A Sequel to the Adventures of Princess Nightshade and Fuzbud and the Wizard
Author: N. J. W. Mitchell
Hannah War-Daughter and Fuzbud, the wizard’s apprentice, once again find themselves on a desperate and dangerous journey, this time to save their Princess Nightshade. No one knows for sure where she is or why she was taken. Faith and determination send them separately far away, searching for almost mythical places and beings. Hannah searches for an evil place known as Black Mountain, and Fuzbud and Saraly, his friend, comb the mountains for a unicorn, hardly daring to believe they even exist any more. Their success or failure will change the fate of their whole kingdom.
A note about the price: This book is of a rare nature, not for the general public, and the author has priced it accordingly. Less affluent readers are invited to pursue used copies or contact the author directly. A pragmatic reference replete with tips and easy-to-digest tidbits from folklore, physics, and literature, this Field Guide is at once a commonplace book, a work of refined playfulness and wit, and ultimately a self-help tool for centering and opening awareness through active listening. Blending the author's signature sensitivity to the awe and magic wrapped up in folkloric phenomena with a tongue-in-cheek bending of scientific principles to his fanciful purpose, this concise book uniquely balances humor, scholarship, spirituality, and imagination. As readers open their ears and awaken their inner senses, they are guided to effortlessly attune to whispers of the soul. Readers may set off in search of hearing a unicorn, but through deep listening they are likely to encounter their higher selves. Dozens of easy-to-grasp, deceptively sensible illustrations expertly marry science and whimsy. Delightful, enchanting, and unique, it is perhaps the ultimate in whimsical zoology.
A Critical Overview of Stories Updated for Children
Author: Amie A. Doughty
Category: Literary Criticism
Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional elements, try out new narrative voices, and more. These revisions take all forms, from short stories to novel-length narratives to poems, plays, musicals, films and advertisements. The resulting tales paint the tales from myriad perspectives, using the broad palette of human creativity. This study examines folktale revisions from many angles, drawing on examples primarily from revisions of Western European traditional tales, such as those of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. Also discussed are new folktales that combine traditional storylines with commentary on modern life. The conclusion considers how revisionists poke fun at and struggle to understand stories that sometimes made little sense to start with.
Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig!A madcap new adventure series for 6-8 year olds, perfectly bridging the gap from picture books to chapter books, from award-winning author-illustrator Hannah Shaw, filled with pictures in all the colours of the rainbow and interactive extra material.When Unipiggle and Princess Pea discover a dusty old MAGIC BOOK, they can't wait to try it out. But then the book goes missing.Suddenly, there is chaos at the palace! The daisies have grown teeth, and, even worse, the King and Queen have been turned into UNICORNS! Can Unipiggle and Princess Pea stop the spells?"Fizzing with imagination." Harriet Muncaster, author of Isadora Moon
This book is a book of opposites. It is a work of fiction and tells the true story of my own life from the age of five at convent boarding schools to the present day. In between, it tells of love and death and suicide, of murder and addiction and catastrophic breakdown. But mostly it tells of love and isolation. The story takes place in Cornwall in a small village by the sea, where I spent most of my life. It tells the story of Rachel and her two children. Four years after her husband’s death because of cancer, she meets and falls in love with a Catholic priest. This love story then becomes a brutal obsession and bears witness to the complete disintegration of her mind, and it takes her to the edge of madness. Everything has an opposite – good and bad, evil and redemption. This book also contains passages regarding astrology and Greek mythology and of animals and birds that continually speak to Rachel and warn her of her downfall. These passages are meant to convey a sense that Rachel is pursued by her demons from the start. They are playful and enigmatic, but also dark and spiteful, a kind of childlike/adult magic.
Join with the children, Horatio, Leyla, Sierra and Tundi and travel to Fairyland in the company of a Fairy Princess, on a mission to warn the Fairy King that his kingdom is about to be attacked by an army of Elves - cunningly disguised as a troupe of circus performers. Journey through a magical land of fairies, elves, witches and giants; explore the Enchanted Forest where a mystical unicorn battles with evil hobgoblins; beware Mad Hannah the Witch of the Wood. Help save Tundi from the horse-drawn Coach of Death as it gallops headlong for Bloodthirsty Castle. Go to the aid of the changeling held captive on a Ghost Ship. Ride the two-headed Dragon as it dives to the attack in The War of the Elves.
A Mountain Lion - Unicorn Shifter Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
Author: Laura Greenwood
Publisher: Drowlgon Press
Leola thought she had the answers to her past, but soon discovers that's not the case. When mysterious presents keep showing up, Leola and her mates know that something isn't right. But the truth behind the situation turns out to be even stranger than they originally thought. Leola will do everything she can to protect her family, especially now they have a cub of their own. Can she figure out who is behind the perceived threats? Or is it too late... - Unicorn Truth is the third and final book in a steamy paranormal reverse harem romance featuring three hot mountain lion shifters and one rare brown unicorn.
Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Wicked witch Grizelda has cast a spell on the Memory Tree, and now all the animals in Friendship Forest are forgetting everything! Can Lily, Jess and little bear cub Hannah Honeypaw help their friends to remember?
Self-Representations of Women as Witches in Works of Contemporary British Women Writers
Author: Adriana Madej-Stang
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
For centuries, the figure of the witch represented the hostile and feared “other” on the edge of human society, placed “in between” the world of people and the world of demons. Whether she stood for the untamed powers of nature, dark powers of knowledge or magic, or evil powers derived from the devil, she was always identified with fear as a disturbance, as a danger to the order of society and to the well-being of those who understood themselves as settled within the borders of the patriarchal order and its psychological and sexual corselet. In this role, the witch appeared in numerous literary works, including, among others, writings by Chaucer, Shakespeare and Middleton. However, since the 1840s, the image of the witch has undergone enormous transformations, mainly due to the influence of various matriarchate theories and of feminist ideas. The witch, reclaimed by women for women, became an identification figure and representative of their expectations, fears, hopes and claims. This study investigates examples of witches in publications by contemporary British women writers to see how this figure is perceived, related to, and utilised in their respective texts. Iris Murdoch, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter and Fay Weldon, among others, refer consistently to this witch figure, whom they interpret in various creative and surprising ways, adopting innovative approaches to this comparably ancient figure.