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100 award-winning and classic children's stories are faithfully adapted and brought to life in this comprehensive 16-DVD collection. From the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are, to the beloved adventures of Curious George and Corduroy, parents and children alike are sure to enjoy these classic treasures, featuring celebrity narration from Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones, and many more!
About the Author J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as well as The Art of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, The Art and Making of Monster House, and Creating the Worlds of Star Wars, which he co-authored with visual-effects supervisor John Knoll. J. W. Rinzler now lives in Petaluma, California.From the Hardcover edition.
Review Gary Larson calls The Complete Far Side, the massive two-volume collection of his Far Side cartoons, an "18-pound hernia giver." Sure to give any coffee table a solid workout, the handsome and heavy 1,272-page "legacy book" is a must for fervent fans; over 4,300 single-panel comics with more than half in color and 1,100 that have not appeared in any book form before (the popular--and far less weighty--paperback collections). Set in rough chronological order, the comics share pages with occasional letters from fans, detractors, editors, folks made famous by a particular cartoon, and those begging for explanations.
Review From the National Geographic Atlas of the World, 9th Edition Click on the photos below to open larger images. Gulf oil spill disaster: See how ocean currents may cause the oil to affect coastlines hundreds of miles away in the all-new “Oceans” section. [PDF] Energy: Find out which regions rank highest in their use of renewable sources and which have achieved energy independence. Trace who relies on what, from where.
Review “[A] chilling futuristic novel.”—O, The Oprah Magazine (O, the Oprah magazine )“Jordan manages to open up powerful feminist and political themes without becoming overly preachy—and the parallels with Hawthorne are fun to trace.”—Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews )“Christian fundamentalists may shun this novel, but book clubs will devour it, and savvy educators will pair it with Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter. Essential.”—Library Journal (Library Journal )“Jordan blends hot-button issues such as separation of church and state, abortion, and criminal justice with an utterly engrossing story, driven by a heroine as layered and magnetic as Hester Prynne herself, and reminiscent, too, of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985).
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Review “John U. Bacon’s Three and Out [is] an epic piece of reporting behind the scenes of a college football program going to hell.” —New York Magazine “Rich Rodriguez never had a chance as coach of the Michigan Wolverines. He showed up with a glowing resume and got himself eaten alive. John Bacon’s account of Rodriguez’s epic failure is a cautionary tale for anyone who doesn’t realize that being a major college football coach requires one to be part CEO, part psychologist, part carny barker, and all crazy.” —Charles P. Pierce, author of Moving The Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit Of Everything “College basketball has Season on the Brink.
Review Featured Recipe: Ginger-Soy Skirt Steak "Loaded with aromatics, this marinade is a perfect match for grilled steaks. Marinate the steak for a few hours to really soak up the flavors, and serve it thinly sliced with my Parsnip Puree (page 113) or Parmigiano-Reggiano Potato Wedges (page 213). We used the marinade with the sliced beef tenderloin on our cover." Ingredients Soy sauce, 1 cup Balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup Brown sugar, 1/4 cup firmly packed Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup Sesame oil, 1/4 cup Fresh ginger, 3 Tbsp. chopped Sriracha sauce, 1 Tbsp.
The inmates of a German World War II Prisoners of War camp conduct espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. While the enemy is often gullible, easily fooled or downright incompetent – the real strength of Hogan’s men are the elaborate ruses and sometimes dangerous lengths they will go to complete their mission.
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Review ‘A Game of Thrones grabs hold and won’t let go. It’s brilliant.’Robert Jordan‘Such a splendid tale. I couldn’t stop till I’d finished and it was dawn.’Anne McCaffrey‘Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world… one of the greats of fantasy literature.’SFX‘Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads… Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.’Guardian --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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Review Take a Look Inside The Oxford Companion to Beer: Barley Wine: The strongest of beers. While not always literally approaching the alcohol content of wine, they are often brewed to alcoholic strengths of 10% ABV, and sometimes more. CHARLES FINKEL Barrel-aging: A brewer at the Avery Brewing Company in Colorado prepares a blending session for barrel-aged beers. JONATHAN CASTNOR PHOTOGRAPHY Britain: A team of horses delivers beer from Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery, founded in 1758, to citizens of Tadcaster, England.
Review Amazon Exclusive: A Q&A with Jeff Kinney Question: Given all the jobs that you have--game designer, fatherhood, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie work, etc.,--do you have a certain time that you set aside to write Kinney: I still treat writing like a hobby, working mostly at night and sometimes on weekends. But when a deadline looms my hobby time gets extended into the wee hours of the night. It's not uncommon for me to work until 4:00 a.m., and I'm usually back at work by 9:00 a.m. Q: Did you get to choose which character you would play in the Wimpy Kid films (Mr. Hills) What do you enjoy most about working on the movies Kinney: I never any real desire to appear in the Wimpy Kid films, but one day my wife encouraged me to be an extra in one of the crowd scenes.
Review Praise for A Dog's Purpose"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life. At the end, I cried."--Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human"[A] first novel that follows the spiritual journey of a dog through four incarnations...Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie."
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Review “Intriguing new book…O’Neil and Kulisek take a refreshingly candid look at handling employees….It’s a welcome change from the pie-in-the sky ‘engagement’ and ‘empowerment’ blather we’re always hearing from the so-called management experts.”—HR Morning “Tired of the beat-around-the-bush, wishy-washy, walk-on-eggs approach to management that prevails in our politically-correct workplace Replace it with common-sense, straightforward communication tailored to the personality types on your team.”—Dallas Morning News“Great premise. Treat everyone differently.”—Tom Peters, leadership and business expert
This magazine chronicles the arts, environment, sciences and popular culture of the times. It is edited for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse, general interests. Each subscription includes a membership to the Smithsonian Institution which provides special discounts at Smithsonian gift shops, world travel opportunities through Smithsonian study tours and information on all Smithsonian events in any area.
About the Author Vincent Pomarède has been the General Curator and Director of the Painting Department at the Louvre since 2003. He was previously the Director of the Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon and the deputy to the director of conservation at the Inspectorate General of Listed and Controlled Museums. He is also the author of numerous books, including most recently Delacroix: Liberty Leading the People (2004), 1001 Paintings of the Louvre (2005), and Corot: Memory of Mortefontaine (2010).Erich Lessing has been documenting the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years.
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Review Praise for A Dog's Purpose"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life. At the end, I cried."--Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human"[A] first novel that follows the spiritual journey of a dog through four incarnations...Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie." --Kirkus Reviews“This quickly paced, touching novel will charm all animal fans, especially those who loved Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain and Vicki Myron’s Dewey, the bestselling saga of a library cat.”--Booklist
Review Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011:Neville puts an inspired twist on the age-old challenge of making new friends. Author Norton Juster, best known for The Phantom Tollbooth, uses a minimum of text to great effect, melding beautifully with G. Brian Karas's mixed media illustrations to tell the story. Neville begins with a boy sent by his mother out into their new neighborhood to "take a little walk down the block." He’s not at all happy about the situation, but comes up with a brilliant idea that soon has all the neighborhood children rallied around him.