Travelling to the West Bank to witness first hand what life is like for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic Palestinian boy, Said. Together the two sit under an ancient olive tree while Said makes another of his kites. When Said takes Max home, the reporter learns of the terrible events in the family’s past and begins to understand why Said does not speak. Told from both Max’s and Said’s points of view, Morpurgo has created a beautiful tale of tragedy and hope with an ending that rings with joy.
Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem: A Conversation with J.K. Rowling
“I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I’m sure that I will always be a writer. It was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers.” –J.K. Rowling
Find out more about Harry’s creator in our exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling.
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|The Little White Horse was J.K. Rowling’s favourite book as a child.||a>||Jane Austen is Rowling’s favourite author.||Roddy Doyle is Rowling’s favourite living writer.|
Aviation medical regulations have changed If you have a Driver License, you can fly. The Magic of Flying explains new medical rules and more about learning to fly. Read about the many levels of flying and different types of aircraft. Explore the variety of pilot certificates and aircraft groups that are available to the average hobbyist. Sample the thrill of the first flight lesson and learn what student pilots study in ground school. Then you can examine cost explanations and learn to develop a personal estimate. Regardless of your age or experience, there are more sport flying opportunities than ever before.
An amusing and politically incorrect look at aviation on the Dark Continent.
Charter flying for the Safari industry sees some very interesting people and not all of them act rationally. From time to time there is some strange behavior, some of it funny and some of it definitely not!
This text encompasses 150 short stories with everything from racism to nothing short of clinical stupidity. Little moments I am sure some people pray would be lost or forgotten – alas here they are.
As I wrote this I started to believe it to be more of an amateur study in behavioral thinking or maybe a lack of thinking would be a more apt description. Some of the stories have some strong language much of which formed part of the moment.
Funny, sad, ludicrous, or moronic, just remember these were very real interactions. Enjoy.
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The Flying Scotsman Eric Liddell was Scotland’s finest athlete. At the height of his fame he slipped quietly out of the limelight to become a missionary in China, where he later came to an unpleasant end in a Japanese internment camp. This book tells his story. Full description
Part of the highly-successful Anholt’s Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings between world-famous artists and the children who knew them. Zoro is the young pupil of the amazing painter, sculptor, scientist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Every day he works hard in Leonardo’s workshop, mixing colours, cleaning paintbrushes and practising his drawings. But he is never allowed inside the secret locked room, where Leonardo spends hours hammering and sawing at a mysterious invention. One day Leonardo brings a mischievous boy named Salai to work for him. He is so intrigued by the secret room that he steals the keys to find out what is inside…Leonardo and the Flying Boy provides an exciting introduction to the great genius of the Italian Renaissance, with reproductions of Leonardo’s own work.