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Playtime? Book by Jeff Mack

Playtime? Book
  • Author : Jeff Mack
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 0698406761
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Summary: This funny picture book ode to the struggles of bedtime is perfect for fans of Mo Willems's Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Bedtime can be a challenge for the best of us. But when you're a fun-loving, overactive pet gorilla, bedtime is downright hard. Who would want to go to sleep when Playtime is so much more fun? But the gorilla's responsible friend thinks enough is enough; no more fun and games. It's not Playtime--It's Bedtime! So the boy turns off the lights and the gorilla goes . . . Well, definitely NOT to sleep! Using only two words--Playtime and Bedtime--and an abundance of clever, giggle-inducing artwork, Playtime! is simple yet richly creative and bursting with childlike humor. Your own little gorilla will find it irresistible. Praise for Playtime? * "Young readers will enjoy watching a child take on the role of a parent, and sharing this book will be a delight for all. Multiple readings are sure to be demanded before bedtime finally comes."--Booklist, starred review "The gorilla’s naughty, sneaky smile is a thing of beauty. Just try saving this book for evening! Both younger and older readers will be looking and laughing throughout the day."--School Library Journal "A pleasant and action-filled going-to-sleep book, this selection may prove the perfect antidote for a sleepless night. A simple, fun-filled goodnight book."--Kirkus Reviews

Boys Love Manga and Beyond Book by Mark McLelland,Kazumi Nagaike,Katsuhiko Suganuma,James Welker

Boys Love Manga and Beyond Book
  • Author : Mark McLelland,Kazumi Nagaike,Katsuhiko Suganuma,James Welker
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1626743096
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Summary: Boys Love Manga and Beyond looks at a range of literary, artistic and other cultural products that celebrate the beauty of adolescent boys and young men. In Japan, depiction of the “beautiful boy” has long been a romantic and sexualized trope for both sexes and commands a high degree of cultural visibility today across a range of genres from pop music to animation. In recent decades, “Boys Love” (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female artists who went on to establish themselves as major figures in Japan’s manga industry. By the late 1970s many amateur women fans were getting involved in the BL phenomenon by creating and self-publishing homoerotic parodies of established male manga characters and popular media figures. The popularity of these fan-made products, sold and circulated at huge conventions, has led to an increase in the number of commercial titles available. Today, a wide range of products produced both by professionals and amateurs are brought together under the general rubric of “boys love,” and are rapidly gaining an audience throughout Asia and globally. This collection provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the BL phenomenon in Japan, its history and various subgenres and introduces translations of some key Japanese scholarship not otherwise available. Some chapters detail the historical and cultural contexts that helped BL emerge as a significant part of girls’ culture in Japan. Others offer important case studies of BL production, consumption, and circulation and explain why BL has become a controversial topic in contemporary Japan.

Behaviour, Safety and Well Being Book by Andrew Moffatt

Behaviour, Safety and Well Being Book
  • Author : Andrew Moffatt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1351698699
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Summary: The new Ofsted framework evaluates the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school. This resource provides over 100 lesson plans promoting: recognition of different emotions and behaviours; practice in responding to those different emotions and behaviours; good behaviour towards, and respect for, other young people and adults. Each lesson plan is linked to a children's book and references SEAL. Lessons can support Literacy, PSHE and citizenship. Lesson plans are bracketed into year groups and five or six-week modules that give schools the opportunity to deliver specific projects on anti-bullying / safeguarding, pupil voice and transition. There are also modules covering emotions such as anger, loneliness, excitement, jealousy, kindness, pride and confidence. This is a comprehensive, accessible and invaluable tool for every classroom.

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood Book by Natalia Kucirkova,Jennifer Rowsell,Garry Falloon

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood Book
  • Author : Natalia Kucirkova,Jennifer Rowsell,Garry Falloon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1351389866
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Summary: The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood focuses specifically on the most cutting-edge, innovative and international approaches in the study of children’s use of and learning with digital technologies. This edited volume is a comprehensive survey of methods in children’s technologies and contains a rich repertoire of studies from diverse fields and research, including both educational and developmental psychology, post-humanist literacy, applied linguistics, language and phenomenology and narrative approaches. For ease of reference, the Handbook's 28 chapters are divided into four thematic sections: introduction and opening reflections; studies answering ontological questions, which theorize how children take on original identities in becoming literate with technologies; studies answering epistemological questions, which focus on how children’s knowledge and learning are (co)constructed with a diverse range of technologies; studies answering practice-related questions, which explore the resources and conditions that create the most powerful learning opportunities for children. Expertly edited, this interdisciplinary and international compendium is an ideal introduction to such a diverse, multi-faceted field.

Books in Motion Book by Julie Dietzel-Glair

Books in Motion Book
  • Author : Julie Dietzel-Glair
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1555708102
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Summary: Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!

Developing Strategic Young Writers through Genre Instruction Book by Zoi A. Philippakos,Charles A. MacArthur

Developing Strategic Young Writers through Genre Instruction Book
  • Author : Zoi A. Philippakos,Charles A. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 1462540600
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Summary: Tested and fine-tuned in K–2 classrooms, this book provides engaging lessons and materials for teaching the three genres of writing--opinion, procedural, and story--that provide a foundation for beginning writers’ persuasive, informative, and narrative writing skills. The authors' approach integrates strategy instruction, self-regulated learning, and dialogic interactions such as role play. Packed with 55 reproducible planning forms and student handouts, the book makes connections between writing and reading in ways that support growth in both areas, address learning standards, and promote writing across the instructional day. Appendices contain numerous resources to support teachers’ and administrators’ professional learning. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. See also the authors' Developing Strategic Writers through Genre Instruction: Resources for Grades 3–5.

More Family Storytimes Book by Rob Reid

More Family Storytimes Book
  • Author : Rob Reid
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN Code: 0838909736
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Summary: Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core Book by William Bintz

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core Book
  • Author : William Bintz
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1462519016
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Summary: Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Lou Gehrig Book by Paul Gallico

Lou Gehrig Book
  • Author : Paul Gallico
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN Code: 1504009495
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Summary: A touching tribute to one of the greatest ballplayers of all time For seventeen seasons, Lou Gehrig was the heart and soul of the New York Yankees. The power-hitting first baseman donned the pinstripes for 2,130 consecutive games, a streak that earned him the nickname “the Iron Horse” and went unbroken for more than five decades. World Series champion, All-Star, American League Most Valuable Player, Triple Crown winner—the list of Gehrig’s on-field achievements is spectacular. But he is best remembered for the grace and the strength with which he faced an insurmountable challenge off the field: the disease that ended his career and which now bears his name. When he retired on April 30, 1939, Lou Gehrig called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” His words continue to resonate more than seventy-five years after they were spoken. In this heartfelt biography, which was the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Pride of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper, legendary sportswriter Paul Gallico tells the story of how a son of German immigrants rose to the pinnacle of greatness in America’s pastime and inspired the nation as no other athlete ever has.

The Curse of Satan's Collar Book by John W. Miller

The Curse of Satan's Collar Book
  • Author : John W. Miller
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN Code: 146910122X
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Summary: He was big . . . the biggest of the litter . . . big enough to wrestle bears, and he did, two, maybe more; but he killed many. When he woke up in that black inky night he couldnt see, thought he was blind, and had a massive hangover from his Daddys Cherry Jump moonshine. A buzzard had died in his mouth and with it came rotten dog breath. A headache like someone had hit him with a pole axe made him feel like he was dead, dead as four-oclock. And did he smell! Wow! His torn bib overalls were soaked in sour mash. Other than not knowing where he was, he still thought he was alright, and that too was a problem. Was there any hope or any salvation? Luckily, he had been weather hardened by war. He stood up and he tired to walk, but ran into something. It knocked him down. When he fell, he heard something rattle. It was a trace chain attached to a leather dog collar around his neck. But in the inky dark he couldnt see his hand in front of him. He got up again and found the trace chain wrapped around a tree, and locked. Shocked, he screamed out, Goddamn! Im chained to a tree, then screamed louder, They have chained me to a tree like a wild cur dog! Now mad as hornet with his stinger busted, he felt around and found something else about the tree. This time he screamed even louder, Son of a bitch! Its my goddamn tree! Who in the hell would chain me to my own tree? He sat back down against the family tree stunned, and then realized; Its got to be my . . . family. Chained me like a goddamn cur dog to a tree. But which one of them would have the nerve to do this . . . to ME? Then he realized it could be only one person. He stood up and screamed, Mama! Then he fell down again, pounded the ground, cried like his heart tore out. He got up off the ground, went into a wild-mans rage then fainted with exhaustion. Then he got sick, tried to walk, but threw up all over himself. And the chain snatched him back and down into his vomit; it was all over him like those bugs. He pounded the ground with his fist, wondering how in the world he had gotten here and where he was. Again and again, he got up. Each time he tried to walk in another direction, but the chain snatched him off his feet and back down on the ground and into his rotten vomit. It didnt matter what direction he walked. Finally exhausted, he couldnt get back on his feet. Still he kept asking himself, Where in the hell am I, and who in the hell put this collar on me? All night he shouted and wallowed in his vomit like an itchy, old, fat hog taking a bath in new mud. He heard no one come in the dark, silent, black night. Thank God! His vomit smell finally ran the goddamn bugs off his body and away. AUTHOR REVIEWS "Another one of the best of the best; has an eye for writing more good novels. Just Great! What can a person do when they read a story like this one? You have the knack for telling stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just keep it up and Ill keep looking for another book." -Hyway94, Everywhere, USA- "I like the back-story (flash back) that leads in. Very well written and has great flow about something I know nothing about." - Isle of Travey, Auckland 1172 New Zealand- "Another highly written book, written in your unique style, and I loved the antics in this one. You are so gifted to have such a unique spelling ability." -rivki1111, USA- "This is the very best chapter (#54) of your novel. Of course, I am so glad the villain got his come up-ins. Dredd reminded me of one of my ex-husbands. Youve got a great book here." -Oatmeal (Camille Whitman), USA- "You have a talent for realistic character, engaging dialogs

Chicken Book by Alan Gibbons

Chicken Book
  • Author : Alan Gibbons
  • Publisher : Orion Children\'s Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1444003879
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Summary: A powerful and humorous story about a family on the theme of bullying, by the popular author of the TOTAL FOOTBALL series. Davy's too chicken to stand up to bullying at school. He's been singled out as an easy target. His family aren't much help - they're all chicken too. Mum's frightened of learning to drive, big brother Carl is terrifying himself trying to impress his new friends. And Dad has too many problems of his own to be sympathetic. But in the end it's his little sisters strange secret which spurs Davy on...and surprises the whole family as well.

The Complete Works of Mark Twain: Novels, Short Stories, Memoirs, Travel Books, Letters & More (Illustrated) Book by Mark Twain

The Complete Works of Mark Twain: Novels, Short Stories, Memoirs, Travel Books, Letters & More (Illustrated) Book
  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 10975
  • ISBN Code: 8027230314
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Summary: This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.

The Bells of Bournville Green Book by Annie Murray

The Bells of Bournville Green Book
  • Author : Annie Murray
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-11-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 0330527002
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Summary: Pretty seventeen-year-old Greta has never known a stable family life. With no father, and loathing her mother Ruby's latest boyfriend, Greta finds life hard at home and is happiest at work with her friends at the Cadbury factory in Birmingham where she is popular with the boys. Life takes a turn for the worse when her missing vixen of a sister Marleen turns up during the freezing winter of 1962. Greta soon decides that her only way out is marriage, but all too soon she discovers that life with her old class mate Trevor is not a ticket to freedom and happiness. She finds herself on the streets, pregnant and homeless . . . She is taken in by her mother's old friends, Edie and Anatoli Gruschov. In Anatoli, Greta finds the father she has never had. Kindly Edie loves to mother people and is desperately missing her son David and his family who have settled in Israel. But the love and security of this haven is soon shattered by appalling tragedy, which affects all the chocolate girls and their children and changes life forever . . . Continuing the saga begun in Annie Murray's Chocolate Girls, and set in 1960s Birmingham, The Bells of Bournville Green is a story of families whose lives are entwined, of belonging and loss . . . and of a young woman's search for transforming love.

Survivors on the Yoga Mat Book by Becky Thompson

Survivors on the Yoga Mat Book
  • Author : Becky Thompson
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 1583948279
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Summary: An inspiring collection of essays that reveal the healing power of yoga, Survivors on the Yoga Mat is an ideal companion for trauma survivors and yoga teachers alike. Weaving together stories from her classes, travels, and workshops, author Becky Thompson shows the brave and unique ways that survivors approach yoga: the creative ways that they practice, the challenges they face, and the transformative experiences they discover. Thompson skillfully draws connections between yoga and social-justice activism, demonstrating how a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga makes room for all of us—across race, class, gender, religion and nationality. Survivors on the Yoga Mat offers stories, reflections, and meditations for people who are healing from a wide range of traumas—sexual abuse, accidents, child abuse, war, illnesses, incarceration, and other injuries. The book consists of 90 true stories—alternately funny, surprising, and irreverent—that together provide a roadmap for survivors on their journey to wholeness. Organized into six sections, the book explores the challenges of beginning a yoga practice; the unique strengths of trauma survivors; the circuitous path of healing; yoga's value as a lifelong practice; the special role of teachers; and the potential of yoga as an avenue for activism. Also included is a description of Pantajali's Eight Limbs of Yoga, a list of resources, an appendix explaining the different styles of yoga, and a beautiful photo glossary with over 100 photos of the yoga postures mentioned in the book.

The Forsyte Saga 6: Swan Song Book by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga 6: Swan Song Book
  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN Code: 0755387783
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Summary: Jon Forsyte is back. After years living in America with his mother Irene, he is excited to be home and can't wait to show off his roots to his new bride. When Fleur Forsyte, now Fleur Mont, his first love, hears of his arrival, she doesn't know what to feel. She's married too, though, with a little boy so there's no reason why they all can't meet as friends. But feelings so strong are not easily contained. And when their passion is rekindled, no one can halt the devastating events that follow - the secret culmination of an old, old story...

Pigeon in a Crosswalk Book by Jack Gray

Pigeon in a Crosswalk Book
  • Author : Jack Gray
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1451641362
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Summary: From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street. There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if possibly alcoholic dog; a set of grandparents who crush on Alex Trebek and obsess about death; Golden Girls and blue bloods, anchormen and Supreme Court justices; divas and wags—but the best character of all is the author himself. To read Jack Gray’s musings is to enter the company of a young man of titanic wit and talent. As he observes and echoes the fixations and neuroses of his generation and our times, he will make you squirm, guffaw, and ultimately marvel.

Swell Tide Shimmy Book by Wallace Collins

Swell Tide Shimmy Book
  • Author : Wallace Collins
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-03-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 1469761416
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Summary: Stanley Dawson is a young Jamaican who volunteers for military service in the Royal Air Force then goes off to Great Britain to fight in World War II. After his arrival in England he becomes a casualty, not from action in combat, but from injuries he sustains during a training exercise. His experience in his weeks of hospitalization, left him determined to overcome the debilitating effects of frost bite he suffered. He recovers enough to justify to himself and his Commanding Officer that he was in Britain to fight in World War II as a Royal Air Force man. The long term effect of his injury catches up with him, however, soon after his return to Jamaica four years later, where he struggles to maintain himself as the old campaigner of organized combatthe war veteranagainst casual, but a sharp-edged lifestyle of his boyhood friends. It is a way of life that makes him search for a clue to his apparent, irreparable existence. He senses that he is, not only partially incapacitated but spiritually dazed. His illness is made worse by the confusing political trend and the rising tide of emerging differing political opinions and the immediacy of social consciousness then sweeping the island.

Pigeon English Book by Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English Book
  • Author : Stephen Kelman
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2011-03-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1770890238
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Summary: "Pigeon English is a triumph." -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Guardian First Book Award Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku is the second best runner in the whole of Year 7. Harri races through his new life in England in his Adidas trainers - blissfully unaware of the threats around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new home: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death, Harri starts a murder investigation of his own and endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a superb portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape who he becomes.