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Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino

Title Parakeet
Author Marie-Helene Bertino
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-06-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780374721886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Best Book of 2020 at Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Refinery29 A Best Book of Summer at Vulture, Refinery29, Yahoo! Life, Alma, Subway Book Review, and Lit Hub A Best Book of the Month at Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, and PopSugar EDITORS' CHOICE AT THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 CARNEGIE MEDAL and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize "Miraculous: spry and mordant, with sentences that lull you with their rhythms, then twist suddenly and sting." —Lauren Groff, author of Florida "A twisting, strange delight, Parakeet shimmers a soft and generous light on the darkest of a woman's innermost thoughts." —Kristen Iversen, Refinery29 Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one. The week of her wedding, The Bride is visited by a bird she recognizes as her dead grandmother because of the cornflower blue line beneath her eyes, her dubious expression, and the way she asks: What is the Internet? Her grandmother is a parakeet. She says not to get married. She says: Go and find your brother. In the days that follow, The Bride's march to the altar becomes a wild and increasingly fragmented, unstable journey that bends toward the surreal and forces her to confront matters long buried. A novel that does justice to the hectic confusion of becoming a woman today, Parakeet asks and begins to answer the essential questions. How do our memories make, cage, and free us? How do we honor our experiences and still become our strongest, truest selves? Who are we responsible for, what do we owe them, and how do we allow them to change? Urgent, strange, warm-hearted, and sly, Parakeet is ribboned with joy, fear, and an inextricable thread of real love. It is a startling, unforgettable, life-embracing exploration of self and connection.

Budgies by Angela Davids

Title Budgies
Author Angela Davids
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
Release Date 2011-09-27
Category Pets
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781935484974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A budgie, as the common parakeet is typically called, is the subject of this Complete Care Made Easy pet guide that presents new and experienced bird keepers with insight into every aspect of selecting, caring for, and maintaining well-behaved happy pet birds.Angela Davids has written an ideal introductory pet guide, with chapters on the characteristics of the irresistible budgie, the history of budgies in the wild, selection of a healthy, typical pet bird, housing and care, feeding, training, and health care.The selection chapter offers potential owners excellent advice about selection of the color and sex, suitability of the delicate budgie with families, children, and other pets. In the chapter on housing and care, the author discusses selection of the right cage, placement of the cage, and the purchase of toys, cups, perches, and more.A bird's diet is critical to its ongoing health, and the chapter devoted to feeding the budgie gives the reader all the info he or she needs about choosing the best diet, different types of seeds, greens, fruits, veggies, grit, as well as human foods to avoid.The chapter "Training Time" addresses finger training, towel training, perch training, and offers an easy-to-follow primer on teaching a budgie to talk.The final two chapters of the book will be useful for bird fanciers interested in learning more about the breeding and the basic color variations and genetics of this perfect beginner's bird. The book concludes with an appendix of bird societies, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.

Title The Complete Book of Parakeet Care
Author Annette Wolter
Publisher Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date 1994
Category Pets
Total Pages 142
ISBN 0812016882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explains how to select, feed, care for, and breed parakeets.

Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino

Title Parakeet
Author Marie-Helene Bertino
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-06-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0374229457
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one. The week of her wedding, The Bride is visited by a bird she recognizes as her dead grandmother because of the cornflower blue line beneath her eyes, her dubious expression, and the way she asks: What is the Internet? Her grandmother is a parakeet. She says not to get married. She says: Go and find your brother. In the days that follow, The Bride's march to the altar becomes a wild and increasingly fragmented, unstable journey that bends toward the surreal and forces her to confront matters long buried. A novel that does justice to the hectic confusion of becoming a woman today, Parakeet asks and begins to answer the essential questions. How do our memories make, cage, and free us? How do we honor our experiences and still become our strongest, truest selves? Who are we responsible for, what do we owe them, and how do we allow them to change? Urgent, strange, warm-hearted, and sly, Parakeet is ribboned with joy, fear, and an inextricable thread of real love. It is a startling, unforgettable, life-embracing exploration of self and connection.

2 A M At The Cat S Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Title 2 A M at The Cat s Pajamas
Author Marie-Helene Bertino
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2014-08-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780804140249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An enchanting novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters as they search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia. Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn’t realize that on the eve of Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it. Together, Madeleine, Sarina, and Lorca will discover life’s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night. A vivacious, charming and moving debut, 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud.

Title The Blue Parakeet 2nd Edition
Author Scot McKnight
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2018-06-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780310538936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart. McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.

Parakeets For Dummies by Nikki Moustaki

Title Parakeets For Dummies
Author Nikki Moustaki
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2021-07-07
Category Pets
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781119755241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tweet, tweet, parakeet! Your one-stop resource when you're ready to bring home a budgie There are lots of perks to owning a parakeet (also known as a budgie). This book introduces you to your beautiful budgie buddy and prepares you to give that bird a home that other avian companions will envy. Perfect for first-time bird owners and seasoned bird parents, Parakeets For Dummies offers expert advice on adopting a parakeet and introducing it to other fur or feathered babies you might have. You'll also discover the best way to groom and train your parakeet and learn how to teach it to talk. And when your feathered friend appears to be under the weather, you can turn to this book to identify the symptoms of illness and know what to look for when choosing a vet for your pet. Discover whether a parakeet is a good fit for your family, including any existing birds and other pets Construct a comfortable enclosure and prep your home so your bird can play safely Protect your parakeet from common dangers and avoidable illnesses Feed your parakeet a healthy and varied diet to ensure a long and healthy life This helpful handbook contains the latest tips and tools for parakeet care so your new family member will feel right at home right away.

Title Caring for My New Parakeet
Author John Bankston
Publisher Mitchell Lane
Release Date 2020-09-21
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781545752296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Parakeets are a favorite bird for a reason. They are very gentle. They are easy to train. Your life will change with a parakeet. Before you buy one, you will want to get your house ready. Learning how to take care of a parakeet before you bring one home is very important.

The Parakeet by Espé

Title The Parakeet
Author Espé
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2021-03-22
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 156
ISBN 9780271090054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bastien is eight years old, and his mother is ill. She often has what his father and grandparents call “episodes.” She screams and fights, scratches and spits, and has to be carted away to specialized clinics for frequent treatments. Bastien doesn’t like it when she goes, because when she comes home, she isn't the same. She has no feelings, no desires, and not much interest in him. According to the doctors, Bastien’s mother suffers from “bipolar disorder with schizophrenic tendencies,” but he prefers to imagine her as a comic-book heroine, like Jean Grey, who may become Dark Phoenix and explode in a superhuman fury at any moment. Based on the creator’s own childhood experiences, The Parakeet is the story of a boy whose only refuge from life’s harsh realities lies in his imagination. In his eyes, we see the confusion and heartache he feels as he watches his mother’s illness worsen and the treatments fail. Through his eyes, we see how mental illness can both tear families apart and reaffirm the bonds of love. Poignant yet playful, The Parakeet follows Bastien’s struggle to accept the mother he has while wishing for the mother he needs.

The Parakeet Named Dreidel by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Title The Parakeet Named Dreidel
Author Isaac Bashevis Singer
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date 2015-09-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781466894563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one frosty winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted to find that it speaks Yiddish. They name it Dreidel and it becomes part of their family. Many years later, when David is in college, he is at a party one night and tells Dreidel's story-only to discover that Zelda, a young woman at the party, owned the bird herself as a child. Papa and Mama are worried that they will have to give their beloved pet back, but then David and Zelda decide to get married after college, and everyone agrees that they should take Dreidel with them as they start their own family.

Caring For Your Parakeet by Colleen Sexton

Title Caring for Your Parakeet
Author Colleen Sexton
Publisher Bellwether Media
Release Date 2013-08-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781612112954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Parakeets are very intelligent pets and can even learn to talk to their owners! This process can take a while because you must gradually make your parakeet comfortable in its new surroundings. Learn how to talk gently to it and feed it, and soon you will become its favorite companion.

Parakeet Magic by Beverly Hoffman Erickson

Title Parakeet Magic
Author Beverly Hoffman Erickson
Publisher Author House
Release Date 2005-11-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781463483449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How the love of a small, dark green friend magically shapes destiny. . . This is a tale of two feathers that all pet lovers will relate to. It is based on a true life story of a family''s pet parakeet named Jade, who gets lost one day never to return. But the family finds another devoted pet and names him Skipper. Skipper brings much happiness to the family, and even understands human language! In the end, Jade''s disappearance is resolved, and we are reminded just how important our pets are to us.

Title Parakeet Races and Other Stories
Author Cindy Hall Ranii
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2012-02-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1468547313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Parakeet Races and Other Stories is a memoir that recounts the challenges and escapades of a family of six children in the 1950’s which faces the premature death of its mother. Always authentic, each self-contained story can be read in just a few richly rewarding minutes that may leave the reader laughing out loud, crying, or both. Together the stories recount the collective memories of a remarkable set of siblings, three boys and three girls, the father who gives it his very best, and the mother whom the children can barely remember. The stories explore the “mystery” of the mother’s death and reflect how the death of a parent in that era was often a topic not to be discussed or processed. The author, Cindy Hall Ranii, is the oldest daughter in the Hall Family, and beyond sharing the memories of her childhood and that of her siblings, she also shares her experiences as a world traveler, first as a teenager in Finland, then as a college student in India and finally as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran. With her keen powers of observation and respectfulness of different cultures she gives the reader the opportunity to eavesdrop on other peoples and other places. In the final segment of Parakeet Races Dr. Ranii takes the reader into the world of disability. Stricken with Transverse Myelitis, a rare neuro-immunologic disorder, she went from playing golf one day to being paralyzed from the chest down four days later. Her accounts of this chapter of her life are told with the same delicious, rhythmic writing style as the other two segments of the book. The author skillfully weaves her stories from decade to decade, taking the reader on a journey that captivates, entertains and challenges.

Pete The Parakeet by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Title Pete the Parakeet
Author Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Publisher ABDO Publishing Company
Release Date 2010-09-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781617869716
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An entertaining leveled two-part approach to reading featuring imperfect rhyme using simple sentences, whimsical rhyming stories, and a riddle.

My Caged Parakeet by M. A. Khan

Title My Caged Parakeet
Author M. A. Khan
Publisher LifeRich Publishing
Release Date 2013-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 414
ISBN 9781489700940
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This romantic novel deals with a true-life dilemma faced by an Indian boy and a girl who have been in love with each other since childhood. Their lives' complexities deal with historical, cultural, traditional, and family circumstances while growing up in an urban environment in India. It illustrates natural instincts that bloom into pristine love unintentionally, showing that love is as natural as an innocent bud blooming into a flower. Life does not handle love gently and presents several challenges. The day-to-day problems and concerns make it hard to make decisions. As the girl matures, restrictions related to customs, seclusion, and traditions provide a veiled threat to the survival of their romance. The struggles are explicitly explained with unusual family circumstances showing life in India. Arranged marriages, traditional requirements, and customs come into picture at every juncture. In spite of all restrictions, love has the strength to withstand adverse circumstances and devises its course like a river flowing between rocks. The way the two communicate being segregated while living close to each other shows the latent power of love. But the ensuing stress, unexpected challenges, and unforeseen circumstances make life difficult for both lovers to an unbearable extent. The struggle of the young boy to balance love and tough financial circumstances, along with his desire to study in the United States, are presented in extraordinary details. Life of the student coming to the United States during earlier days and surviving amid emotional challenges faced so far away from home are described showing all painful circumstances. The desire to fulfill a lifelong dream presents unique insurmountable problems for both lovers. The emotional sacrifices made by both are tremendous and exemplary. Finally, life takes its own turns and decides on its own terms.

Title My Parakeet Was an Anarchist and Other Short Stories
Author Dominic Macchiaroli
Publisher Pneuma Springs Publishing
Release Date 2009-11-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 85
ISBN 9781905809783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unexersized Cats Our cat has to be picked up in stages. He is enlarged in his fatness. His girth spreads over time zones and dimensions. Quantum physics can't describe his bulk. My wife suggests a gentle diet, so, ‘He doesn’t explode’. I suggest having his hair shaved and stomach stapled with industrial strength steel grommets. The Annoying Habit of Henry VIII King Henry was a fearless jouster. In competitions, people rooting for him got to sit in gilded bleachers and were plied with free alcohol and cooked game served by fair maids. The opposition sat in fetid mud, drank warm slime out of broken casks and ate gruel…. Henry always had time for jousting, even when he was otherwise busy ordering beheadings, abbey thrashings, and the odd invasion of Normandy. How Lunch Ruined Western Civilization My wife produced homemade mayonnaise for a party we had which contained 231,875 % fat, the caloric equivalent of 32x347 to the 10th power, and instantly rotted the wallpaper and countertops. Four people exploded after eating it, three of them theoretical dieticians. And many other stories……. Venture into a world of fractured history and observational nonsense. These stories will captivate and annoy you like none you’ve never not read before. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Pete Pete The Parakeet by J.A. Arnold aka Horseinwinter

Title Pete Pete the Parakeet
Author J.A. Arnold aka Horseinwinter
Publisher Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2018-03-16
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9781641149365
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There is nothing more precious than a child's first pet. Pete Pete the Parakeet captures the joy of the author's first pet in charming verse and delightful illustration. Adults and children alike will enjoy the antics of Pete beautifully depicted on these pages.

Aimee The Cheeky Parakeet by Gloria Eveleigh

Title Aimee the Cheeky Parakeet
Author Gloria Eveleigh
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2018-03-14
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781543489163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aimee, the cheeky parakeet, belongs to Reeve. Aimee flicks birdseed at Reeve and his friends to get attention. Reeves mommy and daddy say that if Aimee does not stop flicking seed at everyone, she will have to be put in a cage. Reeve thinks this is a cruel thing to do to Aimee. He and his friend Benjee make a plan to stop Aimee being put in a cage. Will their plan work?

Title Did You Eat the Parakeet
Author Mark Iacolina
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date 2018-07-03
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9781466898349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A 2019 Buckeye Children's Award Nominee A little girl can't find her parakeet—her kitty must have eaten it! Right? Where else would it have gone? It was just here! She shouts, she accuses, and she laments her loss. But her cat might be trying to tell her something . . . With rhyming text and adorable art, Did You Eat the Parakeet? by Mark Iacolina is a sweet and silly picture book that will have children laughing through the final page.

The Princess And The Parakeet by Written by Jewels Rogers

Title The Princess and the Parakeet
Author Written by Jewels Rogers
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2011-08-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 28
ISBN 1481712241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A princess gets a parakeet to live in the castle with her. The parakeet ends up saving the princess' life.