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John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien

By Caroline McAlister
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  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Isbn : 9781250157416
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 477
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A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were everywhere. But he never actually found one, until one day, when he was a grown man but still very much a boy at heart, when he decided to create one of his own. John Ronald's Dragons, a picture book biography by Caroline McAlister and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, introduces the beloved creator of Middle Earth and author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to a new generation of children who see magic in the world around them.

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: reading-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.

The Children of Húrin

By J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 9780007322589
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 800
  • File Pdf: the-children-of-húrin.pdf

Book Summary:

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this illustrated paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Húrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.

The Illustrated World of Tolkien

By David Day
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781645171980
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 727
  • File Pdf: the-illustrated-world-of-tolkien.pdf

Book Summary:

An enchanting, beautifully illustrated reference book for everything Tolkien! J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as infinite as the human imagination, but not all who wander are lost! The Illustrated World of Tolkien is an excellent guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Vivid descriptions of all Tolkien’s beasts, monsters, races, nations, deities, and the flora and fauna of the territory are contained herein. Full-color pages with stunning illustrations create an enchanting source for information on all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. Special features include a detailed map, a chronology of all ages, a general index, and a special index that will refer you to Tolkien’s original works for each entry. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy

By Douglas A. Anderson,Ludwig Tieck,George MacDonald,E. Nesbit,Richard Garnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 9780345469816
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: tales-before-tolkien.pdf

Book Summary:

Terry Brooks. David Eddings. George R. R. Martin. Robin Hobb. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J. R. R. Tolkien as their role model, the author whose work inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien himself? Here, internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson has gathered the fiction of authors who sparked Tolkien’s imagination in a collection destined to become a classic in its own right. Andrew Lang’s romantic swashbuckler, “The Story of Sigurd,” features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful women— and cursed by a ferocious dragon. Tolkien read E. A. Wyke-Smith’s “The Marvelous Land of Snergs” to his children, delighting in these charming tales of a pixieish people “only slightly taller than the average table.” Also appearing in this collection is a never-before-published gem by David Lindsay, author of Voyage to Arcturus, a novel which Tolkien praised highly both as a thriller and as a work of philosophy, religion, and morals. In stories packed with magical journeys, conflicted heroes, and terrible beasts, this extraordinary volume is one that no fan of fantasy or Tolkien should be without. These tales just might inspire a new generation of creative writers. Tales Before Tolkien: 22 Magical Stories “The Elves” by Ludwig Tieck “The Golden Key” by George Macdonald “Puss-Cat Mew” by E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen “The Griffin and the Minor Canon” by Frank R. Stockton “The Demon Pope” by Richard Garnett “The Story of Sigurd” by Andrew Lang “The Folk of the Mountain Door” by William Morris “Black Heart and White Heart” by H. Rider Haggard “The Dragon Tamers” by E. Nesbit “The Far Islands” by John Buchan “The Drawn Arrow” by Clemence Housman “The Enchanted Buffalo” by L. Frank Baum “Chu-bu and Sheemish” by Lord Dunsany “The Baumhoff Explosive” by William Hope Hodgson “The Regent of the North” by Kenneth Morris “The Coming of the Terror” by Arthur Machen “The Elf Trap” by Francis Stevens “The Thin Queen of Elfhame” by James Branch Cabell “The Woman of the Wood” by A. Merritt “Golithos the Ogre” by E. A. Wyke-Smith “The Story of Alwina” by Austin Tappan Wright “A Christmas Play” by David Lindsay

Teaching Fantasy Novels: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By Phyllis J. Perry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 9780313079757
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 761
  • File Pdf: teaching-fantasy-novels.pdf

Book Summary:

Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber Spyglass

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

By Daniel Hahn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 9780191057267
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-companion-to-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Fight to Forgive

By j. leigh bailey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Isbn : 9781459290310
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 316
  • File Pdf: fight-to-forgive.pdf

Book Summary:

Recent college grad Aaron Elliott is a pro when it comes to avoiding conflict. So when he hears his mother and stepfather plan to sell the family's rambling summer retreat, it takes everything in him to object. The lake house is where he feels closest to his late father. It's where he fell in love with his best friend…and it's where he let family pressure decide his future rather than following his heart. A combat injury has sailor James "Freddie" Fredrick dry-docked, possibly for good. But the pain in his shoulder is nothing like the hurt he feels when he sees Aaron back in town. It's been four years since the love of his life left without a word—and though Freddie would give anything to deny it, the heat between them hasn't faded. Once upon a time, Aaron let Freddie go without a fight. He won't screw up their second chance to have a happy ending. But unless he makes peace with the past, Freddie won't be able to face their future. Book three of Letting Go This book is approximately 67,000 words

The Evolution of Modern Fantasy

By Jamie Williamson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137515797
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: the-evolution-of-modern-fantasy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.