The Fame Monster
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950) has obtained lasting fame for his works about the jungle hero Tarzan, and also for the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, but he was a voluminous writer who also wrote in many other genres as well
From USA Today Bestselling Author Nora Flite She thought she was stepping into fame: Meeting Drezden Halifax should have been a dream. But dreams are supposed to be sweet, fragile things that whisk you away. Not monsters crafted from hard fingers, gritty
Rise of the Super Furry Animals tells the story of the greatest psychedelic pop band of our time. Welsh speakers with a lust for global communication, the Super Furry Animals shot to fame on Creation Records and found that, thanks to the record sales of label-mates Oasis, they suddenly had a vast budget to play with. Wasting no time, they bought an army tank and equipped it with a techno sound-system, caused national security alerts with 60-foot inflatable monsters, went into the Colombian jungle with armed Guerrilla fighters, and drew up plans to convert an aircraft carrier into a nightclub.
Some legends just won't go away. The Loch Ness Monster, ghost ships, and even sea serpents have been sighted again and again. Could this be because they aren't just stories? It's up to readers to decide as they delve into this guide to the creatures that lurk in the deep. Besides legends, they'll learn about famed figures of mythology such as Scylla and Charybdis.
In the follow up to his breakout picture book, "Even Monsters Need Haircuts," Matthew McElligott brings back the young barber in a new tale where his culinary concoctions bring him galaxy-wide fame. Creating snacks that make most humans queasy, this chef has found a new clientele-aliens. Readers will delight in McElligott's gently offbeat humor and unique artistry as spaceships full of hilarious creatures line up for a taste of the intergalactic cuisine.
After music agent Bernie Stein loses his last act, he decides the only way to a better life is through the grave. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame graveyard, that is. Together with a burned out roadie and a mad scientist, the motley crew set out to build the perfect Rock n Roll Superstar from the remains of dead rockers. Assembling parts from Elvis, Hendrix, Sid Vicious and others, soon enough the monster is ALIVE! But things go bad when Liberace's love tool mistakenly ends up in the mix.
Set sail for a "quirky, fast-paced adventure on the high seas" ( SLJ ) in this rollicking tale of pirates, poison, and monsters from New York Times bestselling author of Here Be Monsters! The kooky residents of Ratbridge are clamoring for the miracle medicine Black Jollop, but a shortage calls for action. The Nautical Laundry, the famed rat-pirate vessel, must journey afar to gather the medicine's secret ingredient.
An all-consuming love affair.A family torn apart by scandal.A young author on the brink of greatness. Hideous Love is the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. It is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature: a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr.
From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein. An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart by scandal, a young author on the brink of greatness: Hideous Love is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr.
In the follow up to his breakout picture book, "Even Monsters Need Haircuts," Matthew McElligott brings back the young barber in a new tale where his culinary concoctions bring him galaxy-wide fame. Creating snacks that make most humans queasy, this ch
In the age of computer animation and special effects, where will the real-life monsters go? After decades starring in Hollywood's top-grossing films, werewolves and mummies alike find modern-day LA far more frightening than any creature feature. Screamland sheds light on the creatures haunting the twilight of fame. All five issues of the critically-acclaimed series, Screamland, are now collected in one volume
For over twenty years, the name John Agar on a marquee meant action to moviegoers-from World War II land, sea, and air battles, to the frontier West, to the new frontier of 1950s science fiction, where he stood fast against some of the era's most memorable movie monsters. Agar's rise to fame was meteoric: during World War II, the eighty-three-dollar-a-month buck sergeant met and later married "America's Sweetheart," Shirley Temple, and was soon offered a screen test and dramatic instruction by Hollywood megamogul David O.
The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story-from the opening image to the finale-this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate-and a novel that will sell.
"Destroy All Monsters" is universally considered the strong fan favorite of the entire Godzilla series! It's an all-star monster rally of epic proportions featuring Toho's greatest and wildest mammoth monsters in the ultimate, all-out rumble! See Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Anguirus, Minya, Spiega, Baragon, Gorosaurus, Manda and Varan in all their titanic glory! The film was directed by the famed Ishiro Honda, director of the original 1954 film and the last entry to feature the dream team of special effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, music composer Akira Ifukube and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka.
Heavy-metal survivors Metallica are one of the most important bands on the planet. Formed in 1981, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich have sustained their reign over the hearts and minds of millions of devoted fans for over three decades. Rock journalist Paul Stenning comes face to face with this particular breed of monster to reveal the unique blend of fearless reinvention, integrity and resilience that have ensured Metallica's unrivaled status as multi-platinum-selling metal royalty with a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Dracula": The original classic starring Bela Lugosi is the signature adaptation of Bram Stoker's story that defined the iconic look and frightening character of the famed vampire. "Frankenstein": An unforgettable masterpiece, Boris Karloff stars as the screen's most tragic and iconic monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made.
No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? In the most definitive account to date, respected historian Charles Esdaile argues that the chief motivating factor for Napoleon was his insatiable desire for fame.
This book provides fun and learning in ABCs, counting, enjoying bedtime, and traveling through the neighborhood. Four stories create a world of fun and laughter filled with Little Monster escapades. Mayer's famed illustrations provide humorous details bel
Memoirist of mediocre fame, Charles Homar has a problem: his bride-to-be, Gillian Lee, has nixed their nuptials and fled to the high seas in search of a legendary giant squid, unleashing an unholy heart wreck upon him. In a hell-bent effort to prove his mettle as an American male and win back Gillian's affections, Charlie crisscrosses the nation seeking counsel, confronting creatures both mythic and real Bigfoot on the Canadian border, space aliens in Seattle, a professional bodybuilder with Asiatic sex slaves in suburban New Jersey, the demons dancing a rumba inside his own heart and then writing about his travails every week for a popular slick magazine.
Lady Gaga has become one of the biggest stars in music since she burst on to the world stage in 2008. Her surprising outfits and amazing songs have helped to make the singer popular with fans-who Gaga calls her "little monsters"-around the globe. Discover the story behind Lady Gaga's fame, including how she got her name and found success in the music business.