by Dorothy Jane Mills, Ballerina Bess Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ballerina Bess books, A Message from the Author Back in 1965, when I was teaching reading to first-graders, I began writing books to help them become independent readers. These books used only a few words to tell enjoyable little stories. They gave the children practice in figuring out words on their own. I didn't realize that they would also become classics, beloved by children who cherished them, carried them around constantly, hugged them in bed, and re-read them until their families could recite them by heart and the books themselves collapsed in tatters. These children have grown up and want to share their favorite little storybooks with their own children. The first to be republished was Ann Likes Red, brought out by Purple House Press in the Fall of 2001. Now the others are being reprinted, starting with Ballerina Bess, a simple story written with only 25 words and beloved by many little girls who learned to read with it. I hope you will like it, too. The other titles in the series, to be reprinted later, are The Tent, The Rabbit, Big Beds and Little Beds, The Pond, Stop Pretending, Bill and the Fish, Brad and Neil, and my personal favorite, The Sandwich.
by Bruce Edwin Lee, Ballerina Puppet Man Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ballerina Puppet Man books, Ballerina & Puppet Man is a story of a young black man of the 1960's, trying to be successful at creating pop music in a racially divided society. The main character, Gary Harrison, attempts to live his dreams by any means necessary, much to the chagrin of his band mates. But somewhere along the line he discovers, amidst truth and tragedy, the real meaning of life and love, and the true meaning of success. The 'puppet man' in him dissolves as his love for the ballerina deepens. The music speaks for itself in this fast and furious, graphically told, tale of sex, drugs and rock n' roll.
by Phyllis Johnson, Betsy Star Ballerina Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Betsy Star Ballerina books, I was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in the 1930's, being the eighth child of a family of ten children. At the early age of twelve, I loved to baby sit with children. Most of my life has been spent in West Virginia, where I married and raised four sons, six foster children and baby sat for close to a hundred children. At the time our youngest son started to school, I started to college in my early 40's, where I received an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. While in college, I did some writing for young children. At the age of sixty-seven, I wrote my autobiography and published it, with the help of my husband. In 2009, I was published in Reminisce Magazine. One of my dreams was to write a children's book that taught how to be a success by working hard and trusting in the Lord. As I have visited all fifty states in my lifetime, it took a lot of humor to get through the rough times and it made me a stronger person. Sharing these experiences would mean a lot. For example, we were caught in a rainstorm in the middle of the desert near Elko, Nevada. Upon reaching Elko, not a motel room was to be had anywhere. The good part of the story was the appearance of a huge double rainbow. It was like none we had ever seen. My husband and I have been married for almost fifty-four years and have four sons, as mentioned earlier, two grandsons and one granddaughter. My son, Roger, and I have painted two 24" by 36" seascapes for two of my sons and one for Roger of a mountain waterfall, which hangs in his living room. Many of my friends have asked me why I didn't start painting and writing long ago, but I just smile and say, "I didn't have the time or experience until I was well over fifty.
by Bill Myers, My Life As A Blundering Ballerina Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download My Life As A Blundering Ballerina books, "It's way harder being a guy than a girl." "Is not." "Is too." "Is not!" "Is too!" So begins another madcap McDoogle mishap as Wally agrees to switch places with Wall Street (his best friend even if she is a girl). Teachers, parents, friends, everyone is in on the act as the two try to survive 72 hours in each other's shoes. It's a custom-made Wally catastrophe that includes: exploding Home Ec cookies (apparently Wally used gun powder instead of baking powder), baby-sitting a mob of out-of-control monster babies, and imprisoned 2.2 hours in the bathroom every morning to fix his hair. Last, and by no means least, Wally must replace Wall Street as a star in The Nutcracker ballet! All in all it becomes one of Wally's greatest misadventures as he finally learns the important lesson of honoring and respecting others.
by Deirdre Kelly, Ballerina Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ballerina books, A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012 . . . spellbinding yet harrowing . . . —Publishers Weekly A controversial look at the brutal backstage existence of some of the world's most celebrated ballerinas. Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection. She is the feminine ideal—unblemished and ethereal, inspiration incarnate. But the reality is another story. Beginning with the earliest ballerinas, who often led double lives as concubines, Deirdre Kelly goes on to review the troubled lives of nineteenth-century ballerinas, who lived in poverty and worked under torturous and even life-threatening conditions. In the twentieth century, George Balanchine created a contradictory ballet culture that simultaneously idealized and oppressed ballerinas, and many of his dancers suffered from anorexia and bulimia or underwent cosmetic surgery to achieve the ideal ethereal form. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, ballerinas are still underpaid, vulnerable to arbitrary discrimination and dismissal, and expected to bear pain stoically—but much of this is beginning to change. As Kelly examines the lives of some of the world's best ballerinas—Anna Pavlova, Marie Camargo, Gelsey Kirkland, Evelyn Hart, and Misty Copeland, among others—she argues for a rethinking of the world's most graceful dance form—a rethinking that would position the ballerina at its heart, where she belongs. Also available in hardcover.
by Meg Clibbon, Ballerina Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ballerina books, Full of humorous information, ideas for activities, instructions for making relevant accessories and recipes, this title shows young readers everything they need to know to become a keen and successful ballerina - from important vocabulary, to what hairstyles you should have.
by Anjana Fernando, Beginning Ballerina Programming Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beginning Ballerina Programming books, Discover the Ballerina programming language for next-generation microservices and native cloud application development. This book shows you that Ballerina is a cutting-edge programming language, which incorporates many of the latest technological advancements in programming language theory. You'll learn variables and types, modules and functions, flow control, error handling, concurrency, I/O, cloud/network programming, persistence and data access, security and more. Additionally, Beginning Ballerina Programming introduces many foundation computer science topics along the way and doesn’t assume much prior knowledge. For example, when introducing transport-level security, you will get a brief introduction to public-key cryptography, how it is different from private-key cryptography, and why we need it. This provides an added bonus for you to learn something new and general in computer science. After reading and using this book, you'll be proficient with Ballerina and cloud-first programming and apply these concepts and techniques to your next cloud application developments. What You'll Learn Start programming with Ballerina Gain the basics of network communication and programming Obtain a solid understanding of services/API development and resilient communication Discover cloud-native technologies using Ballerina Deploy to the cloud using Ballerina Who This Book Is For Absolute beginners in computer programming: No prior experience with computer programming is expected. This can also be a reference book for experienced developers in other languages, who want to learn a modern programming language.
by Angela Royston, Ballerina Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ballerina books, This book takes a fun look at a typical week in the life of a ballerina. It is written in the form of a first-person diary and looks at some of the key skills that a ballerina needs and how they became a ballerina. The endmatter includes a spread on how readers can start their own diary.