The Tree Named John

The Tree Named John

This book deals with the Afro-American of the early twentieth century and is rich in folk beliefs attending every phase of daily life.

Author: John B. Sale

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ISBN: 0807800635

Category: African Americans

Page: 168

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This book deals with the Afro-American of the early twentieth century and is rich in folk beliefs attending every phase of daily life. The author has been unusually successful in portraying the relation between Aunt Betsey and the little boy, John; and Uncle Alford's tales of Brer Mole, Brer Rabbit, Brer Crickit, and many others have been considered by some readers to excel Uncle Remus. Humor pervades the book. Originally published in 1929. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: African Americans

The Tree of Young Dreamers

The Tree of Young Dreamers

The boy . . . my grandson . . . named John . . . as in John Shiverick . . . as in John the Baptist . . . the apostle John . . . John of gaunt . . . Truly, God had smiled on the old man. He had known that God had a reason for taking his ...

Author: Frank Sousa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493176083

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

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Brought up in the Depression, Johnny DaSilva is leader of a fun and imaginative gang that lives out their dreams in the Big Tree in which each has a branch that serves as the Lone Ranger’s Silver, the race car of Morey Amsterdam, the rocket ship of Buck Rogers, the crow’s nest for Black Bart the Pirate. When World War II broke out, they tried every ruse their young imaginations could think of to get into the marines, army, and navy but had to settle for the Boy Scouts. But the faux pas war to end all wars came too soon for the Big Tree Gang. Johnny is best described by an aunt as having the millstone around the neck of having a strict English Episcopalian conscience and bucking bronco Portuguese sexual proclivities. Two girls are in love with him, one wealthy and popular, the other sexually abused and who considered herself a worthless toy, until she met Johnny. Whatever they knew about the facts of life, male and female, were learned pretty much by trial and error.
Categories: Fiction

Index of Patents Issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Index of Patents Issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Van der Knaap , Jacques C. M. , to Fides Beheer B.V. Chrysanthemum Winchel , Joseph F. , to Walter , John C. Hybrid tea rose plant ' Dorothy plant named Tree Lane . 6,304 , 9-20-88 , Cl . 74.000 . Anne ' . 6,100 , 2-9-88 , Cl . 11.000 .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00018050U

Category: Patents

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Categories: Patents

Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree

I was still afraid of being called gay by children; my secure identity resonated like an insult when spoken by a child. ... Oliver, unable to comprehend Donor Dad, called John Donut Dad, which made everybody laugh.

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481440929

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 464

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From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far From the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children. The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else—sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life. The New York Times calls the adult edition a “wise and beautiful” volume that “will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place.”
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Footprints of Four Centuries

Footprints of Four Centuries

The legend inscribed on the tree runs thus : “ D. BOON cilled a BAR on tree in THE year 1760. ” man A hunter named John Finley penetrated into Kentucky some time after this and brought back marvelous accounts of the hunter's paradise he ...

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044086244100

Category: Dummies (Bookselling)

Page: 851

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Categories: Dummies (Bookselling)

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Camptotheca lowreyana Plt . - 190.000 . tree named ' Katie ' . 11,959 , CI . Plt . - 216.000 . Bradford , Lowell Glen . Nectarine tree named " Grand Candy ' . 11,955 , CI . Oro Farms : SeePlt . - 190.000 . Burke , John , to Hines ...

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ISBN: PSU:000066182832

Category: Patents

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The historical handbook and guide to Oxford

The historical handbook and guide to Oxford

When the figs were ripe he had a label placed upon the tree , “ Dr. Kennicott's Fig Tree , ” which an ... for , in his fifteenth year , he maltreated a neighbour of his father's , named John Moyle , by thrusting his sword into his body ...

Author: James J. Moore

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ISBN: OXFORD:590694184

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A History of Gardening in England

A History of Gardening in England

The tulip - tree was also one of their importations . Evelyn thus refers to it : “ Poplar of Virginia - I conceive it was first brought over by John Tradescant , under the name of tulip - tree ( from the likeness of its flowers ) ...

Author: Mrs. Evelyn Cecil

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ISBN: WISC:89002454528

Category: Gardening

Page: 398

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Categories: Gardening

Uncle John s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

He and a colleague named Stan Krugman wanted to find out whether tree seeds would still grow after a trip to space. With the approval of NASA, Krugman chose five varieties: sycamores, sweetgums, Douglas firs, redwoods, and loblolly ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607107040

Category: Humor

Page: 608

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The Bathroom Reader turns 25! Uncle John is celebrating this historic milestone with his biggest all-new edition ever--more than 600 pages of absorbing material! 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor Category 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor "Fully Loaded" is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from the world's best-selling bathroom reading series. As always, it's divided by length: quickies for the reader on the go, medium-sized articles for those with a few minutes to spare, and extra-long pieces for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Here are just a few of the hundreds of topics loaded into this edition of America's favorite "on the go" source of fascinating information: * Forgotten Firsts * Dumb Crooks: Stoner Edition * Bizarre Japanese Video Games * The Kamikaze Instruction Manual * Our Lady of the Little Green Men * The Worst Fire in American History * The World's Worst Business Decision * The New Years Eve Opossum Drop * Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? * Failed Doomsday Predictions * When Toilets Explode * And much, much more!
Categories: Humor