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Como un sueño en un sueño

by Mina Vera

Una nueva visión del mundo de los vampiros que te hará replantearte todas las ideas preconcebidas que tenías sobre una leyenda que podría ser más real de lo que imaginas. Es el día de Carnaval y Abigail acude a una fiesta de disfraces, donde debe recoger a la niña a la que cuida por las tardes para poder pagarse la universidad. El destino quiere que confunda la dirección y acabe en una fiesta que no tiene nada de infantil. En un ambiente decimonónico, conocerá a Elías, el cautivador hijo del líder del clan vampírico de la margen izquierda de la ciudad de Bilbao, quien la confundirá con una mensajera del clan que controla la margen derecha. Elías le entregará una crucial carta que puede suponer bien una alianza entre clanes o bien la guerra. Tras ser extrañamente embrujada por Elías, será interceptada por los Conciliadores, una organización secreta cuyo objetivo es mantener controlados a los vampiros bajo sus leyes. Max,el líder de la Sede de la ciudad, será el encargado de protegerla. A pesar de que su relación comienza siendo poco amistosa, pronto surgirá una poderosa atracción entre ambos y descubrirán que han nacido el uno para el otro. Pero su amor se verá amenazado por Elías, dispuesto a lo que sea para lograr que Abigail sea para él. Atrapada entre dos mundos, entres dos amores, Abigail deberá encontrar su verdadera naturaleza en su interior y luchar para salvar la paz entre vampiros y humanos, además de su propia vida y la de aquel a quien su corazón ha elegido como compañero para la eternidad.

Espíritus del pasado (Secretos del alma #Volumen 2)

by Victoria Magno

El pasado vuelve a la vida de Zarah. Un pasado tan inesperado como fantástico. Ahora ella necesitará todas sus fuerzas para encararlo, si es que quiere sobrevivir. Por suerte, Allan se encuentra a su lado, dispuesto a ayudarla. Aunque los secretos aún persisten y parecen capaces de distanciarlos, a pesar de sus esfuerzos por mantenerse unidos. Zarah ha escapado por poco de las garras de la muerte gracias a Allan. Ahora que la verdad ha quedado revelada, tendrá que luchar por mantenerse cuerda y no permitir que el cúmulo de emociones que la embargan se apodere de ella, pues de no hacerlo, significaría su muerte. Allan se siente aliviado de que Zarah esté viva y a salvo, sin embargo, si quiere que las cosas permanezcan así, tendrá que echar mano de todo su ingenio y fortaleza. Grandes eventos se aproximan, y si ambos quieren estar juntos, tendrán que luchar por su amor. Incluso si hacerlo significa tener que enfrentar a los altos mandos de La Capadocia. Un mundo nuevo, una familia desconocida, un amor imposible y un secreto aún más grande que desvelar, se encierran en esta historia que te llegará al alma.

White Supremacy in Children's Literature: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900 (Children's Literature and Culture)

by Donnarae MacCann

This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture: it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that paralleled the way adult books, schools, churches, and government institutions similarly maligned black identity, culture, and intelligence. The book reveals how links between the socialization of children and conservative trends in the 19th century foretold 20th century disregard for social justice in American social policy. The author demonstrates that cultural pluralism, an ongoing corrective to white supremacist fabrications, is informed by the insights and historical assessments offered in this study.

The Home at Greylock

by Elizabeth Prentiss

In giving and in sparing to me this darling child How strange and how sad it would be to live alone in this large house And Maud fits in to every crack and crevice there is in me as very few girls could. And she is so thoroughly and genially happy that it is not selfish in me to rejoice that she does not care to fly out of the nest.

Rose in Bloom: A Sequel to Eight Cousins

by Louisa May Alcott

In this sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the "Aunt Hill" after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman. Besides, she suspects that some of her friends like her more for her money than for herself.

The Walking Fern

by Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Joslyn Gage a famous Womans Rights suffragist also wrote many books, speaches, stories and articles.In the 1800's The Walking Fern, is a short story about two young ladies who go out in search of a rare fern, and meet a strange man with a secret past.

Clover (Katy #4)

by Susan Coolidge

This book continues the author's What Katy Did series, focusing on her younger sister Clover, who has now taken over running the busy Carr house. This is the fourth book of the series beginning after Katy's wedding. Clover, the "woman of the house" is now in her early twenties and "little" Phil is now twelve. After Phil's serious illness during the winter, Dr. Carr sends him, with Clover and a "chaperone" to watch over him, to the mountains of Colorado for the healing fresh air. Clover makes many new friends readily in their rooming house and is befriended by Dr. Carr's friend, Dr. Hope, and his wife. Clover is reunite with a dear cousin, Clarence Page, now a rancher with an English partner, who happens to live nearby. It is a warm tale of coming of age, healing and learning to make your way in the new West frontier.

In the High Valley (Katy #5)

by Susan Coolidge

The final book in the Katy series focuses on Clover and Elsie as they make their homes in the High valley in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Follow their simple life that brings joy to all who visit! This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

Polly Oliver's Problem: A Story for Girls

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Sixteen-year-old Polly is busy helping her ailing mother manage their boarding house. She does her work well and the boarders like her but Polly would rather be anywhere else doing anything else. When a doctor advises Polly and her mother to move away from the hard work so her mother can rest and recover, Polly gets her fresh start. Gladly she works at several jobs and struggles to make their meagre funds last to the end of each month. These challenges energize the exuberant girl. When tragedy strikes, Polly loses her courage and zest for life. Everyone misses the happy-go-lucky Polly and wonders if they'll ever see her again.

Keywords for Children’s Literature

by Philip Nel Lissa Paul

The study of children's literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children's Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories: Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children's Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field. In the spirit of Raymond Williams' seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children's literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished.

In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'In the Days of Queen Victoria' is a biography of Queen Victoria and details aspects of her school days, her coronation, and her family life. Eva March Tappan was born on 26th December 1854, in Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States. Tappan began her literary career writing about famous characters from history in works such as 'In the Days of William the Conqueror' (1901), and 'In the Days of Queen Elizabeth' (1902). She then developed an interest in children's books, writing her own and publishing collections of classic tales.

It All Came True

by Mary F. Leonard

Novel about a little girl at Christmas from 1904.

Gloria at Boarding School

by Lillian Garis

Gloria and Trixie head off to boarding school. When Gloria opens the trunk that she thinks is hers, she finds beaded costumes and a mysterious jewel instead. Jack, a flashy talkative girl, suddenly departs from school. Gloria saves Jack from the water and becomes her confidant. Will Gloria fit in and will the girls figure out the mystery behind the jewel?

The Mother

by Grazia Deledda

In a remote Sardinian hill village, half civilized and superstitious. But the chief interest lies in the psychological study of the two chief characters, and the action of the story takes place so rapidly and the actual drama is so interwoven with the mental conflict, and all so forced by circumstances, that it is almost Greek in its simple and inevitable tragedy. The book is without offence to any creed or opinions, and touches on no questions of either doctrine or Church government. It is jut a human problem, the result of primitive human nature against man-made laws it cannot understand.

Captain Peggie

by Angela Brazil

At Summerton Park, a girls' boarding school in England, fifteen-year-old Peggie Paget returns to her house, Bronte, expecting to be just another resident. She soon gets a surprise when the house mistress appoints her captain. Bronte has not won many distinctions over the past year, and Miss Croft hopes that honest, hard-working, tactful Peggie can elevate the tone of the house and inspire her fellow residents. Some of the girls approve, but others are not happy, especially Helen Armstrong, who had expected to be captain. To complicate matters, Peggie's mischievous, impulsive cousin Louise Roper arrives fresh from living in South Africa. It is up to Peggie to control Louise, keep all the girls in line, and find ways for them all to excel in events such as the Christmas play and the flower show, not to mention hockey and tennis. Peggie would like to score some of the distinctions personally, but somehow the honors keep slipping from her and going to others. Many times she must put aside her own desires and give the glory to others who are more apt to win honor for Bronte. Meantime the girls have many adventures, close calls and good times as the school year progresses. Among these are a visit from the Prince of Wales, a trip to Italy, and a Shrove Tuesday costume party, as well as getting lost in the woods and a runaway motorbus. This is a charming, old-fashioned book. The times may have been different, but young girls were just as energetic, enthusiastic, and curious then as they are today.

Comparative Children's Literature

by Emer O'Sullivan

WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

El diario de Rywka Lipszyc

by Rywka Lipszyc

El diario verídico de Rywka Lipszyc, una joven superviviente de Auschwitz. Uno de los testimonios más desgarradores del Holocausto, perdido durante años, ve la luz por primera vez a nivel internacional. Rywka Lipszyc fue una chica judía de catorce años que vivió en el ghetto de Lødz, en Polonia. Entre 1943 y 1944 escribió un diario, en el que nos cuenta no solo los horrores de los que es testigo, sino también quiénes son sus amigos y su familia, cómo le va en el trabajo y en la escuela, y cuáles son sus sueños y esperanzas para el futuro. El diario fue hallado por una doctora del ejército ruso en el crematorio de Auschwitz, que lo guardó como un tesoro. Ahora, setenta años después, se ha conseguido traducir, revelando este maravilloso testimonio de cómo la vida transcurre incluso en los tiempos más oscuros, sacando a relucir lo más brillante del espíritu humano.

The Mystery at Star-C Ranch

by Hildegarde Hawthorne

A thrilling and joyous story has been told by Hildegarde Hawthorne in relating these new adventures of the boys and girls who already have appeared in Makeshift Farm and other books by this author. Deedah and Wendy, the girls, and Enley and Zach, the boys, and Treachy the youngest, go to visit their friend, Ralph St. Clair, on his father's big ranch in Wyoming. They are all primed for adventure and excitement which they find galore. The young people go on a long horseback trip through Yellowstone National Park, participate in a big round-up and a thrilling adventure with some cattle rustlers. The mystery in the plot will keep every reader absorbed in the story until the last chapter, while the lively and attractive boys and girls make every page enjoyable.

Jerry: The Adventures of an Army Dog

by S. P. Meek

When Jerry tries to join the Army, he is not welcome. But after several unsuccessful tries to lose him, he is accepted. When he saves Corporal Murphy from a rattlesnake, his place in the 89th Ordnance Company is secure. He becomes a Corporal. In each of these stories, Jerry proves himself a soldier and a hero. And together, he and Corporal Murphy take the Army by storm.

Frog: The Horse That Knew No Master

by S. P. Meek

Fictionalized version of the real adventures of a United States Army officer in Panama right after WWI as he rehabilitates a vicious Army cavalry charger into a stellar Army mount and the best polo pony on the 19th Cavalry's Polo Team. Part of the "Great Horse Stories" Series, Colonel Meek's novel, which remained in print for over 50 years, tells of the experiences and life of a peacetime cavalry officer stationed in Panama with his highly acclaimed working partner, a small but exceptionally intelligent and talented Arabian horse nicknamed Frog.

The Yellow Phantom (Judy Bolton Mysteries #6)

by Margaret Sutton

Away from home, Judy and Irene spend time with their new friend, Pauline, in NYC while Pauline's renowned father, a doctor, is away. En route to NYC, on a train, the girls meet a very interesting, absorbed man with strange notes left behind has they disembark. Irene is she this mystery man is her ideal guy, so when they arrive and Pauline is in school, they try to search for him. However, after scaring Judy's new employer, Irene, and some valuable poetry manuscripts disappear. How can Judy find Irene, clear her name, and will there be a happy ending for a Irene and the mystery writer, Dale? The thirty-eight volume Judy Bolton series was written during the thirty-five years from 1932-1967. It is one of the most successful and enduring girls' series ever published. The Judy Bolton books are noted not only for their fine plots and thrilling stories, but also for their realism and their social commentary. Unlike most other series characters, Judy and her friends age and mature in the series and often deal with important social issues. To many, Judy is a feminist in the best light-smart, capable, courageous, nurturing, and always unwavering in her true beliefs; a perfect role model.

By the Light of the Study Lamp (Dana Girls Mystery #1)

by Carolyn Keene

The first Dana Girls mystery. The adventures of resourceful Louise Dana and her irrepressible, sister Jean are packed with thrills, excitement and mystery. They evaluate character and dodge many dangers and help a new friend in distress!

Gypsy Lad: The Story of a Champion Setter

by S. P. Meek

This book is a tribute to a dog, or rather to two dogs; two very fine English Setters with whose friendship I once honored. They were Gypsy Lad, 88127, and his litter sister, Miss Gyp II, 88239. The former loaned his name and personality to the hero of this story. Gypsy Lad, the real Gypsy Lad, unfortunately did not live long enough to run in the field trials, and it is highly problematical what sort of a record he would have made. In his first year in the field he was a good, steady hunter, with a good nose, and he handled well, but there are many dogs of that type.

In the Shadow of the Tower (Dana Girls Mystery #3)

by Carolyn Keene

Dana and Louise stumble upon another mystery as they overhear a cripple crying. When they visit Cousin Bessie at Barnwold farm the mystery deepens.

The Secret at Lone Tree Cottage (Dana Girls Mystery #2)

by Carolyn Keene

The Dana Girls, Louise and Jean, find themselves involved in another mystery. Their beloved English school teacher goes missing; they found her car, but no Miss Tisdale. By land and water, amidst dogs and fiends, they must find Miss Tisdale and restore a family long divided.

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