Download E-books A Contemplation upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature PDF

By Bobby J. Ward

This can be a ideal bedside e-book for the literate gardener and makes a good gardener's reward ebook. it really is an wonderful survey of eighty plant genera, with a mess of references to, and extracts from, fantasy and literature from Shakespeare to the Victorian language of plant life. in keeping with prodigious examine, it contains a lot literature that has fallen into undeserved obscurity, in addition to decisions from the nice poets. it's a pleasant examine of the effect of the world's vegetation on humanity, from the mundane to the magical.

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Download E-books The Everything Classical Mythology Book: Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters from Ares to Zeus PDF

By Lesley Bolton

Wonderful and academic, The every thing Classical Mythology publication is a wonderful advent to old Greek and Roman mythology. For these folks who can't recount the twelve labours of Hercules, how Odysseus tricked the Trojans, why the word Achilles Heel' was once first coined, or how Medusa was once slain, this finished quantity will supply solutions to those and hundreds and hundreds extra enquiries.

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Download E-books Elder Tales: Stories of Wisdom and Courage from Around the World PDF

By Dan Keding

Traditional folktales from all over the world rejoice the knowledge, braveness, or even the follies of elders, offering them as crones, clever males, sages, magic helpers, and fools. prepared through tale variety, those are stories that may be utilized in the study room and library, as a springboard for cultural comparisons and dialogue of ways knowledge is shared among generations, and the way elders give a contribution to and are perceived by way of quite a few societies. it's also a very good source for storytellers appearing in senior facilities, assisted residing amenities, and nursing homes.

Think folks and fairy stories are all approximately mischievous animals, appealing princesses, and good-looking princes? re-examine. essentially the most in demand issues in folklore is that of the energy and function of the elders, a subject that merits revisiting this present day. This assortment gathers conventional folktales from world wide to have a good time the knowledge, braveness, or even the follies of elders.

Arranged through tale kind, those are stories that may be utilized in the school room and library, as a springboard for cultural comparisons and dialogue of ways knowledge is shared among generations, and the way elders give a contribution to and are perceived through a number of societies.

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Download E-books Marwe: Into the Land of the Dead: An East African Legend (Graphic Myths & Legends (Library)) PDF

By Marie P Croall

From an East African village, into the Land of the useless: Marwe lives in a village the place nutrients is scarce. She attempts to be obedient, yet it really is tough to spend each day operating within the fields. while her carelessness ruins the village's vegetation, she's too scared to stand her offended relations and runs away to the unusual Land of the lifeless. Marwe is aware she does not belong there. yet can she locate

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Download E-books The Second Siege: Book Two of The Tapestry PDF

By Henry H. Neff

A fast moving, genre-blending adventure—now in paperback!

The Tapestry sequence maintains to weave threads of fable, mythology, technology fiction, and secret right into a thoroughly unique experience that appeals to fanatics of every little thing from Harry Potter to Lord of the jewelry to The X-Men. Genre-blending and completely illustrated, The Tapestry novels have stuck the eye of middle-grade and younger grownup readers alike—and the sequence is just getting bigger.

In this moment booklet of the sequence, grave forces are converging to grab regulate of the publication of Thoth, a hidden artifact whose pages carry the foremost to creating—or unraveling—the very threads of lifestyles. Max McDaniels and David Menlo embark on a quest to guard the ebook from the demon Astaroth, who may make the most its secrets and techniques with dire final result. And with Astaroth unfastened after centuries of imprisonment, the area outdoor Rowan’s gates has already develop into hostile.

Far from domestic, bring to a halt in the back of enemy traces, Max and his allies needs to trip throughout Europe, descend into the fabled Frankfurt Workshop, courageous the tangled corners of the Black wooded area . . . and move past the veils of our very world.

"After devouring this name, younger lovers could be clamoring for more."—Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales) PDF

Through the Civil warfare, it used to be no longer unusual for military devices to have mascots to raise spirits and construct loyalty one of the infantrymen. some of the most recognized mascots was once outdated Abe, a outstanding eagle from Wisconsin. Named in honor of President Lincoln, the eagle turned the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. previous Abe was once loved by way of foot squaddies and officials alike. He made them giggle along with his antics -- stealing chickens, shaking fingers, and growing heat amidst the tough stipulations of conflict. hovering over the battlefields, he rallied his comrades via quite a few skirmishes and engagements. whilst his exploits grew to become higher than lifestyles and extolled in the course of the nation, even the Confederates knew he used to be a strength to be reckoned with and made the poultry a target!Great Lakes writer Kathy-jo Wargin has earned nationwide acclaim with numerous bestselling kid's books, together with The Edmund Fitzgerald: The track of the Bell, The Legend of snoozing endure and The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). She can also be the writer of B is for Badger: AWisconsin Alphabet. She is a widespread lecturer and visitor speaker through the state. Kathy-jo at present lives together with her relatives in Petoskey, Michigan. Illustrator Laurie Caple has created paintings for lots of books and periodicals, together with the yankee lady sequence and Cricket. The Legend of outdated Abe is Laurie's first booklet with snoozing undergo Press. Laurie lives along with her kinfolk in northern Wisconsin.

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Download E-books Three Billygoats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe PDF

during this vibrant and breezy retelling of the Brothers Grimm storytime favourite, the 3 Billygoats Gruff locate themselves craving for the delectable treats at the different facet in their island. in spite of the fact that, to get there, they first needs to move a bridge...a bridge guarded by means of Calypso Joe, the self-proclaimed "meanest troll dis a part of de island." Joe calls for a toll from the goats, caution of a "big challenge" if it isn?t paid. yet Joe quickly learns that he?s the single with the "big challenge" -- within the kind of a goat two times his dimension.

instructed in a lilting Caribbean dialect so lush, you could essentially consider the nice and cozy island breezes.

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Download E-books The Olive Fairy Book (Complete & Unabridged) PDF

By Andrew Lang

The Olive Fairy Book contains strange tales from Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, the Sudan, and the pen of Anatole France. yet all the tales are informed within the universal language of the fairy story, and their heroes — the golf green Knight who's kept via a soup made up of 9 snakes, the beautiful Dorani who flies each evening to fairyland, the king who knows the language of the animals — might be welcome to kids and grown-ups alike.
All in all, this assortment includes 29 tales, all narrated in transparent vigorous prose. not just are Lang's collections in general thought of to include the simplest English models of the normal tales; they're the richest and widest in range.
"Admirable sequence of photographic reprints of the 1st versions. Altogether first-class value." — New York evaluation of Books.

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Download E-books The Phoenix of Destiny: An Epic Kingdom of Fantasy Adventure (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy: Special Edition) PDF

By Geronimo Stilton

An experience of epic proportions!

I, Geronimo Stilton, had again to the dominion of myth at the wings of the Phoenix of future! Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, wanted my aid as soon as again.

But Blossom used to be behaving unusually. She despatched me off on quest after magical quest, every one more strange and hazardous than the final. It felt like my missions have been increase to whatever actually negative correct below my snout. may possibly my neighbors and that i positioned issues correct back? it is a tale filled with twists and turns, mazes and puzzles, and hundreds fantastical creatures!

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Download E-books Fairy Tale Review: The White Issue #4 PDF

“All nice novels are nice fairy tales,” wrote Vladimir Nabokov decades in the past, and Fairy story Review keeps to think that each one nice literary works owe every little thing to fairy stories. during this factor you'll find paintings represented that attracts from the fabulous, outdated culture of fairy stories in impressive new methods. An elevated figuring out of the suitable and wonderful fairy-tale recommendations, so splendidly elucidated via the student Max Luthi, yet accelerated, within the aesthetic of Fairy story Review, to modern literature around the types and genres, may also help unravel the unlucky schisms that typically come up among so-called mainstream and avant-garde writers and critics. during this factor you can find paintings throughout such a lot of such borders; a number of the writing refers to precise fairy stories, yet a lot of it easily seems like a fairy story; and the way it sounds like a fairy story is thru language, via shape. Please unfold the observe that fairy stories are the latest and oldest aesthetic; and so they supply our lives anxious, attractive form. shape is fairy story, fairy story is shape.

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