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A Curse Dark As Gold

By Elizabeth C. Bunce
  • ISBN Code: : 0545281563
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-curse-dark-as-gold.pdf

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The gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family's beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, jobs for her townsfolk, security against her grasping uncle -- maybe even true love. To get the thread, Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker, the mysterious Jack Spinner. But the gleam of gold conjures a shadowy past -- secrets ensnaring generations of Millers. And Charlotte's mill, her family, her love -- what do those matter to a stranger who can spin straw into gold? This is an award-winning and wholly original retelling of "Rumplestiltskin."

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  • Pdf File: apollo-s-curse.pdf

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All Dane Gale ever wanted was to be a successful writer. After a few sessions with his new friends Rose and Sherry at a romance book club, well, the more romances they read, the more they’re convinced they can do better. And do they ever! They join their creative forces to become “Pamela Clarice,” self-published romance novelist. When they look for a cover model for their first book, Dane sees the photos that will change his life. Paul Musegetes is the world’s most popular romance cover model, and the most secretive. Dane soon finds himself obsessed with this supernaturally handsome man, and when he meets Paul at the Romance Writers’ Ball on the Summer Solstice, he and Paul connect for one night of passion… After that night, Dane's a writing machine. He can’t stop writing romances, and every story he touches turns to gold. But he also finds that he can’t write anything but romances. And soon he's spending every waking moment of every day writing another after another... Then Dane finds out that this Midas touch has a heavy price. When the year is over, he’ll never write again. Not a romance, not a serious novel. Nothing. Not even a grocery list. And that leaves him with only one option – find Paul, and get him to break the curse. But before he can do that, he’ll have to track down Paul’s equally mysterious photographer, Jackson da Vinci… EXCERPT: I stopped crying around my third drink. Rose and Sherry patted me on the shoulder, and we’d reshuffled the chairs so that my back was to the rest of the bar and nobody could see me blubber. “What am I going to do?” I cried. “I’m going to be…nothing. All my life, all I ever wanted to do was write. And then this happened, and I was writing! And I loved it…love it. But the whole idea was that I’d do this till I got rich, and then, I’d write more books like ‘The Doldrums,’ and if they didn’t sell, well, so what?” I finished off my concoction as Rose signaled for another round. “Maybe,” Sherry said, a little wobbly herself after two glasses of wine, “he’s been around forever. Paul.” “What do you mean?” Rose asked. “Maybe he’s been doing this throughout the ages,” Sherry mused. “For all we know, he’s been crowning the Queen of Romance Novels for eternity.” Rose’s eyebrows went up. “You mean, like, he schtupped Barbara Cartland?” This made me laugh at the worst moment, and I choked on my drink. But Sherry took her seriously. “Sure, or even Jane Austen, for all we know. Maybe she got some after all. And where else did all these ladies keep coming up with tall dark and handsome, huh?” “But that implies he’s immortal or supernatural or…” I tailed off. “We should find his old pics, and run them through some kind of facial recognition software. Compare them to the recent ones, see if he’s aged…” Rose shook her head. “No, he doesn’t look a day older, but he hasn’t been around that many years. And look at Elijah Wood! Ever since ‘Lord of the Rings,’ he hasn’t aged a day.” “Maybe he’s not human either,” Sherry speculated.

Dark Curse

By Christine Feehan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440630879
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: dark-curse.pdf

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan freezes the blood in this fiercely sensual Carpathian novel... Born into a world of evil and ice, Dragonseeker Lara Calladine is a child of three species yet belonging to none. She walked her chosen path alone, trusting no one. For beyond the frozen hell of her youth were even greater dangers. Today, an expert in the study of ice caves, Lara searches for the source of her nightmares. Nicolas De La Cruz can help her. Though centuries of hunting and killing have taken their toll, he longs to feel sensual love without the hunger for blood. As Lara and Nicolas search the treacherous Carpathian landscape, their tenuous trust shifts into an undeniable passion. But their mysterious pasts share a secret that could destroy them both... INCLUDES BONUS CONTENT!

Juniper & Thorn

By Ava Reid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062973185
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: juniper-thorn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From highly acclaimed, bestselling author Ava Reid comes a gothic horror retelling of The Juniper Tree, set in another time and place within the world of The Wolf and the Woodsman, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson and Catherynne M. Valente. A gruesome curse. A city in upheaval. A monster with unquenchable appetites. Marlinchen and her two sisters live with their wizard father in a city shifting from magic to industry. As Oblya’s last true witches, she and her sisters are little more than a tourist trap as they treat their clients with archaic remedies and beguile them with nostalgic charm. Marlinchen spends her days divining secrets in exchange for rubles and trying to placate her tyrannical, xenophobic father, who keeps his daughters sequestered from the outside world. But at night, Marlinchen and her sisters sneak out to enjoy the city’s amenities and revel in its thrills, particularly the recently established ballet theater, where Marlinchen meets a dancer who quickly captures her heart. As Marlinchen’s late-night trysts grow more fervent and frequent, so does the threat of her father’s rage and magic. And while Oblya flourishes with culture and bustles with enterprise, a monster lurks in its midst, borne of intolerance and resentment and suffused with old-world power. Caught between history and progress and blood and desire, Marlinchen must draw upon her own magic to keep her city safe and find her place within it.

Booklist's 1000 Best Young Adult Books Since 2000

By Booklist
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838919502
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: booklist-s-1000-best-young-adult-books-since-2000.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklist magazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century.

Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers

By Lucy Schall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598847368
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: value-packed-booktalks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title

Crash Course in Young Adult Services

By Sarah Flowers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440851719
  • Total of Pages : 137
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: crash-course-in-young-adult-services.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn how to improve teen services in public libraries by better understanding teen development and having positive interactions with teens to provide appropriate and interesting collections and services. • Enables librarians to create a welcoming environment for teens in the library • Explains how to better understand teen patrons by finding out what teens read, listen to, and watch, enabling you to guide them to "something good to read" • Provides guidance in how to help teens meet their homework or other information needs • Examines thorny issues regarding access, privacy, challenges to materials, and Internet use

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

By Rachel L. Wadham,Jon W. Ostenson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691199
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: integrating-young-adult-literature-through-the-common-core-standards.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6

By Barbara Moss,Diane Lapp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Book Code : 1606235036
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: teaching-new-literacies-in-grades-4-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4–6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Twenty-four complete lessons promote critical literacy skills such as comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing information and using writing to communicate new ideas and pose questions. Snapshots of diverse classrooms are accompanied by clear explanations of the research base for instruction in each genre. Ready-to-use reproducibles are included.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

By Susan Fichtelberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834512
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: encountering-enchantment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

A Curse of Gold

By Annie Sullivan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blink
  • Book Code : 031076825X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: a-curse-of-gold.pdf

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Curses and queens. Pirates and kings. Gods and magic. The final saga of a princess cursed by Midas’s touch, a vengeful Greek god, and a dazzling kingdom in the balance. After barely surviving thieving, bloodthirsty pirates and a harrowing quest at sea to retrieve her stolen treasure, Kora finds readjusting to palace life just as deadly. Her people openly turn against her, threatening to overthrow her as heir to the throne due to fear of her magical powers. When Dionysus puts out a challenge to kill the girl with the golden touch and burn down her kingdom, it’s not just her future on the throne in danger. Kora’s life and entire kingdom are now on contract. With no other choice, Kora sets out to find Dionysus, journeying to the mysterious disappearing island of Jipper. If she wants to save her kingdom and have any chance at reversing her father’s curse, she will have to enter into a deadly game with Dionysus, the greatest trickster the world, or the underworld, has ever seen. A Curse of Gold: Is the highly-anticipated sequel to A Touch of Gold by author Annie Sullivan Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling, perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Cinder Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midas’s daughter and a strong female protagonist Features a beautifully decorated cover Will have strong appeal to readers ages 13 & up

Miracle Gold: A Novel (Vol. 3 of 3)

By Richard Dowling
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040465165
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 860
  • Pdf File: miracle-gold.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Miracle Gold: A Novel (Vol. 3 of 3)

Gold of the Gods

By Arthur B. Reeve
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026893646
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: gold-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Professor Craig Kennedy is a scientist detective at Columbia University. He uses his knowledge of chemistry and psychoanalysis to solve cases, and uses exotic devices in his work such as lie detectors, gyroscopes, and portable seismographs. "Gold of the Gods" – A Professor of Archeology from the University asks detective Kennedy's assistance in order to find a thief who stole an ancient Inca dagger from the artifacts found in a recent dig. While the two are still in conference, a word comes out that a wealthy Peruvian has been killed, and the Inca dagger has been used as a weapon.

Gold of the Gods

By Arthur Benjamin Reeve
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473371465
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: gold-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This early work by Arthur Benjamin Reeve was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Gold of the Gods' features Professor Craig Kennedy who is sometimes compared to as “The American Sherlock Holmes” due to his astounding ability at crime solving and his Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson. The story tells of a Professor of Archaeology who asks for Kennedy's assistance in finding a stolen ancient dagger recently brought back from a Peruvian dig. While the Professor is still conferring with Kennedy, word comes that a wealthy Peruvian has just been murdered with the very same stolen dagger. Arthur Benjamin Reeve was born on 15th October 1880 in New York, USA. Reeve received his University education at Princeton and upon graduating enrolled at the New York Law School. However, his career was not destined to be in the field of Law. Between 1910 and 1918 he produced 82 short stories for Cosmopolitan. Reeve later continued to write detective stories for pulp magazines, but also covered many celebrated crime cases for various newspapers, including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, and the trial of Lindbergh baby kidnapper, Bruno Hauptmann. Reeves died on 9th August 1936, a few years after moving to Trenton.

The Gold Mine at Pueblo Pequeno

By Will Keen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • Book Code : 0719822904
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: the-gold-mine-at-pueblo-pequeno.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Johnny Dark tangles with two gunmen in Del Rio he is watched with interest by stranger Nathan King. Later, King tells Dark the story of a gold mine won and lost in a card game. He invites Dark to join him in a deadly race to establish ownership, all this with the promise of fabulous riches.