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A Beautiful Child

By Matt Birkbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 144062366X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-beautiful-child.pdf

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY GIRL IN THE PICTURE Sharon Marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime. A student at Forest Park High School near Atlanta, Georgia, popular blonde-haired Sharon Marshall was at the top of her class. Serving as a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC, she earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering. She was the ultimate girl next door, sweet, generous, and well-adjusted. But Sharon had disturbing secrets so shocking and unique, they took more than a decade to unravel... This is the horrifying true story of a mysterious young woman caught in the violent web of the murderous fugitive she called her father—and a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: the-heart-of-winter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307569683
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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  • Pdf File: lifetimes.pdf

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When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . . how can we help a child to understand? Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand. Lifetimes . . . a very special, very important book for you and your child. The book that explains—beautifully—that all living things have their own special Lifetimes.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

By Kirstin Cronn-Mills
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  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0738732656
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 897
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Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents. His entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out that Gabe the DJ is also Elizabeth from school.

Frail Absolute

By Deak, Istvan
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1463474245
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: frail-absolute.pdf

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... you can benefit from reading this book only if you are ... Christian, free of the shackles of ossified dogmas Muslim, your Allah expects you to honour life in your fellow Muslims, and in all infidels - Jews too, the same way, without exception Jew, and even though Jehovah told you that your kind are the chosen ones, you dare to abandon your right to rule the world Atheist, and your non-existent god can't live side-by-side with the anthropomorphic gods organised religions promote Part-Time Freelancer, and you are searching - in your spare time, for answers to questions like How did I happen to be here? Why did I show up now? What is the point in all this? Searching to meet the One who loved you into existence In dire need of a trustworthy companion who is always there to hear you out and lend you a helping hand Old, unwanted, discarded and society has no use for you Looking for the light that nurtures you and heals all your ailments Wanting to live for ever, expanding into infinity Longing for peace, love and security in all your affairs Ready to let the Absolute Force expand into what you are

How to Raise Children for Christ

By Andrew Murray
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  • Publisher : Aneko Press
  • Book Code : 1622453530
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: how-to-raise-children-for-christ.pdf

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I will put my trust in Him ... Behold I and the children which God has given me – Hebrews 2:13 This book is different from most books on raising children. It is a plea for the parents to truly know and walk with God – for them to love God and His Word. In the correct order, focusing first on the parents, Andrew Murray then urges parents to sincerely and consistently love their children and in all tenderness and gentleness teach them as God also teaches us. Children are a most precious gift that we receive from God, and they deserve our very best. Our faithful training will not be lost on our children; this is a promise found over and over again in the Scriptures. If our hearts are right towards God and our children, the world's influence will not impact our children. We can and must exercise faith, so our children and our children's children will be able to impact the world for Christ and inherit eternal blessings. A few of the parenting topics covered in this book: · * What sin did to the family and how to redeem that which was lost. · * The distinct and also shared roles of fathers and mothers. · * How and why to teach children manners. · * How to show children the Scriptures in a way that takes root in the heart. · * How to teach with a quiet, gentle spirit, as God teaches us. · * How to intercede effectively in prayer for our children.

The Child's Book of Nature

By Worthington Hooker
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: the-child-s-book-of-nature.pdf

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"The Child's Book of Nature" by Worthington Hooker. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Greatest Children's Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1180
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-children-s-books.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred

Byzantine Childhood

By Oana-Maria Cojocaru
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000431940
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : History
  • Members : 980
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Byzantine Childhood examines the intricacies of growing up in medieval Byzantium, children’s everyday experiences, and their agency. By piecing together a wide range of sources and utilising several methodological approaches inspired by intersectionality, history from below and microhistory, it analyses the life course of Byzantine boys and girls and how medieval Byzantine society perceived and treated them according to societal and cultural expectations surrounding age, gender, and status. Ultimately, it seeks to reconstruct a more plausible picture of the everyday life of children, one of the most vulnerable social groups throughout history and often a neglected subject in scholarship. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this book is necessary reading for scholars and students of Byzantine history, as well as those interested in the history of childhood and the family.

The Adventures of Pinocchio - A Children's Book for Adults (Adnotated)

By Carlo Collodi
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  • Publisher : MultiMedia Publishing
  • Book Code : 6060336698
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (1826–1890) Translated into English by Mary Alice Murray (1892) Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1892 Illustrated by Enrico Mazzanti (1850–1910) Images and text used from Wikisource (Public Domain) A Children's Book for Adults, by Nicolae Sfetcu Translated by Nicolae Sfetcu from "Aventurile lui Pinocchio - O poveste pentru oameni mari" by Nicolae Sfetcu, Telework (10 decembrie 2021), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22089.67688, MultiMedia Publishing (ed.), ISBN: 978-606-033-666-2 The Adventures of Pinocchio recounts the adventures of an animated puppet named Pinocchio, who moves independently. He underwent transformations during the novel, and is often described as wearing a pointed hat, a jacket, and a pair of knee-length colored pants (called "caprietti"). Pinocchio's nose is his best-known feature. He grows taller when he tells a lie. The Adventures of Pinocchio focus on the psychological investigation of his central character, as he tries to discover a humanity lost in the vacuum of technology and science. The book can also be approached through the prism of the philosophy of mind, of the essential questions in this field. These questions are about personality and suffering. The common thread of Pinocchio's story is his desire to become a human being. In search of his identity, Pinocchio goes on an initiation journey. The problem of identity leads to the duality of mind / body, to what constitutes one's essence. To what extent do we remain the same when we change our appearance? Hence the story of an awareness of one's inner need. The puppet's desire to become human is one of the different literary manifestations of the animated / inanimate archetype, being loaded with different connotations and substrates of meaning. An archetypal story due to all its mythical, fairytale and religious references. Desire is the driving force that triggers the final metamorphosis, transforming inanimate matter into a living being. The puppet is, in this context, a metaphor for human formation and fulfillment as a citizen. One of the most widely read books in the world, considered a metaphor for the human condition, and suitable for a variety of interpretations, the novel has had a great impact on world culture. The book responds to a prerogative that belongs only to masterpieces: that of being out of time. CONTENTS: The Adventures of Pinocchio - I How it came to pass that Master Cherry the carpenter found a piece of wood that laughed and cried like a child. - II Master Cherry makes a present of the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto, who takes it to make for himself a wonderful puppet, that shall know how to dance, and to fence, and to leap like an acrobat. - III Geppetto having returned home begins at once to make a puppet, to which he gives the name of Pinocchio. The first tricks played by the puppet. - IV The story of Pinocchio and the Talking-cricket, from which we see that naughty boys cannot endure to be corrected by those who know more than they do. - V Pinocchio is hungry and searches for an egg to make himself an omelet; but just at the most interesting moment the omelet flies out of the window. - VI Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on the brazier, and wakes in the morning to find them burnt off. - VII Geppetto returns home, makes the puppet new feet, and gives him the breakfast that the poor man had brought for himself. - VIII Geppetto makes Pinocchio new feet, and sells his own coat to buy him a Spelling-book. - IX Pinocchio sells his Spelling-book that he may go and see a puppet-show. - X The puppets recognise their brother Pinocchio, and receive him with delight; but at that moment their master Fire-eater makes his appearance and Pinocchio is in danger of coming to a bad end. - XI Fire-eater sneezes and pardons Pinocchio, who then saves the life of his friend Harlequin. - XII The showman Fire-eater makes Pinocchio a present of five gold pieces to take home to his father Geppetto: but Pinocchio instead allows himself to be taken in by the Fox and the Cat, and goes with them. - XIII The inn of The Red Craw-fish. - XIV Pinocchio, because he would not heed the good counsels of the Talking-cricket, falls amongst assassins. - XV The assassins pursue Pinocchio; and having overtaken him hang him to a branch of the Big Oak. - XVI The beautiful Child with blue hair has the puppet taken down: has him put to bed and calls in three doctors to know if he is alive or dead. - XVII Pinocchio eats the sugar, but will not take his medicine: when, however, he sees the grave-diggers, who have arrived to carry him away, he takes it. He then tells a lie, and as a punishment his nose grows longer. - XVIII Pinocchio meets again the Fox and the Cat, and goes with them to bury his money in the Field of miracles. - XIX Pinocchio is robbed of his money, and as a punishment he is sent to prison for four months. - XX Liberated from prison, he starts to return to the Fairy's house; but on the road he meets with a horrible serpent, and afterwards he is caught in a trap. - XXI Pinocchio is taken by a peasant, who obliges him to fill the place of his watch-dog in the poultry-yard. - XXII Pinocchio discovers the robbers, and as a reward for his fidelity is set at liberty. - XXIII Pinocchio mourns the death of the beautiful Child with the blue hair. He then meets with a pigeon who flies with him to the seashore, and there he throws himself into the water to go to the assistance of his father Geppetto. - XXIV Pinocchio arrives at the island of the 'Industrious Bees,' and finds the Fairy again. - XXV Pinocchio promises the Fairy to be good and studious, for he is quite sick of being a puppet and wishes to become an exemplary boy. - XXVI Pinocchio accompanies his schoolfellows to the sea-shore to see the terrible Dog-fish. - XXVII Great fight between Pinocchio and his companions. One of them is wounded, and Pinocchio is arrested by the gendarmes. - XXVIII Pinocchio is in danger of being fried in a frying-pan like a fish. - XXIX He returns to the Fairy's house. She promises him that the following day he shall cease to be a puppet and shall become a boy. Grand breakfast of coffee and milk to celebrate this great event. - XXX Pinocchio, instead of becoming a boy, starts secretly with his friend Candlewick for the 'Land of Boobies.' - XXXI After five months' residence in the land of Cocagne, Pinocchio, to his great astonishment, grows a beautiful pair of donkey's ears, and he becomes a little donkey, tail and all. - XXXII Pinocchio gets donkey's ears; and then he becomes a real little donkey and begins to bray. - XXXIII Pinocchio, having become a genuine little donkey, is taken to be sold, and is bought by the director of a company of buffoons to be taught to dance, and to jump through hoops: but one evening he lames himself, and then he is bought by a man who purposes to make a drum of his skin. - XXXIV Pinocchio having been thrown into the sea is eaten by the fish and becomes a puppet as he was before. Whilst he is swimming away to save his life he is swallowed by the terrible Dog-fish. - XXXV Pinocchio finds in the body of the Dog-fish . . . whom does he find? Read this chapter and you will know. - XXXVI Pinocchio at last ceases to be a puppet and becomes a boy. A Children's Book for Adults - Carlo Collodi - The Adventures of Pinocchio - Pinocchio - The Myth - The Psychology - The Duality - The Heterotopy - The Identity - Artificial Intelligence - The Humanism - The Becoming - The Demiurge - The Education - Bibliography Publishing House - MultiMedia Publishing

Annie’s Story

By A. J. Morrow
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532060327
  • Total of Pages : 54
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 294
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Annie was a cunning baby, a gorgeous child, and a beautiful woman. She had her share of the wild days, but just when she was at the pinnacle of her life, she learned that she had terminal cancer and had only months to live. What would she do? What could she do? She decided to write a journal to her sister, Allie. She wrote in her journal faithfully throughout the final days before her death. This is her journey. This is Annie’s Story.