For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies and family. But over time, as she switched schools, got into art and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the closed-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life. Poignant and captivating, award-winning comics artist Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.
Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, with no design yet heeding signs, including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey." For Patti Smith - inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from Southern California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places - this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment. But as Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope of a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lockdown, by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time From the critically acclaimed author of Feel Free, Swing Time, White Teeth and many more 'There will be many books written about the year 2020: historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts. This is not any of those - the year isn't half-way done. What I've tried to do is organize some of the feelings and thoughts that events, so far, have provoked in me, in those scraps of time the year itself has allowed. These are above all personal essays: small by definition, short by necessity.' Crafted with the sharp intelligence, wit and style that have won Zadie Smith millions of fans, and suffused with a profound intimacy and tenderness in response to these unprecedented times, Intimations is a vital work of art, a gesture of connection and an act of love - an essential book in extraordinary times.
Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
Kids and poetry belong together!! Both play, and for children, the logic of life is still poetic rather than rational, as it is for adults. Teacher, parents, grandparents: everyone loves sharing poems with children. The book will be sophisticated and visually stunning as all of Di Giacomo's books are, which positions this as a title for Museum stores and the gift market as well as for the educational market. Gift market: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles: what better gift in our media-saturated world than a gorgeous book about a poet who chose ALIVENESS over just living life. With blurbs promised from some big names, this book might just be a breakout in the world of illustrated nonfiction, though books in this category are already doing very, very well.
Two cavemen invent EVERYTHING! But will they be happy? Inch and Grub are cavemen. Grub's cave is bigger, and he says that makes him the best. So Inch adds a water feature to his cave. But Grub has made fire! So Inch makes a chair. And a house. And a CAR. Grub, meanwhile, has made a castle and a train and a radio! And so the contest spirals and spirals ... until they each have a HUGE wobbling pile of STUFF. But what happens when the piles collapse? A funny story about being competitive and how STUFF is not what matters in life.
Treacle Street is a new lift-the-flap board book series that's perfect for fans of Acorn Wood and Pip and Posy! William Tripehound is hanging out his washing when - whoosh! - a gust of wind blows his clothes all over Treacle Street! Can you help William find all of his missing washing? Lift the flaps and find out in this delightful, interactive board book from much-loved children's book illustrator Kate Hindley.
Treehouses are for wonder. Treehouses are for snacks. Treehouses are for whispers and snickers and echoes. Treehouses are for everyone. This magical work of art from acclaimed picture book creators Carter Higgins and Emily Hughes celebrates the universal wonder of treehouses and all the adventure that live among branches.
A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper and Alice Oseman's debut novel Solitaire, which was praised as 'The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age' by The Times. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . . In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women embroiled in the legendary war. Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, in A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes puts the women, girls and goddesses at the centre of the story.
Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love? A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times. *coup de cœur du libraire*
Yirminci yüzy?l Avrupa çizgi romanlar?n?n en ünlüleri aras?nda say?lan Tenten’in Maceralar? bütün dünyada bilinen ve zevkle okunan bir macera dizisi. Çizer George Remi, di?er ismiyle Hergé’nin ba?yap?t? say?lan bu çizgi roman heyecan, mizah ve ince ayr?nt?larla dolu sayfalar?yla okurlar?na dünyay? dola?t?r?yor. Belçikal? bir gazeteci olan Tenten, köpe?i Milu’yla birlikte ç?kt??? her tehlikeli serüvende kahramanca i?lere imza atar. Dünyan?n her yerine, hatta Ay’a bile gider. Dü?tü?ü tehlikeli durumlardan zekâs? ve ?ans?yla kurtulur. Dizinin farkl? kitaplar?nda Tenten’e alayc? ve kaba ki?ili?iyle Kaptan Haddok, icatlar?yla Profesör Turnösol ve sakar dedektifler Dupond ve Dupont e?lik eder. Gerçek ya da kurgusal bir mekânda, mükemmel ayr?nt?larla anlat?lan serüvenler Hergé’nin kusursuz çizgileriyle birle?erek bir çizgi romandan fazlas?n? veriyor.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra--who are barely even talking to each other--are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents--including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more--Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
Ciascuno di noi ha la sua terra promessa, anzi, le sue terre promesse, perché non c'è momento della nostra vita che non guardi a quel vago avvenir che in mente aveva, prendendo in prestito le parole del poeta tutelare di questo romanzo. Ma vale la pena di continuare a cercarle? Questa è la domanda che Milena Agus si pone, inseguendo le terre promesse di tre generazioni di una famiglia sarda, dalla madre che sogna il matrimonio della figlia con un ricco possidente, alla figlia che sogna di essere amata da un uomo sempre sfuggente, al nipote che si trasferisce in America, già terra promessa dell'Italia povera, rincorrendo la musica. Tutti procedono da una terra promessa all'altra, illusi e delusi, finché, un giorno, potrebbero forse decidere di fermarsi e concludere li quel viaggio sfinente. In questo nuovo libro Milena Agus ci porta, scortati dal suo sguardo lucido e amoroso, dentro ai nostri sogni più segreti, nell'illusione-delusione della vita, con delicata maestria e sortilegio.
Nunca eres demasiado pequeña para ser valiente! Min sueña con ser tan fuerte e intrépida como sus tías, pero está segura de que eso nunca pasará. Sin embargo, una noche, un búho se la lleva a vivir una extraordinaria aventura: los animales están en peligro porque un monstruo quiere darles caza. ¿Podrá hacer algo por ellos? Min tendrá que descubrir que la grandeza está en el interior si quiere ayudarles. A partir de 3 años
Nunca sabes lo que te depara un nuevo día, pero hay que ser valiente para descubrirlo. En una tarde apacible, un niño y su especial amigo se embarcan en una aventura inesperada en su kayak amarillo. Una aventura a través de lugares preciosos y que maravillará a los lectores con unos paisajes que no podían ni imaginar. Y la mejor parte de la aventura… volver a casa con historias para explicar y tu mejor amigo al lado. Un cuento en verso para disfrutar de los vibrantes colores y de una preciosa historia.
A stylishly illustrated non-fiction book about the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity. Discover the incredible story of the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to explore the red planet. Markus Motum's stylish illustrations and diagrams reveal how a robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has ever been. Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2018.
Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. When Mia grows close to her new friends, she reveals her true purpose for joining their ship - to track down her long-lost love.
A badly injured man. A nationwide power failure. A village buried in snow. A desperate struggle for survival. These are the ingredients of The Weight of Snow, Christian Guay-Poliquin's riveting new novel. After surviving a major accident, the book's protagonist is entrusted to Matthias, a taciturn old man who agrees to heal his wounds in exchange for supplies and a chance of escape. The two men become prisoners of the elements and of their own rough confrontation as the centimetres of snow accumulate relentlessly. Surrounded by a nature both hostile and sublime, their relationship oscillates between commiseration, mistrust, and mutual aid. Will they manage to hold out against external threats and intimate pitfalls?
A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
Third and final settlement of the Arc of a Scythe series. It's been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman's internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.