Recently Released Books at the FriesenPress Bookstore Hot off the presses! The most recently released books at the FriesenPress Bookstore. 3600 FriesenPress en-us FriesenPress Bookstore 128 200 Reuben - The Savage Prisoner: A Chimp's Story

For 18 years... a lone chimpanzee lives an isolated life, bringing on fits of insanity, neurosis and self-mutilation. Then one day the cage door opens and in runs another chimpanzee. It’s the first ape Reuben has ever seen. Intelligent, strong, gentle and caring – Reuben and Jimmy Joe are soon joined by two other chimps Tyler and Ripley. Before long the foursome form a remarkable friendship. But their joyful bond is short-lived when the townspeople of Savage, Nebraska, mount a brutal tragedy. Based on the author’s professional experiences, Sandra Lynch-Bakken chronicles the events leading up to the sad day in September 2005 that forever changed her life and the lives of a captive chimpanzee bachelor group. Plying truth with treachery, joy with sadness, and triumph with defeat Lynch-Bakken weaves an emotional non-fiction tale that advocates for all animals. A story that will touch the hearts of all ages, Reuben: The Savage Prisoner, is sure to have animal lovers and proponents cheering for the good guys, the wrongly accused, and this amazing species that share over 98 per cent of our genetic makeup.

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Sandra Lynch-Bakken 119734000023381790 2015-10-08 18:51:40.862510 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Nature, Animal Rights/Science, Life Sciences, Zoology, Primatology
2 + 2: 4 Flamingos at the Zoo

The addition doubles are a building block for learning the addition facts. Learning these addition doubles is one of the important skills that children develop as they learn about mathematics. To support them with this skill, this book uses rhymes and engaging illustrations to introduce facts like:

2 + 2 = 4


8 + 8 = 16

When reading this book, encourage children to count the images of each illustration carefully. Counting is an essential outcome as children develop early number knowledge.

Most importantly, have fun!

Children learn best when they are engaged in their learning.

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Celia Baron 119734000018205756 2015-10-07 18:43:15.171550 Juvenile Fiction, Concepts, Counting & Numbers/Juvenile Fiction, Animals
Dog Goes To The Moon: from the Dog Has A Key series

Dog has a magic key, and when his boy Joe and Joe's Mom are sleeping, Dog sneaks out and has adventures. During his travels, Dog goes around the world, back in time and to the Moon! Dog always learns something new. Like most moms, Joe's Mom has no idea about Dog's magic and she always wakes up to find something 'odd' has happened to Dog while she has been sleeping.

The 'Dog Has A Key' series of books for early childhood to early reader, are for fun, but they stem from a little boy's questions and observations of the world and his Dog's attempts to help him and his friends find answers and understanding. Each story has a 'Big Word' that we can learn from.

'Dog Goes To The Moon' is the first book in the ‘Dog Has A Key’ Series, and introduces us to Dog and his family. Dog uses his magic key to go to the Moon. Dog discovers how it feels to be treated unfairly because he is different. Can Dog overcome this problem and make friends with the Mood Dogs?

The Big Word associated with this story is: Discrimination

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Debbie Green 119734000021355075 2015-10-07 18:40:03.556140 Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Dogs/Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Bullying
Book of Cool

the essence of cool

is not style and know-how

it is the inner silence

that disentangles and awakens

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Nelson Miller 119734000017703073 2015-10-07 18:38:25.435310 Body, Mind & Spirit, Inspiration & Personal Growth/Philosophy, Free Will & Determinism/Family & Relationships, Life Stages, Adolescence
The Note

Bertrand is a street musician who’s often found screaming on the boulevards and squares of Amsterdam. Most chose to ignore him…that is, until his synapses line up giving him the ability to make music that is divined from the ether. It’s been said that music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain. Could Bertrand’s music be a conduit to our shared celestial mind—the medium bridging the conscious to the unconscious world? Many of the Gypsies and Street-people who follow him like a God believe so.

What they don’t know, is that Bertrand was a child prodigy back in the U.S., a child of wealthy New Yorkers with an inheritance that others want to take charge of. They want him back on his meds that control his schizophrenia and render him docile, meds that close the door to his musical genius…and his ability to touch others to the very core of their being.

Christopher takes you into the depths of Bertrand’s world, a world sizzling with music and the characters on the fringe that make it on its most primal level. And alternately, into the world of those that could care less, whose only motivation is money.

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Christopher Cromwell 119734000015118207 2015-10-07 18:36:17.781300 Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense/Fiction, Thrillers/Fiction, Visionary & Metaphysical
Fierce Day

In this remarkable new collection, her first in over a decade, Rose Styron confronts the death of her husband—step by step—in jewel-like poems. Seldom has a poet been so attuned to the ways in which, under the pressure of grief, time both opens and shuts—letting us into its minutes, shutting us out of its years. The instant, clock time, the half-hour, the day, the anniversary, sacred time, secular time, calendar time—all are opened up by love, loss, and most especially seasonal shifts that allow one glimpses of what an “afterlife” might be, or a way back into this life with a quickened sense of what joy might lie beyond grief. Winter deepens, early Spring asks the resistant heart to open, late Spring beckons asking the soul to relearn trust. By the time Summer arrives, this dazzling poet of summer has learned how to survive loss, how to see again, how to trust ever-treacherous, inevitably treacherous, time, as if it were one’s natural lover. It is a wise and gorgeous journey.

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Rose Styron 119734000025406027 2015-10-06 23:54:53.129210 Poetry, American/Poetry, Subjects & Themes, Death, Grief, Loss/Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement
Choosing America's Destiny

Choosing America’s Destiny is a must-read for those concerned about recent economic, social and political trends within America. It traces the growing divide between liberals and conservatives over the past century and paints a startling picture of reality in our nation today.

Choosing America’s Destiny highlights the crises concerning government debt, public sector burden, income taxes and immigration policy, education, health care, and the social/cultural decay evident throughout America. And, it discusses the greatest current external threat to our nation – radical Islam.

However, Choosing America’s Destiny doesn’t just focus on the negative. It offers real, innovative potential solutions to the problems in our country today. The current conflicts in America and throughout the world are caused by the bedrock ills of human nature identified as the seven deadly sins – pride, greed, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony and sloth. No nation, empire or civilization can endure the prevalence of those sins. Therefore, the choice facing America is to continue embracing those sins and slide into obscurity or to adopt a simple, but difficult, solution proposed herein.

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James Jay Madison 119734000024683721 2015-10-06 23:52:23.843680 Political Science, Political Ideologies, Conservatism & Liberalism/Political Science
Love's Illusions: Poetry & Thoughts

All too often, life happens to us without us pausing to reflect on what we have and how it makes us feel. That’s where a work like Love's Illusions: Poetry & Thoughts comes in. Poet Margaret Dent’s delightful and thought-provoking poetry explores how our connections with nature and others shape our lives. Love, desire, friendship, loneliness, loss, and our interactions with nature are experienced and considered in the over 70 poems and quotes in this collection. Dent’s purposeful reflections remind us to treasure each day and, most importantly, those we love.

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Margaret Dent 119734000016871367 2015-10-06 23:49:00.241210 Poetry/Poetry, Canadian
A Witness in Times of War and Peace: The story of Gerhard Hein, a Mennonite Pastor who served in the Wehrmacht During World War II

A Witness in Times of War and Peace is a searing memoir that describes the struggles a Mennonite pastor experiences during the Second World War. Gerhard Hein is a practicing Mennonite when he is called up for duty, and he must reconcile his pacifist beliefs with the obligation to serve in Germany’s Wehrmacht. He displays courage in a terrifying and uncertain time by voicing his concerns about the National Socialistic ideology in both words and deeds, standing up for his beliefs by pointing to the One who can bring real peace. His story shows that in the darkness of war, rays of genuine love, care, and compassion can shine through.

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Wilfried Hein 119734000015733605 2015-10-06 23:35:05.674120 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/History, Military, World War Ii/Religion, Christianity, Mennonite
Small Cap Millionaire: How ordinary people make extrodinary profits trading small cap stocks

Small Cap Millionaire, is a roadmap for those looking for financial freedom and investment success. The book describes a proven methodology for investing and trading successfully in small cap stocks. It is designed for the self directed investor or professional stock broker looking to add value into the small cap component of their portfolio.

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Bill Ross 119734000013358061 2015-10-02 21:32:23.402300 Business & Economics, Personal Finance, Investing/Business & Economics, Personal Finance, Retirement Planning/Business & Economics, Personal Finance
Woman's Talisman

Woman’s Talisman is a guide for readers to examine their feelings and come to terms with their gender. The book follows a man who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and has a short time to live. He is an echo of the original man, Adam, and is seeking the knowledge and compassion of Eve, the primal soul of a woman. This journey illuminates readers’ journeys and prompts them to think, dream and imagine the many realms of spiritual understanding. The journey proceeds through several days of experiences in this world and others. It is a process of enlightenment.

“In two different parts of the world one man and one woman were mourning for different reasons, but for one ultimate goal, finding their beloved...the dying man was fighting with death’s glory to find his beloved, and the moaning woman was fighting with life’s glory to find her beloved sun.”

Woman’s Talisman is written in a flowing, lyrical style similar to ancient texts and the bible. It is part poetry and part metaphorical narrative.

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Mahrouyeh Maghzi 119734000023313527 2015-10-02 18:07:47.965920 Poetry, Subjects & Themes, Inspirational & Religious/Poetry/Self-Help, Spiritual
Cracking the Code to Life Insurance Sales for the Multi Line Agent: 10 Essential Sales Skills to Help You and Your Sales Team Sell Life Insurance

The demand on multi-line reps to sell Life insurance has never been higher. Through my coaching, conducting sales interviews, and accompanying reps on joint sales calls, I've experienced the prospect interviews collected in this book. Many times after sharing these experiences while coaching or during a seminar, I've been told "You should put that in a book!" Well, now I have. The skills, concepts, and knowledge I put forth will help you become a skilled interviewer, build strong relationships, and will immediately impact your Life sales. I demonstrate how to get your clients and prospects engaged in your conversations; how different types of questions help improve the connections between you and your prospects; and how to successfully overcome common objections and close successfully. Whether you are new to the industry or have years of experience, what you'll learn here will be instrumental in building a successful multi-line career.

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Ray Vendetti 119734000022286129 2015-10-02 18:02:31.678100 Business & Economics, Customer Relations/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success
The Dance Gods: A New York Memoir

When Kenny Pearl arrived in New York City, determined to succeed as a dancer, he was penniless, friendless and jobless. His memories shine against the backdrop of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s, including Vietnam War protests, the military draft and the rampant crime that once plagued the city. From humble beginnings in the hippie-populated Lower East Side, to performing with the greats of the New York modern dance scene—he danced with the companies of both Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey—Pearl’s life is one of tenacity, hard work and passion. This is the engaging story of the hurdles he faced on his unique journey and the remarkable people he met along the way.

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Kenny Pearl 119734000016812895 2015-10-02 17:58:06.799300 Performing Arts, Dance/Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts/Performing Arts, Theater, Broadway & Musical Revue
A String of Pearls: One Woman's Search for Truth

If you have ever asked yourself, “Who am I? Why am I here? WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY?” then this book can help you find answers. Patti Tucker writes with the wisdom of ages and the guidance of spiritual companions as she brings us a book filled with enlightenment, counsel, instruction, and pure love for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Soul, Self, and Source Energy. Patti’s story is powerful, recounting a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, love found and lost and found again, deep emotional pain, and the emergence of an illuminated spiritual path.

Patti shares the valuable pearls of wisdom that she has gained in her beautiful journey as she helps you toward revealing your own inner strength and ancient knowledge. A reader who is on the path to his or her own enlightenment will find this book to be encouraging, guiding, gratifying, and a gentle, feather-light push in the right direction to finding their own way.

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Patti Tucker 119734000017283445 2015-10-02 17:16:50.312670 Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Happiness/Self-Help, Meditations
Margaret's Magnificent Magnifying Glass

After finding an ordinary object on the beach, Margaret embarks on a strange adventure of mystery and discovery. She learns that magic can be found everywhere, even in everyday life. Simple things take on a strangeness that she cannot explain as her enthusiasm leads her to explore. Her world seems like a dream as she sees things from a new perspective. Come join her magical adventure!

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Bill Chody 119734000015801403 2015-10-02 17:11:35.644410 Juvenile Fiction, Science & Technology/Juvenile Fiction, Nature & The Natural World/Juvenile Fiction, Concepts, Size & Shape
Shasta and Her Cubs: The Struggle for Survival

One morning in early spring, high in the unforgiving Canadian Rocky Mountains, a young bear gives birth to her first cubs.

There are three of them, each hairless, blind, and helpless. Shasta and Her Cubs is the story of that mother’s struggles to keep herself and her three cubs alive until they reach maturity.

But, working against her are her own inexperience, hungry predators, the jagged landscape, the effects of climate change, and, worst of all, man. The story of Shasta and her cubs’ lives is a classic tale of survival from a truly unique perspective.

Shasta and Her Cubs is an ambitious, moving, modern story of life and motherhood in a quintessentially northern environment. Written with all the insights of a long-time pediatrician and dedicated outdoorsman, Shasta and Her Cubs is a mature, exciting, and accomplished book for true fans of writing, wildlife, and the wilderness.

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Lane Robson 119734000022441048 2015-10-01 22:55:40.839100 Nature, Animals, Bears/Nature, Environmental Conservation & Protection/Nature, Ecosystems & Habitats, Mountains
A Weekly Dose of Ritallin

A Weekly Dose of Ritallin is a curated selection of Greg Frankson's original works as presented over two years on Here and Now Toronto. The A Weekly Dose of Ritallin segment cracked open Toronto with soulfully intelligent, locally invested and socially conscious poetry every Thursday afternoon at 4:20. This edition of Greg’s lyrical commentaries include moments, memories, news and issues that defined Toronto and the times. These poems share snapshots of an apocalyptic, exhilarating time in Canadian history through the lens of one of the nation's most insightful social commentators. Ritallin's poems vibrate on the page. The poems were initially heard on radio but re-reading reveals deeper meaning and subtler nuances that may have been missed. Experience Ritallin's visceral impact in tangible form with online links to access the original audio files. Topical, current, diverse and unabashedly challenging, A Weekly Dose of Ritallin is the best of our contemporary affairs as chronicled and shared live on the airwaves over two amazing years.

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A. Gregory Frankson 119734000016384844 2015-10-01 20:23:53.393920 Poetry, Canadian/Poetry, American/Performing Arts, Radio, History & Criticism
3 or 4 Years an Indian

A little story about one girl’s attempt to claim her heritage, and the maneuvering by the Canadian government to discredit that heritage.

This book contains a “gift of words” for Toronto, with views on substance abuse presented in the spirit of a fever dream.

Feisty. Irreverent. Silly. Political. Experiential.

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Cindy Styles 119734000022927509 2015-09-28 23:27:22.907470 Humor, Form, Essays/Social Science, Discrimination & Race Relations/Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational
I Can Do All Things

Each day life presents us with new experiences. Some are positive while others cause us to question our deepest beliefs. I Can Do All Things addresses a variety of these topics, relating them to strong faith and diverse life stories. In each chapter the author shares in-depth thoughts, personal stories, and Biblical reflections. An underlying message of strength and perseverance through faith carries the writer through a vast array of events woven together across a short lifetime. Gain insight and determination as you journey through the book. Discover the answers to tough questions and find the strength within yourself.

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Kailee Autton 119734000013141878 2015-09-28 23:24:36.555050 Biography & Autobiography/Family & Relationships/Religion, Christian Life
Bug and Budgie Go To The Basement

A poor garden spider must deliver an important message to his cousins, the house spiders who live in the basement of the house where Bug and Budgie live. He is afraid to go into the dark damp smelly basement alone. When Bug and Budgie offer to fly him down the stairs, they all find it gloomy - and spooky too. Spider turns to his basement cousins for help. The creatures learn a lesson in working together to overcome obstacles, and Bug and Budgie make some new friends.

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Peter McBride 119734000012785556 2015-09-28 23:21:28.106500 Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Insects, Spiders, Etc./Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Birds