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In the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina investigates the ghost of a haunted auditorium Standing on the Grand Theater's storied stage, sixth-grader Nina Tanleven is about to audition for the latest local production. But as she launches into song, she sees a mysterious woman dressed all in white appearing out of nowhere. It isn't until later, after Nina has won a part in the play, that she learns the truth: Fifty years ago, on the Grand's famous stage, the beautiful actress Lily Larkin--known for her captivating white costumes--was killed by a falling chandelier. Ever since, rumors have swirled that the ghost of Lily Larkin haunts the Grand. When eerie events start disrupting the play's rehearsals, Nina knows that Lily is responsible. But what is Lily trying to tell her? Along with her best friend, Chris, Nina decides that the only way she can save the play is to get to the bottom of this decades-old murder mystery. The Ghost in the Third Row is the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which continue with The Ghost Wore Gray and The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
"What A Hunk! Too Bad He's Dead..." Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven convinced her architect father to let her best friend Chris go with them to stay in the old inn he's restoring. On the afternoon they arrive, the girls find a faded Civil War photograph of a very handsome Confederate soldier. Nina and Cris are stunned when the ghost of the young soldier suddenly appears at the dinner table that night! They realize he's the ghost who they've heard haunts the inn. When he appears to them again -- no one else can see him -- Nina and Chris know that the ghost is trying to tell them something. But what? To find out, the girls begin investigating the old country inn. And soon they are swept up in a frightening mystery that began more than one hundred years ago -- a mystery involving danger, greed, a hidden room... and a buried treasure!
In the second book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina, the world's number-one sixth-grade ghost buster, embarks on a treasure hunt with help from the ghost of a Civil War soldier Not too long ago, Nina Tanleven would never have thought that her dream vacation could take place at a creaky lodge in New York's Catskill Mountains. But when her architect father agrees to renovate the three-story inn, it's the perfect opportunity for Nina and her best friend, Chris, to investigate rumors that the rambling old building is haunted. It isn't long before they learn the truth: Not only is the place haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier, it also holds secrets that lead to a buried treasure! The soldier hid his trove as a gift for the New York abolitionist who cared for him before he died, and his last wish is to see it unearthed. The clock is ticking as Nina and Chris race to solve the phantom's mysterious clues. But they aren't the only ones seeking the valuable bounty. Can they manage to find it first? The Ghost Wore Gray is the second book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which begin with The Ghost in the Third Row and continue with The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
Compiled by the author of the Unicorn Chronicles, these twelve tales find unicorns in far-reaching times and places, from the fantastical world of Luster and the mystical land of ancient China to modern-day America.
What moans at midnight in Toad-in-a-Cage Castle? Toad-in-a-Cage Castle was filled with secrets -- secrets such as the hidden passages that led to every room, the long stairway down to the dungeon, and the weird creature named Igor who lived there.
What is the source of our obsession with half-humans? Why do we still, in our modern technological age, find ourselves fascinated by mermaids and their ilk? Perhaps it is a recognition of our own divided nature. For all our wit and courage, our striving, stargazing, and philosophizing, we are still made of flesh, still have our animal nature -- and we need to remember that to live in our own skins. But we also yearn to escape our bodies' limitations. Who, watching our animal cousins, hasn't longed to be able to run like a horse, swim like a dolphin, soar like an eagle? Who wouldn't want to slip away, for a time at least, from the cares and troubles that bind us as humans and feel wild and free once more?
A collection of seventeen stories, poems, and excerpts from books about horses, by well-known authors over several centuries.
As soon as Stuart Glassman sees the ad for a summer movie camp, he knows that this is the place for him. What the ad doesn't say is that Camp Haunted Hill is run by Gregory Stevens, the man who makes the world's scariest movies -- and that he plans to try out his special effects on the campers!
When Rod's cousin Elspeth arrived for a visit the day after school let out for the summer, Rod thought his vacation was ruined. When they are kidnapped to Dimension X by a monster named Flinders, Rod realizes that Elspeth is the least of his problems.
Some kids lose their math book, or their sneakers, or their lunch. Pleskit Meenom, first alien kid to go to school on Earth, has a bigger problem: He's lost his grandfather's brain!
Life is not easy for Pleskit Meenom, the son of the first ambassador from another planet to arrive on Earth. Not only does he have to worry about just fitting in, but now he's shrunk his teacher and lost his grandfather's brain!!
Cara is sent on a mission by her grandmother to Luster, the land of the unicorns. Only Cara can protect the unicorns and their world from invasion.
The newest book in Coville's hilarious Magic Shop series. When homely Jennifer stumbles into Mr. Elives' Magic Shop, she ends up buying a talking toad named Bufo. Jennifer must make a painful choice about beauty when she faces a terrifying witch who is seeking the "Jewel of Perfect Happiness" concealed in Bufo's forehead.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher has lived in Blodgett's Crossing all his life. He knows every street and every corner. Yet, one day, running away from classmate Mary Lou Hutton who wants to give him a kiss, he stumbles on a shop he has never seen before--Elives' Magic Supplies. When he nervously enters the store, his life is changed forever. The owner of the shop is an odd old man who seems reluctant to sell Jeremy anything--least of all the beautiful marbled ball that Jeremy desires. Then suddenly Mr. Elives changes his mind, practically giving the ball away for only a quarter. "I thought you said I didn't want it," Jeremy says. "You don't," Mr. Elives answers. "It wants you." And that is when Jeremy's adventure really begins.
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon's egg. "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."-Kirkus Reviews
A shy twelve-year-old girl must solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek mythology to free herself from a spell which makes her irresistible to boys.
With a deft hand and keen imagination, master storyteller Coville brings this riveting epic fantasy series to a rousing conclusion as the secrets of Luster are finally and satisfyingly unveiled.
[from the back cover] "Don't these monsters know a joke when they see it? When Mike and Kevver announced their MONSTER OF THE YEAR contest, it was just a funny way to liven up a dull summer. Of course, not everyone starts a joke with a 12-foot high billboard. But not everybody's mother owns a billboard company, either! Mike and Kevver thought they'd lucked out when Mike's mother gave them jobs as assistants at the McPhee Outdoor and Billboard Advertising Company. Of course, that was before the contest. Before the telegram from Transylvania. Before Igor and the first contestant arrived. Before the Count moved his coffin into Mike's basement. It was definitely before Mike and Kevver met Lulu Toomaloo. It was a contest that none of them would ever forget!" Check out the Bookshare collection for more than 65 books about monsters, unicorns, aliens and more by Bruce Coville, a popular author of books of humor, mystery and the unexpected.
What do you get when you mix together--werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, wizards, aliens, alternate dimensions, tiny people, Transylvania, ancient curses, giant frogs, evil clones, ghosts, lawyers, shape-changers, fallen angels, journeys through hell, zombie warriors, body snatchers, and two clever kids in whose hands rests the fate of Earth?--The latest madcap adventure-comedy-fantasy-mystery from bestselling novelist Bruce Coville, that's what.
A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.
A young scientist discovers a zero-gravity homicide onboard a space station Rusty McPhee was born on Earth, but he hasn't been on solid ground for so long that he hardly remembers what it's like. He was raised on the space station known as ICE-3, and he knows the ins and outs of this floating research platform better than anybody. He's working in the waste disposal unit, watching garbage dissolve and be recycled, when he sees something terrifying: a dead body, half decomposed, face down in the muck. Before he can tell anyone what he's found, the machines finish processing the body, and he's left without any evidence that a murder ever happened. Not one of ICE-3's twenty-five thousand inhabitants is missing--so where did the body come from? As he tracks the zero-G killer, danger lurks around every airlock, and it will take just one misstep for Rusty to fall from the sky. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
Alien Invasion of Earth! Peter Thompson, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe.
Alien Invasion of Earth! Peter Thompson, a typical seventh-grader, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe. As the clock ticks away the hours before their meeting in space, the tour becomes weirder and weirder. The three friends come face-to-face with a plague of poots and "Big Julie" -- the weirdest alien yet! Meanwhile Peter discovers a secret that was hidden for decades. Will his discovery save Earth, or isi it already too late to stop the aliens from destroying the planet?
Sequel to My Teacher is an Alien, can Duncan find out which of the four new teachers in his school is an alien before his brains get fried to a pulp or before the aliens fry the whole planet?
Brains are sizzling in the seventh grade... The first day of seventh grade is probably the worst day of Duncan Dougal's life. He knows that things are really bad when he finds an alien's hand in a Dumpster and then gets plugged into an alien brain fryer! Can Duncan find out which of the four new teachers in his school is an alien before his brains get fried to a pulp -- or before the aliens try to fry the whole planet?
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