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A History Of Chinese Art 2 Volume Hardback Set

RRP $34.99

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A History of Chinese Art is a lavishly illustrated work in four volumes covering the history of Chinese art from the Pre-Qin period (pre-221 BC) to the early twentieth century. Compiled by leading art historians at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the volumes offer a Chinese perspective on the rich artistic tradition that has flourished throughout China's long history, from ancient pottery and tomb painting to furniture, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy and fine art. Discussion is supported by full-colour illustrations throughout, sourced from collections in China and around the world, including recent archaeological discoveries. A History of Chinese Art provides an introductory point of reference for those with an interest in Chinese history, culture and art.


A Dragon's Guide To Making Your Human Smarter

RRP $14.99

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For fans of How to Train Your Dragon comes a new tale about dragon Miss Drake and her human pet Winnie, by a two-time Newbery Honor winner, featuring illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Mary GrandPre.
 
Three-thousand-year-old Miss Drake has arranged to send her dear pet Winnie to The Spriggs Academy, an extraordinary school for humans and magicals alike. Winnie is particularly excited about magic class and having Sir Isaac Newton for science. She's also making new friends-and frenemies. . . .
 
When a plot to snatch Winnie from her San Francisco home is uncovered, Miss Drake is ready to use all her cunning and magic to thwart it. Not that feisty Winnie needs the help. . . . As a team, the intrepid duo you first met in A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans is unstoppable!
 
With equal doses of whimsy and humor, Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder have crafted an enchanting story about true friendship.

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
  "Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by Grandpre's sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun." -Kirkus Reviews
  " Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPre's winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drake's more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues."-The Horn Book Review 

Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
  *"Warm humor, magical mishaps, and the main characters' budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine that will draw readers and leave them impatient for sequels." -Booklist, Starred
  "The tale is alternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional." -Kirkus Reviews
  "Miss Drake's arch narration and the sharp back-and-forth between the characters create an enchanting story, accented by GrandPre's whimsical black-and-white spot illustrations." -Publishers Weekly
  "With a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers." -School Library Journal


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Teaching Authentic Language Arts In A Test-driven Era

RRP $302.99

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Most pre-service education students are enthusiastic about the progressive, constructivist, and student-centered theory and practice advocated in many teacher education programs and by the National Council of Teachers of English. Yet in actual day-to-day practice, teachers often have trouble thinking of ways in which such student-centered and constructivist practices in literacy instruction can be implemented in classrooms which are increasingly driven by high stakes tests, increased accountability, and mandated and even 'teacher proof' scripted curricula. Teaching Authentic Language Arts in a Test-Driven Era provides a powerful and much-needed counterargument to the assumption that test-driven curricula preclude meaningful instruction and authentic student engagement within a Language Arts curriculum. Providing teachers with the theoretical stances and pedagogicals tools to develop a Language Arts practice which can be personally rewarding as well as beneficial to students, Teaching Authentic Language Arts in a Test-Driven Era empowers teachers to be effective even within the confines of a testing- and accountability-driven curriculum.


How American Reggae Redefined Jamaican And Caribbean Reggae

RRP $518.99

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This book studies the relationship between mass communication and cultural domination and looks at the flow of influence from the originating society to the receiving one that is greater than that of the original.


A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

RRP $39.99

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. He is most noted for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.



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