Friday 28 August 2015

Edith Nesbit - The House of Arden

Edith Nesbit - The House of Arden
The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if—and only if—he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edred’s birthday? Probably one of the best children's books ever written! Illustrated.

Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781329374232

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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Viktor Rydberg - Fädernas gudasaga

Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) återberättar här sagorna om våra fornnordiska gudar med Oden och Tor i spetsen. Om världens skapelse, världsträdet Yggrasil, de första människorna, Midgård och Valhall och de andra världarna, och om Ragnarök. Läs de svindlande äventyren som satt outplånliga spår i vår kulturhistoria och omgivning. Närmare en svensk "bibel" än så här går det inte att komma.

Sidor: 260
ISBN: 9781329373648

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Thursday 13 August 2015

Edith Nesbit - The Wonderful Garden

Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. Edith Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." Published more than 100 years ago, this is one of Nesbit's least-known children's books, out of print for many years but now it is finally back. Illustrated.

Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781329375222

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Thursday 6 August 2015

Howard Pyle - The Story of King Arthur and his Knights

In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle’s classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin’s spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times. A wonderfully fantastical and compelling version of the Arthur legend. Howard Pyle's stories of King Arthur and his knights are themselves legendary. Colorful tales of chivalry are combined with his own detailed illustrations to create an elegant and beautiful book.

Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781329373815

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