Death on the Hellespond and Other Myths and Legends
Rallo, John A
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
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Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
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Montana Highway Patrolman Max Smith sees an elk caught up in barbed wire. As he struggles to release the elk, he notices the eight...-point rack. A Monarch! A sight he has never seen before! Max is thrilled. He notices a second elk nearby. It is a cow-elk, the monarch's loyal partner, his mate of many years. An extraordinary story is under way. For the monarch and his mate adopt a camel calf that has been abandoned by its mother under curious circumstances. And together, this unlikely trio makes its way from northern Montana into Idaho and sought, to the safety of Yellowstone National Park. While the long journey does not end in safety, it introduces us to a remarkable trio. And it provides us with a opportunity to travel with them, observing tem, the landscape around them, the dangers and the pleasures, all through their eyes. It is understandable that Max would want to follow them. In doing so , he involves not only the Montana Highway Patrol but his family as well in the fun. The episodes with Barton Striekelosky and his circus of performing camels add to the hilarity. Here is enough humor and comedy to tickle anyone’s fancy. And a touching and remarkable journey. read more
Children will be entertained and delighted while learning their ABCs with the Kid's Alphabet Fun Rhyming Picture Book. Bright, col...orful illustrations of kids playing on upper and lower case letters, and clever rhymes to read will make it easy for beginners to learn. read more
Excerpt from La Belle Nivernaise: The Story of an Old Boat and Her CrewThis is the eighth of the month, the day when poor people p...ay their rents, the day when landlords who are tired of waiting any longer turn Want out of doors. On this day you see removal.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Deuce, a girl who lived in an underground enclave until circumstances forced her to the surface, has found a new home in the commu...nity of Salvation. Yet again, the community is surrounded by monsters that threaten the safety of all its inhabitants. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. Knives in hand and companions at her side, Deuce must prepare to protect others lives’ as well as her own. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. This time, though, more than the fate of a single enclave or an outpost hangs in the balance, and Deuce carries the survival of all humanity on her shoulders.La comunidad de Salvación ha sido el hogar adoptivo de Trébol, una chica que vivía en un enclave subterráneo y que se vio obligada a subir a la superficie. En Salvación encontró un refugio que, aparentemente, le brindaría la seguridad que nunca había tenido. Sin embargo, esta comunidad está en peligro, pues el sitio está rodeado de Engendros. Las probabilidades de sobrevivir se reducen a cada momento y solamente un golpe de suerte podrá evitar la catástrofe. Con cuchillos en mano y sus compañeros al lado, Trébol está dispuesta a salvar a los suyos. read more
The fantastic Legend team of Kathy-jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen have another beautiful book to add to the Sleeping Bea...r and Mackinac Island stories. A Grandmother's love for her grandchildren is magically portrayed in "The Legend of the Loon". A perfect addition to your collection, this book remains true to the heartwarming qualities you've come to expect from these legendary storytellers. read more
We gladly present this anthological book No 2, with reference to the region of the Valleys and part of the series "Myths and Legen...ds in Bolivian Literature". That it was conceived in an attempt to gather the mythical and legendary stories that happened in the territory of Bolivia, written by diverse authors and preferably Bolivians. With the aim of providing a mythological reference with literary sustenance for researchers and students. Living in a region where narrative wealth is everywhere, this book was inevitable. On the one hand, there is the rich bourge of popular culture, an inexhaustible source of myths, legends and stories, as well as all those manifestations of oral tradition that have been transmitted in the spaces of the family. On the other hand, there is that written production that many writers have conceived, either as a tribute to cultural traditions, or with formative intentions. That with its literary and historical quality, as for its theme, has reached meaning and significance for readers and researchers. Although this book does not pretend to be an inventory of the myths and legends of the heart of South America, it has tried to recover (in a laborious bibliographical search, although still unfinished), a specific production through time, with several purposes: One, to return to the readers the mythical literature that belongs to them and that, despite the implacable passage of the years and the epochs, could recover a history almost forgotten. Another, to enrich the imaginary with characters, feelings, situations and landscapes, magical and mythological, belonging to the most typical manifestations of our American culture. read more
The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This seri...es mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make African myths and legends so compelling. read more
The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This seri...es mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Egyptian myths and legends so compelling. read more
The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This seri...es mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Norse myths and legends so compelling. read more
A stunning new cover, design and format brings African Myths & Legends, a combination of two earlier publications (Daughter of the... Moonlight and Other African Tales and South African Myths and Legends), to life. It is a spellbinding and fascinating collection of tales that will enliven the imagination of young readers. Vividly illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The magic lies in deciding whether the stories are fact or fiction. The book offers an explanation for the mysteries people encountered in their ordinary daily lives and the norms and social practices that have emerged from these events. Using historical events as a backdrop, yet weaving in fantasy and magic, these extraordinary tales are not only interesting but also highly informative and educational. read more
"They are from all over the world, and are as diverse as banshees, unicorns, and Rumpelstiltskin. Each page takes readers on a jou...rney to discover the tales of these beautiful and frightening legends that have been passed down for generations. Detailed images support these enduring, fascinating stories"--Publisher's website. read more
The Emperor has a problem. He wants his people to remember the year in which his son was born. But there is no way to keep track o...f the years. So the Emperor devises a race in which animals will cross a river. The first twelve animals to reach the opposite side will have a year named after them. Thus, the people will be able to remember the years and the events that occurred. And so the race is set. Rat, knowing he is no match for the rushing water, schemes with Cat on how to cross the river. Together the two convince Ox to carry them across. But halfway across the river, Rat shows his true colors. Will Cat make it to the other side? Which animals will have a year named after them? Accompanied by exquisite watercolor artwork, this charming story explains the origins of the Chinese calendar. read more
Challenge yourself and your friends with The Equation, from Family Games*Decipher complex codes and subtle clues to uncover the se...crets of this clever conundrum*Assemble puzzle pieces to discover ''The Legend of the King'*For players 12 and older*From... read more
During the long cold winter nights, Inuit families snuggled together in their winter houses and listened to tales about a time whe...n unbelievable things could happen. These adventurers broke up the long hours of winter darkness and gave the listeners a cultural and traditional heritage. Each chapter is followed by a Question and Answer section which covers themes, symbols, and characters; and an Expert Commentary section, which makes for great discussion. This book is developed from INUIT MYTHOLOGY to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions. read more
If you have always been fascinated with myths and legend, this adult coloring book features 50 hand-drawn images of beasts from th...ese tales. Spend relaxing time coloring Unicorn, Dragon, Sphinx, Pegasus, Centaur, Mermaid, etc. Bring into life these mythic read more
While flying to a warmer climate, a little swallow stops to rest in the great city. His short stay is extended, however, when he t...akes refuge at, and then makes friends with, the golden statue of The Happy Prince. From high atop his pedestal in the city park The Happy Prince has a bird's-eye view of the sufferings of the people of the city. But, he is powerless to do anything. When the Prince entreats his new friend to stay and help him, a lesson in kindness and caring is in store for the little bird. Beloved since its original publication in 1888, this Oscar Wilde fairy tale is now set against a modern-day backdrop and written for young readers. Stunning, evocative paintings, along with a masterful retelling, breathe new life and meaning into this classic story of mindfulness and compassion for others. An excellent vehicle for character education programming, educators will find this story a valuable addition to their libraries. One dollar from the sale of each Happy Prince book will be donated to HELP USA. Founded in 1986, HELP USA empowers the homeless and others in need to become and remain self-reliant. Through the development of quality housing with on-site support services HELP USA provides resources, including job training and placement, to enable its residents to become independent and productive. For more information see www.helpusa.org. read more
Excerpt from The Death-Mask and Other GhostsYou must run down and see us, I said presently, pursuing this idea. I want to introduc...e you to my wife. Can you come next week. 7'About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Illustrated from the monuments of ancient Nordic art. Text by John Lindow, Art from finds of Grave 8, N. Conkle, R. Costa and othe...rs. Many enlarged details from discoveries in 1936 when boat-grave 8 at Valsgarde, in Sweden, was excavated. Many depictions are in plates which can be colored read more
During the Civil War, it was not uncommon for Army units to have mascots to lift spirits and build loyalty among the soldiers. One... of the most famous mascots was Old Abe, a remarkable eagle from Wisconsin. Named in honor of President Lincoln, the eagle became the mascot of the Eighth Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Old Abe was beloved by foot soldiers and officers alike. He made them laugh with his antics -- stealing chickens, shaking hands, and creating warmth amidst the harsh conditions of war. Soaring over the battlefields, he rallied his comrades through numerous skirmishes and engagements. When his exploits became larger than life and extolled throughout the country, even the Confederates knew he was a force to be reckoned with and made the bird a target!Great Lakes author Kathy-jo Wargin has earned national acclaim with several bestselling children's books, including The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell, The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). She is also the author of B is for Badger: AWisconsin Alphabet. She is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker throughout the country. Kathy-jo currently lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan. Illustrator Laurie Caple has created artwork for many books and periodicals, including the American Girl series and Cricket. The Legend of Old Abe is Laurie's first book with Sleeping Bear Press. Laurie lives with her family in northern Wisconsin. read more
Excerpt from The Golden Lotus: And Other Legends of Japan The priest for his sermons and the vagabond for his recitations. In this... book I have endeavored to reproduce some of the. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
A cyborg hero with a repertoire of super abilities, Death’s Head II has incredible physical strength, and an even stronger persona...lity. Assemble a rag-tag team of misfits from Guardians of Galaxy with the Marvel Legends Series! With the Marvel 6-inch Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic- and movie-based Marvel characters. This 6-inch Marvel’s Death’s Head II figure is articulated and features a comic-inspired design, making it an epic addition to any Marvel collection. Collect the figures in this Guardians of the Galaxy Legends Series Build-a-Figure collection to assemble Marvel’s Mantis! Additional figures sold separately. Subject to availability. Copyright 2016 Marvel. Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro. read more
This volume offers the first comprehensive guide in English to the myth and legend of the Russian Empire and other Slavic countrie...s and peoples.• Numerous illustrations are included read more
Maebh was a brave, beautiful and powerful warrior queen. Her life was storm and she created havoc wherever she went. But the wrong... she did was bound to catch up on her in the end . . . read more
OF COURSE you think I was the worst father ever, that swallowing my own children was utterly monstrous. You don’t know the other s...ide of the myth. Well, let me tell you … read more
Product Description Challenge yourself and your friends with Pillars of Atlantis, from Family Games. Decipher the complex clues an...d subtle codes to solve this conundrum. Arrange the puzzle pieces within the wooden boundaries, and then follow the signs... read more
Teachers are continually looking for materials that will enhance their studies of cultures around the world. With this new book, a...uthor, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, present readers theatre scripts based on traditional African folklore. Plays are organized by area and identified by country. Included are tales from Algeria to Zambia and all areas in between. This title contains background information for teachers on each African country included as well as instruction and presentation suggestions. The rationale and role of readers theatre in literacy instruction is discussed and additional resources for extending studies of African folklore are included. Grades 4-8. read more