Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780062288370
Language: en
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Release: 2012-12-26
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0062224069
Language: en
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Release: 1991-02-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780688103866
Language: en
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Fortune Cookie Fortunes
Author: Grace Lin
Release: 2013-11-27
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780307982605
Language: en
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Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.

Fortune s Children

Fortune s Children
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Release: 1989
Editor: William Morrow
Pages: 552
ISBN: UVA:X001610411
Language: en
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Traces the history of the Vanderbilt family and explains why their family fortune dissipated so soon

Fortune s Favorite Child

Fortune s Favorite Child
Author: Christopher Maurer,Walter Inglis Anderson
Release: 2003
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 367
ISBN: 1578065399
Language: en
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A celebration of the photographer's work shines light on his remarkable achievements as an artist and a naturalist who created beautiful paintings, prints, murals, journals, wood carvings, ceramic works, poems, aphorisms, and illustrations. (Biography)

Fortune s Magic Farm

Fortune s Magic Farm
Author: Suzanne Selfors
Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Imprint
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250183859
Language: en
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In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle-grade tale filled with friendship and magic—now in an entirely new package! Ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove where it’s always raining and the whole world has turned gray. When she gets a mysterious visitor with news of an unexpected inheritance, she leaps at the chance to a place full of sunshine . . . and magic! There, magic grows into cherries that cure ills and fronds that make her fly. But when Isabelle feels the call to return to Runny Cove and use the magic of the farm to stop the rain, her loyalty is put to the test. Can she choose between her new home and the one she left behind? In the spirit of Roald Dahl, Suzanne Selfors spins a wonderful and weird middle grade tale. Now in an entirely new package! An Imprint Book “Fortune’s Magic Farm is a love apple for all readers, delicious and magical.” —Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon “Few authors have ever come close to being compared to Dahl, and nobody has his distinctive flavor. One of the very few authors to do so would have to be Suzanne Selfors....A pure pleasure to read for child and adult alike.” —Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production “Placing an indomitable character in situations as bleak as they are absurd, Selfors has written a darkly comic adventure in the tradition of Roald Dahl.” —Junior Library Guild “Beautiful writing, quirky characters, and an imaginative plot...make this a good choice, showing how one little girl can use her spirit to save the world.” —Booklist “Readers will cheer for Isabelle throughout the story.” —School Library Journal “Readers will cozy up to the tale’s quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hand this to fans of Eva Ibbotson, to kids who like their magic with some meat to it, and to adults who want a fabulous read-aloud.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This quirky book...is full of silly songs and vivid secondary characters.” —The Seattle Times Junior Library Guild Award Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List (2012–13) Kansas’s William Allen White Children’s Book Award List (2011–12) 2009 Austin Waldorf Children’s Choice Award, Gold Medal in the third- and fourth-grade category

Grandpa s Fortune Fables

Grandpa s Fortune Fables
Author: Will Rainey
Release: 2021-11-12
Editor: Will Rainey
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781739972622
Language: en
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Fun stories to teach your kids about money. "Perhaps the most cleverly written, and delightful to read, financial education book" J.J. Wenrich (Author and Financial Advisor) When Grandpa Jack was a young man, he went on an adventure to a faraway island in search of gold. Whilst he was on the island he discovered 'The Three Rules of Wealth'. These rules helped him to become a very wealthy man. As Gail shares her Grandpa’s adventures, your kids will learn: - The difference between being 'Rich' and being 'Wealthy' - How to earn money - The importance of saving their money - How to grow their money (investing) - That patience is the superpower of the wealthy - Why they should avoid gambling, scams and (bad) debt Your kids will also have to try and solve Grandpa's Mystery Code as they answer short questions to recap on what they have learnt throughout the book. “This book should be in every school library” Kevin Gatland OBE "I would give this book 5 stars out of 5 ... It’s great to read aloud!" Isla Manson, avid reader, age 11

Fortune s Child

Fortune s Child
Author: James Conroyd Martin
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 398
ISBN: 1734004304
Language: en
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Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress. And Byzantine Empress of the civilized world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heartrending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora--as Empress--to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.

Hired Husband

Hired Husband
Author: Rebecca Brandewyne
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Silhouette
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781426873157
Language: en
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With eyes as dark as night and a gaze that laid all secrets bare, Nick Valkov was the kind of man any smart woman would avoid. But dire circumstances forced levelheaded Caroline Fortune to proposition this compelling stranger…with marriage. Her family's fate rested in Nick's capable hands—and brilliant mind. Yet her proper upbringing hadn't prepared this reluctant bride for her husband's soul-stirring embrace. And neither expected that their practical union would lead them to dark hours of danger…and the ultimate surrender.

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune
Author: Daniel Livesay
Release: 2018-01-11
Editor: UNC Press Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781469634449
Language: en
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By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices. The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters--the very people who decided Britain's colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes--rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.

Fortune Telling Birthday Book

Fortune Telling Birthday Book
Author: Chronicle Books
Release: 2011-04-29
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780811870740
Language: en
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Discover the meaning behind your birthday, identify your ideal mate, and more with this handy little guide. Forget cookies and crystal balls—this little book has a personalized fortune for you and everyone you love. Harkening back to the 1930s, the nostalgic illustrations in the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book accompany a perennial calendar for you to keep track of (and interpret) the birthdays of all your friends and family. Other traditions and folklore are also included—birthstones and their meanings, astrological signs, ideal mates, flowers of the month, and anniversary symbols.

Child of Fortune

Child of Fortune
Author: Norman Spinrad
Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780575117266
Language: en
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In the exotic interstellar civilization of the Second Starfaring Age, youthful wanderers are known as Children of Fortune. This is the tale of one such wanderer, who seeks her destiny on an odyssey of self-discovery amid humanity's many worlds.

Discover Your God Given Gifts

Discover Your God Given Gifts
Author: Don Fortune,Katie Fortune
Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780800794675
Language: en
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A great introduction to motivational gifts--with descriptions, real-life stories and self-tests--helping readers recognize their gifts and move into more effective service.

New Treasure Seekers

New Treasure Seekers
Author: Edith Nesbit
Release: 2021-09-15
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9788726880427
Language: en
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Have you ever wanted to help someone but ended up making things worse? In this collection of short tales we follow the Bastable children who find themselves in exactly that situation. Even though the siblings try to do good, they always end up getting into trouble. This time, they get arrested, try fortune-telling, spend a spooky night at an old windmill, and try to change their horrible cousin Archibald. Each story offers deep insight into hilarious characters. Sharing similar themes with Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" this is a funny and engaging book revolving around children, but for every adventurer. Born in Kennington in 1858, Edith Nesbit wrote and co-authored over 60 beloved adventures at the beginning of the 20th century. Among her most popular books are "The Story of the Treasure-Seekers" (1899), "The Phoenix and the Carpet" (1904), and "The Railway Children" (1906). Many of her works became adapted to musicals, movies, and TV shows. Along with her husband Hubert Bland, she was among the first members of the Fabian society - a socialist debating club. A path in London close to her home was named "Railway Children Walk" in her honor, manifesting her legacy as one of the pioneers within the children’s fantasy genre.

A Fortune s Children Christmas

A Fortune s Children Christmas
Author: Lisa Jackson,Barbara Boswell,Linda Turner
Release: 2004-11-24
Editor: Harlequin Books
Pages: 377
ISBN: 0373217544
Language: en
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Presents a trio of romantic holiday tales featuring the popular Fortune dynasty from three popular authors, in an omnibus edition containing Lisa Jackson's Angel Baby, A Home for Christmas by Barbara Boswell, and Linda Turner's The Christmas Child. Reprint.

Fortune s Bones

Fortune s Bones
Author: Marilyn Nelson
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781629795881
Language: en
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There is a skeleton in the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. It has been in the town for over 200 years. In 1996, community members decided to find out what they could about it. Historians discovered that the bones were those of a slave name Fortune, who was owned by a local doctor. After Fortune's death, the doctor rendered the bones. Further research revealed that Fortune had married, had fathered four children, and had been baptized later in life. His bones suggest that after a life of arduous labor, he died in 1798 at about the age of 60. Merilyn Nelson wrote The Manumission Requiem to commemorate Fortune's life. Detailed notes and archival photographs enhance the reader's appreciation of the poem.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Author: Edith Nesbit
Release: 2006-11-01
Editor: 1st World Publishing
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781421824215
Language: en
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This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure, and I think when you have read it you will see that we were not lazy about the looking. There are some things I must tell before I begin to tell about the treasure-seeking, because I hav

Adventure Kingdom

Adventure Kingdom
Author: Steve Foxe
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Adventure Kingdom
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1524869821
Language: en
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Travel through the wishing well with Clark and Karoline--two kids who discover their beloved Adventure Kingdom is more than just your average theme park. From Epic Originals, this fantastical story collection serves up twists, turns, and never-before-seen Adventure Kingdom artwork, activities, and park memorabilia! When Clark sneaks into Adventure Kingdom, all he wants is a peek at the remains of the once-magical theme park he loved as a kid--plus a cool livestream for his fans. But then he meets Karoline, the granddaughter of the park's creator, and the two of them discover that the magic of that place was never just an illusion. With the help of an enchanted coin and a talking monkey with questionable loyalties, they set off to find what they've both lost and rescue Karoline's mysterious granddad. Through the characters' adventures, readers learn the importance of: - Problem solving - Cooperation - Trusting others - Second chances

Concepcion

Concepcion
Author: Albert Samaha
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780593086100
Language: en
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“Absolutely extraordinary...A landmark in the contemporary literature of the diaspora.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror “If Concepcion were only about Samaha’s mother, it would already be wholly worthwhile. But she was one of eight children in the Concepcion family, whose ancestry Samaha traces in this. . . powerful book.” –The New York Times A journalist's powerful and incisive account of the forces steering the fate of his sprawling Filipino American family reframes how we comprehend the immigrant experience Nearing the age at which his mother had migrated to the US, part of the wave of non-Europeans who arrived after immigration quotas were relaxed in 1965, Albert Samaha began to question the ironclad belief in a better future that had inspired her family to uproot themselves from their birthplace. As she, her brother Spanky—a rising pop star back in Manila, now working as a luggage handler at San Francisco airport—and others of their generation struggled with setbacks amid mounting instability that seemed to keep prosperity ever out of reach, he wondered whether their decision to abandon a middle-class existence in the Philippines had been worth the cost. Tracing his family’s history through the region’s unique geopolitical roots in Spanish colonialism, American intervention, and Japanese occupation, Samaha fits their arc into the wider story of global migration as determined by chess moves among superpowers. Ambitious, intimate, and incisive, Concepcion explores what it might mean to reckon with the unjust legacy of imperialism, to live with contradiction and hope, to fight for the unrealized ideals of an inherited homeland.