Description : Eleven short stories. Thirteen drabbles. Six series. Clearly this author has written way too many tie-in short stories for reasonability. Tie-ins for the Wicked Witches of Restva series: “Ogre in Boots” What is this cat named Puss, and why is he bothering Rulisa’s father? Could it be another assassin sent from Black Magic Academy? Tie-ins for The End in the Beginning series: “The Weeds within the Rulership” Raneh’s really worried that she has magic and it’s forbidden. But she gets a slight distraction when the boy next door gives her a bouquet of weeds. “The Secrets from the Rulership” The Ruler learns the secret of the Keepers, and decides what will be necessary for the good of the world. “The Numbers across the Rulership” Now, hold on! What’s this nonsense about Hurik taking the oath of status? He has a better idea! Tie-ins for the Fairy Senses series: “Fairy Feet” When playing tag, three girls run into a fairy with big feet. Oops! Is the fairy hurt? Tie-ins for the Dragon Eggs series: “Dragon’s Dawn” Tomorrow is her wedding, and Rose is really scared. She’s about to marry a man she barely knows so that they can become parents to a baby dragon. Tie-ins for the Trilogy of a Teenage Werevulture series: “Triumph of a Teenage Werevulture” In a world where everyone is a fantasy creature, Lisette had the misfortune to be turned into a werevulture. On top of that, now her date is dragging her to a football game! But if the rival team is cheating, well, clearly somebody needs to save the day. Tie-ins for The Numbers Just Keep Getting Bigger series: “One Silly Chatterbox That Won’t Stop Talking” How in the world does one get Henina to stop talking long enough to teach that child how to read? “Three Little Stones That Said the Wrong Thing” Henina’s not going to let her older sister marry the wrong man. Even if it means upsetting her whole family! “Four Hardened Criminals on a Dangerous Street” Henina’s sense of self-preservation could be higher, admittedly. “Six Shiny Silver Coins and the Ridiculous Ruckus They Caused” “The Fates see all and hear all. The king will perform an act of great generosity before the sun sets this day.” The king is horrified to hear this, and immediately throws six silver coins out into the crowd to get the prophecy over with before something worse happens. Naturally, Henina catches one. And, naturally, pandemonium ensues. Includes the following funny drabbles (100 word short stories): “An Alternate Solution to the Sleeping Curse” “Puss in Oops” “Entrance Interview” “The Novice at the Rulership” “The Painting like the Rulership” “Fairy Fingers” “Fairy Stink” “Dragon’s Yowl” “Trials of a Teenage Shapeshifter” “Trials of a Teenage Zombie” “Seven Shameless Scamps Looking Pitiful” “Thirteen Years After a Sister’s Wedding” “Fifteen Problems in One Hundred Words” Most can stand on their own just fine, and all of them will add new fun if you know the worlds they’re set in. The question is . . . are you ready to laugh?
Description : Coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky saga followed in a long trail of media exposures of the more personal details of the lives of public figures. Many commentators have seen stories like this, and TV shows like Jerry Springer's, as evidence of a decline in the standards of the mass media. This increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as Otabloidization.O The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going on and what its implications are. Reality, it turns out, is much more complex than some of the laments suggest. As the contributors show, this is not just a U.S. problem but is repeated in country after country, and it is not certain that the media anywhere are getting more tabloid. What is more, there is no consensus about whether tabloidization is just Odumbing downO or whether it is a necessary tactic for the mass media to engage with new audiences who do not have the news habit. Tabloid Tales will be of interest to students and scholars in journalism, mass communication, political science, and cultural and media studies.
Description : In this book Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive temptation (our consumption replacing the more obvious strings that bind us). Reading tales like Popeye, Hansel & Gretel, and Pinocchio, Honeyman concentrates on the agency of young subjects through material relations, especially where food signifies the invisible strings used to control them in popular discourse and practice, modeling efforts to come out from under the hegemonic handler and take control, at least of their own body spaces, and ultimately finding that most examples indicate less power than the ideal holds.
Description : This 3-in-1 includes stories based on episodes of the Max & Ruby TV show. In "Max Plays Catch," Ruby catches the ball just before it's about to land in a bowl of fruit salad. In "Ruby's Huff and Puff," Max helps Ruby complete her exercises. And finally in "Ruby's Home Run," Ruby gets a home run as she’s running to catch one of Max’s toys!
Description : Remember when TV was just three channels and the biggest celebrities in Cleveland were an outrageous movie host named Ghoulardi, a gentle elf named Barnaby, and a tough-as-nails newswoman named Dorothy Fuldheim? These pioneering entertainers invented television programming before our very eyes while we watched from our living rooms. Revisit the early days of local TV in these fun and fact-filled stories featuring . . . Paige Palmer, the fitness host who smoked four packs a day . . . Smooth-voiced Captain Penny, who reminded us, “You can’t fool mom” . . . Volatile talk show host Alan Douglas, who pushed guests’ hot buttons—sometimes until they punched back . . . Gene Carroll, longtime king of the amateur hour . . . Woodrow, the Woodsman . . . Romper Room’s Miss Barbara . . . Jungle Larry . . . and many other local favorites.
Description : This 48 page 8x8 storybook includes three stories based on episodes of the Max & Ruby TV show. In “Picture Perfect,” Max makes the perfect picture for Grandma. In “Ruby's Amazing Maze,” Max helps Ruby draw a fun maze. And finally in “Ruby's Art Stand,” Max helps Ruby and Louise sell their art by creating sun hats out of their paintings!
Description : Presents three stories in which Max helps find Ruby's doll, Sally Swimmer; saves Red Rubber Elephant during a circus show; and saves Ruby's model of the Earth after his lobster attempts to nip it.
Description : Collects three stories in which Max tries to join the girls only pajama party, Ruby tries to cure her hiccups, and Ruby and Louise make Max pretend to be a baby.
Description : In these three tales, Max attempts to cool off from the summer heat, Max and Ruby pick berries in Grandma's garden, and Max tries to catch fireflies while waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks.