A nightingale sacrifices her very life to give a young student the one thing that he thinks will win him his true love. A selfish giant This stunning new edition of Oscar Wilde's Stories for Children contains three stories from the pen of one of our most beloved, insightful authors.
Told in their original form, these are no candy-coated fairy tales; there is no happily-ever-after. The lyrical language weaves a spell of enchantment and takes us to another place…somewhere magical and yet very real. The classic illustrations by Charles Robinson perfectly accent the telling of these classic tales, casting a dreamlike spell that remains with the reader long after the book is closed. They draw in even the youngest child with the exquisite watercolour and ink renderings. A timeless treasure that is a perfect introduction or re-introduction to the wit and warmth of Oscar Wilde.
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The work is hard and the lambs can come any time, day or night. The children find a new baby lamb all on its own in the field. They are all going to have to work together to save the lamb.
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Can they convince one of the sheep to take the lamb as her own? Welcome to the Glenmore Farm series! The story is well written and clear, depicting farm life with accuracy. The plot develops quickly and holds the interest of the reader. The children populating her story are true to life and well-rounded. A thoroughly enjoyable story. Annie is utterly in love with Jono, but whether or not he is her boyfriend is another matter.
But when Jono stops replying to texts, Annie calls round to discover the problem. She soon uncovers a reality that changes her life. Annie needs someone she can talk to; someone she can trust. And the situation at both school and home are constantly preying on her mind. Overwhelmed and feeling so very alone, where can Annie turn? Written with compassion and insightful understanding, the reader is given a view of the darker issues plaguing teenagers today; bullying, alcoholism, the social care system, trust, the importance of friendship and discernment, and depression; all told with a gentleness and ease that makes this book accessible to younger teen readers.
It is very clear that Parkinson knows them well, and can give them exactly what they need in a book. But they will certainly have experienced, or be experiencing the emotions. The author has always had a way of placing her audience directly at the heart of story, allowing for full impact of the content. As you read, you find yourself completely involved, willing Annie to try this or that, coming up with advice of your own or simply being right there with her.
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But it is not all doom and despair! The ending breathes a sigh of relief and is fully satisfactory without even approaching condescension. As it says on the cover, Heart Shaped is love and death and everything in between. But within the week that unsettled feeling is back. The dreams have returned; dreams of an ancient past in Asgard; dreams warning of terrible events to come.
It seems the entire world is seeing the same thing. Loki is on the move. And when Arthur is whisked off to Asgard, home of the ancient Norse gods, much is explained by those mystic guardians of the truth, the Norns, but just as much is left hidden. Arthur plummets back into a very different Dublin, one flooded and left in an apocalyptic nightmare. People have been captured and herded like animals into sports stadiums. Those few mostly children who resist the new world order must stay hidden, constantly changing location. He must convince his old friends, Ash, Max, Ellie and Ex that he is on their side.
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This is the final battle. With his trademark descriptiveness and exceptional knowledge of ancient Norse mythology, Alan Early has brought the Father of Lies chronicles to a dramatic and positively thrilling conclusion. If you have wondered as I have all along ; why Arthur Quinn; what is it about this kid; this is the book that reveals the reason. The carefully knit relationships throughout the series are carried through here to great effect, and we are given unique insight into the bonds of friendship and family, as well as conflict.
Every action, every emotion is tangible without being overworked. The action and story line weave together and dip and dive to create a positively remarkable read. The reader is pulled along in the story with expert timing and movement through to a most dynamic end.
It will leave you wanting more; but sadly this is the end. Be prepared, this is quite simply one of the best novels; in fact, one of the most stunning series, you will ever read. An incredible conclusion. Author: Paula Leyden. It is such a joy to return to the lives of Bul-boo and her twin Madillo in the butterfly heart of Africa. While Bul-boo and Madillo again provide a sense of the duality of human nature; the pragmatic meeting the superstitious; this story primarily belongs to Fred, who struggles with his inbuilt sense of impending.
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The story is not weighed down by messages or agendas. It is adventurous, mysterious and humourous. The friendships are tangible. Currach Press 30 November pp. Of course, she will have to travel to Lumina, taking her younger brother Simon with her. It seems this is just in time, as their quiet life in Kilbeggin has been shattered. Marauding Giant Eagles have descended intent on an evil mission and Kerry and Simon find themselves right in the middle of the action. But there is no running away from the Eagles. On board the Ark of Dun Ruah, their beloved blue owl, Pod disappears and is held captive for his extraordinary blue feathers.
And a strange, elusive man in a grey cloak seems to be both pursuing and being pursued by the Eagles. Thrown into a mystical adventure they could have never imagined against powers beyond their control, what chance do Kerry and Simon have? The Ark of Dun Ruah weaves fantasy with natural history to create something truly wonderful.
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This is a unique story told with excitement and lyricism. While it is difficult to locate it in terms of time or era, this actually adds a new dimension to the tale, preventing it from being fixed and static. The textural quality gives vivid imagery of place and action that allows the reader to enter into the myth which is both old and extremely original at the same time.
Burke has created relationships between Kerry and Simon and the other characters that are wholly believable and understandable. In short, the story works on all levels. Exciting, enjoyable, thoughtful and full of wonder, The Ark of Dun Ruah is a marvellous first novel, and I anxiously await the follow-up. Author: Charlotte Curley. After Charlie French is left an orphan by a devastating fire, he has to travel alone from New York to the countryside of Connemara, where he will live with his Uncle Ted.
Everything is different… strange and overwhelming. Uncle Ted is a genius, but extremely eccentric inventor who knows nothing about raising a child. So he creates an incredible new invention to help him, and to convince the authorities that Charlie belongs with him.
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