The Making of the King of Birds is a book that presents numerous birds from different parts of the world. It is a novel written in allegorical form in that these birds can talk. The birds are presented in their natural behaviors. It is a story with some form of comic politics. All the birds of the world gather to vote for a king that would rule them. It is a discovery book of the nature of birds for younger children, to be read and shared by their parents. It can serve as juvenile literature for young adults. Readers are also introduced to the natural science and the acts of birds, from the largest flightless ostrich to the sky power eagle. It is educational, informative and entertaining. It is a book for all ages!
In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage — she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade — all to no avail. Then she finally stumbles on the perfect solution. When she introduces the queen of the birds — a peahen — to her collection, the peacock immediately displays his glorious shimmering tail. This delightful story, full of humor and heart, celebrates the legacy of a great American writer. Includes an author’s note about Flannery O’Connor.
The birds want a king, and decide that the king should be the bird who can fly the highest. The proud eagle is convinced he will win, but the clever little wren has other ideas. Illustrated by Mike Terry
Debut author Alexander Utkin, retells the Slavic myths of his youth in a stunning new graphic novel, illustrated in a bold new style. When a merchant nurses the King of Birds back to health after he is injured in a great war, he is offered a great reward. Together they travel far across the land to the domains of the King's three sisters to claim the merchant's prize... but will they give up that which is most precious to them?
This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed animals pursue a case against humanity. They are granted the gift of speech and presented as subjects with views and interests of their own. Over the course of the hearing they rebuke and criticise human weakness, deny man's superiority, and make powerful demands for greater justice and respect for animals. This sophisticated moral allegory combines elements of satire with a thought-provoking thesis on animal welfare. Goodman and McGregor accompany their translation with an introduction and annotations that explore the rich historical and cultural context to the work.
The King of Ireland's Son sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands and meets the Enchanter's daughter, Fedelma. His adventures lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv. This is a true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King of Ireland who sets off on an impossible quest. The stories weave together, stories within stories, in a fantastic tapestry of humour, poetry, action and adventure. Perfect for reading aloud at bedtime, generations of children have loved Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.
The King of Wake Forest is a story about the epiphany my wife and I underwent while living on a wildlife reserve near Sea World in Orlando, Florida. We were transformed into animal lovers, bird watchers, and wildlife nuts as we identified many realizations about the parallels between our newly formed love for each other and the bonds we developed with the animals. We moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina for career reasons then continued this journey by becoming rabbit owners! Anyone who is an animal lover, a rabbit owner, or who is thinking about becoming one, will enjoy this book and find it insightful. It is not intended to be a pedantic how-to guide about caring for rabbits, but rather an insightful and lighthearted look at the day-to-day life of pet ownership. It also encompasses the joys, responsibilities, sadness, and unique experiences we had in adopting rescued animals.