Before Freud, nobody discussed “unconscious” motives, Oedipal complexes, the id and the ego, or Freudian slips. Freud was a complicated, often irascible man, who in 19th-century Vienna developed his still-controversial ideas and the new discipline of psyc.
A dramatic retelling of the classic legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table captures all of the majesty of the mystical quest for the Holy Grail. All ages.
In 1919, Alice McLerran’s grandfather and his family spent a year on a homestead outside of Yuma, Arizona, trying to turn a desert mesa into farmland–and a shack into a home. Funny, moving and filled with fascinating period detail, this is an affectionate account of that year. Full color.
Hero, a girl who does not speak, begins to do odd-jobs for her enigmatic neighbor, Miss Credence, whose house holds a shocking secret, at the same time that Hero’s sister returns home with an abandoned boy and another secret.
From oozing grobes to slimy slugs, this extraordinary collection is bursting with Dahl’s poems, verses, and songs. And with full-color original illustrations from a distinguished group of more than twenty artists, this lavish volume is a must-have for any Dahl fan’s library.
Each morning as the sun brightens the West African sky, mother and child prepare to start their day. They spend it bound together, the child riding on the mother’s back watching their world go past. Pounding millet, drawing water from the well, visiting friends, shopping at the outdoor market. They share the days in perfect […]
It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re invited to a Nochebuena celebration! Follow a family as they prepare to host a night filled with laughter, love, and Latino tradition. Make tasty tamales and hang colorful adornos (decorations) on the walls. Gather to sing festive canciones (songs) while sipping champurrado (hot chocolate). After the midnight feast has been […]
When a boy inherits his great-aunt’s diary, he begins to learn fascinating things about her life, including the long-hidden secret to a family mystery, as he reads about her youthful dreams to help her father salvage ships wrecked at sea.
Stunning silhouettes and luminous marbleized backgrounds breathe new life into the earliest versions of classic fairy tales, embodying the dark magic and enchanting worlds of “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella.”
Blending historical research and contemporary literary criticism, this fascinating look at one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays explains how the playwright conceived and wrote Macbeth and brings to life a production of the play.