The Hero and the Crown

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN 10 : 9781497673656
Pages : 219 pages
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Download The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. An outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm—in this “utterly engrossing” Newbery Medal–winning fantasy (The New York Times). Aerin is an outcast in her own father’s court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father’s lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father’s library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat’s weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . . But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history. That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king’s troop is assembled: “The Black Dragon has come . . . Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened.”


The Hero and the Crown

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Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers
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ISBN 10 : 0141309814
Pages : 260 pages
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Download The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A Newbery Medal Winner Although she is the daughter of Damar's king, Aerin has never been accepted as full royalty. Both in and out of the royal court, people whisper the story of her mother, the witchwoman, who was said to have enspelled the king into marrying her to get an heir to rule Damar-then died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a son. But none of them, not even Aerin herself, can predict her future-for she is to be the true hero who will wield the power of the Blue Sword... “[The Hero and the Crown] confirms McKinley as an important writer of modern heroic fantasy, a genre whose giants include C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin.”—The Washington Post “An utterly engrossing fantasy.”—The New York Times


The Newbery Companion

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 1563088134
Pages : 465 pages
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Download The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.


Reading Raps

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 9781591582342
Pages : 354 pages
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Download Reading Raps by Rita Soltan PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Reading Raps by Rita Soltan. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Offering 100 ready-made book club instructions for popular children's and YA titles, this guide provides comprehensive background information needed to conduct lively book discussions for four types of family-oriented book clubs--family, mother/daughter, father/son, and readers' rap--as well as a book club for kids only. Perfect for public library programs and after-school book clubs, this is a one-stop resource, with practical, ready-made plans that can easily be adapted to multiple environments.


Robin McKinley

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 0810877449
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Robin McKinley by Evelyn M. Perry PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Robin McKinley by Evelyn M. Perry. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This study of fantasy author Robin McKinley is the first full-length, in-depth analysis of the author's works, including her award-winning books The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor, 1983) and The Hero and the Crown (Newbery Medal, 1985).


The Newbery and Caldecott Awards

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838935859
Pages : 168 pages
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Download The Newbery and Caldecott Awards by Association for Library Service to Children PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Newbery and Caldecott Awards by Association for Library Service to Children. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The latest edition of the "Newbery and Caldecott Awards" guide covers the most distinguished American children's literature and illustration. Featured in this edition are: a comprehensive, annotated awards listing; Kathleen T. Horning's new essay exploring the topic of new editions and bibliographic citations for updated works; notes indicating those Caldecott Medal winners and Honor Books that have been revised and republished with new art; Bette J. Peltola's essay explaining terms and definitions associated with both awards; information on media used in the award-winning books; and a glimpse at criteria used to select the awards.


Best Books for Young Adults

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838935699
Pages : 346 pages
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Download Best Books for Young Adults by Holly Koelling PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Best Books for Young Adults by Holly Koelling. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.


The Hero in History

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Publisher : Transaction Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 1412837162
Pages : 218 pages
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Download The Hero in History by Sidney Hook PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Hero in History by Sidney Hook. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The interaction of the individual in history and politics has posed major theoretical questions of historical analysis for the past two centuries: is social destiny shaped by forces beyond the power of the individual, or can the future be mastered by collective effort under the outstanding leadership of heroic men and women? In this classic study, a major philosopher and social theorist of the twentieth century offers a searching examination of the conditions under which individuals make choices that significantly alter the course of historical events and presents a scathing critique of various forms of social determinism that deny the individual freedom of action or a decisive role in history. The myth of the hero as the savior of the tribe or nation, as Hook notes, is older than written history. Until the ninteenth century, the hero functioned not merely as a cult figure but as a principle of historical explanation, a key to the rise and fall of countries and even of cultures. The exaggerations and omissions of this point of view produced an equally simplistic reaction with the formulation of determinist historiographies in which physical, racial, social, and economic forces replaced individuals as the dynamic factors in the development of events. Hook singles out orthodox Marxism as the most all-encompassing determinist system and subjects the historical thinking of Engels, Plekhanov, and Trotsky to sharp and meticulous scrutiny. Using the Russian Revolution as a test case, Hook observes that while the February 1917 Revolution was an inevitable development, the October revolution was, according to the best historical evidence, contingent upon the personality and actions of Lenin. In his 1978 reconsideration of the subject of heroism, appearing new to this edition, Hook defines a middle ground between the extremes of voluntarism and determinism that explains why the presence of strong personalities are decisive under certain conditions while under others key actors would appear to be almost interchangeable. He points us toward an understanding of a fascinating problem in history and raises essential questions about the role of "great" men and women in a democracy. "The Hero in History "will be of interest to intellectual historians, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists.


Prizing Children’s Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317231417
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Prizing Children’s Literature by Kenneth B. Kidd PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Prizing Children’s Literature by Kenneth B. Kidd. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of children’s book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especially the United States. Contributors offer both case studies of particular awards and analysis of broader trends in literary evaluation and elevation, drawing on theoretical work on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the complex and often unconscious ideological work of prizing, the ongoing tension between formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards — all the more urgent in light of the "We Need Diverse Books" campaign — the ever-morphing forms and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. Among the many awards discussed are the Pura Belpré Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor General Literary Award, the Printz Award, the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the John Newbery Medal, giving due attention to prizes for fiction as well as for non-fiction, poetry, and film. This volume will interest scholars in literary and cultural studies, social history, book history, sociology, education, library and information science, and anyone concerned with children's literature.


The Narrative Symbol in Childhood Literature

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 10 : 9783110872682
Pages : 282 pages
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Download The Narrative Symbol in Childhood Literature by Joanne M. Golden PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Narrative Symbol in Childhood Literature by Joanne M. Golden. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.


The Cultural Gutter

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9780557958399
Pages : 218 pages
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Download The Cultural Gutter by Carol Borden PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Cultural Gutter by Carol Borden. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Science fiction, fantasy, comics, romance, genre movies, games all drain into the Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful articles about disreputable art-media and genres that are a little embarrassing. Irredeemable. Worthy of Note, but rolling like errant pennies back into the gutter. The Cultural Gutter is dangerous because we have a philosophy. We try to balance enthusiasm with clear-eyed, honest engagement with the material and with our readers. This book expands on our mission with 10 articles each from science fiction/fantasy editor James Schellenberg, comics editor and publisher Carol Borden, romance editor Chris Szego, screen editor Ian Driscoll and founding editor and former games editor Jim Munroe.


Children's Fantasy Literature

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781107018143
Pages : 289 pages
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Download Children's Fantasy Literature by Michael Levy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Children's Fantasy Literature by Michael Levy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A comprehensive study of children's fantasy literature across the English-speaking world, from the sixteenth century to the present.


Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781440844409
Pages : 482 pages
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Download Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature by Meagan Lacy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature by Meagan Lacy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems


Rose Daughter

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN 10 : 9781497673694
Pages : 249 pages
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Download Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Award-winning author Robin McKinley tells an enthralling story of magic, love, and redemption, based on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Once upon a time, a wealthy merchant had three daughters. When his business failed, he moved his daughters to the countryside. The youngest daughter, Beauty, is fascinated by the thorny stems of a mysterious plant that overwhelms their neglected cottage. She tends the plant until it blossoms with the most beautiful flowers the sisters have ever seen—roses. Admiring the roses, an old woman tells Beauty, “Roses are for love.” And she speaks of a sorcerers’ battle many years ago that left a beast in an enchanted palace, and a curse concerning a family of three sisters . . . The Newbery Medal–winning author’s charming retelling of the classic fairy tale weaves a tangled story of sorcery, loyalty, and love that is sure to cast a spell on readers.


The Hero and the Goddess

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Publisher : Quest Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780835630634
Pages : 425 pages
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Download The Hero and the Goddess by Jean Houston PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Hero and the Goddess by Jean Houston. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. All great stories can change our lives, and practically none is more transformational than Homer’s The Odyssey, which had a power so great that it launched Greek civilization and has influenced the West ever since. In this fresh approach to self-realization, human potentials leader Jean Houston provides empowering experiential exercises at every key stage of Homer’s epic to make The Odyssey our own journey. As we set sail with Odysseus, together we endure loss and suffering, the search for the divine Beloved, and the joy of finally arriving home. "Tapping the power of these archetypes," says Houston, "helps us effect healing in areas that have kept us immobilized and anguished. By raising our own tragic dimension to a mythic level, we awaken to a larger, nobler life."


The Hero of Italy and Other Poems

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ISBN 10 : BL:A0026360865
Pages : 144 pages
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Wallace: the hero of Scotland ... [A novel.] With ... wood engravings, drawn by George Standfast

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ISBN 10 : BL:A0017528120
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Wallace: the hero of Scotland ... [A novel.] With ... wood engravings, drawn by George Standfast by Gabriel ALEXANDER PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Wallace: the hero of Scotland ... [A novel.] With ... wood engravings, drawn by George Standfast by Gabriel ALEXANDER. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.