Child of the North

Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346891
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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A fascinating insight into the life of one of the country's bestselling and best-loved authors, marrying her work with her extraordinary life, and looking at her rise to fame and fortune against all the odds.

Child of the Northern Spring

Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy
Author: Persia Woolley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402245246
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 9299
"An absorbing portrait of the Arthurian age." -San Francisco Chronicle Among the first to look at the story of Camelot through Guinevere's eyes, Woolley sets the traditional tale in the time of its origin, after Britain has shattered into warring fiefdoms. Hampered by neither fantasy nor medieval romance, this young Guinevere is a feisty Celtic tomboy who sees no reason why she must learn to speak Latin, wear dresses, and go south to marry that king. But legends being what they are, the story of Arthur's rise to power soon intrigues her, and when they finally meet, Guinevere and Arthur form a partnership that has lasted for 1500 years. This is Arthurian epic at its best-filled with romance, adventure, authentic Dark Ages detail, and wonderfully human people. Praise for Persia Woolley's Guinevere Trilogy "Original...accurate in detail...Child of the Northern Spring is rich and sweet." -New York Times "Vivid...dramatic...once again we are captivated by the magic of the legend that has long fed our appetite for pageantry and romantic adventure." -Washington Post "Vividly re-creates sixth-century Britain in the throes of change...Child of the Northern Spring portrays a sensitive young woman who will appeal to modern readers." -Publishers Weekly "Richly textured, evoking the sights and sounds of castle and countryside, the qualities of knight and servant. Highly recommended." -Library Journal

Lewis Carroll

child of the north
Author: Anne Clark Amor,Lewis Carroll,Lewis Carroll Society
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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The Children of Odin - The Book of Northern Myths

Author: Padraic Colum
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256423
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 340
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A long, long time ago, before the dawn of time, somewhere to the North, lay the realm of Asgard. Therein dwelt the Norse gods and goddesses of old who were wise, beautiful and kind. They lived in peace and harmony, untouched by evil and iniquity - until the day the Giants from Jotunheim cast envious eyes upon them and their kingdom.... This volume is an excellent retelling of the Norse sagas about Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki, and other gods and goddesses, whom the Vikings believed lived in Asgard, back in the murky clouds of pre-history. It is quite literally a version of northern mythology retold for children which has enthralled the young, and the young at heart, for countless generations. Enthralling because, while Greek and Roman mythology is interesting, Norse legend seems to have a special place in the Western European psyche, probably because so many Europeans have a Viking ancestor somewhere in their lineage. These stories are filled with the rich narrative of the storyteller, the flashing of colour, beauty and truth against the foreboding, lurking dark of the underworld. They are brought to life with excellent illustrations by the renowned artist Willy Pogany (1882 - 1955). In addition, many of today's online Viking games use this volume as a point of reference. Padraic Colum (1881 - 1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Celtic Revival. In his retelling of these Norse myths and legends he speaks directly to children. 33% of the net from the sale of this book will be donated to charity.

Child of Our Time

A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust
Author: Ruth David
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647895
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
View: 5274
An inspiring narrative of one woman's experience as part of the Kindertransport as a child.

Children of Aataentsic

A History of the Huron People to 1660
Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773561498
Category: History
Page: 960
View: 633
Trigger's work integrates insights from archaeology, history, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This wide knowledge allows him to show that, far from being a static prehistoric society quickly torn apart by European contact and the fur trade, almost every facet of Iroquoian culture had undergone significant change in the centuries preceding European contact. He argues convincingly that the European impact upon native cultures cannot be correctly assessed unless the nature and extent of precontact change is understood. His study not only stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, but forcefully and consistently interprets European and Indian actions, thoughts, and motives from the perspective of the Huron culture. The Children of Aataentsic revises widely accepted interpretations of Indian behaviour and challenges cherished myths about the actions of some celebrated Europeans during the "heroic age" of Canadian history. In a new preface, Trigger describes and evaluates contemporary controversies over the ethnohistory of eastern Canada.

The Dialogic Self

Reconstructing Subjectivity in Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood
Author: Roxanne J. Fand
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910222
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 241
View: 9421
Addresses the dilemma of the female subject in these three twentieth-century British women novelists.

The Children of the Abbey

Author: Regina Maria Roche
Publisher: N.A
Page: 759
View: 2869

School on Wheels

Reaching and Teaching the Isolated Children of the North
Author: Karl Schuessler,Mary Schuessler
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
ISBN: 9780919783461
Category: Education
Page: 66
View: 578
Account of the mobile school operated in rail cars on the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific lines in northern Ontario, by Fred Sloman and others from 1926 to 1967.

The North Carolina Miscellany

Author: Richard Walser
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469610353
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 284
View: 5657
This collection of diverse pieces--excerpts from novels, essays, poems, historical records, and newspaper and magazine articles--is a warm and interesting summing-up of North Carolina. The tone of the contents varies from the humorous to the grave. They are alternately touching, rollicking, and genuinely inspiring. Originally published in 1962. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Ethnic Differences

Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935
Author: Joel Perlmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521389754
Category: History
Page: 327
View: 6800
A sample of nearly 12,000 Irish, Italians, Jews, Blacks, and non-immigrants from Providence, Rhode Island provides the material for assessment of variations in educational patterns and economic success.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: ...

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Children of the Dust Days

Author: Karen Mueller Coombs
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781575053608
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 7124
Focuses on the experiences of children during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, when prolonged drought, coupled with farming techniques, caused massive erosion from Texas to Canada's wheat fields.

Reaching Children in War

Sudan, Uganda and Mozambique
Author: Cole P. Dodge,Magne Raundalen
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171063199
Category: Child psychology
Page: 146
View: 7963

The Children of the Sky

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429993367
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 8326
The Children of the Sky continues the epic scifi adventure of Hugo award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Ten years have passed on Tines World, and Ravna and the children have survived a war. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power...and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Child of Grass

Sea of Grass, Book Two
Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529581
Category: Fiction
Page: 407
View: 4991
A father and daughter face danger on an Earthlike world, in this follow-up to Child of Earth from the Hugo Award–winning author. Young Kaer and her family have undergone rigorous training in order to immigrate to Linnea, a parallel world characterized by huge horses, dangerous giant wolves, and a primitive culture. But Linnea has been disrupted by the Hale-Stones, a band of religious zealots seeking to convert other Earthlings to their native planet’s Christianity. Amid this uprising, Kaer and her father, Lorrin, venture away from the training dome as part of a secret mission to restore peace to Linnea and free hostage Earthlings from captivity. Defeating the Hale-Stones means using every available resource to preserve the Linnean way of life, from advanced technology, to natural disasters, and even the Hale-Stones’ own religious teachings. And through the struggle for peace, Kaer is forced to confront issues about morality, loyalty, the bond of family, and the nature of intelligent life.

Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune

The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Author: Robert Gould Shaw
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820342777
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1959
On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in May 1897, he stirred the assembled crowd with these words: "There they march, warm-blooded champions of a better day for man. There on horseback among them, in the very habit as he lived, sits the blue-eyed child of fortune." In this book Shaw speaks for himself with equal eloquence through nearly two hundred letters he wrote to his family and friends during the Civil War. The portrait that emerges is of a man more divided and complex--though no less heroic--than the Shaw depicted in the celebrated film Glory. The pampered son of wealthy Boston abolitionists, Shaw was no abolitionist himself, but he was among the first patriots to respond to Lincoln's call for troops after the attack on Fort Sumter. After Cedar Mountain and Antietam, Shaw knew the carnage of war firsthand. Describing nightfall on the Antietam battlefield, he wrote, "the crickets chirped, and the frogs croaked, just as if nothing unusual had happened all day long, and presently the stars came out bright, and we lay down among the dead, and slept soundly until daylight. There were twenty dead bodies within a rod of me." When Federal war aims shifted from an emphasis on restoring the Union to the higher goal of emancipation for four million slaves, Shaw's mother pressured her son into accepting the command of the North's vanguard black regiment, the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts. A paternalist who never fully reconciled his own prejudices about black inferiority, Shaw assumed the command with great reluctance. Yet, as he trained his recruits in Readville, Massachusetts, during the early months of 1963, he came to respect their pluck and dedication. "There is not the least doubt," he wrote his mother, "that we shall leave the state, with as good a regiment, as any that has marched." Despite such expressions of confidence, Shaw in fact continued to worry about how well his troops would perform under fire. The ultimate test came in South Carolina in July 1863, when the Fifty-fourth led a brave but ill-fated charge on Fort Wagner, at the approach to Charleston Harbor. As Shaw waved his sword and urged his men forward, an enemy bullet felled him on the fort's parapet. A few hours later the Confederates dumped his body into a mass grave with the bodies of twenty of his men. Although the assault was a failure from a military standpoint, it proved the proposition to which Shaw had reluctantly dedicated himself when he took command of the Fifty-fourth: that black soldiers could indeed be fighting men. By year's end, sixty new black regiments were being organized. A previous selection of Shaw's correspondence was privately published by his family in 1864. For this volume, Russell Duncan has restored many passages omitted from the earlier edition and has provided detailed explanatory notes to the letters. In addition he has written a lengthy biographical essay that places the young colonel and his regiment in historical context.

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