- A Day in the Life of the NHL
To some, March 23, 1996, may have just been another Saturday, but for 26 National Hockey League teams, more than 600 professional hockey players, countless men and women behind the scenes and millions of fans, March 23 will be forever remembered as A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.
During the heat of pre-playoff competition, 80 of the world's best sports and lifestyle photographers set out to create images depicting the thrill and excitement of the National Hockey League. Beginning at 12 a.m., these renowned photographers sought out the essence and spirit of "the Coolest Game on Earth," not only through the players but also through the fans, officials, families, media, past NHLers and the countless others for whom NHL hockey is more than just a game. They captured the mounting excitement as the ice was prepped, the sticks taped, the microphones checked and as 18 teams prepared both mentally and physically for nine games across North America: They also covered the eight other teams as they traveled, practiced and prepared for their games in days ahead. The resulting visual celebration, with over 300 photographs created both on and off the ice, presents a never-before-seen look at A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.
In addition to dramatic photographs of game action, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League features candid portraits of some of hockey's current superstars, including Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure, Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux.
Also featured are coaches, such as Mike Keenan and Scotty Bowman, former hockey greats such as Denis Potvin and Henri Richard as well as a look into the NHL offices as they prepare for A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League. These captivating photographs are accompanied by essays written by some of North America's foremost sports writers. With a foreword by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League is a tribute to NHL hockey throughout North America, both in words and pictures.
The uncollected writings of the author of "Living", "Loving", "Caught", "Nothing" and "Blindness".
- Goodbye Mog
Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...
Say goodbye to MOG in this incredibly moving and stunningly illustrated story from Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the MOG series.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures.
Mog was tired. She was dead tired... Mog thought, 'I want to sleep for ever.' And so she did. But a little bit of her stayed awake to see what would happen next.
Join the Thomas family as they say goodbye to their dear pet Mog, and get a new kitten. It could all be a disaster, but Mog is still there to help...
A touching tribute to a character beloved for fifty years, Goodbye Mog is the perfect story for a gentle introduction to the subjects of grief and bereavement, with the one and only MOG herself.
Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere.
- Your Child Can Think Like a Genius: How to Unlock the Gifts in Every Child
Bring out the best in your children with this book, written with the busy parent in mind. Leading expert Bernadette Tynan, who works with parents, children and teachers, reveals that every child has their own gifts and will excel with a parent's support. Includes exercises, games and puzzles to develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.
What Tynan shows us today, every parent will do tomorrow.
In this innovative and exciting new book, Tynan, expert in gifted children, explodes the myths about genius. Fascinating facts mix with witty insights for easy-reading. Fun and practical activities for children give them skills to unlock their natural gifts and creativity.
Parents are given straight answers to tough questions: why 'one size doesn't fit all in learning'; what we can learn from the childhoods of geniuses; why genius is made more than born; how to crack school ability and IQ tests; how our brains think and learn; how to tailor-make learning for exam success, and more.
Children's individual gifts come in many different packages, - the trick is to know what to look for and how to nurture them. Tynan shows us how, and places at every child's fingertips the definitive guide to realising their own special gifts in 21C.
- THE PURSUIT OF PARADISE: A Social History of Gardens and Gardening
This book will provide a new perspective on the way we garden, why we garden and what it means for us. Full of fascinating characters and vignettes - from ancient Greeks to suffragettes, from eccentric military men to Catholics in hiding from persecution - The Pursuit of Paradise looks into how society's changes have altered our views of gardening, who does it, and how we do it. What drives people to risk their lives in search of a rare Himalayan flower? Why are so many gardeners homosexual? How did gardening become a respectable career for women? When did looking at other people's gardens become a national British pastime? Using particular gardens to lead into themes like power, refuge, female emancipation, distribution of wealth and fashion, Jane Brown presents a history of the nation through its most popular national pursuit. It will be essential reading for the horticulturally impassioned for years to come.