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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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<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
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 Extraordinary Life of A. A. Milne
by Nadia Cohen

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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<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.
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.
The Pop Music Idol and the Spirit of Charisma: Reality Television...
by T. Cvetkovski

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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This book makes a case for the synergetic union between reality TV and the music industry. It delves into technological change in popular music, and the role of music reality TV and social media in the pop production process. It challenges the current scholarship which does not adequately distinguish the economic significance of these developments.
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 />
Aslan's Call
by Mark Eddy Smith

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 14, 2010

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"I’m told there is a lion who wants to meet with me. I am told that he is fierce and unpredictable and very large. I have known about him for most of my life, and at times I’ve believed I caught a glimpse of his shadow, but I have yet to actually meet him face to face. His name is Aslan, and it’s possible that you’ve heard of him."<br /><br />C. S. Lewis has created a wonderful place, a place where anything can happen. Even the stones can talk. In Aslan’s Call Mark Eddy Smith shows us how—in this fanciful world—we discover the truest reality. In the children who travel to Narnia we find ourselves. In Aslan we find Christ. And in the place of Narnia we find the very adventure for which God made us. <br />We begin with the journey, and it is the journey that shapes us.
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 />
Memórias ao vento (Portuguese Edition)
by Miguel Gustavo de Paiva T...

Language

Portuguese

Pages

74

Publication Date

September 18, 2019

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Miguel Gustavo de Paiva Torres, alagoano, diplomata de carreira, fez os seus estudos em Maceió e entrou no serviço diplomático em 1976. Serviu em Brasília, Costa do Marfim, Alemanha, Portugal, México, República Tcheca, Indonésia e Cuba. Foi embaixador na República do Togo e fez diversas missões diplomáticas em países como Índia, Paquistão, Líbia, Kuwait, Panamá e Santa Lúcia. Dedicou grande parte de sua carreira às relações do Brasil com a África e foi Ministro-Conselheiro na Embaixada em Havana entre 2003 e 2006. Escritor, foi também jornalista em Maceió e no Rio de Janeiro antes de prestar concurso direto para a carreira diplomática, em 1975, no Rio de Janeiro. É autor de O Visconde do Uruguai e a Consolidação da Política Externa do Império, publicado pela editora da FUNAG, em 2011; Memória dos Trópicos, editora Albatroz, 2018; e Tempos Bicudos, editora Querida Prudência, Maceió, 2019.
Tú, nada más (Spanish Edition)
by Ana Coello

Language

Spanish

Pages

512

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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Marcel; indiferencia.<br />Anel; fragilidad.<br />Sin saberlo, viven escondidos en sus propias sombras, en sus mundos sin luz, en la soledad. Pero, de pronto, algo cambiará y después de defender a esa chiquilla flacucha en aquel salón de la universidad, se encuentra atraído por su parsimonia, tentado por su inocencia, y es por eso que la arrastra a un juego en el que desear es la parte medular, en el que sin notarlo, todo se transformará.<br />¿Será sencillo continuar esa gélida realidad a pesar de que, como estrellas en la noche, iluminan su oscuridad?<br />¿El deseo que su sola cercanía despierta, no exigirá más? ¿La posesividad es parte de la necesidad? ¿Por qué a su lado todo parece mejorar?

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