In this study guide we narrate and analyse all 15 poems in the the AQA Power and Conflict poetry anthology to prepare those who are studying for their English Literature GCSE. Written by Rebecca Kleanthous, an English teacher and an examiner who specialises in poetry, this series will enable you to understand all the themes and ideas across the poems, analyses the techniques used by the poets, including language and structure and provides suitable comparisons with other poems within the cluster. Additionally, there are two additional chapters, one analysing poetic techniques and another on exam techniques. The 15 poems in the anthology are: Percy Bysshe Shelley - Ozymandias William Blake - London William Wordsworth - The Prelude: stealing the boat Robert Browning - My Last Duchess Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade Wilfred Owen - Exposure Seamus Heaney - Storm on the Island Ted Hughes - Bayonet Charge Simon Armitage - Remains Jane Weir - Poppies Carol Ann Duffy - War Photographer Imtiaz Dharker - Tissue Carol Rumens - The émigree Beatrice Garland - Kamikaze John Agard - Checking Out Me History 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penny Andrews, Andrew Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adpi/000011/bk_adpi_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears. - attributed to King Agesilaus In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. There have been no shortage of great warrior societies in history, including the Romans, Mongols, Macedonians, and Vikings - the list goes on. Yet one humble city in particular, nestled in a valley near the Eurotas River in the Greek region of the Peloponnese, and once ridiculed as little more than a cluster of villages inhabited by uncouth shepherds, produced the most famous warrior elite the world has ever known. The most unique city-state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to fascinate contemporaneous society. It is not entirely clear why Sparta placed such a great emphasis on having a militaristic society, but the result was that military fitness was a preoccupation from birth. If a Spartan baby did not appear physically fit at birth, it was left to die. Spartan children underwent military training around the age of seven years old, and every male had to join the army around the age of 18. The Spartans, whose carefully constructed approach to warfare and - there is no other word for it - Spartan way of life, earned the grudging admiration of all of Greece and succeeded in establishing themselves in the years following the reforms of the semi-legendary ruler Lycurgus as the greatest military force in all of Hellas. Athens might have the mightiest fleet and the greatest cadre of philosophers and dramatists, Thessaly might have had the most vaunted cavalry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095471/bk_acx0_095471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her wonderful storytelling abilities and endless array of gorgeous clothes and toys, little Sara Crewe seems to everyone at her boarding school like the luckiest girl in the world - a ´little princess´. no less. But one day disaster strikes, and she is moved into an attic and turned overnight into a drudge. All but a little cluster of her most loyal friends turn their backs upon her. Constantly cold, with barely enough to eat, and reduced to wearing the outgrown tatters of her former wardrobe, how will she cope? Will she remain a true princess - a girl capable fun, kindness and unselfishness even in misfortune? Above all, does what Sara calls ´The Magic´ truly exist? Created over a century ago, A Little Princess is still of contemporary relevance, being essentially a story of childhood and survival. Along the years it has delighted and moved by turn adults and children alike. In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time children´s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with a primarily US audience. Finally, I am sure Frances Hodgson Burnett would not have found it amiss to mention here that Zada, the studio cat who has listened to every word of this book and quietly overseen its editing, gave birth to three kittens at the very same time that this edition was completed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Magda Allani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slbr/000003/bk_slbr_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delight in a collection of our favourite children´s stories voiced by Brenda & Robin Markwell. From a fantastic edition of ´´Beauty and the Beast´´, to a captivating retelling of ´´The Little Mermaid´´, and many, many more.... This collection includes: ´´Beauty and the Beast´´, ´´Belling the Cat´´, ´´Better Go Steady Father Time´´, ´´Black Beauty´´, ´´Bonzo and the Bone´´, ´´Bubble and Squeak´´, ´´Bubbles Broke Handle´´, ´´Cinderella´´, ´´Dick Whittington´´, ´´Don´t Tamper with Time´´, ´´Emerald the Engine´´, ´´Finn McCoull´´, ´´Goldilocks and the Three Bears´´, ´´Grandpa Ted´s Spoons´´, ´´Hansel and Gretel´´, ´´Jack and the Beanstalk´´, ´´Knox the Fox and the Kangaroo of Waterloo´´, ´´Miss Owl Saves the Day´´, ´´Mother Rabbit´s Moving Day´´, ´´Mr Grump´s Garden´´, ´´Old King Cole and Witch Wierdilocks´´, ´´Old Mother Hubbard´´, ´´Old Mother Starteditall´´, ´´Pookie Doodle´s Boating Lake Adventure´´, ´´Pots and Pans´´, ´´Puss in Boots´´, ´´Rapunzel´´, ´´Sammy´s Miracle´´, ´´Simple Simon and the Apples´´, ´´Sleeping Beauty´´, ´´Squeak and the Flour Bin´´, ´´Sybil the Spoon´´, ´´The Adventures of Pinocchio´´, ´´The Brown Bear and the Fox´´, ´´The Dancing Princess´´, ´´The Emperor´s New Clothes´´, ´´The Emu and the Kangaroo´´, ´´The Frog Prince´´, ´´The Frog Princess´´, ´´The Greedy Dog´´, ´´The Journey´´, ´´The Kangaroo of Waterloo´´, ´´The King´s New Clothes´´, ´´The Little Fir Tree´´, ´´The Little Gingerbread Man´´, ´´The Little Mermaid´´, ´´The Little Red Hen´´, ´´The Little Tin Soldier´´, ´´The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe´´, ´´The Pied Piper of Hamelin´´, ´´The Princess and the Pea´´, ´´The Selfish Giant´´, ´´The Shepherds´´, ´´The Squirrel of Wirral´´, ´´The Ted Bears Adding Adventure´´, ´´The Ted Bears Medley´´, ´´The Ted Bears Medley 2´´, ´´The Three Billy Goats Gruff´´, ´´The Three Little Pigs´´, ´´The Tinder Box´´, ´´The Tortoise and the Hare´´, ´´The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse´´, ´´The Ugly Duckling´´, ´´The Wind and the Sun 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brenda Markwell, Robin Markwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onme/000161/bk_onme_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three stories in one bundle.Story One: When Casper´s cat girlfriend becomes a little more demanding than she was at first, he starts having doubts, but when she sends him on a dangerous mission, he really doesn’t know anymore. This story involves explosive monsters, strange objects, and a bunch of cats trying to argue over what’s best to do. The alley cats in this story are friends, but one of them is constantly lying. Find out who!Story Two: This story is about a super sheep. His name is Martin, and he is different than the others - he has the ability to fly and rescues other sheep in danger. But after saving the lives of his fellow sheep one-by-one, he faces an unexpected threat, a possible calamity which requires him to come up with creative solutions and use his super strength. Find out more about Martin, a flying sheep with great courage and determination.Story Three: Garso and Marthus are two detectives. And although Garso hasn’t solved a lot of significant cases, his biggest task is now to solve the case of the vanished city statue. They both go on a search and find out clues along the way, but the real reason for and method of making the magnificent monument disappear will surprise them both. The case takes them to a distant land and forces them to put themselves in the line of danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100634/bk_acx0_100634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three stories in one book.Story one: When the main character of this story, Gary, sees a prediction about a young hero, he is serious about discovering the truth and validity of the signed prophecy. He collects his things and sets forth on a long quest to seek answers. And even though the answers don’t come at first, the unfolding of coincidental events seem to work in his favor and provide him the opportunity to show his true character. Follow an epic, adventurous hero who finds his father and discovers that the reason for his fighting skills is important. Hear about skeletons, zombies, and a land divided in this great audiobook about a hero who has a quest.Story two: The teenagers are on a mission: They have to find life - other people who survived the zombie apocalypse. Strengthened by their weapons, the four friends go on a journey through the vast, empty landscape and find supplies in villages to help them cope with the hordes. They each have their favorite weapon, and some of them may like each other in a more romantic way. Hear about the great adventures of these young surviving heroes who withstand the zombies on the path to their destination.Story three: When Richard gets bored with his obligations and standard routines, he leaves the palace and goes on a little adventure. He meets a special person, fights a dark figure in his courts, and changes the law through his father forever. His status as a prince isn’t everything, and he discovers it quickly. But his brave character helps him overcome obstacles and defeat obscure enemies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100717/bk_acx0_100717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A refreshing way to guide your kids to dreamland.Kids grow up in an increasingly noisy world, with entertainment being available at any time of the day. We all love to see our kids happy, but it’s hard to protect them from devices screaming for attention, draining their imagination. This book helps children to reconnect to their quiet imagination - creating a moment of calmness, making kids more relaxed and less anxious. These bedtime meditations are a collection of dreamy, visualizing stories. They’re taking children on a magical journey to find where rainbows start, to make their own constellation or to meet a unicorn made of ice. These stories include basic mindfulness techniques such as being attentive to your breath, identifying body sensations, and actively feeling grateful and loving. This book will help kids relax and guide them to a good night’s sleep. Our audiobook version comes with music and sound effects composed specifically for this book. This transforms it into an unforgettable experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cara Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138228/bk_acx0_138228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three adventure stories in one brief bundle. Story 1: Raymond and Vera are in love, but when Jason loses the expensive engagement ring to a ferocious spider rider, he is desperate to get it back. He tells the story of how he followed the monster and tried to get his treasure back. In the meantime, his fiancé relates the experience of being attacked by the same spider rider at a different moment. Will they be able to retrieve their precious jewel and get back together after being separated? Will they be able to withstand the elements of nature? Find out!Story 2: Shaw the crawling fish cannot look through walls, but he desperately wants to. His friend tells him to be in a life-or-death situation, so that his innate instincts will kick in. At first, all Shaw’s futile attempts lead him nowhere, but when a cougar appears at the docks, Shaw becomes afraid and develops something within him he doesn’t even realize. Read about a crawling fish who discovered more about himself by going on dangerous adventures.Story 3: Diana and Daphne are best friends, but when they begin to argue, there is no stopping these two vengeful girls. They hate each other, and they are not afraid to show it. Eventually, Diana becomes so angry that she turns Daphne’s beloved animal into a zombie horse, a destructive, aggressive creature that terrorizes the town and escapes into the mountains. Will they find the horse and restore what has been lost? Will they ever forgive each other? Don’t wait and begin listening now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103870/bk_acx0_103870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An all-new fantasy adventure for kids to enjoy! Think of elves, orcs, wizards, and dwarfs all in one book. This short fantasy story is about a vicious group of orcs that invades the homes and towns of the humans. But when the elves find out, they are about to gather every race in the vast lands to win the war and rid themselves of these monstrous orcs. Ciethrael and Alicia are two elven warriors, one with a sword, and another with a bow and arrow. They seek out the wise wizard and convince the dwarfs to provide them weapons for war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097153/bk_acx0_097153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.