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Magical Wonder Tales

Author : Isabel Wyatt
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If Orfeo is to be king, his mother decides, he must sleep outside. And so Orfeo sleeps in the meadow and becomes friends with the animals, birds, insects and beetles. Then one day, he agrees to help a jackdaw return a ruby ring to a princess... King Beetle Tamer is just one of fifteen magical wonder tales in this collection by master storyteller Isabel Wyatt. The stories are full of magic and unicorns, fairies and palaces, roses and gold, which will transport children to a world of faraway places and heroic deeds._x000D_ Suitable for children aged seven and up, this is a classic collection from the author of The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book._x000D_ A new revised edition, previously published as King Beetle-Tamer.

Celtic Wonder Tales

Author : Ella Young
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This enchanting compilation of 14 folktales of Celtic magic and legend features illustrated retellings of "The Earth-Shapers," "The Cow of Plenty," "The Golden Fly," "The Children of Lir," other authentic tales.

The Wonder Tales Volume One

Author : Nick Davis
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Once Upon a Time… What a magical phrase that opens up a story to wonder and adventure. The Wonder Tales Volume One is a collection of all ages fantastical fables that are set in a fantasy world of Once Upon a Time, in a Land Far, Far Away known as the Ninth Kingdom. It is a world of magic, of wonder, of vain Kings, noble Heroes, beautiful Princesses, Pirates, evil Witches, scary Monsters and one very unique and smart talking Horse… The Wonder Tales Volume One, The Archer, the Horse and Other Tales collects together the first six Wonder Tales. The Archer, the Horse and the Princess The Archer, the Horse and the Golden Braid The Daughter of Frost The Archer and the Flying Pirate Ship The Girl and the Troll The Archer, the Horse and the Forgotten Quest Bonus story – I Am Wolf Read these tales to your children, or you can let them explore the wonder of reading for themselves with these magical yarns of pure imagination.

Lord Dunsany s Tales of Wonder

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When in doubt about why the world is topsy-turvy or why humans can at times be so horrific with one another, it is always best to remember the words of Nietzsche who in trying to understand his fellowmen and his own place in the cosmos wisely stated, "Too long the earth has been a madhouse." Sadly, our old philosopher who himself went insane at the end of his life, is telling us a truism that is (and the pun is intended) too true. Indeed, the only way to make sense of life is to realize that it is ultimately senseless. I write this precisely because in a Darwinian universe (where the only presiding dictum is "survive long enough to pass on one's genetic code") we should be allowed-indeed encouraged-to have moments of ecstatic respite from the onslaughts of such a cruel and mindless existence. No wonder art and music have held such a deep and abiding fascination for us, regardless of our economic station in life. As Nietzsche opined, "Without music, life would be a mistake." To which I would add literature, sport, and or any diversion that provides us with a moment of unexpected bliss. We have been engaged far too long in moments of pain and suffering and anything that can offer us a glimpse of solace, of hope, of entertainment, is to be welcomed with open arms and open hearts. It is for this very reason that I am happy to announce that the MSAC Philosophy Group has decided to republish Lord Dunsany's remarkable book, Tales of Wonder that in this edition has the newly added subtitle, "Stories from a Magical World." "Lord Dunsany" was Edward Plunkett's pen name and he was a very successful author of numerous books, plays, and short stories. He possessed a remarkable imagination and created fantastical landscapes peopled with unique characters. To read his short stories is to be transported to another time and to another place and in the midst of it all to be enthralled with the marvel of it all. His creative method perhaps gives us a glimpse into this unusual man: "Dunsany's writing habits were considered peculiar by some. Lady Beatrice said that 'He always sat on a crumpled old hat while composing his tales.' (The hat was eventually stolen by a visitor to Dunsany Castle.) Dunsany almost never rewrote anything; everything he ever published was a first draft. Much of his work was penned with quill pens, which he made himself; Lady Beatrice was usually the first to see the writings, and would help type them. It has been said that Lord Dunsany would sometimes conceive stories while hunting, and would return to the Castle and draw in his family and servants to re-enact his visions before he set them on paper." It is our hope that this new edition will serve as an introduction for new readers to enjoy the timeless stories of Lord Dunsany.

365 Stories and Rhymes

Author : Parragon Books Ltd
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Enjoy a different story every day of the year with this beautifully illustrated treasury. From traditional favourites to new tales, it is perfect for reading together or for children to read to themselves.

Wonder Tales

Author : Marina Warner
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Marina Warner has gathered together a magical collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries. These are passionate, extraordinary, and occasionally proto-feminist retellings of classic fairy stories by women who ingeniously used the fairy tale genre to comment on their own times and experiences. The stories are all in superb new translations by celebrated writers, including A. S. Byatt, Gilbert Adair and John Ashbery. With a brilliant intorduction by Marina Warner, recognised as one of our greatest experts on myth and fairy tale.

Tales of Wonder and Magic

Author : Berlie Doherty
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Berlie Doherty conjures ten magical tales from many cultures, including Africa and Australia, and across the world to the British Isles, Canada, and the southern United States. Haunting illustrations complement the text beautifully.

Glitter and Earth

Author : Jacqueline Wild
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A magical book of contemporary, original and quirky fairies.

365 Stories and Rhymes

Author : Parragon Books Ltd
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Enjoy a different story every day of the year with this beautifully illustrated treasury. From traditional favourites to new tales, it is perfect for reading together or for children to read to themselves.

World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

Author : Howard J Sherman
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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

A Tour of Fabletown

Author : Neta Gordon
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In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham’s Fables. The series imagined the lives of fairy tale figures—Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella and the ubiquitous Prince Charming, among many others—as they made new lives for themselves in modern-day New York City, having fled their storied homeworlds following an invasion. After 150 issues and many awards, Fables concluded its run in July 2015. This study, the first about the sprawling, complex series, discusses such topics as Fables’ status as a contemporary adaptation of folk and fairy tales; its use of conventional genres like sword-and-sorcery, crime and romance; its portrayal of social and political relationships; and its self-referential moments. Providing a detailed introduction to the themes and ideas in the series, the author explores how Fables portrays redemption, the function of community, and how our hopes and fears influence our ideal of “happily ever after.”

Wonder Tales

Author : Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Baron Dunsany
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"[Dunsany's] rich language, his cosmic point of view, his remote dream-worlds, and his exquisite sense of the fantastic, all appeal to me more than anything else in modern literature."--American author H. P. Lovecraft One of English literature's most original talents, Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, the eighteenth Baron of Dunsany, created many of the best fantastic tales in the language. This collection of 33 stories includes all of the tales from two of his finest collections, including "The Three Sailors' Gambit," "The House of the Sphinx," "The Wonderful Window," "The Bad Old Woman in Black," "The Watch-Tower," "The Three Infernal Jokes," "The Secret of the Sea," and 26 other literary gems.

A Tale of Magic A Tale of Witchcraft

Author : Chris Colfer
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The enchanting sequel to the No. 1 New York Times bestseller A Tale of Magic, from the author of The Land of Stories. Brystal Evergreen changed the world, but the journey is just beginning ... Brystal Evergreen and her friends have saved the world from the evil Snow Queen and secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community. However, when a mysterious new witch named Mistress Mara arrives at the Academy, the celebrations are cut short. As Mistress Mara begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of Witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalisation of magic. And a dangerous and centuries old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life for ever ... starting with Brystal ... Filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new, Chris Colfer's writing will sweep you away into a world of magic and wonder.

Magical Horses

Author : Katherine Roberts
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Collects myths and legends about magical horses, including unicorns, Pegasus the winged horse, and the rainbow horses.

Reality Magic and Other Lies

Author : Pauline Greenhill
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Exploration of fairy-tale movies that blur the line between reality and magic.

Folktales Retold

Author : Amie A. Doughty
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Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional elements, try out new narrative voices, and more. These revisions take all forms, from short stories to novel-length narratives to poems, plays, musicals, films and advertisements. The resulting tales paint the tales from myriad perspectives, using the broad palette of human creativity. This study examines folktale revisions from many angles, drawing on examples primarily from revisions of Western European traditional tales, such as those of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. Also discussed are new folktales that combine traditional storylines with commentary on modern life. The conclusion considers how revisionists poke fun at and struggle to understand stories that sometimes made little sense to start with.

A Guide to Child Health

Author : Michaela Glöckler
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This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.

Unicorns and Magical Horses

Author : Katherine Roberts
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Saddle up for a captivating collection of stories about two magical creatures: unicorns and horses. Enter a thrilling world where unicorns sparkle in the moonlight, horses pull the sun on a chariot, and the great Pegasus soars in the sky. Eight wondrous stories, ranging from ancient Greek, Norse, and Indian myths to fairy tales, are guaranteed to capture young imaginations. Along with the enchanting art, charming sidebars reveal a charm to lure unicorns, the song of the sun horses, and other secrets.

Indian Folk Tales

Author : Caroline Ness
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Rajahs, brahmins and tigers abound in evocative stories, retold with context notes and vibrant illustrations.

Handbook of American Folklore

Author : Richard Mercer Dorson
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This book is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States. It is a virtual cornucopia of riches, and features the work of sixty scholars and practitioners, representing a multitude of approaches to the discipline.