Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts by Roberta Simpson Brown

By Roberta Simpson Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April evening or the new, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day places worry into your middle. Or rustling November leaves, and the chilliness that sneaks into your bones throughout the darkened days of iciness makes you quiver with nervousness, then examining spooky thrillers should not wait till October.

From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest tales Ever: 4 Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy selection of stories from their domestic kingdom. that includes conventional Kentucky landmarks reminiscent of the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills health facility in Louisville and Shaker Village of friendly Hill, those money owed from around the commonwealth are guaranteed to placed a tingle within the reader's spine.

These extraordinary tales, together with stories of the "chime baby" who can see and check with ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, happen in all 4 seasons and are available from each nook of Kentucky. an important a part of the yankee storytelling culture, those ghost tales will satisfaction readers who love getting goose bumps throughout the year.

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Cassell's Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Cassell by Jenny March

By Jenny March

An award winner through a professional on historical Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and locations, background and archeology: this interesting and beautifully authoritative paintings faucets into the richest veins of the classical world--its mythology. It covers all of the important tales, characters (divine, human, and animal), sacred websites, and significant occasions that formed earlier civilizations...and our personal. huge quotations from the unique resources and over a hundred illustrations liven up greater than four hundred articles.

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The Cockfight: A Casebook by Alan Dundes

By Alan Dundes

Originating greater than 2500 years in the past, cockfighting is among the oldest documented activities within the world.  It has endured to flourish regardless of bans opposed to it in lots of countries.  In The Cockfight: A Casebook, folklorist Alan Dundes brings jointly a various array of writing in this male-dominated ritual.

    shiny descriptions of cockfights from Puerto Rico, Tahiti, eire, Spain, Brazil, and the Philippines supplement severe commentaries, from the fourth-century reflections of St. Augustine to modern anthropological and psychoanalytic interpretations.  a few of the essays speak about the complex principles of the cockfight, the moral query of pitting both matched roosters in a struggle to the demise, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and lovers, and the sexual implications of the sport.  the result's an enlightening assortment for anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists, and psychologists, in addition to fans of this historic blood sport.

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Selling Tradition: Appalachia and the Construction of an by Jane S. Becker

By Jane S. Becker

The 1st half the 20th century witnessed a starting to be curiosity in America's people background, as american citizens started to enthusiastically acquire, current, marketplace, and devour the nation's people traditions. studying one in all this century's most
prominent "folk revivals--the reemergence of Southern Appalachian handicraft traditions within the 1930s--Jane Becker unravels the cultural politics that certain jointly a fancy community of manufacturers, reformers, govt officers, industries, museums, city markets, and shoppers, all of whom helped to redefine Appalachian craft creation within the context of a countrywide cultural id.
Becker makes use of this craft revival as a fashion of exploring the development of the cultural different types "folk" and "tradition." She additionally addresses the implications such labels have had at the humans to whom they've been assigned. notwithstanding the revival of family arts within the Southern Appalachians mirrored an try and reduction the folks of an impoverished quarter, she says, in addition to a wish to recapture an enormous a part of the nation's people background, in truth the recent craft construction owed much less to culture than to middle-class tastes and patron culture--forces that obscured the concepts utilized by mountain workers and the stipulations during which they worked.

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Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs (2nd Edition) by Theodora Lau

By Theodora Lau

"By filling one's head rather than one's pocket, one can't be robbed."

The charm of chinese language proverbs is profound and common. With brevity, readability, and straightforwardness, those conscientiously selected phrases support cross knowledge and perception during the a while. This undying, eloquent selection of proverbs bargains primary truths concerning the flora and fauna and the human situation, on topics resembling:

skill • Adversity • attractiveness • personality • clash Cooperation • Deception • Defeat • Fortune • Greed • Happiness Honor • notion • wisdom • management • Love Moderation • Necessity • friends • Obstinacy • chance Perseverance • satisfaction • Sincerity • method • luck suggestion • belief • Victory • knowledge • And extra

"With our recommendations we needs to construct our world."

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One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 by Yvonne Amar Frey

By Yvonne Amar Frey

Such a lot courses to puppetry suppose a number of puppeteers, huge level, problematic props, custom-designed puppets and extra. With library staffing and budgets stretched skinny, and different curricular commitments for lecturers, few have the time or assets to strengthen full-blown puppet performances. specialist writer Frey presents a much-needed puppet substitute to counterpoint tale occasions, publication talks, and different library occasions for kids of every age. Over the process two decades, she has perfected nontraditional shortcuts that make solo beginner puppetry painless, low-cost - and enjoyable! partly One, Frey stocks the recommendations to: Create a degree that one individual can hold and slot in a automobile. Make puppets out of simply on hand fabrics (stuffed animals, doll heads, papier mache). examine degree secrets and techniques for warming up. Plan for a streamlined story - played via only a few characters, supplemented with a narrator. half beneficial properties scripts for 38 simplified stories, together with funny "fractured" fairy stories, folks stories from around the world (Japan, Tibet, Russia, Arabia) and variations of Aesop's Fables. additionally plan for exciting patter among those brief performs - songs, parodies, jokes, riddles, and the big puppet that could function the introducer. kid's librarians, lecturers, pre-school courses, even mom and dad and home-schoolers can entertain their audiences utilizing this straightforward confirmed procedure.

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