Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: Orion Children's

ISBN: 9781842552797

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7984

Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen. The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Atticus's journey takes the reader to all the sites of the myths and gives a captivating glimpse of how life was lived in Ancient Greece. This is an unparalleled introduction to the Greek myths for younger children, excitingly told, wonderful to read aloud, and illustrated on every opening with lively, engaging, colourful pictures full of authentic detail. In Orion's tradition of extra-large great-value story books, this is an outstandingly good resource for every family.
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Author: Lucy Coats,Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409123224

Category: Children's stories

Page: 79

View: 1624

Long ago, in ancient Greece, the gods and goddesses gave the gift of storytelling to men and women, and ordered that there should be a great storytelling festival, once every seven years, near Troy, which draws entrants from far and near. Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part but finds himself diverted on his route by happenings large and small. Always, his diversions lead to wonderful stories - and here they are ...
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A CinderFella Story

Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781127186

Category:

Page: 64

View: 7670

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Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 184812466X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8859

A boy is reunited with his long-lost father, the Greek god Pan, only to find himself taken to the kingdom of the gods. What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal . . . because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan! When he arrives, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of mythical beasts like the flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and deal with the upset and concern of the gods. Can the stableboy help the Nemean lion that Heracles has hurt, and avoid incurring Hera's wrath if he can't heal her pet Hydra . . . The first in a delightful action-packed four-book series, acclaimed writer Lucy Coats uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.
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Author: Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524770647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7204

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection
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Author: Lucy Coats,Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781444000665

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 79

View: 657

Retells the ancient Greek myths of Zeus and Hera, Persephone, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Europa, Danae, Perseus, and the birth of Apollo and Artemis, in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller.
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Author: Lucy Coats,Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781444000733

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 79

View: 9195

Retells selected ancient Greek myths in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller.
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Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763673994

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8379

As Captain Beastlie counts down the days until his birthday, his crew plans a special surprise for the filthy pirate.
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Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345533631

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6633

Atticus, Granuaile, and the wolfhound Oberon flee from Olympian goddesses Artemis and Diana and the Norse god of mischief, Loki, racing across modern-day Europe in search of a friend who can help them defeat the angry gods.
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Author: John Stack

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007432445

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3193

A stirring adventure novel set amid the tumultuous clashes between the Roman and Carthaginian empires, battling for control of the Mediterranean, north Africa and Rome itself.
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A Novel

Author: Ronald Wright

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466871679

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1178

A masterly epic that weaves a contemporary search for a missing father with a vivid story from the heyday of the British Empire. Liv, a Canadian filmmaker, is writing from a Tahitian jail, piecing together her troubled past and her family's buried history for the unknown daughter she gave up at birth. The search for her own father, a pilot missing since the Korean War, has brought her to the South Seas and landed her behind bars on a trumped-up murder charge. In the stillness of her cell, Liv ponders the secret journal of her ancestor Frank Henderson, who came to these same waters a century before on an extraordinary three-year voyage with Queen Victoria's grandsons--Prince George (later George V) and Prince Eddy, who would die young and disgraced, linked by the gutter press to the Ripper killings and many other scandals. Through unforgettable characters and a mesmerizing story, Henderson's Spear traces two tales of obsession, intrigue, and loss--from the 1890s and the 1990s. These stories reach around the world from Africa, England, and North America to converge with compelling effect in the Polynesian islands. With a deep understanding of the landscape and culture of the South Sea Islands, Ronald Wright's Henderson's Spear explores the patterns of history and the accidents of love.
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The Story of the Minotaur

Author: Stephanie Spinner,Susan Swan

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780448422879

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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In an easy-to-read version of the ancient Greek legend, a dashing prince and a brave princess must join forces to defeat the monster in the maze and save the children of Athens. Simultaneous.
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Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1405

Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.
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Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848124589

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Demon, Official Beastkeeper to the Gods, is transported to the stables under the sea in Poseidon's watery kingdom Taking care of the stables up on Mount Olympus is one thing, but when Poseidon, god of the seas, takes Demon to his underwater realm to cure some sick hippocamps, the young stable boy is pretty fed up. Doris the Hydra can't be trusted to tend to the beasts, how will he breathe underwater . . . and what in Zeus's name is a hippocamp anyway? With the help of his magical medical box Demon manages to cure the sea horses of their scale-rot, but when Helios orders him to the Stables of the Sun because one of his steeds has gone lame, Demon realises he's about to get caught up in a feud between water and fire . . . The third in a delightful action-packed four-book series from acclaimed writer Lucy Coats, who uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.
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A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812994531

Category: Law

Page: 352

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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
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A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal

Author: Mal Peet

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763652148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8253

In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.
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Author: Lucy Coats

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848125976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5091

Demon's life on Mount Olympus has never been busier in the final book in the Beast of Olympus series. Demon is now an Apprentice Healer to Chiron the Centaur God as well as Official Beastkeeper to the rest of the gods. Chiron's a bit distracted by looking after a new baby, Ascelpius - but Demon's not too keen on adding babysitting duties too. He has enough poo to be cleaning up every day, thank you very much! Horrible Heracles is back to his old beast-torturing tricks, and there's another awful "hero" on the scene, Beastly Bellerophon, who's shoved burning lead down the Chimera's throat and flown poor Pegasus nearly to death. Pan is demanding Demon come down to earth to deal with the Mares of Diomedes, but up on Olympus the butterfly-winged goddess Psyche is about to blackmail Demon into doing something VERY dangerous. She needs Demon to "borrow" Zeus's Eagle, his prized bird of prey, to complete the task she's been set by Aphrodite. Eagle is the only one who can soothe the three-tongued serpent who guards the spring of eternal youth at the source of the River Styx - and Psyche needs 'just a little jug' of water from it to erase Aphrodite's (non-existent) wrinkles and win the chance of marrying her son, Eros. Will the Eagle be willing to help Demon out? Or will he turn the young Beastkeeper over to his royal master? The threat of being sizzled by a thunderbolt has never been more real . . .
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The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Two

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345522559

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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BOOK 2 IN THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex. Don’t miss any of Kevin Hearne’s phenomenal Iron Druid Chronicles novels: HOUNDED | HEXED | HAMMERED | TRICKED | TRAPPED | HUNTED | SHATTERED | STAKED
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Author: José Chaves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480225541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 5348

Growing up with a Colombian father for whom magical realism was a way of life made ordinary reality feel like an immigrant experience for author Jose Chaves, who was born in the U.S. but, as his father would insist, made in Colombia!" That experience comes alive like a movie on the page in The Contract of Love, a memoir about family that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Chaves' straightforward style turns the familiar exotic and makes the unfamiliar feel like home as he takes readers on a cultural journey from small-town, muscle-car America to the Chaves family farm in Colombia, where the cow is named Lyndon Johnson, and an emotional journey from his father's volatile world where unrequited love is sung out loud in restaurants, to a fraternity where the most important rule is to never reveal your feelings to another guy in public. With tenderness, humor, and hypnotic clarity, Chaves explores the landscape of love that holds us together, beyond the addictions that bind us-- from the broken faith that sends a boy spiraling down, to the grace that finds the man.
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