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The Borrowers Avenged

Author : Mary Norton
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Escaping from an attic where they had been held captive over the long, dark winter, a family of tiny people sets up house in an old rectory. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Borrowers Afield

Author : Mary Norton
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The further adventures of the family of miniature people who, after losing their home under the kitchen floor of an old English house, are forced to move out to the fields.

The Borrowers 2 in 1

Author : Mary Norton
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Deep beneath the floorboards lives the tiny Borrower family - Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the humans above them, even their names are not quite their own. There is just one rule: they must never be seen. Then one day Arrietty meets the boy, and the family's incredible adventure begins. A great value edition of the first two classic BORROWERS books to tie in with this year's BBC 90-minute family Christmas special.

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children s Literature

Author : Caroline Webb
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This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children

Author : Ruskin Bond
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A comprehensive guide to fiction in English for readers aged four to sixteen, The Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children is divided into three sections to suit every age group. It has entries listing over 1000 books, and is divided into categories with cross-references so that children can read more in genres they like. It includes both classics and the best of contemporary works and books from all over the world. With an introduction by Ruskin Bond, India's best-known children's writer in English, The Puffin Good Reading Guide is an invaluable resource for children who love books, as well as for parents and friends looking for the right book for the young people in their lives.

Children s Books from Other Countries

Author : Carl M. Tomlinson
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An annotated bibliography of 724 children's titles originally published outside of the United States between 1950 and 1996

Bed Knob and Broomstick

Author : Mary Norton
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With the powers they acquire from a spinster who is studying to be a witch, three English children have a series of exciting and perilous adventures traveling on a flying bed that takes them to a London police station, a tropical island, and back in timet

Mixed Magic

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Mixed Magic -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Table of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Understanding glocalization and fairy tales -- 1.1 Global connections: An overview -- 1.1.1 Imagining the global, the local, and the glocal -- 1.2 A cognitive understanding of glocalization -- 1.2.1 An overview of important terms -- 1.2.2 The cognitive blending of global and local -- 1.3 Glocalization, children's literature, and subjectivity -- 1.4 Reading the glocal -- 1.5 Approaches to subjectivity: Mixing Eastern and Western perspectives -- 1.6 Glocal relationships in children's literature -- 1.7 Spotlight on the fairy-tale network -- 2. Glocal fairy-tale retellings -- 2.1 The nation re-imagined: A mishmash of scripts -- 2.2 The immigrant's story: Living in the blend of East and West -- 2.3 Metamorphosis and the deconstruction of stereotypes -- 2.4 Subjectivity at the intersection of fairy tale, history, and globalization -- 2.5 Origins of nation reimagined: War and folktale -- 2.6 Mishmash fairy tale scripts: A deconstruction of colonial mentality -- 2.7 Reshaping the postcolonial child into the glocal child -- 2.8 From cultural diversity to cultural hybridity: The glocal script -- 3. "Can we be compassionately blended?"--3.1 Constructing Orient and Occident -- 3.2 Orientalization as a script and as a space -- 3.3 The forbidden chamber and the Beast's palace -- 3.4 The orientalization of Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard: An English tradition -- 3.5 "Bluebeard" I: Constructing the orientalized space through words and pictures -- 3.6 "Bluebeard" II: Blending orientalized illustrations with a Western narrative -- 3.7 "Bluebeard" III: The forbidden chamber and the destruction of the monstrous oriental -- 3.8 "Beauty and the Beast" I: Orientalized illustrations

Fantasy Fiction

Author : Frances Sinclair
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100 Books for Girls to Grow On

Author : Shireen Dodson
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An Inspiring Approach to Reading From A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to Ramona the Pest to Wringer, here are 100 great books guaranteed to stir the imagination, spark conversation, and lead the way to adventure. In 100 Books for Girls to Grow On, Shireen Dodson, author of the acclaimed The Mother-Daughter Book Club, offers a selection of both new and classic titles. Each book has been handpicked because it is a joy to read, because it inspires mother-daughter dialogue, and because it encourages creativity beyond the book experience. Included are brief plot summaries for each book, as well as thought-provoking discussion questions, inspired field trip ideas, fun crafts and activities, and biographies of the authors. Let books become a springboard for encouraging your daughter's imagination. Ideas inside include: Design and draw colorful dresses like Wanda Petronski, heroine of Eleanore Estes' The Hundred Dresses. Take your cue from Harriet the Spy and create your own stories from overheard snippets of conversation. While reading Caddie Woodlawn, pull out a map and trace Caddie's mother's journey from Boston to the Wisconsin frontier. You don't need to form a book club to use and enjoy 100 Books for Girls to Grow On. Shireen Dodson offers stimulating ideas that will spark your daughter's creativity and nurture a love for books.