Margot Datz's attractive illustrations capture the magic of twilight and the swirling shadows of the coming darkness. This is a tale to enchant young children and adults alike.
Author: Carly Simon
Publisher: James Clarke Company
Most of us can remember, as a child, not wanting to go to sleep, and parents everywhere will be reminded of coaxing their sleepless child to bed. In her first book for children, Carly Simon tells the story that she told her own children when they wouldn't go to sleep, and now she shares it with parents and children everywhere. It is evening, but Amy's bedroom is filled with light, and the smell of new-mown hay. The stars are twinkling, and bird song can be heard on the soft breeze. Amy feels so happy that she wants to dance, and pleads with her mother to let her stay up. How can she be refused? Amy dances on, pirouetting through the night mists, floating through arabesques as darkness falls, while her mother grows sleepier than her little daughter. In a satisfying twist, it is Amy's mother who falls asleep and Amy who puts her to bed. Margot Datz's attractive illustrations capture the magic of twilight and the swirling shadows of the coming darkness. This is a tale to enchant young children and adults alike.
Nothing disturbs the peace of a French village until the arrival of a bear cub.
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Nothing disturbs the peace of a French village until the arrival of a bear cub. Adopted by the orphaned Roxanne, he quickly becomes part of village life, and the village grows to be famous for its honey. Then a film company arrives to make a video starring Niki, the pop singer, as the Pied Piper.
Author: Edzard Schaper
Category: German literature
Author: Christine Weston
David, a young boy in India, one evening meets an Indian boy and a bear named Bhimsa who is no ordinary bear and who takes both boys to many strange places until they reach the great mountain.
In The Dancing Bear McDole the storyteller traces his life from his humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, to his four years at the University of Nebraska, his marriage to high school sweetheart Paula, and his long, accomplished professional ...
Author: Ron McDole
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the early sixties to the late seventies, defensive end Ron McDole experienced football's golden age from inside his old‑school, two‑bar helmet. During an eighteen‑year pro career, McDole--nicknamed "The Dancing Bear"--played in over 250 games, including two AFL Championships with the Buffalo Bills and one NFL Championship with the Washington Redskins. A cagey and deceptively agile athlete, McDole wreaked havoc on football's best offenses as part of a Bills defensive line that held opponents without a rushing touchdown for seventeen straight games. His twelve interceptions remain a pro record for defensive ends. Traded by the Bills in 1970, he was given new life in Washington as one of the most famous members of George Allen's game‑smart veterans known as "The Over‑the‑Hill Gang." Through it all, McDole was known and loved by teammates and foes alike for his knowledge and skill on the field and his ability to have fun off it. In The Dancing Bear McDole the storyteller traces his life from his humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, to his four years at the University of Nebraska, his marriage to high school sweetheart Paula, and his long, accomplished professional career. He recounts the days when a pro football player needed an off‑season job to pay the bills and teams had to drive around in buses to find a city park in which to practice. The old AFL and NFL blitz back to life through McDole's straightforward stories of time when the game was played more for love and glory than for money.
Author: Ian Revie
In 558 A.D., a saint, a slave, and his bear flee Byzantium, rescue, a princess, and face the Hun Khan.
Author: Peter Dickinson
Engaging and original, the novel fuses history, myth, and tradition in a whimsical literary voice that reminds us that the complex and innocent humanity in us is too often haunted by human tragedy.
Author: Bianca Lakoseljac
Bianca Lakoseljac's debut novel, The Summer of the Dancing Bear is a mesmerizing melange of love story and mystery, as young protagonist Kata explores the unfamiliar world of the gypsy tribe that has befriended her and embarks on a quest to discover the fate of a neighbour's missing child. Memory and magic play their roles until the shocking denouement that reveals Kata's own family secrets and forever alters her perceptions of life as she once knew it. Engaging and original, the novel fuses history, myth, and tradition in a whimsical literary voice that reminds us that the complex and innocent humanity in us is too often haunted by human tragedy.
And in addition, at no extra cost, you get to see Grushka, the dancing bear, the
only dancing bear in any American tent show, and flown here at great expense
from the Balkan forest. You've heard about them, maybe you've seen them on ...
Author: Louis Phillips
Publisher: PBS Publications
Louis Phillips writes and teaches. Mostly he writes. He's published well over forty books, including poems, plays, novels, and short stories. He's published compilations of theatre quotes, TV history, sports nicknames, and jokes. He's a walking encyclopedia of cultural trivia. And he can't stop writing. We're very happy about that. This is the second book of his that we've published, the first being The Woman Who Wrote 'King Lear,' and Other Stories. He lives in New York City.
“I'm much obliged to you,” she added to the men, “for having your bear save my
little girl from the peddler's dog. ... Then for two days it rained, and as no one
wanted to stand out in the rain to see even a dancing bear there was nothing to
Author: Richard Barnum
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
In the woods, on top of a mountain, in a far-off country there once lived a family of nice bears. The author calls them nice bears, for they were. Of course they had long claws, and sharp teeth, but they never bit anyone, or scratched anyone, because there was no-one living in that part of the woods who bothered them, or shot at them or teased them. The bears lived quietly by themselves in a den amongst the rocks. It was a nice, cosy, warm place. In this den lived five bears. There was Mr. Bear, the papa, and Mrs. Bear, the mother, and there were three little bear cubs. One little bear was named Gruffo, because he had such a deep, gruff voice, though it was not at all cross. And another bear was named Muffo, because he had such big, soft furry paws that when he folded them together it looked just as if he were carrying a muff. And there was the smallest of the three, called Dido. Now, in this book, the author is going to tell twelve of the adventures Dido had. They are: I Dido Cuts Up II Dido Is Caught III Dido Is Trained IV Dido Learns To Dance V Dido Crosses The Ocean VI Dido In The Country VII Dido Meets Don VIII Dido Helps A Girl IX Dido In The Bakery X Dido Scares A Man XI Dido In The Circus XII Dido In A Fire In all nursery literature animals have played a conspicuous part; and the reason is obvious, for nothing entertains a child more than the antics of an animal. These stories abound in amusing incidents such as children adore and the characters are so full of life, so appealing to a child's imagination, that none will be satisfied until they have met all of their favorites- Squinty, Slicko, Mappo, and the rest. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. Yesterday’s Books for Today’s Charities. ============= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Dido the dancing bear, animal, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, bears, forest, glade, storyteller, fables, children’s stories, children’s fiction, action, adventure, bakery, barn, Bear, bears, berries, Blackie, brass, buns, cage, caught, chains, child, children, circus, claws, collar, dancing, dog, Don, elephant, efalent, ephalent, escape, fire, fish, forest, funny, George, Gruffo, hand-organ, home, honey, horn, horses, hungry, Jacko, jolly, keeper, lake, Mama, master, monkey, mountain, Muffo, music, nice, ocean, papa, paws, pennies, rocks, runaway, ship, smell, soldier, somersaults, stable, sugar, sun, sweet, tame, teeth, telegraph, Tom, trap, traveled, traveled, tree, tricks, wagon, water, wild, woods,
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear First published 2008 by Egmont UK Limited This
edition published 2019 by Egmont UK Limited, The Yellow Building, 1 Nicholas
Road London W11 4AN The moral rights of the author and illustrator have been ...
Author: Andy Stanton
Publisher: Egmont UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Shabba me whiskers! It’s one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They’re only the craziest, funnest most amazing books for children in the world. This is book five. Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot-air balloons? Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like ‘wab!’, ‘tungler’ and ‘kelp’? COURSE you do! Well, guess what, you lucky little nibbleheads? Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams. Have you collected all the well brilliant Mr Gum series? You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire Mr Gum and the Goblins Mr Gum and the Power Crystals Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear What's for Dinner, Mr Gum? Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout Praise for Mr Gum: ‘Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!’ – Jeremy Strong ‘Worryingly splendid’ – Guardian NOT FOR BORERS! You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children’s writer he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey, a part-time sparrow and a grape. Today he is best-known for the hilarious and much-loved Mr Gum books, which are published in 34 countries worldwide in over 30 languages. The series has won numerous awards, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award and two Blue Peter Book Awards.
A classic from a legend of American crime writing. ‘Crumley writes like an angel on speed’ Time Out.
Author: James Crumley
Publisher: Random House
A classic from a legend of American crime writing. ‘Crumley writes like an angel on speed’ Time Out. Milo Milodragovitch isn’t exactly an upstanding citizen. He’s more than likely to be drunk, and leaves heartbreak in his wake; five ex-wives to be precise. In fact, ‘his forte is self-destruction’ (Elmore Leonard). When an elderly lady offers him a handsome fee to satisfy her curiosity he thinks it’s an easy job, a quick win. Every Thursday she watches a couple arrive at the same spot at the woods opposite her house, in separate cars. But finding out who they are and what they’re doing is far from straightforward and before he knows it Milo is in a world of trouble, complete with machine guns, grenades, and a bag of coke. Never a dull day...
Author: Shamman Roshan
What if getting the girl meant becoming a terrorist wet boy?
Author: David Free
What if getting the girl meant becoming a terrorist wet boy? On an unnamed university campus late in the 20th century, a young man named Fenton Bland joins a society of student Maoists in order to get near the girl he loves. But the girl turns out to belong to the chief Maoist - and HE turns out to harbor alarming aspirations in the field of revolutionary terror. And so Fenton, wearing a forcibly grown beard, finds himself propelled into a bizarre covert world of death lists, backyard bomb labs, untraceable handguns, and attempted wet jobs of wildly varying quality - a world in which he must choose between losing the girl forever or else participating, perhaps very soon, in a successful terrorist atrocity ...
Author: Frances Faviell
Category: Berlin (Germany)
Author: Stuart Simmonds
Publisher: Hannah the Spanner
Max, a dancing bear with the Moscow Circus, teaches his friend Boris how to dance.
Author: Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Publisher: Purple House Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1991
The Dancing Bear story is captivating and full of fun. The family finally reaches their summer holiday destination, and Daydee falls in love with their fairy-tale log hut high up among lofty peaks and deep valleys.
Author: Daydee Baba-Agassi
The Dancing Bear story is captivating and full of fun. The family finally reaches their summer holiday destination, and Daydee falls in love with their fairy-tale log hut high up among lofty peaks and deep valleys. She particularly enjoys little trips to a nearby spring to collect fresh water but her deepest longing is to see one of the famed mountain bears that freely roam those parts. The highlight of the story is her first acquaintance, face to face, with a wild bear.
Kurt is a bear that dances for children for the mere price of a hug; however he longs for a star on Broadway and soon leaves the children behind to dance alone; but, after he realizes his brightest star was the one he left behind, he ...
Author: Dale Bennett
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Kurt is a bear that dances for children for the mere price of a hug; however he longs for a star on Broadway and soon leaves the children behind to dance alone; but, after he realizes his brightest star was the one he left behind, he returns to teach the children the value of dancing, a value that he himself had forgotten.
This warm and friendly beautifully illustrated story about a bear and her friends dancing and playing in the woods is perfect for nap or bedtime or any time your young child sits down with a book.
Author: Lilith Rogers