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Friesen, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 031072080X ISBN 13: 9780310720805

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Item Description: Zonderkidz. Book Condition: New. 031072080X BRAND NEW!! MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. NEW CONDITION!! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! WE SHIP DAILY!!EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. There's always a Martin. One Martin. Martin Boyle already has plenty to worry about. His germaphobic mother keeps him home from school if she hears so much as a sneeze, and his father is always off somewhere reenacting old war battles. Julia, the most beautiful girl in school, won't even speak to Martin, and the gym teacher is officially out to get him. Which is why Martin really doesn't need this curse hanging over his head. On a trip to the family cemetery, Martin wanders among the tombstones of his ancestors and discovers a disturbing pattern: when one Martin is born, the previous Martin dies. And---just his luck---Martin's aunt is about to give birth to a baby boy, who will, according to tradition, be named Martin. Martin must find a way to break the curse, but every clue seems to lead to a dead end. And time is running out.Editorial ReviewsReviewGr 5-7--Martin Boyle was 'born dead,' his lifeless body placed on his mother. Suddenly the baby moves. From that moment on, his mother does everything in her power to protect him from anything that could possibly harm him. In fact, she crosses over into paranoia and obsessive behavior. Martin's friend Charley is used to him getting on the bus each day with his portable air bag strapped to his chest and his mother running to school to check on his safety. During an annual trip to visit the old family cemetery, the boy realizes a strange correlation among the Martins in the family. It is tradition that the first boy be named Martin, but each time a new Martin is born, the old one must die. His Aunt Jenny is pregnant with a boy, due shortly. Martin knows that his days are numbered so his actions become reckless, which lands him in detention and gives him a chance to get to know his crush, Julia. He has been writing a story about a white knight, a black knight, and a princess, which Julia loves. The story symbolizes an escape that both Julia, a foster child, and Martin crave. The crisis of Martin's impending death is the joining factor in this odd hodgepodge of characters, including Poole, a spirited but unkempt homeless boy. They form a bond in trying to keep Martin alive. This is a sobering read in many respects as many of the adults are directly responsible for the emotional baggage these children carry. Julia fights against it, Poole runs away, Martin's sister cowers, but Martin triumphs. Minor characters such as the physical education teacher who employs completely illegal means of punishment will further fuel readers' angst. This is a great choice for discussions.--Julie Shatterly, W.A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC -- School Library Journal (School Library Journal )About the AuthorJonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he's not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids. Bookseller Inventory # 9780310720805

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The Boy on the Porch: Creech, Sharon

Creech, Sharon

Published by HarperCollins (2013)

ISBN 10: 0061892378 ISBN 13: 9780061892370

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Item Description: HarperCollins, 2013. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New Hardcover with dust jacket, clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine with Fine Dust Jacket), - JP Pictures are available on request. All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000205455

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The Velveteen Rabbit (Paperback): Margery Williams

Margery Williams

Published by Running Press, United States (2007)

ISBN 10: 0762429356 ISBN 13: 9780762429356

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New ed.. 160 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beloved children s classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. It s stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780762429356

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The Velveteen Rabbit (Paperback): Margery Williams

Margery Williams

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New ed.. 160 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beloved children s classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. It s stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780762429356

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The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart: Laskin, David

Laskin, David

Published by Viking (2013)

ISBN 10: 067002547X ISBN 13: 9780670025473

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Item Description: Viking, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise for The Family: "The Family is as rich and poignant as any novel, only all true and impeccably researched."Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of In the Garden of the Beasts "A true triumph of historical storytelling. David Laskin is a magical searcher into the past.His generations of Cohens could be your Johansens, Smiths, Lopezes, Schmidts, O'Houlihans, even my Scottish peasant forebears. The Family will touch you, heart and soul."Ivan Doig, National Book Award finalist for This House of Sky "I read The Family without stopping, except sometimes to weep (and occasionally to chuckle). Through the stories of members of David Laskin's large, dispersing family, history sharpens into individual lives and deaths and losses and becomes personal and vivid and tragic."Edith Pearlman, National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist for Binocular Vision "David Laskin's The Family is a vivid, utterly compelling exploration of the forces that have shaped modern history. We often view these forces capitalism, fascism, mass migration, assimilation, and the likeonly from a distance, as vast, impersonal abstractions. But in Laskin''s magnificent book we see them in the intimate details of actual lives, deftly followed through a tangle of triumph, accommodation, and often unbearable suffering. An extraordinary achievement."Stephen Greenblatt, New York Times bestselling author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern "I was utterly entranced by David Laskin's The Family . Tracing three strands of his fascinating ancestry, Laskin takes us on an epic journey deep into the heart and soul of the twentieth century. The story is haunting, heartfelt, and deeply moving. And in the endas Laskin eloquently points out in a beautiful, almost mystical, epiloguehis telling of it weaves another bright silver thread into the fabric that binds all of us together."Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat "'Fate and chance and character make and break every generation,'" David Laskin tells us in this personal, highly moving history of his family. At once heartbreaking and gloriously triumphant, it's finally a story of love. Yes, a big unyielding, often rollicking and humorous history of one generation's prevailing love for the next. A wonderful achievement. "Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Failure "David Laskin''s The Family is an elegantly evocative meditation on the Jewish diaspora of the twentieth century. Deeply emotional at times, The Family is both harrowing and uplifting. Highly recommended!"Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite . "What a story! Scholars and scribes, Zionists and revolutionaries, Holocaust martyrs and the inventors of the Maidenform bra all march through these pages. The Family is the twentieth-century history of the Jews writ small."Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University "A banquet of Jewish history, as lived by one exceptional American family, across four generations and on three continents, the worst things endured and the best things relished."Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family "Beautifully written, densely textured and at times heartbreaking." The Seattle Times "An ambitious, experimental look at exodus, acclimatization and culture with a cast as diverse as any family photo album.Were this fiction, it would read much like the novels of Leon Uris and other spinners of historical sagas." Kirkus "A gripping epic narrative, beginning in 1875 and spanning over a century." Publishers Weekly "[Laskin's] compelling narrative brings these individuals to life as awe witness their triumphs and tragedies in vivid detail and at times in their own voices." Library Journal "A deeply felt story filled with the joy and sadness that has characterized Jewish life in this period." Booklist "A powerful rendition of the tragic and tri. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_067002547X

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Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg: Johanne Mercier

Johanne Mercier

Published by Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 1907912169 ISBN 13: 9781907912160

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Item Description: Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Clare Elsom (illustrator). 190 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. I m Arthur and I m seven, and the other day, round the back of my grandparents house, I found an egg. It was a completely white egg, just like the ones you get in the fridge. I was so happy, because it isn t every day you find an egg. But when I ran back to the house to show it to my family, they made the biggest fuss ever. My grandfather, my grandmother, my parents and even the people from the television were trying to make sense of it. We finally had the chance to get to the bottom of the greatest mystery of all time. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Arthur is a seven-year-old boy who is brilliant at being a seven-year-old-boy. When Arthur visits his grandparents house by the lake, more often than not, he becomes entangled in a new adventure, which he must solve with the help of his pet duck and useless dog - and hopefully without too much help from eccentric Cousin Eugene. These are witty stories full of understated humour and populated by quirky yet recognisable characters, and narrated by Arthur who has the rational worldview that comes exclusively from being seven-years-old.REVIEWS Meet seven year old Arthur, the delightful hero of this new series. He often visits his grandparents house and when he is there he has wonderful adventures, which he shares in these stories. Written from the viewpoint of a seven year old, they are perfect to capture a child s attention as they will so readily identify with Arthur -- PARENTS IN TOUCH Arthur is the most brilliantly created seven year old boy, full of a sense of adventure and curious too. Charmingly written and cleverly illustrated. Stories for boys and girls to enjoy with four more titles due -- ARMADILLO MAGAZINE These two stories {Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg and Arthur and the Earthworms} are ideal for reading aloud or as early read alone books for the younger child of six to eight or thereabouts. A set of strong family relationships lies at the heart of witty tales with a twist that children will want to hear again. With more titles in the pipeline, this is a promising series with lively illustations by Clare Elsom and welcome information on the author, translator and illustrator at the back of each book -- THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN A great little series for newly independent readers. Short and simple, yet engaging and fun, this is a perfect series for children to try to attempt on their own. The illustrations help break the text and help set the humorous atmosphere. Arthur is a loveable and quirky character who will appeal to both boys and girls -- LIBRARY MICE. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912160

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Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold (Paperback): Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz

Published by Puffin Books, United States (1997)

ISBN 10: 0698115538 ISBN 13: 9780698115538

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Item Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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A Time of Miracles: Bondoux, Anne-Laure

Bondoux, Anne-Laure

Published by Ember (2012)

ISBN 10: 0375860363 ISBN 13: 9780375860362

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Item Description: Ember, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A refugee boy and his mother flee Georgia in 1989 and travel alone through the Caucasus for eight years to reach France. Koumal has always lived with Gloria, who tells him stories of rescuing him from a bombed train and stealing passports from his dead French mother. As civil war engulfs the Caucasus, they escape, moving from one refugee camp to the next, suffering hunger and illness. Along the way, Koumal makes friends and finds first love, supported by Gloria, who calls him her "little miracle," promises "tomorrow life will be better" and reminds him to "be happy. at all times." When they arrive in France, Gloria vanishes, leaving Koumal to survive alone to become a real French citizen. Koumal tells his story "in the right order," from the perspective of a 20-year-old refugee who ultimately discovers his true identity and that of the optimistic, resourceful woman who made "up stories to make life more bearable." A beautifully cadenced tribute to maternal love and the power of stories amid contemporary political chaos." -Kirkus Reviews, starred "An exceptional story."-- School Library Journal, starred "[A] beautifully nuanced novel."-- Publishers Weekly, starred "Readers will find themselves mesmerized not only by the eloquent language but by a plot every bit as harrowing and surprising as Koumail's cherished bedtime story."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0375860363

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The Scout Master (A Grace Marsden Mystery): Buehler, Luisa

Buehler, Luisa

Published by Worldwide Library (2013)

ISBN 10: 0373268696 ISBN 13: 9780373268696

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Item Description: Worldwide Library, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Paperback, clean, tight, unmarked (Fine), . MERIT BADGE FOR MURDER Hoping for some quality time with her eleven-year-old stepson, Grace Marsden volunteers to accompany the Boy Scouts on a cleanup project in Robinson Woods. But along with the trash, the group unearths a World War II-era army munitions crate containing curious skeletal remains. However, the box itself, not its contents, draws FBI investigators onto the scene. Soon after the discovery, Grace is attacked by mysterious hooded figures. Is someone trying to stop her from finding out the crate's true origin, or has a cult claimed the forest for their sinister rituals? Before long, Grace finds that friends, family and other locals are all linked to a decades-old mysteryâ¦one that speaks to the darkest side of human nature. And Grace will need more than scout's honor to survive a killer's snareâ"and escape with her life. Pictures are available on request. All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000193897

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The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics): Galdone, Paul

Galdone, Paul

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (1983)

ISBN 10: 0899191630 ISBN 13: 9780899191638

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Item Description: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1983. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and #145;at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone!' A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable." --School Library Journal, starred "Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers' favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes #145;the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.'"--Kirkus Reviews. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0899191630

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The Great Interactive Dream Machine: Another Adventure: Richard Peck

Richard Peck

Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2004)

ISBN 10: 014038264X ISBN 13: 9780140382648

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Item Description: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Josh Lewis s best friend, Aaron Zimmer, has turned his computer into a wish-granting machine. Unfortunately, there are a few bugs in the system. Nobody knows when the computer will interactivate next! When a mysterious spy called The Watcher starts monitoring the boys every move in cyberspace, the trouble begins. Humor, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery all cleverly combine to make this book guaranteed fun. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780140382648

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The Naming of Tishkin Silk (Paperback): Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard

Published by Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 190791224X ISBN 13: 9781907912245

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Item Description: Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Caroline Magerl (illustrator). 194 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The first book in the Kingdom of Silk series. Griffin has a secret in his heart that nobody else knows - until he meets Layla.Griffin Silk is from an uncommon sort of family, parents Ben and Annie Silk have a brood of five daughters ( the Rainbow Girls ), a son named Griffin, Griffin s best friend Layla who might as well be a Silk , Nell - the tiny bit magic fairy grandmother. When he meets Layla, a princess with a daisy chain crown, he knows he s found a friend. So Griffin shares his inner thoughts with her and together they find a way to deal with his secret. Just like the mythical beast whose name he bears, Griffin discovers he has the courage of a lion. But it will take a friend like Layla to help him find the answers. This unique and tender novel is the first book in Glenda Millard s multi-award-winning Kingdom of Silk series, and will touch the heart of every reader. Through these whimsical, lyrical stories, Glenda Millard writes about families like no other writer writes about families. The books explore important themes of love, loss, friendships, home and belonging, in ways that pull at the heartstrings but are never over-sentimental. Honey for the soul. REVIEWS: Poignant and lovely. Millard has that rare gift of making you feel in a few pages that you ve known these characters, and this place, always. -- INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY (BEST CHILDREN S BOOKS). This is a special, lyrical and lovely story. It gives you a vibrant sense of the countryside, and even more, it takes you inside the mind of an ordinary but most extraordinary boy, Griffin Silk. It will surely touch your heart. -- BERLIE DOHERTY, DOUBLE CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER. Soft, dreamy and slightly Bohemian. Sad yet hopeful, it s hard not to shed a tear at the end. Would read aloud well, engaging discussion. A real surprise. (A book of the week.) -- PETERS EDUCATIONAL BOOKS. The Naming of Tishkin Silk is a truly beautiful story of loss, hope, strength and love. Her depictions of rural Australia are stunning; the reader can nearly feel the heat of the sun through the branches of the apple tree. A splendid and unforgettable read. -- LIBRARY MICE. A gorgeous read with some of the best scene setting I ve ever read and with a family I adore. Even better, it s the first in a series! -- BOOKA UHA S BOOK NOOK. Griffin came into the Silk family after Scarlet, Indigo, Violet, Amber and Saffron. He came early in the morning on that uncommon day, the twenty-ninth of February. His father s prediction, considering the date of Griffin s birth, was that he would be an uncommon sort of boy. With these words The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard starts weaving gentle magic around your unsuspecting heart. Griffin is a member of the somewhat unusual and perhaps slightly bohemian Silk family, who live on the outskirts of a small Australian town. Griffin carries a secret deep inside him, a huge worry that he finds hard to share until he meets Layla, instantly recognisable to him as a princess because she is wearing a daisy-chain crown. Thanks to the thoughtfulness shown by his new friend, Griffin s courage grows and together they do something that heals the sorrow which all the family has felt after a terrible event no-one has been able to talk about for months. Just like Griffin, this is a truly uncommon short novel, the first in a seven part series. From unexpected characters to profoundly moving themes threaded together with sometimes astonishingly lyrical writing, this book is something utterly different and incredibly beautiful. I have never before come across such delicate and yet powerful writing in a novel for children. Unique, breathtaking and full of fierce love and deep sorrow, The Naming of Tishkin Silk is the sort of book that changes you forever, the sort of book you are just so glad to have inside you, to enrich even the happiest of days and to sustain you on dark nights. The dual aspect of this novel - intense sadness and intense hap. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912245

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Rufus M. (Paperback): Eleanor Estes

Eleanor Estes

Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (2001)

ISBN 10: 0152025774 ISBN 13: 9780152025779

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 188 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold (Paperback): Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz

Published by Puffin Books, United States (1997)

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Item Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away: A. F. Harrold

A. F. Harrold

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 1408830035 ISBN 13: 9781408830031

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Item Description: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert. Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion s mouth every night, he s the only kid there - and he s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781408830031

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My Pet Rattlesnake (Paperback): Joe Hayes

Joe Hayes

Published by Cinco Puntos Press, United States (2014)

ISBN 10: 1935955624 ISBN 13: 9781935955627

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Item Description: Cinco Puntos Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Antonio Castro L (illustrator). 279 x 222 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Joe Hayes is back with another unbelievable, astounding, and totally true tall tale, straight from his own childhood in the Arizona desert.One day little Joe is out in the desert, walking around, and he sees a rattlesnake in trouble. Joe saves the snake s life! That s when things get weird. The rattler follows Joe home. My gosh! It s only a rattlesnake, nothing new for a desert boy like Joe, so he keeps him for a pet. His dad is annoyed, the neighbors are terrified, but soon the friendly snake slithers his way into their hearts. The snake cuddles at the foot of Joe s bed, plays in the yard, he even scares away a burglar and alarms the police. What a charmer! Is there really such a thing as cold-blooded love?Joe Hayes, a children s book writer and one of America s premier storytellers, loves telling tall tales from growing up in Arizona. Whether it s writing stories or telling stories from the tri-cultural American Southwest, Joe is always at home celebrating the imagination of childhood. The New Mexico Library Association named Joe the Centennial Storyteller in 2010, a storyteller so good he only comes around once every one hundred years!Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and has lived in the Juarez El Paso area for most of his life. The illustrator of dozens of children s books, this is his fourth collaboration with Joe. He and his son book designer Antonio H. work on his books as a team. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781935955627

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My Pet Rattlesnake (Paperback): Joe Hayes

Joe Hayes

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Item Description: Cinco Puntos Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Antonio Castro L (illustrator). 279 x 222 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Joe Hayes is back with another unbelievable, astounding, and totally true tall tale, straight from his own childhood in the Arizona desert.One day little Joe is out in the desert, walking around, and he sees a rattlesnake in trouble. Joe saves the snake s life! That s when things get weird. The rattler follows Joe home. My gosh! It s only a rattlesnake, nothing new for a desert boy like Joe, so he keeps him for a pet. His dad is annoyed, the neighbors are terrified, but soon the friendly snake slithers his way into their hearts. The snake cuddles at the foot of Joe s bed, plays in the yard, he even scares away a burglar and alarms the police. What a charmer! Is there really such a thing as cold-blooded love?Joe Hayes, a children s book writer and one of America s premier storytellers, loves telling tall tales from growing up in Arizona. Whether it s writing stories or telling stories from the tri-cultural American Southwest, Joe is always at home celebrating the imagination of childhood. The New Mexico Library Association named Joe the Centennial Storyteller in 2010, a storyteller so good he only comes around once every one hundred years!Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and has lived in the Juarez El Paso area for most of his life. The illustrator of dozens of children s books, this is his fourth collaboration with Joe. He and his son book designer Antonio H. work on his books as a team. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781935955627

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Red Rain (Paperback): R L Stine

R L Stine

Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 145163613X ISBN 13: 9781451636130

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Item Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. After travel writer Lea Sutter barely survives a merciless hurricane on a tiny island off the South Carolina coast, she impulsively brings two orphaned twin boys home with her to Long Island. Samuel and Daniel seem amiable and intensely grateful at first, but no one in Lea s family anticipates the twins true evil nature--or predicts that within a few weeks time her husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. The horror is grisly (Associated Press) in legendary author R.L. Stine s creepy, fun read ( Library Journal )--an homage to the millions of adult fans who grew up reading his classic series and a must-read for every fan of deviously inventive chillers. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781451636130

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Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg: Johanne Mercier

Johanne Mercier

Published by Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 1907912169 ISBN 13: 9781907912160

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Item Description: Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Clare Elsom (illustrator). 190 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. I m Arthur and I m seven, and the other day, round the back of my grandparents house, I found an egg. It was a completely white egg, just like the ones you get in the fridge. I was so happy, because it isn t every day you find an egg. But when I ran back to the house to show it to my family, they made the biggest fuss ever. My grandfather, my grandmother, my parents and even the people from the television were trying to make sense of it. We finally had the chance to get to the bottom of the greatest mystery of all time. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Arthur is a seven-year-old boy who is brilliant at being a seven-year-old-boy. When Arthur visits his grandparents house by the lake, more often than not, he becomes entangled in a new adventure, which he must solve with the help of his pet duck and useless dog - and hopefully without too much help from eccentric Cousin Eugene. These are witty stories full of understated humour and populated by quirky yet recognisable characters, and narrated by Arthur who has the rational worldview that comes exclusively from being seven-years-old.REVIEWS Meet seven year old Arthur, the delightful hero of this new series. He often visits his grandparents house and when he is there he has wonderful adventures, which he shares in these stories. Written from the viewpoint of a seven year old, they are perfect to capture a child s attention as they will so readily identify with Arthur -- PARENTS IN TOUCH Arthur is the most brilliantly created seven year old boy, full of a sense of adventure and curious too. Charmingly written and cleverly illustrated. Stories for boys and girls to enjoy with four more titles due -- ARMADILLO MAGAZINE These two stories {Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg and Arthur and the Earthworms} are ideal for reading aloud or as early read alone books for the younger child of six to eight or thereabouts. A set of strong family relationships lies at the heart of witty tales with a twist that children will want to hear again. With more titles in the pipeline, this is a promising series with lively illustations by Clare Elsom and welcome information on the author, translator and illustrator at the back of each book -- THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN A great little series for newly independent readers. Short and simple, yet engaging and fun, this is a perfect series for children to try to attempt on their own. The illustrations help break the text and help set the humorous atmosphere. Arthur is a loveable and quirky character who will appeal to both boys and girls -- LIBRARY MICE. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912160

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Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away: A. F. Harrold

A. F. Harrold

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 1408830035 ISBN 13: 9781408830031

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Item Description: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert. Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion s mouth every night, he s the only kid there - and he s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781408830031

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Rufus M. (Paperback): Eleanor Estes

Eleanor Estes

Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (2001)

ISBN 10: 0152025774 ISBN 13: 9780152025779

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 188 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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Nature Study Volume 4 (Paperback): Anonymous

Anonymous

Published by Rarebooksclub.com, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1236902556 ISBN 13: 9781236902559

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Loving a Lost Lord (Paperback): Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney

Published by Kensington Publishing, United States (2012)

ISBN 10: 1420128620 ISBN 13: 9781420128628

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Item Description: Kensington Publishing, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 172 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In the first of a dazzling series, Mary Jo Putney introduces the Lost Lords--maverick childhood friends with a flair for defying convention. Each is about to discover the woman who is his perfect match--but perfection doesn t come easily, even for the noble Duke of Ashton. . . Battered by the sea, Adam remembers nothing of his past, his ducal rank, nor of the shipwreck that almost claimed his life. However, he s delighted to hear that the golden-haired vision tending his wounds is his wife. Mariah s name and face may not be familiar, but her touch, her warmth, feel deliciously right. . . When Mariah Clarke prayed for a way to deter a bullying suitor, she didn t imagine she d find the answer washed ashore on a desolate beach. Convincing Adam that he is her husband is surprisingly easy. Resisting the temptation to act his wife, in every way, will prove anything but. And now a passion begun in fantasy has become dangerously real--and completely irresistible. . . Intoxicating, romantic and utterly ravishing. . . --Eloisa James Gentle humor, exotic elements, compelling, flawless prose, and irresistible characters caught in a sweet, sensual dilemma will leave readers smiling, breathless, and anxiously awaiting the next adventure in Putney s new Lost Lords series. Readers. . .are in for a rare treat; fortunately, there are more delicacies to come! Putney writes some of the most sensitive, exquisite historicals in the field. -- Library Journal (starred review) The enchanting first Lost Lords novel confirms bestseller Putney as a major force in historical romance. . . Entrancing characters and a superb plot line catapult this tale into stand-alone status. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) If you loved the Fallen Angels, you ll adore the Lost Lords: men who formed unbreakable bonds while at a school for boys of good birth and bad behavior. Only the incomparable Putney could bring them to life and have readers yearning to be close to such dynamic heroes and the women who tame them. -- Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars). Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781420128628

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Loving a Lost Lord (Paperback): Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney

Published by Kensington Publishing, United States (2012)

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Item Description: Kensington Publishing, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 172 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In the first of a dazzling series, Mary Jo Putney introduces the Lost Lords--maverick childhood friends with a flair for defying convention. Each is about to discover the woman who is his perfect match--but perfection doesn t come easily, even for the noble Duke of Ashton. . . Battered by the sea, Adam remembers nothing of his past, his ducal rank, nor of the shipwreck that almost claimed his life. However, he s delighted to hear that the golden-haired vision tending his wounds is his wife. Mariah s name and face may not be familiar, but her touch, her warmth, feel deliciously right. . . When Mariah Clarke prayed for a way to deter a bullying suitor, she didn t imagine she d find the answer washed ashore on a desolate beach. Convincing Adam that he is her husband is surprisingly easy. Resisting the temptation to act his wife, in every way, will prove anything but. And now a passion begun in fantasy has become dangerously real--and completely irresistible. . . Intoxicating, romantic and utterly ravishing. . . --Eloisa James Gentle humor, exotic elements, compelling, flawless prose, and irresistible characters caught in a sweet, sensual dilemma will leave readers smiling, breathless, and anxiously awaiting the next adventure in Putney s new Lost Lords series. Readers. . .are in for a rare treat; fortunately, there are more delicacies to come! Putney writes some of the most sensitive, exquisite historicals in the field. -- Library Journal (starred review) The enchanting first Lost Lords novel confirms bestseller Putney as a major force in historical romance. . . Entrancing characters and a superb plot line catapult this tale into stand-alone status. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) If you loved the Fallen Angels, you ll adore the Lost Lords: men who formed unbreakable bonds while at a school for boys of good birth and bad behavior. Only the incomparable Putney could bring them to life and have readers yearning to be close to such dynamic heroes and the women who tame them. -- Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars). Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781420128628

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Guitar Boy: Auch, MJ

Auch, MJ

Published by Square Fish (2012)

ISBN 10: 0312641249 ISBN 13: 9780312641245

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Item Description: Square Fish, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Surviving through the kindness of strangers, especially a guitar-maker and his friends who refrain from alerting child services, Travis discovers that music is the key to healing his mother and his family." School Library Journal "This effort quickly hits its stride, mostly due to well-drawn, believable characters and the strength of Travis's nearly indomitable spirit." Kirkus Reviews " Guitar Boy fills a hole in boys' literature for intermediate to tween readers by telling an empowering story about a very normal boy whose life has completely unraveled. . . . This is the book I'll be recommending to every kid in my neighborhood near Travis' age." Rebecca Waesch, Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati, OH. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312641249

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Nature Study Volume 4 (Paperback): Anonymous

Anonymous

Published by Rarebooksclub.com, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1236902556 ISBN 13: 9781236902559

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Mexican Whiteboy (Paperback): Matt de la

Matt de la Pena

Published by Delacorte Press, United States (2010)

ISBN 10: 0440239389 ISBN 13: 9780440239383

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Item Description: Delacorte Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena s Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, baseball, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions. Danny s tall and skinny. Even though he s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. But at his private school, they don t expect much else from him. Danny s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they ve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Danny s convinced it s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. That s why he s spending the summer with his dad s family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming. [A] first-rate exploration of self-identity. - School Library Journal Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city la Pena poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future. - The Horn Book Magazine De la Pena does an excellent job.Readers see themselves in Danny, Uno, and Sofia, whether or not they share their backgrounds. In the end, they find themselves wanting the characters to succeed. - VOYA The baseball scenes.sizzle like Danny s fastball.Danny s struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race. - Booklist De la Pena blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. - Kirkus Reviews Deftly explores the subject of interracial mixing. - Multicultural Review Matt de la Pena has done the impossible; fired a perfect fastball on the low inside corner and hit a towering home run at the same time. A tough, funny, edgy, hopeful story about friendship under fire and love in its true sense. -Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Whale Talk Mexican Whiteboy. .shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life. -Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Junior Library Guild Selection From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780440239383

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Red Rain (Paperback): R L Stine

R L Stine

Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 145163613X ISBN 13: 9781451636130

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Item Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. After travel writer Lea Sutter barely survives a merciless hurricane on a tiny island off the South Carolina coast, she impulsively brings two orphaned twin boys home with her to Long Island. Samuel and Daniel seem amiable and intensely grateful at first, but no one in Lea s family anticipates the twins true evil nature--or predicts that within a few weeks time her husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. The horror is grisly (Associated Press) in legendary author R.L. Stine s creepy, fun read ( Library Journal )--an homage to the millions of adult fans who grew up reading his classic series and a must-read for every fan of deviously inventive chillers. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781451636130

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The Great Interactive Dream Machine: Another Adventure: Richard Peck

Richard Peck

Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2004)

ISBN 10: 014038264X ISBN 13: 9780140382648

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Item Description: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Josh Lewis s best friend, Aaron Zimmer, has turned his computer into a wish-granting machine. Unfortunately, there are a few bugs in the system. Nobody knows when the computer will interactivate next! When a mysterious spy called The Watcher starts monitoring the boys every move in cyberspace, the trouble begins. Humor, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery all cleverly combine to make this book guaranteed fun. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140382648

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Andiron Tales (Paperback): John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs

Published by Createspace, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1492238015 ISBN 13: 9781492238010

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Tom and the Andirons It was perfectly natural in one respect, anyhow. There was really no reason in the world why Tom should not lie upon the great bear-skin rug in front of the library fire those cold winter nights if he wanted to, nor need anyone be surprised that he should want to. It was indeed a most delightful place to lie in. The bear-skin was soft and in every way comfortable and comforting. The fireplace itself was one of those huge hospitable affairs that might pass in some apartment houses in our narrow cooped-up city streets for a butler s pantry or small reception room-in fact in the summer time Tom used to sit in the fireplace and pretend he was in his office transacting business with such of his sister s dolls as could be induced to visit him there; giving orders to imaginary clerks and bookkeepers and keeping an equally fanciful office boy continually on the run. And then apart from the rug and the fireplace it was a beautiful room in which they were. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492238010

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