Little King December

Author: Axel Hacke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780747575597
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Little King December. December II, the little pot-bellied king, is about three inches tall and so fat that he can't button up his tiny red velvet coat with its magnificent ermine trim. He lives in a tiny room in a hole in the wall, its shelves piled high with countless colourful boxes, full of his dreams. In King December II's world, you are born big, knowing everything you will ever know - how to close a business deal, how to write a computer programme … And every day you get a little bit smaller and you forget a little bit more, so that at the end of your life you are tiny, and you spend your days forgetting things and chasing shadows in the garden. Childhood comes at the end of your life … but is that a good thing? Well, you'll have to ask the little king. You can ask him anything. You can lie with him on the balcony and look up at the stars and talk about immortality. And when you're with him you see things your eyes won't normally see…

Little King December

Author: Axel Hacke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747558187
Size: 26.66 MB
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Little King December. A charming fairy tale for adults in the tradition of The Little Prince and The Snowman

The Little King December

Author: Axel Hacke
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781582342467
Size: 44.57 MB
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The Little King December. A charming fairy tale for adults in the tradition of The Little Prince and The Snowman. "For some time now, I've been getting visits, every now and again, from December II, the little pot-bellied king. He's about three inches tall and so fat that he can't button up his tiny red velvet coat with the magnificent ermine collar..." Little King December comes from a place where, the day you are born, you wake up fully-grown and fully clothed. That very first day of your life you go into your office, make some deals, sell a few books, or, in his case, rule a kingdom. And every day you get a little bit smaller and you forget a little bit more, so that at the end of your life you are tiny, and you spend your days forgetting things, eating brightly colored gummy bears, and chasing shadows in the garden. But don't let size fool you. Little King December is full of big questions that require big answers. What do you know already when you are born? Why do you feel small when you look at something big? With an upside-down logic and a knack at finding the funny truth of things, the little pot bellied king teaches the narrator-and the reader-what life and dreams are all about. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Sowa, Little King December is an enchanting and moving fable sure to become a classic.

A Bear Called Sunday

Author: Alex Hacke
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN: 9781582349299
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A Bear Called Sunday. "When I was a little boy I had a little, silent bear called Sunday..." So begins a story in which a boy and his bear are inseparable. They do everything together, from morning till night. But one morning the boy wonders why Sunday never gives him a hug or a kiss. Why does he never answer the boy's questions? Does the bear really love the boy? The answer comes in two amazing dreams that will leave readers wishing for their own dreams to be as vivid and enchanting. Michael Sowa's rich paintings illustrate Axel Hacke's delightful celebration of imagination.

Cartoon Monarch

Author: Otto Soglow
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
ISBN: 9781613771488
Size: 50.52 MB
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Cartoon Monarch. Examines the pantomime cartoons of Otto Soglow, whose influence remains current in the works of Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Ivan Brunetti, and others. This compendium features hundreds of pages of Soglow's most famous creation, The Little King - plus examples of his other work and an account by Jared Gardner of Soglow's long career, ranging from the socialist magazines of the 1920s to his long association with The New Yorker, which continues to use Soglow''s art thirty-five years after his death.

Esterhazy

Author: Irene Dische
Publisher: Image Connection
ISBN: 9780970276834
Size: 29.82 MB
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Esterhazy. Chronicles the adventures of Prince Esterhazy, a rabbit who goes to Berlin to find a bride and witnesses the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Sowa S Ark

Author: Michael Sowa
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500092651
Size: 74.99 MB
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Sowa S Ark. A miniature pig splashes around in a bowl of soup; a duck leads a wheelbarrow down a lane; a woman gently strokes her daughter's face with a live rabbit in a dimly lit room. This work provides a journey into the imagination of artist Michael Sowa where a menagerie of bizarre animals take on complex personae. Using rich textures and inventive techniques of paint and varnish, these pictures achieve the otherworldly look of a surrealist fairy tale.

The Little King And His Marshmallow Kingdom

Author: Louis Rotella
Publisher: Ata-Boy Productions
ISBN: 9780982684214
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The Little King And His Marshmallow Kingdom. King Louie the IV rules over Marshmallow Kingdom where the sun always shines and every meal is a picnic -- with yummy marshmallows for dessert. Follow King Louie as he helps his friends understand that even though he is unique and different, he still loves to do kid-like things!

The Snow Queen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465613544
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The Snow Queen. You must attend to the commencement of this story, for when we get to the end we shall know more than we do now about a very wicked hobgoblin; he was one of the very worst, for he was a real demon. One day, when he was in a merry mood, he made a looking-glass which had the power of making everything good or beautiful that was reflected in it almost shrink to nothing, while everything that was worthless and bad looked increased in size and worse than ever. The most lovely landscapes appeared like boiled spinach, and the people became hideous, and looked as if they stood on their heads and had no bodies. Their countenances were so distorted that no one could recognize them, and even one freckle on the face appeared to spread over the whole of the nose and mouth. The demon said this was very amusing. When a good or pious thought passed through the mind of any one it was misrepresented in the glass; and then how the demon laughed at his cunning invention. All who went to the demon's school- for he kept a school- talked everywhere of the wonders they had seen, and declared that people could now, for the first time, see what the world and mankind were really like. They carried the glass about everywhere, till at last there was not a land nor a people who had not been looked at through this distorted mirror. They wanted even to fly with it up to heaven to see the angels, but the higher they flew the more slippery the glass became, and they could scarcely hold it, till at last it slipped from their hands, fell to the earth, and was broken into millions of pieces. But now the looking-glass caused more unhappiness than ever, for some of the fragments were not so large as a grain of sand, and they flew about the world into every country. When one of these tiny atoms flew into a person's eye, it stuck there unknown to him, and from that moment he saw everything through a distorted medium, or could see only the worst side of what he looked at, for even the smallest fragment retained the same power which had belonged to the whole mirror. Some few persons even got a fragment of the looking-glass in their hearts, and this was very terrible, for their hearts became cold like a lump of ice. A few of the pieces were so large that they could be used as window-panes; it would have been a sad thing to look at our friends through them. Other pieces were made into spectacles; this was dreadful for those who wore them, for they could see nothing either rightly or justly. At all this the wicked demon laughed till his sides shook- it tickled him so to see the mischief he had done. There were still a number of these little fragments of glass floating about in the air, and now you shall hear what happened with one of them.

Tenth Of December

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408837358
Size: 12.48 MB
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Tenth Of December. WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.