Trouvés 14 documents.
Trouvés 14 documents.
Milano : Vallardi, 2021
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Résumé: Siamo nel 1860, a Baltimora, quando il benestante e ben introdotto Roger Button si reca all'ospedale di buon mattino, con la dovuta ansia, per scoprire se l'atteso erede sia finalmente venuto al mondo. La sua sorpresa sarà grande nello scoprirsi novello padre di un neonato molto, molto bizzarro, che ha l'aspetto e il corpo di un canuto vecchietto. Imbarazzato e sconvolto dagli sguardi e dai modi ostili di medici e infermiere, Mr. Button è costretto a portarsi a casa in tutta fretta l'insolito neonato, e a inventarsi dei modi per camuffarne età e aspetto, cercando di nascondere a tutti l'accaduto. Il bimbo, che non ha solo le sembianze, ma anche i problemi e i disturbi di un anziano, viene debitamente curato e assistito e può così iniziare a «crescere»; la cosa strana è che, col passare degli anni, invece di invecchiare Benjamin ringiovanisce: quando arriva ai vent'anni si trova infatti ad assomigliare all'incirca a un cinquantenne. Vorrebbe quindi iscriversi all'Università e cominciare finalmente una sua vita, e tra problemi e difficoltà in parte ci riuscirà: arriverà anche, nel bel mezzo della Guerra Civile americana, a innamorarsi e a sposarsi. Ma la sua è una vita che va all'incontrario e che continua a procurargli non pochi problemi, mentre tutti intorno a lui invecchiano e lui ringiovanisce sempre di più... Composto quando Fitzgerald era solo un ventenne, questo «bizzarro caso» è una satira arguta della società americana di fine Ottocento. Raccontando la storia incredibile di un invecchiamento a ritroso, il grande scrittore americano ci regala un'altra delle sue storie indimenticabili, che è stata infatti adattata per il cinema nel 2008 - con Brad Pitt nei panni del protagonista - e nel 2019 è diventata anche un musical. Racconto originale in versione integrale arricchito da: esercizi e attività linguistiche; glossario delle parole più interessanti o difficili; audiolibro integrale in omaggio.
New York : Scholastic, 2017
Résumé: The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series! Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are young heroes who stopped an unstoppable monster. They are Greencloaks -- guardians chosen from every nation of Erdas -- and together with their powerful spirit animals, they fight to protect their world. But in the ashes of this destruction, there are some who ask: Are the Greencloaks to blame? The young heroes are shocked to find themselves on trial, judged by a council of the world's leaders. Then the unthinkable happens. The council is attacked from within -- by Greencloaks --and an important leader lies slain. In the blink of an eye, Erdas's saviors become wanted fugitives. Someone is trying to frame them as traitors, but why? As the four friends race to uncover this mystery, only one thing is clear . . .
New York : Scholastic, 2017
Résumé: The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series! The Heroes of Erdas are wanted fugitives. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have saved their world from countless threats. They are guardians from across the globe, united by their legendary spirit animals under one banner. But now the young heroes are running for their lives, framed for a crime they didn't commit.Branded as traitors, the four must uncover the plot against them, all while unraveling the mysteries of a set of powerful relics tied to an ancient secret.Their search brings Conor home to Trunswick, where there will be no hero's welcome. They find the city transformed: the castle burned to ground and the townsfolk poor and desperate. With a handsome reward offered for their capture, who can the heroes trust?
New York : Scholastic, 2015
Résumé: Friend and traitor. Conqueror and king. Hero and villain. Shane is just a boy, but in order to free his people, he's resolved to do whatever -- to become whomever -- his mission requires. Throughout their journey to save the world, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have faced this dangerous foe again and again. But none have learned truth of the boy who nearly changed the course of history forever. Now that truth is revealed. With an introduction by Tui T. Sutherland, the New York Times bestselling author of Spirit Animals:Against the Tide and the Wings of Fire series, this collection sheds a light on the past, present, and future of the boy who would be conqueror -- and the role Shane has yet to play in the dangers still to come.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015
Résumé: Cambridge, 1958. Late for class, Eva Edelstein swerves to miss a dog and crashes her bike. Jim Taylor hurries to help her. In that brief moment, three outcomes are born for Eva and Jim. As the strands of their lives weave together and apart across the decades from college through wildly different successes and disappointments, seductions and betrayals, births and funerals, joys and sorrows, the only constant is the power of their connection. The Versions of Us is a tour de force of storytelling.
New York : Scholastic, 2014
Résumé: Dive, run, and soar through this exhilarating special edition in the New York Times bestselling series, with a story by WILD BORN author, Brandon Mull. In the world of Erdas, there's a story of four noble animals who sacrificed everything to protect their homes from the ambitions of a mad king. Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Panda, and Essix the Falcon. Long before they were spirit animals, the four were still legends - Great Beasts, the most powerful beings to roam the wilds of Erdas. Aided by a brave resistance of humans and animals, they gave their lives to protect the world from a threat more dangerous than any it had seen
Gran Bretagna, 2011
Gran Bretagna, 2010
London : Little tiger, 2008
Résumé: Formiche ballerine, lombrichi affettuosi, bruchi affamati, libellule spericolate e apine molto speciali ti faranno cucù dalle pagine di questo straordinario libro pop-up! Età di lettura: da 3 anni.
London : Arrow, 2007
Résumé: Libby always thought her life was well-ordered, charmed even: three gorgeous daughters, a husband who adores her, friends to see her through thick and thin. But lately, with one daughter in a constant fit of teenage sulks, a ten-year-old questioning everything in the universe and beyond, and a husband who seems to see her mainly as the manager of school runs, ironed shirts and a well-stocked fridge, motherhood is showing some of its distinctly uglier sides. But Libby soldiers on, taking her youngest to an environmental group to find answers to all those pesky universe questions, navigating egg-shells to confront her oldest about that tell-tale silver-foil packet of 21 tiny pills and cramming in some time for rekindling the spark in her marriage after the eight o'clock news. Until one day, she's had enough. She used to have more to talk about than the PTA and the price of apples at the supermarket; she used to have something to drive her life, a purpose behind things. And she wants that back - or at least some of it. So when she meets Daniel, attractive, passionate and engagingly spontaneous, she knows the turning point has come. But as domestic disaster and emotional calamity descend on the Blake household, Libby soon realizes that it's not simply a matter of starting all over again...
London : Penguin books, 2003
Penguin classics Penguin classics
Résumé: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This edition also includes explanatory notes and textual variants between first and second edition.
Genoa : Black cat, copyr. 1994