The Orange Trees of Versailles

Titre : The Orange Trees of Versailles
Auteur : Annie Pietri
Éditeur : Yearling
ISBN-13 : 9780307491787
Libération : 2009-04-23

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When Marion Dutilleul enters the service of the Marquise de Montespan, she never imagines that her ability to recognize scents and to blend them into perfumes will win her the favor of Louis XIV’s mistress. But the marquise quickly has the young girl creating new perfumes for her. Eager to please and hopeful that her olfactory gifts will win her recognition, Marion concocts memorable fragrances. Then, to her horror, credit is bestowed on someone else. Marion feels betrayed. Now Marion opens her eyes and ears (in addition to her nose!) and realizes that beneath the splendor of palace life is a place teeming with deceit. To survive, she must use her keen sense of smell not to create perfumes, but to thwart those who would do her—and one of France’s beloved monarchs—great harm. From the Hardcover edition.

The New Spend Less Revolution

Titre : The New Spend Less Revolution
Auteur : Rebecca Ash
Éditeur : Harriman House Limited
ISBN-13 : 9781897597859
Libération : 2006-07-01

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A year's worth of money-saving, life-improving tips!This book is about how you can live on less, spend less, and yet be far richer and happier for it. That is not to say that this is a book about going without, living the life of an ascetic monk or never succumbing to the desire to buy a Paul Smith shirt or a plasma TV. In fact, this book is about how you can actually have and enjoy more in your life than you have today while dramatically reducing the financial expenditure it takes to achieve it. By spending less you really can have more.Right now you may be feeling weighed down by the endless expenses and financial worries that can dominate our lives. We enjoy a larger abundance of material goods and wealth than we have ever had before. Yet worrying about money is still the single biggest causes of stress - a condition that affects over a million people in the UK and accounts for 1 in 4 visits to a doctor's surgery.The good news, however, is that you can choose to resist the imperative to grow richer and richer, heavier and heavier, yet increasingly hassled and dissatisfied. You do not have to succumb to the pressure to forever earn more, spend more and pay more for everything. You can substitute the clutter of excessive possessions and expenses with a new and elegant simplicity that allows you to appreciate the power of less.By taking on a new attitude to money and possessions, you can go from feeling as if you are leaking money every time you leave the house to feeling immensely wealthy, from feeling unsure about whether you can make ends meet to having the pleasure of always having spare money and savings in the bank.In some ways this is calling for only a small shift in the way youlive, yet it is a small shift that can have an enormous

Education Through Work

Titre : Education Through Work
Auteur : Célestin Freinet
Éditeur : Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN-13 : 0773493034
Libération : 1993-01-01

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Célestin Freinet A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Education Through Work Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Learning to Spell

Titre : Learning to Spell
Auteur : Charles A. Perfetti
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135691349
Libération : 1997-08-01

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This distinctive cross-linguistic examination of spelling examines the cognitive processes that underlie spelling and the process of learning how to spell. The chapters report and summarize recent research in English, German, Hebrew, and French. Framing the specific research on spelling are chapters that place spelling in braod theoretical perspectives provided by cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistic, and writing system-linguistic frameworks. Of special interest is the focus on two major interrelated issues: how spelling is acquired and the relationship between reading and spelling. An important dimension of the book is the interweaving of these basic questions about the nature of spelling with practical questions about how children learn to spell in classrooms. A motivating factor in this work was to demonstrate that spelling research has become a central challenging topic in the study of cognitive processes, rather than an isolated skill learned in school. It thus brings together schooling and learning issues with modern cognitive research in a unique way. testing, children writing strings of letters as a teacher pronounces words ever so clearly. In parts of the United States it can also bring an image of specialized wizardry and school room competition, the "spelling bee." And for countless adults who confess with self-deprecation to being "terrible spellers," it is a reminder of a mysterious but minor affliction that the fates have visited on them. Beneath these popular images, spelling is a human literacy ability that reflects language and nonlanguage cognitive processes. This collection of papers presents a sample of contemporary research across different languages that addresses this ability. To understand spelling as an interesting scientific problem, there are several important perspectives. First, spelling is the use of conventionalized writing systems that encode languages. A second asks how children learn to spell. Finally, from a literacy point of view, another asks the extent to which spelling and reading are related. In collecting some of the interesting research on spelling, the editors have adopted each of these perspectives. Many of the papers themselves reflect more than one perspective, and the reader will find important observations about orthographies, the relationship between spelling and reading, and issues of learning and teaching throughout the collection.

Splash Splosh

Titre : Splash Splosh
Auteur : Jo Lodge
Éditeur : Hodder Children's Books
ISBN-13 : 0340931132
Libération : 2007

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Mr. Croc shows the things he likes to do on sunny, windy, hot, rainy, and snowy days. On board pages.

Man Play and Games

Titre : Man Play and Games
Auteur : Roger Caillois
Éditeur : University of Illinois Press
ISBN-13 : 025207033X
Libération : 1961

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Play is "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." It is also an essential element of human social and spiritual development. In this study, Roger Caillois defines play as a voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Within limits set by rules that provide a level playing field, players move toward an unpredictable outcome by responding to their opponents' actions. Caillois qualifies types of games and ways of playing, from the improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. He also examines the means by which games become part of daily life, ultimately giving cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions.