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Download E-books La huitième couleur (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 1) PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Voici le most advantageous recueil compilatoire et jubilatoire des romans du Disque-monde. Il réunit les trois premiers livres mettant en scène les sorcières de Lancre, et notamment l. a. sagace et redoutable Mémé Ciredutemps, un personnage que Terry Pratchett reconnaît comme un de ses favoris. Il contient : los angeles huitième fille, 3e livre des « Annales ». Sur le Disque-monde, los angeles magie se transmet de huitième fils en huitième fils. Mais si c est une fille ? Trois s urcières, 6e livre des « Annales ». Rois, nains, bandits, démons, héritiers du trône, bouffons, trolls, usurpateurs, fantôme, histrions et plateaux tournants : Shakespeare n en aurait pas rêvé tant. Ou peut-être si ? Avec en exclusivité le ravitaillement en vol d un balai de sorcière. Mécomptes de fées, 12e livre des « Annales ». Trois sorcières en challenge à l étranger (beurk !). L ennemi : l. a. dictature des contes de fées. Mais n est-ce pas le merveilleux destin d une servante que d épouser un prince ? Comme celui des mères-grands de se faire dévorer par le loup ? Terry Pratchett contre Disneyland.

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Download E-books The Devil's Financial Dictionary PDF

By Jason Zweig

Your Survival advisor to the Hades of Wall Street

The Devil’s monetary Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish hazards, and banks too mammoth to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall highway into simple truths and aphorisms someone can understand.

An vital survival consultant to the opposed barren region of today’s monetary markets, The Devil’s monetary Dictionary provides useful insights with a scorpion’s sting. It cuts throughout the fads and fakery of Wall road and clears a secure direction for traders among euphoria and despair.

Staying out of economic purgatory hasn't ever been this fun.

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Download E-books The Year of Billy Miller PDF

By Kevin Henkes

A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning, nationally bestselling writer Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller during this fast paced and shaggy dog story approximately friendship, sibling contention, and straightforward tuition. The yr of Billy Miller comprises black-and-white paintings by means of Kevin Henkes and is ideal for fanatics of the Ramona books; Frindle, via Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series.

The New York Times declared: "Henkes's pleasant tale is confined and bright . . . forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it exhibits the substance, heat and flexibility of fantastically universal relatives love." whilst Billy Miller has a mishap on the statue of the Jolly eco-friendly gigantic on the finish of summer season holiday, he finally ends up with a massive lump on his head. What how to commence moment grade, with a lump in your head! because the 12 months is going by means of, notwithstanding, Billy figures out easy methods to navigate trouble-free college, tips on how to have fun with his little sister, and the way to be a extra grown up and liable family member and a aid to his busy operating mother and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor writer and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes provides a quick, enjoyable, laugh-out-loud-funny college and family members tale that includes a diorama homework project, a college poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling mood tantrums. this can be a ideal brief novel for the early effortless grades.

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Download E-books Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury (Book 2) PDF

By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat

From Dav Pilkey, writer of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship event with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta could be a small mouse, yet he has a really immense good friend -- a tremendous flying robotic! And whilst an evil, outerspace villain named Mr. Mosquito invades Earth with a military of Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury, Ricky and his robotic be aware of precisely what to do! younger readers will cheer as Ricky's robotic battles the undesirable men. And while Ricky unearths a really good way to play a trick on Mr. Mosquito, it truly is undeniable to determine that even a bit mouse could be a large hero!

Originally released in 2000, this variation beneficial properties brand-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!

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Download E-books Boomsday PDF

By Christopher Buckley

BOOMSDAY'S heroine is Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites gigantic political turmoil while, outraged over mounting Social safeguard debt, she in a well mannered way means that child Boomers receive govt incentives to kill themselves through age seventy five. Her modest notion catches fireplace with thousands of her outraged friends ("Generation Whatever") and an bold Senator looking to achieve the formative years vote in his presidential crusade.
With assistance from Washington's maximum spin healthcare professional, the blogger and the baby-kisser try and experience the difficulty of euthanasia for Boomers (they name it "Transitioning") the entire method to the White condominium, over the forceful objections of the spiritual correct and, in fact, child Boomers, who're deeply indignant by way of demonstrations at the golfing classes in their retirement lodges.

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Download E-books Ramona the Brave PDF

By Beverly Cleary

For a lady as obsessed with lifestyles as Ramona, beginning the 1st grade may be effortless! yet with a instructor who does not comprehend her, a tattletale classmate, and a frightening puppy who follows her at the stroll domestic from university, Ramona has a troublesome time performing just like the enormous lady everybody expects her to be. but if she exhibits as much as college with a lacking shoe, Ramona will get a clean grip on her braveness so as to make it via a mortifying scenario.

Newbery Medal successful writer Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles the ups and downs of effortless institution woes. this is often ideal for enthusiasts of Clementine.

Supports the typical center kingdom Standards

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Download E-books The World of Alphonse Allais PDF

In a single of his self reliant items Miles Kington as soon as spoke of a quantity of Edward Lear's limericks translated into French. now not a simple job, it's possible you'll imagine, and in translating Alphonse Allais into English, Miles Kington set himself an analogous problem. He carried it off with panache. As Max Harrison stated within the occasions, '... has performed a tricky activity good, even retaining a few of Allais's puns'. Alphonse Allais has been defined because the maximum funny author ever. within the phrases of Lisa Appignanesi, 'Allais was once a consummate absurdist. From a normal phenomenon, basic sentiment or scenario, he may logically deduce the looniest, so much macabre and so much unforeseen end result ... His humour stored all Paris, low and high, ready breathlessly for the paper which might hold his subsequent story ...' On first book, in 1976, Clive James within the Observer stated 'Allais has been useless 70 years yet his mocking tone guarantees him a completely suitable after-life'. And John Sturrock within the New Statesman, 'Allais stands, besides Jarry, on the head of the main staggering and hugely knowledgeable culture of French humour, as witty because it is whimsical'. Faber unearths deals this infrequent e-book as a tribute not just to Alphonse Allais but in addition Miles Kington, nice humorists in tandem.

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Download E-books Look Who's Back PDF

By Timur Vermes

"What could occur if Adolf Hitler awakened in modern day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd prove a television comedy megastar . . . [Look who is Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a rustic that has grappled for many years with Hitler's unconscionable legacy."
-Time
Timur Vermes' record-breaking bestseller, Look who is Back, is a satirical novel that imagines what might occur if Hilter reawakened in present-day Germany. The ebook used to be a tremendous good fortune in Germany, promoting greater than 1.5 million copies. Janet Maslin of The ny Times known as Look who is Back"desperately humorous . . . an creative comedy of errors."
In the radical, Adolf Hitler wakes up in 2011 from a 66-year sleep in his subterranean Berlin bunker to discover the Germany he knew totally replaced: Internet-driven media spreads principles in mins and fumes star obsession; immigration has produced multicultural neighborhoods bringing jointly humans of various race, ethnicity, and faith; and the main robust individual in govt is a lady. Hitler is instantly well-known . . . as an impersonator of unusual ability. the general public assumes the fulminating chief of the Nazi celebration is a performer who's constantly in personality, and shortly his inevitable viral charm begets YouTube stardom, begets tv star on a Turkish-born comedian's convey. His bigoted rants are improper for a theatrical satire-exposing prejudice and misrepresentation-and his media good fortune emboldens Hitler to begin his personal political social gathering, and set the rustic he unearths a shambles again to rights.
With bold and darkish humor, Look who is Back skewers the absurdity and depravity of the cult of character in glossy media culture.

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Download E-books Hector and the Search for Lost Time: A Novel (Hector's Journeys) PDF

The pleasant 3rd e-book within the multimillion-copy across the world bestselling series

Being up opposed to the clock used to be a true challenge for therefore many of us, idea Hector. What might he very likely do to assist them?

First he tackled happiness. Then he took on love. And now Hector, our endearing younger French psychiatrist, confronts the chronic march of time.

His sufferers lament that there's now not adequate time within the day. Or they think that lifestyles is passing them by means of. And in a single case, a tender boy turns the matter on its head: he is impatient to develop up! Hector himself is more and more conscious of time: He does not believe rather so younger anymore, and the clock is ticking on his courting together with his liked Clara.

So as time flies, so does our clever and winsome hero in his most up-to-date adventure, traveling around the globe to appreciate the earlier, the longer term, and the way top to benefit from the current.

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