The Stone of Courage was chosen as one of only three finalists in Pre-teen Fiction from the Book Excellence Awards for 2017 and has been awarded a Five Star Review Award from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews. Be it known throughout the land that the rightful heir to the throne of Crystonia will be the wearer of the Silver Breastplate with its four Stones of Light: The Stone of Mercy, The Stone of Courage, The Stone of Integrity and The Stone of Wisdom.Courage is not tght: The Stone of Mercy, The Stone of Courage, The Stone of Integrity and The Stone of Wisdom.Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is conquering fear for the sake of doing what is right. A young Duende girl named Carling is in possession of the coveted Silver Breastplate, but the breastplate is only partially complete. The green Stone of Mercy, which Carling found on her first quest, is nestled securely in its place on the breastplate. Now, the Wizard of Crystonia sends her on her second mission to find the red Stone of Courage in the foreboding region known as the Northern Reaches. The assignment will be difficult because the stone is under the guardianship of a reclusive Tommy Knocker named Shim, who has no intention of relinquishing it to the young Duende girl or to anyone else.The Stone of Courage is the second tale in the critically acclaimed and Award-winning Centaur Chronicles series. This book continues the compelling adventure that began with The Stone of Mercy as Carling attempts to gain another stone on her way to becoming the righteous ruler of Crystonia. In The Stone of Courage, Carling faces her fears in the form of the Tommy Knocker, Ogres and evil Heilodius Centaurs, all of whom attempt to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny to become the Queen of the land.Immerse yourself in another fantastic adventure created by Award-Winning author M.J. Evans.… read more
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Pink Smog, the long-awaited prequel to Francesca Lia Block's groundbreaking novel Weetzie Bat, was praised as "an intoxicating mix... of mystery, fantasy, and romance" by ALA Booklist in a starred review. Weetzie Bat is one of the seminal young adult nove read more
A debut novel from the bestselling author of "Queen Bees and Wannabes " Charlie Healy just wants a drama-free year, but it doesn't... seem like she's going to get it. After surviving a middle school packed with mean girls, Charlie is ready to leave all that behind in high school. But then, on her very first day, she runs into her former best friend, Will, who moved away years ago. Now he's back, he's HOT, and he's popular. And he takes Charlie back into the danger zone of the popular crowd. But when a hazing prank goes wrong, Charlie has to decide where her loyalties lie. read more
Seventeen-year-old Geri is under pressure from her mother to be "popular." When she meets the handsome and witty Dave, she is sudd...enly more of an insider than she's ever been. But Dave's easygoing manner masks a dangerous addiction to drinking, one that drags Geri down further and further away from her innocent upbringing. Because it turns out that the inexperienced Geri loves liquor as much as Daveand turning from a "freak" to a member of the in-crowd comes at a price. Sandra Scoppettone has published nineteen novels, primarily in the crime, mystery, and young adult genres. She has published three novels under the pseudonym Jack Early, including A Creative Kind of Killer, which received an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination and a Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America. Her 1976 novel, The Late Great Me, dealt with teenage alcoholism and was made into an Emmy-winning television special. She lives in Southold, New York. read more
"Any reader who starts this astounding novel will be hard-pressed to put itdown. Stunning, original, and compelling." - Kirkus Rev...iews (starred review) As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace - right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team. Sports reporter Paul Faustino is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete's disappearance, and as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, must confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult. This gripping novel from the author of KEEPER and TAMAR is not to be missed. read more
"Be it known throught the land that the rightful heir to the throne of Crystonia will be the wearer of the Silver Breastplate with... its four Stones of LIght: The Stone of Mercy, The Stone of Courage, The Stone of Integrity and The Stone of Wisdom." By tradition, the ruler of Crystonia will be the one in possession of the Silver Breastplate. Yet the rightful heir has not appeared and the throne that sits atop Mount Heilodius has stood empty for a century and a half. The kingdom is being torn apart as the biggest and strongest races battle for control. Even the herd of peace-loving Centaurs has splintered into two factions, one awaiting the promised bearer of the breastplate, the other seeking power and control over the land. Unbeknownst to all but a very few, the Silver Breastplate has been created. In due course, it is presented to a sixteen-year-old Duende girl named Carling, one of the tiny descendants of the fairies that once filled the land. But the silver breastplate is not complete. In order for its wearer to have the skills to rule the land righteously, the young Duende needs to find the four stones of light that are needed to finish this magical source of power and authority. This is the riveting story of Carling's quest. She, along with her friends, must risk their lives to save their land and fulfill the assignment given to them to complete the silver breastplate. Award-Winning Author M.J. Evans takes the reader on another fantastic adventure. Immerse yourself in her fantasy world of Centaurs, Cyclops, Ogres and the Duende. read more
Mausape belongs to a race that is losing its culture and to a generation that is losing its mind. Mausape, a young "X-Indian" man ...dreams he's about to compete against the King of All Fancy-Dancers who, it turns out, is Elvis Presley in full Las Vegas regalia. Another teenage boy, concerned that he's not a real warrior, seeks confirmation behind the liquor store from Grandma Spider, a wise, obese old creature with the torso of an elderly woman and the eight legs of a spider. In stories and poems mixing magical realism with unflinching reality, a young American Indian author offers a raw, graphic view of life on a reservation, a place where bitterness toward the white man lingers, where the enemy often appears in liquid form, where misogyny often raises its ugly head, and where a new generation's pop culture infiltrates ancient beliefs. A standout voice in the anthology NIGHT GONE, DAY IS STILL COMING, Thomas M. Yeahpau explores the place between native culture and contemporary America where X-Indians dwell." read more
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New BeijingISBN13: 9780312641894Publish...er: Feiwel & FriendsPublication Year: 2012Format: HardcoverPages: 400 read more
Set in the Early 1900's, Emalia discovers living as a half-blood among a not so kind environment can be a struggle for a teenage g...irl among the prairies of Western Kansas. Determined to make the best of her situation, she grows to become a motivation driv read more
Back in the Director's clutches The Director will do anything to ensure his Pervasive Justice program succeeds. He captured Oy, Di...lea, Rainbow Sherbit, and PJ in "THE REVENGE." Now he holds them hostage to force teenage PJ to serve the program. He has given her an ultimatum: join the program or they. Will teenage PJ surrender, or will she rescue everyone and stop the Director's quest for his Pervasive Justice program? "THE RESCUE" is the third adventure in THE CHRONICLES OF PJ middle grade fiction series. To continue the adventure visit: www. literarynerdpublishing.com read more
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)][Read by Clare Corbett; Thomas Judd; Steve Hodson; Gabrielle Glaister]The second book in a new t...rilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series. Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy -- but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice -- Tom's lost love and a powerful witch -- appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now? Joseph Delaney's deliciously scary imagination continues Tom's saga, introducing new readers to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends -- and old enemies. Perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure -- no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary! read more
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document... every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today Keith Dallas headlines this volume on the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the Reagan years You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with works like Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight DC Comics' reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its Renaissance with a British invasion of talent like Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast read more
When Abisina and her friends are exiled for protesting Watersmeet's new isolationist position, they try to to find a place among t...he xenophobic Vranians and Abisina struggles with a disturbing legacy from her centaur father. read more
Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The... difference is she's a centaur; but she's not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends-the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns-are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting. "A Centaur's Life" will appeal to fans of slice-of-life manga like "Yotsuba & , " and of supernatural schools like "Rosario + Vampire." read more
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewisâ€™s seven-part fantasy masterpiece, has been transporting young readers to the land of Narni...a for over 50 years. Complete with the seriesâ€™ original illustrations by Pauline Baynes, this HarperCollins hardcover edition is a wonderful way of introducing these beloved sagas to a younger generation. An academic, poet, and lay-theologian (among other things), Lewisâ€™s use of religious themes intertwined with classic mythology and fairy tales has made the series popular with adults as well as children, much like Lewisâ€™s good friend, J. R. R. Tolkienâ€™s The Lord of the Rings. Juniper Booksâ€™ custom jackets feature an original painting by the artist Detour (Thomas Evans) of Aslan, the Great Lion; a central figure in the works who is said to have created the land of Narnia and is the only character to appear in all 7 volumes. Includes: The Magicianâ€™s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. read more
Paperback, Saddleback Pub, 2011, ISBN13 9781616513580, ISBN10 1616513586
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who previously adapted and illustrated the rest of the Kane Chronicles series: Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel; and Throne of Fire, The Graphic Novel. read more
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who developed the other Kane Chronicles graphic novels and worked on The Lightning Thief; The Graphic Novel; The Lost Hero, The Graphic Novel; and many other titles including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. read more
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document ...every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today John Wells headlines this second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969. You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon. Wally Wood's Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton's Action Heroes strike a blow of their own Batmania sweeps the nation as the smash Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O'Neil lead a wave of fresh young voices in the comic book industry Gold Key unlocks a new format with its digest line The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats sing their way to the top These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. read more
INVINCIBLE: THE CHRONICLES OF NICK
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document ...every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today Bill Schelly authors the volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the rise of the great EC "New Trend" titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzman's Mad, and Carl Barks' classic work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge Plus, read about the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham's notorious anti-comics book, Seduction of the Innocent, and the Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency that led to the creation of the Comics Code, changing the face of comics for decades to come read more
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