Description : This is a fascinating adventure story about a little girl named Kim; her brother, Steve; and Teddy Blue Bear, their shaggy dog. A wild chase after a runaway soccer ball leads them to the discovery of the mythical Blue Kingdom located at the South Pole. It turns out that the Blue King is the cousin of Saint Nicholas, who, as we all know, resides at the North Pole. The Blue King and Santa Claus communicate via C-mail (sea mail) with secret messages. The heroine, Kim, answers a mysterious riddle that results in the establishment of a humanitarian mission to promote friendship, understanding, and niceness among all children (and grown-ups) throughout the world. Ambassadors of FUN will be dispatched throughout the globe to promote FUN and to identify all nice children who have contributed to the betterment of mankind. These nice children (and worthy adults) will receive a special blue gift that will be delivered by Santa during the holiday season. Wonderfully illustrated by artist Lynn Morgan, the book captures the adventure of this fanciful tale that takes the reader/listener on a journey to the mythical Blue Kingdom.
Description : As ICT continues to grow as a key resource in the classroom, this book helps students and teachers to get the best out of e-literature, with practical ideas for work schemes for children at all levels. Len Unsworth draws together functional analyses of language and images and applies them to real-life classroom learning environments, developing pupils’ understanding of ‘text’. The main themes include: What kinds of literary narratives can be accessed electronically? How can language, pictures, sound and hypertext be analysed to highlight the story? How can digital technology enhance literary experiences through web-based 'book talk' and interaction with publishers' websites? How do computer games influence the reader/ player role in relation to how we understand stories?
Description : Retells the legend of Arthur as perceived by Viviane, the Lady of the Lake and high priestess of Avalon, Arthur's mother Igraine, his Christian wife Guinevere, and the sorceress Morgaine
Description : It is New Year at Camelot and a mysterious green knight appears at King Arthur’s court. Challenging the knights of the Round Table to a Christmas game, he offers his splendid axe as a prize to whoever is brave enough to behead him with just one strike. The condition is that his challenger must seek him out in a year and a day to have the deed returned. Sir Gawain accepts and decapitates the stranger, only to see him pick up his head, walk out of the hall and ride away on his horse. Now Gawain must complete his part of the bargain, search for his foe and confront what seems his doom... Michael Smith’s translation of this magnificent Arthurian romance draws on his intimate experience of the North West of England and his knowledge of mediaeval history, culture and architecture. He takes us back to the original poetic form of the manuscript and brings it alive for a modern audience, while revealing the poem’s historic and literary context. The book is beautifully illustrated by throughout with detailed recreations of the illuminated lettering in the original manuscript and the author’s own linocut prints, each meticulously researched for contemporary accuracy. This is an exciting new edition that will appeal both to students of the Gawain-poet and the general reader alike.