Book The Swan Book

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  • Author : Alexis Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • ISBN : 1501124781
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read The Swan Book PDF, written by Alexis Wright and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-06-28 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published: Australia: Giramondo, 2013.

Book Trumpet of the Swan Novel Study

Download or read Trumpet of the Swan Novel Study PDF, written by Ruth Solski and published by S&S Learning Materials. This book was released on 2011-02-08 with total page 53 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louis is a trumpeter swan who was born on a little pond in Canada but Louis has a serious problem - he cannot utter a single sound and has no way of communicating with the other swans. His father steals a trumpet to give him a voice. Louis' determination through many travels and adventures helps him to pay off his father's debt and to woo his own true love, Serena. A novel by E.B. White. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross-curricular activities, complete with answer key.

Book Leda and the Swan

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  • Author : Anna Caritj
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2022-05-03
  • ISBN : 0525540156
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Leda and the Swan PDF, written by Anna Caritj and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”—Time “Intoxicatingly ominous.”—Kirkus Reviews In a hothouse of collegiate sex and ambition, one young woman mysteriously disappears after a wild campus party, and another becomes obsessed with finding her. It’s Halloween night on a pastoral East Coast college campus. Scantily costumed students ride the fine line between adolescence and adulthood as they prepare for a night of drinking and debauchery. Expectations are high as Leda flirts with her thrilling new crush, Ian, and he flirts back. But by the end of the night, things will have taken a turn. A mysterious young woman in a swan costume speaks with Leda outside a party—and then vanishes. When Leda later wakes up in Ian’s room the next morning, she is unsure exactly what happened between them. Meanwhile, as the campus rouses itself to respond to the young woman’s disappearance, rumors swirl, suspicious facts pile up, and Leda’s obsession with her missing classmate grows. Is it just a coincidence that Ian used to date Charlotte, the missing woman? Is Leda herself in danger? As Leda becomes more and more dangerously consumed with the mystery of Charlotte and questions about Ian, her motivations begin to blur. Is Leda looking for Charlotte, or trying to find herself? In Leda and the Swan, Anna Caritj’s riveting storytelling brings together a suspenseful plot; an intimate, confessional voice; and invaluable insights into sex, power, and contemporary culture.

Book Shadow of the Swan

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  • Author : M.K. Wren
  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 1626810982
  • Pages : 574 pages

Download or read Shadow of the Swan PDF, written by M.K. Wren and published by Diversion Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of Sword of the Lamb continues the Phoenix Legacy trilogy, in which a proud galactic empire struggles for supremacy. After forfeiting his identity as heir to the House of DeKoven Woolf, Lord Alexand morphs into Alex Ransom, leader of the Society of the Phoenix, sworn to bring about the evolution of the Concord in order to prevent its threatened collapse. But his birthright isn’t all Alex lost when Lord Alexand died. He gave up the extraordinary Lady Adrien Eliseer, and it was like tearing out his own heart. He realizes ultimately that as desperate as he is to bring peace to the Concord, he is equally desperate to be reunited with Adrien, especially when he learns that she is about to pay a terrible price for Lord Alexand’s death. “A new classic! Has the sweep and power of Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy.” —Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series

Book The Trumpet of the Swan   Literature Kit Gr  3 4

Download or read The Trumpet of the Swan Literature Kit Gr 3 4 PDF, written by Lisa Renaud and published by Classroom Complete Press. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 55 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: See how hard work and perseverance can help someone overcome their shortcomings. The higher level questioning in this comprehensive novel study works great with small groups. Students are prompted to think about their future and imagine what they want to be when they grow up. Put events in the order they occur when Sam meets the swans. Describe what the teacher's first reaction to Louis was when he decided to go to school. Predict how the campers will react to Louis. Students write a poem about something they love, similar to what Sam did for the Head Man at the zoo. Label and describe the different parts that make up the anatomy of a Trumpeter Swan. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Trumpet of the Swan tells the story of a young swan without the ability to talk. Louis is a trumpeter swan. Unfortunately, he is unable to talk to other swans. Louis decides he needs to learn how to read and write so that he can properly communicate. He goes to his human friend, Sam, for help. Sam takes Louis to school with him, where he learns how to read and write, and is gifted with a slate and piece of chalk. When he returns to his family, Louis quickly learns that this method won't work, as other swans can't read what he writes on his board. In an effort to help his son, Louis' father steals a trumpet from a local music store. Finally, Louis is able to trumpet like the rest of the swans. However, now he faces a new problem—his father is a thief. Louis decides to leave the nest in an effort to earn enough money to pay for the stolen trumpet and restore his father's honor. What follows is a series of events that entwine Louis in the lives of several humans.

Book Alex Swan and the Swan Companies

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  • Author : Lawrence M. Woods
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2016-01-25
  • ISBN : 080615554X
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read Alex Swan and the Swan Companies PDF, written by Lawrence M. Woods and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-01-25 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Swan name is inseparable from the history of Wyoming and the West, and when Swan made his mark in Wyoming in the 1880s, ranching was king. The largest among Alex Swan’s many corporate creations, The Swan Land and Cattle Company, Ltd., was one of the larger livestock companies to operate in the American West, and it survived long after it founder’s financial debacle in the great winter of 1886-1887. At one time, the Swan was said to be the largest private landowner in Wyoming, and at its peak it was certainly one of the largest sheep companies in the country. This new work for the first time relates the life of Alex Swan, and offers a complete history of the Swan companies. Lawrence M. Woods has combed the surviving corporate records and other documents held in the United States and abroad. At the height of his financial life, Swan was said to be the richest man in Wyoming Territory, and his influence extended beyond business affairs to community service, both in Wyoming and in Iowa. Yet, after his dramatic financial collapse, there were many who ridiculed what he had done, and Swan’s silence has left those criticisms on the record, without rebuttal. Swan, a leader in the Wyoming Stock Growers Association from its founding in 1873, served as its second president. Promoting the use of Hereford cattle on the high plains, he was a force in the Wyoming ranching world, especially after his move to Cheyenne in 1874. Woods details Swan’s life in the years after his separation from the Scottish-controlled Swan Land and Cattle Company, especially his activities in Ogden, Utah. The Swan companies continued operation into the mid-twentieth century. John Clay played a major role in their operation, and he figures prominently in their story. Alex Swan and the Swan Companies is an important portrait of the inner workings of the western cattle industry and its leaders. The book has a bibliography, index, and three appendices. It is bound in rich brown linen cloth and has a foil stamped spine and front cover. Western Lands and Waters Series, XXII

Book In Search of the Swan Maiden

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  • Author : Barbara Fass Leavy
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1995-07-01
  • ISBN : 0814765394
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read In Search of the Swan Maiden PDF, written by Barbara Fass Leavy and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1995-07-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. --The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale, a story found in the folklore of virtually every culture. The swan maiden is a supernatural woman forced to marry, keep house, and bear children for a mortal man who holds the key to her imprisonment. When she manages to regain this key, she escapes to the otherworld, never to return. These tales have most often been interpreted as depicting exogamous marriages, describing the girl from another tribe trapped in a world where she will always be the outsider. Barbara Fass Leavy believes that, in the societies in which the tale and its variants endured, woman was the other--the outsider trapped in a society that could never be her own. Leavy shows how the tale, though rarely explicitly recognized, is frequently replayed in modern literature. Beautifully written, this book reveals the myriad ways in which the folktales of a society reflect its cultural values, and particularly how folktales are allegories of gender relations. It will interest anyone involved in literary, gender, and cultural studies.

Book The Serpent and the Swan

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  • Author : Boria Sax
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780939923687
  • Pages : 284 pages

Download or read The Serpent and the Swan PDF, written by Boria Sax and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Serpent and the Swan is a history and analysis of animal bride tales from antiquity to the present. The animal bride tale, the author argues, is an enduring expression of humankind's need to remain close to and a part of nature. Boria Sax traces the idea of the animal bride through history by drawing upon legends and literary works from throughout the world. He pays particular attention to Eurasian sources which support his thesis that the animal bride theme originated among the serpent cults of Mesopotamia and southeastern Europe. Through time, the details of the animal bride theme changed as a result of mankind's changing perceptions of the natural world. In general, this study is an account of myths and beliefs that have surrounded animals--and women--during the rise of modern humankind. The Serpent and the Swan identifies and explains images of the animal bride that pervade, enliven, and enrich our culture. The bride becomes Eve taking an apple from the serpent, Medea casting spells, Cinderella riding to the royal ball in a pumpkin coach, and the Little Mermaid rising from the waves. The Author: Boria Sax, who holds a doctorate in German and intellectual history, is the author of The Frog King and The Parliament of Animals, among other books.

Book The Swan Maiden

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  • Author : Jules Watson
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 0553906305
  • Pages : 560 pages

Download or read The Swan Maiden PDF, written by Jules Watson and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2009-02-24 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this lush, romantic retelling of one of the most enduring Irish legends, acclaimed Celtic historical author Jules Watson reignites the tale of Deirdre—the Irish Helen of Troy—in a story that is at once magical, beautiful, and tragic. She was born with a blessing and a curse: that she would grow into a woman of extraordinary beauty—and bring ruin to the kingdom of Ulster and its ruler, the wily Conor. Ignoring the pleadings of his druid to expel the infant, King Conor secrets the girl child with a poor couple in his province, where no man can covet her. There, under the tutelage of a shamaness, Deirdre comes of age in nature and magic…. And in the season of her awakening, the king is inexorably drawn to her impossible beauty. But for Deirdre, her fate as a man’s possession is worse than death. And soon the green-eyed girl, at home in waterfall and woods, finds herself at the side of three rebellious young warriors. Among them is the handsome Naisi. His heart charged with bitterness toward the aging king, and growing in love for the defiant girl, Naisi will lead Deirdre far from Ulster—and into a war of wits, swords, and spirit that will take a lifetime to wage. Brimming with life and its lusts, here is a soaring tale of enchantment and eternal passions—and of a woman who became legend.

Book The Trumpet of the Swan

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  • Author : E. B. White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 0062406809
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read The Trumpet of the Swan PDF, written by E. B. White and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him. Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love? "We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." —John Updike The Trumpet of the Swan joins E. B. White favorites Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as classic illustrated novels that continue to speak to today's readers. Whether you curl up with your young reader to share these books or hand them off for independent reading, you are helping to create what are likely to be all-time favorite reading memories.

Book The Swan House

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Musser
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781441207166
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read The Swan House PDF, written by Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.

Book The Swan Gondola

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  • Author : Timothy Schaffert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-02-06
  • ISBN : 0698152727
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read The Swan Gondola PDF, written by Timothy Schaffert and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-02-06 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair. On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt, ventriloquist by trade, con man by birth, isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a traveling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpetbag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect. From the critically acclaimed author of The Coffins of Little Hope, The Swan Gondola is a transporting read, reminiscent of Water for Elephants or The Night Circus.

Book Swan

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  • Author : Frances Mayes
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2003-08-26
  • ISBN : 0767902866
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Swan PDF, written by Frances Mayes and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2003-08-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A haunting southern tale of long-buried family secrets by the New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Under Magnolia In her celebrated memoirs of life in Tuscany, Frances Mayes writes masterfully about people in a powerful and shaping place. In Swan, her first novel, she has created an equally intimate world, rich with striking characters and intriguing twists of fate, that hearkens back to her southern roots. The Masons are a prominent but now fragmented family who have lived for generations in Swan, an edenic, hidebound small town in Georgia. As Swan opens, a bizarre crime pulls Ginger Mason home from her life as an archeologist in Italy: The body of her mother, Catherine, a suicide nineteen years before, has been mysteriously exhumed. Reunited on new terms with her troubled, isolated brother J.J., who has never ventured far from Swan, the Mason children grapple with the profound effects of their mother's life and death on their own lives. When a new explanation for Catherine’s death emerges, and other closely guarded family secrets rise to the surface as well, Ginger and J.J. are confronted with startling truths about their family, a particular ordeal in a family and a town that wants to keep the past buried. Beautifully evoking the rhythms and idiosyncrasies of the deep South while telling an utterly compelling story of the complexity of family ties, Swan marks the remarkable fiction debut of one of America’s best-loved writers.

Book The Christian year book

Download or read The Christian year book PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1867 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Giant Book of Myths and Legends

Download or read The Giant Book of Myths and Legends PDF, written by Mike Ashley and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celtic, Indian, Ancient Greek, Native American, Persian, Japanese, African, Scandinavian, and others.

Book The Greatest Action Books   Ballantyne Edition

Download or read The Greatest Action Books Ballantyne Edition PDF, written by R. M. Ballantyne and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 14649 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this unique action & adventure collection with sea adventure novels, western classics, historical thrillers, treasure hunt tales, war stories. Table of Contents: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Six Months at the Cape Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making

Book Mabon   the Swan

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adam L. D'Amato-Neff
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 0595215254
  • Pages : 119 pages

Download or read Mabon the Swan PDF, written by Adam L. D'Amato-Neff and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two lovers explore their interest in a witch’s coven. They learn of magic and their own innate powers, and come in contact with a tortured ghost. Two of the coven members covet the young lovers and try to bind them with spells, forcing them apart. In time their own pasts may be all that can put the soul to rest and keep their love from being destroyed.