The King Who Rained

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 1416918582
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Confused by the different meanings of words that sound alike, a little girl imagines such unusual sights as "a king who rained" and "the foot prince in the snow."

The king who rained

Author: Fred Gwynne
ISBN: 0440841275
Release Date: 1989
Genre: English language

Confused by the different meanings of words that sound alike, a little girl imagines such unusual sights as "a king who rained" and " the foot prince in the snow."

The King Who Rained

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 0671667440
Release Date: 1988-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Confused by the different meanings of words that sound alike, a little girl imagines such unusual sights as "a king who rained" and "the foot prince in the snow."

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
ISBN: 0756978726
Release Date: 1988-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A little girl pictures the things her parents talk about, such as a chocolate moose, a gorilla war, and shoe trees.

King of the Sky

Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763695682
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house.

A Little Pigeon Toad

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0833549650
Release Date: 1990-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Humorous text and illustrations introduce a variety of homonyms and figures of speech.

Easy to See Why

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606112871
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Genre: Dog shows

As she walks to the dog show with her beloved mutt, a little girl meets several dogs and their look-alike owners.

What s the Point

Author: Josefine A. Fowler
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449059675
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Education

What's The Point? was written to bring to light the many words in the English language that cause some problems for young readers and writers. It's written in rhyme with a humorous tone to stimulate interest and retention.

The Player King

Author: Avi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481437707
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England. England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England! With the aid of the deceitful Earl of Lincoln, Brother Simonds sets out to teach the boy how to become the rightful English king. Lambert has everything to gain and nothing to lose, or so he thinks. Yet in this dangerous battle for the throne, Lambert is not prepared for what’s to come—or for what it really means to play at being a king.

How Big Is a Foot

Author: Rolf Myller
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307567710
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented. The Queen's birthday is only a few days away. How can they figure out what size the bed should be? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The King s Glass

Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407065915
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Art

Each year more than 250,000 people visit the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, one of Europe's best-known buildings. This book tells the untold story of the Chapel's crowning glory, its stained glass windows, and of the people who created them - the triumphant culmination of a project completed despite wars, the death of kings and violent religious conflict. The glass symbolises the power of the Tudors, and is a mirror of their souls. Planned by Henry VII and continued by Henry VIII, the windows are dynastic propaganda, simultaneously blatant and subtle. The windows show how Henry commemorated his wives in art, then airbrushed them out when they fell from favour, and how he recruited leading artists to make this England's response to the Sistine Chapel. The great 'King's Glass' also flaunts the skills of its makers, many of them innovative immigrants. It is a tale of guilds and artisans as well as of the court. It is, too, a history of England, reflecting change, conflict and modernity in the sixteenth century.

Catalina and the King s Wall

Author: Patricia Costello
ISBN: 1632331012
Release Date: 2018-05-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

One day Catalina overhears the king planning to build a wall and fears her family will never be able to visit. Catalina tricks the king into building walls that droop, drip, swirl, and swoosh away. But now the king demands a wall that will outlast even a Twinkie. Luckily, Catalina has the perfect ingredients to bake up a family reunion! A wonderful story of inclusivity and compassion perfect for initiating conversations with kids in today's world.

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Author: Seuss
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780385379328
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s classic tale of one king’s magical mishap. Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest problems. From the Hardcover edition.

Return of a King

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307958297
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: History

From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India—including a series of previously untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies—the author gives us the most immediate and comprehensive account yet of the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan: the British invasion of the remote kingdom in 1839. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed helmets, and facing little resistance, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the mountain passes from India into Afghanistan in order to reestablish Shah Shuja ul-Mulk on the throne, and as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans rose in answer to the call for jihad and the country exploded into rebellion. This First Anglo-Afghan War ended with an entire army of what was then the most powerful military nation in the world ambushed and destroyed in snowbound mountain passes by simply equipped Afghan tribesmen. Only one British man made it through. But Dalrymple takes us beyond the bare outline of this infamous battle, and with penetrating, balanced insight illuminates the uncanny similarities between the West’s first disastrous entanglement with Afghanistan and the situation today. He delineates the straightforward facts: Shah Shuja and President Hamid Karzai share the same tribal heritage; the Shah’s principal opponents were the Ghilzai tribe, who today make up the bulk of the Taliban’s foot soldiers; the same cities garrisoned by the British are today garrisoned by foreign troops, attacked from the same rings of hills and high passes from which the British faced attack. Dalryrmple also makes clear the byzantine complexity of Afghanistan’s age-old tribal rivalries, the stranglehold they have on the politics of the nation and the ways in which they ensnared both the British in the nineteenth century and NATO forces in the twenty-first. Informed by the author’s decades-long firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, and superbly shaped by his hallmark gifts as a narrative historian and his singular eye for the evocation of place and culture, The Return of a King is both the definitive analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War and a work of stunning topicality.


Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
ISBN: 0671778188
Release Date: 1992-06-01
Genre: Fairy tales.

Not satisfied being a frog, Pondlarker seeks a princess' kiss to fulfill his princely ambitions.