THIS volume contains a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work, The "Kebra Nagast," i.e. the "Glory of the Kings [of Ethiopia]." This work has been held in peculiar honour in Abyssinia for several centuries, and throughout that country it has been, and still is, venerated by the people as containing the final proof of their descent from the Hebrew Patriarchs, and of the kinship of their kings of the Solomonic line with Christ, the Son of God.More info →
Gwendoline Delacroix flees Paris in a desperate attempt to escape the memories that haunt her in her French countryside chateau. Widowed by WWII and desperately missing her husband, Jean, her loyal and quirky staff do their best to keep her afloat. At the Hotel de la Belle Paix - the hotel run by her brother and sister-in-law in the Latin Quarter in Paris, she discovers love for animals is her best medicine.More info →
After Elizabeth's family is taken by disease, she is taken in by Calvin and Mary, working long hours in their bakery. Life is good until Mary dies, leaving Elizabeth alone with Calvin where beatings become part of Elizabeth's daily life.As she suffers misery day after day, she dreams of running away but knows she will be brought back with even more severe punishments. As her despair deepens, she meets Simon, and her life looks a little brighter. But when Elizabeth tells Simon about the horrible life she is leading, Simon vanishes. A distraught Elizabeth knows she must run. A life on the streets is surely better than a battered life. As she finds work as a scullery maid, Simon unexpectedly comes back into Elizabeth's life, letting her know that he has never forgotten her. But tragedy soon strikes, turning Elizabeth's life upside down, sending her back to the cold streets of London.Can Elizabeth overcome the recent tragedies of her life? Will she ever see Simon again?More info →
London, 1879. When Ella's family is forced to live on the streets of London's East End, tragedy strikes, forcing Ella and her sister, Mary, into an orphanage where they endure long hours of hard work. When Ella is apprenticed to a cobbler, she's forcibly separated from her sister.
The cobbler is a cruel man, using beatings to keep the workers in line. Ella's saving grace is Seth, who becomes her only friend. When Seth divulges a shocking secret, Ella realizes her life is doomed to this same miserable existence.
As the years pass, Ella desperately tries to find Mary, with no success. And when Seth disappears suddenly, Ella loses all hope. Can she escape the cruel cobbler before it's too late? Will she ever see Mary again? What happened to Seth?More info →
This is the new classic for cat lovers — a study by two devoted admirers.
Walter Chandoha, whose pictures of cats are famous the world over, has contributed 150 of his finest photographs—pictures that show his remarkable insight into the mind and changing moods of the cat. And Adie Suehsdorf has written a sparkling tribute to this independent, absorbing and—for many people-indispensable friend.
The Origins of the Ancient Egyptians and excerpts from The Book of the Dead, the Ptah-Hotep and the Ke'gemini.
Dr. Brian Brown wrote this book in 1923, very soon after Egyptology became a fascination for the western world, and before King Tut's tomb was fully excavated. He gave us the first English translation of the three pillars of Egyptian thought, The Book of the Dead, the Ptah-Hotep and the Ke'gemini.More info →
What country does the Easter Bunny come from? The answer may surprise you! What can he teach the Colour Fairies and all their friends about the real meaning of Easter?More info →
Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night? What is the history of the Gunpowder plot? Why do the fairies have a problem with Bonfire Night and what is Peony's secret? Why must she find an apprentice before she meets the Great High Wizard?More info →
In Book 10, a Phoenix arrived in Fairyland. The consequences are devastating. Dragons to the rescue!
Congratulations and thank you to Mae Kochenderfer for winning the contest to explain the Fairy Naming Ceremony. You can read her answer in Book 24!More info →