Author: Sabine Kuegler
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 1980 seven-year-old Sabine Kuegler and her family went to live in a remote jungle area of West Papua among the recently discovered Fayu - a tribe untouched by modern civilisation. Her childhood was spent hunting, shooting poisonous spiders with arrows and chewing on pieces of bat-wing in place of gum. She also learns how brutal nature can be - and sees the effect of war and hatred on tribal peoples. After the death of her Fayu-brother, Ohri, Sabine decides to leave the jungle and, aged seventeen, she goes to a boarding school in Switzerland - a traumatic change for a girl who acts and feels like one of the Fayu. 'Fear is something I learnt here' she says. 'In the Lost Valley, with a lost tribe, I was happy. In the rest of the world it was I who was lost.' Here is Sabine Kuegler's remarkable true story of a childhood lived out in the Indonesian jungle, and the struggle to conform to European society that followed.
Author: Rudyard Kipling
"Das Dschungelbuch", englischer Originaltitel "The Jungle Book", ist eine Sammlung von Erzählungen und Gedichten des britischen Autors Rudyard Kipling. Der erste Band erschien 1894, der zweite 1895 unter dem Titel "The Second Jungle Book" ("Das zweite Dschungelbuch"); seither werden die Erzählungen der beiden Bände zumeist gemeinsam publiziert, oft als "The Jungle Books" ("Die Dschungelbücher"). Die bekanntesten Erzählungen darin handeln von Mowgli (in verschiedenen Übersetzungen auch Maugli oder Mogli geschrieben), einem Findelkind, das bei Tieren im indischen Dschungel aufwächst. Die Geschichten über Mowgli stehen dem Genre des Entwicklungsromans nahe, da sie Mowglis Erwachsenwerden und Bewusstwerdung vom verspielten Kind bis hin zum Herrn über die Tierwelt aufzeigen. Mowgli muss lernen, dass die Gesetze der Natur hart sind und ein hohes Maß von Verantwortung fordern. Im Kampf mit den Kräften der Natur, mit den Tieren und mit den Menschen reift das Kind zum selbstbewussten Jugendlichen. Trotz mancherlei kritischer Betrachtungen – man hat in der Darstellung der Charaktere und der Betonung des Gesetzes des Dschungels Kiplings positive Stellung zum Kolonialismus erblickt – ist die Bedeutung des Dschungelbuches auf die spätere literarische Entwicklung sowie seine Stellung als eines der bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten Jugendbücher der Welt kaum zu überschätzen.
Author: Sabine Kuegler
Category: Adjustment (Psychology) in children
Today, she blends in with everyone else but homesickness and longing constantly burn inside her& It must have been October. I m 17 years old, standing at the train station in Hamburg. An icy wind sweeps across the platform. I m terribly cold; nobody explained to me how to dress in winter. I observe the people around me with mistrust and I m ready to hit anyone who should attack me. How can I defend myself? I have neither a bow and arrow nor a knife on me. I start to shiver, tears roll down my cold cheeks, I long for the humid heat of my homeland. I m a child of the jungle Sabine Kuegler s story begins as she arrives in West Papua (Indonesia) at age five, daughter of German linguists who are missionaries. She arrives to find a tribe which even today lives as if it were the Stone Age. The little blonde girl falls in love with the jungle at first sight it s a fantasy world, a playground. She learns to hunt, to climb, to swim in the raging river which is teeming with crocodiles. Instead of french fries she eats roasted insects, instead of gum she chews bat wings. At age 17 Sabine is sent to a Swiss boarding school to get her diploma. And so Sabine learns everything for the first time how to shop, how to greet people, how to cross the street &
An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
Author: Don Richardson
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child told their unforgettable story of living among these headhunting cannibals who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The peace child became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This new edition of Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.
Author: Howard John Booth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An overview of Kipling's work, his career and postcolonial views on his often controversial position on imperialism.
Big Cats Encyclopedia
Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Let's explore the jungle and virtually play with the wild cats. This educational book uses the unique combination of texts and images to deliver eye-awakening information pertaining to jungle animals. Through early introduction, a child has a better chance of truly understanding what these animals can do for the environment and why we need them. Secure a copy today!
Author: Diane Wright Landolf
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but even they can’t keep an eye on him all the time! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul Walters
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
All across the globe children are amused by the beauty of an animal, at times they will even go to great length to captivate one as a pet. Spending countless hours nourishing, and feeding them, thus forming a bond that’s unbreakable. However there comes a time when a child must draw the line between parental rule and a bond of friendship for his or her pet. This was what happened to a young boy who lived near the jungle in Africa. He was caught up in a dilemma whether to obey his parents rule or to allow his bond of friendship he had for his pet to over-rule his parental guide. This book is a beautiful children’s book that will help kids to see why mom and dad always know what’s best.
Author: Jennifer Sattaur
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book reads Victorian fin de siècle literature through the medium of perceptions of childhood. It examines the connection between ‘monstrous’ and idealistic symbolic representations of childhood represented by key cultural discourses of the Victorian fin-de-siècle. Specifically, anxieties about change are linked closely to anxieties about childhood, procreation, and maturation in a range of Children’s and Adults’ texts from the 1860s to the 1890s. The book demonstrates the ways in which the emergent social movements which have come to define and represent change in the fin-de-siècle period were inherently concerned with the ideas of childhood and parenthood and the ways in which they represented both the promise and the threat of the future. The texts are arranged by theme, and grouped according to whether they are seen primarily as intended for children, or for adults. In texts intended for adult readers, images of childhood are more covert and more metaphorical than those texts aimed at child readers, in which overt pedagogical concerns are often brought to bear. Nothing embodies the idea of the future more than the children who stand as a bridge between ‘now’ and ‘then.’ This book analyses the connections between Victorian perceptions of childhood and the anxieties and upheavals of the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle.
Author: Rudyard Kipling,Rudyard
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Category: Children's stories, English
Rudyard Kipling's eternal classics, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book are most loved for the stories of Mowgli, the boy who grew up in a wolf pack. This book brings together all the stories of Mowgli. It begins with Father Wolf rescuing an abandoned baby boy from the tiger Shere Khan, terror of the jungle. The child grows up among the animals, befriending Bagheera the Panther, Balu the Bear, and making mortal enemies with Shere Khan the Tiger. He is kidnapped by monkeys, exiled by the wolf pack, disowned by humans, till he finally vanquishes Shere Khan and returns to the forest. But the call of his own kind grows stronger, and he eventually finds his own, tenuous place among men and animals.
Eight Steps to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle
Author: Charlene C. Giannetti,Margaret Sagarese
Category: Family & Relationships
In the first book to focus on the traumatic effects caused by cliques in our schools, an acclaimed parenting-advice team offers a fresh perspective and an innovative eight-step program to turn around the culture of cruelty that torments all students. There have always been "in crowds," but today's social pressures force children into explosive, destructive, and even life-threatening situations. No matter what role your child plays in this schoolhouse drama--clique leader, victim, or innocent bystander--this book is a must-read. Giannetti and Sagarese have honed in on this little-understood phenomenon and come up with insights that parents can use immediately. Read Cliques to understand: * Who the clique leaders are in your child's school * What you can do NOW to help your child avoid abuse * Times during the day when cliques are visible to adults * Where in your school you should start to lobby for change * Why your "innocent bystander" may not be so innocent * How you can rid your child of bully-like behavior Cliques is more than just a manual for cheering your child on--it brings hope and a truly comprehensive understanding of adolescent society to the millions of families struggling against this divisive force. Within its pages, you will find the tools you need to make a difference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Upton Sinclair
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Childhood in Britain 1860-1918
Author: Lionel Rose
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: P S Quick
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Participation in physical games offers many benefits to children. Games not only help to keep children fit but motivate them to develop positive attitudes and understand rules. They learn and develop skills that will hopefully encourage them to engage in sports and other physical activities in later life. Children learn to listen to instructions, to share and co-operate, to problem solve and challenge themselves and most important of all interact with others, being valued as part of the group. This book is packed with ideas for children’s games. There are 100 games in all which cover warm-ups, cool-downs, parachute and playground games. There is also a section of games that develop the skills needed for a variety of sports and team games that children will meet when they are older Although in different sections many of the games are interchangeable and can be used in a variety of situations, including children’s parties.
A Guide to Autobiography and Memoirs of Childhood and Youth
Author: Jeffrey E. Long
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the boy foundling adopted by a family of wolves, Shere Khan the tiger, Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the sleepy brown bear. How did the Leopard get his spots? How did the Elephant get his trunk? In Just So Stories Kipling wittily supplies the answers to these and other questions. Puck of Pook's Hill relates how Dan and Una's magical meeting with Puck, the last of the People of the Hills, leads to their adventures with Romans and Crusaders, Saxons and Vikings... And later, in Rewards and Fairies, the three meet an array of characters ranging from Iron Age warriors to 'Good Queen Bess' and Sir Francis Drake. In Kipling's rattling school yarn Stalky & Co, Stalky, M'Turk and the Beetle are a trio of scallywags with a keen desire to break the rules, their unruly activities give the stories an enduring appeal to all children - especially those who have ever wilted beneath the stern glance of a peevish schoolmaster. Kipling's wry, sometimes tongue-in-cheek style will delight and entertain young readers while adults throughout the world will remember his stories with affection.
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Band zwei der spannenden Kinderbuchreihe der Bestsellerautorin Suzanne Collins ("Die Tribute von Panem") nun erstmals auch digital erleben! Für ein etwas jüngeres Publikum, aber ebenso fesselnd und mitreißend! Über unterirdische Wasser in ein geheimnisvolles Labyrinth ... Gregor fasst es nicht. Eben noch hat er mit seiner kleinen Schwester Boots im Central Park gespielt und auf einmal ist sie verschwunden. Ein riesiges Kakerlakenbein weist ihm den Weg ins Unterland - jenes Land unterhalb von New York, in das Gregor nie wieder zurückwollte. Dort warten schon seine Fledermaus Ares, die rebellische Prinzessin Luxa und eine neue Prophezeiung auf ihn. Es geht um eine weiße Ratte und darum, dass Gregor verlieren könnte, was er am meisten liebt. Gregor hat keine Wahl: Er muss sich der Prophezeiung stellen und den gefährlichen Weg übers Wasser in das Herz des Labyrinths wagen. Denn an diesem Ort wird er über die Zukunft des Landes entscheiden ... Das zweite Abenteuer von Gregor im Unterland - hoch spannend, fantastisch und atemberaubend.