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The Cabinet Of Wonders

Author : Marie Rutkoski
ISBN : 1429930004
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Marie Rutkoski's startling debut novel, the first book in the Kronos Chronicles, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism. Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home – blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their world. The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Cabinets Of Wonder

Author : Christine Davenne
ISBN : 1419705547
Genre : Design
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Translation of Cabinets de curiositaes, published in Paris by Martiniaere in 2011.

Incredible Cabinet Of Wonders

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 1787011046
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Welcome to the greatest little museum in the world! 12 collectors, from toy makers and monster hunters, to sailors and archaeologists, have created their own themed cabinets and filled them with their favorite things. By peeking inside, kids can discover these 100 extraordinary objects and learn more about our planet's weird and wonderful history.

Mr Wilson S Cabinet Of Wonder

Author : Lawrence Weschler
ISBN : 9780307833983
Genre : Social Science
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Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative origins of both art and science.

A Cabinet Of Wonders

Author : Renee Dodd
ISBN : 1612183050
Genre : Fiction
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When the curtains are drawn back on the cabinet of wonders, every individual you meet is an original, the indelible mark of their uniqueness shaped in their flesh. Molly and Faye are spirited teenagers--and conjoined twins. Saffron is the Wolf Girl, her female form covered head to toe in fur. Alex/Alexandra is a seductive morphodite, her male/female parts irresistible to many. To the rubes that pay good coin to see them, they are Freaks. To the other carnies--those who run the Ferris Wheel, the Girl Show, and more--they are the Starlight Carnival Royale's most lucrative source of income, and sometimes, friends. To Shadrach the tattooed man of God who travels with them, they are evidence of the divine. For Dugan--scholar, businessman, romantic, and dwarf--the cabinet of wonders is more than just his business, it's his family and the center of his universe, and he'll do everything he can to keep it together...despite the rifts that are appearing after three years on the road. Set in 1927, this marvelous tale confronts the spectacle of the Freak Show, steps through the curtains and out the other side, taking the reader to a candid, complex and human space where they can know outsiders as intimates.

The Guennol Collection

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ISBN : 9780870991448
Genre : Art
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Cabinet Of Wonders

Author : Anita B. Feleo
ISBN : 9712710483
Genre : Laguna (Philippines : Province)
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Travel experience and history of Laguna Province in the Philippines.

Cabinet Of Wonders

Author : Patrick Mauriès
ISBN : 0500518998
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The extraordinary personal collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of one of the world's most famous luxury brands

The Kronos Chronicles

Author : Marie Rutkoski
ISBN : 9781466895447
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider who likes to hide in her hair and give her advice. And her brilliant father has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. When the prince steals her father’s eyes to wear them as his own, Petra sets off for Prague to steal her father's eyes back. And that is only the beginning of this series brimming with magic and adventure that Publishers Weekly called a "heady mix of history and enchantment." Includes all three books in the series, The Cabinet of Wonders, The Celestial Globe, and The Jewel of the Kalderash.

Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author : Gordon Grice
ISBN : 9780761189374
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Exactly the book for every young explorer who loves finding stuff in nature and bringing it home. Cabinet of Curiosities is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the wonders of natural history and the joys of being an amateur scientist and collector. Nature writer Gordon Grice, who started his first cabinet of curiosities at age six when he found a skunk’s skull, explains how scientists classify all living things through the Linnaeus system; how to tell real gold from fool’s gold; how to preserve butterflies, crab shells, feathers, a robin’s egg, spider specimens, and honeycombs; how to identify seashells; the difference between antlers and horns; how to read animal tracks. And then, what to do with your specimens, including how to build a cabinet of curiosities out of common household objects, like a desk organizer or a box for fishing tackle.

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