lt was a bright, warm spring morning
Bobbing gaily in the river was a large golden oak leaf, a very large leaf.
After some moments, a pair of pale green hands appeared and grabbed the sides of the leaf. And then there followed a head to match..
And so, a little Pixie, by the name of Peter arrived at the forest.
In this, the opening book of the series, Peter learns his very first lesson about giving.
Peter and the Ants Pt 1 is the first of the Peter the Pixie stories. Here we are introduced to the innocent little green person, and follow in his learning about giving and generosity,
ln addition to being an amusing and interesting story in itself, these tales also integrate a rich learning system.
Firstly; most of the stories incorporate an educational or moral theme or message that can be reflected on with your child.
Secondly; each story exists in five levels of difficulty; 'I Can Colour', 'I Can Read', 'I Am Reading,' 'I Read Alone,' and 'Read To Me'.
They each contain the same images and the same text, with increasing levels of simplification.
Thirdly; the' I Can Read' and 'I am Reading' versions will also exist in different bilingual editions.
Finally; for each 'I Can Read' language version, there will exist a free to access, (YouTube), animated reading of the story.
Although this is of course helpful for children learning to read in their own language it is essential for leaming to read and speak a foreign language correctly.
Carlie Livingston is steering into her last year of college in Oxford, Ohio, confident that she and Lance Holloway are headed to the altar after graduation. Those plans are wrecked, however, by her dad’s infidelity, causing her parents to walk through a messy divorce. Will she have the same fate if she marries her college sweetheart who comes from a secular family? Her mother insists she will.
She tests God’s Word by letting Him take the wheel of her life. But if God is in control, why are all her close relationships crumbling? Nothing makes sense.
Just when it appears hopeless, Clay McKinney two-steps into Carlie's life, promising to provide everything she’s looking for in a Christian mate. But if he’s God’s answer, why can’t her heart release Lance? Where will her final destination be on this journey of trust?
Doug leaned slightly to the side and touched the knob to click on the radio. Scratchy sounds. He slowed the vehicle for a moment to adjust the stations knob. Nothing but interference. So much for AM. FM would be better. He flicked the selection knob.
But before he could tune in a station, he heard a knock on his car window.
A knocking sound.
But where? He was going fifty-five.
Rear window. Back seat window. Something striking under the vehicle.
Bam. Bam. Bam.
To his right. The passenger window.
No one was riding with him, so who could be knocking on that window?
Again. Three loud knocks.
Look and see. Turn your head slightly to the right to see.
No. He could not. He froze.
Turn and look!
No. The chills erupted through his system like a flooding of ice water. Nerves electrified.
It was as if he had just been struck by lightning from somewhere beyond his viewing range.
Bam. Bam. Bam. From the edge of his vision, the corner of his right eye, he saw what
looked like a shadow of a human being with glowing red eyes. But at this speed?
In 1966 the divided city of Jerusalem is a sleepy backwater, but the students at the university are determined to enjoy themselves while being politically involved and benefiting from the throbbing night life. Three graduate students – Brian from Australia, Batsheva from the U.S.A., and Cynthia from England – are trying to complete their studies. Since all three are originally from English-speaking countries, they spend their coffee-breaks together and do their best to cope with life in their adoptive country. Their relations with the local population vary from fraught to friendly, as they find themselves involved in the issues of the day.
Brian, is married to Israeli-born Rosina. They have two young children and live in one of Jerusaalem’s new suburbs. With his dry humor, which sometimes descends into sexual innuendo, he is trying to maintain a balance between completing his M.A. in the history of Australian literature, spending time with attractive young students, and remaining faithful to his wife.
Batsheva, a beautiful recent arrival from the U.S.A. and known to her friends as Batty, is married to economics professor, Sam ben Lulu, but has kept her maiden name of Levinson. In California she was active in the Civil Rights movement, and still hankers to go back and continue her work there. While struggling to complete her doctorate in modern American history, she opens a discotheque in Jerusalem together with her husband, inviting Cynthia to be their D.J. She happens to meet and form a bond with David, a young philosophy student, with whom she shares several areas of interest.
Cynthia is working as a research assistant for the Head of the History Department and is trying to finish her M.A. in contemporary Jewish history. She is trying to translate the diary her grandmother wrote in German while being incarcerated in Theresienstadt. She loves classical music and shares an apartment with another student, Elinor, whose lifestyle jars with her own. While doing her best to fend off the attentions of one of her professors, she goes on dates with a succession of unsuitable young men. She is attracted to Batty’s friend David, and is overjoyed when he eventually invites her to his apartment.
The book deals with the relations between the three main characters as well as between them and Israeli society in general. Their dilemmas and personalities are examined in the light of the ethnic tensions and conflicting political forces current at the time. The book as a whole examines the rationale associated with immigration to Israel by young people from western countries.