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A Pigeon And A Boy

Author : Meir Shalev
ISBN : 9780805242683
Genre : Fiction
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A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion—from the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev. During the 1948 War of Independence—a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages—a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible. Unforgettable in both its particulars and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a tale of lovers then and now—of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love.

The Pleasures Of A Pigeon Fancier

Author : Rev. Joseph Lucas
ISBN : WISC:89012636650
Genre : Pigeons
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Gay Neck The Story Of A Pigeon

Author : Dhan Gopal Mukerji
ISBN : 9781456636371
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Gay-Neck: the Story of a Pigeon won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1928. It deals with the life of Gay-Neck, a prized Indian pigeon. Mukerji wrote that "the message implicit in the book is that man and winged animals are brothers." He stated that much of the book is based on his boyhood experiences with a flock of forty pigeons and their leader, as the boy in the book is Mukerji himself. The book offers an insight into the life of a boy of high caste and also into the training of pigeons. Several chapters are told from Gay-Neck's perspective, with the pigeon speaking in first person.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

The Hoosier School Boy

Author : Edward Eggleston
ISBN : MINN:31951000896718Y
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The Health Bulletin

Author : North Carolina. Board of Health
ISBN : UOM:39015069382615
Genre : Public health
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The Boy S Treasury Of Sports Pastimes And Recreations

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ISBN : PRNC:32101064794215
Genre : Children's literature
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The Jewish Quarterly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213166619
Genre : Arts
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The Wounded Boy And Other Stories

Author : Timothy Shay Arthur
ISBN : PRNC:32101067628279
Genre : Animal welfare
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Only A Pigeon

Author : Jane Kurtz
ISBN : IND:30000100471659
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ondu-ahlem carefully trains his pigeons and prepares them for the day when he and other Ethiopian boys test the homing instinct and loyalty of their precious birds.

My Russian Grandmother And Her American Vacuum Cleaner

Author : Meir Shalev
ISBN : 9780805242980
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt. Grandma Tonia was never seen without a cleaning rag over her shoulder. She received visitors outdoors. She allowed only the most privileged guests to enter her spotless house. Hilarious and touching, Grandma Tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around the arrival into the family’s dusty agricultural midst of the big, shiny American sweeper sent as a gift by Great-uncle Yeshayahu (he who had shockingly emigrated to the sinful capitalist heaven of Los Angeles!). America, to little Meir and to his forebears, was a land of hedonism and enchanting progress; of tempting luxuries, dangerous music, and degenerate gum-chewing; and of women with painted fingernails. The sweeper, a stealth weapon from Grandpa Aharon’s American brother meant to beguile the hardworking socialist household with a bit of American ease, was symbolic of the conflicts and visions of the family in every respect. The fate of Tonia’s “svieeperrr”—hidden away for decades in a spotless closed-off bathroom after its initial use—is a family mystery that Shalev determines to solve. The result, in this cheerful translation by Evan Fallenberg, is pure delight, as Shalev brings to life the obsessive but loving Tonia, the pioneers who gave his childhood its spirit of wonder, and the grit and humor of people building ever-new lives.

Two She Bears

Author : Meir Shalev
ISBN : 9780805243307
Genre : Fiction
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One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists—the acclaimed author of A Pigeon and a Boy—gives us a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of British Palestine that is still being played out two generations later. “In the year 1930 three farmers committed suicide here . . . but contrary to the chronicles of our committee and the conclusions of the British policeman, the people of the moshava knew that only two of the suicides had actually taken their own lives, whereas the third suicide had been murdered.” This is the contention of Ruta Tavori, a high school teacher and independent thinker in this small farming community who is writing seventy years later about that murder, about two charismatic men she loves and is trying to forgive—her grandfather and her husband—and about her son, whom she mourns and misses. In a story rich with the grit, humor, and near-magical evocation of Israeli rural life for which Meir Shalev is beloved by readers, Ruta weaves a tale of friendship between men, and of love and betrayal, which carries us from British Palestine to present-day Israel, where forgiveness, atonement, and understanding can finally happen.

Growing Points

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ISBN : UIUC:30112087501612
Genre : Landscape gardening
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The Loves Of Judith

Author : Meir Shalev
ISBN : 9780805212525
Genre : Fiction
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A woman with three loves and a son with three fathers: a universal story of passion and personal destiny by the award-winning author of A Pigeon and a Boy. When the mysterious Judith arrives in a small agricultural village in Palestine in the 1930s, she attracts attention of three men: Moshe, a widowed farmer; Globerman, a wealthy cattle dealer; and Jacob, who loses his wife—the most beautiful woman in the village—because of his obsession with Judith, who insists on living in a cowshed rather than settling down with any of her admirers. When she gives birth to Zayde, all three suitors consider him their son, and Zayde, who tragically loses Judith, imbibes their triple wisdom and their distinct versions of his origins. As Zayde pieces together the beguiling story of the singular woman who was his mother, Meir Shalev weaves a magical novel of the joys and secrets of village life, of an unconventional family, and the unexpected fruits of love.

Matty Boy And The Secret Pigeon Racket

Author : Anita Hunt
ISBN : 0956149308
Genre : Bullying
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Ever wished you could be a rock star? Ever day dreamed about your team winning the cup or the league? Ever wished that something magical would happen to you? Matt is a lonely young boy, who uses his imagination to cope with the challenges in his life on a daily - if not hourly - basis. Matt has been fostered into an eccentric new family the Joys, and has to change his home, school and friends once again. At the Joy's he discovers and befriends Percy a scruffy, injured talking pigeon who has run away from his own family - the pigeon mafia - also known as the Secret Pigeon Racket. Together they deal with issues of friendship, bullying, family and loss - and solve a royal kidnapping plot too! Have you ever noticed a pigeon spying on you? No? Well take a closer look, you may be surprised!!! 50p from every book sale will go to Bullying UK.

Don T Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Author : Mo Willems
ISBN : 1406386073
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When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this brilliantly original and funny picture book demands audience participation!

Beginnings

Author : Meir Shalev
ISBN : 9780307717184
Genre : Religion
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The award-winning Israeli author of A Pigeon and a Boy shares non-traditional interpretations of famous biblical stories that recount first-time events, from the first kiss and the first love to the first hatred and the first laugh.

The Illustrated Girl S Own Treasury By The Editor Of The Illustrated Boy S Own Treasury

Author : GIRL.
ISBN : BL:A0021714030
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Every Boy S Book

Author : John George Wood
ISBN : HARVARD:HWDZQ4
Genre : Amusements
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Pigeon English

Author : Stephen Kelman
ISBN : 9781408815687
Genre : Fiction
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Deeply funny, moving, idiosyncratic and unforgettable - introduces a major new literary talent. Pigeon English was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

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