It’s no secret that most girls, at some point, love all things princess: the poofy dresses, the plastic tiaras, the color pink. Even grown-up women can’t get enough of royal weddings and royal gossip. Yet critics claim the princess dream sets little girls up to be weak and submissive, and allows grown women to indulge in fantasies of rescue rather than hard work and self-reliance. Enter Jerramy Fine – an unabashed feminist who is proud of her life-long princess obsession and more than happy to defend it. Through her amusing life story and in-depth research, Fine makes it clear that feminine doesn’t mean weak, pink doesn’t mean inferior, and girliness is not incompatible with ambition. From 9th century Cinderella to modern-day Frozen, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia, Fine valiantly assures us that princesses have always been about power, not passivity. And those who love them can still be confident, intelligent women. Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.
With this kit, complete with a 32page book explaining bonsai gardening, an instruction sheet, a small pot, a peat pellet, a packet of seeds, and a pair of scissors, indoor gardeners can grow a peaceful mini-garden anywhere they choose. Whether it's on a desk or in a kitchen, this little bit of greenery will brighten up the day-just add water! Also available in a full-size kit
Originally published in France in 2012, Pascal Mérigeau's definitive biography of legendary film director Jean Renoir is a landmark work—the winner of a Prix Goncourt, France's top literary achievement. Now available in the English language for the first time, Jean Renoir: A Biography, is the definitive study of one of the most fascinating and creative artistic figures of the twentieth century. The life of the French filmmaker is divided between his native France and California, where he lived from 1941 until his death in 1979. Renoir was both an eyewitness and active player of his times: he was wounded in 1915 during World War I; became a director out of a love for film; attached his for...
The perfect gift for any bookworm in your life, The Book Lover's Cup of Tea includes an innovative book-shaped tea infuser (titled A Tale of Two Ci-Teas) that offers two ways to brew: Dunk the entire book into your cup, or let the cover rest on the rim of your tea cup and hang the tea-filled pages into your hot water to steep. The kit also includes a 32-page book with tips for making the perfect cup of tea; suggestions for tea and book pairings (fancy a cup of Dorian Earl Gray?); and scrumptious recipes for tea sandwiches, cakes, and cookies, perfect for a book club gathering or a long, lazy day of reading.
The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents is the perfect introduction for young readers to learn the lives and times of America's 45 most influential leaders. Readers can learn about our new president and relive the course of American history through digestible information about each president's term in office and the major political issues of each era, as well as through detailed timelines and historical photographs and illustrations throughout. Quick-reference sidebars provide brief summaries of the major events and important people who emerged during each presidential term. This engaging and enlightening book will be a favorite among children studying U.S. history and who crave fun facts that cannot be found in textbooks!
Collects stories, essays, poems, illustrations, and recipes inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and includes contributions by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Michael Green, Alida Becker, and Ted Johnstone.