From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The Graphic Canon, Volume 2 gives us a visual cornucopia based on the wealth of literature from the 1800s. Several artists—including Maxon Crumb and Gris Grimly—present their versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s visions. The great American novel Huckleberry Finn is adapted uncensored for the first time, as Twain wrote it. The bad boys of Romanticism—Shelley, Keats, and Byron—are visualized here, and so are the Brontë sisters. We see both of Coleridge’s most famous poems: “Kubla Khan” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (the latter by British comics legend Hunt Emerson). Philosophy and science are ably represented by ink versions of Nietzsche’sThus Spake Zarathustra and Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Frankenstein, Moby-Dick, Les Misérables, Great Expectations, Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment (a hallucinatory take on the pivotal murder scene), Thoreau’s Walden (in spare line art by John Porcellino of King-Cat Comics fame), “The Drunken Boat” by Rimbaud, Leaves of Grass by Whitman, and two of Emily Dickinson’s greatest poems are all present and accounted for. John Coulthart has created ten magnificent full-page collages that tell the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. And Pride and Prejudice has never looked this splendiferous! This volume is a special treat for Lewis Carroll fans. Dame Darcy puts her unmistakable stamp on—what else?—the Alice books in a new 16-page tour-de-force, while a dozen other artists present their versions of the most famous characters and moments from Wonderland. There’s also a gorgeous silhouetted telling of “Jabberwocky,” and Mahendra’s Singh’s surrealistic take on “The Hunting of the Snark.” Curveballs in this volume include fairy tales illustrated by the untameable S. Clay Wilson, a fiery speech from freed slave Frederick Douglass (rendered in stark black and white by Seth Tobocman), a letter on reincarnation from Flaubert, the Victorian erotic classic Venus in Furs, the drug classic The Hasheesh Eater, and silk-screened illustrations for the ghastly children’s classic Der Struwwelpeter. Among many other canonical works.
Author: David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature for effective teaching. If you are training to be a teacher, this is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. About the Transforming QTS Series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
Author: Liz Miles
Category: Children's poetry
This book invites the reader to jump into a selection of humorous and nonsensical poems written by people from different places and times. It gives the reader the keys needed to unlock poems. It equips the reader to explore the meanings that a poem has, and it explains the techniques poets use to create their effects.
Author: Helen Kingstone,Kate Lister
Category: Literary Criticism
The Victorian era is famous for the collecting, hording, and displaying of things; for the mass production and consumption of things; for the invention, distribution and sale of things; for those who had things, and those who did not. For many people, the Victorian period is intrinsically associated with paraphernalia. This collection of essays explores the Victorians through their materiality, and asks how objects were part of being Victorian; which objects defined them, represented them, were uniquely theirs; and how reading the Victorians, through their possessions, can deepen our understanding of Victorian culture. Miscellaneous and often auxiliary, paraphernalia becomes the ‘disjecta’ of everyday life, deemed neither valuable enough for museums nor symbolic enough for purely literary study. This interdisciplinary collection looks at the historical, cultural and literary debris that makes up the background of Victorian life: Valentine’s cards, fish tanks, sugar plums, china ornaments, hair ribbons, dresses and more. Contributors also, however, consider how we use Victorian objects to construct the Victorian today; museum spaces, the relation of Victorian text to object, and our reading – or gazing at – Victorian advertisements out of context on searchable online databases. Responding to thing theory and modern scholarship on Victorian material culture, this book addresses five key concerns of Victorian materiality: collecting; defining class in the home; objects becoming things; objects to texts; objects in circulation through print culture.
Author: Edward Lear
Category: Children's poetry, English
A charming edition featuring just the hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks from Edward Lear's Nonsense Verse, including gems such as 'There was a Young Lady whose nose, Was so long that it reached to her toes; So she hired an Old Lady, whose conduct was steady, To carry that wonderful nose.'
Category: School libraries
Author: Abraham B. Hurwitz,Arthur Goddard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: National Book League (Great Britain)
Claude Lorrain (c. 1600/1604-1682) is justifiably referred to as the father of European landscape painting. Basing his work on carefully observed studies of nature, the most important landscape painter of the seventeenth century created Arcadian, timeless, classic paintings, often of biblical or mythological scenes.Lorrain's idealized landscapes are immersed in soft light, and very early on they excited travelers to Rome doing the Grand Tour--today, many of his works are included in British collections, and the English garden itself was definitely influenced by his aesthetics. In order to protect his paintings from being plagiarized, he drew copies of them in his Liber Veritatis, which, as a work of art in its own right, is an expression of the artist's belief that his drawings and prints were on an equal par with the paintings. This audio-guide discusses a number of Lorrain's works, which are presented on 44 colour plates. Playing time: 63:01 In conjunction with this exhibition a catalogue (ISBN 978-3-7757-3228-4) is also available. Exhibition schedule: Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main, February 3-May 6, 2012
A Critical Apraisal of Modern Fiction for Children
Author: Margery Turner Fisher
Category: Children's literature
The Magic of Children's Literature
Author: Laura Tosi
Category: Children's literature
Category: Union catalogs
Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Author: Tim O'Reilly,Sarah Milstein,Volker Bombien,Corina Pahrmann,Nathalie Pelz
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
Category: Electronic books
Twitter ist als Plattform zum Austausch privater Nachrichten gestartet, doch die letzten Jahre haben gezeigt, dass der Microblogging-Dienst noch ganz andere Starken hat: Immer wieder gibt es weltpolitische Ereignisse, die als Erstes auf Twitter vermeldet werden, und auch Trends lassen sich hier gut beobachten. Daruber hinaus kommt Twitter haufig in beruflichen Zusammenhangen zum Einsatz - sei es zum direkten Austausch mit Kunden oder als PR-Instrument in der Unternehmenskommunikation. Dieses Buch begleitet Sie bei den ersten Schritten mit Twitter und macht Sie mit dem typischen Jargon vertraut. Sie erfahren, wie Sie sich mit anderen Twitterern vernetzen, interessante Inhalte wie Links und Fotos teilen und die Plattform fur Recherchezwecke nutzen. Auch der Einsatz von Twitter im Unternehmen und das Zusammenspiel mit Facebook und einem Blog werden behandelt. Die Autoren Tim O'Reilly und Sarah Milstein sind bekennende Twitter-Fans und geben in diesem Buch wertvolle Einblicke in ihre Erfahrungen mit der Plattform. Die dritte, deutsche Auflage wurde von den Twitter-Liebhabern Volker Bombien, Corina Pahrmann und Nathalie Pelz uberarbeitet und um Informationen aus dem deutschsprachigen Twitterversum erganzt.
Kriminalroman. Inspector Reynolds erster Fall
Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
An einem eiskalten Dezembermorgen wird in einem Park in Dublin die Leiche einer Nonne gefunden. Die Inszenierung des Tatorts deutet auf einen Ritualmörder hin, doch Inspector Tom Reynolds ahnt, dass das Opfer nicht zufällig ausgewählt wurde. Die Spur führt in ein einsam gelegenes Kloster. Als sich dort rätselhafte Ereignisse häufen, durchdringt ein beängstigender Verdacht das alte Gemäuer: Der Mörder befindet sich im Kloster - und was ihn antreibt, ist Rache für ein nie gesühntes Verbrechen ...
An Introduction to Children's Literature
Author: Donna E. Norton
Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company
Looks at the history of children's literature, discusses criteria for evaluation, and surveys genres.