The Goose Girl

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • ISBN : 1599904071
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 6521

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this first book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's beloved YA fantasy series Books of Bayern, Princess Ani must become a goose girl before she can become queen. Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life listening to her aunt's stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. As she grows up, Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but she never feels quite comfortable speaking with people. So when Ani's mother sends her away to be married in a foreign land, she finds herself at the mercy of her silver-tongued lady in waiting, who leads a mutiny that leaves her alone, destitute, and fleeing for her life. To survive, Ani takes on work as a royal goose girl, hiding in plain sight while she develops her forbidden talents and works to discover her own true, powerful voice. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

The Iron Stove

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Brothers Grimm
  • ISBN : 8726590824
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 8
  • Readers : 2716

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A poor prince is enchanted and turned into an iron stove. A princess stumbles upon the iron stove or the prince in other words and the prince begs her scrape a hole in the iron so that she disenchants him. The princess however is not willing to do it on her own in the beginning. Eventually she manages to let the prince out and just as they are going to get married, the prince vanishes into thin air. What happened with the marriage then? Why did the prince disappear? Find out in "The Iron Stove" by Brothers Grimm. Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales. Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Some of their most popular fairy tales are "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and there is hardly anybody who has not grown up with the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s exceptional literature legacy consists of recorded German and European folktales and legends. Their collections have been translated into all European languages in their lifetime and into every living language today.

The Little Prince

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
  • ISBN : 8193540190
  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 6504

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Charlotte's Web

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : E. B. White
  • ISBN : 0062406787
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 1375

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

The Blue Fairy Book

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Andrew Lang
  • ISBN : 1473349362
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 491
  • Readers : 5919

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Blue Fairy Book" is the first volume in Andrew Lang's famous "Coloured" Fairy Books series, and as such includes some of the best known stories. This fantastic collection of fairy tales comprises a range of tales, containing seven from Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d'Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights, and four Norwegian fairy tales. Notable stories include: "The Bronze Ring", "Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess", and "East of the Sun and West of the Moon". Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Other notable works by this author include: "The Ballads and Lyrics of Old France" (1872), "The Folklore of France" (1878), and "Custom and Myth" (1884). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Out of My Mind

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN : 1416980458
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9459

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

Thorn

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Intisar Khanani
  • ISBN : 0062835734
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 6911

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Hunted meets The Wrath and the Dawn in this bold fairytale retelling—where court intrigue, false identities, and dark secrets will thrill fans of classic and contemporary fantasy alike. Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life, but when her mother betroths her to a powerful prince in a distant kingdom, she has little hope for a better future. Until Alyrra arrives at her new kingdom, where a mysterious sorceress robs her of both her identity and her role as princess—and Alyrra seizes on the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. But as Alyrra uncovers dangerous secrets about her new world, including a threat to the prince himself, she knows she can’t remain silent forever. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds, and ultimately must decide who she is and what she stands for. Originally self-published as an ebook and now brought to life with completely revised text, Thorn also features an additional short story set in-world, The Bone Knife.

Alice in Wonderland

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN : 1877527815
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 5884

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

The Goose Girl (Classic Tales Level 4)

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 0194139204
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 24
  • Readers : 3288

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Children love stories. Bring the magic of good storytelling into your classroom with Classic Tales, and they'll love their English lessons too. Enjoy the tale of the princess who had to work as a goose girl.

Enna Burning

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • ISBN : 159990408X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 4432

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this second book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's beloved YA fantasy series Books of Bayern, the fire could save Enna . . . or destroy her. Enna's brother, Leifer, has found the secret to an extraordinary power--to make fire without a spark. It's an ability that could be used for good . . . if he can control it. But Enna can't decide if it's a power she wants for herself, or one that should be extinguished forever. When their home country of Bayern goes to war, the choice becomes unbearable. Enna never imagined the warm, life-giving energy of fire could destroy anything she loves, but now she must try to save Bayern and herself before fire consumes her entirely. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

The Wild Robot

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Peter Brown
  • ISBN : 0316382019
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4098

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

The Girl and the Ghost

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Hanna Alkaf
  • ISBN : 006294097X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 7770

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: * Chosen as a 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature! * A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, perfect for fans of The Book of Boy and The Jumbies. I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmother’s legacy. I am yours to command. Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable. But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness. Fans of Holly Black’s Doll Bones and Tahereh Mafi’s Furthermore series will love this ghostly middle grade debut that explores jealousy, love, and the extraordinary power of friendship.

Wild Geese

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Ogai Mori
  • ISBN : 146290002X
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 4343

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written in 1913, this modern classic was the source for the highly acclaimed film, The Mistress In The Wild Geese, prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty to become a moneylender's mistress. She is surrounded by skillfully-drawn characters—her weak-willed father, her virile and calculating lover (and his suspicious wife), and the handsome student who is both the object of her desire and the symbol of her rescue—as well as a colorful procession of Meiji era figures—geisha, students, entertainers, unscrupulous matchmakers, shopkeepers, and greedy landladies. Like those around her, and like the wild geese of the titles, Otama yearns for the freedom of flight. Her dawning consciousness of her predicament brings the novel to a touching climax.

River Secrets

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • ISBN : 1599904098
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1014

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this third book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's beloved YA fantasy series Books of Bayern, Razo must become the unlikely hero his country needs. Razo has never considered himself anything but ordinary--and certainly not a great soldier. So he's sure it's out of pity that his captain asks him to join an elite mission escorting the ambassador into Tira, Bayern's greatest enemy. But when the Bayern arrive in the strange southern country, it's Razo who discovers the first dead body. He is also the only Bayern able to befriend the right people--potential allies who can provide information about the ever-increasing murders--like the beautiful Lady Dasha. If Razo can embrace his talents, he might be the only one who can get the Bayern soldiers home alive. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

Snow Goose

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paul Gallico
  • ISBN : 0307789071
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Readers : 8379

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The moving wartime story of friendship and heroism, set against the dramatic backdrop of the World War II Battle of Dunkirk In the marshes of Essex, one of the last wild places left in England, a disfigured artist lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse. Shunned by society, he spends his days painting scenes of the coast and the birds that migrate to the meadowlands every winter. His days are solitary until one November afternoon, a young girl from a nearby village comes to his door carrying a wounded snow goose in her arms. The unlikely pair develop a friendship that deepens over the ensuing years, waiting together for the arrival of the birds every autumn. In 1940, with England at war, the birds depart early from the shores. The man, too, is called away by his duty as an Englishman to help evacuate the soldiers stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk. A moving tale of love, war, bravery, and sacrifice.

The Princess and the Hound

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Mette Ivie Harrison
  • ISBN : 0061973629
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1148

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He is a prince and heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the forbidden animal magic. She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from all except her hound. In this lush and beautifully written fairy-tale romance, a prince, a princess, and two kingdoms are joined in the aftermath of a war. Proud, stubborn, and bound to marry for duty, George and Beatrice will steal your heart—but will they fall in love?

The Noble Servant

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Melanie Dickerson
  • ISBN : 0718026764
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 8464

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love. “When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant. But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . . if she makes it in time. The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true. On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of. When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?

Nine Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN : 0316459984
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9874

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The "original, first-rate, serious, and beautiful" short fiction (New York Times Book Review) that introduced J. D. Salinger to American readers in the years after World War II, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and the first appearance of Salinger's fictional Glass family. Nine exceptional stories from one of the great literary voices of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and frequently affecting, Nine Stories sits alongside Salinger's very best work--a treasure that will passed down for many generations to come. The stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut Just Before the War with the Eskimos The Laughing Man Down at the Dinghy For Esmé--with Love and Squalor Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period Teddy

Reaching for Sun

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
  • ISBN : 1599908123
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 4889

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy-Jordan-moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend... and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth. About the Author TRACIE VAUGHN ZIMMER's first teaching assignment was special education. She taught high school students with autism and middle school children with developmental and learning disabilities. She holds a master's degree in reading education and is the author of a book of poetry, Sketches from a Spy Tree (Clarion). She loves living in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her family but will always consider Ohio her home. www.tracievaughnzimmer.com Reviews « "Josie's strength shines as she handles sadness and loss as well as recovery and progress. Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal," -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Written in verse, this quick-reading, appealing story will capture readers' hearts with its winsome heroine and affecting situations." -Booklist "Garden imagery wends its way through this eloquent free verse novel. ...Zimmer infuses Josie's story with distinctive auxiliary characters." -Horn Book "An easy-reading drama that may particularly entice reluctant readers." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Readers of all levels will enjoy spending tim

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 3765

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Indian Horse

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN : 1553659708
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 1908

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

The Book of Goose

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Yiyun Li
  • ISBN : 0374606358
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 7664

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li. Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised—the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape ten years ago. Now, Agnès is free to tell her story. As children in a war-ravaged, backwater town, they’d built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves—until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching Agnès on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.

Kind of a Big Deal

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • ISBN : 1250206243
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Number of Pages : 273
  • Readers : 7189

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “So many strange and wonderful things happen at every twist and turn, you'll be happy to wander with Josie . . . Each book she descends into seems to teach her something, and even if it's not obvious where the story is going, we're in it for the long haul.” —NPR From Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland, comes Kind of a Big Deal: a story that will suck you in—literally. There's nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie. She was kind of a big deal—she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead. Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading. Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she's inside it. And with each book, she’s a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset. It’s alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing? It’s the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape. Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

The Complete Jataka Tales

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Ellen C. Babitt
  • ISBN : 3849622312
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 107
  • Readers : 4892

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices The Jatakas, or Birth-stories, form one of the sacred books of the Buddhists and relate to the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences, the best character in any story being identified with the Master. These legends were continually introduced into the religious discourses of the Buddhist teachers to illustrate the doctrines of their faith or to magnify the glory and sanctity of the Buddha, somewhat as medieval preachers in Europe used to enliven their sermons by introducing fables and popular tales to rouse the flagging interest of their hearers. This edition contains both Jataka books by Mr. Babbitt, "The Jataka Tales" and "More Jataka Tales". Contents: Publisher's Note The Monkey And The Crocodile How The Turtle Saved His Own Life The Merchant Of Seri The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking The Ox Who Won The Forfeit The Sandy Road The Quarrel Of The Quails The Measure Of Rice The Foolish, Timid Rabbit The Wise And The Foolish Merchant The Elephant Girly-Face The Banyan Deer The Princes And The Water-Sprite The King's White Elephant The Ox Who Envied The Pig Granny's Blackie The Crab And The Crane Why The Owl Is Not King Of The Birds The Girl Monkey And The String Of Pearls The Three Fishes The Tricky Wolf And The Rats The Woodpecker, Turtle, And Deer The Golden Goose The Stupid Monkeys The Cunning Wolf The Penny-Wise Monkey The Red-Bud Tree The Woodpecker And The Lion The Otters And The Wolf How The Monkey Saved His Troop The Hawks And Their Friends The Brave Little Bowman The Foolhardy Wolf The Stolen Plow The Lion In Bad Company The Wise Goat And The Wolf Prince Wicked And The Grateful Animals Beauty And Brownie The Elephant And The Dog

The Curvy Tree

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • ISBN : 0316299421
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 1901

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The debut picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer Once upon a time, there was a little girl who didn't quite fit in. When she runs away, she happens upon a curvy tree who helps her understand the importance of being different! This picture book stands alone, but also plays an important role in the Land of Stories series--making this a must-have book for fans and new readers alike!

365 Stories From Around The World

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Om Books Editorial Team
  • ISBN : 9381607494
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Readers : 4034

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you often catch yourself day dreaming about what it would be like to live in a foreign land or in another era? If you have, this is the perfect book for you—right from the barren sands of Arabia to the icy cold polar regions of Antarctica—there’s a story here from everywhere for everyone! Go on,open this book and travel all over the world without getting off your couch!

The Dead

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : James Joyce
  • ISBN : 0979660793
  • Publisher : Coyote Canyon Press
  • Number of Pages : 70
  • Readers : 1042

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Dead is one of the twentieth century's most beautiful pieces of short literature. Taking his inspiration from a family gathering held every year on the Feast of the Epiphany, Joyce pens a story about a married couple attending a Christmas-season party at the house of the husband's two elderly aunts. A shocking confession made by the husband's wife toward the end of the story showcases the power of Joyce's greatest innovation: the epiphany, that moment when everything, for character and reader alike, is suddenly clear.

Princess Academy

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • ISBN : 1599904101
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2414

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Newbery Honor Winner A New York Times Bestseller In this first book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series, Miri finds herself a sudden participant in a contest to find the next princess of the realm. Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will choose his bride from among the village girls. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Soon Miri finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires. Winning the contest could give her everything she ever wanted--but it would mean leaving her home and family behind. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

Gender Inclusive Engineering Education

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Julie Mills,Mary Elizabeth Ayre,Judith Gill
  • ISBN : 1136973109
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Readers : 8256

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Women continue to comprise a small minority of students in engineering education and subsequent employment, despite the numerous initiatives over the past 25 years to attract and retain more women in engineering. This book demonstrates the ways in which traditional engineering education has not attracted, supported or retained female students and identifies the issues needing to be addressed in changing engineering education to become more gender inclusive. This innovative and much-needed work also addresses how faculty can incorporate inclusive curriculum within their courses and programs, and provides a range of exemplars of good practice in gender inclusive engineering education that will be immediately useful to faculty who teach engineering students.

Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Christina Julios
  • ISBN : 1351717618
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 206
  • Readers : 7780

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores the phenomenon of anti-femail genital mutilation (FGM) social media activism. Against a backdrop of over 200 million girls and women worldwide affected by FGM, this volume examines key global online campaigns to end the practice, involving leading virtual platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Drawing from twenty-one fieldwork interviews with anti-FGM activists, frontline practitioners and survivors, the volume investigates opportunities and challenges inherent to cyberspace. These include online FGM bans as well as practices such as ‘cyber-misogyny’ and ‘clicktivism’. Global campaigns featured include the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the WHO’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, The Girl Generation, The Guardian’s End FGM Global Media Campaign and the Massai Cricket Warriors. Furthermore, ten case-studies document prominent anti-FGM campaigners. Firstly, five African-led narratives from celebrated activists: Efua Dorkenoo OBE, Waris Dirie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh and Leyla Hussein. Second, five accounts from FGM survivors interviewed for the book: Mama Sylla, Masooma Ranalvi, Farzana Doctor, Fatou Baldeh and Mariya Taher. By exploring anti-FGM online activism, this book fills a gap in the literature which has largely overlooked FGM’s presence in cyberspace as a virtual social movement. Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media will be of interest to activists, survivors, frontline professionals, students, academics and the wider public.

Nobody's Girl Friday

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : J. E. Smyth
  • ISBN : 0190840846
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 3825

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, "Women owned Hollywood for twenty years." She had a point. Between 1930 and 1950, over 40% of film industry employees were women, 25% of all screenwriters were female, one woman ran MGM behind the scenes, over a dozen women worked as producers, a woman headed the Screen Writers Guild three times, and press claimed Hollywood was a generation or two ahead of the rest of the country in terms of gender equality and employment. The first comprehensive history of Hollywood's high-flying career women during the studio era, Nobody's Girl Friday covers the impact of the executives, producers, editors, writers, agents, designers, directors, and actresses who shaped Hollywood film production and style, led their unions, climbed to the top during the war, and fought the blacklist. Based on a decade of archival research, author J.E. Smyth uncovers a formidable generation working within the American film industry and brings their voices back into the history of Hollywood. Their achievements, struggles, and perspectives fundamentally challenge popular ideas about director-based auteurism, male dominance, and female disempowerment in the years between First and Second Wave Feminism. Nobody's Girl Friday is a revisionist history, but it's also a deeply personal, collective account of hundreds of working women, the studios they worked for, and the films they helped to make. For many years, historians and critics have insisted that both American feminism and the power of women in Hollywood declined and virtually disappeared from the 1920s through the 1960s. But Smyth vindicates Bette Davis's claim. The story of the women who called the shots in studio-era Hollywood has never fully been told-until now.

Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Prescott, Julie
  • ISBN : 1466661437
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 357
  • Readers : 2715

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Occupational segregation is an important issue and can be detrimental to women. There is a strong need for more women in science, engineering, and information technology, which are traditionally male dominated fields. Female representation in the computer gaming industry is a potential way to increase the presence of women in other computer-related fields. Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry provides a collection of high-quality empirical studies and personal experiences of women working in male-dominated fields with a particular focus on the media and gaming industries. Providing insight on best methods for attracting and retaining women in these fields, this volume is a valuable reference for executives and members of professional bodies who wish to encourage women in their career progression.

Grimms' Fairy Stories

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • ISBN : 1467775452
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 6118

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From famous stories like "Hansel and Grethel" and "Cinderella" to the lesser-known "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes," this collection of twenty-five fairy tales is full of talking animals, naughty children, wicked parents, magic objects, and honorable heroes and heroines. Collected and revised over the years by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm to represent and preserve German folklore, these tales of morality, humor, and romance offer a glimpse into the very nature of storytelling. Initially published in Germany in 1812, the collection underwent seven editions through 1857. This is an unabridged version of the 1922 edition, including colored Illustrations by John B. Gruelle and sketches by R. Emmett Owen.

The Holistic Orchard

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  • Category : Gardening
  • Author : Michael Phillips
  • ISBN : 1603584072
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 6235

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges. All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!

A Wounded Name

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Dot Hutchison
  • ISBN : 1467733792
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2894

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds. Her only confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. You know how this story ends. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep.

From Willa, With Love

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Coleen Murtagh Paratore
  • ISBN : 9780545388924
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 4896

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's a surprising, sparkling summer for Willa! It's August on Cape Cod and Willa has a lot to look forward to. Soon, JFK will return home from baseball camp, and Willa has an idea for an exciting new project that will challenge her to dream big! But life throws Willa some unexpected twists and turns: Ruby has bad news, a beloved friend leaves, a dear friend returns, her brother Will has something he does't want to talk about, and of course, there's a wedding to plan! There's also a cute boy who likes Willa . . . a lot, and Willa thinks she might like him too. It's a summer full of romance and surprises!

Mystic Seafarer's Trail

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Lisa Saunders
  • ISBN : 1480085847
  • Publisher : Lisa Saunders
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 1612

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When people think of Mystic, Connecticut, they think of Mystic Pizza. Yet when they visit this quaint seacoast village, they find a lot more than pizza! National Geographic named Mystic one of the top "100 Adventure Towns" in the U.S. Mystic Seafarer's Trail is a historical--and sometimes hysterical--adventure book, which includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, Amelia Earhart's wedding, hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Benedict Arnold’s treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost. Summary: While searching for the "7 Wonders of Mystic" with her beagle/basset hound, author Lisa Saunders uncovers the secrets behind the Titanic's shoes, Captain Sisson's hunt for gold and Amelia Earhart's wedding. But will she ever find an adventure of her own? One that will make her thin and famous? Then it happens: when walking the Mystic Seafarer's Trail (which Lisa designed for those who don't like to go uphill), she meets a blind sailor who invites her on a long, winter voyage. Can this landlubber defy squalls, scurvy, and her fear of scraping barnacles to survive this epic journey? Excerpt Chapter 1: Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, "Excuse me." Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know. "Do you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?" What a debut in my new hometown—I don’t think this is what National Geographic meant when they named Mystic one of the top 100 adventure towns in the U.S...

The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Vivian Cook,Des Ryan
  • ISBN : 131736581X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 7155

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System provides a comprehensive account of the English writing system, both in its current iteration and highlighting the developing trends that will influence its future. Twenty-nine chapters written by specialists from around the world cover core linguistic and psychological aspects, and also include areas from other disciplines such as typography and computer-mediated communication. Divided into five parts, the volume encompasses a wide range of approaches and addresses issues in the following areas: theory and the English writing system, discussing the effects of etymology and phonology; the history of the English writing system from its earliest development, including spelling, pronunciation and typography; the acquisition and teaching of writing, with discussions of literacy issues and dyslexia; English writing in use around the world, both in the UK and America, and also across Europe and Japan; computer-mediated communication and developments in writing online and on social media. The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area.

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Fiona Sampson
  • ISBN : 1681778211
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 7633

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, a prize-winning poet delivers a major new biography of Mary Shelley—as she has never been seen before. We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail—the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. But there has been no literary biography written this century, and previous books have ignored the real person—what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did—despite the fact that Mary and her group of second-generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of life. In this probing narrative, Fiona Sampson pursues Mary Shelley through her turbulent life, much as Victor Frankenstein tracked his monster across the arctic wastes. Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. No previous biographer has ever truly considered this question, let alone answered it.

Creative English Course Book for class 7

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Rev. Fr. Cosmos,Goyal Brothers Prakashan
  • ISBN : 8183892426
  • Publisher : Goyal Brothers Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3314

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It is after years of teaching English to young children that this new course, Creative English, has been put together. Two things were in mind during its preparation: · What do children enjoy while learning a language? Stories are based on children’s interests and therefore hold their attention. For the first few classes, the lessons draw upon pupils’ everyday experience, allowing links to be made between home and school. · What does a teacher need while teaching a language? The books are structured to meet the requirements of teachers across the board. Someone who has just started a career in teaching would find it stimulating enough to give his or her best. Others, with years of experience, could use it as a tool to carry forward all the good they have been doing. Goyal Brothers Prakashan