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The Velveteen Rabbit
A timeless classic  about the magic of boundless love that's been treasured for generations.

“Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's stories, with the original illustrations from 1922 - the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year.
 
At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes "Real," a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.
release date: Jan 28, 2014
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The Velveteen Rabbit
A deluxe gift edition of one of the most beloved children's stories.

With illustrations remastered from a 1922 first edition and a beautiful cloth binding with gold accents, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year. Includes a book plate for personalizing your gift.
 
At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes "Real," a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love, newly available with the luminous color of the original edition.
release date: Sep 06, 2011
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A Midsummer Night's Dream The Graphic Novel: Original Text (Shakespeare Range)
This is the entire, unabridged play brought to life as a vivid and engaging full-color graphic novel.

With its mix of real people who stumble into a fairy kingdom (with its own problems!) it is little wonder that this play is one of the best loved and most performed of all Shakespeare's masterpieces - and a firm favorite for outdoor theater on a warm summer's evening.

Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors.

To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up: ISBN 978-1-907127-75-5


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Hermia is in love with Lysander but her father forbids them to marry, insisting that she marries Demetrius instead, whom Hermia’s friend Helena loves. Hermia and Lysander escape to the woods, pursued by Demetrius and Helena. However there is trouble in the woods because the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania, have quarrelled. To spite Titania, Oberon instructs the mischievous Puck to squeeze the juice of a magic flower into her eyes while she sleeps, so that she falls in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes. He also instructs Puck to apply the same magic to Demetrius so that he will fall in love with Helena. However, Puck gets it all wrong...
release date: Nov 01, 2001
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The Six Miracles of Calvary: Unveiling the Story of Easter
The Six Miracles of Calvary gives insight into the miracles surrounding the crucifixion of Christ. Why was there a tremendous earthquake? What was the meaning of the three hours of thick darkness? Why was the temple veil torn in two? Why did graves open, and corpses come to life, and Christ's graveclothes remain undisturbed following His resurrection? Dan Schaeffer has skillfully updated William Nicholson's 1927 classic for today's seeking audience.
release date: Aug 06, 2012
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Significant Objects

Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity.

Please note:  In the spirit of discovery that the book promotes, this product has two different jackets (pink or blue) pictured above.  The customer will be shipped at random and will not be able to specify one jacket or the other. 

100 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS

SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS: A Literary and Economic Experiment

Can a great story transform a worthless trinket into a significant object? The Significant Objects project set out to answer that question once and for all, by recruiting a highly impressive crew of creative writers to invent stories about an unimpressive menagerie of items rescued from thrift stores and yard sales.

That secondhand flotsam definitely becomes more valuable: sold on eBay, objects originally picked up for a buck or so sold for thousands of dollars in total — making the project a sensation in the literary blogosphere along the way.

But something else happened, too: The stories created were astonishing, a cavalcade of surprising responses to the challenge of manufacturing significance. Who would have believed that random junk could inspire so much imagination?

The founders of the Significant Objects project, that’s who. This book collects 100 of the finest tales from this unprecedented creative experiment; you’ll never look at a thrift-store curiosity the same way again.

FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES BY: Chris Adrian • Rob Agredo • Kurt Andersen • Rachel Axler • Rob Baedeker • Nicholson Baker • Rosecrans Baldwin • Matthew Battles • Charles Baxter • Kate Bernheimer • Susanna Breslin • Kevin Brockmeier • Matt Brown • Blake Butler • Meg Cabot • Tim Carvell • Patrick Cates • Dan Chaon • Susanna Daniel • Adam Davies • Kathryn Davis • Matthew De Abaitua • Stacey • D'Erasmo • Helen DeWitt • Doug Dorst • Mark Doty • Ben Ehrenreich • Mark Frauenfelder • Amy Fusselman • William Gibson • Myla Goldberg • Ben Greenman • Jason Grote • Jim Hanas • Jennifer Michael Hecht • Sheila Heti • Christine Hill • Dara Horn • Shelley Jackson • Heidi Julavits • Ben Katchor • Matt Klam • Wayne Koestenbaum • Josh Kramer • Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer • Neil LaBute • Victor LaValle • J. Robert Lennon • Jonathan Lethem • Todd Levin • Laura Lippman • Mimi Lipson • Robert Lopez • Joe Lyons • Sarah Manguso • Merrill Markoe • Tom McCarthy • Miranda Mellis • Lydia Millet • Maud Newton • Annie Nocenti • Stephen O’Connor • Stewart O’Nan • Jenny Offill • Gary Panter • Ed Park • James Parker • Benjamin Percy • Mark Jude Poirier • Padgett Powell • Bob Powers • Todd Pruzan • Dan Reines • Nathaniel Rich • Peter Rock • Lucinda Rosenfeld • Greg Rowland • Luc Sante • R.K. Scher • Toni Schlesinger • Matthew Sharpe • Jim Shepard • David Shields • Marisa Silver • Curtis Sittenfeld • Bruce Sterling • Scarlett Thomas • Jeff Turrentine • Deb Olin Unferth • Tom Vanderbilt • Matthew J. Wells • Joe Wenderoth • Margaret Wertheim • Colleen Werthmann • Colson Whitehead • Carl Wilson • Cintra Wilson • Sari Wilson • Douglas Wolk • John Wray

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release date: Mar 23, 2017
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The Velveteen Rabbit

2017 Reprint of 1922 Edition with All Original Illustrations in Color.  Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software.  The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's book written by Margery Williams (also known as Margery Williams Bianco) and illustrated by William Nicholson.  It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his desire to become real, through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since.  The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award.   Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.

release date: Nov 05, 2008
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Henry V: The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text Edition)
Shakespeare’s rousing tale of war and peace between England and France during the reign of Henry V springs to life in this unabridged, full-color graphic adaptation. Every scene, every speech, and every battle is here, from “Once more unto the breach” to the decisive Battle of Agincourt, all in Shakespeare’s original language. The lively illustrations accurately depict the era’s costumes and settings.
release date: Jun 17, 2015
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The Experiment: America's Insanity by Design

As a young man, the author began his career as a Commodity Futures Broker on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, full of promise and with a seemingly bright future in front of him.

 

However, early on his mental health issues forced him to end his tenure as a broker, after a break places him in a psychiatric hospital ward. In the hospital, he begins a lifelong struggle with misdiagnosis by psychiatrists and their use of psychotropic drugs, as they refuse to accept the underlying cause of his problems.

Is the United States Federal Government experimenting on the author? While patients with mental illnesses often believe this, in this case, there is a persuasive argument that points to government involvement.

Intended for mature audience, those readers who have an open mind will find the book compelling.

 

Francis William Nicholson II has been a sailboat racer, pilot, photographer, clothing salesman, Commodity Broker, car rental agent, Peer Specialist, car salesman and professional truck driver. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He was born in Hawarden, IA and has lived in Sioux City, IA, Rockport, MO, Plainview, TX, Wichita, KS, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ, Madison, WI, Lincoln, NE, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, and Jackson Hole, WY, Aspen, Aurora and Boulder CO. He presently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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release date: Nov 28, 1991
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Shadowlands: A Play (Plume)
William Nicholsons Tony nominated stage adaptation of his award-winning BBC Teleplay relates the story of shy Oxford don and childrens author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. SHADOWLANDS shows how love, and the risk of loss, transformed this great mans relationships, even with God.

A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Arthur Hanket, Harriet Harris, Nicholas Hormann, Martin Jarvis, Christopher Neame, Kenneth Schmidt, W. Morgan Sheppard

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release date: Jun 09, 2014
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Horror 101: The Way Forward
Horror 101 is a 2015 Bram Stoker Award nominee Ever wanted to be a writer? Make money online? Make a name for yourself writing online? Perhaps you’ve already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays? Horror 101, although written by horror authors, is a must read for any person interested in becoming a writer, be it writing for a hobby or a career. Or maybe you just want to see what goes on behind the scenes in a writer's life. Then this non-fiction best seller, Bram Stoker Award nominee, is the book for you. Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors. Horror 101 is not your average On Writing guide. Horror 101 focuses on the career of an author. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it. Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer’s block, YA horror, reviewing, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, series, formatting, web serials, artwork, social media, agents, and career advice from seasoned professionals and up-and-coming talents, Horror 101 is just what you need to kick your career into high gear. Horror 101: The Way Forward is perfect for people who: • are suffering from writer’s block • are starting their writing careers • are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing • are looking to pay more bills with their art • are trying to establish a name brand • are looking to get published • are planning on self-publishing • are looking for motivation and/or inspiration And it’s only 99cent. Here are just a few of the great articles and essays you can expect: Making Contact by Jack Ketchum What is Horror by Graham Masterton Avoiding What’s Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa Morton Screenplay Writing: The First Cut Is the Deepest by Dean M. Drinkel Publishing by Simon Marshall-Jones Weighing Up Traditional Publishing & eBook Publishing by Robert W. Walker Audiobooks: Your Words to Their Ears by Chet Williamson Ghost-writing: You Can’t Write It If You Can’t Hear It by Thomas Smith What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright Partners in the Fantastic: The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty A beginner’s guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson Poetry and Horror by Blaze McRob Horror for Kids: Not Child’s Play by Francois Bloemhof So you want to write comic books… by C.E.L. Welsh Horror Comics – How to Write Gory Scripts for Gruesome Artists by Jasper Bark Writing the Series by Armand Rosamilia Running a Web serial by Tonia Brown The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, "Yes!" by Anonymous Filthy Habits – Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark Do You Need an Agent? by Eric S Brown Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin How to Dismember Your Darlings – Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark From Reader to Writer: Finding Inspiration by Emma Audsley Writing Exercises by Ben Eads The Year After Publication… by Rena Mason Writing Horror: 12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem How to be Your Own Agent, Whether You Have One or Not by Joe Mynhardt Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder Pitch to Impress: How to Stand Out from the Convention Crowd by RJ Cavender Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse
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