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The Homeward Bounders

Author : Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN : 9780062200808
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home again. When Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the Boundaries of the worlds. Since then, he's been yanked from world to world, doomed to wonder in hope of one day finding his way back to his own city. Bit by bit, though, Jamie realizes there are rules They have to play by. He forms an alliance with two other lost Homeward Bounders—bitter, powerful Helen and demon-hunter Joris—and takes a desperate chance, hoping that the three wanders can find a way back to their home worlds at last. Once he becomes a pawn in a game played by a powerful group he calls Them, 12-year-old Jamie is repeatedly catapulted through space and time.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Homeward Bounders

Author : Ahban Azer
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If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home again. When Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the Boundaries of the worlds. Since then, he's been yanked from world to world, doomed to wonder in hope of one day finding his way back to his own city. Bit by bit, though, Jamie realizes there are rules They have to play by. He forms an alliance with two other lost Homeward Bounders—bitter, powerful Helen and demon-hunter Joris—and takes a desperate chance, hoping that the three wanders can find a way back to their home worlds at last. Once he becomes a pawn in a game played by a powerful group he calls Them, 12-year-old Jamie is repeatedly catapulted through space and time.
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Dutch Ships In Tropical Waters

Author : Robert Parthesius
ISBN : 9789053565179
Genre : History
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The end of the 16th century saw Dutch expansion in Asia, as the Dutch East India Company (the VOC) was fast becoming an Asian power, both political and economic. By 1669, the VOC was the richest private company the world had ever seen. This landmark study looks at perhaps the most important tool in the Company' trading - its ships. In order to reconstruct the complete shipping activities of the VOC, the author created a unique database of the ships' movements, including frigates and other, hitherto ignored, smaller vessels. Parthesius's research into the routes and the types of ships in the service of the VOC proves that it was precisely the wide range of types and sizes of vessels that gave the Company the ability to sail - and continue its profitable trade - the year round. Furthermore, it appears that the VOC commanded at least twice the number of ships than earlier historians have ascertained. Combining the best of maritime and social history, this book will change our understanding of the commercial dynamics of the most successful economic organization of the period. --Book Jacket.
Category: History

Diana Wynne Jones

Author : Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN : 9781135461287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Connecting Children With Classics A Reader Centered Approach To Selecting And Promoting Great Literature

Author : Meagan Lacy
ISBN : 9781440844409
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Four British Fantasists

Author : Charles Butler
ISBN : 9780810852426
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the work of four of the successful of the generation of fantasy writers who rose to prominence in the second Golden Age of children's literature in Britain.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Nautical Magazine For 1873

Author : Various authors
ISBN : 9781108056526
Genre : History
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The 1873 Nautical Magazine includes shipbuilding statistics, information on ports, fisheries and steam liners, and criticism of proposed seaworthiness legislation.
Category: History

The Oxford Companion To English Literature

Author : Dinah Birch
ISBN : 9780191030840
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 26.92 MB
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Category: Literary Criticism

Icons Of Horror And The Supernatural

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 0313337810
Genre : Horror films
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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.
Category: Horror films

The Breaking Point

Author : Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN : 9780748114665
Genre : Fiction
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The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn. "They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided . . . Sudden murder. Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.' In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.
Category: Fiction