Une petite fille nommée Dorothée et son chien Toto sont emportés par un cyclone et atterrissent dans l'étrange pays d'Oz. Malgré les aspects enchanteurs de ce pays, Dorothée veut rentrer chez elle dans le Kansas. Mais le chemin du retour sera long et semé d'embûches, car il lui faut retrouver le Magicien d'Oz, seul capable de lui rendre sa liberté.
Fables chosen from every part of Africa. Most African fables are populated with animals, usually the animals are humans in disguise.
The New Wizard of Oz
Author: L Frank Baum, W W 1856-1915 Denslow
Publisher: Andesite Press
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Sherluck Bones and his assistant Scotson solve mysteries while inviting the reader to follow the clues along with them.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus was published two years after Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902), and shares its mythological cosmos: in the story as in the novel, Santa lives in the Laughing Valley on the border of the Forest of Burzee, and is assisted by knooks, ryls, fairies, and pixies. In modern editions the two works, novel and story, are sometimes published together. Though the short story has strong similarities with the novel, it has been interpreted as presenting a less rosy view of the world, in that it shows elements of evil as fundamental to existence and ineradicable.
Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: VM eBooks
Chapter I. BETH RECEIVES AN INVITATION. Professor De Graf was sorting the mail at the breakfast table. "Here's a letter for you, Beth," said he, and tossed it across the cloth to where his daughter sat. The girl raised her eyebrows, expressing surprise. It was something unusual for her to receive a letter. She picked up the square envelope between a finger and thumb and carefully read the inscription, "Miss Elizabeth De Graf, Cloverton, Ohio." Turning the envelope she found on the reverse flap a curious armorial emblem, with the word "Elmhurst." Then she glanced at her father, her eyes big and somewhat startled in expression. The Professor was deeply engrossed in a letter from Benjamin Lowenstein which declared that a certain note must be paid at maturity. His weak, watery blue eyes stared rather blankly from behind the gold-rimmed spectacles. His flat nostrils extended and compressed like those of a frightened horse; and the indecisive mouth was tremulous. At the best the Professor was not an imposing personage. He wore a dressing-gown of soiled quilted silk and linen not too immaculate; but his little sandy moustache and the goatee that decorated his receding chin were both carefully waxed into sharp points--an indication that he possessed at least one vanity.
Author: Patrick Shanahan, Lyman Frank Baum
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
The Bureau of Weights and Measures is an amazing place. It's where everything in the world is measured to make sure it is the right size, weight, temperature and so on. The engineer Marcel Gramme does this important work. One day, Marcel's son returns home with something he can't measure - his mood. There's only one thing for it: they'll have to invent a new machine to measure it! Brought to life by Vincent Mahe's ingenious retro illustrations, this is a celebration of science and invention which also suggests there are still some things science can't measure.
Author: Robert Lyndon
The year is 1072. The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks. On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time. The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.
Allen Carr was a chain-smoker, who used to get through 100 cigarettes a day until he discovered the 'Easyway to Stop Smoking' in 1983. His method involves a psychological reappraisal of why people smoke as well as understanding the subtle and pervasive nicotine trap and how it works.
The Wreck of the Zephyr
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1983, beloved Caldecott-winning illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, first invited readers to peer over the edge of a cliff to consider the wreck of a small sailboat. Had a churning sea carried the Zephyr up in a storm? Could waves ever have been so impossibly high? And what of the boy who had believed—dared to chase the wind—no matter where it lead? Now, thirty years later, the winds have shifted once again and you’re invited back to the wreck of the Zephyr, to hear the story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, instead of on the water. Told in spare text and haunting, full-color pastels, Chris Van Allsburg’s spectral sailboats once again take impossbile flight. In illustrations so vivid one can feel the whisper of wind and hear the flutter of canvas, depart this world for another to entertain the marvelous possibility of dreams. This 30th anniversary edition includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by Chris Van Allsburg, and a stunning new cover!
A world-renowned paper engineer brings to life the magical world of Narnia through three-dimensional pop-ups, featuring lavish scenes from all seven volumes of the fantasy series.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This hardback version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.
The original 'Bug Muldoon' book, about a beetle detective told in a Raymond Chandler-type narrative. There's weird stuff going on in the garden and Bug has to get to the bottom of it. It started off as a run-of-the-mill missing insect case, but now the ants are acting strange and the Wasp Queen is threatening to kill him. Just what is going on...