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Download E-books Paul Bunyan (On My Own Folklore) PDF

By Stephen Krensky

Starting to be up, Paul Bunyan was once constantly too large. Too great for the furnishings. Too significant for normal outfits. Too giant to play with the opposite little ones. yet out one of the tall bushes within the nice northern forests, Paul felt at domestic. So he set out together with his gigantic blue ox, Babe, to dwell the lifetime of a lumberjack. The adventures of Paul and his associates are mentioned by means of writer Stephen Krensky and artist Craig Orback during this tallest story of all of them.

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Download E-books My First Mother Goose: A CarryAlong Treasury (Carry Along Books) PDF

This CarryAlong positive factors the various best-loved nursery rhymes of all, and the splendidly vivid and colourful watercolor illustrations of popular illustrator Lisa McCue.

This mom Goose assortment good points many of the best-loved nursery rhymes, together with “Little Boy Blue,” “Hey Diddle Diddle,” “Wee Willie Winkie,” “Sing a tune of Sixpence,” “To industry, To Market,” “Pease Porridge Hot,” “One, , Buckle My Shoe,” “Hickety, Pickety,” and “Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross”. And with a deal with at the publication that’s ideal for little palms, this publication could be taken anyplace your baby travels.

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Download E-books Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales in Which Anything Is Possible PDF

By Nancy Farmer

Full-Blooded Fantasy is a different assortment that includes choices from 8 of the easiest delusion novels released at the present time. event the notable storytelling of acclaimed fable writers akin to Nancy Farmer, writer of the award-winning The condominium of the Scorpion; Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, creators of the overseas phenomenon The Spiderwick Chronicles; and D. J. MacHale, writer of the New York Times bestselling sequence Pendragon.

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Download E-books The Sutton Companion to British Folklore, Myths & Legends PDF

By Marc Alexander

Britain's wealthy and sundry folklore, legends and ideology supply a different perception into the island's turbulent historical past. each invader, refugee or settler has helped give a contribution a few new point or twist to the complicated development of our nationwide history, and new myths are nonetheless within the making. This quantity presents a complete spouse to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and eire. A common advent is by means of fifteen sections (Customs and Pageantry, status Stones, legendary Creatures, The Arthurian Cycle, Christian Folklore, The satan and his Works, Fairy Lore, Witchcraft and Magic, Heroes and Villains, historic Hauntings, Mysteries of the prior, Omens and relations Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of outdated England), every one of which additionally has its personal brief preface yet is especially offered as an A-Z consultant, e.g. inside of legendary Creatures know about the Loch Ness Monster, St George and the Dragon, the Yeth or want Hounds and so forth; inside of Heroes and Villains are Arthur, Boudicca, Robert the Bruce, Robin Hood and so on. References are integrated to suitable areas to go to, and on the finish of the publication there's a absolutely up to date people customized Calendar of occasions being held all year long, plus a considerable checklist of additional reading.

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Download E-books John Henry (On My Own Folklore) PDF

By Dr Stephen Krensky, Mark Oldroyd

A few parents say John Henry used to be born with a hammer in his hand. He definite enjoyed to pound issues and his muscle mass have been tougher than rocks. At paintings, John laid down tracks for the railroad corporation. The earth shook whilst he swung down his heavy hammers. John was once improved than the most powerful employee, yet used to be he more suitable than a ? discover during this strong story.

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Download E-books The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess) PDF

By E. D. Baker

Princess Emeralda a.k.a. Emma is not precisely an excellent princess. Her snicker is extra like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she journeys over her personal toes and he or she doesn't like Prince Jorge, whom her mom hopes she is going to marry. but when Emma ever suggestion to flee her problems, she by no means anticipated it to take place by way of becoming a frog! whilst confident to kiss a frog so he may possibly go back to being a prince, someway the spell is reversed and Emma becomes a frog herself! therefore starts their adventure―a quest to come to human form.

Fascinating and hilarious characters starting from a self-conscious yet pleasant bat to an incredibly dependable snake and a sensible eco-friendly witch determine that readers will not quickly fail to remember this madcap story.

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Download E-books The Gardens of Adonis PDF

By Marcel Detienne

Rich with implications for the background of sexuality, gender concerns, and styles of Hellenic literary imagining, Marcel Detienne's landmark e-book recasts long-standing rules concerning the fertility fable of Adonis. the writer demanding situations Sir James Frazer's thesis that the crops god Adonis-- whose untimely loss of life was once mourned via ladies and whose resurrection marked a joyous occasion--represented the yearly cycle of progress and rot in agriculture. utilizing the analytic instruments of structuralism, Detienne indicates as an alternative that the fairs of Adonis depict a seductive yet impotent and fruitless deity--whose actual ineptitude resulted in his demise in a boar hunt, and then his physique used to be present in a lettuce patch. Contrasting the gala's of Adonis with the solemn ones devoted to Demeter, the goddess of grain, he unearths the previous as a parody and negation of the establishment of marriage.

Detienne considers the short-lived gardens that Athenian girls planted in mockery for Adonis's pageant, and explores the functionality of such vegetal topic as spices, mint, myrrh, cereal, and rainy vegetation in non secular perform and in a big variety of myths. His inquiry exposes, between many stuff, attitudes towards sexual actions starting from "perverse" acts to marital relations.

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Download E-books The Iliad for Boys and Girls (Illustrated Edition) PDF

The Iliad is sometimes defined as one of many maximum conflict tales of all time. Set through the Trojan battle, this undying tale vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and struggling with amid devastation and destruction. Homer's story is a compassionate view of human lifestyles lived less than the shadow of ache and demise within the face of a frequently uncaring divinity. to name it a battle tale doesn't start to describe the emotional sweep of its motion and characters within the tenth and ultimate yr of the Greek siege of Troy.

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Download E-books Handbook of Polynesian Mythology (World Mythology) PDF

By Robert D. Craig

An available, concise reference resource on Polynesia's advanced mythology, fabricated from a tradition little recognized open air its home.

• An annotated bibliography of the foremost introductory commentaries on Polynesian mythology and tradition in addition to an annotated directory of web sites on a vast variety of issues concerning Polynesian mythology

• an in depth word list concentrating on English translations, equivalents, and interpretations of Polynesian phrases and phrases

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