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Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, parano... read more
Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daug... read more
Angelina and Henry visit the Royal Palace of Mouseland to help teach the princesses a special ballet for the King and Queen's wedding anniversary. To Angelina's horror, Miss Lilly is confined to her bed with a terrible cold and Angelina is asked to be in charge. When she finds the 'perfect' princesses squabbling in the ballro... read more
These 50 interesting and entertaining projects are designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the Maori craft of plaiting. Fun with Flax shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a ... read more
Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died.There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is a much a part of living as being born.
Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths told in Brigg's unique strip-cartoon format. Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered - this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives of two people who, as Bri... read more
A magical book that has become an enduring children's classic, The Red Balloon is the story of a young boy and his best friend--a bright red balloon. Chock-full of photographs of the boy, the balloon and the captivating city of Paris.
A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.
As in all hospitals, the medical hierarchy of The House of God was a pyramid - a lot at the bottom and one at the top.Put another way it was like an ice-cream cone...you had to lick your way up! Roy Basch, the 'red-hot' Rhodes Scholar, thought differently - but then he hadn't met Hyper Hooper, out to win the most post-mortems... read more
With unique features for maximum clarity and convenience, this newly expanded edition of a respected classic offers students, teachers, and scholars alike an updated reference to the Latin language-- both written and oral-- that is unsurpassed in affordability, dependability, and ease of use.
'We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words. What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word.
This book is an attem... read more
Looks at some really stupid tales including "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball", "The Really Ugly Duckling" and "Jack's Bean Problem".
This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of art 'isms'. From the isms of the Renaissance to the isms of now, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped art history. For each ism, there is a definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works as well ... read more
Cake decorating is creative, fun and easy to learn, and this book proves that you shouldn't save your cake decorating ideas just for christenings and weddings! Over 30 designs for cakes, cupcakes, minicakes and cookies allow you to make sweet treats for friends and family all year round; the featured cake decorating technique... read more
A description of life in the Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, US Army, from the time of their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory. Drawing on interviews, journals and letters, the author tells - often in their own words - the story of these American heroes.
In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This ... read more
In Stalin's Soviet Union, crime does not exist. But still millions live in fear. The mere suspicion of disloyalty to the State, the wrong word at the wrong time, can send an innocent person to his execution. Officer Leo Demidov, an idealistic war hero, believes he's building a perfect society. But after witnessing the interro... read more
Ack and Other Abdications documents and considers the life of one sculpture, Ack - at once vast ice-flow and intestine that appeared first at Artspace in Auckland in 2006, was reworked for the Auckland Art Gallery in 2008, a showing that won the artist the Walters Prize.
|Author:||Lucy Maud Montgomery|
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling new series: " Classic Starts." The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. "Classic Starts" treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an in... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Overall Winner 2007 and Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Younger Readers 2007. Shortlisted for Branford Boase Award 2007 and Blue Peter Children's Book Awards: The Most Fun Story With Pictures 2007.|
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil. First published 2006.
Maori to English. The 7th edition is revised by a committee consisting of Dr Pei te Hurinui Jones (chairman) and Bruce Biggs, both members of the original revision committee, the late Mrs Beth Ranapia of the Department of Education and Mrs Merimeri Penfold of the maori Studies section of the Anthropology department, Univers... read more