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The Bacchae of Euripides By Robert Banks Foster & Margaret Behr
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This new translation of the Bacchae is a lyrical rendition in verse of the ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. Dionysus, aka Bacchus, comes to Thebes to restore the good name of his mother Semele,... More > who died after having a love affair with his father, Zeus. Dionysus demands that he and his cult be honoured by Thebe's inhabitants, but is disappointed by his reception by Pentheus, its young ruler. Meanwhile Pentheus' mother, Agave, and her sisters are joined by other local women in their devotion to Bacchus in the mountains, performing wild Bacchanalian rites with wine and carousing. Dionysus leads Pentheus, dressed as a woman, into the mountains to spy on the women, who, in a delirious state, kill him, thinking he is a young lion. In this way, Dionysus gets his revenge and Thebe's ruling family is forced into exile.< Less
Caterpillar's Surprise By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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When Caterpillar joins Fiona and her friends in their theater project, the other creatures tease him mercilessly. Little do they know what will happen when Caterpillar withdraws into his green and... More > gold chrysalis. Will he come out in time or will their play be ruined? This story is followed by facts about monarch butterflies and how we can help them survive. It would be a great addition to a classroom unit on butterflies and insects. Fun as a homeschooling lesson, too. Grades 2 to 4.< Less
The Bacchae of Euripides By Margaret Behr & Robert Banks Foster
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This new translation of the Bacchae is a lyrical rendition in verse of the ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. Dionysus, aka Bacchus, comes to Thebes to restore the good name of his mother Semele,... More > who died after having a love affair with his father, Zeus. Dionysus demands that he and his cult be honoured by Thebe's inhabitants, but is disappointed by his reception by Pentheus, its young ruler. Meanwhile Pentheus' mother, Agave, and her sisters are joined by other local women in their devotion to Bacchus in the mountains, performing wild Bacchanalian rites with wine and carousing. Dionysus leads Pentheus, dressed as a woman, into the mountains to spy on the women, who, in a delirious state, kill him, thinking he is a young lion. In this way, Dionysus gets his revenge and Thebe's ruling family is forced into exile.< Less
Animal Jokes, Riddles, and Knock Knocks By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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Jokes, riddles, and knock knocks are a fun way to keep kids reading and using their noggins. Most kids love to laugh and tell funny jokes to test their families and friends. The short questions and... More > answers will have even reluctant readers keeping their noses in the book and retelling their favorite sections. Fun for all ages, but especially for kids ages 6 to 12.< Less
Five Kootenay Lake Poets By Sheila Murray-Nellis et al.
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Five poets share their diverse perspectives of living on Kootenay Lake in the Purcell region of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Each poet's distinctive voice expresses his or her own... More > reflections of life in the Kootenays, from the Coyote trickster to gardening to wildlife to politics to fairy tale images.< Less
Fiona the Theater Mouse Study Guide By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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Study guide for the book Fiona the Theater Mouse. Includes word searches, crossword puzzles, recipes, vocabulary enriching activities, writing prompts, discussion questions, and math problems -- all... More > related to the story about the little mouse and the little bat who become friends at the Noodle Soup Theater. Special sections -- Facts About Mice and Facts About Bats -- give background information about these two animals that appear in the story. Each Facts article is set up in a question-answer format and is accompanied by a crossword puzzle using the information provided. Find a link to the book Fiona the Theater Mouse at : http://www.wizzley.com/fiona-the-theater-mouse< Less
Fiona, the Theater Mouse By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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Fiona lives with her family behind the dressing room wall in the Noodle Soup Community Theater. When she makes friends with a bat named Bart, Fiona learns about courage and how to be a good friend.... More > Soon danger threatens her family, and Fiona and Bart must work together to find a way to save them. Grades 2 to 4, though younger children would enjoy the story as a read aloud.< Less
Presence By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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Poems and black and white photographs exploring a selection of key feasts in the church year.
Treasure in a Mountain Cave By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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What would you do if you found a treasure map to hidden gold? And what if you knew that behind the gold lay prisoners held in a deathly grasp? Two friends set off on an adventure to find treasure and... More > discover that more than gold is at stake and that a whole forest full of creatures depend on them for their survival.< Less
You Are Meant to Be Like Fire By Sheila Murray-Nellis
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These poems explore how we communicate or fail to communicate with each other, with the natural world, and ultimately with the Divine. Poems of longing, of delight, and of loss reflect on how our... More > relationship with nature mirrors our connection or lack of connection with God.< Less