The Grave Robber
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|Author||: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
Do we believe that God still does miracles? Considering how difficult it is for many of us adults to trust in the miraculous power of God, how much more difficult can it be for a young person in the midst of struggles about identity and purpose in life? With the help of his son Parker, bestselling author Mark Batterson now brings the exciting message of a God who longs to do miracles in our lives to a teen audience. Together they show young readers that God is intimately involved in their lives and wants them to experience the miraculous. With poignant examples from the lives of real teens, The Grave Robber, Student Edition brings to life not only the seven miracles from John's Gospel but the countless miracles we witness every day--if only we have eyes to see.
|Author||: Steve Sheinkin|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.
|Author||: Allan Stratton|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
A classic swashbuckling adventure for children aged 8+ All is not well in the kingdom of Waldberg... The orphan Hans is desperate to escape his master, the grave robber Knobbe the Bent. The young countess Angela von Schwanenberg must rescue her parents from the mad archduke. But when fate flings them together, they find themselves on a daring quest, hurtling through haunted forests, racing down mountains in a coffin and sneaking along underground passageways with a travelling circus. And at every turn, the archduke's Necromancer is there to thwart their progress. Will Angela save her parents? Will Hans escape his past and find out who he truly is? Or will the evil Necromancer capture them first?
|Author||: Xu Lei|
|Editor||: Grave Robbers Chronicles|
The six-volume set of The Grave Robbers' Chronicles is much more than a horror-filled adventure story with likable characters and cliff-hanger plot twists. Author Xu Lei has created a world based upon facts and some of the more unbelievable details in these books are actually quite real. Corpses that have resisted decomposition for millennia have been discovered in China. The most famous of them is Lady Dai, discovered in Changsha and now kept in the Hunan Provincial Museum. This lady, whose body has remained largely intact in the 2000 years since her death, boasts skin that remains "moist and supple." Some of her joints are mobile be moved, her organs are intact, and she still has her eyelashes, as well as her left eardrum. The secret of her body's survival continues to be a mystery to modern science. The caves in Xu Lei's novels, with their tunnels that link mountain peaks and their deep lakes and waterfalls, may seem incredible but they exist. One particular cavern, the Er Wang Dong cave in Chongquing Provence, is so huge that it has its own weather system. Thick clouds and heavy fog emerge from the humidity formed in the floor of the cave as it hits the colder air above. It also contains deep pools and swift-running streams, and who knows? Perhaps within the very depths of the cave lies an undiscovered waterfall. The deadly giant salmon in Bronze Tree of Death has to be mythical, right? Wrong. In recent years, a grouper was caught in the South China Sea near the Nansha Islands that weighed in at 683 pounds. The monstrous fish was a Pacific Goliath Grouper, a species of fish that can weigh up to 1000 pounds, and almost makes Xu Lei's salmon sound like a sardine.
|Author||: Anna Myers|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
In Philadelphia in the early 19th centry, Robby Hare's father forces him to help with an unthinkable task-robbing newly filled graves of their contents to sell to the medical college. Despite his interest in the doctor's research, Robby swears never to rob another grave, even if his mother relies on the money they bring in. When William Burke and his daughter, Martha, come to live at their boarding house, Robby's father becomes caught in a broader web of evil. Could his father and Burke be murdering people to provide bodies for medical science? Determined to expose their scheme, Robby must be brave enough to enter the graveyard one more time.
|Author||: Philip Kerr|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
The conclusion to a best-selling series finds the Djinn twins hunting down a nefarious character who has robbed the grave of the historical Genghis Khan, a quest that is complicated by devastating volcanic eruptions throughout the world.
|Author||: Richard Sala|
|Editor||: Fantagraphics Books|
Something is very wrong in the town of Obadiah's Glen. The streets are empty. The phones don't work. The cars are all gone ? and so are the people, at least most of them. The ones who are left are hiding and shivering in fear. They know it's only a matter of time before the clowns come and get them. Because the town of Obadiah's Glen now belongs to the clowns. And these clowns have a special secret, one that lies buried in the old cemetery on the hill...The Grave Robber's Daughter is a deliciously scary thrill ride from the author of the critically acclaimed horror graphic novel The Chuckling Whatsit ("A masterpiece!" ? Rue Morgue Magazine) and stars Judy Drood, the highly strung and short-tempered girl sleuth. The Grave Robber's Daughter is filled with Sala's unique blend of horror and whimsy that will please his many fans and new readers alike.
|Author||: David Brumfield|
The story of the Last Breath is told through the journals of the main character, Desiderio Roman, and what he witnesses and experiences in purgatory. As one of the grave robbers, an outlaw in purgatory, Desiderio struggles mightily as he faces emotional and physical, opposing daemons. "Purg" is a dangerous seedy world of witchcraft, swords, giants and dragons. Desiderio does find love, friendships and beauty in nature, but in the end, his reality is that he is where unwanted souls exist and goodness is hard to find as possession, addiction and obsession consume him.
|Author||: Lei Xu|
|Editor||: ThingsAsian Press|
After Uncle Three's boat disappears in the South China Sea, Fats, Poker-face, and Uncle Three's nephew set out to search for him and find themselves battling monsters in a labyrinth where the rooms keep shifting, as they each wonder who they can trust.
|Author||: Wendy Trimboli,Alicia Zaloga|
|Editor||: Watkins Media Limited|
With a murderer on the loose, it’s up to an enlightened bodysnatcher and a rebellious princess to save the city, in this wonderfully inventive Victorian-tinged fantasy noir. “Man of Science” Roger Weathersby scrapes out a risky living digging up corpses for medical schools. When he’s framed for the murder of one of his cadavers, he’s forced to trust in the superstitions he’s always rejected: his former friend, princess Sibylla, offers to commute Roger’s execution in a blood magic ritual which will bind him to her forever. With little choice, he finds himself indentured to Sibylla and propelled into an investigation. There’s a murderer loose in the city of Caligo, and the duo must navigate science and sorcery, palace intrigue and dank boneyards to catch the butcher before the killings tear their whole country apart. File Under: Fantasy [ Straybound | Royal Magic | A Good Hanging | Secret Sister ]
|Author||: Jesse Jordan|
An epic fantasy novel featuring Kera No-Clan, a barbarian living in exile getting by (and getting high) by robbing graves, pilfering tombs, and looting ruins. While digging for fae ash - a valuable narcotic known as 'fairy dust', sought after for its potency and powerful magical side effects - Kera uncovers a living weapon, a psychic sword that calls itself Zephelous. Zephelous senses a greatness in Kera, and believes she could be the next great champion of light against the forces of darkness. Kera's pretty sure she can pawn Zephelous for a quick thousand gold pieces, easy. One successful trip to a shady pawnbroker later, Kera celebrates her new-found wealth with a fae ash induced bender. When she finally comes to, she learns that she's wanted for arson. And robbery. And destruction of property, plus about ten other things. Deciding that it's well past time to leave town, Kera also decides it would be a real shame to leave a sword as valuable as Zephelous behind... A heist is planned, but unfortunately for Kera it goes poorly - very poorly. More arson is committed, and an innocent young girl is grievously wounded. In short order, Kera finds herself arrested and put in chains, standing before the high priest of Perrus, a man called Speaker Gerhardt. The Speaker gives her an ultimatum; either she agrees to campaign with a motley crew - an irate artificer, his construct companion, a drunken wizard, a representative of Perrus, and the selfsame pawnbroker she tried to rob - with the goal of slaying a dragon to collect it's blood in order to save the girl... ...or else she faces execution. Having little choice and armed with Zephelous once again, Kera finds herself finally forced to face the consequences of her actions... and hating every second of it.
|Author||: Mark Batterson|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
Perfect for churches and small groups, the dvd, participant's guide, and curriculum kit for Mark Batterson's new book will help readers delve deeper into the God who is bigger than any of our problems.
|Author||: Lei Xu,Kathy Mok|
|Editor||: Thingsasian Press|
Palace of Doom, the fourth volume of The Grave Robbers' Chronicles, tightens its noose of suspense around the necks of its characters and provides more of the monstrous creatures that nightmares are made of in this claustrophobic, chilling Chinese saga.
|Author||: Michael Hari|
"In the spring of 1997, a bizarre cult made up of young people in their teens and twenties from Gibson City, IL broke into an Elliott mausoleum containing the bodies of a beloved and tragedy stricken pioneer couple. Stealing the heads of both husband and wife, the drug abusing cult members desecrated the bones and used them for bizarre rituals for the purpose of obtaining spiritual power and bringing about the end of the world. Before the incident came to a close, the cultists had threatened another teen with death. This book, written by a former deputy sheriff who assisted with the investigation, tells the true story not just of this bizarre incident; but also of the decisions made by leaders in society and religion that have brought increasing crime, violence, poverty, and social deviance to rural America"--Cover verso.
|Author||: Steve Sheinkin|
|Editor||: Scholastic Reference|
A dramatic account of the 1875 attempt to steal the 16th president's body describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader and how a fledgling Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation. By the award-winning author of The Notorious Benedict Arnold.
Hans, a foundling raised by a grave robber, helps Countess Angela Gabriela, nearly thirteen, when she is torn away from her dream of being a professional puppeteer by an evil archduke out to destroy her and her parents.
|Author||: Mark Batterson|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the word impossible was removed from our vocabulary. Highlighting the greatest miracle Jesus ever performed, One Little Yes Can Change Your Life shows readers that the miracle of the resurrection is both a historical event and a reality for our lives today. According to Mark Batterson, "Easter isn't something we celebrate one day a year. It's something we celebrate every day in every way." But even the resurrection was missed by those who weren't looking for it. He encourages readers to train themselves to see Jesus's miracles as the outward signs of his inner power and glory. Perfect for bulk purchases for giveaways at churches--especially during Lent or Easter--One Little Yes Can Change Your Life allows readers to experience the wonder of the resurrection for the first time or like the first time. Batterson's enthusiastic writing imbues readers with a palpable excitement as they consider what the resurrection means for their own lives.