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Missee Lee: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1...
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For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old. In Missee Lee, the original cast of the famed series is sailing under the stars and the command of Captain Flint in the South China Sea when Gibbet, their pet monkey, grabs the captain's cigar and drops it in the fuel tank. In minutes, the ship is ablaze (and doomed), and our seven luckless protagonists are adrift in two small boats. They make their way to land, only to find themselves the captives of one of the last remaining pirates operating off the China Coast. However, Missee Lee, as it turns out, is no ordinary pirate; her father had sent her off to Cambridge University to prepare her for a life as a teacher, but when he dies she finds herself struggling to hold together the Three Island Confederation (Tiger, Turtle, and Dragon) and to be recognised as his legitimate heir. Arthur Ransome was a prolific writer of children's books. Born in Leeds, in 1884, it was his father, a nature-loving history professor, who inspired his love of the outdoors and nurtured a passion for fishing. As a child he enjoyed active, outdoor holidays: sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside. He used many of these holiday settings for his children's stories, notably the much-loved Swallows and Amazons, a book that sits comfortably in the category of ‘timeless classic’. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for the sixth book in the Swallows & Amazons series, Pigeon Post. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011959/bk_adbl_011959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Missee Lee
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So long,' called the harbourmaster. 'Don't run into Missee Lee!' The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint don't pay much heed to the harbourmaster's friendly warning as they set off for China. They are on a round-the-world voyage aboard the Wild Cat and it's been plain sailing for a hundred ports. But when Gibber, the ship's monkey, accidentally sinks their faithful boat things take a serious turn for the worse. Separated, captured, miles from home, the Swallows and Amazons are about to meet their fate and the pirate who holds it: the legendary Missee Lee... In the 'Backstory' you can learn to decipher Nancy's Morse code and find out about the real life inspirations for Missee Lee Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Hand-Book of Marks and Monograms on Pottery & P...
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Originally published in 1862. The Collector's Hand-Book OF MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN by WILLIAM CHAFFERS. Of the Renaissance and Modern Periods SELECTED FROM HIS LARGER WORK ( EIGHTH EDITION). EDITOR'S PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION: THIS New Edition of Chaffers' Hand-book is now published in a more complete form than the previous issues,, and should be of greater service to the collector, for, in addition to some 500 marks which have been contributed by the Editor, there are a great many which the late Mr. Chaffers had inserted in his Seventh Edition of the large book, but which had not been included in his previous edition of the Hand-book. The present edition is, therefore, a complete excerpt or resume as regards the marks of the original work, entitled MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN, by W. Chaffers, the last or eighth edition of which was revised by the present editor and published in 1897. No material change has been made in the arrangement of the work, which follows that of the larger book re ferred to above. The sixc is handy for the collector's pocket j and to maintain this desirable end, some of the larger marks have been, reduced iru. scale and a lighter paper used, so as not to materially increase the bulk. The following very slight historical outline sketch has been added by the Editor, which it is hoped will be of service to the collector. The subject of the references in the following pages may be roughly divided into two classes Pottery and VI Porcelain. Pottery includes stoneware and enamelled or glazed earthenware ; porcelain, that more vitreous and transparent composition of china clay and petuntse or ground flint, which is more akin to glass. For the purposes of this Hand book it is unnecessary to explain in further detail the differences in composition and texture of the two classes of Ceramics, but speaking generally, pottery breaks with a rough surface of its frac tured parts, as would an ordinary piece of terra-cotta, while porcelain breaks with smooth surfaces, similar to glass. To the Pottery class belong all those faMtjues of enamelled earthenware called MAIOI. ICA, FAYKNCK, or DELFT, these being the Italian, French, and Dutch subdivisions respectively, although the terms have become intermixed, and casually applied to all classes of faience. The most famous of the Italian maiolica, first made in the later part of the fifteenth century, under the personal patronage and encouragement of the dukes or petty sovereigns of the little states and duchies into which Italy was then divided, are those of Urbino, Gubbio, Castel Durantc, Pcsaro, Faenza, and Caflagiolo, with many others, the marks of which occupy the first fifty pages of the Hand-book. Of the individual artists who deco rated the ware, none is so celebrated as Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, more commonly known as Maestro Giorgio, who worked at Gubbio. Several of the characteristic and diversified signatures of this famous artist are given for the collector's reference, but as genuine specimens of this master have been so thoroughly searched for, and ab sorbed into museums and well-known private collections, the unskilled collector should be very sceptical

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The Dragon Path
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A mysterious mission. A deadly secret. Can Ryan and Cleo survive the Dragon Path? Ryan Flint and Cleo McNeil are heading to China with their parents to examine an archaeological site. But when Cleo's grandmother tells them about a secret that haunts her past, they're plunged into a new mystery. Ryan thought he'd used up a lifetime's supply of adventure - now he's surrounded by fire-breathing dragons, ancient poisons and an army of terracotta warriors! Sometimes, just staying alive is an adventure . . . The second in a fantastic new series from the author of the Adventure Island books.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Hand-Book of Marks and Monograms on Pottery & P...
49,99 € *
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Originally published in 1862. The Collector's Hand-Book OF MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN by WILLIAM CHAFFERS. Of the Renaissance and Modern Periods SELECTED FROM HIS LARGER WORK ( EIGHTH EDITION). EDITOR'S PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION: THIS New Edition of Chaffers' Hand-book is now published in a more complete form than the previous issues,, and should be of greater service to the collector, for, in addition to some 500 marks which have been contributed by the Editor, there are a great many which the late Mr. Chaffers had inserted in his Seventh Edition of the large book, but which had not been included in his previous edition of the Hand-book. The present edition is, therefore, a complete excerpt or resume as regards the marks of the original work, entitled MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN, by W. Chaffers, the last or eighth edition of which was revised by the present editor and published in 1897. No material change has been made in the arrangement of the work, which follows that of the larger book re ferred to above. The sixc is handy for the collector's pocket j and to maintain this desirable end, some of the larger marks have been, reduced iru. scale and a lighter paper used, so as not to materially increase the bulk. The following very slight historical outline sketch has been added by the Editor, which it is hoped will be of service to the collector. The subject of the references in the following pages may be roughly divided into two classes Pottery and VI Porcelain. Pottery includes stoneware and enamelled or glazed earthenware ; porcelain, that more vitreous and transparent composition of china clay and petuntse or ground flint, which is more akin to glass. For the purposes of this Hand book it is unnecessary to explain in further detail the differences in composition and texture of the two classes of Ceramics, but speaking generally, pottery breaks with a rough surface of its frac tured parts, as would an ordinary piece of terra-cotta, while porcelain breaks with smooth surfaces, similar to glass. To the Pottery class belong all those faMtjues of enamelled earthenware called MAIOI. ICA, FAYKNCK, or DELFT, these being the Italian, French, and Dutch subdivisions respectively, although the terms have become intermixed, and casually applied to all classes of faience. The most famous of the Italian maiolica, first made in the later part of the fifteenth century, under the personal patronage and encouragement of the dukes or petty sovereigns of the little states and duchies into which Italy was then divided, are those of Urbino, Gubbio, Castel Durantc, Pcsaro, Faenza, and Caflagiolo, with many others, the marks of which occupy the first fifty pages of the Hand-book. Of the individual artists who deco rated the ware, none is so celebrated as Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, more commonly known as Maestro Giorgio, who worked at Gubbio. Several of the characteristic and diversified signatures of this famous artist are given for the collector's reference, but as genuine specimens of this master have been so thoroughly searched for, and ab sorbed into museums and well-known private collections, the unskilled collector should be very sceptical

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The Dragon Path
3,99 € *
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A mysterious mission. A deadly secret. Can Ryan and Cleo survive the Dragon Path? Ryan Flint and Cleo McNeil are heading to China with their parents to examine an archaeological site. But when Cleo's grandmother tells them about a secret that haunts her past, they're plunged into a new mystery. Ryan thought he'd used up a lifetime's supply of adventure - now he's surrounded by fire-breathing dragons, ancient poisons and an army of terracotta warriors! Sometimes, just staying alive is an adventure . . . The second in a fantastic new series from the author of the Adventure Island books.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 07.06.2020
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