Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on Jean & Ron Henry's charming fairy painting "Bottom of the Garden," making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.
Add a little magic to each day in 2011. The quick and easy spells in this almanac make it perfect for beginning spellcasters and busy Witches. Cast a shadow spell, make a protection charm, scry with a magic mirror--the bewitchments, recipes, rituals, and meditations in Llewellyn's Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac help you use the unique energies of each day and season to gain skill in your Craft and enhance your life. For your convenience, the 365 spells are cross-referenced by purpose: love, health, money, protection, home and garden, travel, and communication. This handy spellbook features space for notes and a wealth of spell-crafting essentials so you can create your own spells. Planetary influences for each day * The Moon's sign and phases A glossary of magical terms * Pagan holidays and lore Color and incense correspondences for each day Timing tips to add planetary power to your spells The magical workings in this spellbook were composed by many of your favorite Witches and writers: Chandra Alexandre, Elizabeth Barrette, Castiel, Dallas Jennifer Cobb, Raven Digitalis, Ellen Dugan, Abel R. Gomez, Ember Grant, James Kambos, Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha, Paniteowl, Susan Pesznecker, Diana Rajchel, Laurel Reufner, and Tess Whitehurst. ~ 10th Year of Publication! ~
Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2009-11-03
From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it. From the Hardcover edition.
More caps for sale! Pezzo, the hardworking peddler, is still selling caps in this delightful sequel to the beloved caps for sale. But what is that amusing performing elephant up to? And where have all Pezzo's caps gone? Will Pezzo get them back? Esphyr Slobodkina's classic artwork and timeless story are as endearing as ever in this new paperback edition.
Author: Skottie Young
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Grab your colored pencils and contribute your own creativity to the irreverent Adventure Time meets Alice in Wonderland-style epic featuring Gert--a six-year-old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to get home. "Price Includes VAT"
Author: Julio Capó Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Social Science
Poised on the edge of the United States and at the center of a wider Caribbean world, today's Miami is marketed as an international tourist hub that embraces gender and sexual difference. As Julio Capo Jr. shows in this fascinating history, Miami's transnational connections reveal that the city has been a queer borderland for over a century. In chronicling Miami's queer past from its 1896 founding through 1940, Capo shows the multifaceted ways gender and sexual renegades made the city their own. Drawing from a multilingual archive, Capo unearths the forgotten history of "fairyland," a marketing term crafted by boosters that held multiple meanings for different groups of people. In viewing Miami as a contested colonial space, he turns our attention to migrants and immigrants, tourism, and trade to and from the Caribbean--particularly the Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti--to expand the geographic and methodological parameters of urban and queer history. Recovering the world of Miami's old saloons, brothels, immigration checkpoints, borders, nightclubs, bars, and cruising sites, Capo makes clear how critical gender and sexual transgression is to understanding the city and the broader region in all its fullness.
180 chords, arranged by key, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for learners of all ages. A no-nonsense, easy to carry, wiro book that will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag. Organised with Essential, Useful and Occasional chords, and an introduction to strumming, ukulele types and a simple guide to understanding chords.
Author: Teresa Moorey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Fairies of the water, air, and earth, the trees and flowers, the house and hearth: all these mysterious, elusive creatures materialize on the pages of this distinctively beautiful guide to fairyland. Illustrated throughout with captivating artwork in glorious color, it examines fairy legend and lore through the ages and leads us into fairy cities, landscapes, rings, and paths. Find out what clothes they wear (fairies can be fussy about their dress), what they like to eat and drink, and what plants and animals they cherish. Discover the secrets of fairy festivals, and the various names they like to be called--including the Little Folk and Good Neighbors. Altogether, it’s a privileged glimpse into a paradise that vibrates at a different frequency than ours...and that few can ever see.