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.

Half Magic


Author: Edward Eager,Jack Gantos
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152053024
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 217
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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.

Tales from the Woods


Author: Felix Dennis,Bill Sanderson
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091937676
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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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.

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.

Wonderland Tales


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

Jabberwocky and Other Poems


Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113299
Category: Poetry
Page: 64
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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.

Wonderland Tales

Softcover Edition
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781771013826
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
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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.

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.

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.

MORE TALES FROM THE WOOD


Author: Adrian Farrel
Publisher: FeedARead.com
ISBN: 9781786972569
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
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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.

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

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.

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
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'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 ...'

Tales of Magic


Author: Edward Eager
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544868188
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 896
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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!

What Makes Sammy Run?


Author: Budd Schulberg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307790738
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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What Makes Sammy Run? Everyone of us knows someone who runs. He is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the Fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. And all of us have stopped to wonder, at some time or another, what it is that makes these people tick. What makes them run? This is the question Schulberg has asked himself, and the answer is the first novel written with the indignation that only a young writer with talent and ideals could concentrate into a manuscript. It is the story of Sammy Glick, the man with a positive genius for being a heel, who runs through New York’s East Side, through newspaper ranks and finally through Hollywood, leaving in his wake the wrecked careers of his associates; for this is his tragedy and his chief characteristic—his congenital incapacity for friendship. An older and more experienced novelist might have tempered his story and, in so doing, destroyed one of its outstanding qualities. Compromise would mar the portrait of Sammy Glick. Schulberg has etched it in pure vitriol, and dissected his victim with a precision that is almost frightening. When a fragment of this book appeared as a short story in a national magazine, Schulberg was surprised at the number of letters he received from people convinced they knew Sammy Glick’s real name. But speculation as to his real identity would be utterly fruitless, for Sammy is a composite picture of a loud and spectacular minority bitterly resented by the many decent and sincere artists who are trying honestly to realize the measureless potentialities of motion pictures. To this group belongs Schulberg himself, who has not only worked as a screen writer since his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1936, but has spent his life, literally, in the heart of the motion-picture colony. In the course of finding out what makes Sammy run (an operation in which the reader is spared none of the grue-some details) Schulberg has poured out everything he has felt about that place. The result is a book which the publishers not only believe to be the most honest ever written about Hollywood, but a penetrating study of one kind of twentieth-century success that is peculiar to no single race of people or walk of life.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204349
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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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: 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.

Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale


Author: Wendy Toliver
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1785653237
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Plagued by nightmares she doesn't understand and a temper she can't control, 16-year-old Red struggles to save Granny's troubled business and to nurture her budding romance with Peter, even as the betrayal of her classmates awakens the wolf within.

The Big Beat Scene

An Outspoken Exposé of the Teenage World of Rock'n'roll
Author: Royston Ellis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956267917
Category: Music and teenagers
Page: 179
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Fifty years ago, at the dawn of the Swinging Sixties, Royston Ellis was a spokesman for Britain's teenage generation. Aged 16, he hung around coffee bars and jazz clubs in Soho, chronicling in poetry the life he saw around him. Gradually, he also became closely associated with the emerging music scene. In 1959, he teamed up with Cliff Richard's group, the Drifters, and appeared with them on television and stage shows performing his unique brand of 'rocketry' (rock'n'roll poetry). In 1960, he was backed by the Beetles (as they then were) in Liverpool, and by Jimmy Page at London's Mermaid Theatre. Before leaving the UK in 1961 to explore the world, Ellis penned the first-ever books on Cliff (Driftin' with Cliff Richard) and the Shadows (The Shadows by Themselves), as well as The Big Beat Scene, the first contemporary account of the teenage music scene in Britain. Written before the emergence of the Beatles and without the benefit of hindsight, this fascinating document provides a unique, first-hand insight into the popularity and relevance of jazz, skiffle and rock'n'roll at a time when Cliff Richard & The Shadows were at the cutting edge of pop, and the social attitudes of the time. A photographic portrait of the author was taken in 1960 by Ida Kar, and is one of the portraits featuring in a major exhibition of Kar's work at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, 'Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer', runs from 10 March - 19 June 2011.