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The Secret of the Island

By Jules Verne
  • ISBN Code: : 151327628X
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
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After escaping from their captors in a giant air balloon, five prisoners of the Civil War find themselves stranded on a deserted island. Despite their different backgrounds, they decide to band together and combine their talents to live on the island, which they named Lincoln Island. Cyrus is a railroad engineer, Gideon is a journalist, Neb is a man who escaped slavery, Pencroff is a sailor, and Harbert is Pencroff’s protégé and son. Each man uses their skills in a different way, building houses, making inventions, and finding creative ways to live off of the island. One day, Gideon, the reporter desperate for human contact, decided to send a message via a bird. After a long period of isolation with no contact from the outside world, the men accept that they will likely spend the rest of their life on the island. Now, two and a half years later, the group finally spot a ship sailing nearby—a fantasy sight. Hopeful that it is the way off their island, the group of survivors work to gain the attention of the ship, fighting off pirates and braving the rough environment to finally escape. However, as they fight to leave Lincoln Island, the survivors discover that it had been harboring a shocking secret all along. The Secret of the Island is the third and final installation of Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island adventure series. Following The Mysterious Island and Abandoned, this exciting and mysterious adventure novel concludes the popular trilogy. The Secret of the Island is full of shocking twists and even features a surprise appearance of a popular character from another famous Verne novel. With detailed prose and memorable characters, The Secret of the Island depicts the satisfying reveal of mysteries present throughout the trilogy. This edition of The Secret of the Island by Jules Verne features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a modern, easy-to-read font, crafting an accessible and enjoyable experience for modern readers.

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  • Total of Pages : 625
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-secret-series-complete-collection.pdf

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The Secret Series is a collection of exciting action-adventure classics that relate trilling adventures of Arnold children, older Peggy and younger twin siblings Mike and Nora, who live with a harsh aunt and uncle after their parents are thought to have been killed in a plane crash. "The Secret Island" – Aided by Jack, an orphan they have befriended, the Arnold children run away to an island on a nearby lake, and together they make a new home constructed with the branches of a willow tree. "The Secret of Spiggy Hole" – The Arnold children discover that their parents are alive and reunite with them. The family goes on a holiday at the rugged Cornish coast with a family friend, Miss Dimity. Children get drawn into a kidnapping case as they discover a boy named Paul, Prince of Baronia, being held prisoner in a castle tower nearby. "The Secret Mountain" – Captain and Mrs. Arnold are flying off in their plane, the White Swallow, and apparently have crash-landed in a remote part of Africa. The Arnold children, home from school and in the care of a family friend, Miss Dimity, team up with their friend, Prince Paul of Baronia, and go flying off in his royal plane to Africa to rescue their parents. "The Secret of Killimooin" – Prince Paul invites the Arnold's to his palace in Baronia for the holidays; but it is so hot there in the roasting summer that the entire royal household adjourns to their castle up in the mountains. Bands of robbers are marauding the countryside, terrorizing the local people, and Paul is incensed, and determined to find the robbers and have them detained. "The Secret of Moon Castle" – The Arnolds are invited to spend some time in the castle with Prince Paul's family. They are all soon puzzled by strange events happening in the castle: odd noises that occur, eyes in portraits that shine mysteriously, lights that shine in tower rooms, despite being locked tight.

The Secret of Platform 13

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330477692
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued. Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea. 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1800194293
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
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I catch sight of a familiar face across the street, and my breath stops. I’m not sure any answers he can give me will mend my shattered heart – but I need them anyway. This island has kept its secrets long enough. When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the isle of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip was not a mistake. For the last year she has been receiving letters from a mysterious stranger detailing every moment of his life on this rugged little island. Swept away by descriptions of buttercups dancing on rolling fields, his words were a lifeline to Abby, filling her grey life with colour. But then, one day, the messages stopped. Perhaps Abby should have forgotten about the man who gave her hope again, but she’s learned the hard way that she needs to make her own luck in life. She knows what she felt as she read those letters and she owes it to herself and her daughter to find out the truth. But what if the truth means discovering that nothing about the man you thought you knew is real? When the secret of the island is revealed, will Abby run home to safety, or stay and fight for the life her daughter deserves? Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner. Everyone is talking about Emma Davies: ‘Wow, this was such an amazing, gripping, emotional and heartbreaking read… I absolutely loved this story.’ Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars ‘Absolutely fantastic… a beautiful, addictive and heart-warming book that will stay with you for a long time.’ Book Worm 86, 5 stars ‘So emotionally intense that at times you are gripping the sides of your comfy chair… will also pull at your heartstrings… one powerful book that needs to be put on your must-read list… filled with emotional rollercoasters… My heart was pounding fast!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Will stay in your mind long after you’ve read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Puts tears in your eyes and hope in your heart… I absolutely loved the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A brilliantly addictive read… a very worthy five+ stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I lost myself in the story… I could almost smell the sea air… powerful… thought provoking and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘What. A. Book… perfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Galloopade International
  • Book Code : 0635080400
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-eyesocket-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The barrier islands off the coast of Georgia have been host to many a mystery... hiding place of pirates and their treasure... escape the wealthy... haunt of ghosts and spirits... and where wild horses still roam. When a young boy and girl lose their way in the maze of islands, they encounter a present-day "life or death" mystery to solve. First, they must find Eyesocket Island. It does not appear on any map. It can only be seen in the mind, and, as it turns out, by air. Only then does the adventure begin! Come along for a creepy ride at high tide, clues you can't lose, and a solution that will truly shock you! Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 4-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 114991 Lexile Measure: 740 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: R Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Secret of the Island (Illustrated)

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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3730995480
  • Total of Pages : 255
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027231329
  • Total of Pages : 600
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"Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book in 1876. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. It is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118230922
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Book Short Summary:

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned financial analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. Drawing on some of today's best minds and many of history's greatest thinkers, The Secret of Shelter Island is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Addresses what really matters when it comes to money and how to make smarter decisions with what you have Describes the profound connection between money, character, personal philosophy, and outlook Other bestselling titles by Green: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio If you want to understand what ultimately provides meaning, contentment, and the satisfaction of a life well-lived, then read The Secret of Shelter Island.

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470522288
  • Total of Pages : 288
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How to lead a "rich" life during trying economic times In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned financial analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. Drawing on some of today's best minds and many of history's greatest thinkers, The Secret of Shelter Island is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Addresses what really matters when it comes to money and how to make smarter decisions with what you have Describes the profound connection between money, character, personal philosophy, and outlook Other bestselling titles by Green: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio If you want to understand what ultimately provides meaning, contentment, and the satisfaction of a life well-lived, then read The Secret of Shelter Island.

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  • Book Code : 8184302991
  • Total of Pages : 126
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Book Short Summary:

This is an adventurous novel about a girl Shweta. Persuaded by her cousin brother;Shweta’s father finally makes his mind to go to a deserted island. As much exciting and great as it sounds; once Shweta reaches the island everything seems so wrong. Her expectations of having a brilliant vacation are ruined because the hotel and the island are not the castle of beauty and paradise she imagined. Somehow Shweta bears this but when queer murders take place; she is desperate to leave the place. She is being compelled to go to a volcanic island nearby but she totally doesn’t want to goeven though it meant knowing about the absurd secrets of this volcanic island. So what is her choice? Is she ready to have a massive change in her life? Will this change bring pleasure to her or give her chilling fear? Is she even ready to accept this change? Read the thrill through these pages……

The Secret on the Island

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491700580
  • Total of Pages : 166
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As a research assistant for a Texas detective agency, Maggie Haslo has a knack for connecting the dots. She can see that the facts don’t add up in the suspicious death of her friend Mando. A history professor at the local university, Mando was killed in what the police are calling a drive-by shooting—but Maggie’s not buying it. Before his death, Mando had invited Maggie to the diving site of a sunken Spanish galleon off the Gulf coast; when her friend, Sister Clare, asks her to come investigate suspicious circumstances at her convent on nearby Mustang Island, Maggie decides to combine trips. A few days later, a nun is murdered, and Maggie makes a shocking discovery: the deaths of Mando and the nun are related. As she drives back and forth between the city and the island with her faithful German shepherd, Zoe, Maggie must put aside her sadness for the friends she has lost in order to be strong for friends that are still living. In the process, she meets more trouble than she could have imagined, but also a blue-eyed detective—who turns out to be trouble of different kind. Maggie’s detective skills are about to be put to the ultimate test. Can she crack the case before another dead body shows up?

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Book Code : 0307807940
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
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Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775419363
  • Total of Pages : 685
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Although The Mysterious Island is technically a sequel to Vernes' enormously popular Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this novel offers a vastly different take on similar thematic motifs. As with all of Verne's best-known works, The Mysterious Island is a masterpiece of the action-adventure genre, with a heaping dash of science fiction influence thrown in for good measure.

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849645738
  • Total of Pages : 787
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the Mysterious Island Jules Verne offers to the lovers of the wonderful in literature his most elaborate, attractive, and instructive work. The escape of the voyagers from Richmond in their stolen balloon, and their wreck upon an Island in the Indian Ocean, are incidents in the career of Mr. Verne's heroes which have been made familiar to all readers of magazine literature; but the elaborately ingenious methods by which they wrested from this uninhabited island the means of subsistence, and the appliances through which they effected their deliverance, exhibit a wonderfully accurate knowledge of the capabilities of science. Briefly, the "Mysterious Island" is a new Robinson Crusoe, with all the modern improvements.

Island of Shame

By David Vine
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400838509
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: island-of-shame.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold War to the war on terror and may house a top-secret CIA prison where terror suspects are interrogated and tortured. But Diego Garcia harbors another dirty secret, one that has been kept from most of the world--until now. Island of Shame is the first major book to reveal the shocking truth of how the United States conspired with Britain to forcibly expel Diego Garcia's indigenous people--the Chagossians--and deport them to slums in Mauritius and the Seychelles, where most live in dire poverty to this day. Drawing on interviews with Washington insiders, military strategists, and exiled islanders, as well as hundreds of declassified documents, David Vine exposes the secret history of Diego Garcia. He chronicles the Chagossians' dramatic, unfolding story as they struggle to survive in exile and fight to return to their homeland. Tracing U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the war on terror, Vine shows how the United States has forged a new and pervasive kind of empire that is quietly dominating the planet with hundreds of overseas military bases. Island of Shame is an unforgettable exposé of the human costs of empire and a must-read for anyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy and its consequences. The author will donate all royalties from the sale of this book to the Chagossians. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Secrets of Alyssia Island

By Pia Gupta
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504939107
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-alyssia-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Six friends happily climb into a canoe and paddle to the mysterious Alyssia Island; however, are they ready for what they will find? The merry company couldnt possibly imagine the mishaps that might happen over there! Could Alyssia Island be their worst nightmare? Or, on the contrary, could it be a dream holiday destination? In this tale of adventure and hardship, will these innocent children have the strength and willpower to survive? Find out what really happens when you read this book. That is, of course, if you dare

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The Mysterious Island Trilogy: Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned & The Secret of the Island (Complete Edition)

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  • Total of Pages : 512
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"Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book in 1876. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. It is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

The Secret of Spiggy Holes (Children's Book Classic)

By Enid Blyton
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  • Total of Pages : 125
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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The Arnold children discover that their parents are alive and reunite with them. Also, their parents adopt their new friend Jack, who is an orphan. The family goes on a holiday at the rugged Cornish coast with a family friend, Miss Dimity. In a dangerous adventure, children get drawn into a kidnapping case as they discover a boy named Paul, being held prisoner in a castle tower nearby. Paul turns out to be the Prince of Baronia, a small, remote kingdom and kids become firm friends with him.

The Secret Island (Children's Book Classic)

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Peggy Arnold, and younger twin siblings Mike and Nora, are living with a harsh aunt and uncle after their parents are thought to have been killed in a plane crash. Aided by Jack, an orphan boy they have befriended, they run away to an island on a nearby lake, and together they make a new home constructed with the branches of a willow tree, this much-loved "living house" being one of the highlights of the story. However, living on one's own turns out to be far more difficult than they thought, and, along with a lot of fun and happiness, they also suffer a lot of hardship – especially when winter sets in.

The Island of Missing Trees

By Elif Shafak
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635578604
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

The Island of the Day Before

By Umberto Eco
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547563892
  • Total of Pages : 530
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: the-island-of-the-day-before.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A 17th century Italian nobleman is marooned on an empty ship in this “astonishing intellectual journey" by the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (San Francisco Chronicle). In the year 1643, a violent storm in the South Pacific leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked—on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he looks back on various episodes from his life: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this “intellectually stimulating and dramatically intriguing” novel, Umberto Eco conjures a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and an old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood (Chicago Tribune).

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By Christopher Pike
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547505434
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-ka.pdf

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One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island. Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

Secret of the Dance Read-Along

By Andrea Spalding,Alfred Scow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1459817605
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: secret-of-the-dance-read-along.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

The Haunting of Griswall Island and The Secret Want Ad

By Joyce Magyar
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 164424554X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: the-haunting-of-griswall-island-and-the-secret-want-ad.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Haunting of Griswall Island Griswall Island has been family-owned for generations. Many years ago, mysterious occurrences have happened that the townspeople dare not talk about, which started back in the year 1945 between two men. Two men committed a crime that they are about to resurrect, and a secret leads the crime to them. Greediness sets in when they learn somewhere on the island is a considerable amount of money, and unexpected visitors creates a diversion. As the two men find a way to search for the money, their secret slowly unfolds. Still a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows as a note is left on the porch, and the mystery continues on who will get to the money first. The Secret Want Ad Everyone says that a stranger off the street is dangerous, but what about a stranger entering a stranger’s home? I answered an ad in the newspaper which seemed too good to be true, but it was just what I was looking for. As I started my journey with this job, it was more than I ever expected. My first day was like a fairy-tale, and the next day my life was over. I was made a prisoner and was stranded on an island with no way off it. I was lied to, beaten, and drugged; and some days I didn’t know where I was. All I knew was I had to find a way off the island, even if it meant going through hell first. A familiar face had a change of heart, but we weren’t out of the woods as an army of guards, a curse, and greed that takes over men for a treasure connected to a magical medallion on a mysterious island.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

By Tony Abbott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545418399
  • Total of Pages : 87
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: the-moon-dragon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

The Island of Thieves

By Josh Lacey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1849398941
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: the-island-of-thieves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An ancient clue . . . Our Captayne took the pinnace ashore and I went with hym and six men also, who were sworne by God to be secret in al they saw. Here we buried five chests filled with gold. Tom Trelawney was looking for excitement. Now he's found it. With his eccentric uncle Harvey, he's travelling to South America on a quest for hidden gold. But Harvey has some dangerous enemies and they want the treasure too. Who will be the first to uncover the secrets of the mysterious island?

The Secret of Sarek

By Maurice Leblanc
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-sarek.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Secret of the Puzzle Box

By Penny Warner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Darby Creek ™
  • Book Code : 1512419052
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-the-puzzle-box.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West. One of Mika's ancestors passed through the island's immigration station in the early twentieth century, and Mika thinks he may have left behind some secret messages . . . plus a very special box. But as the Code Busters search for hints from the past, they get caught up in an even bigger secret. Can you crack the code? Test your brain with the Code Busters to see if you have the right stuff to be an ace detective. Answers are in the back, in case you get stuck.

Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 14

By Yoshihiro Togashi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1421554488
  • Total of Pages : 201
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: hunter-x-hunter-vol-14.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The multi-trillionaire Battera hires Gon and Killua to play the Greed Island video game for him, just as the two had hoped. But when they enter the game and head to a nearby town, they stumble onto one of the game's dark secrets. Greed Island isn't just a game--it has real-life consequences that can spell life or death for the players involved. And it isn't long before the Spiders enter the game themselves! -- VIZ Media

The Oak Island Mystery

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781459701069
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 312
  • Pdf File: the-oak-island-mystery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oak Island mystery has been the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt, and after years of research the authors have finally solved the sinister with an answer that is challenging, controversial, and disturbing. In 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt but nobody knows what the treasure is. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have failed to retrieve what is concealed there. Theories of what the treasure could be include Captain Kidd’s bloodstained pirate gold, an army payroll left by the French or British military engineers, priceless ancient manuscripts, the body of an Arif or other religious refugee leader, or the lost treasure of the Templars. The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure will not be found until seven men are dead and the last oak has fallen. That last oak has already gone, and six treasure hunters have been killed. After years of research, the authors have finally solved the sinister riddle of Oak Island, but their answer is challenging, controversial, and disturbing. Something beyond price still lies waiting in the labyrinth.

The Oak Island Mystery

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554889952
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: the-oak-island-mystery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oak Island mystery has been the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt, and after years of research the authors have finally solved the sinister with an answer that is challenging, controversial, and disturbing. In 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt but nobody knows what the treasure is. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have failed to retrieve what is concealed there. Theories of what the treasure could be include Captain Kidd’s bloodstained pirate gold, an army payroll left by the French or British military engineers, priceless ancient manuscripts, the body of an Arif or other religious refugee leader, or the lost treasure of the Templars. The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure will not be found until seven men are dead and the last oak has fallen. That last oak has already gone, and six treasure hunters have been killed. After years of research, the authors have finally solved the sinister riddle of Oak Island, but their answer is challenging, controversial, and disturbing. Something beyond price still lies waiting in the labyrinth.