Author: Pat Hill
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
This book is geared to reach the preschool to eight-year-olds. The size of the book should be 8.5 by 11. When I had learned that elephants are the only animals that cannot jump, my mind began thinking of this story. Even as a child, stories would got through my mind. I loved fairy tales. My mom would read to us every night. My imagination would run amuck. I would be a fairy princess, a queen, whatever. I was a skinny, homely kid with curly blond hair. Naturally, books would become an escape for me.
Author: Simon Reade
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2014-10-15
1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-bearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.
Because of her curiosity about what the crocodile has for dinner, a little elephant and all elephants thereafter have long trunks, in a retelling of one of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories which includes a gatefold of Little Elephant's nose getting stretched from bump to trunk. 15,000 first printing.
Gerald the elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake, even though Snake doesn't have any arms! By the author of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal-winning book, Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Author: Howard R. Garis
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "Oh, my! But it's hot! It is just too hot for anything!" cried Chako, one of the monkeys in the circus cage. "It is hotter under this tent than ever it was in the jungle! Whew!" and he hung by his tail and swung to and fro from a wooden bar. "In the jungle we could find a pool of water where we could keep cool," said another monkey, who was poking around the floor of the cage, hoping he could find a peanut. But there were only shells. "I wish I could go back to the jungle," he chattered. "What did you come away from the jungle for, if you don't like it in this circus?" asked Woo-Uff, the big yellow lion, who lay on his back in his cage, his legs stuck up in the air, for he was cooler that way. "Why did you come from the jungle, Chako?"
You can't take an elephant on the bus ... It would simply cause a terrible fuss! Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fat and would certainly squash the seats quite flat. Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike ... This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. A real romp of a book, with hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations.
The Civil War is over. Yet, Josh O'Donnell is on the run from the Union army, the very army in which he served so loyally. the young man finds work on a West Texas ranch, where his fellow riders wonder where a boyish-faced youth from Philadelphia learned to ride and shoot so well--and how such an affable young man can instantly turn into a violent, ruthless killer. the great monster of war haunts the cowboy and refuses to release him from the consequences of his past wartime deeds. During a cattle drive, Josh and the rest of the New Jerusalem ranch boys find themselves in Sugar Tap, Texas, where bloodletting takes both friend and foe. Unfortunately, Sugar Tap's sheriff is not a man of reason, so Josh must go on the run again. This flight takes him to New Mexico and into the loving arms of his first real sweetheart, Angel, and also into the hearts of her strange family. Soon, the visage of the monster follows, and unimaginable carnage takes place. Josh vows retribution. Eventually, Josh reveals his wartime escapades and finally the fateful incident that caused the army to want to hang him. A second confrontation awaits Josh in Sugar Tap. Will he ever be able to hobble the elephant?
Author: Stanley Bing
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics
Sit down. Breathe deep. This is the last business book you will ever need. For in these pages, Stanley Bing solves the ultimate problem of your working life: How to manage the boss. The technique is simple . . . as simple as throwing an elephant. All it takes is the proper state of mind, a step-by-step plan, and a great leap of faith. This humble guide provides all these and more. It is Zen that enables one to take an object of enormous weight and size and mold it in one's grasp like a ball of Silly Putty. For senior management, in truth, is the silliest putty of them all. This comprehensive course walks budding business bodhisattvas through basic skills needed to provide the simple elephant handling that makes everyday life possible, including but not limited to the primary task of following along after the elephant with a little broom and dustpan. Serious students will then move to intermediate steps, from Polishing the Elephant's Tusks to Hiding from the Elephant When It Has Been Drinking and Feels Quite Nasty. Beyond this level lies the land of the practiced Zen masters, culminating in the ability to leverage and then throw the now-weightless elephant--and even play catch with it at corporate retreats. If What Would Machiavelli Would Do? was the meanest business book since the Renaissance, Throwing the Elephant provides the yang to that yin. Because sometimes you've got to be selfless, compassionate, and completely empty to get the job done. Stanley Bing is a columnist for Fortune magazine and the author of What Would Machiavelli Do? and Lloyd: What Happened, a novel. By day, he works for a gigantic multinational conglomerate whose identity is one of the worst-kept secrets in business.