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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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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>
Discovering the Hidden Wisdom of The Little Prince: In Search of ...
by Pierre Lassus

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 08, 2017

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<DIV><B>“The story behind one of the world’s most popular books . . . Many will enjoy learning about Saint-Exupéry and his life” (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /><I>The Little Prince</I> is revered around the world and one of the bestselling books of all time—two hundred million copies have been sold in 270 languages. Part of its allure is that is seems incredibly wise, yet it is so simple it is read as a work for children.<BR />  <BR /> Yet its meaning is elusive, and its place amid the writings of an adventurer and war hero acclaimed for dramatic bestsellers like <I>Night Flight</I> and <I>Flight to Arras</I>, is mysterious. In this book, Pierre Lassus reexamines the story of <I>The Little Prince</I> against the facts of Saint-Exupéry’s own extraordinary life, from his cherished but fatherless childhood in aristocratic poverty to his career as a pioneering pilot. His plane had broken down in the desert before. He had adopted a fox, when posted at the Spanish fort of Cape Juby, in southern Morocco. He had known the world of business before becoming pilot; he had also known unrequited love. Like his little protagonist’s, his body was never found after his plane disappeared in World War II. He was working on his spiritual autobiography when he died, and there too, Lassus finds resonances and keys to the understated spirituality of his last great book.<BR />  <BR /> “A touching and deeply moving analysis of a book that is cherished by millions.” —<I>Booklist</I></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.
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 />
Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl (Scarecrow Studies in Y...
by Catherine Ross-Stroud

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

November 24, 2008

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Much has been written about the state of Black adolescence―often from a sociological point of view situating Black teens in an at-risk category. However, through her characters, young adult author Janet McDonald (1954-2007) presents the wide range of adolescent life. McDonald especially presents to readers the multifarious views of society in relation to the self-efficacious drive of urban teens to rise above their circumstances by any means necessary.<br /><br /><i>Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl</i> is a bio-critical study of McDonald and her work as it relates to the contributions she has made to the genre of teen fiction. It explains McDonald's profoundly realistic fiction, which holds wide appeal for teens in search of answers to the coming of age mystery. Catherine Ross-Stroud, in her study of McDonald's works and interviews with the author, has put together a comprehensive resource that will be a useful research tool.
EL PRINCIPITO (Spanish Edition)
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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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 />
David Almond (New Casebooks)
by Rosemary Johnston

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 02, 2014

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David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection of original essays by international leaders in children's literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview of his work as well as a fresh analysis of individual texts.<BR>
J M Barrie and the Lost Boys: The Real Story Behind Peter Pan
by Andrew Birkin

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English

Pages

323

Publication Date

July 11, 2003

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<DIV><B>This literary biography is “a story of obsession and the search for pure childhood . . . Moving, charming, a revelation” (<I>Los Angeles Times</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of <I>Peter Pan, </I><I>or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up</I>, led a life almost as interesting as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and surrogate father when they were orphaned.<BR />  <BR /> Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie’s life, the tragedies that shaped him, and the wonderful world of imagination he created for the boys. Updated with a new preface and including photos and illustrations, this “absolutely gripping” read reveals the dramatic story behind one of the classics of children’s literature (<I>Evening Standard</I>).<BR />  <BR /> “A psychological thriller . . . One of the year’s most complex and absorbing biographies.” —<I>Time</I><BR />  <BR /> “[A] fascinating story.” —<I>The </I><I>Washington Post</I></DIV>
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 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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