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

Language

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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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>
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to...
by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<p>Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination.</p><br /><p>Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. </p><br /><p><i>The Dark Fantastic </i>is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW’s <i>The Vampire Diaries, </i>Rue from Suzanne Collins’s <i>The Hunger Games, </i>Gwen from the BBC’s <i>Merlin, </i>and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s <i>Harry Potter</i>. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. </p><p>In response, Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities. Through fanfiction and other modes of counter-storytelling, young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences, their own lives. As Thomas powerfully asserts, “we dark girls deserve more, because we are more.”</p>
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.
Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Det...
by , Holly Santillo

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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Your children will face many challenges in the years ahead, so you want to raise them to be resilient—strong, adaptable, and able to recover. It is your mission to empower your son or daughter to cultivate a functional and fulfilling life. This essential handbook will help you achieve that goal.<br /> <br />In Resilience Parenting, martial arts instructors Chris and Holly Santillo share the insights they have gained as teachers and parents. They offer positive alternatives to lecturing, bribing, and punishing; focusing instead on three Pillars: Learning, Integrity, and Service. By applying these powerful principles, you can inspire your children to develop the independence they need to succeed as adults, while renewing their connection to family and community.<br /> <br />Whether you are raising a teenager or just starting your family, the methods prescribed in this book will help you unlock your greatest potential as a parent.<br />
Master the Key: A Story to Free Your Potential, Find Meaning and ...
by Mike Flynn

Language

English

Pages

169

Publication Date

April 29, 2019

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Master The Key, is the story of Steve, a very successful adviser at Outlier Capital. He began his career with the intention of having a meaningful impact on others, but the markets were booming and his motives were quickly overcome by the sweetness of easy money.<br /><br />Soon, the great recession hammered everyone, especially Steve, and he was brought to his knees. Everything was in the tank — his relationship with his wife, Lucy, and two daughters, Tina and Elle, his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, and of course, his business. He was on the verge of losing it all.<br /><br />One night after an intense argument with his wife, Steve drove back to the office with one thought in mind: bourbon. Shortly after arriving, a phone call from Gerald, Steve’s mentor and largest client, interrupts his attempts to enjoy a neatly poured glass of the stuff. Unfortunately, he was calling to inform Steve that he would be pulling his accounts and investing them elsewhere. The devastating news launched Steve into a rage and he shattered what used to be his most prized possession, a photograph of him, Lucy and the girls.<br /><br />How could I let this happen? How could I have gone from the heights of success to this? Suddenly, Steve begins to feel as if his stomach is trying to crawl out of his mouth. He can’t breathe. He knows something is terribly wrong.<br /><br />Fortunately, when things look bleakest, a man known as The Janitor arrives, saving Steve’s life. After Steve recovers, he agrees to meet with the man who saved him. Over the next several days, The Janitor, and a few of his friends — an orphaned violinist, a Cuban refugee turned entrepreneur, and an executive coach — teach Steve that the greatest crisis humanity faces is not a financial one, but rather an even greater crisis comes from:<br /><br />- Unconsciously allowing a circumstance or someone else’s story direct one’s self-narrative<br />- Chaining one’s gifts to the pursuit of status and achievement<br />- Allowing a comfort or fear to replace action<br />- Misunderstanding the power of community<br /><br />Most importantly, they remind Steve he already possesses the key needed to fulfill his God-given potential and live a meaningful life on purpose.
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 />
EL PRINCIPITO (Spanish Edition)
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Language

Spanish

Pages

127

Publication Date

August 21, 2008

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Saint-Exupéry, aviador además de escritor. imaginó un aterrizaje forzoso en el desierto de Sahara. Allí aparece un curioso niño que se siente feliz en medio de la soledad. Este pequeño príncipe, el único habitante de un diminuto planeta, ha llegado desde muy lejos. El niño esta enamorado de una rosa que, engreída de su belleza, se cree única en el mundo. <br />El príncipe recorre varios planetas y en cada uno conoce diferentes tipos de personas: un vanidoso, un anciano... Finalmente, en la Tierra encuentra un jardín lleno de rosas, que lo hace sentirse desgraciado. Su rosa, entonces, ¿no era única?... <br />Junto a lo maravilloso, en El Principito —un clásico de la literatura para todas las edades— se revela la delicada relación que crean la amistad y el amor, y se nos muestra el poder de la verdadera sabiduría, esa que nace de lo más simple, de lo que se observa desde el corazón. <br />
The Extraordinary Life of A. A. Milne
by Nadia Cohen

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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<DIV><B>The true story of the man who created Winnie-the-Pooh—yet struggled to enjoy the overwhelming success that it brought him.</B><BR />  <BR /> Thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children’s stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear, A.A. Milne remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe. Generations have grown up loving the tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.<BR />  <BR /> But though his work brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh’s success—as far as he was concerned those stories were just a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation. Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children’s storyteller. And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, who he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years.<BR />  <BR /> This biography delves deep into the life of Milne—shedding light on new places, and telling stories untold.</DIV>
Весь Афанасьев (Великие Русские) (Russ...
by Александр Афа...

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Russian

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Publication Date

April 15, 2019

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Александр Николаевич Афанасьев – исследователь славянской культуры, чьи творческие изыскания положили начало теории "основного мифа" о борьбе Громовержца со Змеем. Выдающимися произведениями автора являются "Василиса прекрасная", "Славянская мифология", "Живая вода и вещее слово", "Заветные русские сказки", "Народные русские сказки", "Поэтические воззрения славян на природу", "Происхождение мифа" и "Мифы, поверья и суеверия славян".
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>

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