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#1
You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
 
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 52277
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Ode to Childhood: Poetry to Celebrate the Child
Lucy Gray, ed.
Publisher: Batsford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849941334.  Daedalus Item Code: 51867
 
A celebration of children, of childhood, and in many ways, of being a parent, this collection offers some of the best poetry ever written about children, from William Blake, Christina Rossetti, ... (Read More)
 
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#4
A Little History of Dragons: The Essential Guide to Fire-Breathing Winged Serpents
Joyce Hargreaves.
Publisher: Walker & Company.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802718020.  Daedalus Item Code: 53227
 
Illustrated with art spanning thousands of years of human history, this book offers a short exploration of dragons, both malevolent and benign. Why are dragons recognized in almost all cultures on ... (Read More)
 
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#5
St. Patrick's Secrets: 101 Little-Known Truths and Tales of Ireland
Helen Walsh Folsom. Fergus Lyons, illus.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781808989.  Daedalus Item Code: 52177
 
Have you heard about how the Irish fought for Alexander the Great? Did you know that at one time the Irish were forbidden to wear trousers? Have you any idea why the Irish revere John Paul Jones, or ... (Read More)
 
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#6
McSweeney's Issue 20
Dave Eggers, ed.
Publisher: McSweeney's Books.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781932416527.  Daedalus Item Code: 52185
 
This 20th issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern features plenty for the eyes as well as the mind; every fourth page is a color reproduction of a painting by a different, excellent artist (50 ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
 
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life
Anita Silvey, ed.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596433953.  Daedalus Item Code: 52063
 
"What children's book changed the way you see the world?" Horn Book Magazine editor and children's book publisher Anita Silvey asked this question of more than a hundred respected and admired ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Good Rat: A True Story
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060856694.  Daedalus Item Code: 51309
 
In a history every bit as compelling as The Godfather, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Branch Rickey and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight gives us a look through the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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