By Jean De La FontaineApprises par cœur dès l'école, étudiées à l'université, récitées sur les scènes des théâtres, les Fables de Jean de los angeles Fontaine (1621 - 1695) rencontrent encore aujourd'hui un grand succès, signe de leur éternelle actualité et de los angeles modernité de leur message.
By E. J. Patten, John RoccoSky has extra monsters to fight—and lives to save—in the sequel to Return to Exile.
By Hugh MynneThe Faerie aren't simply little sprites with wings. they're a whole non secular race of beings that exists on one other point of fact, the Faerie geographical regions. In The Faerie Way through Hugh Mynne you won't purely discover the reality approximately those peaceable humans, but additionally you'll examine the sensible concepts you must stopover at them and procure knowledge that may swap your lifestyles.
By Stephen R. WilkMedusa, the Gorgon, who turns those that gaze upon her to stone, is likely one of the most well liked and enduring figures of Greek mythology. lengthy after many different figures from Greek fantasy were forgotten, she keeps to stay in pop culture. during this attention-grabbing examine of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk starts through refamiliarizing readers with the tale via historical authors and classical art, then seems to be on the interpretations which were given of the that means of the parable over the years. a brand new and unique interpretation of the parable is accessible, established upon astronomical phenomena. using the gorgoneion, the Face of the Gorgon, on shields and on roofing tiles is tested in mild of parallels from around the globe, and a special interpretation of the truth in the back of the gorgoneion is advised. ultimately, the historical past of the Gorgon due to the fact that tlassical occasions is explored, culminating within the sleek use of Medusa as an emblem of girl Rage and feminine Creativity.
By Eva IbbotsonA forgotten door on an deserted railway platform is the doorway to a mystical kingdom--an island the place people stay fortunately with mermaids, ogres, and different very good creatures. rigorously hidden from the area, the Island is barely obtainable whilst the door opens for 9 days each 9 years. while the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the Island's younger prince, it truly is as much as a wierd band of rescuers to save lots of him. yet can the rescuers--an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey--sneak round London omitted? enthusiasts of Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and E. Nesbit will enjoy this comedian fable.
By Veronica Freeman EllisLand of the 4 Winds is a narrative a couple of little boy named Tonieh who's transported by way of winds to land. lower than a spell forged via Neejee, evil water spirits, the land is left with no colour. Tonieh needs to carry again the colour. This fascinating fable accommodates parts of West African folklore, modern Liberian dialect and the ability of the African oral culture. Marvelously illustrated in pencil and water colour through Sylvia Walker.
By Laura Anne Gilman
at the eve of the search for the Holy Grail, each grownup in King Arthur's fort falls into an enchanted sleep. the way forward for Camelot rests at the shoulders of fourteen-year-old squire Gerard, who has dreamed of changing into a Knight of the around desk his entire lifestyles. With the aid of Newt, the strong boy, and Ailis, a tender maidservant, he needs to face bad hazards, together with a enormous bridge troll, a smart and scheming dragon -- and eventually, a gloomy, robust strength that would cease at not anything to smash King Arthur, the knights, and the complete realm of Camelot.