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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

A mysterious island An abandoned orphanage A strange collection of curious photographs br br A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen year old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar They may have been dangerous They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason And somehow impossible though it seems they may still be alive br br A spine tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i will delight adults teens and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows


Midnight's Children

i Alternate covers for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show midnight s children rel nofollow here a and a href https www goodreads com book show midnight s children rel nofollow here a i br br Born at the stroke of midnight at the precise moment of India s independence Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special For he is one of children born in the midnight hour children who all have special gifts children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked br br But there has been a terrible mix up at birth and Saleem s life takes some unexpected twists and turns As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India It is a great gift and a terrible burden


The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar Their goal is to stay together and in the process they find a grandfather


Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i was the surprise best seller of an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike Publishers Weekly called it an enjoyable eccentric read distinguished by well developed characters a believable Welsh setting and some very creepy monsters br br This second novel begins in immediately after the first book ended Having escaped Miss Peregrine s island by the skin of their teeth Jacob and his new friends must journey to London the peculiar capital of the world Along the way they encounter new allies a menagerie of peculiar animals and other unexpected surprises br br Complete with dozens of newly discovered and thoroughly mesmerizing vintage photographs this new adventure will delight readers of all ages


The Children of Húrin

The Children of H rin is the first complete book by J R R Tolkien since the publication of The Silmarillion Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed Middle earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished and all is in darkness and despair But a deadly new leader rises T rin son of H rin and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle earth awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him br br The paperback edition of The Children of H rin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black and white map


The Children Act

A fiercely intelligent well respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page br br Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court She is fiercely intelligent well respected and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside the course of action to ensure a child s welfare obvious But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts br br But Fiona s professional success belies domestic strife Her husband Jack asks her to consider an open marriage and after an argument moves out of their house His departure leaves her adrift wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears She decides to throw herself into her work especially a complex case involving a seventeen year old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah s Witnesses But Jack doesn t leave her thoughts and the pressure to resolve the case as well as her crumbling marriage tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page


The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people relationships and the boundaries of love Through Jean M Auel s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the b Clan of the Cave Bear b br br A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan people very different from her own kind To them blond blue eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly she is one of the Others those who have moved into their ancient homeland but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them Iza and Creb the old Mog ur grow to love her and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza s way of healing most come to accept her But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst and is determined to get his revenge


The Children of Men

In the year the world is a bleak place where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again Civilization is giving way to cruelty and despair and historian Theo Faron has nearly resigned himself to apathy Then he is asked to join a band of revolutionaries a move that may hold the key to humanity s survival


Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)

SHADOW CHILDREN Luke has never been to school He s never had a birthday party or gone to a friend s house for an overnight In fact Luke has never had a friend br br Luke is one of the shadow children a third child forbidden by the Population Police He s lived his entire life in hiding and now with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family s farm he is no longer even allowed to go outside br br Then one day Luke sees a girl s face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live Finally he s met a shadow child like himself Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan Can he afford not to


Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

i A boy with extraordinary powers An army of deadly monsters An epic battle for the future of peculiardom i br br The adventure that began with i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i and continued in i Hollow City i comes to a thrilling conclusion with i Library of Souls i As the story opens sixteen year old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability and soon he s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom a girl with fire at her fingertips and Addison MacHenry a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children br br They ll travel from modern day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil s Acre the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England It s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all Like its predecessors i Library of Souls i blends thrilling fantasy with never before published vintage photography to create a one of a kind reading experience


Children of the Mind (Ender's Saga, #4)

Lusitania is home to three species the Pequeninos humans and the Hive Queen All are in danger from the Starways Congress Jane the evolved computer intelligence can save them Ender s children must save her if they are to save themselves


The Railway Children

In this much loved children s classic first published in the comfortable lives of three well mannered siblings are greatly altered when one evening two men arrive at the house and take their father away With the family s fortunes considerably reduced in his absence the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station There the young trio Roberta Peter and young Phyllis befriend the porter and station master br The youngsters days are filled with adventure and excitement including their successful attempt to avert a horrible train disaster but the mysterious disappearance of their father continues to haunt them br The solution to that painful puzzle and many other details and events of the children s lives come to vivid life in this perennial favorite a story that has captivated generations of readers and more recently delighted television and movie audiences In this inexpensive unabridged edition it will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal


Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3)

The desert planet of Arrakis has begun to grow green and lush The life giving spice is abundant The nine year old royal twins possesing their father s supernatural powers are being groomed as Messiahs br But there are those who think the Imperium does not need messiahs


Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)

The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy a em psammead em in a gravel pit Every day It will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset often with disastrous consequences br br Never out of print since The Introduction to this edition examines Nesbit s life and her reading showing the change in childrens literature from Victorian times


Where Are the Children?

Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage the macabre deaths of her two little children and the shocking charges against her She changed her name dyed her hair and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod Now remarried she has two more beloved children and the terrible pain has begun to heal until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten She knows that the nightmare is beginning again


The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, #2)

Here is an unforgettable odyssey into a world of awesome mysteries into a distant past made vividly real a novel that carries us back to the exotic primeval world we experienced in i The Clan Of The Cave Bear i and to beautiful Ayla the bold woman who captivates us with her fierce courage and questing heart Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts She is searching for the Others a race as tall blond and blue eyed as she But Ayla finds only a hidden valley where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams Here she is granted a unique kinship with animals enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival but still her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled then fate brings her a stranger handsome Jondolar and Ayla is torn between fear and hope and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind p Shiningly intense Sheer storytelling skill holds the reader in a powerful spell i Publishers Weekly i p


Little Children

Tom Perrotta s thirtyish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch There s Todd the handsome stay at home dad dubbed The Prom King by the moms at the playground and his wife Kathy a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection Todd has forged with their toddler son And there s Sarah a lapsed feminist surprised to find she s become a typical wife in a traditional marriage and her husband Richard who is becoming more and more involved with an internet fantasy life than with his own wife and child br And then there s Mary Ann who has life all figured out down to a scheduled roll in the hay with her husband every Tuesday at nine P M br They all raise their kids in the kind of quiet suburb where nothing ever seems to happen until one eventful summer when a convicted child molester moves back to town and two parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could ever have imagined


Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade

This th anniversary edition of Slaughterhouse Five introduces Billy Pilgrim a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore In a plot scrambling display of virtuosity we follow him simultaneously thru all his life s phases concentrating on his amp Vonnegut s shattering experience as an prisoner of war who witnesses the Dresden firebombing br Don t let ease of reading fool you Vonnegut s isn t a conventional or simple novel He writes There are almost no characters in this story amp almost no dramatic confrontations because most of the people in it are so sick amp so much the listless playthings of enormous forces One of the main effects of war after all is that people are discouraged from being characters br Slaughterhouse Five named from the building where the POWs were held isn t only Vonnegut s most powerful book it s as important as any written since Like Catch it fashions the author s WWII experiences into an eloquent plea against butchery in authority s service It boasts the same imaginative humanity amp gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in his other works but the book s basis in fact gives it a uniquely poignant humor


Romeo and Juliet (Twenty Shakespeare Children's Stories: The Complete Collection)

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Suffer the Children

i Alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show suffer the children rel nofollow here a i br br One hundred years ago in Port Arbello a pretty little girl began to scream And struggle And die No one heard No one saw Just one man whose guilty heart burst in pain as he dashed himself to death in the sea Now something peculiar is happening in Port Arbello The children are disappearing one by one An evil history is repeating itself And one strange terrified child has ended her silence with a scream that began a hundred years ago


The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, #3)

Once again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to b The Clan of the Cave Bear b and its sequel b The Valley of Horses b Jean M Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla br br Riding Whinney with Jondalar the man she loves and followed by the mare s colt Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi the Mammoth Hunters She has finally found the Others she has been seeking Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability singular healing skills and uncanny fire making technique Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed Ayla shows the way she tames animals She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind and meets Ranec the dark skinned magnetic master carver of ivory whom she cannot refuse inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her Unfamiliar with the ways of the Others Ayla misunderstands and thinking Jondalar no longer loves her she turns more to Ranec Throughout the icy winter the tension mounts but warming weather will bring the great mammoth hunt and the mating rituals of the Summer Meeting when Ayla must choose to remain with Ranec and the Mamutoi or to follow Jondalar on a long journey into an unknown future


Children of Time

A race for survival among the stars Humanity s last survivors escaped earth s ruins to find a new home But when they find it can their desperation overcome its dangers br br WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH br br The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth desperate to find a new home among the stars Following in the footsteps of their ancestors they discover the greatest treasure of the past age a world terraformed and prepared for human life br br But all is not right in this new Eden In the long years since the planet was abandoned the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit The planet is not waiting for them pristine and unoccupied New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind s worst nightmare br br Now two civilizations are on a collision course both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance who are the true heirs of this new Earth


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: A Story For Children

This is the first British edition It has a color frontispiece and some black amp white illustrations not present in the US first edition br br They say Aslan is on the move Perhaps he has already landed whispered the Beaver Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror Peter felt brave and adventurous Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by And Lucy got that feeling when you realize it s the beginning of summer So deep in the bewitched land of Narnia the adventure begins br br They opened a door and entered a world Narnia the land beyond the wardrobe the secret country known only to Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy Lucy is the first to stumble through the back of the enormous wardrobe in the professor s mysterious old country house discovering the magic world beyond At first no one believes her But soon Edmund Peter and Susan too discover the magic and meet Asland the Great Lion for themselves And in the blink of an eye they are changed forever br br This superbly adapted radio dramatization from the BBC world renowned for their excellence in radio programming delightfully sweeps listeners into the marvelous heart of their imaginations and into the enchanted world of Narnia br br This exquisite production of i The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe i features a stellar cast authentic sound effects and wonderfully stirring music to warm and engage the hearts of children and adults whether they re hearing the story for the first or the fiftieth time


The Emperor's Children

From a writer of near miraculous perfection The New York Times Book Review and a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation San Francisco Chronicle The Emperor s Children is a dazzling masterful novel about the intersections in the lives of three friends now on the cusp of their thirties making their way and not in New York City br br There is beautiful sophisticated Marina Thwaite an It girl finishing her first book the daughter of Murray Thwaite celebrated intellectual and journalist and her two closest friends from Brown Danielle a quietly appealing television producer and Julius a cash strapped freelance critic The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray s nephew Frederick Bootie Tubb an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark comes to town As the skies darken it is Bootie s unexpected decisions and their stunning heartbreaking outcome that will change each of their lives forever br br A richly drawn brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune of innocence and experience seduction and self invention of ambition including literary ambition of glamour disaster and promise The Emperor s Children is a tour de force that brings to life a city a generation and the way we live in this moment


The Children's Book

b Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize br b br br A spellbinding novel at once sweeping and intimate from the Booker Prize winning author of i Possession i that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years and centers around a famous children s book author and the passions betrayals and secrets that tear apart the people she loves br br When Olive Wellwood s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum a talented working class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive s magical tales she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends br br But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house and the separate private books she writes for each of her seven children conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined As these lives of adults and children alike unfold lies are revealed hearts are broken and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges But their personal struggles their hidden desires will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end br br Taking us from the cliff lined shores of England to Paris Munich and the trenches of the Somme i The Children s Book i is a deeply affecting story of a singular family played out against the great rippling tides of the day It is a masterly literary achievement by one of our most essential writers


The Children's Treasure Book - Vol V - Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, #4)

Jean M Auel s enthralling Earth s Children series has become a literary phenomenon beloved by readers around the world In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before Jean M Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla br br With her companion Jondalar Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe casting the pair among strangers Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar with their many innovative skills including the taming of wild horses and a wolf others will avoid them threatened by what they cannot understand and some will threaten them But Ayla with no memory of her own people and Jondalar with a hunger to return to his are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home


Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

b Eleanor West s Home for Wayward Children b br No Solicitations br No Visitors br No Quests br br Children have always disappeared under the right conditions slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells and emerging somewhere else br br But magical lands have little need for used up miracle children br br Nancy tumbled once but now she s back The things she s experienced they change a person The children under Miss West s care understand all too well And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world br br But Nancy s arrival marks a change at the Home There s a darkness just around each corner and when tragedy strikes it s up to Nancy and her new found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter br br No matter the cost


The Children

From i New York Times i bestselling author Ann Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy but unconventional New England family told from the perspective of a reclusive year old who has a secret and famous life on the Internet br br Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother s home the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather Whit Whitman and the generations of Whitmans before him While Charlotte and her sister Sally grew up at Lakeside their stepbrothers Spin and Perry were welcomed as weekend guests Now the grown boys own the estate which Joan occupies by their grace and a provision in the family trust When Spin the youngest and favorite of all the children brings his fianc home for the summer the entire family is intrigued The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world But as the wedding draws near and flaws surface in the family s polite veneer an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed br br With remarkable wit and insight Ann Leary pulls back the curtain on one blended family as they are forced to grapple with the assets and liabilities both material and psychological left behind by their wonderfully flawed patriarch


The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5)

b Jean M Auels magistrale serie De aardkinderen vertelt het verhaal over het ontzagwekkende mysterie van het ontstaan van de mensheid en de harde strijd om te overleven in de prehistorie Haar boeken hebben al miljoenen lezers meegevoerd naar de boeiende prehistorische wereld van Ayla en haar tijdgenoten Jean M Auel ontving voor haar werk de Publiekprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek b br br Eindelijk na een reis vol gevaren over de grote gletsjer arriveren Ayla en Jondalar bij het volk van de Zelandoni rs Marthona de moeder van Jondalar ontvangt hen met open armen Ook Zelandoni de geestelijk leidster van het volk en de vrouw die Jondalar inwijdde in de liefde is onder de indruk van Ayla en wil haar tot leerling maken br br Maar behalve bewondering dwingt Ayla ook afgunst en wantrouwen onder de grotbewoners af Het doet haar beseffen dat ze nog een lange weg te gaan heeft voordat Jondalars volk haar zal accepteren Maar wil ze dat ook werkelijk En zal de geest van de holenleeuw het toestaan br br Het werk van Jean Auel heeft een buitengewone aantrekkingskracht op lezers van alle leeftijden Dit laatste deel in haar prehistorische romanserie is onmogelijk neer te leggen Ze is een bewonderenswaardige schrijfster en ze verdient het grootst denkbare eerbetoon i Rosamunde Pilcher i


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

A mysterious island An abandoned orphanage A strange collection of curious photographs br br A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen year old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar They may have been dangerous They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason And somehow impossible though it seems they may still be alive br br A spine tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i will delight adults teens and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows


Midnight's Children

i Alternate covers for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show midnight s children rel nofollow here a and a href https www goodreads com book show midnight s children rel nofollow here a i br br Born at the stroke of midnight at the precise moment of India s independence Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special For he is one of children born in the midnight hour children who all have special gifts children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked br br But there has been a terrible mix up at birth and Saleem s life takes some unexpected twists and turns As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India It is a great gift and a terrible burden


The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar Their goal is to stay together and in the process they find a grandfather


Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i was the surprise best seller of an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike Publishers Weekly called it an enjoyable eccentric read distinguished by well developed characters a believable Welsh setting and some very creepy monsters br br This second novel begins in immediately after the first book ended Having escaped Miss Peregrine s island by the skin of their teeth Jacob and his new friends must journey to London the peculiar capital of the world Along the way they encounter new allies a menagerie of peculiar animals and other unexpected surprises br br Complete with dozens of newly discovered and thoroughly mesmerizing vintage photographs this new adventure will delight readers of all ages


The Children of Húrin

The Children of H rin is the first complete book by J R R Tolkien since the publication of The Silmarillion Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed Middle earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished and all is in darkness and despair But a deadly new leader rises T rin son of H rin and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle earth awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him br br The paperback edition of The Children of H rin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black and white map


The Children Act

A fiercely intelligent well respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page br br Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court She is fiercely intelligent well respected and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside the course of action to ensure a child s welfare obvious But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts br br But Fiona s professional success belies domestic strife Her husband Jack asks her to consider an open marriage and after an argument moves out of their house His departure leaves her adrift wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears She decides to throw herself into her work especially a complex case involving a seventeen year old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah s Witnesses But Jack doesn t leave her thoughts and the pressure to resolve the case as well as her crumbling marriage tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page


The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people relationships and the boundaries of love Through Jean M Auel s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the b Clan of the Cave Bear b br br A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan people very different from her own kind To them blond blue eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly she is one of the Others those who have moved into their ancient homeland but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them Iza and Creb the old Mog ur grow to love her and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza s way of healing most come to accept her But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst and is determined to get his revenge


The Children of Men

In the year the world is a bleak place where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again Civilization is giving way to cruelty and despair and historian Theo Faron has nearly resigned himself to apathy Then he is asked to join a band of revolutionaries a move that may hold the key to humanity s survival


Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)

SHADOW CHILDREN Luke has never been to school He s never had a birthday party or gone to a friend s house for an overnight In fact Luke has never had a friend br br Luke is one of the shadow children a third child forbidden by the Population Police He s lived his entire life in hiding and now with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family s farm he is no longer even allowed to go outside br br Then one day Luke sees a girl s face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live Finally he s met a shadow child like himself Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan Can he afford not to


Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

i A boy with extraordinary powers An army of deadly monsters An epic battle for the future of peculiardom i br br The adventure that began with i Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children i and continued in i Hollow City i comes to a thrilling conclusion with i Library of Souls i As the story opens sixteen year old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability and soon he s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom a girl with fire at her fingertips and Addison MacHenry a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children br br They ll travel from modern day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil s Acre the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England It s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all Like its predecessors i Library of Souls i blends thrilling fantasy with never before published vintage photography to create a one of a kind reading experience


Children of the Mind (Ender's Saga, #4)

Lusitania is home to three species the Pequeninos humans and the Hive Queen All are in danger from the Starways Congress Jane the evolved computer intelligence can save them Ender s children must save her if they are to save themselves


The Railway Children

In this much loved children s classic first published in the comfortable lives of three well mannered siblings are greatly altered when one evening two men arrive at the house and take their father away With the family s fortunes considerably reduced in his absence the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station There the young trio Roberta Peter and young Phyllis befriend the porter and station master br The youngsters days are filled with adventure and excitement including their successful attempt to avert a horrible train disaster but the mysterious disappearance of their father continues to haunt them br The solution to that painful puzzle and many other details and events of the children s lives come to vivid life in this perennial favorite a story that has captivated generations of readers and more recently delighted television and movie audiences In this inexpensive unabridged edition it will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal


Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3)

The desert planet of Arrakis has begun to grow green and lush The life giving spice is abundant The nine year old royal twins possesing their father s supernatural powers are being groomed as Messiahs br But there are those who think the Imperium does not need messiahs


Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)

The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy a em psammead em in a gravel pit Every day It will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset often with disastrous consequences br br Never out of print since The Introduction to this edition examines Nesbit s life and her reading showing the change in childrens literature from Victorian times


Where Are the Children?

Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage the macabre deaths of her two little children and the shocking charges against her She changed her name dyed her hair and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod Now remarried she has two more beloved children and the terrible pain has begun to heal until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten She knows that the nightmare is beginning again


The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, #2)

Here is an unforgettable odyssey into a world of awesome mysteries into a distant past made vividly real a novel that carries us back to the exotic primeval world we experienced in i The Clan Of The Cave Bear i and to beautiful Ayla the bold woman who captivates us with her fierce courage and questing heart Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts She is searching for the Others a race as tall blond and blue eyed as she But Ayla finds only a hidden valley where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams Here she is granted a unique kinship with animals enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival but still her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled then fate brings her a stranger handsome Jondolar and Ayla is torn between fear and hope and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind p Shiningly intense Sheer storytelling skill holds the reader in a powerful spell i Publishers Weekly i p


Little Children

Tom Perrotta s thirtyish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch There s Todd the handsome stay at home dad dubbed The Prom King by the moms at the playground and his wife Kathy a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection Todd has forged with their toddler son And there s Sarah a lapsed feminist surprised to find she s become a typical wife in a traditional marriage and her husband Richard who is becoming more and more involved with an internet fantasy life than with his own wife and child br And then there s Mary Ann who has life all figured out down to a scheduled roll in the hay with her husband every Tuesday at nine P M br They all raise their kids in the kind of quiet suburb where nothing ever seems to happen until one eventful summer when a convicted child molester moves back to town and two parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could ever have imagined


Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade

This th anniversary edition of Slaughterhouse Five introduces Billy Pilgrim a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore In a plot scrambling display of virtuosity we follow him simultaneously thru all his life s phases concentrating on his amp Vonnegut s shattering experience as an prisoner of war who witnesses the Dresden firebombing br Don t let ease of reading fool you Vonnegut s isn t a conventional or simple novel He writes There are almost no characters in this story amp almost no dramatic confrontations because most of the people in it are so sick amp so much the listless playthings of enormous forces One of the main effects of war after all is that people are discouraged from being characters br Slaughterhouse Five named from the building where the POWs were held isn t only Vonnegut s most powerful book it s as important as any written since Like Catch it fashions the author s WWII experiences into an eloquent plea against butchery in authority s service It boasts the same imaginative humanity amp gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in his other works but the book s basis in fact gives it a uniquely poignant humor


Romeo and Juliet (Twenty Shakespeare Children's Stories: The Complete Collection)

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Suffer the Children

i Alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show suffer the children rel nofollow here a i br br One hundred years ago in Port Arbello a pretty little girl began to scream And struggle And die No one heard No one saw Just one man whose guilty heart burst in pain as he dashed himself to death in the sea Now something peculiar is happening in Port Arbello The children are disappearing one by one An evil history is repeating itself And one strange terrified child has ended her silence with a scream that began a hundred years ago


The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, #3)

Once again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to b The Clan of the Cave Bear b and its sequel b The Valley of Horses b Jean M Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla br br Riding Whinney with Jondalar the man she loves and followed by the mare s colt Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi the Mammoth Hunters She has finally found the Others she has been seeking Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability singular healing skills and uncanny fire making technique Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed Ayla shows the way she tames animals She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind and meets Ranec the dark skinned magnetic master carver of ivory whom she cannot refuse inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her Unfamiliar with the ways of the Others Ayla misunderstands and thinking Jondalar no longer loves her she turns more to Ranec Throughout the icy winter the tension mounts but warming weather will bring the great mammoth hunt and the mating rituals of the Summer Meeting when Ayla must choose to remain with Ranec and the Mamutoi or to follow Jondalar on a long journey into an unknown future


Children of Time

A race for survival among the stars Humanity s last survivors escaped earth s ruins to find a new home But when they find it can their desperation overcome its dangers br br WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH br br The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth desperate to find a new home among the stars Following in the footsteps of their ancestors they discover the greatest treasure of the past age a world terraformed and prepared for human life br br But all is not right in this new Eden In the long years since the planet was abandoned the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit The planet is not waiting for them pristine and unoccupied New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind s worst nightmare br br Now two civilizations are on a collision course both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance who are the true heirs of this new Earth


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: A Story For Children

This is the first British edition It has a color frontispiece and some black amp white illustrations not present in the US first edition br br They say Aslan is on the move Perhaps he has already landed whispered the Beaver Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror Peter felt brave and adventurous Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by And Lucy got that feeling when you realize it s the beginning of summer So deep in the bewitched land of Narnia the adventure begins br br They opened a door and entered a world Narnia the land beyond the wardrobe the secret country known only to Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy Lucy is the first to stumble through the back of the enormous wardrobe in the professor s mysterious old country house discovering the magic world beyond At first no one believes her But soon Edmund Peter and Susan too discover the magic and meet Asland the Great Lion for themselves And in the blink of an eye they are changed forever br br This superbly adapted radio dramatization from the BBC world renowned for their excellence in radio programming delightfully sweeps listeners into the marvelous heart of their imaginations and into the enchanted world of Narnia br br This exquisite production of i The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe i features a stellar cast authentic sound effects and wonderfully stirring music to warm and engage the hearts of children and adults whether they re hearing the story for the first or the fiftieth time


The Emperor's Children

From a writer of near miraculous perfection The New York Times Book Review and a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation San Francisco Chronicle The Emperor s Children is a dazzling masterful novel about the intersections in the lives of three friends now on the cusp of their thirties making their way and not in New York City br br There is beautiful sophisticated Marina Thwaite an It girl finishing her first book the daughter of Murray Thwaite celebrated intellectual and journalist and her two closest friends from Brown Danielle a quietly appealing television producer and Julius a cash strapped freelance critic The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray s nephew Frederick Bootie Tubb an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark comes to town As the skies darken it is Bootie s unexpected decisions and their stunning heartbreaking outcome that will change each of their lives forever br br A richly drawn brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune of innocence and experience seduction and self invention of ambition including literary ambition of glamour disaster and promise The Emperor s Children is a tour de force that brings to life a city a generation and the way we live in this moment


The Children's Book

b Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize br b br br A spellbinding novel at once sweeping and intimate from the Booker Prize winning author of i Possession i that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years and centers around a famous children s book author and the passions betrayals and secrets that tear apart the people she loves br br When Olive Wellwood s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum a talented working class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive s magical tales she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends br br But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house and the separate private books she writes for each of her seven children conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined As these lives of adults and children alike unfold lies are revealed hearts are broken and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges But their personal struggles their hidden desires will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end br br Taking us from the cliff lined shores of England to Paris Munich and the trenches of the Somme i The Children s Book i is a deeply affecting story of a singular family played out against the great rippling tides of the day It is a masterly literary achievement by one of our most essential writers


The Children's Treasure Book - Vol V - Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, #4)

Jean M Auel s enthralling Earth s Children series has become a literary phenomenon beloved by readers around the world In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before Jean M Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla br br With her companion Jondalar Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe casting the pair among strangers Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar with their many innovative skills including the taming of wild horses and a wolf others will avoid them threatened by what they cannot understand and some will threaten them But Ayla with no memory of her own people and Jondalar with a hunger to return to his are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home


Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

b Eleanor West s Home for Wayward Children b br No Solicitations br No Visitors br No Quests br br Children have always disappeared under the right conditions slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells and emerging somewhere else br br But magical lands have little need for used up miracle children br br Nancy tumbled once but now she s back The things she s experienced they change a person The children under Miss West s care understand all too well And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world br br But Nancy s arrival marks a change at the Home There s a darkness just around each corner and when tragedy strikes it s up to Nancy and her new found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter br br No matter the cost


The Children

From i New York Times i bestselling author Ann Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy but unconventional New England family told from the perspective of a reclusive year old who has a secret and famous life on the Internet br br Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother s home the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather Whit Whitman and the generations of Whitmans before him While Charlotte and her sister Sally grew up at Lakeside their stepbrothers Spin and Perry were welcomed as weekend guests Now the grown boys own the estate which Joan occupies by their grace and a provision in the family trust When Spin the youngest and favorite of all the children brings his fianc home for the summer the entire family is intrigued The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world But as the wedding draws near and flaws surface in the family s polite veneer an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed br br With remarkable wit and insight Ann Leary pulls back the curtain on one blended family as they are forced to grapple with the assets and liabilities both material and psychological left behind by their wonderfully flawed patriarch


The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5)

b Jean M Auels magistrale serie De aardkinderen vertelt het verhaal over het ontzagwekkende mysterie van het ontstaan van de mensheid en de harde strijd om te overleven in de prehistorie Haar boeken hebben al miljoenen lezers meegevoerd naar de boeiende prehistorische wereld van Ayla en haar tijdgenoten Jean M Auel ontving voor haar werk de Publiekprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek b br br Eindelijk na een reis vol gevaren over de grote gletsjer arriveren Ayla en Jondalar bij het volk van de Zelandoni rs Marthona de moeder van Jondalar ontvangt hen met open armen Ook Zelandoni de geestelijk leidster van het volk en de vrouw die Jondalar inwijdde in de liefde is onder de indruk van Ayla en wil haar tot leerling maken br br Maar behalve bewondering dwingt Ayla ook afgunst en wantrouwen onder de grotbewoners af Het doet haar beseffen dat ze nog een lange weg te gaan heeft voordat Jondalars volk haar zal accepteren Maar wil ze dat ook werkelijk En zal de geest van de holenleeuw het toestaan br br Het werk van Jean Auel heeft een buitengewone aantrekkingskracht op lezers van alle leeftijden Dit laatste deel in haar prehistorische romanserie is onmogelijk neer te leggen Ze is een bewonderenswaardige schrijfster en ze verdient het grootst denkbare eerbetoon i Rosamunde Pilcher i