Mr. Bear thinks that he needs to take Edith ("The Lonely Doll") and Little Bear away from their beloved New York City to escape the dirty air and streets. But Edith and Little Bear don't want to move to the country, so they take up the cause of cleaning up the city. They march in front of City Hall and write a letter to the Mayor. The Mayor sends a letter back, urging Edith and Little Bear to do a little bit every day to clean up the city themselves, and to keep watch for any polluters. Edith and Little Bear follow the Mayor's advice, and they begin to clean up their neighborhood themselves. Mr. Bear, seeing how much Edith and Little Bear care for their home and their streets, happily decides they can remain in their home in the city.
Celebrate curmudgeonly Bear and the irrepressible Mouse in this laugh-out-loud companion to the much-loved A Visitor for Bear, A Bedtime for Bear and The Sniffles for Bear.
Flora loves her Bear dearly, but her mum says it's time for him to go in the wash. Beautifully imagined scenes show Bear, in the wash, remembering how much fun they had getting grubby in the first place. When Bear is clean, he's just not the same, so Flora sets out to have some fun and get him back to his dirty but loveable self again. Then, at the end of a long day, it's Flora's turn to have a wash - and good old Bear still loves clean Flora just the same. AUTHOR: Thomas Docherty found reading and writing really difficult as a child, so he ended up keeping a sketchbook diary, especially if he travelled somewhere new. That was the inspiration for his first picture books 'To the Beach' and 'Little Boat'.
A girl sobs and yells into the pay phone at Broadway Skytrain station. "Oh God! Please God! Help Me!" Now and then, a word is punctuated by a high throaty squeal, "Please GA...AHHHHD! Help Meeee!" All around her, people rush by, stroll by, talking, laughing, and discussing dinner plans on cell phones. It is a beautiful, sunny Vancouver day. Not too hot and not too cold. And it's only May. She is begging someone on the phone to help her, forgive her, it'll never happen again, she just wants to come home... "Please God, I will do anything, just come meet me at the Skytrain station!" I hear a couple laughing playfully. A radio blares Hip Hop in a nearby restaurant, reverberating in the walls of the stairwell where I am trying to read 'Seasons in Hell' by Rimbaud. But I can't stop listening until whoever is on the other end of the phone agrees to meet her, take her back. I hope, for her sake, that it is better wherever she is going, at least compared to wherever she has been. There is a bastard hand waiting to grab any of us that might fall into its grasp. The sun will still shine over the dead.
For two years, until his untimely death in 1718, the notorious pirate wreaked havoc on Atlantic coastal shipping. Many tales have been told about the bold deeds of this tall and wild sea rover, but few know about a daring crime that linked Blackbeard with the highest levels of government, a crime that would send two colonies to war and foreshadow the American Revolution. In her page-turning narrative based on a true story, Margaret Hoffman spins a tale of political intrigue, villainy and romance. Her infamous pirate emerges as a man of considerable charm and gallantry who not only becomes the confidant of the governor of North Carolina, but also wins the heart of a beautiful young heiress. Legends and myths about Blackbeard continue three centuries after his death, but the true story is the most incredible of all. With the recent discovery of Blackbeard's sunken ship, 'Queen Anne's Revenge', this book is sure to become as much a treasure as that ill-fated but much sought after shipwreck.
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