A stunning picture-book interpretation of the legend of St. Christopher Because of his stature, Reprobus the giant sets off to serve the most powerful ruler in the world. At one point during his travels, the giant uses his impressive strength to carry travelers across a fast-flowing river. One stormy night, he risks his life to help a small child across. With each step, the river rises higher, the wind blows harder, and his passenger grows heavier. Finally safe on the other side, the child reveals that he is Jesus, and renames Reprobus “Christopher,” or “Bearer-of-Christ.” Stunning illustrations accompany the dramatic text in this picture book portrayal of the legend of Christopher. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author.
This guide makes it easier than ever to find quality children's books that focus directly on religious themes or characters. Dole offers more than 675 critical evaluations of recently published (since 1990) materials, covering everything from folktales and prose to poetry and plays. Grades PreK-8.
Highly Recommended and Award-winning Books, Grades K-8
Author: Beth Bartleson Zarian
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes, or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this handy guide to nearly 800 award-winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature.
Money is more than just a medium of financial exchange: across time and place, it has performed all sorts of cultural, political, and social functions. This volume traces money in German-speaking Europe from the late Renaissance until the close of the twentieth century, exploring how people have used it and endowed it with multiple meanings. The fascinating studies gathered here collectively demonstrate money’s vast symbolic and practical significance, from its place in debates about religion and the natural world to its central role in statecraft and the formation of national identity.
The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.
Galda and Cullinan explore the realm of children's literature. In the first part of the text, individual chapters are devoted to the genres of poetry, picture books, folklore, fantasy, contemporary realism.
The first comprehensive history of magical treasure hunting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, revealing a magical universe of treasure spirits, and wizards who tried to deal with them. Combining history and anthropology, this study sees treasure hunting as an expression of shifting economic mentalities and changing ideas about history.