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Andrew Fiu came to Ponsonby, Auckland as a three-year-old, part of the wave of immigration from Samoa that turned Auckland's inner city suburbs into a vibrant cultural melting pot. At 14 he was misdiagnosed as having flu when in fact he had rheumatic fever, a disease endemic in Pacific Island communities. As a result of the damage to his heart he was rushed to hospital. Since that time Andrew has had five open heart surgeries, a record anywhere. He has spent so much time in hospital that he says he grew up there, experiencing tender and expert care from doctors and nurses but also enduring appalling racism. This memoir is the story of his hospital years, his clashes with his parents' traditional attitudes, the wisdom he learnt from his fellow patients and the medical miracles perfomed on his heart by famous surgeon Alan Kerr. It's also the story of growing up Samoan in Auckland in the 1970s and 1980s, a reminder of the bad old days when schools made Pacific Island children anglicise their names and hospitals did not have translators, an insight into the inter-generational tensions in Pacific Island migrant families, and a testimony to love and deep friendship, written with grace, insight and bucketloads of humour.
I like the book because it taught me more about people who are policymakers who wanted to fight for a aquedate economy. In this story, the plot takes place during the 1930s around the time of the Great Depression. At the time, many people suffered from poverty and hunger. The narrative of the story talked about how women and men were struggling with maintaining a stability economy in America. Also, in the book, it talked about the situation at the time of the The Great Depression. Many people either blamed themselves for the bad economy and on other factors such as businessmen spending too much money and not knowing how to profit and gain. The author who wrote this book, Amity Shlaes was a reported who lived through the Great Depression. From her experiences, she put her knowledge into the book during the time in which the Great Depression took place in.
Most books for kids on the subject of paleontology serve up pretty much the same predictable soup full of dinosaur bones, fossils, and geological (yawn) history. Even the proposed activities can all start to sound the same, and, except for some cool illustrations every now and then, offer little in terms of anything new and exciting. Not so for BONES ROCK! by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan. From page one I was entranced by the easy-going narrative style of Peter Larson, a premiere paleontologist and dynamic storyteller. Readers tag along as Larson goes on his digs and excavates fossils (including two T-Rex!). Larson simply yet comprehensively explains how fossils progress (digress??) from living, breathing dinosaurs to posing in museums surrounded by schoolchildren. In addition to having great stories, BONES ROCK! is chock full of color photographs, fascinating sidebars, sample projects, a glossary, and resources such as kids' clubs, organizations, and where kids can go for summer digs. (The only thing that could have made it better would have been an index.) Before I read this book, I had no idea that I was a latent paleontologist, but now I'm considering a summer dig, or at least a trip into fossil territory to try my luck and train my not-so-eagle-eye. Who knew? Every kid remotely interested in science or dinosaurs needs to read this book. Larson's right -- bones DO rock! (For ages 8-99; Invisible Cities Press, 2004.)
This book is great! I read it in 2 days. Thats how great it was. I am going to read her next one that involves some of the same characters in Infinity. I just bought the book and it is called Destiny. I am sure I will enjoy this book as well! I'll let ya know :)
Danh sách sách miễn phí Luna Huang được coi là lý tưởng để đọc trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Trực tuyến Người đọc" mạnh mẽ đề nghị xem chúng.