This uplifting creation myth story, illustrated with full color cut-paper artwork, evolves around a star in the sky, a blue ball, a mountain, a tree, and light beings.
The poetic text and the refined use of symbolism makes this book a valuable tool for thought and discussion among young children.
Even a busy Witch can easily add a little magic to each day. Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook puts a wealth of witchy information at your fingertips so you can enhance your skills in fun yet meaningful ways. Cast a simple spell for peace, prepare a delicious batch of Brigid's Bing Salad or Between-the-Worlds Blackberry Crumble, and keep track of meetings or movie dates. —Moon lore and Esbat rituals, plus Moon phases for successful spellcasting—Daily planetary and color correspondences to empower your magical work—Wiccan holidays, Sabbat musings, and tasty seasonal recipes for celebrating the Wheel of the Year—At-a-glance guide to the best days to plant and harvest—Seasonal spells and magical workings As always, your favorite authors share their Craft wisdom on a variety of helpful topics. You'll learn the art of "timecrafting"-how to stretch, contract, or bend time to suit your needs; discover how to add spark to any spell with candle magic essentials; find out how to empower your magic with the potent energy of the Dark Moon; and more! 13th Year of Publication! Featuring beautiful original artwork by Jennifer Hewitson
In 1955, when the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, author Bob Graetz was the young white pastor of a black Lutheran Church in Montgomery. His church and his home were in the black community and he and his wife among the few whites who supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Their church and home were both bombed; their lives were threatened often. But Graetz never wavered, and his Montgomery experiences, recounted in rich detail here, shaped a long ministerial career that always emphasized equality and justice issues no matter where his call took him. In addition to Graetz’s boycott memoirs, this book includes provocative chapters on white privilege, black forgiveness, and the present-day challenges for human and civil rights.
The Best Gifts Are Always Unexpected Home for Christmas by Jillian Hart Christina Eberlee is desperate for the safe haven promised to her by the Montana man whose bridal ad she answered. Yet she can't forget the handsome marshal who helps her on the journey. Maybe venturing from her planned path could lead Christina to the home she was truly meant to find. Snowflakes for Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad "Maybe you could marry her." Gabe Stone's niece and nephew long for a mother just like the mail-order bride Gabe's brother sent for and then abandoned. Yet in making the children's Christmas dreams come true, Gabe and Annabelle may discover the most precious gift of the holidays is love.
Digital Contagions is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical analysis of the culture and history of the computer virus phenomenon. The book maps the anomalies of network culture from the angles of security concerns, the biopolitics of digital systems, and the aspirations for artificial life in software. The genealogy of network culture is approached from the standpoint of accidents that are endemic to the digital media ecology. Viruses, worms, and other software objects are not, then, seen merely from the perspective of anti-virus research or practical security concerns, but as cultural and historical expressions that traverse a non-linear field from fiction to technical media, from net art to politics of software. Jussi Parikka mobilizes an extensive array of source materials and intertwines them with an inventive new materialist cultural analysis. Digital Contagions draws from the cultural theories of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Friedrich Kittler, and Paul Virilio, among others, and offers novel insights into historical media analysis.
For over 35 years, Tinkle has entertained generations of children with tales of humour, adventure, folklore, mystery, fantasy, and thrills. Now take home the best stories from all these years of Tinkle in a handy Tinkle Digest. Giggle at the misadventures of our lovable fool Suppandi. Follow Shambu’s escapades as he outruns lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Uncover Tantri’s disastrous attempts to send Hooja packing and grab the throne of Hujli. Enjoy Kalia disrupting Chamataka’s wicked plans. All served alongside delightful folktales, thrillers, mysteries, educational features, and more! Who is Suppandi? Suppandi is the most popular Tinkle Toon. Suppandi has been creating trouble and evoking laughter since January 1983, issue Tinkle 27. He’s a total goof and will make you laugh with his silly antics. Suppandi has had multiple jobs however none of them have lasted very long. He takes instructions from his employers, applies his own literal logic to them and causes total mayhem. The character of Suppandi is based on a Tamil folklore character, Chappandi. Ram Waeerkar, the legendary Tinkle artist gave form to Suppandi. Currently, his daughter, Archana Amberkar, illustrates the strip.
Who is Shikari Shambu? Shikari Shambu is everything he doesn’t appear to be. Just like his name. Although known as Shikari, he is no hunter. He is a conservationist and a wildlife expert. People turn to him in times of crises. Whether it is about rescuing a wild animal or catching a dangerous criminal, this forest ranger is everybody’s go-to guy. But, lo and behold, Shambu is no brave heart. He is secretly petrified of animals and has no love for adventure. All he seeks is a good, fluffy pillow to sleep on and a day that ends with a satisfied tummy. But trouble always finds its way to Shambu and luck finds him a way out. And the combination of the two creates a hilarious mad-venture! Created by former Tinkle editor, Luis Fernandes, artist V.B. Halbe brought this classic Toon to life. Currently, Tinkle’s Art Director, Savio Mascarenhas, illustrates the series. Who is Tantri the Mantri? Tantri is the minister who protects the King of Hujli from danger and acts of treason—he is also the man behind them! That’s right. Tantri the Mantri wants to become the King of Hujli, by hook or crook. Alas! All his plans to dethrone Hooja backfire on him in the most comical and bizarre ways. But this mantri is relent and will try any trick, no matter how ludicrous, to get his hands on the crown. Did you know? The first Tinkle Digest was published in January 1992 and contained stories hand-picked by Tinkle’s founder-editor Uncle Pai himself! About Tinkle Continuously published since 1980, Tinkle is one of the oldest and most cherished children’s comics magazines in India. It boasts of a large fan following and beloved characters that include such household names as Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and Tantri the Mantri.
In 1517 the English armies have defeated and killed James IV of Scotland at Flodden and James's widow-queen, Margaret, sister to Henry VIII, has fled to England, leaving her crown under a Council of Regency. Roger Shallot is drawn into a web of mystery and murder by his close friendship with Benjamin Daunbey, the nephew of Cardinal Wolsey, first minister of Henry VIII. Benjamin and Roger are ordered into Margaret's household to resolve certain mysteries as well as to bring about her restoration to Scotland. They begin by questioning Selkirk, a half-mad physician imprisoned in the Tower. He is subsequently found poisoned in a locked chamber guarded by soldiers. The only clue is a poem of riddles. However, the poem contains the seeds for other gruesome murders. The face assassin always leaves a white rose, the mark of Les Blancs Sangliers, a secret society plotting the overthrow of the Tudor monarchy... This novel was previously published under the pseudonym Michael Clynes.