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Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text

by Charles Segal

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 384 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children's Literature (Elements in Publishing and Book Culture)

by Melissa Terras

How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. This title is also available, with additional material, as Open Access....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 152 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

ESCAPED KILLER: Serial Killer Allan Legere. One of Canada's most Prolific Killers

by RJ Parker

When this killer was on the loose, citizens were vigilant, yet scared. Children were not allowed outside to play without adult supervision. But then he was captured, tried, convicted, and put away for life in prison. The community could finally breathe again. They are out of danger. Until the day the convicted killer escapes prison and rains terror upon anyone and everyone in his way. The manhunt pursues, the killer kills, and earns the title of a serial killer. This is the story of Allan Legere—a monster.Inside Bonus - the story of Andrea Yates from the book, "Parents Who Killed Their Children"...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, True Accounts, Criticism & Theory
Size: 78 pages
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Famous Fake Books

by John Blandly

Famous non-fiction fiction fraud scandals, books that have been merely "questioned," modern and ancient fictional apocrypha, Clifford Irving, Howard Hughes, a novel optioned by James Cameron, supposed fiction by a Harvard Sophomore, "A Million Little Pieces," plus much, much more, until you think you're ready to write your own fake book and include it in the bible, or post it on Amazon.
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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Criticism & Theory
Size: 27 pages
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Exciting Hilarious Books

by Michael Jones

I hope you like Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: History, Africa, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory
Size: 40 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 120 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 2)

by Hourly History

★ Norse Mythology ★
An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out more.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Creation in Norse Mythology
✓ The Nine Worlds
✓ Major Gods and Goddesses
✓ Valhalla
✓ Ragnarok
✓ The Sagas
✓ The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today

The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project G...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 54 pages
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Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

by Cordelia Heß

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 402 pages
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Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg

This is a diverse collection on the role and function of community in the contemporary practice of electronic literature, with ten essays by thirteen leading authors, providing wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. The collection offers historical narratives of institutions in the field, examples of how particular platforms or genres can inspire community, and stories of how ad hoc communities can form around specific creative projects. These case studies are histories of creative affiliations in electronic literature—snapshots of consensus-based communities in their process of formation—and offer a starting point for broader theoretical analyses of network-based creative community.  ...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 265 pages
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What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 34)

by Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

The premise that Western culture has undergone a pictorial turn (W.J.T. Mitchell) has prompted renewed interest in theorizing the visual image. In recent decades researchers in the humanities and social sciences have documented the function and status of the image relative to other media, and have traced the history of its power and the attempts to disempower it. What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? engages in this debate in two interrelated ways: by focusing on the (visual) image during a period that witnessed the Reformation and the invention of the printing press, and by exploring its status in relation to an array of texts including Arthurian romance, saints lives, stage plays, printed sermons, biblical epic, pamphlets, and psalms. This interdisciplinary volume includ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 4)

by Hourly History

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of man...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 52 pages
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Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge

by G. L. Hagberg

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 200 pages
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Incredible Funny Chapters

by Michael Jones

I hope you liked Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 40 pages
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RHYMING POETRY for TODAY: is Enjoyable if Profound

by Jon Lee Junior

'Intelligent but unpretentious rhyming poetry for intelligent but unpretentious people.'Queenly Kitten, Rosette of SnowsWhere few dirty mortals go;Why did God grant pretty graceTo a perfect killer’s face?The time is right - and the reading public craves - for a return to rhyming poetry that is both understandable to all but also 'aristocratic' in its artistic standards. When you read this poetry, you will feel as empowered as a prince. The user-friendly edition also comes with poem-by-poem explanatory notes by the author himself, an essay which defines traditional rhyming poetry in today's context, and a glossary of technical terms.In keeping with its understanding of the reader's needs, this collection includes 51 sizeable poems in all - which is nearly double the length of a standard b...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Contemporary
Size: 240 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
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Rating: 2.90 / 5
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Game Of Thrones: The Complete Game Of Thrones Character Description Guide (Game of Thrones Books)

by George McDowell

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 38 pages
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Unlocking the Meaning of Bob Dylan's Jokerman

by Skylar Burris

This critical essay uses the Bible as a key to unlock the meaning of Bob Dylan's enigmatic song "Jokerman."...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 18 pages
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Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 32)

by Ridvan Askin

This timely volume explores a wealth of North American literary texts that engage with moral and ethical dilemmas. It ranges from William Dean Howells's and Henry James's realist novels to Edward Sapir's intermedial poems, and from John Muir's unpublished letters and journal of his 1893 tour of the Swiss Alps to Rudy Wiebe's A Discovery of Strangers and the poetry of Robert Lowell. Many of the contributions also critically engage with and re?ect on some of the most prominent voices in contemporary theoretical debates about ethics such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jürgen Habermas, Em-manuel Levinas, Axel Honneth, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, and Julia Kristeva. This volume thus aptly covers the panoply of contemporary ethical and moral interventions while at the same time providing distinctively...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 171 pages
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The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives

by Molly Hite

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 184 pages
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Haruki Murakami Interviews: How Murakami thinks?

by Hemza Benguesmia

His surreal stories are read by millions but the Japanese novelist is bemused by his celebrity. The eternal Nobel favourite reveals why his books appeal in times of chaos...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 33 pages
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Ulysses: Joyce's Yes! to Life: (A Commendation and Guide)

by Stephen D Morrison

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 155 pages
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The ABC Animals Animals Alphabet Book: Alfabeto Spanish Bilingual Edition

by ROSARIO Publishing

ABC Alphabet Spanish Bilingual Edition from author "ROSARIO Publishing" Introduces animals lettersHelps babies and toddlers to build their early vocabulary ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: Unknown
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The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Martina Zimmermann

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific und...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Disorders & Diseases, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 167 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Why Kafka Is Not Kafkaesque

by Paul Johnston

Kafka's stories are famous for their mysterious, somewhat sinister character, but what do they really mean? This short, readable book gives you a chance to explore four of Kafka's best known works and understand better what his writing is all about. Whether you have never read Kafka or read him a long time ago, it offers you a thought-provoking way into his work. Kafka's writing can be funny as well as intriguing, but there is certainly much more to it than what is captured in the over-used word "Kafkaesque"....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 41 pages
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Telling the Truth: The Theory and Practice of Documentary Fiction

by Barbara C. Foley

Barbara Foley here focuses on the relatively neglected genre of documentary fiction: novels that are continually near the borderline between factual and fictive discourse. She links the development of the genre over three centuries to the evolution of capitalism, but her analyses of literary texts depart significantly from those of most current Marxist critics. Foley maintains that Marxist theory has yet to produce a satisfactory theory of mimesis or of the development of genres, and she addresses such key issues as the problem of reference and the nature of generic distinctions. Among the authors whom Foley treats are Defoe, Scott, George Eliot, Joyce, Isherwood, Dos Passos, William Wells Brown, Ishmael Reed, and Ernest Gaines....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.40 / 5
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But It's Too Dangerous

by S. B. Sheeran

The moment Emily meets Anna, she falls for her. The problem is, Anna is married, and so is she. Can Emily and Anna be together? Will they save each other? “But It’s Too Dangerous”, is a heart wrenching, emotional and realistic story about friendship, love, and desire....

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Lesbian, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
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Clouds Fun Fact of Kids (Fun Facts for Kids Book 11)

by The Star, Fishing

Fun Fact for Kids - CloudsChildren will learn about Fun Facts of Clouds.Such as "Clouds may contain millions of ton of water""The average cloud weighs up to 216 thousand pounds""Other planets on solar system also have clouds, including sulfur-dioxide clouds on Venus"Find out all this and much more in Fun Cloud Facts - Disaster Series Suitable for Kids ages 6-9.Children can also use knowledge in this book for scholl projects.Suitable for libraries, home school and classroom teachers who want to build kids world knowledge.Available in eBook and Paperback....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Science & Math, Earth Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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