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The Book of Stolen Time

By Dashka Slater
  • ISBN Code: : 0374308306
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-book-of-stolen-time.pdf

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From New York Times–bestselling author Dashka Slater comes the whimsical and witty sequel to The Book of Fatal Errors! Rufus may have successfully sent the feylings home to the Green World, but he still has one pesky feyling under his wing: Nettle, his sometimes enemy, now mentor. Nettle is in charge of helping Rufus and his cousin Abigail protect Feylawn, their grandfather’s magical and mysterious homestead. But this difficult task becomes even more dangerous when a leopard appears in the woods without warning; strange, waterlogged women arrive to warn of impending doom; and a goblin begins digging his way back to Earth, hungry for revenge. Meanwhile, Rufus’s father is intent on selling Feylawn to the highest bidder. Can Rufus and Abigail save Feylawn and its magic? Or will they have to say goodbye to the feylings forever? In The Book of Stolen Time, our favorite heroes are back! And magic, mischief, and adventure abound.

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  • Category : Africa
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  • Pdf File: from-the-cape-to-cairo.pdf

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From the Cape to Cairo : The First Traverse of Africa from South to North Hoping to see something of the other lioness or the lion I returned to the same place next day, and after examining the neighbourhood of the grass, pushed on still farther to the centre of the swamp. In this swamp the river spreads out into a vast network of channels, with a small central lagoon. Owing to the dryness of the season, it was possible to cross most of the channels, which were then merely mud-troughs, and to reach the lagoon, which was about four hundred yards wide. Here I witnessed a most extraordinary sight. About fifty hippo were lying about in the water, and on the banks. As the water was not in most parts deep enough to cover them, they presented the appearance of so many huge seals basking in the sun. They climbed in and out, strolled about, rolled in, splashing, shouting, blowing, and entirely ignoring my presence. After watching them for some time, I sent my boys to the far end to drive them past. The boys yelled and threw stones at them. Suddenly the hippo took alarm and rushed en masse for the narrow channel of the waterway. Down this they swarmed, kicking the water 30 ft. in the air, throwing their heads back, roaring, thundering, and crashing along, while I stood on the bank at twenty yards and took photographs, all of which unfortunately failed.

Shakespeare and Visual Culture

By Armelle Sabatier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472568060
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-and-visual-culture.pdf

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Statues coming to life and lively portraits ready to breathe in Shakespeare? This new volume re-assesses the key role played by visual culture in his drama and poetry by providing readers with an up-to-date guide to the main publications on the subject as well as offering a synthesis on the main literary and historical sources for inspiration. While scrutinising the complex issue of image on an Elizabethan stage and exploring the codification of colours in Shakespeare's poetry, this dictionary highlights the fierce rivalry between the poet, the dramatist and the visual artist. This volume will be of great interest and value to students of Shakespeare, students of art history or anyone working on the interdisciplinary subject of literature and art.

Earthing

By Kaye Groves
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504318463
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: earthing.pdf

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This easy read book will delight readers of all ages with gardening insights and a basic understanding of biodynamic agriculture. When Kali escapes abusive situations to find herself in a contemporary Australian coastal town, she meets an elderly woman, Ada. As the mystery around her evolves both women find support and inspiration to endure and transcend depressive problems typical of their age. Ada’s grief is compounded by an ecological accident to her bush regeneration efforts. A cast of interesting characters assist the development of the plot as they grow to understand their own relationship issues. This is a book of inspiring humanity and practical advice for growing nutritious food from organic and biodynamic perspectives.

Uncle and Claudius the Camel

By J. P. Martin
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 144819749X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: uncle-and-claudius-the-camel.pdf

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Uncle does not often go on holiday as very few hotels provide beds big enough for elephants. At Sunset Beach he hopes for a real rest and change, but almost at once fifty camels, led by the courteous Claudius, arrive with news of trouble at his great castle of Homeward. From this moment his attempts to have a holiday are interrupted by one unexpected happening after another. Uncle and his faithful followers rescue holiday-makers from the sinister Wheel House, use paraballoons at the Fun Fair, and face a fearful monster at Water-Step Hill. There’s the noisy braying affair of Idleass and Hot Donk; Fishy William at Comfort Cove; breakfast with the miraculous Singing Flower; high tea with the Glenmore Giraffes. A succession of fantastic adventures lead to the awesome moment when Uncle is chained and helpless at the mercy of the Badfort Crowd in Beaver Hateman’s Chamber of Horrors. Can Uncle possibly escape this time?

Prince of Outcasts

By S. M. Stirling
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101603399
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: prince-of-outcasts.pdf

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“[An] epic series,”* the Novels of the Change by New York Times bestselling author S. M. Stirling chronicle a postapocalyptic landscape of medieval and mystical monarchies ruling and warring across a world where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology. A new alliance has been forged between the High Kingdom of Montival and the Empire of Japan, but at the cost of a lost prince... John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister Princess Órlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young Prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family. The opportunity to prove his mettle comes when John’s ship, the Tarshish Queen, is caught in the fierce storm raised against the enemies of the alliance. When the clouds recede and the skies clear, John and his crew find themselves on the other side of the Pacific, in the island chains of the Ceram Sea, fighting to survive against vicious pirates and monstrous creatures of the deep, meeting new allies and mysterious enemies of this world and another. Now, Prince John must seize his birthright and lead his people in battle against the darkest forces man and nature can conjure against them. *Amazing Stories

On Wilder Seas

By Nikki Marmery
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  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Book Code : 1789551145
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 667
  • Pdf File: on-wilder-seas.pdf

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'A thrilling historical novel.'David Nicholls'In this gripping tale of true feminine courage, strength and spirit of adventure, Nikki Marmery gives voice to a woman who, like so many others, has been written out of history.' Martine McDonagh'On Wilder Seas is a gripping adventure story of an extraordinary journey half way around the world by a woman who was almost completely written out of history. Nikki Marmery brings Macaia (Maria) vividly to life along with a tremendous crew of compelling and believable characters, including Drake himself.' Mandy Haggith'This is a lively, spirited account of the epic voyage made by Maria, a woman who was a mysterious passenger on Francis Drake’s Golden Hind...thoroughly researched and vividly written, with a host of colourful characters. The brutality, horror and discomfort of life on board a 16th century galleon and the wonders and dangers that the crew experiences are skilfully evoked.'Sally O’ReillyApril 1579: When two ships meet off the Pacific coast of New Spain, an enslaved woman seizes the chance to escape.But Maria has unwittingly joined Francis Drake’s circumnavigation voyage as he sets sail on a secret detour into the far north.Sailing into the unknown on the Golden Hind, a lone woman among eighty men, Maria will be tested to the very limits of her endurance. It will take all her wits to survive – and courage to cut the ties that bind her to Drake to pursue her own journey.How far will Maria go to be truly free?Inspired by a true story, this is the tale of one woman’s uncharted voyage to freedom.

The Key & the Flame

By Claire M. Caterer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442457430
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: the-key-the-flame.pdf

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A gutsy girl unlocks a magical universe—and the danger that lies within—in this “sprightly” and “exciting” middle grade fantasy adventure (Publishers Weekly). Eleven-year-old Holly Shepard longs for adventure, some escape from her humdrum life. That is precisely what she gets when she is given an old iron key that unlocks a door—in a tree. Holly crosses the threshold into a stunning and magical medieval world, Anglielle. And as she does so, something unlocks within Holly: a primal, powerful magic. Holly is joined on her journey by two tagalongs—her younger brother Ben, and Everett, an English boy who hungers after Holly’s newfound magic and carries a few secrets of his own. When Ben and Everett are sentenced to death by the royals, whose fear of magic has fueled a violent, systemic slaughter of all enchanted creatures, Holly must save them and find a way back home. But will she be able to muster the courage and rise above her ordinary past to become an extraordinary hero?

Emotions Wtf!

By Kray Z. Lewis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1728318157
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: emotions-wtf.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is a thrill ride, taking the reader through a whole range of emotions—from angry to zealous. There are thirty-five stories included with the aim of impacting the reader with an economy of words. This is a new genre of writing. Other authors may take a hundred pages to tell an effective story. Several of the stories occurred in reality (names and locations were changed to protect the innocent), but most are the product of an overactive imagination. I hope all will entertain. This is my first book—with several others planned, including my first novel. Bon appétit as you digest Emotions WTF!

Bell Mountain (Bell Mountain, 1)

By Lee Duigon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chalcedon Foundation
  • Book Code : 1891375520
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: bell-mountain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finally… Faithful Fiction that Reveals the Kingdom of God!

Introducing Bell Mountain, by Lee Duigon, the first novel from Chalcedon’s new label, Storehouse Press!

The world is going to end as soon as Jack and Ellayne ring the bell on top of Bell Mountain. No one has ever climbed the mountain, and no one has ever seen the bell. But the children have a divine calling to carry out the mission, and it sweeps them into high adventure.

For the world is already changing, and fast: legends come to life, strange beasts emerge from the forest, bandits and slave traders hunt the helpless, and war rumbles on the borderlands.

The children must make their way through all these perilsnot knowing that a professional killer has been sent to stop them.

For there are others who know the secret of the bell a terrible secret, only hinted at in the sacred writings. But do they understand Gods plan any better than the children?

The world has been shaken to its foundations before. Will this be the final shaking?

Great for young adults.