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Maria Dynowska

From Greek Legends: „Metamorphoses” According to Ovid [Z podań greckich: “Przemiany” podług Owidjusza]

This book is an overview of Greek myths selected by the author from the first six books of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. It begins with the Four Ages of Man followed by the flood and the myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha who repopulated the Earth after the deluge. The next story focuses on the transformation of Daphne during her escape from Apollo. Then the author presents the myths of Phaëton and his tragic fall; subsequently, the founding of Thebes by Cadmus. The next metamorphose is that of Act(...)

literary

YEAR: 1911

COUNTRY: Congress Poland


Marlise Bété

Maaga’s Tales [Contes de Maaga]

Attention: +18 yearsA collection of short stories about traditional ways of life in the western region of Cameroon. The text is inspired by childhood stories told by the author’s “grandmothers”, Maaga and Maa Batsè, around the fireside in the evenings during holidays in their villages.Maaga’s Tales is a compilation of seven tales, about the customs of some traditional villages in western Cameroon. The main issues dealt with are wickedness, jealousy, witchcraft(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Cameroon


Natan Glücksberg

Mythology [Mitologia]

One of the oldest books in Polish about mythology designed specifically for children. It is part of Biblioteczka dla dobrych dzieci [A Library for Good Children] — a series of small format books (7,3 x 5,2 cm) presenting basic information about culture, history, geography, mythology and natural science. The goal of the publication about mythology is to explain mythical characters in literature and arts. Author states that proper knowledge of mythology is necessary because without it cultur(...)

literary

YEAR: 1824

COUNTRY: Congress Poland


Cynthia Voigt

The Tillerman Cycle (Series)

The Tillerman Cycle follows the lives of four siblings – Dicey, James, Maybeth and Sammy Tillerman – abandoned by their parents and in search of a new home. Over the course of seven novels, spanning nearly a decade in the children’s lives, Voigt explores themes of family, home, resilience, and the relationship between individuals and society. Brief summaries of the novels are included below; for more detailed summaries, see the individual entries elsewhere in the OMC survey.Hom(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Cynthia Voigt

Tillerman Cycle (Series, Book 7): Seventeen Against the Dealer

The final novel in the Tillerman series, Seventeen Against the Dealer, centres on Dicey, now aged twenty-one. Her brother James and boyfriend Jeff are both away at university, while Dicey has dropped out and started her own boat-building business. Dicey’s dedication and hard work are not enough to counteract a lack of experience or capital. After Jeff breaks up with her, and her grandmother Abigail becomes seriously ill with pneumonia, Dicey’s attention is brought back to h(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America