The Woodcutter

Author: Kate Danley

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781612185408

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 6540

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin s hellhounds has escaped, a pixie dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is a malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Fae unless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood."

The Woodcutter

Author: Reginald Hill

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385669364

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 894

A fast-moving, stunning new stand-alone psychological thriller from the award-winning author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Wolf Hadda's life has been a fairytale. From humble origins as a woodcutter's son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. But knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later prison psychiatrist Alva Ozigbo makes the breakthrough. Wolf begins to talk and under her guidance gets parole, returning to his rundown family home in rural Cumbria. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth — and with the truth, revenge. Can Alva intervene before his pursuit of vengeance takes him to a place from which he can never come back . . . ? From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833550

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3604

Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by a composer and his society wife—a couple he once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, a distinguished actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the writer, who narrates a silent but frenzied tirade against these former friends, most of whom have been brought together by Joana, a woman they buried earlier that day. Reflections on Joana’s life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing an explosive end to the evening that even the writer could not have seen coming.

THE Woodcutter and the Fox

Author: Joseph Newns

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469125102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2083

‘The Woodcutter and the Fox’ is a traditional children’s fairy-tale with adult themes. It is about conflict within the Care System. Kevin the fox is determined to save money and orders the closure of a perfectly successful children’s home. At the same time he makes arrangements for the Woodcutter’s key child to be placed in one of the most damaging environments imaginable. The Woodcutter is adamant that addressing the budget should not be done at the child’s expense and decides to fight the little girl’s corner, come-what-may. Inevitably, the conflict escalates when Kevin the fox interprets the Woodcutter’s actions as a direct attack upon his Management, particularly when the Woodcutter writes to the queen of the system and tells her of his concerns for the little girl. Determined that the Woodcutter should pay for his boldness, Kevin the fox calls the Woodcutter a whistle-blower and decides to mark his cards by engineering his future dismissal, which the fox does by ensuring that the Woodcutter is isolated professionally and is prevented from doing his job: being a key person involved in the little girl’s immediate future. Inevitably, the fox’s actions are executed at the child’s expense, when she is taken away in the middle of the night and becomes isolated from both her key worker and the land of her birth. Kevin the fox and his animal team dress in identical attire: grey suits with large lapels. The one exception is the fox’s large dickey-bow, which is the status symbol of his Management. The ‘Yes People’ will resort to anything in order to wear that dickey-bow one day and they are quite prepared to back the fox to the hilt, having no conscience whatsoever when it comes to blaming the Woodcutter for the failure of the child’s Care Plan. They are determined to please Kevin the fox, as he is the one who pays their wages. He is also the source of any future promotion, ensuring that both Sleazy the weasel and Toothy the white-headed rabbit do not displease him in any way whatsoever. Good intentions quickly go out of the window when they are encouraged by the fox to bear false witness against the Woodcutter, which they do without a moment’s hesitation. ‘The Woodcutter and the Fox’ is a fairy-tale which has the make-up to entertain children and the subject-matter to interest adults, depicting conflict that could so easily arise in any one of the many children’s homes that operate in the Care System today. The book is a battleground where animals concern themselves with budgeting, promotion and the continued delivery of their individual pay packets. The Woodcutter and the Good Witch, on the other hand, represent the humanity that is so important when looking after human offspring. When Kevin the fox closes a perfectly stable Children’s Home to save money, the Woodcutter - who is experienced enough to know that plans for his key child are not in her best interests – decides to fight her corner. It is also an attempt by the author to evaluate what a good Care Plan should be. It should certainly consider the views of all relevant persons prior to its formulation; and if the child’s best interests are to be served appropriately, the good Care Plan should not ignore the existence of the child’s own key worker, since the child relies on this ‘special’ link-person to ensure that his/her feelings and wishes are known to all relevant persons prior to the formulation of that action plan. A good Care Plan must always consider the views of the child and try to recognize and identify the overall needs of that child. It should not give priority to an abusive dad, particularly if he is in agreement with everything that makes his child unhappy. The inspiration behind ‘The Woodcutter and the Fox’ grew from a decision on the part of the author to explore the Woodcutter’s actions, particularly in the light of a Care Plan that had the potential to do real harm to a child in the local authority’s care. The Woodcutter is adamant that the pri


Author: Alethea Kontis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544056779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6433

Saturday Woodcutter accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard and, with sword in tow, sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and held captive by a mountain witch with the power to destroy the world.

The Woodcutter's Daughter

Author: Edward Charles Spreeman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524610623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 7243

A classic fairy tale set in the renaissance period, the story begins in a humble woodcutters cottage on the edge of the forest in the kingdom of Antwin, with a couple who desperately desire a child of their own. Suddenly they discover one day they are expecting. Their little girl is brought into their world like every other child, with one exception: she is born extremely ugly. From then on she finds herself rejected and friendless because no one is able to see her value and worth beyond her appearance, including herself, until she has the most heartbreaking day of her life. It is on that same day that she has an unusual meeting with a mystical being in light. After this encounter, it seems everything in her life begins to change. Follow this young girls story as she journeys through fear, love, and hopelessness to finally find real joy as well as acceptance from others and from herself.

The Woodcutter King

Author: Aerick Graham

Publisher: Inkskald Press

ISBN: 9780998280202


Page: N.A

View: 7327

The whilom Wardens of Wudelic woods are watchers and sentinels of the wild. Their roots run deep like the oaks and elders. Proud as towering pines. Their history is as an old language etched into ruins, they are now known as the Woodcutters. Eerie for their Ghost-lights, glowing orbs that sit on their brow, folks are not sure what to make of them. The patriarch, Alaric, is a descendant of the first Warden, having the ear of the woodland goddess, Lhodyn. She is the embodiment of all that is wild - capricious at best, vindictive at worse. War descends over Alaric's village as borderland marauders murder and enslave all. In reaction, Lhodyn seizes the village children and hides them within her woodland realm. Alaric is now faced with a hard choice, to remain and endure certain brutality while he searches for the young ones or flee with the remainder of his family, their best chance for survival. THE WOODCUTTER KING is a fusion of narrative styles, blending literary sensibilities with fantasy aesthetics. The heart of the story is about a father and son and their experiences after a family tragedy. But in true epic fantasy form, there is more at play than their personal struggles. Something mysterious lays hidden in the Wudelic Woods, just as they are beginning to discover.


Author: Alethea Kontis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054407372X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9019

“A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

The Woodcutter's Wife

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544932170

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 494

View: 9254

Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found... Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning herself the nickname "The Woodcutter's Wife." She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will no longer be able to conceive. Mary's world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in the form of a freed slave. But after fate throws her another dramatic curve, Mary is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. David Johnson, author of the bestselling Tucker Series, has written another of his signature "Books with Heart" that will sweep you into its whirlwind of emotion and leave you sad to see the story end.


Author: Alethea Kontis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547822359

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7178

It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?

The Ax Book

The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter

Author: Dudley Cook

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

ISBN: 9780911469165

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 355

The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

The Woodcutter

Author: Denys Johnson-Davies,Sabine P. Moser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789948431077

Category: Tales

Page: 28

View: 6027

Struggling to feed his family, the woodcutter discovers a genie in a tree in the forest. The genie takes pity on the poor woodcutter, but his foolishness leads him into trouble over and over again. Will he ever learn?

Winter Demon

Author: Yamila Abraham

Publisher: Yaoi Press

ISBN: 9781933664248

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 1551

The monk Hakuin prayed that his first meeting with the demon Fuyu would be his last. Now it seems his destiny is to partner with the demon for life.

Chhota Bheem Vol. 4

The Wood Cutter

Author: Rajiv Chilaka

Publisher: Green Gold Animation

ISBN: 819096464X


Page: 32

View: 6882

Much harried by the incessant nocturnal plundering of their crops - by all kinds of wild marauding, rampaging animals - the farmers of Dholakpur, beseech everyone to save their livelihoods from being destroyed. Kaalia, enlists the help of Dholu and Bholu to save the crops but meets with little success. The farmers then approach Bheem for help. Bheem and his team, while investigating the forestland, find out that the needless destruction was caused by some demented woodcutter.The woodcutter then challenges that he will forever give up woodcutting only if Bheem fights and defeats him first. Bheem not only defeats him but also carries out a massive afforestation program along with the villagers. After some time the wild animals return no more.

The Woodcutter and his Family

Author: Frank McGuinness

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179894

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9213

My son betrayed me. It is a family tradition. Didn’t I do the same to my father? The World War intensifies in Europe. In Zurich a writer breathes his last imagining his life till now from his childhood in Dublin. The voices of his family circling him – wife, son, daughter – carry him to his end as he hears each separate chapter chronicling the power of their passion for their famous father, their love, their hate, their need, their sorrows and joys, their strangeness. And James Joyce has saved for them one last story to delight and defy them: The Woodcutter And His Children ...



Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786080677


Page: 290

View: 4184

A gritty, contemporary crime thriller set in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The woodcutter of Lebanon

and The exiles of Lucerna

Author: J. R. McDuff

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4092


The Lion and the Woodcutter

Fun Time Jungle Stories

Author: Anita Gupta

Publisher: Mind Melodies

ISBN: 9350181886


Page: 20

View: 3964

Jungle stories always fascinate the tiny tots. They not only offer the children wholesome entertainment, but also broaden their knowledge about nature and jungle life. Keeping this in mind, mind melodies has come out with a set of eight story books on jungle life. To make them more attractive, the stories are enriched with beautiful illustrations.