Starting within the fictional seaport of Bideford Quay in Devon, throughout the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Kingsley's enormous novel follows the fortunes of Amyas Leigh, a tender guy who units sail on a lifetime of event at the excessive seas. After scuffling with pirates and treasure-hunting within the Caribbean, and getting down to rescue his loved Rose Salterne, Amyas joins Sir Francis Drake as he prepares to stand England's maximum threat—the Spanish Armada. jam-packed with drama, pleasure and romance Westward Ho! is an impressive get together of an age of exploration, discovery and conquest. greater than this, despite the fact that, the unconventional additionally attracts parallels among Elizabethan England and mid-nineteenth century Britain, whilst many feared impending invasion by means of the French less than their Catholic emperor Louis Napoleon. incorporated is an insightful creation by way of old author Malcolm Day.
The youngest fanatics of Corduroy, one of many best-loved kid's publication characters for over 40 years, will savor those easy, solid board books-now on hand in a bigger measurement with an up-to-date, sleek glance.
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By Irma Wilde
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Mr. Wishing comes to a decision to move fishing for a puppy fish and unearths Skipper, an ideal better half. yet Skipper wishes a chum! Mr. Wishing is going on one other rowboat jaunt, yet all he manages to seize are a starfish and a crab, which aren't the perfect fish bowl partners for Skipper. eventually, Mr. Wishing brings domestic one other fish, Flipper, and Skipper is worked up as might be!
By Nancy Scheper-Hughes (auth.), Prof. Nancy Scheper-Hughes (eds.)
of older childrens, adults, and the family as a complete. those ethical reviews are, in flip, stimulated via such exterior contingencies as popula tion demography, social and financial components, subsistence innovations, apartment carry composition, and by way of cultural rules in regards to the nature of infancy and youth, definitions of personhood, and ideology concerning the soul and its immortality. mom LOVE AND baby demise Of all of the many elements that endanger the lives of childrens, via some distance the main tricky to check with any measure of dispassionate objectivity is the standard of parenting. Historians and social scientists, at the very least the general public at huge, are inspired via previous cultural myths approximately adolescence inno cence and mom love in addition to their opposites. The negative strength and importance attributed to maternal habit (in specific) is a common sense notion in keeping with the commentary that the human baby (specialized because it is for prematurity and lengthy dependency) easily can't live on for extraordinarily lengthy with no huge maternal love and care. The infant's lifestyles relies, to a really nice volume, at the solid will of others, yet such a lot particularly, after all, that of the mummy. hence, it's been the destiny of moms all through background to seem in unusual and distorted kinds. they might look as higher than existence or as invisible; as omnipotent and damaging; or as helpless and angelic. Myths of the maternal intuition compete, traditionally, witli -myths of a common infanticidal impulse.