Beyond the Pawpaw Trees

The Story of Anna Lavinia

Author: Palmer Brown

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174615

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 121

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Wondrous things happen when Anna Lavinia, a young girl who lives in a distant house behind a grove of pawpaw trees, sets off to travel to her aunt's house.

The Silver Nutmeg

The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby

Author: Palmer Brown

Publisher: NYR Children's Collection

ISBN: 9781590175002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 137

View: 4315


One dull, dry day Anna Livinia meets Toby, who invites her into the wondrous world on the other side of Dew Pond, where she encounters an uncanny fortuneteller, experiences the fun of no gravity, and hears Aunt Cornelia's tale of her beloved who disappeared into Anna's world.

Lost Classics

Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission

Author: Michael Ondaatje,Michael Redhill,Esta Spalding,Linda Spalding

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307781151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 5120


An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of Lost Classics. Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’s Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’s Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’s Othello, and much, much more.

Beyond the Outer Limits

Author: James R. Mori

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595603017

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5270


WHAT IS THE FORCE That drove them on foot across the land bridge from Asia to the New World long before recorded history? That keeps Joshua Warden on the wagon train headed to the California gold fields after losing so much? That is found in a shovel full of prairie soil-demanding that Amos Krebbs put down roots? That directs Stephano Romano's return to the sea? That moved Harry Krebbs from the Kansas prairie and focuses his eyes and those of his astronaut son, Alan, on the far horizon and beyond? That keeps the feet of industrialist Gilbert Krebbs and Congressman Bobby Dobbson firmly planted in the center? That drives a Monarch butterfly across a thousand miles of desert and mountains to a tiny spot on the California coast, where she has never been, but where she must return? That guides the sleek gray fish and the badly wounded Steve Romano to seek refuge in the Sea of Cortez? That fuels William Henry Stitt and his great grandson in their unending quest for knowledge? WHAT IS THE FORCE?


Author: Palmer Brown

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176278

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

View: 5011


An indoor mouse ventures into the outside world and finds true friendship.

Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Ruth Nadelman Lynn

Publisher: Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1128

View: 8494


Offers brief descriptions of more than 7,500 works of fantasy arranged by themes, including animal, time travel, witchcraft, sorcery, ghost, and humor.

Something for Christmas

Author: Palmer Brown

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7148


A little mouse searches for just the right Christmas gift for his mother.