The Baron's Little Daughter

And Other Tales in Prose and Verse

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 219

View: 9022


Little Daughter

A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West

Author: Zoya Phan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184737719X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6303

Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River; she hunted for edible fungi with her much-loved adopted brother, Say Say. Many Karen are Christian or Buddhist, but Zoya's parents were animist, venerating the spirits of forest, river and moon. Her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of fourteen, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. With their house in flames, Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns, as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered, Zoya sought sanctuary across the border in a Thai refugee camp. Conditions in the camp were difficult, and Zoya now had to care for her ailing mother. Zoya, a gifted pupil, was eventually able to escape, first to Bangkok and then, with her enemies still pursuing her, in 2004 she fled to the UK and claimed asylum. The following year, at a 'free Burma' march, she was plucked from the crowd to appear on the BBC, the first of countless interviews with the world's media. She became the face of a nation enslaved, rubbing shoulders with presidents and film stars. By turns uplifting, tragic and entirely gripping, this is the extraordinary true story of the girl from the jungle who became an icon of a suffering land.

Mere Giraud's Little Daughter

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776534115

Category: Fiction

Page: 23

View: 5755

In this moving short story from Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden, a French family finds its social status zooming upward due to a daughter's marriage into an upper-class clan. But the salt-of-the-earth friends and neighbors of the Giraud family are deeply skeptical of what they see as brazen social climbing -- and they aren't shy about expressing their displeasure.

Little Daughter of the Snow

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 1845072979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3896

Retells the Russian fairy tale "Snegurochka," about an old couple who, wishing for a child, create a daughter out of snow, who magically comes to life and brings them joy, but at a price.

The Little Daughter of Jairus

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 9781565077515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 29

View: 7551

Retells the Gospel story in which Jesus brings the daughter of Jairus back to life.

The Ringmaster's Daughter

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297864033

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4015

From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.

Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

Author: Katharine Berry Judson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803275805

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

View: 3132

First published in 1912, these collected myths tell of good and evil, the entrance of death into the world, great floods and fire, and the origins of names. Also included are fables, rain songs, the Paiute song of the Ghost Dance, and legends of Yosemite Valley. Illustrations.

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter

A Story of Survival and Renewal

Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 1758

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.