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By Kurt Wiese, Walter R. Brooks. 1937
The international sensation for readers young and old, Freddy the Pig, is back! Adoniram lives with his cruel aunt and…uncle until a chance flood leads him to the irrepressible Freddy and Jinx the Cat. The animals convince him to stay at Bean Farm and Mr. Bean's brother even builds him a mechanical twin playmate. When Adoniram's aunt and uncle come looking for him, they mistake the clockwork twin for the real boy. A rollicking comedy of errors ensues, and it is once again up to Freddy and friends to save the day.
By Bruce Coville. 2012
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in…time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother's attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn't recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards--cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something--but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can't she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic--a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Jessie Haas. 1993
Named to the Sequoyah Award Master List: Experienced rider Lily is ready for a real horse--will Beware the mare bring…her good or bad luck? <P> The bright-eyed bay mare in the truck looks very small. Lily's grandfather brought her home to their Vermont farm as a present for Lily. She's shaggy, her mane is tangled, and she looks as if she hasn't been brushed in a long time. To Lily, she's beautiful. <P> But Lily has to solve the mystery of her name. Why is she called Beware? And why did Gramp get her so cheap? Is something wrong with her? Lily can't imagine what--she's already crazy about the little bay. The test will be when Lily takes her out for her first ride. What will happen then? <P> This charming story of a girl and her pony will capture the hearts of horse-crazy young readers everywhere.
By Robert Newman. 1967
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town…won't understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town--especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people's minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to--if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
By Jessie Haas. 1996
A Child Study Association of America Book of the Year: Lily's beloved horse Beware is sick--can Lily save her? <P>…Something's wrong with Beware. Lily knows the minute she spies the mare standing under the trees, the way Beware does in summer to get away from the heat. But today there's no shade beneath the bare branches, and it's freezing out. When Lily calls for her, Beware doesn't come trotting over. She doesn't move, even when Lily offers her an apple core. She isn't injured, because Lily can't find any cuts or bruises on her. But when Lily tells her to walk, Beware's back legs buckle and she nearly falls down! <P> Beware is sick, but she has no fever and is still eating a little bit. The vet makes a diagnosis, but the treatments don't help. Surgery may be the only answer. But it's expensive--and dangerous. Will Beware survive? Lily needs more than hopes and prayers--she needs a miracle: Somehow, she has to find a way to save her.
Courageous cousins are forced to do battle with magical foes in this series, collected here in a single volume In…Sorcery & Cecelia, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable since childhood. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. In The Grand Tour, seasickness during the Channel crossing is the price Cecelia must pay for her budding magical skill. As her nausea ebbs, she is comforted by her new husband, James, and the knowledge that at long last they are on their honeymoon. In their company is Cecelia's cousin Kate, newly minted as the Marchioness of Schofield, and her husband, Thomas. The shared journey guarantees the two couples a happy start to married life, if they can survive the perils of the Continent. In Calais, a mysterious woman visits Cecelia with a package intended for Thomas's mother. Inside is an alabaster flask of noble manufacture, one of the royal artifacts that have been vanishing all over Europe as part of a magical plot against the French crown. This is no simple honeymoon: On their tour of Europe, Kate and Cecelia must save the monarchy from an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon. In The Mislaid Magician, it's been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon's plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia's husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate's care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots.
By Jessie Haas. 1998
An untamed horse has run away--can Lily and Beware find him and bring him home? <P> After a storm scatters…all the livestock on her grandparents' farm, Lily discovers that Gramp's wild black Morgan is missing. Stogie's a horse with a mind of his own, and when he runs, no one can ever catch him. <P> Stogie may be boss of the other animals on the farm, but he's afraid of people. And a frightened horse is a dangerous one. Lily's determined to find the black Morgan and bring him home before he ends up getting hurt--or shot. Since no one can catch Stogie, no one can lead him. But Lily brings a rope anyway. As she and Beware set off on their search, she tries to put herself in Stogie's shoes to figure out where he would go. Then she gets an idea . . . <P> Can she and Beware find and catch Stogie before it's too late?
By Nancy Springer. 1994
Gray's life changes forever when she meets a boy as wild as an untamed stallion When Chav walks into Gray's…class at school for the first time dressed all in black, with wild hair and fierce eyes, Gray knows that her life is about to change. What she doesn't yet know is that her mysterious new classmate is as fascinated by her as she is by him. Gray and Chav are drawn to each other by their shared love of horses. But Chav's home life is more complicated than Gray could ever have imagined. Chav is a Gypsy and doesn't trust gadjo, or non-Gypsy people. He and his siblings have run away from a painful past and he will do anything to defend his family. But when his brother and sister suddenly get sick, Chav needs help--Gray's help. And earning Chav's trust turns out to be harder than breaking a wild horse.
By Nancy Springer. 1991
Winner of the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award: The triumphant story of a boy who overcomes his disease with help…from horses If Colt Vittorio had a motto, it would be I Don't Want To! Colt has spina bifida--a condition that makes the bones in his legs weak and confines him to a wheelchair. When Colt is introduced to horseback riding in a program for disabled kids, he is beyond nervous. He wants nothing to do with these terrifying animals. After all, there's no chance he'll ever be able to use his legs anyway. What's the point? Once he gets in the saddle astride a horse named Liverwurst, Colt's whole world changes. With the horse's powerful, muscular body beneath him, Colt no longer feels small and limited. After all, if he can control this huge, strong animal, he can do anything. And with Liverwurst's help, Colt's back and legs start getting stronger. But when his doctor warns that horseback riding is too dangerous and the risks are too great, will Colt's riding lessons be history?
By Jessie Haas. 1995
Named to the West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List: In the first horse show with her new mare, Lily…competes against her best friend for the blue ribbon <P> Today's the big day. Lily and her horse, Beware, are going to compete in the junior horse show. Lily's best friend, Mandy, is also in the competition, riding her horse, Shane. When Lily and her mother and grandfather arrive, Mandy looks so grown up, like a rider in a magazine. And with his shining copper coat, Shane looks just like a show horse. Worried that Beware looks shaggy next to Shane, Lily brushes her until she's sleek and polished. <P> Then it's time for Lily to get ready. She puts on her breeches and boots and tries to remember everything her grandfather taught her about riding. Will Lily and Beware walk away with the blue? And will Lily and Mandy still be best friends when it's over?
By Bruce Coville. 1996
An ancient betrayal echoes across time and space Boring--that's what Marilyn thinks her family is. Completely, horribly normal. All except…for her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously independent world traveler with the most exciting stories. Marilyn always looks forward to her spirited great-aunt's visits, but this time, Zenobia seems to have something unusual on her mind. Marilyn can't refuse when the obviously worried Zenobia asks her to hold on to something for safekeeping--a beautiful amulet found in the Egyptian desert, with a center stone so vivid and sparkling, it almost seems . . . alive. Suddenly Marilyn's dreams turn dark as she's tasked with a terrible mission: to keep whatever is inside the amulet from gaining its freedom--and with it, revenge. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Kurt Wiese, Walter R. Brooks. 1953
The weather, all animals (with special emphasis on the peculiar attributes of pigs), joy and sorrow, the utility of facial…features, and a world of other subjects are poetically worked over by the world's most distinguished pig-of-letters, Freddy--the Bard of Bean Farm. Whether he's happy or sad Freddy is ever the poet, and his verse--both heavy and light--has created an international fuss among the less gifted pigs and poets. And if Freddy's poetry seems a bit hammy in spots, well . . .
By Ashley Wolff, Joseph Slate. 1996
"Who is coming to our house? Someone, someone," says Mouse. As Pig makes room, Lamb cleans up, Goose stacks the…hay, and Duck lines the crib with eiderdown, Mary and Joseph are on their way by donkey. All the animals welcome the baby Jesus to their home.
By Shanna Swendson. 2012
At last, the much anticipated fifth book in the Enchanted, Inc. series! <p><p> To Do: Manage Magical Mayhem Katie Chandler…is back in New York and just in time to help Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. with the latest crisis. A magical crime wave is sweeping the city and wizarding whiz Owen Palmer thinks the chaos-causing spells look awfully familiar -- like something his arch-rival Phelan Idris would create. When Idris's rogue firm Spellworks starts selling amulets to protect against these spells, Owen's suspicions are confirmed. <p><p> While Owen and the other wizards scramble to unravel the wicked spells, it's Katie's job as the new director of marketing for MSI to fight the battle of public perception. When Katie stages a showcase for MSI's magical achievements, she doesn't realize she's playing right into a devious plot more than three decades in the making. To save the magical world, she'll have to prove who the real enemy is by digging deeper into Owen's mysterious past. If she fails, she not only stands to lose a magical war, but she could also lose the man she loves.
By Anne Rice. 1976
By Stephen King. 2003
El pistolero es el primer libro de la magnífica serie «La Torre Oscura». Aquí conocemos al héroe Roland de Gilead…y se inicia su largo viaje hacia la enigmática torre. En un mundo extrañamente parecido al nuestro Roland Deschain de Gilead persigue a su enemigo, el hombre de negro. Roland, solitario, quizá maldito, anda sin descanso a través de un paisaje triste y abandonado. Conoce a Jake, un chico de Nueva York pero de otro tiempo, y ambos unen sus destinos. Ante ellos están las montañas. Y mucho más allá, la Torre Oscura... «El hombre de negro huía a través del desierto y el pistolero iba en pos de él.» Estas palabras las escribió Stephen King en 1970, cinco años antes de la publicación de su primera novela, y con ellas abrió la puerta a un nuevo mundo que muchos lectores todavía no conocen bien. De esta forma se inició una fantasía épica en siete tomos, «La Torre Oscura», que terminó convirtiéndose en un clásico del género. Stephen King tardó treinta y tres años en terminar el ciclo. La presente es una versión revisada del primer volumen, enriquecido con las ilustraciones de Michael Whelan para una edición limitada que publicó Donald M. Grant en 1982, junto con una nueva introducción y un prólogo del autor. La crítica ha dicho...«Básicamente, el escritor a quien más admiramos y seguimos, y que más ha inspirado nuestro trabajo.»Damon Lindelof, cocreador de Perdidos
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2016
Fortsetzung zu Konflikt des BlutesBuch 4 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftDer Krieg nähert sich seiner entscheidenden Phase und beide Seiten…sind bis an ihre Grenzen gefordert. Da gelingt den dunklen Magiern ein vernichtender Schlag, denn sie nehmen Orlando St. Clair gefangen. Am Boden zerstört vor Sorge um seinen entführten Partner, muss Alain befürchten, dass auch Orlandos Befreiung aus den Klauen der dunklen Magier den Vampir nicht mehr retten kann, weil sein Herz und sein Verstand unheilbaren Schaden genommen haben. Christophe Lombard, der älteste und mächtigste Vampir von Paris, weiß, dass die Allianz an der Schwelle zur Niederlage steht. Er gibt seine selbstgewählte Isolation auf und schließt sich dem Kampf an. Alains abtrünniger Freund Eric Simonet, der zu den dunklen Magiern übergelaufen war, wird vor die Wahl gestellt zwischen Rache und Erlösung. Und Jean, durch Orlandos Schicksal in Wut und Zorn versetzt, muss sich der schwierigsten Entscheidung seiner Existenz stellen, während um ihn herum der alles entscheidende Kampf tobt. Werden sie mit ihren Entscheidungen die Allianz endgültig zerschlagen oder schaffen sie es doch noch, ihre Welt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren?
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2015
Fortsetzung zu Allianz des BlutesBuch 2 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftMagier und Vampire haben eine Allianz geschmiedet, die auf Partnerschaften…des Blutes und der Magie gründet. Sie hoffen, damit dem Krieg gegen die dunklen Magier eine entscheidende Wendung geben zu können. Einige Partnerschaften sind ebenso erfolgreich, wie die zwischen Alain Magnier und Orlando St. Clair. Auf andere trifft das nicht zu. Es kommt zu Streit, Vorwürfen und sogar offener Feindschaft zwischen den Partnern, obwohl sie durch ein gemeinsames Ziel verbunden sind. Thierry Dumont ist entschlossen, dem Beispiel seines besten Freundes Alain zu folgen. Er ist mit dem Vampir Sebastien Noyer eine Partnerschaft eingegangen. Obwohl er sich, so kurz nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau, in der Nähe des Vampirs - eines Mannes - unbehaglich fühlt. Aber sie stellen fest, dass ihre gemeinsame Verzweiflung die beste Voraussetzung ist, um einen Bund zu schließen. Thierry und Sebastien stellen den Schutz ihres Partners über alles und unterstützen sich vorbehaltlos. Durch die Erfolge der Allianz bestärkt, beschließen das Oberhaupt der Magier und der Chef de la Cour der Vampire, ihr neues Bündnis der Öffentlichkeit bekannt zu machen. Sie erhoffen sich dadurch zusätzliche Unterstützung in ihrem Kampf gegen die dunklen Magier, die das Leben auf der Erde in seiner bisherigen Form zu vernichten drohen. Aber die Allianz erleidet auch Rückschläge, denn die Partnerschaften bringen nicht nur Vorteile mit sich, sondern gefährden auch das magische Gleichgewicht der Erde. Und diese Gefahr könnte sich als größer erweisen, als der Krieg selbst.
By Shayne Leighton. 2020
Spirited Away meets Interview with the Vampire in an unforgettable fantasy set in Prague. Charlotte Ruzikova finds that she is…the freak in her world of magic and monsters. When she stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of survival is slim. Will she vanquish the nightmares, or will there be bloodshed?Filled with hatred for what he is, Valek condemns himself to a life of solitude. Always hiding in the dark, will he ever let Charlotte's love in?Together, they must fight in the shadows with their league of loveable misfits to survive the light. But will they still be alive at the break of day?Of Light and Darkness is the first installment in an epic series not to be missed! If you love Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, you'll love this fiercely imaginative, multilayered dark fantasy filled with Czech folklore!Get it now! Book Two coming November 10th, 2020 from The Parliament HouseWarning: Vampires and rogue monsters at large. They are very dangerous and will stop at nothing. Be mindful of a group traveling with a human girl. If you think you'd like a story with Guillermo del Toro-style monsters with the heart of a Studio Ghibli film, this series is for you.
By Seana Kelly. 2021
I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately.…While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect.My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s coming in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to the nocturne, I find vamps from New Orleans readying an attack. One of the benefits of vampires looking down on werewolves is no one expects much of me. They don’t expect it right up until I take their heads.Now, Clive and I are setting out for New Orleans to take the fight back to the source. Vampires are masters of the long game. Revenge plots are often decades, if not centuries, in the making. We came expecting one enemy, but quickly learn we have darker forces scheming against us. Good thing I’m the secret weapon they never see coming.