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Wonder Horse

By Emily Arnold McCully
  • ISBN Code: : 1466818891
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : wonder-horse.pdf

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In the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill "Doc" Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse. Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from a cash register! Performing in shows across the country, Jim stunned audiences with his incredible skills. But when some people called Jim a fake, Doc set out to prove them wrong and to show the world that, thanks to the power of kindness and patience, Jim was truly a wonder horse. Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully's account of this fascinating, true story comes alive in her striking illustrations.Wonder Horse is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  • Pdf File: tales-of-wonder.pdf

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A breathtaking collection of literary fairy stories from an award-winning fantasist Author Jane Yolen speaks to the ancient magic within us all in this anthology of 30 grown-up fairy stories—lovely, lyrical, poignant, sometimes frightening tales of transformations and transfigurations, magical destinies and dangerous quests, strange visions, reawakenings, and just desserts. A past winner of the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and numerous other honors, Yolen takes her rightful place alongside the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, combining innovative literary style with fables that reimagine the myths of old and some of her legendary predecessors’ most cherished characters: Cinderella, simple Jack, Guinevere, Icarus, and the Frog Prince. Step into Yolen’s wondrous realm of magic and dreams, where a curious young woman’s desire to read the future leads her to the weaver of tomorrow; a farm boy with the voice of an angel seeks out Lady Death to sing for the life of his mother; and a sow, a cow, and a mare set out together to see the world. These timeless stories tell of an eager girl’s entrance into the Hall of Grief and a sunless prince who fears the vengeance of a jealous star. A tree-bound young dryad longs to dance in the spring, and a grumpy old potter pours his heart and soul into his greatest work. Yolen’s stories are unforgettable tales of the heart and the spirit; they are truly tales of wonder.

A RUSSIAN GRANDMOTHER’S WONDER TALES - 50 Children's Russian Bedtime Stories

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 8828302755
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
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An ancient Hopi parable states “He who tells stories, rules the world.” The stories which this Russian grandmother tells can be found, with many others, in a collection of “Tales and Legends of South Slavonia.” Here they have been sketched with the background of Russian peasant village life as it existed in some parts of Southern Russia. Because of this, the narrator has been careful to clothe them as nearly as possible in the simple language in which they are retold to-day by many a village fireside in South Slavonia. The 50 children’s stories in this volume are arranged into 24 chapters. Here you will find stories like: The Little Boy and the Grandmother, The Wolf as a Roman, The Sick Lion, Saturday Afternoon, The Fire of Shavings, The Man, the Hare, the Fox, and the Bear, The Bird, the Fox, and the Dog, A Pleasant Surprise, The Patient Little Boy, The Seven Stars, The Wonderful Story, The Bridge, The Korowai, The Basil-Plant, Steelpacha and many, many more. Just as the Hopi’s of North America told their children stories to teach morals and the lessons of life, so did the Russians, the Vikings, the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians as well as the Chinese, Japanese and Zulus. In fact you will find folklore and fairy tales in every nation on earth. Without exception, all have a simple message, good always wins and the evil protagonist will lose and be, at least exiled, or worse. So download this book and make yourself comfortable with a mug full of something hot and steaming and be prepared to be entertained for hours. YESTERDAY’S BOOKS raising funds for TODAYS CHARITIES ========== KEYWORDS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, Adventures, Russian, Grandmother, Wonder Stories, Little Boy, Grandmother, Wolf as a Roman, Mother, Fête-Day, Sick Lion, Saturday Afternoon, Whiteling’s War, Isegrim, Fire of Shavings, Bear, Boar, Fox, frost Bite, Toes, Man, Hare, Fox, Bear, After Supper, Reinecke, Revenge, Isegrim, Snowy Day, Bird, Dog, Dove, Election Meeting, Hedgehog, Gockeling, Cock, Disappoint, Cat, Mouse, Pleasant Surprise, Badger, Stag, Patient, Little Boy, Hen, Sheep-Play, Beg, Seven Stars, the Vila, Muhlenberg, Homesick, Short Story, Golden, Apple Tree, Nine Peahens, Peacock, wonderful story, Youth, Sleepless, Golden Castle, Home Again, Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Betrothal, Deserter, Fields, Hunter, Watch Tower, Earth, Heaven, Bridge, Trinity Monday, Born, Die, Enchanted Lambs, Knot-Grass, Threshing, Three Eels, Korowai, Morning, Dew, Wedding, Neverfull, Basil-Plant, Wedding, Steelpacha

The Russian Grandmother's Wonder Tales

By Lousie Seymour Houghton
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465584528
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The stories which the Russian grandmother told will be found, with many others, in a German collection of “Tales and Legends of South Slavonia,” put forth in Vienna some twenty years ago by Dr. Friedrich Kraus, an ardent student of folk-lore. I have sketched in a slight background of peasant village life as it still exists in some parts of Southern Russia, because this is the proper setting of these stories; and I have been careful to clothe them as nearly as I might in the simple language in which they are told to-day by many a village fireside in South Slavonia. I frankly confess to having received from Mr. Joel Chandler Harris the suggestion which I have thus carried out. It was an unerring literary instinct which impelled him to put upon the lips of Uncle Remus and in the environment of a Southern country home of half a century ago the stories which he had found among the colored people of the South. Folk-tales, of whatever character, speak the more directly home to the hearts of children, whatever their own intellectual environment, in proportion as their setting is most nearly that which naturally belongs to them. Just as the highest value of the Homeric poems is their revelation of the heart of man, showing that in all ages and under all conditions heart answers to heart as face answers to face in water, so the folk-tales of all peoples in their native form have a higher function than simply to amuse, a higher than mere literary value; they are the child’s best introduction to the study of human nature. The children will not be the less interested in the stories which the Russian grandmother told to the little peasant boy if they discover in her wonder-tales some analogies with stories that they already know. The adventures ofMaster Reinecke and Mrs. Petz, of Isegrim and Lampe, will surely remind them of the Uncle Remus tales; they will find some suggestion of Kamer-es-zaman and the Princess Budoor in the story of “The Beg and the Fox,” a hint of the “City of Brass,” in that of “The Vila in Muhlenberg,” a faint reflection of the “Arabian Nights” story of theFisherman in the tale of the “Three Eels,” and they will be especially pleased to recognize their old friend—andSindbad the Sailor’s—the roc, in the bird Kumrikusha. The transformations which are so enchanting a feature of the “Arabian Nights” are here suggested in the story of “Steelpacha,” while the dress of feathers, most universal of folk-fancies, found among every people in the world, and most perfectly developed in the Arabian “Story of Hassan of Bassora,” here appears in the tale of “The Golden Apple-tree and the Nine Pea-hens.”

Off to School! (Wonder Pets!)

By Nickelodeon Publishing
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  • Publisher : Nickelodeon
  • Book Code : 1612632815
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: off-to-school.pdf

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In this adorable Wonder Pets eBook, a baby blowfish is really nervous about the first day of school...but with the help of Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming, she realizes there's no reason to be afraid. School is fun!

Summary, Analysis & Review of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder by Instaread

By Instaread
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  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Book Code : 1683785800
  • Total of Pages : 38
  • Category : Study Aids
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder by Instaread Preview: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue is a novel about Elizabeth “Lib” Wright, a British nurse whose wits, beliefs, and compassion are tested during an unusual assignment in rural Ireland circa 1859. Lib’s charge is Anna O’Donnell, an 11-year-old who allegedly hasn’t had a bite to eat in four months. Dubious of this so-called miracle, Lib has just two weeks to uncover her young patient’s secrets and come to terms with her own difficult past. Lib, who trained under Florence Nightingale, is usually based in London. She arrives in Ireland with little information about her short assignment other than the knowledge that she will be well paid. The details of the contract were arranged through Matron, her boss at the hospital. The first surprise is Lib’s lodgings, which aren’t with a local family as she expected. After a long journey that involves two trains, a ship, and a horse-drawn cart, she’s… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Main Characters · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Erskineville to the Bush

By Steve Langley
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  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1943265798
  • Total of Pages : 766
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a story on Steve Langley’s life from the 1930’s and in the wartime and postwar Sydney slums; the gangs of Erskineville, Newtown, and Paddington streets. Where he made the breakaway to find a better life. His story covers his various work endeavors on land and ships; a broken marriage, and with a new partner and ten month old baby son, his move to a modern pioneer lifestyle in an abandoned homestead on Bullock Mountain. There Steve found in the high ranges of the beautiful New England region of NSW, a wonderful way of life when he created a long distance horse trekking business catering to riders from all parts of the world.

Five Fingers

By Māra Zālīte
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  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Book Code : 1943150745
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Five-year-old Laura was born in one of Joseph Stalin’s prison camps in Siberia. When the book opens, she and her parents are on their long journey back to Latvia, a country Laura knows only from the exuberant descriptions that whirled about the Gulag. Upon her arrival, however, she must come to terms with the conflicting images of the life she sees around her and the fairytale Latvia she grew up hearing about and imagining. Based on the author’s life, and written in lush language that defies the narrative’s many hardships, Five Fingers tells the story of a girl who moves between worlds in the hopes of finding a Latvia that she can call home.

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Book Code : 0804152985
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they collaborate on a story for children based on the legend of the Pandora’s Box, but this never materialized. He wrote A Wonder Book between April and July 1851, adapting six legends most freely from Charles Anton’s A Classical Dictionary (1842). He set out deliberately to “modernize” the stories, freeing them from what he called “cold moonshine” and using a romantic, readable style that was criticized by adults but proved universally popular with children. With full-color illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham.

Russian Wonder Tales

By George Post Wheeler
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 425
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"Russian Wonder Tales" by George Post Wheeler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Physics of the Impossible

By Michio Kaku
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385525443
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 217
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Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.

A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040519214
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  • Category : Fiction
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