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Into the Woods

By Stephen Sondheim
  • Writer : Stephen Sondheim
  • Isbn : 1510754954
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 689
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Finally Back in Print in Over a Decade, the Lavishly Illustrated Book of Into the Woods, One of the Most-Performed Musicals, by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim and James LapineBased on the Grimm Brothers’ most popular folktales, Into the Woods is a reimagining of what can happen when beloved fairytale characters are thrown together in increasingly dramatic and humorous ways. The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine bring their cherished musical off the stage and onto the page with the help of Hudson Talbott’s enchanting illustrations.Published for Stephen Sondheim’s ninetieth birthday, join Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk-climbing fame), Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker and his Wife, and more on their quest to find “happily ever after.” Along the way they meet Rapunzel, the Big Bad Wolf, terrifying giants, lusty princes, and their own destinies. But after their journeys are done, the real question remains: what comes after “happily ever after” and will the prices paid for it be worth it in the end?

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  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1921870540
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 187
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Winner, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2011 Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2011 For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of old-growth forests. Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest, while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments. In Into the Woods, Anna Krien, armed with a notebook, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, ventures behind the battlelines to see what it is like to risk everything for a cause. She speaks to ferals and premiers, sawmillers and whistle-blowers. She investigates personalities and convictions, methods and motives. This is a book about a company that wanted its way and the resistance that eventually forced it to change. Updated with a new afterword, Into the Woods is intimate, intrepid reporting by a fearless new voice. ‘Anna Krien’s intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.’ — Chloe Hooper ‘Anna Krien is Australia’s young, female Hunter S. Thompson.’ — Amanda Lohrey

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  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 145843320X
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Category : Music
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(Vocal Selections). Into the Woods blends various familiar fairy tales with an original story of a childless baker and his wife, who catalyze the action of the story by attempting to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child. Newly edited, with new music engravings, added songs, articles and photos. Includes piano/vocal arrangements of: Agony * Any Moment * Children Will Listen * Giants in the Sky * I Know Things Now * Into the Woods * It Takes Two * No More * No One Is Alone * On the Steps of the Palace * Stay with Me.

Into the Woods

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 148142839X
  • Number of Pages : 40
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As a young man, John James Audubon, the renowned American woodsman and artist, had to make a choice between following his father's dreams for him and discovering his own special destiny. In this beautifully conceived book, Robert Burleigh imagines a conversation in which Audubon tells his father why he has chosen to forgo the ordinary life of a shop-keeper and instead live out in nature to develop his art and his relationship with the world. Illustrated not only with sumptuous images by Wendell Minor, but with actual drawings by Audubon himself, this book will appeal to his fans of all ages.

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Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. Told in a gentle, lyrical style, this picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered around bonfires and long tables adorned with candles and food, singing songs and sharing laughter. Thanksgiving in the Woods is based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York who has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm for over twenty years.

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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  • Number of Pages : 384
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  • Number of Pages : 154
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The Woods Within By: Dr. Milo Yoder Jr. Jake never meant to be a rebel. But that’s just what he became the moment he turned sixteen and decided to continue going to high school. As the only Amish boy in his high school and the only teenager in his Amish community going to high school, Jake will face a unique set of challenges. Other teenagers worry about dating and trying out for the football team. Jake worries about being ostracized at school for being Amish and at home for going to school. Venture into the woods within and walk with Jake as he’s pulled between two worlds. One world holds all Jake has ever known and held dear, including what family he has left. But the world outside his little Amish community promises a new and brighter path that he just might have to take.

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  • Isbn Code : 1101590041
  • Number of Pages : 240
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  • Number of Pages : 224
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A Year in the Woods

By Torbjørn Ekelund
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 177164513X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
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From the acclaimed author of In Praise of Paths comes a humorous and modest Walden for modern times. As nature becomes ever more precious, we all want to spend more time appreciating it. But time is often hard to come by. And how do we appreciate nature without disruption? In this sensitively-written book, Torbjørn Ekelund, an acclaimed Norwegian nature writer, shares a creative and non-intrusive method for immersing oneself in nature. And the result is nothing short of transformative. Evoking Henry David Thoreau and the four-season structure of Walden, Ekelundwrites about communing with nature by repeating a small, simple ritual and engaging in quiet reflection. At the start of the book, he hatches a plan: to leave the city after work one day per month, camp near the same tiny pond in the forest, and return to work the next day. He keeps this up for a year. His ritual is far from rigorous and it is never perfect. One evening, he grows so cold in his tent that he hikes out before daybreak. But as Ekelund inevitably greets the same trees and boulders each month, he appreciates the banality of their sameness alongside their quiet beauty. He wonders how long they have stood silently in this place—and reflects on his own short existence among them. A Year in the Woods asks us to reconsider our relationship with the natural world. Are we anxious wanderers or mindful observers? Do we honor the seasons or let them pass us by? At once beautifully written, accessible, and engaging, A Year in the Woods is the perfect book for anyone who longs for a deeper connection with their environment, but is realistic about time and ambition.

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  • Publisher : Little Bear Books (an imprint of Exile Press LLC)
  • Isbn Code : 1936342189
  • Number of Pages : 36
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 572
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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Isbn Code : 1682614026
  • Number of Pages : 372
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 199
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 0743436342
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 318
  • Pdf File: into-the-woods.pdf

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Her life would never be the same once she ventured... INTO THE WOODS The only child of a U.S. naval officer father and a charming mother, Grace Houston is the center of her parents' universe -- until sudden tragedy tears her world apart. Now Grace and her mother, Jackie Lee, move from the naval base in Virginia to ritzy Palm Beach, Florida, to start all over again. It's hard enough being the new girl -- but Grace is enrolled at a prestigious private school where what you wear is more important than who you are. Now her own mother is pressuring her to do whatever it takes to be accepted by the in-crowd. But Grace just wants to close her eyes and disappear.... Soon Jackie Lee marries a sophisticated millionaire, Winston Montgomery, who is her ticket to high society. But happiness once again vanishes into the shadows...and it's not long before the young and dashing Kirby Scott works his way into Jackie Lee's life. He's got his eye on her newly inherited fortune -- and something much more precious: her beautiful, innocent daughter....

Bess of the Woods

By Warwick Deeping
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 1479456241
  • Number of Pages : 450
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 149
  • Pdf File: bess-of-the-woods.pdf

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Following the death of his father, Richard Jaffrey returns from Italy and assumes control of his father's estate. Unfortunately, he is naive and easy prey for those looking to take advantage of his wealth and position—including an aged Aunt and a older spinster eager to marry him for his money. Then he meets a much younger—and far more appealing—woman who lives with a rather wild family in the woods nearby the estate...

She Took to the Woods

By Alice Arlen
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  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Isbn Code : 1608934357
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 813
  • Pdf File: she-took-to-the-woods.pdf

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Longtime fans of Rich's writing will welcome this engaging and thoughtful biography of her life. There is also a wonderful section that includes many of Rich's essays and stories — which were published in magazines but never appeared in book form — as well as excerpts from her journal and letters.

Murder in the Woods

By Judith Young
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1465387919
  • Number of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 137
  • Pdf File: murder-in-the-woods.pdf

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The Mystery of the Woods: Victoria's Granny

By B.K. Hawarth
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 0992999111
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 327
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-the-woods.pdf

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CBMC Code: E3F79: Age Readership - 11 to 13 years / Interest Level 12 + years, short Mystery Fiction, Mystifying, with a twist, this storyline touches on one of life’s experiences of loosing someone you love, giving an inspiring life coaching quote at the end, Victoria heads off to the woodlands to clear her mind & find peace, Victoria’s thoughts reflect towards her Gran and Tom, Victoria learns the obstacles that cross our path prepare and equip us for the bigger challenges in life, things aren't always what they seem...

Out of the Woods

By Leslie Chastain
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1491713402
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 101
  • Pdf File: out-of-the-woods.pdf

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Sophie Nelson is entering the second phase of her life. Long since divorced, she has been on her own for longer than she was ever married; her children are all grown, and she’s tired of the corporate rat race. Sophie decides to retire to a small, cozy town in Vermont to pursue her real passion: writing. There, she finds a happy home where she can live alone, surrounded by her work and her words. But things soon take a mysterious turn. One night, she comes home to find a light on in her safe sanctuary. There has been an intruder in her house, and Sophie is reminded that single life for a woman is not always safe. Local authorities tell her not to worry, but the murder of her neighbor soon follows the intrusion. The small town, so lacking in crime, is thrown into turmoil. Meanwhile, Sophie meets Sam Wood, and in spite of the tragedy the two are drawn to each other. Sophie is hesitant to start a romantic relationship, though, what with a murderer roaming the streets. The people of town cannot possibly foresee their villain is someone they know quite well, and Sophie may have to give up a little of her independence to allow herself to be saved—before she becomes the next victim.

The Light in the Woods

By Cherie Miller
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1984524925
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 131
  • Pdf File: the-light-in-the-woods.pdf

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Thirteen-year- old Jackson is an only child whose five cousins and their parents converge on his home nearly every weekend. Problem is, the cousins are all girls! The only one he can half way stand is five year old Andrea (Andy for short). He hides from but mostly tolerates the rest. But when he finds himself and Andy trapped in an alternate universe with evil electrical creatures, Jackson realizes that fourteen year old Jessie and her friend Hilary may be their only chance for escape.