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Par Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives…in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
Par Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American…Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science
Par Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating…the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
Par Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the…top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
Par James Reaney. 1983
A trilogy of three controversial plays, 'Sticks & Stones', 'St. Nicholas Hotel' and 'Handcuffs', telling the story of a generation…of Irish settlers to Canada. A secret society organizes their massacre at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers. Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario, in 1844. 1983.
Par Rita Dove. 1994
Set in the South before the Civil War, this classical tragedy is based on the Oedipus legend. A white woman…gives birth to a black baby and agrees to give him up if his life is spared. Twenty years later, the woman, now plantation mistress, acquires a slave named Augustus. Rebellious but susceptible to his owner's charms, Augustus becomes embroiled in an uprising just as he learns the truth about his heritage. 1994.
Par Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But…as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
Par William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes. 1993
A dramatic comedy about a family divided exactly in half by a shipwreck. Each half contains one parent, one twin…son and one twin slave. Their attempts to become reunited cause many mistaken identity mix-ups and are complicated by the father's impending execution if he does not produce a ransom. 1993.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations…under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
Par Drew Hayden Taylor. 2007
A consortium of German developers arrives at Otter Lake Reserve with an offer: they want to improve the local economy…with the creation of "OjibwayWorld", a Native theme park. Designed to attract European tourists, it instead causes personal and political divisions within the local community, as well as hilarity. 2007.
Par William Shakespeare, E Nesbit. 1997
Ten of Shakespeare's plays retold in simple language. Nesbit compiled the collection after a visit to the poet's home with…her children. She encouraged them to try reading some of the original plays, only to be told the writing was too difficult to understand. This volume includes Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, and Othello. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1997.
Par Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth…sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
Par Patricia Lauber. 1985
Discusses the human mummies of Egypt and how they were preserved, the discovery of a frozen mammoth in Siberia and…the mummies of Peru. For junior and senior high readers. 1985.
Par Tina Packer. 2004
Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays retold as stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest,…Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. Includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Stephen King. 1999
Screenplay for a TV miniseries. General store owner Mike Anderson recounts what happened when a blizzard struck Little Tall Island,…Maine, and Andre Linoge arrived for a horror-filled visit. Eighty-year-old Martha Clarendon was the first to see the stranger, and he killed her with his wolf-headed cane. Some violence. c1999. Uniform title: Storm of the century (Motion picture)
Par Tennessee Williams. 1995
Autobiographical play set in 1940 dealing with Tennessee Williams' first love - a young Canadian draft dodger who was dying…of a brain tumour. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995, c1981.
Par William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom. 2005
Par David Crystal. 2002
A glossary including every word which presents the reader with difficulty. A scene-setting caption puts the quotation in its dramatic…context and helps to clarify the meaning. The text also collates the way characters are named, the names of people and places they talk about, and the foreign languages that some of them use. Each play has a conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae. 2002.
Par Shelley Tanaka, Peter Brand. 1999
Four mummies, from a mighty pharaoh to a poor weaver, are studied scientifically to reveal the lives and times of…these three-thousand-year-old people. Also describes embalming and mummification, life in ancient Egypt, and the scientific techniques now used to study mummies. Grades 3-6. 1999.
Par Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. 1973