This witty, warm-hearted retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is a love letter to female friendship. Perfect for Stephanie Perkins fans, and anyone who´s ever thought of trying on a new identity to impress a guy. Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best friend, Bethany, is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg D´Agostino, a proverbial ´´ten,´´ who happens to be fluent in six languages--seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes . . . What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception, wherein Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say, and texts him in the guise of Bethany, trying and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. It´s only a matter of time before things come crashing down. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany´s friendship survive the fallout? From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty, warm-hearted exploration of love in all its forms, and a cris-de-coeur for self-acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming. ´´There is much to appreciate about this book: its cleverness, its humor, that it embraces and normalizes therapy, that it places familial love and friendship on a level with romantic love. But, perhaps best of all, it offers teens, especially those struggling to accept and love themselves, a picture of a girl who makes mistakes and fights to begin again.´´ --Booklist, starred review ´´At once painful and heartfelt . . . a smart and honest look at female beauty, with plenty of panache to boot.´´ --Kirkus, starred review
The first three volumes of the #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling creative team´s juggernaut run on the Dark Knight is now available in the BATMAN BY SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO BOX SET! From creating the deadly Gotham City cabal known as the Court of Owls to orchestrating the menacing return of the horrifying JO Snyder and Capullo have made their mark as one of the great duos in Batman´s history. Their first three critically acclaimed, award-winning graphic novels--BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN VOL. 2: CITY OF OWLS and BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY--are featured here in a slipcase edition box set. This new collection is the perfect addition for any hardcore fan, as well as a great jumping-on point to one of the greatest comic book runs of all time. The BATMAN BY SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO BOX SET is a perfect gift idea for the holidays or September 2016´s Batman Day!
She´s the beauty, I´m the bold one--together, we are the perfect girl... ´´Hilarious, heartfelt, and painfully real, this pitch-perfect, sharp-tongued take on Cyrano is the coming-of-age of my teenage dreams.´´ --Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best friend, Bethany, is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg D´Agostino, a proverbial ´´ten,´´ who happens to be fluent in six languages--seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes . . . What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception, wherein Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say, and texts him in the guise of Bethany, trying and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. It´s only a matter of time before things come crashing down. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany´s friendship survive the fallout? From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty, warm-hearted exploration of love in all its forms, and a cris-de-coeur for self-acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming.
Here´s a straightforward bossa nova arrangement by Greg Gilpin of a pop standard from the 1960s. It´s written with a very easy choral feel, so it´s perfect for your larger groups, yet still has enough jazz qualities for your pop/jazz ensembles. Includes a tasty, scat syllable solo for any voice, male or female.
Hip Licks is designed to help musiciansdevelop fluency in the jazz language byproviding mainstream jazz vocabulary(swing/bop/post-bop) that nails the changesand lays great on their instrument.Think of Hip Licks as a musical referencebook, like a dictionary of great licks in alltwelve keys, available when you need it. Youcan open the book to any page and just startplaying.Need something that will help you sound like atotal pro while playing over the mostchallenging keys, like: C#, F# or B? Hip Licksis an indispensable resource that canimmediately show you how a professionalplayer would approach those tough keys andchord progressions.Special Features:• 168 Hip Licks - Each lick is unique andcustomized for each key, based on the besttimbre, register and playability on the horn.The C7 lick is different than the B7 lick, whichis different than the Bb7 lick, etc.• Idiomatic Construction (Sax Version) -Alto and Tenor read the same written part,while the rhythm section is recorded in twodifferent keys, ensuring that each lick laysperfectly on all saxophones.• Slow Tempo and Fast Tempo Play-AlongCDs are included, providing over four hoursofplay-along tracks.• Hip Licks Nail the Most Popular ChordProgressions:- Major 7th, Dominant 7th, Dominant 7b9,Minor 7th, Minor 7b5, and Diminished 7th andAugmented 7th Chords- ii-7 / V7 / I Major (two and four-measurephrases)- ii-7b5 / V7b9 / i Minor (two and four-measurephrases)- Parallel Major to Minor Progressions- ii- ii-Maj7 / ii-7 V7 / I Maj7 (ii-7 / V7 / I Maj7with moving 7ths)• Modular Design - The licks areself-contained, easily taken out of the book tobe used in a wide variety of songs.• Interactive Call and Response Format -perfect for ear-training and developing yourmusical memory. Each lick is played twice in arow on the Play-Along CDs, so you can hearthe lick and then immediately play along.• Twelve Key Approach - Every CD tracktakes you through all twelve keys.• Rhythm section only tracks - let youexperiment with your own variations on thelicks and improvise over a wide variety ofharmonic settings. These tracks are alsoexcellent backgrounds for practicing all of yourchords and scales.• Technique Builder - Use Hip Licks as partof your daily practice routine to dramaticallyincrease your technical command of yourinstrument.
You’ll know when it’s right. Summer and Jake couldn’t appear to be happier. Their special day is just around the corner, and half of the town has been involved in the preparations. Unfortunately, the two most important people haven’t had a say in a single aspect of the wedding. Summer’s studio is always packed with students, and Jake’s store is thriving, so they allow Summer’s mom to take over the planning. But with the approach of the wedding date, they´re faced with the threat of an impending forest fire that´s beginning to devastate their home state of Vermont. Separated as the threat turns to reality, Summer not only fears her day may be ruined, but she also worries someone close to her might not survive the natural disaster. Will Summer and Jake have their happy ending? Can devastation be transformed from heartbreak to bliss? Find out in the exciting sequel to Patient Pines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell, Greg Tremblay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051978/bk_adbl_051978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What more could happen after the death and resurrection of your mother? What could Heaven and Hell toss at Pink to top that? Well, to start with, she gets a new hellish babysitter, who is seriously hot. And although everybody likes him, he only has eyes for her. When she learns what the price was for the ´´miracle´´ of saving her mother, she realises that she must be careful, as Hell doesn´t lose gracefully. One of her friends wants to find the perfect man, the other one gets into a relationship she refuses to talk about, there´s a demon who doesn´t know when to give up and an angel who seems to have his own agenda. What on Earth, Hell, or Heaven is going on? When demons say they want to help you and angels keep interfering you can only count on yourself and a few good friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136894/bk_acx0_136894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.