Ever since the piano was invented, people have longed to own one. In the nineteenth century, an age without recorded music or television, this craze reached its apex. Pianos were everywhere: they swelled and shrank in the heat of the colonies, they were in every genteel home, in restaurants, on steamships, in the remote bars of the American west. Some of these pianos have become treasured family heirlooms, some have ended up as firewood. Others have led a more intinerant life, washing up in all sorts of strange places. Occassionally, these wandering pianos find their way to a secret, glass-roofed workshop in Paris where they are lovingly restored and sent off again by a French piano repairer with a passion for his job. When Thad Carhart discovered Luc and his hidden cache of pianos in the dusty repair shop on his street in Paris, his life changed. Having been constantly on the move between America and France, he had never owned his own piano. As he explored the Eldorado of second-hand uprights, grands, harpsichords and player pianos in Luc's atelier, talked to him about how they work and their history, and finally found the baby grand of his dreams, he rediscovered his deep love for this most magical of instruments. A wonderfully quirky book, the story of a musical friendship.
Together with the other farm animals, Old MacDonald is building a surprise for the babies on the farm. Saw, drill, chisel, file, screwdriver, and paintbrush are operated by cat, goat, chicken, pig, cow, and dog. With a zztt zztt here and a tap tap there, there?s a miniature toy farm being made?just for the baby animals. For any preschooler who likes tools and making things, Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop is sure to be a hit! E-I-E-I-O!
Can you tell from first impressions whether someone could become your closest friend?
This is the version appropriate for male readers. It does not include several sections of graphic detail that the original version discusses. However it maintains the integrity of the original work. In this book of memoirs Bridget A.B. Halfaker documents her real-life experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth. She delves into her ideals for the soon-to-be child; including what birthing techniques to use, where to live, and how to discipline. She details her physical and emotional symptoms- of which there are many! Along her journey she confronts several demons from her past, attempting to better herself in order to create a happy and healthy environment for her baby. From family and childhood, to the unwanted baby advice strangers on the street give, Bridget explores all aspects of growing a human being.
Christmas comes to Shopville! This adorable book tells an all-new holiday story set in the wonderful world of Shopkins(TM), featuring the exciting adventures of Apple Blossom, Cheeky Chocolate, Kooky Cookie, and their friends.