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Sweetie Pie Song Bird is an abstract poetry collection that focuses on the charming side of nature. Through the usage of descriptive narration, the reader will meet characters that experience colorful sights and sounds of settings that magically come to life. Views of the author are connected throughout the poems, bringing the reader on a little journey from dawn to night. The poems in Sweetie Pie Song Bird focus on the celebration of life. The stories conveyed in each poem are light and whimsical and yet surprisingly thought provoking. Themes of friendship and joy depict a special sound of laughter throughout each page. In sounding out the sweeter things in life, the title character, Song Bird, tells of some unique tales one can experience in nature that might just have been overlooked. Sweetie Pie Song Bird enhances a picture of nature through the use of rhyming words, leaving a vivid picture of a serene place or an imagined far-off land.
A sweeping epic set in southern India, where a group of outcasts create a family while holding tight to their dreams. Barely a month after she is promised in marriage, eleven-year-old orphan Kokila comes to Tella Meda, an ashram by the Bay of Bengal. Once there, she makes a courageous yet foolish choice that alters the fabric of her life: Instead of becoming a wife and mother, youthful passion drives Kokila to remain at the ashram. Through the years, Kokila revisits her decision as she struggles to make her mark in a country where untethered souls like hers merely slip through the cracks. But standing by her conviction, she makes a home in Tella Meda alongside other strong yet deeply flawed women. Sometimes they are her friends, sometimes they are her enemies, but always they are her family. Like Isabel Allende, Amulya Malladi crafts complex characters in deeply atmospheric settings that transport readers through different eras, locales, and sensibilities. Careening from the 1940s to the present day, Song of the Cuckoo Bird chronicles India’s tumultuous history as generations of a makeshift family seek comfort and joy in unlikely places–and from unlikely hearts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Greta believes in magic. Her brother Hanno, does not. The forest is ready to prove him wrong. After moving to a new town on the edge of a great woods to live with their uncle, a brother and sister find themselves immersed in folklore and whispers of magic. Their uncle insists that the forest is rife with magic, and although Greta is enchanted with the legends of witchcraft, Hanno refuses to believe the stories. But when Hanno taunts the magic of the forest, the forest witch responds by turning them to songbirds. The witch gives them an ultimatum: complete her perilous trial and prove themselves to the forest, and she may return them to the world they know… But fail to succeed, and they will never leave the forest alive. The classic story of Hansel and Gretel returns to life in a new fantastical fairytale steeped in dark magic and folklore. Hear the songs, heed the warnings, and take care entering the forest – you may never leave it.
This quest fable for teens and grown-ups alike explores storytelling, materialism, loss, love and growing up in New York City. In City Bird Song, a magical pigeon named Essuru sings of his voyage from Heaven to Earth long ago, to give humanity the Secret of Death. He sings of how he was led astrayÑdiverted to the present day and trapped in New YorkÑwhen he should have arrived on earth millennia earlier. To fulfill his errand, Essuru must leap across time, back to the ancient city that he originally set out for. But evil bars the way, and EssuruÕs only allies are a boy and a girl who, though separated by centuries, join him in a battle against Death itself for humanityÕs liberation.
A young adult /adult fiction that is told from a young girl’s perspective and imagination that takes us away on an unforgettable journey. It weaves two stories, one of a family's experience with keeping a loved one in their home while moving through the dying process with the help of Hospice. It is also a story of a Grandmother and her grand-daughter’s journey into another world where birds are their twin souls who journey with them throughout life in so many subtle ways. I am really excited about this story and feel it came from my heart with the hope it can find a place of healing for anyone going through the loss of a loved one. However, it focuses on a child's interpretation that brings an element of fantasy and adventure into their journey into life's final months. It is also written as a resource to how Hospice Care can help a whole new way of experiencing the dying and letting go process of our beloveds with dignity. It also gives a great deal of honor to birds with both a scientific as well as symbolic information about these particular characters, who as I said before are twin souls, our reflections. The book has been a collaborative effort by my niece, who has beautifully illustrated the story, my mother’s own enthusiasm and her great desire that we create this story, and my burning desire to put this story to page. Life and Death is our whole journey and this book intends to express the joy and the sorrow that weave together to make our lives worthy of celebration from start to finish.
Bird Song: Identification Made Easy is a field guide to the songs of 125 of the more common birds of eastern North America. The author provides a practical "system" which allows for the identification of birds, by their songs, right in the field. A first for such quick identification! This book will be welcomed by every outdoors person who, at one time or another, has quietly listened to a bird's trill and wondered what species is singing. It is designed to allow all ages and levels of birders to "play detective" in the wilds and learn more about bird song. The book contains an abundance of comprehensive information on bird song, habitat and nesting preferences, and winter and summer ranges, not available in any other single volume.
Many features of bird song have made it an increasingly fruitful model for research in behavioral neurobiology. Among these features are the stereotyped and quantifiable nature of song behavior, the many similarities between the acquisition of bird song and of human speech, and the identification and increasingly precise characterization of a central neural circuit dedicated to song. These features have engaged the attention of researchers on species-typical behavior, communication, behavioral development, central sensory processing, motor learning, sensorimotor control, neurogenesis, and neuronal plasticity. This volume provides an overview of new findings in the bird song system that have had a major impact on neuroscience research, and have fundamentally altered our concepts of brain function.
Noted ornithologist's outstanding field recordings of songs and calls. Each set covers 60 birds with several recordings for each. Accompanying 32-page manual describes birds and songs, illustrates each bird.
"Every one of these stories is about YOU." --Anthony de Mello Everyone loves stories; and in this book the bestselling author of Sadhana: A Way to God shares 124 stories and parables from a variety of traditions both ancient and modern. Each story resonates with life lessons that can teach us inescapable truths about ourselves and our world. De Mello's international acclaim rests on his unique approach to contemplation and ability to heighten self-awareness and self-discovery. His is a holistic approach, and in the words of one reviewer: "his mysticism cuts across all times and peoples and is truly a universal invitation." The Song of the Bird uses the familiar yet enduring medium of the story to illustrate profound realities that bring us in touch with the problems and concerns of daily life, as well as with our common spiritual quest. The aim is to develop the art of tasting and feeling the message of each story to the point that we are transformed. "Let the story speak to your heart, not to your brain," the author directs. "This may make something of a mystic out of you." Enhanced by lovely ink drawings, this is indeed a volume to treasure, to share, and to read many times over, for it is everyone's best companion on the road to spiritual growth.
A mother, a father, a boy, a splendid cockatoo named Rainbow Bird, and an irrepressible labradoodle dog named Hooligan make up the cast of this charming and compelling story about the bonds between humans and their animals and what it means to be responsible for another. The parents and their young son know they must take responsibility for their beloved pets to keep them healthy and safe, and they all take their responsibilities very seriously. The bird and the dog live as full family members, loved and nurtured with happy routines, good food, and much fun and affection, until the afternoon the boy and his parents return home to find that through inadvertent carelessness on their part, their beloved Rainbow Bird has escaped and disappeared. Wretched imagining the perils he will face in the unfamiliar world, angry at themselves for their negligence, they, and Hooligan too, desperately long for their beloved Rainbow Bird, as they take steps to try to find him and lure him home. As days turn into weeks, they are forced to wonder if perhaps their love was in some ways keeping him a prisoner. This thoughtful and thought-provoking story enchants and moves, delights, and teaches as it explores the timeless themes of love, personal responsibility, consequences, grace, and gained wisdom. But don t imagine you know how the story of Rainbow Bird ends . . .
Features twenty-eight common species of eastern and central North American bird songs, grouped primarily by the acoustic similarity of the birds. Includes the sounds of three mammals whose vocalizations may be confused with those of birds.
A spellbinding debut novel based on the life of the rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice, and love--inspiring generations of women to come. Whether gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother's walled garden, or sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over café glace, Forugh Farrokzhad was always a rebel. Though Iran was Westernizing in the 1940s, during Forugh's childhood, most of the country still believed that women were not to be heard from. Yet, at age eleven, young Forugh began writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father--and a passion for words lodged deeply within her. When she ended up in a suffocating marriage at sixteen, she ran away and fell into a passionate love affair which only increased her creative wingspan, leading her to seek freedom and independence. Her poems were considered both scandalous and brilliant; Forugh was at once a national treasure and the devil too. She persevered, living by her own rules, at the cost of love, friendship, and eventually her own life, cut tragically short at the age of 32, amid the violent upheaval of the budding Iranian revolution. In subsequent years, Forugh's poetry was banned, the presses that printed her work burned to the ground, and citizens forced to hide away their treasured collections of her verses. To this day, Forugh Farrokhzad represents the birth of feminism in Iran, and Jasmin Darznik uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and ecstatic turmoil of this iconic woman's story.
Bird Song is a heartwarming story for all ages. Two birds, one with a broken wing, the other blind, must fly together on their migratory journey south. They encounter various adventures along the way and learn first-hand the power of song.
Hattie Wax is the type of woman that people cross the street to avoid. Loud and unapologetically fierce about her convictions, she makes people uncomfortable. When the esteemed local judge makes frequent use of the gallows, attempting to bring law and order to Arkansas in the 1880s, Hattie frequents the executions, vehemently opposing the sentences and offering comfort to the condemned. Labeled as deplorable, Hattie lives on the outskirts of ordinary society with her unlikely lover, an outcast in his own right, and her self-made, unconventional family. Hattie is determined to help the people who are often neglected, in her own unique way. After surviving a tragic childhood, Hattie forged her own path, found a man she dares to love with her whole heart and lives according to her own moral compass. Song of the Bird Pipe is a story about undying love, family, destiny, spirituality, and living on your own terms.
From Mozart's Opera, the Magic Flute for Beginner Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!
Excerpt from The Song Bird Fancier: A Complete Treatise on the Canary Bird, Mocking Bird, and Other Birds of Song A fondness for birds, especially those rendered attractive by musical voices, or rich plumage, is almost universal, and few persons have the musical faculty so entirely undeveloped as not to love the melody of the feathered train. Singing birds have been a feature of every rural description, and have been portrayed in the haunts of every Armida, a poet has dreamed of. They are found in every habitation, in the palace and the hovel, and have called forth many of the most impassioned lyrics of the poets of all ages. Fond, however, as most persons are of birds, but little care has been bestowed on the health and comfort of the household minstrel, and but little attention has been bestowed on its wants and necessities. This little volume is an attempt to supply this desideratum, and therefore, no apology is made for its appearance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER - A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society\'s expectations to find her voice and her destiny
\"A complex and beautiful rendering of [a] vanished country and its scattered people, a reminder of the power and purpose of art, and an ode to female creativity under a patriarchy that repeatedly tries to snuff it out.\"--The New York Times Book Review (Editors\' Choice)
All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel--gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother\'s walled garden, venturing to the forbidden rooftop to roughhouse with her three brothers, writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father, and sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over café glacé. During the summer of 1950, Forugh\'s passion for poetry takes flight--and tradition seeks to clip her wings.
Forced into a suffocating marriage, Forugh runs away and falls into an affair that fuels her desire to write and to achieve freedom and independence. Forugh\'s poems are considered both scandalous and brilliant; she is heralded by some as a national treasure, vilified by others as a demon influenced by the West. She perseveres, finding love with a notorious filmmaker and living by her own rules--at enormous cost. But the power of her writing only grows stronger amid the upheaval of the Iranian revolution.
Inspired by Forugh Farrokhzad\'s verse, letters, films, and interviews--and including original translations of her poems--this haunting novel uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and conflicting desires of a brave woman who represents the birth of feminism in Iran--and who continues to inspire generations of women around the world.
Praise for Song of a Captive Bird
\"If poetry is emotion rendered incendiary, then Forugh Farrokhzad was made of fire. . . . Song of a Captive Bird is an unsparing account of the necessity and consequences of speaking out.\"--BookPage
\"Sometimes, simply choosing whom to love is a political act.\"--Vogue
\"Forugh Farrokhzad\'s short life brimmed with controversy and rebellion . . . .This feminist icon inspired Darznik\'s imaginative debut.\"--Ms.
\"Every one of these stories is about YOU.\" --Anthony de Mello
Everyone loves stories; and in this book the bestselling author of Sadhana: A Way to God shares 124 stories and parables from a variety of traditions both ancient and modern. Each story resonates with life lessons that can teach us inescapable truths about ourselves and our world.
De Mello\'s international acclaim rests on his unique approach to contemplation and ability to heighten self-awareness and self-discovery. His is a holistic approach, and in the words of one reviewer: \"his mysticism cuts across all times and peoples and is truly a universal invitation.\" The Song of the Bird uses the familiar yet enduring medium of the story to illustrate profound realities that bring us in touch with the problems and concerns of daily life, as well as with our common spiritual quest. The aim is to develop the art of tasting and feeling the message of each story to the point that we are transformed. \"Let the story speak to your heart, not to your brain,\" the author directs. \"This may make something of a mystic out of you.\"
Enhanced by lovely ink drawings, this is indeed a volume to treasure, to share, and to read many times over, for it is everyone\'s best companion on the road to spiritual growth.
Taken captive by a Shawnee war party wasn\'t how Charity Edmonson hoped to escape an unwanted marriage. Nor did Shawnee warrior Wicomechee expect to find the treasure promised by his grandfather\'s vision in the unpredictable red-headed girl. George III\'s English Red-Coats, unprincipled colonial militia, prejudice and jealousy are not the only enemies Charity and Wicomechee will face before they can hope for a peaceful life. The greatest obstacle to happiness is in their own hearts. As they struggle through bleak mountains and cold weather, facing wild nature and wilder men, Wicomechee and Charity must learn to trust each other.