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  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

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    I often see in fantasy a person being “x moons old” or “x summers old”. Has this ever been the case in real life? When did it become standard to refer to someone as “x years old”?
    Folklore! The very word captures the imagination and sends the mind on flights of fancy. Dragons, ogres, witches, elves, and heroes and heroines, all featured in legend and folktales, known to anyone who had a story read to them as a child or who saw a film adapted from these tales. And yet, oral traditions and the beliefs they reflect, as well as the customs and magical practices of pre-industrial Europe, are poorly understood by many because this is the realm of the folk, removed from the w… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Thrill Murray (coloring book)

    Thrill Murray (coloring book)

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    Be it in Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, lost in translation or now, Moonrise Kingdom Bill Murray has become a favorite of the modern screen, the heartbeat of any DVD collection This a collection of images, assembled in a coloring book inspired by the great man himself. Color him in, you can even go outside the lines. “Thrill Murray fills us with so much joy. Is that a better name than any book on your bookshelf? Yes, yes it is.” Atlantic Wire “Belly Kids have announced a great new Bill…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    1885

    Folklore! The very word captures the imagination and sends the mind on flights of fancy. Dragons, ogres, witches, elves, and heroes and heroines, all featured in legend and folktales, known to anyone who had a story read to them as a child or who saw a film adapted from these tales. And yet, oral traditions and the beliefs they reflect, as well as the customs and magical practices of pre-industrial Europe, are poorly understood by many because this is the realm of the folk, removed from the w…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    1790

    Folklore! The very word captures the imagination and sends the mind on flights of fancy. Dragons, ogres, witches, elves, and heroes and heroines, all featured in legend and folktales, known to anyone who had a story read to them as a child or who saw a film adapted from these tales. And yet, oral traditions and the beliefs they reflect, as well as the customs and magical practices of pre-industrial Europe, are poorly understood by many because this is the realm of the folk, removed from the w…


  • booksreddit.com:Getting Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed

    Getting Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed

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    So, you want to be a doctor? The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed is the best resource out there for any medical school applicant, regardless of where they are in the process. This publication will guide you through every step of the application process: from your first day of undergraduate classes to the day you matriculate in medical school. Along the way, you will learn how to build a competitive resume during your undergraduate years, and learn some great study tips for the MCAT. You…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

    The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

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    The perfect golfing gift: A book that is a complete, working 9-hole miniature golf course, with miniature golf balls and putter included. The first book you can play through. The book that’s a true original. Featuring nine themed courses, from pirates to dinosaurs to the classic windmill, The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf celebrates the silliness and the golf-for-everyone! attitude of Putt-Putt. Each page in the book is a cleverly designed hole, modeled on real mini golf courses. Tap the b…


  • booksreddit.com:Fireflies for Nathan (Picture Puffins)

    Fireflies for Nathan (Picture Puffins)

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    Offers a look into the special bond between a child and his grandparents as Nathan, during a visit to his grandparents, discovers that they have kept the jar with which his father used to collect fireflies, demonstrating the simple yet special connections between generations. Reprint. SLJ.


  • booksreddit.com:Animal Tracks: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Familiar North American Species (P...

    Animal Tracks: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Familiar North American Species (P…

    570

    Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Updated with a new cover design, it also features a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    Introduction to Folklore: Traditional Studies in Europe and Elsewhere

    549

    Folklore! The very word captures the imagination and sends the mind on flights of fancy. Dragons, ogres, witches, elves, and heroes and heroines, all featured in legend and folktales, known to anyone who had a story read to them as a child or who saw a film adapted from these tales. And yet, oral traditions and the beliefs they reflect, as well as the customs and magical practices of pre-industrial Europe, are poorly understood by many because this is the realm of the folk, removed from the w…


  • booksreddit.com:Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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    2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award Nominee for Favorite Book!Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels™, Sta…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    423

    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

    Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

    416

    These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dr…


  • booksreddit.com:Feelings from A to Z (A Little golden book)

    Feelings from A to Z (A Little golden book)

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    A farmer who likes everything to be neat and orderly is confused when his cow meows, his cat quacks, and his duck clucks.


  • booksreddit.com:Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book

    Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book

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    Ponder, if you willWhat happens to your Social Security number when you die?Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms?Why is Barbie’s hair made out of nylon, but Ken’s hair is plastic?What makes up the ever-mysterious “new-car smell”?Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Do Penguins Have Knees? — the unchallenged source of answers to civilization’s most perplexing questions.Part of the Imponderables® series, Do Penguins Have Knees? arms reade…


  • booksreddit.com:Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games and How to Win (Usborne Computers & Electronics)

    Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games and How to Win (Usborne Computers & Electronics)

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  • booksreddit.com:The Tao of Pooh

    The Tao of Pooh

    397

    For Taoists everywhere, the New York Times bestseller from the author of The Te of Piglet.Happy 90th birthday (10/14/16), to one of the world’s most beloved icons of literature, Winnie-the-Pooh! The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world’s great Taoist masters isn’t Chinese–or a venerable philosopher–but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Pigl…


  • booksreddit.com:Mommy

    Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

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    A “stay-at-home” server: you know it’s the right thing for your family. But how do you explain this wonderful choice to your children? Finally, there’s a book that talks about the home server using small words and fun pictures, perfect for kids. Written by Tom O’Connor and lovingly illustrated by Jill Dublin, this is a book you and your family will want to read over and over again.


  • booksreddit.com:Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

    Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

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    Wake me up inside (can't wake up)
    In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential nominee in United States history: a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere—from Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham.In the 1950s, it was a man’s world. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along c… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Not the Impossible Faith

    Not the Impossible Faith

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    Dr. Richard Carrier is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith. Not the Impossible Faith is a tour de force in that genre, dissecting and refuting the oft-repeated claim that Christianity could not have succeeded in the ancient world unless it was true. Though framed as a detailed rebuttal to Christian apologist J.P. Holding (author of The Impossible Faith), Carrier takes a general approach that educates the…