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Author : KR Alexander
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2018-08-28
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1338212257
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Josie always liked visiting her grandmother in the countryside. But when her mother loses her job in the city and they're forced to relocate along with Josie's sister, Annie, she realizes she doesn't like the country that much. Especially because Grandma Jeannie has some strange rules: Don't bring any dolls into the house. And never, ever go near the house in the woods behind their yard. Soon, though, Josie manages to make friendds with the most popular girl in the sixth grade, Vanessa. When Vanessa eventually invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Hosie doesn't question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house Grandma Jeannie had warned her about. As Josie gets caught up in her illicit friendship with Vanessa, Annie is caught in the crossfire. What follows is a chilling tale of dark magic, friendship, and some very creepy dolls.


Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-04-15
Page : 496
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101617284
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel about a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart... When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one... Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash try to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away and stolen; where what you possess is who you are; and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession...


Author : Emily Beeny
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
Release : 2017-07-03
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250176212
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“A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection.” —Kirkus Reviews When Hector comes across an acorn, he discovers a love for collecting them in all shapes and sizes. They were all different. They were all the same. They were all beautiful. One day his teacher finds his desk filled with acorns, and his classmates make fun of poor Hector. But they soon learn that all collections are special—whether coins, stuffed animals, songs, or seashells—and that some collections are also meant for sharing, like the paintings in an art museum or the books at a public library. Hector the Collector is a charming and evocative story that celebrates the joy of collecting and how collections can grow into the most breathtaking museums in the world.


Author : Noah Charney
Ingrid Rowland
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-10-03
Page : 400
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0393248399
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“Readers curious about the making of Renaissance art, its cast of characters and political intrigue, will find much to relish in these pages.” —Wall Street Journal Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents—a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar—but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari’s extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari’s visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as “insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable,” The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art.


Author : John Fowles
Publisher :
Release : 1986
Page : 282
Category : English fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780330295680
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Psykologisk gyser om en hæmmet, småborgerlig kontorist, som kidnapper en smuk, ung kunststuderende og spærrer hende inde i sin kælder


Author : Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2018-01-30
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 133825717X
Description :


Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . . In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.


Author : Eliane Brum
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2019-10-15
Page : 232
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1644451042
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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature Urgent investigative essays covering a wide range of humanity in Brazil, from the Amazon to the favelas Eliane Brum is a star journalist in Brazil, known for her polyphonic writing that gives voice to people often underrepresented in popular literature. Brum’s reporting takes her into Brazil’s most marginalized communities: she visits the Amazon to understand the practice of indigenous midwives, stays in São Paulo’s favelas to witness the joy of a marriage and the tragedy of young men dying due to drugs and guns, and wades through the mud to capture the boom and bust of modern-day gold rushes. Brum is an enormously sensitive and perceptive interlocutor, and as she visits these places she provides intimate glimpses into both everyday and extraordinary lives: a poor father on the way to bury his son, a street performer who eats glass, a woman living out her final 115 days, and a hoarder rescuing the “leftover souls” of the city. The Collector of Leftover Souls showcases the best of Brum’s work from two books, combining short profiles with longer reported pieces. These vibrant missives range across current issues such as the human cost of exploiting natural resources, the Belo Monté Dam’s eradication of a way of life for those on the banks of the Xingu River, and the contrast between urban centers and remote villages. Told in the vibrant and idiomatic language of the people Brum writes about, The Collector of Leftover Souls is a vital work of investigative journalism from an internationally acclaimed author.


Author : Sergio Toppi
Publisher : BOOM! Studios
Release : 2014-10-15
Page : 259
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 1613982755
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Far from the auction halls of the elite, The Collector seeks out rare and mysterious artifacts across the world. He is at home in the salons of Paris as he is in the jungles of Borneo. Set against the backdrop of late 19th-century colonialism, The Collector is a delightful, swashbuckling adventure!


Author : Fiona Cummins
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release : 2019-01-01
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0786042613
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“A crime novel of the very first order.”—David Baldacci In Fiona Cummins’ new novel of taut psychological suspense, an elusive psychopath meets his match in a detective who’s just as ruthless—a woman who knows all too well that the best mind games are played in the dark . . . It was only months ago that Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy was held captive by serial killer Brian Howley. Incredibly, she escaped. But so did he. What was found in the macabre museum Howley called home was unnerving enough. For Fitzroy, what the Butcher of Bromley didn’t leave behind chills her to the bone: not a single trace of his most recent abductee. All Fitzroy wants to know now is . . . dead or alive, where is the girl? Hiding in plain sight with a new name and a new identity, Howley is making plans for an ingenious new start, and he’s daring Fitzroy to come along. Clue by terrifying clue, she’s following in a killer’s footsteps, but even she can’t imagine where they’ll lead. Because Howley’s endgame has a terrifying twist—one that will not only change his fate, but the fate of everyone Fitzroy is risking her life to protect. Praise for Rattle “Harrowing and horrifying.”—Val McDermid “Up there with the best of them . . . an exceptionally creepy psychopathic killer.” —The Times “Gripping. A total page-turner.”—D E Meredith “Left me breathless with fear.”—Michelle Davies


Author : Fiona Cummins
Publisher : Pan
Release : 2018-10-04
Page : 400
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781509812721
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'A crime novel of the very first order' - David BaldacciIf you like Mo Hayder and Thomas Harris, you'll love the intensely gripping The Collector by Fiona Cummins.Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found.Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope.The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family's legacy. But he can't forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams.DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all.


Author : Jack Nisbet
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2011-03-01
Page : 446
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1459612515
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Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for the region. Now Nisbet turns his attention to David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and throughout other a...


Author : Margaret McNamara
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-03-06
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1442436441
Description :


The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read! When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”


Author : Jeremy Page
Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
Release : 2013-04-18
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1405518197
Description :


I felt the worlds of ocean and ice were meeting in a frontier of rage, as if the Earth had torn in two along this line.This was a place if there ever was a place, where you could disappear. The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the hope of finding remains of the by now extinct Great Auk. He joins a regular hunting ship, but the crew and the passengers are not what they seem. Caught in the web of relationships on board, Eliot struggles to understand the motivations of the sociopathic, embroidery-loving Captain Sykes, the silent First Mate French, the flamboyant laudanum-addicted Bletchley and, most importantly of all, Bletchley's beautiful but strange 'cousin' Clara. As the ship moves further and further into the wilds of the Arctic sea, Eliot clings to what he believes in, desperate to save Clara but drawn irrevocably back into the past that haunts him. The first historical novel from an author who has been critically acclaimed for his two contemporary novels (Salt and The Wake), The Collector of Lost Things is a compulsive, beautifully writtten read.


Author : Tibor Fischer
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1998-07-15
Page : 208
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780805057867
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An ancient Sumerian bowl becomes the narrator of a comic novel about a young London art appraiser, Rosa, whose apartment is gradually taken over by an uninvited houseguest, a sex-addicted kleptomaniac named Nikki


Author : Walter Romeyn Benjamin
Publisher :
Release : 1955
Page :
Category : Autographs
ISBN 13 :
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Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1928
Page :
Category : Art objects
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Ingrid Drake Rowland
Noah Charney
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2017
Page : 420
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780393241310
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An accomplished painter, architect and diplomat, Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) is best known for'Lives of the Artists', his classic account of the great masters-an extraordinary book that invented the genre of artistic biography, single-handedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art and founded the cults of Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo that persist to this day. Vasari positioned art as an intellectual pursuit instead of just a technical skill, teaching us to view artists as geniuses and visionaries rather than as simple craftsmen. Immersing readers in the world of the Medici and the popes, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney show the great works of Western culture taking shape amid the thrilling culture of Renaissance Italy.


Author : Eric Quayle
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Page : 144
Category : Book collecting
ISBN 13 :
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The author describes children's books from the late sixteenth century to the 1970s and provides guidance for would-be collectors.


Author : Natalya Semenova
André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud
Publisher :
Release : 2020-09-08
Page : 304
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780300254815
Description :


A fascinating life of Sergei Shchukin, the great collector who changed the face of Russia's art world Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to acquire works by Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. A trailblazer in the Russian art world, Shchukin and his collection shocked, provoked, and inspired awe, ridicule, and derision among his contemporaries. This is the first English-language biography of Sergei Shchukin, written by art historian Natalya Semenova and adapted by Shchukin's grandson André Delocque. Featuring personal diary entries, correspondence, interviews, and archival research, it brings to light the life of a man who has hitherto remained in the shadows, and shows how despite his controversial reputation, he opened his collection to the public, inspiring a future generation of artists and changing the face of the Russian art world.


Author : Bob C. Stevens
Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
Release : 1976
Page : 312
Category : Snuff boxes and bottles
ISBN 13 :
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Out of print for more than 10 years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors for many years. This important limited edition reprint is inevitable and fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. This book is produced in Japan with high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered. It covers snuff bottles made of all the various precious materials and discusses the fundamentals of collecting and details of the symbolism, motifs, reign marks, and seals. Moreover, it includes extensive bibliography useful for further research.