School Days

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Author: Robert B Parker
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843443007
Size: 73.14 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Lily Ellsworth - erect, firm, white-haired and stylish - is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an investigation that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence. Jared's parents are resigned to his fate, and the boy himself doesn't seem to care whether he goes to prison for a crime he might not have committed. As the probe goes on, Spenser finds himself up against a number of roadblocks - from the school officials who don't want him investigating, to Jared's own parents, who are completely indifferent to the boy's defence. Ultimately Spenser discovers a web of blackmail and some heavy-duty indiscretions-and a truth too disturbing to contemplate. Before the case reaches its unfortunate end, Spenser is forced to make a series of difficult decisions-with fatal consequences. 'Robert B Parker's Spenser is one of the best private detectives in fiction' - Sunday Telegraph


School Days Daze

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Author: Richard K. Riker
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ISBN: 9780976041603
Size: 49.51 MB
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Category : Early memories
Languages : en
Pages : 157
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A twenty-two-year-old man visits his elementary school and remembers all of the fun he had there as a child, meets with his former teachers, and reveals his plan to return for good.


School Days

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Author: Patrick Chamoiseau
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803263765
Size: 70.82 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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School Days (Chemin-d’Ecole) is a captivating narrative based on Patrick Chamoiseau’s childhood in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is a revelatory account of the colonial world that shaped one of the liveliest and most creative voices in French and Caribbean literature today. Through the eyes of the boy Chamoiseau, we meet his severe, Francophile teacher, a man intent upon banishing all remnants of Creole from his students’ speech. This domineering man is succeeded by an equally autocratic teacher, an Africanist and proponent of “Negritude.” Along the way we are also introduced to Big Bellybutton, the class scapegoat, whose tales of Creole heroes and heroines, magic, zombies, and fantastic animals provide a fertile contrast to the imported French fairy tales told in school. In prose punctuated by Creolisms and ribald humor, Chamoiseau infuses the universal terrors, joys, and disappointments of a child’s early school days with the unique experiences of a Creole boy forced to confront the dominant culture in a colonial school. School Days mixes understanding with laughter, knowledge with entertainment—in ways that will fascinate and delight readers of all ages.


Indian School Days

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Author: Basil H. Johnston
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806126104
Size: 36.42 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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This book is the humorous, bitter-sweet autobiography of a Canadian Ojibwa who was taken from his family at age ten and placed in Jesuit boarding school in northern Ontario. It was 1939 when the feared Indian agent visited Basil Johnston’s family and removed him and his four-year-old sister to St. Peter Claver’s school, run by the priests in a community known as Spanish, 75 miles from Sudbury. “Spanish! It was a word synonymous with residential school, penitentiary, reformatory, exile, dungeon, whippings, kicks, slaps, all rolled into one,” Johnston recalls. But despite the aching loneliness, the deprivation, the culture shock and the numbing routine, his story is engaging and compassionate. Johnston creates marvelous portraits of the young Indian boys who struggled to adapt to strange ways and unthinking, unfeeling discipline. Even the Jesuit teachers, whose flashes of humor occasionally broke through their stern demeanor, are portrayed with an understanding born of hindsight.


School Days Lunches

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Author: Jean Paré
Publisher: Company's Coming Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781896891774
Size: 56.33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Beverages
Languages : en
Pages : 124
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Tom Brown S School Days

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Author: Thomas Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 19.33 MB
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Category : Boarding schools
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Recounts the adventures of a young English boy at Rugby School in the early nineteenth century.


School Days

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Author: Deborah Michel
Publisher: Troll Communications
ISBN: 9780816772193
Size: 71.52 MB
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Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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This special hardcover keepsake album makes an ideal gift that can be used to preserve a child's memories of his or her school years. Parents will find space to record such milestones and their child's first day of school, birthday parties, class trips, and much more. Full-color. Consumable.


School Days

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Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817955038
Size: 63.35 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages :
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Our public schools are a mess, mediocre in the suburbs and worse in the inner cities. The way to clean up the mess? By ending the virtual government monopoly on grammar and high school education, instead enabling parents to choose the schools their children will attend—in a word, by introducing school choice. California voters will have the chance to vote for a dramatic school choice initiative this November (1993). If enacted, the initiative will virtually remake the school system in California and serve as a model for the rest of the nation. For others, the best way to promote school choice is by supporting private voucher programs. Undertakings such as the CHOICE program in Indianapolis and the Student/Sponsor Partnership in New York represent modest but undeniable proof that school choice can change young lives.


School According To Humphrey

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Author: Betty G. Birney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571255426
Size: 39.63 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Join much-loved Humphrey the hamster for a new adventure! After a fur-raising holiday at Camp Happy Hollow, Humphrey returns to Room 26, eager to see his old friends. He is shocked to find the classroom full of strangers, like Rolling Rosie, Hurry-Up-Harry and Forgetful Phoebe. Where have all his old classmates gone? But the charming Humphrey soon learns that these new students could really use a helping paw from their classroom pet. In the end, even a small hamster can never have too many friends!