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In The Land Of Armadillos

Author : Helen Maryles Shankman
ISBN : 9781501115196
Genre : Fiction
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A radiant debut collection of linked stories from a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, set in a German-occupied town in Poland, where tales of myth and folklore meet the real-life monsters of the Nazi invasion. 1942. With the Nazi Party at the height of its power, the occupying army empties Poland’s towns and cities of their Jewish populations. As neighbor turns on neighbor and survival often demands unthinkable choices, Poland has become a moral quagmire—a place of shifting truths and blinding ambiguities. Blending folklore and fact, Helen Maryles Shankman shows us the people of Wlodawa, a remote Polish town: we meet a cold-blooded SS officer dedicated to rescuing the creator of his son’s favorite picture book, even as he helps exterminate the artist’s friends and family; a Messiah who appears in a little boy’s bedroom to announce that he is quitting; a young Jewish girl who is hidden by the town’s most outspoken anti-Semite—and his talking dog. And walking among these tales are two unforgettable figures: the enigmatic and silver-tongued Willy Reinhart, Commandant of the forced labor camp who has grand schemes to protect “his” Jews, and Soroka, the Jewish saddlemaker and his family, struggling to survive. Channeling the mythic magic of classic storytellers like Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer and the psychological acuity of modern-day masters like Nicole Krauss and Nathan Englander, In the Land of Armadillos is a testament to the persistence of humanity in the most inhuman conditions.

Amazing Armadillos

Author : Jennifer Mckerley
ISBN : 9780553534962
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Reading on your own Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they’ve been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal. Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.

Armadillo World Headquarters

Author : Eddie Wilson
ISBN : 9781477314166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Eddie’s story is by turns hilarious, informative, and the living spirit of its age. . . . [He] piles the most unlikely anecdotes on top of one another, creating a land of enchantment and an order of chemically altered consciousness that rescues an era I’d thought not so much lost as forgotten. Not only am I thrilled I’ve read this story and wish I was in it, I wish I’d written it.” —Dave Marsh, from the foreword “The Armadillo World Headquarters . . . was one of the most exciting, and remained one of the most exciting, places in the United States for the years that it was in operation. I saw a little of everything at the Armadillo, and it was one of the great experiences of my life.” —Ann Richards, from the author’s preface On August 7, 1970, Eddie Wilson and a band of hippies threw open the doors of Armadillo World Headquarters, and the live music capital of the world was born in Austin, Texas. Over its ten-year lifespan, the Armadillo hosted thousands of high-profile musicians—Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, AC/DC, Charlie Daniels, the Ramones, Roy Buchanan, and Bette Midler, to name a random few. The Armadillo helped define the Austin lifestyle, culture, and identity, setting the stage for successors such as the SXSW music festival, PBS’s Austin City Limits, and the ACL festival, which have made Austin an international destination for music fans. In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Armadillo from the moment he first peered into a derelict National Guard armory building and knew that destiny had found him. He vividly describes how two previously clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came together at the Armadillo, enjoying a new blend of country music and rock that spawned a many-named movement: cosmic cowboy, progressive country, and redneck rock, among others. Wilson also reveals the struggles and creative solutions that kept the doors open, the angels who provided timely infusions of cash, the janitors and carpenters who maintained the Dillo, and the artists who created iconic poster art. Extensively illustrated with candid photographs and music posters, Armadillo World Headquarters recounts the story of this legendary venue as no other book can.

Armadillo Rodeo

Author : Jan Brett
ISBN : 9780399549342
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Bo spots what he thinks is a "rip-roarin', rootin'-tootin', shiny red armadillo," he knows what he has to do. Follow that armadillo! Bo leaves his mother and three brothers behind and takes off for a two-stepping, bronco-bucking adventure. Jan Brett turns her considerable talents toward the Texas countryside in this amusing story of an armadillo on his own.

Armadillos

Author : P. K. Lynch
ISBN : 9781785079603
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star AwardLonglisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016'P.K. Lynch can tell a story deep as a wound... Read this one' -- Jeanette Winterson'A truly stunning debut' -- Matt Bendoris, The Scottish Sun'Just wonderful, haunting, real...' -- Fiona Shaw'...a brilliant first novel: pacy and un-put-downable.' -- Vicky Feaver**Featured on Radio 4's Woman's Hour**Aggie is fifteen, a 'sub' from a 'sub' family, one of Texas' downtrodden. Her father and brother enact that 'sub'-ness on her, week in, week out. She has only the vaguest notion that there is something wrong with the abuse she endures and instead dreams of the outside world.And then one day, Aggie walks out, and like the armadillos that flourish in Texas' barren landscape, she is a survivor...In her escape, she gravitates to those who are just as maltreated as her. They offer Aggie the sense of family, albeit a thoroughly dysfunctional one, that she's been searching for. But when she gets embroiled in a crisis involving stolen money, Aggie soon realises there are some problems you can't run away from.

But Not The Hippopotamus

Author : Sandra Boynton
ISBN : 1442454083
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A shy hippo makes a big impact in this anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic. A hog and a frog cavort in the bog. But not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats. But not the hippopotamus. The original But Not the Hippopotamus was an instant favorite among children and parents. Now this hilarious Boynton book is back in a Special 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with its silly rhymes and humorous, charming illustrations. In this simple, playful board book, a shy hippo watches as other animals engage in social activities. Finally, the other animals invite the hippo along and, after dithering a moment, she leaps into the fun...with hilarious results. The repetitive, enjoyable rhythm, cheerful mood, and well-crafted, simple rhymes will endear this story to toddlers everywhere. This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

The Land Of Hungry Armadillos

Author : Lawrence David
ISBN : 038532698X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Greedy Gus not only refuses to share with his little sister but also trades her to a monster which forces her to bake cupcakes for hungry armadillos.

Finding The Real Japan Stories From The Land Of The Rising Sun

Author : Daniel DiMarzio
ISBN : 9781312937642
Genre : Travel
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FINDING THE REAL JAPAN- Stories from the Land of the Rising Sun takes a realistic look at what Japanese culture is really like, without the rose-colored glasses. It is written from first-hand accounts of traveling to, and living in Japan spanning several years. The work also includes prints of old and rare Japanese artwork as well as pictures of modern-day Japan. The first-hand accounts make this an interesting study on a culture that is often misunderstood by outsiders. Take a journey with the author while trying to understand this fascinating and ancient culture. The highs and lows of this story are both inspiring and at times horrifying. It is a direct, in your face look at what modern-day Japan is really like.

Substitute Groundhog

Author : Pat Miller
ISBN : 9781480490949
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It’s almost Groundhog Day! Everyone knows that Groundhog has an important job to do every February 2, but this year he’s not feeling well. Dr. Owl diagnoses him with the flu and orders two days of bed rest. But how will people know the weather forecast if Groundhog is down in his hole in bed? Then Groundhog has in idea—he can hire a substitute! Maybe Squirrel can be the substitute, or Eagle, or Bear. But at the substitute auditions, Groundhog realizes that none of his friends is quite right for the job. Will he be able to find a substitute or will Groundhog Day be cancelled this year?

Redneck Riviera

Author : Dennis Covington
ISBN : 1582432953
Genre : History
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The author describes his odyssey to the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle to claim his inheritance, two and a half acres of land purchased by his father, in a study of the clash of values that is tearing apart much of rural America.

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