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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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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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Margery Williams

Published by Running Press, United States (2007)

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Board book. 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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Johanne Mercier

Published by Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom (2013)

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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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Margery Williams

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Board book. 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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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 h. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912245

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Thomas Glave

Published by Akashic Books,U.S., United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1617751707 ISBN 13: 9781617751707

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Item Description: Akashic Books,U.S., United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa Named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction! Included in the 2014 Over the Rainbow list Selected by Publishers Weekly as a Pick of the Week (July 1st, 2013)! Selected by The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing as a Best Book of 2013 This collection is wide-ranging, moving from the Caribbean (Jamaica in particular) to Cambridge, England, and from poetry to sex to discrimination. -- Library Journal (BEA Editors Picks feature) A profound compassion for racial and sexual minorities, the oppressed, and the colonized, informs [Glave s] searing, beautifully evocative collection of essays.He captures the languor and seductiveness of Jamaica.A graceful and original stylist, Glave highlights the marginalized--calling on the descendants of people who toiled for the Empire as slaves and colonial subjects to never forget their past, and, in effect, to those who profit from that past to acknowledge their complicity. Ultimately, his work is critical, yet filled with generosity and compassion. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Thomas Glave surely is one of the bravest of contemporary authors.He is a fearless truth-teller whose essays in Among the Bloodpeople are fully, unhesitatingly engaged with his and our world. -- New York Journal of Books This is a collection that will leave you with chills; you will return to it not only for its sheer beauty, but also for its raw honesty, pain, and passion. -- Lambda Literary Report Glave writes beautifully.his.voice deserves our attention. --The Gay Lesbian Review A wonderful anthology, interspersing personal essays with more academic-leaning articles. --CCLaP Glave remarks on the state of an island as he sees it, and of a people whose legacies bear out in astonishing ways, employing prose that soothes while its subject matter sears genteel sensibilities. -- Caribbean Beat Glave crosses boundaries of genre and community, speaking with extraordinary candor and vulnerability variously as the American son of immigrants, as a Jamaican, as a professor, as a queer boy from the Bronx.What unifies these identities and these essays is the ferocity of Glave s voice, his sentences that can feel like living, untamed things. --Towleroad: A Site with Homosexual Tendencies I didn t know [homosexuals in Jamaica] were disemboweled with machetes. And I didn t consider one could be poetic about fear and anger and isolation. But the touchingly phrased sentences don t soften the impact of reading about murder and political corruption. Instead, it eats at you because it makes you attentive to every word, feel the pauses as Glave takes a breath and speaks with the pulse of his heartbeat. --Reeling and Writhing and Fainting in Coils With Among the Bloodpeople, [Glave] has given us a book as beautiful as it is necessary. -- Next Magazine After stunning readers with his story collections Whose Song? and The Torturer s Wife, the O. Henry- and multiple Lammy-winner now returns to nonfiction in Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. --Band of Thebes Glave s texts examine themselves, change course, and raise questions about their own assertions. Glave s hatred of oppression is balanced by his love of writing. Thomas Glave has been admired for his unique style and exploration of taboo, politically volatile topics. The award-winning author s new collection, Among the Bloodpeople, contains all the power and daring of his earlier writing but ventures even further into the political, the personal, and the secret. Each essay in the volume reveals a passionate commitment to social justice and human truth. Whether confronting Jamaica s prime minister on antigay bigotry, contemplating the risks and seductions of outlawed sex, exploring a world of octopuses and men performing somersaults in the Caribbean Sea, or challenging repressive tactics employed at the University of Cambridge, Glave expresses the obse. Bookseller Inventory # POW9781617751707

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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 # ABZ9780698115538

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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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Lori Foster

Published by Kensington Publishing, United States (2016)

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Item Description: Kensington Publishing, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 171 x 105 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Smart, sexy, engaging characters. The pages sizzle! --Christine Feehan When it comes to love, he plays to win There s only so much frustration a guy can handle before he gets a little nutty. For Jude Jamison, his frustration has a name--May Price. She s everything the former Hollywood bad boy actor came to Stillbrook, Ohio, hoping to find: open, honest, lovable, and full of those luscious curves you don t find on stick-figure starlets--curves May doesn t seem to appreciate in herself. Every time Jude tries to get close to the skittish business woman, to take her in his arms, she thinks he s joking. Joking? Joking does not involve lots of cold-shower therapy. Time for new tactics. If May can t respond to his compliments and sexy innuendos, he ll just have to spell it out for her. Jude Jamison is going to lay down the law for May Price. And after that, she ll have no delusions about just how much he wants her. Foster outwrites most of her peers. --Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781420139662

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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 # ABZ9780698115538

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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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Glenda Millard

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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 h. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912245

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Lori Foster

Published by Kensington Publishing, United States (2016)

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Item Description: Kensington Publishing, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 171 x 105 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. "Smart, sexy, engaging characters. The pages sizzle!" —Christine Feehan When it comes to love, he plays to win There’s only so much frustration a guy can handle before he gets a little nutty. For Jude Jamison, his frustration has a name—May Price. She’s everything the former Hollywood bad boy actor came to Stillbrook, Ohio, hoping to find: open, honest, lovable, and full of those luscious curves you don’t find on stick-figure starlets—curves May doesn’t seem to appreciate in herself. Every time Jude tries to get close to the skittish business woman, to take her in his arms, she thinks he’s joking. Joking? Joking does not involve lots of cold-shower therapy. Time for new tactics. If May can’t respond to his compliments and sexy innuendos, he’ll just have to spell it out for her. Jude Jamison is going to lay down the law for May Price. And after that, she’ll have no delusions about just how much he wants her "Foster outwrites most of her peers."—Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781420139662

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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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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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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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E F Abbott

Published by St Martin s Press, United States (2017)

ISBN 10: 1250104122 ISBN 13: 9781250104120

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Item Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Meet the brave girl whose midnight ride, like Paul Revere s, made her a hero of the American Revolution, in this middle grade historical fiction novel, part of the Based on a True Story series. What would you do if your country was counting on you? If you had a message that only you could deliver? That s the story of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington s famous midnight ride. In 1777, living in what is now New York, Sybil, her colonel father, and her family are Patriots, fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. The British, however, are not the only enemy the Ludingtons every acquaintance, every neighbor, has the potential to be loyal to the British crown. When British troops raid Danbury, Connecticut, it is up to Sybil to get the word to her father s men. Only two years after Paul Revere s fateful ride, Sybil leaps atop her horse and rides the whole night through, avoiding near brushes with danger and successfully warning the Regiment. Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider by Karen Romano Young writing as E. F. Abbott, with illustrations by Clint Hansen. This title has Common Core connections. The Based on a True Story books by E. F. Abbott are exciting historical fiction stories about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. Other books in the Based on a True Story series are Mary Jemison: Native American Captive, John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy, and Nettie and Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters. Abbott does a fine job in creating the 18th-century world of the American Revolution. History teachers will delight in the thorough descriptions of rebel espionage strategies and the images of their coded messages. . . . This will make a solid addition to library collections, as there is a dearth of materials regarding the brave acts of females and young people during the Revolutionary War. School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781250104120

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Eleanor Estes

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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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Phil Earle

Published by Yearling Books, United States (2016)

ISBN 10: 0553513184 ISBN 13: 9780553513189

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Item Description: Yearling Books, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 193 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. "Middle school readers will easily relate to the situational humor and school life, but everyone should read this book for its message. The Bubble Wrap Boy is perfect for fans of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder and will be an excellent addition to any library or classroom." —VOYA   A funny and inspiring novel about friendship, family, and one undersized boy’s ability to think BIG.   Charlie Han’s troubles are much bigger than he is. At school he’s branded an outsider, a loser—the tiny kid from the Chinese takeout. His only ally is Sinus Sedgely, a kid with a lower-level reputation than Charlie himself. Life at home isn’t much better. His dad is more skilled with a wok than he is with words, and his mom is suffocating the life out of Charlie, worried about his every move. But when a new passion leads Charlie to the mother of all confrontations, he finds his real mom has been hiding a massive secret. A secret that, while shocking, might actually lead Charlie to feeling ten feet tall.   "Charlie is a character to root for. He is witty and perceptive and has a secret weapon in his best friend, Sinus Sedgely." —Booklist   "Family drama with a solid mix of action, adventure, and humor." —School Library Journal   "In the fast-growing bullying genre, Charlie’s story stands out." —Kirkus Reviews   "Charlie’s amusing sarcasm masks a vulnerability that will resonate with anyone who has felt like an outsider. The humiliation of being the butt of a joke is sensitively rendered, as is Charlie’s slow reclamation of his pride in this witty, true-to-life story." —Publishers Weekly. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780553513189

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E F Abbott

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Item Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 133 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Meet the brave girl whose midnight ride, like Paul Revere s, made her a hero of the American Revolution, in this middle grade historical fiction novel, part of the Based on a True Story series. What would you do if your country was counting on you? If you had a message that only you could deliver? That s the story of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington s famous midnight ride. In 1777, living in what is now New York, Sybil, her colonel father, and her family are Patriots, fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. The British, however, are not the only enemy the Ludingtons every acquaintance, every neighbor, has the potential to be loyal to the British crown. When British troops raid Danbury, Connecticut, it is up to Sybil to get the word to her father s men. Only two years after Paul Revere s fateful ride, Sybil leaps atop her horse and rides the whole night through, avoiding near brushes with danger and successfully warning the Regiment. Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider by Karen Romano Young writing as E. F. Abbott, with illustrations by Clint Hansen. This title has Common Core connections. The Based on a True Story books by E. F. Abbott are exciting historical fiction stories about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. Other books in the Based on a True Story series are Mary Jemison: Native American Captive, John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy, and Nettie and Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters. Abbott does a fine job in creating the 18th-century world of the American Revolution. History teachers will delight in the thorough descriptions of rebel espionage strategies and the images of their coded messages. . . . This will make a solid addition to library collections, as there is a dearth of materials regarding the brave acts of females and young people during the Revolutionary War. School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781250104120

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Richard Peck

Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2004)

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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 # AAC9780140382648

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Frank L. Cole

Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2016)

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Item Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 210 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. ONE CREEPY BOOK. TWO TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BOYS. A HORDE OF ANGRY DEMONS. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? When Walter Prairie is struck dead by a bolt of lightning, he s fast-tracked through the Afterlife Academy and assigned as a Guardian Agent to protect a High-Level Target. Walter s HLT, Charlie Dewdle, isn t the most popular kid in school. He s a bit paranormally obsessed. And he has just found an old book that could be used to open the Gateway for demons to wreak havoc on earth. Now, it s up to Charlie and Walter to fight an eclectic horde of enemies and protect humankind at all costs. But saving the world isn t so easy. Especially when your protector doesn t know the first thing about the underworld, bullies like Mo Horvath are trying to hunt you down, pretty and popular Melissa Bittner is suddenly talking to you, and your parents think you re going crazy. A Whitney Award Nominee Anappealing ghost storywithout being creepy, this title would be a great read for any reader looking for a mix ofadventureandhumor. School Library Journal A fun, suspenseful read. . . . Cole s fast-paced fantasy can be enjoyed by the entire family. Deseret News The adventure of a lifetime--or after-lifetime. --OBERT SKYE, author of the Leven Thumps series A fast-paced and fun adventure that puts a new twist on the afterlife! --PLATTE F. CLARK, author of Bad Unicorn Tons of fun and adventure with every turn of the page. . . This is the perfect middle-grade book, and I loved it! LDSWBR From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780385391481

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Phil Earle

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Item Description: Yearling Books, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 193 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Middle school readers will easily relate to the situational humor and school life, but everyone should read this book for its message.The Bubble Wrap Boyis perfect for fans of R.J. Palacio sWonderand will be an excellent addition to any library or classroom. VOYA A funny and inspiring novel about friendship, family, and one undersized boy s ability to think BIG. Charlie Han s troubles are much bigger than he is. At school he s branded an outsider, a loser the tiny kid from the Chinese takeout. His only ally is Sinus Sedgely, a kid with a lower-level reputation than Charlie himself. Life at home isn t much better. His dad is more skilled with a wok than he is with words, and his mom is suffocating the life out of Charlie, worried about his every move. But when a new passion leads Charlie to the mother of all confrontations, he finds his real mom has been hiding a massive secret. A secret that, while shocking, might actually lead Charlie to feeling ten feet tall. Charlie is a character to root for. He is witty and perceptive and has a secretweapon in his best friend, Sinus Sedgely. Booklist Family drama with a solid mix of action, adventure, and humor. School Library Journal In the fast-growing bullying genre, Charlie s story stands out. Kirkus Reviews Charlie s amusing sarcasm masks a vulnerability that will resonate with anyone who has felt like an outsider. The humiliation of being the butt of a joke is sensitively rendered, as is Charlie s slow reclamation of his pride in this witty, true-to-life story. Publishers Weekly. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780553513189

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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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Richard Peck

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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 # AAC9780140382648

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Frank L. Cole

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Item Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 210 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. ONE CREEPY BOOK. TWO TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BOYS. A HORDE OF ANGRY DEMONS. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? When Walter Prairie is struck dead by a bolt of lightning, he s fast-tracked through the Afterlife Academy and assigned as a Guardian Agent to protect a High-Level Target. Walter s HLT, Charlie Dewdle, isn t the most popular kid in school. He s a bit paranormally obsessed. And he has just found an old book that could be used to open the Gateway for demons to wreak havoc on earth. Now, it s up to Charlie and Walter to fight an eclectic horde of enemies and protect humankind at all costs. But saving the world isn t so easy. Especially when your protector doesn t know the first thing about the underworld, bullies like Mo Horvath are trying to hunt you down, pretty and popular Melissa Bittner is suddenly talking to you, and your parents think you re going crazy. A Whitney Award Nominee Anappealing ghost storywithout being creepy, this title would be a great read for any reader looking for a mix ofadventureandhumor. School Library Journal A fun, suspenseful read. . . . Cole s fast-paced fantasy can be enjoyed by the entire family. Deseret News The adventure of a lifetime--or after-lifetime. --OBERT SKYE, author of the Leven Thumps series A fast-paced and fun adventure that puts a new twist on the afterlife! --PLATTE F. CLARK, author of Bad Unicorn Tons of fun and adventure with every turn of the page. . . This is the perfect middle-grade book, and I loved it! LDSWBR From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780385391481

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Mary Jo Putney

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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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Thomas Glave

Published by Akashic Books,U.S., United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1617751707 ISBN 13: 9781617751707

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Item Description: Akashic Books,U.S., United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa Named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction! Included in the 2014 Over the Rainbow list Selected by Publishers Weekly as a Pick of the Week (July 1st, 2013)! Selected by The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing as a Best Book of 2013 This collection is wide-ranging, moving from the Caribbean (Jamaica in particular) to Cambridge, England, and from poetry to sex to discrimination. -- Library Journal (BEA Editors Picks feature) A profound compassion for racial and sexual minorities, the oppressed, and the colonized, informs [Glave s] searing, beautifully evocative collection of essays.He captures the languor and seductiveness of Jamaica.A graceful and original stylist, Glave highlights the marginalized--calling on the descendants of people who toiled for the Empire as slaves and colonial subjects to never forget their past, and, in effect, to those who profit from that past to acknowledge their complicity. Ultimately, his work is critical, yet filled with generosity and compassion. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Thomas Glave surely is one of the bravest of contemporary authors.He is a fearless truth-teller whose essays in Among the Bloodpeople are fully, unhesitatingly engaged with his and our world. -- New York Journal of Books This is a collection that will leave you with chills; you will return to it not only for its sheer beauty, but also for its raw honesty, pain, and passion. -- Lambda Literary Report Glave writes beautifully.his.voice deserves our attention. --The Gay Lesbian Review A wonderful anthology, interspersing personal essays with more academic-leaning articles. --CCLaP Glave remarks on the state of an island as he sees it, and of a people whose legacies bear out in astonishing ways, employing prose that soothes while its subject matter sears genteel sensibilities. -- Caribbean Beat Glave crosses boundaries of genre and community, speaking with extraordinary candor and vulnerability variously as the American son of immigrants, as a Jamaican, as a professor, as a queer boy from the Bronx.What unifies these identities and these essays is the ferocity of Glave s voice, his sentences that can feel like living, untamed things. --Towleroad: A Site with Homosexual Tendencies I didn t know [homosexuals in Jamaica] were disemboweled with machetes. And I didn t consider one could be poetic about fear and anger and isolation. But the touchingly phrased sentences don t soften the impact of reading about murder and political corruption. Instead, it eats at you because it makes you attentive to every word, feel the pauses as Glave takes a breath and speaks with the pulse of his heartbeat. --Reeling and Writhing and Fainting in Coils With Among the Bloodpeople, [Glave] has given us a book as beautiful as it is necessary. -- Next Magazine After stunning readers with his story collections Whose Song? and The Torturer s Wife, the O. Henry- and multiple Lammy-winner now returns to nonfiction in Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. --Band of Thebes Glave s texts examine themselves, change course, and raise questions about their own assertions. Glave s hatred of oppression is balanced by his love of writing. Thomas Glave has been admired for his unique style and exploration of taboo, politically volatile topics. The award-winning author s new collection, Among the Bloodpeople, contains all the power and daring of his earlier writing but ventures even further into the political, the personal, and the secret. Each essay in the volume reveals a passionate commitment to social justice and human truth. Whether confronting Jamaica s prime minister on antigay bigotry, contemplating the risks and seductions of outlawed sex, exploring a world of octopuses and men performing somersaults in the Caribbean Sea, or challenging repressive tactics employed at the University of Cambridge, Glave expresses the obse. Bookseller Inventory # POW9781617751707

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David Levithan

Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2006)

ISBN 10: 0375836578 ISBN 13: 9780375836572

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Item Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 214 x 149 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times bestseller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), will introduce you to a world of unforgettable and emotionally resonant voices. Here s what I know about the realm of possibility it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. EnterThe Realm of Possibilityand meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE Luminous . . . each voice sings with hope, humor and possibility. Time Out New York Kids From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780375836572

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