Bird Boy Volume 2: The Liminal Wood


Book Description

Bali is lost deep within the forbidden forest, hunted by the terrifying Rook Men, and must fight his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from fallinging into the wrong hands. Finding his way out of the forest is Bali's only chance to prevent the beasts from roaming the land of people and feasting upon them, and to prove he is worthy of the smoke walk.




Graphic Novels


Book Description

Covering genres from adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles to help librarians balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. New subgenres, new authors, new artists, and new titles appear daily in the comic book and manga world, joining thousands of existing titles—some of which are very popular and well-known to the enthusiastic readers of books in this genre. How do you determine which graphic novels to purchase, and which to recommend to teen and adult readers? This updated guide is intended to help you start, update, or maintain a graphic novel collection and advise readers about the genre. Containing mostly new information as compared to the previous edition, the book covers iconic super-hero comics and other classic and contemporary crime fighter-based comics; action and adventure comics, including prehistoric, heroic, explorer, and Far East adventure as well as Western adventure; science fiction titles that encompass space opera/fantasy, aliens, post-apocalyptic themes, and comics with storylines revolving around computers, robots, and artificial intelligence. There are also chapters dedicated to fantasy titles; horror titles, such as comics about vampires, werewolves, monsters, ghosts, and the occult; crime and mystery titles regarding detectives, police officers, junior sleuths, and true crime; comics on contemporary life, covering romance, coming-of-age stories, sports, and social and political issues; humorous titles; and various nonfiction graphic novels.




Rocket Robinson and the Secret of the Saint


Book Description

Paris, 1933 Rocket, Nuri, and Screech return in the second volume of the Rocket Robinson series. This time, they find themselves in the French capital, where a rare and mysterious painting from the middle ages has been stolen from the Louvre Museum--and Nuri's uncle is the prime suspect! The young adventurers are soon hot on the trail of the stolen artwork--a trail which leads to a pair hapless French thieves, a secret cabal of merciless German spies, a shadowy secret temple, and an ancient medieval castle! But this is no ordinary painting... the secret contained within may lead all the way to the most mysterious and sought-after treasure in history.




Bird Boy Volume 1 The Sword of Mali Mani


Book Description

Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a 10 year-old boy, desperate to prove his worth to his Northern tribe, despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. To prove that he is capable of taking care of himself, he sets out into the forbidden forest and stumbles upon a legendary weapon. Bali fights his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from the hands of the terrifying Rooks. "Stunningly beautiful, strange (in the best way possible) and refreshingly original. Oh, and that little guy is just adorable." -Mike Mignola "Anne Szabla's Bird Boy manages to catch that golden ring of design: something familiar yet somehow brand new. In these days of digital lookalikes, it's always a treat to find someone with a own voice of their own, and the craft and the courage to use it well!" -Iain McCaig "Bird Boy immediately stands out from the myriad of fantasy web comic options through gorgeous art and refreshing subject material inspired by cultures from all over the world." -Multiverse Daily







The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind


Book Description

National Book Award Finalist: “This man’s ideas may be the most influential, not to say controversial, of the second half of the twentieth century.”—Columbus Dispatch At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion—and indeed our future. “Don’t be put off by the academic title of Julian Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Its prose is always lucid and often lyrical…he unfolds his case with the utmost intellectual rigor.”—The New York Times “When Julian Jaynes . . . speculates that until late in the twentieth millennium BC men had no consciousness but were automatically obeying the voices of the gods, we are astounded but compelled to follow this remarkable thesis.”—John Updike, The New Yorker “He is as startling as Freud was in The Interpretation of Dreams, and Jaynes is equally as adept at forcing a new view of known human behavior.”—American Journal of Psychiatry




In the Woods


Book Description

Twenty years after witnessing the violent disappearances of two companions from their small Dublin suburb, detective Rob Ryan investigates a chillingly similar murder that takes place in the same wooded area, a case that forces him to piece together his traumatic memories.




Sylvie and Bruno


Book Description

First published in 1889, this novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fictional world of Fairyland.




My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece


Book Description

My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe. !--StartFragment-- To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone. Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together. !--EndFragment--




The Australian Oxford Dictionary


Book Description

"An authoritative guide to contemporary Australian English"--Publisher