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La raccolta di racconti di Daniel King attraversa gli indistinti paesaggi della morte, delle relazioni inasprite dalla vita, dei lati instabili della natura umana, anche dell’attrazione contemporanea della chirurgia plastica spinta ad un sorprendente estremo.
Monstrous contains some famous creatures. You will find poems about Mary Shelley’s monster, who writes a new ending to his story. There are also lesser known monstrosities, such as sharks that eat suns, kings who wear crowns decorated with eyes, evil fairies, and the dubious future of the game of cricket.
In this time-traveling adventure, Freddie O’Toole’s is in search for his real father who has disappeared in a plane crash several years earlier. His guardian sends Freddie on a secret expedition to Timor where Freddie and his crusty manservant, Gruntenguile, are chased by Snapahuti headhunters.
After twelve years trapped in the throat of a serpent, a girl escapes. She returns to her village naked with a monstrous snakeskin trailing behind her. One decision at a time, she reclaims her life. Each character she encounters by land and sea—brute, healer, orphan, mystic, lover—reflects an unhealed aspect of herself and plots her recovery through symbolic milestones. Serpent’s Wake is intended for adults and young adults exploring how, once fractured, we may mend.
It snarls and hisses at categorization, but will etch itself onto the minds and souls of anyone discerning enough to lose themselves
in its embrace.
Once upon a full moon night a shining bird flies over a mountain.
The Grolken wants the bird to sing, dance and light up his den.
The townsfolk want to display her in a palace of glass.
But the bird just wants to fly free.
The Moonlight Bird and the Grolken is
When Liam’s sister dies, his world turns grey. He spends hours watching clouds crossing the wintry skies, hoping that Cassie is out there somewhere.
On the night before Liam’s birthday, Cassie sails the Sky Dreamer to their home and drops anchor in a ghost gum tree. She invites Liam to climb aboard, and together the children go sailing through the Milky Way. But there are lessons Liam must learn before the Sky Dreamer returns home.
The Sky Dreamer, by Anne Morgan, illustrated by Céline Eimann, is a picture book that helps children to better understand their feelings of grief after the death of a loved one. Published by IP Kidz, an imprint of IP (Interactive Publications). Also available in French, French-English bilingual and translation editions.
Prose writers have had it their own way for too long. At last, here is an anthology of poetry from New Zealand that captures the essence of science fiction: aliens, space travel, time travel, the end of the world — as well as concepts you may not previously have thought of as science fiction.