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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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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 Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island tha...
by Catherine Reid

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<DIV><B>“This book will be treasured by Montgomery’s legions of fans.” —Carolyn Strom Collins, author of <I>The Anne of Green Gables Treasury</I></B><BR /><BR /><I>The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables</I> explores L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, you’ll be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novels. Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in <I>Anne of Green Gables</I>, and contemporary and historical photography.</DIV>
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>
How To Analyze People : A Comprehensive Guide To Read Anyone For ...
by Luke Sutton

Language

English

Pages

142

Publication Date

April 19, 2017

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<br /><h2>How To Analyze People - The Secrets Will Be Revealed!</h2><br />Do you want better results in your life? Are you looking to not only communicate better and with more confidence, but also be able to read what people really think and feel about you?<br /><br />If so, this comprehensive guide is your treasure chest of wisdom for developing better relationships, commanding more attention, and flourishing loyalty in friendships, family, and followers.<br /><br />You'll also pick up key tips on how to become a better leader in both your work and personal lives.<br /><br />This book is a step by step guide to help you analyze people instantly and be an amazing person to them. To quench our thirst to be loved, we must position ourselves in a position that will make us loveable and attractive. Standard confidence, a warm smile and a firm handshake is enough to start you off but keeping the ball rolling might be a whole new journey up hill.<br /><br />Here Is A Preview Of What Inside The Book:<br /><br /><ul><li>The key elements to effective communication</li><li>The importance of effective communication</li><li>Why the spoken word is only a small part of the story you are telling</li><li>Body language and its importance</li><li>Why understanding 'habits' is an important element to effectively reading others</li><li>An understanding of personality types</li><li>Other types of non-verbal communication</li><li>Boost Your Charisma</li><li>Learn how to become a true leader</li><li>And, much more...</li></ul><h2>Take Action Today and Learn How To Analyze Anybody Instantly! Click the "Buy now with 1-Click" to the right and get this guide immediately.</h2><br />
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.
C. S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia
by Michael Coren

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

December 20, 2015

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<h2><em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em> are some of the best-known and well-loved classic children’s books in the English language, and C. S. Lewis, their creator, was a truly remarkable man. </h2><br /><br />Clive Staples Lewis liked to be known simply as Jack. Plain Jack Lewis, his friends called him, those men who also taught at the renowned British universities of Oxford and Cambridge. <br /><br />Lewis was described by some as looking a little like an ordinary working man or even a forester, with his ruddy complexion and plump face. Yet his words were not those of any forester, for here was the finest writer of children's stories and the most popular author of books about Christianity of his age.<br /><br />Growing up, books filled Lewis’ house, piled in spare rooms, hallways, anywhere, everywhere. Lewis was allowed to read anything he liked, encouraged in this by his mother, very much the intellectual of the family.<br /><br />When Lewis was still a child his beloved mother died and he was sent across the Irish Sea to boarding school in England — the strict and forbidding Wynyard House.<br /><br />He missed his family, his home, and the freedom of his life in Northern Ireland. He was isolated and frightened. But one thing happened at the awful school that benefitted Lewis and changed his entire life: he began to embrace Christianity.<br /><br />Coren tells of the fascinating details of the childhood and youth of Lewis, one that was, in Lewis' own words, full of “long corridors, attics explored in solitude, sunlit rooms and endless books”. <br /><br />He continues with Lewis’ studies at Oxford, where his interest in the Christian religion grew, his subsequent celebrated teaching career with the same university, and his wonderful friendships with other great writers like J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, G. K. Chesterton and George Sayer.<br /><br />Michael Coren, an expert on the life and writings of Lewis, presents an engrossing biography which especially focuses on how Lewis created his wonderful Narnia tales.<br /><br />"Serious and thoughtful. Immensely readable." — <b><em>Kirkus Reviews </em></b><br /><br />"Riveting, insightful, well-researched. Coren is to be commended for bringing his skills as biographer and as a superb story-teller to this subject." — <b><em>Ottawa Citizen</em></b><br /><br />"A book for all readers. Coren brings Lewis to life in a study which should send adults and children scurrying to bookshelves." — <b><em>London Free Press</em></b><br /><br /><b>Michael Coren</b> is also the author of biographies of G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells, G. S. Lewis, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a radio and television broadcaster and syndicated columnist based in Toronto.
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>
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 />
Anne Of Green Gables Collection (All 10 Books): [Quora Media] (10...
by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

February 20, 2017

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"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)"
The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adult...
by Cheryl Klein

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<p><strong>This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.</strong></p><br />The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In <em>The Magic Words</em>, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, <em>The Magic Words</em> is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

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