The Tree of Young Dreamers

The Tree of Young Dreamers

He and Mrs. Shiverick had lost their firstborn, John Jr. Thus, when another son came along, he was also named John. He became John III. And nearly became John the last. But when he finally would cash in his chips, the record keeper at ...

Author: Frank Sousa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493176083

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 498

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

The Tree Named John

The Tree Named John

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: John B Sale

Publisher: Hassell Street Press

ISBN: 1014138701


Page: 190

View: 733

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Educational News

Educational News

RELAXATION FOR TEACHERS Now examine these sentences : The boy was named KINDERGARTEN INSTRUCTION ......... 532 John . It is a book . He took that tree to be an oak . What HOME - MADE APPARATUS FOR PRIMARY GRADES .. may be said of John ...

Author: Albert Newton Raub


ISBN: HARVARD:32044097050686

Category: Education

Page: 764

View: 709

Categories: Education

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

View: 177

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. " CALLING A hunter named John Finley penetrated into Kentucky some time after this and brought back marvelous accounts of the hunter's ...

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie


ISBN: HARVARD:32044086244100

Category: Dummies (Bookselling)

Page: 884

View: 244

Categories: Dummies (Bookselling)

The Story of the Mince Pie

The Story of the Mince Pie

“Years after when settlers came looking for a place to live they chose these spots where, to their great surprise, they found all sorts of trees loaded with fruit. “This man's name was John Chapman, but he was nicknamed Johnny Appleseed ...

Author: Josephine Scribner Gates

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547374503

Category: Fiction

Page: 97

View: 921

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Story of the Mince Pie" by Josephine Scribner Gates. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: Fiction

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 ...



ISBN: PSU:000066182832

Category: Patents


View: 379

Categories: Patents

The historical handbook and guide to Oxford

The historical handbook and guide to Oxford

The large chestnut tree at the bottom of the Garden is called " Heber's Tree , " because it directly overshadowed the ... in his fifteenth year , he maltreated a neighbour of his father's , named John Moyle , by thrusting his sword into ...

Author: James J. Moore


ISBN: OXFORD:590694184

Category: Oxford (England)

Page: 334

View: 816

Categories: Oxford (England)

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: 557

View: 880

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