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A Gift of Magic

By Lois Duncan
  • ISBN Code: : 031620210X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When the old woman died, she left her grandchild Nancy with the extraordinary gift of magic. Nancy can read people's minds, know their thoughts, and make them do what she wants. Will she use her gift for good, or satisfy her own selfish desire? Lois Duncan presents a paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn. This edition features updated text and an exclusive Q&A with author Lois Duncan!

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Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together. Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay? A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York Stories

By O. Henry
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026833481
  • Total of Pages : 89
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 447
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Gift of the Magi and Other New York Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: The Voice Of The City The Making Of A New Yorker A Retrieved Reformation The Cop And The Anthem The Duplicity Of Hargraves The Gift Of The Magi The Last Leaf The Ransom Of Red Chief The Skylight Room The Trimmed Lamp The Whirligig Of Life A Harlem Tragedy Biography of O. Henry The Gift of the Magi is a story about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. The Cop and the Anthem is about a New York City hobo named Soapy, who sets out to get arrested so that he can be a guest of the city jail instead of sleeping out in the cold winter. A Retrieved Reformation tells the tale of safecracker Jimmy Valentine, recently freed from prison. The Duplicity of Hargraves is a short story about a nearly destitute father and daughter's trip to Washington, D.C. The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story, it follows two men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a wealthy Alabaman's son; eventually, the men are driven to distraction by the boy's spoiled and hyperactive behavior, and end up having to pay the boy's father to take him back. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

By Milan Kundera
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063290693
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 253
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Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

The Gift of Sex

By Clifford Penner,Joyce J. Penner
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418534897
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 985
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Clifford and Joyce Penner, clinical therapist and nurse have written a sensitive and forthright guide to understanding sexuality and how it fits into God's design for marriage. This revised and updated version features a new introduction, new illustrations, a section on addictions and the Internet, and a timely discussion on sexually transmitted diseases and their consequences. With the latest information on sexuality and intimacy, this best-selling book is ideal whether you are newlyweds or have been married for many years. Chapters include: The Physical Dimension The Total Experience Moving Past Sexual Barriers Resolving Difficulties Finding Help

The Gift of Immortality

By Stephen Murphy
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838636855
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 911
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This book considers the boast of literary power to glorify or immortalize, a topos of enormous popularity. Focusing on representative figures of Renaissance humanism and the roots of the topos in antiquity, author Stephen Murphy elaborates a complex myth of poetic power. This myth, constructed with the help of such theorists as Ernst Cassirer, Giambattista Vico, Marcel Mauss, and Theodor Adorno, includes the elements of nostalgia for a primordial epoch of magical effectiveness and social centrality, the ideal of patronage as gift exchange, and the absorption of these extra-literary circumstances into literary convention.

A Kind of Magic

By Michael Labahn,Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567629554
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: a-kind-of-magic.pdf

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This collection of articles by distinguished scholars and experts in their particular fields of research is introduced by a chapter dealing with general matters of the current hermeneutics of magic: what is the nature of magic and what is the understanding of magic in the Western world-view and what - for instance - in the African world? Centered around studies on Jesus and magic the second part contains studies on the use of the term "magic" in the New Testament and especially in Acts. The third section broadens the understanding of magic through selected case studies in different approaches to magic in the environment and background of the New Testament (Old Testament, Qumran, Apuleius, Women as Magicians). Early Christianity subsequent to the New Testament develops its own view of magic, criticizing pagan magic but not being uninfluenced by magic or magic-like practices. This development is part of the fourth and last chapter of the collection along with two different papers on the possible use of Jewish and Christian themes in later magical texts. The collection explores the importance of magic within Early Christianity, an issue shared with its Old Testament and Jewish roots and with its ancient background, implying reluctance and critique. Both magical traits and the critique of non-Christian magic have an impact on later scripture and still exert influence now on modern theoretical discussion and popular ideas.

A Gift of Jacinth

By Allie McCormack
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  • Publisher : Allie McCormack
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: a-gift-of-jacinth.pdf

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Douglas needed a miracle. What he got was a genie... Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he'd bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn't. If only she wasn't so damned cute. Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot's new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900 year old genie, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.

The Very First Christmas Stocking & the Gifts of the 7 Coins

By Terry Paul Lafargue
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457548402
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 945
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Once upon a time on a midnight clear, a big star lit up the night sky like never before … Three families come together in this never before told story to share joy, gifts and excitement as they celebrate The Very First Christmas. Everyone will find a gift of great value in this story as they join in on this truly magical Christmas adventure.

The Fated Chronicles Books 1-3 (Awaken: Heirs of Magic / Shifting: Prophecy of Fire / Embrace: Trials of Initiation)

By Humphrey Quinn
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  • Publisher : Rachel Humphrey - D'aigle
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 645
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: the-fated-chronicles-books-1-3.pdf

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An aged man and an old book of spells. Magic—it claims—is real—and so are ancient enemies bent on controlling it. But what can thirteen-year-old non-magical twins do about it? Why them? Can they unravel the secrets? Or will magic fall into the hands of an ancient evil set on controlling the world? Humphrey Quinn delivers a charming story that never fails to bring hope and escapism to readers of all ages. With its steadfast message of love and the enduring power of truth, friendship, and finding your real family, this saga will capture the imagination and is sure to become a new literary classic for the ages. Grab this Free Book Bundle and Start the Fated Chronicles Today! When an aged and grizzled man insists on selling twins Meghan and Colin Jacoby an ancient book of spells and then vanishes from the carnival grounds moments later, well, to ignore this would also mean ignoring the other impossible things suddenly happening around them. Magical type things… like, talking books, animals popping out of fires, creatures lurking in the lake, fiery visions come true… plus oddly dressed neighbors arriving out of nowhere and afraid of something that stalks the night sky. And just when the twins think things can’t get any stranger, that’s when the spell book has a dangerous warning: an ancient evil is coming, and it’s coming for them… But why? Colin is thirteen going on eighteen but stuck in the body of a ten-year-old—he lives to disappear into a fantasy novel for days. His twin sister Meghan despises reading anything without pictures and spends her days picking fights with the bullies that target her geeky brother. They’re just regular thirteen-year-old twins—well, they have spent their lives traveling around the countryside with their uncle in his travel trailer. Granted, not completely normal, but nothing at all remotely magical or otherworldly—well, if you don’t count their ability to hear each other’s thoughts, or that their parents died mysteriously, or that their uncle has a rule to move every few weeks—until summertime, when they return to the same campground… like he’s waiting for something. But what could this possibly have to do with them? A few oddities hardly equal a hidden magical history… right? Can they unravel the secrets in time? Or will magic be lost to these ancient enemies, plunging an unaware world into a magical nightmare? Praise for Awaken: "Wow. Just wow. This was a book I desperately wish existed when I was a young teen. Not only was it an amazingly well-written story, but it reminded me of other great fantasies I have read. Reminiscent of books like Something Wicked This Way Comes. The ending blew me away and left me wanting more. I can't wait to read the second book!"- A Girl and Her Kindle "This enjoyable teen read mixes suspense and action with funny elements and serious parts. I look forward to seeing where the series goes...in many senses of that word. To know what I'm getting at, read the book." -The Paisley Reader THE FATED CHRONICLES IS COMPLETE: Please Read in Order… Book 1: Awaken (read free in this bundle) Book 2: Shifting (read free in this bundle) Book 3: Embrace Book 4: Broken Book 5: Divided Book 6: Taken Book 7: Control Book 8: Forsaken Book 9: Sacrifice Book 10: Redeem Book 11: Ascend (The Final Book in the Series) Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic fantasy series: Dragonlance Chronicles Shattered A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Torn A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Dragons of Pern Harry Potter A Wrinkle In Time The Chronicles of Narnia Rise of the Dragons A Quest of Heroes Dragonsworn Shannara Chronicles Sword of Shannara Elfstones of Shannara Magic Tree House Dragonriders of Pern Assassin's Apprentice Neverending Story Alice in Wonderland Wizard of Oz Last Air Bender Eragon Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this young adult fantasy series: JRR Tolkien Terry Brooks Terry Pratchett C.S. Lewis R.A. Salvatore Morgan Rice Lindsay Buroker Anne McCaffrey Christopher Paolini J. K. Rowling Brandon Sanderson Sherrilyn Kenyon Patrick Rothfuss Brandon Sanderson Scott Lynch Marion Zimmer Bradley R. Scott Bakker Robert Jordan Brian Rathbone SCROLL UP AND GRAB THESE FREE FANTASY BOOKS!

The Magic Shell

By Mare Bowman
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1452051143
  • Total of Pages : 109
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: the-magic-shell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a Once Upon A Time story of a time-worn, overlooked, broken shell and the magic (or was it really magic?) that it had on the life of a child. A child who felt imperfect, much like the broken shell and imperfect much like many of us. This is a story that will set you on a path to something so wonderful that only you will be able to imagine what it will be. Your dreams, your desires, and your wishes can be fulfilled. The message in The Magic Shell can change and enhance your life forever . . . This story is a gift that will last forever . . . The Magic Shell is indeed a book that is an ideal keepsake for yourself or a wonderful gift for the daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces and special friends in your life. The opening page offers the gift To and From page with a generous area for your sentiments.