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Sophie S World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Pages: 448
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Sophie S World
Author: Nancy N. Rue
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Pages: 128
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie’s forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.

The Christmas Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 1996-11-13
Pages: 250
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, Joachim discovers a magic advent calendar. When he opens the first window on December first, a small piece of paper falls out, containing the story of a little girl named Elisabet. Using his historical insight and beautiful imagination, Jostein Gaarder has created a unique and exciting holiday story for the whole family. Beautifully illustrated, The Christmas Mystery will make a wonderful permanent addition to the literature of Christmas.

Translation In Context
Author: Andrew Chesterman
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Pages: 393
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This title is a collection of contributions illustrating research interests and achivements in translation studies at the turn of the 21st century. The contributions show how the context of translation has expanded to cover documentation techniques, cultural and psychological factors, computer tools, ideological issues, media translation and methodologies. A total of 32 papers deal with aspects such as conceptual analysis in translation studies, situational, sociological and political factors, and psychological and cognitive aspects of translation.

The Castle In The Pyrenees
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Pages: 224
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Two former lovers are brought back together ... but can they really trust their pasts? The new novel from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD. Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together. Then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both. In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway. It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful. But is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time? Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past...

The Ringmaster S Daughter
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.

The Solitaire Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Pages: 352
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Twelve-year-old Hans Thomas lives alone with his father, a man who likes to give his son lessons about life and has a penchant for philosophy. Hans Thomas' mother left when he was four (to 'find' herself) and the story begins when father and son set off on a trip to Greece, where she now lives, to try to persuade her to come home. En route, in Switzerland, Hans Thomas is given a magnifying glass by a dwarf at a petrol station, and the next day he finds a tiny book in his bread roll which can only be read with a magnifying glass. How did the book come to be there? Why does the dwarf keep showing up? It is all very perplexing and Hans Thomas has enough to cope with, with the daunting prospect of seeing his mother. Now his journey has turned into an encounter with the unfathomable...or does it all have a logical explanation?

Storm Warning
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Release Date: 2009-09-13
Pages: 128
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written by bestselling author Dandi Daley mackall, in this series girls use Internet technology to unite and connect in powerful new ways.Discover a world where girls come together from completely different backgrounds and beliefs to start a journey of faith and self-discovery.Storm Novelo can’t understand why she’s messing up more now than before she became a Christian. Believing she’s at least partly to blame for her dad’sdepression, Storm is determined to make him proud by joining the Quiz Bowl team, a move that pits her against Cameron Worthington the Third and teammates who’ll do everything they can to see her fail. Storm comes to understand that she’s more conscious of her faults because she’s growing in Christ. DANDI DALEY MACKALL won her first writing contest when she was ten years old with fifty words on why she wanted to be a batboy. She won, but they wouldn’t let a girl be a batboy. It was her first taste of rejection. She bounced back and has since published 400 books. Dandi lives in rural West Salem, OH, and enjoys her husband and kids, who will still, on occasion, be upfor a game of family softball.

Jazz Off Key
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Release Date: 2009-09-13
Pages: 128
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written by bestselling author Dandi Daley mackall, in this series girls use Internet technology to unite and connect in powerful new ways.Discover a world where girls come together from completely different backgrounds and beliefs to start a journey of faith and self-discovery.When Jazz gets her big break—her own one-woman art show for Big Lake’s Spring Fling celebration—she’s ecstatic ... until Kendra, her special needs sister,ruins her paintings by trying to make them happier and more colorful. Jazz discovers she can’t control her anger, and her rage at family and friends grows to the point that she recognizes the need for Christ to cover her sins and change her from the inside.DANDI DALEY MACKALL won her first writing contest when she was ten years old with fifty words on why she wanted to be a batboy. She won, but they wouldn’t let a girl be a batboy. It was her first taste of rejection. She bounced back and has since published 400 books. Dandi lives in rural West Salem, OH, and enjoys her husband and kids, who will still, on occasion, be up for a game of family softball.

Sophie S Dilemma
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 592
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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After defying her father's request to postpone their marriage, Hamre and Sophie elope in Seattle. Now, pregnant and alone while Hamre is out at sea, Sophie works at a factory only to be fired after fainting on the job. She wants to return to Blessing, but will her family welcome her back after witnessing such defiant behaviour?