Love blossoms amid a tropical paradise in this tale of two children stranded on a remote South Pacific island. Richard and Emmeline escape from a burning ship and learn to fend for themselves, as they fish, swim, dive for pearls, and explore their idyllic home in the Blue Lagoon. But with the passing of time, the innocents begin to experience strange emotions and discover a new dimension to their relationship.H. De Vere Stacpoole's popular 1908 romance inspired two sequels as well as four movie versions. His lyrical descriptions of the restless sea, the enchanting desert island, and the charming young lovers are complemented by captivating images envisioned by a master from the Golden Age of Illustration, Willy Pogány.
Before time as we know it began, gods and goddesses lived in the city of Asgard. Odin All Father crossed the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard. Thor defended Asgard with his mighty hammer. Mischievous Loki was constantly getting into trouble with the other gods, and dragons and giants walked free. This collection of Norse sagas retold by author Padraic Colum gives us a sense of that magical time when the world was filled with powers and wonders we can hardly imagine.
A war-weary king strikes a bargain with a wizard and his supernatural bird in this enchanting fable from old Russia. Elaine Pogány's adaptation of the beloved story by Alexander Pushkin sweeps readers of all ages into a lively tale that unfolds against a colorful panorama of palaces and forests populated by princesses, peasants, and soldiers.This classic work receives a stunning artistic treatment from one of the masters of book illustration, Willy Pogány, whose evocative pictures adorn many of the pages. Full-page color images, along with striking black-and-white drawings, depict memorable scenes from a timeless tale of magic and adventure.
Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. <P><P> Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings who lived in a time long past. Poetically written and wonderful for reading aloud, this collection of ancient stories will captivate modern readers.<P> Newbery Honor book
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