Der Brabbelback

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783794150069

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 32

View: 501


Tales of Magic

Author: Edward Eager

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544868188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 896

View: 8554

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!

Fairy Tales and After

From Snow White to E. B. White

Author: Roger Sale

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 7122

Examines and invites adult readers to rediscover the worlds of fantasy and innocence created by such masters as Andersen, Potter, Carroll, Grahame, and Baum

Thirteen Ways to Water and Other Stories

Author: Bruce Holland Rogers

Publisher: Panisphere Books and Audio

ISBN: 9780970421043

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7773

This collection of stories by award-winning author Bruce Holland Rogers is a ticket to Places You've Never Been, from the heart of the Tulgey Wood to the forests of the Highland People. While some of the stories are set in the real world, from Vietnamese jungles to the Seattle stomping grounds of an anarchist monkey-wrench gang, even mundane reality turns out to lie on the border of Elsewhere. By turns funny and poignant, Rogers treats readers to fantasy stories they won't soon forget.

Classic Tales by Famous Authors

Containing Complete Selections from the World's Best Authors, with Prefatory Biographical and Synoptical Notes

Author: Frederick Brigham De Berard

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 9266

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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834192

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1368

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.

Serenity Found

More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe

Author: Jane Espenson

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1933771216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

View: 4983

A collection of essays on the Firefly universe featured in the television program of the same name and the film "Serenity" explores recurring themes from both productions, addressing topics ranging from the role of women to the universe's lack of aliens.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607109611

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1406

Scurry down the rabbit hole and step through the looking glass with this luxurious compilation of works from Lewis Carroll. Don’t be late--it’s a very important date! Witty, whimsical, and often nonsensical, the fiction of Lewis Carroll has been popular with both children and adults for over 150 years. Canterbury Classics's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland takes readers on a trip down the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where height is dynamic, animals talk, and the best solutions to drying off are a dry lecture on William the Conqueror and a Caucus Race in which everyone runs in circles and there is no clear winner. Through the Looking Glass begins the adventure anew when Alice steps through a mirror into another magical world where she can instantly be made queen if she can only get to the other side of the colossal chessboard. Complete with the original drawings by John Tenniel, this luxurious leather-bound edition is a steal for new readers and Carroll fans alike.

A Treasury of American Mystery Stories

Author: Frank D. McSherry,Charles Waugh,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 9780517676578

Category: Detective and mystery plays, American

Page: 557

View: 5733

Fifty-one brain-teasing tales, one from each state in the Union plus the District of Columbia.

Der Zauber von Avalon I. Sieben Sterne und die dunkle Prophezeiung


Author: Thomas A. Barron

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342340888X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 552

View: 693

Aus dem Samen, den Merlin einst in die Erde des untergehenden Fincayras setzte, wuchs ein mächtiger Baum und mit ihm eine neue Welt: das magische Avalon. In seinen sieben ausgedehnten Wurzelreichen leben die verschiedensten Geschöpfe in Frieden und Harmonie. Gäbe es da nicht die düstere Prophezeiung der Herrin vom See, nach der in einem sternenlosen Jahr ein Kind geboren werde, von dem 17 Jahre später große Gefahr für das ganze Reich ausgehe. Als sich die Anzeichen mehren, dass sich die Vorhersage erfüllen wird, machen sich drei ungewöhnliche Jugendliche auf die Suche nach dem Ursprung des Unglücks: die freiheitsliebende Elli, eine ehemalige Sklavin und nun angehende Priesterin, Tamwyn, ein heimatloser Waldläufer und Sohn eines Feuerwesens, sowie sein Ziehbruder Scree, der ein sonderbares Geheimnis mit sich zu tragen scheint. Avalons Zukunft liegt in ihren Händen – denn sie ahnen, dass einer von ihnen »das Kind der dunklen Prophezeiung« ist, ein anderer »der wahre Erbe Merlins« und damit Avalons einziger Hoffnungsträger ...

Childcraft: Stories and poems

Author: World Book, Inc

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 8756

Illustrated articles, stories, and poems, grouped thematically in fifteen volumes under titles including "World and space,""About animals,""How things work," and "Make and do."

To read literature, fiction, poetry, drama

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780030062070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1281

View: 9964

This book introduces the three principal types or genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama in a way that helps students read literature with pleasure, intelligence, and discrimination.

Beware the Jabberwock

Author: Ron Nicol

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 0874402158

Category: Drama

Page: 38

View: 2451

One-act play based on the poem "Jabberwocky" from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the looking-glass.'

Short Stories

Author: Abraham Moses Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802064691

Category: Short stories in English - Canadian writers, 1900-1945 - Texts

Page: 338

View: 9936

A.M. Klein's reputation as a writer on his poetry and to a lesser extent on his remarkable poetic novel The Second Scroll. But he also wrote many short stories over a period of more than a quarter of a century. Until now few people have been aware of their existence; many exist only in manuscript form, and most of those that were published appeared in magazines that were not readily accessible to the general reading public. This volume bring them together. Klein's range of themes and styles in his short fiction, as in his poetry and in his journalistic writing, is broad. He draws on his Jewish experience, focusing on legends, festivals, and ceremonies, well-known character types, and familiar aspects of Jewish life - in the synagogue, in the home, and on the streets. Klein was not limited, however, by his Jewish concerns, for he also wrote social and political satire and parodies of the detective story and of literary debates. His pervasive sense of humour is often closely associated with his feeling for the macabre, producing a quality of black comedy that is distinctly Kleinian. The stories in this volume are an invaluable addition to the canon of Klein's works and their publication will extend and reinforce his already considerable reputation.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 7901

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.