Aladdin

Aladdin: A New Translation by Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Yasmine Seale (Translator) A dynamic French-Syrian translator, lauded for her lively poetic voice, tackles the enchanted world of Aladdin in this sparkling new translation. Long defined by popular film adaptations that have reductively portrayed Aladdin as a simplistic rags-to-riches story for children, this work of dazzling […]

The Nutcracker and Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Release date: November 2, 2018 (USA) E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic German fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is being turned into a Disney movie called “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1816. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann’s family were […]

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey

Release date: September 21, 2018 (USA) When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself […]