Just Kids

Just Kids

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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Patti Smith
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2010
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780747568766


Just Kids

Just Kids

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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Patti Smith
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-01-19
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780066211312


Just Kids

Just Kids

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A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Patti Smith
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2010-04-19
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781408810835


Richard Scarry S Best Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry S Best Word Book Ever

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A dictionary of more than 1,400 illustrated and labeled objects and actions common to children

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Richard Scarry
Publisher : Golden Books
Release : 1980
File : 71 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307155108


Just Kids From The Bronx

Just Kids From The Bronx

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"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton "Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs—the Bronx—through some of its many success stories The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food—for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs—experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Arlene Alda
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2015-03-03
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781627790963


Frankenstein Kid Classics

Frankenstein Kid Classics

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Now the classic novel by Mary Shelley is an illustrated storybook perfect for kids of all ages! Kid Classics: Frankenstein is fun and just the right amount of scary! On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. Now, here is the fun new just-for-kids version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, abridged and retold while remaining true to Shelley’s original text. It’s a story that you can’t put down: After Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret to life and uses it to build an eight-foot-tall monster, he realizes he’s made a creature that he can’t take care of—or control! Frankenstein and the monster chase each other across Europe, along the way learning lessons about ambition, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature. With page after page of captivating illustrations, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Mary Shelley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-08-31
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781951511234


The Big Book Of Billie Volume 2

The Big Book Of Billie Volume 2

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Another title in the popular series.

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Genre : Australian fiction
Author by : Sally Rippin
Publisher :
Release : 2015-11-01
File : 457 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1760126543


Just One Of The Kids

Just One Of The Kids

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Presents parents with stories, tips, and tools for ensuring that children with physical disabilities meet acceptable risks, face challenges, and feel like "one of the kids" while meeting the needs of the whole family.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author by : Kay Harris Kriegsman
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2013-05-31
File : 226 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781421409306


Just Kids

Just Kids

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Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids."

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Ellen B. Senisi
Publisher : Dutton Childrens Books
Release : 1998
File : 40 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015002466820


Ha Ha Houdini

Ha Ha Houdini

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Author by : Patti Smith
Publisher :
Release : 1977
File : 16 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0910664463