Tales from the Wood

Author: Adrian Farrel

Publisher: FeedARead.com

ISBN: 9781786100924

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Tales from the Wood is a collection of eighteen new fairy tales for readers of all ages. Each tale has a conventional feel, but a new twist. It is in the nature of fairy tales that each has echoes in our minds. Not only do they contain archetypes that appear in countless stories, but their essence is basic truths about the world, and hopes and dreams for a better life and just resolution of all situations. Some of these tales are clearly identifiable with stories you will find in anthologies, while others crept into this book at dark of night. Each contains elements of the fairy tale of old.
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Half Magic

Author: Edward Eager,Jack Gantos

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152053024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 217

View: 8098

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
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Tales from the Woods

Author: Felix Dennis,Bill Sanderson

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9780091937676

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 6273

Tales from the Woods is the latest collection of original poetry by poet, publisher and maverick multimillionaire Felix Dennis. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour-washed pen and ink illustrations by artist Bill Sanderson, here are 50 evocative poems, celebrating trees and their part in our landscape, written by the biggest private planter of broadleaf trees in Britain. Imbued with a deep love of the countryside, a warm, lyrical touch, and an often wry commentary to each poem, the book comes with a foreword by the head of the Tree Council. It will be published with Dennis's normal panache and accompanied by endorsements by his many supporters. Lauded by the likes of Tom Wolfe and John Walsh, Tales from the Woods makes an elegant addition to poetry lovers' shelves.
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Wonderland Tales

Softcover Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781771013826

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 7222

Dive into a world of seduction, mystery, and adventure as Breathless Press plunges head first down the rabbit hole with these fourteen tales inspired by Lewis Carroll's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Travel the road to a coffee shop or make a pit stop with a Detective on the hunt. Meet an intergalactic assassin or follow someone who is very, very late. Slip into a brothel or party with Ailis in a strip club. Celebrate a sweet 21st birthday gone wrong, or very right! Help solve a mystery with only one clue. Will you be claimed by the seductive Mad Hatter? Open a door to carnal passion and dangerous secrets. Watch as the crowning of the true Queen of Wonderland hangs in the balance. Take a journey through the Tulgey Wood alongside a handsome Wonderland hero. Take part in a resistance to take down the Red and White Queens. Wherever the path may lead you, it's guaranteed to leave you breathless.
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Tree of Tales

Tolkien, Literature, and Theology

Author: Trevor A. Hart,Ivan Khovacs

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 1932792643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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This work examines the theological relationship between creation and creativity in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It does so by bringing together a synthesis of various disciplines and perspectives to the creativity of J.R.R. Tolkien. Hart and Khovacs provide a fresh reading of these important themes in Tolkien, and the result captures the multi-faceted nature of Tolkien's own vivid theology and literary imagination.
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Wonderland Tales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781771013819

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 2861

Dive into a world of seduction, mystery, and adventure as Breathless Press plunges head first down the rabbit hole with these fourteen tales inspired by Lewis Carroll's classics Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Travel the road to a coffee shop or make a pit stop with a detective on the hunt. Meet an intergalactic assassin or follow someone who is very, very late. Slip into a brothel or party with Ailis in a strip club. Celebrate a sweet 21st birthday gone wrong, or very right! Help solve a mystery with only one clue. Will you be claimed by the seductive Mad Hatter? Open a door to carnal passion and dangerous secrets. Watch as the crowning of the true Queen of Wonderland hangs in the balance. Take a journey through the Tulgey Wood alongside a handsome Wonderland hero. Take part in a resistance to take down the Red and White Queens. Wherever the path may lead you, it's guaranteed to leave you breathless.
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Jabberwocky and Other Poems

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113299

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 387

Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.
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Fairy Tales and After

From Snow White to E.B. White

Author: Roger Sale

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674291652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Explores the enduring fascination of the best-known children's books in English.
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The Walrus and the Carpenter

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wordsong

ISBN: 9781563977190

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A walrus and a carpenter encounter some oysters during their walk on the beach--an unfortunate meeting for the oysters.
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MORE TALES FROM THE WOOD

Author: Adrian Farrel

Publisher: FeedARead.com

ISBN: 9781786972569

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 9833

Eighteen more original fairy stories in the style of The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, but with a whole lot more meaning and fun.
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Unhinged (Splintered Series #2)

Splintered Book Two

Author: A. G. Howard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125348

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic. Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel). Praise for Unhinged "I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but Unhinged cranks the Wonderland experience up to 11. It's just ... WOW! The last few scenes dangle Alyssa's next adventure with shockers enough that I found my jaw needing a bit of assistance in coming off the floor. Write quickly, A.G. Howard! I need that next book!" --USA Today "Howard excels in sensory and sensuous descriptions." --Kirkus Reviews "As intense, dark, and weird as the first volume, this worthy sequel creates a parallel narrative that brings the action out of Wonderland and into Alyssa’s hometown." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books "A dark beauty fills the novel's pages, which will mesmerize teens with a taste for magic, romance or suspense. Unhinged lays the groundwork for a third book where anything could happen--it is Wonderland, after all." --Shelf Awareness Praise for Splintered: STARRED REVIEW "Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale." —USA Today "Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow toward Tim Burton’s 2010 film version." —The Boston Globe "It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original." —Booklist " Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole." —Publishers Weekly "While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful." —BookPage "Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..." —Kirkus Reviews "Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale." —Reading Today Online "Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance." —School Library Journal
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Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale

Red's Untold Tale

Author: Wendy Toliver

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484730127

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up the house and hiding during wolftime is a means of survival. Red help's Granny with Granny's baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door (in a basket) sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of "control" as she discovers she has a hot temper when the "mean girls" push her too far. ("When we learn to control it, we needn't fear it," Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she recieved her cloak and the nickname "Red." She is plagued by nightmares that she doesn't understand, but the Once Upon a Time fans will recognize them as her wolf side coming. Also, the forest creatures that used to accompany her on her deliveries are suddenly afraid of her once she turns 13. She'll be taller and faster than the others at her school, and witty and strong on the outside, though she has a soft side as well. Red balances the difficult times with Granny at home and the girls at school with an emerging and satisfying romance with Peter.
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Tales of Magic

Author: Edward Eager

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544868188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 896

View: 2005

Just in time for the holiday season, four classic Edward Eager Tales of Magic in one affordable package. Ever since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic have been favorites with readers of all ages. Now his four most popular stories—Half Magic, Knight's Castle, Magic by the Lake, and The Time Garden—are available in one handsome package. Perfect for gift-giving or for introducing eager new readers to a whole world of wit and magic, these four books should brighten every child's library!
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Tales from Beyond the Wood

Author: Adrian Farrel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788760096

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Twenty-two new and original fairy stories from the author of "Tales from the Wood" and "More Tales from the Wood." A collection of tales that are reminiscent of those you heard in your childhood. * * * Once the troupe had gone from sight and the chiming of their bells was lost in the air, the farmer rose up and decided to investigate. Fairy palaces, he knew, were often said to be full of treasure. Rich pickings would surely await him with the owners far away. * * * Pedro loved fruit. And he couldn't wait. If he saw fruit he had to have it. He didn't care where it was, he just had to taste it. * * * Three young men who all came from the same village wanted to impress a certain girl with their prospects in the hope that she might be interested in them and marry the richest. * * * The king made a proclamation - all who would marry the princess must present themselves at the castle. Once they were inside, the great doors would be barred and the would-be husbands would be given one hour to hide. After that, the king would begin to hunt for them. Each that he found would be put to death until just one remained.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1627886400

Category: Fiction

Page: 1060

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Delve into this stunning gift edition boasting the complete collection of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales and original, iconic illustrations by John Tenniel. The next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales features the writings of Lewis Carroll, the master of puns, puzzles, and fantasy that have been delighting adults and children alike for over 150 years.This volume is comprised of both Alice books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass); the nonsense poems, including "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky"; the novels Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded; and essays and other miscellaneous writings of this prolific writer. For Lewis Carroll fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition with an elegantly designed cloth binding features a slipcase, ribbon marker, and a new introduction by Lori Campbell.
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Snark

Being a True History of the Expedition That Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock and Its Tragic Aftermath

Author: David Elliot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877578946

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 9873

'Gabriel Clutch was a thief and a liar but he was right about one thing. He told me he had a great secret in his collection that would shake the literary world to its roots if it ever got out ...' So begins the delightfully dark Snark, a tumultous romp through worlds created by Lewis Carroll and here brought to life through the vivid imaginings and fabulous art of award-winning author and illustrator David Elliot. What exactly did happen to the Snark expedition? Did his dagger-proof coat protect the Beaver from the Butcher? What befell the Boots in the Tulgey Wood? Who fell foul of the Jabberwock? The Bandersnatch? The Jubjub bird? And, finally, the big question: what precisely is a SNARK ...'
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Snoopy for President!

Author: Charles M. Schulz,Maggie Testa,Scott Jeralds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481466488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Vote for Snoopy in this 8x8 storybook just in time for the 2016 Presidential election season! Pigpen and Linus are running against each other for class president, and they each decide to get their photos taken with a dog to improve their likability. But after the photos, Snoopy realizes he’s popular enough to run on his own! Good Grief! Can a dog even be elected class president? Looks like Snoopy can! © 2016 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
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Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 7995

In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.
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