Escape from the Isle of the Lost

Escape from the Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1368025145
ISBN 13: 9781368025140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from the Isle of the Lost Book Review:

Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos may have once been the baddest of the bad, but their wicked ways are (mostly) behind them—and now graduation is almost here! But before the seniors can don their custom-designed caps and gowns, courtesy of Evie, they've got an epic plan to put into action. There are tons of villain kids on the Isle of the Lost who are eager for their chance to come to Auradon Prep—even Celia, Dr. Facilier's trickster daughter, wants in on the deal!—and Mal's crew is using their upcoming visit to the Isle to help make it happen. But Auradon's biggest threat is still at large... Trapped on the other side of the barrier, Uma is more desperate than ever to get her long-awaited revenge against Mal. When she discovers an underground lair belonging to Hades, god of the underworld, Uma realizes she's found the perfect partner in crime. Together, they can defeat Mal, bring down the barrier, and escape the Isle for good. Mal and Uma have a score to settle, and they'll come face to face in an explosive underwater battle that could determine the fates of Auradon and the Isle of the Lost once and for all. Praise for The Isle of the Lost "Disney lovers and fairy-tale fans alike will need to get their hands on this book." — School Library Journal Praise for Return to the Isle of the Lost "Packed with plenty of humor and adventure, this sequel spinoff is destined to please. With a second movie in the works and a bevy of loyal readers, it certainly won't stay on shelves for long." — Booklist

Return to the Isle of the Lost The Graphic Novel

Return to the Isle of the Lost  The Graphic Novel
Author: Melissa de la Cruz,Robert Venditti
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 136804610X
ISBN 13: 9781368046107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Return to the Isle of the Lost The Graphic Novel Book Review:

Book two in the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series--now in the wickedly fun, action-packed graphic novel! Mal's an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she's broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can't believe it. Sure, she's King Ben's girlfriend now, and she's usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn't think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around. The thing is, it kind of worked. Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent's just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben's Coronation, but she's the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever's going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it. Without its infamous leader, the island's even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home—even a home as gloomy as the Isle of the Lost—can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Will the kids be able to beat the evil bubbling at the Isle's wicked core, or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?

Disney Descendants

Disney  Descendants
Author: Melissa De la Cruz,Scholastic Australia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 9781742995847
ISBN 13: 1742995845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disney Descendants Book Review:

Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay receive an invitation to return to the Isle. There they discover a dark mystery at the island's core.

Return to the Isle of the Lost

Return to the Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1484776291
ISBN 13: 9781484776292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Return to the Isle of the Lost Book Review:

There's no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven't exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren't nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be. But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can't help feeling comfortable in their old hood—and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Ise's core, they'll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.

The Isle of the Lost The Graphic Novel

The Isle of the Lost  The Graphic Novel
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1368045456
ISBN 13: 9781368045452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Isle of the Lost The Graphic Novel Book Review:

Book one in the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series--now in the wickedly fun, action-packed graphic novel! Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world. Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon's Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the Dragon's Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.

Translating Religion

Translating Religion
Author: Michael DeJonge,Christiane Tietz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN 10: 1317529944
ISBN 13: 9781317529941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translating Religion Book Review:

Translating Religion advances thinking about translation as a critical category in religious studies, combining theoretical reflection about processes of translation in religion with focused case studies that are international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. By operating with broad conceptions of both religion and translation, this volume makes clear that processes of translation, broadly construed, are everywhere in both religious life and the study of religion; at the same time, the theory and practice of translation and the advancement of translation studies as a field has developed in the context of concerns about the possibility and propriety of translating religious texts. The nature of religions as living historical traditions depends on the translation of religion from the past into the present. Interreligious dialogue and the comparative study of religion require the translation of religion from one tradition to another. Understanding the historical diffusion of the world’s religions requires coming to terms with the success and failure of translating a religion from one cultural context into another. Contributors ask what it means to translate religion, both textually and conceptually, and how the translation of religious content might differ from the translation of other aspects of human culture. This volume proposes that questions on the nature of translation find particularly acute expression in the domains of religion, and argues that theoretical approaches from translation studies can be fruitfully brought to bear on contemporary religious studies.

Rise of the Isle of the Lost

Rise of the Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1368002099
ISBN 13: 9781368002097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Isle of the Lost Book Review:

Ride with the tide! Deep beneath the waves, King Triton's powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost—keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal's longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can't believe her luck. The tide has dragged in something good for a change, and Uma is determined to get her wicked hands on it. But first, she needs a pirate crew. A storm is brewing back in Auradon, and when Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay hear that the trident has been washed away, they realize they'll have to find it before anyone from the Isle does. Luckily, they seem to have a talent for locating missing magical objects. As Uma readies for the high seas alongside Harry, son of Captain Hook, Gil, son of Gaston, and the toughest rogues on the Isle of the Lost, the reformed villains of Auradon devise their own master plan. And with King Ben away on royal business, they won't have to play by all the rules. Using bad for good can't be totally evil, right? The thrilling, perilous race to the trident pits old friends—and current enemies—against each other with the future of Auradon on the line. Both teams might like to make waves, but only one will come out on top of this one.

Introduction to Classical Legal Rhetoric

Introduction to Classical Legal Rhetoric
Author: Michael H. Frost
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351926322
ISBN 13: 9781351926324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Classical Legal Rhetoric Book Review:

Lawyers, law students and their teachers all too frequently overlook the most comprehensive, adaptable and practical analysis of legal discourse ever devised: the classical art of rhetoric. Classical analysis of legal reasoning, methods and strategy is the foundation and source for most modern theories on the topic. Beginning with Aristotle's Rhetoric and culminating with Cicero's De Oratore and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria, Greek and Roman rhetoricians created a clear, experience-based theoretical framework for analyzing legal discourse. This book is the first to systematically examine the connections between classical rhetoric and modern legal discourse. It traces the history of legal rhetoric from the classical period to the present day and shows how modern theorists have unknowingly benefited from the classical works. It also applies classical rhetorical principles to modern appellate briefs and judicial opinions to demonstrate how a greater familiarity with the classical sources can deepen our understanding of legal reasoning.

Collecting and Conserving Net Art

Collecting and Conserving Net Art
Author: Annet Dekker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1351208616
ISBN 13: 9781351208611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collecting and Conserving Net Art Book Review:

Collecting and Conserving Net Art explores the qualities and characteristics of net art and its influence on conservation practices. By addressing and answering some of the challenges facing net art and providing an exploration of its intersection with conservation, the book casts a new light on net art, conservation, curating and museum studies. Viewing net art as a process rather than as a fixed object, the book considers how this is influenced by and executed through other systems and users. Arguing that these processes and networks are imbued with ambiguity, the book suggests that this is strategically used to create suspense, obfuscate existing systems and disrupt power structures. The rapid obsolescence of hard and software, the existence of many net artworks within restricted platforms and the fact that artworks often act as assemblages that change or mutate, make net art a challenging case for conservation. Taking the performative and interpretive roles conservators play into account, the book demonstrates how practitioners can make more informed decisions when responding to, critically analysing or working with net art, particularly software-based processes. Collecting and Conserving Net Art is intended for researchers, academics and postgraduate students, especially those engaged in the study of museum studies, conservation and heritage studies, curatorial studies, digital art and art history. The book should also be interesting to professionals who are involved in the conservation and curation of digital arts, performance, media and software.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 8026882423
ISBN 13: 9788026882428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainbow Valley Book Review:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Rainbow Valley" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Anne Shirley has now been married to Gilbert Blythe for 15 years, and the couple have six children. After a trip to London, Anne returns to the news that a new minister has arrived in Glen St. Mary. John Meredith is a widower with four young children. The children have not been properly brought up since the death of their mother, with only their father to parent them. The children are considered wild and mischievous by many of the families in the village, causing them to question Mr. Meredith's parenting skills and his suitability as a minister.

The Lost Tide Warriors

The Lost Tide Warriors
Author: Catherine Doyle
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1547602791
ISBN 13: 9781547602797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Tide Warriors Book Review:

“Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library Connection on The Storm Keeper's Island There is magic deep within Arranmore Island, and Fionn Boyle is beginning to discover how it has woven its way through generations of his family's history. But Arranmore is in trouble; evil sorceress Morrigan's soul stalkers have returned, giving rise to widespread fear and suspicion. Fionn wants to help, but the Storm Keeper magic passed down from his grandfather seems to have deserted him. Fionn sets out to summon the merrows, a vast army of sea creatures who may be his only chance. But how can he find them without the faintest idea of where to look? The battle to save Arranmore has begun. This gorgeously written, magical tale of family, bravery, and self-discovery is perfect for fans of Orphan Island and A Snicker of Magic.

Reexamining World Literature

Reexamining World Literature
Author: Richard Serrano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1000038246
ISBN 13: 9781000038248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reexamining World Literature Book Review:

Serrano calls for a reassessment of the practice of World Literature with six case studies taken from the Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean and Latin American traditions. Although in recent years the field has adopted more inclusive and wide-ranging criteria for college-level anthologies of World Literature, and has seen the collection and publication of critical readers, book-length introductions, and even a history, the theoretical predisposition of most of its practitioners paradoxically has led to a shrinking of its horizons and a narrowing of its vision. Reexamining World Literature asks scholars to look beyond the current dominant definition of World Literature (works in English with broad reach or works in other languages with significant circulation in English translation) in order to engage with a range of complex texts that elude the field’s assumptions. World Literature need not be a we-are-the-world of shared values, but instead should ask readers to question what those values are.

Waihoura the Maori Girl

Waihoura  the Maori Girl
Author: W.H.G Kingston
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 3752380314
ISBN 13: 9783752380316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waihoura the Maori Girl Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G Kingston

Gendering Orientalism

Gendering Orientalism
Author: Reina Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136164758
ISBN 13: 9781136164750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gendering Orientalism Book Review:

In contrast to most cultural histories of imperialism, which analyse Orientalist images of rather than by women, Gendering Orientalism focuses on the contributions of women themselves. Drawing on the little-known work of Henriette Browne, other `lost' women Orientlist artists and the literary works of George Eliot, Reina Lewis challenges masculinist assumptions relating to the stability and homogeneity of the Orientalist gaze. Gendering Orientalism argues that women did not have a straightforward access to an implicitly nale position of western superiority, Their relationship to the shifting terms of race, nation and gender produced positions from which women writers and artists could articulate alternative representations of racial difference. It is this different, and often less degrading, gaze on the Orientalized `Other' that is analysed in this book. By revealing the extent of women's involvement in the popular field of visual Orientalism and highlighting the presence of Orientalist themes in the work of Browne, Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, reina Lewis uncovers women's roles in imperial culture and discourse. Gendering Orientalism will appeal to students, lecturers and researchers in cultural studies, literature, art history, women's studies and anthropology.

Body Double

Body Double
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 0345547713
ISBN 13: 9780345547712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Double Book Review:

Returning from Paris to discover a murder victim in her driveway, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the victim looks exactly like her and is a twin sister she never knew.

The Storm Keeper s Island

The Storm Keeper   s Island
Author: Catherine Doyle
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 154760011X
ISBN 13: 9781547600113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storm Keeper s Island Book Review:

"Magical in every way." - Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl “Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library Connection Fionn Boyle comes from a long line of brave seafarers, people with the ocean behind their eyes. But he can't help but fear the open sea. For years, Fionn's mother has told him stories of Arranmore Island, a strange place that seems to haunt her. Fionn has always wondered about this mysterious island, and from the day he arrives he starts noticing things that can't be explained. He can sense the island all around him, and it feels like the island is watching him, too. Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for his grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. But as Fionn and the other descendants of Arranmore's most powerful families fight to become the island's next champion, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling a long-ago war and changing Fionn's life and the island's future forever.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1926
ISBN 10: 1613104928
ISBN 13: 9781613104927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Count of Monte Cristo Book Review:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN 10: 1785383388
ISBN 13: 9781785383380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Franklyn Book Review:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 9780395069622
ISBN 13: 0395069629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Review:

Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.

Forever Lost

Forever Lost
Author: Laura Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 9781680580044
ISBN 13: 1680580043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Lost Book Review:

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. Cassie Taylor has issues... Much like any other young woman who turns to a life filled with escorts, hookers, drug-dealers, and gangsters. Enter Leonardo Solomon... The hottest guy Cassie has ever seen. The only problem is he's a scary, intimidating, drug-lord who surrounds himself with whores, and personal minions. Leo is a man who does what he wants, and gets what he wants, and Cassie soon finds herself desperate for his affection. However, at the same time, his powerful prowess scares her too much to let him in. Cassie has a past that still haunts her, a life left behind, but not forgotten. So when Leo tries to lay claim over Cassie, and she refuses him, the game is on...