Welcome to the Land of Ooo, a world where rainbow-colored unicorns bark in Korean, vibrating worms elicit hallucinogenic nightmares, and where Abraham Lincoln is still alive and reigns as the... More > "King of Mars".
Ooo is also home to Finn, a courageous, stick-limbed boy, and his best friend Jake, an elasticated, shapeshifting dog. They're the stars of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, a cartoon which may well be the most imaginative – and indeed entertaining – on TV.
Like SpongeBob SquarePants and Yo Gabba Gabba! before it, Adventure Time has found that sweet spot between pre-teen adoration and countercultural cool; it's the latest "kids' show that it's OK for adults to like". Yet there are many things to reveal, just keep on reading.< Less
Gathering Chestnuts: Encounters Along the Way is a collection of stories based on the author’s often unexpected encounters with individuals as she has traveled in and around Bologna, Italy,... More > since 1994. Each story recalls a “gift”: a deeper insight into the people of Bologna and the Province, but also an awareness of herself and the world. These stories could actually be set anywhere; generosity exists, often unnoticed, in the quietest, most unexpected circumstances. Often a person does not even realize his or her own kindness. The title derives from one of the stories included in the collection, In the Castagneto with Clara, referring to the unconditional generosity of the chestnut tree as it blankets our path with its fruit and sustenance. An original illustration by artist Loren Bondurant accompanies each story. Simple maps of the territory will provide the geographical context for the reader.< Less