As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the problems of her younger years as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Celebrated for her long-distance flights, her disappearance during an around-the-world flight in remains an unsolved mystery. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods and conflicts. This awesome book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Egypt through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries.
Each artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods and conflicts. The ancient Mayan civilization thrived in Mesoamerica, and the Mayans are famous for their calendar, which followed the solar year. This exciting book explores the culture and achievements of the ancient Maya through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries.
Fifteen-year-old Jim believes that war is a glorious adventure and he cannot wait to fight. But what Jim discovers in the trenches dispels any romantic view of the war, and his longing for adventure is replaced by the need to survive. The final tragic outcome is one he never could have imagined.
He puts on his boots and his coat, pulls on his goggles and heads out for an adventure. He splashes in puddles and gets tickled by worms. How is he going to fix his mess? She presses one button, then another, until the plane takes off. Now available as a board book, this Munsch classic was originally published as an Annikin in , and as a picture book in When Angela's father gets lost at the airport, she looks for him everywhere.
Angela looks under planes, on top of planes and beside planes… then she looks inside a plane. Luckily, she finds the button for the control tower! Can Angela bring the plane back down? To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful, they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him.
Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle. But a kind gesture from a friend helps to restore his sparkle. What are two things that small children love? Animals and big machines, of course. In this energetic board book, the two are combined, along with a single word, to show how the actions of seven animals mirror those of seven mighty machines. A small elf-like creature appears on every spread, giving toddlers something else to discover. Originally published as a picture book in Highlighting the work of the Toronto Wildlife Centre TWC , this book describes how wild animals are rehabilitated after being rescued from perilous situations.
True stories demonstrate the efforts of the trained professionals who rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release orphaned, sick or injured animals. Readers learn about the wild animals that they may encounter and get tips on how to protect and support urban wildlife. In an engaging question-and-answer style, children are introduced to playful activities that they share with other animals, such as playing tag gazelles , blowing bubbles grey tree frogs and dancing honeybees.
What seems like playtime for the animals is actually the way they forage for food, build strength or care for their young. A fun and educational introduction to animal behaviour. In this newest title, youngsters learn how bowheads raise their babies, where they live, what they eat and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don't have any teeth! Mixing fun-filled animal facts for young readers with detailed illustrations, Animals Illustrated is a charming non-fiction series focusing on Arctic animals.
Children learn how muskoxen raise their young, how they protect themselves from predators, what they eat and how they forage, and the adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than many other animals! In this title, children will learn how polar bears raise their cubs, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin! Learn how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their tusks.
This book was created by a variety of Coast Salish artists who have been generous in sharing their culture, art and insights on their unique relationships with the natural and supernatural world. Stranded in the rain, the animals are all too happy to board a boat two by two. At first, the animals find ways to amuse themselves like playing leapfrog and hide-and-seek. Will the rain ever stop? This title is also available in French as L'arche des animaux. Going to the art gallery is boring for Anna — everything is old and there are so many rules — until she gets to peek inside a mysterious, secret workshop.
Filled with representations of many famous and not-so-famous paintings, this picture book is a celebration of how art can capture the imagination. Then wild, brash and outspoken Anne crashes into his life. Anne is all he thinks about, desire consuming him. Henry will do anything to be with her, but will their romance destroy them both? Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted to adopt a boy to help on the farm; instead they get brash, redheaded Anne, who has always dreamed of finding a real home.
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Marilla and nosy neighbour Mrs. Lynde are not so sure Anne belongs. Anne must prove what she knows in her heart — that Green Gables is her true home. Annie and her big brother, Simon, are mostly good friends, but even friends disagree sometimes. Now this offbeat duo return for a third warm and gently funny early chapter book featuring three short stories. Annie and Simon highlight the best parts of being siblings and are a testament to the fact that there isn't just one formula for the perfect family. Princess Misty of Beldora is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of Grimoire, who intends to marry her and conquer Beldora.
Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress… she is going to be the hero of this story! None of the other foxes share Marco's curiosity. So, when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find other inquisitive foxes and answers to his questions about the world. The motley crew finds adventure, peril and possibility on their journey — and Marco discovers that finding friends is more important than finding answers!
This accessible title helps kids understand anxiety and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions and helpful hints, this book helps young people identify and deal with the different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard and the mall. Strategies for kids coping with anxiety are included.
When she has a fictional encounter with some very curious children, they end up collaborating on a fantastical story within a story. Here is a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild… and maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own. Jaden and Cali live in different cities, but they connect online almost every day, playing their favourite game, Cross Ups.
Cali is unhappy and she keeps changing her gamer tag. What is she trying to hide? Ara loves BIG numbers. She wants to count all the stars in the sky In this STEM adventure, Ara and her sidekick droid, DeeDee, use smarts and grit to solve a BIG problem and discover an amazing algorithm of success — coding, courage, creativity and collaboration!
When their dad died, Justine became caregiver for her autistic brother, who has now been accepted into a group home. Before he moves in, the twins want to create the perfect memory. Each spread has a clue, and kids will see hints of her scattered throughout the pages. A winsome armadillo goes to Paris, accompanied by his grandfather's journals, to meet the Iron Lady. But who is she? Each spread has a clue, and readers will see hints of her scattered throughout the book. Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given an incredible opportunity — the chance for a film school scholarship.
Then she discovers a bald spot on her head and is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has no cure and no definitive outcome. Determined to produce her video and keep her condition secret, Sloane is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. Politics is more than just adults governing society and making laws; politics is how we make decisions.
How we get along. And it is influenced by all people — even you! Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves! But the more art she sees, the more mixed-up she gets When Finley, Olivia and Henry make some art-rageous portraits of each other, they discover the power of art! Finley makes her mark in a Fin-tastic way. During his life, Vincent van Gogh was mocked for being different. Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art.
But he kept painting. Arto has lived his whole life in the cold North. When his family prepares to spend a year in the South, Arto is not happy. He wears his woolly clothes in the desert, pretending he never left the North. But when Arto makes a new friend, he slowly sheds his layers and discovers that it's not so bad to adapt to your surroundings.
Outdoor art, from Halloween decorations to a fish display strung up at the school, starts disappearing from all over the neighbourhood!
Since Attila hated working on those fish for his community service, everyone thinks he is behind it. Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure — and murder — follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin! When Christopher discovers the attacker's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate an ancient curse on the French throne.
Now Christopher, Tom and Sally are in a race to find a hidden treasure — before someone else is murdered! Will has what it takes to become a classical violinist, so when given the chance to take part in a prestigious summer program, he seizes the opportunity. But Will is unprepared for performing in public and he has all the symptoms of performance anxiety — sweating, shaking and heart-pounding panic.
What happens when the one thing you need to achieve your dreams is something you find utterly terrifying? Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. Should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble? Count goldfish as they swim about the tranquil pond.
Watch as sunlight moves across the water. Spot a water lily blossoming, frogs and water striders hopping through, a heron flying by. With a simple text and rich, lifelike paintings, Werner Zimmermann has created a peaceful meditation on nature and a unique and beautiful world for all readers to enjoy. From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, this board book includes lots of interesting Atlantic Canadian animals like the lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine and more! This book is your passport to a world of hidden possibilities!
Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood who yearns for adventure. When she discovers that she is headed for the slaughterhouse, Audrey must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. Cleverly written as an oral account, this unique illustrated tale of an animal on the run is full of heart and humour. A touching and insightful story. Covering his childhood in Arizona to first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey player has skated his way to stardom. Iranian-American Daria Esfandyar is proud of her heritage.
She and her friends think of themselves as the "realest" kids in school. But when Daria learns something shocking about her past, she starts on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. As everything in her life starts spinning out of control, can she figure out how to stay true to herself? Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming when there is a ground-shaking rumble and unstable snow rushes downhill, burying them in icy whiteness. An avalanche!
It will take all their knowledge and grit to survive! Stay calm. Stay smart. Real-life avalanche and wilderness survival tips are included. Avis Dolphin is sailing to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and German U-boats are a real threat. Avis meets a kindly professor whose story of a magical island helps her face an uncertain future.
Not knowing what to do, she encounters many animals who want to help. Celebrating the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling, the book includes a pronunciation guide and the recipe for bannock. Love shines through in the scribbled sticky notes they leave each other. Neither Matt nor Free ever imagined they would be playing American football in Paris with a team from a poverty-stricken suburb called Villeneuve.
And Free just wants to play football and forget Texas. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and brave Masha needs an adventure. Now, to earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tricky tests… Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless. Caillou has finished his bath and is getting ready for bed.
Young children can help Caillou by looking under the flaps to find his pajamas, his favourite book and his teddy bear, along with a few surprises! A fun and sturdy book for toddlers. This CD is a celebration of 20 years of making beautiful music for children. Reid-Naiman has gathered the best of her songs, rhymes, tickles, knee joggles, dances and lullabies for babies and put them together on one classic CD.
Lindy has been working hard cleaning and doing odd jobs around the neighbourhood to earn money for a school trip to the Arctic. When an elderly client pays her a larger amount of money than normal, Lindy keeps it to pay the early-bird rate for her trip. But then a schoolmate learns what she did and starts blackmailing her, forcing Lindy to make a hard choice.
This documentary, investigating a perceived threat in the rural Maritimes following a fatal coyote attack, could be used in a high school setting to convey how the expanding human population is encroaching on animal territory. Locals react to the attack by concluding that a new super species is infiltrating their communities: part coyote and part wolf.
But is there any truth to this suspicion? From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel and Marlene Dietrich to Madonna, female style rebels have used clothes to shake things up and break the rules. With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women — often without other means of power — have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape the way women present themselves today.
Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen… sometimes it takes a bad mood to make everything right! Twelve-year-old Cody loves basketball, but his shaky self-confidence is undermined by a much better-off player who targets him. The newbie seems to take an interest in Cody on the court, but his "helpful" hints are undermining Cody's performance.
To play better, Cody has to come to grips with the bullying, become more self-reliant and take advantage of his skills playing the sport. Bagels are the best thing about Sundays. But their weekly tradition is disrupted when a tumble on his tuches means Zaida is housebound — and bagel-less!
Will they all be hungry for bagels on Sunday? Is there something Eli can do? The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise without the family pets. When Bagels sneaks aboard the ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep him a secret! But then an onboard mystery begins to unfold, involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope.
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Can Bagels help crack the case? Look out, Bagels is back! The Bernstein family vacation to Sasquatch Lake is off to a rocky start with no TV and a leaky cabin roof. Josh keeps seeing a hairy figure lurking in the woods, and even Bagels is nervous. And are Sasquatches real? Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, this is an inspiring resource for boys and girls interested in ballet. So when the entire family, except Balthazar, disappears, the only Fabuloso without real magic must find them. Balthazar teams up with a long-lost lunatic uncle and the loathsome Pagan Fistula against a force so evil that even powerful magicians cower before it.
What hope does a ragtag crew of misfits have? Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Shunan Bamboo Forest ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants and people that inhabit China's oldest bamboo forest. Simple graphs show facts about the forest, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.
Separated from his family when they are forced to flee their home in Burundi, young Deo lives alone in a refugee camp in Tanzania. Resources are scarce and gangs steal what they can. One gang leader has begun targeting Deo, who finds comfort in making a banana-leaf ball. When a coach arrives and organizes a soccer game, everything begins to change. Pip craves adventure and the chance to right the injustice he sees all around him — just like his hero, Robin Hood. An offer to go to the Bradford Fair allows him to escape his dull life for a few days.
Can Pip and his Band of Merry Kids save the day? The massive volume of information available today makes clarity a key component of data literacy, and visual representations of data are the clearest and quickest way to share information. Using engaging activities and relevant, real-life examples, this book teaches young readers how to organize and clearly present data using bar graphs, and explains how to interpret data in this form.
Meet Barnaby, an unforgettable bunny with a few blind spots! Barnaby has an excellent memory. He remembers to brush his teeth and he always remembers when it's ice-cream night. So how could he forget something so important? As Barnaby finds out, sometimes the thing that's slipped your mind is right under your nose or right above it.
Jim Webb and his grandfather are supposed to be on vacation, fishing for barracuda in the Florida Keys.
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But with a deathbed request for help, a generations-old crime and attempted murder, everything changes. Webb discovers that what lurks in the shallow waters of the Keys is much more dangerous than a slashing game fish. And along the way, he learns an important truth about himself and his own past. There is so much more to baseball than throwing, hitting, running and catching. Behind the game is a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology and fascinating, little-known facts.
This entertaining, informative and highly visual book gives young baseball fans a front-row seat to colourful details, surprising insights and new discoveries in baseball knowledge. Die-hard fans and casual spectators alike will want to get their hands on this book of fascinating basketball facts. Find out about the origins of basketball, how much players are paid, the evolution of the basketball shoe and the secret for hitting a perfect shot.
Lots of humorous illustrations and a fun trivia quiz make this book a slam dunk. In this engaging and informative title, animal activist and biologist Rob Laidlaw sheds light on these famously shadowy mammals, from their habits and habitats to their importance for maintaining biodiversity, and the conservation efforts being made to protect them.
Nathan loves animals and longs for a pet. When he discovers seven orphaned baby squirrels in his backyard, he is keen to help them. With assistance from Batcat, a neighbourhood stray cat, Nathan learns to care for the squirrels. But all babies must leave the nest eventually. Will Nathan finally find a pet to call his own? This board book features full-colour photos of animals with a two-word description underneath. At the end, a child is shown having a bath, with the question "How do you take a bath?
Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation at Grandpa McKay's farm when they make a disturbing discovery — dead bats! The girls learn that the migrating bats are flying into the blades of the new wind turbines. Now they need to figure out how to get the power company's attention and save the bats! In this action-packed third instalment of the MetaWars series, the Uploaded have crossed into the real world.
Now the fight for control of the Metasphere and the off-line world has become a savage battle between the virtual and the real. Jonah, on a mission to save the Metasphere, faces an even more complicated future — and must make a terrible choice about his own uploaded father. But the war rages on, and the three young men find themselves reunited at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia. Nate is a guard, Sunday is a slave, and Walt is a prisoner. Can these three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival?
A vibrant health and creativity magazine set in a bustling city in outer space and filled with short stories, comics, recipes, puzzles, crafts, jokes, interviews, sports, true stories, fun facts, prizes and more! Specializing in publishing youth work, the magazine focuses on nutrition, personal care, healthy lifestyles, character development, eco education — all in an imaginative and zany style! Can anything eat prickly sea urchins?
Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach? Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions in this illustrated guide to solving beach mysteries. An entertaining and enlightening look at life by the ocean, perfect for beachcombers of any age.
How do bedbugs get into your home? Why are some grey squirrels black? Does goldenrod cause hay fever? Naturalist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the city. From ever-present dandelions to waves of starlings and clever coyotes, readers will be amazed at what nature they can find in the city.
Historians are like detectives, looking for clues in primary sources in order to better understand the past. Diaries and letters give a first-hand account of life in a specific time and place. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how to use them to study the past. This fun book gives an exciting overview of the rules, positions, strategies and equipment in football.
Dynamic photographs and step-by-step instructions provide tips on passing, receiving, rushing and defending, as well as helpful pointers for playing most positions on the field. Nutrition and the importance of fair play and teamwork are also included. Why do owls hunt at night? Why do coyotes howl?
Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers intriguing questions about the natural world at night in this informative illustrated guide. From how fireflies give off light and why some flowers only bloom at night, to why the moon changes shape, Kochanoff encourages kids to become nighttime detectives and explore their world after dark. Photographs show historians how things looked in the past. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.
Do dragonflies bite? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? Are leeches dangerous? Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving pond mysteries, taking young readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour of life in and around a freshwater pond.
Discover the answers to fascinating nature mysteries! Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine speeches as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past. In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practise democratic principles in their schools and classrooms.
Accessible, child-centred examples demonstrate key skills and practices, including active listening, consensus building and voting procedures. Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in neighbourhood clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens where they live. Artifacts are objects people in the past made, used and left behind.
Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they learn about artifacts as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past. Caring for Earth is everyone's job! Readers will discover ways they can have a positive impact on the environment, including planting trees and eating locally grown food, as well as "pre-cycling" and protecting animal habitats. Children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship and discover how to be effective problem solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.
In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. Children will learn about different needs around the world, from water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place.
This empowering title will help readers discover how to create positive changes in their communities. Accessible text and examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and to explore ways to act for the common good. Ideas include creating artwork for a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program. This motivating title inspires young readers to brainstorm different ways to use their interests, talents and skills to enrich their school environments.
From starting a welcome club for new students to organizing litterless lunch days, there are countless ways kids can promote positive change at their schools. Narrated by Teddy, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book is the companion to A Bear in War. Bear loves his forest home, but he gets lonely.
He decides to have a winter party to make friends with the other forest creatures. He decorates his den and bakes delicious treats, but Bear worries that his forest neighbours may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree. Beavers may not be as majestic as a lion or as ferocious as a shark, but never underestimate these wetland warriors! The first book in a new Superhero Field Guide series, this title is an informative, laugh-out-loud look at a keystone species and animal hero — the humble beaver.
Perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humour. Meet some remarkable girls from all over the world. The stories of their lives can be difficult to imagine. They describe the barriers and dangers that they, and millions of other girls, face daily. Despite the hardships they must overcome, these girls have hope for the future and strive to make their lives and those of their families and communities better.
Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Frankie is a little bear who goes to sleep each night with a ball of yarn unravelling in his paws and listening to the sound of his mother's knitting needles. Frankie dreams in all the colours of yarn until his mother's knitted surprise is ready… a blanket which, like a magic carpet, will always bring him home no matter how far he goes in his dreams.
Is it possible to live forever? People have been trying to figure out a way to escape mortality since, well, forever. This intriguing book takes readers on a fast-paced tour of some wacky and wise methods humans have used to try prolonging their lives — from ancient immortality elixirs and quests for a fountain of youth to modern-day research into cryogenics and robotics. Buckle up for true stories of the chiefs, strongmen and outlaws who kept the peace!
On the barren plains of Below, a teenage boy named Hokk lives in exile. Overhead, on the floating islands of Above, Elia is enslaved in endless drudgery. Desperate to return to their lost homes, they are propelled toward a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them. That is, until he discovers they have a dog. Ben is afraid of dogs… dogs are all teeth and jaws. Then it turns out the dog is scared of things, too! Can Ben overcome his fears to make a new kind of friend? He hunts for his food left on a plate by Mom and Dad and communicates in grunts.
In his cave, Ben can imagine a world where friends control their own destinies and distance is no obstacle. Since her traumatic brain injury, Madeline has grown apart from her twin sister. Her Best Buddy Justin is coping with troubles at school and his mother's depression since the death of his autistic sister. Bera is a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation, when trouble finds her.
A human baby appears in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only one who doesn't want it dead. Bera finds herself on a quest to take the sweet baby home. A touching story about an imaginative boy who prefers to play alone but is never lonely, although he admits being different can be difficult. His best friend is a massive old oak tree he has named Bertolt. When Bertolt dies one winter, the boy honours his tree in the best way possible. This title is also available in French as L'arbragan.
Fourteen-year-old Paige, adopted from China by Canadian parents, decides to avoid school bullies by taking a shortcut along railroad tracks. When she turns back for her best friend, Jazz, Paige is hit by a train, and is transported to a surreal world where she meets Kim, her friend who died seven years earlier.
Dog walker extraordinaire Stephen Nobel calms his anxiety by counting his daily mistakes. How can Stephen save everyone? To solve the mystery, Stephen will have to count on all of his new friends. For humans to truly thrive, we need more than food and water, we need a sense of community, and when we work together in groups — from family, friends and neighbourhoods to global organizations building on a foundation of common human experience — we can be a powerful force for change.
This title explores the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live. Russell asks his father to build a tree fort. But a slick bookie befriends Jack and introduces him to illegal betting. Helen Betty Osborne, following her dream of becoming a teacher, left her home to attend residential school in Manitoba. On November 13, , Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1, Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or have gone missing.
She targets the mega-wealthy, yet damaged, Olivia Sumner as the one to take her there. Then handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the administration and charms his way into students' lives — especially Olivia's. It becomes clear that Redkin poses a threat to Kate — or should she beware of Olivia?
Elia is a fugitive, on the run from the Imperial Guards who have launched a city-wide manhunt and offered a reward for her capture. Hokk is also on Elia's trail — one step behind and all too aware of the mortal danger she is in. As their worlds drift ever further apart, Elia and Hokk will have to decide where it is they truly belong and what it means to be reunited.
This book features stunning Native Northwest Coast illustrations of animals both big and small common to the region. Artists from five different Northwest Coast First Nations contributed to the creation of this visually appealing board book featuring animals such as the owl, bear and whale.
An entertaining tale, featuring a girl who doesn't want to share her mom. She sits her father down for a talk, presenting her idea that he should sleep in a camping cot! A comical twist on the classic parental struggle not to let kids sleep in their bed. In , a blue whale washed ashore in PEI and in , her skeleton was transported 6, kilometres and reassembled for display at the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum in BC.
From the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, this captivating title explores many of the fascinating places that make up Canada. To ask other readers questions about The Mountain that Burned , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Mountain that Burned. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. All Languages. More filters. Sort order.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Valda DeDieu. Valda DeDieu. Books by Valda DeDieu. Other unmanned spacecraft fly close to Jupiter and send back astonishing pictures of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. Surgeons transplant human hearts and other organs. They know not the way of peace or the true values of life! The grim reapers of starvation and disease take human lives by the millions. What is religion? It is defined as the worship of, and service to, God or the supernatural.
Some religions have perverted that definition. They worship not the God who created them, but gods which they have created. He now sends a voice to cry out with amplified world-covering power to reveal the way out of this senseless madness, into the world of peace and righteousness that soon shall grip the earth! Both of these prophecies have a dual application. Jesus came, over 1, years ago, to announce the future kingdom of God. That end-time last warning message is now going out worldwide in amplified power.
How in this age of religious confusion could one come to know these seven basic mysteries of the ages that decry this world-gripping conglomeration of beliefs? Primarily, of course, because they and those around them grew up being taught, and automatically accepting, those faiths. To expect one of them to discover the truth hidden from them and also contrary to the teachings of childhood and adulthood that engulfed them would seem to be expecting the impossible.
Why do most people believe the things they believe? Few, indeed, ever stop to ask themselves in retrospect how they came to accept the beliefs that have found lodgment in their minds. You probably have seen pictures of the statue The Thinker. A man sitting alone, leaning forward, elbows on his knees, his hand supporting his head. There, supposedly, he sits in deep thought, hour after hour, day after day—just thinking!
Supposedly that statue depicts the manner in which some of the religions of the world came into being. But The Thinker had nothing to think from! No foundation for his thinking. No facts on which to base his conjectures. Most people accept carelessly what they are taught from childhood. And, coming into maturity, they accept that which they have repeatedly heard, read or been taught. They continue to go along, usually without question, with their peers.
Most people do not realize it, but they have carelessly assumed what they believe without question or proof. Yet they will defend vigorously and emotionally their convictions. It has become human nature for people to flow with the stream—to go along with the crowd—to believe and perform like their peers around them. Further, most people stubbornly refuse to believe what they are unwilling to believe. I was no different. Of myself, and of my own volition, I would never have discovered these great truths.
But then, the prophet Moses never would have discovered the truths he wrote—the first five books of the Bible. It required a miraculous act of God , in the incident of the burning bush, to open his mind and to reveal to him the things of God. Moses did not seek God. God called and drafted Moses. Even on being confronted by the very voice of God, Moses protested. He stuttered! He felt he could not qualify for the task. Moses yielded. But the living Jesus struck him down blind, brought him to his senses and instructed him both in knowledge and in what Christ determined he should do.
Christ in Person revealed to him many of the truths you will read here. How, then, did I come to understand the precious knowledge of the truth? Certainly not on my own, or because I sought it or because of any virtues of my own. Such basic truths are revealed , not thought out in any human mind. They come from God, not man! Jeremiah protested that he was too young.
Isaiah protested that he was a man of unclean lips, but God caused him to accept the appointed mission. Jonah tried to run away on a ship but God compelled him to deliver his commanded message. Peter and Andrew wanted to be fishermen but Jesus called on them to forsake all and to follow him.
Similarly, I wanted to be an advertising man, but God brought me by circumstances not to my choosing to the mission he had in store for me. His purpose shall stand. The world is full of religions that originated in the imagination, reasoning and speculating of certain humans. But they had no true basis to reason from. The truth is revealed from God! But, does not everybody have access to biblical truth? Yes, people suppose the churches teach what is revealed in the Bible. So I give you, now, a brief synopsis of the experience by which Jesus Christ struck me down, so to speak, and revealed astounding truths!
Biblical truths not believed or taught by the churches. I was born of ordinary but stable and upright parents, with an ancestry in the Quaker faith. I have my genealogy all the way back to Edward the First of England and a line extending back to King David of ancient Israel. I had been reared from earliest childhood in the Quaker faith, but religious interest in those formative years was passive.
At age 18 I virtually dropped all interest in religion, and ceased attending church. I had, at 18, put myself through an intensive self-analysis, coupled with a survey of the occupations and professions to determine where I belonged—to avoid being the proverbial square peg in the round hole. Even at that age I had observed that most people were simply victims of circumstance. Few had ever planned intelligently their future lives. Many or most had stumbled into whatever job they found open. They did not choose where, in what part of the country or the world, they should live.
They had been buffeted about by circumstance. Those who went to college chose whatever course or profession that appealed to them at the time. But when I was yet only 16, a summer-vacation employer had, by praise for work well done and general encouragement, aroused the burning fire of ambition within me. Ambition is not only the desire for accomplishment, it includes the will and the drive to pay the price! This self-analysis at age 18 led me into the advertising profession and a business life.
I became unusually successful. All this, of course, developed great self-confidence, which was later to be replaced by a different kind of confidence— faith in Christ. I managed to represent the nine leading bank journals of the United States—journals read by chief officers of banks. It was at this height of my early business success that God began dealing with me. I had been recently married. In a matter of days after our marriage, while living in Chicago, my wife had a dream so vivid and impressive it overwhelmed and shook her tremendously. It was so realistic it seemed more like a vision.
For two or three days afterward everything else seemed unreal—as if in a daze—and only this extraordinary dream seemed real. In her dream she and I were crossing the wide intersection, only a block or two from our apartment, where Broadway diagonally crosses Sheridan Road. Suddenly there appeared an awesome sight in the sky above.
It was a dazzling spectacle—the sky filled with a gigantic solid mass of brilliant stars, shaped like a huge banner. The stars began to quiver and separate, finally vanishing. In her dream, she called my attention to the vanishing stars, when another huge grouping of flashing stars appeared, then quivering, separating and vanishing like the first.
As she and I, in her dream, looked upward at the vanishing stars, three large white birds suddenly appeared in the sky between us and the vanishing stars. These great white birds flew directly toward us. As they descended nearer, she perceived that they were angels. Then suddenly I thought of Herbert and was rather worried.
She knew I had evidenced very little religious interest, although we had attended a corner church two or three times. At first I was a little doubtful and afraid of how he would receive us, because I remembered we had neglected our Bible study and had our minds too much on things apart from his interests. But as we went up to him, he put his arms around both of us, and we were so happy! I thought people all over the world had seen him come. As far as we could see, people were just swarming into the streets at this broad intersection. Some were glad and some were afraid.
I was terribly disappointed at first, until he told me Christ was really coming in a very short time. At that time, we had been going quite regularly to motion picture theaters. She asked the angel if this were wrong. Then the angel and the whole spectacle seemed to vanish, and she awakened, shaken and wondering! In the morning, she told me of her dream. I was embarrassed. I thought of a logical way to evade it myself, and still solve it. Let me say here that in about 99, times out of ,, when people think God is speaking to them in a dream or vision in this day and age, it is pure imagination, or some form of self-hypnotism or self-deception.
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But if this was a vision from God, like Jonah, I tried to run away. Then came the devastating flash depression of It was not long-lived, but disastrous for the year. My big advertising accounts were in the farm tractor and implement and other manufacturing fields, rather than the metropolitan banks. One nationally known corporation president of my acquaintance committed suicide. Through no fault of my own, my business was swept out from under my feet by forces beyond my control. Out of Portland, Oregon, where I had moved with my family, I established an advertising service for laundry owners.
The laundry industry was 11th in the country in dollar volume of business, yet the most backward. I teamed with an efficiency expert, in my judgment top in the nation in his field. I took on only clients who allowed us to put their businesses on a new efficiency basis—both in the quality of laundering service and in business methods, which I supervised.
I had to be able to make promises in the advertising that my clients would fulfill. The association had power to obligate every member to a commitment for this magazine advertising equal to approximately 85 percent of the justifiable advertising expenditure each local laundry could make.
I knew nothing of this until it was a closed deal. I had been doubling and trebling the business volume of each of my clients. My business was growing. Again a highly successful business was swept out from under my feet through causes over which I had no control. Then, in the fall of , at age 34, it seemed that the roof had caved in and I was crushed! I was assailed by very disturbing dual challenges. My wife, after nine years of happy marriage, began keeping the seventh-day Sabbath instead of Sunday! I was aghast! I was angry. To me that was religious fanaticism! What would business contacts think?
But she claimed to have found this teaching in the Bible. My interests and studies have been in the area of business. Coincidentally, a sister-in-law, newly married and fresh out of college, hurled at me a second humiliating challenge. Everybody who has any education knows human life has come by evolution. I was proud. I had not neglected study and education. But now I had to admit I had never pursued a thorough, in-depth research of the particular question.
This double jolt to my pride hit me immediately after the second time my business had been destroyed. The effect was devastating. It was utterly frustrating. Nevertheless I was determined to prove both my wife and sister-in-law wrong. The dual challenge drove me into a determined almost night-and-day research.
That intensive study continued for six months before I found the proved answer. Yet the study has never ceased to this day. Both challenges focused on a common starting point—the book of Genesis in the Bible and the subject of origins—although that was only the beginning. These challenges came at a period in life when I had ample time on my hands. I plunged with intense concentration into the study. I did not begin the research in Genesis. Immediately those writings appeared convincing.
They necessarily are, to have won virtual universal acceptance in the world of higher education. I readily understood how the field of education had been gripped in the clutch of the evolutionary concept. This initial stage of my research rudely shook my faith in the existence of God. It brought me to realization that I had assumed the reality of God, because from childhood I had heard, and therefore assumed, it. For a while my head was swimming.
Was all I had ever believed mere myth and error, after all? Now I was determined to know the truth! My mind was being cleaned out from ideas and beliefs previously taken for granted. Of all the writings on evolution, Dr. More alone had culled out many discrepancies in the theory. Yet he, too, went along with the doctrine overall. But now I had, first of all, to prove or disprove the existence of God.
It was no casual or superficial study. I continued in this research as if my life depended upon it—as, in actual fact, it did, as well as my marriage. I also studied books on the other side of the question. Suffice it to say here that I did find irrefutable proof of the existence of God the Creator—and I found proof positive of the fallacy of the evolutionary theory.
The overwhelming array of college brainwashed minds to the contrary notwithstanding. I had the satisfaction of winning the admission of one Ph. Like Dr. More, though, she had been so thoroughly brainwashed in evolution she had to continue in what she had acknowledged was proof of its falsity.
I had proved the reality of the great majestic God! Already, in the evolutionary research, I had studied Genesis. Through which of these—if any—did God speak to mankind? Since I had to research the Sabbath question anyway, and already I had delved into Genesis, I decided to continue my study in the Bible. Here I was staring at a statement diametrically opposite to my Sunday school teaching prior to age I was taught in church that the wages of sin is everlasting life in an eternally burning hell.
Why should I need it as a gift? I researched the word soul by means of a Bible concordance. I found that the English word soul is translated from the Hebrew nephesh and that in Genesis 1 fowl, fish and animals—all three—were nephesh , as Moses was inspired to write. I researched the heaven and hell teaching further.
In this in-depth study of the Bible, I had the use of all the biblical helps—concordances, Greek-English and Hebrew-English lexicons, commentaries, Bible dictionaries and religious encyclopedias. The latter three of these, I found, were the works of scholarly but carnal minds. My research was totally different from that of students in a seminary.
They absorb what they are taught in the doctrines of their denomination. Education has become a matter of memory training. The child, and the adult student as well, is expected to accept and memorize whatever is taught. The lad was given a zero for his answer and severely instructed to always remember that the book says Columbus discovered America! A pupil, or a student in high school or university, is graded on memorizing and believing what he is taught by the textbook, the teacher, instructor or professor.
In the first dummy copy of the magazine The Plain Truth that I put together in —seven years before the magazine was actually published—I had an artist draw a picture of a schoolroom, with children sitting at the desks, each with a funnel stuck into his or her head. A student enrolled at a Methodist seminary receives Methodist doctrine and teaching into his head. A Catholic student studying in a Catholic seminary is taught Roman Catholic teachings.
A student in a Presbyterian seminary is given Presbyterian doctrines. A student in Germany studying history is instructed in one version of World Wars i and ii , but a history student in the United States is taught a somewhat different version. But I had been called specially by the living God. I was trying to prove the very opposite of what I found clearly and unmistakably to be what the Bible says!
I was taught by Christ what I did not want to believe but what he showed me was true! Jesus Christ is the personal Word of God. He, in person, taught the original 12 apostles and the apostle Paul. The Bible is the same Word of God in print today. Thus it was the same Jesus Christ who taught both the original apostles, beginning a.
Later Christ used me in founding three liberal arts colleges—including one in England. Through constant study, teaching and collaboration with spirit-minded faculty members in theological courses, my mind has remained open. This is not the place for a lengthy, detailed account of my intensive search in the Bible, and of my conversion. Even all the so-called contradictions evaporated upon unbiased study. The most difficult thing for any human mind is to admit being wrong. It was not more easy for me than for others.
But God had brought me, through circumstances, to the point where he had made me willing. But by that time I had taken a severe beating. I had to accept proved truth, contrary to what I had wanted to believe! It was humiliating to have to admit my wife had been right and I had been wrong in the most serious argument that ever came between us. But to my utter disappointed astonishment, I found that many of the popular church teachings and practices were not based on the Bible.
They had originated, as research in history had revealed, in paganism. Numerous Bible prophecies foretold it. The amazing, unbelievable truth is that the source of these popular beliefs and practices of professing Christianity was, quite largely, paganism and human reasoning and custom, not the Bible! I had first doubted, then searched for evidence, and found proof that God exists—that the Holy Bible is, literally, his divinely inspired revelation and instruction to mankind.
The word Lord means master — one you obey! Most people, I had discovered, are obeying false gods, rebelling against the one true Creator who is the supreme Ruler of the universe. The argument was over a point of obedience to God. The opening of my eyes to the truth brought me to the crossroads of my life. To accept it meant to throw in my lot with a class of humble and unpretentious people I had come to look upon as inferior. It meant being cut off from the high and the mighty and the wealthy of this world, to which I had aspired.
It meant the final crushing of vanity. It meant a total change of life! I had been rebelling against God in many more ways than just breaking the Sabbath command. It meant turning around and going the way of God —the way of his Bible —living according to every word in the Bible, instead of according to the ways of society or the desires of the flesh and of vanity.
It was a matter of which way I would travel for the remainder of my life. I had certainly reached the crossroads! But I had been beaten down. Repeated business reverses, failure after failure, had destroyed self-confidence. I was broken in spirit. It wanted to try to get up from ignominious defeat and try once again to tread the broad and popular way of vanity and of this world. I had been part of this world.
Giving up this world, its ways, interests, pleasures, was like dying. I think one of the greatest tests that everyone whom God has called faces, is giving up this world and being part of it. I knew its ultimate penalty was death. It was truly a battle for life —a life and death struggle. In the end, I lost that battle, as I had been losing all worldly battles in recent years. In final desperation, I threw myself on his mercy. If he could use my life, I would give it to him —not in a physical suicide, but as a living sacrifice, to use as he willed.
It was worth nothing to me any longer. I considered that I was only a worthless piece of human junk not worthy to be cast on the junk pile. Jesus Christ had bought and paid for my life by his death. It really belonged to him, and now I told him he could have it! But it was his to use as his instrument, if he thought he could use it. This surrender to God—this repentance —this giving up of the world, of friends and associates, and of everything—was the most bitter pill I ever swallowed.
Yet it was the only medicine in all my life that ever brought a healing! For I actually began to realize that I was finding joy beyond words to describe in this total defeat. I had actually found joy in the study of the Bible—in the discovery of new truths , heretofore hidden from my consciousness. And in surrendering to God in complete repentance, I found unspeakable joy in accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior and my present High Priest. I began to see everything in a new and different light.
Why should it have been a difficult and painful experience to surrender to my Maker and my God? Now , I came to a new outlook on life. Somehow I began to realize a new fellowship and friendship had come into my life. I began to be conscious of a contact and fellowship with Christ, and with God the Father.
When I read and studied the Bible, God was talking to me , and now I loved to listen! I began to pray, and knew that in prayer I was talking with God. I was not yet very well acquainted with God. But one gets to be better acquainted with another by constant contact and continuous conversation. So I continued the study of the Bible.
I began to write, in article form, the things I was learning. I did not then suppose these articles would ever be published. I wrote them for my own satisfaction. It was one way to learn more by the study. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. That is why I have said the experience I was painfully subjected to in this original intensive study was unique in human life and conduct in our time. I know of no world religious leader who arrived at his teachings in such a manner. Only God is infallibly correct!
I was brought, by the spring of , to a complete mind-sweeping! My mind was being swept clean of previous assumptions and beliefs—I had been brought through a painful experience. Then I was brought to acknowledge that whatever religious beliefs I had held were contrary to the truth of God. Not only what I had believed, but also what the churches believed! I had taken a beating! I had been brought to realize my own nothingness and inadequacy. I had been brought to a complete surrender to God and to his Word.
What I once hated I now loved. Now came a new enthusiasm in Bible study. Evolutionists, educators, scientists, religionists have striven in vain to solve the mystery of the ages—the origin of matter, the universe, and of man—the mystery of humanity—of awesome human accomplishment paradoxically paralleling human evils—of great minds accomplishing the unbelievable while unable to solve human problems. I now reveal an astounding, rational, common sense breakthrough to the reader, of the seven major mysteries that have bewildered all humanity.
I was returning to my hotel in New Delhi some years ago from a private conference with the late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India. Ever since arriving in India I had noticed cows and oxen wandering through the streets. I had never seen such animals straying loosely through city streets in any other country. The car driver smiled. But the cattle and oxen know their owners and where they live.
They find their own way home in the evening. Immediately I thought of the scripture in the first chapter of Isaiah, which I had never understood so perfectly before this living explanation. And this was spoken of ancient Israel, a nation to which God had revealed himself by many evidences and miracles.
How much less do other nations know about God—about who and what God is! Nevertheless, other nations are human beings just like the nation Israel. It is important at the very outset of this chapter that you notice God calls these humans his own children. They seem real. In this chapter I hope we will help make God as real to you as your own human father. God does reveal himself to us in the Bible, if we will just understand it, so that he will seem real to us.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity [spiritual], has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made [physical]. So they are without excuse; for although they knew [about] God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
The billions now living on earth not only are ignorant of the most important knowledge— who and what God is—they seem not to want to know! They are willingly in ignorance of this most important knowledge and relationship possible in human life! One explanation, only, is possible! All nations have been deceived Revelation And the fact of this universal deception makes certain the fact of a super deceiver!
More of this, later. The first created man Adam, taking to himself from the forbidden tree the knowledge of good and evil, was at the same time rejecting God as Creator. It is certain that God had revealed somewhat of himself, a certain knowledge to Adam. Nevertheless Adam had cut himself off from God his Creator. Undoubtedly, some of the knowledge that God had imparted to Adam was successfully imparted from father to son for many generations. But undoubtedly, as generation succeeded generation of humanity, knowledge of God had become greatly distorted.
Nimrod, as recorded in chapter 4 of this book, made a virtual god of himself. Through the succeeding generations and centuries knowledge of the true God faded almost completely. The ancient pagan nations made many different idols out of clay, wood, stone and other materials. Many examples of pagan idol gods have been dug up by archaeologists and may be seen in museums today.
As the apostle Paul said, they worshipped the creation rather than the Creator Romans Coming to the New Testament, we catch a glimpse of the ignorance of any knowledge about God. The scholarly of the world in the first century were the Athenian intellectuals. Some of them encountered the apostle Paul in Athens. And some said, What will this babbler say?
And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus [atop Mars Hill], saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions [objects of worship—Revised Standard Version], I found an altar with this inscription, To the unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. And now what of the scholarly of our Western world today? One would think, the most highly educated ought to know who and what God is! They cannot tell you what God is like! God is not real to them. In other words, he is a mystery.
I have said that education has become a matter of memory instillation. From elementary grades to higher graduate levels of study, our educational systems inject ready-made concepts, ideologies and a mixture of facts and fables into the unsuspecting minds of children, youths and young adults. Students in our school systems are graded according to how well they accept, memorize and can recite or write in tests what has been taught—whether true or false. Modern education has given universal acceptance to the fable of evolution. It removes God from the picture. It blinds itself to the mystery by attempting to remove God altogether.
The creation is material, visible, and therefore seems real. The system of modern education has become entirely materialistic. The modern scientific concept denies the invisible and the spiritual as having existence. Yet all our seemingly unsolvable problems and the evils in this world are spiritual in nature. I quoted above from the first chapter of the book of Romans.
Is it any wonder, then, that the scholarly do not know who or what God is?