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An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets.
An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets.
Stalker Kai always knew Death walked in his shadow. But when his search for his mentor's estranged brother brings Death to his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest.
NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds... 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core... Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
: Sapphire wasn't like the other dragons of Dragon Valley. As an outsider, it was only natural that her thoughts should turn to what was outside. Before she could turn thought into action, Dragon Valley had a visitor, a beautiful and intriguing stranger who never quite managed to answer any of Sapphire's questions. It didn't help that the other dragons accepted her without question and Sapphire became even more isolated. Why was she the only one who could see there was something dangerous about Spectacular Amazia? By the time the others realized their mistake, Sapphire and her few friends have discovered the truth about Dragon Valley and an even greater danger that threatens them and their whole world.
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Who would burn books? Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient China. There, a powerful emperor called the Dragon King has ordered that all books be burned. Will Jack and Annie be able to save at least one book? Or will they be captured by the emperor's soldiers? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
A fascinating book about the history and culture of China. The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors, and learn about the significance of its ancient dynasties. Countless tools and materials that people have used every day for centuries—paper, gunpowder, cast iron, matches, and silk, to name just a few—were first made in China. Chinese society has progressed through major changes, but lucky numbers, festivals, beliefs about colors, the practic of footbinding, the building of the Great Wall, and the larger-than-life people of China are all integral parts of this ancient civilization and still have an impact on life today. Bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah explores an extraordinary view of the great story of China over the last two millennia in this nonfiction work, which also includes black-and-white photographs.
The Dragon Child is an adventure/fantasy tale following Dragon, who is a half human and half dragon, born from an ancient magic brought forth by his parents’ love. His father is human, and his dragon mother is the queen of the dragon empire. When they pass, Dragon inherits the throne, as well as a world full of troubles. Dragon's world is turned upside down as he travels with a small band of companions and he finds himself fighting battles that he does not want to be a part of. When everything around him falls apart, he is torn inside by his race and identity. He is not sure whether he should save the humans or save the dragons. As he is forced to make choices, Dragon learns about himself and the races that he is a part of, and in doing so, he becomes who he has always been destined by the Creator to be.
Calling all precocious princesses! This series is sure to be a hit with girls who love E.D. Baker and other authors who offer a big dose of humor and adventure with their princess fix. Rules for the Ballet of the Flowers: 1. The invitations must be perfect. 2. You must pick a beautiful flower. 3. Your dance must be graceful. At Tall Towers Princess Academy, the Ballet of the Flowers is a very special performance. But Grace just can’t seem to get it right. First, she ruins the invitations when she falls off her unicorn and into the mud. Then she picks a flower called dragon’s heart . . . but it smells more like dragon poo! And graceful? Well, that’s just not Princess Grace. She has much more important things on her mind—like whether a real dragon is living near her school! But will Grace’s secret new friend mess up the ballet performance?
Eleanor Brice Desmarais, she of the cracked glass slipper and unladylike intellectual propensities, has learned that happily-ever-after is as rare as a frozen dragon, even for a happenstance princess. She survived a plot against her life, but her marriage to the alcoholic, womanizing Prince Gregory of Cartheigh remains at best a sham, and at worse, a potential noose around her neck. Gregory is increasingly suspicious of Eleanor’s unusually close relationship with his best friend, Dorian Finley, and with good reason. Ironically, Gregory seems to be engaged in his own scandalous love affair— with Eleanor’s scheming stepsister, no less. Eleanor understands the harsh realities of women’s lives in her kingdom, so she turns her energies to a school for impoverished girls, until an evil magician’s deception destroys the school and unleashes a festering plague. From the Fire-iron walls of Eclatant Palace to the slums of Meggett Fringe, no one, magical or mundane, is safe from the fever-induced delirium of the Great Burning. Not even Eleanor’s children. As Eleanor’s happily-ever-after morphs from circumspect to heartbreaking to mortally dangerous, for both herself and Dorian, she faces her greatest losses and her harshest reckoning. No matter what life hands her, however, she finds the strength to do what she must. She stares down her challenges, protects her loved ones, and fights to change the world. Just like women everywhere, in her world, and ours.
A sweeping, exotic historical saga for fans of Dinah Jefferies. One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun – little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse. That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the next four years. Connor O'Connor, the rebellious Irish soldier, who will woo and then lose her, and Kim Pheloung. Immensely rich and the most beautiful man Rowena has ever seen, he is also the most ruthless, with a sinister need possess and control. When the Japanese invasion leaves this previously strong and independent woman raped and broken, who will succeed in claiming Rowena's body and soul? And will she ever learn to love the child born of that terrible Christmas Day?
Foreign Exchange is the story of two women and their experiences at an American Episcopalian missionary school in Wuhan St. Hilda's School for Girls from 1929-1937. Yeh Yuanshuang was a student from a privileged Chinese family; Dorothea Kingsley Wakeman was a short-term teacher from a privileged American family. Both would be transformed by their experiences at St. Hilda's whose walls served to protect the school from outside danger as well as to help create a space where new gender expectations could be nurtured, hidden away from the gaze of prying eyes. Examining St. Hilda's through the experiences of these two women illuminates the liberating qualities of female education, the power of personal narrative as an ethnographic/historical research tool, and how the stories of Yuanshuang and Dorothea are embedded in the historical circumstances of their times. The telling of their stories also reveals the impact of the modern world on their parents' generation.
The story of exploration - from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space - is presented in vivid visual detail in this intriguing guide. DK Eyewitness Books: Explorer takes a look at the perilous and exciting worlds of explorers, sharing stunning real-life photographs of famous explorers' equipment and personal possessions, as well as the objects they found. Readers will see arrows shot into Livingston's boat, gold found by Spanish conquistadors, and insect specimens brought back by naturalist explorers. As they learn how the earliest sailors navigated, who first crossed the Australian continent, what the Egyptians found in the legendary "Land of the Gods," and more, readers will gain an understanding of the extraordinary explorations that helped shape our world today.
Develop the artistic ability of students in grades PK–2 using ART—All Year Long! This 160-page book includes reproducible art projects that teach students about color, line, shape, form, texture, and space while improving communication, higher-order thinking, and motor skills. This book is a perfect addition to weekly lesson plans.
Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the delineation of the costume conventions, an analysis of the costumes through their historical precedents and theatrical modifications, and the use of garment shape, color, and embroidery for symbolic effect. Practical information covers dressing the performers and a costume plot, the design and creation of the make-up and hairstyles, and pattern drafts of the major garments. Photographs from live performances, as well as details of embroidery, and close-up photographs of the headdresses thoroughly portray the stunning beauty of this incomparable performance style. Presenting the brilliant colors of the elaborately embroidered silk costumes together with the intricate makeup and glittering headdresses, this volume embodies the elegance of the Beijing opera.
It is the Sixth Age, Year Nineteen-Hundred and Seventy-Six. It is a time of brooding Shadows and Restless Empires. Two Brothers destined as avatars of fate. One brother, bound by honour and duty to an ancient holy empire, seeks to regain lost glory in a time of Total World War. He is tasked to bring about the brutal birth pains of a New World Order, as many nations drown in fire and blood, all for the holy relic of a dead god in ages past. The second brother, raised in humble beginnings. Who dreamt of seeing the world on his own terms. Fate reveals his future, that of which the hope of the world rests ultimately upon his shoulders. His destiny takes him over distant mountains and vast oceans where he is witness to the atrocities of the Empire of Madness. Theirs is a tragic tale, foretold by ancient prophecy, and their fates intertwined in the turbulent tides of destiny. -Should one succeed and the other fails in his quest. Then, Anew Dark Age shall consume the World of Erthos.
This collection of simple-to-use activities will jumpstart students' understanding of the world's religions and belief systems. A wealth of activities, including discussion techniques, group tasks and thought experiments, guides the teacher in delivering stimulating and imaginative RE lessons. Based around religions' sacred texts, beliefs, leaders, spaces and festivals, this indispensable and practical guide covers all major belief systems including: Judaism Christianity Islam Humanism Hinduism Buddhism Sikhism Jainism Far East traditions. Jumpstart! Religious Education is an essential classroom resource to encourage students' engagement with and comprehension of religions around the world. If you are a trainee, newly-qualified or experienced teacher looking for a range of quick, effective, fun and challenging ways to teach about religion, then this is the perfect book for you.
January, 2022: A dark monstrous apparition – Apophis – feverishly races past the expanse of the Milky Way galaxy and bolts to the edge of the solar system. Recklessly accelerating, this sinister twin-headed asteroid continues its inebriated journey to soon rain a resolute chaos upon Earth. Five ancient philosophers reincarnated (nine years earlier) in different cities across the planet – New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Azores Islands in Portugal and Buyukada Island in Turkey, discover amongst haunting memories of their phantasmal past lives, that it is their destiny to save humanity from the evil forces unleashed by the Skyllats from across the galaxy. And now, these 9-year-old sentient beings must rely on their shared, ancient wisdom to prepare humanity for the war across the galaxy that is imminent. “Restlessly paced, the story binds beautifully science fiction and philosophy.” “A brilliantly researched, marvel of story weaving. Unputdownable!” “Being an ardent fan of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. I found myself teamed up with the 9-year-olds along their breathtaking, phantasmal journeys.” “Magical & Mesmerizing. The story transports you across time.” “A blockbuster in the making…”
All freelance Tunneler Miles Franco wants is a bit of freedom and a couple of bucks to rub together. So when the cops haul him downtown for smuggling people between worlds, he’ll take any chance he can get to stay out of the pen. And funnily enough, the cops have just the job for him. A mysterious interdimensional drug lord is staking his claim on Miles’ city, and the cops need Miles’ expertise to cut off the drug lord’s supply before it starts the biggest gang war in the city’s history. But snooping around in gang business is a dangerous job in a town where everyone’s on the take and the gangsters play for keeps. And there are a lot of ways a nosy Tunneler can disappear. Raw, insane, and hard-boiled as hell, The Man Who Crossed Worlds is a violent fever-dream for those who like their urban fantasy to kick them in the teeth.
A lively, vibrant, and at times boisterous city, Dublin boasts a stunning array of Georgian architecture, world-class museums and galleries, the beautiful quadrangles of historic Trinity College, as well as plenty of cozy pubs to linger inside over a pint of Guinness. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Dublin with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Dublin into helpful lists of ten -- from our own selected highlights to the best historic buildings and monuments, places to eat, performing arts venues and, of course, pubs. You'll discover: - Five easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Dublin's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Trinity College, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol and Hospital and Phoenix Park - Dublin's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's activities and things to do for free - Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Dublin's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Ireland.
An ordinary young man like Chen Fan occasionally obtained a summoning scroll from the Hero Alliance in the future.From then on, Chen Fan and the heroes he summoned had created a colorful comedy in the city ..."Master, it's done, except for 2 guys ..."Chen Fan calmly said, "Don't worry, you want to run? Running in front of me is the biggest mistake of his life. Card, EZ, captain, Panson, Ice, Dead Song, Lax will destroy him!Ah? Cooldown? Forget it, let them go. Wishing them a chance to live through Timmer's Mushroom Formation...What? They didn't go that way? It's okay, there's still the clown's box there, right? What? You're not going there either? "Hehe, don't be afraid, there are still two cannons with big heads over there ..."This book uses ease as the main melody, interspersed with all sorts of funny plot. Newcomer's pen, limited brush, if unsatisfied, please forgive me.