Books about Metamorphosis

  1. Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, Vol. 2.

    by Junji Ito
    A small town is overcome by a supernatural force that takes the form of spirals.

    Uzumaki follows a high-school teenager, Kirie Goshima (,五島桐絵,) ; her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito (,斎藤秀一,) ; and the citizens of the small, quiet Japanese town of Kurouzu-cho (,黒渦町,, Black Vortex Town,) ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Heart of a Dog

    by Mikhail Bulgakov
    A satirical story of a scientist who attempts to transform a stray dog into a human.

    Moscow , 1924. While foraging for trash one winter day, a stray dog is found by a cook and scalded with boiling water. Lying forlorn in a doorway, the dog awaits his end awash in self-pity. To his ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Metamorphoses

    by Ovid
    A collection of tales of transformation, featuring gods and mortals.

    Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture–the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after ... (Goodreads)

  4. Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love and Death

    by Alan Moore
    Supernatural horror story of a creature struggling to understand its own existence.

    What Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben accomplished during their time on the comic book series Swamp Thing shouldn't be underestimated in the history of comics and, specifically, the ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle
    A caterpillar's journey of growth and transformation to becoming a butterfly.

    THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Snow Child

    by Eowyn Ivey
    A couple's dream of a child comes true in the Alaskan wilderness, but with unexpected consequences.

    Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she ... (Goodreads)

  7. Skellig

    by David Almond
    A young boy discovers a mysterious creature in a dilapidated shed, forming a unique bond with it.

    10-year-old Michael and his family have recently moved into a house. He and his parents are nervous, as his new baby sister was born earlier than expected and may not live because of a heart ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Transformations

    by Anne Sexton
    A collection of poems that retell classic fairy tales with a dark and feminist twist.

    The fairy tale-based works of the tortured confessional poet, whose raw honesty and wit in the face of psychological pain have touched thousands of readers. ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Winter's Tale

    by William Shakespeare
    A family drama of reconciliation and redemption, unfolding across time and continents.

    You can find an alternative cover for this ISBN, here,. The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    by Franz Kafka
    A collection of surreal stories exploring the depths of the human condition.

    Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of the world’s most widely read and discussed authors. His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man’s ... (Goodreads)

  11. A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    by Rebecca Solnit
    Exploring being lost in the world, embracing the uncertainty of life, and finding new ways of being.

    Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years ( Wanderlust ), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Golden Ass

    by Apuleius
    A young man’s misadventures, transformed into a donkey, as he embarks on a journey of transformation.

    The prologue establishes an audience and a speaker, who defines himself by location, education, occupation, and his kinship with the philosophers Plutarch and Sextus of Chaeronea . The narrator ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing

    by Alan Moore
    A creature of the swamp embarks on a quest for the truth about his existence.

    Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the ... (Goodreads)

  14. Rumpelstiltskin

    by Paul O. Zelinsky
    A young woman must outwit a magical creature to win back her freedom.

    Richly hued oil paintings complement a story simply and gracefully told." the story for its mystery, and its familiarity. Adults will find that, like most classic fairy tales, this one ... (Goodreads)

  15. Pinocchio

    by Carlo Collodi
    A wooden puppet's adventures and misadventures as he strives to become a real boy.

    The story begins in Tuscany , Italy. A carpenter named Master Antonio, but whom everyone calls Master Cherry, has found a block of wood which he plans to carve into a leg for his table. When he ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Sea, the Sea

    by Iris Murdoch
    A man's voyage of self-reflection, finding redemption in the depths of the ocean.

    The Sea, the Sea is a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright and director as he begins to write his memoirs . Murdoch's novel exposes the motivations that drive her ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Tiny Seed

    by Eric Carle
    A tiny seed travels through the seasons, facing challenges and obstacles, before finally growing into a beautiful flower.

    In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost – burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Indian in the Cupboard

    by Lynne Reid Banks
    A magical story of a boy and his beloved toys coming to life in unexpected ways.

    On Omri’s ninth birthday, his best friend Patrick gives him the disappointing gift of a small plastic Indian figurine. Omri also receives a white metal medicine cupboard from his brother. The only ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Un Lun Dun

    by China Miéville
    A girl discovers an alternate London and embarks on an adventure to save it from an evil force.

    The book begins with two twelve-year-old girls, Zanna and Deeba, who have begun to notice several strange things happening around them, all of them centring on Zanna. After she and her friends are ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Autobiography of Red

    by Anne Carson
    A modern retelling of Greek myth, exploring the intersections of love, art, and identity.

    The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red , a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a ... (Goodreads)

  21. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

    by Karen Russell
    Magical realism tale of young girls raised by wolves, learning to become human in a strange new world.

    In these ten glittering short stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here, wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns; a family makes its ... (Goodreads)

  22. Bruiser

    by Neal Shusterman
    A boy with a mysterious ability to absorb the pain and injuries of others becomes the target of those who want to exploit him.

    The New York Times bestselling author of Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman, delivers a suspenseful, eloquent, and thrilling novel that you won't be able to stop thinking about after you've put it ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Crane Wife

    by Patrick Ness
    A man saves a wounded crane and falls in love with a mysterious woman. Their relationship is tested by secrets and sacrifices.

    The extraordinary happens every day... One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its ... (Goodreads)

  24. Nights at the Circus

    by Angela Carter
    A daring aerialist's enchanting journey across Europe, exploring the power of imagination.

    Nights at the Circus begins with American journalist Jack Walser interviewing Sophie Fevvers in her London dressing room, following her performance in the circus which employs her. Fevvers claims to ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Marcovaldo

    by Italo Calvino
    A man's struggles to survive in a modern city, observing the beauty of nature amidst hardships.

    The Marcovaldo series depicts the life of a poor rural man with his family living in a big industrial city in northern Italy . The central character of Marcovaldo is an unskilled labourer for the ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Bestiario

    by Julio Cortázar
    Collection of surreal and dreamlike stories that explore the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

    In these eight masterpieces there is no room for the smallest sign of stumbling or youthful undertones: they are perfect. These stories that speak about objects and daily happenings, pass over to ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Mixed-Up Chameleon

    by Eric Carle
    A chameleon's journey of self-discovery, exploring diversity and developing self-confidence.

    From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug , comes a colorful and inventive book about a changing chameleon that wants to be a ... (Goodreads)

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