The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier than ever in this fourth wicked diary in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series! Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a big shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared to the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day . . . can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring? Meanwhile, Tom, Derek, and Norman are preparing for the school talent show. Tom is desperate to become a rock star . . . but will his band Dog Zombies actually get a chance to play, or will Tom's plans be thwarted by the Measly Marcus Meldrew? This fourth book in the award-winning Tom Gates series is packed with cheeky antics and hilarious doodles. Plus: a doodle-filled glossary will help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerman.
Tom is back to school, but it's not all bad. He is thinking in his coming birthday but there is a problem, Granny Mavis says she's going to cook.
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Author: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
What luck - more Tom Gates! Tom's dad wants to make a kite so they can go out together and get some fresh air. This would be okay with Tom if he had a dog, but that's just not going to happen. Tom's grumpy sister Delia is allergic to dogs! Tom has other things on his mind. The Rock Weekly Band Battle Audition is coming up, and Tom, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice. But Tom's not panicking because they have loads of time . . . time that passes quickly . . . time that runs out! Will Tom and his friends pull it together in time for the audition?
Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew.
Author: Liz Pichon
Literatur und Lebenskunst
Author: Eva Oppermann
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship. It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, through its inextricable relationship with drama, to its impact upon post-dramatic forms, this is the definitive work in its field. Lehmann plots a course through the history of dramatic thought, taking in Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Shakespeare, Schiller, Holderlin, Wagner, Maeterlinck, Yeats, Brecht, Kantor, Heiner Müller and Sarah Kane.
Tom Gates: overachiever? We never thought we'd see the day! Tom's latest goal is to earn a Star Pupil Badge. Marcus Mildrew has one, and Tom wants one so he can stay in the library at lunchtime and catch up on his comics. But it's not going to be easy. To earn the badge, he'll have to get his homework in on time . . . and as always, his life is full of distractions. A new girl has moved in next door. A girl who hates him and keeps pulling faces. His grandparents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and Uncle Kevin thinks it would be a great idea to get a family portrait taken. Tom doesn't. And as usual, Delia is being very grumpy. How will Tom ever get his hands on that Star Pupil Badge?
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein, James Carl Klagge, Alfred Nordmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
For Wittgenstein, philosophy was an on-going activity. Only in his dialog with the philosophical community and in his private moments does Wittgenstein's philosophical practice fully come to light. Visit our website for sample chapters!
My Big Brother, Boris
Author: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. E-book edition of a brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.
Aswan and Abu Simbel
Author: Jill Kamil
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Recounts the history and offers brief traveler's information for one of Egypt's most popular winter resort towns and the magnificent temples saved from the rising waters created by the Aswan Dam. Includes some poorly reproduced photos that nevertheless tantalize. Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Chris Bobel, Samantha Kwan
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Embodied Resistance engages the rich and complex range of society's contemporary "body outlaws"--people from many social locations who violate norms about the private, the repellent, or the forbidden. This collection ventures beyond the conventional focus on the "disciplined body" and instead, examines conformity from the perspective of resisters. By balancing accessibly written original ethnographic research with personal narratives, Embodied Resistance provides a window into the everyday lives of those who defy or violate socially constructed body rules and conventions.
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.
Yes! No (Maybe...)
Author: Liz Pichon
The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)