You cannot presume what our departed High Priestess would say or do at a time like this. Yes, I can! cried Brigitta ... I can, I can. I carry her here. Brigitta pounded on her chest. She burst into sobs, and Elder Dervia wrapped her arms around her, pulling her into her bosom. Thanks to Ondelle s parting gift, Brigitta is now a rare deodyte, a faerie bound by two elements. But she has little energy to explore, let alone enjoy, her new air element, as she is also nowy two elements. But she has little energy to explore, let alone enjoy, her new air element, as she is also now haunted by the memories of her dead High Priestess. When she tries to learn more from the Air Faeries, she is met with suspicion. When she reveals her distress to the Council of Elders, they dismiss her from her Apprentice duties. And when the memories that plague her convince her she must seek an audience with the Eternal Dragon to reconnect her forest with the Ancients, she knows she must leave her home once again. Driven by what she knows she must do, Brigitta steals the High Priest s scepter and, along with the help of Jarlath and Minq, makes her way to Forever Beach. The problem: someone else has gotten there first, and the Ancients are now under his command.… read more
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Fine-tune yourartistic skills as you learn to draw30 popular musical instruments. With a little practice, you will find yourself s...killfully sketching an orchestra of illustrations, including a piano, guitar, flute, violin, drums, maracas, harmonica, tuba, read more
Briggy, what happens when the Hourglass runs out? Brigitta wished she had paid more attention to her Auntie Ferna's lessons. Being... able to string a thunder-bug symphony wasn't going to help them now. She didn't know exactly what would happen when the Hour read more
Brigitta s adventures continue when the balance of the White Forest is disturbed and the Elders lose contact with the Ethereals. A...gainst their advice, High Priestess Ondelle asks Brigitta to accompany her to the old faerie ruins of Noe to find a way to reconnect with the Ancients. What they discover when they arrive is something they never learned from any faerie tale. Why had this dark secret been kept from them? Why in the name of Faweh had the Ancients left some faeries behind? Brigitta and Ondelle are caught in a dangerous feud between two factions of feral faeries whose leaders will stop at nothing to access what little sorcery Noe has left." read more
A prince disguises himself to find true love— Prince Nolan has had enough of Princess Blythe—the woman to whom he has been betroth...ed since infancy—and her simpering letters. Does the princess truly not have a brain in her head? Never before has he communicated with someone who seemed so childish and spoiled. It was time he met her for himself, to decide if he could actually follow through with this marriage. But to do it right, she must not see how handsome he is. He needs a disguise—something that would show him her true nature. Nolan asks an old herb woman to transform him into a creature that is disgusting to any female—a frog. The spell will last thirty days unless the princess does the impossible and kisses him. Now the true test begins. Will Blythe prove to be as monstrously annoying as he believes she is, or will he learn to see past his judgments and find a loving princess waiting for him? read more
Step into the land of a faery king, beautiful maiden, dragons, unicorn and griffin. This story poem was created by the inspiration... of an actual castle in Southern Wales, Castle Coch. Set on a small hilltop in the middle of a magical feeling wood, this tiny castle captured the imagination of the author/illustrator Tyler Hollis. The story unfolded in a whispered memory of what could have been, as Tyler strolled through the rooms and hallways. Beautiful cameo style drawings make you feel as if you are walking through this magical castle with her in another time and place where faeries and magic abound. read more
Delight in the wonder of faerie lands with the poems, stories and legends in this colorful collection. Humor, fantasy, magic and w...it all come together to introduce readers to the faerie realm. Book with CD editions include stories and poems read by Tanya Robyn Batt. read more
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is one of the classic short stories by Rudyard Kipling from his original collection, The Jungle Book. The story f...ollows the exciting adventures of a young mongoose who lives with a British family in India as a pet and as protection against venomous cobra snakes. Recommended by The Gunston Trust for Nonviolence in Children’s Literature. Ages 5-12. read more
Influenced by writers and artists from the Victorian era, this lovely anthology introduces children to all kinds of fairies: elves..., pixies, leprechauns and hobgoblins. The collection of stories, poems and snippets of fairy lore come from Britain and Ireland. read more
Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace t...reaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak. Grand adventure ensues as Henry and his friends rush to save the Faerie Realm. This dynamic new novel lives up to its predecessors in every way, filling each page with a fast-paced story that will thrill fans new and old. read more
Meet Charlie! A courageous young girl who has had her fair share of battles in this world. After being born blue, Charlie needed a... special surgery on her heart. Charlie was given super powers that only she knew, and wore her mighty heart scar on her chest proudly. She with her sisters and friends, teach children to love and embrace each other’s differences. So put on your cape and mask and join Charlie the Courageous on her adventures! read more
Time is marching on and a new light is arising... The Queen of Algernon faces her toughest challenge yet, when an unknown enemy fr...om the past comes seeking vengeance. Decisions the Queen has made come back to haunt her, as a certain Denzelian sorceress casts a Dark Dream over everyone. What is Queen Alice willing to give to save those she loves? Enter a new source of light. The Princess of Algernon is learning that not all adventures are fun and nothing in her life is simple anymore. If she is to survive, she must find and use her own mystic powers-not rely on those of her mother. Teamed up with the Princess is a half-fairy lad, an aspiring bard and a young shepherd with a dark past. But in this world of complex motives and emotions, can they fight off their own demons within? Before his shattering in a battle nearly 15 years earlier, the demon, Ralston Radburn, once said that evil cannot die because of the darkness in everyone's hearts. Could he possibly be right? Everyone is about to find out. read more
When the famous goblet of the legendary pirate king, William Blackheart is stolen from the local museum, it's up to the Doxie's to... solve the mystery and bring the criminals to justice. In this third book in the “Tales From the Doxie Side” series, join Minnie, Hershey and Jo-Jo in their most exciting and humorous adventure yet. One thing you can count on is that when the going gets tough, this family sticks together to solve whatever problem comes their way. read more
When young Lionel is whisked from his nursery one morning and crowned king, he becomes fascinated by the forbidden Book of Beasts ...in the palace library. But when a real red dragon escapes from the pages and wreaks havoc on the kingdom, Lionel has to act fast to make things right. But how? Edith Nesbit’s entertaining stories found a fan in J.K. Rowling, and with good reason. Like Harry Potter, these selections from The Book of Dragons are full of just the right mix of magic, adventure, and everyday life. read more
Three favorite fairy tales-"Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, " and "Toads and Diamonds"-are brought beautifully to life in this cla...ssic Little Golden Book from 1959, with breathtaking illustrations by the inimitable Gordon Laite. read more
When young Lionel is whisked from his nursery one morning and crowned king, he becomes fascinated by the forbidden Book of Beasts ...in the palace library. But when a real red dragon escapes from the pages and wreaks havoc on the kingdom, Lionel has to act f read more
TALES FROM THE HAUNTED MANSION: VOLUME I: THE FRIG
Timely reissue of the classic fantasy trilogy by Robin Jarvis, following on from the landmark publication of DANCING JAX, his firs...t novel in a decadeIn a grimy alley in the East End of London stands the Wyrd Museum, cared for by the strange Webster sisters – the scene of even stranger events.But something has come to disturb the slumbering shadows and watchful walls of that forbidding edifice. Miss Ursula Webster is determined to defend her realm to the last as the spectral unrest mounts. Once again, Neil Chapman is ensnared in the Web of Fate, facing an uncertain Destiny. Can he and Edie avert the approaching darkness, or has the final Doom descended upon the world at last?The thrilling conclusion to the chilling trilogy. read more
Hello, dear children! Here we are together again! You already know that my best friends – the young Prince and Princess and I cann...ot imagine our life without adventures. Yes, something always happens to us! This time all started with a harmless visit of a resident from the neighbouring planet. Well, and what happened further I must, by all means, tell you! When a friend needs our help, nothing can stop us! Neither the flight by balloon, nor hordes of wicked monsters are able to frighten us truly. Perhaps, just a little bit. Take comfortable seats and listen to my story… The White Cat’s fairy tales is a collection of kind stories for children. The White Cat tells interesting and captivating histories about himself, about the young brother and sister, whom their near relatives call Prince and Princess, and about their funny friends. Every day something happens to the cheerful children and to their companions. However, all these incredible and sometimes rather dreadful adventures end happily because Prince, Princess and their friends are amicable, brave and have a ready wit. The storyteller and artist Janna Lis has written down and illustrated the White Cat’s histories. read more
Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. Each of their dream...s come true in an unexpected way in this lovely retelling of an old folk tale. This Lion classic, beloved by young and old, is now retold in simpler text for younger readers. read more
Still trapped in Oz, Wesley and The Librarian are desperate to get home before Stanford can march his army of storybook villains i...nto the real world. Until they do, Taylor may be the only one left to stop his wicked advance. But to succeed she’ll need help from a very unlikely ally – a familiar bully torn between his father and those that dare to stop him. read more
A Children's Guide to the Magical Natural World. Legends of the Garden: Faeries and Herbs shares traditional lore to teach childre...n the wonder of listening to nature. With progressive activities to encourage readers to look, touch, feel, and experience read more
TALES FROM THE HAUNTED MANSION: VOLUME II: MIDNIGH
Henry has all but forgotten the Faerie Realm since he returned to his normal life two years ago, but now his past has followed him... home. Out of nowhere, Henry's old friend Pyrgus appears-looking like a middle-aged man-and his life is turned upside down once more. Determined to help his friends, Henry returns to the Realm, hoping to find a cure, and perhaps win his way back into the heart of Queen Holly Blue. But what Henry, Pyrgus, and Blue don't know is that the plague is hardly an ordinary disease... read more