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The Book of Wonder

By Lord Dunsany
  • ISBN Code: : 1513223984
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 68
  • Category : Fiction
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The Book of Wonder (1912) is a short story collection by Lord Dunsany. Published at the height of his career, The Book of Wonder would influence such writers as J. R. R. Tolkein, Ursula K. Le Guin, and H. P. Lovecraft. Recognized as a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction, Dunsany is a man whose work, in the words of Lovecraft, remains “unexcelled in the sorcery of crystalline singing prose, and supreme in the creation of a gorgeous and languorous world of incandescently exotic vision.” The Book of Wonder, Dunsany’s fifth collection of stories, contains fourteen of his finest tales of fantasy and adventure. In “The Hoard of the Gibbelins,” originally published in London weekly The Sketch, is the story of Alderic, a Knight of the Order of the City. Courageous and strong, he ventures to the island realm of the Gibbelins, where a horde of treasure is rumored to be held at the base of a treacherous castle. In “Chu-Bu and Sheemish,” two idols held in the same ancient temple compete for the adoration of their worshippers. As Chu-Bu and Sheemish attempt more and more astounding miracles, they risk striking fear in the hearts of their superstitious people. Humorous and inventive, Dunsany’s tales of high fantasy continue to delight over a century after they first appeared in print. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Lord Dunsany’s The Book of Wonder is a classic of Irish fantasy fiction reimagined for modern readers.

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By Richard Dawkins
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191550841
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Book Short Summary:

Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory. This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose works have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar - but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.

The Book of Wonder

By Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Book of Wonder is the seventh book and fifth original short story collection of Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, and others.

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 149
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-book-of-wonder-voyages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Book of Wonder Voyages" by Joseph Jacobs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 27
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-gorgon-s-head.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, an English writer interested in Greek philosophy, had an opinion that many of the classical myths were capable of being rendered into interesting reads for children. Thus, he compiled a book of 12 stories of Greek mythology with the aim to meet the comprehension of children. The story presented here is a part of the collection.

The Book of Wonders

By Jasmine Richards
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062099183
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-wonders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sorcerers, Cyclops, Djinnis . . . Magic. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone who is caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying tyrant who, even with his eyes closed, can see all. When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must risk everything to rescue her. Along with Rhidan, who is her best friend, and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.

The Woman of Wonder

By Pastor (Mrs) Shade Olukoya
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
  • Book Code : 9783831852
  • Total of Pages : 101
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: the-woman-of-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Woman of Wonder is a best seller. It is a book written for men and women to showcase the distinctive qualities that make women outstanding. The author in keeping with her great role as "Mother in Israel" to millions of women all over the world, has bared her mind on the qualities of an ideal woman. Written with uncommon insights to the peculiar needs of women who want to be understood, cared for, and given room to play their God-given roles. Woman of wonder is a product of decades of leadership and ministration. The approach is practical and the insights are uncommon. The practical application of scripture is breath-taking, while the prayer points are Holy- Ghost-vomited Are you a woman of destiny? This is the book of the hour for you and this is the hour of women empowerment in the "Church" and the world at large.

The Essential Lord Dunsany Collection

By Lord Dunsany
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456614762
  • Total of Pages : 1465
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: the-essential-lord-dunsany-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Lord Dunsany:The Book of WonderDon RodriguezA Dreamer's TalesFifty-One TalesGods of PeganaPlays of Near and FarTales of WonderTime and the Gods

A Dreamer's Tale

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 151322395X
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: a-dreamer-s-tale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Dreamer’s Tales (1910) is a short story collection by Lord Dunsany. Published at the height of his career, A Dreamer’s Tales would influence such writers as J. R. R. Tolkein, Ursula K. Le Guin, and H. P. Lovecraft. Recognized as a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction, Dunsany is a man whose work, in the words of Lovecraft, remains “unexcelled in the sorcery of crystalline singing prose, and supreme in the creation of a gorgeous and languorous world of incandescently exotic vision.” “Like a great wall is the mountain to the west. It comes up out of the distance and goes down into the distance again, and it is named Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean.” A Dreamer’s Tales, Dunsany’s fourth collection of stories, contains some of his finest tales of fantasy and adventure. The distant mountain of Poltarnees has long been a place of wonder for mankind. The stories of old tell of many a traveler who set out to see what lay beyond its insurmountable peak. In these same stories, no one has ever returned. Promised the hand of the Princess of Arizim, one man hopes that love will give him the power not only to reach the mountaintop, but to return alive. In “Idle Days on the Yann,” a story praised by Yeats and Lovecraft alike, a man sails down the River Yann in order to reach its fabled gate. Along the way, he observes cities of unspeakable strangeness and beauty. Dunsany’s tales of high fantasy continue to delight over a century after they first appeared in print. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Lord Dunsany’s A Dreamer’s Tales is a classic of Irish fantasy fiction reimagined for modern readers.

The Three Golden Apples (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: the-three-golden-apples.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Three Golden Apples (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Miraculous Pitcher (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: the-miraculous-pitcher.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Miraculous Pitcher (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Terrors of Wonder

By Daniel Strasel
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  • Publisher : Daniel Strasel
  • Book Code : 1947052985
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: the-terrors-of-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Daniel Strasel’s THE TERRORS OF WONDER is perhaps one of the quirkiest books I’ve encountered in this year’s contest, and certainly one of the most original. A mere summary of the plot (someone is trying to steal a young heiress’s inheritance) doesn’t do justice to the book’s odd structure: it’s made up of narrative, graphs, charts, footnotes, and appendices. All of this helps to lend the book a sense of verisimilitude—we feel as though we’re reading a collection of documents about an actual event. Strasel calls the book a tragicomedy, and it in fact is: there’s a great deal of humor in the book, but it’s about rather a serious topic. Much of the writing is quite good, and the verve of the book comes from its structural oddities. Strasel is to be applauded for the innovation of his work, and the sheer imaginative guts and playfulness with which he’s infused his book." Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards * * * A tragicomedy ∆ rife with symbols, savants, and satire, The Terrors of Wonder reads in the spirit of science fiction. * * * One of the world’s most prominent heiresses is about to celebrate her 3rd birthday. A well-mannered and very precocious child, she is a delight to her parents and their entire household. Every year a party of historic proportions is thrown, this year the largest celebration yet. The party, now as before, is being held in the statistically safest country in the world. As many gather from around the globe, however, a series of curious crimes slowly begin to disrupt the regular tranquility. These crimes have been designed to–among other things–rob this girl of her inheritance, placing enough power to rattle the world into eager and willing hands. Yet, as a consequence of these crimes, someone else begins stalking the girl…someone with an even darker purpose. * * * A plateful of truth, leadership, and identity, all seasoned with tragedy; served with a glass of comedy to wash it down. This 316 page volume includes maps, art, footnotes, appendices, and more. ∆ Tra·gi·com·e·dy A style of literature or play that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms.

The Gods of Pegāna

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513223976
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: the-gods-of-pegāna.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Gods of Pegāna (1905) is a short story collection by Lord Dunsany. Published at the beginning of his career, The Gods of Pegāna would influence such writers as J. R. R. Tolkein, Ursula K. Le Guin, and H. P. Lovecraft. Recognized as a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction, Dunsany is a man whose work, in the words of Lovecraft, remains “unexcelled in the sorcery of crystalline singing prose, and supreme in the creation of a gorgeous and languorous world of incandescently exotic vision.” “Whether the season be winter or whether it be summer, whether it be morning among the worlds or whether it be night, Skarl still beateth his drum, for the purposes of the gods are not yet fulfilled.” The Gods of Pegāna, Dunsany’s debut collection of stories, contains some of his finest tales of fantasy and adventure. The Mana-Yood-Sushai created the gods of Pegāna before falling asleep in the middle of Time. The only thing keeping him from creating new gods and worlds is the drummer Skarl, who can never cease his playing. In their creator’s absence, dozens of small gods and a thousand local deities have free reign to create the worlds and realities they want. As they compete to outdo one another, the order and peace of Pegāna hangs in the balance. Humorous and inventive, Dunsany’s tales of high fantasy continue to delight over a century after they first appeared in print. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Lord Dunsany’s The Gods of Pegāna is a classic of Irish fantasy fiction reimagined for modern readers.

Wonder-Full Education

By Kieran Egan,Annabella I. Cant,Gillian Judson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135051054
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: wonder-full-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For many children much of the time their experience in classrooms can be rather dull, and yet the world the school is supposed to initiate children into is full of wonder. This book offers a rich understanding of the nature and roles of wonder in general and provides multiple suggestions for to how to revive wonder in adults (teachers and curriculum makers) and how to keep it alive in children. Its aim is to show that adequate education needs to take seriously the task of evoking wonder about the content of the curriculum and to show how this can routinely be done in everyday classrooms. The authors do not wax flowery; they present strong arguments based on either research or precisely described experience, and demonstrate how this argument can be seen to work itself out in daily practice. The emphasis is not on ways of evoking wonder that might require virtuoso teaching, but rather on how wonder can be evoked about the everyday features of the math or science or social studies curriculum in regular classrooms.

The Little Book of Wonder

By Bernadette Russell
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  • Publisher : Spring
  • Book Code : 1409183025
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: the-little-book-of-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When was the last time you felt 'wonder'? The feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar is one that, as children, we experienced often. But as adults we have grown tired and cynical and spend more time looking down at our phones than looking up at the sky. We no longer experience the power of awe nor its proven benefits. The Little Book of Wonder encourages you to be creative, feel curious and seek wonder in the world around us. Focussed around seven themes, echoing the seven wonders of the world, the book will explore: 1. The Wonder of You 2. Into the Woods 3. Curious 4. Magic 5. Creativity 6. The Road Less Travelled 7. Positivity