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By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman. 2016
A beautiful gift edition containing 16 of the best-known New Testament stories retold with clarity and empathy by Enid Blyton,… one of the world's best-loved storytellers. The perfect Christmas gift.'Enid Blyton's retelling of Christ's own stories and the meaning of His time on Earth is full of love - Christ's love for us, our love for each other - and Enid's caring and timeless love for children everywhere' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Find more retold religious stories in Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories and The Land of Far Beyond. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's. The stories in this collection previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. Illustrated in black and white, the collection contains the following stories, which are episodes in the life of Christ:The First Christmas, The Shepherds in the Night, The Three Wise Men, The Angel's Warning, The Little Boy Jesus, Twelve Years Old, The Twelve Disciples, The Nobleman's Son, The Loaves and the Fishes, The Good Samaritan, The Boy Who Left Home, The Last Supper, The Capture of Jesus, The Story of Easter, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus Rises Again
By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman. 2016
A beautiful gift edition of the best-known Old Testament stories retold with clarity and empathy by Enid Blyton, the world's… best-loved storyteller.'For the child in all of us, however old we are, this book is a real treasure' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes.The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts, black and white illustrations and the following stories:Adam and Eve in the Beautiful Garden Noah's Ark Joseph's Amazing Journey The Baby in the Bulrushes Moses and the Burning Bush A Path through the Sea Bread from the Sky Samson, the Strong Giant Gideon, the Brave Soldier Daniel in the Lion's Den The Little Slave Girl David, the Shepherd Boy The Giant, Goliath
By Charles Dickens. 2012
En 2012 se cumplen doscientos años del nacimiento de Charles Dickens, el escritor por antonomasia de la Inglaterra victoriana, y… uno de los autores más grandes de todos los tiempos. Entre sus obras más populares se cita siempre su extraordinaria novela corta Cuento de Navidad, donde retrata a un avaro ricachón, Ebenezer Scrooge, que recibe la visita moralizante de los espíritus de las navidades pasadas, las presentes y las futuras. Pero Dickens es autor de otros muchos relatos relacionados con la época navideña, que se reúnen, por primera vez en castellano, en este volumen. La Navidad es uno de los personajes dickensianos por excelencia, la época del año en la que sus asuntos favoritos, la pobreza, la caridad, la compasión, la ternura, la solidaridad o la esperanza, se dirimen y cobran mayor relevancia.
By Jerome K Jerome. 2011
The novel "All Roads Lead to Cavalry" offers an irreverent take on the social forces at play in England in… the period leading up to and just following the outbreak of World War I. If you're interested in history but often find yourself bored by historical fiction, this funny, one-of-a-kind novel is for you. (Google)
By E. T. Hoffman. 2018
On Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Marie and her eight-year-old brother Fritz anxiously await their Christmas gifts. When their godfather—a clock builder… and toymaker—arrives, he unveils an ornate clockwork castle adorned with whirling figurines for the children. While Fritz plays with the clock, Marie is taken aside and given another gift—a nutcracker. After Fritz grabs the nutcracker from Marie and breaks its jaw by cracking too many nuts, their playtime ends and they head off to bed. When the clock strikes twelve, magic makes its way into this enduring tale and an epic battle ensues. This timeless classic, featuring all-new full-color and black-and-white illustrations by artist Arkady Roytman and abridged text by Gina Gold, is the perfect story to get anyone in the holiday spirit!
By Aline Havard. 2019
Excerpt: "If the young people who read this last story of Lucy Gordon’s army life are disappointed that the end… of the war does not bring her home to America they cannot possibly be as disappointed as she herself. She hoped that the war had really finished with the armistice but, like lots of us, she found that there was a great deal left to do that she had not counted upon. Peace was slow in coming, and the American army overseas had its hands as full trying to hasten it as all America on this side had, and still has, in trying to get back to peace-time ways. The tangle of affairs in war-swept Europe is more than Lucy can understand, though she sees a little of that great unrest, and catches a glimpse of its hidden dangers, even in the Home Sector. She does what she can to help, generously, and, though peace is not come and America is still distant, she and Bob and all the Gordon family find happiness together, and look forward with brave confidence to the glorious future of the dear country to which they will before long be homeward bound."
By Aline Havard. 2019
Excerpt: "To those who made friends with Lucy Gordon on Governor’s Island it will seem a great change to find… her, in this second story, so far away from home. She is only one of thousands, though, to whom a few months of the great war brought more changes than they ever thought could be crowded into a lifetime. Lucy can look back over less than a year to her old life at the army post in New York Harbor before the Colonel was ordered overseas. To that brief summer time when the Gordon family was united during her brother Bob’s West Point graduation leave, and to the dark days of the winter of 1917 when Bob was in a German prison. Even then Lucy never lost hope, and her brave confidence was gloriously rewarded with Bob’s freedom. But in those dreadful weeks of waiting she outgrew her childhood, as though even in that pleasant home on Governor’s Island she knew that peace and content could never come back to her and to those she loved until America had fired her final shot at Germany’s crumbling lines. She could not guess what lay before her,—what old friends she was to meet again in strange new places. Yet she had resolved, even before she had any hope of crossing to the other side, that, come what might, she would serve in her own way as steadfastly as her father served, as valiantly as Bob."
By Aline Havard. 2019
Excerpt from Captain Lucy and Lieutenant Bob: The war is as yet only beginning for Lucy Gor don, and the… old, pleasant times are just ending, but, like every other girl in America, she is trying hard to find the courage and cheerfulness which have never yet been wanting in our Service and which are going to help America to win.
By John Bunyan. 2019
Striking hand-painted illustrations and enlightening commentary bring this masterpiece to life. Penned from Bunyan's jail cell, The Pilgrim's Progress evocatively… depicts a story of struggle, perseverance, and faith. With annotations and art throughout, this edition invites you to discover anew the richness and nuance of this beloved classic. Originally written for the everyman, John Bunyan's Christian classic has since found its way into the libraries of scholars and universities as well—a true masterpiece for the ages. Its historical richness, eloquent symbolism, and stunning prose have withstood the test of time, and this new edition helps readers appreciate the timeless beauty found in Bunyan’s words.For longstanding fans of Bunyan's tale, or for those encountering it for the first time, this illustrated edition offers new beauty and insight. Fans of the text will love the gorgeous hand-painted scenes at the start of each chapter, and readers will gain a deeper understanding of the allegory from the annotations embedded across every chapter of this classic tale.The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers across the centuries to persevere in their faith. Since its publication in 1678, this book has been translated into more than 200 languages. It's a worldwide bestseller, second only to the Bible, and it has become a hallmark among scholars and theologians around the globe. A staple for any home library!