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In this fifth installment in the critically acclaimed Irene Huss series, three men are found brutally executed in one of Goteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods. All three men were involved in an online poker company, but that's all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation immerses Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes and impressive castles in the air. Meanwhile, the normally peaceful atmosphere of the Huss family is disturbed by marital tension as Irene suspects her husband Krister of a having an affair with a younger woman.
This book is a collection of six Vietnamese folk tales
Penelope Fitzgerald's first novel, THE GOLDEN CHILD, combines a deft comedy of manners with a classic mystery set in London's most refined institution -- the museum. When the glittering treasure of ancient Garamantia, the golden child, is delivered to the museum, a web of intrigue tightens around its personnel, especially the hapless museum officer Waring Smith. While prowling the halls one night, Waring is nearly strangled. Two suspicious deaths ensue, and only the cryptic hieroglyphics of the Garamantes can bring an end to the mayhem. Fitzgerald has an unerring eye for human nature, and this satirical look at the art world delivers a terrifically witty read.
"All was hushed in the forest for the animals Christmas. The elephant brought a great fir tree from far away." In this charming book, the animals prepare for Christmas. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
A world that exists in the shadow of our own . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits. John Twelve Hawks's previous novels about the mystical Travelers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. The Washington Post wrote that The Traveler "portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine . . ." and Publishers Weekly hailed the series as "a saga that's part A Wrinkle in Time, part The Matrix and part Kurosawa epic." Internet chat rooms and blogs have overflowed with speculation about the final destiny of the richly imagined characters fighting an epic battle beneath the surface of our modern world. In The Golden City, Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever. A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, The Golden City will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.
A historical survey of the literary biography, looking at the founding fathers of literary thought.
Phillip Pullman's controversial fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials comes under the scrutiny of Atlantic anglophone scholars of philosophy and religion, and literature and libraries. They reflect on such topics as whether Pullman is corrupting the young, faith and circumcision, the truth in Lyra's lies, kicking up some dust, cutting like a knife, whether the Magisterium could be right, worlds of possibility, and why the dead choose death. The style is informal, irreverent even, as part of the effort to make philosophy accessible to young people and lay readers.
In this magnificent return to the world of Evergreen, Henrietta Roth, an extraordinary woman, fights to control her destiny; and three turbulent generations come vividly to life against a background of immigrant struggle, war, and passion."A page-turner... Hard to put down." -- The Washington Post
There's no love quite like the love of a golden retriever.Anyone who has experienced this unique, wondrous relationship, or who simply enjoys a beautiful tale of the affection between people and their very special dogs, will fall in love with Arthur Vanderbilt's unforgettable memoir of a doting retriever named Amy and the seasons of joy she shared with those around her.First published in 1998, Willow Creek Press is proud to bring back to print this tenderly told love story that illustrates what a golden retriever can teach us about ourselves and the world we share.
From the book: "Oh, let me think of some of the ideas, Mother." James spoke eagerly as his fingers ruffled his dark brown hair. His brown eyes shone in excitement. ...
The start of a stirring fantasy trilogy from Emily Rodda, the internationally bestselling author of Dragons of Deltora! The walled city of Weld is under attck from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy sending invaders, and the heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is oficially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost and he must find them. What terrors await him beyond the Wall?
A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams--could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams. With Baksheesh, the world's worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist. Newbery medalist Lloyd Alexander weaves a glorious tale of adventure, love, and the treasures that matter most. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
WINNIE TUTTLE DREAMS ABOUT SKATING With hometown champion Frank Sawtelle as her coach, she has a real chance to compete in the world's foremost skating competition. But her siblings want her helping on the farm-not wasting time on the ice. And as her feelings for Frank turn to love, she wonders if he could ever feel the same. Still bitter over the injury that shattered his competitive hopes, coaching Winnie resurrects Frank's career. But as his love for her grows, a romance could jeopardize her success. While he keeps his feelings to himself, he yearns for a future with Winnie...one more precious than gold.
Sara finds Chanukah celebrations boring. When her Tante Miriam arrives and gives her a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, takes Sara on a journey to a magical world. When the princess is taken by the Demon King, who possesses the power of the Tree of Life, it is Sara who must use her wit to save the princess and return her to her parents - King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. A delightful holiday tale that weaves together threads of Jewish folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
Follow a golden eaglet as it takes its first flight, soaring high above the world's mountains. Join the young eagle as it learns how to find and catch prey, from mice and rabbits to small deer, using powerful eyesight and razor-sharp talons. Meet some of the other animals that share the eagle's mountain habitat.
In a seaside town, Djuna discovers theft, secrets--and murder When Djuna goes to spend the summer with troubled Aunt Patty, he passes the time swimming, eating steamed clams, and catching lobsters out in the bay. But when seemingly worthless trinkets start disappearing from Aunt Patty's house, Djuna's sleuthing instincts spring into action, and he soon discovers something far more frightening than petty theft. Then Aunt Patty's fishing boat disappears from the docks. When she and Djuna discover it set adrift along the rocky coast, Djuna tries to save the ship, but it has been smashed to bits by the waves. Djuna is certain that what happened to the Patagonia was no accident. The old ship was murdered--and he will find out who did it. Ellery Queen is one of the world's finest detectives, but his adventures are nothing compared to the Ellery Queen Jr. Mystery Stories. Join Queen's apprentice, Djuna, and his trusty Scottie, Champ, on adventures filled with danger, suspense, and thrills..
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it? So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to-- hatch!
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to hatch!
In 'The Golden Egg', as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor's future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti's wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him. Brunetti begins to investigate the death and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver's license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. Stranger still, the dead man's mother refuses to speak to the police, and assures Brunetti that her son's identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, an aristocratic family, might be somehow connected to the death. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead?
After risking her life to uncover a Chinese imperial seal, only to have it stolen by a cunning tomb robber, archaeologist Annja Creed feels she has endured one treasure-hunting fiasco too many. But when a mysterious collector offers a reward for a priceless golden elephant, Annja gives in. After all, there are bills to be paid, adventures to be had. The artifact is said to be hidden in a vast and ancient temple complex in the mountainous jungles of Southeast Asia, and Annja must meet with various scholars in order to pinpoint its location. But when each expert she visits is found dead, Annja fears someone else is after the artifact. And her. And she's probably next on the killer's list.
In a changed reality, a curious boy confronts an ancient angerBoy Jaim's world is a peaceful place where war and violence are a distant memory and man and beast live together as friends. Although his contemporaries prefer to fly far above the surface of the earth, Boy Jaim is an explorer who yearns to chart the mysteries of the forest floor. And so, accompanied by his dog, Doubtful, he ventures into the woods and finds something he believed the world had left behind: hate. Doubtful smells the beast first--a powerful animal, dangerous and full of rage. It is a bear, come to take revenge on humankind for slaughtering its brothers long ago, and its violence forces Boy Jaim's people to take up weapons for the first time in generations. But when the bear begins communicating with Boy Jaim, he finds they have common cause and will have to work together to survive.
A classic Signet Regency Romance from Amanda McCabe, an author who writes "flawlessly crafted historical romance" (Chicago Tribune). Caroline Aldritch is shocked to learn her late husband's only legacy to her is the Golden Feather, a notorious gaming establishment. Faced with a life of personal poverty, the genteel widow hatches a desperate scheme: She will don a silk mask, call herself Mrs. Archer, and risk scandal by running the Golden Feather. No one must ever discover her secret--not even dashing Lord Lyndon, who will stop at nothing to unmask her... Don't miss Amanda McCabe's charming Signet Regency Romance, One Touch of Magic, available November 2012.
A Newbery Honor-winning collection of epic myths that "is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers" (Publishers Weekly).Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings who lived in a time long past. Poetically written and wonderful for reading aloud, this collection of ancient stories will captivate modern readers.