Der Brabbelback

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783794150069
Category: Children's poetry, English
Page: 32
View: 7178

Tales of Magic

Author: Edward Eager
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544868188
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 896
View: 5974
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: 7594
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: 2223
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.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204357
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 5119
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: 6531
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.

Wonderland Tales

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781771013819
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 6002
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.

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: 552
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: 3708
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: 4849
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: 5522
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: 7008
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."

Die unüblichen Verdächtigen

Die Grimm Akten
Author: Michael Buckley
ISBN: 9783833937392
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4730
Sabrina und Daphne, die beiden Schwestern Grimm, besuchen die Ferryport Landing School. Daphne ist glücklich, dass Schneewittchen ihre Lehrerin ist, denn die mag kleine Menschen. Die arme Sabrina aber wird mit Mr. Grantner in eine Klasse von irgendwie leicht verwirrten Sechstklässlern gesteckt. Als Mr. Grantner dann auch noch auf besonders üble Art und Weise ermordet wird, ist es Sache der Schwestern Grimm, den Unbekannten zu finden, der das getan hat. Dafür jedoch muss Sabrina ihr Misstrauen gegenüber Fremden überwinden. Wie aber kann sie Leuten vertrauen, die für das Verschwinden ihrer Eltern verantwortlich sein könnten? Dieses Buch ist eine wunderbare Fortsetzung der erfolgreichen Bestsellerserie mit den liebenswerten Schwestern Grimm, abenteuerlich, spannend und voller urkomischer märchenhafter Wendungen, die die Leser begeistern! Zweiter Band der spannenden Detektiv- und Kinderromanreihe! Klassisches Märchen-Thema in äußerst moderner Umsetzung! US-Originale lange auf der Bestsellerliste der "New York Times" - mehr als 700.000 verkaufte Exemplare der Serie in den USA!

Beware the Jabberwock

Author: Ron Nicol
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 0874402158
Category: Drama
Page: 38
View: 8048
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: 3850
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.

Famous Stories for Performance

Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: 9780030551024
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 251
View: 6449

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: 2118
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.


Author: Carlo Collodi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3958702023
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 6353
Carlo Collodi, eigentlich Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Meister Seppel, der Marionettenschnitzer, kommt aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus: die Puppe, die er gerade geschnitzt hat, ist lebendig! Er tauft sie Pinocchio und schnell zeigt sich: Pinocchio ist eigensinnig und rücksichtslos. Um ihm ein Schulbuch besorgen zu können, verkauft Meister Seppel seine einzige Jacke. Auf dem Weg zur Schule fühlt sich Pinocchio aber magisch von einem Puppentheater angezogen. Das ist der Anfang eines bewegten Abenteuers, in dem sich Pinocchio durch seinen Eigensinn immer wieder in große Probleme bringt. Trotzdem erfüllt sich am Ende Pinocchios großer Wunsch - ein richtiger Junge aus Fleisch und Blut zu werden.