I Can Only Draw Worms: Will Mabbitt
A tribute to the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, with brand new stories, including ´´Yogi Bear and the Three Bears´´, ´´Mr. Jinks Plays with the Sun´´, ´´Hokey Wolf and the Big-Mouth Fox´´, ´´Huckleberry Hound and the Cloud-Eating Giant´´, ´´Super Snooper and the Mystery of the Missing Coin´´, ´´Blabber Bee´´, ´´Humble Jinks´´, ´´Doggy Daddy and the Lost Worm´´, ´´Quick Draw McRiding Hood´´, ´´Jinks the Night Owl´´, ´´Wally Gator Goes to a Wedding´´, ´´Snagglepuss and the Mocking Tiger´´, ´´Bigelow Mouse in August Heat´´, ´´Jinks Goes to the Ball´´, and ´´Yogi Bear and the Beans Talk´´. Includes never-before-performed scripts by Daws Butler, JoeBev´s mentor and the original voice of these characters, now interpreted by JoeBev. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorie Kellogg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009371/bk_blak_009371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped. Gary went into hiding. He made a couple short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back. Yet Gary was restless. He couldn´t sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia--a tale called There´s a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm´s Story. It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there´s a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story--a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere. And so Father Worm describes the saga of a fair young maiden and her adventuresome stroll through her favorite forest, a perambulator´s paradise. It is a journey filled with mystery and magic. Or so she thinks. ´´Which is all we´ll say for now. What exactly does the maiden encounter? Does Son Worm learn a lesson? More important, does he eat his plate of fresh dirt? ´´ Well, you´ll have to read to find out, but let´s just say the answers are right under your feet. Written and illustrated in a children´s storybook style, There´s a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm´s Story is a twisted take on the difference between our idealized view of Nature and the sometimes cold, hard reality of life for the birds and the bees and the worms (not to mention our own species). Told with his trademark off-kilter humor, this first original non--Far Side book is the unique work of a comic master. Now Larson can finally sleep at night. Question is, will you?
For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of the Craftsman with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times best seller Sharon Bolton. A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breathe a little easier. The month is March, and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts. In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire, they usually fail. In Sabden´s soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers´ dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake and ready to start work. Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, exhilarating thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon´s upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to whet your appetite for Sharon´s crime-fiction listens - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off! Read by Nathalie Buscombe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathalie Buscombe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001307/bk_orio_001307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar American Gothic, language: English, abstract: ´´And much of Madness and more of Sin And Horror the Soul to the Plot.´´ This line taken from Edgar Allan Poe?s poem ?The Conquerer Worm? perfectly describes the essential elements featured in many of Poe?s poems and stories, on which I am about to write in particular. Madness and horror, sins and the ?Imp of the Perverse? - The Evil, which lies within all of us - are popular and frequently recurring motives in Poe?s literary works and thereby create a mood and atmosphere quite dark and nightmarish. The reader is offered a deep glance into the abyss of the human mind and psyche. In this term paper I?m going to draw a comparison between two of Poe?s short stories, which both deal with the above mentioned concepts and images and therefore, are counted to the Gothic Genre - ?The Black Cat? and ?The Tell-Tale Heart.? The main focus of my work will lie on the similarities of the storytelling structures and the speech Poe uses to convey this certain feeling of suspense, horror and thrill. I will examine which further motives and images Poe uses in this two stories and which function they fulfil. I?m going to carry out my researches primarily with the help of the books: ?Poe? by Walter Lenning, ?Poe ? A Biography? by Frank T. Zumbach, ?The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction? by Jerrod Hogle and ?The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings? by Edgar Allan Poe.