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By Pedro Marangoni, Jonathan M. Nazario Tipacti. 2018
El cuento infantil El Rey Gordo Barrigudo con personajes vegetales y recreados en la mesa de la cocina con hortalizas… a las que se le han dado vida propia a través de simples trazos, llenará el mundo mágico de los niños con dichos personajes al hacer que lo divertido sea parte de su día a día, y al mismo tiempo hacer del alimento más saludable y entretenido, mientras se aumenta la autoestima de los más gorditos. Un cuento para ayudar a los padres en la difícil tarea de hacer que las legumbres, frutas y verduras sean más atractivas para los pequeños de la Era del Computador. Esta obra es ideal además para el teatro escolar.
By Dan Asfar. 2002
From the Book Jacket: The rich history of Pennsylvania is filled with the unexplained: frightening specters, mysterious apparitions and haunted… buildings. Join Dan Asfar as he recounts the Keystone State's most intriguing ghost stories: phantoms materialize and eerie lights flash at historic Gettysburg, America's most famous-and haunted-battlefield in a fountain at the notorious Baleroy Mansion in Philadelphia, a young boy sees a skull in place of his own reflection-a strange premonition of his sudden death a month later every New Year's Day, the spirit of colonial war hero Anthony Wayne wanders Route 322, still frustrated that his earthly remains were buried in separate graves a three-year-old girl takes a fatal fall while her father paints her portrait, causing it to be inexplicably possessed by her forlorn spirit while painting a mural on the walls of a Millvale church, renowned painter Maxo Vanka is visited by the terrifying specter of a long-dead priest two mysterious suicides cause a spike in paranormal activity in Tamaqua's haunted Elks Club under the influence of an otherworldly force, a backwoods recluse kills a man, initiating a bizarre chain of events on Hawk Mountain deceased convicts, driven to insanity by abuse, return to haunt the Eastern State Penitentiary, the first prison where solitary confinement was used plaintive choral strains waft over Loyalsock Creek near Williamsport-lasting reminder of a young woman's death. With strange and often terrifying consequences, Pennsylvania ghosts appeal in Pittsburgh, Radnor, Newtown, Lancaster, Hollidaysburg, Bedford, Altoona New Hope, London Britain Township and more.
By Marcia Douglas. 2018
The ancestors have awakened. Somebody has called them. The long-dead are stirring. Jah ways are mysterious ways. “Is me—Bob. Bob… Marley.” Reincarnated as homeless Fall-down man, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire. No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, no one but his long-ago love, the deaf woman, Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed. Jah ways are mysterious ways, from Kingston’s ghettoes to London, from Haile Selaisse’s Ethiopian palace and back to Jamaica, Marcia Douglas’s mythical reworking of three hundred years of violence is a ticket to the deep world of Rasta history. This amazing novel—in bass riddim—carries the reader on a voyage all the way to the gates of Zion.
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 Pedro Marangoni. 2018
The Fat Chubby King is a short children’s story where vegetables are the main characters and the kitchen table is… the stage. It enthrals children, taking them into a magic world of simple lines where vegetables have their own personality and playfully become part of their day to day routine, thus encouraging healthy and fun feeding habits, as well as promoting the self-esteem of those already a little plumper and cuddlier. It is a story to help parents with the difficult task of making fruits and vegetables more attractive to our computer generation little ones. With its simple rhyming, it is also suitable as a short school play.
By Harris M. Berger. 1997
Why does music move us? How do the immediate situation and larger social contexts influence the meanings that people find… in stories, rituals, or films? How do people engage with the images and sounds of a performance to make them come alive in sensuous, lived experience? Exploring these questions, Stance presents a major new theory of emotion, style, and meaning for the study of expressive culture. In clear language, the book reveals dimensions of lived experience that everyone is aware of but that scholars rarely account for.Though music is at the heart of the book, its arguments are illustrated with a wide range of clear examples--from the heavy metal concert to the recital hall, from festivals to dance, stand-up comedy, the movies, and beyond. Helping ethnographers get closer to the experiences of the people with whom they work, this book will be of immediate interest to anyone in ethnomusicology, folklore, popular music studies, anthropology, or performance studies.
By Chantal Gadoury. 2020
What if you were the missing piece in one of the world’s most epic legends?Despite being an art history student,… Summer isn’t thrilled to be stuck with her archeologist family all summer in Greece. While the rest of her college friends are posting a million selfies by the pool together, Summer is stuck alone, trying to entertain herself alone in a place where she doesn’t even speak the language. Upon her arrival to Greece, strange dreams and even stranger shadows seem to haunt Summer, leaving her to ponder the meaning of pomegranate seeds and twisted, darkened faces. Suddenly, her stay abroad leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of a dark stranger, who claims to be the god, Hades, whom she feels like she knows from another life. In a whirlwind through the busy streets of Athens, Summer is seduced to the lowest point of Greece where Hades’ lair awaits…the Underworld. Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in an age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
By Chantal Gadoury. 2020
The stunning conclusion to the Blinding Night duology by bestselling author Chantal GadouryThe Story Continues. . . Summer and Darce… are summoned by the order of Zeus himself to travel to the home of the Gods: Mount Olympus, where they're to face even more ancient Gods and Goddesses. Summer braces to confront her mother again, illuminating secrets about the truth of her tragic pasts, while also persuading Zeus to allow her to stay with the God of the Underworld, her true love - Darce. Aboard Poseidon's luxury yacht, Summer meets her mythological family, while also uncovering what exactly happened to her past lives - and the true roles her mother and Darce played. When Darce and Summer suddenly find themselves separated, Summer must find her inner power and unite them together, before her mortal time runs out.