Captain Arsenio Inventions and Mis adventures in Flight

Author: Pablo Bernasconi
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547562063
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Captain Arsenio was a curious man who liked, more than anything, to tinker and explore. One day in 1782, he decided that he would put his unusual skills to work in a most ambitious way: he would build a flying machine. Despite a hodgepodge of materials (and a total unawareness of the laws of physics), Captain Arsenio aimed to get his feet off the ground and his head in the clouds—temporarily, at least. But would any of his crazy inventions ever achieve flight? In this hilarious fictional account, Pablo Bernasconi imagines a legend in the making—a retired cheesemaker and scuba diver turned inventor who sets off to fly with the birds, in spite of himself.

Disney A to Z

Author: Dave Smith
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN:
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Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films

The Wizard the Ugly and the Book of Shame

Author: Pablo Bernasconi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582346739
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When the wizard's homely assistant Chancery asks a magic book to make him handsome, causing its powers go haywire, he discovers that the only way to remedy the situation is to try to attain his wish without magic assistance.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Author: Mo Willems
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781406355321
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A hugely entertaining and riotous re-telling of a classic fairy tale from one of the most original and funny voices in children's books today. Have you ever heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs? Yes, you heard right - DINOSAURS. Once upon a time, there were three hungry dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur and ... a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. Of course. One day, purely on a whim, they decided to tidy up their house nice and neat, make their beds up all cosy and comfortable, prepare delicious hot chocolate pudding of varying temperatures, place their chairs just so, and go ... SOMEWHERE ELSE. Let's be clear, they were definitely NOT setting up a trap for some succulent, poorly supervised little girl called Goldilocks who may wander by ... ahem.

Lucky for Good

Author: Susan Patron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416990593
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The residents of Hard Pan, California, come together to help Brigitte and Lucky when the County Health Department threatens to close down the cafâe, and meantime Miles's life is complicated by his mother's return.

Impossibly Funky

Author: Mike White
Publisher: Bearmanor Media
ISBN: 9781593935474
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Harangue for Hollywood! From the blighted urban squalor of Detroit--Paris of the Midwest--came enfant terrible Mike White and his mutant publication, Cashiers du Cinemart. For fourteen years and fifteen issues the writers of Cashiers du Cinemart provided a treasure trove of writing on film and popular culture. This book collects the best articles from the fifteen year history of Cashiers du Cinemart magazine with sections dedicated to Quentin Tarantino, Star Wars, Black Shampoo, Unproduced screenplays, celebrity interviews, and much more. Everything has been refreshed, polished, and improved for this volume of movie mayhem.

Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture

Author: Luca Prono
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313335990
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Features A-to-Z listings on such topics as people, films, television shows, and sports figures that have contributed to gay and lesbian popular culture, including entries on The Advocate, "La Cage Aux Folles," and The Village People.

Cosmopolitan Desires

Author: Mariano Siskind
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810167786
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Mariano Siskind’s groundbreaking debut book redefines the scope of world literature, particularly regarding the place of Latin America in its imaginaries and mappings. In Siskind’s formulation, world literature is a modernizing discursive strategy, a way in which cultures negotiate their aspirations to participate in global networks of cultural exchange, and an original tool to reorganize literary history. Working with novels, poems, essays, travel narratives, and historical documents, Siskind reads the way Latin American literary modernity was produced as a global relation, from the rise of planetary novels in the 1870s and the cosmopolitan imaginaries of modernism at the turn of the twentieth century, to the global spread of magical realism. With its unusual breadth of reference and firm but unobtrusive grounding in philosophy, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, Cosmopolitan Desires will have a major impact in the fields of Latin American studies and comparative literature.

Story of the Creation

Author: Jane Ray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780862784836
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Glowing with colour and filled with animals, fish, planets, oceans and forests, this timelessly beautiful book tells the story of the creation as if for the first time. Fantastic illustration creates a timeless new version of the Bible's first great tale.

Andy Russell NOT Wanted by the Police

Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544201485
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Andy Russell’s neighbors have asked nine-year-old Andy and his best friend, Tamika, to watch their house while they are away. But when Andy sees unexplained lights and movements, he becomes convinced there is an intruder next door! The problem is . . . whenever he tries to show his family and the police what he sees, everything is back to normal. Now Detective Andy Russell must prove that he's not just a pest--that there is something suspicious going on!