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Shadows Cast by Stars

By Catherine Knutsson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442401931
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 505
  • File Pdf: shadows-cast.pdf

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Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted, “atmospherically beautiful” (Kirkus Reviews) dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer. Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument... Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476631441
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: girls-on-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

 Under the threat of climate change, corruption, inequality and injustice, Americans may feel they are living in a dystopian novel come to life. Like many American narratives, dystopian stories often focus on males as the agents of social change. With a focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and power, the author analyzes the themes, issues and characters in young adult (YA) dystopian fiction featuring female protagonists—the Girls on Fire who inspire progressive transformation for the future.

The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature

By John Stephens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317676068
  • Pages : 486
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 388
  • File Pdf: the-routledge-companion-to-international-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness of children’s literature and related media as they exist in large regions of the world to which ‘mainstream’ European and North American scholarship pays very little attention. Sections cover: • Concepts and theories • Historical contexts and national identity • Cultural forms and children’s texts • Traditional story and adaptation • Picture books across the majority world • Trends in children’s and young adult literatures. Exposition of the literary, cultural and historical contexts in which children’s literature is produced, together with an exploration of intersections between these literatures and more extensively researched areas, will enhance access and understanding for a large range of international readers. The essays offer an ideal introduction for those newly approaching literature for children in specific areas, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in directions for future scholarship.

Philoponus: On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12

By Philoponus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472501748
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 676
  • File Pdf: philoponus.pdf

Book Summary:

Of Philoponus' commentary on the Meteorology only that on chapters 1-9 and 12 of the first book has been preserved. It is translated in this series in two volumes, the first covering chapters 1-3; the second (this volume) chapters 4-9 and 12. The subjects discussed here include the nature of fiery and light phenomena in the sky, the formation of comets, the Milky Way, the properties of moist exhalation, and the formation of hail. Philoponus pays special attention to the distinction between the apparent and the real among the sky phenomena; he criticises Aristotle's theory of the Milky Way as sublunary, and argues for its origin in the heavenly realm; gives a detailed exposition of Aristotelian theory of antiperistasis, mutual replacement of the hot and the cold, as the mechanism of condensation and related processes. As in the first volume, Philoponus demonstrates scholarly erudition and familiarity with methods and results of post-Aristotelian Greek science. Despite the fragmented state of the work and the genre of commentary, the reader will find the elements of a coherent picture of the cosmos based on a radical re-thinking of Aristotelian meteorology and physics.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

By Susan Fichtelberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440834512
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 558
  • File Pdf: encountering-enchantment.pdf

Book Summary:

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

A River to Cross

By C.L. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mountain View Press
  • Isbn : 1683141423
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 586
  • File Pdf: a-river-to-cross.pdf

Book Summary:

Only a river separates Acsah, Othniel and friends from the long-awaited Promised Land. Their parent’s generation is gone, but against all odds, they survived the gut-wrenching rebellion, plague, and war initiated by Balaam’s Curse. Looking to the future beyond the Jordan with fiercely bright hope, they prepare to leave the sorrows of the Valley of Acacias behind forever. What could possibly go wrong? . . . Merely a volatile king, the crazed captain of Jericho’s efficiently evil troops, labyrinthine caves, raging flood waters, and hovering over all, an evil force determined to stop the crossing that would change the world. “I don’t know when I’ve read work by an author who can make you feel and experience the sliminess of sin and the pure essence of God in all his white-light holiness. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to put the reader right in the middle of Old Testament happenings, but C. L. Smith has done it. —Inger J. Logelin Sr. Editor, Redemption Press

Works by James Oliver Curwood (Illustrated, 22 books)

By James Oliver Curwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LCI
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 407
  • File Pdf: works.pdf

Book Summary:

This ebook is illustrated with 29 original pictures from the books. Here's the contents of this ebook : FICTION : 1908 The Courage of Captain Plum 1908 The Wolf Hunters 1909 The Gold Hunters 1910 The Danger Trail 1911 The Honor of the Big Snows 1911 Philip Steele (Steele of the Royal Mounted) 1912 Flower of the North 1913 Isobel 1914 Kazan 1915 God's Country and the Woman 1916 The Hunted Woman 1916 The Grizzly King 1917 Baree, Son of Kazan 1918 The Courage of Marge O'Doone 1919 Nomads of the North 1919 The River's End 1920 Back to God's Country 1920 The Valley of Silent Men 1921 The Golden Snare 1921 The Flaming Forest 1922 The Country Beyond 1923 The Alaskan PAPERS : 1915 Thomas Jefferson Brown (Gretest short stories) Note : New books will be made available in future versions.

The Shadow Boxer

By Steven Heighton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 0307369471
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: the-shadow-boxer.pdf

Book Summary:

Steven Heighton is already recognized as one of the best writers to come to the fore in the nineties, a winner of numerous literary awards, whose work is widely translated. In The Shadow Boxer, he delivers a stunning portrait of the artist in the tradition of such great tales as Jude the Obscure, Candide and even Don Quixote, and gives literary life to the Northern Ontario landscape of "the Soo", and the demanding, muscular life of Lake Superior where giant ore-barges make their way over the grave of The Edmund Fitzgerald. Intricately patterned and multi-layered, this is the story of Sevigne Torrins, poet and boxer, who sets off into the world to make it, and whose romantic and professional misadventures take him as far as Egypt before he finds his way back to the Great Lakes. But the classic writerly dream that Sevigne pursues turns out in practice to have a different and darker reality than any he had foreseen. A passionate love story, a gripping narrative, The Shadow Boxer is also about the power of dreams and regret. It heralds a major new Canadian novelist and a master storyteller.

Reading Dante's Stars

By Alison Cornish
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 9780300133493
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 664
  • File Pdf: reading-dante-s-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

Astronomy is one of the most prominent and perplexing features of Dante's Divine Comedy. In the final rhyme of the poem's three parts, and in scores of descriptions and analogies, the stars are an intermediate goal and a constant point of reference for the spiritual journey the poem narrates. This book makes a sustained analysis of Dante's use of astronomy, not only in terms of the precepts of medieval science but also in relation to specific moral, philosophical, and poetic problems laid out in each chapter.For Dante, Alison Cornish says, the stars offer optical representations of invisible realities, from divine providence to the workings of the human soul. Dante's often puzzling celestial figures call attention to the physical world as a scene of reading in which visible phenomena are subject to more than one explanation, Cornish contends. The poetry of Dante's astronomy, as well as its difficulty, rests on this imperative of interpretation. Reading the stars, like reading literature, is an ethical undertaking fraught with risk, not just an exercise in technical understanding. Cornish's book is the first guide to the astronomy of Dante's masterpiece to encompass both ways of reading his work.

Clariel

By Garth Nix
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062216805
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 706
  • File Pdf: clariel.pdf

Book Summary:

Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic and is perfect for fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare. Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?

Shadows Cast Before

By Claud Field
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1596053682
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 571
  • File Pdf: shadows-cast-before.pdf

Book Summary:

I cannot give the reason if it, but all history, both ancient and modern, attests the fact, that no great misfortune happens either to a town or a province which has not been foretold by some one possessed of the power of prophecy... -Macchiavelli, quoted here This wonderfully odd little book arranges, dictionary style, a compendium of names both greatly famous and less well known about whom prognostications were made, or who themselves made predictions that did indeed come to pass. From foreseeing military triumph or disaster to anticipating their own untimely deaths, the list of historic personages who saw the future or had it foreseen for them is astonishing: Alexander the Great . Saint Augustine . Lord Francis Bacon . Charles I Cicero . Benjamin Disraeli . George III . Joan of Arc . Julius Caesar Abraham Lincoln . Mozart . Plutarch . Seneca . Cardinal Wolsey and many more Also available from Cosimo Classics: The Alchemy of Happiness and Jewish Legends of the Middle Ages, both translated by Claud Field. CLAUD FIELD is also author of Mystics and Saints of Islam, Heroes of Missionary Enterprise, and Persian Literature.

Road Of Stars To Santiago

By Edward F. Stanton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813184916
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 171
  • File Pdf: road-of-stars-to-santiago.pdf

Book Summary:

In the tradition of Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked Through Time and William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, Edward F. Stanton has written a quietly beautiful and engrossing account of his own pilgrimage. Road of Stars to Santiago is a personal story of his journey along what has been called "the premier cultural route of Europe." "I undertook a five-hundred-mile walk along the ancient Camino de Santiago, from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain, the supposed burial site of the apostle St. James the Elder, and beyond to Finisterre, Land's End on the Atlantic coast. "On my journey I followed the old road whenever possible, passing through mountains, medieval forests and remote villages, as well as modern towns and cities. I slept in fields, abandoned schools or wherever I could, on a thirty-day trip that brought me into contact with a whole cross-section of Spanish society, and with pilgrims from France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and England. "Most of the book has to do with my own trials and joys on the Road: the physical struggle to walk about twenty miles a day in the heat or rain, to find a place to eat and sleep; with the psychological changes that take place when one leaves home, family and routine; with the contradictions inherent to a pilgrimage in the late twentieth centuiy; with experiences that ranged from the spiritual to the picaresque; with the people I met on the way—from shepherds and peasan ts to astrologers and philosophers. There are plenty of humorous situations and unexpected turns." —Edward F. Stanton