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The Historical Society is raising money to turn the old Clayton House into a museum. Ellen and her brother Corey play parts for Halloween in the Historical Haunted House. But Ellen never expects the ghost of Clayton House to emerge.
[from the back cover] "For almost a month Mt. Pelée, the long-dormant volcano towering over the city of St Pierre on the island of Martinique, had been sending out warning signals: clouds of thick yellow-brown smoke, loud rumbles, avalanches of mud and rocks that crushed trees and rooftops in the surrounding countryside. At night the sky glowed with a brilliant ominous red. The experts poohpoohed these warnings. The Governor of the island listened to the experts. No evacuation of the city was ordered. Then, on the morning of May 8, 1902, at 7:50 A.M. Mt. Pelée awoke with a vengeance. An explosion heard for hundreds of miles poured flaming gases and jets of superheated steam down onto the sleeping city, turning it into a living hell. By 7:53 A.M. all but three of its 30,000 inhabitants were dead. Of these three survivors, two died within hours. The third was a convicted murderer awaiting execution in a dungeon deep beneath the city jail. The only survivor of St Pierre was a man condemned to die! 30 dramas of death and destruction. And they're all true!"
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
"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.
You'll scream with delight while reading this fun and engaging book that discusses fright flicks all horror fans need to see to ascend to the level of a true Horror Freak -- from classics (Dracula and Psycho) to modern movies (Drag Me to Hell) and lesser-known gems (Dog Soldiers). Movies are divided into various categories including Asian horror, beginners, homicidal slashers, supernatural thrillers, and zombie invasion. Features more than 130 movies, 250+ photos of movie stills and posters, and a chapter on remakes and reimaginings.
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.
Based on the actual fire that swept through Columbia, South Carolina, after the city surrendered to General Sherman's Union troops, Ocean of Fire details life in the South at the end of the American Civil War. Supported by thorough research, narrative accounts of actual historical persons as well as fictionalized characters comprise the novel. Follow 17-year-old Emma, her family, and potential Confederate spy, Charles Davis, as a chaotic community tries to survive a blazing firestorm. The second book in the Horrors of History series, Ocean of Fire makes history accessible, questioning who could have started this controversial fire and exploring how the closing weeks of the war affected citizens and slaves alike.
Beth's new teacher, Miss Gold, has been acting strange ever since she found a ring in the school parking lot. She writes scary messages on the board, and her house burns down! When Miss Gold loses the ring, Beth finds it. Suddenly, strange things are happening to Beth. Evil things...
This book is full of eerie predictions and ominous fortunes that add a sinister twist to the typical horoscope. Those who enjoy the dark side can look up their birthday to discover the terrible fate that awaits them--from attack by hungry zombies to transformation into an ogre. With useful information including dark days, unlucky numbers, and evil omens, this chilling guide is sure to have readers looking under their beds and over their shoulders all year long.
Discusses the history, training, versatility and care of the American Saddlebred horse. The book also contains a compilation of true stories that shows the adaptability of Saddlebreds for cavalry mounts, fox hunters, Olympic jumpers, ranch horses and more. A short chapter on the American Saddlebred in South Africa rounds out this testament to the breed.
Hemingway begins with an introduction to Hellenistic bronze statuary and recounts the discovery and painstaking restoration of the statue group, describing the technique of its creation and carefully reviewing scholarly knowledge and speculation about it.
The girls in the Saddle Club are making New Year's resolutions, but keeping them won't be easy. Can Stevie be nice to Veronica for a whole month? Can Lisa learn embroidery to make her mother happy? And will Carole give up junk food? The first one to waver from their resolution must pay a price!
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia , the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected? THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia , the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.
Rick and his horse, Sky, will catch wild horses. What dangers will they meet? Read the story. Stop to summarize parts of the story.
Ashleigh wouldn't care about anything, ever again. Ashleigh Griffen swore she'd never give her heart to another horse -- not after a terrible disease wiped out her family's breeding farm, along with Ashleigh's favorite mare, Stardust. Now the Griffens are starting over as breeding managers at Townsend Acres, and Ashleigh's sure she is going to hate living there. Then a small, sickly foal is born -- a beautiful copper filly that looks like Stardust. No one thinks the foal will live or that it's worth trying to save. No one but Ashleigh. Can one girl's love alone work miracles? Read Thoroughbred and experience the love and friendship between a determined girl and a very special filly.
The Saddle Club's number-one practical joker, Stevie Lake, has decided to reform. The only problem is, nobody believes her. Things get worse for poor Stevie when she tries to shoot a movie for school--Cinderella on horseback. After all, just because she's given up playing pranks on people, it doesn't mean she's given up wild schemes. But when no one in the cast cooperates, Stevie decides she has to revert to her old, practical joking ways . . . and then some. Watch out, Pine Hollow!
HORSE CARE IS MORE THAN RIDING. When Lisa Atwood and her mother visit friends in a nearby town, Lisa doesn't expect to have a good time. She doesn't seem to have a lot in common with Marguerite, the friend's daughter, so it could be a long afternoon. But when Marguerite suggests that she and Lisa go riding, things start to look up. Marguerite's horse is gorgeous, and she's very pleased with it. In fact, she's so pleased that she rides off and leaves Lisa on a strange trail. Lisa doesn't mind too much--her horse is old but sweet-natured and it's a nice day. Then the mare stumbles, and Lisa is thrown. She can't ride and she can't walk. She's alone with just the horse for company. Can the horse care for Lisa and keep her safe until help arrives?
Sarah "Scoop" Coop's life revolves around her horse, Orphan, and the stability of the family stable business. Scoop learns major coming-of-age lessons as she learns to rely on God.
Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow Stables. So when Lisa Atwood joins their ridinggroup, the girls aren't sure she's got what it takes. Lisa may be the smartest student in the classroom, but she's got a lot to learn when it comes to horses. . . .
When Bonnie and Sam receive the invitation of their dreamsto assist their riding teacher at the Royal Showthey can't believe it! But on their way they encounter a starving pony that needs their help, and they must figure out a way to rescue the pony and help their teacher. The suspense will enthrall young readers as the two friends overcome a number of obstacles on their journey.
Lily's in love! With horses?! Back in the "saddle" for another exciting adventure, Lily's gone western and destined to be the next famous cowgirl. After her first horseback-riding experience, Lily's hooked. Her room practically turns into a stable and her life is all about horses. Of course her pleas for her very own horse go unacknowledged, so Lily does the next best thing . . . she gets an unofficial job at a stable. But does she do it for the love of horses or to escape dealing with her new adopted sister Tessa? When the unthinkable happens at the stable, Lily is left wondering, Where is God? Why did he let it happen?, but learns a real lesson in faith and who God really is.
Vienna, Austria, 1938 Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about survival. Here is Maestoso Petra's story . . . in his own words. From the Trade Paperback edition.
For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race, and the daughter of her Bedouin owner to take care of her. But when the colt who is her foster brother is stolen in a raid, Yatimah realizes her true birthright. Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Arabian horses and Bedouin culture.From the Trade Paperback edition.
For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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