Amy’s Diary #2

The World’s Upside Down

Amy’s Diary #2

Fourteen year-old Amy Von Brandt's life is upside down. In order to forget Nicolas who has just broken-up with her, her bad grades and the possible devilish fiancé of her mother slash principal, she escapes to Grandma Von Brandt’s farm. Plenty of Mother Nature and peace and quiet are on the agenda but listening to chirping sparrows, counting ants, observing the mating dance of earthworms ... gets old (and depressing) real fast! But not even Amy can imagine what is to come that will assure her summer will be one for her diary! Based on the novels by India Desjardins, this is another great Charmz title designed to capture young female (and even male) audiences.

The Upside Down Tree

India's Changing Culture

The Upside Down Tree

When he called India a ?functioning anarchy, ? economist Kenneth Galbraith may have been thinking about Uttar Pradesh (UP), in northern India. Some Indians laughingly refer to Uttar Pradesh as a ?loser state.? Known as a home of deep poverty, incurable corruption and sticky social problems, UP is not the India that now appears regularly in The New York Times and Newsweek. This is the other India; the one that modernity has largely left behind, and this book is the result of Rick Connerney''s repeated residencies over the last 18 years in that state. Most of India''s 1.13 billion people live far from the call centers of Bangalore and Delhi and Westernized cities like Mumbai. A huge slice of humanity, 17.5% of the world''s population, is practically invisible and impenetrable to most Americans. Exploring the realities of agriculture, business, the environment, politics, the economy, marriage, language and the arts, the author introduces the real people of India. At the heart of each chapter lies an epiphany about Indian culture ? Copernican intellectual shifts, radical reverses in the way the author made sense of the environment, when the evidence seemed to support one conclusion but further experience pointed to a different answer.a"

Inside Outside Upside Down

Inside Outside Upside Down

Illus. in full color. A bear explores a carton on a truck and gets carried away. By the time he has returned, the reader will be exposed to the concepts of "inside, outside, upside down." From the Hardcover edition.

Upside Down Management

A Common Sense Guide to Better Business

Upside Down Management

There's a lot of hot air in the world of business. Wouldn't it be nice just to hear some common sense? That's exactly what John Timpson has got. After four decades running his family business and turning it into one of the high street's biggest success stories, he really knows what works and what doesn't. Upside Down Management shares with you all the wisdom he's accumulated in that time. From being the CEO to his trademark 'upside down management', and from breaking the rules to following your conscience, this book tells it like it is. Upside Down Management is a fantastic insider's view of what really makes a family business tick.

The Upside-Down Jesus and Other Stories

The Upside-Down Jesus and Other Stories

The Upside-Down Jesus and other stories is a collection of published and prize-winning short stories, flash fiction and micro-fiction giving voice to a variety of different characters. A child struggles to overcome her fear of the upside-down Jesus, a man dons his 'egg-stealing coat' once a week, a teenager becomes obsessed with the colour purple, an old man keeps his wife closer than others would like, a psychiatrist considers the folly of his patients, and a little girl watches her neighbour slowly disappear.

Upside Down

Upside Down

God is About to Turn Your World Upside Down!God is looking for Christians who are ready to impact the world. What will be written about you? Will your life make an impact on the course of history? Beware: it comes with a warning! Your choices, just like Adam's and Eve's always impact someone. You cannot expect this message to become a living reality unless you are willing to pay the price of total surrender to Christ.Are you willing to turn your SCHOOL around?Do you have what it takes to see your FAMILY change?Will you be bold enough to take action for your CITY to know Jesus?You have been given the choice to experience the overflowing power of God. It starts with you and extends to your family, city and nation. Are you ready to do what it takes?

Upside Down

Upside Down

In the rain-slick streets of New Orleans, a twelve-year-old girl is running out of time. Hours before, Faith Ann Porter hid under a desk while her attorney mother was murdered for photographs that could rock the city. Now Faith Ann is being hunted by a pair of killers with a very powerful boss. Because she has the negatives of the photos her mother died for, Faith Ann has only hours to live–and only one person who can save her.... Winter Massey is an ex—U.S. marshal whose career pitted him against some of the world’s most ruthless criminals. Now Massey is drawn by a horrifying cycle of murder–and the plea of one terrified young girl. But awaiting Massey is a chilling surprise...and an assassin with a secret mission, a secret motive, and the perfect plan.... From the Paperback edition.

Upside

Surprising Good News About the State of Our World

Upside

Many Christians have an impending sense of doom about our country and the world. But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church. Did you know that global poverty has been cut in half over the last several decades? That infant deaths have decreased dramatically in recent years? That Christianity is a growing and influential force in Asia and Africa? Maybe the world isn't in a downward spiral after all. In an age of pessimism, this book offers good news to Christian readers looking for glimpses of hope.

A World Turned Upside Down

Social Ecological Approaches to Children in War Zones

A World Turned Upside Down

When wars are fought in the midst of civilian activity, as they so often are in poorer countries, the effects on children are devastating. They may grow up separated from their families, without adequate health care, or resources, learn to take up a weapon and kill without thought, or may simply never have the feeling of safety. A World Turned Upside Down looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological perspective, specifically from a social ecologist's view, offering thoughtful observations and dispelling myths about what results from growing up in conflict situations. In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the impacts of war as socially mediated. In this view, it is expected that two children exposed to the same traumatic experience (e.g., attack) may have different reactions and needs for psychosocial support. If, for example, a child were attacked but remained in the care of a mother who provided emotional support and protection, the impacts might be less than what would have occurred had the child been separated from parents and not had the mother's support. Further, psychosocial assistance to war-affected children often occurs not through the provision of therapy by outsiders but via support from insiders. Each contributor has worked extensively with children in war zones in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They step back from viewing these children as victims of trauma, soldiers, or refugees, and reveal a holistic understanding of their experiences within their families and communities. Knowing these social connections, they argue, helps pinpoint ways of fostering well-being and even reducing further violence.

The Upside Down Way

Following Jesus through the Gospel of Luke

The Upside Down Way

Jesus' life should turn our world upside-down. His first observers, according to Luke, were routinely seized with amazement, both at the bending of physics--making the blind see and lame walk--and at the ridiculous things he did and taught. A careful look at the Jesus of the Gospels sketches a man completely out of touch with conventional thinking; a man radically devoted to living a shocking life for the sake of the broken and forgotten. In popular depictions of Jesus today he seems to be more concerned with upholding a conventional way of life than with overturning our understanding of ourselves. Jesus' life story should lead more to humble servanthood than to syncopated light shows in church or the triumph of a political candidate or a well-ordered and respectable lifestyle. The Upside Down Way is a series of devotionals drawn from the text of Luke. Each devotional is an invitation to a fresh look at the outrageous words and actions of Jesus. Author and pastor Matthew Ingalls combines rigorous historical study with a voice that is unflinchingly bold, reflective, honest, and challenging, in order to elevate Luke's ridiculous Jesus to his rightful position as the fountain of Christian faith.