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Horrible Shipwreck!

by Andrew C. Jampoler

On August 25, 1833, the British convict transport Amphitrite, filled with more than one hundred women prisoners and their children, together with a crew of sixteen, left London for the convict colony in New South Wales. Less than a week later, all but three died when a savage storm battered their ship to pieces on a French beach in full sight of hundreds of horrified onlookers. Inexplicably, the captain, John Hunter, had refused offers of aid from the shore. Sensational news coverage of the calamity prompted an Admiralty investigation to find out who was responsible. The suspicion was that Hunter and the surgeon on board rejected assistance because they feared the women would escape custody. Some blamed the doctor s wife because she had refused to go ashore in the same boat with the convicts, so no boat was launched. Others accused the British consul ashore of criminal negligence on the night of the wreck. Colorfully set in the political and social context of early nineteenth-century Great Britain, this account of the shipwreck is peopled with a fascinating cast of characters that includes John Wilks, the Paris correspondent of a London newspaper whose reporting inflamed public emotions; Lord Palmerston, the British foreign secretary; Captain Henry Chads, RN, the Admiralty s investigator; Consul William Hamilton, who was the chief subject of the investigation; Sarah Austin, a British expatriate whose extraordinary heroism the night of the wreck merited an award; and her secret love, a fortune-hunting Prussian prince. Drawing from government records in England, Scotland, and France, and from contemporary newspaper reporting, Andrew Jampoler spins an authentic sea story that rivals the best fiction. Readers will find this work firmly cements Jampoler s reputation as a master storyteller.

The Horribly Haunted School

by Margaret Mahy

Mrs Merryandrew is worried about her son and sends him off to the Brinsley Codd School for Sensible Thought, to get all the ideas of ghosts out of his mind. But the school is haunted too, by the most sensible person in history. Monty has to solve many problems before he can return home.

Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman

by Tony Ross Francesca Simon

There's a snowman-building contest in town and the grand prize is a year's supply of free ice cream Horrid Henry just has to beat Moody Margaret and her dumb old ballerina snowman. So Henry makes the biggest monster snowman ever. But Henry might have to use a few last-minute tricks to win this one. Plus three other stories that won't melt. Galaxy Book Award's Best Children's Book of the Year! Francesca Simon is one of the world's best-loved children's authors. She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK-with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Henry's amazing talent for trouble!"A loveable bad boy. "-PeopleLook inside to see what kids and adults have to say about the master of mischief!FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HORRID HENRY AT JABBERWOCKYKIDS. COM!PRAISE FOR HORRID HENRY Why Horrid Henry?Kids love it!"I love the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon. They have lots of funny bits in. And Henry always gets into trouble!" Mia, age 6, BBC Learning is Fun"It's easy to see why Horrid Henry is the bestselling character for 5-8 year olds. " Liverpool EchoBecause it's funny"My two boys love this book and I have actually had tears running down my face and had to stop reading because of laughing so hard. My oldest son is rereading all the books in this series on his own now and he still loves them. Happy reading!" T. Franklin, Parent"A modern comic classic. " SF Said, Guardian Children's Books Supplement Kids get to be harmlessly rebellious"Henry is a beguiling hero who has entranced millions of reluctant readers. . . little rebels will love this collection and even little angels will be secretly thrilled by Henry's anti-heroic behaviour. "HeraldHenry's naughtiness is a yardstick against which children can get a sense of their own moral goodness and social justice"What is brilliant about the books is that Henry never does anything that is subversive. She creates an aura of supreme naughtiness (of which children are in awe) but points out that he operates within a safe and secure world. " Emily Turner, Angels And Urchins MagazineReaches the most important age group - children who are learning to read"I have tried out the Horrid Henry books with groups of children as a parent, as a babysitter, and as a teacher. Children love to either hear them read aloud or to read them themselves. The books are spot on for the 5-8 age range and are fun for the adults who share them too. " Danielle Hall, TeacherThe structure provides new readers with a real sense of accomplishment"My son is 7 years old and a big Horrid Henry fan. This book lived up to his expectations! Horrid Henry is like most boys: he always has a plan and is always getting into mischief! It was amusing, and he could not put it down. Can't wait for the next. He read it cover to cover by himself in 2 days! That for me sells a book! He can't wait for the next one to be published. He has recommended it to all his friends. " Mrs. Tami Gold, ParentReaches both boys and girls equally"Wonderfully appealing to girls and boys alike, a precious rarity at this age. " Judith Woods, Times BooksA global publishing phenomenon with 12 million copies sold!WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HORRID HENRY:"Parents reading them aloud may be consoled to discover that Henry can always be relied upon to behave worse than any of their own offspring. " Independent"An absolutely fantastic series and surely a winner with all children. My son took this book as his favourite during book week at his school and converted a few children to the cause. Long live Francesca Simon and her brilliant books! More, more please!""My 5-year-old adores them so much he couldn't wait to start reading because of them. ""I really like Horrid Henry and like reading it to my dad. It's funny!" Matthew, 9, St. Albans"Horrid Henry is a fab...

Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine

by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry invents a time machine and promises to send his brother, Perfect Peter, to the future (as soon as Peter puts on one of Mom's dresses). But when Peter gets there, it isn't exactly what he had in mind. In fact, everything looks kind of the same... plus three more out-of-this-world funny stories.

Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse

by Francesca Simon

DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ!Horrid Henry indulges his favorite hobby-collecting Gizmos; has a bad time with his spelling homework; starts a rumor that there's a shark in the swimming pool; and spooks Perfect Peter with the mummy's curse. Francesca Simon is one of the world's best-loved children's authors. She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK-with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to-read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Henry's amazing talent for trouble!FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HORRID HENRY AT JABBERWOCKYKIDS. COM!PRAISE FOR HORRID HENRY "Henry's over-the-top behavior, the characters' snappy dialogue, an d Ross's hyperbolic line art w ill engage even the mo st reluctant readers. "Publishers Weekly"Like Dennis the Menace and Curious George, Horrid Henry is either finding trouble or creating it, and the kids are crazy about his antics. " Meredith Smith, grade school teacher, DolceBellezza. blogspot. com"Kids will love reading the laugh-out-loud funny stories about someone whose behavior is even worse than their own. "School Library Journal"Will make you laugh out loud. "Sunday TimesWhy Horrid Henry?Kids love it!"I love the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon. They have lots of funny bits in. And Henry always gets into trouble!" Mia, age 6, BBC Learning is Fun"It's easy to see why Horrid Henry is the bestselling character for 5-8 year olds. " Liverpool EchoBecause it's funny"My two boys love this book and I have actually had tears running down my face and had to stop reading because of laughing so hard. My oldest son is rereading all the books in this series on his own now and he still loves them. Happy reading!" T. Franklin, Parent"A modern comic classic. " SF Said, Guardian Children's Books Supplement Kids get to be harmlessly rebellious"Henry is a beguiling hero who has entranced millions of reluctant readers. . . little rebels will love this collection and even little angels will be secretly thrilled by Henry's anti-heroic behaviour. "HeraldHenry's naughtiness is a yardstick against which children can get a sense of their own moral goodness and social justice"What is brilliant about the books is that Henry never does anything that is subversive. She creates an aura of supreme naughtiness (of which children are in awe) but points out that he operates within a safe and secure world. " Emily Turner, Angels And Urchins MagazineReaches the most important age group - children who are learning to read"I have tried out the Horrid Henry books with groups of children as a parent, as a babysitter, and as a teacher. Children love to either hear them read aloud or to read them themselves. The books are spot on for the 5-8 age range and are fun for the adults who share them too. " Danielle Hall, TeacherThe structure provides new readers with a real sense of accomplishment"My son is 7 years old and a big Horrid Henry fan. This book lived up to his expectations! Horrid Henry is like most boys: he always has a plan and is always getting into mischief! It was amusing, and he could not put it down. Can't wait for the next. He read it cover to cover by himself in 2 days! That for me sells a book! He can't wait for the next one to be published. He has recommended it to all his friends. " Mrs. Tami Gold, ParentReaches both boys and girls equally"Wonderfully appealing to girls and boys alike, a precious rarity at this age. " Judith Woods, Times BooksA global publishing phenomenon with 12 million copies sold!WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HORRID HENRY:"Parents reading them aloud may be consoled to discover that Henry can always be relied upon to behave worse than any of their own offspring. " Independent"An absolutely fantastic series and surely a winner with all children. My son took this book as his favourite during book week at his school ...

Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter

by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry encounters the worst babysitter in the world; traumatizes his parents on a long car trip; goes trick-or-treating at Halloween (with disastrous results); and emerges victorious from a raid on Moody Margaret's Secret Club.

Horrid Henry and the Soccer Fiend

by Francesca Simon

DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ!Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it; goes shopping with Mom and tries to make her buy him some really nice new sneakers; is horrified when his old enemy Bossy Bill turns up at school; and tries, by any means, to win the class soccer match and defeat Moody Margaret.

Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

by Fracesca Simon

Henry knows that a class sleepover at a museum can only be one thing--boring! So he's invited a few party crashers to liven things up...zombie vampires! Plus three other stories that will leave you screaming for more.

Horrid Henry Rocks

by Francesca Simon

Henry is up to his usual mischief: annoying his younger brother, ruining Moody Margaret's sleepover, and irritating his teacher, Mrs. Battleaxe-not to mention trying to manipulate his family into seeing his favorite band-the Killer Boy Rats.

Horrid Henry Rocks

by Tony Ross Francesca Simon

Henry is up to his usual mischief: annoying his younger brother, ruining Moody Margaret's sleepover, and irritating his teacher, Mrs. Battleaxe-not to mention trying to manipulate his family into seeing his favorite band-the Killer Boy Rats. "Kids will love reading the laugh-out-loud funny stories about someone whose behavior is even worse than their own." -School Library Journal "Not since 'Nate the Great' has an early reader series created such a buzz." -Los Angeles Times "Will engage even the most reluctant readers." -Publishers Weekly

Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy

by Francesca Simon

When Perfect Peter's tooth falls out, Henry gets a great idea. He will steal the toth and put it under his own pillow so that the Tooth Fairy gives him the reward instead of Peter. Will the Tooth Fairy fall for it? Plus three other stories so funny they are sure to make your teeth fall out. (Okay, not really...)

Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb

by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret are a perfect pair. Henry has a secret club that doesn't allow girls in. Margaret has a secret club just for girls, and both Henry and Margaret love to play pranks. But with Perfect Peter and Sour Susan acting as spies, which secret club will win? Plus three other stories that totally don't stink.

Horrid Henry's Underpants

by Francesca Simon

DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ!Horrid Henry makes a deal with his parents in return for eating his veggies; accidentally wears girls' underwear to school; tries to prove he is sicker than his brother; and writes the meanest thank-you cards ever (and makes money on it too).

The Horror

by Rodman Philbrick Lynn Harnett

A haunted house continues its quest for vengeance on two young children After surviving the wrath of the house that wants them dead, Jason and his four-year-old sister, Sally, face a new challenge--a week without their mom and dad. When their parents are called away to deal with a work crisis, they are left with Katie, a seventeen-year-old babysitter. Katie doesn't believe in spirits, but that doesn't matter to Bobby, the ghost of the child who was murdered here. Bobby has become closer than ever to Sally--in fact, he now possesses her. And his hatred of babysitters and desire for vengeance will leave Jason, Sally, and Katie in even more danger than before.

Horror after 9/11

by Aviva Briefel Sam J. Miller

Horror films have exploded in popularity since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many of them breaking box-office records and generating broad public discourse. These films have attracted A-list talent and earned award nods, while at the same time becoming darker, more disturbing, and increasingly apocalyptic. Why has horror suddenly become more popular, and what does this say about us? What do specific horror films and trends convey about American society in the wake of events so horrific that many pundits initially predicted the death of the genre? How could American audiences, after tasting real horror, want to consume images of violence on screen? Horror after 9/11 represents the first major exploration of the horror genre through the lens of 9/11 and the subsequent transformation of American and global society. Films discussed include the Twilight saga; the Saw series; Hostel; Cloverfield; 28 Days Later; remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, and The Hills Have Eyes; and many more. The contributors analyze recent trends in the horror genre, including the rise of 'torture porn,' the big-budget remakes of classic horror films, the reinvention of traditional monsters such as vampires and zombies, and a new awareness of visual technologies as sites of horror in themselves. The essays examine the allegorical role that the horror film has held in the last ten years, and the ways that it has been translating and reinterpreting the discourses and images of terror into its own cinematic language.

The Horror at Chiller House (Goosebumps Horrorland #18)

by R. L. Stine

Take a little Horror home with you! Jonathan Chiller has called the kids from books #13-18 back to HorrorLand to collect payment. The only way for the kids to get back home is for them to win at a HorrorLand-style scavenger hunt. They each must find a red chest. Inside, the miniature Horror will act as a portal to send them back home. They'll be competing against Murder the Clown, Chef Belcher, Mondo the Magical, and three other unsavory characters from the previous six books. Little do they know that all six adversaries are actually Chiller in disguise. And Chiller will lie and cheat his way to victory.

Horror at the Haunted House

by Peg Kehret

It was a job any kid would kill for: to play a role in the Historical Society's Haunted House Halloween fundraising event. Ellen Streater was thrilled to play Joan of Arc, burning at the stake. It was for a good cause -- to benefit the eerie old Clayton House, soon to reopen as a museum. They said the house was haunted. Ellen didn't believe it -- until she felt a strange, icy feeling when she touched the beautiful Fairylustre bowl. Then she saw the ghost in the mirror -- a beautiful phantom who beckoned her into a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination.

Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II

by Laurence Rees

In the tradition of the best-selling Rape of Nanking, a provocative examination of Japanese atrocities during World War II. Another stunning slice of history from Laurence Rees. -Daily Telegraph

The Horror in the Museum

by H. P. Lovecraft

"H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." -Stephen King. "Lovecraft's fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror." -Clive Barker. Some tales in this collection were inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, others he revised, two he co-authored-but all bear the mark of the master of primordial terror. The Horror in the Museum-Locked up for the night, a man will discover the difference between waxen grotesqueries and the real thing. The Electric Executioner-Aboard a train, a traveler must match wits with a murderous madman. The Trap-This mirror wants a great deal more than your reflection. The Ghost-Eater-In an ancient woodland, the past comes to life with a bone-crunching vengeance. AND TWENTY MORE STORIES OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL.

The Horror Movie Survival Guide

by Jim Kamm Matteo Molinari

From the scream of Psycho to the psycho of Scream, The Horror Movie Survival Guide is an essential source for information on the creatures and monsters that darken your daydreams and stalk your nightmares. Includes a directory of the scariest films, 30 photos of the creepiest monsters, and a body count index of the deadliest killers.

Horror of the Heights

by Sir Arthur Doyle

Best known as the creator of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle also wrote thrilling tales of the supernatural and the corruption of technology. His sharp wit and chillingly detailed writing are at their peak in this diverse collection of adventures, ranging from the cunning escapades of a wartime strategist extraordinaire in "Danger!" to the gripping story of one explorer's fatal journey into the skies in "The Horror of the Heights."Every reader who accepts Conan Doyle's invitation to "come through the magic door" discovers a world in which the senses are a thin veneer over an unsettling psychological and spiritual realm, a realm in which possibilities have no limits. This volume presents fourteen forgotten masterpieces by one of last century's most popular writers.

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

by Robert E. Howard

Here are Howard's greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard's best-known characters-Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them-roam the forbidding locales of the author's fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa. The collection includes Howard's masterpiece "Pigeons from Hell,"which Stephen King calls "one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century," a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation-and into the maw of its fatal secret. In "Black Canaan" even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers-and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare "Worms of the Earth" and"The Cairn on the Headland,"Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world's great masters of the macabre. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence

by William Mccuaig Adriana Cavarero

Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word-"horrorism"-to capture the experience of violence. Unlike terror, horrorism is a form of violation grounded in the offense of disfiguration and massacre. Numerous outbursts of violence fall within Cavarero's category of horrorism, especially when the phenomenology of violence is considered from the perspective of the victim rather than that of the warrior. Cavarero locates horrorism in the philosophical, political, literary, and artistic representations of defenseless and vulnerable victims. She considers both terror and horror on the battlefields of the Iliad, in the decapitation of Medusa, and in the murder of Medea's children. In the modern arena, she forges a link between horror, extermination, and massacre, especially the Nazi death camps, and revisits the work of Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt's thesis on totalitarianism, and Arendt's debate with Georges Bataille on the estheticization of violence and cruelty. In applying the horroristic paradigm to the current phenomena of suicide bombers, torturers, and hypertechnological warfare, Cavarero integrates Susan Sontag's views on photography and the eroticization of horror, as well as ideas on violence and the state advanced by Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt. Through her searing analysis, Caverero proves that violence against the helpless claims a specific vocabulary, one that has been known for millennia, and not just to the Western tradition. Where common language fails to form a picture of atrocity, horrorism paints a brilliant portrait of its vivid reality.

The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison

by Catherine Gourley

Describes life in Andersonville, a notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the last months of the American Civil War.

Horrors of History: People of the Plague

by T. Neill Anderson

Well-researched and rich with ghastly details, this third historical fiction novel in the Horrors of History series is based on the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Actual and fictionalized victims and survivors, like the young, heroic Barium and the concerned, wise Doctor Wilmer Krusen, help weave together a gripping account of how Philadelphia coped with the outbreak.

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