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Paradoxes By Lilya Gaft
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A collection of humorous phrases and short verses.
Carpet Snakes and Stick Insects, ExtremePets, Book 2 By J.R. Poulter
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You’ve heard about EXTREME SPORTS! What about EXTREME PETS? These pets are ‘different’ Do you have one yet? They need as much love And they need as much care As... More > ‘regular’ pets, just A little more rare! But… only get one, if you DARE! A series of 4 humorous verse stories, aimed at 5 to 10 year olds, about very unusual pets with information and links to further reading. Book 1 - Axolotls and Tarantulas. Book 2 - Carpet Snakes and Stick Insects, includes 10 fun facts about each. Book 3 - Water Dragons and Ant Farms Book 4 - Chameleons and Freshwater Turtles TEACHER REVIEW: “What a fascinating book, integrating fact with a verse to create a wonderful cross-curricular resource for teachers. As for the students, curious little minds will engage with the unique and unusual subject matter!” Adrienne T. O’Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from indigenous classrooms in the outback to multicultural classrooms in the city.< Less
Songs of a Sourdough By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Songs of a Sourdough is a book of poetry published in 1907 by Robert W. Service. In the United States, the book was published under the title The Spell of the Yukon and Verses.The book is well known... More > for its verse about the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon a decade earlier, particularly the long, humorous ballads, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee. "Songs of a Sourdough has sold more than three million copies.Service, an employee of the Imperial Bank of Canada, was posted to Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1904. He "took part in the extremely active Whitehorse social life. As was popular at the time he recited at concerts – things like "Casey at the Bat" and "Gunga Din", but they were getting stale. "One day (Service later wrote), while pondering what to recite at an upcoming church concert he met E.J. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_of_a_Sourdough Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11,... More > 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day. "Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the first of ten children. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Service< Less
Rhymes of a Rolling Stone By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11,... More > 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day. "Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the first of ten children. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Service< Less
Ballads of a Cheechako By Robert W. (Robert William) Service
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11,... More > 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Verses). His vivid descriptions of the Yukon and its people made it seem that he was a veteran of the Klondike gold rush, instead of the late-arriving bank clerk he actually was. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day. "Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the first of ten children. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Service< Less
Adam's Blues By Richard Leach
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"I remember, I remember, how the garden used to be./We had everything we wanted, except for that one tree." Those lines are from "Adam's Blues", title piece and first entry in... More > this collection. The book continues with poems on Adam and Eve in Eden and in the 21st century; a summer blockbuster superhero psalm ("Sheol my arch-nemesis/sent his minions after me/They trapped me in a death net/and hit me with a hydro-blast"); poems which travel from the Apostles' Creed to unexpected destinations ("They say I'm lucky/to be here in the Creed," says Pontius Pilate); and more. Humorous, thoughtful and poignant poems in rhyme or free verse. Richard Leach is a poet and visual artist in Stamford, Connecticut. His sacred poetry, words for hymns and anthems, has been set to music by many composers and is widely published and sung. Since 2009 he has written secular verse on many topics and in many forms.< Less
The Essential David Everett Reader By David Everett
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David Everett wrote the way he played the piano — for the sheer joy of entertaining. His stories are unfailingly funny. Everett's memoirs tell of growing up in east Texas during WWII, the... More > military after Korea but before Viet Nam, gays at the University of Texas in the 50s, Winedale and Johnson City in the 60s, playing the piano behind the iron curtain in Europe, and much, much more. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 45, he continued to enjoy life for another 28 years, first working on campus and then retiring to Mexico. This book tells in droll detail the story of the coming of age of a gay Texan, the pleasures and traumas of the 60s, the heroic struggles of an unrepentant iconoclast, beset with a degenerative disease, who faced the world with intelligence, sensitivity, and humor. This book is a song with many verses and a single underlying theme: art as a form of salvation, writing as a pure act of love.< Less
Trent's Last Case By E. C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: E. C. Bentley (full name Edmund Clerihew Bentley; 10 July... More > 1875 – 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics. One of the best known is this (1905):Bentley was born in London and educated at St Paul's School and Merton College, Oxford. His father, John Edmund Bentley, was professionally a civil servant but was also a rugby union international having played in the first ever international match for England against Scotland in 1871. Bentley worked as a journalist on several newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph. [citation needed] He also worked for the imperialist weekly called The Outlook during the editorship of James Louis Garvin. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Clerihew_Bentley< Less
Phantasmagoria: and other poems By Lewis Carroll
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PART OF A LEWIS CARROLL BOOK SET - BOOK 7 OF 8: “One of the most unusual poems ever written, ”The Hunting of the Snark” is the uncontested masterpiece of nonsense verse. The verbal... More > richness and flexibility of the English language are exploited to the utmost in this riotously funny, formally perfect, and delightfully absurd narrative poem about a strange assortment of characters out to hunt a fearsome creature known, among other things, for its habit of getting up so late that it breakfasts at five-o’clock tea and dines on the following day. No review can do justice to a work as original and extraordinary as this one, written more than a century ago to entertain Victorian children, but read now mostly by grownups. This is the very pinnacle of British humor, soaring far above even most of Monty Python’s most inspired moments.”< Less

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