Who Is Coming to Our House

Who Is Coming to Our House
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Author: Joseph Slate
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0399217908
Release: 1991-10
Editor: Putnam Juvenile

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The animals in the stable prepare for the arrival of baby Jesus.

Who Is Coming to Our House

Who Is Coming to Our House
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Author: Joseph Slate,Ashley Wolff
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0698114159
Release: 2001-09
Editor: Puffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas. Reissue.

Who Is Coming to Our House

Who Is Coming to Our House
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Author: Joseph Slate
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780399234101
Release: 2001
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
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Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781784162122
Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781551999524
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
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Author: John Hersey
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593082362
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Marked

Marked
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Author: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429953896
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The House of Night series from bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Santa is Coming to My House

Santa is Coming to My House
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Author: Steve Smallman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1849932905
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's Christmas Eve. Santa's packed up all the presents and set the Santa-nav to my house. So what could possibly go wrong?

Life as We Knew it

Life as We Knew it
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Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780152061548
Release: 2008
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
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Author: Sandra Cisneros
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780345807199
Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Fire Blood

Fire   Blood
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Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781524796297
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon “The thrill of Fire & Blood is the thrill of all Martin’s fantasy work: familiar myths debunked, the whole trope table flipped.”—Entertainment Weekly Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire & Blood is the the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros. Praise for Fire & Blood “A masterpiece of popular historical fiction.” —The Sunday Times “The saga is a rich and dark one, full of both the title’s promised elements. . . . It’s hard not to thrill to the descriptions of dragons engaging in airborne combat, or the dilemma of whether defeated rulers should ‘bend the knee,’ ‘take the black’ and join the Night’s Watch, or simply meet an inventive and horrible end.”—The Guardian

The Name of this Book Is Secret

The Name of this Book Is Secret
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Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316039925
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Who is Coming to Our House

Who is Coming to Our House
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:928172228
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
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Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781101137192
Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
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Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0747266832
Release: 2003
Editor: Headline Review

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sue Monk Kidd is an extraordinary storyteller. In "The Secret Life of Bees," she explores a young girl's search for the truth about her mother; her courage to tear down racial barriers; and her joy as she claims her place within a community of women. "Beautifully written."--Ursula Hegi, author of "The Vision of Emma Blau."

Ravi s Roar

Ravi s Roar
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Author: Tom Percival
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781526630094
Release: 2020-07-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Longlisted for the BookTrust StoryTime Prize 2020 Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within ... Being a tiger is great fun at first – tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won't share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends. A clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for helping with bad days and noisy outbursts. A special edition where the words and pictures take you on a journey far beyond the page. This audio-enabled eBook comes with a gorgeous reading by Sam Newton, along with music and sound effects.

The Great Gatsby with Audio Text

The Great Gatsby  with Audio   Text
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 500
ISBN:
Release: 2021-03-13
Editor: East West Studio

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
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Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 3125342740
Release: 2009-10-19
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen

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Mortimer s Christmas Manger

Mortimer s Christmas Manger
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Author: Karma Wilson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781442426399
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's Christmastime, and Mortimer Mouse, unhappy in his cramped, cold hole, goes in search of a new home. He spies a nativity scene that looks just right for him, so he moves the statues out and settles himself into the manger! But when he hears the Christmas story being told and realises that the statues are of Mary, Joseph and Jesus, he understands that the crèche is meant for them and returns everything to its rightful place. Then, suddenly, a Christmas miracle occurs and Mortimer discovers a new home, at last!

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat
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Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0007347456
Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read.