The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
Following the 2008 debut of his eponymous label at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano burst into international stardom, becoming a red-carpet favorite and one of today s most popular young fashion designers. Known for the sophisticated structure and exquisite movement of his gowns, Siriano has also gained fans for his vision of inclusiveness in fashion. For the first time, the beloved designer offers an intimate glimpse into his imaginative design process in Dresses to Dream About. This book takes readers through the creative journey of some of Siriano s favorite dresses, from initial inspiration to finished gown. Each dress featured in the book has been chosen by the designer, and its creation is narrated in Siriano s own words. Sketches, mood boards, and photographs of the designer at work in his Manhattan studio give a behind-the-scenes look of the materials and crafting of his lavish dresses, culminating in images of the finished gowns, presenting an intimate look at the work of one of America s most accomplished young fashion designers.
Peter Malone`s exquisite illustrations capture all the magic of The Nutcracker`s most memorable scenes: the Christmas Eve party, Godfather Drosselmeyer`s spellbinding visit, and the ferocious battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. Marie’s journey to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes her with exuberant dancers from around the globe - and toothsome desserts - springs to life as never before. Stephanie Spinner - lyrical text and Peter Malone`s jewel-like artwork make this a gift to inspire even the very youngest dancer.
An art sticker book telling the Christmas Story through paintings of the Nativity, from Renaissance to modern times. Children can match stickers of the paintings to their labelled frames, and read facts about the paintings and artists. Includes a sticker advent calendar for the countdown to Christmas. Published in association with The National Gallery, London, featuring paintings from their renowned collection.A unique way of learning about the story of the nativity, by looking at the way it has been represented in art by painters throughout the ages. One of a number of Usborne art books published in association with the National Gallery. Other titles include 'The Story of Art Sticker Book', 'The Impressionists Sticker Book' and 'Famous Paintings Sticker Book'.
In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. In his documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck imagines the book Baldwin never wrote, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States - then, and today.
Published in the early 1950s, C. S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia were proclaimed instant children's classics and have been hailed in The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature as «the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author.» But how could Lewis (a formidable critic, scholar, and Christian apologist)conjure up the kind of adventures in which generations of children (and adults) take such delight? In this engaging and insightful book, C. S. Lewis expert David C. Downing invites readers to join his vivid exploration of the Chronicles of Narnia, offering a detailed look at the enchanting stories themselves and also focusing on the extraordinary intellect and imagination of the man behind the Wardrobe. Downing presents each Narnia book as its own little wardrobe – each tale an opportunity to discover a visionary world of bustling vitality, sparkling beauty, and spiritual clarity. And Downing's examination of C. S. Lewis's personal life shows how the content of these classic children's books reflects Lewis's love of wonder and story, his affection for animals and homespun things, his shrewd observations about human nature, along with his vast reading, robust humor, theological speculations, medieval scholarship, and arcane linguistic jokes. A fun glossary of odd and invented words will allow readers to speak with Narnian flair, regaling friends and family with unusual words like cantrips, poltoonery, hastilude, and skirling. A masterful work that will appeal to both new and seasoned fans of Narnia, Into the Wardrobe offers a journey beyond Narnia's deceptively simple surface and into its richly textured and unexpected depths.