The blacksmith and the blackbirds

The blacksmith and the blackbirds Author Edith Rickert
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002657414
Release 1928
Pages 46
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The blacksmith was very cross and was known as the cross and crusty blacksmith. He lived near a great woods where the Bojabi tree grew. He had a big garden and a big orchard and grew watermelon and cherries because his children liked them so much. But, so did the blackbirds who couldn't be kept away from the delicious treats, until the king of the blackbirds and the blacksmith came up with a solution both could live with.

And the Blackbirds Sang

And the Blackbirds Sang Author Patricia J. Lengi
ISBN-10 9781479787425
Release 2013-02-13
Pages 135
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“Hey, David, wait up a sec.” Long golden-blonde hair hid Jillian’s face as she bent over to tie a shoe. “Okay, two more miles before we turn around.” She wiped the sweat off her forehead, took a deep breath, and they resumed the long, seemingly effortless strides of distance runners. The dirt road curved up a hill, and Jillian looked forward to the view from the top. Dust spurted from their footsteps, and their breathing became harder as the road became steeper, but Jillian didn’t notice because she was thinking back to the day, three years ago, when she had first discovered the other side of the hill. Leaving the Bennington City limits behind, Jillian had pedaled her bike as far as she could up the country road, then pushed it slowly, slowly up the steep incline, stopping twice to rest while wondering what lay ahead. Finally, the view from the top had enchanted her. Aspen leaves whirred in the warm breeze, and an old pine shaded her as she settled back against a nearby log. Wild roses and purple lupines filled the air with a sweet scent, and tiny white flowers carpeted the ground where she sat. The Blue Mountains, whose peaks she could glimpse from her bedroom window, were a backdrop for a white cottage nestling near the banks of a stream far below. “Jill, are you in there?” David grinned at her startled expression. “I thought you must be at least on Mars.” “Oh, I’m sorry, David. I guess maybe I was lost in space. Actually, I was thinking about our run. I love going up this road and down the valley.” “Same here, but I’d rather think about winning at the state meet. Seriously, Jill, you have a great chance. I just hope to be in the top ten.” Jillian wrinkled her nose but said nothing as they breasted the hill, and she drank in the familiar scene as they descended the gravelly road and picked up the pace. The stream tumbled and gurgled and muffled their footsteps as they neared the cottage. Mrs. Sheldon, watering chrysanthemums in window boxes, waved hesitantly across to them as they ran by. A blackbird sang among the reeds along the creek, and Jillian sighed. “Do you know you always do that?” David asked. “Do what?”

Follow the Blackbirds

Follow the Blackbirds Author Gwen Nell Westerman
ISBN-10 9781628950403
Release 2013-08-01
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In language as perceptive as it is poignant, poet Gwen Nell Westerman builds a world in words that reflects the past, present, and future of the Dakota people. An intricate balance between the singularity of personal experience and the unity of collective longing, Follow the Blackbirds speaks to the affection and appreciation a contemporary poet feels for her family, community, and environment. With touches of humor and the occasional sharp cultural criticism, the voice that emerges from these poems is that of a Dakota woman rooted in her world and her words. In this moving collection, Westerman reflects on history and family from a unique perspective, one that connects the painful past and the hard-fought future of her Dakota homeland. Grounded in vivid story and memory, Westerman draws on both English and the Dakota language to celebrate the long journey along sunflower-lined highways of the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains that returns her to a place filled with “more than history.” An intense homage to the power of place, this book tells a masterful story of cultural survival and the power of language.

The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds Author Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN-10 9781101984123
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 528
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New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable erotic romance. They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can t heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires. Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiance, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi, while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping secret the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny s father . . . a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated. As the women try to overcome or give in to their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but also the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship."

Sleeping with the Blackbirds

Sleeping with the Blackbirds Author Alex Pearl
ISBN-10 1494753960
Release 2011-09-10
Pages 178
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Eleven-year-old schoolboy, Roy Nuttersley has been dealt a pretty raw deal. While hideous parents show him precious little in the way of love and affection, school bullies make his life a misery. So Roy takes comfort in looking after the birds in his suburban garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious schemes to protect their new friend. As with the best-laid plans, however, these get blown completely off course - and as a result the lives of both Roy and his arch tormentor, Harry Hodges are turned upside down. While Harry has a close encounter with God, Roy embarks on a voyage of discovery that draws in and impacts on everyone around him, including the local police, his headmaster and the national media. Where will it all end, and will life ever be quite the same for Roy Nuttersley? --------------------------------------------------- "A delightful fairy story that deals sensitively and compellingly with modern-day issues like homelessness, single mums and abusive parents." George Layton, actor, screenwriter and author --------------------------------------------------- "Wonderful images and thought-provoking scenes." Bramwell Tovey, award-winning composer and Artistic Director, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra --------------------------------------------------- "What an entrancing story. A real flight of fancy which will engage children in the plot and, at the same time, increase their understanding of real human relationships." Hugh Salmon, founding partner of

Mobbin and Bobbin and the Blackbirds

Mobbin and Bobbin and the Blackbirds Author Crispin Thomas
ISBN-10 1904140998
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 28
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The adventures of Mobbin and Bobbin, two small Robins who like to explore their world. Mobbin and Bobbin love to have fun. But when they fly down the chimney of Huntinghall Farm they find out that the Blackbirds don't like sharing the farm with strangers! Written by Crispin Thomas and illustrated in full colour by Lee Holland.

Mystery of the Blackbirds at Scotland Neck

Mystery of the Blackbirds at Scotland Neck Author Harold George Scott
ISBN-10 OCLC:951743853
Release 2000
Pages 121
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Follow US Public Health Service Commander George Cinnabar as, at the direction of the Vice President of the United States, he investigates the descent of six million blackbirds upon the village of Scotland Neck, North Carolina and finds there is more to the invasion than had been originally thought.

Three Little Black Birds Walking on the Lawn

Three Little Black Birds Walking on the Lawn Author Jennie Duncan
ISBN-10 9781499029734
Release 2014-05-31
Pages 24
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This is a story of three little blackbirds traveling from north to south to escape the dread of winter. Their journey was quite eventful with a few narrow escapes from danger and exciting incidents, until they joined others at the annual blackbird parade. There is suspense, humor, and repetitious lines that make the book an easy read. Ages 7-10 years

A Gathering of Blackbirds

A Gathering of Blackbirds Author J. Wellander
ISBN-10 9780595393107
Release 2006-06
Pages 144
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In an age of technology, of reason and certainly intelligence, one would not expect someone's life to follow the path that it does, in which unexpectedly horrific acts are perpetrated by family and others.

March 1939

March 1939 Author Terry Frei
ISBN-10 9781589799257
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 264
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In 1939, the Oregon Webfoots, coached by the visionary Howard Hobson, stormed through the first NCAA basketball tournament, which was viewed as a risky coast-to-coast undertaking and perhaps only a one-year experiment. Seventy-five years later, following the tournament’s evolution into a national obsession, the first champions are still celebrated as “The Tall Firs.” They indeed had astounding height along the front line, but with a pair of racehorse guards who had grown up across the street from each other in a historic Oregon fishing town, they also played a revolutionarily fast-paced game. Author Terry Frei’s track record as a narrative historian in such books as the acclaimed Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming, plus a personal connection as an Oregon native whose father coached football at the University of Oregon for seventeen seasons, makes him uniquely qualified to tell this story of the first tournament and the first champions, in the context of their times. Plus, Frei long has been a fan of Clair Bee, the Long Island University coach who later in life wrote the Chip Hilton Sports Series books, mesmerizing young readers who didn’t know the backstory told here. In 1939, the Bee-coached LIU Blackbirds won the NCAA tournament’s rival, the national invitation tournament in New York—then in only its second year, and still under the conflict-of-interest sponsorship of the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Frei assesses both tournaments and, given the myths advanced for many years, his conclusions in many cases are surprising. Both events unfolded in a turbulent month when it was becoming increasingly apparent that Hitler's belligerence would draw Europe and perhaps the world into another war . . . soon. Amid heated debates over the extent to which America should become involved in Europe's affairs this time, the men playing in both tournaments wondered if they might be called on to serve and fight. Of course, as some of the Webfoots would demonstrate in especially notable fashion, the answer was yes. It was a March before the Madness.

Look to the River

Look to the River Author William A. Owens
ISBN-10 0875650260
Release 1988-01
Pages 119
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Look to the River has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Look to the River also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Look to the River book for free.

The Blackbirds Applause

The Blackbirds  Applause Author Antonio Vallone
ISBN-10 0913649082
Release 1993
Pages 31
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The Blackbirds Applause has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Blackbirds Applause also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Blackbirds Applause book for free.

a A Novel

a  A Novel Author Andy Warhol
ISBN-10 9780802195227
Release 1998-03-17
Pages 384
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Conceptually unique, hilarious and frightening, referred to as “pornography” in The New York Times Book Review’s original review and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: A Novel is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility. In the late sixties Warhol set out to turn a trade book into a piece of pop art, and the result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the Factory milieu. Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory, a: A Novel begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s Manhattan.

Fables of Aesop and Other Eminents Mythologists

Fables of Aesop and Other Eminents Mythologists Author
ISBN-10 BNC:1001931441
Release 1694
Pages 476
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Fables of Aesop and Other Eminents Mythologists has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fables of Aesop and Other Eminents Mythologists also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fables of Aesop and Other Eminents Mythologists book for free.

Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologisto with Morals and Reflecions by Roger L Estronge

Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologisto with Morals and Reflecions by Roger L Estronge Author Aisopos
ISBN-10 ONB:+Z151608305
Release 1692
Pages 480
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Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologisto with Morals and Reflecions by Roger L Estronge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologisto with Morals and Reflecions by Roger L Estronge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologisto with Morals and Reflecions by Roger L Estronge book for free.

Flying the SR 71 Blackbird

Flying the SR 71 Blackbird Author Richard H. Graham
ISBN-10 9781610600705
Release 2008-07-15
Pages 304
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For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced. The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed Skunk Works. The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missile. SR-71 pilot and instructor Colonel Richard Graham offers a rare cockpit perspective on how regular Air Force pilots and navigators transformed themselves into SR-71 Blackbird crews, turning their unique aviation talents to account in an unprecedented way. Arguably the worlds foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.

Heart Shots

Heart Shots Author Mary Zeiss Stange
ISBN-10 0811700445
Release 2003
Pages 382
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Presents a collection of forty-six stories by female hunters describing their experiences.