Kingdom of the Sun

A Book of the Planets

Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Balit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711219472

Category: Planets

Page: 32

View: 346

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.

Kingdom of the Sun


Author: James Terry

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826356419

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1691

Set in southwestern New Mexico, the stories in James Terry’s stunning debut explore the joys, insecurities, and failures of memorable characters as they attempt to connect with—or disconnect from—others around them. The elderly landlady of the Darling Courts apartments hires a reclusive handyman who suffers from a fear of water, and the pair forms an unlikely bond. A worker’s unscrupulous plan to build a road in the middle of the desert is threatened by a lonely pregnant woman living in a trailer parked directly in his path. Overcome by nostalgia, a married trucker making the California run from Waco to Los Angeles takes a truck-stop waitress to the Deming drive-in theater with disappointing results. Together, these surprising stories uncover how our environment manifests itself in our everyday lives.

The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon

Author: Lowell H. Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990513001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 297

View: 1415

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.

Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun

Author: Jane Kurtz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395691816

Category: Folklore

Page: 32

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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.

The Kingdom in the Sun, 1130-1194

Author: John Julius Norwich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571340231


Page: 480

View: 8475

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.'

Kingdom of the Sun

Author: Irene Roberts

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595259618

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9834

Set in ancient Egypt, this is a love story, tender and at the same time erotic and sensitive, that will enchant and captivate the reader—with its splendour of historical detail and explicit, unflinchingly sanguine portrayal of a time notorious for its savagery and cruelty. Even though she was a princess, Zarah was still a prisoner and had to act out the part that had been set for her. As Egypt's struggle for power swept on, a young girl, whose beauty was beyond price, had become a pawn in the game of treachery and intrigue played by Egypt's greatest queen. Zarah was plotting her revenge on those who had killed the only people she had ever cared for, but she was being watched by Per Ibsen. Was he just waiting his time, learning the truth—until the moment he had her in his power?

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Author: Susann Cokal

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763669075

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 9011

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.

Kingdom of the sun

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

ISBN: 9780939117390

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 5213

An authoritative overview of the varied arts of Mewar; including 170 full-color illustrations

Empire of the Sun

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737533

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2480

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.

The Norman Kingdom of Sicily

Author: Donald Matthew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521269117

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 1538

This new book is the first to examine the Sicilian rule and achievements of Roger II and his descendants.

Kingdom of the Sun

The Inca, Empire Builders of the Americas

Author: Ruth Karen

Publisher: New York : Four Winds Press


Category: Incas

Page: 255

View: 2026

Discusses the culture of the Incas of Peru including their customs, daily life, art, and architecture.

The Kingdom of the Cults

Author: Walter Martin,Ravi Zacharias

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0764228218

Category: Religion

Page: 704

View: 3460

Newly updated, this definitive reference work on major cult systems is the gold standard text on cults with nearly a million copies sold.

The Kingdom of Speech

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316404640

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 2292

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. "A whooping, joy-filled and hyperbolic raid on, of all things, the theory of evolution." (Dwight Garner, New York Times) Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

Kingdom of the Wicked

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1782765999

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 130

View: 2085

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?