Author: Pam Smy
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she’s left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. 2017: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl and solidify the link between them, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past. Told in alternating, interwoven plotlines—Mary’s through intimate diary entries and Ella’s in bold, striking art—Pam Smy’s Thornhill is a haunting exploration of human connection, filled with suspense.
The book consists of two parts. In the first we attempt to define the concept of "welfare space", discussing the current state of the concept. In the second instead, we analyze the spatial results of the welfare policies that have been enacted in the Veneto central area and we develop some projects that try to reimagine the contemporary city in greater totality, defining the conditions for new life cycles for the contemporary territory.
Author: Jason Felch, Ralph Frammolino
A “thrilling, well-researched” account of years of scandal at the prestigious Getty Museum (Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist). In recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity? The answer lies at the Getty, one of the world’s richest and most troubled museums, and scandalous revelations that it had been buying looted antiquities for decades. Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and candid interviews, these two journalists give us a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum, and tell a story of outlandish characters and bad behavior that could come straight from the pages of a thriller. “In an authoritative account, two reporters who led a Los Angeles Times investigation reveal the details of the Getty Museum’s illicit purchases, from smugglers and fences, of looted Greek and Roman antiquities. . . . The authors offer an excellent recap of the museum’s misdeeds, brimming with tasty details of the scandal that motivated several of America’s leading art museums to voluntarily return to Italy and Greece some 100 classical antiquities worth more than half a billion dollars.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “An astonishing and penetrating look into a veiled world where beauty and art are in constant competition with greed and hypocrisy. This engaging book will cast a fresh light on many of those gleaming objects you see in art museums.” —Jonathan Harr, author of The Lost Painting
Miami Police File
Author: Gina Clemen
Publisher: Black Cat-Cideb
Peter O'Nell, Montego High School's favorite teacher, goes missing in the Bermuda Triangle, and the Miami Police can't solve the case. His students decide to investigate, with the help of O'Nell's dog, Rover. This reader for adult-level English language learners incluces KET- and Trinity-style activities; dossiers on Halloween, high school sports, and the Bermuda Triangle; a recording of the full text; and an exit test with answer key.--From publisher description.
HISTORY Do you know that Henry VIII was happily married for almost 20 years to the same queen before meeting his other wives? Do you know Queen Elizabeth refused to marry in spite of all the men who loved her? And do you know what particular events during Queen Victoria’s long reign contributed to making the British Empire the biggest ever? English monarchs have fascinated the world for centuries. We are all curious to find out about their lives, their loves, their ambitions and their secrets. Dossiers: Reading a Painting and others
A stimulating cross-curricular approach to British history and art. Signiticant events in the history of Britain are described simply and clearly. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with works of art which cast light on periods, events and characters. Perceptive commentaries describe the works of art, and place each in its cultural context. What do Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt have in common ? Where does the language of the Celts survive today ? Why did the Romans build a wall across northern Britain ? Where can you find a castle in the shape of a rose ? How did a " tea party " lead to a revolution ? When was the word `teenager' invented ? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this book, which both students and teachers will enjoy. Our dedicated website www.britishhistoryart.com supports this book, and provides links to other websites on British history and art. Internet activities provided both in the book and on our dedicated website. Magniticent full-colour illustrations throughout. Historical sections recorded in full and accompanied by listening activities. PET-style exercises after each chapter, and PET-style exit test at end of book.
The Canterville Ghost
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
MYSTERY & HORROR When Mr Hiram B. Otis decides to buy Canterville Chase, everyone tells him that he is crazy because the house is haunted by a ghost. And when the American family comes to live there, strange things begin to happen: a bloodstain that changes colour, mysterious noises in the night, a journey to the Garden of Death … Dossiers: Oscar Wilde in America Ghosts
Great Mysteries of Our World
Author: Gina D. B. Clemen, Kenneth Brodey
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
HUMAN INTEREST Was Nostradamus really a prophet or were his predictions a mere coincidence? What mystery lies behind the curse of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh King Tut? Can an exquisite diamond bring death and tragedy to its owners? Does evil really exist and what forms can it take? Find out about these strange stories and others, and perhaps you'll be able to solve our world's greatest mysteries!