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

Language

English

Pages

640

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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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>
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Exploring Literature Teaching Unit)
by , Camela Kruser

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

June 15, 2015

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Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.
Кот Баюн,болотный лемпарт Владимир...
by Геннадий Авла...

Language

Russian

Pages

133

Publication Date

June 14, 2018

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В этой научно-популярной книге читатели откроют для себя много нового и интересного из мира живой природы, её удивительных тайн, разгаданных и ещё ждущих своих первооткрывателей.<br />Книга состоит из двух частей. В первой из них — "Чудовище озера Лабынкыр и минские крокодилы" — рассказывается о так называемых мифических животных, которые существовали лишь в мифах и сказаниях того или иного народа. Но ведь что-то же привело к тому, что появились на свет эти самые мифы? Со всем этим автор и пытается разобраться.<br />Вторая часть называется "Реквием по… тараканам". Здесь говорится о некоторых интересных, спорных и даже таинственных фактах из жизни живой природы.
Вася Лентяйкин и Антимиры (Russian Edition)
by Геннадий Авла...

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Russian

Pages

Publication Date

June 06, 2018

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В сказочно-поучительной повести "Вася Лентяйкин и Антимиры" главный её герой Вася Лентяйкин вместе с одноклассницей Зойкой Зазнайкиной попадает в параллельные миры, вернее Антимиры. Очень неуютные они для проживания, и всё по вине местных жителей. Да и Вася с Зойкой там очутились именно по причине своего безобразного отношения к окружающей среде. Впрочем, насмотревшись на Антимиры, они почти сразу начали перевоспитываться.
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
by Bruce Handy

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<b>An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and totally original—ramble through classic children’s literature from <i>Vanity Fair </i>contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy.</b><BR> <BR> <b>“Consistently intelligent and funny…The book succeeds wonderfully.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“A delightful excursion…Engaging and full of genuine feeling.” —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Pure pleasure.” —<i>Vanity Fair</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Witty and engaging…Deeply satisfying.” —<i>Christian Science Monitor</i></b><BR><BR>In 1690, the dour <i>New England Primer</i>, thought to be the first American children’s book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce,” it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to “Let the wild rumpus start”? And now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of reading <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i> and <i>Goodnight Moon</i>, or <i>Charlotte’s Web</i> and <i>Little House on the Prairie</i>?<BR> <BR> In <i>Wild Things</i>, Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, from fairy tales to <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>, and explores the backstories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what <i>The Cat in the Hat</i> says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes link <i>The Runaway Bunny</i> and <i>Portnoy’s Complaint</i>, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to reencounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children’s books and authors, from Louisa May Alcott and L. Frank Baum to Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mildred D. Taylor, and E.B. White, <i>Wild Things</i> will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.
How To Self-Publish A Children's Book: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Yvonne Jones

Language

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 />
From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book
by Kathleen T. Horning

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

April 23, 2010

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<p>The revised edition of <em>From Cover to Cover</em> offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.</p><p>A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children's book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books.</p><p>Included are sections about books of information (and the author's responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children's literature blogs.</p><p><em>From Cover to Cover</em> is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.</p>
Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-t...
by Ann Thwaite

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<i>Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh</i> is drawn from Ann Thwaite’s Whitbread Award-winning biography of A. A. Milne , one of England’s most successful writers. After serving in the First World War, Milne wrote a number of well-received plays, but his greatest triumph came when he created Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, the adventurous little boy based on his own son. <i>Goodbye Christopher Robin</i> inspired the film directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald. It offers the reader a glimpse into the relationship between Milne and the real-life Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of the Hundred Acre Wood. <i>Goodbye Christopher Robin</i> is a story of celebrity, a story of both the joys and pains of success and, ultimately, the story of how one man created a series of enchanting tales that brought hope and comfort to an England ravaged by the First World War.
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’s books 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 for anyone enchanted by 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><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></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.

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