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If you read this story as a child, and even if you didn’t, this work is a revelation. Many books written for children are, as Tatar says, “encoded with adult matters,” but the matters buried in this classic are often startling in their scope. Captain Hook emerges as quite a tortured graduate of Eton, where he read poetry, and Mr. Darling is a mere child. The tale overall is darkly Victorian. Tatar provides useful insights into the life of J,M. Barrie, Peter’s creator, and the five “lost” boys he adopted. The cinematic survey and the section “J.M Barrie and Peter Pan in the World” are equally riveting.
Cake Wrecks, the sequel - festive holiday edition! I laughed until I cried! Every page is a gem.
Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree and he gets very creative trying to get it down again. Oliver Jeffers has great fun making Floyd the modern day Jack and the tree the "house that Jack built". Funny and rollicking writing along with Jeffers' sensational illustrations. A book destined to be read over and over....... and over and over....
You've heard of Mother Goose of course. Spinster Goose is her more demanding sister who specializes in ill-mannered children and improving their dreadful behaviors. Did you know that Georgie Porgie was a bully? That Jack and Jilly played hooky? And that Little Miss Muffet was a chalk-eater? These disrespectfully twisted verses are sure to delight and surprise.
A wonderful glimpse into the unique genius of Edward Gorey through his correspondence with friend and collaborator Peter Neumeyer. The letters are endearing and philosophical, and accompanied by other delightful tidbits: illustrated postcards to Neumeyer's Meford residence, storyboard sketches, and even a recipe or two.
A writer, teacher, photographer, designer, disc jockey, and avid motorist, James Reeves travelled across America snapping pictures, which he felt would give meaning to his own life. His book is a personal journey, spanning five years, forty thousand miles, twelve speeding tickets and many moments of unexpected kindness through the neon corridors and dark corners of America.
Toll (author of the superb Six Frigates) starts with a horrific narrative of Pearl Harbor, goes through the savage learning curve of the Battle of the Coral Sea (this was all a new kind of warfare) and climaxes with a spectacular account of Midway. In-depth portraits of the major players add an exciting dimension to the great naval duel.
A family of wild ruffians teach the other church kids a thing or two about the true meaning of Christmas. This is a delightful, funny and altogether charming story perfect for the holidays. A fun read to share with young and old each year at this time.
Romance, war, intrigue, romance. What more could you ask of the premier romance writer of the early 20th century!? The story is set in Brussels in the months preceding the famous Battle of Waterloo and is really a novel of that battle with romance attached. An Infamous Army is used by Sandhurst, the British War Academy, to teach about the battle. It has amazing fidelity to formations, movements, and men in all sorts of armies. And, you get to see British high society at their best and worst. Read and come back for more Heyer!
It seems everybody on a Mississippi river boat was out to cheat, swindle, outright rob or even kill you if you were unfortunate enough to be an innocent pilgrim. It was a wild and raucous bunch who peopled the wild and roiling river, and Sandlin, in addition to painting a vivid picture of the dangerous physicality of the greatest of America's merchantile waterways, packs this flavorful history with river pirates and professional gamblers, rapscallions and adventurers, wrecks and epic Civil War engagements. The title is apt.