Month: April 2017

  • Download E-books Nobody's Princess (Princesses of Myth) PDF

    She is appealing, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favourite goddess, yet whatever in Helen of Sparta simply itches for extra out of existence. no longer one to anticipate the gods—or her looks—to look after her, Helen units out to get what she wishes with steely decision and a sassy perspective. that very same perspective makes Helen a couple of enemies—such because the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it additionally intrigues, charms, and amuses those that turn into her acquaintances, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the younger priestess who's the Oracle of Delphi.

    In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves jointly historical past and delusion as she takes a brand new examine the woman who turns into Helen of Troy. The ensuing tale deals up event, humor, and a clean and interesting heroine you can't aid yet root for.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Download E-books Dragons Love Tacos PDF

    By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri

    A New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously humorous read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you giggle until eventually highly spiced salsa comes from your nose.

    Dragons love tacos. They love poultry tacos, pork tacos, nice large tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So to be able to entice a host of dragons on your get together, be sure to serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. regrettably, the place there are tacos, there's additionally salsa. And if a dragon unintentionally eats highly spiced salsa . . . oh, boy. you are in red-hot trouble.

    The award-winning group of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri has created an unforgettable story of recent associates and the correct snack.
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  • Download E-books Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold PDF

    By C.S. Lewis

    “I observed good why the gods don't communicate to us overtly, nor allow us to solution . . . Why should still they pay attention the babble that we expect we suggest? How can they meet us head to head until we have now faces?”

    Haunted by way of the parable of Cupid and Psyche all through his existence, C.S. Lewis wrote this, his final, impressive novel, to retell their tale in the course of the gaze of Psyche’s sister, Orual. Disfigured and embittered, Orual loves her more youthful sister to a fault and suffers deeply whilst she is shipped away to Cupid, the God of the Mountain. Psyche is forbidden to seem upon the god’s face, yet is persuaded by means of her sister to take action; she is banished for her betrayal. Orual is left on my own to develop in strength yet by no means in love, to ask yourself on the silence of the gods. simply on the finish of her lifestyles, in visions of her misplaced cherished sister, will she pay attention a solution.

    "Till now we have Faces succeeds in featuring with innovative directness what its writer has defined in different places as ‘the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic fact within which all of us dwell’ . . . [It] deepens for adults that experience of ask yourself and unusual fact which delights little ones in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and different legends of Narnia." —New York Times

    "The most vital and successful paintings that Lewis has . . . produced." —New York usher in Tribune
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  • Download E-books English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales (Classic Folk and Fairy Tales) PDF

    The first compilation of the total first-edition texts of the vintage fairy story collections through Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' unique prefaces and annotations.

    • Reprints Jacobs' unique types of those 87 vintage stories precisely as they have been first released greater than a century ago

    • Illustrated with the unique block prints by way of John Batten

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  • Download E-books Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina Book 2) PDF

    By Ella Summers

    Dragon Born mage Sera Dering was once sentenced to demise ahead of she used to be even born. Condemned as an abomination through the world’s supernatural council, she has escaped her destiny for 24 years through pretending to be human.

    Until now.

    When the council unearths out Sera has been hiding her magic, they’re decided to determine why. They ship her to big apple urban to compete within the Magic video games, a chain of trials designed to wreck a mage’s brain and crack her secrets.

    And the combating pit is just one of her concerns. An previous enemy is stalking Sera from the shadows, getting ready to make his subsequent circulate. to outlive the week, Sera has to belief dragon shifter Kai, the world’s strongest mage—even figuring out he has his personal plans for her.

    Magic Games is the second one e-book within the Dragon Born Serafina city myth series.

    The Dragon Born Series

    The Dragon Born sequence could be learn independently or jointly. Author's recommended studying order:
    • Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, ebook 1)
    • Magic part (Dragon Born Alexandria, publication 1)
    • Magic video games (Dragon Born Serafina, booklet 2)
    • Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, booklet 3)
    • Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, booklet 2)
    • Magic state (Dragon Born Alexandria, booklet 3)
    • Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, e-book 1) ~ coming soon!
    • And extra books coming later...
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  • Download E-books Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook PDF

    Classicist Lowell Edmunds and folklorist Alan Dundes either notice that "the Oedipus story isn't really prone to ever fade from view in Western civilization, [as] the story keeps to pack a serious family members drama right into a undying form". having a look past the tale comparable in Sophocles' drama-the historic Theban fable of the son who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother-Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook examines adaptations of the story from Africa and South the USA to jap Europe and the Pacific. Taking sociological, mental, anthropological, and structuralist views, the 19 essays show the complexities and a number of meanings of this centuries-old story. as well as the well known interpretations of the Oedipus fable through Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook contains insightful decisions by way of a world workforce of students. Essays on a Serbian Oedipus legend by way of Friedrich Krauss and on a Gypsy model by way of Mirella Karpati, for instance, pressure the mental levels of atonement after the Oedipus determine learns the reality approximately his activities. Anthropologist Melford E. Spiro investigates the myth's visual appeal in Burma and the importance of the mother's identity with the dragon (the sphinx figure). Vladimir Propp's essay, translated into English for the 1st time, and Lowell Edmunds's theoretical evaluation speak about the relation of the Oedipus tale to the bigger learn of folklore. the result's a accomplished and engaging casebook for college kids of folklore, classical mythology, anthropology, and sociology.
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  • Download E-books Breadcrumbs PDF

    By Anne Ursu

    The winner of diverse awards and recipient of 4 starred experiences, Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs is a gorgeous and heartbreaking tale of turning out to be up, wrapped in a modern day fairy tale.

    Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack have been top pals. yet that was once ahead of he stopped chatting with her and disappeared right into a wooded area with a mysterious girl made up of ice. Now it is as much as Hazel to move in after him. encouraged through Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a stunningly unique fairy story of modern day the United States, a stunning ode to the ability of fable, and a heartbreaking meditation on how becoming up is as a lot a call because it is anything that occurs to us.

    In Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu tells, in her specific voice, a narrative that brings jointly fifty years of kid's literature in a story as smooth because it is undying. Hazel's trip to come back to phrases together with her evolving friendship with Jack will deeply resonate with younger readers.

    Supports the typical center kingdom Standards

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  • Download E-books Ali Baba: Fooling the Forty Thieves: An Arabian Tale (Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)) PDF

    By Marie P Croall

    From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an awesome story of probability and experience. Ali Baba, a bad guy who makes his dwelling promoting wooden, stumbles upon a mystery cave the place forty bandits were hiding important treasures. He enters the cave and comes to a decision to take a few treasures for himself. Ali Baba's spouse is delighted at their newfound fortune--but whilst she borrows a scale to weigh the riches, Ali Baba's mystery will get out. Now that the key is printed, will Ali Baba be capable of preserve his fortune? Or will the bandits get their revenge?
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