The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781843623083

Category: Mythology, Roman

Page: 96

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"A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings." --cover.

The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781843628668

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 108

View: 7000

Retells fifteen stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, including both well-known myths and such lesser-known tales as the story of the origin of the dolphins and how Haephaestus became the husband of Aphrodite.

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781408324370

Category: Folklore

Page: 96

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Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus

Map of Magic – Die Prophezeiung des magischen Stroms

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Author: Carrie Ryan,John Parke Davis

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733600525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Eine magische Landkarte, unzählige Welten, die über einen magischen Strom verbunden sind, und zwei Kinder, die deren Untergang verhindern müssen! Die unerschrockenen Freunde Fin und Marrill haben unzählige heimtückische Abenteuer hinter sich gebracht, seit sie auf dem magischen Strom unterwegs sind. Aber keiner von ihnen hätte je gedacht, dass ihr letztes Abenteuer sie dazu zwingen würde, sich ausgerechnet mit dem Zauberer Serth, ihrem größten Feind, zusammenzutun! Mit vereinten Kräften tauchen Fin und Marrill in die ältesten Geheimnisse des magischen Stroms ein und nehmen den Kampf gegen die Eiserne Flut auf, die alles unter sich erstarren lässt. Der letzte Band der vierteiligen Serie. Weitere Titel: »Map of Magic - Die Karte der geheimen Wünsche« (Band 1) »Map of Magic - Das Mysterium der sinkenden Stadt« (Band 2) »Map of Magic - Das Rätsel des leuchtenden Orakels « (Band 3) Pressestimmen zu »Map of Magic«: »Hier ist alles möglich: eine intelligente Mischung aus Humor und Phantasterei!« Kirkus Reviews »Schwindelerregende Welten voller bizarrer Kreaturen, verschränkter Zeitebenen und faszinierender Schauplätze!« Booklist »Ein herrlich dicker, toll geschriebener Schmöker für Freunde von Abenteuergeschichten, in dem es nicht immer zimperlich zugeht.« Norddeutscher Rundfunk »Mega spannend!« Westfalen-Blatt

A Shot in the Dark

The Taming of Venus

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841215266

Category: Diana (Roman deity)

Page: 47

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Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. A Shot in the Dark/The Taming of Venus: Did you know that the constellation Orion was made when the goddess Diana fell in love? And discover who broke the heart of Venus, goddess of love.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Weiße Finsternis

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Petra Koob-Pawis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570132708

Category:

Page: 335

View: 1959

Burning the Books

The Guardian Geese ; Little Old Boy

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841215242

Category: Geese

Page: 46

View: 1928

Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Burning the Books/The Guardian Geese: The all-seeing Sibyl of Cumae has written down the future of Rome in her nine books. She is prepared to sell them for a sum of gold - but will proud King Tarquin pay the price? And find out how a gaggle of geese protect the people of Rome.

Schokopokalypse

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Author: Chris Callaghan

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646929286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6165

Jelly liebt Schokolade. So wie ihre Oma, ihre Eltern und überhaupt jeder in Mampfton. Schließlich ist die kleine Stadt das Zentrum der Schokoladenherstellung. Doch dann kommt die Horrormeldung: Die Schokopokalypse steht bevor! In wenigen Tagen soll Schluss sein mit Schokodokis und all den anderen Köstlichkeiten. Jelly kann das einfach nicht glauben. Und obwohl sich alle schokopokalyptischen Vorzeichen bewahrheiten, hat sie einen anderen Verdacht. Dass Geschäftsmann Garibaldi und der dubiose Dave irgendwas im Schilde führen … Warmherzig, originell, verrückt – eine moderne Roald-Dahl-Geschichte.

Romulus and Remus

Stolen Wives

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841215228

Category: Children's stories

Page: 47

View: 3849

Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Romulus and Remus/Stolen Wives: Famous story of the quarrelsome twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who are raised by a she-wolf, and grow up to create the city of Rome. And read how Rome became peopled with women in Stolen Wives.

City of Dreams

Adventures in the Underworld

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841215204

Category: Aeneas (Legendary character)

Page: 47

View: 8346

Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. City of Dreams/Adventures in the Underworld: Read about Aeneus's epic journey to the land of Italy, where he is to become the founder of the Roman Empire.

Mythologie für Dummies

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Author: Christopher W. Blackwell,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527699414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Alles von Aphrodite bis Zarathustra Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman. Aber wie hieß noch gleich der Meeresgott der Griechen? Was geschah bei der Götterdämmerung? Und wer gehörte zu König Artus‘ Tafelrunde? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen finden Sie in diesem Buch, das zum Schmökern einlädt und wunderbar als Nachschlagewerk dient. Neben der griechischen und römischen Mythologie erfahren Sie alles Wissenswerte zu den nordischen Sagen wie den Nibelungen und Beowulf, zu Mythen aus Ägypten und Asien sowie zu den Erzählungen der Inka, Maya und Azteken.

Die Schneekönigin

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Author: H. Ch. Andersen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3945976103

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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In diesem wunderbar poetischen Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen geht es um die unzerstörbare Liebe des kleinen Mädchens Gerda, das sich auf die abenteuerliche Suche nach ihrem Spielgefährten Kay begibt, der von der zaubermächtigen Schneekönigin in ihr eisiges Reich im hohen Norden entführt wurde. Die herrlich fantasievollen Illustrationen von Natalie Meyer lassen mit ihrem beeindruckenden Schauwert jede Seite dieses Märchenbuches zu einem besonderen Erlebnis werden.

Story of the World: History for the Classical Child

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Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 1933339136

Category: Civilization

Page: 446

View: 4176

This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of Activity Book.

Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers

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Author: Christinea Donnelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 185604761X

Category: Information resources

Page: 323

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A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.

Exploring Children's Literature

Reading with Pleasure and Purpose

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Author: Nikki Gamble

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446276465

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book introduces the role of children's literature in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. Focusing on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, it covers genres such as poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through a wide range of examples. This revised edition includes -Investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use -Examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration -Coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience -Coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning. This book is essential for students on PGCE, BEd and BA Education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators and literacy consultants, and can be used to support distance-learning, as an aid to self-study, or as a course text.

The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

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Author: Gina Pollinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408338750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1238

This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment. An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination. The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.