts of the book are checklists at the end of each chapter that provide specific questions to be asked of physicians at each step of the process and the suggestion to keep a log/calendar of all appointments and record sessions with doctors. Link presents breast cancer patients with valuable information and hope, two vital parts of a successful treatment/recovery process. Recommended for all public libraries. Bette-Lee Fox Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc."""", Owl Books, 15-Apr-00, New York, NY, USA.: Jove Publication, 1981. 184 pages. "'New green arrows, as far as the eye can see.' So promised Gray Bear, aged medicine man of the Arapaho. Now confined to a reservation, a band of restless young braves took his words as call to arms, to the green arrows of war, and the proud days of glory before the white man's law. To make things worse, some sharp-shooting cowboys graze their cattle on Indian lnad - and with an Easy Company platoon on the scene under the command of a new officer fresh from the Point, there is danger a tense confrontation will erupt into wholesale slaghter... It's up to Lt. Matt Kincaid and shief scout Windy Mandalian to keep the red-white powder keg from exploding - and save the scalps of those lucky enough to be left alive..." >>>> From the creators of the LONGARM series; >>> Lt. Matt Kincaid and his EASY COMPANY soldier platoon, policed the High Plains Tribes. Lt. Matt Kincaid was a West Point Connecticut Yankee, turned indian fighter; . PBO (Paperback Original) True First Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good to Fine. Illus. by Painted Cover Art!. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback.., Jove Publication, 1981, "Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-unt when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder.Edwina Osgood--Eddy for short--is making thinga happen in her town. How does she do it? She simply types a letter to the mayor, alerting him, for example, that a public swing set is a broken mess, and within the week a new one is installed. Nothing could be easier. But of course there's a catch.Edwina Osgood is also the name of Eddy's wealthy ninety-year old great-grandaunt. The elder Edwina has unknowingly inspire the younger, after Eddy finds a cache if old letters hr aunt wrote during her days of community activism beginning over sixty years earlier. Eddy wants to fix things, too, but she knows the mayor isn't likely to listen to a kid. So why not stretch the truth just a little? After all, even if Eddy copies her aunt's signature, it's still her own name she's signing.Eddy's success with the mayor eventually has her writing letters twice a week--and always getting results. But sooner or later, a lie, no matter how small, will catch up with you, and Eddy's about to find out that the most rewarding victory is achieved through honesty.", Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000
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A successful letter-writing campaign, with just a touch of deception.When Edwina''s great-grandaunt and namesake decides to move to a nursing home, Edwina is recruited by her mom to help clean out her aunt''s attic. There she discovers a cache of letters from Aunt Edwina, who had been an activist, to various public officials, all requesting improvements in public locations around town. Then Edwina notices a local playground in sorry disrepair and decides to do some letter-writing of her own. She types up her plea, copies her aunt''s signature, and mails it to the mayor. Edwina doesnt feel she''s being completely underhanded: after all, she is signing her own name, even if the handwriting is forged. And when the mayor responds with fast action -- he hopes for a political contribution from Aunt Edwina -- Edwina begins writing more letters. But it is only a matter of time before she must reveal her true identity, both to the mayor and to her great-grandaunt. Susan Bonners''s black-and-white pictures offset a charming story of a regular girl who finds a way to make a difference in her community. Susan Bonners, Books, Edwina Victorious Books Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-aunt, who had been an activist before moving into a nursing home, when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder. B&W illustrations.
A successful letter-writing campaign, with just a touch of deception. When Edwina's great-grandaunt and namesake decides to move to a nursing home, Edwina is recruited by her mom to help clean out her aunt's attic. There she discovers a cache of letters from Aunt Edwina, who had been an activist, to various public officials, all requesting improvements in public locations around town. Then Edwina notices a local playground in sorry disrepair and decides to do some letter-writing of her own. She types up her plea, copies her aunt's signature, and mails it to the mayor. Edwina doesnt feel she's being completely underhanded: after all, she is signing her own name, even if the handwriting is forged. And when the mayor responds with fast action -- he hopes for a political contribution from Aunt Edwina -- Edwina begins writing more letters. But it is only a matter of time before she must reveal her true identity, both to the mayor and to her great-grandaunt. Susan Bonners's black-and-white pictures offset a charming story of a regular girl who finds a way to make a difference in her community. Edwina Victorious Bonners, Susan Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-aunt, who had been an activist before moving into a nursing home, when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder. B&W illustrations.
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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX, 144 Seiten, L=199mm, B=134mm, H=15mm, Gew.=236gr, First. [GR: 12500 - HC/Kinder-/Jugendromane u. -erzählungen], [SW: - Children's Books / Ages 9-12 Fiction], Gebunden, Klappentext: Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-aunt, who had been an activist before moving into a nursing home, when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder. B&W illustrations. Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-aunt, who had been an activist before moving into a nursing home, when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder. B&W illustrations.
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