The Magic Years

The Magic Years
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Author: Selma H. Fraiberg
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0684825503
Release: 1996
Editor: Scribner

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A pioneering work on early childhood development that is as relevant today as when it was first published 60 years ago. To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities—above all, the quality of understanding—that can provide the right answer at critical moments.

The Magic Years

The Magic Years
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Author: Jonathan Taplin
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1597145254
Release: 2021
Editor: Heyday Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This memoir traces Taplin's life and its intersection with several significant cultural moments, from his early days tour managing The Band, through his producing Mean Streets and several other films, all the way up to his present-day work advocating for a healthier cultural and digital commons"--

Steve Martin

Steve Martin
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Author: Morris Walker
Pages: 273
ISBN: 1561719803
Release: 2001
Editor: SP Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author shares memories of his long-time friendship with Steve Martin and their shared love for performing and magic, and describes Martin's rise as a comedian, entertainer, and actor.

My Magic Years with Topalov

My Magic Years with Topalov
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Author: Romain Edouard
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9492510448
Release: 2019-04-28
Editor: Thinkers Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this new book, Romain examines the latest aspect of his chess career - being the second of a world-class player. He worked with Veselin Topalov from 2010 until 2014, notably helping him win the 2012-13 Grand Prix series and become a World Championship candidate. Romain tells you everything about his 'magic' experience in this book. Going through the tournaments where he assisted GM Topalov, the author not only analyses beautiful games, but also explains how they managed to invent new ideas and even reveals some that haven't been played yet. He also answers questions most chess fans will be curious about: How do you become the second of a top player? What does the job involve? How do you work together? How do you prepare for an important game or important tournament? What is a chess genius like in real life? If you enjoy fascinating games and unexpected opening ideas, and would like to know what goes on behind the scenes, this book is for you!

The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality
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Author: Richard Dawkins
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781451675047
Release: 2012-09-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. 150,000 first printing.

How Babies Talk

How Babies Talk
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Author: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101213087
Release: 2000-07-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In their first three years of life, babies face the most complex learning endeavor they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants—even while in the womb—begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.

The Magic Years of Beatrix Potter

The Magic Years of Beatrix Potter
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Author: Margaret Lane
Pages: 216
ISBN: UOM:39015000561764
Release: 1980
Editor: Fontana Press

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The Magic Misfits The Second Story

The Magic Misfits  The Second Story
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Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780316391832
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! ...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate. Ridley, who can invent anything. And twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

Move Fast and Break Things

Move Fast and Break Things
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Author: Jonathan Taplin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316275743
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

*The book that started the Techlash* A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Featured in New York Times' Paperback Row A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Business & Leadership Book of 2017 Longlisted for Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017A strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017 Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms--Facebook, Amazon, and Google--that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: overlooking piracy of books, music, and film while hiding behind opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users in order to create the surveillance-marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Today, Google's YouTube controls 60 percent of all streaming-audio business but pay for only 11 percent of the total streaming-audio revenues artists receive. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to the creators and owners of that content. The stakes here go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, as well as music and other forms of entertainment, from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

THE MAGIC

THE MAGIC
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Author: Rhonda Byrne
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780731815593
Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Paper Kingdom

The Paper Kingdom
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Author: Helena Ku Rhee
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525644613
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"When the babysitter is unable to come, Daniel is woken out of bed and joins his parents as they head downtown for their jobs as nighttime office cleaners. But the story is about more than brooms, mops, and vacuums. Mama and Papa turn the deserted office building into a magnificent kingdom filled with paper. Then they weave a fantasy of dragons and kings to further engage their reluctant companion - and even encourage him to one day be the king of a paper kingdom."--Provided by publisher.

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff  the Magic Dragon
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Author: Peter Yarrow,Lenny Lipton
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1402747829
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The adventures of a boy and his dragon friend are recounted in this classic song from the 1960s.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
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Author: William Steig
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780241358887
Release: 2018-07-05
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make all his wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish with unexpected consequences. Will Sylvester find his way back to his family? Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal, this modern classic is full of warmth, humour and joy.

The Magic in a Year

The Magic in a Year
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Author: Frank Boylan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 148671319X
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Picture Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young child shares why each month is special, from the winter chill in January and the spring breeze in March to the heat in July and colored leaves in September.

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World
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Author: Ricky Riccardi
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307379238
Release: 2011-06-21
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this richly detailed and prodigiously researched book, jazz scholar and musician Ricky Riccardi reveals for the first time the genius and remarkable achievements of the last 25 years of Louis Armstrong’s life, providing along the way a comprehensive study of one of the best-known and most accomplished jazz stars of our time. Much has been written about Armstrong, but the majority of it focuses on the early and middle stages of his career. During the last third of his career, Armstrong was often dismissed as a buffoonish if popular entertainer. Riccardi shows us instead the inventiveness and depth of his music during this time. These are the years of his highest-charting hits, including “Mack the Knife” and “Hello, Dolly"; the famed collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington; and his legendary recordings with the All Stars. An eminently readable and insightful book, What a Wonderful World completes and enlarges our understanding of one of America’s greatest and most beloved musical icons.

The Magic City

The Magic City
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Author: Edith Nesbit
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9782291022404
Release: 2018-05-11
Editor: AB Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An extremely unhappy ten-year-old magically escapes into a city he has built out of books, chessmen, candlesticks, and other household items.

The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding
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Author: Norman Lindsay
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780486452814
Release: 2006
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bunyip Bluegum, an adventurous Australian koala bear, meets up with a sailor, a penguin, and their magic pudding, which is in constant danger of being stolen.

The Magic of Ordinary Days

The Magic of Ordinary Days
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Author: Ann Howard Creel
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101126967
Release: 2002-06-25
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.

The Magic of Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood
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Author: Ashlee Gadd
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310084617
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.

The Magic Hockey Stick

The Magic Hockey Stick
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Author: Peter Maloney,Felicia Zekauskas
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0142300152
Release: 2001-10-01
Editor: Puffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When her parents win Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at a charity auction, Tracy begins playing with it and becomes her team's star. Reprint.