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Mika Elovaara: Fan Phenomena: Star Wars
For millions of people around the world, the films are more than diversions - they are a way of life. Through costumed role-playing, incessant quoting, Yoda-like grammatical inversions and scholarly debates about the Force, fans keep the films alive in a variety of ways, and in so doing add to the saga's cultural relevance. The first book to address the films holistically and from a variety of cultural perspectives, Fan Phenomena: Star Wars explores numerous aspects of Star Wars fandom, from its characters to its philosophy. As one contributor notes, ‘The saga that George Lucas created affects our lives almost daily, whether we ourselves are fans of the saga or not'. Anyone who is struggling to forget Jar Jar Binks can certainly agree to that. Academically informed but written for a general audience, this book will appeal to every fan and critic of the films. That is, all of us.

Áprilisi e-könyv-ajánló

Shannon Knudsen, David Erickson: Easter Around the World
Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. In Sweden, children dress up as Easter witches and go door to door, hoping for candy. Egyptian children have egg-rolling contests. Russian children play an egg-tapping game. And in Colombia, Easter is a time for donkey beauty pageants. Take a trip around the world to see how this very special holiday is celebrated.

 

Márciusi e-könyv-ajánló

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
Part of the Legend Classics series I'll try and be what he loves to call me,'a little woman', and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else.Little Women is the lively and warm story of the March sisters. They share their secrets and dreams, and help each other be strong when their beloved Mother must leave home to nurse their Father, who is wounded in the Civil War. The passing years bring more adventures and romance—the first wedding, a broken heart, a trip to Europe—and the girls are young women.Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, explore the boundaries of their culture under the guidance and watchful eye of Marmee, as they come to realise that life is not what they once thought. This book is a heart-warming portrait of the joys of growing up in a loving family.Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

Februári e-könyv-ajánló

Anastasia Suen, Keli Sipperley: Valentine's Day Gifts
Easy to follow Valentine's Day gift craft instructions for makerspaces, home activities, and classrooms.

 

Januári e-könyv-ajánló

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Arthur Rackham: The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Originally titledChildren's and Household Tales,The Complete Grimm's Fairy Talescontains the essential bedtime stories for children worldwide for the better part of two centuries.The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, were German linguists and cultural researchers who gathered legendary folklore and aimed to collect the stories exactly as they heard them.2012 marked the 200th anniversary ofGrimm's Fairy Tales, and what better way to celebrate than to include all 211 stories into the Knickerbocker Classic Series?Featuring all your favorite classics, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and dozens more,The Complete Grimm's Fairy Talesis also accompanied by 40 color plates and 60 black and white illustrations from award-winning English illustrator Arthur Rackham, whose books and prints are now highly sought-after collectibles.The third title in the Knickerbocker Classic series has 800 pages of classic fairy tales to enjoy. It also includes a selection of stunning color reproductions by the famous illustrator, Arthur Rackham.

Decemberi e-könyv-ajánló

Tony Johnston, Cheng-Khee Chee: Noel
The beauty and spirit of Christmas resounds in the melodic chimes of a church bell in this lyrical picture book by well-known author Tony Johnston with breathtaking illustrations by watercolor artist Cheng-Khee Chee. On Christmas Eve, people bundle up in the cold and follow the sounds of the bell to gather in celebration. Creatures great—children, dogs, cats, and birds—and small stop to listen as a brass band marches through town. The poetry and imagery of these verses and the classic feel of this lush artwork make for a memorable Christmas read-aloud.

Novemberi e-könyv-ajánló

Anthony Robins: New York Art Deco : A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City's Art Deco treasures. Of all the world's great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and 30s that recast New York as the world's modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York's best-known Art Deco guide, includes an introductory essay describing the Art Deco phenomenon, followed by eleven walking tour itineraries in Manhattan each accompanied by a map designed by legendary New York cartographer John Tauranac and a survey of Deco sites across the four other boroughs. Also included is a photo gallery of sixteen color plates by nationally acclaimed Art Deco photographer Randy Juster. In New York Art Deco, Robins has distilled thirty years' worth of experience into a guidebook for all to enjoy at their own pace.

Októberi e-könyv-ajánló

Autumn Harvest : Selected Poems
Autumn Harvest brings a decade of Stanley Frost's poems together in one anthology that is varied in both style and content. Spiced with humour, children's verses, Chaucerian-style narratives, and incisive historical and political comments, the poems offer religious and philosophical meditations on matters both timely and timeless. Whether he is capturing a sunset in a Hampstead garden, conveying the emotional impact of Trudeau's funeral, recounting the imperishable story of Abelard and Heloise, saluting the vitality and universality of the English language, distilling the magic of Christmas, or drafting a prequel to Paradise Lost, Stanley Frost writes to be understood.

Szeptemberi e-könyv-ajánló

Sarah Andersen: Adulthood Is a Myth (PagePerfect NOOK Book) : A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS! These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all.Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

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Catherine Richards: Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda : The Italian Lakes
This is based on our larger book, Milan & the Italian Lakes. Here we zero in on the lakes themselves, with abundant extra illustrations showing all the sights, hotels and attractions. We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. The guide provides everything you'll ever need to know for planning a trip to this stunning holiday destination, from places to stay and eat, and practical travel advice, to what to pack and when to go. It also features up-to-date information on all the exciting activities and adventures just waiting to be enjoyed - from visiting the stunning Lakes Como and Garda with their fabulous Roman villas and beautiful vistas, to discovering the hidden treasures of the region's unforgettable palaces, churches and museums.

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