These Unlucky Stars

“Ma always said I was born under an unlucky star. Maybe it's true, Dad. ... “Me and my unlucky stars.” “Unlucky stars,” Dad scoffs. “I wish she'd never filled ... But now it's as if I can see them sinking in. “Okay,” he says finally.

Author: Gillian McDunn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526645609

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organised - they just don't understand the way she thinks, in lines and colour. Everywhere she turns, she feels like an outsider, even at school, so she's been reluctant to get close to anyone. When a "Ding-Dong-Ditch" attempt goes wrong, Annie finds herself stuck making amends with Gloria, the eccentric elderly lady she disturbed. As she begins to connect with Gloria and her weird little dog, it becomes clear that Gloria won't be able to live on her own for much longer. But it's this brief and important friendship that gives Annie the confidence to let people in, and see how rich life can be when you decide to make your own luck and chart your own path to happiness. In this heartwarming novel, acclaimed author Gillian McDunn shows us that even the most unexpected friendship has the power to change us forever. Acclaim for Caterpillar Summer An Indies Introduce Pick A Texas Bluebonnet Selection A Parents Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year

The Secret Life of Stars

Every few years would see the coming of a new star – a nova, as the Romans liked to call them – that brightened and then faded away. These variable stars were also considered unlucky, because they were not understood as they are now.

Author: Lisa Harvey-Smith

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia

ISBN: 9781760761363

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander 'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos' Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, the Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars. Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.

Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales

... a table for Gad and fill up mixed drink for Menî , " and their successors , the modern Arabs , still call Jupiter and Venus " the stars of the greater and the lesser Fortune , " while Mars and Saturn are to them " unlucky stars .

Author: Royal Society of New South Wales


ISBN: HARVARD:32044106281249

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Includes list of members.

Romeo Juliet Plainspoken ENHANCED eBook

I will set up my everlasting rest and shake the burden of these unlucky stars from my world- weary flesh. Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! And lips, the doors of breath, seal with a noble kiss my eternal bargain with ...

Author: Greta Barclay Lipson

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429113144

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 512


If glazed eyes and reluctant moans greet your introduction of this classic, then you need this book! Make this Shakespearean work come alive with parallel text that features both the original version as well as a contemporary adaptation. Connect literature to students' prior knowledge by showing them a timeless tale rewritten in the language they use every day. It's the best of both worlds in one easy-to-use guide. Includes discussion questions and group activities.

The Formation of al Andalus Part 2

'Abd al-Malik said: whoever says about the stars [more] than these three [things] is a liar, a sinner, a contriver and ... that those of them with the good names are lucky [stars] and those of them with the bad names unlucky [stars].

Author: Julio Samsó

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351889582

Category: History

Page: 516

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These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social structures, the continuing interaction between Christian and Muslim, and describe the particular development and characteristics of Muslim Spain- al-Andalus. Together, they comprise 38 articles, of which 32 have been translated into English specially for this publication. The first volume focuses on political and social history, and looks in detail at settlement patterns and urbanisation; the second examines questions of language and covers the brilliant cultural and intellectual history of the period.

The Works of Thomas Manton

It is our own folly, and we blame our own fate, our evil destiny, and those unlucky stars that shone at our birth ; and in these things we blame God himself. The saints themselves have been guilty of this evil, fretting at God for what ...

Author: Thomas Manton

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 9781589603325

Category: Religion

Page: 504

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This crowd got its kicks from laughing at, not with, these unlucky stars of awkward YouTube clips, many of whom were just kids. On a video of a teenage girl scream-singing to a One Direction song: “Imagine having to be out in public ...

Author: Melissa Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735211643

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 448


New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable? Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo on someone's Instagram or Facebook, thus revealing yourself to be a creepy social media stalker? Melissa Dahl, editor of New York magazine's "Science of Us" website, has. After a lifetime of cringing, she became intrigued by awkwardness: a universal but underappreciated emotion. In this witty and compassionate book, Dahl explores the oddest, cringiest corners of our world. She chats with strangers on the busy New York City subway, goes on awkward friend dates using a "Tinder-for-friendship" app, takes improv comedy lessons, and even reads aloud from her (highly embarrassing!) middle school diary to a crowd of strangers. After all of that, she realizes: Awkward moments are opportunities to test yourself. When everyone else is pretending to have it under control, you can be a little braver and grow a little bigger--while remaining true to your awkward self. And along the way, you might find that awkward moments unite us in our mutual human ridiculousness.

Honestly Elliott

Gillian McDunn. Also by Gillian McDunn Caterpillar Summer The Queen Bee and Me These Unlucky Stars HONESTLY ELLIOTT GILLIAN M GILLIAN McDUNNDUNN BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN'S BOOKS Bloomsbury Also by Gillian McDunn.

Author: Gillian McDunn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781547606269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 275

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Schneider Family Book Award: Best Middle Grade Honor Book! Highly-acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer, Gillian McDunn explores boyhood in a funny, big-hearted story about a kid trying to find the best way to be his best self. Elliott has been struggling since his closest friend moved away, and he's not too sure where he fits into his own family, especially since his newly remarried dad and stepmom are expecting a baby. His grades aren't too great, he's always forgetting things, and he doesn't really like sports. All together, the result is someone the complete opposite of his dad--a fact they're both very aware of. Elliott's only solace is cooking, where he can control the outcome, testing exciting recipes and watching his favorite cooking shows. When he's paired with the super smart and popular Maribel for a school-wide project, Elliott worries they won't see eye to eye. But Maribel is also looking for a new way to show others her true self and this project could be the chance they've both been waiting for. Sometimes the least likely friends help you see a new side to things . . . and sometimes you have to make a few mistakes before you figure out what's right. Acclaim for Caterpillar Summer An Indies Introduce Pick A Texas Bluebonnet Selection A Parents Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Parliamentary Debates

... tellers tell those who consult them that there are unlucky stars ; and , if there is any truth in astrological theory , the unlucky star of the hon . member for Camden , Mr. Thomas Garrett , must shine out in the month of November .

Author: New South Wales. Parliament


ISBN: SRLF:A0001756071


Page: 842

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The Country of Ice Cream Star

They take them to do sweating work, and for unwanten sex – for any nasty use that be. These slaves be callen simper girls, and they lose every other name. Ya, every Army baby born from these unlucky children. The Armies give their own ...

Author: Sandra Newman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473511132

Category: Fiction

Page: 642

View: 561


My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star and this be the tale of how I bring the cure to all the Nighted States, save every poory children, short for life. Is how a city die for selfish love, and rise from this same smallness. Be how the new America begin, in wars against all hope – a country with no power in a world that hate its life. So been the faith I sworn, and it ain’t evils in no world nor cruelties in no red hell can change the vally heart of Ice Cream Star. In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children – by the time they reach twenty, each of them will die from a disease they call posies. When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger whose intentions remain unclear. It’s a quest that will lead her to love and heartbreak, to captivity and to a nation’s throne, and ultimately into a war that threatens to doom everyone she loves.