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The Juniper Tree and Other Tales
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales
Written by Brothers Grimm, Translated by Anthea Bell
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ISBN: 9781906548681
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The Juniper Tree and Other Tales

Written by Brothers Grimm
Translated by Anthea Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00

The folk tales collected by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were first published in 1812–15, and in many more editions up to the deaths of the brothers around 1860. While no one knows where the tales first came from; features of many are found in myths from all over the... Read more >
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The Adventures of Amir Hamza
The Adventures of Amir Hamza
Written by Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami, Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812977448
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The Adventures of Amir Hamza
Special abridged edition
Written by Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami
Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $18.00

Here is a special abridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero’s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies... Read more >
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The Adventures of Amir Hamza
The Adventures of Amir Hamza
Written by Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami, Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
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ISBN: 9780679603894
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The Adventures of Amir Hamza
Special abridged edition
Written by Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami
Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $13.99

Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero’s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies... Read more >
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The Thorn and the Blossom
A Two-Sided Love Story
Written by Theodora Goss
Illustrated by Scott Mckowen


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $16.95

When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village bookstore, she didnt know she would meet the love of her life. When Brendan Thorne handed her a medieval romance, he didnt know it would change the course of his future. It was almost as if they were the cursed lovers in the old...

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The Thorn and the Blossom
The Thorn and the Blossom
Written by Theodora Goss, Illustrated by Scott Mckowen
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ISBN: 9781594745515
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The Thorn and the Blossom
A Two-Sided Love Story
Written by Theodora Goss
Illustrated by Scott Mckowen


Format: Non-traditional book, 82 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.95

One enchanting romance. Two lovers keeping secrets. And a uniquely crafted book that binds their stories forever.

When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village bookstore, she didn’t know she would meet the love of her life. When Brendan Thorne handed her a medieval romance, he didn’t know it would change the course... Read more >
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The Discontented Dervishes
And Other Persian Tales
Written by Sa'Di


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sa'di's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes. Read more >
Pinocchio

Written by Carlo Collodi
Translated by Geoffrey Brock
Introduction by Umberto Eco


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $14.00

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchioat the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real boy.” Yet it... Read more >
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Tales from Watership Down
Tales from Watership Down
Written by Richard Adams
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ISBN: 9780307808233
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Tales from Watership Down

Written by Richard Adams


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $9.99

Watership Down was one of this century's best-loved works of imaginative literature. Now Richard Adams returns, to tell us what happened to the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort.

Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as... Read more >
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The Juniper Tree and Other Tales

Written by Brothers Grimm
Translated by Anthea Bell


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $9.99

The folk tales collected by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were first published in 1812–15, and in many more editions up to the deaths of the brothers around 1860. While no one knows where the tales first came from; features of many are found in myths from all over the... Read more >
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The Adventures of Sindbad

Written by Gyula Krudy
Translated by Georges Szirtes


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $14.95

“What you have loved remains yours.” Thus speaks the irresistible rogue Sindbad, ironic hero of these fantastic tales, who has seduced and abandoned countless women over the course of centuries but never lost one, for he returns to visit them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his memories and dreams. From the bustling streets... Read more >
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The Adventures of Sindbad
The Adventures of Sindbad
Written by Gyula Krudy, Translated by George Szirtes, Introduction by George Szirtes
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ISBN: 9781590174456
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The Adventures of Sindbad

Written by Gyula Krudy
Translated by George Szirtes
Introduction by George Szirtes


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $14.95

“What you have loved remains yours.” Thus speaks the irresistible rogue Sindbad, ironic hero of these fantastic tales, who has seduced and abandoned countless women over the course of centuries but never lost one, for he returns to visit them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his memories and dreams. From the bustling streets... Read more >
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The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy
The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy
Written by Terry Brooks
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345528957
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The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy

Written by Terry Brooks


Format: Hardcover, 1152 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $40.00

The complete three-book series

In one handsome collector’s edition hardcover, here are all three novels that comprise Terry Brooks’s bestselling High Druid of Shannara trilogy—Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken. These thrilling novels demonstrate this acclaimed author’s magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.

Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former... Read more >
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The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy
The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy
Written by Terry Brooks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345531292
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The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy

Written by Terry Brooks


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.99

The complete three-book series

In one handsome collector’s edition hardcover, here are all three novels that comprise Terry Brooks’s bestselling High Druid of Shannara trilogy—Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken. These thrilling novels demonstrate this acclaimed author’s magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.

Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former... Read more >
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Habibi
Habibi
Written by Craig Thompson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424144
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Habibi

Written by Craig Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $37.50

From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.”Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.
 
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the... Read more >
Luka and the Fire of Life
Luka and the Fire of Life
Written by Salman Rushdie
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ISBN: 9780679783473
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Luka and the Fire of Life
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $15.00

“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid...

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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Written by Moss Roberts
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760425
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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Written by Moss Roberts


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

This fresh and elegant translation of 100 tales from 25 centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.


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African Folktales
African Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307803191
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African Folktales

Written by Roger Abrahams


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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The Red Garden
The Red Garden
Written by Alice Hoffman
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ISBN: 9780307405975
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The Red Garden

Written by Alice Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $15.00

The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives.
     In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption... Read more >
African American Folktales
African American Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307803184
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African American Folktales
Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
Written by Roger Abrahams


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $18.99

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to... Read more >
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Legends and Tales of the American West
Legends and Tales of the American West
Written by Richard Erdoes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307801616
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Legends and Tales of the American West

Written by Richard Erdoes


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $15.99

From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology.

In... Read more >
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Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
Written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Translated by Ralph Manheim
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307788061
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Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
The Complete Stories
Written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Translated by Ralph Manheim


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $9.99

Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original  German editions of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they  were first recorded.


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365 Bedtime Stories
365 Bedtime Stories
Written by Christine Allison
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307755186
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365 Bedtime Stories

Written by Christine Allison


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $12.99

Arranged as a lively journey through the year, 365 Bedtime Stories includes stories for every mood, occasion, and day of the year. There are stories celebrating the New Year, beginnings and second chances, myths about the arrival of spring, foolhardy stories for April, tales of independence for July, spooky tales for... Read more >
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Twelfth Angel
Twelfth Angel
Written by Og Mandino
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307784780
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Twelfth Angel

Written by Og Mandino


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

"A very special story about life and love and courage."
MERLIN OLSEN, SPORTSCASTER
John Harding had a high-powered career, a loving wife, and a beautiful son. He's lost it all and has returned to his home town of Boland, New Hampshire, teetering on the brink of suicide. But an old friend asks John... Read more >
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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories
The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard, Foreword by Virginia Haviland
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307777898
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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard
Foreword by Virginia Haviland


Format: eBook, 1120 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $19.99

Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874.  His notes accompany the text.


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The Red Garden
The Red Garden
Written by Alice Hoffman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307720832
Our Price: $11.99
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The Red Garden

Written by Alice Hoffman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives.
     In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and... Read more >
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