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For Grades 2 - 4. From the Book Jacket: In a hushed voice Magnolia Possum read the magic spell. Dirty socks and ginger beer, Icky, sticky, disappear! With an "Abracadabra!" Magnolia pointed at poor Bernard Beaver and - poof! - he was gone. Magnolia Possum's Grandma has bought a dusty old magic book from Mrs. Fox's store. But alas, when they go to look for the solutions to the magic tricks, the last pages are missing! Where could they be? And how will Magnolia ever make Bernard Beaver appear again? In this funny beginning reader, children will delight in Magnolia's antics and silly escapades as she finds herself in a predicament with no easy answers. But that's not all. Not only has Mr. Beaver vanished in thin air, but Magnolia gets herself into just as crazy a plight! Joan Lowery nixon was born in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She is the author of over fifty books, including Bigfoot Makes a Movie and Danger in Dinosaur Valley. Two of her books, The Seance and The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best children's mystery of the year. She and her husband Hershell, a geologist, live in Houston. They have four children. linda bucholtz-ross was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. She received her B.F.A. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and has published several books in Canada. She has attended workshops at the School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser, and at Pratt Institute. She and her husband Gerald, a research scientist, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their young son Alexander. They are all avid sailors.
He had little memory of who he was or where he'd been, but the images that kept flashing through his mind meant computer genius Claudia Reynolds was headed for danger and only Jack Maddox could rescue her. Although they'd technically met before, it wasn't until the bullets started to fly that the blonde beauty was convinced to follow him through the remote South Dakota woods. . . far from the mysterious facility that Jack had once called home. Now, as Jack sensed they were closing in on answers too many people had died covering up, the long-forgotten pain buried deep in his past proved their connection was the only thing he could rely on. And the only thing keeping Claudia alive.
"Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti's Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse."--Vinay Dharwadker Originally composed approximately two thousand years ago, the Mahabharata tells the story of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their kingdom results in a devastating war. But it contains much more than conflict. An epic masterpiece of huge sweep and magisterial power, "a hundred times more interesting" than the Iliad and the Odyssey, writes Wendy Doniger in the introduction, the Mahabharata is a timeless work that evokes a world of myth, passion, and warfare while exploring eternal questions of duty, love, and spiritual freedom. A seminal Hindu text, which includes the Bhagavad Gita, it is also one of the most important and influential works in the history of world civilization. Innovatively composed in blank verse rather than prose, Carole Satyamurti's English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This new version masterfully captures the beauty, excitement, and profundity of the original Sanskrit poem as well as its magnificent architecture and extraordinary scope.
Biography of the great gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson.
Mahalia Mouse and her family live underneath Dunster House, an old Harvard dormitory. Foraging for food for her younger brothers and sisters, Mahalia gets trapped in a backpack and then finds herself inside a classroom far from home. Mahalia, intrigued by the lecture, starts attending classes and soon becomes a full-time student -- all the while wondering about the fate of her family. But when graduation day finally arrives, Mahalia has a wonderful surprise waiting for her. Written as part of his keynote address at Harvard's commencement, this latest book from John Lithgow (class of '67) incorporates his trademark witty rhymes and includes a CD of him reading the text at the commencement. Mahalia's story has an inspiring message for graduates or anyone whose success is worthy of celebration.
A collection of Gandhi's most important and poignant works.
The first English publication of Georges Simenon's compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions.'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's bed, the deafening sound of cicadas' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him.This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle, Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The IndependentFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
She was a tough-as-nails cop, all business and always in conrol. But Mahina Garner was also lycan, with strength, speed. . . and a powerful primitave nature. So when she was barely missed by a silver bullet during a raid she led, it ate at her confidence and disturbed her peace of mind. Only was it the near brush with death that so unnerved her, or the fact that she'd been saved by Ren Calder? Mahina had always preferred her relationships uncomplicated, temporary and lightweight. But Ren stirred something in her that made her seriously uncomfortable. Determined to get him out of her system, she escaped into the night and into her wolf form, to quiet the turmoil within her. So she was surprised. . . and surprisingly thrilled. . . to find Ren following her, equally determined to make her his own.
An anthology of modern Kashmiri poetry
A glimpse into the life and consciousness of women of three generation and of the men around them, in a North Indian middle-class family.
In an almost hopeless crusade to find desperately needed tritium, the Cloudship Siduri's Net not only came through and survived but also discovered a new variety of super heavy particles that could become the ultimate energy source to propel them across the galaxy. If only the ship's scientists could harvest this strange new discovery. Upon returning home, scientists there would be able to control its power and unleash its potential. However, upon arriving at Sailmaster Pov, their homeport, the crew is split by an unforeseen twist of fate. The Siduri's Dance, their mother ship, had made a disastrous deal with evil to save itself. Now the Net and its mother ship will be enemies playing a mortal game of cat and mouse. Rom, Slav, and Greek are faced with the ultimate decision of fighting and finding death or, worse yet, enduring a life of horrific enslavement.
Mary Anne agrees to do some housework for Mrs. Towne, an elderly neighbor who had been giving her sewing lessons, but Mary Anne soon realizes that she has become a maid.
She will not surrender. . . . As heiress to the MacDougall clan, Lara, Maid of Lorne, knows that when she marries it will not be for love-but never dreams it will be used as punishment. When Robert the Bruce takes control of her castle home, Lara is forced to wed the Bruce's man, Sebastien of Cleish. Loyal to her clan, she vows she will not surrender to this bold warrior. But beneath his chain mail and armor lies the heart of a chivalrous, brave knight willing to entice, to woo, to make Lara his true wife-in every way. Could the man who stole her virtue, her home and her family give her a future in his arms?
[from the back cover] "India Hayes is a lot of things--starving artist, college librarian, daughter of liberal activists, sister of an emotionally fragile mathematician--but she's about to step into the most challenging role of her life: amateur sleuth. Childhood friend Olivia Blocken is in town to wed her bodybuilder fiance with India as a reluctant attendant. India's brother, Mark, still carries a torch for the bride, who once broke his heart and sent his life into a tailspin. And when Olivia turns up dead at Martin College, all evidence points to him."
Wanted: One Household HeroSingle mom Kayla Clark is ready to wave the white flag. Between a demanding career, caring for her elderly mother and raising a teenager, she needs help! A housekeeper is the answer-but Kayla doesn't expect the former army sergeant she hires through Man Maid to be young, fit and sexy....Ronnie Brown hasn't yet adjusted to civilian life, and he welcomes the normality of whipping Kayla's home into shape. Flirting with her is just a perk. But when he realizes just how much Kayla and her daughter need him, he quickly takes charge of a lot more than scrubbing floors. As he becomes more and more a part of the family fabric, soon he can't imagine his life without the two of them in it.Now Ronnie just has to convince his beautiful boss she can trust him to take care of all her needs....
A motherless girl with very wealthy dad struggles to recover from surgery. Her depression finds relief as she makes new and unlikely friends and shares new adventures with them.
He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him. But when first they met, it was not as princess and king -- it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far-away England to usurp her brother's throne...Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule. Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden-haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes...and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love....
The Maiden of Ludmir, a Hasidic holy woman, was born in early nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of Hasidism to function as a rebbe. Nathaniel Deutsch explores her fascinating story for the first time.
Myra, naive and curious, is on a family vacation to the southernmost tip of Florida - a mangy Key West full of Spring Breakers. Here, suffering through the embarrassments of a family on the verge of splitting up, she meets Elijah, a charismatic Tanzanian musician who seduces her at the edge of the tourist zone. Myra longs to lose her virginity to Elijah, and is shocked to learn he lives with Gayl, a secretive and violent woman with a strange power over him. Myra and her family return to an unnamed, middle-class, grey Canadian city and she falls in with a pot-smoking, intellectual anarchist crowd. When Gayl and Elijah travel north and infiltrate Myra's life, she walks willingly into their world: Myra continues to experiment sexually with Elijah, while Gayl plays an integral part in the increasingly abject games. Maidenhead traverses the desperate, wild spaces of a teenage girl's self-consciousness. How does a girl feel scared? What is she scared of? And how does telling yourself not to be scared really work? As Myra enters worlds unfamiliar of sex, porn, race and class, she explores territories unknown in herself.
Rika's duty is to keep the sagas of the Norse people alive with her vivid storytelling, but when captured by Vikings, her only thought is of survival. Bjorn the Black has made her his slave, but he may also be her only salvation.
The apparition leads Maigret to the highest echelons of the Parisian art world, and the depths of greed and cruelty.
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