“But why did you tell a story with no magical words? What's the point if there's no spell? ... “I enjoy telling stories, and the listeners enjoy listening. ... She had never heard of anyone who wasn't doing magic telling a story.
Author: Laurel Gale
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve-year-old Kaya must harness the power of story magic—ignoring her society's bias against female magic wielders and her own internalized fear that her magic will cause bad luck—to save her brother and find herself.
mission of their goddess, and they became the bearers of the stories through the ages. These stories are ours to tell, just as the new stories are ours to create. This is an ancient magic bound to our people. And when the stories pass ...
Author: Beth Ball
Publisher: Grove Guardian Press
Cassandra, the goddess of fate, has often gifted her Chosen with prophetic visions, tellings of what is, was, and could yet be.Each Chosen must chart her own course through these tales, slowly coming to understand the narrative behind her Sight, what is for her to interpret and what is merely for her to See. The goddess of fate keeps her own counsel. She alone can tell why some, by their innate nature, change the weave of fate, while others simply follow the course of their own thread. But those of us who chart signs such as these have found a single strand running through the disparate patterns of the fate-weave—above all others, Cassandra chooses storytellers. It is they she favors with the ability to See. And among the saudad, people of story and legend, when one of their own takes the threads of fate into her hands, there is no telling what new narrative she may weave. Inside these pages, those who seek Sight will find story, and those who seek story, Sight. This is the way it ever has been and ever will be. Persephonie Arelle is not yet a Chosen of Cassandra, and the story of her becoming so may not ever come to be. However, I think you will agree with me in this—her story is much more than that of one who can See.
the story as an Indian tale and reported that Indians would neither swim in the lake nor allow women and babies to sleep anywhere near it. The last reported sighting was in 2002. (There are reports of multiple Bear Lake monsters, ...
Author: Diane Morgan
Category: Social Science
The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick strike, the power and image of the snake has wound its way into every culture. Whether snakes are worshipped as gods, feared as devils, or handled in religious ceremonies to test faith, snakes have played a critical role in the human heritage. This book explores the cult of the snake in world history, religion, and folklore. Fascination with snakes has been around since the dawn of time. Even today, images of snakes attract attention, fear, disgust, or admiration. Morgan examines that obsession with this mysterious creature, covering in vivid details such topics as mythical snakes like the Plumed Serpent, serpent iconography, tall tales, as well as the psychological symbolism that has attached itself to snakes. Cultures as diverse as pre-Columbian America, India, Egypt, China, sub-Saharan Africa, Celtic Europe, and the United States have all accorded the serpent a special place in their culture—apparently regardless of whether or not real snakes play an important part in the life of the people. Here, the mysterious nature of the snake unfolds, enchanting readers with a colorful and lively discussion of its place in our history, stories, religions, and cultures.
While this sentence sounds a tad too magical, it is true. Perhaps modern science took the element of fantasy out of our lives, but for those in the past, fantasy was all they had. In the face of allnatural phenomena and peculiar ...
Author: Sofia Visconti
Publisher: Thomas William
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Treasure Trove of Intrigue, Drama & Passion If you want a huge collection of the best myths & captivating stories Gods, Supernatural Beings & Heroes With Extraordinary Powers then keep reading… Ancient Mythology is the foundation of The World. Every civilization and culture has its own myths, legends and heroic acts that defines them. Myths tell the stories of our ancestors and the origins of The World. Stories that have been formed by people from all over the Earth, throughout all of time. All over the world there are marvelous stories, stories that once upon a time were believed to be true but are today limited to the sphere of ancient myths and legends. Did you know that many consumer products get their names from Greek mythology? Nike sneakers are the namesake of the goddess of victory and the website Amazon is named after the race of mythical female warriors. Many high school, college and professional sports teams (Titans, Spartans and Trojans, for instance) also get their names from mythological sources. Escape from everyday life to the timeless tales of Ancient Mythology. From the earliest known myth, the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Heavenly Journey of Ra, the Mythical Realms of Chinese Mythology and much, much more. Uncover, what we believe, is one of the most important pieces of knowledge we can ever acquire as human beings – our beginnings. In this book you will discover: Mythical Animals, Demons and Monsters Natural Phenomena Inspiring Myths The Major Figures of Greek mythology The Sphinx, A Creature with the Body of a Lion and the Head of a Human Common Elements Across Ancient Mythologies Egyptian Gods, Goddesses and Pharaohs The Epic of Gilgamesh The Most Famous Celtic Myths The Hundred-handed Ones The Most Famous Sumerian Myths Aztec Mythology Chinese Mythology And Much, much more…. Don't miss out on this captivating world of mythology, scroll up and click Buy This Book
Shortly thereafter , in 1908 , the last member who understood how the magic was accomplished also died ( Curtis ( 1922 ) 1970 : 160–65 ) . In the 123 stories analyzed for shamanistic content , we noted 84 instances of magic " medicine ...
Author: Ekkehart Malotki
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
The traditional Hopi world, as reflected in Hopi oral literature, is infused with magic?a seamless tapestry of everyday life and the supernatural. That magic and wonder are vividly depicted in this marvelous collection of authentic folktales. For the Hopis, the spoken or sung word can have a magical effect on others. Witchcraft?the wielding of magic for selfish purposes by a powaqa, or sorcerer?has long been a powerful, malevolent force. Sorcerers are said to have the ability to change into animals such as a crow, a coyote, a bat, or a skeleton fly, and hold their meetings in a two-tiered kiva to the northeast of Hopi territory. Shamanism, the more benevolent but equally powerful use of magic for healing, was once commonplace but is no longer practiced among the Hopis. Shamans, or povosyaqam, often used animal familiars and quartz crystals to help them to see, diagnose, and cure illnesses. Spun through these tales are supernatural beings, otherworldly landscapes, magical devices and medicines, and shamans and witches. One story tells about a man who follows his wife one night and discovers that she is a witch, while another relates how a jealous woman uses the guise of an owl to make a rival woman's baby sick. Other tales include the account of a boy who is killed by kachinas and then resurrected as a medicine man and the story of a huge rattlesnake, a giant bear, and a mountain lion that forever guard the entrance to Maski, the Land of the Dead.
Writing stories is very similar. If you don't know where to start, it's not because you are bad at storytelling. It's because you have not found your empty oil barrels, which are specific questions to help you create a story.
Publisher: Nguyen Chu Nam Phuong
What would you do if you stuck in a land that everyone was not able to speak anything? How would you feel if you were an eagle well-raised in the chicken coop to meet his fate in a slaughter-house? Do you think a sheep could be able to find a life purpose while his father kept telling him that there was none? Be ready to explore the most exciting adventures in the Numagician kingdom. There, you will meet a dragon that breathes ink, an eagle that wants to be vegan, a sheep that thinks it was born to hug, and many number-animals that you have never seen before.
Bedtime is a time for beautiful stories and wonderful friends. Here you will discover both in the magical world of unicorns. While you read these stories, the words, and sounds will soon have your little one drifting on the clouds of ...
Author: Hannah Watson
Publisher: Hannah Watson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Make Your Child’s Imagination Come to Life While Improving Their Vocabulary & Lowering Their Stress Levels with the Magical Unicorn Storybook! Did you know that reading bedtime stories to your little one is more than just a cozy ritual that helps prepare them for sleep? Hundreds of research have concluded that reading bedtime stories also gives you a great opportunity to create warm, wonderful memories with them, cultivate their imagination, foster empathy, lower their stress levels, and encourage engagement and conversation between parent and child. But perhaps the most recent and profound benefit discovered is that bedtime stories are able to rewire children's brains to accelerate their mastery of language and boost their vocabulary. So, when looking for the perfect bedtime stories for your child, it’s important to look for tales that meet your child’s language and emotional needs. And this is where Hannah Watson’s book, “The Magic Unicorn”, comes in. This book is a collection of short bedtime stories that help your toddlers fall asleep and relax, so they can dream about great unicorn fantasies all night! In this magical bedtime storybook, your child will: - Relax their worries away in a comforting space, where you get to snuggle and read bedtime stories together - Strengthen their bond with you and feel safe, knowing they are loved and that their mom or dad is right next to them as they float away to dreamland - Enhance their empathy, vocabulary, and imagination as they explore the wonderful world of majestic, adventurous unicorns - Cultivate their idea of friendship and exploration as the Magic Unicorn goes on an adventure with numerous mythical, colorful friends - And so much more! Children are like porous sponges that absorb every bit of information from the environment around them. When you read The Magic Unicorn to them every night, they will be able to simmer in the positivity as well as the educational bits that every chapter has to offer!
... Publisher: Forwardfor The Magic Ring and Other Fairy Tales THEMAGIC RING THE WHITEDUCK LOVELY ILONKA CLEVERMARIA THE LANGUAGE OF BEASTS THE CAT AND THE MOUSE IN PARTNERSHIP THE SIX SWANS STORY OF THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES THE GOLDEN ...
Author: Leonora Alleyne Lang
Publisher: Sunsong Creations
This is a collection of popular fairy tales from the pages of Andrew Lang's delightful fairy books. It includes such classics as "The Emperor's New Clothes". Henry J. Ford created gorgeous illustrations for the tales. Ford was so well known in his time that he was asked to design Peter Pan's costume by the author of "Peter Pan" himself. This edition includes links to over 21 hours of free audio books. This Books Includes: -The Full Text of 14 Fairy Tales Collected by the Famous Folktales Expert Andrew Lang -Links to 84 Free, Full length Audio Recordings of Fairy Tales--Over 21 hours of Audio Entertainment! -31 Stunning illustrations by Renowned Illustrator Henry J. Ford -Easy to use clickable Table of Contents, with links to each tale -An Original Annotation with Intriguing Information about Andrew Lang, Henry Ford, and the Countess d'Aulnoy All that at an unbeatable price of only 99 cents! Included are the Popular Tales: The Magic Ring The Story of the Emperor's New Clothes The Dragon and his Grandmother The Six Swans The White Duck Lovely Ilonka Clever Maria The Language of Beasts Lucky Luck The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership The Golden Crab The Iron Stove The Donkey Cabbage To Your Good Health! A Wonderful Collection of Stories from the Yellow and Crimson Fairy Books Only 99 cents, buy now! For more entertaining collections at a great price search for "Sunsong Collection" Excerpt: Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on them in order to be beautifully dressed. He did not care about his soldiers, he did not care about the theatre; he only liked to go out walking to show off his new clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day; and just as they say of a king, 'He is in the council-chamber,' they always said here, 'The Emperor is in the wardrobe.' In the great city in which he lived there was always something going on; every day many strangers came there. One day two impostors arrived who gave themselves out as weavers, and said that they knew how to manufacture the most beautiful cloth imaginable. Not only were the texture and pattern uncommonly beautiful, but clothes which were made of the stuff possessed this wonderful property that they were invisible to anyone who was not fit for his office, or who was unpardonably stupid. 'Those must indeed be splendid clothes,' thought the Emperor. 'If I had them on I could find out which men in my kingdom are unfit for the offices they hold; I could distinguish the wise from the stupid! Yes, this cloth must be woven for me at once.' And he gave both the impostors much money, so that they might begin their work. They placed two weaving-looms, and began to do as if they were working, but they had not the least thing on the looms. They also demanded the finest silk and the best gold, which they put in their pockets, and worked at the empty looms till late into the night. 'I should like very much to know how far they have got on with the cloth,' thought the Emperor. But he remembered when he thought about it that whoever was stupid or not fit for his office would not be able to see it. Now he certainly believed that he had nothing to fear for himself, but he wanted first to send somebody else in order to see how he stood with regard to his office. Everybody in the whole town knew what a wonderful power the cloth had, and they were all curious to see how bad or how stupid their neighbour was. 'I will send my old and honoured minister to the weavers,' thought the Emperor. 'He can judge best what the cloth is like, for he has intellect, and no one understands his office better than he.' Now the good old minister went into the hall where the two impostors sat working at the empty weaving-looms. 'Dear me!' thought the old minister, opening his eyes wide, 'I can see nothing!' But he did not say so. Both the impostors begged him to be so kind as to step closer, and asked him if it were not a beautiful texture and lovely colours. They pointed to the empty loom, and the poor old minister went forward rubbing his eyes; but he could see nothing, for there was nothing there. 'Dear, dear!' thought he, 'can I be stupid? I have never thought that, and nobody must know it! Can I be not fit for my office? No, I must certainly not say that I cannot see the cloth!' 'Have you nothing to say about it?' asked one of the men who was weaving.
Release on 2020-12-04 | by Jennifer Jelliff-Russell
“Now bring that to your brother and go listen to your Grandma's Christmas story. ... After she brought Heath his cocoa, Grandma Brown finished her story about how she came back on the magic train and had believed in Santa ever since.
Author: Jennifer Jelliff-Russell
Publisher: Evergrowth Coach LLC
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Dive into a world of magical short stories perfect for a cold winter’s night. A Christmas Tale and Other Magical Stories will take you and your children on five extraordinary journeys! Do You Believe in Santa? On Christmas Eve, eleven-year-old Danielle tells her grandma that she doesn’t believe in Santa anymore. What happens next will make her a life-long believer, just like her grandma. The Wish Fish Cora’s favorite winter hobby is going fly fishing with her grandpa. When she catches a magical fish who offers her three wishes, her life gets turned upside down. The Door in the Woods When Isaac finds the courage to go exploring in the woods behind his new house, he discovers a giant oak tree with a door set in its trunk. Will he be brave enough to see what’s on the other side? The No-Snow Day On an unusual day in the North Pole just before Christmas Eve, Alex and his sister Jeanie get a fun day off from elf-school with a no-snow day! But what will happen if it doesn't snow before Christmas and Santa can’t fly his sleigh? The North Star After her grandma passed away, Agnes needs help from the North Star to help her find the missing frog bank that her grandma gave her. A Christmas Tale and Other Magical Stories is the perfect book to read with your child before Christmas or during cold winter months. Are you ready for a little magic to brighten up your winter?
Magic and wisdom connect with reality and legend. Meet a water ghost, a young magician, a magical hare and a good witch. Discover what happens when a force of nature collides with the thoughtlessness of men. Consider wisely and well ...
Author: Annemarie Nikolaus
Publisher: Annemarie Nikolaus
Short stories that are not only for children. Magic and wisdom connect with reality and legend. Meet a water ghost, a young magician, a magical hare and a good witch. Discover what happens when a force of nature collides with the thoughtlessness of men. Consider wisely and well before you wish or else some very bad things will happen. And prepare to have your heart warmed by a very particular Christmas story. The Brook and Cork have previously been published in German, the Christmas story in Italian.
But ours is a superfantastical, ultramagical show. Paper airplanes turn into white doves when our magician flies them on stage. He cuts through a heavy metal chain with a single feather. Children under 2 The Puffin Book of Magic stories ...
THE MAGICRING AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE YELLOW AND CRIMSON FAIRY BOOKS COMPILED AND EDITED BY ANDREWLANG WITH A COLOURED FRONTISPIECE AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS BY H ENRYJ. FORD ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., ...
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
On the borders of the “Land o’ Dreams” and broad daylight, the real and the unreal are so strangely blended that children are puzzled to know where the boundary lies. It is from this land that Andrew Lang has selected the 14 illustrated stories in this volume. They are: The Magic Ring The White Duck Lovely Ilonka Clever Maria The Language Of Beasts The Cat And The Mouse In Partnership The Six Swans The Story Of The Emperor's New Clothes The Golden Crab The Iron Stove The Dragon And His Grandmother The Donkey Cabbage Lucky Luck To Your Good Health! These stories are taken from a place where good wishes come true: where the poor and the lonely are rich in castles and friends: and where sorrowful folk are happy. Here you will hear the birds singing and children laughing, all day long. The trees are full of blossoms and fruit. The sky is always blue, the grass green and soft. Under the trees dwell the fairies, and against the blue sky you will sometimes see the sheen of angels’ wings as the flit by. We invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of Fairy culture not seen in print for over a century; and immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear. YESTERDAY'S BOOKS FOR TODAY'S CHARITIES 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities ---------------------------- TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, magic ring, white duck, lovely ilonka, clever maria, language of beasts, cat and mouse in partnership, six swans, emperor, new clothes, golden crab, iron stove, dragon and his grandmother, donkey cabbage, lucky luck, good health, border, Land of Dreams, broad daylight, real and the unreal, blending, boundary, Andrew Lang, H J Ford
Have you been in need of a practical and pleasant way to teach kids how to write an adventure story? This mini guide for teachers and parents is the answer to your need. The magical Mr. Tumblebuddy Flipet is a teaching prop, ...
Author: Maria Chatzi
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Σαΐτα (Saita publications)
Have you been in need of a practical and pleasant way to teach kids how to write an adventure story? This mini guide for teachers and parents is the answer to your need. The magical Mr. Tumblebuddy Flipet is a teaching prop, a simple and effective tool to be used by the educator and the parent. Through tumbling and flipping, he guides kids to write an adventure story with a series of plot twists. He reveals all his story-planning and story-writing secrets and becomes children’s guide and buddy, who trains them in the magic of creative thinking and creative writing, helps them express themselves, frees and cultivates their imagination. This ebook presents Mr. Tumblebuddy Flipet and gives you step-by-step instructions to create him, as well as detailed explanations on how to use him. I have also added notes, tips and ideas for additional activities.
THE MAGIC BARREL AND THE SWORD once, there lived a poor but brave knight in England called Sir Greg. Sir Greg helped evergone in distress and one dag, he saved a sorceress when she was about to be arrested by the king's soldiers.
This book of fictional magical stories was written for kids who love reading and are excited about magic, and for parents who loved their kids and believed that their children are the special princes and princesses in their lives.
Author: Gloria Ifeanyi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This book of magical stories was written for kids who love reading and are excited about magic and for parents who love their kids and believe that their children are the special princes and princesses in their lives. Magical stories can be a way to get kids who are disinclined to reading to enjoy reading books. Also, this book is a collection of fictional, magical stories that will delight children of ages five to ten years old and above. These fascinating magical stories are some of the best educative bedtime stories for kids and included are educational fun time activities that will engage their minds. The lessons from these stories will help grow kids’ imaginations and their love for reading, while learning about courage, obedience, honesty, kindness, friendship, respect, and love for one another. Kids, as you embark on this magical adventure, immerse yourself in the delightful world of these magical stories, with lots of thrilling twists and turns.
Let's think, if I have more stories to tell about my past, and I will be right back, honey. Yes I have one story left went to a friend house and his children were there, before I met daddy, so I gave them a gifts and they said thank you ...
Author: Jean Marie
A Polish Christmas With A Magical Christmas Tree. This is story when I growing in Poland, And I was about thirteen year old, and how learn about Christmas Eve Dinner, And we share the wafer, from the oldest to the youngest. After dinner we when to Midnight Mass. Then the war came and Germans arrive at my house and took me to farm in Germany, and after the war I came to America with Daughter, Husband in 1951. And now kept the Polish tradition of Christmas Eve even in 2004.
Rag and the others were half afraid of the wise woman, for she knew a great deal of magic. She knew how to make spells, and how to grant wishes, she knew how to turn people into frogs and how to change a beetle into a prince.
Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In print for the first time in 20 years, Rag, Tag and Bobtail and Other Magical Stories is a classic collection of stories from Enid Blyton, one of the best-loved children's writers of all time. Join pixies Rag, Tag and Bobtail, rabbits Flop and Whiskers, the quarrelsome tin soldiers, the little brown pony, the two good fairies and many other lovable characters in this collection of twenty-three delightful and funny short stories about magical adventures, naughty children and charming animals.
“A vagabond with a magician's name, but no magic!” Then she went away, too, in her expensive car. I did not tell her, but I did have a little bit of magic – a single magical word, halflearned, half-invented. I could see that my father ...
Author: Margaret Mahy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A magical collection of short stories from double Carnegie Medal winner Margaret Mahy. A wizard's house with coloured windows that look into worlds of treetops and deserts, cloud-castles and diamonds. Two riddles that, once solved, will stop Shock Forest from burning. A flute-playing bear and a boy who just wants to spread his wings and fly... These fantastical short stories will take readers on a journey; sometimes haunting, sometimes surreal but always enchanting. This collection of brilliant stories from double Carnegie Medal winner Margaret Mahy has wonderful illustrations by Laura Borio and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+
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Author: Archie Superstars
Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Since her creation in 1962, Sabrina the Teenage Witch has become one of the most popular and endearing characters in American pop culture. To celebrate her 50-year anniversary, Archie Comics presents 50 of Sabrina's most spellbinding stories! This digital exclusive collects OVER 350 PAGES of content spanning Sabrina's history, including a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN origin story, written by Sabrina creator George Gladir himself. So join Sabrina, Salem, Aunties Hilda and Zelda, and many more for the most magical book of the year!