Beastly Things

Beastly Things PDF Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194508
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 221

Book Description
A New York Times bestseller: The police investigate the death of a veterinarian in Venice, Italy in this “swiftly paced” mystery (The Seattle Times). When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Guido Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. The autopsy shows he had suffered from a rare, disfiguring disease. A shopkeeper tells Brunetti that the man had a kindly way with animals. Finally, the victim is identified as a much-loved veterinarian—and Brunetti’s quest to find the killer will take him on a harrowing journey . . . “All her trademark strengths shine in this swiftly paced, sophisticated tale of greed versus ethics.” —The Seattle Times “Written with such delicacy and emotional force that we can’t help but be reminded of Greek tragedy.” —Booklist, starred review

Non Sequitur's Beastly Things

Non Sequitur's Beastly Things PDF Author: Wiley Miller
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740798677
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 187

Book Description
If a cartoonist successfully captures life's humorous and ironic moments in three short panels, readers applaud. When Wiley does the same in his single-scene format, they roll on the carpet laughing. Non Sequitur not only breaks the three-panel mold, it succeeds without regular characters, standard settings, or repeat situations to fall back on. Each piece, in other words, hangs out there as Wiley's snapshot of the worlds of work, leisure, and life's many crossroads. Non Sequitur's Beastly Things, as guided by Rolf the dog, keeps readers howling, growling, and scratching for more. You will delight, for instance, in crocodiles luring fishermen with dollar bills, Randy the science lab kid who announces that his homework ate his dog, and the desert dweller who celebrates the change of season by raking needles beneath his cacti.

My Beastly Book of Silly Things

My Beastly Book of Silly Things PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781897349854
Category : Coloring books
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
What's so silly about drawing? If you're doing it right, everything! In My Beastly Book of Silly Things the ridiculous possibilities are endless: flying elephants, sausage thieves, crazy hairdos, boogers, bugs, guacamole, and more! Like the other titles in the My Beastly Book series, My Beastly Book of Silly Things pushes kids' creativity into curious new and fun directions. Armed with only a pack of crayons or markers, children get to interpret visual cues and solve humorous mix-ups in their own unique way. What objects will they throw into the garbage? What's about to be hit by the little man's massive club? And just what are the silliest things they can think of? Well, that's all up to them. Getting the whole insane ball rolling is illustrator Vincent Boudgourd. His loose, exaggerated style not only perfectly sets up each crazy conundrum, it does so in a manner that encourages spontaneous and natural response from kids. The entire book is a wacky, unpretentious journey into a world where no idea is too weird to take root.

Beastly Verse

Beastly Verse PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781592701667
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
"This is an anthology of 16 animal poems for children, illustrated by the graphic artist JooHee Yoon. The authors range from Lewis Carroll to D.H. Lawrence to Anonymous."--Publisher information.

Beastly Bones

Beastly Bones PDF Author: William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203544
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 305

Book Description
“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . .” In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gad’s Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. Beastly Bones, the second installment in the series, delivers the same quirky humor and unforgettable characters as Jackaby, the book the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title

Non Sequitur's Beastly Things

Non Sequitur's Beastly Things PDF Author: Wiley Miller
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740700163
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 260

Book Description
If a cartoonist successfully captures life's humorous and ironic moments in three short panels, readers applaud. When Wiley does the same in his single-scene format, they roll on the carpet laughing. Seven years ago, Wiley exited the editorial pages of the San Francisco Examiner with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in his pocket and began a career as the preeminent solo panel creator working today. Non Sequitur readers were ready for his wild and unpredictable takes on an untamed world. Non Sequitur not only breaks the three-panel mold, it succeeds without regular characters, standard settings, or repeat situations to fall back on. Each piece, in other words, hangs out there as Wiley's snapshot of the worlds of work, leisure, and life's many crossroads. Following the solid success of his last collection, The Non Sequitur Survival Guide for the Nineties, Wiley's newest collection is destined to continue his sardonic tradition. Non Sequitur's Beastly Things, as guided by Rolf the dog, promises to keep readers howling, growling, and scratching for more. They will delight, for instance, in crocodiles luring fishermen with dollar bills, Randy the science lab kid who announces that his homework ate his dog, and the desert dweller who celebrates the change of season by raking needles beneath his cacti.

Beastly Puzzles

Beastly Puzzles PDF Author: Rachel Poliquin
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1525302604
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32

Book Description
A truly one-of-a-kind book. What animal is made up of three billiard balls, five feather dusters and dinosaur feet? … An ostrich, of course! In this book, young readers are asked to guess the animal using a list of unexpected bits and pieces as clues. The concept of this book is inspired by the ways old natural histories explained and illustrated exotic animals. Little-known animals were described as a hodgepodge of parts taken from familiar creatures and vegetation. Beavers, for example, were described as being composed of a flounder, an otter, goose feet, squirrel paws and a rabbit’s front teeth. Tricky, right? Well, not to worry! Opening the gatefold will reveal the animal — and lots of cool facts about it! Are you ready for your first Beastly Puzzle?

Beauty and Beastly

Beauty and Beastly PDF Author: Melanie Karsak
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692075593
Category : Fairy tales
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
Best Steampunk Novel of 2017, Critters/Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll In this tale as old as time, Isabelle Hawking must tinker a solution to a heartbreaking mystery. When Isabelle Hawking and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle is thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkerers, and studying mechanicals is her dream. And it doesn't hurt that the trip also offers Isabelle an escape from her overbearing and unwanted suitor, Gerard LeBoeuf. But Isabelle never arrives. Swept up in a tempest, her ship is lost. Isabelle survives the storm only to be shipwrecked on a seemingly deserted island. The magical place, dotted with standing stones, faerie mounds, and a crumbling castle, hints of an ancient past. Isabelle may be an unwilling guest, but her arrival marks a new beginning for the beastly residents of this forgotten land. See how New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak puts a steampunk spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg PDF Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802193595
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 239

Book Description
A New York Times bestseller: “Brunetti amply displays the keen intelligence and wry humor that has endeared this series to so many.” —Publishers Weekly Commissario Brunetti’s latest assignment is to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife comes to him with a request of her own. The sweet, simple-minded man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him. Brunetti begins to investigate and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver’s license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. Stranger still, the dead man’s mother refuses to speak to the police. And as secrets unravel, Brunetti begins to suspect that an aristocratic family might be somehow connected to the mystery . . . “Leon’s success . . . is testament to the heartening fact that character counts in crime fiction.” —Booklist, starred review

1001 Beastly Body Facts

1001 Beastly Body Facts PDF Author: Helen Otway
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1398800813
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 366

Book Description
Did you know that when you blush, you blush all over...even inside your stomach? Or that more than one billion people are infected with hookworm, meaning 10 million litres/22 million pints of blood is sucked from people's intestines every day? Our goblin narrator and friends will reveal just how amazing your body is, in ways you might never imagine! You'll learn the amazing truth about what goes on inside your body, the invisible invaders it is home to (if you're unlucky) and some very disgusting diseases. You'll even read some crazy stories about what people have done to themselves in the name of art or breaking records! Turn over and prepare to learn all about your beastly body...
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