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."

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.

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.

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

Author: Fred Gwynne
ISBN: 1439599483
Release Date: 2009-02-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A gorilla war? Car pools? Playing the piano by ear? It's no wonder a little girl is confused by some of the strange things she overhears her mommy and daddy saying. With his hilarious wordplay and zany illustrations, Fred Gwynne keeps children of all ages in stitches!

On Monday When It Rained

Author: Cherryl Kachenmeister
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618111247
Release Date: 2001-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young boy describes, in text and photographs of his facial expressions, the different emotions he feels each day, including proud, scared, lonely, and excited. Reprint.

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.


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.

See the Yak Yak

Author: Charles Ghigna
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606168885
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Illustrations and brief text present pairs of words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

The King s Damosel

Author: Vera Chapman
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
ISBN: 9781905665327
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A magical glimpse into the legendary age of Arthurian chivalry. Lynett, unwilling bride of the Round Table Knight, Gaheris, who leaves her husband and the true love of her life, his brother Gareth, to become the King's messenger. Knightly chivalry is beset by Dark Age barbarity in this richly woven tapestry of heroes and heroines, monsters and saints, temptresses and magicians.

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.

And the Birds Rained Down

Author: Jocelyne Saucier
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 9781770563339
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Fiction

Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined to live out the rest of their lives on their own terms: free of all ties and responsibilities, their only connection to civilization two pot farmers who bring them whatever they can't eke out for themselves. But their solitude is disrupted by the arrival of two women. The first is a photographer searching for survivors of a series of catastrophic fires nearly a century earlier; the second is an elderly escapee from a psychiatric institution. The little hideaway in the woods will never be the same. Originally published in French, And the Birds Rained Down, the recipient of several prestigious prizes, including the Prix de Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, is a haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.

What s Nude

Author: Fred Gwynne
Publisher: Astor-Honor Incorporated
ISBN: 0839211295
Release Date: 1960
Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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.