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Looking Glass Girl

Author : Cathy Cassidy
ISBN : 9780141357843
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Alice is thrilled when Savannah invites her to a Wonderland-themed sleepover; she's wanted to join this circle of friends for so long. Finally, she's fitting in. But an accident suddenly changes everything and Alice is rushed to hospital. As her friends and family rally round, a mystery begins to unravel. Was Alice pushed, and why - who would want to hurt her? Can her loved ones - and the gorgeous boy who doesn't want to leave her side - help Alice survive? Looking Glass Girl is the stunning new book from Cathy Cassidy, an unforgettable tale of friendship and love from one of the UK's best-loved authors.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Alice In Space

Author : Gillian Beer
ISBN : 9780226404790
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The award-winning literary critic takes readers down the rabbit hole of Victorian cultural and intellectual influences on Lewis Carrol’s Alice books. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to live in the minds of readers today. Carroll conceived his Alice books during the 1860s, a time of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical ideas flourished around the world. Alice in Space explores these historic currents, revealing essential context for Carroll’s jokes, concerns, and hidden references. Parody and Punch, evolutionary debates, philosophical dialogues, educational works for children, math and logic, manners and rituals, dream theory and childhood studies—all fueled the fireworks of Carroll’s restless imagination. In this lively investigation, Gillian Beer convincingly shows him at play in the spaces of Victorian cultural and intellectual life, drawing on then-current controversies, reading prodigiously across many fields, and writing on multiple levels to please both children and adults in different ways. With a welcome combination of learning and lightness, Beer reminds us that Carroll’s books are essentially about the risks and pleasures of curiosity. Along the way, Alice in Space shares Alice’s exceptional ability to spark curiosity in us, too.
Category: Literary Criticism

Girls Make Media

Author : Mary Celeste Kearney
ISBN : 9781135474720
Genre : Social Science
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More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites. Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls' studies. This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in today's media culture.
Category: Social Science

Lynda Barry

Author : Susan E. Kirtley
ISBN : 9781617032363
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent text, Barry’s oeuvre blurs the boundaries between fiction and memoir, comics and literary fiction, and fantasy and reality. Her recent volumes What It Is (2008) and Picture This (2010) fuse autobiography, teaching guide, sketchbook, and cartooning into coherent visions. In Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass, author Susan E. Kirtley examines the artist’s career and contributions to the field of comic art and beyond. The study specifically concentrates on Barry’s recurring focus on figures of young girls, in a variety of mediums and genres. Barry follows the image of the girl through several lenses—from text-based novels to the hybrid blending of text and image in comic art, to art shows and coloring books. In tracing Barry’s aesthetic and intellectual development, Kirtley reveals Barry’s work to be groundbreaking in its understanding of femininity and feminism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thoughts Of Poetry

Author : Giselle Jeffries Schneider
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of unique poems in various different styles. Now including thirteen new poems to go with the original forty-five. They have all also been categorized for better reading and enjoyment. Topics include: Emotional/Personal Poetry, Dreams to Poetry, Poems About Family, Poems on Love/Romance, Life as Poetry, Fun Poetry, and Dark Poetry. This is a compilation of works from when I was an undergraduate at Boise State University and a graduate at Southern New Hampshire University. First Published in 2013 Republished in 2020
Category: Poetry

What S Behind The Looking Glass

Author : Eric Shepherd
ISBN : 9781503526679
Genre : Fiction
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Most people wish they could get a second chance in life... A do over... and correct those mistakes that now lay hidden or buried in their closet. They wish they could hide all those painful memories and lock them all away into a box. Buried them so deep, hoping they never resurface rather than too face them at all. EJ Stuart is just such a person, yet his memories are not the same nor are the hardships of abuse caused by a broken home the same as another man’s down the street. His nightmares are worlds apart than any man has ever faced. He dreams of darkness, everlasting darkness so evil that it can tear a man’s mind apart. Death to some is only a beginning to something else, but what if it was designed to change the outcome entirely, yes a redo. But what of the cost and are you willing to pay for it, even if it is your very soul is at stake? EJ Stuart as man now, a statuses quo in this world is given the opportunity. But first he must choose to as he sits one last time on porch alone waging war with his darkest thoughts. That brought him to this stage of life which hunts his dreams and has now entered his waking state. Which will he chose? Death... or a chance to change his destiny forever, knowing his very soul is at stake. Knowing he could never come back. Knowing his life could be changed forever and others around him. For this choice is a gift which can only be obtained Behind the Looking Glass. Where worlds such as Nightmares, Monsters and Fairytales are real and some or seeking his very soul others are asking for help his help to save his and their world from the grasp of evil. Choose well.
Category: Fiction


Author : Marie D'Abreo
ISBN : 0991528514
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Book one of the Beautiful series introduces children and teens to the inner critic. High schooler, Lily, gets a lot of messages about what it means to be a successful and desirable woman in today's world. It seems like the bottom line is, you've got to have gorgeous looks, a winning personality... and a cute boyfriend to prove it. Beautiful: A trip through the looking glass takes us on a poignant and comical journey through the inner and outer voices we all struggle with. And Lily's ultimate discovery about the true nature of life itself. Graphic novel. For ages 9 and up. It sucks to have big, frizzy hair and a decidedly average body, when you really want to have model good looks and a cool boyfriend. That's why Lily's on a mission to get beautified, or at least get a red-hot makeover. And the attention of her crush. Now if she could only stop that pesky unwanted visitor from messing with her plans!
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Cathy Cassidy
ISBN : 9780141938837
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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a ragdoll a postcard from Marrakech a rainbow-stripe hat a dreamcatcher a silver necklace with a pink stone in Dizzy's mum left when she was small. But every year, on her birthday, something arrives in the post - a present or a card with her mum's loopy writing on. Dizzy has kept everything. But this year is different. This year's present is her mum, in person. Tanned and skinny with loads of earrings and a huge smile, Storm is a human whirlwind. She whisks Dizzy away for a summer that puts her whole world in a spin.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Looking Glass

Author : Michèle Roberts
ISBN : 9781466854963
Genre : Fiction
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A lushly imagined, sensual novel about memory, desire, and the power of storytelling, from a Booker Prize nominee. Geneviève is an outsider, raised in an orphanage, now living an isolated existence as a maid to the widowed Madame Patin in a small French village. A teller and collector of stories, she is entranced by Madame Patin's oft-told folktales, which mask cunning and doom beneath beauty. As Geneviève grows into a woman, her life becomes both more sensual and more dangerous. She flees her village home, escaping to another word-spinner, a poet who captivates women -- his mother, his mistress, his niece's governess, and, soon, Geneviève. The poet is kind, but he too is a collector of stories -- and sometimes of secrets beyond words. An exquisite, knowing, and irresistible novel, The Looking Glass introduces to an American audience "one of Britian's best novelists" (The Independent on Sunday).
Category: Fiction