Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred.
But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.
Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy.
Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation?
Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?
A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.
*coup de cœur du libraire*
Yirminci yüzy?l Avrupa çizgi romanlar?n?n en ünlüleri aras?nda say?lan Tenten’in Maceralar? bütün dünyada bilinen ve zevkle okunan bir macera dizisi. Çizer George Remi, di?er ismiyle Hergé’nin ba?yap?t? say?lan bu çizgi roman heyecan, mizah ve ince ayr?nt?larla dolu sayfalar?yla okurlar?na dünyay? dola?t?r?yor. Belçikal? bir gazeteci olan Tenten, köpe?i Milu’yla birlikte ç?kt??? her tehlikeli serüvende kahramanca i?lere imza atar. Dünyan?n her yerine, hatta Ay’a bile gider. Dü?tü?ü tehlikeli durumlardan zekâs? ve ?ans?yla kurtulur. Dizinin farkl? kitaplar?nda Tenten’e alayc? ve kaba ki?ili?iyle Kaptan Haddok, icatlar?yla Profesör Turnösol ve sakar dedektifler Dupond ve Dupont e?lik eder. Gerçek ya da kurgusal bir mekânda, mükemmel ayr?nt?larla anlat?lan serüvenler Hergé’nin kusursuz çizgileriyle birle?erek bir çizgi romandan fazlas?n? veriyor.
Au programme de l'Agrégation 2021.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra--who are barely even talking to each other--are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents--including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more--Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
Ciascuno di noi ha la sua terra promessa, anzi, le sue terre promesse, perché non c'è momento della nostra vita che non guardi a quel vago avvenir che in mente aveva, prendendo in prestito le parole del poeta tutelare di questo romanzo. Ma vale la pena di continuare a cercarle? Questa è la domanda che Milena Agus si pone, inseguendo le terre promesse di tre generazioni di una famiglia sarda, dalla madre che sogna il matrimonio della figlia con un ricco possidente, alla figlia che sogna di essere amata da un uomo sempre sfuggente, al nipote che si trasferisce in America, già terra promessa dell'Italia povera, rincorrendo la musica. Tutti procedono da una terra promessa all'altra, illusi e delusi, finché, un giorno, potrebbero forse decidere di fermarsi e concludere li quel viaggio sfinente. In questo nuovo libro Milena Agus ci porta, scortati dal suo sguardo lucido e amoroso, dentro ai nostri sogni più segreti, nell'illusione-delusione della vita, con delicata maestria e sortilegio.
Nunca eres demasiado pequeña para ser valiente! Min sueña con ser tan fuerte e intrépida como sus tías, pero está segura de que eso nunca pasará. Sin embargo, una noche, un búho se la lleva a vivir una extraordinaria aventura: los animales están en peligro porque un monstruo quiere darles caza. ¿Podrá hacer algo por ellos? Min tendrá que descubrir que la grandeza está en el interior si quiere ayudarles. A partir de 3 años
Nunca sabes lo que te depara un nuevo día, pero hay que ser valiente para descubrirlo. En una tarde apacible, un niño y su especial amigo se embarcan en una aventura inesperada en su kayak amarillo. Una aventura a través de lugares preciosos y que maravillará a los lectores con unos paisajes que no podían ni imaginar. Y la mejor parte de la aventura… volver a casa con historias para explicar y tu mejor amigo al lado. Un cuento en verso para disfrutar de los vibrantes colores y de una preciosa historia.
A stylishly illustrated non-fiction book about the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity. Discover the incredible story of the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to explore the red planet. Markus Motum's stylish illustrations and diagrams reveal how a robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has ever been. Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2018.
Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. When Mia grows close to her new friends, she reveals her true purpose for joining their ship - to track down her long-lost love.
A badly injured man. A nationwide power failure. A village buried in snow. A desperate struggle for survival. These are the ingredients of The Weight of Snow, Christian Guay-Poliquin's riveting new novel. After surviving a major accident, the book's protagonist is entrusted to Matthias, a taciturn old man who agrees to heal his wounds in exchange for supplies and a chance of escape. The two men become prisoners of the elements and of their own rough confrontation as the centimetres of snow accumulate relentlessly. Surrounded by a nature both hostile and sublime, their relationship oscillates between commiseration, mistrust, and mutual aid. Will they manage to hold out against external threats and intimate pitfalls?
A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
Third and final settlement of the Arc of a Scythe series. It's been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman's internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.
Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes! All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes - to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents... With Mem Fox's gently rhyming text illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, best loved as the illustrator of the classic nursery join-in picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes will fast become the essential book for baby playtime - and the perfect gift for a new arrival!
Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
"Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra." Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked door and a skylight, and it measures ten feet by ten feet. Jack loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there is a world outside. Devastating yet uplifting, Room by Emma Donoghue is a luminous portrait of a boundless maternal love.
"Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense. Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . . Hortense hated her shadow." A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. "You are mine," Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea... Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
A gorgeously illustrated introduction to the Japanese method of Kaizen - meaning 'change' 'good' - showing you how to make small, step-by-step changes to transform your life. This beautifully colour illustrated and photographed book offers a way to build good habits and remove bad ones, without being too hard on yourself along the way. The focus is on having patience, shaping solutions for yourself rather than following others and not giving up when things aren't working. Rather than being critical of your faults, the emphasis is on mindful, positive change. Well-known in the business and sports worlds as a method for mapping incremental goals, Kaizen is also a wonderful tool for slowly improving aspects of your life, without feeling daunted or overwhelmed by the challenge. Kaizen by Sarah Harvey brings you a personalized and flexible approach to change that you can apply to any area of your life (whether it is health, relationships, money, career, habits, new hobbies or general wellbeing). You can adapt it to suit working style, preferences and personality. Every person's experience of Kaizen will be different, which is what makes it such an effective tool for positive change.
Let go of the 'exercise rules' and learn to love working out and moving your body in a multitude of ways! Personal Trainer and Broadcaster Tally Rye is on a mission to change the way we think about exercise, encouraging you to approach it with a mindset of self-care rather than the traditional self-punishment narrative. Join Tally as she helps you to ditch diet culture and all its associations with fitness. Gain knowledge and tools that enable you to navigate your path to a health first, holistic approach to fitness which includes insights from leading experts in body image, mental health and intuitive eating. As you read you will discover the wonderful physical and mental health benefits of regular activity and then start to feel their effects as you follow Tally's 10-week training plan. The plan is designed to slot into your life in a sustainable and flexible way, providing resistance workouts, bodyweight workouts and weekly challenges to keep mixing it up which can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Through personal insight, and as a Trainer, Instructor and host of the podcast Fit And Fearless with BBC 5 Live, Tally wants to help you build a positive and intuitive relationship with fitness, food and your body that is sustainable for the long term and ultimately help you to Train Happy.
There is a place where life's end can become a new beginning as someone, or something, entirely different. When a young boy's grandfather dies, he is overwhelmed with the confusion of knowing that they will never see each other again. In his extraordinary dreams, they meet again, and in the magical Life Transfer City he comes to accept his grandfather's passing and remember the experiences they have shared.
From Ruth Krauss, the celebrated children's book author of The Carrot Seed and A Hole Is to Dig, comes this never-before-published book of witty one-liners-brought to life by Geisel Honor-winning artist Sergio Ruzzier. Dance with a leaf. Jump like a raindrop. Sit in the sun and shine. This imaginative story from Ruth Krauss-one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time-and celebrated artist Sergio Ruzzier is a remarkable collaboration that captures the timeless spirit of Krauss's signature wit and humor. Paired with Ruzzier's irresistible drawings, this story will delight readers of all ages and inspire them to roar like dandelions.
Meet Morris: the most endearing, foggy-brained monster imaginable. Penny isn't sure she likes her new house - until she bumps into Morris,a funny white monster made of mist. Before she knows it, Penny is whisked away on an adventure, and she discovers that wonderful new friends can pop up where you least expect them. A gorgeously illustrated magical adventure about friendship.