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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

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English

Pages

641

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
by Melanie Rehak

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

September 05, 2006

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<DIV><B>The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is “a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing” (<I>The Seattle Times</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> An Edgar Award Winner for Best Biography and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year<BR />  <BR /> The plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930—and eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women’s libbers) to enter the pantheon of American culture. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers’ lives. Here, in a narrative with all the page-turning pace of Nancy’s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon?<BR />  <BR /> The brainchild of children’s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over her father’s business empire as CEO. In this century-spanning, “absorbing and delightful” story, the author traces their roles—and Nancy’s—in forging the modern American woman (<I>The Wall Street Journal</I>).<BR />  <BR /> “It’s truly fun to see behind the scenes of the girl sleuth’s creation.” —<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR />  <BR /> “As much a social history of the times as a book about the popular series . . . Those who followed the many adventures of Nancy Drew and her friends will be fascinated with the behind-the-scenes stories of just who Carolyn Keene really was.” —<I>School Library Journal</I><BR />  <BR /> “Sheds light on perhaps the most successful writing franchise of all time and also the cultural and historic changes through which it passed. Grab your flashlights, girls. The mystery of Carolyn Keene is about to begin.” —Karen Joy Fowler</DIV>
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that I...
by Marta McDowell

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<DIV><B>“For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —<I>Publishers Weekly</I></B><BR /><BR /> The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, <I>The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder</I> is a treasure that honors Laura’s wild and beautiful life. </DIV>
The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editio...
by W. W. Norton & Company

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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<p><strong><em>“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.”</em><br /><br />—Lita Barrie, <em>California State University, Los Angeles</em></strong></p><br />This Norton Critical Edition includes:<br /><br />· Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,”<br /><br />“Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and<br /><br />annotations by Maria Tatar.<br /><br />· Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde.<br /><br />· More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther.<br /><br />· A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction
by Margaret Rustin

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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On its first publication <EM>Narratives of Love and Loss</EM> was widely recognised as an important and perceptive contribution to the study of children's literature and for its capacity to stimulate deep emotional responses in both child and adult readers. This welcome reissue includes a new postscript exploring in detail the phenomenal success of J.K Rowling's series of Harry Potter stories. The authors succeed in bringing a deep sociological and psychoanalytic close reading to some of the finest writing for children in post-war Britain and America, including works by C.S. Lewis, Rumer Godden, E.B. White and Russel Hoban. Focussed primarily on the 'fantasy genre of stories' the authors identify and sensitively explore the themes of imaginative and emotional growth, language and play, love and loss; always situating these within the broader social and cultural context.
How To Self-Publish A Children's Book: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Yvonne Jones

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 24, 2018

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Have you always wanted to write a children’s book, but thought you couldn’t? Or maybe it’s already written, but you don’t know where to go from here? <br /> <br />Are you looking for a blueprint that can guide you from story idea all the way to published book, without feeling lost and overwhelmed – even if you don’t have much time?<br /> <br />In How To Self-Publish A Children's Book, Y. Eevi Jones outlines the precise path to fulfilling your dream of becoming a published children’s book author. You will find everything you need to know to write, illustrate, publish, and market your paperback and ebook. <br /> <br />Plus, you will find:<br /> <br />*Templates and Swipe Files of emails to hire Editors and Illustrators, plus how to ask Influencers for reviews you can feature on your cover.<br />*A Hand-Selected List of highly qualified Editors, Illustrators, Book Formatters, and Marketing Strategists you can hire, without it costing you a fortune.<br />*Lists of Blogs, Book Festivals, Awards, and Groups specifically for marketing children’s books.<br />*BONUS: valuable Insider Tips from bestselling children’s book authors. What do they wish they’d known before they worked on their first children’s book?<br /> <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will help you write a magical story tailored to specific age groups. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will empower you to bring your characters to life. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will turn you into a published children’s book author. <br /> <br />Take the first step. <br />And this book will show you the rest. <br /> <br />To learn more and to watch the book's trailer, visit www.eevijones.com.<br />
Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Liter...
by Tison Pugh

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 14, 2010

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<P><EM>Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature</EM> examines distinguished classics of children’s literature both old and new—including L. Frank Baum’s <EM>Oz</EM> books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s <EM>Little House</EM> series, J. K. Rowling’s <EM>Harry Potter</EM> novels, Lemony Snicket’s<EM> A Series of Unfortunate Events</EM>, and Stephenie Meyer’s <EM>Twilight </EM>series—to explore the queer tensions between innocence and heterosexuality within their pages. Pugh argues that children cannot retain their innocence of sexuality while learning about normative heterosexuality, yet this inherent paradox runs throughout many classic narratives of literature for young readers. Children’s literature typically endorses heterosexuality through its invisible presence as the de facto sexual identity of countless protagonists and their families, yet heterosexuality’s ubiquity is counterbalanced by its occlusion when authors shield their readers from forthright considerations of one of humanity’s most basic and primal instincts. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>The book demonstrates that tensions between innocence and sexuality render much of children’s literature queer, especially when these texts disavow sexuality through celebrations of innocence. In this original study, Pugh develops interpretations of sexuality that few critics have yet ventured, paving the way for future scholarly engagement with larger questions about the ideological role of children's literature and representations of children's sexuality.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P><STRONG>Tison Pugh</STRONG> is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of <EM>Queering Medieval Genres and Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature</EM> and has published on children’s literature in such journals as <EM>Children’s Literature, The Lion and the Unicorn</EM>, and <EM>Marvels and Tales</EM>.</P>
The Enchanted Places: A Childhood Memoir (Pan Heritage Classics B...
by Christopher Milne

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

June 19, 2014

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<p><b>Now the subject of major Disney film starring Ewan McGregor, this is Christopher Robin in his own words.</b></p><p>Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear of very little brain - and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots?</p><p>At the age of fifty-four Christopher Milne recalled his early childhood, remembering 'the enchanted places' where he used to play in Sussex. The Hundred Acre Wood, Galleon's Lap and Poohsticks Bridge existed not only in the stories and poems but were part of the real world surrounding the Milne home at Cotchford Farm.</p><p>With deftness and artistry Milne draws a memorable portrait of his father, and an evocative reconstruction of a happy childhood in London and Sussex. <i>The Enchanted Places</i> is a story told with humour and modesty.</p>
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (The Annotated Books ...
by Lewis Carroll

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 17, 1999

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<p><strong>The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, <em>The Annotated Alice</em> is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner.</strong></p><br /><p>For over half a century, Martin Gardner has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on Lewis Carroll. His <em>Annotated Alice</em>, first published in 1959, has over half a million copies in print around the world and is beloved by both families and scholars—for it was Gardner who first decoded many of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's two classic stories, <em>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</em> and <em>Through the Looking Glass</em>.</p><br /><p>Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of <em>The Annotated Alice</em>, a work that combines the notes of Gardner's 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, <em>More Annotated Alice</em>, as well as additional discoveries drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic knowledge of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's classic, beloved art—along with many recently discovered Tenniel pencil sketches—<em>The Annotated Alice</em> will be Gardner's most beautiful and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces yet.</p>
Anne Of Green Gables Complete Collection : (Active TOC, Active Fo...
by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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English

Pages

2035

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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"Anne Of Green Gables' by Lucy Maud Montgomery eBook Report:<br /> <br /><br />This eBook of 'Anne Of Green Gables' by Lucy Maud Montgomery has been tested on below parameters across ALL devices (including Kindle, Android, iBook, Cloud Readers etc.). It works 100% perfectly as required.<br /><br /><br /><br />SUCCESSFUL TESTS RESULTS ACROSS ALL DEVICES:<br /><br />1) Active Footnotes & Endnotes with One-Click navigation.<br /><br />2) Active Table of Contents.<br /><br />3) Word Wise – Enabled.<br /><br />4) Illustrations & Tables (if any) are available with ZOOM feature on double-click.<br /><br />5) Formatted for Faster Reading experience with easy Font & Page adjustments.<br /><br /><br /><br /> NOTE: This is an unabridged content. Spelling errors or Typos (if any) have been corrected as per Amazon standards.<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br />About “Anne Of Green Gables Collection” by 'Lucy Maud Montgomery' *<br /><br /><br /><br />Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success following its publication in 1908. Anne, an orphaned girl, gave author Lucy Maud Montgomery a huge international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character, all of which are included in this volume (along with two collections of short stories in the same setting, some of which feature Anne). Titles included are:<br /><br />Anne of Green Gables (1908)<br />Anne of Avonlea (1909)<br />Anne of the Island (1915)<br />Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)<br />Anne's House of Dreams (1917)<br />Anne of Ingleside (1939)<br />Rainbow Valley (1919)<br />Rilla of Ingleside (1921)<br />Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)<br />Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)<br /><br /><br /><br />"

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