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Folding Jabba the Puppett with Tom Angleberger
 
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Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett? With this latest episode in the explosively popular Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger proves once again that he "has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life" (Washington Post). Available wherever books are sold on August 6th, 2013! Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Surprise_Attack_of_Jabba_the_Puppett-9781419708589.html
Views: 216186 Abrams Books
Author Cece Bell Talks About Her New Book, 'El Deafo'
 
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Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO STARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (2011) and Liz Prince’s Tomboy." --Booklist
Views: 60992 Abrams Books
How to Fold Emperor Pickletine with Tom Angleberger
 
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Author Tom Angleberger shows you how to fold Emperor Pickletine, The star of the final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won't be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an "origami-free zone." Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet. Find out more: http://origamiyoda.com/book/emperor-pickletine-rides-the-bus/
Views: 181704 Abrams Books
How To Fold Princess Labelmaker with Tom Angleberger
 
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace—aka test prep—wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and they've even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they're going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forces—aka the school board—pushing her from above, will the gang's former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion—or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete? With this timely episode in the blockbuster Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his "grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on" (Scripps Howard News Service). Find out more: http://origamiyoda.com/
Views: 148261 Abrams Books
Folding Origami Yoda with Tom Angleberger (Paperback)
 
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Not so long ago, in a middle school not so far away, a sixth grader named Dwight folded an origami finger puppet of Yoda. For class oddball Dwight, this wasn’t weird. It was typical Dwight behavior. But what is weird is that Origami Yoda is uncannily wise and prescient. He can predict the date of a pop quiz, guess who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and save a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, Tommy assembles this first case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, hailed by School Library Journal as “honest, funny, and immensely entertaining.”
Views: 132364 Abrams Books
Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts
 
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In Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms—squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles—found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his magnificent, inventive quilts—ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more complex Circle of Stars, for more advanced stitchers—are showcased in the book, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one. Along the way, Fassett also offers over a hundred photos of geometric inspiration from around the world—everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colors and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity, and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Kaffe_Fassett_s_Simple_Shapes_Spectacular_Quilts-9781584798378.html
Views: 52824 Abrams Books
The Wes Anderson Collection Book Trailer
 
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By Matt Zoller Seitz. Trailer and animation by Outsider (http://outsidernyc.com/ ); adapted from original artwork and illustrations by Max Dalton. Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom—instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/wesandersoncollection
Views: 155105 Abrams Books
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
 
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In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren't strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight's classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel. Available wherever books are sold! Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Strange_Case_of_Origami_Yoda-9780810984257.html F&P Level: T F&P Genre: RF
Views: 282414 Abrams Books
Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book
 
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Stick figures to the dark side only lead! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! With this companion to the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger—with the help of the kids from McQuarrie Middle School—presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket! Other Force-mastering activities include: "Kellen's Guide to Cool Letters," "Mike's Complete Rules and Tips for Pencil Pod-Racing," "Rhondella's Tips for Photographing Origami," and much more! With Tom Angleberger's goofy sense of humor and accessible art style, Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling is sure to satisfy and inspire the millions of Origami Yoda and Star Wars fans. May the doodles be with you! Includes 16-page color insert with 10 pages of colored pull-out origami paper; instructions to make Yoda, Darth, C-3PO, Admiral Ackbar, and R2-D2; a section on photographing your origami creations, and two Star Wars backdrops to photograph them against. Available wherever books are sold on March 26, 2013. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/origamiyoda
Views: 313515 Abrams Books
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
 
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In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that werent strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwights classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Strange_Case_of_Origami_Yoda-9780810984257.html
Views: 489864 Abrams Books
The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
 
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Anna and Abel couldn't be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It's a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his "enemies" begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she? Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama. Available now where books are sold, find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Storyteller-9781419700477.html
Views: 18425 Abrams Books
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
 
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The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda! It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda--related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a "troublemaker." Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight's presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as "Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener," "Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels," and "Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical." But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight's suspension permanent . . . With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller. Available wherever books are sold. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Darth_Paper_Strikes_Back-9781419700279.html
Views: 670821 Abrams Books
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
 
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With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It's a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that's just as good as Yoda's—even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It's up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it's in his weirdness that his greatness lies. With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Secret_of_the_Fortune_Wookiee-9781419703928.html
Views: 260279 Abrams Books
Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too by Michael Showalter (Episode 1)
 
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Michael Showalter's Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too is the hilarious all-access guide to help a man comprehend, appreciate, and bond with the felines in his life. They say dogs are a man's best friend. True! But what if that man's girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or mother-in-law has a cat? Is that the end for him? Is he resigned to an eternity of estrangement from this furry creature with which he shares his life partner, his favorite chair, and his sock drawer? Showalter offers hope for men everywhere in their quest to understand and love cats. In this intimate portrait of one man's love for cats, you will learn the answers to burning questions such as: "Why are they all aloof and weird and stuff?"; "They hate me, right?"; and "Is it true that they have nine lives?" Armed with these and countless other valuable lessons, by the book's end any guy can be on the fast track to becoming a cat's best friend. #catguy http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Guys_Can_Be_Cat_Ladies_Too-9781419706905.html
Views: 24503 Abrams Books
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
 
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Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his “brothers”; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.
Views: 8778 Abrams Books
Jeff Kinney Greets Fans and Talks About Hard Luck
 
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Jeff Kinney discusses the new book in the his bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, which hits stores on November 5, 2013! http://wimpykid.com
Views: 87111 Abrams Books
Star Wars Art: Visions
 
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Foreword by George Lucas, Introduction by J.W. Rinzler. Available wherever books are sold. Find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Star_Wars_Art__Visions-9780810995895.html When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless now-classic characters, aliens, planets, and starships. In the decades since, the Star Wars Saga has become a phenomenon impacting cultures across the globe. Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.
Views: 79667 Abrams Books
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
 
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You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. Available wherever books are sold. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/My_Friend_Dahmer-9781419702167.html
Views: 90826 Abrams Books
Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe
 
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For the first time ever, Transformers Vault reveals the complete story of the Transformers, everyone's favorite robots in disguise. Loaded with never-before-seen images, this book is a guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, as it began with toys and television, and continued to comics, film, games, and other media. There's something here for all generations, from classic toys that have become sought-after collectibles to the amazing, high-tech visuals of the three live-action films. Hasbro has opened its official archives, gathering more than 250 images and several featured pieces of memorabilia. Look inside for a sheet of Generation One tech specs with a secret revealer, a rare pencil sketch from comics artist Casey Coller, an unseen character profile for Hot Rod from the 1986 film, an animation cel, and much more. Exclusive photos of Japanese Transformer prototypes, archival development art, and brand-new information about the future of the Transformers make this the ultimate package for every fan. Available wherever books are sold. Find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Transformers_Vault-9780810998681.html
Views: 19428 Abrams Books
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book
 
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The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won't be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an "origami-free zone." Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet. Find out more at http://origamiyoda.com/
Views: 27376 Abrams Books
Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
 
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Known as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program That Metal Show with his passion for music. In his debut book, Eddie discusses his most essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favorite "Stump the Trunk" anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists. Whether you're a classic Metallica or Megadeth metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school Bon Jovi or Poison, Eddie Trunk's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal salutes all who are ready to rock! By Eddie Trunk, foreword by Rob Halford. Available wherever books are sold, April 2011! Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Eddie_Trunk%E2%80%99s_Essential_Hard_Rock_and_Heavy_Metal-9780810998315.html
Views: 14357 Abrams Books
Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales
 
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Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. In Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the “true” story is told by the faeries. Similar to the Trolls fragments, the faeries’ tales are coupled with portraits and interspersed with drawings and studies of the mysterious and enchanting folk who travel back and forth between the human world and theirs. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Brian_Froud_s_Faeries__Tales-9781419713866.html
Views: 8631 Abrams Books
The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!
 
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The Horror! The Horror! uncovers a rare treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature—the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. These outrageous comic book images, censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954, have rarely been seen since they were first published—and are revealed once again in all of their eye-popping glory. Jim Trombetta, in his commentary and informative text, provides a detailed history and context for these stories and their creators, spinning a tale of horror and government censorship as scary as the stories themselves. Bonus DVD--Confidential File, a rare 25-minute TV show that first aired on October 9, 1955, about the "evils" of comic books and their effect on juvenile delinquency is included with the book. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Horror!_The_Horror!-9780810955950.html
Views: 33096 Abrams Books
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
 
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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Wonderbook Animation and music by Gregory Norman Bossert Artwork by Jeremy Zerfoss Art for the Character Wall by Kristen Alvanson, Carrie Ann Baade, Henry Soderlund, and Arcimboldo.
Views: 11816 Abrams Books
Things I have learned in my life so far by Stefan Sagmeister
 
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This book began as a list designer Stefan Sagmeister made in his diary under the title Things I have learned in my life so far... Visit this link to learn more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Things_I_have_learned_in_my_life_so_far-9780810995291.html
Views: 34139 Abrams Books
The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia
 
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Written to instruct and confound the demonic citizenry of the Nightosphere, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is perhaps the most dangerous book in history. More on the book here: http://pwcartoons.frederator.com/post/56253169396/on-sale-now-compiled-by-his-lowness-hunson
Views: 538125 Abrams Books
Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too by Michael Showalter (Episode 2)
 
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Michael Showalter's Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too is the hilarious all-access guide to help a man comprehend, appreciate, and bond with the felines in his life. They say dogs are a man's best friend. True! But what if that man's girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or mother-in-law has a cat? Is that the end for him? Is he resigned to an eternity of estrangement from this furry creature with which he shares his life partner, his favorite chair, and his sock drawer? Showalter offers hope for men everywhere in their quest to understand and love cats. In this intimate portrait of one man's love for cats, you will learn the answers to burning questions such as: "Why are they all aloof and weird and stuff?"; "They hate me, right?"; and "Is it true that they have nine lives?" Armed with these and countless other valuable lessons, by the book's end any guy can be on the fast track to becoming a cat's best friend. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Guys_Can_Be_Cat_Ladies_Too-9781419706905.html
Views: 4442 Abrams Books
Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation: Revealing a Better and More Beautiful You
 
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Drawing on 20 years of experience in the beauty business and 14 seasons of judging on Americas Next Top Model, photographer Nigel Barker has discov­ered the formula for revealing inner beauty that will have readers looking great and feeling even better. Casting aside conventional rules (be tall! be skinny! have flawless skin!) Nigel shares the elements that, when added together, equal true beauty: humor, honesty, and confidence, to name a few. Armed with their own cameras, readers are guided through a series of self-portrait chal­lenges. Along the way, Nigel shares tips and advice on fashion, style, hair, and make-up, showing readers how to turn perceived negatives into positives, celebrate their uniqueness, and be their personal best. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Nigel_Barker_s_Beauty_Equation-9780810996427.html
Views: 13073 Abrams Books
The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
 
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This companion to the bestselling The Wes Anderson Collection is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Through a series of in-depth interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Anderson shares the story behind the film’s conception, personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and the wide variety of sources that inspired him. http://abramsbooks.com/GBH Trailer by Sirk Productions (http://www.sirkproductions.com), Directed by Kristian Fraga
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HIAWATHA AND THE PEACEMAKER By Robbie Robertson
 
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Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation. Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution. Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages. Includes a CD featuring a new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson. "Expressive, handsome, and well-documented." —Kirkus Reviews "Shannon’s penetrating oil paintings expressively capture the initial tension and uncertainty with which these messengers of peace are met, and the tranquility that replaces it...a CD that includes a song written and performed by Robertson underscore the author’s evident emotional connection to this story and passion for passing it on." —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "Robertson offers a beautifully retold version of this tale...[t]he bright colors of Shannon’s full-page spreads add depth and volume, giving readers greater understanding." —School Library Journal Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/hiawatha-and-the-peacemaker_9781419712203/
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Good Eats 3: The Later Years by Alton Brown
 
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As Good Eats enjoys its 14th season on the Food Network, its popularity continues unabated. Fans can't get enough of Alton Brown's wildly inventive, science-geeky, food-loving spirit. It's no wonder, then, that the first two volumes in STC's Good Eats series were New York Times bestsellers. Like Volumes 1 and 2, Good Eats 3: The Later Years packs a bounty of information and entertainment between its covers. More than 200 recipes are accompanied by hundreds of photographs, drawings, and stills from the show, as well as lots of science-of-food facts, cooking tips, food trivia, behind-the-scenes glimpses—and bonus sock puppet instructions! In chapters devoted to everything from pomegranates to pretzels, mincemeat to molasses, Alton delivers delicious recipes along with fascinating background in a book that's as fun to read as it is to cook from. Good Eats 3 will be a must-have addition to the bookshelves and kitchen counters of Alton lovers everywhere. Praise for Good Eats 3: The Later Years: "Alton's cookbooks are non-traditional to say the least. In addition to great recipes, they're loaded with humor, science, and great tips on selecting ingredients." —Northeast Flavor magazine Available where books are sold. Find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Good_Eats_3-9781584799030.html
Views: 13159 Abrams Books
Star Wars Art: Comics
 
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Star Wars and sequential art share a long history: Star Wars debuted on the comic-book page in 1977, when Marvel Comics began publishing a six-part adaptation of the first film, which morphed into a monthly comic book. Now, more than three decades later, new series by Dark Horse Comics continue to expand the Star Wars galaxy. The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists working in the industry. Hand-selected and curated by George Lucas, the art featured in this volume includes interior pages and fully painted covers from artists such as Al Williamson, Howard Chaykin, Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Dorman, and many more—as well as new work created exclusively for this book by over 20 renowned artists, including John Cassaday, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, Jim Steranko, and other comics superstars. Star Wars Art: Comics is a tribute to sequential storytelling, a worthy and justly celebrated art form. Available now where books are sold. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Star_Wars_Art__Comics-9781419700767.html
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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars Trailer
 
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From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo. Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions, and prominent personalities that defined the Texas Revolution in factual yet humorous scenes that will capture the attention of reluctant readers and fans of history alike.
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Mapping Manhattan
 
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Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to "map their Manhattan" and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, MAPPING MANHATTAN includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more.
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! By Tom Angleberger
 
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At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace—aka test prep—wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and they've even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they're going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forces—aka the school board—pushing her from above, will the gang's former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion—or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete? With this timely episode in the blockbuster Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his "grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on" (Scripps Howard News Service). Find out more at http://origamiyoda.com/
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Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This on Martha Stewart
 
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It's a movement. It's a call to action: reimagine, reuse, and reinvent. P.S.- I Made This . . . will inspire and encourage readers to embrace the concept of I see it, I like it, I make it. Part designer DIY, part fashion and lifestyle inspiration guide, P.S.- I Made This . . . was born from Erica Domesek's popular website of the same name. Domesek's collection of unique projects will tempt any fashionista who's ready for DIY style! The book features more than 25 projects inspired by iconic fashion looks, runway trends, and celebrated style mavens for readers to create themselves. The user-friendly "Designer DIY" projects, ranging from lucite bangles to faux-fur vests to studded heels, are featured alongside inspirational, vivid fashion montages and clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Available now wherever books are sold!
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STC Craft presents: Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing
 
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Introducing Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, a guide to vintage sewing techniques + a collection of stylish retro patterns from blogger Gretchen Hirsch Learn more about the book here: http://j.mp/gertiesnewbook
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The Sisters Grimm Book Series Trailer (New Version!)
 
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After the shocking ending of The Everafter War, Book Eight: The Inside Story picks up with Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they're willing to change what they need in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by the Editor—the book's guardian—who, along with an army of tiny monsters known as Revisers, threatens the children with dire consequences if they don't stick to the stories. As they chase their quarry and dodge the Revisers, they meet Alice, Mowgli, Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel, the Headless Horseman, and more. But will they find their brother in time? Find out more at http://www.sistersgrimm.com
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Danny Clinch: Still Moving
 
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Danny Clinch has established himself as a premier photographer of the popular music scene, photographing a wide range of art­ists from Johnny Cash and Tupac Shakur to Björk and Dave Matthews. This lavish monograph chronicles Danny Clinch’s illustrious career with more than 200 photographs of the most important musicians of all time, along with his personal anecdotes and a written contribution by Bruce Springsteen. See more at: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Danny_Clinch-9781419708701.html
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Hide and Seek by David A. Carter
 
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New from ABRAMS and Tate Publishing, "A fish and a teardrop. Five black spots, four blossoms blue, and a T that is white. A heart and an arabesque. A smile, a black Q, and a reflection of you." These are just some of the hundreds of objects readers are invited to find in David Carter's latest art pop-up book, Hide and Seek. His previous art pop-up titles, One Red Dot, 600 Black Spots, and other bestsellers, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, asked readers to find a single image hidden within ten pop-up kinetic sculptures. With Hide and Seek, he has expanded the concept and now includes hundreds of images or words hidden within the pop-up landscapes, inviting readers to explore and discover something new with each visit. Available now where books are sold. Find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Hide_and_Seek-9781849761017.html
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Good Eats 2: The Middle Years By Alton Brown
 
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On sale September 27, 2010 wherever books are sold, Good Eats 2: The Middle Years picks up where the bestselling Good Eats: The Early Years left off. Showcasing everything Alton Brown fans (and they are legion!) have ever wanted to know about his award-winning television show, The Middle Years is chock-full of behind-the-scenes photographs and trivia, science-of-food information, cooking tips, and—of course—recipes. Brown's particular genius lies in teaching the chemistry of cooking with levity and exuberance. In episodes such as "Fit to Be Tied" (meat roulades), "Crustacean Nation" (crab), and "Ill-Gotten Grains" (wheat products), Brown explains everything from how to make the perfect omelet to how to stuff your own sausages. With hundreds of entertaining photographs, along with Brown's inimitable line drawings and signature witty writing, this comprehensive companion book conveys the same wildly creative spirit as the show itself. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/goodeats2
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Meet Nikki McClure, illustrator of MAY THE STARS DRIP DOWN
 
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May the stars drip down light on you, And you close your eyes to see the moon, And sleep will pull you through. May the starlight find you. Thus begins the gorgeous lullaby "May the Stars Drip Down" by indie rock band Cub Country, now adapted into a beautiful bedtime book with illustrations by the acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure. McClure's tender and intricate images, inspired by nature and the intense bond between parent and child, perfectly complement musician Jeremy Chatelain's soothing lyrics. An audio download of the song is also included. Jeremy Chatelain has toured the world as a musician with a number of different bands, and today he is the driving force behind indie rock band Cub Country. He lives in Salt Lake City with his family. Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops; Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; and How to Be a Cat; and is the illustrator of All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit nikkimcclure.com. Praise for May the Stars Drip Down STARRED REVIEW "A richly imagined dreamscape in a feat of paper artistry." --Kirkus Review, starred review Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/May_the_Stars_Drip_Down-9781419710247.html
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40 Days of Dating: An Experiment
 
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/40_Days_of_Dating-9781419713842.html
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STC Craft Presents: The Repurposed Library, by Lisa Occhipinti
 
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THE REPURPOSED LIBRARY: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life, by Lisa Occhipinti In The Repurposed Library, designer & mixed media artist Lisa Occhipinti rescues "orphaned" books, transforming them into handmade home decor and objets d'art. Design fiends, savvy DIYers, bibliophiles, and creative thinkers will appreciate Occhipinti's unique art-meets-craft aesthetic. Projects range from decorative accents, such as a winsome mobile and a quilt sewn from loose pages, to practical items, such as the "bestseller bookshelf". Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, straightforward instructions, and luminous photography, THE REPURPOSED LIBRARY is a celebration of the infinite possibilities books have to offer. To find out more about this book, visit the STC Craft blog: www.melaniefalickbooks.com
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Get Dressed! Presented by Seymour Chwast
 
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Seymour Chwast celebrates the daily routine of getting dressed in this fittingly whimsical and satisfyingly unique novelty book. Unlike more traditional books on this topic that deal with the how of getting dressed, Get Dressed! instead tackles the why. The text "Get dressed to read about dragons" accompanies an illustration of a boy dressed in a makeshift knight costume. A girl in full floral garb stands in a garden alongside the text "Get dressed to hide." The book features half and full gatefolds, which foreshadow the items of clothing to be seen and provide surprise reveals on each spread. With a die-cut magnetic closure, even the cover invites readers to peek inside! Praise for Get Dressed! "Chwast's wacky combinations are sure to encourage young fashionistas to be comfortable with their own personal style. Even the cover, designed as a suit jacket that fastens with a magnetic snap, invites readers to open a world of possibilities. A clever, dapper package." --Kirkus Reviews Available where books are sold. Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Get_Dressed!-9781419701078.html
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The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett - TEASER
 
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Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett? With this latest episode in the explosively popular Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger proves once again that he "has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life" (Washington Post). Available wherever books are sold on August 6th, 2013! Find out more: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/The_Surprise_Attack_of_Jabba_the_Puppett-9781419708589.html
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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead by Rick Meyerowitz
 
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From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out contributors to its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons—even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high! Find out more at http://drunkstoned.com/
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Peter Nimble author Jonathan Auxier at NCTE
 
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Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny. Praise for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes "Auxier has a juggler's dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses." --Kirkus Reviews Jonathan Auxier, raised in Canada, now lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he works as a screenwriter. This is his first novel. You can visit him online at TheScop.com. Find out more about the book: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Peter_Nimble_and_His_Fantastic_Eyes-9781419700255.html
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Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love By Hillary Lang
 
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Super cute! Darling! How adorable is that?! Welcome to the world of Wee Wonderfuls. In this charming collection, acclaimed toymaker and popular blogger Hillary Lang presents a captivating gang of 24 huggable, lovable creatures to sew—from classics like Margot, a topsy-turvy doll, and the button-jointed teddy bear Bjorn Bjornson, to irresistible Evelyn, a wool felt inchworm decked out in mod glasses and a kerchief, and Koji, a fiercely cute spiked softie monster. There's something for everyone here—from kids to grown-ups and from beginning sewers to advanced dollmakers. Each pattern includes clear illustrations and pattern templates to ensure perfect results. Find out more at: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Wee_Wonderfuls-9781584798583.html
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Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cakes & Other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar
 
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Cookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven), continue to top the bestseller lists. And yet, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop)--until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections, and treats that integrate stovetop work into finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macarons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes, and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. By Gesine Bullock-Prado. Available wherever books are sold. Find out more here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Sugar_Baby-9781584798972.html
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