The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised by his governess, Balthazar is shipped off to a British boarding school, where he meets the noble but naughty Beefy. The duo matriculate to Trinity College, Dublin, where Balthazar reads zoology and Beefy prepares for holy orders, all the while sharing amorous adventures high and low, until their university careers come to an abrupt and decidedly unholy end. Written with trademark bravado and a healthy dose of sincerity, The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B is vintage Donleavy.
Vincent Shadow Toy Inventor
Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports and is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mind that truly separates him from other kids his age. Vincent's top secret attic lab is crammed with toy prototypes --from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz--and he has a sketch book filled with drawings of toys he still wants to build. So when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realizes that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys. * Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor was previously titled The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow.
The Little Paris Kitchen
Rachel Khoo cooks up a storm from her tiny Parisian kitchen, bringing the magic of France into our homes. The 'little kitchen' concept might be a considerable hindrance to most chefs, but Khoo has made the most of it' New York Times 'The fabulous fairy godmother of French cuisine' Easy Living Rachel Khoo was determined to get to grips with French cooking, so to learn more she moved to Paris, not speaking a word of French, and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu, the world-famous cookery school. From a Croque Madame muffin and the classic Boeuf bourguignon, to a deliciously fragrant Provencal lavender and lemon roast chicken, Rachel celebrates the culinary landscape of France as it is today and shows how simple these dishes are. The 120 recipes in the book range from easy, everyday dishes like Omelette Pipérade, to summer picnics by the Seine and afternoon 'goûter' (snacks), to meals with friends and delicious desserts including classics like Crème brulee and Tarte tatin. It's a book that celebrates the very best of French home-cooking in a modern and accessible way. In The Little Paris Kitchen, Rachel Khoo serves up a modern twist on classic French cooking. After graduating from Central Saint Martin's College with a degree in Art and Design, British food writer Rachel was lured to Paris to study pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu. Rachel shot to fame when her TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen, was broadcast by BBC. Her beautiful tie-in cookbook and the follow up, My Little French Kitchen, have been published around the globe. Rachel now travels the world working on a variety of projects, including a weekly recipe column for the Evening Standard.
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Songs from the Baobab
Presents a collection of twenty-nine lullabies and rhymes that include lyrics reproduced in the original African language and translated into English.
My Body Science Series Super Set
A non-fictional, humorous look at the human body. This set contains the Holes in Your Nose, The Gas We Pass, All About Scabs, Everyone Poops.