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Winemaker Detective Mysteries: An Omnibus

Winemaker Detective Mysteries: An Omnibus

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A perfect blend of mystery and gastronomy The first three books in the Winemaker Detective Series serve up a whirlwind of money, deceit, inheritance, greed, and fine wine, ideal for fans of Iron Chef & Murder, She Wrote. In this "addictive" series, master winemaker Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile solve mysteries in vineyards across French wine country. In Treachery in Bordeaux, barrels at a prestigious wine estate have been contaminated. Is it negligence or sabotage? The two wine connoisseurs investigate in this light-hearted, page-turning read. In Grand Cru Heist, the two amateur detectives meet a motley crew of characters near Tours--a stunning blonde, a zealous concierge, and touchy local police--and must solve two murders along the way. In Nightmare in Burgundy, a dream wine tasting trip turns into a troubling nightmare when Cooker and Virgile stumble upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era. What dark secrets from the deep past are haunting the Clos de Vougeot? Does blood need to be shed to sharpen people's memory? Brimming with description, intrigue, and compelling characters, the Omnibus offers a rare chance to sample the first three books in this "terrific series" for less than a bottle of your favorite wine (William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author).
Winnie Ille Pu a Latin Translation of A. A. Milne's "Winnie-The-Pooh"

Winnie Ille Pu a Latin Translation of A. A. Milne's "Winnie-The-Pooh"

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Winnie Ille Pu was the first book in Latin ever to make it to the New York Times Best Sellers List. It is one of the few books in any language other than English to make it to that list. Since then, it has become the book of choice for high school students who are studying Latin. Rather than reading the Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar or the Orations of Cicero, they prefer to read Winnie Ille Pu. An Internet search will reveal several renditions of Winnie Ille Pu in Latin, most of them having been posted by high school students. The author of this translation, Alexandro Lenardo, is a pseudonym for Alexander Lenard. Alexander Lenard was not Italian. He was Hungarian. His name in Hungarian was Lénárd Sándor. Alexander Leonard was born Budapest, Hungary on 9 March 1910. He was fluent in several languages and wrote many books in those languages. He wrote fiction and non-fiction in German, Latin, Hungarian, Italian and English. Winnie Ille Pu was written in Brazil in 1958. Alexander Leonard wrote it for the daughter of one of his students to help her learn Latin. He apparently never imagined that the book would be published, much less that it would become a best seller. Winnie Ille Pu was originally self-published in Brazil. The book we see here is not the original publication. Because this book was first written and later published as a way to help students learn Latin, we have included as an appendix the original text in English, and a sentence by sentence translation of the most popular Winnie-the-Pooh story, story number 2 about how Winnie got stuck in a rabbit hole, from English into Latin. Every student of Latin has soon learned the famous Ditty: Latin is a Language Dead as it can be It killed all the Romans and now its killing me. Perhaps this book will help save a few lives.
Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales

Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales

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Absurd fairy tales, very sensibly told

There once was a good little devil - did you read that right? Yes you did: not a wicked little devil but a good one, and boy, was he in a fix! Instead of doing bad things like forgetting his homework and playing tricks on his teachers, this little devil kept trying to be good. He did all his homework - and sometimes enjoyed it! He was never rude and he even encouraged sinners to say sorry. His parents were at their wits' end. So the little devil struck out on his own. On his quest to learn to be good, our little devil meets all kinds of people, from priests to police and from the Pope in Rome to Little Jesus himself. But will the angels let a little red devil with black horns into Heaven? In these thirteen tales, clever young people find nifty ways to overcome greedy kings, wicked witches, unlucky spells and even silly names. And there's a big dash of magic to help them on the way!

In these tales, the giants, witches and mermaids of traditional fairy tales leap from the page, animated by a very modern spirit. Blessed with a healthy disrespect for authority, the author took great pleasure in upsetting the natural order of the fantastic.

Woman Loved

Woman Loved

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The fascinating story of a young Russian filmmaker's attempts to portray Catherine the Great, before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Catherine the Great's life seems to have been made for the cinema--her rise to power; her reportedly countless love affairs and wild sexual escapades; the episodes of betrayal, revenge, and even murder--there's no shortage of historical drama. But Oleg Erdmann, a young Russian filmmaker, seeks to discover and portray Catherine's essential, emotional truth, her real life beyond the rumors and façade. His first screenplay just barely makes it past the Soviet film board and is assigned to a talented director, but the resulting film fails to avoid the usual clichés. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, as he struggles to find a place for himself in the new order, Oleg agrees to work with an old friend on a television series that becomes a quick success--as well as increasingly lurid, a far cry from his original vision. He continues to seek the real Catherine elsewhere.
With A Woman Loved, Andreï Makine delivers a sweeping novel about the uses of art, the absurdity of history, and the overriding power of human love, if only it can be uncovered and allowed to flourish.

Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.

For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.

Word-For-Word English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary

Word-For-Word English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary

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The essential reference for building language proficiency.

The Word-for-Word English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary features a simple user-friendly format and includes essential school vocabulary as well as spelling and translation alternatives--making it ideal for speakers of Spanish studying English and preparing for tests.

Compiled from the Bank of English, a 650 million-word English database, this handy reference contains more than 30,000 entries of the most common nouns, verbs, and adjectives in English and Spanish.

Packaged in a handy trim size perfect for backpacks and handbags, The Word-for-Word English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary is a must have for study or travel.

Wound

Wound

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"Where is your wound?" asks Jean Genet in the lines Laurent Mauvignier uses as an epigraph to The Wound. By the time we have finished this four-part novel, we realize that for many the wound lies four decades back in "the Events" that people have tried to not talk about ever since: the Algerian War. Chronicling the lives of two cousins-Bernard and Rabut-both in the present and at the time of the Algerian War of Independence in the 1960s, we get a full picture of the lasting effects this event had on the men who were involved. Through the fragments of their stories we see the whole history of the war: its atrocities, its horrors, and its hatreds. Mauvignier shows readers how the Algerian War, always present yet always repressed, has sickened the emotional and moral life of everyone it touched-and France itself, perhaps. The epigraph, like the novel, suggests that wounded men may even become the wound itself. Laurent Mauvignier is the author of several novels in French and is the winner of four literary prizes, including the Prix Wepler. David and Nicole Ball, both independent translators in Northampton, Massachusetts, have published several translations separately as well as together, including Abdourahman A. Waberi's In the United States of Africa (Nebraska, 2009). Nick Flynn is a writer of poetry, fiction, and memoir. His most recent books include The Reenactments: A Memoir and The Ticking Is the Bomb.
Writers

Writers

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Here we have the anatomy of the contemporary writer, as imagined by the pseudonymous, "post-exotic" Antoine Volodine. His writers aren't the familiar, bitter, alcoholic kind, however; nor are they great, romantic, tortured geniuses; and least of all are they media darlings and socialites. No, in Volodine's universe, the writer is pitted in a pathetic struggle against silence and sickness--that is, when she's not about to be murdered by random lunatics or fellow inmates. Consisting of seven loosely interlocking stories, "Writers" is a window onto a chaotic reality where expressing oneself brings along with it repercussions both absurd and frighteningly familiar.

Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture, Vol. 1 (Corrected)

Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture, Vol. 1 (Corrected)

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Volume one of renowned Yiddish expert teacher, editor, and translator Sheva Zucker's seminal Yiddish textbook series. Learn the basics of Yiddish language reading, speaking, and writing, including grammar and syntax.

Yo quiero mi sombrero

Yo quiero mi sombrero

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The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and
politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they
have seen it.


El oso no encuentra su sombrero y pregunta a otros animales si lo
vieron. Todos contestan que no, ¡incluso el conejo que lleva el sombrero
del oso en la cabeza!

The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance.

Dónde puede estar el sombrero del oso? Y si alguien lo hubiera robado? El oso pregunta a otros animales si lo han visto. Todos responden que no. Entonces, un ciervo hace una pregunta que despierta la memoria del oso... encontrará al ladrón?

Zahne zeigen

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Zerbrechlichkeit Fragility

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Zeus a la Conquete de l'Olympe

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Zooptique. Imagine Ce Que Les Animaux Voient

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¡Estamos en un libro

¡Estamos en un libro

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Geraldo es cuidadoso. Cerdita no lo es.
Cerdita no puede evitar sonreír. Geraldo sí puede.
Geraldo se preocupa para que Cerdita no tenga que hacerlo.

Geraldo y Cerdita son mejores amigos.

En ¡Estamos en un libro! Geraldo y Cerdita descubren el placer de que los lean. Pero ¡qué va a pasar cuando se acabe el libro?!

¡tienes Un Pájaro En La Cabeza! (an Elephant and Piggie Book, Spanish Edition)

¡tienes Un Pájaro En La Cabeza! (an Elephant and Piggie Book, Spanish Edition)

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Geraldo es cuidadoso. Cerdita no lo es.
Cerdita no puede evitar sonreír. Geraldo sí puede.
Geraldo se preocupa para que Cerdita no tenga que hacerlo.

Geraldo y Cerdita son mejores amigos.

En ¡Tienes un pájaro en la cabeza! Geraldo descubre que hay algo peor que tener un pájaro en la cabeza: ¡tener dos pájaros!Podrá Cerdita ayudar a su mejor amigo?

¡Vamos!: Let's Go Eat

¡Vamos!: Let's Go Eat

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Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal!

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat, a paper-over-board picture book follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market from New York Times bestselling, three-time Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third.

Little Lobo is excited to take in a show with wrestling star El Toro in his bustling border town!

After getting lunch orders from the luchador and his friends to help prepare for the event, Little Lobo takes readers on a tour of food trucks that sell his favorite foods, like quesadillas with red peppers and Mexican-Korean tacos.

Peppered with easy-to-remember Spanish vocabulary and packed with fun details and things to see, this glorious celebration of food is sure to leave every reader hungry for lunch!

¿Debo compartir mi helado

¿Debo compartir mi helado

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?