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Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals-Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members-and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.
Bestselling author Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs. He reveals Sinatra as man, as a musician, and as a tortured genius.
When the Allen family discovered they would be going to South America for a year, they had to make a hard decision. What would they do with Franka their beautiful German Shepherd dog. The two kids Joe and Joan write the Seeing Eye and Franka is accepted into the program. Dan, Franka's trainer, is very impressed with the intelligence of Franka. When Jane Wilson arrives at the Seeing Eye for training, Dan knows Franka is the dog for her. Jane and Franka train and graduate andjane goes on to be a lecturer on guide dogs and other topics. Good historical perspective of the Seeing Eye, and the training at the school at the time. Good children's book, but good for all ages.
From the Book Jacket: AN EXCERPT FROM FRANKENSTEIN : Just then, I saw the figure of a man climbing toward me. He was moving with superhuman speed. As he came closer, I saw that it was the wretch whom I had created. I trembled with rage and horror. "Devil!" I exclaimed. "Do you dare approach me? Do you not fear my vengeance? Begone! Or rather, stay, so I may trample you to dust!" "I expected such a welcome," said the creature. "Yet you are my creator. It is your fault that I am so wretched. You are bound to me until death. You want to kill me? How dare you sport thus with life? Do your duty to me and I will do mine to you." "Hated monster! Come closer so I may put out the spark of life I so foolishly gave you!" "I have no wish to harm you. I am your creature, and you owe me something. Oh, Frankenstein, everywhere I see happiness that I alone cannot have. I was good, but misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be good." ENJOY THESE OTHER ADAPTED CLASSICS FROM GLOBE FEARON: Gulliver's Travels Ethan Frome The Canterbury Tales Heart of Darkness Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass The Call of the Wild . ï¿½ The Red Badge of Courage A Christmas Carol Les Miserables Tom Sawyer Jane Eyre A Tale of Two Cities The Odyssey Treasure Island Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl An Edgar Allan Poe Reader Great Expectations The Scarlet Letter
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the large man coaching the new hockey team really be Frankenstein's monster? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! "I bet the north Pole is where Frank learned to ice-skate," Liza said. Howie nodded. "Maybe he got all his scars in the north Pole playing hockey." Eddie shook his head and laughed. "No, the North Pole is busy with Santa and his elves. I'm pretty sure there's no room for Frankenstein." Melody giggled. "Maybe Eddie's right," she said. "After all, it seems pretty weird to think about a monster playing hockey." "Yeah," Eddie said. "I'm sure Frankenstein doesn't slam hockey pucks."
Robert and Sam think their new weird neighbor might be Frankenstein.
Classic horror story. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creating life. His botched creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein, and all he holds dear.
A scientist dreams of giving life to a fully grown creature but is terrified by his creation.
Frankie is struggling. This time it's not to keep his room clean, or to win the Pine Run 3000. It is something much more serious: MATH! He just doesn't get it--it seems impossible. So instead of acing his quiz, the numbers become unconquerable monsters. When Frankie finally shares his problem with his family and his best friend, Kenny, they band together to create a math obstacle course that will teach Frankie everything from subtraction to long division--in the most fun of ways! Can Frankie and his imagination overcome the Mathematical Menace that haunts him?
Doesn't take much to start the talk in this town. And no one knows that better than Francesca Raffa. Once the town's rebel and favorite topic of conversation, she's returned home a responsible single mom and respectable executive. Nothing to whisper about here. That is until police chief Jack Sloan pays her a visit--or three. Suddenly the rumor mill is spinning with speculation about exactly what is going on between Francesca and Jack. Some think she's the prime suspect in a criminal investigation. And others. . . well, they think there's something a little moreintimatehappening. If the heated looks Jack sends Francesca's way are any indicator, that second group might be closer To The truth!
Cyanide in sleeping pills, a C.P.A. in debt, and many suspects at one party, the Captain, Duncan MacLain is on the case. Can he sniff out an answer before this fragrant mystery kills more?
With his offbeat sense of humor and down-home Southern sensibility, James Whorton has been compared to luminaries such as John Kennedy Toole and Carson McCullers. He sharpens his cutting wit to a keen edge in Frankland, following the misadventures of a wannabe academic who goes hunting for a secret history and gets much more than he bargained for. John Tolley is a bumbling college dropout who yearns to become a bowtie-wearing, pipe-smoking historian. When he hears that Andrew Johnson's lost papers may have been preserved by an heir in Tennessee, he grabs his tweed jacket and heads south, convinced that he'll discover the key to a groundbreaking biography on the seventeenth U. S. president and the start of a respectable career. But things start to go awry when his car breaks down in the town of Pantherville, Tennessee. Tolley rents a decrepit shack owned by a neurotic ex-con and is soon sucked into a world of cockfights, coon dogs, and the politics of Pantherville's good old boys. Surrounded by folks as eccentric as he is, including an alluringly shy mail carrier named Dweena, Tolley starts to feel at home -- even if his quest for academic glory might just prove to be a wild goose chase. Native and newcomer, highbrow and hillbilly cross paths and tangle hilariously in this wry and ribald tale.
"Three may keep a secret if two of 'em are dead."-Poor Richard's Almanack[pg. 27 of mss]R Taylor arrives in Philadelphia for the funeral of his longtime friend Dr. Wally Rush with a heavy heart. Not only has the world lost one of its preeminent, Pulitzer Prize--winning American Revolution historians, but R has lost his mentor, the man who led him to devote his life's work to the study of "The First American," Benjamin Franklin. The bond between them was sealed when R did Wally a favor that could never be revealed. But Wally saved one final secret for R, disclosed in a letter conveyed by the will's executor.Written in the slow, painful script of the professor's last days, the note delivers an incredible bombshell. Wally, it seems, had stumbled upon twelve handwritten pages in a code commonly used by spies during the revolutionary war. The pages refer to George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, and level a shocking charge-that Benjamin Franklin committed a heinous crime.Wally, not wanting to foul the image of his lifelong hero, had kept this monumental secret until his death. But as R races to unravel the mystery, he faces an onslaught of obstacles. Vicious blackmail, a threat of sabotage against his own career, and grave personal doubts threaten to overtake R as he struggles with a discovery that has the potential to completely alter the fabric of American history. Rich with revelations, rife with the darkest depths of deceit and mystery, and enlightened by the unparalleled insights of America's first patriots, The Franklin Affair is a tense, constantly surprising novel about the ultimate quest for truth and justice.From the Hardcover edition.
Franklin is overjoyed when he learns his good friend Otter will be coming for a visit. But when Otter arrives, Franklin's dream of reliving the past is destroyed. Otter rejects the happy face sandwiches she used to love. She has become such a good swimmer, Franklin can't keep up with her--and she can't keep up with him on the baseball field. They've both changed so much, they wonder if they can still be friends! Luckily, they find they both still love a good slide down a river bank.
Franklin and Lucy: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Lifeby Joseph E. Persico
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women--particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd--that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions. In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico's provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd's estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair.FDR's connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR's life. We come to see more clearly how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse," Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited. Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history.
Franklin has a hat, a cape, a wand and a book of magic tricks. But Franklin cannot disappear. This is a problem because Franklin wants to be a magician. Will Franklin's friends believe he is a real magician? Picture descriptions added.
Franklin's parents are going to a party, and Franklin is looking forward to spending time with Granny. Unfortunately, at the last minute, Granny comes down with a cold and isn't well enough to baby-sit. So Franklin's mother calls Mrs. Muskrat, who agrees to come right over. But Franklin is worried --Mrs. Muskrat has never taken care of him before. Will she want to do puzzles? Will she bring fudge? Will tonight be any fun at all?
In this Franklin TV Storybook, Franklin discovers that being a big kid isn't all it's cracked up to be. Picture descriptions added.
In this Level 2 first reader, youngsters will identify with Franklin as he tries to bring home a new pet. Picture descriptions added.
Franklin and Snail are on their way to the bookstore to meet their favorite storybook superhero, Dynaroo. But it turns out that Franklin and Snail are the real heroes of the day--they help their neighbor, Mrs. Muskrat, who lost her house key in the snow.
Franklin wants a shiny, red scooter just like his friend Rabbit's, but Franklin doesn't have enough money to buy one. To raise funds, Franklin sets up a lemonade stand and a yard sale - but still falls short. Then he discovers that Rabbit wants a bicycle. Since Franklin already owns a bicycle, the two friends arrive at the perfect solution: sharing. This Level 2 first reader contains longer stories, varied sentences, increased vocabulary, more difficult visual clues and some repetition.
In this Level 2 first reader, youngsters will identify with this story of Franklin driving his friends and family crazy. Picture descriptions added.
When Bear loses a tooth, Franklin learns all about the tooth fairy. Since turtles don't have teeth, he tries to fool the fairy by leaving a pebble under his pillow. That doesn't work, but Franklin is pleasantly surprised when his parents give him a special "growing up" present. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc. Picture descriptions present.
In this affectionate, intimate portrait, Jon Meacham refreshes our memories and offers new insights into a most remarkable personal friendship and political partnership
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