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Three Blind Mice. Three Blind Mice. See how they run? No. See how they can make all sorts of useful literary elements colorful and easy to understand.
From the absurd to the wish-I'd-thought-of-that clever, writing professor Catherine Lewis blends Mother Goose with Edward Gorey and Queneau, and the result is learning a whole lot more about three not so helpless mice, and how to fine tune your own writing, bildungsroman and all.
The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more.
Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books; and the book also shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there.
From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics.
If you're a girl, you should strive to look like the model on the cover of a magazine. If you're a boy, you should play sports and be good at them. If you're smart, you should immediately go to college after high school, and get a job that makes you rich. Above all, be normal. Right?
Wrong, say 35 leading middle grade and young adult authors.
Growing up is challenging enough; it doesn't have to be complicated by convoluted, outdated, or even cruel rules, both spoken and unspoken. Parents, peers, teachers, the media, and the rest of society sometimes have impossible expectations of teenagers. These restrictions can limit creativity, break spirits, and demand that teens sacrifice personality for popularity.
In these personal, funny, moving, and poignant essays, Kathryn Erskine (Mockingbird), Matthew Quick (The Silver Linings Playbook), Gary D. Schmidt (The Wednesday Wars), Sara Zarr (Story of a Girl), and many others share anecdotes and lessons learned from their own lives in order to show you that some rules just beg to be broken.
Did you know that hi-tech clothes have life cycles? That's what we call the stages from their design, manufacture, and sale to their use, cleaning, and repair, and eventually their disposal.
This book explains what happens during these stages, such as prototyping, the sourcing of materials and components, the manufacturing process, the decisions made by designers, and recycling.
Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That's the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.
With gorgeous illustrations by LeUyen Pham and Alexander Puvilland and lush coloring from Hilary Sycamore, this 480-page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel by Jordan Mechner is itself a treasure.
Sports fitness and medicine professionals play a crucial role in the lives and careers of athletes. This book is an indispensable, resource-rich, comprehensive guide to the field of sports medicine, including information on education requirements, internships, training, career advancement, work environments, duties and responsibilities, and detailed job descriptions.
Special resource sections include a comprehensive list of college and university programs and professional development programs relating to the field; at-a-glance capsule summaries of what is needed in terms of academics and experience to get started in the field, the various possible career paths within the field, and the various duties, responsibilities, and tasks associated with each major job in the field; and Bureau of Labor Statistics information on the field, including nature of the work, work environment, training, qualifications, advancement, and job outlook.