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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

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 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

Author : Peter Tate
ISBN : 0385342489
Genre : Nature
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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find: Cranes “Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.” Russian proverb Magpies “One for sorrow, two for joy…” Traditional English rhyme Owls “The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Peacocks “The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.” Medieval Persian tradition Ravens “When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.” Cherokee Indian legend Swans “Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.” British superstition From the Hardcover edition.

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 : Bernadette Bland
ISBN : 1450284531
Genre : Poetry
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Life is filled with emotional highs and lows. Riding the wave of this experience is part of living, but for poet Bernadette Bland, dreaming was even more important. No matter the attitude, mood, or circumstance, Ms. Bland has always believed in the beauty of life. Never to be deterred from her heart’s desire, she has ridden her own life wave with an eye to her dreams and an eye to the beauty of nature. In her new poetry collection, Flights of Fancy, Ms. Bland shares her imagery with the outside world. She delves into the lavish splendor of nature in “Drifting Grace: God’s Art Show.” She peers behind the protective mask of a weeping clown in “Behind the Mask.” She recalls watching her mother slowly grow old in the poignant “Mama.” In all her words, she reveals her deepest yearnings and fears with selfless honesty. Flights of Fancy is an example of an imagination set free. Ms. Bland fills her poetry with wonder and will leave you longing to step out into the sun. She is not afraid to depict the sometimes traumatic rollercoaster of life; yet she encourages us to move on, move up, and not look back. Within every word, she calls to the reader, challenging each one of us to never stop dreaming!

Flights Of Fancy

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

Author : Jon Christensen
ISBN : 9781462824786
Genre : Fiction
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Book Summary: This is a short book of short stories (and one novelette) of mixed genre. The genre range goes from occult/horror, to murder/horror, to near-future/speculative, to something that may (or may not) be speculative. If there is such a thing, the latter may be tongue-in-cheek speculative, or perhaps food-for-thought speculative. Whatever they may be catagorized as, they are intended to be just for fun. The horror stories in this book are not the ´splatter´ type of horror that we are so often confronted with today. It is merely the type of horror for the unjaded palate.

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.

Flights Of Fancy And Lays Of Bon Accord

Author : William Cadenhead
ISBN : IND:30000118475205
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