Cloud Cuckoo Land and Other Odd Spots

Cloud Cuckoo Land  and Other Odd Spots
Author: Bernard Lodge
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Cuckoo Land and Other Odd Spots Book Excerpt:

The reader takes a rhyming trip to places not on many maps including Hairland, the Hanging Hills, Ice Cone Island, and Yewtopia.

A to Zoo

A to Zoo
Author: Carolyn W. Lima,John A. Lima
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1692
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Zoo Book Excerpt:

Presents a guide to nearly 27,000 children's picture book titles grouped in over 1,200 subjects and indexed by author, title, and illustrator.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review Index Book Excerpt:

Vols. 8-10 of the 1965-1984 master cumulation constitute a title index.

The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books

The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horn Book Guide to Children s and Young Adult Books Book Excerpt:

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1982168455
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Cuckoo Land Book Excerpt:

On the New York Times bestseller list for 19 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more—one of the ten books that appeared on the most lists for 2021 “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the instant New York Times bestseller that is a “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of 2021, Anthony Doerr’s gorgeous third novel is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope—and a book. In Cloud Cuckoo Land, Doerr has created a magnificent tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness—with other species, with each other, with those who lived before us, and with those who will be here after we’re gone. Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. This she reads to her ailing sister as the walls of the only place she has known are bombarded in the great siege of Constantinople. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the invading army. His path and Anna’s will cross. Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno, who learned Greek as a prisoner of war, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of gravest danger. Their lives are gloriously intertwined, and Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own. Dedicated to “the librarians then, now, and in the years to come,” Cloud Cuckoo Land is a beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship—of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.

An Alien in a Strange Land

An Alien in a Strange Land
Author: Anthony Dancer
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 162189293X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Alien in a Strange Land Book Excerpt:

This unique theological biography traces the emergence of William Stringfellow's theology and the place of biblical politics within it. It highlights the centrality of life and work to his theology, and the inseparability of one from another. It tells the story of an ordinary life made less ordinary, radicalized through becoming a biblical person. Amidst periods in America of threat and prosperity (1950s), and later dissent and protest (1960s), Dancer examines not only how Stringfellow held America to account, but the way in which he offered a hopeful alternative in which the place of the Bible and the world were both central. It explores the way Stringfellow learned that the Bible makes sense of us and not us of it. This is biblical politics--a radicalizing, organizing engagement with the person and the world of which the church seems to sadly have lost both sight and interest. The advocacy of Karl Barth, his love of the circus, his scholarship to LSE, the National Conference on Religion and Race, his love for his parable of hope, Anthony Towne, and his prophetic confrontation with Johnson's "Great Society," all offer clues and insights into this radicalizing force at work in his life. Yet it was a life-threatening illness and personal confrontation with death in many ways became the final point of radicalization that lead to the production of Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land-ethics as pertinent to today as they are to any age.

The Chambers Thesaurus

The Chambers Thesaurus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 755
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9788186062371
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chambers Thesaurus Book Excerpt:

Dancing With Strangers In Dark Places

Dancing With Strangers In Dark Places
Author: Mark England
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1447650735
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing With Strangers In Dark Places Book Excerpt:

THE PARTY'S OVER - SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL SEAN NIPWUD. After all the years of excesses: the drinking, the drugs, the casual sex, the highs with your mates - Just what are you supposed to do next Sean Nipwud, a 33-year old married father of one. A chronic insomnia disorder. A dubious lack of morals. A devious double persona. A reckless quest for excitement. And a huge chasm in his social fulfillment that demands his full attention. Nipwud menaceson the cusp of personal disaster as he toils in his descision between the frivolity and fantasies that his hungry, fatigued mind craves, or the family that loves him the most. Sean Nipwud is the chemical generations newest belated anti-hero. JOIN THE COMEDOWN!

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British National Bibliography Book Excerpt:

An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School

An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School
Author: Christine Pappas,Barbara Zulandt Kiefer,Linda S. Levstik
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School Book Excerpt:

An Intergrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School, enable readers to easily incorporate integrated units in the classroom.

Tynan Letters

Tynan Letters
Author: Kathleen Tynan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN: 1446499189
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tynan Letters Book Excerpt:

The Letters of Kenneth Tynan- drama critic, talent snob, intellectual dandy, inveterate campaigner - provide a record of a soul: written between the ages of 11 and 53, they not only chart the extraordinary parabola of his career but show the constancy of his quest for grace, style and effortless wit.

We Need to Talk about Family

We Need to Talk about Family
Author: Roberta Garrett,Tracey Jensen,Angie Voela
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN: 1443899143
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk about Family Book Excerpt:

We are the first generation in recent history to not know if our children will have a better life than us. Over the past thirty years, the dream of upward mobility and stable and securely paid employment has dissipated. This collection draws together insights from the disciplines of cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology, in order to explore the complex and contested status of “the family” under neoliberalism. At one end of the spectrum, the intensification of work and the normalisation of long-hours working culture have undermined the time and energy available for private family life. At the other end, the fantasy of the nuclear family as a potential “haven in a heartless world” is rapidly unravelling, supplanted with a hypercompetitive, neo-traditionalist, mobile, neoliberal family seeking to capitalise on the uneven spread of resources in order to maximise the futures of its own children. As neoliberalism has always been split between socio-economic realities and the expectations of where we “should” be, we are always living with the anxiety of being left behind and the hope that the best is yet to come. The chapters in this collection signal the troubles of the neoliberal family: in particular, the gulf between the practical conditions of family life and the formation of new fantasies. The volume addresses the neoliberal family in a range of contexts: from the domestic, reproductive and bio-political regulation of family life, the representations of the neoliberal family on television and across social media, to the negotiation of family dynamics in maternal memoirs. The work provides a much-needed corrective to the critical emphasis on the macrostructures of the neoliberal world.

Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture

Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture
Author: Catherine E. Ingrassia,Jeffrey S. Ravel
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005-05-04
ISBN: 9780801881923
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture Book Excerpt:

With this well-illustrated new volume, the SECC continues its tradition of publishing innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the interpretive edge. Essays include:Misty Anderson, Our Purpose is the Same: Whitefield, Foote, and the Theatricality of MethodismTili Boon Cuillé, La Vraisemblance du merveilleux: Operatic Aesthetics in Cazotte's Fantastic FictionSimon Dickie, Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate: The Roasting of AdamsLynn Festa, Cosmetic Differences: The Changing Faces of England and FranceBlake Gerard, All that the heart wishes: Changing Views toward Sentimentality Reflected in Visualizations of Sterne's Maria, 1773-1888Jennifer Keith, The Sins of Sensibility and the Challenge of Antislavery PoetryMary Helen McMurran, Aphra Behn from Both Sides: Translation in the Atlantic WorldLeslie Richardson, Leaving her Father's House: Locke, Astell, and Clarissa's Body PoliticSandra Sherman, The Wealth of Nations in the 1790sAlan Sikes, Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There, and a Couple of Tra La Las: The Rise and Fall of the Castrato SingerRivka Swenson, Representing Modernity in Jane Barker's Galesia Trilogy: Jacobite Allegory and the Aesthetics of the Patch-Work Subject

Making the Irish American

Making the Irish American
Author: Marion Casey,J.J. Lee
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 733
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN: 0814752187
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Irish American Book Excerpt:

"Most will find this book alone as satisfying as a plate of praties or an endearing tin-whistle tune." --Foreword Magazine"This lavish compendium looks at the Irish and America from a variety of perspectives." --USA Today"For anyone with the slightest interest in the history of Irish immigrants in America, Lee and Casey's book is a wonderful foundation on which to build a knowledge base."--Northeast Book Reviews"From the double-meaning of its title to its roster of impressive contributors, Making the Irish American is destined for the bookshelves of all readers who aim to keep up on Irish-American history." --Irish America"For the astute editorial selection of the number of general and somewhat specialized articles, expertise of the authors, and documentation in articles and appendices plus notes and biographies, Making the Irish American is a major text tying together this field of ethnic studies with American history and social history."--Midwest Book ReviewIrish America- a land of pubs, politics, music, stories and St. Patricks Day. But of course, it's also so much more....Making the Irish American is one of the most comprehensive books of its kind."--NYU Today"In Making the Irish American, editors J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey have compiled an illustrated 700-page volume that traces the history of the Irish in the United States and shows the impact America has had on its Irish immigrants and vice versa. The book's 29 articles deal with various aspects of Irish-American life, including labor and unions, discrimination, politics, sports, entertainment and nationalism, as well as the future of Irish America. Among the contributors are Calvin Trillin, Pete Hamill, Daniel Patrick Moynihanand the editors." --Associated Press"This massive volume, copublish

The Canadian Forum

The Canadian Forum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canadian Forum Book Excerpt:

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

The History of British Women s Writing  1920 1945
Author: M. Joannou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN: 1137292172
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945 Book Excerpt:

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Lisa Borders
Publsiher: River City Pub
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Cuckoo Land Book Excerpt:

Young female street musician's search for a home, both real and spiritual.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Naomi Mitchison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Cuckoo Land Book Excerpt:

Otherworldly Maine

Otherworldly Maine
Author: Noreen Doyle
Publsiher: Down East Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 0892728353
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Otherworldly Maine Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth Hand, Stephen King, and Edgar Pangborn put Maine on the map as a place where otherworldly things happen. But they're not the only authors who see the state as a source of inspiration for fantasy and science fiction. Twenty-four writers from Mark Twain to Jack L. Chalker, Gardner Dozois — and, yes, Hand, King, and Pangborn — present everything from dark fantasies of the past to a utopian vision of the future.

Cruelty and Laughter

Cruelty and Laughter
Author: Simon Dickie
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 0226146189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruelty and Laughter Book Excerpt:

A rollicking review of popular culture in 18th century Britain this text turns away from sentimental and polite literature to focus instead on the jestbooks, farces, comic periodicals variety shows and minor comic novels that portray a society in which no subject was taboo and political correctness unimagined.