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Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Page : 194
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780152046125
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Charlie, a sixth-grader with a compulsion to tell lies, acquires a mysterious skull that forces its owner to tell only the truth, causing some awkward moments before he understands its power.


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-03-17
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547545002
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Mr. Elives’s magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker’s Swamp. And Tucker’s Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can’t seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives’s magic shop, his eyes light upon The Skull. Charlie steals The Skull and it puts him under some sort of spell-he can only tell the truth. Trouble is, now no one believes him. . . .


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Page : 151
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780152046149
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Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-03-17
Page : 128
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0544635426
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Twist it once, you're horned and haired; Twist it twice and fangs are bared; Twist it thrice? No one has dared! Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway—and becomes a monster! Includes an author's note.


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Follettbound
Release : 2007-03-01
Page : 208
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781428731523
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Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-03-17
Page : 218
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547541066
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A magical fantasy adventure about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of My Teacher Is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles. Juliet Dove is a girl who doesn't like to be noticed. But though she may be shy, she has a wickedly sharp wit. Whenever someone does take notice of her, she tears into the person with a savagery that’s earned her the nickname “Killer.” Juliet ends up leaving Mr. Elives’s magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet—that is, a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn’t know what she’s got, but the boys in her class do—they start to notice her . . . Soon every boy in town is swooning for her. Yet, much as she’d like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can’t: The amulet won't come off! “Although humorous, the story has surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love.” —School Library Journal “A rare book . . . . Funny [and] absorbing.” —Miami Herald


Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 89
Category : Children's stories
ISBN 13 : 9780192741998
Description :


Theseus is one of four wonderful Greek Hero retellings from Geraldine McCaughrean, with cover illustrations by Jason Cockroft.* Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers, and is particularly renowned for her masterly retellings of traditional tales. She is winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Award (twice)* Geraldine McCaughrean and Jason Cockcroft are reunited - the prizewinning team behind the Blue Peter Book of the Year winner, A Pilgrim's Progress* Perfect for fans of adult authors such as Mary Renault, or for readers of Adele Geras's Troy* Myths and legends are required reading for the Natioanl Curriculum


Author : Antjie Krog
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-03-30
Page : 464
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1407063510
Description :


The first free elections in South Africa's history were held in 1994. Within a year legislation was drafted to create a Truth and Reconcilliation Commission to establish a picture of the gross human rights violations committed between 1960 and 1993. It was to seek the truth and make it known to the public and to prevent these brutal events ever happening again. From 1996 and over the following two years South Africans were exposed almost daily to revelations about their traumatic past. Antije Krog's full account of the Commission's work using the testimonies of the oppressed and oppressors alike is a harrowing and haunting book in which the voices of ordinary people shape the course of history. WINNER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SUNDAY TIMES ALAN PATON AWARD


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-03-17
Page : 144
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0544635396
Description :


What could possibly make Thor--the massive and mighty god of thunder and protector of all his people--put on a bridal gown? It all begins when the source of Thor's power, his beloved hammer, is stolen. Unfortunately for Thor, the plan to get it back requires that he dress in fancy finery and be packed off to marry the king of the giants. Luckily, Thialfi the goat boy--along with his snarky charges, Grinder and Gat-Tooth--have come along. Working behind the scenes, Thialfi just may be able to save the day . . . which is only fair, since it's his fault the hammer was stolen in the first place. This book is a hilarious take on the only comedy in Norse mythology, complete with talking goats, cross-dressing gods, and the warm wit that has made Bruce Coville beloved by millions.


Author : Harold Konstantelos
Terri Jenkins-Brady
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-11-03
Page : 208
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101149086
Description :


The old Siamese Ptolemy was alongside his master when a star of unusual brightness was seen in the heavens, indicating an event of momentous significance, and leading to a great quest. Ptolemy must watch over his frail master, so he sends three young cats to journey in his place and to fulfill the prophecy: The three finding the one. *Abishag, a sturdy reliable cat who has never shirked her duty. *Kezia, a beautiful young tabby, delicate and a bit vain, but of good heart. *And Ira, younger and bolder than the others, with a temper. Accompanying them is a fourth traveler—the rat Asmodeus, who can hear of no glorious thing without wanting to spoil it. Together, the unlikely band will cover many miles and have many dangerous adventures. And finally they will arrive in a far land, where the star bends close to the earth over a humble stable…


Author : Eleanor Estes
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005-08-01
Page : 96
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780547542171
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When barbarians invade Rome, Miranda the cat and her daughter Punka must find a safe place to hide from the chaos. They make their way through the burning city, collecting motherless kittens as they go. At last they reach the Colosseum--but even there, danger lurks! How these fortunate felines survive to become the noble ancestors of the cats of modern Rome is all due to the cleverness of the cat they come to call Miranda the Great, Queen of the Colosseum!


Author : Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Page : 292
Category : Children with disabilities
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Thomas King
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-05-15
Page : 266
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443403253
Description :


With a plethora of superb reviews and upcoming publication in the US, Thomas King’s latest work affirms him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. Truth & Bright Water is the tale of two young cousins and one long summer. Tecumseh and Lum live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold. Monroe Swimmer, famous Indian artist, returns to live in the old church with the hope of painting it into the prairie landscape and re-establishing the buffalo population. Tecumseh’s Aunt Cassie has come back too, already arguing with his mother. Why has his mother given Cassie a suitcase full of baby clothes? And why is Lum interested only in winning the Indian Days race? Tecumseh has more questions than anyone will answer, until the Indian Days festival arrives and the mysteries of the summer collide in love, betrayal and reconciliation. Equally plainspoken and poetic, comic and poignant, Truth & Bright Water is a crackling good story that resonates with universal truths.


Author : Lisa Fiedler
Gabriel Gale
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 320
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1481469762
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After the defeat of one Wicked, the other Witches of Oz prepare for vengeance in this second book of the Ages of Oz series! Glinda and her friends have successfully vanquished Aphidina, the first of the four Wicked Witches. But her task is far from over. With the fate of all of Oz hanging in the balance, Glinda struggles to locate a mysterious teacher called Mythra, who is the only one who can guide her in reaching her mystic potential and becoming the powerful Sorceress she is destined to be. While Glinda searches far and wide for her mentor, the fiery-spirited Locasta finds herself undertaking an equally important search—for the Elemental Fairy of Lurl, and the means by which to destroy the second Witch, Marada, Wicked Warrior of the North. Surprising discoveries await both Glinda and Locasta. Great dangers threaten, formidable enemies lurk, and startling secrets abound. Glinda, Locasta, Ben, and Shade bravely continue their mission teaming up with some very welcome—and very unexpected—allies along the way. Together they prove that there is no hope for the future if one is not willing to learn from the past.


Author : Terry Goodkind
Publisher : RosettaBooks
Release : 2015-03-24
Page : 996
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0795346093
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The Seeker of Truth embarks on his perilous training in wizardry in the 2nd novel of the #1 New York Timesbestselling author’s epic fantasy series. In Wizard’s First Rule, forest guide Richard Cypher becomes a Seeker of Truth in order to defeat the tyrannical Wizard Darken Rahl—only to discover that he is in fact Darken’s son. Now, with Darken vanquished, Richard and the beautiful Kahlan Amnell head back to the Mud People to be married. But their adventures are far from over. As the wedding day approaches, Richard is visited by three Sisters of Light who insist on bringing him to the Palace of the Prophets to be trained as a Wizard. Meanwhile, the veil to the underworld has been torn, and the Stone of Tears has passed through. According to prophecy, the only person who has a chance at closing the veil is the one bonded to the blade, the one born true.


Author : Bruce Coville
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 150
Category : Children's stories
ISBN 13 : 9780340860779
Description :


Mr Elives' Magic Shop seems to appear from nowhere - and disappears again just as fast! Never in the same place twice, it sells only the most exclusive wares... A talking toad, anyone? A dragon's egg? There's plenty to choose from... When Russell buys a magic ring from weird Mr Elives, he's told it will turn him into a monster. Just the thing for school! Russell's sure it's all a stupid trick - until he whispers the chant, twists the ring and begins to sprout horns... At first it's fun changing from boy to monster and back again, but Russell hasn't paid proper attention to the instructions - and now he's gone too far...


Author : Lauren Tarshis
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2011-10-01
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780545414876
Description :


Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water. . .


Author : Peter V. Brett
Publisher : Demon Cycle
Release : 2016-01-26
Page : 672
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345531493
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"Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, the Skull Throne of Krasia is a seat of honor and powerful magic that keeps the demon corelings at bay. Now it stands empty. From atop it, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging a unified army to end the demon war once and for all. Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel to the death. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast Jardir and himself from a precipice, opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart"--Back cover.


Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1983-10-17
Page : 648
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547249640
Description :


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.


Author : Amir Aczel
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-11-04
Page : 320
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1440637350
Description :


From the New York Times bestselling author of Fermat?s Last Theorem, ?an extraordinary story?( Philadelphia Inquirer) of discovery, evolution, science, and faith. In 1929, French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a part of a group of scientists that uncovered a skull that became known as Peking Man, a key evolutionary link that left Teilhard torn between science and his ancient faith, and would leave him ostracized by his beloved Catholic Church. His struggle is at the heart of The Jesuit and the Skull, which takes readers across continents and cultures in a fascinating exploration of one of the twentieth century?s most important discoveries, and one of the world?s most provocative pieces of evidence in the roiling debate between creationism and evolution.