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Spindrift and the Orchid

Spindrift and the Orchid [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148146261X
Author: ,
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Spindrift and the Orchid by , Book Resume:

A young girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents in this “beautifully written” (School Library Journal) fantastical novel from the author of The House of Months and Years. When a man walks into her grandfather’s curiosity shop and asks about a black orchid, Spindrift turns him away. She’s never seen such a thing. Until one night it appears. Spindrift, an orphan, has one keepsake from her parents…a clear glass orb. Except it’s not quite clear anymore. She watches as a black orchid forms inside the crystal. Then the flower blooms into a towering woman in a dress of midnight silk and air, a woman with the power to grant wishes. It’s fun, at first. But having everything you want is hard to hide. And soon, Spindrift—and her orchid—are being hunted. Left running for her life, Spindrift must ask herself who her parents really were, and whether a wish is really just a curse in disguise.

The House of Months and Years

The House of Months and Years [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481462571
Author: Emma Trevayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The House of Months and Years by Emma Trevayne Book Resume:

A girl must stop the Boogeyman living in her home from stealing her family’s warmest memories in this “eerie and enchanting story” (Publishers Weekly) from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times and The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden. When her distant aunt and uncle die, Amelia Howling is forced to move into their home when they leave her parents in charge of their children. Her parents assure her that it will be like having a grand adventure with three new siblings, but Amelia is not convinced. Luckily, the house is large, filled with nooks and crannies perfect for hiding from her cousins. But even with all the nooks and crannies, the rumbling and crumbling rooms are more sinister than they seem. The house was built years ago by a creature named Horatio, and he’s been waiting for the perfect human inhabitant: Amelia. Horatio has the power to travel through time and memories, and lures Amelia into his world. The memories of children, he told her, were the best, and Amelia agreed—her cousins were full of good memories. Until she noticed that once she and Horatio visited a memory, it was gone forever. And she had been stealing the good memories of her cousins and their parents without even noticing! Horrified and scared, Amelia lets her cousins in on her secret, and asks them for help. Together, they must race through time to recover their minds and break the perfect clockwork of the evil Calendar House.

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442498862
Author: Emma Trevayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne Book Resume:

What if you found your own grave—and it wasn’t empty? Discover the dark delights of faeries and fortune-tellers in this gently spooky book from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, sure to appeal to fans of Coraline. Grave robbing is a messy business. A bad business. And for Thomas Marsden, on what was previously an unremarkable spring night in London, it becomes a very spooky business. For lying in an unmarked grave and half covered with dirt is a boy the spitting image of Thomas himself. This is only the first clue that something very strange is happening. Others follow, but it is a fortune-teller’s frightened screams that lead Thomas into a strange world of spiritualists, death, and faery folk. Faery folk with whom Thomas’s life is bizarrely linked. Faery folk who need his help. Desperate to unearth the truth about himself and where he comes from, Thomas is about to discover magic, ritual, and the uncanny truth that sometimes the things that make a boy ordinary are what make him extraordinary.

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442498803
Author: Emma Trevayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne Book Resume:

A boy discovers a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape in this steampunk fantasy that’s “a thrill a minute” (Kirkus Reviews), set in nineteenth-century England. Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London. Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones. Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird. The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever. Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Doll Bones will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!

The Story Collector

The Story Collector [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250143810
Author: Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Book Resume:

"For every book lover who fantasized about getting locked in the library overnight, The Story Collector is a dream come true!" —New York Times-bestselling author Alan Gratz In the tradition of E. L. Konisburg, this middle-grade mystery adventure is inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public Library. The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is a middle-grade historical fiction inspired by the real life of Viviani Fedeler. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library. She knows every room by heart, except the ones her father keeps locked. When Viviani becomes convinced that the library is haunted, new girl Merit Mubarak makes fun of her. So Viviani decides to play a harmless little prank, roping her older brothers and best friend Eva to help out. But what begins as a joke quickly gets out of hand, and soon Viviani and her friends have to solve two big mysteries: Is the Library truly haunted? And what happened to the expensive new stamp collection? It's up to Viviani, Eva, and Merit (reluctantly) to find out.

The Spirit of Cattail County

The Spirit of Cattail County [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1338167073
Author: Victoria Piontek
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Spirit of Cattail County by Victoria Piontek Book Resume:

A heart-expanding, magical debut from one of the most exciting new voices in the grand tradition of southern literature.

The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare

The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250094054
Author: Zillah Bethell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell Book Resume:

A beautiful friendship and coming-of-age story in middle-grade, The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell is lightly futuristic, and deeply compelling. Auden Dare is colorblind and lives in a world where water is scarce and families must live on a weekly, allocated supply. When Auden’s uncle, the scientist Dr. Bloom, suddenly dies, he leaves a note to Auden and to his classmate Vivi Rookmini. Together, the notes lead them to Paragon—a robot. As Auden, Vivi, and Paragon try to uncover Paragon’s purpose and put together the clues Dr. Bloom left behind, they find out that Dr. Bloom's death was anything but innocent, that powerful people are searching for Paragon—and that it's up to Auden and Vivi to stop them.

The Art of the Swap

The Art of the Swap [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481478737
Author: Kristine Asselin,Jen Malone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 463 KB
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The Art of the Swap by Kristine Asselin,Jen Malone Book Resume:

Freaky Friday meets Downton Abbey in this middle grade mystery that features a modern day twelve-year-old switching bodies with a Gilded Age heiress in order to solve a famous art heist. Hannah Jordan lives in a museum…well, sort of. She is the daughter of the caretaker for mansion-turned-museum The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah’s captivated by stories of The Elms’s original occupants, especially Maggie Dunlap, the tween heiress subject of a painting that went missing during a legendary art heist in 1905. But when a mysterious mirror allows Hannah and Maggie to switch places in time, suddenly Hannah is racing to stop the heist from happening, while Maggie gets an introduction to iPhones, soccer (which girls can play!), and freedoms like exploring without supervision. Not to mention the best invention of all: sweatpants (so long, corsets!). As the hours tick away toward the art heist, something’s not adding up. Can the girls work together against time—and across it—to set things right? Or will their temporary swap become a permanent trade?

The Feather and the Stone

The Feather and the Stone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 075538959X
Author: Patricia Shaw
Publisher: Headline
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The Feather and the Stone by Patricia Shaw Book Resume:

Tragically orphaned at sea, cast adrift in an alien land, Sibell Delahunty applies for the post of secretary-companion to Charlotte Hamilton and undertakes the arduous journey to Black Wattle Station in the Northern Territory. The rigours of an isolated cattle station come as a shock to the gently brought-up English girl, who is viewed with suspicion by Charlotte's sons. Only Charlotte's own kindness makes life tolerable, helped, in time, by increasing interest from the unmarried son, Zack. When disaster deprives the station of its mistress, Sibell is forced to take charge and eventually earns the grudging respect of the family. She also discovers within herself an unsuspected strength and resilience. But her courage and endurance will be tested to the utmost before she can ever call her adopted country home...

The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393292924
Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Complete Plays by Anton Chekhov Book Resume:

"The most complete collection of the Russian playwright's repertoire."—Vogue This stunning new translation presents the only truly complete edition of the plays of one of the greatest dramatists in history. Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works interpreted and adapted internationally and beloved for their brilliant wit and understanding of the human condition.This volume contains work never previously translated, including the newly discovered farce The Power of Hypnotism, the first version of Ivanov, Chekhov's early humorous dialogues, and a description of lost plays and those Chekhov intended to write but never did.

One River

One River [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439126836
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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One River by Wade Davis Book Resume:

The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality. A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.

The Islands at the End of the World

The Islands at the End of the World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385374216
Author: Austin Aslan
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan Book Resume:

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Praise for Islands at the End of the World: “A riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home.”--School Library Journal, Starred "Aslan’s debut honors Hawaii’s unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Aslan’s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."--School Library Journal, Starred

The Cabinet of Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062313150
Author: Stefan Bachmann,Katherine Catmull,Claire Legrand,Emma Trevayne
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Cabinet of Curiosities by Stefan Bachmann,Katherine Catmull,Claire Legrand,Emma Trevayne Book Resume:

A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school! The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250165709
Author: Henry Lien
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
File Size: 1895 KB
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Read Count: 8369570


Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien Book Resume:

“It’s Hermione Granger meets ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ meets the Ice Capades meets ‘Mean Girls.’” For all its disparate ingredients, though, PEASPROUT CHEN: FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD speaks in a single, strong voice, thanks to its spirited heroine." —The New York Times "Massively entertaining...Peasprout Chen is a future legend, indeed." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Welcome to Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, where the blades are sharp and the competition is fierce. Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother Cricket have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find themselves in a heated competition for top ranking. Tensions rise when the dazzling pearl buildings of the Academy are vandalized and outsider Peasprout is blamed for the attacks by her rivals ... and even some friends. Now, she must uncover the true vandal to ensure peace between Shin and Pearl – all while becoming a champion.

An Orchid On Lifandoy

An Orchid On Lifandoy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1291986189
Author: George B. Hill
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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An Orchid On Lifandoy by George B. Hill Book Resume:

The second story of Tim and Jessica starts with a mysterious death. The location of a very rare flower, a beautiful Lady’s Slipper Orchid, lies in a coded message. But what dark event has silenced its sender? At the same time a different ORCHID, an experimental rocket, crashes on the island. In urgent and comic hunts for both “orchids”, Tim and Jessica join with dangerously helpful Uncle Wilfred, Jessica’s scheming young sisters Alice and Rosalind and other rich characters. Bigger problems are a clash with ruthless Graham Fytts and the arrival of murky international politics on quiet Lifandoy. Tim struggles to explain such evil. Jessica, reading an old Bible, finds women in it whose lives speak to her of her father’s death at sea and her relationship with the new lifeboat crew. Can Jessica’s sharp brains find either “orchid” in time? Might Alice’s mischief, Uncle Wilfred’s helpfulness and Jessica’s bravery combine to save the day? And where is that rocket, after all?


Swell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452116490
Author: Evan Slater
Publisher: Chronicle Books
File Size: 1935 KB
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Read Count: 1403916


Swell by Evan Slater Book Resume:

Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this breathtaking collection of wave photography. Slater characterizes four distinct swells from different corners of the globe and traces their journeys throughout the year from storm to seashore. His reflective, informative essays amplify these powerful images of hundreds of waves frozen in time, beautiful, simple, universal, yet wholly unique—and the best thing to watch on the planet.

Gamescape: Overworld

Gamescape: Overworld [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006240878X
Author: Emma Trevayne
Publisher: HarperCollins
File Size: 854 KB
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Gamescape: Overworld by Emma Trevayne Book Resume:

A dying boy on a dying planet plays a dangerous, sophisticated, and addictive game that could save his life—if it doesn’t kill him first. A complex, gorgeous, literary thriller for fans for Ernest Cline, Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, and M.T. Anderson. In a futuristic version of Earth, society is mostly controlled by a company that produces an addictive virtual reality game called Chimera. Everyone plays Chimera. Defeating the levels is how you earn enough points for clothes, food, even medical enhancements. Miguel Anderson is good at it. In fact, he’s better than anyone he knows. He spends all of his free time playing, hoping to reach Level 25. At Level 25 you can pick any prize you want—and Miguel needs a new biometric heart. When the game runners announce a global competition to launch a new version with untold prizes, Miguel enters and becomes a team leader. That’s new for him—playing on a team. And complicated, as the game becomes a delicate power play between wholly unexpected players. This is the first of two books and features gorgeous writing, compelling action, and a flawed and memorable hero.

The Spindrift Frame

The Spindrift Frame [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 059586127X
Author: Jim Accardi
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Spindrift Frame by Jim Accardi Book Resume:

Thomas Aquinas "Tam" Malonee, a talented but troubled portrait artist, is a man on the run-from a failed marriage, a series of petty crimes, and from himself. When he meets a Tennessee waitress named Madison Monroe, he thinks he's just taking on an attractive travel companion. Tam has no way of knowing that he's about to embark on an amazing, life-altering journey that could ultimately lead him to personal redemption. While stranded in the path of a deadly hurricane headed for St. Bartholomew, Florida, Tam creates a collage of twelve small frames painted on a single canvas. Each frame reveals a very personal experience, such as reuniting with the father who abandoned him and dancing in the spectral light at a rainbow's end. He also paints images of people he's met, including Madison and a Montgomery, Alabama, lawyer whose life is intertwined with Rosa Parks. But how did Tam get to this point-utterly alone and facing one of nature's deadliest forces? Author Jim Accardi, eloquent in his thoughtful observation, creates an atmosphere that is rich and illustrative. He carefully and cleverly guides us through Tam's circuitous and tangled path as he pursues either his destiny or possibly just the consequences of his own choices.

Second Man on the Rope

Second Man on the Rope [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910324728
Author: Ian R. Mitchell
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
File Size: 640 KB
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Read Count: 9784757


Second Man on the Rope by Ian R. Mitchell Book Resume:

What are the rules of etiquette in a bothy full of strangers? How cold, exactly, can a Scottish summer get? And how many cans of beer can a man carry whilst fording a swollen river? Second Man on the Rope tackles all these questions and more, a celebrating Scotland’s mountains come sun, sleet or snow, through the stories of a great climbing partnership. Ranging from the Cairngorms to Glencoe, from Nevis to Knoydart and from the Cuillin to the Cobbler, this book weaves the story of a friendship amongst witty – and often alarming – tales of mountaineering mishaps. These richly entertaining tales will delight all who love the Scottish hills – be they mountaineers, day-outers, Munro-baggers (like the author) or merely armchair ramblers. Written with a wealth of knowledge, this mountaineering classic is a warm and witty celebration of friendship, forged over many years, between the author and his ‘first man’ – Davie. Together they form one of the great double acts of climbing literature. They face with humour and fortitude all that the mountains can pit against them – winter avalanches, raging rivers, rats in bothies and Brummies in baseball boots.

The 41st Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: P. Schuyler Miller

The 41st Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: P. Schuyler Miller [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479437360
Author: P. Schuyler Miller
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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The 41st Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: P. Schuyler Miller by P. Schuyler Miller Book Resume:

Peter Schuyler Miller (1912–1974) was an American science fiction writer and critic. Miller wrote pulp science fiction beginning in the 1930s, and was considered one of the more popular authors of the period. His work appeared in such magazines as Amazing Stories, Astounding, Comet, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Marvel Tales, Science Fiction Digest, Super Science Stories, Unknown, Weird Tales, and Wonder Stories, among others. This volume includes a terrific selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories: THE CHRYSALIS PLEASURE TROVE LIVING ISOTOPES THE FLAYED WOLF TROUBLE ON TANTALUS OVER THE RIVER THE FROG THE CAVE THE HOUNDS OF KALIMAR GLEEPS FRICASSEE IN FOUR DIMENSIONS AS NEVER WAS THE THING ON OUTER SHOAL STATUS QUONDAM DAYDREAM RED FLAME OF VENUS FOR ANALYSIS IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME OLD MAN MULLIGAN BIRD WALK CUCKOO If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!