These timeless tales of gods and heroes give us a window into the beliefs, values, and practices of people who lived long ago.
Since 9/11, the world has been confronted with the most volatile facets of Islam with little explanation of how or why these controversial elements developed. Written by one of North America’s most honored journalists, Being Muslim presents an up-front and clear explanation of this complex and emotion-laden subject. Although the varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined, the real focus of the book is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural, and religious divisions, the author offers a unique perspective based on life in Canada, a country in which diverse groups of people have found a way to live in peace. Aimed at young adults, the book offers invaluable insight to readers of all ages, cultures, and religious traditions.
Mexican folktales tell how flowers were named, how an old man outsmarted a tribe of chocolate-stealing warriors, and how a drink made from the aloe plant led to the marriage of a king and princess.
Unhappy about his baby sister’s illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.
Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds.
In June 1665, excited about coming to London to work at her sister Sarah’s candy shop, teenaged Hannah is unconcerned about rumors of Plague until the hot summer advances and increasing numbers of people succumb to the disease.