Oz behind the Iron Curtain

Oz behind the Iron Curtain


Author : Erika Haber
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1496813618
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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In 1939, Aleksandr Volkov (1891-1977) published Wizard of the Emerald City, a revised version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Only a line on the copyright page explained the book as a "reworking" of the American story. Readers credited Volkov as author rather than translator. Volkov, an unknown and inexperienced author before World War II, tried to break into the politically charged field of Soviet children's literature with an American fairy tale. During the height of Stalin's purges, Volkov adapted and published this fairy tale in the Soviet Union despite enormous, sometimes deadly, obstacles. Marketed as Volkov's original work, Wizard of the Emerald City spawned a series that was translated into more than a dozen languages and became a staple of Soviet popular culture, not unlike Baum's fourteen-volume Oz series in the United States. Volkov's books inspired a television series, plays, films, musicals, animated cartoons, and a museum. Today, children's authors and fans continue to add volumes to the Magic Land series. Several generations of Soviet Russian and Eastern European children grew up with Volkov's writings, yet know little about the author and even less about his American source, L. Frank Baum. Most Americans have never heard of Volkov and know nothing of his impact in the Soviet Union, and those who do know of him regard his efforts as plagiarism. Erika Haber demonstrates how the works of both Baum and Volkov evolved from being popular children's literature and became compelling and enduring cultural icons in both the US and USSR/Russia, despite being dismissed and ignored by critics, scholars, and librarians for many years.


Dorothy's Double. Volume 1 of 3

Dorothy's Double. Volume 1 of 3


Author : George Henty
Publisher : Litres
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ISBN : 5040492650
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (4 users)

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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey

Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey


Author : New Jersey. Court of Chancery
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Pages : 736 pages
Rating Book: 4.R/5 ( users)

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The Writings of Douglas Jerrold. Collected Edition

The Writings of Douglas Jerrold. Collected Edition


Author : Douglas William Jerrold
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Rating Book: 4.0/5 (2 users)

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The Law Journal Reports

The Law Journal Reports


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Rating Book: 4.2/5 (324 users)

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Sky Without Stars

Sky Without Stars


Author : Jessica Brody
Publisher : Simon Pulse
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ISBN : 1534410643
Pages : 608 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (534 users)

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“Not to be missed!” —Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles “An explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series In the tradition of The Lunar Chronicles, this sweeping reimagining of Les Misérables tells the story of three teens from very different backgrounds who are thrown together amidst the looming threat of revolution on the French planet of Laterre. A thief. An officer. A guardian. Three strangers, one shared destiny… When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing. Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes… Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet. Marcellus is an officer—and the son of an infamous traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette. Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos. All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.


Piper

Piper


Author : Jay Asher
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0448493683
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (448 users)

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#1 international bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg brilliantly reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend as a powerful graphic novel about loneliness, love, and vengeance. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll will devour this eerie, atmospheric retelling. “A moving graphic novel about isolation, love, and retribution, this dark version of a familiar tale will remain with readers long after the last page is turned.”—School Library Journal Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie’s dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare… With striking illustrations from Eisner-nominated artist Jeff Stokely, mixed with Jessica Freeburg's work on historic and legendary horrors, Piper is an exciting new departure for Jay Asher that deftly touches on the same themes of truth, guilt, and redemption that made Thirteen Reasons Why a beloved bestseller.


Broken Beautiful Hearts

Broken Beautiful Hearts


Author : Kami Garcia
Publisher : Imprint
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ISBN : 1250079233
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot romance between a fiery heroine and her mysterious classmate "that will break your heart and put it back together again" (Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of It Ends With Us). Her heart has to break before it can open. When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her. He has to let someone in before it’s too late. With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law. But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for. An Imprint Book “A tearjerker that will break your heart and put it back together again! I loved it.” —Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of It Ends With Us "Garcia has become synonymous with a certain breed of drama-filled, compulsively readable romance." —Bustle “Something wonderful happened to me as I read this—I fell in love. Genuine, shattering, deep, heart-pounding love." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe “A slow burn that squeezes your heart so tightly you can’t breathe . . . until it explodes, and you’re left with a beautiful story that will draw you back again and again.”—Abbi Glines, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Field Party series and the Rosemary Beach novels “Kami Garcia knows the anatomy of the teenage heart—what makes it race, what makes it break, and what makes it mend. Sexy, gritty, and romantic—Broken Beautiful Hearts is a must-read for anyone whose heart has been broken and dared to love again.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die and Stealing Snow series “Broken Beautiful Hearts is deliciously sexy, dangerous, and heartfelt. You’ll root for Peyton to open her heart, despite the risk, and try to get all the things she wants. Kami Garcia has weaved a story that lingers in your heart long after it’s done.” —Dhonielle Clayton, coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series and author of The Belles “Kami Garcia never fails to impress with her amazing characters and captivating romance!" —Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of Losing It "Kami Garcia knocks it out of the park with this compelling, emotionally gripping story...one of my favorite reads of the year!" —Elle Kennedy, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Off Campus series "With an absorbing storyline that feels both raw and real, and a compelling heroine with a backbone, Kami Garcia's Broken Beautiful Hearts kept me riveted to the very end.” —K.A. Tucker, USA Today-bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths Series and Until It Fades "Peyton’s journey from trauma to recovery is a satisfying one...and readers will be rooting for her." —VOYA "Peyton is a strong, well-rounded character...[the] theme of overcoming past injury and rebuilding your life is strong and worth reading." —Booklist


The Black Ghost: Shame the Devil

The Black Ghost: Shame the Devil


Author : Alex Segura
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 150673085X
Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (56 users)

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From Alex Segura (Silent City) and Monica Gallagher comes this follow-up to the hit graphic novel about superheroes, corruption, and justice. Six months after the events of the first arc we find Lara in a different spot. Sober and focused on her job at The Creighton Courier covering the increasingly corrupt CCPD. But that’s all about to change. A letter from a dead man, Marco Nava, the original Black Ghost, and her brother Tomas’s best friend derails Lara’s plans, and sends her sprinting down a rabbit hole to find out more about the man who wore the Black Ghost mask before he was gunned down...and the final case he was working on: the downfall of Creighton’s corrupt police commissioner. And, as the bodies begin to pile up, Lara is forced to don the mask and hood once more just in time to face off against a deadly and silent female mob assassin named Harrow. Collects Black Ghost series two, #1–#5, in print for the first time.


Everything, Everything Movie Tie-in Edition

Everything, Everything Movie Tie-in Edition


Author : Nicola Yoon
Publisher : Ember
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ISBN : 1524769614
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (524 users)

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Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.


Greig Plays:1

Greig Plays:1


Author : David Greig
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 147251761X
Pages : 366 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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The first collection of plays of one of Scotland's best-known contemporary dramatists EUROPE is set in a railway station at an unnamed border town where old and new Europeans weave a tale of love, loss and longing. "Fierce, compassionate, mightily ambitious drama...there is the sharp, analytic intelligence, the crackling inventiveness of a real writer buzzing about this gripping play" Scotsman THE ARCHITECT charts the rise and fall of Leo Black, once an idealistic and idolised designer, whose magnificent visions are now crumbling, along with his family, in the light of grubby reality. "Provides convincing evidence of David Greig's confident transition from a dramatist of promise to one of stature" Independent. Lyrical, soulful and darkly funny, THE COSMONAUT'S LAST MESSAGE weaves together the stories of a fraught Scottish couple whose TV is on the blink, a Norwegian UN peace negotiator, a young prostitute, a French UFO researcher, a pregnant police woman and two forgotten Cosmonauts who sadly orbit the planet."The most important playwright to have emerged north of the border in years" Scotsman


The Amateurs, Book 2 Follow Me

The Amateurs, Book 2 Follow Me


Author : Sara Shepard
Publisher : Freeform
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ISBN : 9781484742280
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (742 users)

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It was the perfect night for a party. That is, until twenty-one-year-old Chelsea Dawson disappeared. The social media star was last seen enjoying a beautiful summer night at the Jersey Shore with her friends. But after an explosive fight with her ex-boyfriend, she vanished without a trace. When Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison hear about the suspected kidnapping, they notice a jarring detail about the victim: she looks exactly like Aerin's sister, Helena, who was killed five years earlier. Seneca is convinced she knows who killed Helena, and she can't shake the feeling that the same person has taken Chelsea. Desperate for answers about the two girls, and the truth behind her mother's murder, Seneca will stop at nothing to find out if the cases are linked. So when Maddox receives an invitation to the Shore from none other than their primary suspect, the Amateurs begin an intense new investigation. Full of disturbing secrets, startling twists, and horrifying revelations, the second book in #1 New York Times best-selling author Sara Shepard's The Amateurs series follows the team down a twisted path-one crafted by a brilliant killer. Praise for The Amateurs * "This is a delicious start to the Amateurs series." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit." -Kirkus Reviews "Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series was a smash hit, so this is likely to reach best-seller status." -Booklist "Shepard's fans ready for a new sleuthing series will enjoy this first installment and look forward to the next case." -VOYA "A delicious and suspenseful page-turner. I want more!" -I. Marlene King, Executive Producer, Pretty Little Liars "The Amateurs is Sara Shepard at her best-chilling and romantic and full of surprises." -Cecily von Ziegesar, New York Times best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series "The Amateurs is a dark and twisty thriller which might just fill the Pretty Little Liars shaped hole in my heart!" -Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die "Deceitful and delicious!" -Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless


Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition


Author : Michael Cart
Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838914624
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

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The Road to Wicked

The Road to Wicked


Author : Kent Drummond
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319931067
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (319 users)

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The Road to Wicked examines the long life of the Oz myth. It is both a study in cultural sustainability— the capacity of artists, narratives, art forms, and genres to remain viable over time—and an examination of the marketing machinery and consumption patterns that make such sustainability possible. Drawing on the fields of macromarketing, consumer behavior, literary and cultural studies, and theories of adaption and remediation, the authors examine key adaptations and extensions of Baum’s 1900 novel. These include the original Oz craze, the MGM film and its television afterlife, Wicked and its extensions, and Oz the Great and Powerful—Disney’s recent (and highly lucrative) venture that builds on the considerable success of Wicked. At the end of the book, the authors offer a foundational framework for a new theory of cultural sustainability and propose a set of explanatory conditions under which any artistic experience might achieve it.


Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature

Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature


Author : Clementine Beauvais
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474414648
Pages : 376 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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This collection takes informed and scholarly readers to the utmost frontier of children's literature criticism, from the intricate worlds of children's poetry, picturebooks and video games to the new theoretical constellations of critical plant studies, non-fiction studies and big data analyses of literature.


Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles


Author : Peter Winkler
Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1482250187
Pages : 175 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (482 users)

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Collected over several years by Peter Winkler, of Bell Labs, dozens of elegant, intriguing challenges are presented in Mathematical Puzzles. The answers are easy to explain, but without this book, devilishly hard to find. Creative reasoning is the key to these puzzles. No involved computation or higher mathematics is necessary, but your ability to


All the Year Round

All the Year Round


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Pages : 928 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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