This densely illustrated puzzle book is packed full of mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and magical monsters to outwit. Embark on a series of fantasy quests featuring the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, monsters, gnomes, goblins and a whole host of mythical creatures. Perfect for children who are inspired by The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and the tales of King Arthur. A classic fantasy adventure book packed with cryptic codes to crack and satisfyingly complex puzzles to solve.
We introduce to our young readers a fascinating adventure of a fifth-grade pupil Vanya and his little sister Masha, who miraculously found themselves in the world of Russian fairy tales, which was put under threat of vanishing by the evil-minded Koschei the Deathless. The point is that foreign fairytale characters suddenly began to appear and behave outrageously in the Russian fairy tale. The children are going to face a lot of challenges, meet various fairy-tale characters and try to save the fairy tale from vanishing.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature.The stories contained in this volume take rank with the most mature and romantic of his work. The charming love and adventure of the life which he depicts in remote places confirm the growing belief that he is among the greatest of living creative writers.
Fairy stories and traditional tales have a special place in the life of every child. Trust Ladybird to bring you all the best-loved titles in our famous small, hard-wearing format. This tale of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is perfect for reading aloud, or for older, more confident readers to read by themselves. There are 24 Ladybird Tales to collect, so the only problem is which one to choose first!
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (first published in 1826) is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary readers. It is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, and tells the story of transportation of the two daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, from the upper New York wilderness to a safe destination. The novel was widely popular in its days and is often regarded as Cooper's greatest masterpiece.
The all-new ARCHIE adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with the best and brightest artists in comics to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!
The fall issue of Kinfolk explores one of life’s simplest pleasures: sharing a meal. The act of eating together––whether at a well-appointed table or in the simple breaking of bread––is an essential element of a well-lived life. As MFK Fisher famously wrote, sharing a meal can be more intimate than sharing a bed. In this issue, we examine the role of food in forming and sustaining relationships, its place in art and political history, and its significance to the arbiters contemporary culture. We visit a breadmaker in her Brooklyn studio, test a curated selection of recipes by a celebrated chef, thumb the pages of Dali’s surrealist cookbook and revisit MFK Fisher’s seminal writing on the joy of simple meals.
The recent introduction of active and passive structural control methods has given structural designers powerful tools for performance-based design. However, structural engineers often lack the tools for the optimal selection and placement of such systems. In Building Control with Passive Dampers , Takewaki brings together most the reliable, state-of-the-art methods in practice around the world, arming readers with a real sense of how to address optimal selection and placement of passive control systems. The first book on optimal design, sizing, and location selection of passive dampers Combines theory and practical applications Describes step-by-step how to obtain optimal damper size and placement Covers the state-of-the-art in optimal design of passive control Integrates the most reliable techniques in the top literature and used in practice worldwide Written by a recognized expert in the area MATLAB code examples available from the book’s Companion Website This book is essential for post-graduate students, researchers, and design consultants involved in building control. Professional engineers and advanced undergraduates interested in seismic design, as well as mechanical engineers looking for vibration damping techniques, will also find this book a helpful reference. Code examples available at www.wiley.com/go/takewaki
In 1986, Marvel launched Classic X-Men, a series that reprinted the "All-New, All-Diff erent X-Men" era -with a twist! All-new backup stories fleshed out the 1970s tales and delved deeper into the characters' lives, and new story pages were even inserted into the reprints, expanding on key moments and sowing the seeds for future storylines! Now, all this newly created material is collected in one volume for the first time - complete with comparisons and text articles explaining what was changed, what was added, and why! It's the perfect companion piece to your Uncanny X-Men collection! Friendships are forged, allies are mourned and lives are transformed in these rare tales that dance between the raindrops of some of the most revered comics of all time!
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. This volume includes a collection of entertaining short stories like "The Green Flag", "The Lord of Chateau Noir", "Craddock", and many more
О. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter. He wrote 381 short stories while living there. He wrote a story a week for over a year for the New York World Sunday Magazine. His wit, characterization and plot twists were adored by his readers, but often panned by the critics. The collected tales of bunco artists and four flushers. Full of those delightful Archie Bunkeresque mis-speaks like the "casting of Persians". These characters are all charmingly stoic in their winsome and loose some attitudes.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Haunted House is a collection of ghost tales by Dickens, who wrote the opening and closing stories, framing them, and five other authors: Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell.
The Best of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twenty of the very best tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fifty-six short stories featuring the arch sleuth. Basing his selection around the author's own twelve personal favourites, David Stuart Davies has added a further eight sparkling stories to Conan Doyle's ‘Baker Street Dozen’, creating a unique volume which distils the pure essence of the world's most famous detective.Within these pages the reader will encounter the greatest collection of villains and the weirdest and most puzzling mysteries ever seen in print. And there at the centre, in a London swathed in eddies of fog and illuminated by gaslight, is to be found the remarkable character of Sherlock Holmes and his staunch companion, Doctor John H. Watson. Few will be able to resist this invitation to step aboard the waiting hansom cab and rattle off along cobbled streets into unimagined dangers and intrigues.
The National Portrait Gallery is home to more than a quarter of a million photographs that provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture and on the development of photographic practice from its beginnings in the 1840s all the way up to th e present day. With an introduction from the Gallery’s Head of Photographs , this bo ok reveals the stories and techniques behind some of the most popular images in the Gallery’s Collection. 100 P hotograph s presents a selection of images of significant individuals who have shaped the last two and a half centuries of British life, from Charles Darwin to David Attenborough , from Virginia Woolf to Kate Moss, captured by artists as diverse as Oscar Rejlander , Ju lia Margaret Cameron and Mario Testino . Each image is accompanied by an extended caption with key information on the sitter and the artist.