One day, Matilda Turnip discovered that her belly button was a magical portal that all sorts of amazing things could emerge from! Each item takes her on a new adventure where she meets new friends, and a pleasant surprise of someone from her past - her long-lost father.
In 2001, the Advisory determined that we really wanted an anthology of delightful poems suitable for year 1 students (not as a replacement for the irreplaceable Milne or Robert Louis Stevenson, but an addition). In 2001, the oldest Advisory 'child' was 18, and there were several teen-agers besides her, all reared on CM's methods, including a diet rich in poetry. In my (Wendi's) family, we owned over 300 volumes of poetry. I asked each of my children who could write to go make me a list of favourite poems from their younger childhood days. Those who couldn't write yet could just tell me. Their lists were similar, in some cases, identical.
Not in length, of course. The 18 year old included far more on her list than the 3 year old was able to tell me about, but both of them mentioned Wynken, Blynken, and Nod and When Young Melissa Sweeps the Floor, for example. I made my own list as well, and other Advisory moms and children created theirs in their own way. My children wanted to know what Auntie Lynn's and Auntie Donna-Jean's children had chosen. There were delighted squeals of recognition and agreement whenever I passed on a poem Auntie Anne's family thought should be included. Sometimes we had a bit of tussle at our house when one of the children wasn't finished making her list, but a sibling had gotten distracted while hunting up a title and taken the very book of poetry her sibling wanted over to a cozy spot to curl up with it and just read poetry for fun. Creating our poetry anthology remains one of my fondest of many fond memories over our years of work on AO. What we have here is the result "AmblesideOnline Advisory's poetry selections for year one students," but it is more than that. This is a lovingly curated anthology of the childhood favourites of the Advisory, and Advisory children. These are not just poems, they are friends who touched our hearts, made us smile, helped us see the world in a new way, helped us give words to what we were already seeing. They are part of our family's traditions (my oldest grandson quoted The Little Turtle for me when he was 3. It had been his mother's favourite at about the same age), and part of our family language as well- snatches of poems, a line here, a line there, come out when we need that 'word fitly spoken.' We fondly, dearly, hope and believe your own children will find many friends here to love and hold dear, to reminisce over when they are grown. From our family's hearts to yours, may you have as much joy in sharing these poems with your children as we have in sharing them with you. Other features: Active TOC! Foreword with information on using the selections. Each poem given its own page.
"SHE'S YOURS." Two handwritten words changed Dr. Greg Hamilton's playboy lifestyle forever. From the moment he found his baby girl on the doorstep, she held his heart in her tiny hands.
Juggling fatherhood and a busy practice wasn't easy, so when the shy and lovely Jane Dale proposed she be baby Joy's nanny, Greg didn't question his luck....
Jane's pulse beat fast when she faced the man who'd supposedly seduced and left her sister. When she'd joined his household under false, she hadn't expected her niece's father to be caring, honest ... and much too attractive. Would her deception cost her the child and the man of her heart?
Detective Leon is not a believer in the supernatural stories of Woodburry, but as kids come up missing and/or dead Leon is in a race against time, to find out who or what is taking them. He must find a way to stop the boogyman of Woodburry before it's to late and he loses his own sanity.
Ryan and Phoebe have been chosen to spend the summer at a prestigious theater camp. As cast members, they must live by one strict rule: no interacting with each other outside of rehearsals.
Only the onstage relationship is permitted. Ryan, an epileptic freerunner, has never let limitations hold him back. So when he meets the girl cast as his sister in the production, he immediately hatches a scheme to get to know the real person behind the character. Phoebe is tired of attention from boys and is looking forward to a chance to leave her reputation behind. The last thing she wants is an illicit romance, and yet there's something about her costar that she just can't ignore. With the help of the stagehands and tech crew, Ryan and Phoebe embark on a daring behind-the-scenes affair and hope it won't get them kicked out of the show before the curtain goes up.
Many of us often wonder if we are heading in the right direction in life. For many years I have practiced and taught yoga and I was always curious if certain poses could teach us anything about our path in life. These six poses can offer insight that will speak to your emotions, your soul, and your spirituality only if your willing to listen to your body.