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Flights Of Fancy Leaps Of Faith

Author : Cindy Dell Clark
ISBN : 9780226107783
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Through the mysteries and myths of Christmas and Easter, families balance the values of receiving and giving, of growth and sacrifice. Each aspect of the Santa myth, from his slide down a chimney to his big red suit, plays a part in a child's imagination. Through their offerings of milk and cookies and their letter writing, children bring their relationship to Santa into developing attitudes toward giving and receiving gifts. The Easter Bunny story, with its ritual egg hunt and baskets of brightly colored candy, is explored in terms of life and its possibility of growth. In these examples, Clark shows how children play an active role in constructing family rituals and cultural reality, since their willingness to make the stories their own helps to renew the traditions.

Flights Of Fancy 2 A Journey Through Poetry Prose And Drama 2nd Edition

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ISBN : 9812737774
Genre : Literature
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Flights Of Fancy Flight Of Doom

Author : Marilyn J. Young
ISBN : UOM:39015014552304
Genre : History
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Flights Of Fancy

Author : Kenneth Von Gunden
ISBN : 0786412143
Genre : Performing Arts
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In-depth analyses are presented of 15 superior films, each one representing a subgenre of fantasy cinema--Beauty and the Beast, Conan the Barbarian, The Dark Crystal, Dragonslayer, 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, It's a Wonderful Life, Jason and the Argonauts, King Kong, Lost Horizon, Popeye, Superman, The Thief of Baghdad, Time Bandits, Topper, and The Wizard of Oz. A chapter is devoted to each film, providing a plot summary and detailed information about cast and crew, special effects (stop-motion animation, miniatures, hanging miniatures, optical effects, tricks of perspective, blue screens, matte paintings, glass shots, reverse projection, slow motion, rear and front projection, etc.), and strengths and weaknesses, as well as explorations of the film's relationship to written fantasy, other films, and cultural myths.

Flights Of Fancy

Author : Peter Tate
ISBN : 9781409035695
Genre : Science
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Did you know that Barnacle geese were once classified as fish? That both the Cherokees and the ancient Greeks were convinced that cranes regularly fought battles with pygmies? That the Swiss believed that any cuckoo that managed to survive for a year would turn into an eagle? Throughout history, birds have fascinated and intrigued mankind, so it is hardly surprising that an astonishingly rich body of myth, legend and superstition has grown up around them. Flights of Fancy explores the stories told about 30 of the world's best-known species, from the blackbird to the wryneck, drawing on traditions from every quarter of the globe. Some of the stories included clearly arose as a result of faulty observation, such as the widely held belief that nightjars sucked milk from cows. Others stemmed from attempts to explain unusual aspects of appearance or behaviour. But the vast majority seem to have their origins in people's delight in inventing stories - whether the legend that the blackbird was originally white, or the suggestion that witches kept owls as their familiars. And, as Peter Tate points out, what is so extraordinary is that the same story often crops up in many different parts of the world: the belief that eagles and snakes are sworn enemies can be found as far apart as Iraq and Mexico; the view that the raven is the harbinger of bad luck can be found throughout Europe from Denmark to Spain. A fascinating and wonderfully entertaining read, this is the ideal book for anyone interested in birds or myths - or both.

Flights Of Fancy

Author : Thomas Penrose
ISBN : OXFORD:N11699294
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Flights Of Fancy

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ISBN : PSU:000008606761
Genre : Birds in art
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Flights Of Fancy

Author : Johanna Hurwitz
ISBN : 0673811573
Genre : Children's literature, English
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Julio, that's who! (from Class president) / Johanna Hurwitz -- What a wild idea (from Boy's Life magazine) / Louis Sabin -- I'm Tipingee, she's Tipingee, we're Tipingee too (play based on a Haitian folk tale) / Caroline Feller Bauer -- The voice of Africa in American music / Jim Haskins -- A word from the illustrators / Leo and Diane Dillon -- The third gift (African folk tale) / Jan Carew -- The rainbow is a serpent (from Whirlwind is a ghost dancing) / Natalia Belting -- From Ashanti to Zulu / Margaret Musgrove -- Laughing gas (from Mary Poppins) / A word from the author / P.L. Travers -- Catwings / Ursula K. Le Guin.

The Flights Of Fancy Being A Miscellaneous Collection Of Original Poems Epigrams Prologues Songs C Entirely New Never Yet Published And Adapted To The Present Times By William Francis Sullivan

Author : William Francis Sullivan
ISBN : OXFORD:N11687699
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Flights Of Fancy

Author : Linda Barlow
ISBN : 0515078042
Genre : Fiction
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