Penguin's Poems for Life

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin Books Canada


Category: American poetry

Page: 389

View: 8169


Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do.

Antarctic Antics

A Book of Penguin Poems

Author: Judy Sierra

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152010065

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1120


Through rhyming text and amusing illustrations, a day-in-the-life of the emperor penguin is presented as mothers feed their young, fathers warm their chicks, and chicks learn to swim alone for the very first time.

Reading Penguin

A Critical Anthology

Author: William Wootten,George Donaldson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443850829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 6628


Founded by Allen Lane in 1935, Penguin Books soon became the most read publisher in the United Kingdom and was synonymous with the British paperback. Making high quality reading cheaply available to millions, Penguin helped democratise reading. In so doing, Penguin played an important part in the cultural and intellectual life of the English speaking world. For this book, which has its origins in the successful international conference held at Bristol University in 2010 to mark 75 years of Penguin Books, recognised scholars from different fields examine various aspects of Penguin’s significance and achievement. David Cannadine and Simon Eliot offer wide historical perspectives of Penguin’s place and impact. Other scholars, including Alistair McCleery, Kimberley Reynolds, Andrew Sanders, Claire Squires, Susie Harries, Andrew Nash, Tom Boll and William John Lyons examine more particularised subjects. These range from the breaking of the Lady Chatterley ban to the visions of the future contained in Puffin Books; from Penguin Classics to the scholarly and commercial interests in publishers’ anniversaries; from the art and architectural histories of Nikolaus Pevsner to the art and design of Penguin covers; and from the translation of poetry to the transcription of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Together the essays depict much of what it was that made Penguin the most important British publishing house of the twentieth century.

Greek Tragedy

Author: Aeschylus,Euripides,Sophocles

Publisher: ePenguin


Category: Drama

Page: 305

View: 9776


Presents a collection of Greek tragedies along with background information depicting each play's cultural background and place in ritual ceremony.

Maker Literacy: A New Approach to Literacy Programming for Libraries

A New Approach to Literacy Programming for Libraries

Author: Lynn Pawloski,Cindy Wall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

View: 2342


This book takes the creativity and inventiveness of the maker movement and applies that energy in a new way to help children learn across all subject areas as well as broaden their world view. • Addresses the avid interests of youth in technology • Provides librarians with a practical resource for incorporating tech literacy into storytime and other youth programs • Gives librarians a programming tool to use with makerspaces that can be used to integrate them with all areas of learning


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Author: E. L. Doctorow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141188170

Category: Classical fiction

Page: 270

View: 1394


Welcome to America at the turn of the twentieth century, where the rhythms of ragtime set the beat. In this chronicle, real-life characters intermingle with three families, one black, one Jewish, and one prosperous WASP, to create a literary mosaic that brings to life an era of poverty, wealth, and incredible change in short, the era of ragtime.

The Twelve Caesars

Author: Suetonius

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449211

Category: Fiction

Page: 363

View: 7953


As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with carefully gathered eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. 'The Twelve Caesars' chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under Nero, and the recovery and stability that came with his successors. A masterpiece of anecdote, wry observation and detailed physical description, 'The Twelve Caesars' presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Michael Hulse

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141182210

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 3739


In a new translation of a classic work, young Malte lives in a cheap room in Paris with nothing but library books to keep him company, a humble existence during which he perceives death in everyone he meets and remembers the painful demise of his once-aristocratic family. Original.

Penguin Island

Author: Anatole France

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775419665

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3129


This masterwork of satire is a must-read for anyone who has ever rolled their eyes at the soft-focus, heavily romanticized histories of Europe's origins that were popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In Anatole France's hilarious account, a half-blind missionary lands on a remote island and immediately sets about converting all the natives (which are actually penguins) to Christianity. Centuries' worth of historical hijinks ensue.