Allie n’a pas très envie de passer une semaine entière loin de sa famille et de ses amis au camp de vacances de Wawassee. Quand elle découvre, en plus, qu'elle doit partager un chalet avec ses ennemies jurées, Cheyenne et Brittany, elle est convaincue que c'est la pire des idées ! Mais selon une des règles du camp, les ennemis n’existent pas – ce sont juste des amis que nous connaissons mal ! Evidemment, Cheyenne et Britany ne suivent pas ces règles. Elles sont plus snobs que jamais ! Elles se moquent d'Allie - de son maillot de bain (Cheyenne dit qu’il fait bébé), de ses chansons autour du feu de camp (Brittany dit qu’elles sont immatures). Et même d’avoir refusé de se faufiler près du camp des garçons (Brittany et Cheyenne reprochent à Allie d'avoir peur de désobéir). Comment Allie peut-elle s'amuser avec Cheyenne et Brittany sans cesse sur son dos ? Au camp Wawassee, il faut être gentil avec ses camarades... mais il faut aussi savoir se défendre soi-même. Allie peut-elle apprendre à faire les deux, tout en suivant les règles ?
Le camp d'été
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Hachette Romans
EDITION INEDITE AVEC BONUS ! Allie n'a pas très envie de passer une semaine entière loin de sa famille et de ses amis au camp de vacances de Wawassee. Quand elle découvre, en plus, qu'elle doit partager un chalet avec ses ennemies jurées, Cheyenne et Brittany, elle est convaincue que c'est la pire des idées ! Mais selon une des règles du camp, les ennemis n'existent pas - ce sont juste des amis que nous connaissons mal ! Evidemment, Cheyenne et Britany ne suivent pas ces règles. Elles sont plus snobs que jamais ! Elles se moquent d'Allie - de son maillot de bain (Cheyenne dit qu'il fait bébé), de ses chansons autour du feu de camp (Brittany dit qu'elles sont immatures). Et même d'avoir refusé de se faufiler près du camp des garçons (Brittany et Cheyenne reprochent à Allie d'avoir peur de désobéir). Comment Allie peut-elle s'amuser avec Cheyenne et Brittany sans cesse sur son dos ? Au camp Wawassee, il faut être gentil avec ses camarades... mais il faut aussi savoir se défendre soi-même. Allie peut-elle apprendre à faire les deux, tout en suivant les règles ?
At last, Mia is a junior. An upperclassperson. So why is it that everything is going so terribly wrong? What is she doing in Intro to Creative Writing? When she has made it through Algebra and Geometry, why must she be faced with Precalculus? All this is nothing compared to the news Michael springs on her, however. Her beloved boyfriend could be leaving for Japan for a year—or more! Precalc has nothing on preparing for the worst separation ever! Turns out there is one way she might convince Michael to stay. But will she? Or won't she? No matter what, Mia seems headed for disaster.
The Princess Diaries
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Harper Collins
What? A princess?? Me??? Yeah, right. Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?
No one ever said being a princess was easy. Just when Mia thought she had the whole princess thing under control, things get out of hand, fast. First there's an unexpected announcement from her mother. Then Grandmère arranges a national primetime interview for the brand-new crown princess of Genovia. On top of that, intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer begin to arrive. Before she even has the chance to wonder who those letters are from, Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn't been seen since volume I of The Princess Diaries.
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Harper Collins
High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone -- the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike -- know his secret ... and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.
Never Say Die
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! The world’s greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA. Americans may have purchased more than 6 million copies of Alex's adventures, but now, more than ever, we all need his heroics. Following the events of Scorpia Rising, Alex relocates to San Francisco as he slowly recovers from the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA. With Jack gone, Alex feels lost and alone, but then, out of the blue, he receives a cryptic email--just three words long, but enough to make Alex believe that Jack may be alive. Armed with this shred of hope, Alex boards a flight bound for Egypt and embarks on a dubious quest to track Jack down. Yet SCORPIA knows Alex's weakness. And the question of whether Jack is alive soon takes a backseat to a chilling new terrorist plot--one that will play with Alex’s mind as he grasps the magnitude of what is at stake. From Egypt to France to Wales, from luxury yachts to abandoned coal mines, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth. The #1 New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne, is back with a vengeance! Praise for Never Say Die "Once again amid races, chases, hails of bullets, and increasingly spectacular explosions, the teenage James Bond pulls off one awesome feat of derring-do after another. [This] fresh caper . . . roars along to a (naturally) explosive climax."—Booklist "In his usual breakneck fashion, Horowitz whisks Alex from one improbable situation to another . . . this installment is sure to please Alex's legions of fans."—Kirkus Reviews
Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency
I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn?t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself. Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents? divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood?powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose? April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds?everyone?s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they?ll always have each other. Because there?s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
Author: Raymond Carver
The nine stories and one poem collected in this volume formed the basis for the astonishingly original film “Short Cuts” directed by Robert Altman. Collected altogether in this volume, these stories form a searing and indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. From the collections Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Where I’m Calling From, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and A New Path to the Waterfall; including an introduction by Robert Altman. With deadpan humor and enormous tenderness, this is the work of “one of the true contemporary masters” (The New York Review of Books).
High school sophomore Princess Mia records in her diary her struggles with geometry, the expectations of being a college student's girlfriend, running for president of the student council, and a potential ecological disaster in her native land, Genovia. Reprint.
"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.
Available for the first time in an accessible paperback edition, this groundbreaking book presents a remarkable selection of contact sheets and ancillary material, revealing how the most celebrated Magnum photographers capture and edit the very best shots. Addressing key questions of photographic practice, the book illuminates the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes behind some of the world's most iconic images. Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty- nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members' estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as such members of Magnum's latest generation as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa's Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Geuvara by Rene Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.
The Green Kitchen
Author: Frenkiel, David
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl are the new faces of exciting vegetarian food. Their Green Kitchen Stories blog has a cult following and continually inspires people around the world to cook tasty, healthy vegetarian meals using only natural ingredients. In their book The Green Kitchen they share over 100 of their favourite and most delicious recipes. Combining everyday pantry staples with fresh, in-season produce, David and Luise tell the stories of their family kitchen, affirming just how easy it is to create nourishing, well-balanced dishes on a daily basis. Learn how to whip up Herb & Asparagus Frittata for breakfast, Wild Rice, Baked Herb & Pistachio Falafel for lunch, and Sicilian Parmigiana Di Zucchine for a supper to share with friends. Indulge your sweet tooth with Decadent Beetroot & Chocolate Cake or the exceptionally delicious Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake on a Sunflower Crust that is sure to be an instant hit with family and friends. Discover an array of soups, salads, juices and small bites that are simple to make but bold in flavour and stunning in presentation. Start your love affair with vegetarian eating with The Green Kitchen. Featuring gorgeous photography throughout, this beautiful cookbook will inspire everyone to cook and eat food that is good for the body and soul.
China Inside Out
Author: P l Ny¡ri, Joana Breidenbach
Publisher: Central European University Press
The "war on terror" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian "culture" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of "traditional culture" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the shackles of the orientalist legacy but retain a close reading of local processes. They challenge the boundaries of China and question its study from different perspectives, but believe that area studies have a role to play if their geographies are studied according to certain common problems. In the case of China, the book shows the diverse array of critical but solidly grounded research approaches that can be used in studying a society. Its approach neither trivializes nor dismisses the elusive effects of culture, and it pays attention to both the state and the multiplicity of voices that challenge it.