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Excerpt from Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People, From May, 1873 to October, 1873Topics OF the time. Thou S...halt Kill - Mitigating Circumstances - Cruelty to Men and Women - Civil Service Reform, Io7 The Atlantic Disaster and its Lessons - Conscience and Courtesy in Criticism, 237 American Morals Skilled Domestic Service - Summer Play, 364; The Morals of Journalism - A Reply to many Letters The Liquor Interest, 492; The Outlook - The New York Board of Education - Ownership in Women The Liberty of Protestantism, 621; The Gentleman in Politics - Moderate Prices - A New Woman's College, 746.The old cabinet. Reckless Moments - Sonnets after the Italian Manner, III; A Riddle of Lovers - I will be Brave for Thee, dear Heart - Therefore I Know - What Virtue hath my Voice - Remember, 240; The Stove that makes its Own Twilight - Within and Without - Ideal and real-song of a Heathen Sojourning in Galilee, a.d. 32, 367 The Flaw in the Jewel - I met a Traveler on the Road - A Sower went forth to Sow, 495; The People who get under Other People's Umbrellas - The People who say that All they Want is a Chance - Uncongenial Cong'enial People - A Mystery - My Violet, 625 The Stagey Person A Friend with a Single Fault - Morning, Noon and Night, 749.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
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Excerpt from Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century: With Facsimiles, Notes, and IntroductionIn fact, the Chap-book proper did not e...xist before the former date, unless the Civil War and political tracts can be so termed Doubtless these were hawked by the pedlars, but they were not these pennyworths, suitable to everybody's taste, and within the reach of anybody's purse, owing to their extremely low price, which must, or ought to have, extracted every available copper in the village, when the Chapman opened his budget of brand-new books.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
Russian-Thai Bilingual Edition"Am I small?" - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Ev...entually she finds the surprising answer...Reviews"This is baby's favorite book!" —Amazon Customer Review from the United States"for children who enjoy lingering over pages full of magical creatures and whimsical details [...] told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures.”—Kirkus Reviews"This has been my daughter's favourite book since she was 4 months old. The sentences are nice and short so she doesn't lose interest in the pictures while I'm reading each page." —Amazon Customer Review from the UK "Muito legal esse livro. Singelo, divertido e relacionado ao universo da criança. Bom pra desenvolver o vocabulário. As ilustrações são lindas. Meu filho adorou." —Amazon Customer Review from Brazil "You are small or big depending on with what you relate to. A simple cute book which exactly portrays this message." —Amazon Customer Review from India "Muy buen libro infantil. Dinámico, orgánico, perfecto para aprender en romaji. De fácil lectura y con una protagonista realmente encantadora" —Amazon Customer Review from Mexico"Beautifully illustrated and cleverly written." —Amazon Customer Review from Australia "We are in love with this book!"—Amazon Customer Review from the United States "Written in a very simple way but with a profound message for both adults and kids."—Amazon Customer Review from the United States"Whenever I have time to read to her, she wants this book. And she repeats words. That's insanely cute." —Amazon Customer Review from Canada"Mia figlia di due anni e mezzo è entusiasta dei disegni bellissimi e dei colori. Apprezza anche le vicende di una bimba nè grande nè piccola ma giusta così." —Amazon Customer Review from Italy"My three year olds love it and the story's concept will grow with them for several years to come making it a keeper." —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S."A nuestra hija le ha encantado. [...] Estamos muy satisfechos con la compra." —Amazon Customer Review from Spain "I got this book to read with my granddaughters, one from the US and one from Portugal. It is so incredibly cute! They loved it, and I did too. I highly recommend this book!" —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S."Ce petit livre est tout ce que j'aime !!! Le graphisme, les couleurs, tout y est magnifiquement soigné, poétique et charmant !!! [...] Une merveille de beauté et de magie à ne pas louper !!!" —Amazon Customer Review from France "My little boy loves this as a bedtime story. It's colourful and quirky. [...] I thought it would be uninteresting to a child, to be read to in another language, but he asks for 'Bin ich klein' and it melts my heart!" —Amazon Customer Review from the United Kingdom "readers will emerge from this book feeling slightly more confident about themselves—whatever their size."—ForeWord Clarion Reviews"This is done with simplicity at its finest. The art is whimsical, the message is clear and most of all my grandson loves it. I would recommend this book to any child provider as part of their reading library." —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S.LanguagesAvailable for every country in at least one official language. read more
Zack's first trip to sleep-away camp gets a little hairy when legends of a mysterious creature lurking in the woods turn out to be... more than just campfire tales. Is it the missing link? Yeti? Sasquatch? Bigfoot? read more
Little Wolf is tired of his mom's cooking! It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. How he wishes hi...s mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish&150Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen when a real boy finally comes along? In this hilarious twisted tale, Little Wolf learns the same timeless lesson that the boy who cried "Wolf!" did so many years ago. read more
Playing tricks can get people into trouble quicklyespecially if they lie, such as in the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In The D...onkey in the Lions Skin, its clear that no matter what you wear on the outside, if youre foolish, it will still show when you speak. Through these fables and many others, readers will be introduced to life lessons in an accessible way. Full-color illustrations of each fable add a bit of fun and fancy to some stories more serious morals. read more
Most of my books deal with social issues. I have been asked if I couldn’t write something that is more light hearted. We have all ...known children that become “experts” on things they like and we have been amazed at how much they can learn when they are internally motivated. The boy who loved sharks is an example of how one little boy succeeds in his dreams by using what he has learned and demonstrating his compassionate nature. read more
About a boy who sprouts antlers and the power of self-belief, this classic tale by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake, is a...s charming and relevant today as it was fifty years ago. It is nearly summer and Billy Dexter and his classmates are making baskets. Their teacher is so appalled by Billy’s efforts that she offers him a pep talk. “As long as you set your mind on something and try hard enough, there’s nothing you can’t do.” Billy loves the idea that he can do anything, but his friends disagree. “What about growing horns?” suggests Melanie. It’s a challenge Billy has to accept.Sure enough, when Billy sets his mind to it, antlers start to grow. But despite his mother’s dismay, Billy’s new condition is accepted and life returns to normal. That is, until Billy spies a burglar in the headmaster’s office and does what any child who has sprouted antlers would do―he head-butts the intruder. Billy instantly becomes a hero. With the change of season, Billy sheds his antlers, but before long, his friend Melanie issues another boy in their class a new challenge: “Bet you couldn’t grow a trunk.”Full of John Yeoman’s trademark wit and Quentin Blake’s inimitable illustrations, this facsimile edition of The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers, originally published in 1961, will delight young readers. 19 illustrations, 9 in color read more
Smoke, fire, dragons, wisdom, fear, and bravery...All of these elements are brought to life by award-winning author and artist Dem...i in a story of valor in the face of overwhelming fear. With splashes of color and dramatic detail, a boy named Ping decorates his home with paintings of dragons. While they seem to be a proclamation of his love for dragons, they are actually an expression of his deepest fear. The Heavenly Dragon visits Ping after being impressed with the boy's outward declaration of love and respect for dragons and presents the boy with three pearls of wisdom. With bold and expansive illustrations that sweep across the pages, Demi's triumphant tale proves that the greatest fear of fear itself is one that can be conquered with truth and bravery. read more
Conrad Harrington III doesn’t want to be a super genius; he just wants to live a normal life. But with Conrad’s father the newly-e...lected President of the United States, he knows being normal isn’t really an option. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, his best friend Piper McCloud knows the world needs Conrad’s gifts―and that all of the exceptional children need him to lead them in order to put a stop to it. Can they work together to save themselves. . . . and the world? Find out in this action-packed sequel to Victoria Forester's The Girl Who Could Fly.This title has Common Core connections. read more
It's time,' I say. 'For ... It. Me. You. Us. The bench. The zoo. The question. Why?'The only thing that Elvis Crampton Lucas knows... about where he's from is that he was found on the bench at a zoo. And that his now father took him home in a Stetson hat, and named him after the first three vinyl he picked off his shelf. But now, on his twelfth 'discovery day', it's time for Elvis to find out who left him at the zoo, and why?On an epic adventure that takes Elvis to an island off the coast of Norway, he will finally discover the truth about his past... read more
Jim Harrison is best known for his novels that speak wisdom and illuminate the soul. He now turns his hand to a child's tale, The ...Boy Who Ran to the Woods. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods recounts a childhood tragedy that ends in redemption. Harrison tells a personal story of little Jimmy, a boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meanings through adversity. It is this painful experience that leads to little Jimmy's discovery of nature -- animals, birds, and woods -- and ultimately to his ability to overcome intense suffering. Beautifully written with Harrison's quintessential style of writing about the natural world, combined with the unique illustrations of Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods promises to delight children of all ages and will appeal to all the devoted fans of Harrison's literature and poetry as well. read more
Revenge keeps dangerous company.Oscar, one of the lost children of Fairendale, has been transported, by way of a Vanishing spell t...hat saved his life, to the uppity land of Lincastle. Here he watches, from a distance and with a heavy chip on his shoulder, the people of Lincastle strut about their streets in fine clothes and hats and shoes that, unlike his, do not have gaping holes. He watches, mostly, a book shop that reminds him of the one his mother owned in Fairendale.When Oscar steals a book from the shop and is put on display by the law keeper of the land, he is rescued by an unexpected person--Freya, princess of the land. But soon his danger becomes her danger, and men storm the halls of the castle to capture her, deeming her unworthy to inherit the throne because she pardoned a criminal. Oscar and Freya must learn to fly--or lose their precious freedom forever.The Boy Who Loved a Swan is the twelfth book in the Fairendale series, an epic fantasy middle grade series that explores both familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales, legends, myths, and folk tales. The world of Fairendale revolves around villains and heroes--all on a quest for what they believe is right. But one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. Throughout the series, the story of King Willis and his determination to keep the throne of Fairendale (at all costs? Perhaps. Or perhaps not.) is woven into the story of his son, Prince Virgil, heir to the throne and friend to the village children, and the story of fairy tale children fleeing for their lives--children who become what we know as fairy tale villains, for one good reason or another. But, remember, one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. read more
A hunger for gold is never satisfied. Homer, one of the lost children of Fairendale, finds himself in the most unusual of circumst...ances—transformed into a dwarf, utterly alone, in the middle of a strange wood. The wood leads to a walled village, which leads to a storage shed, where the daughter of the village miller, Eleanora, is locked inside with a roomful of straw, a spinning wheel, and an impossible command to turn the straw to gold. Homer was not born with the gift of magic, but, remarkably, when he spins the straw, it becomes gold. But when Eleanora’s father discovers that straw really can turn to gold, he is overcome with greed and locks his daughter in the shed with a larger store of straw and another impossible command: Do it again. Homer, spurred on by a righteous mission, agrees to help Eleanora once more. Righteousness and greed clash in the middle of the city streets—where an even greater, most unexpected danger awaits Homer. The Boy Who Spun Gold is the seventh book in the Fairendale series, an epic fantasy middle grade series that explores both familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales, legends, myths, and folk tales. The world of Fairendale revolves around villains and heroes—all on a quest for what they believe is right. But one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. Throughout the series, the story of King Willis and his determination to keep the throne of Fairendale is woven into the story of his son, Prince Virgil, heir to the throne and friend to the village children, and the story of fairy tale children fleeing for their lives—children who become what we know as fairy tale villains, for one good reason or another. But, remember, one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. read more
Do you like funny noises? Do you think farting is a funny noise? This book is about a boy named Will, who is too polite to toot an...d when his friends dare him to fart, he refuses. Come on a very funny adventure and see what happens. You're gonna laugh yourself silly! read more
Timmy Turns Into A Goldfish... Timmy loves playing at the creek behind his house. He is always pretending to have friends that he ...is playing with. Hughie is a goldfish and he is always pretending to play with imaginary friends also. They happen to meet and become friends. read more
"Now everyone knows that pirates can't read!" So what happens aboard the Rotten Crow when the captian loses his glasses ? Pirate B...oy saves the day! He is the "best reader in his class". Not only does he save them from a fierce pirate battle, and a very hungry giant squid, but he leads them to every pirates quest, buried treasure. Boys and girls who dream about sailing away on a pirate's adventure will love Pirate Boy, and moms and dads will love the encouragement of good reading skills. read more
The adventure of Brian Parker's dreams has just become a nightmare. While on a school trip to Europe, Brian hopes for just a taste... of the glamour and excitement from his favorite spy novels. Yet he gets way more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a wounded spy in a Lucerne alley. The man's dying words catapult Brian into a desperate chase across the continent. America's latest super weapon is at stake, and everyone from a rogue CIA officer to a sadistic criminal mastermind is after it-and Brian. New enemies emerge at every turn, but he soon finds a welcome ally in Larissa, a beautiful French girl who loves the Ramones and is handy with a blast of pepper spray. Brian faces a deadly path, but reading all those spy novels has taught him a few tricks of the trade. They just might save his life. read more
Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations transform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar ...team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition. read more
Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirationstransform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar t...eam of David Almond and Polly Dunbar. (Ages 8-12)There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition. read more
From the award-winning and renowned illustrator Thomas Locker, beautiful oil-painted illustrations pair with this wonderful retell...ing of the traditional Dutch folktale. Jan had never done anything more heroic than shout for the guard because he’d imagined he’d seen a sea serpent. But when Jan discovered water trickling through a desolate stretch of the dike that protected his low-lying village, he knew he had to act fast. “Visually stunning.”—Publishers Weekly "Locker's depiction of nature overpowering humanity is especially significant to the story and to the Dutch people who have spent centuries battling the sea."--School Library Journal read more
Celebrated artist Robert Bateman is renowned internationally for bringing the natural world to life on the canvas. A naturalist a...nd painter from his youth, Robert has for decades used his recognition to shed light on environmental issues and advocate for animal welfare. Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature is the story of how a young child achieved his dream of painting the world around him and became one of Canada's most famous artists. Using Robert's own personal photographs, sketches and artwork, author Margriet Ruurs weaves a simple story of inspiration and encouragement. A story to motivate all the budding artists and naturalists in your life, with proceeds benefiting The Bateman Foundation. read more
He’s relaxed, clumsy and doing the weirdest things. He’s the Dude! The life-sized Dude is your best friend in this hilarious party... game! Play charades with the Dude! Act out movie scenes, professions, sports, love ballads and other ridiculous activities. The other players have to guess what you’re doing with the Dude! Contents Inflatable life size Dude 440 charades Scoresheets Ways to play read more
This story is about a little boy named Ty and his sister Sophia who after coming home from school one day did not want to eat. He ...was always hungry for his dinner meal, however, this night he just was not hungry and the opportunity arose to feed him like a little bird. read more