The Secret Life of Walter Kitty

Author: Barbara Jean Hicks

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375985174

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Walter Kitty is no ordinary housecat. He's Fang—a swashbuckling protector of the high seas, a tiger waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey, and a caped superhero ready to save the day. But do his "people," Mr. and Mrs. Biddle, acknowledge his greatness? Not even!So once in a good long while, Walter will answer to Wally or Kitten or even Snookums, but most of the time . . . he's Fang!With a hilarious text by Barbara Jean Hicks and fabulously fun illustrations by Dan Santat, Walter Kitty is one cat readers will not soon forget! From the Hardcover edition.
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The secret life of Walter Kitty

Author: Joan E. Goodman

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307102607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 8394

When unlawful badgers take over a city park, a young cat dons a mask and cape and becomes the super hero, Wonder Cat.
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395672

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8609

The very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put upon middle-aged man - is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can't he? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thurber and collected here. James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists.
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James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533126

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor presents the best and most extensive collection ever assembled. Over 100 pieces include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Catbird Seat,” the brilliantly satirical Fables for Our Time, the classic My Life and Hard Times, and the best of The Owl in the Attic, Let Your Mind Alone!, My World—And Welcome to It, and the other famous books. Plus 500 wonderful drawings, including The Seal in the Bedroom and celebrated sequences like “The Masculine Approach” and “The War Between Men and Women.” Rounding out the volume is a selection from The Years with Ross, a memoir of the New Yorker publisher, and a number of wonderful early pieces never collected by Thurber.
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The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

Author: David Perlmutter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103745

Category: Reference

Page: 802

View: 5977

Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows continue to entertain tots, the form also reaches a much wider audience, engaging viewers of all ages. Whether aimed at toddlers, teens, or adults, animated shows reflect an evolving expression of sophisticated wit, adult humor, and a variety of artistic techniques and styles. The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Series encompasses animated programs broadcast in the United States and Canada since 1948. From early cartoon series like Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and His Friends, and The Flintstones to 21st century stalwarts like The Simpsons, South Park, and Spongebob Squarepants, the wide range of shows can be found in this volume. Series from many networks—such as Comedy Central, the Disney Channel, Nickleodeon, and Cartoon Network— are included, representing both the diversity of programming and the broad spectrum of viewership. Each entry includes a list of cast and characters, credit information, a brief synopsis of the series, and a critical analysis. Additional details include network information and broadcast history. The volume also features one hundred images and an introduction containing an historical overview of animated programming since the inception of television. Highlighting an extensive array of shows from Animaniacs and Archer to The X-Men and Yogi Bear, The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Series is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history and evolution of this constantly expanding art form.
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Der bunte Schleier

Roman

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257214611

Category:

Page: 237

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Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button (Deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Pallas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 55

View: 9123

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button Roger Button, ein erfolgreicher Geschäftsmann aus Baltimore, freut sich auf seinen ersten Sohn. Doch in der Entbindungsstation erlebt er den Schock seines Lebens: Es lieg kein Baby in der Krippe, sondern ein 70jähriger gebrechlicher Mann, der von Button einfordert: Bring mich nach Hause, ich bin dein Sohn! Die Krankenschwestern bestätigen das, und Button muss sich damit abfinden, dass sein Sohn tatsächlich als Greis zur Welt gekommen ist. Nun aber geschieht das nächste Unfassbare: Benjamin Button, der alte Kerl, entwickelt ein ›Umkehrwachstum‹ und wird immer jünger: Jünger als sein Vater, schließlich sogar jünger als sein Enkel. Eine absurde Situation, die alle Beteiligten auf eine schwere Probe stellt …
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Television Cartoon Shows: The shows, M-Z

Author: Hal Erickson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422562

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1038

View: 7343

"This reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the ten-year period from 1993 through 2003, nearly 450 new cartoon series have premiered in the U.S"--Provided by publisher.
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Television Cartoon Shows

An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003

Author: Hal Erickson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1038

View: 6515

"This reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the ten-year period from 1993 through 2003, nearly 450 new cartoon series have premiered in the U.S"--Provided by publisher.
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Videohound's Family Video Guide

Author: Martin F. Kohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787609849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 760

View: 5968

Rates more than four thousand videos suitable for family viewing, providing indexes by theme, actors, actresses, and directors
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Feature Films, 1940-1949

A United States Filmography

Author: Alan G. Fetrow

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 828

View: 1944

There are 4,296 features in this comprehensive filmography, including 61 documentaries of feature length and 44 of what were called "race movies, " i.e., those with an all-black cast. For each: title, studio, year of production and release, cast and credits, production personnel, and a brief plot synopsis. Where applicable: Academy Award winners and nominees, other awards, and for performers, film debuts and final screen appearances. Alternate titles are cross-referenced.
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Ein total verrücktes Jahr

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596806430

Category:

Page: 203

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Hotel Florida

Wahrheit, Liebe und Verrat im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg

Author: Amanda Vaill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608949155

Category:

Page: 520

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Images in the Dark

An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video

Author: Raymond Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homosexuality in motion pictures

Page: 622

View: 1803

This fully revised and updated edition reviews over 3000 films and videos. As a companion to gay and lesbian cinema, it also covers homosexual directors, gay characters and plots, sympathetic film-makers and gay icons.
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Children's Book Review Index

Author: Gary C. Tarbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

View: 1401

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Chicken Dance

Author: Tammi Sauer,Dan Santat

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402753664

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 5872

Determined to win tickets to an Elvis Poultry concert, hens Marge and Lola enter the Barnyard Talent Show, then, while the ducks who usually win the contest jeer, they test out their abilities.
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