2018-11-06

Jumanji

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  • Full Title : Jumanji
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547769997
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives. In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.


2015-12-15

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

By Chris Van Allsburg
  • Full Title : The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
  • Author : Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547794088
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.


2011-10-25

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

By Chris Van Allsburg
  • Full Title : The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
  • Author : Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 054767760X
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. For more than twenty-five years, the illustrations in the extraordinary Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg have intrigued and entertained readers of all ages. Thousands of children have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these enigmatic pictures. Now we’ve asked some of our very best storytellers to spin the tales. Enter The Chronicles of Harris Burdick to gather this incredible compendium of stories: mysterious, funny, creepy, poignant, these are tales you won’t soon forget. This inspired collection of short stories features many remarkable, best-selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature: Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Van Allsburg himself. NOTE: "The House on Maple Street" by Stephen King is not included in this ebook edition.


2007-11-19

Golem

By David Wisniewski
  • Full Title : Golem
  • Author : David Wisniewski
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547531796
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.


2005-07-05

The Beach

By Alex Garland
  • Full Title : The Beach
  • Author : Alex Garland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101657502
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.


2019-01-01

The Phantom of the Opera

By Gaston Leroux
  • Full Title : The Phantom of the Opera
  • Author : Gaston Leroux
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • ISBN Code : 1541547950
  • Pages : 290
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Amidst rumors that the Paris opera house is haunted, Christine Daaé, a young Swedish girl, performs at a gala and attracts attention from both her childhood sweetheart, Raoul, and the Phantom, who is living underground. Suddenly, mysterious circumstances abound at the opera house: a stagehand is found dead, managers receive letters demanding that Christine sing the lead role, and a chandelier crashes down into the audience. When Christine reunites with Raoul, the phantom grows dangerously jealous. Will Christine stay on the stage or disappear into the opera house's dark cellars and grim secrets? Gaston Leroux's Gothic novel was first published in French in 1911. This is an unabridged version of the translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, published the same year.


1999-03-22

Chibi

By Barbara Brenner,Julia Takaya
  • Full Title : Chibi
  • Author : Barbara Brenner,Julia Takaya
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547562659
  • Pages : 64
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Oka-san, a brown-and-gold duck, selects the Mitsui Office Park as the perfect spot for her nest, people flock from downtown Tokyo to watch the ducklings hatch. A modern-day Make Way for Ducklings, set in Japan.


2010-06-24

Seven Years in Tibet

By Heinrich Harrer
  • Full Title : Seven Years in Tibet
  • Author : Heinrich Harrer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007323387
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.


2012-03-27

The Fairy Ring

By Mary Losure
  • Full Title : The Fairy Ring
  • Author : Mary Losure
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763659657
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world. Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances saw them, so her cousin Elsie painted paper fairies and took photographs of them “dancing” around Frances to make the grown-ups stop teasing. The girls promised each other they would never, ever tell that the photos weren’t real. But how were Frances and Elsie supposed to know that their photographs would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? And who would have dreamed that the man who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes believed ardently in fairies — and wanted very much to see one? Mary Losure presents this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family’s archives. A delight for everyone with a fondness for fairies, and for anyone who has ever started something that spun out of control. Back matter includes source notes and a bibliography.


2003-08-26

Under the Tuscan Sun

By Frances Mayes
  • Full Title : Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Author : Frances Mayes
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0767917456
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia