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Over a period of twenty years, Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose EDDA as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work surveys the content, style and metres of traditional Viking poetry and includes a poem of Snorri's own, praising the king of Norway. Ironically, Snorri was killed in his own cellar in 1241 on the instigation of the king of Norway as a result of political intrigue. The EDDA contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages. This is the only edition available with introduction, text summaries, indexes and chronology of early Icelandic literature.
"This, beyond any doubt, is the best book Miss Haywood has ever written. It is an on-the-spot picture of an authentic Texas ranch. It begins with riotous fun, it growls into swift adventure, and it culminates in real depth of feeling." When Eddie Wilson's pet goat Gardenia ate a hole in the top of his father's new convertible, even Eddie, who loved her dearly, knew it was time for Gardenia to move on. Mr. Wilson decided to send her, personally conducted by Eddie, to Uncle Ed's ranch and to let Eddie stay there for a visit. As soon as Gardenia was put in the baggage car, she set up an unremittant "Ba-a-ah" until the baggage man released her from her crate on Eddie's assurance that she would lie down quietly and go to sleep. It was then that Gardenia really went into action. There was not a dull moment for anyone on the train or at the stations where it stopped. But, as the porter said, when Uncle Ed met the train at San Antonio and asked if Eddie had been any trouble to him, "Oh, no! No trouble at all,, just a little excitement." The excitement continued when Eddie and Gardenia took up residence on the ranch. Although Gardenia did not learn much from her experiences (being, after all, only a goat), Eddie did from his. He learned to be a good cowboy and, in so doing, developed self-reliance and dependability. Eddie, who always had plenty of personality, has character now as well. He still tickles the funny bone, but he also touches the heart." You can read more of Eddie's fun adventures in Little Eddie and Eddie and the Fire Engine. Both books and more books by this author are in the Bookshare collection.
Eddie Wilson was always bringing home stray animals. He seemed to draw lost dogs like a magnet. So Eddie's pets were always changing--all except Louella, the parrot from Texas. At first she had kept saying, "Texas is better!" but Eddie taught her to say, "Eddie is best!" Along with other parrot owners, Eddie was asked to lend his parrot to liven up the palm-tree decorations at a charity ball. Imagine Eddie's feelings when he got back a parrot that said "Old Sourpuss!" instead of "Eddie is best!" In the first place, it had not been at all easy to get Louella to the charity ball. Eddie had become the prisoner of a relentlessly revolving hotel front door, from which he had extricated himself and Louella only after the most harrowing experiences. He had also managed to acquire a dog, his fellow captive in the revolving door. The only prize offered to the reader who guesses what happens next is the delectable experience of reading this simply super book, as Eddie would say, which no one in the world but Miss Haywood could have written.
With sparkling dialogue, superb plot and suspense that never flags this page-turner is the seminal novel of the 50's new music--rock-and-roll--and how it changed America. Overlook is proud to put P. F. Kluge's classic Eddie and the Cruisers--"the book that spawned the movies"--in paperback for the first time, so it can find a new generation of readers. Eddie and his Jersey-bred band, The Parkway Cruisers, were going places. With an album and a few minor hits to their credit the future seemed bright until Eddie died in a fiery car crash. Twenty years later a British rock band turns their old songs into monumental fresh hits. With this comes a surge of interest in the surviving Cruisers and in a rumored cache of tapes that Eddie made before he died. That's when the killing starts.
Eddie and his Jersey-bred band, The Parkway Cruisers, were going places. With an album and a few minor hits to their credit the future seemed bright until Eddie died in a fiery car crash. Twenty years later a British rock band turns their old songs into monumental fresh hits.<P> With this comes a surge of interest in the surviving Cruisers and in a rumored cache of tapes that Eddie made before he died. That's when the killing starts.
Eddie is a third grader who is determined to have the best birthday with the most presents, to snag a fireman's hat at a charity fish pond, to go to dancing class without having to dance, and help a classmate find her lost teeth. Ages 8-10, Pictures are described.]
Sidney plays the cello, and Rudy plays the drums, but what can Eddie play? He tells his Mom he only wants to play baseball, but then he discovers how much fun and how hard it is to learn to play a musical instrument. In the process he buys birdseed-filled candy, and learns to sing by taking lessons. Finally all of his hard work pays off on a television show where the orchestra plays. Eddie learns along the way how beautiful music and the world can be.
When Anna Patricia Wallace showed Eddie Wilson the oil painting she had done of her Aunt Mabel's dog, Eddie was only mildly enthusiastic. Art wasn't really his forte. However, as soon as Annie Pat disclosed that her aunt had paid her fifty cents for the painting, Eddie had an idea. "Annie Pat!" he cried. "How would you like to go into business? I'll ask people if they want their dog painted by you, and then I'll hold the dog so it won't wiggle while you're painting." That was how Eddie's career as a dog holder began, and a lively undertaking it soon became. The local dogcatcher and a few uncooperative sitters complicated matters. And when Boodles turned up with a booming business of his own, Eddie thought all hope of earning enough to buy a puppy was lost. The unfailing humor that is Miss Haywood's trademark waves gaily from every page of this new book - one that her multitude of readers, as well as those who haven't yet made Eddie Wilson's acquaintance, will welcome eagerly.You'll never get bored with Eddie and his friends which include children, adults, and all kinds of animals. Here are more books about Eddie you can find in the Bookshare collection. Little Eddie, Eddie and the Fire Engine, Eddie and Gardenia, Eddie's Green Thumb, Annie Pat and Eddie, Eddie and Louella, Eddie Makes Music, Eddie and his Big Deals, and Eddie's Pay Dirt.
Eddie the Elephant is a gentle giant. He has big flapping ears to hear even the tiniest of sounds, but that doesn't stop him from getting scared. The naughty little mice always try to make him jump, and when an elephant jumps, everyone knows! Eddie's ears and feet are lined with pretty scraps of fabric, and his tail is made from a crocheted chain. Purl ridges make the wrinkles in his trunk.
A visit to the circus inspires Boodles to experiment with clown makeup and to try to teach his dog Poochie to do tricks.
From the Book Jacket: When Eddie Wilson's teacher announced that the whole class was going to carry out a Green Thumb Project and plant gardens, Eddie was immediately enthusiastic. Starting merrily off on the wrong foot, he joined forces with the notoriously confusing Anna Patricia Wallace and formed a seed business -only to find that Anna Patricia intended the profit for the school library, not for themselves. Then, before Eddie could even plant his garden, he found a nest of baby rabbits there; "It'll be just like a cafeteria for those rabbits," his brothers teased him. "They'll probably sell your lettuce to their friends." But Eddie insisted on raising the rabbits, along with his vegetables, and in Boodles' garden Eddie and Anna Patricia raised something even more peculiar, which they intended to present to Boodles for his birthday. Carolyn Haywood's tireless young characters attack the problems of gardening with cheerful confidence, and with positive results. Fresh vegetables, fresh humor, and fresh air illuminate the pages of this thoroughly entertaining new book, which marks a twenty- fifth anniversary for the ever humorous Miss Haywood.
Eddie finds a list of special days to celebrate, and adventures escalate from there.
From the Book Jacket: Another round of adventures is sparked when Carolyn Haywood's popular character, Eddie Wilson, wangles a part- time job at a pet shop. An animal lover, Eddie has been limited to caring for a mere three dogs at home. Now he is in his element, surrounded by puppies, kittens, fish, snakes, and lots of boxes of worms out back. The owner of the shop is a testy but kind-hearted man improbably named Mr. Cornball. Eddie immediately sets about making himself indispensable to him. He rescues a kitten from a threeyear-old catnapper and intercepts a more serious shoplifter. Off duty he still has time for the animal problems of his friends, as when Gloria's cat is poisoned. The greatest crisis comes, however, when fire breaks out at the shop. Eddie is on hand to help once again and in the process manages to enlarge the Wilson menagerie further. Eddie's trials and triumphs, recounted with the author's distinctive humor, are just the experiences that beginning readers everywhere will recognize and identify with.
When Eddie Wilson came back from Texas, he was greeted with considerable fanfare by his classmates. He had brought with him a fascinating assortment of valuable property (junk to his parents) which set off a whole new train of uproarious events. Among his hand baggage was a parrot called Louella, a box labeled Snakes, and another marked Pay Dirt. Louella succeeded in stampeding the crowd in the station, the snakes stopped traffic on the way home, and the pay dirt created the most excitement of all, for it eventually turned out to be just what Eddie called it. Eddie knew how to cope with his usual treasures, but something possessing actual value presented a peculiar difficulty. There were soul searchings ahead for Eddie, whose wise father let him wrestle with his own problem. His solution provides the climax of a story so inimitably funny and yet so truly touching that only Carolyn Haywood could have written it. You will find many more funny books about Eddie and his friends in the Bookshare collection. Some of them are: Little Eddie, Eddie the Dog Holder, Ever-Ready Eddie, Eddie and the fire Engine, Eddie and Gardenia, Eddie and Louella, and Eddie's Green Thumb. Search for Carolyn Haywood's name to find books about the other kids in Eddie's neighborhood including Betsy, Annie Pat, the twins and Penny.
Eddie's dismay at the family's move is relieved by his pleasure in a new friend, a valuable property they share, and a happy school situation.
Winner of the Ned Kelly AwardJustice is good. Vengeance is better."A new murder mystery star--Candice Fox may just be your new literary addiction."--Primo Life"I fool myself that Eden has a heart--that she would at least have trouble killing me..."Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers - but her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms.Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover to a remote farm where the troubled go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. Frank's job is to keep an eye on his partner while she's there - but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect others from her? Walking a tightrope between duty and desperation, Frank confronts a threat from Eden's past--the sadistic crime lord Hades, who raised her. Suddenly, the hunter is the hunted. And a killer's vicious desires are about to be unleashed . . .The breathtaking new thriller from the author of Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, establishes Candice Fox as a suspense writer of international renown and undisputed power.
A terrifying vision of the zombie apocalypse from Gallery Books / indie horror sensation Permuted Press!
Something about the woman hit John Roper hard, right in the gut. She was frightened, her face bruised, yet her inner beauty and bravery were immediately apparent. And there was no way in hell he was leaving her alone to face a roomful of rowdy cowboys and whatever desperate circumstances had brought her there in the first place.But how he got from those first thoughts to making her his wife was something he was still wrestling with the next day.... He knew he'd put his life on the line to protect her. But would a man who knew nothing about being a husband ever be able to give Katie the happy ending she so deserved?
Paradise calls to Chase Wilcox. A man of science fascinated by the rebirth of life in the wake of cataclysmic natural upheaval, he is drawn to the lush beauty of the island of Hawaii and the secrets it holds--while escaping the destruction of his own personal world. Here where warm breezes caress the skin and vibrant colors assault the senses--and where dangerous fires rage unseen beneath the earth's surface--Chase plans to immerse himself in his work...and somehow heal and forget. The last thing he needs or wants is love.But the island is home to many unexpected wonders, which is why Nicole Ballard could never leave it. A research assistant, an artist, and a dancer--a tall, stunning redhead who goes by the stage name of Pele, the goddess of fire--she, too, hides a secret pain, releasing her pent-up sensuality to the accompaniment of native drums before a mesmerized audience. Nicole has never met a man quite like Chase, strong, intense, and brilliant. And he, in turn, is fascinated by this remarkable woman who seems to be a breathtaking force of nature in her own right. Fate has cast them together, causing a chain reaction that neither imagined in their most secret dreams.Joined on an important scientific project that carries them into the verdant heart of a tropical wonder land, Nicole and Chase will be forced to confront their own lingering inner darkness, while resisting a newly inflamed need to touch, to give...to care. But in the shadows of Kilauea, all restraints will be broken, as emotions flow as hot and free as rivers of molten lava. And desire will erupt, as unpredictable and dangerous as the living volcano, transforming the very landscape of their lives--a torrent that no power on earth can contain, a passion that bums like fire.
She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation--until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman. Expelled from paradise, Teresa Francis would be swept into marriage and the opulence of New York only to be drawn back to her island, where secrets can ignite explosions of political upheaval and clandestine love.
A compelling tale of edgy, small-town emotions, lingering obsession, and romantic salvation.Andrew, after many years, returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral. Planning to remain only a few days, he is drawn into the tragic legacy of his childhood friend and beautiful girl next door, Eden Close. An adopted child, Eden had learned to avoid the mother who did not want her and to please the father who did. She also aimed to please Andrew and his friends, first by being one of the boys and later by seducing them. Then one hot night, Andrew was awakened by gunshots and piercing screams from the next farm: Mr. Close had been killed and Eden blinded.Now, seventeen years later, Andrew begins to uncover the grisly story - to unravel the layers of thwarted love between the husband, wife, and tormented girl. And as the truth about Eden's past comes to light, so too does Andrew's strange and binding attachment to her reveal itself.
Number one New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson, author of more than twenty novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness, returns with the dramatic conclusion to the Blaine trilogy: Eden in Winter, the final volume that completes the story begun in Fall from Grace and Loss of Innocence. Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself. As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli--his late father's mistress; and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to. The closer he gets to this beautiful, mysterious woman, the further Adam feels from his troubles. Yet the closer he also comes to revealing the secrets he's strived to conceal, and condemning the people he's so hard fought to protect. An acknowledged master of the courtroom thriller, Patterson's Blaine trilogy, a bold and surprising departure from his past novels, is a complex family drama pulsing with the tumult of the time and "dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions." (Library Journal)
From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, comes The Eden Prophecy . . .The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man.In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was sent to an old friend and fellow outcast, the ex-CIA agent and former mercenary named Hawker. His final legacy appears to be the fingerprints he left all over the letter to the Ambassador.Consumed by thoughts of revenge but fighting to see the truth, Hawker teams up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a quest to find the killers and track down the secrets his dead friend may have lost or sold.From the streets of Paris to an underground auction in the catacombs of Beirut to the merciless deserts of Iran, Hawker and Danielle find themselves hunting a murderous cult leader whose scientific arsenal could lead humanity to a new Eden--or unleash hell on the Earth itself.From the Paperback edition.
From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, comes The Eden Prophecy . . .The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man. In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was sent to an old friend and fellow outcast, the ex-CIA agent and former mercenary named Hawker. His final legacy appears to be the fingerprints he left all over the letter to the Ambassador.Consumed by thoughts of revenge but fighting to see the truth, Hawker teams up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a quest to find the killers and track down the secrets his dead friend may have lost or sold.From the streets of Paris to an underground auction in the catacombs of Beirut to the merciless deserts of Iran, Hawker and Danielle find themselves hunting a murderous cult leader whose scientific arsenal could lead humanity to a new Eden--or unleash hell on the Earth itself.
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