In the beginning, nothing moves in the inky silence... until the golden godchild Atum gradually unfolds from a lotus bud. From him come the gods of the air and rain and their children ? Geb, god of Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut are inseparable. They clasp one another and share whispered secrets, leaving no space between the sky and the earth for Atum to continue creating. So Atum has no choice but to have them forcibly separated, leaving Geb enraged and Nut sad and lonely... The beautiful story that follows explains, according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs, how day, night and the starry universe were first created.
Bear is delivering a present to Mouse - but how can he get there? Bear takes whatever means of transport he can find: a bike, a lorry, a bus, a trolley - with lots of scrapes and japes along the way. It's going to be a very battered present by the time he reaches Mouse! A beautifully simple text paired with hilarious illustrations by Hannah Shaw, illustrator of The Disgusting Sandwich.
All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or Three Angry Bears!Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind.Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books:Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad WolfSir Lancelittle and the Most Annoying FairySir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly TrollSir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked WitchSir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant
Trailing Clouds of Glory Childhood is a stage in the process of that continual remanufacture of the Life Stuff by which the human race is perpetuated. The Life Force either will not or cannot achieve immortality except in very low organisms: indeed it is by no means ascertained that even the amoeba is immortal. Human beings visibly wear out, though they last longer than their friends the dogs. Turtles, parrots, and elephants are believed to be capable of outliving the memory of the oldest human inhabitant. But the fact that new ones are born conclusively proves that they are not immortal. Do away with death and you do away with the need for birth: in fact if you went on breeding, you would finally have to kill old people to make room for young ones.
In March, 2008, the eighty-five year old brokerage firm of Bear Stearns was in deep trouble, bloated with failing mortgage-backed securities. On the verge of bankruptcy, the management of Bear Stearns spent a hectic weekend in negotiations with the major banks and the federal government in an effort to save the company. For Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, the leaders of the international banks, and investors like Warren Buffet, the stakes were even higher - saving the global economy. In this fast-paced screenplay, the big players in this Wall Street drama reveal both the strengths and weakness of human beings under incredible pressure - and the failures and dangers of the global economy. Hoyt Hilsman is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and journalist. He has written screenplays for Sony, Disney, New Line, CBS, ABC and others, and his plays have been widely produced in the U.S. and abroad. He is also a recognized political figure and former candidate for Congress. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and other national publications and was a regular critic for Variety .
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