A Thank You from CheerUp.Fun

Free eBooks as a thank you for visiting CheerUp dot Fun.

We have a limited number of copies of most of the books that have been recommended so far this month on CheerUp.Fun, if you are interested in receiving free books, directly into your Amazon Kindle account it’s quite simple.

Follow the directions at this link to join our book club.  For each of the books we currently have in the book club there are 70 or more copies available, so the sooner you join, the more likely you are to receive a copy.

Books include:
The Red Badge of Courage
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg (2 editions)
Bulfinch’s Mythology
Charles Dickens: The Complete Christmas Books and Stories
A Christmas Carol
The Scarlet Letter
Oz: The Complete Collection
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (AmazonClassics Edition)
The Complete Leatherstocking Tales (includes Last of the Mohicans)
The Iliad (AmazonClassics Edition)
The Odyssey (AmazonClassics Edition)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (AmazonClassics Edition)
Tom Sawyer Collection — All 4 Books
Mark Twain 12 Novels, 195 Short Stories
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook
Spontaneous Activity in Education
Montessori Method Scientific Pedagogy
Gods of Mars
Warlord of Mars
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
Chessmen of Mars
Anne of Green Gables Collection
Anne of Green Gables (#1)
Behind the Scenes: or 30 Years a Slave and 4 Years in the White House
Sherlock Holmes: The Collection
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Slave Narrative Six Pack (includes 12 Years a Slave)
Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay Or, The Disappearing Fleet
Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal or Perils of the Black Bear Patrol
Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone The Plot Against Uncle Sam
Boy Scouts in a Submarine : or, Searching an Ocean Floor

To get copies of books recommended August 2017 by CheerUp.Fun, go to https://whispercast.amazon.com/join/QEYIep2uIkh87x9gC6o4AvnuKFSV3iBD and follow the prompts to join the CheerUp.Fun whispercast BookClub.

The books will appear in your Amazon Kindle Library, and you can go to Manage Content and Devices to send them to wherever you read Kindle Books.

At this time we are ONLY able to offer a Kindle eBook Club.  Thank you for your understanding.

Homer’s Odyssey

Where Homer’s Iliad  is a story of battle and valor and heroic men fighting the great fight, Homer’s Odyssey is a very different tale.  This is the story of Odysseus return home from the Trojan War.  Many refer to this as the love story that counterbalances the epic battle story that is the Iliad, and while both are born of the old Oral History tradition, they carry their own tone and flavor.

As Amazon.com says about this edition:

After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. On the way, he faces ravenous monsters and vengeful gods. But the real battle awaits, as his kingdom is under siege by unruly suitors vying for his wife’s hand—and his son’s head. To reclaim his throne and save his family, Odysseus must rely on his wits…and help from the unpredictable gods.

Homer’s The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC. It is one of the earliest epics in existence and remains one of the most influential works of literature today.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Odyssey, this edition ofThe Odyssey (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Homer’s Iliad

Put into writing long after the story originated as part of a tradition of Oral Histories, Homer’s Iliad not only tells the story of the Battle of Troy, but readers who take a deep dive can begin to discover some of the techniques oral storytellers used to make their tales both captivating and easier for themselves to recall and thus repeat time and again.  The story unfolds with an inviting rhythm as repetitive descriptions lead the reader to anticipate what is coming next, and or perhaps more often, who is about to enter a scene, or act in some important or meaningful manner.

Here is the Amazon.com description of this edition:

After nine years fighting the Trojan War, the Greeks sense imminent defeat. The gods have cursed them with a plague; the Trojans have set their ships on fire; and their best warrior, the impenetrable Achilles, has turned his back on them. But when the Trojans go too far and kill Patroclus, his beloved brother-in-arms, Achilles returns to the battlefield with a vengeance so terrible that it shocks even the gods.

Written by Homer more than twenty-five hundred years ago, The Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature—the seminal epic narrative of infantry combat, the scars of battle, and the inevitability of fate.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Iliad, this edition of The Iliad (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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Tom Sawyer, Abroad

There are some authors, and some books, that almost every one in America was assigned to read in school.  Mark Twain, whether it was Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn (Huck Finn to his friends) seems to be in that category.  In High School I discovered one of my favorite works by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad.  The sense of humor stuck with me… and I found myself quoting it to others for YEARS.  To this day I can still relate a scene from it, because Mark Twain captured two boys on an adventure together so well… he also so perfectly captured their understanding of their world – and the fact there was still more for them to learn.

The clickable cover above will hopefully take you to a free copy, available currently on Amazon.com

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