There is no unanimous and internationally accepted definition of a children's classic and identifying the "new classics" proves even more problematic. Globalisation, the influence of the new media, and the trend of crossover fiction necessitate a new approach to the definition of classics on an international level that takes into account the transformation of cultural habits.Many of the great classics have been popularised through translations and adaptations, both within a single culture and among different cultures.The classics of children's literature and their translations and adaptations are the theme of this book which collects the papers of the International Conference, Brave New Worlds. Old and New Classics of Children's Literatures , organised at the University of Salerno, Italy, June 11-12, 2009. Involved in the discussions are representatives of the academic world, including some founders of children's literature as an academic discipline in Europe, as well as two translators and one illustrator.The book's distinctive nature arises from the desire not to restrict the discussion to the pantheon of English language classics, but to spread the net further afield and include classics from a number of other language areas, as well as books that could become the "new classics".The wide range of works analysed include: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Le avventure di Pinocchio, La Guerre des Boutons, La Belle Lisse Poire du Prince de Motordu, Robinson der Jüngere, Tintenherz, Vernon God Little, 'Hansel and Gretel', Sing-Song and 'Star and Moon'.
Coinman is one of life's victims, the receiver of subtle bullying in an office environment and thinly disguised control in his own home, but remains true to his desire to be polite and accepting of how he is treated by everyone. Then, an incident at work changes all that. Huffington Post: One of the best literary fiction books of 2016 (Independently Published). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen L. Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077189/bk_acx0_077189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Texas Jack Page, on the eve of his 48th birthday, emptied his last seven cartons of books, placing them volume by volume across his front door - a one-man human cask of Amontillado interring himself inside a shining silver Airstream trailer sized aluminum tomb of tomes."The story is a cracker. An ageing book collector called Texas Jack Page looks back over his life, his loves and hopes and regrets, and waxes philosophical about the books that have kept him going. Avid readers and collectors will recognize some of themselves in Texas Jack Page; everyone else will be touched by the pathos of this character. To say more would be to ruin the effect, so I'll say only that this story tugged at my heartstrings while making me smile. I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. The tale is lyrical and knowing, and the chapbook itself is a thing of wonder, created with real affection." (Whispers of Wickedness)"Steve Vernon pays homage to horror authors and bibliophiles in this tale of Texas Jack Page, a collector of books including horror books. Texas Jack’s obsession with his books, starting from an early age, continues to dominate his life and ultimately leads to some very strange developments." (Monster Librarian) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Dysart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142164/bk_acx0_142164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A favorite among Scott's "Waverley" books, Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands. At the house of his uncle, he meets Rashleigh, the greedy and malicious youngest son, and Diana Vernon, Rashleigh's beautiful young cousin. Seeing that Diana is attracted to Francis, Rashleigh determines to destroy him. What Rashleigh does not realize is that Francis will seek the help of Rob Roy MacGregor, a powerful and enigmatic outlaw who courageously fights for justice and dignity for the Scottish people. Strong plot and superb period detail combine to make Rob Roy a captivating tale and an extraordinary portrait of the haunted highlands and the glorious Scottish past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002053/bk_blak_002053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children's book author Eoin Colfer and British comedy duo Sean Foley and Hamish McColl on this edition of Fresh Air. Eoin Colfer is the creator of the Artemis Fowl series, featuring a twelve-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind. Two of the three books in the series have been on the New York Times best seller list. The books are a combination of science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, and thriller. They are Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. Colfer lives in Ireland. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, together known as "The Right Size," are the actor/ writers of the Broadway comedy, The Play What I Wrote. One critic described it as "full of music hall tricks, in jokes and surreal goonery." It was a hit in London before coming to New York. The duo's work is heavily influenced by Vaudeville and the sight gags of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. Their plays Stop Calling Me Vernon and Baldy Hopkins were hits at the Edinburgh Festival. Their play Do You Come Here Often? was a Olivier award winning comedy in England. Foley and McColl met in Paris nearly 20 years ago when they were learning to be clowns at the feet of Philippe Gaulier. (Broadcast Date: May 15, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030515/rt_whyy_030515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of La Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Adams as a towering figure in the nation’s formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history - which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger’s John Quincy Adams follows one of America’s most important yet least known figures. Harlow Giles Unger, a former distinguished visiting fellow in American history at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian. He is the author of 20 books, including several biographies of America’s Founding Fathers. He has also authored histories of the early Republic as well as numerous books on American education. He lives in New York. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005153/bk_blak_005153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The events of World War 2 are often associated with male endeavor, particularly in war books. However, extraordinarily brave and courageous women not only assisted their male counterparts, but played key roles that had ultimately contributed to the success of winning the war. This book provides a platform on which to remember those fearless, forgotten WW2 women, whose stories deserve to be told. Who were these courageous women who laid their lives on the line in WW2 history? These accounts highlight each woman's heroic role during World War 2, starting with their early lives, and covering the influences, decisions and circumstances which shaped their paths and finally focusing on the women they ultimately became. These were Women whose desire to contribute and affect change made them instrumental to the cause. World War Two History's 10 Most Incredible Women is an essential resource for anyone interested in history or simply wanting to understand and appreciate these respected, tenacious and resolute women. Includes recommended resources for further learning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059777/bk_acx0_059777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection includes three books from the Dane Maddock Origins series: The Sons of the Republic Trilogy! Freedom What dark secret did the Founding Fathers of America hide, and who will stop at nothing to uncover it? Navy SEALs in-training Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake can't be in the same room without trying to kill each other, but soon find themselves caught up in a race with a secret society to solve a mystery that dates back to the founding of America. Find out how it all began in the action-packed first Dane and Bones Origins novella...Freedom! Liberty September, 1787- A clandestine group of founding fathers gather to debate a decision that could change the fate of America. Once again, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Dane and Bones Origins story - Liberty! Justice A lost relic. A pirate's treasure. A mystery from the time of America's Founding Fathers. A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find Justice! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096697/bk_acx0_096697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a ghost penis monster and a giant hell spider in this book, you've been warned! In 1982, Moe killed a man while defending his son. The next day the man came back. In 1982, Moe went missing. The man continued to come back. In 2014, events are repeating themselves. In a race against time, reason, and more time, Shane has to unwind mysteries of the past in order to save his friend Jason who has gone missing. Ugh...that sounds heavy. While all the above is true, this book also has a ghost dick monster that stabs his ghost dick into a guy’s shoulder...seriously, that actually happens in this book. Also, the main dude Shane, mentioned a couple paragraphs above, well he and his wife are having issues. They both want to bang more, but they aren’t good about talking about it, so it’s this whole thing. Anyway, they are cute together by the end, wow...is that a spoiler? Anyway, this book has laughs, sex, monsters, mysteries, and a dick ton of other really cool stuff that I won’t spoil here. You want to be cool right? Well, then you better listen to this book, I mean all your cool friends already have. Don’t ask them, just trust me. The first book in the Aurora Wasteland Literary Universe, which combines horror, sci-fi, and humor.All books in the Aurora Wasteland Literary Universe are interconnected but are also stand-alone novels, and can be listened to in any order you’d like. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155642/bk_acx0_155642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.