Tam Lin

Tam Lin
Author: Pamela Dean
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 1101653604
ISBN 13: 9781101653609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tam Lin Book Review:

In the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin," headstrong Janet defies Tam Lin to walk in her own land of Carterhaugh . . . and then must battle the Queen of Faery for possession of her lover’s body and soul. In this version of "Tam Lin," masterfully crafted by Pamela Dean, Janet is a college student, "Carterhaugh" is Carter Hall at the university where her father teaches, and Tam Lin is a boy named Thomas Lane. Set against the backdrop of the early 1970s, imbued with wit, poetry, romance, and magic, Tam Lin has become a cult classic—and once you begin reading, you’ll know why. This reissue features an updated introduction by the book’s original editor, the acclaimed Terri Windling.

Tam Lin

Tam Lin
Author: Pamela Dean
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 1101653604
ISBN 13: 9781101653609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tam Lin Book Review:

In the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin," headstrong Janet defies Tam Lin to walk in her own land of Carterhaugh . . . and then must battle the Queen of Faery for possession of her lover’s body and soul. In this version of "Tam Lin," masterfully crafted by Pamela Dean, Janet is a college student, "Carterhaugh" is Carter Hall at the university where her father teaches, and Tam Lin is a boy named Thomas Lane. Set against the backdrop of the early 1970s, imbued with wit, poetry, romance, and magic, Tam Lin has become a cult classic—and once you begin reading, you’ll know why. This reissue features an updated introduction by the book’s original editor, the acclaimed Terri Windling.

Tam Lin

Tam Lin
Author: Jane Yolen,Charles Mikolaycak
Publsiher: Sandpiper
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780152016975
ISBN 13: 015201697X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tam Lin Book Review:

In this retelling of an old Scottish ballad, a Scottish lass, on the Halloween after her sixteenth birthday, reclaims her family home which has been held for years by the fairies, and at the same time effects the release of Tam Lin, a human held captive by the Queen of the Fey.

Carterhaugh - The Story of Tam Lin

Carterhaugh - The Story of Tam Lin
Author: Signe Anita Fuchs
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 9781674729169
ISBN 13: 1674729162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Carterhaugh - The Story of Tam Lin Book Review:

The historical novel Carterhaugh is based on the old Scottish ballad "Tam Lin", which tells how the young, handsome Tam Lin is kidnapped by the Queen of Elves in the forest of Carterhaugh. Jane (Janet), who is expecting his child, rescues him and saves him from being sacrificed to hell. The story is usually set in the period shortly after the Norman Conquest and is about their noble families. However, the characteristics of the plot suggest to me a far earlier age. Fairies and elves date from the Celtic period, when the old Celtic gods were pushed into the background during Christianization. Such beings were then transposed and reinterpreted, and in these guises were preserved in the traditional legends and stories. Also, the mention of hell seems to me to be a Christian interpretation of the Celtic Otherworld. In addition, many well-known Scottish families have claimed the tale of Tam Lin (Lynn, Munroe, Dunbar, Douglas, Lord of Foulis), but none can be unequivocally associated with it - suggesting the story is much older.The ballad ends with Jane winning Tam Lin, but what happened after that, and what was the background? Who was Tam Lin really? Who was the Elf Queen, and who were the people of Carterhaugh? I try to offer an answer set at the end of the ninth century, when the kingdom of the Celtic Gododdin, formerly conquered and suppressed by the Germanic Anglo-Saxons, was liberated by the Scottish troops and annexed to the Kingdom of Scotland (then called Alba).In addition, I have added a Welsh language pronunciation, as it is likely that it was quite similar to the Gododdin language at the time.

Tam Lin

Tam Lin
Author: Susan Cooper,Warwick Hutton
Publsiher: Margaret K McElderry
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780689505058
ISBN 13: 0689505051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tam Lin Book Review:

A retelling of the old Scottish ballad in which a young girl rescues the human knight Tam Lin from his bondage to the Elfin Queen.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1471120384
ISBN 13: 9781471120381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

Tam Lin and Other Tales

Tam Lin and Other Tales
Author: Libby Houston
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063317682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tam Lin and Other Tales Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes
Author: Graham Seal
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1576072169
ISBN 13: 9781576072165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes Book Review:

Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.

Tales, Then and Now

Tales, Then and Now
Author: Anna E. Altmann,Gail De Vos
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781563088315
ISBN 13: 1563088312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tales, Then and Now Book Review:

A comprehensive compilation of reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales. The nature of folktales and their surrounding cultural contexts are examined; each story is accompanied by tale type numbers, motifs, lists of reworkings by genre, and author interpretation. An excellent resource for the study of tales.

Fire and Hemlock

Fire and Hemlock
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 110156699X
ISBN 13: 9781101566992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fire and Hemlock Book Review:

A fantastic tale by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Garth Nix. Polly Whittacker has two sets of memories. In the first, things are boringly normal; in the second, her life is entangled with the mysterious, complicated cellist Thomas Lynn. One day, the second set of memories overpowers the first, and Polly knows something is very wrong. Someone has been trying to make her forget Tom - whose life, she realizes, is at supernatural risk. Fire and Hemlock is a fantasy filled with sorcery and intrigue, magic and mystery - and a most unusual and satisfying love story. Widely considered to be one of Diana Wynne Jones's best novels, the Firebird edition of Fire and Hemlock features an introduction by the acclaimed Garth Nix - and an essay about the writing of the book by Jones herself.

Roses and Rot

Roses and Rot
Author: Kat Howard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1481451189
ISBN 13: 9781481451185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Roses and Rot Book Review:

Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this critically acclaimed debut novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman, American Gods). What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn’t imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program—Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there’s more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she’s dreamed about as a child, but it’s one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart’s desire.

The Oxford Book of Ballads

The Oxford Book of Ballads
Author: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Publsiher: Franklin Classics
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780342698646
ISBN 13: 0342698648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Oxford Book of Ballads Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water
Author: Carol Goodman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780345463500
ISBN 13: 0345463501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Seduction of Water Book Review:

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Childrenäó»s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Childrenäó»s and YA Books in the College Classroom
Author: Emily Dial-Driver,,Jim Ford,Sara N. Beam
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-03-27
ISBN 10: 1476621152
ISBN 13: 9781476621159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Childrenäó»s and YA Books in the College Classroom Book Review:

Using children’s and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children’s literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.

The Perilous Gard

The Perilous Gard
Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780618150731
ISBN 13: 0618150730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perilous Gard Book Review:

In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.

Nine Medieval Romances of Magic

Nine Medieval Romances of Magic
Author: Marijane Osborn
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-03-05
ISBN 10: 1551119978
ISBN 13: 9781551119977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nine Medieval Romances of Magic Book Review:

In this book, Marijane Osborn translates into modern English nine lively medieval verse romances, in a form that both reflects the original and makes the romances inviting to a modern audience. All nine tales contain elements of magic: shapeshifters, powerful fairies, trees that are portals to another world, and enchanted clothing and armor. Many of the tales also feature powerful women characters, while others include representations of “Saracens.” The tales address issues of enduring interest and concern, and also address sexuality, agency, and identity formation in unexpected ways.

The Tale of Tam Linn

The Tale of Tam Linn
Author: Lari Don
Publsiher: Kelpies
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781782501343
ISBN 13: 1782501347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tale of Tam Linn Book Review:

Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories... Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight -- the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell. Janet decides to save him, but when the queen and her army appear, fairy magic turns Tam Linn into a whole host of Scottish creatures. Can Janet hold on long enough to rescue him? A sharp and intelligent retelling of the traditional Scottish fairy tale of Tam Linn, which originated in the Scottish Borders, adapted for a young audience. Award-winning author Lari Don's fresh take on this well-known story is perfectly complemented by artist Philip Longson's breathtaking illustrations. The Tale of Tam Linn is one of the titles in the new Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children.

Winter Rose

Winter Rose
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-06-04
ISBN 10: 1101662182
ISBN 13: 9781101662182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Winter Rose Book Review:

Sorrow and trouble and bitterness will hound you and yours and the children of yours… Some said the dying words of Nial Lynn, murdered by his own son, were a wicked curse. To others, it was a winter’s tale spun by firelight on cold, dark nights. But when Corbet Lynn came to rebuild his family estate, memories of his grandfather’s curse were rekindled by young and old--and rumors filled the heavy air of summer. In the woods that border Lynn Hall, free-spirited Rois Melior roams wild and barefooted. And as autumn gold fades, she is consumed with Corbet Lynn, obsessed with his secret past…

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1442482567
ISBN 13: 9781442482562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lord of Opium Book Review:

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom
Author: Carl McColman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780028644172
ISBN 13: 0028644174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom Book Review:

Provides an introduction to the different syles of Celtic spirituality, covering such topics as the three paths, mythology, the role of ancestors, and incorporating the Celtic life into today's lifestyles.