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By Roald Dahl. 1984
By Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark. 1988
Beginning with tongue-twisters, word-plays and nursery rhymes, there are poems about giants and dragons, fairies and trolls, grown-ups and parents,… spiders and the seaside; supermarkets and shopping, food and parties. There are also poems to make you laugh, and poems for bedtime. Grades P-2. 1988.
By Christopher Tolkien, J. R. R Tolkien. 2002
This, the third volume of The History of Middle-earth, gives us an insight into the creation of the mythology of… Middle-earth, through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of Turien and Luthien. The first of the poems is the unpublished Lay of The Children of Hurin, narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Turin Turambar. The second is the moving Lay of Leithian, the chief source of the tale of Beren and Luthien in The Silmarillion, telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with Morgoth in his subterranean fortress. Accompanying the poems are commentaries on the evolution of the history of the Elder Days. Also included is the notable criticism of The Lay of The Leithian by C. S. Lewis, who read the poem in 1929. 2002.
By Miska Petersham, Maud Fuller Petersham. 1945
By Roald Dahl. 1982
Revolting rhymes. Humorous retellings in verse of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after.… Grades K-3. 1982. Taped with: Dirty beasts. A collection of humorous poems about amazing or nasty creatures, including a flying cow, a pig who turns the tables on a farmer, and crocodiles, lions, and anteaters who delight in devouring people. Grades K-3. 1983.
By Stephen Mitchell. 2004
The hero is 16 feet tall. He is the king of Uruk, in the Iraq of about 2750 BCE, and… he is a despot, running afoul of even the gods. The man who is his soul mate, lover and spouse is Enkidu, who was once wild and naked but was tamed by the erotic ministrations of a temple priestess. When their preemptive strike on a monster of evil results in the death of Enkidu, Gilgamesh's desperate mourning and search for a way to avoid a similar fate leads him to understand, at the end of the world, that the best ...
By Derrek Hines. 2002
In his thrillingly contemporary retelling of the world's oldest epic, award-winning poet Derrek Hines brings us as close as we… may ever come to re-creating the power it had over its original listeners more than four thousand years ago in the ancient Near East.Gilgamesh, the semi-divine ruler of Uruk, is a larger-than-life bully and abuser of his people. In order to tame the arrogant king, the gods create the wild and handsome Enkidu. But after Enkidu and Gilgamesh become fast friends, they defy the gods in a series of outsized adventures that brings Gilgamesh face to face with both loss and death itself. Hines energizes this timeless tale with vivid and electrifyingly modern images, from the goddess Ishtar cracking the sound barrier, to a battlefield nightmare of spectral snipers and exploding hand grenades, to the CAT-scan image of a dying friend. The themes of love and friendship, grief, despair, and hope had their first great expression in this story, and this dazzling new interpretation brings us into its thrall again.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Jon Scieszka. 2009
Featuring ALL of the classic rhymes EVERY Truck will know, like . . . LITTLE DAN DUMPER, PETER PETER PAYLOAD… EATER, THREE LOUD TRUCKS, THE WHEELS ON THE TRUCK, ROCK-A-BYE-MIXER, RUMBLE, RUMBLE, MONSTER MAX, SWING AROUND WITH ROSIE, . . . and many, many more! You can sing these songs along to your already favorite rhymes (The Wheels on the Truck is The Wheels on the Bus, Peter Peter Payload Eater is Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, etc.)
By The Editors at Checkerboard Press. 1944
By Iza Trapani. 2001
By Ana Bowlova, Ana Claudia Antunes. 2014
How Amazons entered the imaginary to become legends? You will expand your knowledge from ancient Greece until the Middle Ages… with first-person accounts about the Amazons, what they did, who they met, the risks and dangers suffering until they became true living legends. A Tale highly engaging, moving and shocking at the same time that will make you wonder if all this was really true or just part of a collective soul. Dreams, fantasies, goddesses who lived on Earth long before it was colonized? Feel part of the world of Amazon in this book that reveals the synthesis of human knowledge within the collective consciousness.First book from Memoirs of an Amazon Series which includes two more books:Amazons in Medieval EuropeAmazon TodayHappy reading/riding!
By Salley Mavor. 2010
This hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately and painstakingly illustrated by Salley Mavor, who is reknown for her… incredibly detailed fabric and cloth scenes. It took Mavor ten years to develop her own fabric relief technique to a level where she felt comfortable even considering illustrating a book. Now, Mavor embroiders and sews illustrations, each scene taking nearly a month to complete. In this book, Mavor renders a new and visionary nursery rhyme world with precision and intricacy for many a generation to treasure for years and years to come.
By Paul Galdone. 1986
Three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry. The three little kittens may be a bit… careless, but they always manage to correct their mistakes in this favorite Mother Goose rhyme.
By Richard Doyle. 1999
The story of Jack, the intrepid boy whose courage and ingenuity defeated a host of many-headed giants, has been told… to children for hundreds of years. In 1842, when he was just 18, Richard Doyle, whose natural talent for draftsmanship was matched by imaginative invention and a passion for legend and the grotesque, created a picture-book version of Jack the Giant Killer, with hand-written text and a watercolor within a pictorial border decorating every page. It has remained one of the most beloved versions of this timeless tale.In this new Everyman's edition, Doyle's vivid, wonderfully engaging illustrations have been enlarged and the text has been given greater legibility. It is a book that will satisfy both the child's delight in scariness, wonder, and magic, and the collector's pleasure in classic Victorian illustration.
By Heinrich Hoffmann. 1999
By William Butler Yeats, Rob Doggett. 2014
Recalling Yeats's 1890s fascination in aestheticism and the arts and crafts movement, selections will draw from the first published versions… of poems from works such as Crossways, The Rose, The Wind Among the Reeds, In the Seven Woods, The Green Helmet and Other Poems, Responsibilities, The Wild Swans at Coole, and Michael Robartes and the Dancer. A selection Irish myths and fairytales including "The Wanderings of Oisin," a Celtic fable and his first major poem, represent his fascination with mysticism, spiritualism and the rich and imaginative heritage of his native land.
By James Whitcomb Riley, Will Vawter. 2008
A must-have for Riley enthusiasts everywhere, this classic book has been faithfully reproduced for Indiana's state bicentennial. Now with an… introduction by lifelong Riley enthusiast and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, this charming book contains 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man. " Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of such poems as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," this book offers a look at how childhood was lived a century ago. First produced in 1890, Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures recalls simpler times gone by.