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As a child, Mark Robinson would only read books by torchlight under the duvet. It is the same mischievous attitude that he brings to his writing. Full of edge and verve, Mark’s playful style particularly appeals to boys. Whilst not writing, Mark competes in marathons and triathlons, and loves cycling (monster hills, no problem). Mark has three children who have excellent manners. But then… he raised them.
This is a terrific Cautionary Tale for mischievous kids demonstrating as it does that perhaps life’s not so great when spent solely in the pursuit of vileness And when two of the pupils of the University of Vile discover that helping each other is better than being vile to each other, they’re banned from the school and end up being very much happier at The Ancient School of Manners. With rhyming text for parents to read and shorter snippets on every page for the child to join in, this is a great book to read together from 3+ and for kids to enjoy alone when they’re a little older.
Originally published: Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2008. Japanese pubs, called izakaya, are attracting growing attention in Japan and overseas. As a matter of fact, a recent article in The New York Times claimed that the izakaya is starting to shove the sushi bar off its pedestal. While Japan has many guidebooks and cookbooks, this is the first publication in English to delve into every aspect of a unique and vital cornerstone of Japanese food culture. A venue for socializing and an increasingly innovative culinary influence, the izakaya serves
Miracle Dogs: Adventures on Wheels is a collection of stories, both heartwarming and heartbreaking of dogs-and a goat --their owners, and their second chances. You'll meet pets who as a result of illness or injury had become disabled, causing their owners to make difficult choices. You'll meet Omid, who lived on the streets of Iran and was found lying injured on the side of the road; Dexter, the wounded warrior's hunting dog; Hailey, the wheelie dog; Scooter, a six-month-old puppy who was brutally shot and left to die. You'll meet owners whose love and devotion for their pets and their persistent research led them to find a way to rehabilitate and reintegrate their pets into their families. Written by prize-winning author Sandy Johnson with a forward by the inventor of the dog wheelchair, Mark C. Robinson, these stories will live on in the hearts and minds of all dog lovers.