While flying to a warmer climate, a little swallow stops to rest in the great city. His short stay is extended, however, when he takes 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 caress 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
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.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
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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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Excerpt from Contrast, Vol. 1 of 3For the strength that enabled her to struggle through her trials, and the good ness she has expe...rienced, she feels she mu.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
Introduces some of the animals that live in the American tundra, including such creatures as the caribou, polar bear, arctic tern,... snowy owl, and arctic cod. read more
Wibbly Pig has a new friend - a bear so BIG, he can hardly fit on the page. He does not know how to brush his teeth or comb his ha...ir and he can't even use a spoon. But Wibbly loves him just the same!A picture book that shows it is what's inside that matters.Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prizewinning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over. read more
How do you protect a hot-tempered animal that breathes fire? Step 1: Stay AliveTui, Nathan, Ella and Oliver have saved Nathan's da...d. Now they need to save the dragons. Can they convince dragons and humans to work together? Not everyone is happy with their plans, and some are willing to kill to prevent them from succeeding. 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
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
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
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
Arguably the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, this particular rendition stands apart from the others due... to its brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. After dying young, the Happy Prince’s soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the timeless writings of Wilde. 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
Chandra, is the newest recruit in the Elders’ army, a peacekeeping force in Aryavart. As he begins his new journey, a deadly threa...t looms on the common folk, the Demon and his menacing Mrityusena. But for the Elders’ army it is not easy to track down this elusive Demon. As Chandra and his friends, try to track down the evil incarnate, several intriguing secrets tumble out which point to a larger conspiracy. The stage is set for a war with the Demon. But, in the midst of all the turmoil and mayhem, Chandra’s hidden past confronts him. As a child, his very identity was snatched and he was thrown in a life that was not supposed to be his. And now, he must deal with it and save himself and his friends from the Demon’s rage. How will the knowledge of his past impact his present and future? Can Chandra weather the storm and emerge victorious in the war against the Demon? 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
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
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
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
"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
This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures.... Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field.Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages.A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection. read more
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by ...Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". read more
This book selects nine stories from the famous British writer Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and A House of Pomegranates. His beau...tiful and pure fairy tales enable us to know that giving is the greatest joy in life. Published in 1888, The Happy Prince is Wilde's best known fairy tale collection and the 'perfect work' in the history of world fairy tales; A House of Pomegranates published in 1891 was a gift to his wife. read more
[Read by Johanna Ward] This program includes nine of Oscar Wilde's magical and haunting fairy tales. Written for his own sons, Wil...de's tales will provide equal delight for children of today. Included here are: 1. ''The Happy Prince'' 2. ''The Selfish Giant'' 3. ''The Devoted Friend'' 4. ''The Remarkable Rocket'' 5. ''The Nightingale and the Rose'' 6. ''The Young King'' 7. ''The Birthday of the Infanta'' 8. ''The Star-Child'' 9. ''The Fisherman and His Soul'' The Happy Prince lived in the Palace of Sans Souci, where sorrow was not allowed to enter, and only pleasure was experienced. Then, a gilded statue set on top of a high column allowed him to see all the wretchedness of the poor, the sick and the lonely who inhabited his great city. What develops is a story of sacrifice and redemption that is a parable for our time. 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
Challenge yourself and your friends with The Equation, from Family Games. Decipher the complex clues and subtle codes to solve thi...s conundrum. Arrange the puzzle pieces within the wooden boundaries, and then follow the signs to discover ''The Legend of the King.'' Game play instructions are available in 4 languages in case you are stumped. Difficulty level ''Hard - Genius.'' We want you to feel good purchasing Family Games products. We remain committed to selling safe games and puzzles of the highest quality, manufactured in the most environmentally safe, responsible way. For ages 12 - 16. read more
Excerpt from The Floating Prince and Other Fairy TalesAS the prince walked away from the walls Of his native city, he felt quite d...own-hearted, although he was by nature gay and hopeful. He did not believe that he could find any country which would want him for a ruler.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
‘Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum!’ Jack and his mother are so poor they decide to sell their faithful brown cow. But Jack takes only a handful o...f beans from a stranger in exchange for the animal! His mother is furious but little does she know that these beans are magic and soon will grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching as far as the eye can see. And at the very top lives a terrifying Giant who Jack must outwit to survive. Nina Töwe’s illustrations are inspired by the sixteenth-century paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best-known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, flowers, vegetables and fish. 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