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Monsters, rogues and wonder abound in this utterly original, fearsomely exciting and beautifully detailed fantasy tale of an orphaned boy's journey to seek his destiny. In the city of Boschenberg stands Madame Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls. Within its walls lives an orphan named Rossamund. A young boy with a girl's name. He is about to embark on a journey that will change his life forever. Rossamund has always dreamed of a career in the Navy, fighting tentacled monsters and rescuing damsels from hook-handed pirates. But fate has chosen him for a different path. He is being sent to train as a Lamplighter - to bring light to the inland roads of the Half-Continent, to shine the way for travellers through lands peopled by outcasts, monsters and worse. But for Rossamund to begin his education, he must first undertake a journey of his own: to the great city of High Vesting. Such a road is not for the faint of heart. Only monster-hunters, leers and the most desperate of brigands dare travel the inland ways unguarded. And all Rossamund carries with him is a battered almanac and a pocketful of cheap potions. It is unlikely to be enough. Stunning in scope and rich in detail, alive with memorable heroes and villains and brimming with new and original science and magics, D. M. Cornish's tale of scolds, scourges, smugglers and shrewds will thrill and captivate, and leave the reader desperate for more.
The Hardy boys track a criminal who plans to use an invention to harm the free world.
During their six-year ordeal of World War II, the Blumenthal family lived in refugee and prison camps, including the notorious concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany. This is their story, as seen through the eyes of a child.
Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist--and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing--at once bawdy and delicate--brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays still provoke laughter--and thought. This volume features four celebrated masterpieces: Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women and Plutus (Wealth), all translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.
When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life. Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion. A Fractured Light picks up right after A Beautiful Dark's shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga.
Drama / Character: 4 male, 4 femaleScenery: Interior. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancee, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror! . Thrills. . . laughs. . . true suspense. Arizona Republic. . In Tim Kelly's thoughtful version of the classic tale, the results are surprisingly thought provoking and highly entertaining. Palos Verdes News
Mary Shelley's classic tale has been adapted and abridged by T. Ernesto Bethancourt.
This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness. This story is inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR.
In Freddy and Simon the Dictator, warning had been printed in the Bean Home News and the Centerboro Guardian, but nobody paid much attention to them. An animal revolt? "Preposterous!" said the Beans and all the other humans. But it's true--and Simon the rat is determined to turn the farm into a dictatorship. Mr. Camphor has been persuaded (much against his better judgment) to run for governor of New York State, Herb Garble shows up, Jinx defects to the enemy (or does he?), and Freddy--that inimitable pig!--goes to work as the political boss of Otesaraga County. Freddy and Simon the Dictator is classic Brooks, in which the master of barnyard hilarity has a lot of fun satirizing politics and--especially--politicians.
These beloved classics, originally published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig are now going on to delight a sixth generation of children. Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in these all-American children's classics. In this terrific adventure, Mrs. Peppercorn reports trouble afoot in Centerboro. Luckily, Freddy and his Bean Home friends have the help of their very own dragon to catch the culprits. This is vintage Freddy and the whole ensemble cast at their charming best.
The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy Rides Again, a new family has moved into the neighborhood, complete with a rude son, a timid cat with a secret name, and a foxhunter father, who takes no notice of the damaged vegetables he and his hunter friends leave in their wake. It's up to Freddy and his trusty steed Cy to find a way for everyone to live together in peace. In Freddy Rides Again, Walter Brooks once again gives us an exciting high-stakes showdown between the brave Freddy and a formidable foe.
Originally published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig are now going on to delight a sixth generation of children. Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in these all-American children's classics. In Freddy the Cowboy, Mr. Flint, the owner of a nearby dude ranch, is planning to rob the First Animal Bank and it's up to Freddy to save the day! When Freddy ruins his plans, Flint vows revenge. Together with his faithful friends, Freddy faces off against his enemy in a series of confrontations. The rivalry leads up to a dramatic shootout in the cosmetic department of the Busy Bee and a humorous fate for the troublesome Mr. Flint. The Wild West was never like this!
First published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children and are now going on to delight a sixth generation. Freddy, who has won so many admirers in his roles of detective, pied piper, editor, general advisor to the animals on the Bean Farm, and--always--poet, will fascinate his readers in his role of magician. Freddy pulls some wonderful tricks, not the least of which is outwitting the fraudulent magician who comes to entertain the unsuspecting inhabitants of the nearby town of Centerboro.
When the circus falls on hard times, Freddy concocts a plan to raise money by driving out the mice in a nearby village. However, he must also contend with angry farm mice, kidnapping, and a dangerous trek to Virginia. After all his hard work, Mr. Broomschmidt, the circus owner, refuses to accept any charity, and Freddy must find some other way to save his beloved circus. In Freddy the Pied Piper, Walter Brooks has told yet another rollicking, humorous adventure tale with wonderful illustrations by the inimitable Kurt Wiese.
The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy's Cousin Weedly, Freddy's timid little cousin is sent to Bean Farm, in the hopes that Freddy can cure his shyness. Jinx the cat takes the piglet under his wing and concocts a scheme to cure Weedly of his fears, with the help of the other farm animals. Along the way, the animals must also deal with caterpillar attacks, trespassing relatives and a fight for a valuable family heirloom. Finally Freddy and the others come up with a way to make everyone happy, and gain some new friends as well.
A collection of short stories, poems, biographical accounts, and essays about the struggle for civil rights that address the question, "How do we achieve the ideal of equal rights for all?"
A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted--by murder.Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves.But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben--for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat....From the Paperback edition.
Even as it was actually happening, Jonathan Meredith kept thinking it couldn't be true: the swooning Greek sunshine, that green and gold girl. But once back in England, the summer idyll quickly turns into a private nightmare as Jonathan finds he must make life-altering decisions and face up to responsibilities he never dreamed of having. Unjustly banished from school life, as well as from home, the only person he can turn to is his friend, Peter McNair, an aspiring jockey. An expert rider, Jonathan quickly throws himself into the horse racing world - and in so doing meets the girl who helps him to see what it is that he really wants. Set against the exciting backdrop of England's famous steeplechase, the Grand National, this is the sensitive portrayal of a young man at a crucial turning point. Skillfully told by K. M. Peyton, a Carnegie Medal-winning author, Free Rein is not easily forgotten.
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was life for them to fight segregation in the South--to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrete the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.
South Bay High wouldn't be such a bad place to go to school if it weren't for all the drama. Not that Jayd Jackson's helping matters. She's right there in the center of it all--whether she wants to be or not. Maybe it just goes with the turf. After all, there's a reason they call this place Drama High... Jayd doesn't know what's going on with her girl, Nellie. Ever since she got named homecoming princess, she's been acting like Mickey and Jayd aren't her friends anymore, and she's even falling in deeper with Tania and her crew. It's amazing the girl can fit her new crown over that big head of hers. And then there's Jayd's boyfriend Jeremy. His aloof attitude is really getting on her nerves. Jayd's even starting to question his commitment, not to mention her own. Especially since lately, all she can think about is Rah--and that surprise kiss he planted on her the other day...
(From The Back Cover) K.C. Angeletti President, future business leaders, 1,2,3,4 . . .beautiful, cool, intense. Crystal ball: Business tycoon, president of the United States. Will anything stop her from getting ahead? Faith Crowley All American. .. . smart, everyone's best friend, sensible. Crystal ball: U. of S. with Brooks (class hunk), then happily ever after. How long can something so perfect last? Winnie Gottlieb "She'll try anything once." Boys, brains, trouble. Crystal ball: Men, men, men . . . Will win the nobel prize--then lose it. Dean's List . . . or dropout?
Winnie's summer love is in town. Can she choose between him and Josh? Faith is happy with her life, until her ex-boyfriend shows interest in her roommate. Lauren is taking her life into her own hands. Can she handle the responsibility? KC is thrilled to pose for the university calendar Will the Instant fame change her life? (The girls of Freshman Dorm are back in Freshman Dreams, the gripping fifth book in the new series about three best friends and their freshman year in college
Lauren and Dash face-off in a friendly debate that escalates Into a public battle. Will their red-hot romance suddenly turn ice-cold? KC finally says "I love you" to Peter-only to discover that he's planning to leave her. Bored with her good-girl image, Faith gets a fake ID. Will the beer-drinking bar crowd become her undoing? Melissa and Brooks are engaged,but they can't agree on anything. Brooks expects Melissa to use his last name, but Melissa says no way!
Faith wants to be the only one, but Christopher isn't making any promises. Winnie is still longing for Josh, and he doesn't have time for her. KC is attracted to and afraid of Steven. And Lauren is slowly coming into her own with support from Dash. Guys are confusing, and so terribly interesting.
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