||Sabuda, Robert: Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters|
Book Number: 47981
Walker Books Ltd May 1, 2006 8vo Pictorial boards. 12pp. Illustrated in colour. used in very good order. In this third and final gallery of prehistoric creatures (the authors have announced that they'll be delving into mythology next), the "titanic pterosaur" quetzalcoatlus unfolds huge wings, saber-toothed smilodon lazily stretches out massively clawed paws, a glowering mastodon lunges headfirst toward the viewer and an array of other therapsids, early mammals, birds and insects lurk beneath layered flaps filled top to bottom with melodramatic captions and startling facts. As before, the art's slashing brushwork leaves the smaller figures and details more impressionistic than exact, but the paper engineering is consistently inventive and exciting - even fairly durable, so long as leaves and flaps are opened and closed slowly. The fur-clad cave painter beneath the final flap introduces the scariest predator of all, and provides an appropriate cap for this rousing, deservedly popular series.
Keywords: pop up book Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters Sabuda Robert
||Anhar, Nazam: Scrimshaw|
Book Number: 48083
Scholastic 2009 8vo. Softcover. very good, po name on feb. 313pp. An eighteenth century swashbuckling adventure.
Keywords: pirates sea sailing adventure
||RavenWolf, Silver: Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation|
Book Number: 48071
Llewellyn Publications September 1, 1998 8vo softcover 288pp very good. Silver RavenWolf has stuffed Teen Witch with enough basic material on Wicca to give anyone a good start to understanding the craft. As the title implies, this book is geared for teens, addressing the truths and myths about witchcraft in light of the issues that teens face, from school to parents to peer pressure. Come on, you know you'd look glamorous and powerful in black...that lighting candles and calling spirits would give you an aura of mystery...that life would be better if only you could turn your history teacher into a jiggling mound of orange (or maybe lime) Jell-O. Well, this book is here to tell you that wearing black clothing and threatening people with hexes and curses won't make you a Witch. In fact, neither will joining a coven or being initiated. What Teen Witch will show you is that how you live, how you deal with others, and how you incorporate Wiccan laws into your life determines whether or not you are a true Witch. This handbook presents everything from the Wiccan principles of belief, traditions, symbols, holidays and rituals, to spells for homework and dating.
Keywords: wicca witchcraft fluff pagan silver ravenwolf teen witch religion magick paganism magic Teen Witch Wicca for a New Generation RavenWolf Silver
||Stilton, Geronimo: Merry Christmas, Geronimo! #12|
Book Number: 48288
Scholastic October 1, 2004 8vo softcover 128
pp very good. Editorial ReviewsnProduct DescriptionnI was so excited about Christmas, I could squeak! My favorite nephew Benjamin was going to come over, and we were planning to trim the tree and eat lots of delicious holiday Cheesy Chews. But before you could say "cat alert," disaster struck! I slipped over my tail and ended up in the hospital. And then my mouse hole caught on fire! Holey cheese, this was turning out to be the worst Christmas ever.... About the AuthornGeronimo Stilton was born in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. He is Rattus Emeritus of Mousomorphic Literature and Neo-Ratonic Comparative Philosophy. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton collects antique cheese rinds and plays golf. But what he most enjoys is telling stories to his nephew Benjamin.
Keywords: geronimo stilton childrens books Merry Christmas Geronimo! Stilton Geronimo
||Biesty, Stephen.: Stephen Biesty's incredible cross-sections|
Book Number: 48403
Ringwood, Vic. Viking 1992 Folio laminated boards, hardcover 48pp index colour illus, some fold-out. very good, owner's inscription on fep.
Keywords: Buildings Juvenile literature Ships Juvenile literature Vehicles Juvenile literature Buildings Pictorial works Juvenile Stephen Biesty's incredible cross sections Biesty Stephen
||Bradley, G. E. Illustrated by G. E Studdy: Bonzo's Annual - (Bonzo riding a rocket)|
Book Number: 48564
Dean, Printed in Great Britian 4to. Printed paper cover on board. 92pp. Very Good condition, with very clean unmarked text. Plain board at rear. Cover shows Bonzo riding a rocket with full moon in background. Name filled in on feb. Copy clean and unmarked. Illustrated in two tone. Stories include Bonzo's Trip, Let's Go to the Fair, Bonzo's Cruise, Bonzo's Festival, No More Soap, Poor Mrs. Pig, Bozo and the Gipsies, Freddie Fox Gets a Fright, Pumpkin's Little Pig, The Christmas Tree Fairy, Bonzo's Present,
Keywords: Bonzo the dog
||Gemmell, David: Waylander - A Drenai Novel|
Book Number: 48569
Orbit August 21, 1986 8vo softcover 384pp very good. The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King... From the PublishernDavid Gemmell is so committed to his work that he's offered to leap naked out of an airplane if it would appeal to readers. We haven't taken him up on the offer. However, David has also acknowledged that three of his major influences were Louis Lamour, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stan Lee. Tolkien wrote back, Lamour passed away before David had any opportunity to contact him, and Stan Lee lived thousands of miles away from David's British home. One out of three wasn't bad, but it could be improved upon.nnWe were at the San Diego ComicCon, rustling up new readers, and David had just finished a two-hour continuous signing. A friend of mine spotted a familiar face, so I excused myself and darted away, returning a few moments later to say, "David Gemmell, I'd like you to meet Stan Lee." A tall, ruddy, and normally poised individual, David was struck speechless. Here was the man who, through his Marvel Comics stories, had reinvented the relationship between heroes and villains, forever blurring the barriers between good and evil. Before long the two fantasists were chatting away happily. Stan's wife, Joan, being British, was especially gracious to the London-born Gemmell. And Stan quickly demanded an autographed copy of LEGEND.nnDavid's a dynamic storyteller. His lands live and breathe. His heroes are mighty swordsmen, ax-wielders, and post-apocalyptic adventurers. In their prime they were the best in the business, but in David's tales, they've often passed their prime, so all they really want is peace and quiet. But life (and the author) aren't that kind, and these heroes are forced out of retirement, forced to face bloody hordes of the undead, armies from Hell. Worse, his heroes are generally saddled with young, green heroes. (Nothing drives you crazy more than a cocky kid.) But they overcome, and the cocky kids become heroes, too. This is great reading.n --Steve Saffel, Senior Editor --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Keywords: fantasy not free sf reader super reader superhero prose fiction Waylander Gemmell David
||Levine, Gail Carson: Fairest|
Book Number: 48570
HarperCollins September 19, 2006 - Uncorrected Proof Copy 8vo softcover 336pp very good. In a world in which elegance, beauty, and singing ability are revered, Aza is bulky, awkward, and homely. Her saving grace is that she can sing and has a gift of voice manipulation that she calls illusing. Through a chance meeting at her familys inn, a duchess invites Aza to act as her companion and accompany her to the palace to attend the kings wedding. When the beautiful new queen discovers Azas gift for throwing her voice and for mimicry, she sees a way of protecting her reputation and disguising her own lack of talent. Pressured by the womans threats upon her family, Aza deceives the court into believing that Ivi is a gifted singer. When the ruse is discovered, Aza is forced to flee the castle in order to save her life. Through her adventures, she discovers her own strength of character, learns about her true heritage, and decides that her physical appearance is not worthy of the stress and worry she has wasted on it. The plot is fast-paced, and Azas growth and maturity are well crafted and believable.
Keywords: fairy tales fantasy fairy tales retold gail carson levine princess snow white classic retold magic fairy tale retellings fairytales Fairest Levine Gail Carson
||Rasmussen, Halfdan - Translated and recreated by Kurt Hansen: Halfdanes Sense and Nonsense Verse - Nonsense and Nursery Rhymes|
Book Number: 48847
Det Schonbergske Forlag Kobenhavn 1973 thin 8vo. Pictorial boards, 52pp. Good with bumps to extremes.
Keywords: nursery rhymes
||Various: Once Upon A Time - The World of Traditional Fairy Tales and Fables|
Book Number: 48945
Fabbri 4to. Plastic folder with full colour fairy tales in 12 removable magazines. Very good. Contents includes, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Bean Stalk, The Wizard of Oz, Thumbelina, Puss in Boots, The Lion's Glasses, The Snow Queen, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Red Riding Hood, Old Sultan, Gulliver in Lilliput.
Keywords: Fairy Tales
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