Independence

Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193802
Size: 25.26 MB
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No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once." Other books have been written about the Declaration, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to Revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes readers from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost. At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
ISBN: 1781100500
Size: 21.56 MB
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"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

Children S Literacy Practices And Preferences

Author: Jane Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554736
Size: 12.29 MB
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Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer S Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 9781338299144
Size: 57.86 MB
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A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter S School Books

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9780747574514
Size: 18.37 MB
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As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'Fantastic Beasts and where to find them' is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa - others you certainly won't: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, why there are so few Erumpents, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold…As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too… On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione - couldn't resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions. Did you know that : there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh? What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league? (founded 1163) All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.

Ultimate Unofficial Guide To The Mysteries Of Harry Potter

Author: Galadriel Waters
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 9780972393669
Size: 44.63 MB
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A guide to J.K. Rowling's sixth Harry Potter novel analyzes mysterious elements, themes, and puzzles hidden throughout the works and speculates about the plots and endings of the last volume in the series.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One And Two Special Rehearsal Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
ISBN: 1781107041
Size: 64.71 MB
Format: PDF
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Lego Harry Potter Sticker Book

Author: Scholastic Inc.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545312140
Size: 62.91 MB
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Relive the action and adventure of the Harry Potter Series in this stick book. Use more than sixty stickers to help complete the scenes!

Fantasy Film Post 9 11

Author: F. Pheasant-Kelly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023039213X
Size: 67.24 MB
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Examining a range of fantasy films released in the past decade, Pheasant-Kelly looks at why these films are meaningful to current audiences. The imagery and themes reflecting 9/11, millennial anxieties, and environmental disasters have furthered fantasy's rise to dominance as they allow viewers to work through traumatic memories of these issues.

A Deadly Whisper

Author: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Stacey Kennedy via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1988992052
Size: 17.47 MB
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Will destiny be enough to break her free of a lifetime of secrets? Knox, the Seeker, has waited two hundred years for his Watcher and now he's found her. Paxtyn, however, is unwilling to join him. The more he tries to prove himself, the more she pushes him away. Paxtyn has spent a lifetime keeping her secret hidden from the world, but now she must confront these deadly visions head on. When a string of murders brings her to New Orleans, she must come to terms with her personal demons and lean on the one man she knows she shouldn’t—Knox. And when she finally opens up she’ll have to use her gift to communicate with the spirits that haunt them and follow their deadly trail...even if it means losing everything she thought she never wanted.