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|Author||: Kurt Vonnegut|
|Editor||: Dial Press|
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly
|Author||: Anne Akers Johnson|
Presents step-by-step illustrated instructions for creating such string figures as Cat's Cradle, Cup and Saucer, Eiffel Tower, Jacob's Ladder, and others
|Author||: Elizabeth Encarnacion|
|Editor||: Applesauce Press|
Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun wherever you go. Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun at home, on the road, or wherever you go. Each kit features one extra-long continuous cat’s cradle string, perfect for up to four players. Learn the ins and outs of classic string games like cat’s cradle and hand catch, as well as string shapes like witch’s broom, parachute, and more. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and pictures for every trick, twist, and tie, you’ll be a string wizard in no time!
|Author||: William W. Johnstone|
|Editor||: Lyrical Press|
No one knew where she had come from. A scrap of a girl clinging to a black cat with eerie yellow eyes. A lost child or an orphan, maybe. It was a miracle she had survived on Eden Mountain at all. Suddenly strange things began to happen in placid Ruger County, bizarre killings that the police couldn’t solve. Horrifying accidents that the people couldn’t comprehend. An insatiable beast was stalking their intimate hideaways, their swimming holes—and their children. No one noticed how quickly the little girl’s pale cheeks turned pink with health. How her frail body filled out with sleek, lithe muscles and feline grace. And no one noticed that at night her innocent blue eyes turned an eerie, evil yellow . . .
|Author||: Julia Golding|
|Editor||: Egmont Books (UK)|
Here we present the sixth, brand new volume from our famous feisty heroine Cat Royal. In which Cat Royal spins a tale about the search for her family, weaving in friends and foes, old and new. Her journey takes her from riotous London to a revolutionary cotton mill on the River Clyde in Scotland. And a mysterious newcomer is introduced. So take your seats, ladies and gentlemen: the Industrial Age has arrived. Cat says: Back on home soil I have barely laid eyes on Drury Lane before my world is turned upside down and I am forced to leave once again. As an orphan I never had the chance to meet my mother, but when news of my lost family reaches me from Scotland I must head north for the border. My friends in London have always been beside me, but this is one task I must face alone!'
|Author||: Olaf Stapledon|
John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change ...
|Author||: Kurt Vonnegut|
|Editor||: Dial Press|
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. “A book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation . . . [Vonnegut is] a great cosmic comedian and rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Includes the following essays, speeches, and works: “Science Fiction” “Brief Encounters on the Inland Waterway” “Hello, Star Vega” “Teaching the Unteachable” “Yes, We Have No Nirvanas” “Fortitude” “‘There’s a Maniac Loose Out There’” “Excelsior! We’re Going to the Moon! Excelsior!” “Address to the American Physical Society” “Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night” “Why They Read Hesse” “Oversexed in Indianapolis” “The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky” “Biafra: A People Betrayed” “Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970” “Torture and Blubber” “Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971” “Reflections on my Own Death” “In a Manner that Must Shame God Himself” “Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable” “Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973” “Invite Rita Rait to America!” “Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973” “A Political Disease” “Playboy Interview”
|Author||: Caroline F. Jayne|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background
|Author||: International String Figure Association|
|Editor||: Courier Dover Publications|
Rooted in tribal customs and cultural traditions from around the world, making string figures is an ancient pastime that continues to charm people of all ages. This compilation of projects from String Figure Magazine presents easy-to-follow photographs and simple, step-by-step directions for creating more than two dozen captivating string figures that can jump, flip, and perform other tricks. In addition to basic instructions on how to get started, this guide features brief accounts of each figure's historical background. They include "Kidnapped Baby" and "Broken Home, Mended Home" from Hawaii, "A Flock of Birds" and "Old Man Chewing" from the Solomon Islands, and the Australian "Setting Sun." From the Congo come "Leopard's Mouth," "Rubber Band" from Tibet, and from India, "Scissors." Other figures spotlight the traditions of North America's Navajo and Kwakiutl peoples and natives of Brazil, Guyana, and Argentina. A great travel pastime and on-the-go activity, making string figures is a delightful, inexpensive, and easily acquired hobby.
|Author||: J.P. Ferris|
|Editor||: World Audience Inc|
Olivia Shaw just landed her dream role. Now someone is killing everyone she loves to scare her out of it. Thrown into the world of superfans, paparazzi, and Hollywood egos, NYPD Detective Cat Carmichael and her squad must race against the clock to find the killer before Olivia becomes a victim herself.
|Author||: Renate Model|
Poetry is my link to all of life. It is the sea in my body, the touch of people, even those I dont know, the wonder of place. Each poem is a deeper breath, and I am grateful for it. I love words. They glisten like shattered glass, like glass splinters, they have the power to wound. I steal time from a demanding law practice to write, photograph, tend my family, my garden and four rascally dachshunds. The first time I read Renate Models poems was when we both were on a Riverboat cruise down the Mississippi. I was pleasantly surprised to find such beautiful poetry in such a romantic setting. Renates poetry is beautifully laid out with evocative imagery that reflects on love and loss. Renate is a poet who wants to be understood and as such is approachable. Her poems are musical and yet, not singing. They flow like lilac honey, yet they are also bittersweet like an old photograph. You should read her poetry it is like experiencing an orchid-eyed Zebra. Dave Duggan, Webmaster@lovepoetry.com Renate Models robust imagery and compelling juxtaposition of phrase create a riveting atmosphere, drawing the reader in to share fully in the emotion evoked in each of her poems. Gerard Belliveau, Assistant Chief Librarian for General Research, New York Public Library, (retired)
|Author||: Carolyn Holbrook|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
This is a short fantasy fiction story of a young woman who finds herself mesmerized by a handsome man in a pub. She leaves her drink to go to the ladies room to compose herself, thus committing a major faux pas. The man offers to walk her home after she starts feeling woozy, thinking he's going to take advantage of her, but he finds out the searing truth, too late.
|Author||: Christine Rimmer|
Cat Beaudine Was Nobody's Baby And that's the way she liked it. She could take care of herself—and she knew that marriage and motherhood were for other women, not her. Until the stranger with the familiar face had her wondering if being alone was all it was cracked up to be…. Dillon McKenna Wanted a Family For the professional daredevil, living on the edge had lost its appeal. He knew Cat was the woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her of that—with the help of the unexpected bundle of joy in the back of his van….