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ISBN 10 : 9781429961998
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Taran Wanderer PDF by Lloyd Alexander Full Free and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2006-05-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taran Wanderer, the fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi. The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth. . . . Includes a new pronunciation guide.


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Publisher : Laurel Leaf
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ISBN 10 : 0440984831
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Taran Wanderer PDF by Lloyd Alexander Full Free and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 1980 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taran has been both Assistant Pig-Keeper and warrior, but his heart is troubled. Who are his parents? Where does he come from? In a quest to learn who he truly is, Taran travels Prydain seeking secrets long buried by time and silence. Accompanied by his loyal friends, Taran begins his search. Maybe, if his parents are as noble as he hopes, Princess Eilonwy with the red-gold hair will think as often and as fondly of Taran as he finds himself thinking of her. Book jacket.


Download The Prydain Companion PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781429960007
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Prydain Companion PDF by Michael O. Tunnell Full Free and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2003-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An informative resource for formal studies of the Prydain Chronicles, as well as an excellent opportunity to delve into the fantastic workings of Prydain "The Prydain Companion is more than a quick reference or handy glossary, though it is all of that as well. Instructive, certainly. But, like any good companion, a pleasure to be with over a long period of time." —Lloyd Alexander, from the foreword This intriguing volume is at once a wonderful reference resource and a vehicle for exploration and discovery in itself. Complete with a biographical sketch of Lloyd Alexander, a personal foreword by Mr. Alexander, a "How to Use the Companion" section from the author, pronunciation keys, excerpts throughout, and—most substantially—an alphabetical guide to the peoples, places, and objects of the Prydain Chronicles, The Prydain Companion is a one-stop reference book for a beloved world of fantasy and magic. For those who love the works of Lloyd Alexander—young readers, teachers, researchers, all—and those who are only beginning to know them, here is a worthy and useful travelmate.


Download Ethics for the Young Mind PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317260301
Pages : 168 pages
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Download Ethics for the Young Mind PDF by Jerome S. Allender Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethics for the Young Mind is both a curriculum and a story. This book is designed to assist teachers and parents in their endeavors to educate young people about behaving ethically. Messy ethics, practical applications, and teaching ethics are the main topics. The book begins with a focus on right versus wrong and moves on to an exploration of combining rules with compassion. The authors explore what happens when right confronts a conflicting right, and the hard work of a meaningful ethical classroom discussion. The practical applications provided in the book demonstrate how to stop bullying before the social fabric of a community breaks down. Offering vivid classroom and real-life examples, the book works through the challenges and rewards of creating ethical classrooms and other communities—even at home. The authors address global concerns and the overall need for adolescents to develop a work ethic to have success in creating an ethical community.


Download The High King PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781409590873
Pages : 329 pages
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Download The High King PDF by Lloyd Alexander Full Free and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confrontation awaits and Taran's true destiny will at last be fulfilled. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix Winner of the Newbery Medal 1969


Download Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0313252335
Pages : 914 pages
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Download Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 PDF by Alethea Helbig Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1986 with total page 914 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author.


Download Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317065975
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature PDF by Claudia Nelson Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. The volume’s five sections highlight the differences between and overlapping concerns of Chinese and American scholars, as they examine children’s literature with respect to cultural metaphors and motifs, historical movements, authorship, didacticism, important themes, and the current status of and future directions for literature and criticism. Wide-ranging and admirably ambitious in its encouragement of communication between scholars from two major nations, Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children’s Literature serves as a model for examining how and why children’s literature, more than many literary forms, circulates internationally.


Download A Century of Welsh Myth in Children's Literature PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0313305706
Pages : 162 pages
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Download A Century of Welsh Myth in Children's Literature PDF by Donna R. White Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes and analyses versions of the ancient Celtic myths adapted for children such as Sidney Lanier's The boy's Mabinogion, and others


Download Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781137552822
Pages : 305 pages
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Download Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy PDF by Dimitra Fimi Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-03-06 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Runner-up of the Katherine Briggs Folklore Award 2017 Winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth & Fantasy Studies 2019 This book examines the creative uses of “Celtic” myth in contemporary fantasy written for children or young adults from the 1960s to the 2000s. Its scope ranges from classic children’s fantasies such as Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, to some of the most recent, award-winning fantasy authors of the last decade, such as Kate Thompson (The New Policeman) and Catherine Fisher (Darkhenge). The book focuses on the ways these fantasy works have appropriated and adapted Irish and Welsh medieval literature in order to highlight different perceptions of “Celticity.” The term “Celtic” itself is interrogated in light of recent debates in Celtic studies, in order to explore a fictional representation of a national past that is often romanticized and political.


Download J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781476617497
Pages : 200 pages
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Download J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy PDF by Deke Parsons Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.


Download The Endless Wars PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780615380575
Pages : 234 pages
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Download The Endless Wars PDF by Blaine Atkinson Full Free and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taran Walker is a very passionate man who has been working mightily to keep his life from being rebuilt. A man with an artistic mind, he and several friends are living in an abandoned halfway house, trying desperately to believe that all is well while they make their music and write their stories. Meanwhile, there is a convergence of souls in St. Louis, some young and some ancient, and Taran is at the center of it. He is the one to finally lead the ultimate rebellion and throw off the shackles that have held humanity back since the beginning of time. He will have to fight his way through underworlds and parallel universes, he will battle vampires and rival gods, as well as their lethal servants, but not without the help of a rather interesting mix of friends and allies. From gun-toting dwarves to magic-infused vampires, Taran will be aided by all manner of creatures and friends. It's the perfect blend of ancient fantasy archetypes and settings and real-world sensibilities and settings. Discover the world you never knew existed but for which you secretly yearned.


Download In Defence of Fantasy PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781000639117
Pages : 262 pages
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Download In Defence of Fantasy PDF by Ann Swinfen Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-21 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The modern fantasy novel might hardly seem to need a defence, but its position in contemporary literature in the 1980s was still rather ambivalent. Many post-war writers had produced highly successful fantasy novels, some phenomenal publishing successes had occurred in the field, and an increasing number of universities throughout the English-speaking world now included the literary criticism of fantasy as part of their English Literature courses. None the less some critics and academics condemned the whole genre with a passion that seemed less than objectively critical. In this book, originally published in 1984, Dr Ann Swinfen presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive view of fantasy: what it is, what it tries to achieve, what fundamental differences distinguish it from mainstream realist fiction. She concentrates on the three decades from 1945, when a new generation of writers found that Tolkein had made fantasy ‘respectable’. Her approach is thematic, rather than by individual author, and she brings out the profound moral purpose that underlies much modern fantasy, in a wide range of works, both British and American, such as Russell Hoban’s The Mouse and His Child, C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Trilogy.


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ISBN 10 : 9781349249916
Pages : 177 pages
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Download Fantasy Fiction and Welsh Myth PDF by Kath Filmer-Davies Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 1996-12-13 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how contemporary fantasy literature offers critical insights into western society and culture by drawing on the ancient myths of Wales. These books emphasise the need to have a set of social and personal values in order to be free from a sense of dislocation and alienation in a highly technologised society and in order to satisfy the sense of 'hiraeth' or longing for a place where one truly belongs.


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ISBN 10 : 9781351813037
Pages : 457 pages
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Download Literature for Young Adults PDF by Joan L. Knickerbocker Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-15 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.


Download The Castle of Llyr PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781409590835
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Castle of Llyr PDF by Lloyd Alexander Full Free and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the peaceful land of Prydain will face a fearful future. Their quest is a perilous one and demands bravery and sacrifice, but it also promises adventure, excitement and a touch of magic. The third book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix


Download The Book of Three PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781409590798
Pages : 134 pages
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Download The Book of Three PDF by Lloyd Alexander Full Free and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face many dangers, from the deathless Cauldron-Born warriors, dragons, witches and the terrifying Horned King himself. Taran learns much about his identity, but the mysterious Book of Three is yet to reveal his true destiny. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix


Download The Best in Children's Books PDF

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 10 : 0226780570
Pages : 504 pages
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Download The Best in Children's Books PDF by University of Chicago. Center for Children's Books Full Free and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1973 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reviews taken from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books provide parents, teachers, and librarians with a listing of outstanding works for youngsters published between 1966 and 1972