The Lamb and the Butterfly

The Lamb and the Butterfly

A protected lamb and an independent butterfly discuss their different ways of living.

Introduction to the English Reader

Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Improve the Younger Classes of Learners in Reading, and to Imbue Their Minds with the Love of Virtue : to which are Added Rules and Observations for Assisting Children to Read with Propriety

Introduction to the English Reader


The Newbery Companion

Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books

The Newbery Companion

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Remembering Bill Neal

Favorite Recipes from a Life in Cooking

Remembering Bill Neal

A gifted chef, restaurateur, and writer working at a time when Americans were beginning to take a new interest in their culinary heritage, Bill Neal (1950-1991) helped raise Southern food to national prominence. Having rescued spattered and faded recipe cards from the Chapel Hill restaurant they founded together, Bill's former wife and business partner, Moreton Neal, has compiled a book that embodies the diversity and range of his cooking and illustrates the aesthetic that he applied to making meals. Remembering Bill Neal features more than 150 recipes--most of them never published before--from all stages of Bill's career: classic French dishes from La Residence, Southern traditional cooking from Crook's Corner, and fast and easy recipes from home. Moreton's introductory passages and headnotes introduce Bill to readers and put his recipes in the context of his career and his legacy as a chef. Part cookbook, part memoir, this volume both instructs and entertains, showing the lasting importance of Bill Neal's influence in the American regional cooking movement as well as being a muse and a mentor to a generation of Southern home and professional cooks.

The Emperor and the Butterfly

The Emperor and the Butterfly

Mac has a vision in which he meets a girl and falls in love. Caught in his obsession are Elen and her would-be suitor Rhys, Mac's wife Kata and his secretary, Carla. But there are darker forces at work. Lust, ambition and romance combine with the life of the South Wales valleys as the present mirrors the past.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

“Rebecca West’s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time.” —The New Yorker Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the country’s history as well as its daily life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Smile of the Lamb

A Novel

The Smile of the Lamb

In a chorus of voices David Grossman's The Smile of the Lamb tells the story of Uri, an idealistic young Israeli soldier serving in an army unit in the small Palestinian village of Andal, in the occupied territories, and his relationship with Khilmi, a nearly blind old Palestinian storyteller. Gradually as the violent reality of the occupation that infects both the occupier and the occupied alike merges with the old man's stories, Uri, captivated by Khilmi's wisdom, tries to solve the riddles and deceits that make up his life. Originally published in Hebrew in 1983, The Smile of the Lamb is a novel of disillusionment and a piercing examination of injustice and dishonesty.

The Fifth Kingdom

A Novel About The Spanish-Portuguese Jews

The Fifth Kingdom

The Fifth Kingdom is an ambitious novel. It is a gripping account of a man and his time. The man was not an ordinary individual, but none other than Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508), the iconic Renaissance man of Jewry, diplomat, courtier, scholar, author, visionary, and not least, zealous protector of his fellow Jews. And the time was not an ordinary time, but the turbulent era that witnessed the tumultuous transition of the Iberian Peninsula from its Reconquista to the Christianization of its vast colonial empires. Against the backdrop of Castile, Aragon, Portugal and the Italian peninsula and with remarkable historical fidelity, Jane Frances Amler has provided a sensitive evocation of Abravanel and his family. Of particular note are her reconstructions of the inner lives of her characters, their thoughts and feelings, their fears and dreams, their triumphs and their failures, their passions and their hopes. The work of a skillful writer and perceptive thinker, this novel will reward the reader with historical knowledge and human understanding. Dr. Martin A. Cohen, professor of Jewish History, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC