Description : An in-depth examination of the novel ways young people support and learn from each other though participation in online fanfiction communities. Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers—primarily young people in their teens and twenties—have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another. Aragon and Davis term this novel system of interactive advice and instruction distributed mentoring, and describe its seven attributes, each of which is supported by an aspect of networked technologies: aggregation, accretion, acceleration, abundance, availability, asynchronicity, and affect. Employing an innovative combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses, they provide an in-depth ethnography, reporting on a nine-month study of three fanfiction sites, and offer a quantitative analysis of lexical diversity in the 61.5 billion words on the Fanfiction.net site. Going beyond fandom, Aragon and Davis consider how distributed mentoring could improve not only other online learning platforms but also formal writing instruction in schools.
Description : Three of the best novels by one of the best children's writers. School Library Journal included both The Secret Garden and A Little Princess in their list of the top 100 children's books of all time.
Description : Most people have heard of Little Lord Fauntleroy, and of The Secret Garden. Yet few people realize that the same woman wrote both books, 25 years apart, and was considered, along with Henry James, one of the leading writers in America on the strength of the adult novels which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s favourite theme in fiction was the reversal of fortune, and she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated with her family to Tennessee at the close of the Civil War. On the surface, her life was extremely successful. She played the roles of Famous Writer and Fairy Godmother with enthusiasm, but happiness eluded her. She was always waiting for the party, but it went on in other rooms.
Description : An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.
Description : My Secret Garden The Kari A. Notebook Composition Book / Notebook is ready for any assignment and is used by students all over the world. Except, mine are different. They have fun colorful covers! College Ruled 7.44 x 9.69" Softcover Composition Book / Notebook CLASSROOM CLASSIC WITH A TWIST! This is not your boring Composition Book! All of my notebooks are colorful and fun! So many to choose from, you are sure to find one! READY NOW FOR EVERYONE ON THE GO My Composition Notebook are ready for any assignment! Don't limit yourself to only school notes! This size is perfect for writers (start that novel), journaling (ideas for a blog perhaps), brainstorming (entrepreneurs keep all your thoughts and doodles together), diary (oh la la), dream diary (make your dream come true) prayer notes (letters to God) and so more! GIFT WITH HEART Makes great gifts for students, teacher, family, friends, and employees. In fact, it is a great gift for anyone that needs a colorful and fun notebook for writing, journaling, prayer notes, and of course, the old stand by - note taking. A new owner of a notebook said he purchased mine one for his girlfriend, and she loved it! XOXO NaNoWriMo...What? NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month -- comes each November. The goal is to write 50,000 words of your novel in one month and then you "win." (You get to brag about writing 50,000 words in one month.) My notebooks are the perfect gift for NaNoWriMo writers - for any month! DOES KARI A. NOTEBOOK USE HER OWN NOTEBOOKS? Um...YES! The first notebooks I designed were for me. I needed a notebook to keep my research references, to-do lists, friends emails, important websites (for when I am at college), mind-maps, gosh, the list goes on! I wanted something more...cute. Let's be honest, the 'go to' composition books are kinda boring. I also like the comments I get from other students, friends and faculty about my notebook. (Oh, and ladies, I seem to attract a lot of attention from guys looking at my notebooks. Not saying love will blossom, or anything like that, but, sometimes we like the attention. Oh, and the same goes for the guys too,)
Description : Covering the period from the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh, Humphrey Carpenter examines the lives and writings of Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, George Macdonald, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, A.A. Milne and others whose works make up the Golden Age of children's literature. Both a collective biography and a work of criticism, Secret Gardens forces us to reconsider childhood classics in a new light. 'Secret Gardens permits us to see in a fresh light the interaction between cultural history and literature, and to realize that ... it wasn't mere misfits who withdrew into the writing of children's books, but rather the sort of misfits who reflected the prevailing dissatisfactions of the age.' New York Times Book Review
Description : ...Elation of my esseence deep within, Wisps between the soft walls of the petal rose Reaches a part that's separate from myself Together and I feel the sweet pain culmination Between my thighs, so deep within that is's still Stopped in the summer mist an orgasm is what I feel., And I watch you touch that little petal so wet with roots so deep That takes the pain and makes it so sweet...When I touch it, I'm amazed at those small hands...Grasping a measure of affections Wondering among the petals without directions Life's culmination rest upon me I awoke from its vigorous dreams Sliding blindly down her beam Sweet sap I tasted in between. Bitter, sweet, and gentle embrace Enticed by love and this bonding fate Fingers entangled together to which this affection we hold Enchanted Spirits in the rings of gold When the children cry and all is well die Fondle a Rose. Rubbing the glass shower doors covered with steam, And your tongue touching my finger tips, The small of your back dips into a firm soft of skin...
Description : Have you always wanted a garden but not really known where to start? Are you currently living in a small space and wonder if you can grow your own food? Perhaps you are looking to be more self sustainable or to provide healthy and nutritious food and healing remedies for your family. If, so, this book is for you. Even if you are already an avid gardener, you are going to love The Healing Garden: Growing Life-Saving Food for Ultimate Survival.Written by a seasoned Master Gardener and Health Coach, this book is a comprehensive collection of information including tips and techniques to grow the biggest and best garden ever. Susan Patterson has been getting her hands dirty for over thirty years, planting and perfecting vegetable, herb and fruit growing and shares some of her best kept methods for starting and maintaining a garden for healing and wellness.We live in uncertain times and there is no better day than today to start providing food for your table and learning how to use plants for healing. Even if you have never picked up a shovel or planted a seed before, you can learn everything you need to know to get started in this informative and practical book. Susan has left no stone unturned when it comes to growing, maintaining and preserving food and using plants for health. This is so much more than just a garden book, it is a practical survival handbook that everyone should own.
Description : A lively study of the work of four major 19th century women writers of children's books: Juliana Ewing, Louisa Molesworth, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Edith Nesbit.