Jim Qwilleran is enjoying his stay at the Nutcracker Inn in Black Creek. His two Siamese, Koko and Yum Yum, don¿t seem quite as pleased with the accommodations ¿though Koko does enjoy keeping a keen eye on the squirrels and other local wildlife. Then, while Koko¿s eagerly watching some jumping trout, he spots something else: a body, floating downstream. When it¿s revealed that the victim was a guest at the inn¿and had nuggets of gold hidden in his shoes¿Qwill dives into the case. And if he and the cats don¿t solve it soon, they¿re going to be up the creek without a paddle¿
Pete the cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries blueberries and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes
Three orphans are forced to enter a theater school by their grandmother, a famous actress. Unable to pay the tuition, they are given scholarships from the now-grown orphans from Ballet Shoes. Will they be able to live up to their patrons¿ legacies? The children are ready to run away¿until they discover their hidden talents. Originally published in 1945.
If you're gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Riley Mae Hart loves sports and action---so when the Swiftriver Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sport collection, she jumps at the chance. Soon she's appearing in commercials and magazine ads, and every girl in town wants to wear Riley Mae shoes. Well, except for Riley. Because walking in those shoes means missing out on softball season, making her best friend TJ mad, and embarrassing her new friend, Rusty. It also means sneaking around, hiding, and keeping secrets---because suddenly something isn't quite right at Swiftriver. But a contract's a contract, so Riley laces up her 'Rock Shocker' hiking boots for a climb up Half-Dome in Yosemite. Will they be the right shoes to get her back on solid ground?
Fans of the Cat Who... series get an intimate look at the private lives of those extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum--the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction. In this charming collection of feline antics, readers will discover why Qwill considers Koko a veritable clone of T.S. Eliot's Rum Tum Tugger, how Yum Yum was rescued from a burglar who is not above a spot of catnapping, and many more fascinating cat facts.
Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right. Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardom hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen. These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters -- from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies -- each other.
Twelve-year old Martin has only just moved to a new town when he encounters some mean kids tormenting a small Jack Russell terrier puppy, lost and alone. Martin saves him, brings him home, and eventually gives him a name-Cool Shoes. Now the puppy has a home and a friend, and Martin knows he'll never be lonely again. Martin's mom and the squirrels take a liking to Cool Shoes, but the puppy needs to play with other dogs, too. One day at the dog park, Martin makes the acquaintance of Zaria, who also owns a Jack Russell. Now both Martin and Cool Shoes have new friends, and together, they can stand up to any foe! The friends need to be strong together, because there are bullies everywhere. Martin and Cool Shoes learn that some people just don't want to get along, but they also learn that all people can get along, if only they try. This is the story of a boy and his rescue dog, but it's also about friendship, family, and the bravery it takes to do the right thing.
A powerful collection of novellas by four leading African-American women writers, each tackling the terror of domestic violence.In Other People¿s Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with writers Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, took on intra-racial prejudice. The second book in their successful Sister4Sister Empowerment Series once again offers hope and healing, this time from the nightmare of abuse. In Desiree Cooper¿s Breakin¿ It Down, a highly successful talk show host, haunted by the abandonment and self-loathing she felt as a child, is shocked to find herself inflicting the same abuse she experienced on her seven-year-old daughter. Tracy Price-Thompson¿s Brotherly Love goes deep into the disturbing relationship between a beautiful, accomplished teenage girl and the seemingly dutiful brother who raised her after their parents¿ death. TaRessa Stovall¿s Breakin¿ Dishes reveals the turmoil behind the scenes of a picture-perfect marriage as an angry wife beats her cheating husband. And in Elizabeth Atkins¿s The Wrong Side of Mr. Right, an outwardly beaming bride-to-be comes to terms with the inner turmoil brought on by her emotionally abusive fiancé. In all four novellas, redemption and hope appear when a pair of blue suede shoes enters each woman¿s life, helping her to overcome her challenges and stop the cycle of abuse.A raw, engaging, and enlightening collection from beginning to end, My Blue Suede Shoes is as informative as it is entertaining.
The world of Seth Thistlethwaite is full of adventure that makes his everyday routine anything but. Dreary, dark, dank castles. Biting bushes of bumbleberries. And a saber-toothed . . . sloth? Seth is no ordinary kid he is SIR Seth Thistlethwaite, and along with his best buddy, Sir Ollie Everghettz, he leads The Mighty Knights of Right and Honor. Together, they embark on adventures high and low, to and fro, day and night, or at least as long as weekends, curfews, and supper time will allow. In the self-created world of Thatchwych, they are gallant adventurers up to any task. But can these errant young knights contend with the scheming Prince Quincy Poxley and collar his latest theft the Soothsayer¿s Shoes? Will Seth, Ollie, and their horse (who¿s really a dog named Shasta) be able to resist the dangers of dog-eating bog frogs, fire-breathing bats, elephant ants, and invisible voices to save the day?
The story of the Runaway Red Shoes was created to teach preschool children about colors, manners, animals, and feelings. The original story was told with flannel characters on a flannel board. Ultimately, after meeting many animals along the way, the shoes are able to find the perfect match - a little girl who didn't have any shoes. Young or old, we all dream that we will someday find our red shoes. May you find yours.
Harlequin More Than Words: Acts of Kindness Three bestselling authors Three real-life heroines Every day, women in your community are working to make the world a better place. You may not know their names, but you've probably got something in common with these real-life heroines: compassion for those who need a helping hand, and the desire to make a difference. Each year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who strive to change people's lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written stories to honor these real-life heroines. Brenda Jackson explores the importance of family in Whispers of the Heart, the story of a father's struggle to recognize and manage his daughter's health challenges. Stephanie Bond's It's Not About the Dress tells the tale of a wedding dress gone missing, in which the perfect gown turns out to be the perfect gift for a bride in need. Maureen Child reminds us of the happiness and purpose that even a youngster can find by putting her best foot forward in The Princess Shoes.Harlequin More Than Words: Acts of Kindness
New York City is miles from Salt Lick, Texas, in more ways than one, but Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin are rarin' to go. The best friends/beauty shop owners/private-eye partners have been offered an all-expense-paid trip to the National Association of Private Investigators convention in the Big Apple. Debbie Sue sees the invitation as validation, but Edwina has one goal: to get her feet into a pair of super-glam designer shoes, not easily had back home. Yee-haw!As a sign of things to come, the two Texas tornadoes don't even get out of the state without causing pandemonium at the Dallas airport. And once they land in the Big City they meet Celina, a small-town librarian who's broke and bereft from getting robbed, and Cher, an amiable "working girl" with a heart of gold. Taking them under their wings, they head right for trouble as Edwina nearly starts a riot in the hotel bar. But the Big Apple hasn't seen nothin' yet! While helping shy Celina hook up with a hunky young police detective, the Domestic Equalizers bumble their way into a murder investigation that could end up leaving Debbie Sue deceased and Edwina stone-cold in her new Jimmy Choos!
Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00, former investigative journalist Mark Di Vincenzo¿s follow-up to his bestselling Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, is another endlessly fascinating and eminently useful compendium of expert tips on perfect timing for a myriad of activities¿more of the best times to buy this, do that, and go there. Covering an even wider range of topics than before¿including beauty tips, pets, cars, and children¿this book is an absolute must for readers of Schott¿s Miscellany and other collections of useful information, and for multi-taskers searching for better, healthier, thriftier ways to do things. After all, timing is everything.
The foibles of the people in Jill McCorkle¿s world are so familiar that we want nothing so much as to watch them walk into¿and then get out of¿life¿s inevitable traps. Here, in her first collection in eight years, McCorkle collects eleven brand-new stories bristling with her characteristic combination of wit and weight. In honeymoon shoes, mud-covered hunting boots, or glass slippers, all of the women in these stories march to a place of new awareness, in one way or another, transforming their lives. They make mistakes, but they don¿t waste time hiding behind them. They move on. They are strong. And they¿re funny, even when they are sad. These stories are the work of a great storyteller who knows exactly how¿and why¿to pair pain with laughter.
It's All About the Shoes
JENNIFER WEINER'S HILARIOUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS HEADED FOR THE BIG SCREEN. READ IT NOW -- THEN LOOK FOR THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND THE DIRECTOR OF WONDER BOYS AND L.A. CONFIDENTIAL! Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.
Meet four girls who love shoes: SHOE-LA-LA! "Shoes with zippers, Shoes with straps, Shoes with buckles, Shoes with taps." Prance from page to page in search of the perfect pair of party shoes. Girls of all ages will love to go on a shoe shopping expedition with these four friends, from "fuzzy boots for when it snows" to "ballerinas on our toes." The girls try on every shoe in the store, but "eeny, meeny, my, oh, my [they] just don't know which shoes to buy." With some feathers and glitter, a little bit of glue, and a LOT of imagination, the girls come up with the best shoes of all!
The sleepy town of Belcamp, Maryland had no idea that the rise of Adolph Hitler would forever change its economy, architecture, and culture. Already an established multinational shoe manufacturing company in 1933, Bata Shoe Company of Czechoslovakia was looking to the West to expand its international operations and avoid the growing turmoil in Europe. In that year, Tomas Bata Jr., his mother, his uncle Jan Bata, and several Bata executives traveled to the United States and to Canada to explore the possibility of establishing a new campus. Their travels led them to Belcamp, which was chosen as one of the new locations. To adequately house their facilities, Bata purchased more than 2,000 acres of historically significant Harford County Real Estate known as Sophia's Dairy. In the beginning, despite its boost to the local economy, the firm ran afoul of American manufacturing companies, American labor unions, and the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization. However, Bata eventually achieved widespread acceptance, becoming the second largest employer in Harford County. Bata operated a multi-building campus constructed just south of Aberdeen Proving Ground. Through five decades Bata Shoes was a fixture of Harford County until business in the United States dropped off due to a variety of reasons. Between 1976 and 1991, Bata Land Corporation sold a large section of its original land to become the Riverside Community. In 2005 the last of the Belcamp Bata buildings was brought down to make way for an Office Park and Condominium Complex.
Seventy years ago the musical fable ¿Peter and the Wolf¿ unexpectedly took the world by storm. Written and composed by the Russian Serge Prokofiev, this droll story for narrator and orchestra has sold millions of recordings in countless versions, narrated by great performers from Sir John Gielgud to Sting. The only problem up until now has been that ¿Peter and the Wolf¿ ¿ composed specifically for children, and featuring a narrator with orchestra - is practically the only piece of its kind. The vast audience that loves ¿Peter¿ has not been able to find a similarly enchanting musical story. But now all that will change! The Shoe Bird has arrived! In The Shoe Bird multi-Grammy-award-winning performer and Guinness World Records¿ holder Jim Dale brings to life a flock of unforgettable bird characters ¿ Arturo the parrot, Gloria the goose, Minerva the owl, even the extinct Dodo! This is Eudora Welty¿s fantastical story of how some feathered friends made a fateful switch from flying to wearing shoes, little knowing that they would soon become the prey of Freddy the Cat! Masterfully scored for full symphony orchestra and children¿s choirs by Welty¿s fellow Mississippian Samuel Jones, The Shoe Bird appeals immediately to children and adults, just like the classic Peter and the Wolf. The Shoe Bird is a new work that reinvigorates a great tradition of storytelling fun for the whole family. It can be heard again and again, always rewarding the listener with the wit and wisdom of Eudora Welty, the delightful animal characters impersonated by Jim Dale, and the rich musical background of full symphony orchestra and chorus. Jim Dale is very enthusiastic and ready to promote The Shoe Bird which he considers one of his favorite recording projects.
This incident from the life of Saint Nectarios shows that Jesus knows our needs and always provides what benefits our immortal soul. Full color pages and a great size for small hands.