From the best selling author of OLGA THE BROLGA comes a funny and heart-warming story about accepting who you are.
Author: Rod Clement
From the best selling author of OLGA THE BROLGA comes a funny and heart-warming story about accepting who you are. Ages: 3+ Phoebe doesn't want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed - she wants to be fabulous! But when she seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results. Ages: 3+
pHoebe [rising]. I'll try, Matilda—I'll try. [She crosses to the stairs and turns.] I'd
better wear my old cape and bonnet— it's so nasty out. MATILDA [crossing
toward her]. ... Wear yer new cape, and that perky bonnet with the feather. PHOEBE.
“My aunt, sir, is the Marchioness of St. Eth." Phoebe searched the room and saw
her uncle Henryescort her aunt to a sofa. He bowed then left. “She is over there
with the lady in the purple turban and feathers.” Her knight brought her fingers to
Author: Ella Quinn
Publisher: Zebra Books
Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the faint of heart . . . Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze . . . For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control . . . “Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore—plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers.” —Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author
“Feathers,” Phoebe said. “That sounds incredible.” “It was,” Wolf said. “It
absolutely was. I'll never forget it.” They sat in silence. Feathers, Phoebe thought,
searching in vain for some moment of her own that could rival 216 the invisible.
Author: Jennifer Egan
In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith’s life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith’s lost generation. This spellbinding novel introduced Egan’s remarkable ability to tie suspense with deeply insightful characters and the nuances of emotion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Hetty Feather was first performed at the Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames on
5 April 2014. The adaptation was devised by Emma Reeves, Sally Cookson and
the Hetty Feather company. The cast was as follows: Hetty Feather Phoebe ...
Author: Emma Reeves
Publisher: Oberon Books
Category: Performing Arts
ROLL UP and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. TREMBLE as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. THRILL as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus. GASP as she endures a night locked in the attic. QUA KE as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and CHEER as she overcomes all in the search to find her real mother and a true family of her own! From bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage by awardwinning script writer Emma Reeves (cBBc’s The Story of Tracy Beaker) and the Olivier Award-nominated director Sally Cookson, whose many five-star productions include Peter Pan, We’re Going on a Bearhunt and Stick Man. With a huge heart, Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story!
It wasn ' t just one feather Phoebe had found , but a whole bird . She cut the
wings off to save the feathers , the crabs ate the skull clean , and the remains
were tied onto her kayak along with dishpans , grills and an axe . Later , Phoebe
told us ...
Author: Mary Gazetas
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Around One More Point is a journal sketchbook of writings, photographs and drawings that capture the adventures of B.C. artist and paddler Mary Gazetas, who has journeyed with family and friends on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Inside Passage and Haida Gwaii for almost 25 years. This work, with its powerful visual imagery, includes stories and art created when Mary first started taking ocean canoe trips in the '80s with her twin sister and her children. Since those pre-Gore-Tex days of primitive beach camping and paddling in all kinds of weather, the trips, the people and the artwork have changed. What hasn't changed, though, is her passion for the character of the coast, and she returns every summer, bringing home material to be transformed into a variety of artistic expressions. The journeys include paddle trips in Barkley, Clayoquot, Nootka and Kyuquot sounds, the Broughton Archipelago, the central coast and Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). This evocative journal will take readers on a journey, inspiring some to go to these beautiful places themselves-to go around one more point.
Phoebe stared past him, obviously in her own world of recriminations, regrets,
and memories. “She hated that Silver Plume place. I could see the revulsion on
her face when she spoke of it.” “Golden Feather,” Justin automatically corrected.
Author: Amanda McCabe
A classic Signet Regency Romance from Amanda McCabe, an author who writes “flawlessly crafted historical romance” (Chicago Tribune). Caroline Aldritch is shocked to learn her late husband’s only legacy to her is the Golden Feather, a notorious gaming establishment. Faced with a life of personal poverty, the genteel widow hatches a desperate scheme: She will don a silk mask, call herself Mrs. Archer, and risk scandal by running the Golden Feather. No one must ever discover her secret—not even dashing Lord Lyndon, who will stop at nothing to unmask her… Don’t miss Amanda McCabe’s charming Signet Regency Romance, One Touch of Magic, available November 2012.
Author: Marlene Traas CollinsPublish On: 2009-07-28
One of the Sisters came into the room, Sister Phoebe, a beautiful gentle woman
with alovely face; she said she had been up at Oakridge and she felt a strong
need to be with Devona. So with SisterPhoebe and myself, she prayed to your ...
Author: Marlene Traas Collins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This story, Under the feathers, tells of the courageous, remarkable journey of a young couple from Odessa, Russia, fleeing religious persecution, to the freedom of Canada. The hardship of Peter and Mary was shared by many immigrants to Canada in the late 1890’s for the hope of a better life in the vast acres of Saskatchewan, then known as the Northwest Territories. From the 21 children born to this young couple, Christine, was destined to birth eight children, and the fifth born, Marlene Collins, writes this dramatic story in the hopes to illuminate the valiant efforts of self reliance and faith.
Phoebe , still watching from the crack in the doorway , saw the bird woman reach
up to touch her feathers , making them sway , “ I ' m your feisty Blue Jay , ” the bird
woman announced . “ Your fine feathered friend . ” The women laughed ...
Author: Marjory Bassett
Publisher: Welcome Rain
After losing her husband, Niles, in a car accident that occurred after he announced his affair with her best friend, Phoebe finds her troubles further complicated by the news that her best friend is carrying Niles's child, and she flees into high-society New York City but finds herself unable to find happiness until she confronts the past.
Jane Feather. Phoebe grimaced fiercely in the darkness. It should have gone
away . . . should have been a moment of angelic lunacy. But it hadn't gone away.
She heard his voice, his foot on the stair, and she was rendered weak as a kitten.
Author: Jane Feather
From the extraordinary pen of Jane Feather, nationally bestselling author of Valentine, comes a bewitching tale of a beautiful bandit who's waging a dangerous game of vengeance—and betting everything on love . . . She was a bandit known as La Violette, and she had fallen into the hands of the French. Now it was Julian St. Simon's assignment to rescue her—then force her to reveal the strategic military secrets only she knew. But Tamsyn was no timid flower. Beneath her deceptively fragile beauty was a spirited young woman who would give Julian what he wanted—for a price. Soon the handsome officer is trapped into taking Tamsyn back with him to England and turning her into a proper lady. It's a mission more dangerous than he knows . . . as Tamsyn, exchanging rifle and bandolier for the sensuous glide of silk, plots a vengeance that could threaten both of their lives and his well-guided heart. “An author to treasure.”—Romantic Times
The people are light in their hair, bones, muscles, and blood — light as feathers.
The building is scrubbed every day, and the old ones are cleaned gentle.
Myother cannot smell the redolence leaking from their bodies, the medicines
Author: Pamela Ditchoff
Publisher: ECW Press
A heartwarming tale of one dog's gift. Phoebe's Way is the story of a Saint John Ambulance therapy dog whose unsentimental lessons on aging propel this powerful work of fiction from author Pamela Ditchoff. Phoebe's cross is carried throughout the rooms of Mersey House, a nursing home in Safe Harbour, Nova Scotia. Each chapter represents a station of the journey and an insight into the emotional weight born by the residents and those who care for them. Layered with symbolism in the precise and poetic language of Phoebe, this poignant story is for anyone who has felt the burden of time slowing them down, who has watched elderly loved ones live more in their memories than in the present, or who has ever loved a dog and witnessed how naturally they break through barriers with the promise of hope.
As the driver jumped down, the stagecoach door burst open, and a lady wobbled
out in a flurry of feathers. "I'm dashed," she said. "Sit here, nia'am," said the driver,
fetching a trunk. Then, turning, he said, "Couldn't have stopped it without you, ...
Author: Chrismer, Melanie
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After Phoebe welcomes the new schoolteacher, Miss Hornswaggle, and her bird to the Texas town of Buzzard, she finds she has to put the Tumbleweed Gang in line once again.
Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die.
Author: L.G. Hale
“Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die.” That’s pretty much mercenary code. When you hunt supernatural beasties for a living you’ve got to expect a hospital bed every now and then. But the scars you carry can come back to haunt you years later, and my past doesn’t want to leave me alone. Phoebe Nix is a young mercenary, notorious under the name The Raven, but when a surprise job forces her into old acquaintances life becomes even more difficult.
Rare Birds celebrates the colorful diversity of a remarkable and accomplished family.
Author: Dan Bessie
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What does a writer do when he's got a family that includes a blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten, the brains behind Tony the Tiger and the Marlboro Man, a trio of gay puppeteers, the world's leading birdwatcher, 1960s hippies, a Dutch stowaway who served in an all-black regiment during the Civil War, and a convicted murderer? He tells their stories and secrets, illuminating 150 years of American history along the way. Dan Bessie begins his journey through the Bessie and Burnett family history with his great-grandfather in the cargo hold of a ship bound for New York on the storm-tossed Atlantic. What follows are stories of his grandfather's various entrepreneurial schemes, a grandmother who was voted "New York's Prettiest Shop Girl" (and who resisted the recruitment efforts of various city madams), and his uncle Harry's Turnabout Theater in Los Angeles (a renowned puppet theater drawing patrons as diverse as Shirley Temple, Ray Bradbury, and Albert Einstein). Through inherited journals and letters, Bessie comes to a new understanding of his father, Alvah, an actor and writer who fought in the Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. Later, as a screenwriter, Alvah was blacklisted for his Communist sympathies and jailed as one of the Hollywood Ten. Alvah is only one of many colorful relatives who would go on to play key roles in the world. Bessie's research reveals many prominent people, from his grandmother's cousin Sidney Lenz who wrote Lenz on Bridge, a classic guide to the game, to Bessie's brother-in-law Wes Wilson who designed rock-and-roll posters for the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco during the 1960s and lived a counterculture existence vastly different from the bridge-mad Depression Era. Not to be outdone, Cousin Michael Bessie established his niche in publishing, co-founding Atheneum Press and shaping books by Anwar Sadat, Edward Albee, and Aldous Huxley. With an equally impressive career, Uncle Leo Burnett built the country's fifth largest advertising agency. A passion of a different sort led cousin Phoebe Snetsinger to travel all over the globe; during her lifetime she sighted 8,400 different birds-nearly 85 percent of the species known to exist. Rare Birds celebrates the colorful diversity of a remarkable and accomplished family. While their choices and professions run the gamut of the American experience in the twentieth century, the history of the nation can be traced in their lives as Bessie's passionate bids of a feather sing their unique songs across the decades and generations.
She went upstairs and put on her little felt hat, which had been made handsome
by the long drooping feather bestowed upon her by Sophy, and the blue serge
jacket which corresponded with her dress. She had not any great opinion of her ...
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Publisher: The Floating Press
Fans of Jane Austen's work will enjoy this witty masterpiece from Scottish writer Margaret Oliphant. Using a classic "fish out of water" theme, Phoebe, Junior is an insightful and sometimes subversive look at class distinctions in the Victorian era. Hailing from a nouveau riche family, young Phoebe's life is turned upside down when she is sent to spend some time with her working-class grandparents in a distant town. Along the way, Phoebe discovers a new way of looking at the world -- and stumbles into true love.
“I think there is a great deal to be said in favour of Euthanasia,” said Phoebe,
quietly stepping in to the conversation; “but ... and don't bring 'em cordials and feather-beds, and all that middyeval nonsense, to keep 'em going as long as
So Fancy Nancy did fancy work for Fancy Nancy ' s fancy aunty . Five flashy
flappers Flitting forth fleetly Found four flighty flappers Flirting flippantly . Flighty
Flo Fisk and frisky Fritz Fisk . Of all. Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe ' s flimsy
Author: Joseph Rosenbloom
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An illustrated A-Z compilation of some of the world's toughest tongue twisters including "'Twixt six thick thumbs stick six thick sticks" and "Truly rural, Truly rural, Truly rural."
Written with enormous wit and insight, from the delightfully deadpan Rod Clement, comes a tale about Samson, top dog and corporate high-flier. This delightful picture book will tickle children and deeply resonate with parents.
Author: Rod Clement
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Written with enormous wit and insight, from the delightfully deadpan Rod Clement, comes a tale about Samson, top dog and corporate high-flier. This delightful picture book will tickle children and deeply resonate with parents. There's no doubt it's a dog-eat-dog environment in the corporate world, but Samson the poodle is up for the challenge. In fact, 'Samson may be the boss But he's a good boss. He rewards his troops well - With a pat on the head, A kind word and every now and then A little treat. (Bone-us) ' Ages: 4-8
' 'Well, don't jump on me!' said a small brown lump. Olga the brolga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance -- but no one will dance with her.
Author: Rod Clement
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Not since Edward the Emu (and its sequel Edwina the Emu) has Rod Clement created such beautifully detailed and exuberant artwork 'I want to dance NOW, I want to flap, kick and jump!' 'Well, don't jump on me!' said a small brown lump. Olga the brolga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance -- but no one will dance with her. Her parents have other things to do, Ellie the crocodile doesn't feel like jumping around, and Joanna Jacana only wants to sleep. As for Lilly the long-neck, well, she's a bit grumpy, too! So Olga decides to dance by herself; and when she does, something absolutely wonderful happens ... Ages 3-7