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.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. This volume contains three famous novels by Gaskell. The "Moorland Cottage" is a story of Maggie Browne, the daughter of a deceased clergyman who is encouraged to give up her own life and passions and devote herself to her brother Edward. "Lois the Witch" is a story set against the backdrop of the Salem witch hunts, where recently orphaned Lois is forced to leave the English parsonage and sail to America. And "Mr. Harrison's Confessions" is a story of country doctor William Harrison who is prevailed upon by his longtime friend Charles, a bachelor, to dispense some advice on the "wooing and winning" of women's affections.
The "Click On: TV 1 Elt DVD" and the "Click On 1: DVD Activity Book" constitute a short listening and speaking course for learners of English at beginner level. The video reviews and consolidates the material taught in the "Click On 1: Student`s Book", and enhances the learners' grasp of everyday conversational English. The DVD contains: 10 units which have been shot and edited in the style of a TV magazine, each one dealing with language material presented in the corresponding Click On I Student Book unit. Video clips of all the songs found in the Audio CD which accompanies the Student's Book. The story of Robin Hood in 7 episodes, presented through vivid and colourful animation. The DVD Activity Book contains: Warm-up and presentation activities. Comprehension and consolidation exercises for before, while and after viewing the video. Speaking tasks which allow students to practise everyday English conversations. An introduction with suggestions and guidance on how the material can be used in the classroom. The DVD Activity Book Key is incuded in the "Click On 1: Teacher`s Book".
3rd Edition of the full-colour Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) preparation activities for all three levels of the test (Starters, Movers, Flyers). Fun for Flyers Student's Book provides full-colour preparation for Cambridge English: Flyers. Brand new content with classroom, online and mobile technology brings this popular series right up to date. Fun activities balanced with exam-style questions practise all the areas of the syllabus in a communicative way and support young learners in the areas they find most difficult. Listening material to accompany the Student's Book is available online for download or as a separate Audio CD. Grammar and vocabulary activities get students practising in their own time in the online LMS via an access code in the book.
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.
In LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT, author Ronald J. Frederick, does a brilliant job of describing why people are so afraid of their emotions and how this fear creates a variety of problems in their lives. While the problems are different, the underlying issue is often the same. At the core of their distress is what Dr. Frederick refers to as feelings phobia. Whether it s the experience of love, joy, anger, sadness, or surprise, our inborn ability to be a fully feeling person has been hijacked by fear–and it s fear that s keeping us from a better life. The book begins with a questionnaire-style list that help readers take an honest look at themselves and recognize whether and how they are afraid of their feelings. It then moves on to explore the origins of fear of feeling and introduces a four-part program for overcoming the fear: (1) Become aware of and learn to recognize feelings–anger, sadness, joy, love, fear, guilt/shame, surprise, disgust. (2) Master techniques for taming the fear. (3) Let the feeling work its way all the way through to its resolution. (4) Open up and put those feelings into words and communicate them confidently. With wisdom, humor, and compassion, the book uses stories and examples to help readers see that overcoming feelings phobia is the key to a better life and more fulfilling relationships.
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