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  • Looking for Alibrandiby Melina Marchetta

    Penguin Books Ltd 1992; Not Available

    Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth... more...

  • Unreal!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    It's Unreal . . . the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling. I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really. A reunion of bones. The irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard. more...

  • Unbelievable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    Unbelievable? Maybe. But I'm telling you it's true. The crusher had pushed all the air out of my lungs. It was squeezing me tighter and tighter. I knew I had only seconds to live. Believe it or not . . . A kid can grow younger. Birds can bury you. Ghosts have exams. There are eyes in the milk. From the one and only Paul Jennings more...

  • Unbearable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    It's unbearable . . . The bird's perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my eye in its little mirror. Unbearably weird . . . You have the foulest feet ever. There are flies for lunch. A goat swallows your opal. And you have lived before. more...

  • Clouds above the Hill: Volume IVby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill is the best-selling novel ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his... more...

  • Clouds above the Hill: Volume IIIby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill , a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his life to... more...

  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literatureby Claudia Nelson; Rebecca Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...

  • Mandarin B for the IB Diplomaby Yan Burch; So-Shan Au

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 180.00

    Clear coverage of the latest syllabus including insight into Chinese as an evolving language and its grammatical and linguistic differences. This textbook is suitable for both SL and HL students and includes all the Core and Options topics. - Introduces language rules on Chinese grammar and vocabulary. - Offers insight into Chinese culture with authentic... more...

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Han Period Chineseby Barbara Meisterernst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Many grammatical issues of Archaic and Medieval Chinese still lack a comprehensive analysis. The book provides the first thorough investigation of the syntactic and semantic constraints of the linguistic categories tense and aspect and their relation with the lexical aspect of the verb in Han period Chinese. The author uncovers fascinating... more...