The Game by Jack London, Fiction, Action & Adventure
And the other was the tense man with steel in eye and jaw -- the Joe of the prize-fighting ring. And it was this part of him -- the one created with his own sweat and blood -- he was offering to lay down, for love of Genevieve.But only after one more chance -- one last fight! Then he would never enter the ring again!
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's bestselling Dooby Dooby Moo is available for the first time as an individual board book!
Trolls--the most magical creatures with the wildest hair--get ready to sparkle in this colorful storybook featuring glitter pages ...and a glitter poster! read more
The poky little puppy in the Golden Books Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas will impress your little one for sure. It contains a...n interesting story about a little puppy that helps his little animal friend to find his way back to home. read more
Your kids will love to play with the Little Bee Books If You See A Cow Board Book. The book features about domestic animals, and l...ift the flap to find out what sounds they make. read more
"There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a coup...le of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me." - from "Confession"In this entertaining collection of tales and autobiographical essays, London relates the days he spent on the road. Each story details an aspect of the hobo's life -- from catching a train to cadging a meal. The wealth of experiences and the necessity of having to lie for a living brought depth London's subsequent stories. read more
"There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a coup...le of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me." -- From "Confession"In this entertaining collection of tales and autobiographical essays, London relates the days he spent on the road. Each story details an aspect of the hobo's life -- from catching a train to cadging a meal. The wealth of experiences and the necessity of having to lie for a living brought depth London's subsequent stories. read more
Written in 1906, BEFORE ADAM is a bit of a departure from London's other novels. Still an adventure novel, this one revolves aroun...d the dreams of a young boy, dreams that involve racial memories and the knowledge of his prior existence as a manlike creature named Big Tooth living in prehistoric times. "These are our ancestors, and their history is our history. Remember that as surely as we one day swung down out of the trees and walked upright, just as surely, on a far earlier day, did we crawl up out of the sea and achieve our first adventure on land." read more
The Faith of Men is a short story collection originally published in 1904 and contains eight of Jack London's adventure tales, all... of them set in London's favorite milieu -- the Yukon Territory. "A Relic of the Pliocene" concerns a "homely, blue-eyed, freckle-faced" hunter named Thomas Stevens and his tracking and eventual killing of a prehistoric mammoth. "A Hyperborean Brew" also concerns Thomas Stevens and his schemes. "In Batard," an evil master makes a monster of an evil dog. read more
On a dreary winter's day, early in the year 1564, young Réné de Veaux, who had just passed his sixteenth birthday, left the dear o...ld chateau where he had spent his happy and careless boyhood, and started for Paris. Less than a month before both his noble father and his gentle mother had been taken from him by a terrible fever that had swept over the country, and Réné their only child, was left without a relative in the world except his uncle the Chevalier Réné de Laudonniere. . . . read more
A Reminiscence of Sherlock HolmesEccles was shocked to hear of Aloysius Garcia's beating death. He'd spent the night at Wisteria L...odge, Garcia's rented house, but when he woke up in the morning, he found that Garcia and his servants had all disappeared. He was alone in an empty house.Eccles met Garcia, a Spaniard, through an acquaintance, and seemed to form an unlikely friendship right away. Garcia invited Eccles to stay at his house for a few days, but when Eccles got there, he could tell that something was amiss. Garcia seemed distracted by something, and the whole mood of the visit seemed quite sombre. And then one of Garcia's servants handed him a note -- and the man's mood became even darker. read more
Johnny Thompson dreamed of the Russians battling in the night, the Japanese girl, and the line of footprints through the endless s...now . . . and now he woke with a sense of peril tugging at his heart. His first blurry thought was that the aperture above him had in some way darkened -- and now what he saw there made his heart pause and his eyes bulge.Directly above him, poised for a drop, was a vicious looking hook. With a keen point and a barb fully three inches across, and with a shaft of half-inch steel driven into a pole three inches in diameter and of indefinite length, it could drive right through Johnny's stomach, and pin him to the planks beneath. And, as his startled eyes stared fixedly at it, the thing shot downward! read more
Young Princess Irene, sent away to the country to be raised in a place nestled into the side of a mountain that's half farmhouse a...nd half castle, has stumbled into a conspiracy -- of Goblins! Really, Goblins! Their evil plot threatens the king and his palace and of course Irene and her friend and her great-great-grandmother (who is a witch, just for good measure). This book has been famous fun for generations, and you ought to come see why. Highly recommended. Jeffrey Holdaway, in the New Zealand Art Monthly, said that both books start out as "normal fairytales but slowly become stranger", and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work. read more
The hero of the sun-drenched hours, he looks godlike with his golden hair aglow in the sun as he hunts the wild beasts of field an...d wood. Yet as the light flees at the onset of evening, his self-assurance and bravado fade with the light . . . and he finds himself beset by terrors he cannot reign. Then he discovers solace, in that terrifying night -- for within the depths of his fears he encounters a strange, beautiful creature who offers him comfort -- a girl, who is as much a creature of the dark hours as he is of sunlit days. Watching over both their lives is red-haired witch Watho -- who with guilt and malice in her heart first cares for the two youths -- then jealously plots their destruction! read more
WILL THIS YOUNG POET AMOUNT TO NOTHING? His Aunt Ann certai...nly thinks so. "Walter is a drain on your finances!" she states self-righteously. But Richard Colman, a farmer, doesn't think so. He loves his son, Walter Colman the young poet, and supports his ambition. Walter is his link to his dead wife. And besides . . . However Richard Colman's finances fail and the young poet must fend for himself. At first Walter finds some success -- but he meets the seductive Lufa and endures trouble. Should he return to the simple life of father, farmland and childhood friend Molly -- and his love of God Himself? Find out in this heartfelt parable of faith and art by the nineteenth century Scottish Christian master! read more
In The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, terror comes to Britain when a self-centered archeologist unearths one of Islam's holiest reli...cs -- the sacred slipper of the prophet Mohammed. Until it is returned to its rightful people, the implacable Hassan of Allepo vows his reign of death and destruction shall not cease. Behind these inhuman outrages is a secret group of fanatics. Not even the best men of Scotland Yard seem able to apprehend them. For, in some mystical way, this phantom band had never been seen or even heard . . . read more
No more than the whispering suggestion upon the wind -- then the clear sense comes to Duncan's ears:The rushing of a horse across ...the heath -- with an odd tinkling, as of one loose shoe . . ."Tell me that was not what you heard!" says his nurse, when Duncan tells her. The youth is just making his way into the world -- heading to London to become a gentleman -- when this ill portent comes to his ears.The Portent is one of seven tales of mystery, imagination and the Scottish "second sense," by the northern master of the magical, George MacDonald. read more
From his early days buffeted by hardship -- sometimes hungry, always thirsty -- to the years of rising success within the French E...mpire, Ratichon deported himself with wit and vivacity -- and ultimately became confidante to Robespierre, and secret factotum to Napoleon himself. A Paris long forgotten and consigned to the dusty pages of moth-eaten manuscripts comes stirringly alive in Baroness Orczy's Castles in the Air. read more
So it must also come from those members of the Blakeney family in whose veins runs the blood of that Sir Percy Blakeney -- who is ...known to history as the Scarlet Pimpernel -- for they in a manner are responsible for the telling of this veracious chronicle. For the past eight years now -- ever since the true story of The Scarlet Pimpernel was put on record by the present author -- these gentle, kind, inquisitive friends have asked me to trace their descent back to an ancestor more remote than was Sir Percy. Strangely enough his history has never been written before. it is to the man himself -- to the memory of him which is so alive here in Haarlem -- that I am indebted for the true history of his life, and therefore I feel that but little apology is needed for placing the true facts before all those who have known him hitherto only by his picture, who have loved him only for what they guessed. The monograph which I now present with but few additions of minor details, goes to prove what I myself had known long ago, namely, that the Laughing Cavalier who sat to Frans Hals for his portrait in 1624 was the direct ancestor of Sir Percy Blakeney, known to history as the Scarlet Pimpernel. read more
The Wise Woman kidnaps Rosamund beneath her immense cloak and takes her to a very strange cottage in the middle of nowhere. This c...ottage is bigger inside than outside and here the Wise Woman tries to teach the girl that she is not the center of the universe. Through a picture, Rosamond enters another world and changes places with another spoiled child, Agnes, daughter of a shepherd. Can either be saved from herself? read more
When he had been at school for about three weeks, the boys called him Six-fingered Jack; but his real name was Willie, for his fat...her and mother gave it him -- not William, but Willie, after a brother of his father, who died young, and had always been called Willie. His name in full was Willie Macmichael. It was generally pronounced Macmickle, which was, by a learned anthropologist, for certain reasons about to appear in this history, supposed to have been the original form of the name. . . . One evening in winter, when he had been putting coals on his grannie's fire, she told him to take a chair beside her, as she wanted a little talk with him. He obeyed her gladly. "Well, Willie," she said, "what would you like to be?" Willie answered without a moment's hesitation . . read more
The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Gim...me the Ax decided to let his children name themselves. "The first words they speak as soon as they learn to make words shall be their names," he said. "They shall name themselves." When the first boy came to the house of Gimme the Ax, he was named Please Gimme. When the first girl came she was named Ax Me No Questions. And both of the children had the shadows of valleys by night in their eyes and the lights of early morning, when the sun is coming up, on their foreheads. And the hair on top of their heads was a dark wild grass. And they loved to turn the doorknobs, open the doors, and run out to have the wind comb their hair and touch their eyes and put its six soft fingers on their foreheads. read more
Blessed with quiet but keen dark eyes and a complexion given a white-rose tinge by the fresh Scottish air, Maggie MacLean has grow...n to learn and love the trade of her father, the village's soutar, or shoemaker.A friend of her childhood has returned, she learns -- James Blatherwick, home from Edinburgh, where he was a divinity student. Yet the proud young man speaking so ably from the pulpit has a secret -- one he almost conceals from himself.Then an even stranger arrival startles her, when she stumbles upon the crying bairn -- a baby, abandoned upon the moor. read more
Phantastes's narrator turns twenty one. Part of his inheritance is his father's desk, with a hidden compartment containing a fairy... who tells him he shall find the way into fairy land. The way starts in his room, and he meets is a girl who tells him "Trust the Oak. Trust the Oak, and the Elm, and the great Beech. Take care of the Birch, for though she is honest, she is too young not to be changeable. But shun the Ash and the Alder; for the Ash is an ogre, -- you will know him by his thick fingers; and the Alder will smother you with her web of hair, if you let her near you at night." This is wise advice. read more
"Most people easily picture Twain's long white handlebar moustache and can practically hear his riverman's drawl. Readers know he'...s Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and he's Mark Twain, and they've painted fences right alongside Tom Sawyer. Any number of young men have had crushes on Becky Thatcher, and any number of young women have laughed at Huck Finn's way of threading a needle. But none of Twain's eleven novels, nine travel books, and countless short stories and essays would have achieved their status had he not first paid attention himself: to everyone and everything that lived in his world."-- from Amy Sterling Casil's Introduction read more
"Men are strange creatures! I think I'll hunt one some day just to teach him a lesson," says Lightfoot the Deer to his new friend,... Peter Rabbit.Lightfoot is glad of all the animal friends he meets in the Green Forest -- especially Paddy the Beaver, who saves him from harm. But what about these men? There's that strange one -- the farmer. Should Lightfoot trust this man -- when a second one is stalking him with a terrible gun?Thornton Burgess's tales of woodland and meadow have delighted readers young and old for nearly a century. read more
The Adventures of Mina and Jack is a children's series based on the viral 'BBC Dad' sensation in which two precocious children hil...ariously interrupted their father, Professor Robert E. Kelly, on a live BBC news broadcast. The event became a timeless family moment seen around the world with over 27 million views.Based on the two charismatic rugrats, The Adventures of Mina and Jack is a fictional series in which two crime-solving siblings follow their dad around the world getting into trouble and inadvertently solving cases.... read more