Mr Wishing Went Fishing

Author: Irma Wilde
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698412680
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Discover a treasure trove of beautifully illustrated books with our new series, G&D Vintage! Featuring books from our Wonder Books line originally published in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, there’s something for every reader in these timeless stories accompanied by classic illustrations. Mr. Wishing decides to go fishing for a pet fish and finds Skipper, a perfect companion. But Skipper needs a friend! Mr. Wishing goes on another rowboat jaunt, but all he manages to catch are a starfish and a crab, which are not the ideal fish bowl companions for Skipper. Finally, Mr. Wishing brings home another fish, Flipper, and Skipper is happy as can be!

Mark Twain S Aquarium

Author: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820334987
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"What I lacked and what I needed," confessed Samuel Clemens in 1908, "was grandchildren." Near the end of his life, Clemens became the doting friend and correspondent of twelve schoolgirls ranging in age from ten to sixteen. For Clemens, "collecting" these surrogate granddaughters was a way of overcoming his loneliness, a respite from the pessimism, illness, and depression that dominated his later years. In Mark Twain's Aquarium, John Cooley brings together virtually every known communication exchanged between the writer and the girls he called his "angelfish." Cooley also includes a number of Clemens's notebook entries, autobiographical dictations, short manuscripts, and other relevant materials that further illuminate this fascinating story. Clemens relished the attention of these girls, orchestrating chaperoned visits to his homes and creating an elaborate set of rules and emblems for the Aquarium Club. He hung their portraits in his billiard room and invented games and plays for their amusement. For much of 1908, he was sending and receiving a letter a week from his angelfish. Cooley argues that Clemens saw cheerfulness and laughter as his only defenses against the despair of his late years. His enchantment with children, years before, had given birth to such characters as Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn. In the frivolities of the Aquarium Club, it found its final expression. Cooley finds no evidence of impropriety in Clemens behavior with the girls. Perhaps his greatest crime, the editor suggests, was in idealizing them, in regarding them as precious collectibles. "He tried to trap them in the amber of endless adolescence," Cooley writes. "By pleading that they stay young and innocent, he was perhaps attempting to deny that, as they and the world continued to change, so must he."

Doktor Proktors Zeitbadewanne

Author: Jo Nesbø
Editor: Arena Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3401800825
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Wer mit dem genialen Professor Doktor Proktor in einer Straße wohnt, dem wird es nie langweilig. Diesmal lernen Lise und Bulle eine weitere verrückte Erfindung kennen: die Zeitbadewanne! Man muss nur Wasser einlassen, warten, bis die Zeitseife ordentlich schäumt, dann untertauchen und - wutsch! - befinden sich die beiden Kinder auf einer unglaublichen Reise durch Raum und Zeit.

The Athenaeum

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Die Welt Ist Rund

Author: Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9783854151173
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Perfect Memory

Author: Dominic O'Brien
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ISBN: 9783485010627
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The Spectator

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English Mechanic And World Of Science

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Mopac Magazine

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Paddington Macht Sich Freunde

Author: Michael Bond
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ISBN: 9783446194458
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Der kleine peruanische Bär Paddington hilft seiner Londoner Familie beim Hausputz, unterstützt das Krickett-Team und sorgt in der Marmeladenfabrik für grossen Wirbel.