George is thrilled when he gets an invitation to Allie's dance party: "He danced while he brushed his teeth. Sometimes he even danced while he slept." His friend Bill, however, is worried he'll be the only one who can't dance. The two of them quickly learn the box step with the help of a colour-coded map-and it's a hit! This colourful early reader-based on the Emmy Award-winning Curious George PBS TV show-includes a simple pattern activity and instructions on how to make a dance map. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. ILLUSTRATIONS: Colour
This standard and definitive bibliography was first published in 1968. This new ediion is considerably expnaded to take account of the Waley literature of the last twenty years and incorporates additional entries for the entire period. An essential reference work for all librarians concerned with Chinese and Japanese language and literature.
CV of a Martian is a story about a Martian girl who does not understand why education and work play so big roll among humans. She has just quit her absurd office job at the Japanese style Fish Embassy and is now laying the groundwork for her creative stuff. She aspires to become her own boss. For twenty years, the Martian girl was a disciplined student, but after graduating from law school in 1999, she went into a flickering mode, jumping between the working world, further studies, work breaks (relaxing), and unemployment, never feeling quite right. As time went by, filling out standard forms such as CV templates became more difficult, especially the references. So, she decides to write her one-size-fits-all CV embodying things normally not found in a CV; among other things she reflects on her place in the working world and the universe.
The authors describe and illustrate the huge variety of known lacquer shapes and decorations produced for all markets within the three periods mentioned above and to a lesser extent in the 18th century, where the documentation is scarce and the demand was less. This involves several hundred individual pieces, most of which are illustrated. Japanese lacquer was soon recognized as the best available and it seems never to have gone out of fashion in Europe, even when the shapes of the furniture on which it appeared did. Japanese lacquer furniture was dismantled to provide panels for inlay into European furniture as tastes changed. This important feature in the history of European furniture is discussed at length and illustrated by many examples.
Those who have read "Orpheus in the Bronx," Reginald Shepherd's previous collection of essays about the act of creating poetry, and those who take on the task, can immediately understand why it was a national finalist for a prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award. Shepherd was candid and disarming, practical and funny, able to mix thoughts about the Transformers with meditations on the realities of growing up poor.
This is Reginald Shepherd's final opportunity to speak his mind about the craft he loved, the art of using words to express the soul and the wit of every person's experience. Edited by Shepherd's longtime partner and intellectual confidant, Robert Philen, "A Martian Muse" stands as a final monument to a master in the craft, but is also a readable, important work in its own right.
"Reginald Shepherd died September 10, 2008, after a hard struggle with cancer. While he had completed the essays presented here and had selected them from his available essays to form a collection, he didn't have time to organize the presentation of the essays within the collection.
"The task of editing this collection has been a daunting challenge as I struggle to live up to the level of intellectual engagement, clarity, and coherence that Reginald always expected. While daunting, it has also been a labor of love and a compulsion for me, based on the many years I spent with him as a partner, friend, lover, intellectual companion, and sharer of common passions."
Reginald Shepherd was the editor of "The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries" and "Lyric Postmodernisms: An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetries "and the author of five books of poetry. He was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and was the recipient of grants from the NEA, the Illinois Arts Council, the Saltonstall Foundation, the Florida Arts Council, and the Vogelstein Foundation, among many other awards and honors.
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