Quirky Miller, oh Quirky Miller Where will you go traveling today? If you tap on the floor near your magical door What friends will you find on your way? Quirky Miller is magic! He can open a portal in his room that can take him anywhere, and he can make a single wish each day, as long as it is made for someone in great need. In Quirky’s first adventure, a dragon-sized problem is solved by a dragon-sized heart!
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The Twin Willows Waterfall is now under the control of the Benandanti, but for Alessia, the victory comes at a steep price. And th...e arrival of Nerina, one of the seven Concilio elders from the Friuli Clan, only complicates her life. Now she’s hiding a 450-year-old immortal on her farm, juggling school and her increasingly frustrated friends, and trying to keep the Malandanti from regaining the Waterfall. But it’s the passion that still lingers between her and Jonah that really keeps Alessia awake at night. After a fatal visit from the Malandanti’s mage, Alessia brings in Jonah’s twin sister, Bree, to serve as a Benandanti spy. Bree has her own reasons for wanting to bring down the Malandanti, and soon she and Alessia find themselves in a tenuous alliance. But not even the powerful magic that Bree possesses nor the strong leadership that Nerina provides can stop the vicious Malandanti. As the two Clans barrel towards their inevitable collision, Alessia and Jonah are swept into the devastation and forced to make the ultimate choice. read more
Excerpt from The Emigrants, &C. Or the History of an Expatriated Family, Vol. 1: Being a Delineation of English Manners, Drawn Fro...m Real Characters, Written in AmericaHow far I have fucceeded in my object, mull be left to the world to de; termine; for I have neither the vanity to expeft, nor the arrogance to claim any other merit, than having endea voured to prompt many readers to turn their thoughts toward the impor tant political queftions now agitated throughout Europe; for upon the, fate of which, doubtlefs, materially de pends the happinefs of mankind.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
A perfect first Christmas book This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first... Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields--not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born. In simple language and dazzling pictures, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola shares the awe and anticipation of the first Christmas. His cast of brightly colored, curious birds will appeal to young children, making this a perfect introduction to the story of Christmas. read more
”Ready. Set. Sniff.” The famed, adventure-seeking Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are at it, again! In this third book of the 'King...'s Life' series, Happy, Lady and Lucy are invited to majestic Aspen, Colorado by Byron, the Bernese Mountain Dog mascot of the historic Hotel Jerome. Wait ‘til you see all Byron has in store for them. The beauty of Aspen is like nothing they have ever seen. Join them on their great adventure. Plus, the ‘Resource Guide for Dog Lovers’ lists many of the dog-friendly places in town. It really is a king’s life in Aspen. ----- Byron invites you to the historic Hotel Jerome. Named after the founder of the hotel, Jerome Byron Wheeler, Byron is a fluffy little Bernese Mountain Dog who knows Aspen like the back of his paw. He shows you all his favorite places around town, and best of all, when your day’s adventures come to a close, you can snuggle up with him by the fire in the hotel’s Living Room. Perhaps, he’ll even follow you home. hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com read more
Author David Rudkin lives in Queensland, Australia with his wife, Kym, and their three young sons. He emigrated from the UK in 199...5. He has two rules to live by; 'Keep your inner child alive' and; 'The glass is definitely half full!' He is busy writing a series of adventures about a mysterious boy named Quirky Miller. This is what David has to say about Quirky: "I love the fact that all children can visit imaginary worlds at will. I wanted to write about a boy who could visit these uncounted worlds. I want anyone who reads about him to identify with his desire to experience new places and make new friendships and to feel like they are part of the adventure. The main character, Quirky, is around 12 years old and has two major abilities; Firstly, he can open a portal in his room that leads to a different place each time it is opened. Secondly, he can make a single wish each day, if it made for someone in great need. The adventures to date have Quirky healing injured dragons, saving sausage loving pirates, braving an unusual haunted house and dealing with a princess who has been cursed to transform into a troll. Each story has plenty of action and humor and concludes with Quirky arriving home to discover he has brought home a memento/souvenir from his adventure, like a red dragon scale, a gold ring or a sea captain's hat! The stories are in the form of illustrated rhyming picture books and are aimed to be read to children ages 4 - 6. I am lucky enough to be the father of three boys, aged from 4-9, and I think I have a good handle on what they find entertaining. I have read them countless stories over the last 9 years, ranging from the mediocre to the brilliant. These stories are my attempt to add to the latter. Only time and the opinion of others will judge the success of my efforts. I hope anyone that reads them grows to love Quirky as much as I do. This is the second Quirky Miller adventure published, following Quirky Miller and the Dragon." - Author David Rudkin, Queensland, Australia, February 2018 read more
The heartwarming story of a gentle porcupine in search of a friend
Timothy Freshwater’s father can’t control him, his mother is always out of town, and now the boy too smart for his own good has be...en expelled from the last school in the city. After he meets Mr. Shen, a mysterious Chinese mailroom clerk at his father’s office, Timothy winds up in more trouble than he has ever gotten himself into.It turns out the diminutive Mr. Shen is a dragon. Forced to take human shape for a thousand years, Mr. Shen cannot resume his true form until he scales an ancient Dragon’s Gate during a festival for the 125th year of the dragon. Now Timothy finds himself Mr. Shen’s latest keeper: stalked by a ninja, and chased by a menacing trio of black taxicabs. And when Mr. Shen falls into the wrong hands, Timothy must rescue the dragon from a fleet of Chinese pirate junks. All hope seems lost until a strange-looking black brig with red sails called the Ironic Gentleman appears on the horizon. Relying on his own ingenuity and an annoying new ally, a girl called Alex, Timothy must take on the fleet and its evil commander, the Man in the Beige Linen Suit. Told in Adrienne Kress’s distinctive, sparkling prose, Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate is a humorous and astounding story about a boy who ultimately uncovers his own ability to love and opens his heart to the world around him. read more
Sir Dudley is a shining example of true knightliness- he is always chivalrous to the ladies (provided they are young and attractiv...e), he keeps his boots polished at all times (his squire’s job), and he never says no to a free meal (he deserves it). He has the perfect career- until one day when he steps foot in Candon, a battered village, besieged by a vicious dragon. Unable to figure a way out of the situation, Dudley soon finds himself face to face with the most deadly creature known to man. read more
A stand-alone sequel to My Father's Dragon, in which Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find ...treasure. read more
In this sequel to My Father's Dragon. Elmer and Boris's island hopping adventures continue.
A stand-alone sequel to My Father's Dragon, in which Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find ...treasure. read more
What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since ...the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight!?Spontaneity of line and feeling are backed by zesty colors and a jovial, tongue-in-cheek tone to which children can relate?A top springtime choice.? --Booklist?There?s a swirl of good-humored life to the book.? --The New York Times Book Review read more
When the age-old tale of a dragon devouring a whole kingdom and needing the help of a courageous champion is re-told in this littl...e book, the story comes a live in a splendid way! The Prince who comes and sees the distress and responds is indeed someone special. Every child will recognize the courage inside while reading this story. And the story can be easily read by young readers; so courage can take many forms! read more
This is the tale of three knights and a boy who travel east in search of a horrid and hideous beast. Is it the boy who finally suc...ceeds in outwitting this dragon? Young readers will enjoy finding out. read more
Anna and her brother Thomas are out exploring when they meet Boris the Blue-Scaled Dragon. Boris has a toothache and does not know... what to do. Boris learns that help can come from very small places and Anna and Thomas learn why Halloween in their hometown is always so scary! read more
What do you do when a Dragon joins your campfire? Offer him a snack! In this story written in rhyme, a young boy finds his night o...ut by the lake will not be a simple as he planned when a Dragon lands beside him. Fun to read and accompanied by colorful illustrations this is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. read more
How does a child learn to overcome their fears? In this captivating and spirited rhyming story, New York Times bestselling author ...Jocko Willink, explains how a boy named Mikey, learns to overcome his fears by reading a story. Mikey stumbles upon the book about a young prince who must fight the dragons that threaten his village. The prince is scared, but finds a note from his father the King, which explains how the prince can overcome his fear of the dragons. From that lesson, Mikey learns what he must do when he feels fear. The timeless lessons of this book will resonate with readers young and old. The fun and witty verse entertains both reader and listener as the story within a story unfolds. The story starts introducing the main character, Mikey: There once was a little boy named Mike And there were many things in the world that he didn’t like. He was scared of spiders and beetles and bugs, And always thought they hid under the rugs. They were creepy and crawly and nasty and mean, And he ran from every bug he’d ever seen. But it wasn’t only insects that gave Mike a scare. There were many other things for which Mike didn’t care… After learning about Mikey, the reader then enters a story within a story, as Mikey reads about the young prince who must protect the village from the dragons after the death of the King: But now that the king had died and was gone, There was only one person to fight and carry on. And that person wasn’t big or mighty or strong, In fact, he hadn’t been alive that long. Now the person who had dragons to chase, Was just a boy with a smiling face. Yes, the person that must now stand up and be bold, Was just the little prince who was only seven years old… And so the stories are set. Can the young prince defeat the dragons? Can Mikey learn to overcome his fears? Read Mikey and the Dragons to find out. read more
Mallory is an eight-year-old with a lot on her mind. Her daddy is back from the army, but he got hurt, and neither Mallory nor Mom...my know how bad, yet. To find out, Mommy has gone to see Daddy while Mallory goes to see Gramp on the family farm. Gramp doesn't look like much of a wizard to Mallory, but he loves his granddaughter madly, and as a veteran finder of magic and cheerer-upper from way back when Mallory's mommy was little, Gramp decides the best way to distract them both from their troubles is to go on a dragon hunt (as soon as breakfast and chores are done). Mallory has never looked for a dragon or anything extraordinary in her ordinary life before, but when the flower bed is trampled by an unruly, mysterious beast, Malory starts to wonder if maybe there really might be dragons on the old family farm. Gramp and Malory find the trail of the dragon or dragons that have been causing mischief on the farm. When they cross field and valley in search of their quarry, they find adventure, danger, and deepening love of one another. Can Gramp and Malory keep each other safe on their dragon adventure? Find out in this imaginative, lovingly written and illustrated story about Mallory and the Dragon. read more
Prince Cedric is slow to walk, has a tough time with reading and math, and fails miserably at dragon slaying school. But with kind...ness and bravery, and his love for hugs, Cedric saves the kingdom. This cheerful picture book shows there are many ways to solve a problem and reinforces the idea that everyone has something special to offer. -- Reminds us that everyone has special talents and skills, even if they are sometimes hidden. -- Gentle language and plot promote nonviolence as a way to solve conflict. -- Great picture book to prompt discussion among preschoolers and early elementary aged children about conflict, bullying, inclusion, and making choices based on what you know is right. Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient Christian Century Magazine Notable Books List read more
When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But ...Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce—in fact, some like nothing better than chocolate cake. read more
Quirky Q is all alone! He meets several other letters from the alphabet but he just can?t seem to find a true and lasting friend. ...One day, however, he meets U and immediately the fun begins! read more
Quirky Bird and Other Feathered Friends is a touch-and-feel board book with googly eyes on the cover and touchable textures throug...hout.Children will love to meet the weird and wonderful selection of bird characters in this humorous Alphaprints book. With textures and fingerprint embossing to explore, plus funny rhymes to read, the colorful birds are sure to entertain and amuse! An engaging and interesting book for children and adults alike.Also available: Happy Dog and Other Furry Friends read more
It was on a bitterly foggy and misty morning that I met my friend, Theophilus Grim, at a desolate, crooked cobblestone street call...ed Backbone Lane, which was located in the Whitechapel district of London. The worst kinds of common lodging houses and rookeries crowded the dirty, narrow street, accommodating a good number of London’s most unfortunate and despondent souls … The adventure continues as Professor Grim unveils more incredible inventions, and the mysterious, tarpaulin-covered project in Grim’s hangar room is finally revealed. The brewing conflict with Grim’s greatest nemesis, Count Papineau, boils over in a shocking ending in this, The Second Collection of adventuresome novelettes in The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim series. Great for ages twelve and up. The Second Collection includes the following novelettes from The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim series: - Theophilus Grim and the Infernal Chill of August - Theophilus Grim Flirts With Udder Madness - Theophilus Grim and L'affaire de Coeur - Theophilus Grim and the Carriage of Justice - Theophilus Grim Dives Two Fathoms Under the Thames - Theophilus Grim and the Font of Reckoning The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim is a fast-paced series of entertaining novelettes packed with Victorian era mayhem and clever contraptions, with a dose of steampunk and mad science thrown in. Sometimes mysterious, sometimes a bit scary, these short stories for kids are always sure to delight. Great fun for ages twelve and up. Professor Theophilus Grim is a clever scientist and inventor who dreams of making the world a better place through his many inventions and various concoctions. The trouble is, every invention he makes has a way of blowing up, or catching him on fire. F. Walter Chumbles, Grim's best friend, is a disgraced former surgeon with a bone saw, a surgeon’s bag, and a penchant for Scotch whiskey and declaring Grim dead. Together, the two engage in a series of delightful adventures sure to make your day a bit more fun. read more
While trying to catch his mom's frighten cat, Xavier and his cousins follow her into a portal, which leads to another planet. Whil...e searching for Phoenix they are turned into fishes by green aliens and captured by a talking dragon. All the cousins want is to get Phoenix and go home. But, Phoenix had been given as a gift to the fierce dragon council. With the help of a shape shifting owl, they might be able to rescue Phoenix and find their way home. read more
A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her....But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescue the princess from a most fearsome dragon-and an even more fearsome fate!Part thrilling adventure and part enchanting fantasy, sprinkled with charming black-and-white illustrations, Thomas and the Dragon Queen will delight young readers from start to finish.From the Hardcover edition. read more