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Very Good Lives

Written By: J. K. Rowling
  • ID Book : 0316369144
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reads : 882
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : very-good-lives.pdf

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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force.

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  • Isbn : 0763669091
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • File Pdf: a-monster-calls.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: venus-in-arms.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: how-to-analyze-the-works-of-j-k-rowling.pdf

Book Summary:

This title explores the creative works of famous novelist J.K. Rowling. Books analyzed include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Rowling. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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  • File Pdf: teaching-fantasy-novels.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: heroism-in-the-harry-potter-series.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 304
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  • File Pdf: fantastic-beasts.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: historical-dictionary-of-british-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: brand-marketing.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Isbn : 1466885998
  • Pages : 288
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  • File Pdf: j-k-rowling.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: mid-atlantic-english-in-the-efl-context.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230594107
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • File Pdf: harry-potter.pdf

Book Summary:

The Harry Potter books are the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been.

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By Tom Krattenmaker, USA Today contributing columnist; author of The Evangelicals You Don't Know
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Isbn : 1442215461
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: the-evangelicals-you-don-t-know.pdf

Book Summary:

So you have a problem with evangelical Christians? The Evangelicals You Don’t Know introduces readers to Christian innovators embodying stereotype-busting, boundary-breaking inclusiveness, with each chapter offering insight for how we all, regardless of our own faith persuasion, can become part of this broadening new pursuit of the common good.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476637024
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Social Science
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  • File Pdf: transmedia-harry-potter.pdf

Book Summary:

 Transmediation--the telling of a single story across multiple media--is a relatively new phenomenon. While there have been adaptations (books to films, for example) for more than a century, modern technology and media consumption have expanded the scope of trans-mediating practices. Nowhere are these more evident than within the Harry Potter universe, where a coherent world and narrative are iterated across books, films, video games, fan fiction, art, music and more. Curated by a leading Harry Potter scholar, this collection of new essays explores the range of Potter texts across a variety of media.

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  • Publisher : Riva Verlag
  • Isbn : 3745309340
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Games & Activities
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  • File Pdf: the-unofficial-wizards-unite-handbook.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome, Sorcerer's Apprentice! Before you lies the fabulous Wizarding World from the Harry Potter universe, with its many mysterious secrets awaiting your discovery! As a member of the Ministry of Magic, your task now is to seek out and banish the magical Artifacts and Creatures that have suddenly appeared all over the Muggle world. A daunting task, no doubt. But fear not–you're not alone! Now you have The Unofficial Wizards Unite Handbook to accompany you on your quest to meet the Challenges of the Wizarding World. Step by step, fellow adventurers Kevin Kyburz and Pascal Landolt will walk you through the game's basic features to help you maximize your resources and rapidly strengthen your magical powers. Full of valuable tips and tricks, this unofficial game guide uses screenshots and videos for easier learning so that you can waste no time advancing to higher levels. We'll show you the best way to brew potions, how to make the most of your gold, and how you and your friends can defeat the dangerous Creatures you'll face in those all-important Fortress battles. So don't go it alone! Let us help you through the wilds of the wayward world of Wizards Unite!

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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Isbn : 1414327676
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: how-harry-cast-his-spell.pdf

Book Summary:

More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity . . . until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death; help us better understand life and our role in the universe; and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities.

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By Jeffrey M. Wilhite
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  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • File Pdf: a-chronology-of-librarianship-1960-2000.pdf

Book Summary:

This book covers all areas of library literature that inform the history of librarianship and ranges over multiple continents. Its broad scope lends itself to wide use by scholars and students of library history and library literature. The chronology is presented in a dictionary format and separated into decades. It is complemented by a comprehensive bibliography and both subject and name indexes, which are cross-listed for ease of use.

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By Julia Eccleshare
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
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  • Pages : 124
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Summary:

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By John Williams,Gail Lew
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  • Publisher : Alfred Music
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  • File Pdf: themes-from-harry-potter-and-the-sorcerer-s-stone-level-3.pdf

Book Summary:

These exciting, easy arrangements of John Williams' motion picture score capture the sounds and characters from this thrilling movie. Muggles of all ages will want to play these memorable themes including: * Hedwig's Theme * Harry's Wondrous World * Diagon Alley * Hogwarts Forever! * Quidditch Match * Voldemort * Nimbus 2000 * Family Portrait This great piano collection may be used just for fun or as supplementary study along with Level Three or Level Four piano methods.

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  • File Pdf: once-upon-a-time-in-great-britain.pdf

Book Summary:

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Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era

By Diane Kaufman,Scott Kaufman
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  • Pages : 322
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  • File Pdf: historical-dictionary-of-the-carter-era.pdf

Book Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era covers the history of the Carter presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

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By Sarah Park Dahlen,Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • File Pdf: harry-potter-and-the-other.pdf

Book Summary:

Contributions by Christina M. Chica, Kathryn Coto, Sarah Park Dahlen, Preethi Gorecki, Tolonda Henderson, Marcia Hernandez, Jackie C. Horne, Susan E. Howard, Peter C. Kunze, Florence Maätita, Sridevi Rao, Kallie Schell, Jennifer Patrice Sims, Paul Spickard, Lily Anne Welty Tamai, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Jasmine Wade, Karin E. Westman, and Charles D. Wilson Race matters in the fictional Wizarding World of the Harry Potter series as much as it does in the real world. As J. K. Rowling continues to reveal details about the world she created, a growing number of fans, scholars, readers, and publics are conflicted and concerned about how the original Wizarding World—quintessentially white and British—depicts diverse and multicultural identities, social subjectivities, and communities. Harry Potter and the Other: Race, Justice, and Difference in the Wizarding World is a timely anthology that examines, interrogates, and critiques representations of race and difference across various Harry Potter media, including books, films, and official websites, as well as online forums and the classroom. As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, a deeper reading of the series reveals multiple ruptures in popular understandings of the liberatory potential of the Potter series. Young people who are progressive, liberal, and empowered to question authority may have believed they were reading something radical as children and young teens, but increasingly they have raised alarms about the series’ depiction of peoples of color, cultural appropriation in worldbuilding, and the author’s antitrans statements in the media. Included essays examine the failed wizarding justice system, the counterproductive portrayal of Nagini as an Asian woman, the liberation of Dobby the elf, and more, adding meaningful contributions to existing scholarship on the Harry Potter series. As we approach the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Other provides a smorgasbord of insights into the way that race and difference have shaped this story, its world, its author, and the generations who have come of age during the era of the Wizarding World.

Encyclopedia of Television

By Horace Newcomb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135194793
  • Pages : 2800
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 981
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-television.pdf

Book Summary:

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition

By Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101560568
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 426
  • File Pdf: the-book-club-cookbook-revised-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

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By Melissa Anelli
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451651376
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 423
  • File Pdf: harry-a-history-enhanced-with-videos-and-exclusive-j-k-rowling-interview.pdf

Book Summary:

A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling; a new, updated chapter; and special videos made just for this edition! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series. For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read. This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list. These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume. We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand? Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume – one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

By Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135891532
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: critical-perspectives-on-harry-potter.pdf

Book Summary:

This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

Harry Potter Film Vault: Horcruxes and the Deathly Hallows

By Insight Editions
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1647223172
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 556
  • File Pdf: harry-potter-film-vault.pdf

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How artists and craftspeople sought to tell Harry’s story through the design of many important props—from the Sorcerer’s Stone to the Sword of Gryffindor. The Harry Potter film series is filled with incredible artifacts and magical objects, from Harry’s iconic wand and glasses to Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring. Now fans can get an in-depth look at illustrations, sketches, and behind-the-scenes photography that shows the stunning inventiveness of the designers and craftspeople who built the rich and magical Harry Potter film universe. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Praise for the Harry Potter Film Vault series “A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at creating some aspect of the wizarding world for the films.” —The Leaky Cauldron “They’re gorgeous, and because they break down the different aspects of the films into twelve volumes, they may have more detail than some of the other compendiums out there . . . these might just be my new favorite Potter film books.” —MuggleNet “[A] super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films . . . Twelve volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies.” —Apartment Therapy “You’re going to want to collect them all.” —Wizards and Whatnot

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism

By Stephen C. Meyer,Kirsten Yri
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190658460
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 933
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-music-and-medievalism.pdf

Book Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism provides a snapshot of the diverse ways in which medievalism--the retrospective immersion in the images, sounds, narratives, and ideologies of the European Middle Ages--powerfully transforms many of the varied musical traditions of the last two centuries. Thirty-three chapters from an international group of scholars explore topics ranging from the representation of the Middle Ages in nineteenth-century opera to medievalism in contemporary video game music, thereby connecting disparate musical forms across typical musicological boundaries of chronology and geography. While some chapters focus on key medievalist works such as Orff's Carmina Burana or Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, others explore medievalism in the oeuvre of a single composer (e.g. Richard Wagner or Arvo Pärt) or musical group (e.g. Led Zeppelin). The topics of the individual chapters include both well-known works such as John Boorman's film Excalibur and also less familiar examples such as Eduard Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys. The authors of the chapters approach their material from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives, including historical musicology, popular music studies, music theory, and film studies, examining the intersections of medievalism with nationalism, romanticism, ideology, nature, feminism, or spiritualism. Taken together, the contents of the Handbook develop new critical insights that venture outside traditional methodological constraints and provide a capstone and point of departure for future scholarship on music and medievalism.

Children's Literacy Practices and Preferences

By Jane Sunderland,Steven Dempster,Joanne Thistlethwaite
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317554728
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: children-s-literacy-practices-and-preferences.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children's Literature

By Caroline Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317935748
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: fantasy-and-the-real-world-in-british-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

Revolutionary Hope

By Nathan J. Jun,Shane Wahl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn : 0739168916
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: revolutionary-hope.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the course of the last four decades, William Leon McBride has distinguished himself as one of the most esteemed and accomplished philosophers of his generation. This volume—which celebrates the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday—includes contributions from colleagues, friends, and formers students and pays tribute to McBride’s considerable achievements as a teacher, mentor, and scholar.

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