Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems.
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..."
When you enter the world of James Herriot's Animal Stories, you'll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey's inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo.
"More great fun!"
From the author of Through Animals' Eyes comes more true stories from the rare perspective of someone who not only cares for the animals she treats, but also has never wanted nor tried to tame or change them. Lynn Cuny founded Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) in 1977 in her backyard in San Antonio. It has since grown to 187 acres and now rescues more than 7,000 animals annually and maintains an emergency hotline 365 days a year.
What the Animals Taught Me is a collection of stories about rescued farm animals in a shelter in Sonoma County, California, and what these animals can teach us. Each story illuminates how animals can help us see and embrace others as they truly are and reconnect us with the natural world. A deeply inspiring collection, What the Animals Taught Me awakens our hearts and reminds us that our best life teachers sometimes come covered in fur.
"Listen and Play" encourages pre-school children to observe the world with theirs ears! Each audiobook contains an exciting mix of songs, nursery rhymes, sound puzzles, and tongue twisters, and finishes with a short story.
"Fun! . The kids in the car want this one on ."
Author and painter Mark McGinnis has collected over 40 of these hallowed popular tales and retold them in vividly poetic yet accessible language, their original Buddhist messages firmly intact.
"Caution: listening might make you become a vegetar"
Here is the complete and unabridged collection of Rudyard Kipling's delightful Just So Stories, which he first told to his own children before setting them down on paper: How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Elephant Got His Trunk, The Butterfly that Stamped, and many others.
"A wonderful reading of a terrific collection!"
Just So Stories is a collection of contemporary children's stories by Rudyard Kipling. Many of the stories are fictitious explanations for natural occurrences, including the stories How the Whale Got His Throat and How the Camel Got His Hump. These stories will keep children entertained for hours.
Some animals have minds of their own. This is certainly the case for Mariska, the horse escape artist; Milkshake, the charging cow; and Pony, the runaway goat! When these animals put their minds to something, they can't be stopped - especially when they are causing mischief. In Horse Escape Artist, you'll find out how these determined animals caused chaos in three hilarious stories.
A follow-up to Tell Me A Story, the multicultural rhythms and tales of Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic reflect the spirit of these words, offered in 1854 by Chief Seattle: "If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit".
In Courageous Canine, you'll listen to three true stories of amazing animal heroes. First meet Lilly, a playful pit bull who bravely pulled her owner from the path of a speeding train; two pods of dolphins that saved swimmers from the most powerful predator on the planet; and two gorillas that proved just how alike apes and humans really are. Follow along on their incredible adventures as these awesome animals save the day!
The author of A Dog's Purpose and The Dogs of Christmas presents a heartwarming new novel that celebrates man's best friend.
"BAILEY, BAILEY, BAILEY!!!!"
Istorii o brat'jah nashih men'shih nikogda ne ostavljali ravnodushnymi starshih brat'ev. Zhizn' zhivotnogo polna opasnostej i sama po sebe, a kogda sud'boj volka ili krolika nachinaet rasporjazhat'sja chelovek, to razvjazka nepremenno budet dramatichnoj. Tol'ko smert' mozhet ostanovit' pochtovogo golubja, letjashhego s pis'mom; sama priroda spasaet obitatelja lesov ot puli ohotnika; a zhazhda nazhivy sposobna prevratit' golodnuju dvorovuju koshku v "osobu korolevskoj krovi"...
Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.
"I absolutely love this book"
In this masterful debut, an award-winning writer and first-rate storyteller explores the tenuous bonds of family - fathers and sons, husbands and wives - as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. In each of the stories in this remarkable collection, David James Poissant delivers a moving portrayal of a relationship in turmoil. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Some stand frightened, some ready to fight. Some seek atonement, others the atonement that is owed them.
A new threat faces the world of Erdas in this continuation of the New York Times best-selling series.
Four children have discovered that they have spirit animals - a rare bond between human and animal that has launched them on a quest to save their world. The team heads to the forests of Eura, where another Great Beast is hidden. At first Conor is excited to return to his old home, but when the four young heroes are betrayed by a familiar face, the hunt for the Great Beast becomes a race for their lives. But the real danger may be lying just ahead....
"My son and I love this series :)"
The world's most beloved veterinarian, James Herriot, brings his storytelling magic to the enchanting world of cats. Also available from Herrriot: Every Living Thing.
A dark threat faces the world of Erdas in this riveting new saga from the New York Times best-selling series. The jaw-dropping conclusion to the best-selling series is here, written by acclaimed author Jonathan Auxier.
Ellie is a very special dog with a very important purpose. From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do.
"W. Bruce Cameron has done it again"