This new Cuddle Cloth Book, with its gentle nightime story featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, is sure to put young children on the right track to bed! A perfect first book for very young children. Full-color illustrations.
Adorable die-cut board book for Valentine's Day or any day of the year! Baby Bunny has pulled on his fuzzy red jammies and is getting ready for bed. Bedtime is no longer a dreaded time of day because it's when Mommy talks about all the wonderful things they do together and how she loves her little one. Children will drift off to sleep reassured of their parents' unconditional love and affection. The message and adorable illustrations in Good Night, Little Love will make it a family favorite bedtime story for any time of year.
This charming board book invites young readers to an exploration of everything the great state of Maryland offers. From the Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, this book leaves no crab unturned, including the Ocean City Boardwalk, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, B&O Railroad Museum, Assateague Island, Dentzel Carousel, Maryland Zoo, Fort McHenry, US Naval Academy, and more.
A Companion to the Collected Poems and Notebook Poems
Author: John Goodby
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Discovering Dylan Thomas is a companion to Dylan Thomas’s published and notebook poems. It includes hitherto-unseen material contained in the recently-discovered fifth notebook, alongside poems, drafts and critical material including summaries of the critical reception of individual poems. The introductory essay considers the task of editing and annotating Thomas, the reception of the Collected Poems and the state of the Dylan Thomas industry, and the nature of Thomas’s reading, ‘influences’, allusions and intertextuality. It is followed by supplementary poems, including juvenilia and the notebook poems ‘The Woman Speaks’, original versions of ‘Grief thief of time’ and ‘I fellowed sleep’, and ‘Jack of Christ’, all of which were omitted from the Collected Poems. These are followed by annotations beginning with a discussion of Thomas’s juvenilia, and the relationship between plagiarism and parody in his work; poem-by-poem entries offer glosses, new material from the fifth notebook, critical histories for each poem, and variants of poems such as ‘Holy Spring’ and ‘On a Wedding Anniversary’ (including a magnificent, previously unpublished first draft of ‘A Refusal to Mourn’). The closing appendices deal with text and publication details for the collections Thomas published in his lifetime, the provenance and contents of the fifth notebook, and errata for the hardback edition of the Collected Poems.
A gentle tribute to the loving moments shared between mothers and young children as they prepare for sleep is an introductory counting book and bedtime story that is complemented by interactive lift-flaps. On board pages.
When George Goodnight, a lawyer on the staff of a London newspaper, finds his marriage has gone sour, his family holiday is cancelled and his car, broken down on the motorway, has been stolen, he walks through a gate in a fence on a summer's day in the middle of England. What he doesn't know, as he takes his first light steps across the sunlit meadows near the tiny village of Somerbourne Magna, is that he is embarking on a course that will take him far away from the country, the surroundings and the way of life he has always known. He is embarking on a journey that will eventually take him to the other side of the world. As in his earlier books, Arthur McCann and All His Women, Bare Nell and Ormerod's Landing, Leslie Thomas shows himself to be a master of the sustained narrative novel of adventure and romance as he evokes his hero's fitful progress round the world. Along the way George has close encounters with storms at sea and in the air; with poverty and despair; with true love and exotic passion. He spends Christmas in prison, encounters a substitute for the son he never had and tracks down a girl who was swopped at birth for some rare stamps. Always he moves on. Sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, the adventures of George Goodnight and his shadowy alter ego, Oliver Loving, represent stages in what is both a quest for excitement and love and a haunting evocation of what happens when a man starts running away from life and can't stop. The descriptions of the cities and villages George travels to and the extraordinary cast of people he encounters are sparkling and authentic. This long, swirling novel, with comedy in its buttonhole and pathos at its heart, is a tour de force and wonderfully enthralling read.