The story of peter pan
JUNIOR CLASSICS I’m youth, I’m joy… I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.’ The story of the little boy who refused to grow up has captured the imagination of generations of children (and the adults they grew into) since its publication in 1904.Peter Pan flies in through the bedroom window one night and teaches Wendy, John and Michael to fly. He lures them away from their home and parents and takes them away to endless adventures in the magical Neverland, where they meet the wicked c...
'A learned, wise, wonderfully written single volume history of a civilisation that I knew I should know more about' Tom Holland 'Masterful and engrossing...well-paced, eminently readable and well-timed. A must-read for those who want - and need - to know about the China of yesterday, today and tomorrow' Peter Frankopan
'A lovely debut from a gifted young author. Violet Moller brings to life the ways in which knowledge reached us from antiquity to the present day in a book that is as delightful as it is readable.' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. Telling the story of the prophet Al-Mustafa and his conversations with various acquaintances as he returns home after a long absence, the book touches on subjects of universal concern, including love, friendship, passion, pain, religion and freedom.
‘Once upon a time, a long time ago, in London there was a happy family in a happy house...’ The story of a boy who never grew up, with his friends Wendy and the jealous fairy Tinker Bell. Why are there no Lost Girls in Neverland? What did the crocodile want to eat?„Kde bolo, tam bolo, kedysi dávno žila v Londýne šťastná rodina v radostnom dome...“ Peten Pan je príbeh o chlapcovi, ktorý nikdy nevyrástol. Peter Pan má za priateľov Wendy a Tinkera Bella. Prečo nie sú v Neverlande žiadne stratené d...
'A suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany's Bauhaus art school' - Sunday Times In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students.
The film tie-in edition of Jon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life. By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment throug...
Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this three-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, features exclusive covers from Peter Jackson’s award-winning film trilogy, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth.
'I couldn't put down this thriller . . . the perfect book to read by the fire this winter.' Bill Gates, '5 books I loved in 2018' WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.
'A highly entertaining story of literary friendship, epic legal battles and cultural politics centred on one of the most enigmatic writers of the 20th century' Financial Times When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil the writer's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts.
Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This is the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his biggest fear - his own mortality.
Film tie-in edition of the best-selling classic work of fantasy of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle-earth, featuring the complete story told in both films, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.
The Haunted Life is the coming-of-age story of Peter Martin, a college track star determined to idle away what he knows will be one of his last innocent summers in his tranquil New England home town. But with the war escalating in Europe and his two closest friends both plotting their escapes, he realizes how sheltered his upbringing has been.
Kniha Princ a krása zeme prináša rozprávky z vyše tridsiatky krajín, v ktorých pôsobili slovenskí vojaci od roku 1993 v misiách a operáciách na podporu mieru, pričom rozprávky sú publikované v slovenčine aj v angličtine a ilustroval ich renomovaný výtvarník Martin Kellenberger.Knihu vydala Vojenská podporná nadácia Bratislava a zostavil ju správca nadácie Milan Gajdoš. Prerozprávali ich vojaci, ktorí v zahraničnom nasadení pôsobili, no aj diplomati, novinári, charitatívni pracovníci či cestovat...
From Robert Browning's The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray's The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme's The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living.
Film tie-in edition of the bestselling classic work of fantasy of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in Middle-earth, featuring the complete story as shown in the film trilogy, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson's film adaptation and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitiouslife, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.
'A bold, ambitious and truly wonderful history of the world' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees 'A fascinating story and a crucial revision of the momentous importance of tropical forests to human history' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins
From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world. St Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia.
'The world's most powerful people are lying like never before, and no one understands the art of their lies like Peter Pomerantsev.' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World When information is a weapon, everyone is at war.
This is a story of self-obsession narrated by the point of view of a psychiatrist, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. As a psychiatrist in a top-security mental hospital in the 1950s, Peter Cleave has made a study of what he calls 'the catastrophic love affair characterized by sexual obsession.' His experience is extensive, and he is never surprised.
Pásla kone na betóne / She kept Crying for the moon (1982), far / COLOUR, 78 min. Námet/Story: Milka Zimková Scenár/Screenplay: Milka Zimková, Štefan Uher Kamera/Director of Photography: Stanislav Szomolánzi Réžia/Directed by: Štefan Uher Hrajú/Cast: Milka Zimková, Veronika Jeníková, Peter Staník, Marie Logojdová, Valéria Jergová, Tamara Simková, Nora Kuželová, Ľubomír Paulovič
Príbeh umenia už desaťročia zostáva bezkonkurenčným úvodom do dejín umenia. Vzdeláva a zároveň prináša radosť. Čitatelia všetkých vekových kategórií a vzdelanostnej úrovne na celom svete našli v profesorovi Gombrichovi skvelého rozprávača, ktorý niekoľkými slovami dokáže vysvetliť celkovú atmosféru daného historického obdobia. Chce, aby sme dejiny umenia vnímali ako „príbeh sústavného prelínania a zmeny tradícií, v ktorých sa každé dielo vzťahuje na minulosť a ukazuje na budúcnosť“, ako „živú r...
Pán Stevens niekoľko desaťročí pracoval ako komorník v Darlington Halle, najprv u lorda Darlingtona, neskôr u bohatého Američana Farradaya, ktorý si sídlo kúpil. Príbeh komorníka Stevensa sa odohráva v dvoch časových líniách: v súčasnosti – Stevens dostane list od bývalej gazdinej sídla slečny Kentonovej, a v minulosti, v návrate do čias, keď spolu v sídle slúžili. Súčasný majiteľ navrhne Stevensovi, aby si vzal pár dní voľna. Stevens ponuku využije na cestu po Británii s cieľom stretnúť sa so ...