The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first baattle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first battle, full of fear and then remorse. He encounters a grotesquely rotting corpse propped against a tree, and a column of wounded men, one of whom is a friend who dies horribly in front of him. Fleming receives his own "red badge" when a fellow soldier hits him in the head with a gun. "The idea of falling like heroes on ceremonial battlefields," Ford Madox Ford remarked later, "was gone forever." Shelby Foote, author of The Civil The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford-able hardbound editions of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.… read more
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
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As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
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Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's bestselling Dooby Dooby Moo is available for the first time as an individual board book!
Trolls--the most magical creatures with the wildest hair--get ready to sparkle in this colorful storybook featuring glitter pages ...and a glitter poster! read more
The poky little puppy in the Golden Books Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas will impress your little one for sure. It contains a...n interesting story about a little puppy that helps his little animal friend to find his way back to home. read more
Your kids will love to play with the Little Bee Books If You See A Cow Board Book. The book features about domestic animals, and l...ift the flap to find out what sounds they make. read more
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Henry Fleming, a private in the Union Army, runs away from the field of war. Afterwards, the shame he feels at this act of cowardi...ce ignites his desire to receive an injury in combat—a “red badge of courage” that will redeem him. Stephen Crane’s novel about a young soldier’s experiences during the American Civil War is well known for its understated naturalism and its realistic depiction of battle. read more
THE cold passed reluctantly from the earth and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills resting.
In 1863, facing battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and comes to gri...ps with his conflicting emotions about war. read more
Henry Fleming leaves his widowed mother behind and marches off to join a war that is tearing his country apart. His regiment has y...et to be tested in the fire of battle. Together the soldiers wait while distant guns rumble and the lights of enemy campfires flicker on the hills beyond a darkened river. The young man recalls his childhood dreams of valiant combat. Will he pass the test and return home to tell others of his triumphs on the battlefield? Or will he flee at the first sign of real danger? And what of his fellow soldiers, whose lives are caught up with his once the fighting begins? Will they examine the young man for any sign of real courage – or will he slink away in shame? Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions. read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘He felt that in this crisis his laws of life we...re useless. Whatever he had learned of himself was here of no avail. He was an unknown quantity.’Following one soldier’s journey from naive recruit to hardened survivor, The Red Badge of Courage is a vivid and powerfully psychological take on the American Civil War. Fighting for the Union army, Henry Fleming is thrown into a bloody war where the harsh realities and horrors of battle quickly become evident. Fearful, occasionally vain, but always viewing the war with honest eyes, Henry eventually comes to thrive as a soldier in combat, and it is with a a new conscience and outlook that he matures into manhood. read more
The Civil War battlefields are nothing like Henry Fleming had imagined them to be. Isn't it the duty of every living creature to s...ave its own life? Yet Henry is afraid to return to his regiment. His comrades are sure to sneer at his cowardice.Timeless Classicsdesigned for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a students attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience. read more
Mia is a young raccoon. Her adventures begin when she is suddenly thrust into a new, scary, unfamiliar territory. She knows she ...will survive, but what happens next? The book takes you through Mia's both funny and hair-raising adventures as she discovers just what courage means. read more
The Defense Techniques teacher tests the girls on their survival skills, leaving them in the Forest of Colors overnight. They use ...a manual she has left them to build shelter and cook dinner. Electra wanders from the group in the night and gets lost, sending the rest of the Melowies on a mission to find her. They split up and use different skills to pass the test. Upon returning to Destino they learn that the missing Melowy was all part of the test of frienship. They all passed with flying colors, even with their rival Melowy Eris trying to foil their plans. read more
This heart pounding adventure of Courage the Hawk will inspire you to take a leap of faith and soar courageously. A young hawk nam...ed Courage refuses to fly because of fear. He stubbornly clings to the tree limb until the day he is suddenly faced with a serious decision- will Courage allow fear to stop him or will he fly to save his family and friends from danger?At the end of the story, Mama Marie, the narrator, announces the good news that like Courage, you too can overcome fear and be courageous. She joyfully invites you to join her and her friends on an exciting adventure. On this amazing journey you will discover:-A special place in the arms of Jesus.-How to hear His voice by listening from your heart.-How to be courageous in the midst of fear.-How to use God's word as your mighty sword. read more
Excerpt from The Fighting Starkleys, or the Test of CouragePeter stuck to the farm. (he was a big, kind-hearted, quiet fellow, a h...ard worker, a great reader of his father's few books. He married the beautiful daughter of a Scotchman who had recently settled at Green Hill - a S'cotchman with a red beard, a pedigree longer and a deal more twisted than the road to Fredericton, a mastery of the bagpipes, two hundred acres of wild dand and an empty sporran. Of Peter Starkley and his beautiful wife, Flora.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 adorable Lion of Courage Doll from Precious Moments will be cherished by your little one for years to come. From the classic ...novel "The Wizard of Oz," he is a reminder that courage is found in challenging moments and facing our fears head-on. read more
Inspired by Disney Animation Studios' latest film, Moana, this middle grade novel features characters and adventures based on the ...rich culture of Oceania. It includes original content in the form of mini folktales interspersed throughout the story of the film. Bonus temporary tattoos included! read more
Eleven-year-old Callie Fleming is a passionate animal lover! She's been waiting all year to enter photos in the I Love Nature Phot...o Contest. Her dad, who is the coolest dad in the world, is an award winning photographer and Marine Corps Reserves Sergeant. She is leaning on his help to win. But when her father is untimely deployed overseas and becomes strangely silent to her emails, she finds her whole world crashing down on her. Can she muster up the courage to step out on a journey that whisks her away from all the things she loves? Join Callie on a journey of hope, trust and the power of prayer! read more
Meet Charlie! A courageous young girl who has had her fair share of battles in this world. After being born blue, Charlie needed a... special surgery on her heart. Charlie was given super powers that only she knew, and wore her mighty heart scar on her chest proudly. She with her sisters and friends, teach children to love and embrace each other’s differences. So put on your cape and mask and join Charlie the Courageous on her adventures! read more
When the father of Martin and Tomas Brauer is mysteriously kidnapped the two brothers immediately set out on a perilous and almost... impossible task of finding him. Situated in the middle of a remote part of the Paraguayan savannah they have no one to ask for help except their trustworthy dog, Caesar. With only a roll of fishing line, a machete and a couple of hastily crafted spears Martin and Tomas are forced to use their wits to find shelter and enough food to eat along the way. Encounters with fierce wild animals and other dangers keep Martin and Tomas forever on the lookout for possible threats to their lives. Unknown to them, in order for them to rescue their father, they must also contend with a desperate man who is capable of murder. read more
This inspiring tale reminds us that no one can be truly at peace unless all beings have a chance for peace, freedom, and happiness.... The Banyan Deer is a wonderful, heart-warming gift for anyone who loves a great story. This beautiful hardcover edition will delight both adults and children alike. read more
Happy Go Lucky: The Castle of Courage is a second book in the Happy Go Lucky book series. Billy Thompson and his dog "Lucky" rescu...e a princess from a three-year long search for her whereabouts. Bullies, a Native American Indian, a princess, and a whole family of Maltese Puppies are involved in this great chase to survival. read more
Amelia Earhart—pioneer, adventurer, pilot As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no horoines in her favorite adventure... stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure story—and a great mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, her courage and sprit remain an inspiration to everyone who flies or dreams of adventure. Contains black-and-white illustrations. About the Women of Our Time series:International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage. read more
Captains Courageous is an adventure novel written by Rudyard Kipling and first published in 1897. The story follows the adventures... of the fifteen year old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a fisherman in the north Atlantic. Classic work from the author of "The Jungle Book" read more
Mark Cutter is now an orphan. Someday, he wants to become a cop like his father. When he finds that a drug dealing murderer works ...right next door, Mark and his friends set out to catch the bad guys. But it won't be easy. A nutty aunt and rude cousins hinder them. But raw courage can't be stopped. In this exciting story, Mark Cutter will discover the courage he's had all along while facing dangers at every turn. read more
Dimensions: 48L x 24W x 4H in.. Wood construction. Comes with 2 game boards and 8 bags. Made to tournament specifications. Option ...of bag color. When you're faced with a four-alarm fun emergency, the AJJ Cornhole Fire Badge Cornhole Set will save the... read more