How the Heather Looks

Author: Joan Bodger

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 0771012950

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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Over forty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and two children went to Britain on a very special family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through children’s books. In Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Mrs. Milne showed them the way to “that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” In Edinburgh they stood outside Robert Louis Stevenson’s childhood home, tilting their heads to talk to a lamplighter who was doing his job. In the Lake District they visited Jemima Puddle-Duck’s farm, and Joan sought out crusty Arthur Ransome to talk to him about Swallows and Amazons. They spent several days “messing about in boats” on the River Thames, looking for Toad Hall and other places described by Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows. Mud and flood kept them from attaining the slopes of Pook’s Hill (on Rudyard Kipling’s farm), but they scaled the heights of Tintagel. As in all good fairy tales, there were unanswered questions. Did they really find Camelot? Robin Hood, as always, remains elusive. One thing is certain. Joan Bodger brings alive again the magic of the stories we love to remember. She persuades us that, like Emily Dickinson, even if we “have never seen a moor,” we can imagine “how the heather looks.” First published in 1965 by Viking in New York, How the Heather Looks has become a prized favorite among knowledgeable lovers of children’s literature. Precious, well-thumbed copies have been lent out with caution and reluctance, while new admirers have gone searching in vain for copies to buy second-hand. This handsome reprint, with a new Afterword by Joan Bodger, makes a unique and delightful classic available once more.

How the Heather Looks

Author: Joan Bodger

Publisher: Living Book Press

ISBN: 1922634921

Category: Travel

Page: 269

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A feast for any lover of English children's books. -Christian Herald Over sixty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and their two children traveled to the UK for the adventure of a lifetime. There, they sought to discover the lands they knew from their beloved children’s books. Come along and see for yourself the people and places behind the stories we love. In Edinburgh, they stand outside the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson. They discover the countryside that inspired Caldecott's illustrations in Whitworth. In the Lake District, the farm where Jemima Puddle-duck laid her eggs. And in Winnie the Pooh Country Mrs. Milne herself shows the way to “that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” Join their adventures, from sleeping in a wagon to “messing about” in boats on the Thames. While not all their quests end in victory, like any marvelous story, how they get there is what matters. While we can’t all make the journey ourselves, we can let Joan Bodger take us along. As Emily Dickinson says, even if we “have never seen a moor”, we can still imagine “how the heather looks.” How the Heather Looks has been called ‘the book most often stolen by retiring children’s librarians”. This new edition features the stunning art by Mark Lang, and the authors’ afterword, written thirty years after the book was first released.

A Book of Poetry 1

Author: James O. Enright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780153368103


Page: N.A

View: 9146

Elements of Literature

Author: Holt,Henry Holt & Company, LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780030277283

Category: Literature

Page: 896

View: 5809

Professional Photoshop?

Author: Dan Margulis

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780764536953

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 2070

Professional Photoshop 7 not only covers color correcting for press, but also reflects the changing needs of readers by addressing issues such as outputting to color printers and high-volume copiers. The author teaches color correction with Photoshop by demystifying classic skills-analyzing images, understanding colorspaces, working with numerical color curves, using the Unsharp Mask filter. Covers new Photoshop 7. This edition includes three completely new chapters on previously unpublished techniques for correcting color. ABOUT THE CD-ROM Includes original images from the book, bonus instructional materials, Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows and Macintosh. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Author: Paul Roberts,Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence Paul Roberts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 6736

Deals with Debussy's compositions in relation to the works of painters and poets of his time, and includes information for interpreting his works for pianists