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The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Jack Prelutsky, ed. Meilo So, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679893141.  Daedalus Item Code: 54680
In this superb treasury the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book The Beauty of the Beast team up again to offer a lively and gorgeously illustrated selection of poetry for all ages. ... (Read More)
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Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac
Anka Muhlstein. Adriana Hunter, trans.
Publisher: Armchair Traveller.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907973222.  Daedalus Item Code: 54621
"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are," Honoré de Balzac once claimed. France's food was hardly noteworthy before the Revolution, and Balzac ... (Read More)
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
Daniel Handler, ed. Lemony Snicket, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544129665.  Daedalus Item Code: 54415
Though founding series editor Dave Eggers has left the building—so far as The Best American Nonrequired Reading is concerned, anyway—he has put the enormously popular series in the capable ... (Read More)
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Chaucer's English Knowledge Cards: A Quiz Deck from The Canterbury Tales
Evelyn Sinlcair & Linda Osborne. Ronni Madrid, designer.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780764953330.  Daedalus Item Code: 56115
This 48-card deck presents excerpts from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in their original form—an intriguing language we now call Middle English—with modern translations and concise, ... (Read More)
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Directions to Servants
Jonathan Swift. Colm Tóibín, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910626.  Daedalus Item Code: 53685
Taking the form of a handbook of manners, and addressed to each servant individually, this deadpan 1731 text is the ultimate upstairs/downstairs battle. With scathing wit, Jonathan Swift pits master ... (Read More)
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The Gods of Olympus: A History
Barbara Graziosi.
Publisher: Metropolitan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805091571.  Daedalus Item Code: 54508
The author of Inventing Homer and Homer in the Twentieth Century, classics professor Barbara Graziosi here offers an elegant and entertaining account of the evolution of Greek gods ... (Read More)
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens, was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
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Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore
Linda Leavell.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571301829.  Daedalus Item Code: 54625
(Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award) Although Marianne Moore's poetry was highly praised by T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, and although her Collected Poems was honored ... (Read More)
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Human Chain
Seamus Heaney.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571269228.  Daedalus Item Code: 54626
The 12th and final collection of poems by the late Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, Human Chain elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and ... (Read More)
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I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451846.  Daedalus Item Code: 54519
Remember those handy rhymes and phrases from grade school—"i before e except after c," (vowels); "every good boy does fine," (lines on the music staff); and "thirty days hath September," (the lengths ... (Read More)
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544334472.  Daedalus Item Code: 54448
Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention: an epicenter of New York's artistic and literary culture and a haven for the ... (Read More)
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The Intellectual's Checklist: More than 350 Esoteric Facts, Figures, and Philosophies Only the Smartest People Know
Richard J. Wallace & James V. Wallace.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781440530289.  Daedalus Item Code: 54587
Can you name all five movements of Beethoven's Missa solemnis in D major? Or all of the films that Kurosawa based on Western works? Or Dante's Nine Circles of Hell? If so, you're off to an ... (Read More)
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