are board book versions of classic novels, each story represented by 12 child-friendly words and 12 needle-felted illustrations
, with the idea of developing "early literacy
"—everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually do either. Current titles include Pride and Prejudice
, Moby Dick
, Les Miserables
, and War and Peace
, with Jane Eyre
and Oliver Twist
forthcoming. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Les Mis + political parody = One term more
Soon Election Day will dawn,
We were meant to hold this seat!
At the ballot box of freedom,
Unemployment's in retreat!
Now the battle lines are drawn,
And Detroit's back on its feet!
Will you take your place with me!
The time is NOW the vote is NEAR!
One Term More!
posted by badego
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Opening Night: October 8, 1985 at the Barbican
in London. It scored mixed reviews, but word of mouth still took hold. In the 25 years since that first show, 45,000 performances have been produced in 42 countries, 308 cities and 21 languages that have been seen by 56 million people. It is the third-longest running show in Broadway history. 40 cast recordings have been released. And on October 30th, 2010, a special concert production of the play based on the book Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo will take place at The 02 Arena in North Greenwich
. (YouTube Video) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 7, 2010 -