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!
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In 2005, I resigned as a full-time pastor of a church and relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, with one mission in mind: To observe and study the life of Bishop David Oyedepo, resident Bishop of Faith Tabernacle, Ogun State, Nigeria, the Largest Single Church in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records What I share with you in this book is a summary of what I have learned from the life and ministry of Bishop Dr. David O. Oyedepo in this last 10 years. It's been a long journey, but suffice it say that I have enjoyed every bit of it. Like all men of great influence, Bishop Oyedepo, has been analysed in the public domain and given different names by different people. However, I believe that no man actually rises to the top by making mistakes. People only rise to the top by doing the right things over a long period of time. In this book, I share with you the success habits and secrets of one of the greatest leaders of Charismatic revival on earth today...Bishop David Olaniyan Oyedepo May we all fulfill the purpose for which we are born.