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The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books)
by Louisa May Alcott

Language

English

Pages

736

Publication Date

November 02, 2015

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<p><strong>The Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of <em>Little Women</em> and its author.</strong></p><br /><p>Since its publication in 1868鈥?9, <em>Little Women</em>, perhaps America鈥檚 most beloved children鈥檚 classic, has been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. This lavish, four-color edition features over 220 curated illustrations, including stills from the films, stunning art by Norman Rockwell, and iconic illustrations by children鈥檚-book illustrators Alice Barber Stevens, Frank T. Merrill, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.</p><br /><p>Renowned Alcott scholar John Matteson brings his expertise to the book, to the March family it creates, and to the Alcott family who inspired it all. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home expressly for this edition鈥攅lder daughter Anna鈥檚 wedding dress, the Alcott sisters鈥?theater costumes, sister May鈥檚 art, and Abba Alcott鈥檚 recipe book鈥攔eaders discover the extraordinary links between the real and the fictional family.</p><br /><p>Matteson鈥檚 annotations evoke the once-used objects and culture of a distant but still-relevant time, from the horse-drawn carriages to the art Alcott carefully placed in her story to references to persons little known today. His brilliant introductory essays examine <em>Little Women</em>鈥檚 pivotal place in children鈥檚 literature and tell the story of Alcott herself鈥攁 tale every bit as captivating as her fiction.</p>
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 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.
Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo (Studies i...
by Patty Campbell

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 24, 2015

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In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task.<br /><br />Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. <br /><br />By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
Oz. The Complete Collection (The Wizard of Oz Collection)
by L. Frank Baum

Language

English

Pages

2735

Publication Date

February 13, 2020

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Oz!<br /><br />Collected here is the ultimate Kindle edition of the beloved series starring such timeless characters as Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West.<br /><br />Included in 'The Wonderful Wizard of OZ: The Complete Collection of the Oz Series (Illustrated)' are:<br /><br />鈥?All fourteen Oz books written by L. Frank Baum.<br />鈥?An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the Kindle "go to" feature.<br />鈥?Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle's Text-to-Speech features.<br />鈥?A low, can't-say-no price!<br /><br />All fourteen of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, in order and unabridged. Books included:<br /><br />1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)<br />2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)<br />3. Ozma of Oz (1907)<br />4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)<br />5. The Road to Oz (1909)<br />6. The Emerald City of Oz (1910)<br />7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)<br />8. Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)<br />9. The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)<br />10. Rinkitink in Oz (1916)<br />11. The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)<br />12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)<br />13. The Magic of Oz (1919)<br />14. Glinda of Oz (1920)
Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (Children's Liter...
by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

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English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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<p>Movable books are an innovative area of children鈥檚 publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media.<i> </i>Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between story, toy, and game.<i> Interactive Books</i> is a historical and comparative study of early movable books in relation to the children who engage with them. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Jacqueline Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books became connected with children from the mid-17th to the early-19th centuries. In particular, she examines turn-up books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments like toy theaters and <i>paignion</i> (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own time, these artifacts are little known today. This study draws attention to a gap in our knowledge of children鈥檚 print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Reid-Walsh combines archival research with children鈥檚 literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies. By examining commercially produced and homemade examples, she explores the interrelations among children, interactive media, and historical participatory culture. By drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists <i>Interactive Books</i> enables us to think critically about children鈥檚 media texts paper and digital, past and present.</p>
Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Ch...
by Hannah Field

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 02, 2019

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<p><b>A beautifully illustrated exploration of how Victorian novelty picture books reshape the ways children read and interact with texts</b><br /> 聽</p><p>The Victorian era saw an explosion of novelty picture books with flaps to lift and tabs to pull, pages that could fold out, pop-up scenes, and even mechanical toys mounted on pages. Analyzing books for young children published between 1835 and 1914, <i>Playing with the Book</i> studies how these elaborately designed works raise questions not just about what books should look like but also about what reading is, particularly in relation to children鈥檚 literature and child readers.聽</p><p>Novelty books promised (or threatened) to make reading a physical as well as intellectual activity, requiring the child to pull a tab or lift a flap to continue the story. These books changed the relationship between pictures, words, and format in both productive and troubling ways. Hannah Field considers these aspects of children鈥檚 reading through case studies of different formats of novelty and movable books and intensive examination of editions that have survived from the nineteenth century. She discovers that children ripped, tore, and colored in their novelty books鈥攄espite these books鈥?explicit instructions against such behaviors.</p><p>Richly illustrated with images of these ingenious constructions, <i>Playing with the Book</i> argues that novelty books construct a process of reading that involves touch as well as sight, thus reconfiguring our understanding of the phenomenology of reading.</p>
How To Self-Publish A Children's Book: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Yvonne Jones

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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 />
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.
The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams

Language

English

Pages

41

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.<br /><br />Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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