A thrilling account of the incredible journey of Indian football.
In Barefoot to Boots, renowned journalist Novy Kapadia reveals Indian football’s glorious legacy through riveting descriptions of on-field action, stories of memorable matches, lively anecdotes, and exclusive conversations with legendary players and officials. Having witnessed the evolution of the sport for over fifty years, Novy charts its eventful journey up to the present, to enthral old and new fans alike. The book will offer invaluable insight into the future of the game as the Indian Super League dramatically changes the face of domestic football and India hosts the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time.
‘Novy is like an encyclopaedia on Indian football and this book reveals his passion for the game’-Syed Nayeemuddin, Dronacharya and Arjuna award-winner.
Fourteen-year-old Rasha is abandoned by her mother in a village with her aged – and probably mad – grandmother. Uprooted from her school and her friends back in cosmopolitan Dhaka, a disgruntled Rasha has to start life afresh in a faraway place with no electricity, incessant rains, nosy neighbours and a primitive school.
Refusing to resign to circumstance, however, Rasha rises above them and turns indomitable. Learning to take a boat to school and teaching her classmates how to use computers are only a couple of this young girl’s incredible exploits!
But just as Rasha settles into her new life, new friends in tow, she is confronted by a nightmarish past that once ravaged her family.
Will Rasha survive this daunting and astounding adventure?
Matilda loves science and inventing and the eponymous frustrated inventor heroine finds out that her Grandma Joss once discovered a planet – for which her male boss got the credit. Hearing that he is about to receive the Nobel prize, Matilda and Joss set out to crash the ceremony and set the record straight. Warm-hearted and funny, this is a marvellous mix of righteous indignation and madcap race against time.
A samurai fights for honour and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones.
Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story–with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.
Nine-year-old Siddharth is the despair of his parents. He does not want to run around or climb trees, and he is terrified of ants. Siddharth prefers books to friends and is the target of his teacher’s gimlet eyes in school because he asks too many questions. Then one day, when he is sent out to the garden to try and play, he finally makes friends with the fast-talking, quick-thinking, ultra-intelligent baby elephant, Alise.
Together the two friends set out on a series of exploits. From the day Alise decides to go to school wearing a checked tablecloth and ends up causing mayhem to the night they attend a party and get into such trouble that they run away to the forest, there is never a dull moment in Siddarth’s life. But the friends don’t stop at just having fun. The Bearded Bandit has spread terror among the elephants in the forest and someone has to stop him!
A rollicking story of friendship and bravery, Living Next Door to Alise will have you laughing out loud and waiting for a friend like Alise to move in next door!
Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? Young children will learn about matching, an important early math skill, as a lonely striped sock searches the house for its mate. They will may even be inspired to practice this skill in their own sock drawers! Best Children’s Science Books 1997 (Science Books and Films)
MISSION BRIEF: Somebody is on an extinction operation, stealing all the last specimens of highly endangered species. This mysterious crook has somehow managed to discover the impossible – a living specimen of Raphus cucullatus, aka the dodo. Yes, the same flightless bird that was hunted to oblivion in Mauritius more than 300 years ago!
This dodo has become the single most priceless creature on the planet and it must be rescued immediately. Without delay. Animal Intelligence Agency agents are assigned to this urgent mission.
NOTE: The Animal Intelligence Agency is a multi-species non-governmental agency. Specially trained Animal and Human agents work undercover to save animals and save the world. Some of them have a licence to kill.
2016 Newbery Honor Book
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An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!
Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.
Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
An innovative and accessible guide to government, law and power. Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting but The Politics Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. Step-by-step summaries, graphics and quotations help even the complete novice understand this fascinating subject. More than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretical foundations and practical applications become real. Topics span from ancient political thought and medieval politics all the way to world war and modern politics. Features a handy reference section complete with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers, such as Plato, John Locke and Karl Marx.
The Politics Book is the essential reference for students of politics and anyone with an interest in how government works.