A child's introduction to the planets in our solar system. Dr Jacqueline Mitton describes each planet, drawing on scientific information. She also discusses the gods that the planets are named after, and examines the relationships between contemporary facts and ancient myths.
A Book of the Planets
Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Balit
When an emissary sent by the Konig himself stops by the remote mouse colony of Long Meadow, the peaceful life Sommer and Nesbit have shared is turned upside down-and the brothers are catapulted into separate death-defying adventures. Sommer, levelheaded and clever, is ordered to the palace to join the Konig's illustrious Eagle Guard as it prepares to face a full-scale invasion by the nefarious Emperor Wolfsmilch and his army of a hundred thousand forest mice. Meanwhile, the small but spirited Nesbit is banished to the Forest of Lost Life for insulting the Konig, and must dodge hungry predators at every turn. The brothers struggle to reunite and defy the oppressors who threaten everyone and everything they have ever known and loved. But time is quickly running out for both of them-and the fate of the kingdom hinges on one last, daring mission.
Author: Lowell H. Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A young Inca girl succeeds where her brothers and others have failed, when her bird friends help her find the special water that will cure the king's son.
Author: Jane Kurtz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Short History of Peru
Author: Luis Martín
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
When on Christmas Day, 1130, Roger de Hauteville was crowned first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden age. Norman and Italian, Greek and Arab, Lombard, Englishman and Jew all contributed to a culture that was fantastically cosmopolitan; and to an atmosphere of racial and religious toleration unparalleled in Europe. But sixty-four years later, to the day, when the bastard King Tancred was defeated, the sun set on the Sicilian Kingdom. In this second volume of John Julius Norwich's scintillating history of the Normans in Sicily, Norwich describes the 'happiest and most glorious chapter of the island's history.'
Author: John Julius Norwich
A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book! A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion. Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.
Author: Susann Cokal
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An authoritative overview of the varied arts of Mewar; including 170 full-color illustrations
Indian court and village art from the Princely State of Mewar
Author: Joanna Williams,Kaz Tsuruta,Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
Publisher: Asian Art Museum
The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rise of a King
Author: A Gildersleeve
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
a romance of the far west coast
Author: Alexander Maitland Stephen
Publisher: J.M. Dent
This new book is the first to examine the Sicilian rule and achievements of Roger II and his descendants.
Author: Donald Matthew
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Discusses the culture of the Incas of Peru including their customs, daily life, art, and architecture.
The Inca, Empire Builders of the Americas
Author: Ruth Karen
Publisher: New York : Four Winds Press
Newly updated, this definitive reference work on major cult systems is the gold standard text on cults with nearly a million copies sold.
Author: Walter Martin,Ravi Zacharias
Publisher: Baker Books
The twenty-first centuryÕs greatest living childrenÕs author Ð Christopher Grahame Ð is drawn back into Castrovalva, the world of his childhood imagination, when the stress of his fame starts to weigh on him. But Castrovalva has gone to hell in his absence Ð devastated by war, famine and loss. And now Christopher canÕt wake up. Has he lost his mindÉ or his innocence?
Author: Ian Edginton
Publisher: Titan Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
This is a new release of the original 1958 edition.
Author: Víctor W. von Hagen,Alberto Beltran