"George MacDonald's fantasies inspired C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia Chronicles. Now Anamchara Books brings a today's readers a modern-language version of MacDonald's classic story. Diamond, a child of Victorian London, sleeps above the stable. When he hears a voice talking to him through a crack in the wall, a new world of mystery and meaning opens up to him. North Wind, the beautiful woman who can be either tiny or immense, sweeps him up in her arms and carries him over the city's dark streets. Their adventures together reveal the glimmer of love and wonder shining even within the grim reality of poverty and despair."
Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release Date: 2008-11-15
A traveler wrapped in a cloak walks down a lonely road. The north wind and the sun watch from above the traveler. They wonder which of them is more powerful than the other. The wind and sun make a bet to see who can get the traveler to remove the cloak. They both try their best. The wind blows with a truly powerful force. But what can the sun do? Can it win the bet by being the first to make the traveler remove the cloak? 24pp.
Enjoy a delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairy-tales and old favorite stories come vividly to life. Narration by expert storytellers, music, exciting sound effects, and dramatic dialogue will inspire. This classic tale is sure to become a favorite pass-time, treating children to a magical fantasy of entertaining enjoyment along with life lessons to which they can relate.
In Call of the North Wind, the author retraces voyages of lost ships, early explorers and heroic sea captains in a rich narrative of adventure and history of Lake Superior. As he sails along the Shipwreck Coast in a 35-foot catamaran, Marlin Bree goes on the track of the Edmund Fitzgerald and reconstructs the last hours of the giant boat--and meets up with some of the infamous storms that took it down with the loss of all hands. He delves into the legends and folklore of the first explorers of the Big Lake and the incredible Warriors of the Storm (They had to go out--they didn't have to come back.) A fascinating voyage that will fascinate and sometimes surprise you.
Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release Date: 2014-03-01
This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.
Archie genuinely believes the old legends he was told as a child. Growing up on a small island of the Scottish coast and sheltered from the rest of the world, despite all the knowledge he gains as an adult, he still believes in the underlying truth of these stories. After years of unemployment, to escape his selfish wife and to stop the North Wind from blowing so harshly in winter, Archie leaves home to find the hole where the North Wind originates. Funny, original and very moving, Archie and the North Wind demonstrates the raw power of storytelling.
Author: Allan Frewin Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
HOW FAR CAN THE BONDS OF LOYALTY BE STRETCHED? As the war with the Saxons reaches its darkest hour, Branwen is taking on 'suicidal' missions. Disaster strikes, and a valued friend suffers a devastating injury, testing the loyalty of her band of followers to the limit. Branwen must trust in the power of her destiny more than ever - and when she discovers her greatest ally has entered a secret alliance with her greatest enemy, she decides enough is enough. But a deadly trap awaits, and Branwen finds herself the prized prisoner of a man half-blinded by a thirst for revenge ...
Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1979-01-01
For centuries the snow goose has signified the passing seasons to the Indians?its white feathers a symbol of the breadth of life and a reminder of the roles the birds played as messengers between heaven and earth. The importance of the geese in these roles is attested by their prominence in Indian lore and myth. ø As a boy growing up in North Dakota, Paul A. Johnsgard measured his winters not by conventional time units, but in the days it took for the snow geese to return from their wintering grounds to Lake Traverse. In this book he recounts the story of one year in the life of a pair of snow geese-the incubation and breeding of the young in the Arctic, their hazardous migration to winter quarters near the Gulf of Mexico, and the spring migration back to the Arctic.
Author: Paul Lederer
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-05-13
To avenge his murdered friend, a young fur trapper will risk everything After the Sioux attacked, Sad Sam found young Brian McCulloch in the ruins of the wagon train, surrounded by the bodies of his slaughtered family. He took the frightened child under his wing, and for years they were inseparable—hunting, wandering, and trapping beavers for fur in the frigid Montana wilderness. While Sad Sam and Brian are returning south, their cart piled high with valuable pelts, a gang of bandits stops them, stealing the furs and leaving a bullet in Sad Sam’s gut before Brian has a chance to draw the Colt in his holster. Brian vows to avenge the man who was as close to a father as he will ever have. Tracking the outlaws means a long and dangerous journey, but with nothing left to lose, Brian wagers revenge will be worth the wait.
Fian has been adopted by monks on the west coast of Ireland. However, the young boy's fine drawings in the sand soon take him to the Isle of Iona to work on the Book of Kells - that great treasure of the Celts - in the last days of Columba. Fian befriends the monks, and though never quite becoming one of them, he grows into their world and is caught up in their stories. One day he falls in love, and in the joy and anguish that follows, he wrestles with faith and embarks on the long journey to discover his true self.
For 2,500 years, adults and children alike have been listening to the stories of Aesop. Originating in the folk wisdom of rural Asia Minor, these popular fables have been retold, repurposed, and altered over the centuries; in the process, they have sometimes been changed so much that they bear little resemblance to their simple forebears, which ask their listeners and readers to think for themselves, to supply their own conclusions. In this collection, Gregory McNamee draws on the Greek originals to provide Aesop's fables in a form that Aesop himself might recognise -- ones in which fleas and foxes converse, people sometimes learn from their errors, and things are not always what they seem.
Author: Christopher McIntosh
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 2019-05-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"The North" is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore. This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as "Hyberborea"--the "Land Beyond the North Wind"--which they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilization. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilization. In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among "the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism" and which is currently almost unknown in the West.
Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife Eleanor, whom he seduced from the French king; his son Richard the Lionheart; Thomas Becket, murdered in his cathedral. Who was this great, yet tragic king? For fans of Dan Jones, George RR Martin and Bernard Cornwell.