Sarah's family live a nice quiet life in Sydney where her father sells hats. But her father has big ideas for family adventures when he announces they are moving to the goldfields! Will they find gold, or just get covered in mud?
Project X CODE is a book-by-book series built for SEN and struggling readers aged 6-11. Welcome to Micro World, invented by Macro Marvel - an amazing theme park where you have to shrink to get in! Disaster strikes when CODE, the computer that controls the park and the robots inside, goes wrong and wants to shrink the world. Team X and Mini Marvel have a new mission - to battle the BITEs, collect the CODE keys, rescue Macro Marvel, stop CODE, and save the world! Each book contains 2 texts: Text 1 is 100% decodable to build reading confidence, and Text 2 is at least 80% decodable, including the same target phonemes and Tricky words but with more varied vocabulary to develop comprehension and motivate struggling readers. In Marvel Towers, Mini makes a shocking discovery in A Shock for Mini. In A BITE Inside, Team X go into Macro Marvel's body to find a BITE. There's an exciting chase in Mission Marvel, and the BITE is defeated in Race Against Time. In CODE Control, Team X face CODE in a thrilling conclusion. They meet the worst BITE yet in CODE's Countdown and plan how to defeat it in The Last BITE. In Eye to Eye, their plan fails. CODE is finally stopped in Stop CODE! ...or is it?
The story in the book deals with the practice of self-isolation, which is often pursued for self-protection. Is this a trap? In the beginning of the book, a woman from Sweden finds it sufficient just to be in love with herself, but is this really sufficient? Is self-isolation bliss? The Islamic Hijab, the head scarf that women are required to wear, ritualizes the isolating tendencies. But does it develop inner peace? Is isolation really the foundation for peace, social, spiritual, or political? History suggests that the opposite is true. When Europe was splintered in the 1600s, war ravished society, in which a third of the population perished. The idea of truth and universal humanity derailed this train to hell. Scientific development, with which our humanity unfolds, set up a new stage for peace in 1648, that is not built on isolation, but on uplifting one another, on challenging one-another to let our humanity shine, and on braking down barriers that would keep our humanity small. The Giza Pyramids in Egypt that may have been built at the end of the last Ice Age, speak of a humanity that was not small by any measure, but stood tall with amazing accomplishments in demonstrated scientific and creative powers. The magnitude of their accomplishment is so great, that we, in our modern cultivated smallness, insist that the great structures could not have been built by human beings, but must have been constructed by advanced extraterrestrial beings. History seems to teach us that self-isolation makes a people small and impotent, not great and powerful. The framework for the story presented in this book, is a fictional, international peace conference organized by the youth of the world, convened in Russia in a city on the Black Sea. The setup enables the drawing together of diverse perceptions so that what is true may shine through the facades of so many accepted myths. The story presented here is one of the scenes of the Kaleidoscope of human superlatives that keeps on turning. In the Kaleidoscope Project, the selected stories are gems of numerous types. The one presented here is from Book 2, The Ice Age Challenge, of my epic series of novels The Lodging for the Rose. The Kaleidoscope stories are presented separately, because their specific focus has become increasingly important in the world, for our future. The Kaleidoscope Project is actually a subsequent feature. I started to write books that I would love, that are filled with a kaleidoscope of superlatives that define the riches of our humanity. As one might expect, many of the vistas are precious in themselves, so that it soon became apparent that quite a number of them stand on their own as complete stories and are important to raise up a specific focus that is of critical importance. I cherish these stories. Consequently, I started to share them in different forms, including now in printed form. The separate printing also allows a larger type face to be used.
On your own for the first time? Whether from moving out of your parents home, a divorce, going off to college, death of a loved one, or even newly married, then this book is for you. Let the author meet you where you are and help you learn some valuable life skills such as: Banking, shopping, laundry, cooking and more... Her simple, down-to-earth approach will have you feeling confident in no time. "You're learning a life long skill that you'll never have to learn again." Whether for you, or someone you love, this book is a great way to learn the basics of living on your own.
The dazzling conclusion to the award-winning The Colours of Madeleine trilogy, from one of the most original writers in YA fiction.
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