CBEST: California Basic Educational Skills Test

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LearningExpress, 2008 - Education - 251 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, a Dirty Job, the Stupidest Angel, You Suck: a Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends, Fool, Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings, Coyote Blue, Practical Demonkeeping, Bite Me. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is the sixth novel by absurdist author Christopher Moore, published in 2002. In this work the author seeks to fill in the "lost" years of Jesus through the point of view of Jesus' childhood pal, "Levi bar Alphaeus who is called Biff." The original edition of Lamb was issued in hardback and paperback and contains an afterword by the author explaining some of the background of the novel. In 2007 a special gift edition was published, with a second afterword by Moore, recollecting his trip to Israel for research. According to the author, the producer-director Peter Douglas (with Vincent Pictures) has purchased the film rights to the novel. Biff has been resurrected in the present day, to complete missing parts of the Bible. Supposedly under the watchful eye of the angel Raziel, who turns out to be more interested in the soap operas on the television in their hotel, Biff is made to write down his account of the decades missing from Jesus' life. During these years he and Joshua (which, as Biff points out, "Jesus" is the Greek version of, and thus in Galilee Jesus was called Joshua Bar Joseph) travel to the East to seek the Three Wise Men who attended Joshua's birth, so that he may learn how to become the Messiah. Over a span of roughly twenty years, Joshua learns a great deal about human nature, and how he is able to translate that ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=13301

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