Roald Dahl - Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.
Paul Davies - Awakening - The Art of Halo 4
A glimpse at the beginning of a new trilogy in the massive global gaming franchise, featuring a stunning array of concept art, character sketches and much, much more. Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment in the iconic franchise that shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, it marks the beginning of a new trilogy as the Master Chief confronts an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 will give gamers an in-depth look behind the scenes at the creation of the stunning worlds of Halo 4, with commentary from the art director and game designers throughout. Concept art, character sketches, detailed environments and an additional section on the forthcoming multiplayer game make this the definitive guide to 343 Industries' take on the Halo universe.
Amid Amidi - The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniversary
Over the past 25 years, Pixar's team of artists, writers, and directors have shaped the world of contemporary animation with their feature films and shorts. From classics such as _Toy Story_ and _A Bug's Life_ to recent masterpieces such as _Up_, _Toy Story 3_, and _Cars 2_, this comprehensive collection offers a behind-the-scenes tour of every Pixar film to date. Featuring a foreword by chief creative officer John Lasseter, the complete color scripts for every film published in full for the first time as well as stunning visual development art, _The Art of Pixar_ is a treasure trove of rare artwork and an essential addition to the library of animation fans and Pixar enthusiasts.
Jenny Lerew - The Art of Brave
"Brave" is Pixar's first fairy tale: a lush, animated adventure through the forests and highlands of medieval Scotland. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists, this book showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the creation of the movie.
David Colbert - The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter
J. K. Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. _The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter_ reveals the stories behind the stories. All the questions you ever wanted to ask about Harry's fantastical world are answered here. Discover the astonishing origins of magical creatures, the clues to hidden meanings in names, and amazing facts about real-life wizards and ancient magic spells. From Alchemists to Unicorns, Basilisks to Veela, this fascinating compendium brings another dimension to Harry's adventures.
Ismeretlen szerző - Japanese Comickers
Where else can you find such an incredible collection of 14 young comic, anime and manga artists willing to share the secrets of their techniques? Each artist includes a brief biography, the most representative work and a gallery of their best work with step-by-steps on how to create the work. The last chapter features a who’s who in the industry or "Tree of Japanese Comickers" and information about the art materials used by each artist along with a glossary of terms unique to Japanese comic/anime illustrations.
Ismeretlen szerző - Japanese Comickers 2
Following the success of _Japanese Comickers_, this book profiles twelve Japanese and Korean artists working in anime and manga – all of whom eagerly discuss their work and share their thoughts on this incredible and increasingly popular genre. Some featured artists use digital tools to create their work, while others work in more traditional media. Each of the twelve profiles in _Japanese Comickers 2_ includes a brief biography of the artist, a visual of his or her most representative work, and a pictorial gallery with detailed explanations of their techniques. Also included is information on the materials used by each artist and a glossary of terms unique to manga and anime. A showcase of the cutting-edge vanguard of anime and manga illustration and a valuable how-to guide for aspiring artists, _Japanese Comickers 2_ is an essential addition to every fan's library.
P. L. Travers - Mary Poppins (angol)
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. Featuring the charming original cover art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers of all ages. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide _up_ banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!
L. Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad... As with all classics, repeated readings continue to bring new detail and perspectives to the reader's mind, and Tolkien's Middle-earth is a vast mine of treasures and knowledge, its roots delving deep into folklore, mythology and language. The Hobbit is, therefore, an ideal book for annotation: as well as offering a marvellous and entrancing story, it introduces the reader to the richly imagined world of Middle-earth, a world more fully and complexly realised in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Ismeretlen szerző - Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
Treasury of 64 tales invites readers into the shadowy, twilight world of Celtic myth and legend. Mischievous fairy people, murderous giants, priests, devils, druidic spells and more. Stories include The Soul Cages, The Kildare Pooka, The Black Lamb, The Horned Women, The Phantom Isle, King O'Toole and His Goose, many more. Introduction and Notes by W. B. Yeats.
Rika Sugiyama - Comic Artists – Asia
The Japanese comic style – manga – has become wildly popular throughout North America and the rest of the world, as evidenced by Harper Design's bestselling _"Japanese Comickers."_ But the latest vanguard of artists working in this style come not only from Japan, but also Korea (where comics are called "manhwa") and China (where they are called "manhua.") Therefore to follow-up the success of _"Japanese Comickers,"_ Harper Design is proud to present _Comic Artists – Asia_ featuring rising comics artists from Korea and Taiwan as well as Japan. _Comic Artists – Asia_ introduces the work of a dozen promising young artists who are non-professional or semi-professional in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Each artist profile includes an interview, providing insight into how they work and how they regard their craft as well as a gallery of their breathtaking imagery and step-by-step or idea sources how they work. A sumptuous presentation of the most cutting-edge practitioners of today's most popular cartooning style, _Comic Artists – Asia_ is an indispensable addition to every manga fan's collection.
Malachy Doyle - Tales from old Ireland
This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.
Alan Alexander Milne - Amikor még kicsik voltunk / When We Were Very Young
Milne klasszikus szerző. Talán még életében az volt. Hetven éve a világon mindenütt olvassák, szavalják, énelkik a verseit, színházakban, mozikban játsszák műveit. A Shepard-rajzok pedig legalább annyira népszerűek, mint a Walt Disney- figurák. Az európai nagyvárosok divatja bő pólókra nyomja a versidézetek és micimackós aranymondások mellé a kedves figurákat. Milne összessen négy gyerekkönyvet írt: Micimackó, Micimackó kuckója, Hatévesek lettünk, Amikor még kicsik voltunk. Ezt az utóbbit magyarul most veheti kézbe először az olvasó. A költemények azért olvashatók két nyelven, hogy az angolul tudók és tanulók (akár gyerekek, akár felnőttek) kétszer örüljenek és közben okosodjanak. Milnétől üdítő angolul tanulni!
J. K. Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.
Neil Gaiman - Stardust
In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
Alan Alexander Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
,,You're the Best Bear in All the World,' said Christopher Robin. 'Am I?' said Pooh hopefully. Meet the world's favourite bear in this delightful collection, in which Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a woozle, and discovers the wrong sort of honey — amonpst other things!"