December 2011

A Christmas Tree for Pyn

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A Christmas Tree for Pyn By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780399245060
Published: Philomel Books - October 13th, 2011

Fans of Gossie can graduate to this beautifully illustrated Christmas tale.Pyn successfully convinces her grumpy Dad that they need to get a Christmas tree and celebrate the holiday. He surprises her with a very special gift (which may require having a tissue nearby).


Carol


1493

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created By Charles C. Mann Cover Image
$35.00
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ISBN: 9780307265722
Published: Knopf - August 9th, 2011

Charles Mann has done it again. Like his previous book, 1491, Mann synthesizes current historical scholarship and gives us a radically new and fascinating interpretation of the enormous, world-wide changes brought about with the European discovery of the New World, known as the Columbian Exchange.

Dale


The Annotated Peter Pan

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The Annotated Peter Pan (The Annotated Books) By J. M. Barrie, Maria Tatar (Editor) Cover Image
By J. M. Barrie, Maria Tatar (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393066005
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2011

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.

Joan


Stuck

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Stuck By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257377
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Published: Philomel Books - November 10th, 2011

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....

Susannah


Spinster Goose

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Spinster Goose: Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children By Lisa Wheeler, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781416925415
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2011

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.

Susannah


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