From a smelly water hole on the African savanna, Julius Zebra is captured, along with Milus the scarred lion and Cornelius the clueless warthog. Transported to the ferocious clamor of the Colosseum, Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends must gear up to be . . . gladiators! The only way they will gain their freedom is if they win the love of the Roman crowds. But do they have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive? Follow the madcap adventures of Julius Zebra and his pals in short chapters with funny, irreverent text and zany cartoon-style illustrations, with an illustrated guide to Roman numerals and a handy glossary at the end.
De Aeternitate Mundi
Author: John Peckham
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
This dual-language book is a translation of John Pecham's De aeternitate mundi (On the Eternity of the World), written probably in 1270. Pecham was born in England around 1230. He pursued studies in Paris, where he may have been a student of Roger Bacon's, and at Oxford. He returned to Paris some time between 1257 and 1259 to study theology and in 1269-1270 became magister theologiae. It was at this time that he presumably wrote the essay translated here, and presented it as part of his inception, the equivalent of a doctrinal defense, in 1271, when he sought to become a magister regens, a member of the theological faculty. While Pecham was studying in Paris, two controversial theological innovationswere being debated. The first issue involved the founding of the mendicant orders (Franciscans and Dominicans) in the first decade of the thirteenth century. Their active moving about, preaching and teaching, represented a departure from the established Rule of St. Benedict in which Orders were largely confined to monasteries. The second debate was over the introduction of the newphilosophy of Aristotle. The Dominicans and Franciscans found themselves allied against the Latin Averroists (or Radical Aristotelians) on such issues as the unicity of the intellect and the assertion of the world's eternity in the sense that is was not created. The two Orders disagreed, however, on the truth of other Aristotelian theses such as the unicity of substantial form and the demonstrability of the world's having a beginning in time. On another front, having to do with the legitimacy of the Dominicans and Franciscans interpretation of religious life, the two Orders united under attacks from the secular clergy. Pecham, a Franciscan, witnessed his Order allied with the Dominicans against Averroists and secular clergy, and at odds with them over Aristotelianism in orthodox theology. During this tumultuous time Pecham met, and probably discussed his inception with Thomas, and his position on the eternity of the world can be compared to the treatment of the topic found in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. In 1279, Pecham was named the Archbishop of Canterbury by Pope Nicolas III, in this position it was expected that he carry out reforms mandated by the Council of Lyons. The ruling of that council included the eradication of the Averroists radical departures from theological philosophy and some of the theses held by the Thomists. Pecham died in 1291, no doubt in disappointment that the reforms for which he had strived never came to pass.
Author: Gary Northfield
The fourth title in Gary Northfield's exciting, action-packed and hysterically funny series brimming with entertaining Greek facts. In the much-anticipated fourth Julius Zebra book, Grapple with the Greeks!, demi-god Heracles promises Julius and his chums a great reward if they can help him to find the lost Golden Apple. On this madcap new adventure, our unlikely heroes will confront the Minotaur in the labyrinth, trick a one hundred-headed dragon at the Garden of Hesperides and a dramatic visit to King Midas leads to a daring rescue attempt in the depths of the Underworld. But what will the ever-watchful gods on Mount Olympus have to say about their antics A hugely enjoyable addition to this internationally popular series.
Is it possible to fly to the moon in a bubble of snot? Can you really have an argument with a cloud? Are there bogey monsters at the bottom of the garden? All these questions and more are explored in an hysterical and charming collection of comic strip adventures, following a teeny tiny gang of dinosaurs as they wind each other up and muddle their way through the myths and mysteries of prehistoric life.
A Matter of Choice
Author: Nora Roberts
A novel of peril and passion from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The last thing NYPD Sergeant James “Slade” Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow’s antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate—and keep Jessica out of trouble. The woman Slade meets isn’t what he expected. And neither is the desire that springs up between them… A Matter of Choice previously appeared in From the Heart.
Diary Of Dorkius Maximus
Author: Tim Collins
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Dorkius Maximus is a young boy growing up in ancient Rome. This hilarious diary recounts his exploits as, desperate to become a great Roman hero, Dorkius enlists the help of his father's friend, Stoutus, to teach him the noble art of fighting. But heroism doesn't come naturally to Dorkius. Plus, his dad doesn't listen to him, his friends pick on him, and his mum is more interested in her sacred chickens. Dorkius knows there's a mighty warrior inside him, just waiting to get out ... isn't there? Humorously illustrated by Andrew Pinder, this book will delight any child who would like to get a taste of life as an ancient geek.
A new adventure starring Lauren and her magical pony, Twilight who turns into a beautiful, snow-white unicorn when Lauren says the magic words. There's great excitement at the stables - a beautiful mare called Apple has just had a foal! The new foal is gorgeous and seems to be watching Lauren with a very wise look in his huge eyes. Lauren's excitement is spoiled when snooty Jade Roberts turns up. Jade goes to Lauren's school and used to be Twilight's owner but she sold him because he was too quiet and dull. Lauren, of course, knows better... That night Lauren and Twilight visit the foal in secret. Suddenly Twilight hears a noise and they find Jade up to no good. Apple, fiercely protective of her foal, is frightened and angry at Jade's intrusion. Even though she doesn't like Jade, Lauren knows she has to do something to help. Lauren and Twilight make a daring rescue to save Jade who has to admit that she may have been wrong about Twilight after all. Later, Lauren and Twilight discover the reason for Apple's over-protectiveness - that maybe, just maybe, Currant is a new unicorn, but they'll have to wait at least a year to find out...
Zebra, Bird and Elephant are best friends ... until the day Zebra runs TOO fast.
Author: Gary Northfield
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Delve deep into the undergrowth and meet the crazy critters in Gary's backyard. It's full of the silliest creatures you'll ever meet. The worms think they're caterpillars, the caterpillars think they're acrobats, the spiders are conducting orchestras, the birds are raiding the house for snacks, and the squirrel's lost his nuts! And that's not even half of it! Join the fun in Gary's Garden.
Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts. Billy traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s. Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early '50s, skiffle was adopted by kids who growing up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. These were Britain's first teenagers, looking for a music of their own in a pop culture dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of 'Rock Island Line' and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was a do-it-yourself music. All you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.
Author: Heinrich Heine
Publisher: Camden House
First English translation of Heine's controversial though masterful polemic, with introduction and commentary.
England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid implosion of the Pistols through layers of rich detail, exclusive interviews, and rare photographs. This fully revised and updated edition of the book covers the legacy of punk twenty-five years later and provides an account of the Pistols' 1996 reunion as well as a freshly updated discography and a completely new introduction.
DOODLE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! Welcome to Doodle... where you draw the story. Help finish characters, build up the town and design a GIANT ICE CREAM POWERED robot to fight off... the SUPER villains that you doodle! Doodles get into LOTS of trouble. Watch out, it is up to you to doodle them out of it! Visit www.doodle.town to find more hilarious adventures by Andrew and Chris Judge.