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Her mother was kicked out of the place a long time ago. She remember that she got one strike because she was on the swings and went too high. The flickering panel scenario gives her 2 warnings in total. At 18, all of the warnings are removed and you get a second chance. At 18, you also determine your future husband. You're also not allowed to wear white unless you work for the government. She finds her mother's wedding dress and wears it to the place where she will find her new husband, and there's two pictures that flash for her name.

Then rebels come and attack the place and grab her but she escapes. I don't remember much after that except she somehow gets out of the utopia and finds out that people live outside the little bubble she's lived her whole live. She doesn't trust anyone, there are bombs, people die, she goes back into her old bubble home. The master of the whole bubble place comes to her and he's fishy. Her mom is actually alive and she is the master of the rebels.

Her mother wants her to take over, she says no, mother goes crazy, and she kills her. The girl is obviously shook and she ends up in a box that messes with her mind and actualizes her nightmares. There a boy involved too, idk how though. I know it's messy and all over the place, but that's what I remember. If anyone knows what this is or if it sounds familiar to you, please let me know! My email address is randomarmy gmail. I am looking for a book that is about a boy who lives in a small town in Russia. Growing up he hears a story about a monster that leaves people who see it paralyzed.

One day someone in the town becomes paralyzed and no one knows why. It started off with the brother gambling and he use the house as a last resort. The man who won is the second son of a duke I believe. The sister was the head and she was furious when she found out what he did. They had no money and had owe the butcher. After a while he invited his family to the house. He also fell in love with the sister. I am looking for a book that I am sure is out of print. It is about a young Slavic girl who is sent to her Aunt and Uncle and the traditions she learns from her family and young male cousin.

I am looking for a book I am sure is out of print. It is a book about a young Slavic girl who is sent to her Aunt and Uncle for a visit. Upon her visit she learns the traditions of her heritage and has adventures with me make cousin. Looking for this book I read as a 12 year old in the s, I'm guessing the book was late s.

They have adventures and coming-of-age experiences such as going to their first party etc. Any thoughts would be much appreciated: I read a short storri in my English lit textbook in and I can't remember the title. It's about a woman who walks into a butcher's shop and they comment on how out of place she seems because she seems like she would be poor and has a plain face but she's dressed like she keeps herself well and she wasn't dirty like most common people. In her time she really is poor but she uses the door to go back in time to where her money is worth more and that's how she supports her family.

And her husband makes the comment that he doesn't know how she does so much with so little and even though they're poor they don't feel poor because she makes everything seem much bigger than it really is. I'm looking for a vintage board book with a lion that has long hair and the animals thought it was spaghetti. The illustrator uses stuffed animals for the scenes. I had a book circa A new woman enters I read this short story in middle school, I believe, and for the life of me, I cannot find it.


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Basically, it was a story about a Caveman tribe, but the main character was a child born with a gimp, or twisted, foot and so was set in a cave to be killed by wolves as a baby but was rescued by an old woman who was slightly outcast from their society. The boy grows up and walks with a crutch most of the time, and decides he will prove himself after being provoked by the tribe hunters saying he will never be able to catch up with them. So the boy runs off and joins a pack of wolves and learns to hunt through a lot of trial and error in these vicious mountains. He comes back and shows the hunters how to really hunt and it turns out the boy was the son of the leader of the clan.

It almost sounds like the new "Alpha" movie. I know this is a long shot but I am looking for a book about a girl who wanders into the forest or woods and comes across this man who says he is waiting on something. While he is waiting he tells her stories of fairy kingdoms and goblins I believe. In the end when it's time the girl sees a kingdom or another world and discovers that the man was actually the fairy from one of the stories waiting to get back into the fairy kingdom. It's a pretty old book, I would say it was written before Any leads please email yobraniac gmail.

Student looking for a book she loved: They have conversations about dying and heaven, and the little girl says she thinks heaven will be full of butterflies. He promises he will be there for the little girl's death. For some reason, he doesn't end up making it to her death, and her mother becomes very upset that he broke his promise to her daughter. At the end of the movie, he sees butterflies. That's all I can remember but this has been annoying me for years that I can't remember it. If anyone knows, email me: I have been looking for a book ever since I read it as a young teen.

It was about a man who could shape-shift into a monster. At the beginning, he destroys an entire shanty town. There is also either a policeman or FBI agent tracking the monster down. At the end, the protagonist obtains the help of a woman and her daughter, who can also shape-shift. The daughter lures the antagonist onto his boat, then they both transform and sink below the water fighting. The daughter transformed into something looking a little more like a shark. I thought the book title had something to do with black water, black river, etc. Drives me insane I cannot remember the title.

There was this book that I had as a child that I cannot remember the name of. It was a book about the ocean only you opened it on its side and at the bottom had a sound box that you would use throughout the book. It had an up and down periscope sound, whale songs, a fog horn, etc. The "story" was you exploring the ocean from top to bottom in a submarine and using the sound box to play along and "hear" what was going on around you as you went through the book.

I hope someone can help me. If you so have any ideas, please send me an email at: Im looking for a book name its about a guy created a medication to help soldiers deal ptsd but her sold it into the wrong hands it created a zombie like people that wanted to kill but his friend that help him create the medication took his kids to a island that they created a military like base that had kid soldiers.

I'm trying to help my friend find a book she's going insane looking for Okay so it starts off with a girl I think she was blonde on her 16? Birthday right and her friend gets her a laptop. They immediately go onto a dating site and started talking to this dude in the military. Military dude leaves military to see her and he got her a bracelet as a birthday present. He ends up staying at her house because he's scared to go back. But he's staying in a storage room that's connected to her closet and he makes her paper roses out of books she gave him.

They do the nasty. The book ironically talks about how a girl kept a dude in her closet and he ended up dying. Girl comes home from school early and finds him walking around the house naked since nobody is home. Government ends up finding them and ties them up while torturing them.

House catches fire and dude saves girl then goes back in to get her bracelet but ends up dying cause burning wood fell on him If you know please email me at ceraliththepyro yahoo. I'm trying to help my friend look for a book that she is going nuts over Okay so it starts off with a girl on her 16th birthday and her friend gets her a laptop.

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House catches fire and dude saves girl then goes back in to get her bracelet but ends up dying cause burning wood fell on him She is going insane so if anyone knows email me at ceraliththepyro yahoo. Looking for a book that I read in my sophomore or Jr year of high school. All I can remember is it started in a village that was shot down, but a few escaped including this boy.

The book is about a desert I think where people walked for months to safety to escape. I'm pretty sure it took place in Africa and is a non-fiction book. Actually he became the administrator of the hospital and his book is a series of stories about all of that. He tells us about one client whom rallied in the face of impossible odds again and again and again to reach adulthood. He spoke about having lifelong relationships with his very injured patients. He spoke about fund raising. All the special needs a hospital like his had and how he had to go about getting those needs met. He spoke about being mentored by the previous Administrator not really knowing what he was walking into.

He spoke about it being a calling not a job. At the end of the book was a chapter advising parents on what, where and how to get what they needed for their children should the need arise. An awesome book I lent to my client that was not returned that I need to repurchase so I once again have it in my library. Can any of you out there help me locate this amazing book? I would be so appreciative. I do not know the name of the author, title or publisher.

I am so sorry. It is poignant and contains a series of stories of different situations and miraculous clients who survived insurmountable odds. He spoke about seeing every client holistically by looking ahead to where that client might be at age 18 or 25 or He spoke about having a lifelong relationship with each client that stepped through their doors. He spoke about one client who had horrific medical issues which required inventive surgical interventions.

He spoke about his fundraising efforts. About one donor whose child he had helped and how he gave back to the hospital. He spoke about the hospital never having enough funds for what they needed. He spoke about the previous administrator being his mentor. I lent this book to one of my clients and never got it back. I so appreciate your help in aiding me to find this information out. I can remember much but they get married in the end.. A romance book about a chubby girl who loses her job and a lawyer friend from her book club gets her a job as a live in house keeper with her asshole brother.

She is an army brat I think and she starts to go to the gym at the new place she lives. I looking for a series and idk wats it called. Its got like a group on for special kids. And theres like 3 kids to a room and they experimenting on the kids and theirs a basement and the people do bad things down their and i cant remember much else. Read a short story in about two beings who have struck what appears from descriptions to be a deer on the side of the road. They are saddened, trying to decide what to do about it, etc. You think it is a husband and wife doing the discussing.

Only in the end do you realize it is two aliens discussing striking a human Please help Me find it. Drizzt - the books you're looking for: Rogue Warrior, by Richard Marcinko. Drizzt - the books you're looking for - Rogue Warrior, author Richard Marcinko. Does anyone remember such a book? I think it was the first in a series of 3 books, but I don't remember the title or author. He does curse and swear a lot. I'm looking for a book i read when i was thirteen-ish years ago. It's about a girl who is in a girl's home, or perhaps a facility of some sort because she ends up having to take undisclosed medication from the staff.

Because the drugs make her drowsy and disoriented, she isn't able to make friends. The other girls are quite nasty to her. The staff are mean too, except one, but she ends up getting married and inviting everyone except the main character to her wedding. There's some abuse and discrimination too. That's all i can remember, accurately, without getting it confused with other books. I once read a horse book when I was younger, I think it was part of a collection but it was still back in time about a girl in America during colonial times when colonists were forced to House British soldiers soon after the French and Indian war, the girl finds out her brother was involved in the Boston Tea Party and covers for him, but it was mainly about her and her horse.

Please help Emma gmail. Not sure the name of the first book. You should check out the rest of her books if you haven't already. They're pretty formulaic, but she does a good job with word building. The author was ex- military and ran some sort of security outfit both in real life and in his books. His picture is on every book; big black beard and a black ponytail are his biological fieldnotes.

The stories were supposedly true about him but hard to say for sure because some of them were so outrageous. What I remember from one of the books he is trying to infiltrate some compound to save some hostages and basically snakes by all the guards and gets in and then blasts his way out. Seemed to always get the girl in the stories too. These books are pretty badass, whether they are true or inflated, lots of swearing and fun language. If I had to guess a timeframe of these books, I would say the 's, Any help would be great, would love to find these books again.

Looking for the title of a book I read a few years ago. What I can remember about the book is the following: A human cocktail waitress at a casino in Las Vegas has to take a bottle of something up to the pent house, after leaving the pent house, she somehow gets to the basement level where she sees someone shifting into a panther or a wolf can't remember the were species and the owner of the casinos body guard takes her back up to the pent house where she is shot three times in the head.

Making her an 'immortal' without knowing she was one. Come to find out she can stabilize and repair portals to other realms and planets. If anyone knows this book can you please let me know, it would be very much appreciated. In the late 70's my favorite book was about a girl and her friends that care for an abandoned horse, found in old stables on a previously grand estate. They took care of his food, water and grooming, all in secret from her family. At the end of the story the mystery is solved as to why this beautiful creature was left.

This may have been written in the late 60's. I cannot recall purchasing thru the schools scholastic program, although that is a possibility too. So it could have been written in the 70's as well. Thanks for any help given. As a child I read a book about a spoiled princess who was sent to live with a peasant family for a year, and had to work alongside them. She learned to be humble and compassionate, and to appreciate true human connections rather than items of luxury.

Wish I could identify that book! This book which title I don't remember is about a woman that was in heaven for "5 years" 5 hours. She visited her parents in heaven, she met John Wesley but most of all, she saw Jesus surrounded by children. Her father was sort of a counselor for people that met Jesus and passed away almost inmediately after being saved.

Name of the book: These 2 kids go to visit their cousin in the Nilgiris, and there they end up going to the forest nearby and meet a sadhu who teaches them all sorts of powers such as talking to animals, and mind control etc, and they all work together to stop an evil politician from experimenting with taking the life force of kids to gain energy.

A book about these creatures for lack of a better term who didn't like light and a girl who had to stay in the light to be safe from the creatures. And to get away from the creatures she followed this string that led her to an attic where there was an old woman making the string That's about all I can remember about it right now. A fae book where the main character is a young girl who gets taken from her home brought to another world and is the rightful princess I can't remember the author or name of book but the cover is like a open field of green with the young girl in the middle Riley the fifth grader.

She eventually leaves him alone after essentially running away with a handsome male ghost. I think the cover was blue and she was blonde in a fancy dress levitating in a window. A beautiful, young lady is seen riding her horse and then tried to kill her future husband she didn't know he was to be her husband yet her future husband is enchanted by her beauty until she tried to kill him.

The young lady who the daughter of the king is badly beaten by her father and has most of hair cut almost shaved because of something she had said, I think she refused to marry the man she had never seen or met, or at least that's what she thinks then is tied to a horse and is sent almost dead to the man who she is to marry, her father's enemy.

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She doesn't recognise him till she awakes when he greets her and she realises,hes the man she had tried to kill but they both end up falling in love. It is about a girl who is hired as a wealthy businessman's fake girlfriend. The contract says she can't be with any other men so he takes her to this mansion in order for her to "get off. I am looking for a book where a young accountant wins a large sum of money in a lotery or a bet, thanks to the combination that a friend of his told him. The friend a journalist decides to send his girlfriend to seduce the guy so that they take as much money from the accountant.

Lots of things happen. The book also covers the life of a hitmen that ends up killing the journalist's girlfriend as well as the accountant. He had a sick mother probably schizophrenic he cared deeply for. Also the accountant comes to terms with the fact that he was attracted to his friend the journalist. The title might contain one of the folllowing words: In case you have any idea, the you can contact me at soahwhoami gmail. It was called penguin island by anatole france.

Is about a girl who is trapped in ice and the only way to melt her is with fire that is trapped in a necklace which belongs to the daughter of the "evil" person and the necklace is the only thing keeping either the mother or daughter alive so they won't give it to them. This is a long shot. I read a sci-fi short story about aliens that came down to judge Earth. All of earth, not just humanity. All the good and the bad. I don't remember much about it, it was maybe 15 years ago, but I remember in the end it said something like "They took two dolphins to represent us.

They will decide if Earth is worth saving. I've been doing google searches, but I just get dolphin results. I think dolphins are only mentioned once in the last paragraph, but it just stuck with me. Any help is appreciated. It is about an orphaned girl who visits a wealthy woman who was a former actress and plays dress up with her jewelry. The woman dies and leaves her jewelry to the girl. The jewelry turns out to be very valuable. Treasure hunters try to convince the girl they are her family just to get their hands on the jewelry.

In the end she is with her fake family and dives off the ship to escape. All thanks to Dr Larry who did a love spell for me for my ex lover to return home. I will keep sharing this until people who also need help see this for his wonderful help. You can contact him on his via email assurancesolutionhome gmail. I was just looking for the NAME of the book that i read as a child. I guess years ago. It was about a wolf or fox.

But i think a wolf hiking through a forest and mountains going somewhere. I really don't remember much. But i know i loved it. The wold was the storyteller. The cover of the book was white with the drawig of the wolf i guess. If you know the book pleaaaaseee give me the name: Looking for a book where a guy and woman always sneaks off somewhere and he little by little day by day touches her or kisses her to get her aroused then leaves her. He eventually seduces her after all the day of just getting her aroused and walks off.

I believe the front cover is a guy by a tree holding a woman in a red dress. It's an older book romance seductive book. He said it had very useful info in it like how much a cord of wood was and things like that. Looking for a Sci Fi book from the 60's. It has scenes where humans go crazy called Berserkers-not Saberhagen series and start shooting people on the street. This happens a number of times in the book although it is not the main story.

I read a book a couple of years ago and the details are a bit murky so any help locating this book would be greatly appreciated. The story starts off with a writer who lives in southern France with her husband and daughter. She goes off on assignment to write a cook book and she is accompanied by a male photographer.

At first they don't get along but they eventually start an affair. She is away fro her family for long periods of times and every time she has to return home she's torn because her home life is so chaotic and uneventful but life on the road is fun and exotic. She gets to see different places and have all these grate experiences. She eventually chooses to go back to her family and the affair ends. That's pretty much the gist of it. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated. So there's this book that I read in mid elementary which I absolutely adored, but for years now have been unable to find the title of.

So in this book and younger girl I can't remebr her name and her parents live on earth. Her parents are called back to their homeland, and they attempt to tell their daughter about the arrangements and that she is in fact not human. She runs away to deal with this because she doesn't want to return, and hides in her friend's basement. The parents try to look for her, but only have a few days to get on the mothership before it returns.

It's really a wonderful story, and I loved it a lot when I read it, but I cannot remeber the title for the life of me. When in elementary school, I'm in college now I read a series of books about strange happenings. One book was about a sea monster that lived in a cavern, the only way of seeing through the cavern was with the flash from a camera; the narrator said they could hear what sounded like a "wet sack" being dragged on the ground.

In another book, the narrators sister is abducted by aliens and her eyes turn black. There is also mention of a black floating orb in that same story. I believe they all took place in a fictional town called "Fairfield" or something similar to that? There was a book I read in late elementary school I'm in high school now and I remember there were these kids that lived in a small town and they were all friends. I remember them riding their bikes together and stuff. Anyway they get lost in like a mountainy desert area they might possibly live in arizona and they have to survive.

I remember one of them almost died, and everybody back in the town thought they were playing around up in the mountain area??? And all died or something. Don't know the names of the characters just that the female gets wedded off to the man but they've known each other briefly when they were younger he visited her father, in the night she tried to play a trick on him but he caught her and spanked her, she was sore and embarrassed the next day Looking for thesyort about a husband searching the world for wife that left him.

Comes to a small village India? Think it had "Let Her Go" in title. Takes place in 60 or 70's. Looking for a book about a young girl who goes to live with her father who is a pilot. It has to be at least 49 years old. Looking for a book that is at least 40 years old about a girl who goes to live with her dad who I believe is a pilot. I'm looking for a book called switched. It's not the young adult book. I read it in the late '80s and it's a murder mystery about a serial killer who kills women and switches their heads onto other bodies.

I am looking for a book that I read in the late '80s called switched. Not the young adult thing that I keep finding. This one is about a serial killer who kills two women and switches their heads. I am looking for a old book about i believe was a german surgeon and he told stories about his practice and his passion for medicine. That book led me to be a physician. The book im looking for is about a grandmother on her deathbed telling her grandson to kill someone from the nazii death camps,.

My desciption will be small it wasn't a large book. But if i recall correctly it is about a soilder possibly japanese that wonders into this small village where he meets a beautiful girl. He settles down gets married and have children. However we the woman is a wolf that has the ability to create illusions.

Everything was an illusion from her to the village even there children are all created by illusionary. But if i recall correctly it is about a soilder that wonders into this small village where he meets a beautiful girl. His dad is not in the picture. Mom is a waitress. The boy gets accepted to a private school where he meets his best friend. The parents own the shipyard. I am looking for about I read between I was a large hard cover fictional romance.

About an orphan girl who guardian, her uncle, wanted to marry her off to gain her inheritance early. He had an arrangement with her future husband that she found out about after over hearing a conversation between them. Hurt she runs off to the ship dock. Where she is mistaken for a bed warmer by the crew of an American captain.

He unknowingly takes her virginity and takes her to America. After realizing she is with child he marrys her. And takes her to his castle. He is a Nobelman. That she goes to see against his orders. She upset after he yells at her. And somehow she manages to run away before giving birth. But he realizes he loves her and spends years looking for her. Meanwhile, she make a great life for herself and her son. But she never went after her inheritance due to not wanting her uncle to find her. But he has not given up and her husband hasn't either. Their is some kind of parade in her town where her husband and her uncle attend and the confrontation occurred.

Don't remember the details.

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But it was a happy ending all around. Except for the uncle that is. Can you help me find it. My email address is sweetpblack yhoo. I am looking for a book that was about a Hispanic male that was released from either jail or prison, and came home to help raise his little brother. His mother had passed away while he was in prison. I'm looking for a book I read as a kid! Okay so here's what I know. It's a kids book kind of, like I read it when I was a kid. It had a brother and sister who at one point I think the beginning are in a museum and a teapot is somehow significant.

In the end they find a missing will that a lady was trying to hide. There's a skeleton in a raincoat involved but idk if it was the cover or what please help! I first read the book on Wattpad almost 7 years ago, but I'm pretty sure it was in the process of being published, so I figured it'd be worth a shot to check here. The story was about a woman who lived in a fantasy land where a certain numbers of years of charity work was required by the law and the world was divided into cultures by land, sea and air.

If I remember correctly, a man from the air was brought up on her beach by a young mermaid and she had to care for him. The mermaid was madly in love with him, abandoning her family to be with him, but the man didn't have much care for her really. The woman was charged with the task of taking the mermaid home and reversing the curse that the sea witch had placed on her, despite the growing attraction between the woman and the man the woman loved.

The woman displayed an unspeakable amount of selflessness as she sacrificed her feelings for the young mermaid and her older brother who was developing feelings for the woman whom she eventually met when returning the princess before solving the curse. The man ended up being a partner of the sea witch's and had been building a curse by stealing the mermaid's heart and a few other things that he'd harmed other characters, including the main woman, to obtain, but he accidentally fell in love with woman and invited her to be a partner to his evil.

Unfortunately or maybe fortunately. I still struggle to decide , the woman decided to uphold her selfless morals despite her own love for the man and actually killed him. It hurt her terribly and was heartwrenching to read. I don't know how much of the story would've changed during the publication process, so i tried to include as much detail as possible. If this sounds even remotely familiar, please let me know.

I originally read the book on Wattpad, but it was in the process of being published I think , so I figured checking here was worth a shot. The woman was charged with the task of taking the mermaid home and reversing the curse that a sea witch had placed on her, despite the growing attraction between the woman and the man the woman loved. I'm not sure how much of the story would've stayed the same if it went through publishing, so I tried to include as much detail as possible.

If this sounds familiar, please let me know. I am looking for a book set in the beginning of electricity being brought to homes, around I read it about ten years ago, the cover was dark with power lines on it. All that I remember is that a woman is raped by the mayor of the city, gets pregnant from that encounter.


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    Much of his work presented in this catalogue—framework installations, hay images, and straw images are displayed in this book—was made together with farmers and craftspeople; by transforming age-old handiwork into contemporary art, Holzapfel unsettles the division between nature and culture, and tradition and modernity. Sophie von Olfers, Mark von Schlegell Eds. Christiane Kruse, Antje Majewski Eds. The texts collected here give an introduction into concepts that are more than years old, yet still raise relevant questions about our current relationship to nature—both to nature in the sense of environment and ecology, and to our inner nature and its connection to the world we live in.

    Bulletins of The Serving Library 8 Winter This issue is smaller than large and larger than small: Lou Cantor, Clemens Jahn Eds. Turning Inward Turning Inward comprises a selection of texts by international artists, critics, and curators, which aims to renegotiate the relationship between centers and peripheries in contemporary art worlds. In the context of advanced globalization, the distributed agency of networked power structures can hardly be localized any longer in geographical terms.

    Yet, if we are to turn our attention away from geographical—that is, horizontal—relations, we can conceive of the central and peripheral as vertical phenomena that can coexist spatially in the shapes of social constructions, genealogies, or epistemic formations. In the Holocene In the Holocene is based on a group exhibition of the same name at the MIT List Visual Arts Center that explored art as a speculative science, investigating principles more commonly associated with scientific or mathematical thought.

    Through the work of an intergenerational group of artists, the exhibition and book propose that art acts as an investigative and experimental form of inquiry, addressing or amending what is explained through traditional scientific or mathematical means: Headless is a coded, clandestine novel that nevertheless makes for breathless reading until the last page. Founded by Isidore Isou in Paris immediately after World War II, it remains active to this day, having lost none of its radicalism, either aesthetic or ethical.

    In this book, Nicole Brenez presents the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, the art form within which their formal innovations proved the most far-reaching, prefiguring the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema. Replete with experimental recipes the founder of Futurism, Marinetti, is known to have ranted about the social dangers of pasta eating , the book is a multilayered exploration of cultural metabolisms, with the dining table as its centerpiece, of course!

    Axel Wieder, Florian Zeyfang Eds. Open Form Space, Interaction, and the Tradition of Oskar Hansen This publication examines the impact of Oskar Hansen within contemporary visual culture and the redefined role of the viewer since the s. The book includes in-depth interviews with some of the most important protagonists of experimental art in Poland, who investigate the historical impact of the open form. Each interpreting the theme in an unconventional and abstract sense, it is an alternative omnibus of everyone's favorite and most controversial holiday.

    Artwork is provided in the form of a colorful collection of romance covers illustrated by Vicki Khuzami. The book connects the postcolonial and queer debate around chronopolitics with artistic strategies that introduce breaks, stutter time, use citations and anachronisms, and introduce deferrals and collapses between time and meaning.

    Yet it is the commonality of modernist architectural form rather than the peculiarities of place, nation, or time that attracts her lens. In Weltausstellung , visual anonymity is the main event—but not the whole story. Felix Ensslin, Charlotte Klink Eds. Aesthetics of the Flesh Word becomes flesh, God becomes pigment, beauty becomes empirical form, power negotiates itself in matter—and vice versa: This reader traces the aesthetic concept of flesh in four sections: However, unlike conventional pictorial dictionaries, there is no symbolic system.

    Juxtapositions are normalized, and normality becomes a farce. This fully circular publication has no beginning or end, allowing for multiple points of entry and unconventional ways of reading--both from left to right and vice versa, as well as upside down and right-side up--seeking to interrupt learned behaviors and soliciting the reader's active engagement.

    It is a polyphonic collage of text and image. More than seventeen years of artistic output unfold between the first and last pages. In this work, along with others from the same period, Fassbinder established a Jewish-German mirror rotating on the axis of the Holocaust. As this publication vividly captures, her work weaves an unlikely bond between minimalist sculpture and the frayed, human history of textile work. Dominic Eichler, Brigitte Oetker Eds. Jahresring 61 The Jahresring series is one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany.

    The 61st edition is a reader and visual sampler with contributions from visual artists, writers, poets, musicians, choreographers, and designers. Bringing together a discursive array of forms and timbres, it takes an intertextual and interdisciplinary approach to exploring some contemporary cultural resonances with respect to gender and sexuality.

    Ana Teixeira Pinto Ed. The Reluctant Narrator A Survey of Narrative Practices Across Media An explosion of interest in narrative practices at the end of the twentieth century has been referred to as the "narrative turn. What has happened here? Mark von Schlegell Ickles, Etc. Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance aims to map the exchanges and transgressions between art and dance that characterize the manifold variety of relations between art and dance that can be observed today: This statement is typical of the fluid boundaries between deep seriousness and the exuberant, eccentric spirit that pervades her work.

    Ines Lechleitner The Imagines The Imagines is based on the texts of four writers that each engage with a recent project by Ines Lechleitner. In response to each critical contribution, Lechleitner develops a visual section where elements and fragments of the selected projects build up their own narrative in relation to the specific space of this book.

    Michael Schindhelm Solution Lavapolis The tenth speculation in the Solution series imagines a possible European present and future. Seventy years ago, the small island nation of Lavapolis was founded. It began as an alternative, a gambling destination to rival Las Vegas, and became a model for a new way of living. With its principle of universal solidarity, the nation counters the pitfalls of contemporary global society.

    It is an ever-shifting utopia; a volcano jutting out of the Mediterranean Sea; an extension of the open frontier. The biographies of its inhabitants are integral to the whole. If the world backs down from the challenges of Lavapolis, the island is destined to erupt. Aesthetic Politics in Fashion Aesthetic Politics in Fashion outlines critical studies in the present cross-sections of fashion, art, politics, and global capitalism.

    Critically examining contemporary collaborations of artists, media, and fashion labels, this groundbreaking anthology locates fashion within ecological and ethical discourses, postcolonial styles, and critical reflections on whiteness. The individual projects focus on different environments that are often characterized by crisis—mostly dealing with communities and their fringes, with proxies and symbolic representations, as manifested, for example, in forms of protest or religious garments.

    Cultures of the Curatorial 2 Timing: On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting Focusing on time instead of the typically predominant category of space, this publication—the second volume in the Cultures of the Curatorial series—takes up the key aesthetic, social, political, and economic issues of the early twenty-first century running through the field and framed by the axes of exhibiting and the temporal. Lisa Oppenheim Works — Over the past decade, artist Lisa Oppenheim has steadily developed a unique body of work exploring the usage of historical imagery.

    Balanced between appropriation and reconstruction, her work relies on substitutions applied to photographic and filmic records through which the historical and the present are transmitted and constituted through a language of today. Dialectionary Cluster is a network of eight contemporary visual arts organizations each located in on the peripheries of European cities. Each organization is focused on commissioning, producing, and presenting contemporary art, and the nature of the work is often experimental, process-driven, involves research, is based on working with international and local artists, and often engages with diverse publics on a local level.

    Compiled over a period of two years, Cluster: Dialectionary aims to find new ways to position this work and the work of contemporary visual arts organizations more broadly, particularly in relation to wider social, political, and cultural concerns. Published following the closing of the exhibition, this catalogue should be considered a continuation of the project, as a resource in itself, rather than simply documentation or commentary.

    The book includes several essays that discuss possible interpretations and consequences of the artwork, questioning the role of history and commemoration in Germany today. Artwork is provided by Willem de Rooij, whose series comprises collected images from the Internet displaying the aftermaths of destroyed and looted cultural heritage sites in conflict zones such as Iraq, Mali, Egypt, Syria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Performance artists, astronauts, an airplane, Zen masters, and hunger artists are some of the companions of this exploration into hidden realities.

    Hu draws on the experience of everyday life, the past, and the future to create otherworldly stories where reality turns into fiction and science fiction becomes reality. Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Employing new video formats as they become available, many of which have quickly fallen into obsolescence, Auder has prolifically produced short and feature films as well as video installations and photography that transgress genres, gleaning the fields of art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema. Tone Hansen, Marit Paasche Eds.

    The events of July 22 transformed normality as we knew it and, consequently, the predictable as well. The normal was no longer familiar, and the abnormal was no longer associated with the foreign. The result is an open and inquiring look at our own time. The Phantom of Liberty Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox One of the few things we have in common in contemporary society is the future of our children.

    What happened to the reform pedagogy of the twentieth century? What is the status of childhood in the era of the consuming child and the playing adult? This anthology is a collection of twenty-one essays and conversations that weave in and out of the two key areas of research and teaching within performative fine arts.

    Roee Rosen Maxim Komar-Myshkin: Komar-Myshkin committed suicide in , soon after completing the album. A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics takes the possibility of concrete truth as a working hypothesis and looks for direct action and concrete knowledge: Often treated as failure or loss, subtraction—when accepted as part of an exchange—can be growth.

    All over the world, sprawl and overdevelopment have attracted distended or failed markets. However, when failing, buildings can create their own alternative markets of durable spatial variables that can be managed and traded by citizens and cities rather than the global financial industry. Silke Otto-Knapp Questions of Travel This book is published on occasion of the parallel exhibitions Silke Otto-Knapp presented in two markedly different locations: The contrasting influences of place—between rural and urban, new and old world—is evident in the selection of works presented and compiled in this catalogue.

    Hito Steyerl Too Much World The Films of Hito Steyerl Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings offer an astute, provocative, and often funny analysis of the dizzying speed with which images and data are reconfigured, altered, and dispersed, many times over, accelerating into infinity or crashing into oblivion.

    This book gives a somewhat different introduction to contemporary speculative philosophy, raising questions on how thinking works and how thinking occurs in drawings or illustrations. How does a poetic thinking work that's not about but with art? The condition of forensis is one in which aesthetic practices, new technologies, and architectural research methodologies bear upon the legal implications of political struggle, violent conflict, and climate change. Beatriz Colomina Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies Critical Spatial Practice 3 In the third book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, Beatriz Colomina traces the history of the modern architecture manifesto, with particular focus on Mies van der Rohe, and the play between the written and built work.

    This essay propels the manifesto form into the future, into an age where electronic media are the primary sites of debate, suggesting that new forms of manifesto are surely emerging along with new kinds of authorship, statement, exhibition, and debate. Sweet Sixties Specters and Spirits of a Parallel Avant-Garde Sweet Sixties is a long-term trans-regional research initiative working between art, research, media, and educational contexts in Europe, the Middle East, western and central Asia, Latin America, and northern Africa.

    Involving a particular group of experimentally oriented arts and research groups as well as individual artists, researchers, and media, Sweet Sixties investigates hidden histories or underexposed cultural junctions and exchange channels in the revolutionary period of the s. As such, its nominal theme is Fashion. Brian Dillon Objects in This Mirror Objects in This Mirror posits a polemical defense of intellectual and cultural generalism and curiosity.

    The collection of essays rewardingly navigates such diverse subjects as the writings of W. Sebald and Roland Barthes to the history of cravat-tying manuals and the search for a cure to the common cold. Staying true to the idea of the essay as a self-aware but generous literary and critical form, this book explores the variety of topics it has been possible in recent years to corral within the rubric of art writing or criticism.

    This new volume brings together a selection of Jan Verwoert's most recent writings. Model House Research Group Ed. Transcultural Modernisms Based on the findings of an interdisciplinary research project, Transcultural Modernisms maps out the network of encounters, transnational influences, and local appropriations of an architectural modernity manifested in various ways in housing projects in India, Israel, Morocco, and China.

    Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman Architecture after Revolution The work presented in this book is an invitation to undertake an urgent architectural and political thought experiment: Here, the social totality creeps into the picture. Come On compiles ten texts written between and This new collaborative publication, Dare to Count Phonemes and Graphemes , has evolved within the framework of these geographically separate yet collaboratively conceived exhibitions.

    In five episodes, a fictionalized narrative stages the backstage and theatricalizes the social interactions and power games, the aspirations, passions, and everyday realities of the field. Regarded as one of the key protagonists of Eastern European conceptualism, the Romanian artist advocates a radical convergence between the organic and spiritual, an uninhibited immersion of life into art. The main part of the publication comprises visual materials and texts written by the artist that span several decades of her activity, outlining the exceptional manner in which she has appropriated the lesson of modernism and interrelated it with conceptual challenges.

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    For him, the museum is an everyday tool that enables the encounter between viewer and work—raising the question of the kind of architecture appropriate for such a space. Chantal Pontbriand The Contemporary, the Common Art in a Globalizing World The essays in this collection were written in the first decade of the new millennium by the critic, editor, and curator Chantal Pontbriand. Based on a series of interviews and site visits with living artists about the role of their home in relation to their work, Kirsty Bell looks at the house as receptacle, vehicle, model, theater, or dream space.

    Attention Economy Jahresring John Smith This comprehensive new monograph on the influential British artist-filmmaker—renown for his playful and formally ingenious subversion of the everyday world—contains essays by Ian Christie, Martin Herbert, Kathrin Meyer, and Ethan de Seife.

    Scandalous A Reader on Art and Ethics Recent encounters between art and real life, the ubiquity of images of violence and humiliation in visual culture and the media, and the persistence of controversial debates on public and participatory art projects are raising fundamental questions about the importance of ethical decisions in art and curating. How far can provocation in art go, before it becomes cynical and abusive? Are ethical decisions seen as more urgent in participatory art? What is seriousness exactly, and where does it reside? Is it a desirable value in contemporary culture? Astrid Schmetterling, Lynn Turner Visual Cultures as Recollection Memory has become a major preoccupation in the humanities in recent decades, be it individual and collective memory, cultural and national memory, or traumatic memory and the ethics of its representation.

    In an era of hyper-specialization and rigid academic protocols, Barry Schwabsky revives a form of criticism one imagined barely existed—a criticism of varied interests and passionate opinions. Deborah Ligorio Survival Kits For years now our lives have been shaped by a crisis impacting both our economy and our personal lives. But what is ultimately in crisis? Survival Kits offers twelve perspectives on this issue—from fields as diverse as philosophy, politics, media theory, environmental activism, feminism, post-human theory, literature, geopolitics, art, and economics.

    Karen van den Berg, Ursula Pasero Eds. Art Production beyond the Art Market? A fundamental reordering of artistic production and a transformation of the art field are about to take place. Heated debates have been sparked over new forms of work, public subsidies, and the expanding impact of the creative industries. Independent education programs, self-organized urban planning, and artistic practices in the field of scientific research, among other initiatives, have unfolded over the last few years. This publication addresses this wide field, focusing on theoretical reflections and insights into alternative artistic working models.

    Douglas Coupland Shopping in Jail Ideas, Essays, and Stories for the Increasingly Real Twenty-First Century In Douglas Coupland's writing, the doldrums of a world afflicted by the pains of dotcom booms and busts, the ascendency of subcultures to pop cultures, and the subsequent struggle for identity are counterbalanced by droll, personal, and incisive analyses. This collection of nonfiction essays provides an illuminating meander through what we call culture today.

    Ekaterina Degot, David Riff Eds. Monday Begins on Saturday Monday Begins on Saturday is the title of a fantasy novel from the s about a magical research institute in the Soviet Union, written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It is also the title of the first edition of Bergen Assembly, a new triennial of contemporary art.

    French Theory and American Art Many postwar American artists were influenced by French philosophy, literary studies, and social sciences. French Theory in American Art examines some of the main historical conditions of this reception. In the contemporary economy of time, history has become an image in motion, a series of events animated and performed through various media. Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke Eds. The accompanying publication includes image-rich visual essays that explore key themes: Bulletins of The Serving Library 5 Summer Conceived while in residency at the library of the Goethe-Institut New York, this issue of Bulletins of The Serving Library used the context of the hosting institution as a thematic starting point.

    Milena Hoegsberg, Cora Fisher Eds. Marysia Lewandowska, Laurel Ptak Eds. In its pages artists and theorists address aspects of computing, curating, economy, ecology, gentrification, music, publishing, piracy, and much more. Solution — Love In its ninth volume, the Solution series departs from its previous geopolitical focus on regions and countries. The issue becomes the infinite prospect of connection as well as transformation: Archaeology of the Digital Archaeology of the Digital delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization, and production at the end of the s and the beginning of the s.

    Hilke Wagner, Axel Wieder Eds. Even if the exhibitions were organized entirely independently of one another, the joint effort in producing this catalogue made it possible to go beyond simple exhibition documentation and provide a more in-depth view into the work of Kriemann. Alex Coles, Catharine Rossi Eds. The first volume is devoted to the activities of the Italian avant-garde between and While emphasizing the multiple correspondences between collectives and groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, The Italian Avant-Garde, — also highlights previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo , and Cavart.

    The idea according to which certain people—also known as artists—would provide the world with their inner vision is a modern myth, but has proved to be a contemporary reality. Since so much art now considers itself as cultural production, mystical creation has been turned into a minority paradigm. The Age of Creation analyzes the entrance of art into culture at large. With this, several shifts have occurred: Art as a Thinking Process Visual Forms of Knowledge Production The work of art has often been a battleground—its decorative and formal aspects positioned against its nature as an embodiment of cognitive acts.

    Schaubilder In recent years, it has been possible to discern a growing interest in diagrams. The exhibition "Schaubilder" Diagrams explores how these developments affect the worlds of images in contemporary art. This publication presents ten artists who deal with diagrammatic forms in their work. The additional text contributions from the perspectives of art theory, philosophy, and information design encourage an ongoing discussion of the theme.

    Hysterically reproduced paper maquettes of choreographed architecture, imprisoned within a clumsy, photographic frame, are abstract shelters for imagined and unspoken texts. Words are characters in performance of a world as a text. Thomas Keenan, Tirdad Zolghadr Eds. The conference contributions and subsequent essays examine contemporary forms of humanism and universalism as they circulate and are produced in art and photography. Chesterton from , a mysterious crime story about a seven-headed anarchist council functioning in a world of permanent emergency. Yet in the end, the real danger emanates from artists and intellectuals.

    Demos Return to the Postcolony Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art In the wake of failed states, growing economic and political inequality, and the ongoing US- and NATO-led wars for resources, security, and economic dominance worldwide, contemporary artists are revisiting former European colonies, considering past injustices as they haunt the living yet remain repressed in European consciousness.

    Through their numerous artistic approaches—including installations, video, drawing, sculpture, performance, and photographs—the artist duo visualize their imaginings of the parallel world inherent within the modern human psyche, along with how it manifests itself in the everyday aspects of life and civic conformity. This book accompanies their major exhibition at M HKA of the same title. Their inner life is always a secret; their outer form, a sculpture.

    No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. Behave Like an Audience Behave Like an Audience is a limited-edition vinyl commissioned and produced by Mai Abu ElDahab, and features musical tracked penned by a group of artists ElDahab worked with at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, and performed by the musical trio Concert. This book offers the only available glimpse of the project, as it was primarily conceived as a private residence. Sharon Lockhart Sharon Lockhart Noa Eshkol The catalog Sharon Lockhart Noa Eshkol accompanies the eponymous exhibition at TBA21 in Vienna which consists of a complex installation of videos, photographs, and archival material, composing a subtle and sensuous portrait of the Israeli choreographer, dancer, researcher, and textile artist Noa Eshkol.

    Psychedelic Concepts in Neo-Avantgarde Art. The idea was to contrive a popular version of his academic thesis by editing it psychedelically. The result of a research-based residency at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the publication includes four essays and ten interviews with researchers whose work relates to one of the magnitudes of ten of the IBM-commissioned film.

    Ruth Buchanan The weather, a building This new artist book by Ruth Buchanan charts three narratives associated with the life of the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, which acts as an example of the tension between what is contained in libraries and how it is contained. The dialogues attempt to unpack current dilemmas and popular mobilizations in terms of consensus-driven formats of political decision making. In a Manner of Reading Design If design aims at taking a critical stance, it needs to change its acquaintance with knowledge and develop its own discourse to understand the underlying conceptions that are at play.

    By doing so, it seeks to open up common readings of what design is and can do. Warboys later discovered an unpublished manuscript by Vanel in the adjoining archives of the Maison nationale des artistes, a retirement home for elderly artists. Steve Rushton Masters of Reality Masters of Reality brings together the first collection of texts by Steve Rushton exploring the interrelations between art, anthropology, social sciences, psychology, media, politics, and economy. Thinking through Painting Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas Painting has demonstrated remarkable perseverance in the expanding field of contemporary art and the surrounding ecology of media images.

    It appears, however, to have dispelled its own once-uncontested material basis: At the start of the New Zion Empire in —a time of unprecedented dystopic stability with superpower coalitions, generous drone regiments, awesome capital investments, and more soft-power propaganda than ever employed in modern history—Sergeant Jim of the United States is taken hostage in Yazd, once the proud seat of the Persian Empire, and becomes a wildly popular mouthpiece for Third World rhetoric, postcolonial jingles, anti-imperial anecdotes, and anti-Zionist mottos.

    Tom McCarthy, Simon Critchley, et al. Faced with the obvious risk of romanticization, it appears all the more important to pursue an understanding of how American Fine Arts, Co. Nikolaus Hirsch, Markus Miessen Eds. What Is Critical Spatial Practice? Critical Spatial Practice 1 In September , Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen invited protagonists from the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, and literature to reflect on the single question of what, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice.

    Fabian Marti, Cristina Ricupero Eds. The book explores how works produced for the screen might be transposed to the codex in a way that recalls that former context while also fully inhabiting the page. Friedman, Tracy, Orphan and the Doll , Amanda was the orphan and Henriette was the doll. I think I remember there being something about a will, though I'm not sure. Kris Neville, Bettyann , , approximate. This is a classic. There is a sequel, Bettyann's Children. I need the name of a book about a girl who lives in orphanage and who loves horses.

    She runs away with one of the horses and stops at a creek. People are looking for her. She runs away to other towns and works on farms. The book is a grade school reading level. Children find an old castle in the woods. Later, the whole village has a festival in the shadow of the castle. Children's picture book with story, approx 5th grade level, poss. Possibly part of a series that had a map in the front of the book of the village they lived in.

    The book was thin, maybe 30 pages. The book was a picture book with words, very richly illustrated. Otter canal boat UK England Picture book about an otter who obtains a houseboat, and sails it up and down the canals of England with a crew of friends. He plays the accordion at one point, wearing a jaunty sailor's outfit, and I remember their having to use a boat hook to maneuver through a brick-lined tunnel.

    The big Regatta is coming up, and the cheating rats are up to their old tricks. Part of the series of Foxwood Tales. Armand Eisen, Wish Upon a Star: A Tale of Bedtime Magic, After wishing that she did not have to go to bed, Olivia embarks on a magical nighttime journey through the heavens. She spends the night frolicking with the stars, riding on Saturn's rings, and chatting with the Man in the Moon. In the morning, she awakes to find the perfect memento of her adventure - a beautiful bracelet with charms depicting a star, the moon, and the sun.

    The book comes with a real charm bracelet for the young reader. This wouldn't be one of the Sweet Pickles series, would it? We had these in the very late 70's or early 80's. P1 I went back to the list of pig books. However, the publication date looks too late for the book wanted. Pig has the sniffles. Pig and the piglets do to make her feel better? Cook her favorite snack five alarm chili of course! But the Pigs Mess up the kitchen, and to top it off, they don't know how to follow the recipe and measure the ingredients.

    Call in the fire department! These Pigs are headed for Big Pig Trouble! No plot information, but maybe one of the Golden Book collectors might know? Pig is a Halloween story, and does not contain the desired refrain. Series- Freddy the Pig. There are a great many Freddy stories and I would not be surprised to learn that he has rose colored glasses in one of them! They are available now as reprints. Don't recall the author, but they are very popular old chapter books.

    Freddy the Pig series is written by Walter R. Brooks , but again, I didn't find the desired refrain. Don't know if these books are old enough, but it seems to me that Mr. Pig in Richard Scarry's books is always doing foolish things that he needs to be reprimanded for. Illustrations by the author include color frontispiece and twelve color plates; six plates have panels that open like doors to reveal the contents, most portraying cats, inside. Girl buys pussywillows from a man in the park, who tells her they're "fairy kittens. The stories are really instructional tales on proper behavior for young children.

    All ages will be captivated by the pictures of the 4 kittens' antics. Not much information, but some similarities: Raftery, Gerald Slaver's Gold NY, Vanguard "A story for older children set against an authentic background of country life in Vermont and the Underground Railroad as a group of children try to find out if there is any truth in the stories Grandpa told about an old house. The fact that it's reputedly haunted only adds to its appeal! As soon as his family moves in, Thomas senses something strange about the Civil War era house, which used to be a critical stop on the Underground Railroad.

    With the help of his father, he learns about the abolitionists and escaping slaves who kept the Underground Railroad running. While on his own, he explores the hidden passageways in and under the house, piecing clues together in an increasingly dangerous quest for the truth about the past. Some of the things mentioned in your request are in this book. No solution but I remember reading a similar book in the 60's also. I believe there was only one portrait that was missing or stolen and it is found in a room that no one knew was in the house. It was set in more modern times and no one knew that the house had been a stop on the underground railroad until they found the room with the portrait.

    The portraits in question have blank faces, which creeps the children out it turns out that they belonged to an itinerant painter, who would fill in the faces of the people whom he was hired to paint. Maybe an edition of Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pye? The Henry Holt edition had green boards with gilt lettering and "picture of a peacock and a boy with a quote from Isaac Watts". Nothing about blue text though. Susan Coolidge has a book called Cross Patch, written in Susan Coolidge's Cross Patch is a scarce book that contains 6 stories adapted from the myths of Mother Goose, with 44 illustrations by Ellen Oakford.

    Margaret Baker wrote a story called Cross-Patch , but I don't know if it was published separately at all. And of course no plots for any of these, though the first one looks promising. I have this book in front of me. It might be an old school reader, since there are questions at the end of each chapter. Crosspatch and Playmate appear in several of the stories.

    Here is the Introduction by the Queen Crosspatch herself, in case this helps any. Now this is the story about the doll family I liked and the doll family I didn't. When you read it you are to remember something I am going to tell you. If you think dolls never do anything you don't see them do, you are very much mistaken.

    When people are not looking at them they can do anything they choose. They can dance and sing and play on the piano and have all sorts of fun. But they can only move about and talk when people turn their backs and are not looking. If any one looks, they just stop. Fairies know this and of course Fairies visit in all the dolls' houses where the dolls are agreeable.

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    They will not associate, though, with dolls who are not nice. They never call or leave their cards at a dolls' house where the dolls are proud or bad-tempered. They are very particular. If you are conceited or ill-tempered yourself, you will never know a fairy as long as you live. Pinstead of penguins, try puffins or some related bird.

    Looking up birds of South America might reveal a word to use as a keyword. P36 Penguin Pet -- sounds like the Bogwoppit descriptions in Solved Mysteries, incidentally the LC description is "Abandoned by her guardian, Samantha moves in with an unwelcoming aunt whose dilapidated house includes bogwoppits, ratsized creatures with wings, fur, and blue eyes.

    I will maybe find some gentler beings who will listen to me and will learn what I have to teach"? Without these things, as a bouin observes, "we'd never get finished; there'd be no time for songs and dancing and stories and picnics". When this story starts they are making contact with one of the five Sparrow children humans in whose overgrown garden - a bouin forest - they still reside; their bouin-baby is lost.

    A clever, happy, likeable family story, with or without the magic. It is a delightful book, with lots of pictures, about a family that receives an Antarctic penguin from Admiral Drake. They use their refrigerator for a nest and flood the cellar for aswimming pool in the summer and an ice rink in the winter. When the penguin named Captain Cook gets lonely they acquire another penguin named Greta. Popper has 12 penguins that he trains as a vaudeville troupe. At the end of the book he sends them to the North Pole to live. Nesbit's Five Children and It? English children find a strange creature?!?

    In it, the English public votes out the monarchy, and the Queen and her family have to go live on a public housing estate. She is befriended by her working class neighbors, but Prince Phillip can't bring himself to accept life outside Buckingham Palace, and never gets out of bed. Prince Charles discovers a love of gardening, etc. Hillary McKay, Happy and Glorious. This might conceivably be Hillary McKay's Happy and Glorious , a collection of stories about a rambunctious ten-year-old queen. She has a fuddy-duddy prime minister who wishes he had been cleverer in school so he could have had a better job.

    J Meade Faulkner, Moonfleet, This sounds like Moonfleet first published , a ripping yarn of piracy and adventure! P46 pirate with no lips: His mouth was so tight-lipped that it almost seemed as if he had no lips at all. Our library's copy of Moonfleet has gone missing, so I can't check it for lipless pirates. It's about smugglers, actually, but that's a technicality.

    The loss of few pumpkins might not seem so important to an adult, but to Sary they represented her only chance to buy her brother Zeke a fiddle for Christmas, and she knew that Zeke wanted a fiddle more than anything in the world. If Uncle Ed had not had a bright idea, the story might have ended unhappily.

    Her discovery of a big yellow pumpkin and her mother's surprise idea turn an unpromising situation into a worthwhile lesson. Little Wu wanted to show his mother that he thought her the most beautiful mother in the world and he decided that the way to do that would be to buy her a piece of jewelry.

    When he finally had enough money, most of it gained from the sale of watermelons he had painstakingly raised, he realized that jewelry was not what she wanted most, but for the family to be able to buy a small field of their own. Granted, that's a girl Caddie Woodlawn again not a boy, and melons growing accidentally in the cornfield not purposely on a terraced hillside, and Caddie buys a bonnet for her mother, not a piece of jewelry, but it is about melons It was given to him by his uncle and it was not only Chinese, but it had magic powers which carried Tommy back to the days of sail.

    When he found his old sea captain had sailed with Tommy's grandfather, the boy was doubly happy. Besides having the fun of the story, ship-minded boys will value three pages of line drawings showing different rigs McPhail, David, Edward and the Pirates , This picture book sounds like it might be it.. Told in gay rhymes, this is a wonderful book of faraway places. P54 pirate captain - it would be nice to know if the book being looked for is a picture book or a 'chapter book'. It's a humorous pirate story!

    They sail on a ship called The Sinful Sausage! P55 - Is this Sam Pig? Alison Uttley wrote several collections of stories about Six Pigs and Brock the Badger , Sam was the main character and some of the books, Sam Pig and Sally for instance, had his name in the title. They were ever-so-slightly magical - with the country magic of talking animals but in other respects quite down to earth, and rose-coloured spectacles sound quite likely - but I don't have them all to check.

    I'll see what I can find and get back to you if I can shed any more light. I feel obsessed with finding this story--a link to my earliest memories. Whatever light you can shed will be appreciated. P55 - I've checked the 2 'Sam Pig' titles I have here and it isn't any of the stories in them so I may have led you up the garden path there! The only "Paige" I've ever heard of is in the book Parrish which was published in the '60's, I think. This is an adult book and the book was made into a movie with Troy Donahue. Paige is the good girl who gets him in the end.

    It's apparently about young Parrish MacLean, tobacco farming, and steamy relationships. Couldn't find anything on the names of the three women in the story. I would assume that the book wanted is an adult rather than children's book, since the poster's mother read it. I've seen a couple of teen books from the late 50s-early 60s with heroines called Page, but no Paige.

    She was known as Paige. That much I am fairly sure of, but what follows is tentative. She was one of several children in an American eastern seaboard? All her siblings had very Scottish names, but someone Father? She was in her mid to late teens and trying to decide what to do with her life. An attractive character and what seemed then to be an unusual and even romantic name. Maybe her mother didn't remember the way it was spelled in the book, or liked it better with an "i"? This childhood memoir describes the various escapades of a family during the early 's.

    Maybe this is the Paige you're named after. The story follows a little boy's letter cross country until it is delivered to his grandmother. The final postman, who receives the most attention in the story, is not named Pops but is a Pops type of character. Begins with writing a letter, how it is sorted, cancelling machine, and on through delivery. Red full cloth, paste-on pictorial.

    The charming 2-color illustrations depict Juan and Maria's life in 8 chapters, and would be an unusual addition to the library of collectors of children's primers. Mary Kate is a kind, practical little girl, with some of the nicest relatives it is possible to imagine. Shirley Hughes makes Mary Kate a stout determined little girl in sensible shoes, with a doll's pram which is just the right one for a four-year-old's doll or kitten.

    She is proud of her present - and bitterly hurt when the other kids make up mean rhymes about it because it is old. But her teacher saves the day by admiring the pram and basing a lesson on the sort of little girl who might have been the original owner of it. The pictures throughout are clear, colourful and overbrimming with emotional content.

    After someone made this suggestion, I wrote, "Hadn't heard of this one and don't recognize the plot, but the date is right and sounds like exactly the sort of book I'd pick up. Illustrated by Robert Bartelt. Children's book, story of Sultan's daughter and a flying pram. What I remember is a slender little girl of about years probably not as young as 4, and not stout pushing a pram down a walk which might be in a garden or park.

    It is lined with bright and beautiful flowers. Colors in the illustrations are very solid and vibrant, in some ways like the work of Ezra Jack Keats--not soft or sketchy-looking. Wearing a bright print dress with a short skirt, not very sultan's daughterish, but there could be another girl in the story--don't exactly remember a plot. Anyone have The Magic Perambulator and care to describe it, or have any picture book like the one I've described?

    I'd appreciate any leads! P65 poems about family and animals: In the classroom long ago we used a text called Cracking the Code. This series used a linguistic approach. I think I also remember this story from this time frame my oldest was born in " I, unfortunately, can't remember the name, either, or if it was a separate book or just a story in an anthology. The detail I want to add is that the pig loses his tail because it freezes in ice and he has to pull it off to escape.

    He went onto the water after his mother told him not to. Janeen Brady, Standin' Tall: I suppose it could have originally been from somewhere else, but I know you can find it there. Could the poster be thinking of this Newbery Award-winner? The date is about right - it would have been around in the s, though I admit the title doesn't sound the same.

    P89 poncho or pancho: Healy, published Houghton ? Children's Catalog p. But each time he found one, something happened. It is a large hardcover picture book about Puddle Duck, who doesn't like sleeping with his siblings because they like to be wet and muddy and he doesn't. Whether or not this is the right book for the original requester, I would love to have a copy myself.

    Sounds like the author you're looking for may be Jane Louise Curry. See P34 also P34 and P98 playmate and crosspatch: Nearly spoilt for choice, here. A great pop-up, especially for cat-lovers. Eric Gurney takes a clever look at the all too familier and delightful behavior of cats. Note the fire department efforts to get the cat in the tree. Do cats really sit under rocking chairs?? Little Simon Book, Hard Cover. Fat Cats, Alley Cats, Classy Cats- all here in the most fantastic pop-ups to turn even the coolest cat among us purr-ple with laughter.

    Outstanding, especially for cat-lovers. Colorful pictorial paper covered boards. Pop-Ups, Pulls, Lifts, Adorable book for cat lovers. Perhaps Mayday, Mayday by Hilary Milton. I think the parents were only injured, not killed, but the plot deals with a boy and a girl who need to get to safety after a plane crash in the mountains. They crash in the Australian desert and are helped by an Aboriginal boy to find civilisation. Also a film by Nic Roeg starring Jenny Agutter. Just a possibility, if any of these details sound familiar: The children survive a plane crash in a remote mountain area the Pyrenees.

    They both have amnesia but know their first names: They find a baby alive too, and a deserted village where they make a home in one of the houses, get supplies from a climbers' hut, find several abandoned animals dog, cow, chickens , make a garden, and stay for over a year. Eventually rescued by searchers for a downed pilot, and reunited with their families. Very tender and touching story. It's one of my favorites too! Translated by Thelma Niklaus. Illustrated by Margery Gill. The village that slept. This is a long-shot.

    The children Tom and Trudi live on a farm in the mountains of Austria when a plane crashes nearby and causes an avalanche. The house is buried under snow and they have to both save themselves and try to rescue the pilot. The time-frame is right but are the details? That does involve several animals and an oddly named fruit that they try to bring back, and difficult terrain. See description under B96 bonjo.

    In it, a bulldog and his animal friends go on a search for Rutgers' missing "water-snouts" which some of the animals think must be prickly pears, because they're kind of like potatoes with spikes and bring them back just in time to use them to plug the holes in a beaver dam.

    Oh heck, forget that last -- I knew it was too good to be true -- the poster said the book was from the 50's. Whatever the title, it's about a girl who starts out wanting to be a writer, then thinks she never will be, and eventually after meeting a professor or poet??? Does this sound familiar to the poster? Jane Gardam , Long Way from Verona.

    I've looked through a list of her titles now, and almost sure this is the one - if it's her at all! That is set in the north-east of England and, though set in WW2 has nothing to do with London. Nor is it any of the other books by Jane Gardam that you have mentioned. I read each of them recently. There was a series of programmes by the BBC in the s called Playaway which featured these poems I think they were specially written for the programme. They were written by a woman and I think there is a collection of them with Playaway in the title, or it may be called "The train to Glasgow" I have tried to trace details but no luck.

    Eleanor Graham , Puffin Book of Verse. I also remember this book from my childhood, and think this may be the one. I'm not going to be very helpful here as I don't know anything about this particular book, although I know the words to both poems - but although the poems may have been used in this programme, Michael Finnegan at least is older than that I have a book from which lists it as an 'English Traditional Song' , and I think the Train to Glasgow might be older too my mum thinks from the 60s.

    This is definitely the one- a favourite of mine at the time'. John Brangwyn, Pegasus and the Star, ?. I have a Golden "Christmas Book" that contains short Christmas stories, recipes, etc. In it is a short story about Pegasus who sees a bubble with a reflection of a house celebrating Christmas. He asks the bubble how he can get there and he flies into the North Wind. He finds a town with all the houses shut for the night except the baker's shop.

    The kindly baker's wife feeds him and as he tells her of his wish to see Christmas celebrated, she turns him into a gingerbread horse, frosts it in white and hangs him on the Christmas tree. He almost gets eaten by a child, but when a fire breaks out at the baker's shop he turns back into a winged horse and saves the day by getting the water cart. The story says "adapted from the story by John Brangwyn". Maybe this is the same story - hope so!

    I am looking for the particular "Golden Christmas Book" which contains the Pegasus story mentioned. They published numerous Christmas titles over the years. The guess is Pegasus and the Star by John Brangwyn. The story about the winged horse posing as an ornament is in this book. It is "Pegasus and the Star" by John Brangwyn.

    In it, the mythical winged horse Pegasus sees an image of a Christmas tree in a floating bubble, and goes to a village to learn more. The baker's wife is able to transfrom him into a frosted gingerbread winged horse to hang on the tree, so he can see it for himself - though he is terribly afraid of being eaten by mistake.

    He is very nearly eaten by a little girl, when a fire breaks out at the baker's house. Pegasus is restored to his own form and pulls the water cart to put out the fire. The front cover shows Santa with two small angel children seated on his lap: The wings on both children and the stars in the background are printed in a metallic golden ink.

    I'd assume some version of The Old Woman and Her Pig, the cumulative folktale about the old woman who buys a pig but can't get it over the stile to get it home. She asks the stick to beat the pig, and it won't so she asks fire to burn the stick, water to put out the fire, cow to drink the water, and so on. Good luck, it's been published many times in many variations.

    I don't recognise the version quoted, unfortunately. I don't know about making cookies, but if he was putting it on his head it could have been The Peanut Butter Solution. The girl was Andrea, or Andy, right? And the brother was Ted? Andy took over the fudge-making operation, til eventually their parents caught on to the missing ingredients. Her parents nicknamed Andy "Kitten," and she had an elderly friend, Mrs. Mack, who did listen to her about the thefts.

    I hope this helps! This is definitely the book. Illustrated by Gilbert Riswold, c. John Stratford , Lick a Pickle, Could it be Lick a Pickle? The story starts out with a Prince who will only eat pickles and pickle-flavored food, and commands that everyone else shall eat them too. However, he is won over, in the end, to sweet foods. Collier's Illustrated Classics , , approximate. I have a set of 10 Collier's Illustrated Classics from ; my father bought them, along with the encyclopedia, the year my brother was born!!

    Each book in the set is a different, bright color. Volume 1 is called Fairy Tales and Fables, and has a drawing of an elf on the spine. It is dark red in color. Each book is about 2" thick. The series was revised and a new edition published sometime in the 50's so the stories are a bit different, but I do think this fairy tale book is the one you are looking for.

    A seller had them on eBay recently, so check that out. Pierrot, mute boy with traveling players Solved: There was a short series - only 2 or 3 titles about PB short for Polar Bear of course but I can't remember who did them - they were in picture book format. Has to be worth trying to find PB as a title In the end Pablo winds up on a tropical island with palm trees where he builds a home- happy at last! This sounds like one of Eric St. I do not know if they were ever published.

    As I recall the bear was living in a lighthouse, and rescues a shipwrecked seal with some mixed feelings as he remembers how tasty seal was back home. Lena Barksdale , The Treasure Bag: Stories and Poems Selected by Lena Barksdale, This is the book I was looking for - it took 13 years to find it. The book was illustrated by Maurice Brevannes and was published by Alfred A. Could this be The Good Master? When she is swept away, Jancsi rescues her on his horse also illus. Most of the book is about Kate getting used to her horse-farming relatives, and it's been reprinted many times, so it could have been new when you read it.

    I remember reading this also, but I believe it was much newer -- perhaps a reprint, or a retelling of the story? I don't remember him charging the other penguins. The title maybe had "slippery" in it? If this isn't it, try it anyway. There are lots of versions of this. Lenski's authentic drawings in the folk-art style add a warmth to the story. Lois Lenski, Puritan Adventure. Another possibility is Lenski's own "Pilgrims" book, in which a family of children names I remember are Seaborn, Comfort, Thankful are delighted but confused when their non-Puritan aunt comes to live with the family, wearing bright colors and such.

    I'm not sure if Thanksgiving is involved, but I recall the girls stirring "pumpkin sauce"! Unfortunately, neither of those descriptions ring a bell. I'll keep checking back. I've got a couple of possibilities here -- unfortunately, without more information, it's really hard to make a guess at what book you're looking for! Frank Baum, Prairie-Dog Town , Those are the only two I can find that were written early enough for the time frame specified.

    I'm sure there are more of them out there, though. Florella Rose, Peter Picket Pin , This book was about a prairie dog that had dozens and dozens of cousins that all looked just like him. Scribner's Sons, , c P Does black and white mean photos or drawings? It is written for children but is as big as an adult book. The illus are black and white ink drawings. P I have a report on Saranga; It, too, is almost an adult book. Scribner, daily life of pygmy boy, Saranga, in the jungle full of animals, ritten by famous explorer.

    Puffy the Puppy, I remember this book as a young child and I was actually on this site to search for that books origins. I do believe a few lines from it would jog their memory if it is indeed the same book. Maybe this isn't the book you're looking for since the date is a little later, but at least I finally solved my own 'stumper. It's on the Most Requested Pages. But I can't find it! Back to the search Harriett, I don't know if you keep records of past web pages, but a Google search turned it up in a different request, P39 Here's that older stumper for reference she never answered if this was the correct match:.

    Edward Ardizzone , One of the "Tim" books. Not at all sure but the date is about right, and a sea captain does feature prominently. I don't remember the phrase "Perseverance wins" but it could have occurred, as it would fit a lot of the plots. There is a dog in some of the books, but I think he may have been just brown. I've read almost all of the Little Tim books and I don't remember any of them having a repeated line like that. Well, these are the titles I could dig up on a web search: Wilber; Prose and Poetry Adventures ed.

    Weber; Prose and Poetry: The Emerald Book ed. Ward; Prose and Poetry Adventures ed. Kenner; Blue Sky Book: I used 4 of this series in High School.