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By Seuss, Dr Seuss. 1963
By Maeve Binchy, Dennis Rodman, Michael Silver. 1996
For many people in Dublin, life is the same day after day, but that changes dramatically for forty-eight-year old Aidan…Dunne, when he is passed over for a school principal position. He and Nora O'Donoghue, just returned from twenty-six years in Italy, begin a series of evening classes teaching Italian. Together, they help many other Dubliners make transitions, too. Some strong language
By Bruce Coville. 1993
When Blork's class goes to the Museum of New Inventions, Blork gets angry with a classmate and wanders away from…the group to calm down. Blork sees a machine in the room he enters and just has to try it out. Suddenly there are two Blorks! Sequel to Space Brat (DB 44413). For grades 2-4
By Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville. 1994
Now that Blork has become a hero for saving the city, he has been invited to the Galactic Celebration--the biggest…party in history. But his old enemy, Squat, decides it is time to seek revenge for having been humiliated by Blork. Sequel to Space Brat Two: Blork's Evil Twin (DB 44414). For grades 2-4
By P. G Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. 1953
When a longtime chum of Bertie Wooster falls in love with a girl at a dance, he asks Bertie to…enlist the aid of the incomparable Jeeves to smooth matters over
This volume is the first authoritative historical textbook to look at the origins, development and evolution of seaside pierrot troupes…and concert parties and their popular performance heritage. It will provide, for the first time, a definition of the pierrot troupe and its evolution from the roots of European popular traditions such as the commedia dell’arte and minstrelsy, to links between music hall and contemporary popular culture. Tony Lidington will explore how pierrot troupes grew from a single idea into a major international cultural industry and how it boosted morale and national identity during the two World Wars, before sublimating into contemporary pop music and comedy. Tony’s continuing practice as research provides an experiential framework for the historical and ethnographic analysis of the form. This book will be of vital interest to students, researchers, and performers of outdoor (al fresco) arts, clowning and comedy, minstrelsy, vernacular music-making and music hall.
By Henry Alford. 1993
A humor writer's "comic investigations" of urban life that involve a series of bizarre capers, such as chauffeuring a state…governor during a political convention, hiring nude housecleaners to see whether they do windows, and attempting to pass a dog-grooming test using an uncooperative canine. Strong language
By Art Buchwald. 1996
Continuing his autobiography begun in Leaving Home (DB 37938), Buchwald writes of his years in France in the 1940s and…1950s. He arrived in Paris with plans to attend school, but instead spent time at sidewalk cafes, became the food critic for the Paris Herald Tribune, and married Ann, with whom he adopted three children. Some strong language
By George Carlin. 1997
A veteran comic offers zany observations and opinions on various aspects of life. Carlin cites oxymorons (mandatory options), redundancies (added…bonus), and euphemisms (body bags equal remains pouches). He also relays his views of pretentiousness in twentieth-century society. Strong language. c1997.
By James Buckley. 2022
CLAIR: We've been let loose on a book... whose bright idea was that?JAMES: We haven't got anything to say!CLAIR: Don't…tell them that before they buy it...JAMES: They'll work it out eventually!CLAIR: Well, we've managed to put together some bits and pieces that might be interesting - or at least funny/weird/silly.JAMES: Probably not.CLAIR: No... probably not. Though if you like the vlogs, you might like it?JAMES: No one likes the vlogs.CLAIR: True.JAMES: Anyway, enjoy!At Home with The Buckleys is one couple's take on the wild ride that is modern marriage, parenting and adulting. Told from both sides, Clair and James share a collection of hilarious stories and comedy excursions from their early lives, years of cult TV fame, having children and setting up their YouTube channel.
By Chris Rock. 1997
Monologues and jokes from the black comedian Chris Rock. Rock started on the Saturday Night Live comedy show and graduated…to his own television spot, the Chris Rock Show. Rock explores current social issues such as racism, poverty, drugs, and sex. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Bestseller
By Whoopi Goldberg. 1997
Autobiographical essays from one of Hollywood's leading black comedians. Whoopi portrays growing up in New York in the sixties and…presents her thoughts on how life today differs as a result of changes in society. She also writes about death, race, and her views on love. Strong language and descriptions of sex
By Alice Duncan. 2013
It's the 1920s and Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her family as a medium by holding…séances and interpreting tarot cards for the rich and famous. When the wealthy Mrs. Kincaid comes to Daisy to help solve her husband's disappearance, Detective Sam Rotondo isn't far behind.Sam isn't fooled by Daisy's choice of "vocation" and blackmails her into spying on the Kincaids.Then Daisy reads Sam's cards... and the tables turn.From the Publisher: The Daisy Gumm Majesty Cozy Mystery Series is a light-hearted mystery in a historical setting. There are no explicit sexual scenes and minimal cursing and will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate clean and wholesome reads.
By David Sedaris. 2013
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and…stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
By Bruno Vincent. 2020
'Ah! This is the dream!' says Julian one morning. 'With good old British common sense and community spirit like this,…there's no reason that we couldn't exist on the island like this for the rest of our days!'What could possibly go wrong . . .?Anne has gathered Julian, Dick, George and, of course, Timmy, together for a last nostalgic jaunt in the countryside together before grown-up responsibilities take the four cousins off in different directions. It's only natural that they find their way onto Kirrin Island for a look around, as this might be the last time they're here together as a group. They are planning just to spend the night there and come home the next day, perhaps with a little exploring in the dungeon for old time's sake. But that night they hear the country has gone into lockdown. They are not allowed to leave. With their usual resourcefulness, they are determined to make the best of it, and remain cheerful and healthy. As Anne keeps saying: They're lucky, really, to have all this countryside and fresh air at their disposal!(P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited
Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? This madcap adventure across ancient…history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other world-changing innovations.In this book, writer Cody Cassidy digs deep into the latest research to uncover the untold stories of some of these incredible innovators (or participants in lucky accidents). With a sharp sense of humor and boundless enthusiasm for the wonders of our ancient ancestors, Who Ate the First Oyster? profiles the perpetrators of the greatest firsts and catastrophes of prehistory, using the lives of individuals to provide a glimpse into ancient cultures to show how and why these critical developments occurred, and educate us on a period of time that until recently we've known almost nothing about.(P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio
By Jamie Foxx. 2021
In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense…grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters.Jamie Foxx has won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, laughed with sitting presidents, and partied with the biggest names in hip-hop. But he is most proud of his role as father to two very independent young women, Corinne and Anelise. Jamie might not always know what he&’s doing when it comes to raising girls—especially when they talk to him about TikTok (PlikPlok?) and don&’t share his enthusiasm for flashy Rolls Royces—but he does his best to show up for them every single day.Luckily, he has a strong example to follow: his beloved late grandmother, Estelle Marie Talley. Jamie learned everything he knows about parenting from the fierce woman who raised him: As he puts it, she&’s &“Madea before Tyler Perry put on the pumps and the gray wig.&” In Act Like You Got Some Sense—a title inspired by Estelle—Jamie shares up close and personal stories about the tough love and old-school values he learned growing up in the small town of Terrell, Texas; his early days trying to make it in Hollywood; the joys and challenges of achieving stardom; and how each phase of his life shaped his parenting journey. Hilarious, poignant, and always brutally honest, this is Jamie Foxx like we&’ve never seen him before.
By Louis Sachar, Neal Hughes. 1992
When Marvin Redpost learns that a king is looking for his missing son who was kidnapped at birth, Marvin begins…to wonder if he is Prince Robert. He too is nine years old and has red hair and blue eyes. His mother agrees to help him find out the truth. For grades 2-4
By Stephanie Calmenson, Mary Chalmers. 1994
Marigold spends the day in town with her grandmother. They buy Marigold a hat, learn to make friends with the…wind, go out to lunch, and get their pictures taken. For grades K-3
By Michael Dahl. 2022