My Aunt Manya

Author: José Patterson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785890328
File Size: 47,20 MB
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“I am sick and tired of rocking and rolling about in this boat. Do you know what I want more than anything else in the world – I WANT TO STAND QUITE STILL ON DRY LAND!” Ay Aunt Manya is a period novel set in Russia at the end of the 19th century. The heroine, ten-year-old Sarah, lives unhappily with her much-hated stepmother. Sarah’s father has gone to live in New York with his sister Manya while he looks for a job. Sarah’s life changes overnight when Aunt Manya writes with news that her father has been killed in an accident. She sends her a boat ticket, some money and an offer of a home. Sarah’s family and friends are poor, Yiddish-speaking Russian Jews. Their lives are in constant danger from Cossacks – cruel Russian soldiers who, without warning, kill innocent Jews in attacks called Pogroms. When Sarah’s friends get word that a group of Cossacks is camped nearby, they lose no time in helping her to set out alone on the longest journey of her young life. My Aunt Manya is a heart-warming story of Sarah’s journey to America on the ‘other side of the world.’ She becomes an immigrant with just one goal – to live with her Aunt Manya in a free country. Sarah faces difficulties and dangers of the unknown with great courage and determination which, together with the hand of fate, combine to make this an unforgettable story. Readers aged 9-11 years who love adventure will be captivated by Sarah’s bravery.

Who Stole The Christmas Cake

Author: Manya Singh
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1948424916
File Size: 22,29 MB
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Christmas is just around the corner for three friends Clara, Kate and Ariel. Clara's family is organizing a Christmas party for all her friends, relatives and neighbours. The most rousing part is that the centerpiece of the party is the million dollar Christmas cake but, before these three friends could even celebrate, someone steals the Christmas cake. The girls are in a terrible soup and must catch the thief. Soon they embark upon a trail left out by bizarre characters and clues leading to a puzzling turn of events. Will they be able to catch hold of the thief or will this million dollar cake mystery remain unrevealed? Who Stole the Christmas cake? is a charming thriller mystery book for young readers. Let’s solve the mystery with these friends in their exciting quest!

Yuki S Ride Home

Author: Manya Tessler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599900238
File Size: 71,16 MB
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After an enjoyable day at her grandmother's house, Yuki tries to gather all her courage to ride her bicycle home in the evening...a journey she has never made alone in the dark.

Manya S Story

Author: Bettyanne Gray
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 9780822531562
File Size: 23,15 MB
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An American-born daughter chronicles the history of her mother's family, Ukrainian Jews whose community faced the horror of pogroms in the early 1900s and who emigrated to the United States in search of a better life

Keys To Happiness

Author: Анастасія Вербицкая
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253335388
File Size: 33,18 MB
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"This release is an important contribution to the literary discourse about women's lives, sexuality, politics and popular culture in early 20th-century Russia." -- Publishers Weekly One of the most sensationally popular and influential of all pre-Revolutionary novels, Keys to Happiness is set against a panorama of Russian society on the eve of World War I. It tells the stormy tale of Manya Yeltsova, a Russian "new woman" who pursues her dreams and passions as a dancer and free spirit who captivates, among others, a Jewish socialist tycoon and a reactionary Russian nobleman. At the time of its publication, the novel crossed the boundaries of both gender and class to define a new type of literature in Russian society. The editors' informative introduction places the novel within its cultural, political, and social context and makes clear for today's readers its literary and historical importance.

A To Z Of Women In Science And Math

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107951
File Size: 73,98 MB
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From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This thoroughly revised book updates the story of each individual to the present day and features 38 new profiles. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers. In addition, new photographs have been added, and the bibliography has been updated. Subject indexes allow the reader to search by such professions as microbiology and paleontology.Additional subject indexes organize individuals by country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth.


Author: Manya Stojic
Publisher: Dragonfly
ISBN: 9780385737296
File Size: 19,96 MB
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The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain.

Obsessive Genius The Inner World Of Marie Curie Great Discoveries

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079767
File Size: 60,27 MB
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The bestselling, "excellent…poignant—and scientifically lucid—portrait" (New York Times Book Review) of the remarkable Marie Curie. Through family interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth—an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society, and her own passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing scientific success, and the price she paid for fame.

Wet Pebbles Under Our Feet

Author: Manya Stojic
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
File Size: 36,16 MB
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A visit to Grandpa and Grandma on their pebbly island brings alive old family stories.

The Wedding Night A Popular History

Author: Jane Merrill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392110
File Size: 16,55 MB
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This enlightening narrative takes a look at the wedding night—its origins, history, customs, cultural expressions, and fictional representations through the ages. • 15 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and cartoons that depict aspects of the wedding night throughout history • Numerous texts and quotations from primary sources that underscore historical practices and mores • An appendix of movies that feature important wedding nights