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Aesop's fables by retold in verse by Tom Paxton; illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
The good earth by Pearl S. Buck; introduced and edited by Peter Conn
Almost since history began, England had an important place on the world map. From Stonehenge to the Roman Empire, the Industrial Revolution to World War II, major events have left their mark on this small island with a big history. Most of the materials listed in this collection provide authoritative and focused information about the landmarks, the history, architecture and culture of the country and the Royal Family. As anticipation builds for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which is scheduled to occur on April 29 at Westminister Abbey, visitors can get their royal fix via a stream of news, pictures and videos at officialroyalwedding2011.org.
National Book Foundation has been honoring great American books for the past 60 years. In the current eNewsletter from February through April of 2011, the Foundation will host a retrospective examining more than sixty years of American poetry. The retrospective will include a daily blog featuring essays by emerging poets on all past Winners of the National Book Award for Poetry, as well as a series of public programs in three U.S. cities.
Drives of a lifetime: 500 of the world's most spectacular trips — This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales. This practical travel planner provides specific, in-depth descriptions of the sights each drive offers. A clear, detailed, easy-to-read map of each route. Useful information on the best time to travel. And insider tips to help you get the most out of every fabulous trip. Abundant sidebars call your attention to standout sights along the drive or entertaining background information on the region and its culture.
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Experience the allure and inspiration of a town that will remind you of life’s potential. Relax, re-energize and unwind. Indulge your palette with world cuisines, and engage your senses with a broad array of arts, culture and world-class entertainment.
Looking for some places to visit and recreational activities that will excite the kids? What better way to spend a summer day, weekend or longer--or even a short vacation in the spring or fall--than to have that getaway in Michigan! This Special Collection will help you discover a variety of opportunities for a Michigan-style good time.
The Complete Guide to Michigan Sand Dunes by Jim DuFresne: With its comprehensive explanation of dune formation and variety, the book also includes information about activities at the dunes, including hiking, skiing, picnic and swimming areas.
2000s to Present
The Sweet Potato Queens' guide to raising children for fun and profit by Jill Conner Browne
The Sweet Potato Queens' wedding planner/divorce guide by Jill Conner Browne