Child of the Northern Spring

Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy
Author: Persia Woolley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402245246
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 4069
"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
View: 7622

Children of a Northern Kingdom

A Story of the Strangite Mormons in Wisconsin and on Beaver Island, Michigan
Author: Elaine Stienon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546203338
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 4662
The novel relates the story of a group of non-polygamous Mormons who flee to the north when their prophet and leader, Joseph Smith Jr., is assassinated in 1844. Leaving their city of Nauvoo in Illinois, they make their way to Voree, Wisconsin, where a man named James Strang has declared himself to be their new prophet. Rusty Manning, a blacksmith, is part of this group, along with his wife Marie. Maries brother, Gabriel Romain, a physician, is the leader and driving force behind the group of friends. He gets them north to Wisconsin and eventually to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, where they hope to be safe at last from persecution. Their years on the island, where James Strang proclaims himself king and begins to practice plural marriage; their trials and persecutions; and their unsuccessful attempts to pacify their neighbors are depicted and described. Unable to leave the island without abandoning all their material possessions, they are eventually driven out by the non-Mormons when Strang is assassinated. They are put on boats, with some separated from their families, and dispersed all along the Michigan and Wisconsin shorelines. The persecution and treatment of these Beaver Island Mormons is considered by most historians to be one of the darkest periods in Michigan history. How Rusty, separated from his wife and his family, finally manages to reunite with them is an integral part of the story.

The Children of Odin the Book of Northern Myths

Author: Padraic Colum
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329938941
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4839
Once there was another Sun and another Moon; a different Sun and a different Moon from the ones we see now. Sol was the name of that Sun and Mani was the name of that Moon. But always behind Sol and Mani wolves went, a wolf behind each. The wolves caught on them at last and they devoured Sol and Mani. And then the world was in darkness and cold. In those times the Gods lived, Odin and Thor, Hödur and Baldur, Tyr and Heimdall, Vidar and Vali, as well as Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil. And the beautiful Goddesses were living then, Frigga, Freya, Nanna, Iduna, and Sif. But in the days when the Sun and Moon were destroyed the Gods were destroyed too—all the Gods except Baldur who had died before that time, Vidar and Vali, the sons of Odin, and Modi and Magni, the sons of Thor.

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: 6309
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.

Children of the Troubles

The Untold Story of the Children Killed in the Northern Ireland Conflict
Author: Joe Duffy,Freya McClements
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473697360
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 4423
"The bullets didn't just travel in distance, they travelled in time. Some of those bullets never stop travelling." Jack Kennedy, father of James Kennedy On 15th August 1969, nine-year-old Patrick Rooney became the first child killed as a result of the 'Troubles' - one of 186 children who would die in the conflict in Northern Ireland. Fifty years on, these young lives are honoured in a memorable book that spans a singular era. From the teenage striker who scored two goals in a Belfast schools cup final, to the aspiring architect who promised to build his mother a house, to the five-year-old girl who wrote in her copy book on the day she died, 'I am a good girl. I talk to God', Children of the Troubles recounts the previously untold story of Northern Ireland's lost children -- and those who died in the Republic, the UK and as far afield as West Germany -- and the lives that might have been. Based on original interviews with almost one hundred families, as well as extensive archival research, this unique book includes many children who have never been publicly acknowledged as victims of the Troubles, and draws a compelling social and cultural picture of the era. Much loved, deeply mourned, and never forgotten, Children of the Troubles is both an acknowledgement of and a tribute to young lives lost. *Please note that this ebook edition is fixed format - best suited to colour/tablet devices.

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: 7107
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.

Children of the Northlights

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816679232
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 3972
Follows a Sami boy and girl who live at the top of Norway, in Lapland, on their long trip with the reindeer herd down from the mountains of snow to the village where they go to school.

A Child from the North Dakota Prairie

Author: Arline Florence Schubert,George W. Schubert,Arline Short-Schubert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781495112492
Category: Families
Page: 80
View: 7540
"This is an account of a family who lived in northwestern North Dakota in the 1920s. The family was separated by a court order due to incest with three young adults. The book follows the lives of three daughters and two sons from early life until their deaths. The focus of the real life story is on the youngest daughter. She spent years in the orphanage in Fargo, North Dakota, graduated from high school, then married, then divorced and the remarried. Beulah died in 1983 of brain cancer"--Page i.

Children of the Troubles

Our Lives in the Crossfire of Northern Ireland
Author: Laurel Holliday
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476775338
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 3414
In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles." "All my life I have been afraid. When it would get dark I would lie in bed and be frightened to move in case men would be outside who were going to smash the doors in with a sledge hammer and then shoot whoever is in the house as they have done before." -- Bridie Murphy, age twelve More than sixty Catholic and Protestant children, teenagers, and adults chronicle their coming-of-age experiences in the war zone, from bomb-devastated Belfast to the terrorist-ridden countryside. "It was like my head exploded. It's an experience you can't really understand -- getting shot in the head -- unless it's happened to you. -- Stephen Robinson, wounded while walking home from secondary school For the first time in thirty years there is some hope for an end to the murders and bombings that have wounded more than 40,000. But the ravages of war remain indelibly etched on the minds and souls of the generation known as children of "The Troubles."

Child of Loki

Author: Richard Denning
Publisher: Mercia Books
ISBN: 0956810322
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
View: 4635
The Battle of Catraeth has been won and Cerdic's homeland is safe, but for how long? The Northern British were crushed, but more enemies have risen to replace them. Soon Cerdic and his friends must go to war again against the Scots and Picts north of Hadrian's wall.

Children of the Dust Days

Author: Karen Mueller Coombs
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781575053608
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 3771
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.

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: 1310
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 North Carolina Miscellany

Author: Richard Walser
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469610353
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 284
View: 6491
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.

The Children of the Sky

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429993367
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 3925
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.

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: 2028

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: 3263
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.