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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99
"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read , Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review , to describe... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 3.99
George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it?s not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George?s day at the library makes reading fun. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00
Widely considered "America's Man of Letters," John Updike is a prolific novelist and critic with an unprecedented range of work across more than 50 years. No author has ever written from the variety of vantages or spanned topics like Updike did. Despite being widely recognized as one of the nation's literary greats, scholars have largely ignored Updike's... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
In The Plausible World , the intersections of literature and cartography enable readers to understand that place is anything but purely geographic: a plausible world is created as a strategy to fill the void. Innovative in his approach, Westphal challenges the view that perceptions and representations of space are stable or straightforward. more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11
Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
This book explores the phenomenon of the story paper, the meanings and values children took from their reading, and the responses of adults to their reading choices. It argues for the revaluing of the story paper in the inter-war years, giving the genre a pivotal role in the development of children's literature. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Internationalism in Children's Series brings together international children's literature scholars who interpret 'internationalism' through various cultural, historical and theoretical lenses. From imperialism to transnationalism, from Tom Swift to Harry Potter , this book addresses the unique ability of series to introduce children to the world.... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 5.24
Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic . Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love... more...
- Huron Street Press 2013; US$ 9.99
A reading specialist, an outreach librarian, and a children?s librarian combine their considerable expertise in this essential guide for parents that brings reading, early literacy, child development issues, and picture books together. Advising parents who are wondering how to talk to their young child about difficult topics such as death, loneliness,... more...