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The Golden Braid

Author : Melanie Dickerson
ISBN : 9780718026271
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Golden Braid! The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower. Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry. Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position? As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to? “The Golden Braid is a delightful, page-turning retelling of the story of Rapunzel. Dickerson brings this familiar fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot that is full of complex characters, a sweet romance, and danger at every turn. Rapunzel’s search to understand her place in the medieval world is a timeless identity struggle that modern readers will relate to. Her growing courage and faith are inspirational and will have readers cheering her on and sad to see the story come to an end.” —Jody Hedlund, bestselling author of An Uncertain Choice


Author : Cameron Dokey
ISBN : 9781439120736
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless Before Rapunzel's birth, her mother made a dangerous deal with the sorceress Melisande: If she could not love newborn Rapunzel just as she appeared, she would surrender the child to Melisande. When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing hair, her horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future. After sixteen years of raising Rapunzel as her own child, Melisande reveals that she has another daughter, Rue, who was cursed by a wizard years ago and needs Rapunzel's help. Rue and Rapunzel have precisely "two nights and the day that falls between" to break the enchantment. But bitterness and envy come between the girls, and if they fail to work together, Rue will remain cursed...forever.

Sulayman A Journey To Love And Truth

Author : Susan Gabori
ISBN : 1462890385
Genre : History
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It is 960 in Cordoba, the jewel of Andalusia, where Muslims, Catholics and Jews live in peace and mutual respect. Here, where learning is flourishing, Sulayman, passionate and idealistic, becomes a judge and embarks on a lifelong journey in search of truth. His search will not be easy. Unable to marry the woman he loves and devastated by a judgement that sends a friend to his death, Sulayman embraces Sufism and a path that will take him through many trials and ordeals, through an Andalusia where peace is crumbling and to Morocco and Cairo. In this richly imagined novel, Susan Gabori has created a vivid portrait of a world that is entirely unlike our own yet echoes with contemporary themes. In doing so, she raises timeless questions about the elusive nature of truth, love and redemption.

Encyclopedia Of Russian Slavic Myth And Legend

Author : Mike Dixon-Kennedy
ISBN : 9781576070635
Genre : History
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Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.

The Golden Braid

Author : Gerard M. Capriulo
ISBN : 0965915824
Genre : Cosmology
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"This work explores original ideas concerning the role played by symbiosis in the origin of the universe and life on earth, and in the development of earth's ecosystems. It argues that all phases of creation are organized around the principles of symbiotic mutualism. It suggests that such cooperation is dictated by the laws of physics and therefore was established at the moment of creation." -- cover, p. [4].

The Wonder Tales Volume One

Author : Nick Davis
ISBN : 9781458171092
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Once Upon a Time… What a magical phrase that opens up a story to wonder and adventure. The Wonder Tales Volume One is a collection of all ages fantastical fables that are set in a fantasy world of Once Upon a Time, in a Land Far, Far Away known as the Ninth Kingdom. It is a world of magic, of wonder, of vain Kings, noble Heroes, beautiful Princesses, Pirates, evil Witches, scary Monsters and one very unique and smart talking Horse… The Wonder Tales Volume One, The Archer, the Horse and Other Tales collects together the first six Wonder Tales. The Archer, the Horse and the Princess The Archer, the Horse and the Golden Braid The Daughter of Frost The Archer and the Flying Pirate Ship The Girl and the Troll The Archer, the Horse and the Forgotten Quest Bonus story – I Am Wolf Read these tales to your children, or you can let them explore the wonder of reading for themselves with these magical yarns of pure imagination.

The Golden Section

Author : Hans Walser
ISBN : 0883855348
Genre : Mathematics
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The Golden Section has played a part since antiquity in many parts of geometry, architecture, music, art and philosophy. However, it also appears in the newer domains of technology and fractals. This book aims both to describe examples of the Golden Section, and to show some paths to further developments.

G Del Escher Bach

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
ISBN : 0140289208
Genre : Art and music
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'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

Music In The Words

Author : Alan Frederick Shockley
ISBN : 0754661997
Genre : Music
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Can a novel follow the form of a symphony and still succeed as a novel? Can musical counterpoint be mimicked by words on a page? Alan Shockley begins looking for answers by examining music's appeal for novelists and exploring two brief works, a prose fugue by Douglas Hofstadter, and a short story by Anthony Burgess modeled after a Mozart symphony. Analyses of three large, emblematic attempts at musical writing follow along with discussions on two recent brief novels. From the perspective of a composer, Shockley offers the reader fresh tools for approaching these dense and often daunting texts.

Official Gazette English Edition

Author : Japan
ISBN : UCAL:B3861489
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