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Over Sea Under Stone

Author : Susan Cooper
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The first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising. On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

Over Sea Under Stone

Author : Susan Cooper
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On holiday in Cornwall, Simon, Jane and Barney Drew discover an ancient map in the attic of the Grey House, where they are staying with their mysterious Great-Uncle Merry. They know immediately that it is special. But it is much more than just a map. It is the start of a quest to find a grail, a source of great power that could contain - or resurrect - the powerful, age-old forces of evil in the world. And the Drews are not the only ones searching for it.

Over Sea Under Stone

Author : Susan Cooper
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Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark.

Over Sea Under Stone

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Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur.

Danny and the Kings

Author : Susan Cooper
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While trying to get a Christmas tree for his little brother, Danny receives unexpected help from three friendly truck drivers.

Four British Fantasists

Author : Charles Butler
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Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writes who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively.

Landscape in Children s Literature

Author : Jane Suzanne Carroll
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This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and lapsed spaces — that are the component elements of the physical environments of canonical British children's fantasy. Using Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence as the test-case for this methodology, the book traces the development of the physical features and symbolic functions of landscape topoi from their earliest inception in medieval vernacular texts through to contemporary children's literature. The identification and analysis of landscape topoi synthesizes recent theories about interstitial space together with earlier morphological and topoanalytical studies, enabling the study of fictional landscapes in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their relationship with contemporary texts and historical precedents. Ultimately, by providing topoanalytical studies of other children's texts, Carroll proposes topoanalysis as a rich critical method for the study and understanding of children's literature and indicates how the findings of this approach may be expanded upon. In offering both transferable methodologies and detailed case-studies, this book outlines a new approach to literary landscapes as geographical places within socio-historical contexts.

Matthew s Dragon

Author : Susan Cooper
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The dragon in Matthew's picture book comes to life and takes him for an amazing nocturnal ride.

Silver on the Tree

Author : Susan Cooper
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SUMMARY: In this conclusion of the tale begun in Over Sea, Under Stone,"Will Stanton, the Welsh boy Bran, and the Drew children try to locate the crystal sword that alone can vanquish the strong forces of Dark.

The Grey King

Author : Susan Cooper
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"Fire on the Mountain Shall Find the Harp of Gold Played to Wake the Sleepers, Oldest of the Old..." With the final battle between the Light and the Dark soon approaching, Will sets out on a quest to call for aid. Hidden within the Welsh hills is a magical harp that he must use to wake the Sleepers - six noble riders who have slept for centuries. But an illness has robbed Will of nearly all his knowledge of the Old Ones, and he is left only with a broken riddle to guide him in his task. As Will travels blindly through the hills, his journey will bring him face-to-face with the most powerful Lord of the Dark - the Grey King. The King holds the harp and Sleepers within his lands, and there has yet to be a force strong enough to tear them from his grasp...

The Dark is Rising Sequence

Author : Susan Cooper
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Susan Cooper's brilliant and award-winning fantasy sequence - the fourth volume of which, The Grey King, won the Newbery Medal - republished in a classic single volume to mark the 50th anniversary. THE DARK IS RISING SEQUENCE Over Sea, Under Stone The Dark Is Rising Greenwitch The Grey King Silver On The Tree

Rural Hours

Author : Susan Cooper
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From the Journal of Rural Art, Vol. 5, 1850: We welcome Miss Cooper's Rural Hours, therefore, as we would welcome a clear spring of sweet water, gushing out of a cool mossy bank, after a dusty day's travel. What deep and pure draughts of simple rustic enjoyments one drinks from its pages. What a healthy spirit, like a soft but fresh breeze, breathes through its characters. What a feeling of serenity and peace of mind, like the calm of an October day, pervades it. Here is the exact counterpoise which so many of our young people need for their overexerted imaginations. Here is a natural spring of sweet water, which, if they will only live in the country and drink daily, is sure to react upon their jaded spirits-jaded with the one-sided culture of society or society novels. "What," exclaims some of our readers, "do you find all this in a book that is only a diary of ordinary country life? A book that gives an account of a walk in the woods, of maple trees, squirrels, crickets and swallows? A book without a story-which begins with a snowstorm, and ends with a sunset?" Yes, you are quite right. There is no story, but the story of the earth-the oldest of all story books-and no incidents but the incidents of nature-God's incidents. But do you think such incidents too trifling and commonplace for your attention? Do you think it pleasant or wise to live three score years in a world so full of curious and wonderful facts, that great and learned men have spent ages in diving but a little way into them, and never recognise their existence? Is it of no consequence that you do not know, even by name, the trees and flowers, the birds and animated nature, the rocks and stones under your feet? Ah! believe us, there is a great heart in the bosom of nature, which you may hear beat if you will only confidingly and trustingly woo her daily in her secret haunts. Yes, you may fall in love with nature; and it is a passion that grows - not weakens - by enjoyment; a feeling that calms - not excites - the soul; a sentiment that always ennobles, and never degrades the heart. We welcome Miss Cooper's volume, also, because it proves to us that time and culture will develop in our fair countrywomen that fondness for nature, and that nice observation of it, which are among the rarest and best traits of national character; traits, we may add, which one only sees in the Anglo-Saxon and northern nations.

Getting the Buggers to Read 2nd Edition

Author : Claire Senior
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Following the winning formula of 'Getting the Buggers to Behave' this practical guide shows teachers how they can improve children's reading skills.

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children

Author : Barbara Tepa Lupack
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For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian youth groups for boys (and eventually for girls) run by schools and churches to the school operas, theater pieces, and other entertainment for younger audiences; and from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and series to the films and television shows featuring Arthurian characters, children have learned about the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Dawn of Fear

Author : Susan Cooper
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Three English children, fascinated by the war air raids, gradually become aware of true fear and horror when they seek vengeance on an opposing gang that destroyed their hideaway.

Dicing with Death

Author : John Oapos Staff
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pardoner's Tale are grouped with a Mystery Play in this exciting volume. The three short plays, in accessible modern English, illustrate with humour and irony the medieval preoccupation with death. This provides a great introduction to Chaucer.

Frog

Author : Susan Cooper
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A tender story about kindness, courage and friendship. Everybody in Little Joe's family can swim, except him. So while they play in the pool, he just sits and watches. Then Joe sees a lost little frog hop across the garden and jump into the water. Joe's family starts splashing, shouting and screaming as they try to catch the frightened little frog. But it is Joe who gently lifts him to safety -- and watching the frog has given Joe the courage to climb into the pool himself.

Stories about Stories

Author : Brian Attebery
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Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.

Roald Dahl

Author : Ann Alston
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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.

The Storyteller s Tollbooth

Author : Will Bachman
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