There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we´ll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim´s creations. We´ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired. This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim´s magical world. With chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We´re Kids; and A Part of Everything and Everyone, It´s Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection. Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of Jim´s never-before-published writings, It´s Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lithgow, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000035/bk_hype_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fun, inspiring memoir from ´´the Queen of YouTube´´ about her journey from anonymity in Florida to massive popularity on the Internet, filled with the unlikeliest of stories that are as poignant as they are hilarious. ´´Is you okay? Is you good? Cuz I want to know!´´ Eager to entertain, dedicated to making people laugh, comedian and video superstar GloZell Green is game for any challenge, no matter how silly, gross, or absurd. Her crazy video stunts have propelled her into the ranks of legendary funny ladies such as Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and Phyllis Diller - and made her an inspiring icon for a new generation. With this funny and liberating book, GloZell uses the stories from her winding journey to unbelievable success to help her fans and young women everywhere navigate the obstacles we all face in life while helping them find the greatness unique to each of them, inside and out. Is You Okay? speaks truth about the elements of life we wrestle with every day - empowerment, love, body image, school, work, family, relationships, failure, success. GloZell introduces some of her most outlandish, funny, and unforgettable video challenges and uses each to explore a serious yet common hurdle. Sharing formative stories and insights from her own life, she encourages young women to learn to love their bodies, break free of their shells, and carve out their own identities. Making the connection between hilarious physical challenges and meaningful personal challenges, GloZell shows that we´re all in this together. ´´Everything isn´t just gonna be okay. It doesn´t just have to be good,´´ she reminds us. ´´It can be great (even with a spoonful of pepper in your mouth).´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: GloZell Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005287/bk_harp_005287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things.´´ -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods Affectionately dubbed ´´the Nigerian Harry Potter,´´ Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one´s place in the world. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone! Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she´s albino. She´s a terrific athlete, but can´t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a ´´free agent´´ with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do. Soon she´s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But as she´s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them combat a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs? World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor blends magic and adventure to create a lush world. Her writing has been called ´´stunning´´ by The New York Times and her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, Ursula K. Le Guin, and many more! Raves for Nnedi Okorafor´s writing: ´´There´s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor´s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics.´´ -Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of A Wizard of Earthsea ´´The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!´´ -Laurie Halse Anderson, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Speak ´´I always loved science fiction, but I didn´t feel I was part of it-until I read first Octavia Butler, and now Nnedi Okorafor.´´ -Whoopi Goldberg ´´Highly original stuff, episode after amazing episode, full of color, life, and death. Nnedi Okorafor´s work is wonderful!´´ -Diana Wynne Jones, award-winning author of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci ´´Jam-packed with mythological wonders.´´ -Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series ´´Okorafor´s imagination is stunning.´´ -The New York Times Book Review