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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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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>
Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (Children's Liter...
by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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<p>Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media.<i> </i>Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between story, toy, and game.<i> Interactive Books</i> is a historical and comparative study of early movable books in relation to the children who engage with them. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Jacqueline Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books became connected with children from the mid-17th to the early-19th centuries. In particular, she examines turn-up books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments like toy theaters and <i>paignion</i> (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own time, these artifacts are little known today. This study draws attention to a gap in our knowledge of children’s print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Reid-Walsh combines archival research with children’s literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies. By examining commercially produced and homemade examples, she explores the interrelations among children, interactive media, and historical participatory culture. By drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists <i>Interactive Books</i> enables us to think critically about children’s media texts paper and digital, past and present.</p>
The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh: The Teddy Bear Wh...
by Shirley Harrison

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

July 23, 2012

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<b>The true story of the iconic teddy bear who became a beloved children’s book character and continues to inspire children around the world.</b><br />  <br /> In this captivating biography, author Shirley Harrison follows the journey of Winnie-the-Pooh, the world’s most famous silly old bear, from his first appearance to his final resting place. Winnie-the-Pooh was “born” in an Acton toy factory in 1921. From there he traveled to Harrods where he was bought by Mrs. Daphne Milne for her baby son, Christopher Robin.<br />  <br /> At the family’s farmhouse in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, deep in the “Hundred Acre Wood,” author A.A. Milne transformed his son Christopher Robin’s playtime fantasies into the stories that would captivate readers the world over.<br />  <br /> From England, Pooh emigrated to America, spending many years as a celebrity on tour. Today, he lives in retirement in the Children’s Center of the New York Public Library along with Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, and Piglet.<br />  <br /> Filled with family anecdotes and illustrated with photographs of the people and places that brought the bear to life, <i>The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh</i> is a biography that traces the steps of the bear himself, the Milne family, and the loveable character they created.
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 />
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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<b>If you loved Wilder’s books, or if you garden with a child who loves her books, you will enjoy the read.”—<i><b>The San Francisco Chronicle</b></i></b><br /><br /> In this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls 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 that honors Laura’s wild and beautiful life.
Reflections on Enchantress from the Stars and Other Essays
by Sylvia Engdahl

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

October 31, 2019

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Here are the author's collected essays about her Newbery Honor book <i>Enchantress from the Stars</i> and other Young Adult and adult science fiction novels, plus two autobiographical essays. Her comments on <i>Enchantress</i> deal with issues she would like all its readers to be aware of. <br /><br />Please note: This is the first of three books that will replace <i>Reflections on the Future: Collected Essays</i>, which has grown too long and covers too many topics. Most of the essays included appeared there, so if you already have that book you don't need this one. The other two replacement books, including a number of new essays, will be focused on space and on the human mind. They will appear in the near future.
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspi...
by Marta McDowell

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

October 08, 2013

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b>Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award</b><br /><br /> There aren’t many books more beloved than <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i> and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In<i> Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life</i>, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.</p>
Kuya Kuya: El cuento más bello sobre el amor andino (Spanish Edi...
by Óscar Colchado Lucio

Language

Spanish

Pages

45

Publication Date

August 22, 2019

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Kuya Kuya, es una de las obras del escritor Ancashino Óscar Colchado Lucio. <br />Esta entrega, se trata de un hermoso cuento que teje el amor andino. En ella, Colchado narra la historia de Paliaco, un niño -ancashino- del campo, que vive enamorado de una niña de nombre Floria, la niña más hermosa de su aula. <br />Paliaco busca por todos los medios ganarse su amor, le compra regalos, como por ejemplo unos ganchos, flores, etc. Pero Floria no le correspondía a pesar de los regalos, es más, para darle celos, ella andaba con Basilio, otro compañero de la escuela. Después de muchos sufrir por amor, un día se encontró con Marcial, un amigo quien le da ideas, diciendo que case un ave -al tuktupillín- y le saque el corazón para después hacerlo secar con el sol (Kuya Kuya).<br />Paliaco lo hizo, así un día a escondidas lo echó -el polvito- en todo el balde de la leche que Floria acababa de ordeñar a su vaca.<br />Después de muchos años, ya grandes, Floria y Paliaco se vuelven a encontrar. Y viendo la cordillera negra, Paliaco, comenta: "Ahora, Floria, tenemos dos guaguas. Al mayorcito lo has puesto mi sobrenombre “Paliaco”, como me decían a mí en la escuela. Tú y yo, comprendemos por qué...<br /> Ahora hasta tus taitas también me quieren mucho".<br />
The Courage to Imagine: The Child Hero in Children's Literature (...
by Roni Natov

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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The act of imagining lies at the very heart of children's engagements with literature and with the plots and characters they encounter in their favorite stories. <i>The Courage to Imagine </i>is a landmark new study of that fundamental act of imagining. Roni Natov focuses on the ways in which children's imaginative engagement with the child hero figure can open them up to other people's experiences, developing empathy across lines of race, gender and sexuality, as well as helping them to confront and handle traumatic experience safely. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches from the psychological to the cultural and reading a multicultural spectrum of authors, including works by Maya Angelou, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman and Brian Selznick, this is a groundbreaking examination of the nature of imagining for children and re-imagining for the adult writer and illustrator.

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