Category «Fairy Tales»

Download Kuku and Mwewe : a Swahili Folktale by Marta Munté Vidal, Jon Brokenbrow PDF

By Marta Munté Vidal, Jon Brokenbrow

Kuku the bird and Mwewe the eagle were the superior of acquaintances their whole lives. yet in the future, useless Kuku rips her favourite costume and begs Mwewe to allow her borrow a needle that also is a kinfolk heirloom. Mwewe lends her buddy the needle, trusting her to take care of it just like the adored ownership it's. but if Kuku carelessly loses the needle, Kuku and Mwewe's life-long friendship involves a tragic finish. A  Read more...

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Download Shadow of the Serpent by David Ashton PDF

By David Ashton

The 1st within the McLevy sequence, this is often splendidly evocative detective fiction, established in darkish, violent, Victorian Edinburgh. it really is 1880 and town is gripped through election fever. yet whereas the wealthy and trained argue approximately politics, within the dank wynds of town it is a fight simply to remain alive, particularly while a murderous madman turns out to have resurfaced after 30 years. McLevy is lured right into a international of politics, perversion, deception and secret and into the shadow of the serpent.

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Download Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum PDF

By L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was once an American writer, actor, and self sufficient filmmaker most sensible often called the writer, besides illustrator W. W. Denslow, of 1 of the most well-liked books ever written in American kid's literature, the glorious Wizard of ounces (1900), higher identified this present day as easily The Wizard of ounces. He wrote 13 sequels, 9 different fable novels, and a plethora of different works, and made quite a few makes an attempt to convey his works to the level and monitor. among his different well-known works are mom Goose in Prose (1897), American Fairy stories (1901), The grasp Key: an electric Fairy story (1901), The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902), The amazing Adventures of the paranormal Monarch of Mo and His humans (1902), The Enchanted Island of Yew (1903), Sky Island (1912) and Mary Louise (1916).

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Download Poison Master by Liz Williams PDF

By Liz Williams

Liz Williams is one in all technological know-how fiction’s boldest new writers and this novel is one among her so much profound speculations on freedom, love, and human future. On international governed through an alien race, humanity is enslaved, having forgotten its personal previous and condemned to don't have any future--until one girl is on the market a decision that can repair humanity’s freedom.The Poison MasterOn the planet of Latent Emanation, people are the bottom type, on the mercy in their mysterious alien rulers, the Lords of evening. yet Alivet Dee, an alchemist, can’t support yet query the Lords’ rule ever due to the fact that her dual sister was once taken to serve of their palace. Alivet saves each penny to pay her sister’s unbonding expense, yet her plan is destroyed whilst one in all her potions kills a prosperous client--and Alivet unearths herself sought after for homicide. Her in simple terms desire is the darkly appealing guy who could have engineered her downfall yet who nonetheless deals her a final probability of salvation.A Poison grasp from the planet Hathes, Arieth Mahedi Ghairen wishes an alchemist of Alivet’s services to discover the single drug which can take down the Lords--and unfastened the universe from their rule. Sequestered in Ghairen’s castle laboratory, lied to by means of either her new best friend and his daughter’s enigmatic governess, Alivet doesn’t recognize whom to belief or the place to show for solutions. yet pushed to undo her sister’s destiny, Alivet races to hone her abilities in time--even as time runs out.

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Download The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales (Oddly Modern Fairy by Jack Zipes, Béla Balázs, Mariette Lydis PDF

By Jack Zipes, Béla Balázs, Mariette Lydis

A guy is modified right into a flea and needs to deliver his destiny mom and dad jointly with the intention to turn into human back. a lady convinces a river god to treatment her ill son, however the therapy has combined effects. a tender guy needs to pick out even if to be on the subject of his wife's soul or physique. And deaf mutes go beyond their actual lifestyles within the backyard of goals. unusual and fantastical, those fairy stories of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian author, movie critic, and well-known librettist of Bluebeard's fort, mirror his profound curiosity in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and brought by means of Jack Zipes, one of many world's best specialists on fairy stories, The Cloak of desires brings jointly 16 of Balázs's specific and haunting stories.

Written in 1921, those fairy stories have been initially released with twenty pictures drawn within the chinese language variety by means of painter Mariette Lydis, and this re-creation contains a collection of Lydis's wonderful illustrations. jointly, the stories and photographs intensify the motifs and topics that run all through Balázs's paintings: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy stories show our inner most wishes and the wish that, even in the middle of tragedy, we will go beyond our problems and forge our personal destinies.

Unusual, wondrous fairy stories that research the world's cruelties and twists of destiny, The Cloak of desires will entertain, startle, and intrigue.

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