Fans of The Princess in Black and Vampirina Ballerina, meet Isadora Moon: half-vampire, half-fairy and totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. But just like her other classmates, Isadora loves the ballet. That's why Isadora can't wait for a field trip with her class to see the performance of Alice in Wonderland. Everything is totally normal. And then the curtain rises and Isadora's special best friend, Pink Rabbit, is not in his seat. . .
I Don't Want Curly Hair!
Author: Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR! It's messy and silly and just plain unfair. All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she's ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused! A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair, lots and lots of hair. I Don't Want Curly Hair! is glorious new picture book for little people who always want what they can't have! From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson – illustrator of the bestselling Witch Wars series.
The Culture of Print
Author: Roger Chartier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The leading historians who are the authors of this work offer a highly original account of one of the most important transformations in Western culture: the change brought about by the discovery and development of printing in Europe. Focusing primarily on printed matter other than books, The Culture of Print emphasizes the specific and local contexts in which printed materials, such as broadsheets, flysheets, and posters, were used in modern Europe. The authors show that festive, ritual, cultic, civic, and pedagogic uses of print were social activities that involved deciphering texts in a collective way, with those who knew how to read leading those who did not. Only gradually did these collective forms of appropriation give way to a practice of reading--privately, silently, using the eyes alone--that has become common today. This wide-ranging work opens up new historical and methodological perspectives and will become a focal point of debate for historians and sociologists interested in the cultural transformations that accompanied the rise of modern societies. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Geronimo agrees to be part of his friend Bruce Hyena's team for a bicycle race across America, despite the fact that he is not very into sports.
Author: Sophie comtesse de Ségur, Stephanie Smee
Meet Sophie. Sometimes she's good, but often she's naughty, which gets her into all kinds so trouble ...
Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide
Author: Robert M. Parker, Pierre-Antoine Rovani
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Supplies the reader with information about wine producers and growers, vintage critiques, and wine purchasing strategies for most major wine-producing regions world-wide.
36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.
Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Scavenger: Zoid is the first in a brilliant sci-fi adventure series from the team behind The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on its century-long journey to find a new Earth. When it launched it was populated by thousands of hopeful passengers and the most technologically advanced Zoids in the world, ready to serve the crew's every need. But that was then, and this is now. The Zoids rebelled against their masters, wiping out most of the crew in one bloody uprising. Now the few remaining humans are hunted by the Zoids like vermin. Fourteen-year-old York is a Scavenger - he hunts Zoids and kills them by any means he can, bringing back their parts to mend the technology on which the few remaining humans rely. York has always battled to survive, but now the fate of his people is in his hands . . .
The Wine Buyer's Guide
Author: Robert Parker
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
With this fourth edition of Parker's Wine Buyers' Guide, Robert Parker once again makes the world of wine accessible to everyone. The book includes information on how to buy and store wine, and how to find the best wine values for under $7.00.
I Love You Always...
Author: Astrid Desbordes
Publisher: Little Gestalten
I Love You When is an ode to motherly love that approaches a timeless topic with elegant simplicity and refreshing honesty. With a simple question, "Mom, will you love me my whole life?" Archibald sparks the most honest and relatable of answers from his mother, who goes on to tell her son about all the moments in life through which she loves him. "I love you when you behave and when your good behavior doesn't last" and "I love you when you look your best and when you're feeling your worst" are some of the scenes author Astrid Desbordes and illustrator Pauline Martin succeed in depicting with heartwarming candidness. A refreshing take on a timeless subject, I Love You When beautifully recounts a mother's unconditional love for her child."
Do you: Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label? Automatically pick the second-cheapest wine on the wine list? Feel it may be time to extend your wine horizons beyond Pinot Grigio? If this is you, then you need to join the Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Come and explore the wonderful world of wine. From throwing a children's party (because adults need something fizzy too), planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you make the right wine choice every single time. Go beyond the discount deals and discover the can't-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next girls' night in. This is the one wine guide that every woman should own. Because life's too short to drink bad wine.
My Life And My Films
Author: Jean Renoir
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Here is the autobiography of the little boy with golden curls in the paintings of his father, Pierre Auguste Renoir—the boy who became the director many consider the greatest in history. François Truffaut called him “an infallible filmmaker . . . Renoir has succeeded in creating the most alive films in the history of cinema, films which still breathe forty years after they were made.” In this book, Jean Renoir(1894-1979)presents his world, from his father's Montemarte studio to his own travels in Paris, Hollywood, and India. Here are tantalizing secrets about his greatest films—The Rules of the Game, The Grand Illusion, The River, A Day in the Country, La Bête Humaine, Toni. But most of all, Renoir shows us himself: a man if dazzling simplicity, immense creativity, and profound humanity.
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.