Score: 4.5
From 112 Ratings

The Samurai's Garden


  • Author: Gail Tsukiyama
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 783602 Bytes


The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Gail Tsukiyama's The Samurai's Garden uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for this extraordinary story.A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and...

Score: 4.5
From 63 Ratings

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids


  • Author: Sarah Young
  • Release Date : 2010-10-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • File Size: 1232671 Bytes


Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart. Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.  After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals.  They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling.  It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now young readers, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure....

Beyond the Quiet Hills  Spirit of Appalachia Book  2

Beyond the Quiet Hills Spirit of Appalachia Book 2


  • Author : Aaron McCarver
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 1997-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441262332


Beyond the Quiet Hills Spirit of Appalachia Book 2 Book Description :

In Beyond the Quiet Hills, Hawk and Elizabeth Spencer struggle to survive and raise their family on the Tennessee frontier. Hawk also brings his son Jacob to live with them at the Watauga Settlement, but Jacob resents the strong bond between Hawk and his stepbrother Andrew. Things are complicated between the stepbrothers when they are both drawn to the same girl. As a part of a villain's vengeful plot against Hawk and his family, men disguised as Cherokees attack the settlement, injuring some settlers and taking Hawk's daughter captive. The settlers want to attack the Cherokees, but Hawk discovers the plot and must race to keep a war from raging across the frontier....

Diccionario Espa  ol ingl  s
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

Diccionario Espa ol ingl s


  • Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0877791651


Diccionario Espa ol ingl s Book Description :

"A bilingual, bidirectional guide to Spanish and American English with extensive coverage of Latin-American Spanish. More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations. Includes introductory sections in both Spanish and English. Abundant word-use examples."...

Lucy s Quiet Book

Lucy s Quiet Book


  • Author : Angela Shelf Medearis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0152051430


Lucy s Quiet Book Book Description :

When the children's librarian gives Lucy a book that helps her quiet her noisy brothers, Lucy learns the power of a story. Includes activities and tips for helping a child become a better reader....

Quiet and Peaceable Life

Quiet and Peaceable Life


  • Author : John Ruth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781680992625


Quiet and Peaceable Life Book Description :

John L. Ruth, a Mennonite storyteller/historian, captures the spirit of Old Order Mennonite and Amish groups in his essays, along with photographs, poetry, and quotations. If the "plain people" of North America are to be understood in terms of their own concerns, we must consider sympathetically their own expressions and the biblical cadences they echo. Having maintained, with the tolerance of their society, a simple life as "the quiet in the land," these folk still prize such passé virtues as modesty, humility, and obedience to God's will, as interpreted by a disciplined community of faith. Their values, difficult to appreciate in a world bemused by progress, are seldom if ever articulated, except as curiosities, in our mass media. --John L. Ruth, ...