Every town has an old lady all the children just know is a witch. When Johanna and Casper must spend the afternoon at her house, there’s nothing to do, except listen to a story. While the siblings await their mother’s return from the hospital where she’s visiting their ailing father, Mrs. Kinder reads them a story of adventure, magic and music. Mrs. Kinder’s mysterious golden book tells an intertwined tale of two young men—the sensitive Sculptor who carves a beautif mysterious golden book tells an intertwined tale of two young men—the sensitive Sculptor who carves a beautiful woman from ice and the thieving Sorcerer searching for a spell that will bring the statue to life. The story twists and turns, from the Frozen Forest, to the land of the Lemon Trees, to the home of the Swamp Witch, as the Sculptor’s and Sorcerer’s adventures circle each other. Their inevitable confrontation reveals buried memories that force each of them to confront the true cost of love and redemption. Excerpt: Mrs. Kinder settled herself in the chair across from the children and cracked open the book. She adjusted her spectacles, ever so slightly, then caressed the page with her wrinkled fingers. “In our world, when magic happens outside of a storybook, we call it a miracle. And miracles are considered so rare and special that lifetimes can go by without so much as a hint of one. But there are faraway places where our kind of miracles are as common as blades of grass in an open field. In the northern region of one of these worlds, in the top far east corner, past green forests, swamps, lakes, and even an ocean, there lived a young artist named Gabriel.” .....This story doesn’t begin, the way you think it might and the way most stories do. It doesn’t begin with a big adventure or a journey, or even pirate treasure. It starts with a tiny choice—one that seems unremarkable at the time, but that changes the course of destiny. One crisp morning, our Gabriel decided to search for firewood—and it’s with that simple decision that our tale begins.”… read more
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An innovative new series that encourages children to interact and engage while they learn about words and concepts. "Turn and Lear...n" are an innovative new series of fun board books to engage and entertain little minds as they learn about first words and concepts. Each page includes bright and lively photography and simple labels to clearly present first words and concepts. There is also a turn and learn wheel and a cut-through hole, encouraging children to turn the wheel to find the correct object to fit in the cut-through hole. This innovative and engaging design will encourage children to learn through interaction. The "Turn and Learn" books feature "Words, Animals, Colors "and" Shapes." read more
Yemen offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and... government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag. read more
Emily Bronte's romantic masterpiece established the quintessentially dark, brooding antihero in the form of the character Heathcli...ffe when first published. Heavily influenced by the poet Lord Byron, the beautiful flow of her words is matched by Rick Geary's art in this comics adaptation. Fan favorite and award-winning artist and writer Rick Geary's work was seen in Papercutz' CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #1 "Great Expectations." read more
The second, thrilling adventure in the Fever Crumb trilogy from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve. NARRATOR: Jenny Agut...terFORMAT: 7 CDs, Unabridged Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a traveling the read more
Adventure and glory await you in Pieces of Eight, the rousing combat game of rival buccaneer ships on the high seas. You play the ...game with a stack of metal pirate coins held in one hand that represents your ship. The coins you choose and the order in which you place them determine your ship's strengths, and you use the special abilities of your coins to destroy your opponent's coins one by one. Your goal is to expose the Captain coin buried deep in the middle of your adversary's ship, then take him out! Dare to enter the age of blood and gold with either The Blade or The Maiden's Vengeance ship set. Each set includes all the coins needed for one player to construct his own ship. Your opponents will each need their own ship set to play, but there's no other limit to the number of players who can join in. The coins in each set are not randomized; you can combine ship sets to gain a wider selection of coins and the advantage over your foes. read more
Allow yourself to be swept away into the enchanted world of old Russia. Five of Russia's best fairy tales are offered in this new ...translation of Aleksandr Afanasyev's prose. Meet such time-honored characters as the Firebird, Baba Yaga, Vasilisa the Beauti read more
The Rock How can a rock that's nothing more than a rock become something greater? The plain, dull, and oh-so ordinary rock in this... charming tale wants more for himself than the ugliness Life gave him. He wants to shine Welcome to the hills and valleys read more
In this story loosely based on the Cinderella fairy tale, Gisela is determined to get an invitation to the ball being thrown for t...he duke's son, Valten, but meeting him may not lead to her happily-ever-after. read more
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
Paperback, Jonathan David Pub, 2006, ISBN13 9780975438220, ISBN10 0975438220
Age-appropriate adaptations of four classic Beatrix Potter tales are presented in a large-trim, sturdy format for the youngest Pet...er Rabbit fans. read more
It is July 18, 1861 in Winchester, Virginia. The Civil War has begun, and Lieutenant John Pelham, formerly of the West Point Class... of 1861, is about to play a pivotal role in the First Battle of Bull Run. The confident Lieutenant Pelham bears little resemblance to the seventeen-year-old who journeyed alone Ive years earlier from Jacksonville, Alabama, to West Point, New York, to attend the United States Military Academy. As he immerses himself in West Point, both Pelham's lifeTorro is the newest member of the Alakota pack of dire wolves and sole heir to their leader, Derinie. Born into a world of turmoil and without a mother he must learn the ways of the pack with its order and rituals to survive the harsh climate of the prehistoric Ice Age. With the pack starving for prey and despite his inexperience at hunting, he sets off with his best friend Elsie in search of the caribou. But will his spunky personality and steadfast determination be enough for him to survive threats from saber toothed tigers, mammoths, and bears? While traversing the frozen tundra Torro must also manage hostile encounters with rival wolf packs plotting for control of the Alakota territory while his father's leadership is challenged from within. Only Torro knows a secret that threatens the lives of every pack member. How can this brave young wolf protect himself and help the pack to survive through the harshest of winters? Trail of the Caribou chronicles Torro's treacherous journey of growth and discovery in a world of peril and promise. "This imagined world of wolves has all the complexity of human relationships in a time before human interference; complete with Native American-inspired folklore and rituals in a rapid-paced story of courage and survival. Torro forges friendships, navigates danger, and connect with the spirits of his ancestors to thrive in the hostile wilderness? a real thrill ride! If you loved the Warrior series or The Guard read more
When Hallie and Cory cross a magic branch that shrinks them to mouse size, they make the acquaintance of Mr. Snuggywhiskers-the fr...iendly, well-spoken mouse who lives in the tallest tree in their backyard. From the day that Hallie discovers his tiny red door to the moment that Hallie and Cory realize their mysterious connection with Mr. Snuggywhiskers, they find out how enchanting the world of Mr. Snuggywhiskers can be. First in the award-winning series, Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers. Gold medal winner 2015 Children's Literary Classics, Best Chapter Book Series; 2015 Finalist, Wishing Shelf Book Awards. read more
Tokoyo, a skilled diver, is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him and in the proce...ss kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell. Tokoyo and her father are reunited and return to their village. Themes: braver read more
When a poor fisherman casts his net out into the Arabian Sea - and pulls in a genie in a bottle - he expects three wishes. But thi...s genie isn't like other genies. Three interwoven stories-within-a-story illustrate that good deeds should ne read more
Tales from a Not-so-graceful Ice Princess
Excerpt from The Fisher MaidenBut it comes laden with a peculiar pathos, charged with a more intense passion, from northern Europe....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
"Anatolian Puzzle 1500 Piece - Maiden's Tower II by Sefik Bayram. Vivid colors. Sturdy, stiff, and high quality. Fun for the whole... family. Enjoy this bright, colorful puzzle with family or friends. Piece count: 1500. Finished Dimensions: 33.5"" 23.6""13Rare and colorful puzzle imported from Turkey. Exquisite high quality, very detailed printing. The Anatolin line of puzzles offer many beautiful images of nature and every day life. There are famous locations like the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Grand Canal. Many puzzles also come from paintings, from ancient artists like Raphael and Michelangelo to newer ones like Monet, Long, Picasso, Renoir and even contemporary artists such as Josephine Wall. Great puzzle! Great Find! Great gift!" read more
The extraordinarily gifted illustrator and storyteller Bob Graham turns his distinctive attention to the animals of the African pl...ains. Morris the crocodile and his best friend, Billy, a tortoise, like nothing better than messing around down at the waterhole. After all, that's where their friends gather: zebras, hippos, giraffes, elephants, warthogs, and all the rest. In five amusing stories, Morris and company do just what kids do during a long, hot summer- perform ill-timed stunts on the diving board, get soundly beaten by a team of moms in a soccer match, or see their wildebeest friends off on vacation (also known as their annual migration). By turns wry and laugh-out-loud funny, Bob Graham's whimsical waterhole gang pays tribute to the merriment and mishaps of young friendships everywhere. read more
Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting a...n adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had. read more
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Cinderella is a snobby girl who only wants to impress the prince, but when she finds herself in trouble with the fairy she must sm...arten up and learn to be a real lady. read more