Poptopics Scary Monsters 4

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698167678
Size: 30.33 MB
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Poptopics Scary Monsters 4 from the Author: Tracey West. Explore the real-world inspiration behind Poptopica’s scariest islands in this 64-page nonfiction book that introduces kids to the legends and lore behind ghosts, zombies, and even Bigfoot.

Scary Monsters

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Poptropica
ISBN: 9780448480480
Size: 53.96 MB
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Scary Monsters from the Author: Tracey West. Explore the real-world inspiration behind Poptopica's scariest islands, introducing kids to the legends and lore behind ghosts, zombies, and even Bigfoot.

Grasshopper Jungle

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101590068
Size: 68.95 MB
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Grasshopper Jungle from the Author: Andrew Smith. A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction "Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone “Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Recentering Globalization

Author: Koichi Iwabuchi
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822384086
Size: 29.28 MB
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Recentering Globalization from the Author: Koichi Iwabuchi. Globalization is usually thought of as the worldwide spread of Western—particularly American—popular culture. Yet if one nation stands out in the dissemination of pop culture in East and Southeast Asia, it is Japan. Pokémon, anime, pop music, television dramas such as Tokyo Love Story and Long Vacation—the export of Japanese media and culture is big business. In Recentering Globalization, Koichi Iwabuchi explores how Japanese popular culture circulates in Asia. He situates the rise of Japan’s cultural power in light of decentering globalization processes and demonstrates how Japan’s extensive cultural interactions with the other parts of Asia complicate its sense of being "in but above" or "similar but superior to" the region. Iwabuchi has conducted extensive interviews with producers, promoters, and consumers of popular culture in Japan and East Asia. Drawing upon this research, he analyzes Japan’s "localizing" strategy of repackaging Western pop culture for Asian consumption and the ways Japanese popular culture arouses regional cultural resonances. He considers how transnational cultural flows are experienced differently in various geographic areas by looking at bilateral cultural flows in East Asia. He shows how Japanese popular music and television dramas are promoted and understood in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and how "Asian" popular culture (especially Hong Kong’s) is received in Japan. Rich in empirical detail and theoretical insight, Recentering Globalization is a significant contribution to thinking about cultural globalization and transnationalism, particularly in the context of East Asian cultural studies.

Gods Of Fire And Thunder

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765341518
Size: 16.80 MB
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Gods Of Fire And Thunder from the Author: Fred Saberhagen. Encountering a lovesick youth who would breach a wall of eldritch fire, behind which a beautiful woman lies asleep and enchanted, Haraldur the Northman agrees to help the youth in the hope of claiming a golden treasure also behind the wall. Reprint.

Where To Park Your Broomstick

Author: Lauren Manoy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603224
Size: 67.43 MB
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Where To Park Your Broomstick from the Author: Lauren Manoy. Modern Witchcraft, often called Wicca, has helped millions of people develop a positive, life-affirming connection to the world we live in. Witchcraft instills confidence, is spiritual kung fu for the annihilation of stress, and is potent mojo against mediocrity. Need help conquering acne and tough exams? Wish you had better family communication and a hot date for Friday night? Chock-full of spells, recipes (all made from easily accessible ingredients), and advice from real teen Witches, Where to Park Your Broomstick has all the information you need to practice Witchcraft and conjure up a little magick of your own.

Poptropica

Author: Jack Chabert
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129025
Size: 49.38 MB
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Poptropica from the Author: Jack Chabert. Based on a concept by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney comes Poptropica, a brand-new graphic novel adventure series by Jack Chabert and Kory Merritt. In Mystery of the Map, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge take a ride in a hot-air balloon, only to crash-land on an unknown island filled with extinct animals and a horde of angry Vikings. Welcome to Poptropica, an uncharted group of islands whose existence is hidden from the rest of the world. As the three friends embark on a perilous search for a way home, they quickly discover the shocking reason they were brought there something that threatens the very existence of Poptropica and their ability to ever make it off the island!