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Hating the boarding school where she is sent against her wishes, a thirteen-year-old finds her rebellion getting her in increasingly deeper trouble.
Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, this fantasy is filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world.Once the Fog started rising, the earth was covered with a deadly white mist until nothing remained but the mountaintops. Now humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards.Thirteen-year-old Chess and his friends Hazel, Bea, and Swedish sail their rickety air raft over the deadly Fog, scavenging the ruins for anything they can sell to survive. But now survival isn't enough. They must risk everything to get to the miraculous city of Port Oro, the only place where their beloved Mrs. E can be cured of fogsickness. Yet the ruthless Lord Kodoc is hot on their trail, for Chess has a precious secret, one that Kodoc is desperate to use against him. Now Chess will face any danger to protect his friends, even if it means confronting what he fears the most.
A trio of fantasy and adventure tales by the award-winning author of the beloved Wolves Chronicles In "Fog Hounds," Tad and his sister, Ermina, know better than to venture outside after dusk. Twilight is the time when huge misty creatures roam the land on silent feet, their eyes glittering like red pennies. No one who is chased by the hounds lives to tell the tale--that is, until the night Tad meets an unusual stranger. . . . In "Wind Cat," Lukey Web has come to live with Aunt Mildrith, who used to be a witch and is writing a book about the history of magic mirrors while studying footprints in the sky. When their neighbors go on vacation, a striped cat named Tib is left in Lukey and her aunt's care. It isn't until 1 of Tib's 9 lives is threatened that Lukey discovers her own awesome gifts. In "Sea Mice," Hella looks out her window every night at the northern lights and her very own plum tree, which has just produced its 1st perfect crystal plum. It's a special tree, a gift from her sea captain father, who warns Hella not to pick any fruit until she turns 12. When her dad's ship sinks, everyone says that sea mice caught him and his crew. But Hella is not afraid; she has a different vision of these mystical creatures that will transform her life in the years to come. This ebook features illustrations by Peter Bailey and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author's estate.
You can get lost in the fog. In the fog things can happen that no one sees. Mr. Shevvington, the handsome principal. Mrs. Shevvington, the dedicated teacher. Who better for Christina and Anya to board with while attending school on the mainland? But something evil is happening at the Shevvington's house. Anya is slowly losing her mind, and Christina knows that the Shevvingtons are behind it. Now they are turning their attention to her. "You don't know yourself, Christina", they tell her. "You cannot admit that you are a very disturbed child".
Greta had always loved the fog-the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. <P><P> Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees-a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Then she saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog...<P> A Newbery Honor Book.
When a Vienna show horse is stolen, the Flattery siblings will stop at nothing to find the steed and solve the caseC.C. and Foghorn Flattery love traveling around the world with their dad for his freelance writing assignments. Their latest stop is Vienna--a city of beauty, culture, and of course, the Spanish Riding School. C.C. can't wait to see the famous dancing horses, but when they get to the school, they discover that one of the stallions has been stolen!It's up to Foghorn and C.C. to track down the missing horse and return him to his rightful owners. But to do so, they'll have to escape a circus, hide out in a spooky castle, and outsmart the thieves before it's too late!
The Flattery siblings put their heads together to figure out who's poaching rhinos in a Kenyan wildlife parkFoghorn Flattery may be a twelve-year-old genius, but to his sister C.C., he's just her know-it-all big brother. Foghorn can be annoying, but when they're faced with a mystery, he is definitely someone C.C. wants on her side. Their father takes them to Kenya, where he's doing research for an article about rhinoceros preservation, and the family discovers that a group of poachers is killing rhinos at a wildlife park. What's worse, it appears that one of the park's workers may be helping the criminals!The Flattery siblings are determined to save the park's two new baby rhinos and catch the bad guys. With Foghorn's big brain and C.C.'s big heart, these two make a great team. However, protecting the rhinos may put Foghorn and C.C. in more danger than they ever imagined.
Mickey's thrilled to have some female friends for a change. But things get a little too close for comfort when her mom goes and hires Lizbeth to work at the salon. Mickey's worried that Lizbeth is stealing her thunder. After all, Lizbeth is everything Mickey isn't-outgoing, bubbly, and quick-on-her-feet. But when Mickey tries too hard to outshine her, things backfire in a hair-raising way! .
Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFK--John Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesn't help that she's constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to "fix" a part of herself she'd never realized needed fixing--her eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgery--a common procedure meant to make Asian women's eyes seem "prettier" and more "American"--but she's not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina can't believe she isn't thrilled. After all, the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helen--but is that necessarily a good thing? Printz Award-winning author An Na has created a surprisingly funny and thought-provoking look at notions of beauty, who sets the standards and how they affect us all. Joyce's decision is sure to spark heated discussions about the beauty myths readers confront in their own lives.
"Here in the Cellar," Corinna says, "I control the Folk. Here, I'm queen of the world." As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, she feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay. Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge. It is on Cliffsend that Corinna comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have (some quite unexpected) and those she does not have (even if she lies and says she does). Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?
A fictionalized account describing how John Chapman was joined in the western Pennsylvania wilderness by his half-brother Nathaniel, who was unprepared for John's spartan lifestyle and unusual ways.
[from the back cover] "Ben Bulben, which was one of the great inspiring influences on W.B. Yeats, is a strange and majestic mountain. Its top is flat, beautiful Alpine flowers grow on its sides now, but long ago it is said that every night its 'doors' opened and the faery people flew through the world. It was the favourite hunting place for Finn Mac Cumhail and his mighty army of warriors. One of the Fianna was Diarmuid, and the famous love story and flight of Diarmuid and Grainn'e ended on the slopes of Ben Bulben. From every corner of the Yeats Country comes a story which brings life to the mountains, the wells and the very stones. Among the many fascinating tales contained in Folktales Of The Yeats Country are the stories of The Stolen Bride', The Last Wolf of Ireland' and The Children of the Mermaid'. Eily Kilgannon's roots go deep into the Yeats Country of Sligo, where she was born. Growing up she absorbed the folktales and poetry of her native Grange. Later on she was successful when competing for the Yeats Cup in the Sligo feiseanna. Nowadays, Eily guides her students at her speech and drama school in competing for the Yeats' Cup."
Sparky, the cute, loveable sheepdog puppy, is off to Rome! Upon his arrival, he buries his bone and begins to explore the city. He wanders into the Largo di Torre Argentina--the coolest place he's seen yet. Until he notices...it's filled with cats! And one of them has his bone! Sparky must chase two conniving cats around Trevi Fountain, through the Borghese Gardens, and into the Colosseum to try to get his bone back. Will he be able to outsmart the cats, or will he have to stay in Rome forever?
Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
Toddlers will have a great time following a funny group of Sesame Street monsters as they make their way through the country, the city, and finally back home. This short, silly text includes lots of opportunities for learning about up and down, in and out, and other directional concepts.
Acclaimed activist Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson team up to offer a story of the powerful difference young people can make in the world. Meet Viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea, and follow her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring together a whole community to save the sea turtles of the South Carolina coast.
To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question. When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school's production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department's "social media director" and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her twitter account, Briana can't muster the energy to stop it. After all, tweets like "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark . . . and a body's rotting in the theater" are obviously a joke. But then a body IS discovered in the theater: Briana's rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. To everyone's horror, the grisly tweets continue . . . and the body count starts to rise. There's no other explanation; someone is live-tweeting murders on campus. With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it's up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions . . . or she becomes the next victim.
Years later . . . what really happened to Christopher Creed? When Torey Adams posts on his blog that a body has been found in Steepleton--four years after Christopher Creed disappeared--college reporter Mike Mavic sells his laptop and hops a plane to capture the story that will undoubtedly launch his journalistic career. But what Mike finds is a town suffering under a cloud of bad frequency and people with an underlying streak of meanness. To the teens of Steepleton, Chris is nothing more than history--but to Justin Creed, a teen obsessed with his older brother's memory and balancing on the edge of sanity, discovering what really happened to Chris Creed is a matter of life and death.
During his summer in Maine, Homer, together with his new friend, Roger, is determined to find the truth about himself, his long-dead father, and a mysterious man.
The Gadsby family will capture your heart yet again in this heartwarming sequel to Indie Next List Pick After Iris Life with the Gadsby family is always chaotic, but now things are spinning of control. Blue's parents are back home, alternating between rekindling their romance and wondering why they're still together, and Zoran, the au pair who used to keep them all sane, has moved out. What's more, he has taken in a reclusive teenage boy, which leaves Blue and her siblings feeling utterly abandoned. Naturally, Blue is determined to bring Zoran home--and to document every moment of her family's trials and tribulations. Fans of The Penderwicks and Counting By 7s will find an insightfully funny narrator in the irresistible Blue Gadsby.
In this companion story to the award-winning "Stepping on the Cracks," tough-talking Gordy Smith comes to grips with the fear that he'll turn out no better than his abusive father.
Jody and her family are sailing around the world to research wild dolphins. On Thanksgiving, Jody and Brittany get an invitation to visit the Canary Islands to watch whales. While there, they help to rescue a baby whale who was injured, and whose mother was killed by a ferry boat. Can Jody convince business owners to change how they do business to protect the well-being of the whales?
When Clint, a handsome, mysterious stranger, rents a room in Madigan's grandmother's house, Madigan becomes convinced that he is the father she's never met.
Three fates intertwine in this moving and passionate love story set in Victorian London. Mary Finn: country girl, maid to a lord in London Caden Tucker: liar, scoundrel, and heart's delight James Nelligan: age six, tossed into a herd of boys When Mary Finn falls into the arms of handsome Caden Tucker, their frolic changes the course of her life. What possesses her? She's been a girl of common sense until now. Mary's tale alternates with that of young James Nelligan, a new boy in an enormous foundling home. InFolly, Marthe Jocelyn's breathtaking command of language, detail, and character brings Victorian London to life on every page, while the deep emotions that illuminate this fascinating novel about life-changing moments are as current as today's news.
INDIA Let your mouth water and your tastebuds tingle as you find out all about Indian food and festivals in this book. Did you know that throwing rice at newlyweds comes from a tradition at weddings in India? Choose which gifts of candies you would like to receive at the festival of Diwali. Try the festival recipes inside to taste the flavor of INDIA.