Twilight Sparkle held her breath. After months and months of kissing, cuddling, and some very heavy petting, she could hardly believe it was finally going to happen. She and Chrysalis were going to take the next step in their relationship!
Fun with Chinese Characters (in three volumes) makes learning Chinese characters entertaining and memorable! Every page contains all the information you need to learn a Chinese character: the origin (etymology) of a character, its description and an entertaining illustration by cartoonist Tan Huay Peng.
Knowing the origin greatly simplify the recognition the characters. The cartoons which accompany each character are often comical and clever. Examples of how the character is used in compound phrases are offered. First volume contains an in-depth introduction on the genesis of the characters. The third volume contains index of all 480 characters and their location.
The characters are written in traditional and simplified characters and has romanized pinyin pronunciation. Stroke orders, definition and example sentence make this book a valuable resource. Learning Chinese characters has never been so much fun!
Bessey and her mother bake cookies for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah, and after cleaning up the kitchen, they distribute the treats to their neighbors.
All Rookie Readers actively engage young readers, encouraging language development, building fluency, and promoting independent reading. By targeting a skill, like learning about rhymes, young readers are building fundamental reading skills with the help of fun, lively, colorfully illustrated stories.
Tara is the best-known and most beloved feminine deity of Buddhism. Having famously vowed to help others while always remaining in the female form, Tara is traditionally called a mother, a virgin, and a queen. Like a mother, she provides unconditional love.
Like a virgin, she is whole and complete unto herself. Like a queen, she is noble and generous. Containing a 96-page book, a white Tara resin figure, and a keepsake box, The Tara Box opens to create a mini-altar and portable shrine for the exquisitely carved Tara statuette. The altar can be used in conjunction with the book's rituals and meditation practices, which are aimed at compassionate healing, long life, and protection from life's travails. The book — which slides snugly behind the altar for easy reference — explains who Tara is and how to reach out to her. This unique gift set is for those interested in healing, ritual magic, women's empowerment, Buddhism, and exotic Asian art.
The pharaoh was more than a king-he was "the highest priest for all the gods, the head of the army and the owner of all the riches of Egypt." Using numerous supporting illustrations, timelines, maps, and photographs, Ikram chronologically introduces the pharaohs from Menes, who unified Egypt in 3050 BCE, to Cleopatra VII, whose death in 31 BCE marked the end of Egyptian self-rule for the next 1,500 years. In addition to examining the highlights of the thirty centuries that the pharaohs ruled, Ikram discusses how hieroglyphics and ancient Egyptian art help scholars understand the lives of the pharaohs. The book is an excellent introduction for the young enthusiast.