Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ´60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp Monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen´s investigation takes us back to Anka´s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Rendered in a kaleidoscopically and breathtakingly virtuosic visual style that combines panel sequences and montage, Emil Ferris´ draftsmanship echoes the drawing of Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Robert Crumb. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is a revelatory work of striking originality that has been lauded as the debut graphic novel of the year.
An influential early Romantic composer for piano, John Field (1782-1837) redefined the term ´´nocturne.´´ Field´s dreamy, poetic style exerted a lasting effect on such later composers as Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann. This new collection brings together the most popular and often performed of Field´s nocturnes, along with a selection of his most important solo piano works.
´´Favority Fortuny´´ ? tretij roman znamenitogo cikla Kolin Makkalou ´´Vladyki Rima´´ po zamyslu avtora dolzhen vosprinimat´sya ne tol´ko v kachestve prodolzheniya romanov ´´Pervyj CHelovek v Rime´´ i ´´Bitva za Rim´´, no i kak samostoyatel´noe proizvedenie, vpolne zakonchennoe i nezavisimoe. V perelomnyj moment istorii novoe pokolenie chestolyubivyh rimlyan vstupaet v protivoborstvo za vlast´ i velichie. Izbrannye, kotorym pokrovitel´stvo bogov darovano s rozhdeniya. Proklyatye, iznyvayushchie pod tyazhkim bremenem diktata sud´by v pylu yarostnoj skhvatki za vlast´, ? skhvatki, v rezul´tate kotoroj stol´ mnogim iz nih suzhdeno byt´ poverzhennymi. No est´ sredi nih odin, kto velichestvenno vozvyshaetsya nad vsemi: yunosha, shchedro odarennyj talantami i krasotoj, ch´i ambicii besprimerny, ch´ya zhizn´ i lyubov´ stali legendoj, ch´ya slava ? slava samogo Rima. YUnosha, kotoromu samoj Fortunoj suzhdeno bylo proslavit´ i vozvysit´ svoe i bez togo gordoe imya ? Cezar´.
There are plenty of favorite things out there, but what if that ?favorite thing? is always ? you? In the morning, you are the wonderful, happy thing. You remind people of sunrises, cuddly animals at the zoo, flowers, and even amusement park rides. As long as you?re around, every vacation is the best. You?re like a fairy tale; you make things magic! ?You?re my favorite everything? is a phrase author J. J. Allen has said to her children and grandchildren every day. After years of using endearing quips to find different ways to express her love, she wanted to share her words with parents. She encourages verbalization of emotions to loved ones with sweet phrases and kind expressions. Kind words have a remarkable effect on self-confidence, so it?s important to tell the ones we love just how special they are. From exchanging laughs and dreams to going on adventures and telling stories, You?re My Favorite Everything will strike a chord for readers, parents, and children alike. By loving each other, we make the world a better place and make each other better members of the human race! ?Lines and images from some books are so special they remain fixed in our memories for a long time, years and even decades after the children who were read these stories are grown and have children of their own. J.J. Allen?s ?You?re My Favorite Everything? promises to be one of those special books, written with soft, comforting language that brings the reader and listener joy, and confidence that things are all right. Children who hear this book will probably be reciting it by memory to their own children years in the future.? Glenn Adams Freelance writer Retired Associated Press Writer