Diversity comes to life in the night sky of a faraway world where being different is quite normal.
Modern gods and goddesses, remote, revered - and like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth - possessing great power tempered with flaws. Now, find within this anthology great tales by gifted and award-winning authors who move superheroes from the four-color panels of comic books to the fantastic pages of fiction, stories that will remind anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl of the extraordinary powers of the imagination!
"Pretentious tired old concepts"
The detectable identity of southern Louisiana's one-of-a-kind culture has been expressed in numerous descriptive phrases - "south of the South," "the northern tip of the Caribbean," "this folklore land." A strange, piquant, and savory mixture, it also has been likened to one of the region's signature dishes, gumbo.
This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today's most acclaimed science fiction authors. A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award-winning story, "Tideline", by Elizabeth Bear. In "Balancing Accounts", by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn's moons.
Whether a hand raiser who can barely stay in his or her seat or one that's like an airplane flying high, Sami and Thomas encourage kids to participate and take turns because asking questions can change the world!
Sami and Thomas continue their adventure in this vibrantly illustrated collection of contemporary poems for children. Whether it's celebrating the value of family and friends or trying to quiet kittens with pairs of mittens, these poems will make you laugh, remember and imagine.
Petey loves to help his family, but he can't climb trees, so while the family builds a playhouse Petey tries to keep busy and ends up in some big trouble, soaking his best friend, Vesters the cat who hates water, and tangling with a big yellow bumble bee named Charlie who ends up losing his temper. Come along with the Lamb Family pets for some rip-roaring fun.
An impatient little unicorn can't wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away.
"Feels like the author was struggling to fill pages"
School's out for the summer and Sami and Thomas have big plans. They've built a spaceship in their tree house and are going to blast off for a tour of the solar system, but one of the planets holds a special surprise.
Vibrant images and flowing verse bring this imaginative story to life. Space lovers and adventurers of all ages are sure to love this cosmic journey.
In a cozy country cottage... On a visit to Grandma's, Sami and Thomas learn how to be good horse-sitters and in the process make a new friend in Pascal the horse. Cleaning the stall and brushing Pascal's shiny coat are just the beginning of this Sami and Thomas horse adventure. Endearing artwork and a story written in rhythm and rhyme make this a book for horse lovers of all ages.
Illusive Secrets offers a doorway into our own self-deception. While our initial glimpses may be frightening enough to evoke steadfast resistance and blinding denial, each experience softens that resistance and intensifies our desire to continue. We grow in self-awareness with each step, coming ever closer to the happiness, joy, and freedom we long to experience.
These fantastically narrated poems are sure to capture kids' attention. Sami and Thomas Lamb will have you laughing in no time with their crazy adventure.
In Illusive Secrets2: Embracing Your True Self, McDonald continues his candid demonstration of the capacity self-honesty has to change our lives. Through each self-deception McDonald shares, he empowers us to look at our own lives with transformative honesty and tempts us to find the small measure of willingness needed to meet our true selves.
Come along with Sami and Thomas on their adventure of cooperation, where a brother and a sister learn that working together makes for a much brighter day.