Robinson Crusoe (B2.2)
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
ADVENTURE When the captain tells Robinson, ‘Young man, you should never go to sea again… , Robinson ignores his advice and goes to sea again, with terrible consequences. He is forced into slavery and escapes, but he is then shipwrecked on a desert island, where he manages to survive through resourcefulness and luck. Dossiers: The Slave Trade Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) Mercantilism: Trade, Wealth and Colonies Desert Island Survivors in Literature Isla Más a Tierra: Robinson Crusoe Island
Author: John Cage, Joan Retallack
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
"I was obliged to find a radical way to work -- to get at the real, at the root of the matter," John Cage says in this trio of dialogues, completed just days before his death. His quest for the root of the matter led him beyond the bounds of the conventional in all his musical, written, and visual pieces. The resulting expansion of the definition of art -- with its concomitant emphasis on innovation and invention--earned him a reputation as one of America's most influential contemporary artists. Joan Retallack's conversations with Cage represent the first consideration of his artistic production in its entirety, across genres. Informed by the perspective of age, Cage's comments range freely from his theories of chance and indeterminate composition to his long-time collaboration with Merce Cunningham to the aesthetics of his multimedia works. A composer for whom the whole world -- with its brimming silences and anarchic harmonies -- was a source of music, Cage once claimed, "There is no noise, only sounds." As these interviews attest, that penchant for testing traditions reached far beyond his music. His lifelong project, Retallack writes in her comprehensive introduction, was "dislodging cultural authoritarianism and gridlock by inviting surprising conjunctions within carefully delimited frameworks and processes." Consummate performer to the end, Cage delivers here just such a conjunction -- a tour de force that provides new insights into the man and a clearer view of the status of art in the 20th century.
The Hollow of the Hand
Author: PJ Harvey, Seamus Murphy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
The debut book by artist and writer PJ Harvey, in collaboration with film-maker and photographer Seamus Murphy, emerges as a one-of-a-kind collection of poetry and images
One bright, sunny morning, a terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole. It looks like a sausage, and the worst thing is that it lands right on his head. The story's plucky little hero sets out to find who has left their business on his head. Was it the dove? Or the cow? His highly entertaining and informative search explores the variety in an important, but often neglected side of animal life.
Author: Niccolo Ammaniti
Publisher: Text Publishing
Thirteen-year-old Cristiano lives with his father Rino, a gormless neo-fascist, in a depressed semi-rural area of Italy. Rino and his drinking buddies are planning an ATM ram raid using a converted tractor. As he watches their half-baked plans unravel, he has no idea that something very bad is about to happen and will change his life forever.
Even the littlest among us can make a big mark! –When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny.” His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down doll shoes. As he grew older, Little Pea enjoyed climbing tomato plants, driving around in his wind-up car and riding on the backs of grasshoppers. But then he went to school. And he realized just how small he was. Too small for his chair. Too small to play the flute. Too small for gym class. Will there be a place in the world for such a wee person? A champion for different kids everywhere, Little Pea shows youêre never too small to be great!
"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
Author: Bobbi Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Of course there are never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, lip liners, lipstick, etc. And Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on "Hands and Feet" and "Body Skin Care." Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi's expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there's a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who've wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities. Breathtaking photos of the finished faces-from everyday looks to exotic runway style-along with advice on putting it all together for every woman, make this a book like no other. BOBBI BROWN'S MAKEUP MANUAL will be the only book any woman will need to look absolutely fabulous.
Myths in Sicily
Author: Riccardo Francaviglia
Mouse likes to look in his friends' diapers, and when his friends decide to look in his diaper, they are surprised by what they find.
Invites young readers to touch things as squashy boots, a furry penguin, a shiny truck, and a fluffy cloud. On board pages.
How Santa Really Works
Author: Alan Snow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Top-secret information gathered at Santa's base under the North Pole reveals the machinations and hard work behind how Santa makes Christmas happen. Reprint.
Author: Patrick Mcgrath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Spider is gaunt, threadbare, unnerved by everything from his landlady to the smell of gas. He tells us his story in a storm of beautiful language that slowly reveals itself as a fiendishly layered construction of truth and illusion. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.
Unleash your inner makeup diva with your own face charts just like the ones real makeup professionals use! Have fun designing fabulous looks with color pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup!Makeup Artist Face Charts includes 50 blank face charts along with a note section to keep track of products/colors used. Charts come with and without brows so you have the option of adding your own!Includes tips & tricks to help you create custom looks: What makeup and brushes work best How to add any shade of skintone Pro highlight & contour techniques How to draw eyelashes and brows How to create a makeup portfolio And much more!As an added BONUS you get 3 male face charts and 18 eye charts to practice makeup, lashes and brows!