St. George: Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint and Dragonslayer by Giles Morgan

By Giles Morgan

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, energetic, and simple to learn. choked with proof in addition to specialist reviews, every one e-book has the entire key details you must learn about such renowned issues as movie, tv, cult fiction, historical past, and extra. on the center of the myths and legends surrounding the English icon lies the tale of an early Christian martyr persecuted through the Roman Empire. yet England is just one state to have followed this soldier saint as their purchaser; the cult of St. George is astonishingly frequent. His heroic fight opposed to the dragon could be obvious because the bravery of somebody Christian or because the everlasting conflict among stable and evil. but nearer exam exhibits transparent parallels among his conflict and that of prior pre-Christian heroes, resembling Perseus and Beowulf. St. George can also be pointed out with the Islamic hero Al Khidr and has been heavily associated with the golf green guy of pre-Christian fable. right here, Giles Morgan seems to be on the many features of St. George as multi-cultural icon and hero.

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Tigerheart by Peter David

By Peter David

For all readers who've ever lent an enthusiastic ear to a perfectly good instructed story, or tumbled gladly into pages that can shipping them at any place, now comes novelist Peter David’s captivating new paintings of myth. Action-packed and suspenseful, heart-tugging and clever, it weaves a spell either hauntingly everyday and completely impossible to resist in the event you have ever surrendered themselves to flights of fancy, and feature whispered of their hearts, “I believe.”Paul pricey is an effective and smart boy, doted on by way of a father who fills his son’s head with tall stories, exciting legends, and speak of fairy-folk, and through a mom who indulges those remarkable tales and tempers them with logic. yet Paul is distinct in ways in which even his adoring mom and dad may by no means have imagined. For by means of day, in London’s Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and different magical creatures that reside one of the living–but are unseen by means of such a lot. And at evening in his room, a boy very like himself, but now not, beckons to Paul from the replicate to come back adventuring. It’s a contented lifestyles for Paul, made all of the extra so by means of the start of his child sister. yet every thing adjustments whilst tragedy moves, and Paul concludes that there’s just one plan of action he can take to dispel the darkness and make issues correct back. and prefer numerous heroes earlier than him, he is aware that he needs to possibility every little thing to save lots of the day. therefore starts off a quest that may lead Paul down the city’s bustling streets, to a curio store the place a mystical best friend awaits him, and launches him into the starry skies, sure for a realm the place something is feasible. faraway from domestic, he'll run with fierce Indian warriors, move swords with fearsome pirates, befriend an impressive white tiger, and start beside a unprecedented, ageless boy who reigns in a boundless global of imagination.Brimming with the sly humor and breathless pleasure of a standard Victorian bedtime tale, deftly embroidered with its personal targeted knowledge and sweetness, Tigerheart is a hymn to childhood’s happiness and heartbreak, a meditation at the love, braveness, sacrifice, and religion that form us and outline our lives, and a wonderfully rendered smooth fable–for readers of any age–that brilliantly proves itself a worthwhile brother to the undying vintage that function its idea.

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Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida by William E. McGoun

By William E. McGoun

To many of us in South Florida, and "oldtimer" is a person who has lived there for greater than 5 years. Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida considers the tradition heritage of the true South Florida "oldtimers" relationship from 10,000 B.C. in the course of the invasion through Europeans and analyzes the ways that they tailored to their surroundings via time—or prompted their setting to evolve to them.

South Florida is a organic island, its plant groups circumscribed through the southern limits of frost. Its peoples have been special from these to the north and have been much less studied by way of students. in recent times the speed of study has elevated, yet there was no test at synthesis due to the fact John M. Goggin wrote his still-unpublished manuscript at the Glades approximately part a century in the past. Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida assembles the to be had wisdom and discusses competing theories, and does so in phrases which are comprehensible to the overall reader. McGoun outlines a cultural approach that maintained a magnificent continuity for 10,000 years—before being destroyed through centuries of eu contact.


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Lafcadio Hearn's America: Ethnographic Sketches and by Lafcadio Hearn

By Lafcadio Hearn

The yankee essays of popular author Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) artistically chronicle the strong city lifetime of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Hearn is among the few chroniclers of city American existence within the 19th century, and lots more and plenty of this fabric has now not been greatly to be had because the Nineteen Fifties. Lafcadio Hearn's the United States collects Hearn's tales of vagabonds, river humans, mystics, criminals, and a few of the earliest money owed on hand of black and ethnic city folklife in the United States. He was once an often consulted specialist on the US in the course of his years in Japan, and those editorials think about the issues and probabilities of American existence because the kingdom entered its maximum century. Hearn's paintings, which displays an the US that's much less "melting pot" than a different, highly spiced, and sometimes unique gumbo, offer crucial history for the examine of America's first steps clear of its agrarian beginnings.

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Jasmine and Coconuts: South Indian Tales by Cathy Spagnoli

By Cathy Spagnoli

Lush tropical lands, unique natural world, colourful garments, and the spirit and impact of Hinduism are a number of the wonders to be visible in Southern India. one of the full of life sounds are the these of conventional and modern tales as present in this assortment. stories of tricksters, heroes, and sages in addition to sleek jokes, actual tales, and instructing stories?€”42 stories overall, balanced in size, temper, and age appeal?€”can be present in this specific anthology. With the tales, the authors provide a historic evaluate of the quarter and specific storytelling notes. colour images and stylish line drawings supplement the textual content, as does a source directory of books, facilities, sites, and a calendar of South Indian fairs. a stunning advent to a desirable tradition and other people.

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Just So Stories, Illustrated Edition by Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling

Fanciful causes, that satisfaction either old and young, of the way a few curious issues got here to be, together with tales of ways the elephant acquired his trunk, how the camel obtained his hump, and the way the alphabet used to be invented. appropriate for a while 6 and up.

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The Wonder of Unicorns by Diana Cooper

By Diana Cooper

Historic myths and legends are defined from a better religious viewpoint during this advisor to the superb vigorous beings often called unicorns. no matter if intending to aid the realm at huge or just enhance a small nook of it, enlightenment seekers can use the meditations, rituals, and ceremonies featured in the ebook to unharness the great abilities of those elusive spirit courses. Supported through the author's personal-connection reports, unicorns are printed no longer as mere delusion, yet quite related in presence and gear to angels.

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