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The Cricket in Times Square

One night the sounds of New York City the rumbling of subway trains thrumming of automobile tires hooting of horns howling of brakes and the babbling of voices is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse a jaded inhabitant of Times Square has never heard before Mario the son of Mama and Papa Bellini proprietors of the subway station newsstand had only heard the sound once What was this new strangely musical chirping None other than the mellifluous leg rubbing of the somewhat disoriented Chester Cricket from Connecticut Attracted by the irresistible smell of liverwurst Chester had foolishly jumped into the picnic basket of some unsuspecting New Yorkers on a junket to the country Despite the insect s wurst intentions he ends up in a pile of dirt in Times Square p Mario is elated to find Chester He begs his parents to let him keep the shiny insect in the newsstand assuring his bug fearing mother that crickets are harmless maybe even good luck What ensues is an altogether captivating spin on the city mouse country mouse story as Chester adjusts to the bustle of the big city Despite the cricket s comfortable matchbox bed with Kleenex sheets the fancy seven tiered pagoda cricket cage from Sai Fong s novelty shop tasty mulberry leaves the jolly company of Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat and even his new found fame as the most famous musician in New York City Chester begins to miss his peaceful life in the Connecticut countryside i The Cricket in Times Square i a Newbery Honor Book in is charmingly illustrated by the well loved Garth Williams and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun vividly told surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child right next to i The Wind in the Willows i i Ages to i p

The Very Quiet Cricket

b A VERY classic from Eric Carle creator of i The Very Hungry Caterpillar i b br br One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome The tiny cricket tries to respond but there is no sound The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world meeting one insect after another each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello the hum of a bee the whirr of a dragonfly the whisper of a praying mantis The cricket rubs his wings together each time but nothing happens not a sound Until the day he meets another cricket a female and something different happens br br As children turn the page on this wonderful moment they are greeted with a surprise an actual chirp br br Full of Eric Carle s gorgeous and lush collage art a gentle rhythmic text for read alouds and a wonder inducing surprise at the end i The Very Quiet Cricket i remains an all time favorite from one of the true masters of picture book making

When Crickets Cry

i A man with a painful past A child with a doubtful future And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts i br br It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town A spirited seven year old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand But the little girl s pretty yellow dress can t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest br br Her latest customer a bearded stranger drains his cup and heads to his car his mind on a boat he s restoring at a nearby lake The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit And the beat up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives br br Before it s over they ll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners

The Cricket on the Hearth

Dickens gave his first formal expression to his Christmas thoughts in his series of small books the first of which was the famous Christmas Carol There followed four others The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man The five are known today as the Christmas Books Of them all the Carol is the best known and loved and The Cricket on the Hearth although third in the series is perhaps next in popularity and is especially familiar to Americans through Joseph Jefferson s characterisation of Caleb Plummer br br The title creature is a sort of barometer of life at the home of John Peerybingle and his much younger wife Dot When things go well the cricket on the hearth chirps it is silent when there is sorrow Tackleton a jealous old man poisons John s mind about Dot but the cricket through its supernatural powers restores John s confidence and all ends happily

Quick as a Cricket

A celebration of a child s growing self awareness and a prime example of how books can contribute to this Whether brave or shy strong or weak in the end the young boy celebrates all different apparently contradictory parts of himself

Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1)

Cocoa butter soap check Lemon lip balm check A dead body That s just what Sophie Mae Reynolds finds in her workroom the corpse of Walter Hanover the neighborhood handyman He died from drinking lye something she has in good supply But the police don t suspect Sophie Mae a thirty something widow who makes and sells beauty products Instead they call it a suicide But why would a man with lottery cash and a loving fianc e kill himself

The Taliban Cricket Club

Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist working for the em Kabul Daily em in Afghanistan She takes care of her ill widowed mother and her younger brother Jahan With the arrival of a summons for Rukhsana to appear before the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice the family s world is shattered The Minister zorak Wahidi has two goals in mind to threaten the anti Taliban news reporters and to announce the Taliban s intention to hold a cricket tournament the winner of which will represent Afghanistan in international cricket and give the brutal regime a cloak of respectability in the world br br Rukhsana knows this is a ludicrous idea the Taliban could never embrace a game rooted in civility fair play and equality And no one in Afghanistan even plays cricket no one that is except Rukhsana br br This could be however a way to get her male cousins and her brother out of Afghanistan for good But Wahidi has a third goal in mind to marry Rukhsana The union would be her death sentence wrenching her away from her family and placing her under Wahidi s complete control Forced into hiding and desperate to escape the country Rukhsana realizes that Wahidi may have given her a way out too When her loyal beloved cousins ask for her help she sets about teaching them how to win their own freedom with a bat and a ball


New York native Henry Richardson needs a change His boyfriend just dumped him and his business has fallen victim to the economy But is jumping on a plane after a surprise phone call taking things too far br br The promise of a new opportunity drags Henry away from the city to a tiny village in the English countryside and an enormous manor house his great grandmother wants to bequeath him As an experienced wedding planner he sees the potential in renovating the dilapidated building and using it for events All he needs is to find some local businesses to provide the essentials br br That s how Henry meets Ryan Burgess the shy but hardworking owner of an organic farm The spark between them sizzles slowly while work on the house continues but Ryan is deeply in the closet and unwilling to take the last step They finally find something that clicks in cricket something that Henry a former amateur baseball player is surprisingly good at For him cricket helps bridge the gap between England and New York but unless Ryan can find something to span the divide between his sexuality and his fear their relationship doesn t stand a chance

Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2)

strong Praise for em Lye in Wait em the first Home Crafting Mystery strong br br McRae crafts strong characters and spins a credible enjoyable plot em Library Journal em br p A wonderful start to a mystery series em Cozy Library em br br em Wine jelly Watermelon pickles And a suicidal stalker Great em br br Thirty something crafter extraordinaire Sophie Mae Reynolds makes preserves by day and answers a crisis center help referral line by night What better way to help people while still keeping a low profile But on her very first night she gets a call from a man who is threatening suicide and her Angrily deeming the caller a crank her boss Philip Heaven disconnects the line Days later Philip dies from a nasty case of botulism Now as a stalker singles out Sophie Mae Philip s eerie last words keep coming back to haunt her em Threat Meant it em br br Stirring up the town with talk of murder by preserves can Sophie Mae and her handsome boyfriend Detective Barr Ambrose spoil a mad murderer s poisonous plans br br em This dangerously delicious second book in the Home Crafting Mystery series also includes recipes for preserves and beauty products em p

Siddhartha (Cricket House)

Siddhartha takes place in ancient Nepal around the time of Guatama Buddha Siddhartha the son of a Brahmin leaves his home to join the ascetics with his companion Govinda The two set out in search of enlightenment Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal

A Christmas Carol: The Wreck of the Golden Mary, Richard Doubledick, the Cricket on the Hearth

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DNS and BIND tells you everything you need to work with one of the Internet s fundamental building blocks the distributed host information database that s responsible for translating names into addresses routing mail to its proper destination and even listing phone numbers with the new ENUM standard This book brings you up to date with the latest changes in this crucial service br br The fifth edition covers BIND the most recent release of the BIND series as well as BIND BIND contains further improvements in security and IPv support and important new features such as internationalized domain names ENUM electronic numbering and SPF the Sender Policy Framework br br Whether you re an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works you ll find that this book is essential reading br br Topics include br br br What DNS does how it works and when you need to use it How to find your own place in the Internet s namespace Setting up name servers Using MX records to route mail Configuring hosts to use DNS name servers Subdividing domains parenting Securing your name server restricting who can query your server preventing unauthorized zone transfers avoiding bogus servers etc The DNS Security Extensions DNSSEC and Transaction Signatures TSIG Mapping one name to several servers for load sharing Dynamic updates asynchronous notification of change to a zone and incremental zone transfers Troubleshooting using nslookup and dig reading debugging output common problems DNS programming using the resolver library and Perl s Net DNS module

Wined and Died (Home Crafting Mystery, #5)

Something is brewing in Cadyville and it s not only dandelion wine Sophie Mae is intrigued by a recently discovered cassette recording in which a therapist fearfully contemplates her client s murderous threats When the same therapist ends up dead Sophie Mae is lured despite her husband Barr s warnings not to get involved into an intoxicating investigation that explores the age old art of mead and wine making br br strong Featuring recipes you can try at home including one for Homemade Ginger Beer strong br br strong Praise for the Home Crafting Mystery Series strong br This series continues to add depth to its engaging cast of characters and the home crafting details remain a delight and an inspiration em BOOKLIST em br br The writing is sharp and skilled and Sophie Mae is an appealing smart character em RT BOOK REVIEWS em br br Fans of Rosemary Harris and Maggie Sefton will appreciate McRae s crafty series em LIBRARY JOURNAL em br br br br br br br br

Kindergarten Baby (School Days-Grimm Nights #1)

This book is now out of print and no longer available for purchase br br i This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN br i br br Lindsey Lark orphaned as a young child often turned to fairy tales for comfort joy and survival Now she s all grown up and appears to live the perfect life she s pretty she s smart and she s the best kindergarten teacher in the southwest The students with all their hilarious classroom antics keep her smiling most of the time br br But this school year is different A sudden emotional shock ignites an odd internal journey as Lindsey attempts to reclaim an inkling of happiness confidence and dignity Fate leads her to a life and death situation at the Grand Canyon a career changing event in a barn in North Dakota and finally an emotional rebirth in the Zuni Mountain wilderness br br Lindsey cherishes the companionship of her delightful dog Wendell The students heart wrenching traumas and their comical comments combined with her desire to be a shining light in their lives provide an escape from her problems sometimes br br Though lies from many infidelity from one and secret intimidation from a mysterious stranger add new challenges to her life she still dreams of and hopes for romance love family and the happily ever after Will any of her dreams come true br br Readers who love fairy tales dogs the four legged and the two legged variety young children school and suspense readers who love love will want to read this book

Spin a Wicked Web (Home Crafting Mystery, #3)

Things are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose But Sophie Mae has a new love in her life spinning Pursuing her newfound passion is great fun until her fellow co op member Ariel is found strangled to death with Sophie Mae s very first skein of yarn br br Young and pretty Ariel used her feminine charms and sexual magnetism to lure married men Was the murder victim truly a gold digger in hot pants Or just a troubled girl who met a bad end With a tangled weave of suspects to wade through and Barr s ex turning up it s all Sophie Mae can do to unravel this tightly knitted mystery without coming undone herself br br

Deadly Row to Hoe (Home Crafting Mystery #6)

Harvest time in Cadyville Washington finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr her police detective husband But a dead body discovered in the farm s compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae s sunny mood When Barr s boss lets her know they need help identifying the body a reluctant Sophie Mae presses her network of friends and neighbors into action Turning up the heat on a whole crop of suspects seems to be producing results until a farmhand is found with a shovel shaped bump on his head If Sophie Mae and Barr don t root out the killer soon it s only a matter of time before another victim is squashed br br Praise for the Home Crafting Mystery Series This series continues to add depth to its engaging cast of characters Booklist br br The writing is sharp and skilled and Sophie Mae is an appealing smart character RT Book Reviews br br Fans of Rosemary Harris and Maggie Sefton will appreciate McRae s crafty series Library Journal br br Deliciously suspenseful and witty Once Upon a Romance

Something Borrowed, Something Bleu (Home Crafting Mystery, #4)

Love and smelly cheese are in the air Sophie Mae has accepted Barr s marriage proposal and they re trying to keep her mother Anna Belle from taking over their no fuss no muss wedding plans But when Mom finds a cryptic suicide note that Sophie Mae s brother wrote two decades earlier Sophie Mae reluctantly makes a trip back to her hometown of Spring Creek Colorado to suss things out As she pokes around in other people s business while learning the finer points of artisan cheese making a murderer strikes with a glass bottle of milk Soon Sophie Mae discovers that aging cheese isn t the only thing in Spring Creek that doesn t pass the smell test

The Ghosting of Gods

Jesse is an apprentice exorcist who defies his priests when he learns his sister is in danger even though she s dead When he s exiled to a haunted world Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her He plunges into a deadly game of hide and seek The players include denizens draped in monkish robes ghosts with matted eyes the dead who tunnel underground in terror and Elspeth br br A coven scientist Elspeth is both respected and feared for her abnormal spiritual powers Jesse needs craves the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses But is Elspeth a spiritual prodigy or dangerously insane The coven scientist begs him to trust her He doesn t But he wants to br br Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret shattering meaning of a verse he knows well Blessed are the poor in ghost br br See the book trailer here a target blank href http youtu be A pMtfD Dxo rel nofollow http youtu be A pMtfD Dxo a

Playing for Keeps (Cricket Creek, #1)

Olivia Lawson is peeved when ex ace pitcher turned soap opera star Noah Falcon roars back into Cricket Creek Kentucky after all these years to take the lead opposite her in the community theater s summer play Noah s beloved hometown is having major financial woes and needs his status to turn this small town play into a big time hit But Noah has bigger plans for this small town And this time he s determined to show Olivia he s not just playing around he s playing for keeps

Dế Mèn Phiêu Lưu Ký (Diary of a Cricket)

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A standalone short story by i New York Times i bestselling author Tess Oliver Previously published as part of the i Pink Shades of Words Anthology i br br i b He was my first real crush In fact crush would have been an understatement I worshipped the guy b i br br Years have passed since high school and Jamie Young and Tate Harris are no longer the awkward teenagers they once were When Tate s sister and Jamie s best friend Hannah schemes to get the two together for a weekend their snowy cold cabin is soon alight with the heat of passion br br b Contains mature content Intended for readers b br

The Sound of Crickets

Four women who have never met br Four lives inextricably joined br Four friendships that will last forever br br Named after Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Amelia Thompson always thought life would have given her wings Instead she finds herself stuck at home with three small children and a body she no longer recognises Hoping to connect with like minded people she decides to reach out on a women s forum to try to find others with whom to start a blog br To her delight she gets a response Sara a romance author whose elderly mother has just moved in with her Kelly whose husband only wants to spend time down the pub and Charlotte who is suffering from empty nest syndrome now her daughter has left home br br Told in the medium of their blog posts and emails to each other The Sound of Crickets is a touching novel of friendship in the digital age

Wanted: An Honest Man (Lindsey Lark #1)

With a little mystery and a little romance WANTED AN HONEST MAN captures the bittersweet growth of a young woman trying to make sense of her turbulent life br br br Lindsey a beautiful talented teacher is a fighter and a positive thinker but after the man of her dreams betrays her then steals her beloved dog she struggles Strange threatening phone calls begin to haunt her A stalker perhaps Though she doesn t want to be alone she isn t ready to go looking for new love but men find her anyway br br br A handsome college student involved in some tricky human research gets into trouble in more ways than one His inherent propensity to play detective though helpful at times seems to attract Murphy and his darned Law far too often and now his eyes are on Lindsey Will his heart follow br br br Charming unexpected emotionally charged br Amylynn Bright author of Finish What We Started

A Pocketful of Cricket

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A Field Guide To Catching Crickets

FAIR WARNING br If you are a sensitive reader please be aware that you may find topics in this book to be terribly offensive I d rather you not read it than receive a bad review because you have been offended This is a fictional story but the hideousness of what happens is gut wrenching This book does have a gorgeous HEA that will move you to tears br br The soul is not where it lives but where it loves br br A countryside ranch naughty notes and a neighbor boy Kissing in silos and skinny dipping under a full moon Ten years gone An ocean a tragedy secrets and buried things Letting go and hanging on Remembering to forget br br My reality became his nightmare but then my nightmare became reality br br Hawke Slater was not only my brothers best friend he was a tender sweet country boy I never wanted to leave but there was no choice for me Two things kept my soul alive and I m hanging onto hope that one might be an option for my future br br I wish none of it had been my fault but it was br br Sloan Story McQueen has returned Why would I hold out an ounce of hope that she d want me once she finds out what I do for a living Some call it obscene but I m just chasing storms and rainbows br br She s holding onto something big If only it were me br br This novel contains adult content and is not intended for sensitive readers

Catch of a Lifetime (Cricket Creek, #2)

CATCH OF A LIFETIME by LuAnn McLane br A Cricket Creek Novel br br Desperately missing baseball retired superstar Ty Triple Threat McKenna jumps at the chance to coach the Cricket Creek Cougars After years on the road he s charmed by small town life and wants to settle down He sets his sights on Chicago transplant chef Jessica Robinson owner of the upscale Wine and Diner br br But Jessica remembers Ty from his baseball days and is reluctant to trust the self proclaimed bachelor Ty however is persistent and he s determined to win her heart He s tired of playing the field and wants to prove that there s more to him than meets the eye And although he might be retired he s about to show Jessica that he s still got game br br LEARN MORE AT a target blank href http www LuAnnMcLane com rel nofollow www LuAnnMcLane com a

Wildflower Wedding (Cricket Creek #6)

b Cricket Creek Kentucky is a sweet river town known for its baseball shopping and weddings After the recession business is finally bouncing back but old insecurities and heartaches are slower to heal b br br Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks Gabby Goodwin had more to prove than the rest of Cricket Creek Even now as the successful owner of the local flower shop she hasn t forgotten her humble beginnings So when her high school crush the former class bad boy walks back into her life she keeps him at arm s length protecting her heart and her pride br br Reese Marino gave up most of his wild ways years ago graduating from college and becoming part owner of his uncle s pizza parlor The fact that Gabby still treats him like a troubled teenager drives him mad but that s not the only thing about the sassy florist driving him to distraction Despite Gabby s reluctant attitude Reese is determined to win her over and show her that love often blooms right where you least expect it

Cricket Cove (Firefly Hollow, #5)

The baby of the family Daddy s little girl a lonely woman who deeply desperately longed to be loved Amelia Campbell was all that and so much more A natural Cupid she d paired up several couples through the years The only person she couldn t seem to find a mate for was herself Until he came along the last person in the world she should fall for br br Logan Gibson was as far from Amelia in life experiences as he could be Battle scarred and life hardened he was having trouble reconciling himself to life as a civilian He d seen too much of the dark side of people to believe in what she represented and he just wanted to be left alone Instead he found himself returning to her time and again br br Amelia was well aware he d never choose someone like her Logan knew she was too young too innocent for him But despite that knowledge they were drawn to each other When danger rears its ugly head it takes both of them to figure out a way to protect her and when the inevitable happens all they can do is hold on to each other and hope to survive br br Cricket Cove is the fifth Firefly Hollow book a romance series with hints of paranormal elements Set in Appalachia the series spans decades with this latest installment taking place in the early s

Letters, Lovers, & Lies (Lindsey Lark #2)

Mysterious romantic and sprinkled with a few heartwarming students and a delightful dog LETTERS LOVERS amp LIES captures the importance of persistence and the power of love Jake and Lindsey are in love but so much stands in their way Letters from a dead man Unwanted advances from a transgender acquaintance Separation and jealousy A few things in the couple s favor They are smart multi talented and they love to laugh br br br Lindsey Lark keynote speaker goes on tour while her boyfriend Jake writes a detective novel Sounds simple enough but a mystery soon dominates their lives when bizarre notices of her ex husband s funeral arrive Foul play is suspected and murder is on someone s mind br br br Lad a retired Secret Service agent is Lindsey s right hand man for the duration of the tour He s handsome he s a man of few words and as the list of threats lengthens he takes on the role of bodyguard much to Jake s dismay br br br Cozy mystery lovers and romantic drama buffs will enjoy the twists and turns as Jake and Lindsey rush to solve their personal whodunit before it s too late br John Reinhard Dizon author of The Nightcrawler Series