Confessions Of A Liar, Thief And Failed Sex God

Confessions Of A Liar, Thief And Failed Sex God
Title Confessions Of A Liar, Thief And Failed Sex God PDF eBook
Author Bill Condon
Publisher Random House Australia
Pages 240
Release 2010-05-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1864714352

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It’s 1967. The world is rocking, and Neil is growing up fast. I have this annoying problem that gives me a lot of trouble: a conscience. Neil Bridges attends a Catholic boys’ school in which teachers rule with iron fists and thick leather straps. Some crumble under the pressure but Neil toughs it out, just as his Vietnam-bound older brother has done before him. He has to be a man, after all. But at sixteen, how can he be sure of himself when he’s not sure of anything else? He loses a friend and finds another, falls in love and unwittingly treads a path that leads to revenge and possibly murder . . .




Prizing Children’s Literature

Prizing Children’s Literature
Title Prizing Children’s Literature PDF eBook
Author Kenneth B. Kidd
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 248
Release 2016-11-10
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1317231422

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Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of children’s book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especially the United States. Contributors offer both case studies of particular awards and analysis of broader trends in literary evaluation and elevation, drawing on theoretical work on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the complex and often unconscious ideological work of prizing, the ongoing tension between formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards — all the more urgent in light of the "We Need Diverse Books" campaign — the ever-morphing forms and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. Among the many awards discussed are the Pura Belpré Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor General Literary Award, the Printz Award, the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the John Newbery Medal, giving due attention to prizes for fiction as well as for non-fiction, poetry, and film. This volume will interest scholars in literary and cultural studies, social history, book history, sociology, education, library and information science, and anyone concerned with children's literature.




A Straight Line to My Heart

A Straight Line to My Heart
Title A Straight Line to My Heart PDF eBook
Author Bill Condon
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Pages 228
Release 2011-08-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1742694136

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A funny, poignant, realistic story of Tiffany's first love and first job, and the inevitability of change in the first summer out of school School is over, not just for the year, but forever. Tiff and Kayla are free, which is what they've always wanted, but now summer is nearly at an end and that means life decisions. Tiff is hoping her job at the local paper will lead to something more, but "The Shark" soon puts her straight on what it takes to become a hard-nosed reporter like him. At home, Reggie—the only grandad she's ever known—has quit smoking and diagnosed himself as a cactus, and then Kayla hits her with some big news. And into all this stumbles Davey, who plays rugby but quotes Truman Capote, and is the first boy who has ever really wanted to know her. Tiff is smart with words and rarely does tears, but in one short week she discovers that words don't always get you there; they don't let you say all the stuff from deep in your heart.




Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever
Title Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever PDF eBook
Author Jim Craddock
Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Pages 1742
Release 2006
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 9780787689803

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.




VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999
Title VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999 PDF eBook
Author Martin Connors
Publisher
Pages 1852
Release 1999
Genre Motion pictures
ISBN

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This comprehensive guide contains the most extensive listing of movies available on video--with 1,000 new movies, added categories, and more--plus a multitude of cross-referencing within its 13 primary indexes.




The International

The International
Title The International PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 152
Release 1918
Genre Literature
ISBN

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The Complete Index to British Sound Film Since 1928

The Complete Index to British Sound Film Since 1928
Title The Complete Index to British Sound Film Since 1928 PDF eBook
Author Alan Goble
Publisher Bowker-Saur
Pages 936
Release 1999
Genre Motion pictures
ISBN

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From the editor of the Complete Index to World Film comes an equally comprehensive, if specialized, sourcebook on the output of the British film industry in the sound era. A vast range of theatrical styles and talents are covered in II fast-access indexes, including: -- 12,900 film entries with information on title, year, director(s), actor(s), type of film, length, alternative title, production/releasing company, and coproducing countries -- 3,900 directors -- 24,600 actors -- 1,100 cinematographers -- 1,200 composers -- 2,400 authors whose literary works were adapted to the screen