When a magical little girl named Dark shows a frightened little boy the power of "switching on the night", his fears quickly fade away as he views the beauty of the stars and moon against the dark night sky. Reprint.
In this lap-size board book edition of a beloved tale from children’s book legend Eric Carle, a father will move heaven and earth to delight his daughter. Monica wants to play with the moon, but she can’t quite seem to reach it. This story literally unfolds as the pages extend both outward and upward, and readers will empathize with Monica’s longing for the moon as well as be reassured by her father’s willingness to try to make her dream come true. This modern classic written and illustrated by Eric Carle is now an oversize lap board book that is perfect for sharing.
Old and ill, General Simon Bolivar reexamines his life--reliving his campaigns, recalling his romances, and revealing himself as a lover, libertine, and fighter--during a seven-month voyage down the Magdalena River.
An intoxicating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time—available for the first time in ebook. Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love. Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva answers his request for a story “you have never told anyone before” with these twenty-three samples of her vibrant artistry. Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of women, creating a world that is at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new. Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s work. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted stories is a superb example of a writer working at the height of her powers.
The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi, an Italian author. It describes the story of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, Geppetto, a woodcarver. In the beginning, Pinocchio is mischievous and tends to tell lies, and everytime he lies his nose get taller However, as events in the story proceed, he starts doing nice things and is rewarded by a fairy. The fairy blesses him and she turns him into a nice boy in the end. Under the series ‘Young Readers Classic’, this book is inspired from the original novel. The book contains colorful illustrations that makes it more attracting.
This delightful farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army—to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting complications arise as world of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread.
Push, pull, lift, turn, and twist to find where the dots are hiding in this ingenious book — puzzle fun for all ages! At a glance this may look like a basic counting book, but the clever paper engineering on every page makes it clear that there’s more here than meets the eye. Fold multiple flaps, slide a series of tabs, spin a few wheels, look through the windows, lift up a pop, or even peek in a mirror to find the dots. And it may take a few tries to get it right! Visually simple but offering varying levels of challenge, this irresistible concept book makes for a hands-on treat.