The Legends Club Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Legends Club

  • Author : John Feinstein
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804173179

The Legends Club Excerpt :

On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a similar goal: to unseat North Carolina's Dean Smith as the king of college basketball. And just like that, the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball.

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear Book

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear

  • Author : Sechelt Nation
  • Publisher : Gibsons, B.C. : Nightwood Editions
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0889711569

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear Excerpt :

These traditional teaching legends come straight from the oral traditions of the Sechelt Nation. Simple enough to be understood by young children, yet compelling enough for adults, they are gentle, beautifully presented cautionary tales. You'll want to read them again and again - and you'll learn a few words of the Shishalh language while you're at it. Charlie Craigan is a young Sechelt artist who works in a tiny studio set up in his bedroom. He studied traditional wood carving with Sechelt Nation carvers, but learned to draw and paint by studying books.

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Book

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

  • Author : Joyce Tyldesley
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141963761

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Excerpt :

From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.

Legends and Lore Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Legends and Lore

  • Author : Michael Scott
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593381779

Legends and Lore Excerpt :

Myths, legends, and magic are woven together in a collection of enthralling Irish folktales from the New York Times bestselling author of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. A competition to become King of the Leprechauns... A trick designed to fool the Queen of the Fairies... A terrifying lake monster confronted by the unlikeliest of heroes... Nine Irish legends come to life in these timeless, action-packed folktales about mythological creatures and epic heroes. A master of Irish mythology, bestselling author Michael Scott has crafted stories guaranteed to enthrall young readers who love magic, legends, and lore. And don't miss the companion collection of Irish fairy tales, Magic & Myth!

Dragon Daughter Book

Dragon Daughter

  • Author : Liz Flanagan
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788450225

Dragon Daughter Excerpt :

On the island of Arcosi, dragons and their riders used to rule the skies. But now they are only legends, found in bedtime stories, on beautiful murals and ancient jewellery. Then servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and finds herself caring for the last four dragon eggs. Forced to keep them secret amidst the growing tensions in the city, she begins to fear that the island's ruler, Duke Olvar, isn't all that he seems. But how can Milla and her friends keep the eggs safe when it means endangering everything she's ever loved? Fiery friendships, forgotten family and the struggle for power collide as Milla's fight to save the dragons leads her to discover her own hidden past.

The Library of Legends Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Library of Legends

  • Author : Janie Chang
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443456067

The Library of Legends Excerpt :

From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are . . .” China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. The students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends creates unexpected bonds. Lian becomes friends and forms a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is arrested and another one is murdered, Lian realizes she must escape before a family secret puts her in danger too. Accompanied by Shao and his enigmatic maidservant, Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai in the hopes of reuniting with her mother. During the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. This revelation comes with profound consequences, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits who embark on an exodus of their own, one that will change the country’s fate forever.

Indian Legends of Canada Book

Indian Legends of Canada

  • Author : Ella Elizabeth Clark
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551995120

Indian Legends of Canada Excerpt :

The role of storyteller was always a very special one among Native Americans, combining the functions of philosopher, historian, and entertainer. Winter was the time for the stories around the fire, when the hunt was over and people longed to be “lifted to the fairyland of pure imagination,” as an early twentieth-century Native American has said. This book contains the magic created around the Indian fireside, for readers of all ages. It includes myths of creation, culture myths, nature myths, and beast fables, as well as the legends, personal narratives and historical traditions of thirty North American Indian tribes.

The Gargoyle Club  the Gargoyle Legends Series 1  Book

The Gargoyle Club the Gargoyle Legends Series 1

  • Author : Heather Fleming
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0557751225

The Gargoyle Club the Gargoyle Legends Series 1 Excerpt :

Garville, Maine is famous for its stone monsters - the gargoyles and grotesques carved on every building that stare down with sightless eyes. Meanwhile a human monster stalks the streets, leaving a trail of bodies and death. Eden Sinclair quickly realizes the murderer is no ordinary killer. Dark supernatural forces are at work and to survive she must turn to five other teenagers who share her unique powers. Andre, Damien, Colette, Sorel, and Monique are descended from the city's founders and inherited the taint of gargoyle blood. With them Eden finds acceptance, friendship, and even more danger. Betrayal and secrets from the past are entwined with every clue. With her friends beside her Eden begins to close in on the killer . . . but the killer's also closing in on her . . .

He Man and the Masters of the Universe  Legends From Castle Grayskull Book

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Legends From Castle Grayskull

  • Author : Amanda Deibert
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338832662

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Legends From Castle Grayskull Excerpt :

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe are back in this original graphic novel based on the hit Netflix show! The graphic novel will feature exclusive lore straight from the creators of the Netflix animated series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Get ready for an action-packed adventure!

The Legends of the Jews Book

The Legends of the Jews

  • Author : Louis Ginzberg
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596057920

The Legends of the Jews Excerpt :

The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume V, first published in 1925, features tales of The Creation of the World, Adam, The Ten Generations, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Sons of Jacob, Job, and Moses in Egypt. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

  • Author : Craig Davidson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735274839

The Saturday Night Ghost Club Excerpt :

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE: An infectious and heartbreaking novel from "one of this country's great kinetic writers" (Globe and Mail)--Craig Davidson's first new literary fiction since his bestselling, Giller-shortlisted Cataract City When neurosurgeon Jake Baker operates, he knows he's handling more than a patient's delicate brain tissue--he's altering their seat of consciousness, their golden vault of memory. And memory, Jake knows well, can be a tricky thing. When growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls, a.k.a. Cataract City--a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place--one of Jake's closest confidantes was his uncle Calvin, a sweet but eccentric misfit enamored of occult artefacts and outlandish conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turned twelve, Calvin invited him to join the "Saturday Night Ghost Club"--a seemingly light-hearted project to investigate some of Cataract City's more macabre urban myths. Over the course of that life-altering summer, Jake not only fell in love and began to imagine his future, he slowly, painfully came to realize that his uncle's preoccupation with chilling legends sprang from something buried so deep in his past that Calvin himself was unaware of it. By turns heartwarming and devastating, written with the skill and cinematic immediacy that has made Craig Davidson a star, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a bravura performance from one of our most remarkable literary talents: a note-perfect novel that poignantly examines the fragility and resilience of mind, body and human spirit, as well as the haunting mutability of memory and story.

The Legends Book

The Legends

  • Author : Jonathan Bliss
  • Publisher : Rourke Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Hockey players
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1559160152

The Legends Excerpt :

Describes the achievements of outstanding hockey players, including Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Dryden, and Bobby Orr

A Tale of Two Legends Book

A Tale of Two Legends

  • Author : Mary Heinsman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 1724289179

A Tale of Two Legends Excerpt :

How did man first acquire fire? Why do almond trees grow abundantly in Spain? Verbal legends have been passed down through generations to explain mysterious events. 'The Legends of the World' series presents such legends in short story form. From American Indian tales to stories from Africa, Europe and South America, these short stories are sure to engage all students and inspire them to write their own legends.

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends

  • Author : Peter Ellis
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780333632

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends Excerpt :

Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader. The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world.

The Bromance Book Club Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

The Bromance Book Club

  • Author : Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984806109

The Bromance Book Club Excerpt :

The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.