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Presents Natalie Babbitt's novel in which a family that has stumbled upon the fountain of youth and found that its powers are not necessarily a blessing is alarmed when a young girl and a fortune-seeking man learn their secret; and includes ten myths, legends, short stories, and poems that share the work's themes.
When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.
Strega Nona: When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works. Tikki Tikki Tembo: When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names. Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears: Retells a West African tale which explains why the...
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The eighteenth century was for long described as 'the classical age of the constitution' in Britain. The prevailing impression was one of cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89. This simple picture was destroyed in 1929 when Sir Lewis Namier published The structure of politics at the accession of George III. In this canonical...
Examines the life and work of Richard Feynman, Nobel prize-winning physicist, best known for his work on the atom bomb, his theory of quantum thermodynamics, and his contribution to the investigation into the Challenger space shuttle disaster.
"In Leonard Bernstein - reflections, he discusses his Boston childhood, his musical growth at Harvard and the Curtis Institute and the influence of great masters like Reiner, Mitropoulos and Koussevitzky. He shares his feelings on the primacy of tonal music and speculates on the nature of the creative process"--Container.