This book belongs to the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library. It was written by Thomas Mott Osborne, an American prison administrator who initiated a wave of reforms in prisons and was firstly published in 1914. Readers can find information about the life in prison described very brightly and expressively.
This is the classic book on phonics – the method of teaching children to read. Using this book makes teaching to read easy for parents and fun for their children. Spending even no more 15 minutes a day going through exercises will definitely result in great reading skills of your child. Once the kid learns how to read, he will be able to quickly progress on his own. Very soon reading will become easy and enjoyable for your children. The book contains complete and detailed instructions on how to teach children to read at home. "Why Johnny Can’t Read And What You Can Do About It" has already proved its efficiency, and that’s the reason it’s recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.
A play by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden is an adapted version of the story of the same name by Raymond McDonald Alden. It is a marvelous Christmas story capturing the true meaning of this holy day. Its plot, simple but pithy, presents a beautiful tale of magical Christmas chimes, that remained silent for a long time until the unselfish gift of a child makes the bells ring throughout the land. Children of all ages will enjoy the Christmas miracle and the touching meaning of this story.
A historical novel of George Alfred Henty, an English novelist of the late 19th century. The author depicts the reality of the American Civil War avoiding embellishing as it is sees by a teenaged boy. The youngster learns about state's rights, slavery, and the war; gets wounded, is twice taken prisoner and escapes; but his courage brings him safely through all difficulties.
The style of prose and the vocabulary of the novel make the story yet more valuable to the reader.
With the Indians in the rockies is a wonderful collection of stories intended for those readers and researches interested in the culture and traditions of the American Indians. The collection is devoted to the pretty rare works on the subject that earlier were available only in libraries. The book covers the life before the year of 1923 and researches the influence of the West on the Indian American culture. It starts with narrating about the first immigrants to the American continent, goes on with describing the exploration and development of the American West, and ends up with showing the daily life of the Indians. The pictures of ordinary people who inhabited the region are included. The book reminds everyone that the Indian culture is a part of the modern American culture, a very valuable part. The collection combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama.
Christmas is a very special time of the year with wonderful memories connected usually to the childhood and with a number of expectations for the future. On Christmas we always want to feel love, warmth and care. At the same time this is a very mysterious season and we always wait for the miracle. Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act is a remarkable book written in 1906 and expresses the feelings of the Christmas time. This book is very similar to O'Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi' and Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' but it has its own spirit and reading the story brings us to the wonderful time of childhood and remind us about the feelings we had then on Christmas. This is a short tale describing a wonderful church with an extremely high tower with beautiful chimes which were silent for many years as they were waiting for a special unselfish gift. And they rang not because of gold or jewelry but due to the sacrifice of a young boy for the sake of his brother. This book will never become out-of-date as long as we celebrate Christmas and feel that special spirit of it. It would be interested for both children and adults.
An English novelist and poet Emily Jane Brontë (1818 –1848) is now best remembered for her novel “Wuthering Heights”, a classic of English literature. The book saw the light of the day in 1847, a year before the author’s death, and was not estimated at its true worth inter vivos. The plot of the novel is not complicated on the face of it: there are two estates, one embodying trouble and wild feelings, the second – harmonious and calm living, house cosiness. An utter romantic personage is set at the heart of the narration, which is built on the fateful interweaving of these two worlds. A tragic story of love, strange and destructive passion, of fate, will and human nature, makes us understand that some human laws are eternal, they do not disappear and do not depend on changing epochs.
Returning home one day, Roxanne and Pepper find their small town--and surrounding towns--empty. Finally they find three other teens and realize that all five are each connected through the death of Betty Sue, the plain, shy girl who committed suicide only three months before. Betty Sue had written stories about them, stories of hate, revenge, and death . . . in a dead world.
Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry,