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Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

By Chris Priestley
  • ISBN Code: : 1408811944
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But soon that journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and a mysterious woman in white helps the boy while away the hours by telling him stories - stories with a difference.

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  • Pdf File: mirrors.pdf

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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

The City of Ember

By Jeanne DuPrau
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0375890807
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: the-city-of-ember.pdf

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A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

By Morgan Robertson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: where-angels-fear-to-tread-and-other-stories-of-the-sea.pdf

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""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

By Cherie Jones
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443460427
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: how-the-one-armed-sister-sweeps-her-house.pdf

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In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a debut novel, set in Barbados, about four people confronting violence and love in a beachfront “paradise” In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown-up, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men, driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed, who attempt a crime that may cost them their freedom—and their lives. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives across race and class in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.

Trilogy of Terror

By Alfonso Moret
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479773158
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 464
  • Pdf File: trilogy-of-terror.pdf

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Roman and Elsbone were veteran animal trappers and hunters. They were warned by the Chalukyas tribesmen that the Devil Dogs were ferocious and did not fear man or any other animal. The hunters were experienced predators and huntsmen and knew that the wild beast that the tribesmen were leery of were just Himalayan tempestuous wolves. The Chalukyas tribesmen disclosed to the hunters that they had seen two Devil Dogs bring down a huge wild boar and tear it apart one evening at the base of the Mahila Mountains. It is known amongst hunters and wildlife individuals that no wild animal/beasts or man want any part of the violent desolate fierce boars; these Devil Dogs were fearsome and vicious. The major deciding factors that finally made the huntsmen want to seek and capture the wolves were these main issues: One, the Los Angeles zoo was offering a large amount of money for two legendary Devil Dogs from India. The second aspect was they heard that a single Devil Dog had fought and killed a Siberian Tiger; this factor increased their inquisitiveness and curiosity of this sensational beast and its folklore. Their egos also played a part in their judgment to capture the animals An element they had to contemplate and had caused them concern was that they were told that the beast only come out after the sun has set. Nightfall, this is an advantageous factor for the nighttime predator. So these beasts were nocturnal hunters; this was not an odd characteristic for any wolf, but still it was a concern for the hunters. All these tidbits of information just enticed Roman and Elsbone even more, and it heightened their hunting and ego desires. The two English veteran hunters were now traveling toward their prey and compensations as they were now heading toward the foothills of the snowcapped Himalayas, the hunting grounds of the Devil Dogs. The huntsmen eventually had left their regular and familiar stomping grounds of South Africa years earlier because of the civil turmoil that continues to cause chaos and havoc with many of the unsettled tribes and conformed city dwellers. The other object and issue was now there are all the new restrictions and hunting laws causing hardship on hunters and trappers, also there were the conservation laws protecting the wild beast limiting them even more. Elsbone and Roman left Africa and went and took their trade to South America. But after some time, they grew tired of the humid atmosphere, the different language, and customs along with the constant damp eerie rain forest. So now they were here in India following the harsh rumors of the ferocious wild Devil Dogs that killed cattle, pigs, and villagers and nowthey also heardeven killed mountain lions. The hunters journey did have some hardships. They needed to travel far through hot rough desolate deserts with very cold nights.

The Foundling

By Lloyd Alexander
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 142996197X
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: the-foundling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain. Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, in The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 8184301723
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: the-jungle-book.pdf

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ÊAmong the best loved of all childrenÕs classics, Rudyard KiplingÕs The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned Ôman cub,Õ a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include ÔRikki-Tikki-Tavi,Õ the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and ÔToomai of the Elephants,Õ the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler. WorldÕs most favourite and popular book which fantacises children.

The Tunnels

By Greg Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 1101903864
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 181
  • Pdf File: the-tunnels.pdf

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A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall. In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then two U.S. television networks heard about the secret projects and raced to be first to document them from the inside. NBC and CBS funded two separate tunnels in return for the right to film the escapes, planning spectacular prime-time specials. President John F. Kennedy, however, was wary of anything that might spark a confrontation with the Soviets, having said, “A wall is better than a war,” and even confessing to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, “We don’t care about East Berlin.” JFK approved unprecedented maneuvers to quash both documentaries, testing the limits of a free press in an era of escalating nuclear tensions. As Greg Mitchell’s riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Germany’s top target for arrest; the Stasi informer who betrays the “CBS tunnel”; the American student who aided the escapes; an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English channel; and the young East Berliner who fled with her baby, then married one of the tunnelers. The Tunnels captures the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police as U.S. networks prepared to “pay for play” but were willing to cave to official pressure, the White House was eager to suppress historic coverage, and ordinary people in dire circumstances became subversive. The Tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive read whose themes still reverberate.

Sonic and the Tales of Terror

By Kiel Phegley
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1524789593
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: sonic-and-the-tales-of-terror.pdf

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Delight in terrifying new stories featuring the world's fastest and most famous Hedgehog hero, Sonic! Sonic may be the fastest hero in the world, but he must rely on his friends to stay ahead of Dr. Eggman's creepy plots! In Sonic and the Tales of Terror, Dr. Eggman and his cronies concoct mysterious schemes to trap Sonic in three stories with original illustrations. This set of stories is another must-have title for long-time fans eager for new content!