A Wild Winter Swan

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062980807

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

The Swan

This argument is summarised in a 2017 paper 'Re-tellings of the Myth of Leda and the Swan: A Feminist Perspective' ... into an equally successful musical), has recently published a new fantasy novel for young adults: A Wild Winter Swan.

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473587123

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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From the renowned naturalist Stephen Moss comes the must-have gift for bird lovers this Christmas. 'Wherever there is a stretch of water for them to find food and make their nest, you will come across swans' With beautiful illustrations throughout, this eye-opening biography reveals the hidden secrets of one of Britain's best-known birds. The Mute Swan is not so much a bird, as a national treasure: the avian equivalent of Sir David Attenborough or the Queen. These huge and stately creatures are part of our urban and rural landscapes, a constant presence on lakes, rivers and ponds throughout Britain. Yet despite their familiarity, they are often misunderstood; and while many people love swans, others fear them. Swans also feature in myths and legends, art and literature, dance and music, not just in Britain but all around the world. Stephen Moss delves into the facts and fiction about these charismatic birds, describes their seasonal life cycle and examines their central role in our history and culture. He also includes stories about 'wild swans' - Whooper and Bewicks - that visit us in winter; and the Black Swan of Australia. 'A superb naturalist and writer' Chris Packham 'Moss has carved out an enviable niche as a chronicler of the natural world' Daily Mail

The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British Islands

to differ from the Mute Swan in having the tubercle at the base of the upper mandible smaller , the legs lead colour ... During winter wild Mute Swans frequent the coast as much as their congeners do ; and in India they haunt the tanks ...

Author: Charles Dixon

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Category: Birds

Page: 544

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Spine Poems

—Anita Brookner, The Debut, 1981 —Gregory Maguire, A Wild Winter Swan, 2020 The noun “fiction,” meaning something created by the imagination, can be traced to the Latin fictionem-, fictiō, the “action of shaping or molding,” from ...

Author: Annette Dauphin Simon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063208237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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A charming, clever, and original collection of more than 100 spine poems–a popular form of found poetry composed by arranging book spines—illustrated with 110 full-color photographs. Easy to create and share online, spine poems—also known as collage poems or centos—have become a fun and popular way of writing poetry. Spine Poems is a delightful, illustrated collection of more than 100 spine poems that range from hilarious to heart-rending to profound. Award-winning creative director and former bookseller Annette Dauphin Simon has arranged the poems in categories that resemble those found in a bookstore: Art, Biography and Memoir, Business, Cooking, Home and Garden, Music, Parenting, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and True Crime. Each poem pulls from a wide variety of book genres and ranges from the short and quippy to lengthier and poignant. Ridiculous / Hilarious / Terrible / Cool Other Words for Home Elisha Cooper / Jasmine Warga Eek! My Heart Is Was Torpedoed Hundred Percent Wonderstruck Didn’t See That Coming Restart Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis / Corinna Luyken / Deborah Freedman / Deborah Heiligman /Karen Romano Young / Brian Selznick / Rachel Hollis / Gordon Korman Every poem is visually captured in a color photograph of stacked book spines taken by the author and is presented in a text version on the opposite page. Each spread also includes a list of the authors and artists whose titles make up the poem, and features quotes, fun facts, and other related literary and popular culture miscellany. Spine Poems is a wonderful keepsake and gift book for all lovers of words, books, and poetry.

Wildfowl Shooting Containing Chapters on Swan and Wild Geese Shooting

The Bewick is not so common a swan in England and Scotland as the whooper; but in Ireland, in some localities, itis very numerous during hard weather. We have seen fully two hundred together on an Irish estuary; and when severe frost ...

Author: Ralph P. Gallwey

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446548686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 22

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This early handbook is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. A concise look at swan and geese shooting that will prove of great interest to the shooting enthusiast and historian of the sport. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Lost

“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061748668

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).

Game Birds and Wild Fowl Their friends and their foes

“ Now , all amid the rigours of the year , In the wild depth of winter , while without The ceaseless winds blow ice ... Various species of Wild fowl - Sụspense— The Great Gun - Off at last – Cripple Chase - Retriever and wounded Swan ...

Author: A. E. Knox

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