Download e-book for kindle: Favorite Greek Myths by Lilian Stoughton Hyde

By Lilian Stoughton Hyde

ISBN-10: 1599152614

ISBN-13: 9781599152615

A full of life retelling of 35 favourite Greek myths, starting from the quick tales of Phaeton, Arachne and Bellerophon to the longer stories of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece, the twelve labors of Hercules, and Theseus and the Minotaur. offers first-class fabric for cultivating the kid's mind's eye and quickening his sense of right and wrong. encompasses a entire consultant to the pronunciation and clarification of unexpected names. appropriate for a while nine and up.

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By Catherine McCafferty

ISBN-10: 157768379X

ISBN-13: 9781577683797

During this cherished story, Rapunzel can purely see her real love if she shall we down her lengthy, golden hair. youngsters will eagerly proceed examining to work out what is going to ensue while the evil witch discovers a guy has been mountaineering Rapunzel's hair! --Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) memento tales books are the vintage stories of magic, mind's eye, and thought that may pride kids repeatedly. From the hard-working purple chicken to the silly Gingerbread guy, those tales will catch children's curiosity and spark their mind's eye web page after web page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and studying. every one ebook comprises 32 pages of clean, pleasing illustrations, and measures 8" x 8".

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Read e-book online Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade PDF

By Andrei Codrescu

ISBN-10: 0691143374

ISBN-13: 9780691143378

"I worry every one passing evening that i cannot obtain my upkeep dose of suspense, after which i'm going to stop to exist."--Whatever will get you thru the Night

Whatever will get you thru the Night is an irreverent and deeply humorous retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly encouraged exploration of the undying paintings of storytelling. Award-winning author Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade stored Baghdad's virgins and her personal lifestyles via a heroic feat of storytelling--one that stored the Persian king Sharyar putting in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the tip of both suspense or interest ability loss of life, yet Codrescu retains either alive during this wonderful story of the way she realized to carry a king in thrall, environment along with her unending invention an unsurpassable instance for all storytellers around the a long time. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as fascinating as she is shrewd--and so is the tale Codrescu tells.

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Download e-book for kindle: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis

By C. S. Lewis

ISBN-10: 0156904365

ISBN-13: 9780156904360

“I observed good why the gods don't communicate to us overtly, nor allow us to resolution . . . Why should still they listen the babble that we predict we suggest? How can they meet us head to head until eventually we've got faces?”

Haunted by means of the parable of Cupid and Psyche all through his existence, C.S. Lewis wrote this, his final, outstanding novel, to retell their tale in the course of the gaze of Psyche’s sister, Orual. Disfigured and embittered, Orual loves her more youthful sister to a fault and suffers deeply while she is shipped away to Cupid, the God of the Mountain. Psyche is forbidden to seem upon the god’s face, yet is persuaded through her sister to take action; she is banished for her betrayal. Orual is left by myself to develop in energy yet by no means in love, to ask yourself on the silence of the gods. in simple terms on the finish of her lifestyles, in visions of her misplaced liked sister, will she listen a solution.

"Till we have now Faces succeeds in featuring with inventive directness what its writer has defined somewhere else as ‘the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic fact during which all of us live’ . . . [It] deepens for adults that feel of ask yourself and weird fact which delights young ones in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and different legends of Narnia." —New York Times

"The most vital and victorious paintings that Lewis has . . . produced." —New York bring in Tribune

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Read e-book online Swedish Fairy Tales PDF

By John Bauer, Holger Lundbergh

These are tales choked with depraved magicians, problematical trolls, teasing magpies, and solemn tomtar. In Swedish fairy stories, frogs develop into attractive fairy women, troll women marry troll princes, kings rework into woodcutters, and little boys go looking for event within the wooded area. This choice of twenty-one incredible stories includes:

The Seven Wishes
The Trolls and the Youngest Tomte
The Changelings
Leap the Elk and Little Princess Cottongrass
The Queen
And many more

These tales are shrewdpermanent and enjoyable, choked with experience and magic. a global of ask yourself and secret is delivered to lifestyles by way of the spellbinding artwork of 1 of the world’s maximum illustrators of fairy stories, John Bauer. His big-nosed, good-natured trolls are bound to satisfaction, whereas his heroes and heroines shine brightly, bringing wish and goodness to darkish places.

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Get The Golden Tree (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 12) PDF

By Kathryn Lasky

ISBN-10: 0439888069

ISBN-13: 9780439888066

Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a brand new Golden Age of the good Tree below the sophisticated impression of the Ember. All turns out good, yet underneath the prosperity of peace Coryn is tortured via the suspicion that his evil mom, Nyra, is a hagsfiend and that his personal blood consists of the haggish taint. He wanders afar looking for the reality from hagsfiends themselves - placing the good Tree at risk. Soren & the Band persist with their new king to unusual components to protect him from the results of his obsession.

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Jack Zipes's Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimm's Folk and PDF

By Jack Zipes

ISBN-10: 1400852587

ISBN-13: 9781400852581

In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary student Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North the United States, from the 19th century to the current. Zipes finds how the Grimms got here to play a pivotal and strange position within the evolution of Western folklore and within the heritage of the main major cultural style within the world—the fairy tale.

Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to find and look after a wealthy abundance of reports emanating from an oral culture, and inspired neighbors, colleagues, and strangers to assemble and percentage those stories. consequently, millions of amazing folks and fairy stories poured into books all through Europe and feature saved coming. Zipes seems to be on the transformation of the Grimms’ stories into children’s literature, the Americanization of the stories, the “Grimm” elements of up to date stories, and the tales’ utopian impulses. He indicates that the Grimms weren't the 1st students to show their cognizance to folks stories, yet have been important in increasing readership and atmosphere the excessive criteria for folk-tale accumulating that proceed in the course of the present period. Zipes concludes with a glance at modern diversifications of the stories and increases questions on authenticity, audience, and consumerism.

With erudition and verve, Grimm Legacies examines the lasting common impression of 2 brothers and their accumulated stories on today’s storytelling global.

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