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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Language

English

Pages

641

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls鈥攖he pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser鈥攖he editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series鈥攎asterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder鈥檚 biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder鈥檚 real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children鈥檚 books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading鈥攁nd achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder鈥檚 dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that I...
by Marta McDowell

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<b>If you loved Wilder鈥檚 books, or if you garden with a child who loves her books, you will enjoy the read.鈥濃€?lt;i><b>The San Francisco Chronicle</b></i></b><br /><br /> In this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls Wilder鈥檚 deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You鈥檒l learn details about Wilder鈥檚 life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder鈥檚 books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs,聽<i>The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder</i>聽is a treasure that honors Laura鈥檚 wild and beautiful life.
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
by Melanie Rehak

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

September 05, 2006

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<b>The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is 鈥渁 fascinating chapter in the history of publishing鈥?(<i>The Seattle Times</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> An Edgar Award Winner for Best Biography and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year<br /> 聽<br /> The plucky 鈥渢itian-haired鈥?sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930鈥攁nd eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women鈥檚 libbers) to enter the pantheon of American culture. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers鈥?lives. Here, in a narrative with all the page-turning pace of Nancy鈥檚 adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon?<br /> 聽<br /> The brainchild of children鈥檚 book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over her father鈥檚 business empire as CEO. In this century-spanning, 鈥渁bsorbing and delightful鈥?story, the author traces their roles鈥攁nd Nancy鈥檚鈥攊n forging the modern American woman (<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚t鈥檚 truly fun to see behind the scenes of the girl sleuth鈥檚 creation.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎s much a social history of the times as a book about the popular series聽.聽.聽.聽Those who followed the many adventures of Nancy Drew and her friends will be fascinated with the behind-the-scenes stories of just who Carolyn Keene really was.鈥?鈥?lt;i>School Library Journal</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淪heds light on perhaps the most successful writing franchise of all time and also the cultural and historic changes through which it passed. Grab your flashlights, girls. The mystery of Carolyn Keene is about to begin.鈥?鈥擪aren Joy Fowler
The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editio...
by W. W. Norton & Company

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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<p><strong><em>鈥淚 have used this textbook for four courses on children鈥檚 literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.鈥?lt;/em><br /><br />鈥擫ita Barrie, <em>California State University, Los Angeles</em></strong></p><br />This Norton Critical Edition includes:<br /><br />路 Seven different tale types: 鈥淟ittle Red Riding Hood,鈥?鈥淏eauty and the Beast,鈥?鈥淪now White,鈥?鈥淪leeping Beauty,鈥?鈥淐inderella,鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淏luebeard,鈥?and 鈥淭ricksters.鈥?These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and<br /><br />annotations by Maria Tatar.<br /><br />路 Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde.<br /><br />路 More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max L眉thi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-J枚rg Uther.<br /><br />路 A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature
by Maria Nikolajeva

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

January 01, 2002

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Now available in paperback! Until now, there was no theoretical research of character in children's fiction and very few comprehensive theoretical studies of literary characters in general. In her latest intellectual foray, the author of From Mythic to Linear ponders the art of characterization. Through a variety of critical perspectives, she uncovers the essential differences between story ('what we are told') and discourse ('how we are told'), and carefully distinguishes between how these are employed in children's fiction and in general fiction. Yet another masterful work by a leading figure in contemporary criticism.
How To Self-Publish A Children's Book: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Yvonne Jones

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 24, 2018

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Have you always wanted to write a children鈥檚 book, but thought you couldn鈥檛? Or maybe it鈥檚 already written, but you don鈥檛 know where to go from here? <br />聽<br />Are you looking for a blueprint that can guide you from story idea all the way to published book, without feeling lost and overwhelmed 鈥?even if you don鈥檛 have much time?<br />聽<br />In How To Self-Publish A Children's Book, Y. Eevi Jones outlines the precise path to fulfilling your dream of becoming a published children鈥檚 book author. You will find everything you need to know to write, illustrate, publish, and market your paperback and ebook. <br />聽<br />Plus, you will find:<br />聽<br />*Templates and Swipe Files of emails to hire Editors and Illustrators, plus how to ask Influencers for reviews you can feature on your cover.<br />*A Hand-Selected List of highly qualified Editors, Illustrators, Book Formatters, and Marketing Strategists you can hire, without it costing you a fortune.<br />*Lists of Blogs, Book Festivals, Awards, and Groups specifically for marketing children鈥檚 books.<br />*BONUS: valuable Insider Tips from bestselling children鈥檚 book authors. What do they wish they鈥檇 known before they worked on their first children鈥檚 book?<br />聽<br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will help you write a magical story tailored to specific age groups. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will empower you to bring your characters to life. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will turn you into a published children鈥檚 book author. <br />聽<br />Take the first step. <br />And this book will show you the rest. <br />聽<br />To learn more and to watch the book's trailer, visit www.eevijones.com.<br />
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspi...
by Marta McDowell

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

October 08, 2013

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b>Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award</b><br /><br /> There aren鈥檛 many books more beloved than聽<i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i>聽and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters鈥擯eter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest鈥攅xist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In<i>聽Beatrix Potter鈥檚 Gardening Life</i>, bestselling author Marta McDowell聽explores the origins of Beatrix Potter鈥檚 love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener鈥檚 biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler鈥檚 guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter鈥檚 gardens today.</p>
The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest t...
by Kathryn Aalto

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 15, 2015

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<p><b>Loved 鈥淕oodbye Christopher Robin鈥? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories.</b><br /><br /> Delve into the home of the world鈥檚 most beloved bear! <i>The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh</i> explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood鈥攖he setting for Winnie-the-Pooh鈥檚 adventures鈥攚as inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this enchanting book you can visit the ancient black walnut tree on the edge of the forest that became Pooh鈥檚 house, go deep into the pine trees to find Poohsticks Bridge, and climb up to the top of the enchanted Galleons Lap, where Pooh says goodbye to Christopher Robin. You will discover how Milne's childhood connection with nature and his role as a father influenced his famous stories, and how his close collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard brought those stories to life. This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair. In a delightful narrative, enriched with Shepard鈥檚 original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne鈥檚 own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.</p>
EL PRINCIPITO (Spanish Edition)
by Antoine de Saint-Exup茅ry

Language

Spanish

Pages

127

Publication Date

August 21, 2008

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Saint-Exup茅ry, aviador adem謾s de escritor. imagin貿 un aterrizaje forzoso en el desierto de Sahara. All鉚 aparece un curioso ni帽o que se siente feliz en medio de la soledad. Este peque帽o pr鉚ncipe, el 煤nico habitante de un diminuto planeta, ha llegado desde muy lejos. El ni帽o esta enamorado de una rosa que, engre鉚da de su belleza, se cree 煤nica en el mundo. <br />El pr鉚ncipe recorre varios planetas y en cada uno conoce diferentes tipos de personas: un vanidoso, un anciano... Finalmente, en la Tierra encuentra un jard鉚n lleno de rosas, que lo hace sentirse desgraciado. Su rosa, entonces, 驢no era 煤nica?... <br />Junto a lo maravilloso, en El Principito 鈥攗n cl謾sico de la literatura para todas las edades鈥?se revela la delicada relaci貿n que crean la amistad y el amor, y se nos muestra el poder de la verdadera sabidur鉚a, esa que nace de lo m謾s simple, de lo que se observa desde el coraz貿n. <br />
The Extraordinary Life of A. A. Milne
by Nadia Cohen

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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<b>The true story of the man who created Winnie-the-Pooh鈥攜et struggled to enjoy the overwhelming success that it brought him.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children鈥檚 stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear, A.A. Milne remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe. Generations have grown up loving the tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.<br /> 聽<br /> But though his work brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh鈥檚 success鈥攁s far as he was concerned those stories were just a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation. Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children鈥檚 storyteller. And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, who he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years.<br /> 聽<br /> This biography delves deep into the life of Milne鈥攕hedding light on new places, and telling stories untold.

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