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A Hat Full of Sky

By Terry Pratchett
  • Book ID : 1407042548
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 520
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-hat-full-of-sky.pdf

Book Summary:

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SERIES Something is coming after Tiffany. . . Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic, but life isn't exactly what she thought it would be. She expects spells and magic – not chores and ill-tempered goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this? And Tiffany will find that she needs her magic more than ever, to fight off the insidious, disembodied creature that is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself. Will she succeed?

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  • File Pdf: the-time-travelling-caveman.pdf

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 32
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  • File Pdf: death-s-domain.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-amazing-maurice-and-his-educated-rodents.pdf

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  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Isbn : 180081142X
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  • File Pdf: warning.pdf

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  • Isbn : 052557672X
  • Pages : 384
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  • File Pdf: the-uninhabitable-earth.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 427
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  • Reads : 300
  • File Pdf: the-bromeliad-trilogy.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: good-omens.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: i-don-t-want-curly-hair.pdf

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  • Pages : 192
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  • File Pdf: doctor-illuminatus.pdf

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 256
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  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: wings.pdf

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Humor
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Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 300
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Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

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By Marion Rana
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319672983
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: terry-pratchett-s-narrative-worlds.pdf

Book Summary:

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

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By Caroline Webb
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317935748
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 871
  • File Pdf: fantasy-and-the-real-world-in-british-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

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By Susan Fichtelberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440834512
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: encountering-enchantment.pdf

Book Summary:

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

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By Marek Oziewicz,Brian Attebery,Tereza Dedinová
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350203351
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: fantasy-and-myth-in-the-anthropocene.pdf

Book Summary:

The first study to look at the intersection of the discourse of the Anthropocene within the two highly influential storytelling modes of fantasy and myth, this book shows the need for stories that articulate visions of a biocentric, ecological civilization. Fantasy and myth have long been humanity's most advanced technologies for collective dreaming. Today they are helping us adopt a biocentric lens, re-kin us with other forms of life, and assist us in the transition to an ecological civilization. Deliberately moving away from dystopian narratives toward anticipatory imaginations of sustainable futures, this volume blends chapters by top scholars in the fields of fantasy, myth, and Young Adult literature with personal reflections by award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young audiences, including Shaun Tan, Jane Yolen, Katherine Applegate and Joseph Bruchac. Chapters cover the works of major fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Prachett, J. K. Rowling, China Miéville, Barbara Henderson, Jeanette Winterson, John Crowley, Richard Powers, George R. R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson. They range through narratives set in the UK, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia. Across the chapters, fantasy and myth are framed as spaces where visions of sustainable futures can be designed with most detail and nuance. Rather than merely criticizing the ecocidal status quo, the book asks how mythic narratives and fantastic stories can mobilize resistance around ideas necessary for the emergence of an ecological civilization.

A Hat Full of Miracles

By Lottie Gillmore
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781449077884
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: a-hat-full-of-miracles.pdf

Book Summary:

Here within the pages of this beautiful little book, unfold true miracle stories of many people, of many walks of life, within our fine city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and surrounding area. All these stories come to us with a supernatural flavor of some essence. That being God's Supernatural Essence, Revelations 1:8, "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is , and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." The most precious thing that God has ever created is actually you and me. Rich or poor, big or little, bad or good, God allowed His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die a horrendous death on a tree, just to claim each living person, through forgiveness of sins, for His own. Relax, sit back and drink in a few drops, of the big picture of God's Supernatural Love, while people that you and I know personally, share of their Supernatural Miracle incounters. Enjoy! Lottie Gillmore

The Turtle Moves!

By Lawrence Watt-Evans
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1935618385
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 202
  • File Pdf: the-turtle-moves.pdf

Book Summary:

After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld's evolution as well as essays on Pratchett's place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld's fans.

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

By Linda Washington,Carrie Pyykkonen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : 1429934883
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reads : 458
  • File Pdf: secrets-of-the-wee-free-men-and-discworld.pdf

Book Summary:

A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

The Science of Self-Empowerment

By Gregg Braden
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Isbn : 1401957250
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 361
  • File Pdf: the-science-of-self-empowerment.pdf

Book Summary:

New in paperback (originally published as HUMAN BY DESIGN): At the cutting edge of science and spirituality, New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden explains that evolution is not the whole story of humanity--and offers a new understanding of our origins that can help us tap the extraordinary abilities we already have. What would it mean to discover we're designed to live extraordinary lives of self-healing, longevity, and deep intuition? Is it possible that the advanced awareness achieved by monks, nuns, and mystics--considered rare in the past--is actually meant to be a normal part of our daily lives? In this revelatory book, now available for the first time in paperback, five-time New York Times best-selling author and 2018 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden explains that we no longer need to ask these questions as "What if?" Recent discoveries ranging from human evolution and genetics to the new science of neuro-cardiology (the bridge between the brain and the heart) have overturned 150 years of thinking when it comes to the way we think of ourselves, our origin, and our capabilities. In this reader-friendly journey of discovery, Braden begins with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world than scientists have believed in the past. It's this undisputable fact that leads to even deeper mysteries. "How do we awaken the extraordinary abilities that come from such an awesome connection?" "What role does our ancient and mysterious heritage play in our lives today?" Join Gregg as he crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer precisely these questions. In doing so he reveals a) specific tools, techniques, and practices to awaken our deep intuition on-demand, for self healing and longevity; and 2) concrete solutions to the social issues that are destroying our families and dividing us as people, including the bullying of young people, hate crimes, the growing epidemic of suicide, religious extremism, and more. When new discoveries prove that the existing human story is no longer based in fact, it's time to change the story. This simple truth is at the heart of the book you're about to read.

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199330905
  • Pages :
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 139
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-companion-to-cheese.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & Scholarship The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyère, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

By Deanna J. McDaniel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313094519
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 375
  • File Pdf: gentle-reads.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

By Sylvia M. Vardell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610695615
  • Pages : 343
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 158
  • File Pdf: children-s-literature-in-action.pdf

Book Summary:

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Women and the Abuse of Power

By Helen Gavin
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Isbn : 1800433360
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 430
  • File Pdf: women-and-the-abuse-of-power.pdf

Book Summary:

With themes ranging from the personal consideration of female bodies, to the supernatural hidden realm, to the public condemnation of women who fall foul of either the law or of a male-dominated world, this collection of interdisciplinary essays provides an in-depth look at the fate of women who abuse or are abused by power.

Thinking Queerly

By Jes Battis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 1501515330
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 277
  • File Pdf: thinking-queerly.pdf

Book Summary:

Why do we love wizards? Where do these magical figures come from? Thinking Queerly traces the wizard from medieval Arthurian literature to contemporary YA adaptations. By exploring the link between Merlin and Harry Potter, or Morgan le Fay and Sabrina, readers will see how the wizard offers spaces of hope and transformation for young readers. In particular, this book examines how wizards think differently, and how this difference can resonate with both LGBTQ and neurodivergent readers, who’ve been told they don’t fit in.