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Heroes

By Stephen Fry
  • ISBN Code: : 1797204556
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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In this sequel to the bestselling Mythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes. Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts. Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style. • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome. • Retellings brim with humor and emotion. "Mostly Chiron saw in the child, and the young man he became, boundless courage, athleticism, intelligence, and ambition. He saw too lots of words beginning with 'self,' which gave him pause. Self-belief, self-possession, self-righteousness, self-confidence, self-love. Perhaps these characteristics are as necessary to a hero as courage." In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time. • A collector's edition filled with classical art inspired by the myths and a luxe, foil-stamped jacket • Perfect gift for mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

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  • Pdf File: wonder-woman-saves-the-trees.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wonder Woman(TM) protects the environment in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader--featuring a bonus Wonder Woman poster! Poison Ivy wants to stop anyone who would dare destroy her beloved forest. Luckily, Wonder Woman is there to teach her that working together to help gets greener results than fighting. This Step 2 leveled reader with an environmental theme is perfect for young DC Super Hero fans ages 4 to 6. A fold-out Wonder Woman poster adds to the fun! Step 2 Step into Reading Leveled Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Hindu Gods and Heroes

By Lionel D Barnett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Book Code : 9387022447
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: hindu-gods-and-heroes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

People from all across the world have most often been fascinated with Indian culture and customs. One aspect that impresses them, surprises them, and also interests them deeply is India's religious practices. An epitome of diversity, with a plethora of gods and heroes being worshipped, it is a subject worthy of study. Hindu Gods and Heroes shares interesting stories of deities and epic characters from the history and mythology of India, including the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Brahmanas, epics and later.

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

By Greg James,Chris Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1547601035
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: kid-normal-and-the-rogue-heroes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.” - School Library Connection on Kid Normal Since becoming Kid Normal, Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes – fellow students with arguably less-than-useful talents like the ability to conjure tiny horses from thin air – have been catching bad guys all over the place. But being a hero isn't easy, especially when you can't tell anyone about your epic adventures and your classmates still don't believe you've got what it takes. And then, far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain breaks his thirty-year silence. His first words? “Bring Kid Normal to me!” This supervillain was responsible for stealing the powers from some of the greatest Heroes Alliance members of all time. Does Murph have what it takes to bring him down? With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

By Juan Felipe Herrera
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 069817920X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: portraits-of-hispanic-american-heroes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodríguez Trías, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera

The Coward

By Stephen Aryan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Book Code : 0857668897
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: the-coward.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who will take up the mantle and slay the evil in the Frozen North, saving all from death and destruction? Not Kell Kressia, he's done his part... Kell Kressia is a legend, a celebrity, a hero. Aged just seventeen he set out on an epic quest with a band of wizened fighters to slay the Ice Lich and save the world, but only he returned victorious. The Lich was dead, the ice receded and the Five Kingdoms were safe. Ten years have passed Kell lives a quiet farmer's life, while stories about his heroism are told in every tavern across the length and breadth of the land. But now a new terror has arisen in the north. Beyond the frozen circle, north of the Frostrunner clans, something has taken up residence in the Lich's abandoned castle. And the ice is beginning to creep south once more. For the second time, Kell is called upon to take up his famous sword, Slayer, and battle the forces of darkness. But he has a terrible secret that nobody knows. He's not a hero - he was just lucky. Everyone puts their faith in Kell the Legend, but he's a coward who has no intention of risking his life for anyone...

We Three Heroes

By Lynette Noni
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pantera Press
  • Book Code : 1925700925
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: we-three-heroes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alexandra Jennings might be the hero of the Medoran Chronicles, but she would be lost without her three closest friends. They are her strength, they are her hope, they are the reason she keeps fighting. To Alex, her friends are the real heroes, and like all heroes, they each have their own story. Meet the real D.C. in Crowns and Curses and discover how she becomes the princess Alex once despised but now adores. Follow Jordan on his healing journey in Scars and Silence as he struggles in the wake of being rescued from his living nightmare. Walk beside Bear in Hearts and Headstones as he faces an unspeakable trauma while helping his world prepare for the coming war. D.C., Jordan and Bear are the heroes of their own stories. It is time for their stories to be told.