Soul Eater

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michelle Paver
  • ISBN : 1842557459
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 5222

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The third book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver. Torak has survived the summer and his heartstopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together once more. But their reunion is short-lived. As mid winter approaches, Torak learns that Wolf has been snatched. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North and step into a world of deceit, treachery and lies, coming face to face with a terrifying evil. Another step is taken on his quest to destroy the Soul-Eaters, but with it comes the burden of an utterly chilling secret of his own ... Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.

The Jungle Book

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN : 8184301723
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 6504

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ÊAmong the best loved of all childrenÕs classics, Rudyard KiplingÕs The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned Ôman cub,Õ a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include ÔRikki-Tikki-Tavi,Õ the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and ÔToomai of the Elephants,Õ the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler. WorldÕs most favourite and popular book which fantacises children.

The Wolf in Underpants

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Wilfrid Lupano
  • ISBN : 1541548108
  • Publisher : Graphic Universe ™
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 4882

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this witty graphic novel, a community of forest animals trades scary rumors about a nearby wolf. Some critters have even gone into business selling wolf traps and anti-wolf fences. But when the wolf appears in a pair of striped underpants, everyone rethinks their fears. This is a heartwarming story about understanding differences, told with an oddball sense of humor.

Oh, Brother! Brat Attack!

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Bob Weber
  • ISBN : 1449474942
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 1009

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Oh, Brother! stars the sibling duo of Bud and Lily, who humorously interact within the leafy confines of their middle-class suburban home and neighborhood. Whether they are playing together in the family room or running amok in the schoolyard, Bud and Lily elevate the act of one-upmanship to Code Red levels. Lily is the quintessential slightly older and far more sensible sister. She takes it upon herself to look after her uninhibited, prank-loving younger brother, Bud. While Lily wins the occasional battle with her cool-headed maturity, Bud is intent on winning the war with his brazen brand of mischief. Despite their obvious differences, Bud and Lily love each other deeply and have a strong sibling bond.

Don't Call the Wolf

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Aleksandra Ross
  • ISBN : 0062877992
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 7274

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black will devour this gorgeously imagined fantasy about a dark forest besieged by monsters—and the wild queen who has sworn to drive them out. A fierce young queen, neither human nor lynx, who fights to protect a forest humans have long abandoned. An exhausted young soldier, last of his name, who searches for the brother who disappeared beneath those trees without a trace. A Golden Dragon, fearsome and vengeful, whose wingbeats haunt their nightmares and their steps. When these three paths cross at the fringes of a war between monsters and men, shapeshifter queen and reluctant hero strike a deal that may finally turn the tide against the rising hordes of darkness. Ren will help Lukasz find his brother...if Lukasz promises to slay the Dragon. But promises are all too easily broken. This Eastern European fantasy debut, inspired by the Polish fairy tale "The Glass Mountain," will take you on a twisting journey full of creeping tension, simmering romance, and haunting folklore—perfect for readers who loved An Enchantment of Ravens and The Hazel Wood.

Oath Breaker

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michelle Paver
  • ISBN : 1842557475
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1305

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The fifth book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) series by the renowned author Michelle Paver. When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge. Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.

A Companion to Wolves

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elizabeth Bear,Sarah Monette
  • ISBN : 1429965495
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4959

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Companion to Wolves is the story of a young nobleman, Isolfr, who is chosen to become a wolfcarl -- a warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf. Isolfr is deeply drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can refuse the call, he chooses to go. The people of this wintry land depend on the wolfcarls to protect them from the threat of trolls and wyverns, though the supernatural creatures have not come in force for many years. Men are growing too confident. The wolfhealls are small, and the lords give them less respect than in former years. But the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before, and the holding's complaisance gives way to terror in the dark. Isolfr, now bonded to a queen wolf, Viradechtis, must learn where his honor lies, and discover the lengths to which he will to go when it, and love for his wolf, drive him. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ghost Hunter

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michelle Paver
  • ISBN : 1842557483
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1208

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The sixth book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver. As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in a grip of terror. To fulfill his destiny, Torak seeks his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. Accompanied by Renn and Wolf, Torak must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief and Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak will face the most heart-rending choice of all ... Audio edition also available, read by Sir Ian McKellen.

A Wolf Called Wander

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rosanne Parry
  • ISBN : 0062895958
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8538

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller! “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. Illustrated throughout, this irresistible tale by award-winning author Rosanne Parry is for fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax and Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter. Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. This gripping and appealing novel about family, courage, loyalty, and the natural world is for fans of Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller and Katherine Applegate’s Endling. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout and a map as well as information about the real wolf who inspired the novel. Plus don't miss Rosanne Parry's stand-alone companion novel, A Whale of the Wild.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 101
  • Readers : 6808

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 6316

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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.

You Had Me at Wolf

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Terry Spear
  • ISBN : 1492697761
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1791

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: First in a thrilling new series from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear featuring the hot, powerful Wolff brothers! A wolf on a mission needs a partner...even if it's only for one date... The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They've always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They're settling in for a quiet winter, when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they'd ever planned. Private Investigator and gray wolf shifter Nicole Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in—he can't resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long dormant yearning in his heart. As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own...to convince Nicole that there's more to life than work...and that she's his perfect mate. Praise for Terry Spear: "Delicious...a thrilling good time." —Fresh Fiction for All's Fair in Love and Wolf "Loaded with passion, action and mystery... Terry Spear is an amazing storyteller." —Night Owl Reviews for All's Fair in Love and Wolf "Humor, mystery, and romance. ...I recommend giving this book a read." —Harlequin Junkie for Between a Wolf and a Hard Place "Essential reading for werewolf-romance fans." —Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

Lizzie and the Last Day of School

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Trinka Hakes Noble
  • ISBN : 1633621316
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 3307

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lizzie loves school almost more than anything. First she loved Nursery school. She loved Kindergarten even more. When the time comes for Lizzie to start First Grade, she can't wait. Everyone tells her it will be a whole year of school. And Miss Giggliano, the first-grade teacher, tells her class to make this the best year of school ever. Yippee! thinks Lizzie--a whole year of school! And what a year it is. Miss G.'s class wins the Centipede Reading Award. And they even win the Nature Study Award for their bee and butterfly garden. It's a great year! But all great things must come to an end. When the last day of school arrives, Lizzie is dismayed. How can this be? It was supposed to be a whole year! But good news soon arrives and Lizzie, along with Miss G., finds herself in a different classroom and eager to learn!

The Smile of the Wolf

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tim Leach
  • ISBN : 1487005407
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 8493

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Smile of the Wolf bares its fangs from the first page. Like a medieval tapestry, the storytelling is rich with imagery. Reader will be lured spellbound into this lyrical and evocative Icelandic saga. It deserves huge success.” — David Gilman, author of The Master of War series The next great read for fans of the television show Vikings; it’s >killing season in medieval Iceland where dead men rise from their graves, monsters are said to roam the hills, and two men try to avoid paying the ultimate price for murder. TENTH-CENTURY ICELAND. On a dark mid-winter’s night, two friends kill a man. Kjaran, a travelling poet who trades songs for food and shelter, and Gunnar, a feared warrior, must make a choice: conceal the deed or confess to the crime and pay the blood price to the family. For the right reasons, they make the wrong choice. Their fateful decision leads to a brutal feud: one man is outlawed, free to be killed by anyone without consequence; the other remorselessly hunted by the dead man's kin. Set in a world of ice and snow, Smile of the Wolf is an epic story of exile and revenge, of duels and betrayals, and two friends struggling to survive in a desolate landscape, where honour is the only code of law.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : George Orwell
  • ISBN : 3753145130
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Readers : 9394

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Ada Twist, Scientist

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Andrea Beaty
  • ISBN : 1613129688
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 1256

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.

Wolf Hollow

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Wolk
  • ISBN : 1101994835
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1284

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Newbery Honor Book New York Times Bestseller “Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water “This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax Despite growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and though her bullying seems isolated at first, it quickly escalates. Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, soon becomes the target of Betty’s attacks. While others see Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. And as tensions mount in their small community, Annabelle must find the courage to stand as a lone voice for justice. The brilliantly crafted debut of Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award–winning author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain), Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of history.

A Little Life

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • ISBN : 0385539266
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 736
  • Readers : 9263

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

The Wolf of Wall Street

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jordan Belfort
  • ISBN : 0553904248
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 4676

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down. Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street “Raw and frequently hilarious.”—The New York Times “A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”—Forbes “A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews

There Will Be Wolves

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Karleen Bradford
  • ISBN : 1443411930
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 228
  • Readers : 2512

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The daughter of an apothecary and the owner of a secret book of healing arts, Ursula is determined to become a great healer--but her ambition makes her an outsider in the Holy Roman Empire. When she is accused of witchcraft and sentenced to burn at the stake, she is given one chance to save herself; she must march in the People's Crusade to the holy city of Jerusalem. Along with her father and her friend Bruno, Ursula joins thousands of other pilgrims on a harrowing journey that will expose the dark side of the "glorious" Crusades and change her life forever.

Mr. Wolf's Class: A Graphic Novel (Mr. Wolf's Class #1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Aron Nels Steinke
  • ISBN : 1338047701
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 7907

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Eisner Award-winning creator Aron Nels Steinke, a vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth-grade classroom! Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class. Some of his students include: Margot, who is new in town and is trying to make friends. Sampson, who brought something special to school for show-and-tell. Aziza, who just wants everyone to be quiet and do their work. And Penny, who is VERY sleepy because she has a new baby brother at home, goes missing! This delightful new series captures the everyday -- and unexpected -- ups and downs of a fourth-grade classroom.

To Love a Wolf

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paige Tyler
  • ISBN : 1492625965
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5548

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He's a werewolf She's his mate Her family would kill to keep them apart A wolf in Landry Cooper's position doesn't really do the dating scene-there's simply no time when he's taking out bad guys practically every day of the week. But when he meets beautiful Everly Danu during a bank robbery, he's sure she's The One for him. The problem: she has no idea what Cooper really is...until his secret is exposed and she discovers the man she thought she knew is a monster in disguise. SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) Series Hungry Like the Wolf (Book 1) Wolf Trouble (Book 2) In the Company of Wolves (Book 3) To Love a Wolf (Book 4) Praise for Paige Tyler: "SWAT is hot, hot, HOT!"-Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author

Resisting Removal: The Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Colin Mustful
  • ISBN : 1732950814
  • Publisher : History Through Fiction
  • Number of Pages : 274
  • Readers : 2618

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: At the onset of winter in 1850, four hundred Ojibwe died at Sandy Lake, Minnesota because of the negligence and ill-intents of U.S. government officials. For the next several years, the Lake Superior Ojibwe resisted removal from their homelands until the signing a new treaty that promised them permanent reservation homes.

China's Global Rebalancing and the New Silk Road

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : B. R. Deepak
  • ISBN : 9811059721
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 253
  • Readers : 2707

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This collaborative volume​ discusses the One Belt One Road, or the New Silk Road, initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping from the perspectives of the Belt and Road countries. This initiative has been viewed as a re-globalization drive by China in the backdrop of financial crisis of the West and the latter’s increasingly protectionist tendencies of late. Rather than ‘rebalancing’ towards a certain region, this is supposed to be China’s ‘global rebalancing’ aimed at inclusiveness and a win-win partnership. The initiative has raised hopes as well as suspicions about China's goals and intentions; that is, whether this is in sync with China’s foreign policy goals, such as multipolarity, no hegemonic aspirations, and common security, or if this is an antidote to the U.S. foreign policy goals in the region, and China’s ambition to realizing its long-term vision for Asian regional and global order. In this volume, a galaxy of eminent academics from India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Germany and Southeast Asia have critically analysed every aspect of this mammoth project, including the six major economic corridors identified by China for policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade, monetary circulation, and people to people exchanges. The authors have interpreted China’s peripheral, regional as well as global diplomacy both over land and sea. This topical volume is of interest to scholars and students of Asian studies, China studies, Asian history, development studies, international relations and international trade.

International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 4/2016

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Aud Berggraf Sæbø
  • ISBN : 3830984308
  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 274
  • Readers : 7195

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This yearbook is the fourth in an annual series of publications by the International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE). INRAE aims to disseminate high quality international research in arts education related to the implementation of UNESCO's 'Seoul Agenda: Goals for the development of arts education'. This yearbook reflects the growing practice around the world of interchanging the terms arts education and cultural education to such an extent that they may eventually be regarded as (nearly) synonymous. We question if there are differences, and how arts and cultural education may be interwoven in different regions of the world. With this in mind we want to reconsider fundamental questions of what arts education is about. Some authors write from a general, more global, perspective, while others are concerned with challenges within one specific art subject or with particular reference to developments in their own country. Overall, the articles analyse and discuss the possibilities and challenges of arts and cultural education around the world.

A Finer Future

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : L. Hunter Lovins,Stewart Wallis,Anders Wijkman,John Fullerton
  • ISBN : 1771422874
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 6404

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The blueprint for an inspiring regenerative economy that avoids collapse and works for people and the planet. Humanity is in a race with catastrophe. Is the future one of global warming, 65 million migrants fleeing failed states, soaring inequality, and grid-locked politics? Or one of empowered entrepreneurs and innovators building a world that works for everyone? While the specter of collapse looms large, A Finer Future demonstrates that humanity has a chance – just – to thread the needle of sustainability and build a regenerative economy thorough a powerful combination of enlightened entrepreneurialism, technology, and innovative policy. The authors – world leaders in business, economics, and sustainability – gather the evidence, outline the principles of a regenerative economy, and detail a policy roadmap to achieving it, including: Transforming finance and corporations Reimagining energy, agriculture, and the nature of how we work Enhancing human well-being Delivering a world that respects ecosystems and human community. Charting the course to a regenerative economy is the most important work facing humanity and A Finer Future provides the essential blueprint for business leaders, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, politicians, policymakers, and others working to create a world that works for people and the planet.

Wolf Almanac

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  • Category : Reference
  • Author : Robert Busch
  • ISBN : 149303376X
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1179

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The newly revised reference work on the history and evolution of wolves, their biology and physiology, behavior and sociology, and their mythology.

Brothers on Three

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Abe Streep
  • ISBN : 1250210674
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9314

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: **A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick** **Winner of the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona General Nonfiction Book Award** "A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love." —Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and a team uniting a community March 11, 2017, was a night to remember: in front of the hopeful eyes of thousands of friends, family members, and fans, the Arlee Warriors would finally bring the high school basketball state championship title home to the Flathead Indian Reservation. The game would become the stuff of legend, with the boys revered as local heroes. The team’s place in Montana history was now cemented, but for starters Will Mesteth, Jr. and Phillip Malatare, life would keep moving on—senior year was only just beginning. In Brothers on Three, we follow Phil and Will, along with their teammates, coaches, and families, as they balance the pressures of adolescence, shoulder the dreams of their community, and chart their own individual courses for the future. Brothers on Three is not simply a story about high school basketball, about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community, and it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to personhood.

The Vow (Black Arrowhead Series: Book 1)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : DANNIKA DARK
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Dannika Dark
  • Number of Pages : 302
  • Readers : 9734

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “It hardly matters if you’ve known someone a lifetime or a minute. Our wolves always know who they belong to.” Melody is an ambitious entrepreneur who has always loved the thrill of a new adventure, but she’s about to get more than she bargained for when the only way to save her business is to secure a deal with a powerful tribal leader. Running Horse, Oklahoma, isn’t on the map, and Mel is about as lost as a Shifter can get. When she unexpectedly runs into her best friend’s brother, her friendly visit quickly turns treacherous. Lakota Cross is a man with secrets. While tracking a killer, he reunites with Melody, and their friendship sparks into a passionate affair. But if he doesn’t quell the fire soon, it might burn out of control.Once again, fate brings these two Shifters together in a moment of need. But will the sacrifice be greater than the reward? SPARKS FLY IN THIS RIVETING NEW SERIES BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DANNIKA DARK. + Ciffhanger-free + HEA Keywords: Shifters, wolves, werewolves, shapeshifters, magic, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, action, thriller, mages, supernatural wolf, alpha, vampires, mystery, brotherhood, native american, interracial, suspense, series, friends to lovers, ghosts, bounty hunter, tracker, villains, sleuth, romantic comedy, humor, steamy, hunters, chemistry, sweethearts, prisoner, feisty woman, southern, oklahoma, texas, fantasy, new adult, pack,danger, multicultural, friendship, shifter romance

Classical Music

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Michael Beckerman,Paul Boghossian
  • ISBN : 1800641168
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 8356

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This kaleidoscopic collection reflects on the multifaceted world of classical music as it advances through the twenty-first century. With insights drawn from leading composers, performers, academics, journalists, and arts administrators, special focus is placed on classical music’s defining traditions, challenges and contemporary scope. Innovative in structure and approach, the volume comprises two parts. The first provides detailed analyses of issues central to classical music in the present day, including diversity, governance, the identity and perception of classical music, and the challenges facing the achievement of financial stability in non-profit arts organizations. The second part offers case studies, from Miami to Seoul, of the innovative ways in which some arts organizations have responded to the challenges analyzed in the first part. Introductory material, as well as several of the essays, provide some preliminary thoughts about the impact of the crisis year 2020 on the world of classical music. Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges will be a valuable and engaging resource for all readers interested in the development of the arts and classical music, especially academics, arts administrators and organizers, and classical music practitioners and audiences.

The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Michael Kelly,Hilary Footitt,Myriam Salama-Carr
  • ISBN : 303004825X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 527
  • Readers : 7405

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This Handbook maps the contours of an exciting and burgeoning interdisciplinary field concerned with the role of language and languages in situations of conflict. It explores conceptual approaches, sources of information that are available, and the institutions and actors that mediate language encounters. It examines case studies of the role that languages have played in specific conflicts, from colonial times through to the Middle East and Africa today. The contributors provide vibrant evidence to challenge the monolingual assumptions that have affected traditional views of war and conflict. They show that languages are woven into every aspect of the making of war and peace, and demonstrate how language shapes public policy and military strategy, setting frameworks and expectations. The Handbook's 22 chapters powerfully illustrate how the encounter between languages is integral to almost all conflicts, to every phase of military operations and to the lived experiences of those on the ground, who meet, work and fight with speakers of other languages. This comprehensive work will appeal to scholars from across the disciplines of linguistics, translation studies, history, and international relations; and provide fresh insights for a broad range of practitioners interested in understanding the role and implications of foreign languages in war.

Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Salma Monani,Joni Adamson
  • ISBN : 1317449118
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 5217

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book addresses the intersections between the interdisciplinary realms of Ecocriticism and Indigenous and Native American Studies, and between academic theory and pragmatic eco-activism conducted by multiethnic and indigenous communities. It illuminates the multi-layered, polyvocal ways in which artistic expressions render ecological connections, drawing on scholars working in collaboration with Indigenous artists from all walks of life, including film, literature, performance, and other forms of multimedia to expand existing conversations. Both local and global in its focus, the volume includes essays from multiethnic and Indigenous communities across the world, visiting topics such as Navajo opera, Sami film production history, south Indian tribal documentary, Maori art installations, Native American and First Nations science-fiction literature and film, Amazonian poetry, and many others. Highlighting trans-Indigenous sensibilities that speak to worldwide crises of environmental politics and action against marginalization, the collection alerts readers to movements of community resilience and resistance, cosmological thinking about inter- and intra-generational multi-species relations, and understandings of indigenous aesthetics and material ecologies. It engages with emerging environmental concepts such as multispecies ethnography, cosmopolitics, and trans-indigeneity, as well as with new areas of ecocritical research such as material ecocriticism, biosemiotics, and media studies. In its breadth and scope, this book promises new directions for ecocritical thought and environmental humanities practice, providing thought-provoking insight into what it means to be human in a locally situated, globally networked, and cosmologically complex world.

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 1624660347
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 752
  • Readers : 1908

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures. In this rich collection, distinguished expert of fairy tales Jack Zipes continues his lifelong exploration of the story-telling tradition with a focus on the Golden Age. Included are one hundred eighty-two tales--many available in English for the first time--grouped into eighteen tale types. Zipes provides an engaging general Introduction that discusses the folk and fairy tale tradition, the impact of the Brothers Grimm, and the significance of categorizing tales into various types. Short introductions to each tale type that discuss its history, characteristics, and variants provide readers with important background information. Also included are annotations, short biographies of folklorists of the period, and a substantial bibliography. Eighteen original art works by students of the art department of Anglia Ruskin University not only illustrate the eighteen tale types, but also provide delightful—and sometimes astonishing—21st-century artistic interpretations of them.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Sandra Dinter,Ralf Schneider
  • ISBN : 1315313359
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Readers : 2881

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child poverty, and protection have been persistent issues in public discourse. Simultaneously, childhood has advanced as a popular subject in the arts, as the wealth of current films and novels in this field indicates. Focusing on the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries, this collection assembles contributions concerned with current political, social, and cultural dimensions of childhood in the United Kingdom. The individual chapters, written by internationally renowned experts from the social sciences and the humanities, address a broad spectrum of contemporary childhood issues, including debates on child protection, school dress codes, the media, the representation and construction of children in audiovisual media, and literary awards for children’s fiction. Appealing to a wide scholarly audience by joining perspectives from various disciplines, including art history, education, law, film and TV studies, sociology, and literary studies, this volume endorses a transdisciplinary and meta-theoretical approach to the study of childhood. It seeks to both illustrate and dismantle the various ways in which childhood has been implicitly and explicitly conceived in different disciplines in the wake of the constructivist paradigm shift in childhood studies.

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Esther Daborn,Sally Zacharias,Hazel Crichton
  • ISBN : 135007392X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3878

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book supports teachers of all subject specialisms to consolidate their existing knowledge of language and shows them how to develop skills to use language to build subject knowledge at secondary level. Tasks guide the reader to think about the language we use for different purposes, and how we use it to describe, explain and learn about our world. This paves an accessible way for subject-related language to become more visible and enables readers to use accessible terminology to confidently talk about it, as well as modelling it and guiding the development of its use with all learners, including those with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Starting from basic educational principles, the book asks readers to consider the processes of learning and why every good teacher needs knowledge about language to support this, addressing a range of questions including: Who are the EAL learners? What are the processes of language development? How is language used to present and discuss knowledge in my subject? Why does every good teacher need knowledge about language to support subject literacy? The authors provide examples, discovery tasks, reflections and templates for activities, to help the reader identify the tools they need to set up a framework for scaffolding pupils' language development. With a progression plan, directed tasks, and formative feedback, this framework provides a template for classroom practice and further professional development.

Imagining the Pagan Past

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Marion Gibson
  • ISBN : 1135082545
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Readers : 8141

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. These tales have been characterised by gods and fairies, folklore and magic. They have had an uncomfortable relationship with the scholarly world; often being seen as historically dubious, self-indulgent romance and, worse, encouraging tribal and nationalistic feelings or challenging church and state. This book shows how important these stories are to the history of British culture, taking the reader on a lively tour from prehistory to the present. From the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, Marion Gibson explores the ways in which British pagan gods and goddesses have been represented in poetry, novels, plays, chronicles, scientific and scholarly writing. From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney and H.G. Wells to Naomi Mitchison it explores Romano-British, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon deities and fictions. The result is a comprehensive picture of the ways in which writers have peopled the British pagan pantheons throughout history. Imagining the Pagan Past will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of paganism.

American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of "Jihadi Cool/Chic"

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Caroline Picart
  • ISBN : 1443874728
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 215
  • Readers : 4473

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: American Self-Radicalizing Terrorists and the Allure of Jihadi Cool/Chic provides a critical legal analysis of how American self-radicalizing terrorists become what they are by analyzing, in detail, the stories of Colleen LaRose, America’s first Most Wanted Female Terrorist, and the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Jahar (Dzhokhar), the Boston Marathon Bombers. Drawing from the analytic tools of cutting-edge studies on terrorism by global experts, as well as the latest news reports, policy papers, Congressional Hearings, and legal documents, the book illustrates how the internet provides the means through which a self-activating terrorist may first self-radicalize through some imaginary or sympathetic connection with an organized terrorist network. Additionally, it shows how the romance of “jihadi cool/chic,” packaged by its mastery of Hollywood-style shots and editing, resulting in slick, high resolution productions micro-tailored to appeal to different audiences, is a pivotal factor in the evolution of self-radicalizing terrorists. While showing how there is no single deterministic pathway to radicalization, the book also demonstrates how the internet and imagined relations cemented by the rhetorics of “jihadi cool” or “jihadi chic” function as crucial catalysts, galvanizing “monster talk” into monstrous action. It includes an analysis of “America’s Most Watched Trial,” United States v. Tsarnaev, as it moved through its “guilt” and “penalty” phases, and its culmination in Jahar’s being sentenced to death by lethal injection as America’s youngest self-radicalizing terrorist. The book closes with concise updates regarding America’s self-radicalizing terrorists, such as, among others, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the couple who sprayed a crowd of their colleagues with bullets at a San Bernardino holiday party on December 2, 2015; Omar Mateen, the security guard whose rampage at an Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016 resulted in America’s worst mass shooting thus far; and Ahmad Khan Rahami, the individual arrested in relation to the New York and New Jersey bombings and attempted bombings on September 17-18, 2016.

Italian Folktales

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Italo Calvino
  • ISBN : 0544283228
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Number of Pages : 800
  • Readers : 4828

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year: These traditional stories of Italy, retold by a literary master, are “a treasure” (Los Angeles Times). Filled with kings and peasants, saints and ogres—as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals—these two hundred tales bring to life Italy’s folklore, sometimes with earthy humor, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense. Selected and retold by one of the country’s greatest literary icons, “this collection stands with the finest folktale collections anywhere” (The New York Times Book Review). “For readers of any age . . . A masterwork.” —The Wall Street Journal “A magic book, and a classic to boot.” —Time

Regional Cooperation in South Asia

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Sumana Bandyopadhyay,André Torre,Paulo Casaca,Tomaz Dentinho
  • ISBN : 3319567470
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3966

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book highlights various challenges and opportunities for regional cooperation and development in South Asia. In light of the ongoing globalization process, the contributors investigate how socio-economic developments are changing the spatial organization of production as well as the profile of cities and landscapes, are stimulating the creation of maritime, terrestrial and aerial channels, and are putting increasing pressures on natural and environmental resources. The book is divided into four parts: The first part analyses the increasing intensity of regional trade, migration and investment flows; the second focuses on channels and adapted spaces. The third part addresses sustainability and natural resources, while the fourth highlights institutional issues.

The Beast Player

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Nahoko Uehashi
  • ISBN : 1250307473
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2717

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Elin's family has an important responsibility: caring for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. So when some of the creatures mysteriously die, Elin's mother is sentenced to death as punishment. With her last breath, she manages to send her daughter to safety. Alone and far from home, Elin soon discovers that she can communicate with both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill gives her great power, but it also involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war? Or is there no escaping the terrible battles to come?