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The Child Thief
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780061903175
  • Reader Reviews : 102
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief—a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painting a Neverland that, like Maguire’s Oz, is darker, richer, more complex than innocent world J.M. Barrie originally conceived. An ingeniously executed literary feat, illustrated with Brom’s sumptuous artwork, The Child Thief is contemporary fantasy at its finest—casting Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, even Captain Hook and his crew in a breathtaking new light.

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    The Child Thief
  • Author : Dan Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781409142638
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the snow, death is not the coldest thing waiting for you... From out of the whiteness, a dark figure comes... December, 1930, Ukraine. After the horrors of war, Luka wants a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality - but everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo: the bodies of two children. When the villagers' fear turns deadly, they think they have saved themselves. And then a little girl vanishes. Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child in these frozen lands. And though his toughest enemy is the man he tracks through the harsh winter landscape, his strongest bond is a promise to his family back home...

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    The Thief Lord
  • Author : Cornelia Funke
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781909489158
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Amid the crumbling splendour of wintertime Venice, two orphans are on the run. The mysterious Thief Lord offers shelter, but a terrible danger is gathering force...

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    My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
  • Author : Kate Bernheimer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781101464380
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

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    The Child Thief
  • Author : Bella Forrest
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 1717492681
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Dystopias
  • America in 2105 is beset with mass inequality, poverty and increasingly large numbers of the poor. A fractured America ushers in an authoritarian government that promises to solve these problems by redistributing children born to the poor to be adopted by the rich. Robin, a single teen mother, fell within the scope of the scheme and lost her baby two years ago. A life of factory work doesn't provide much hope until she stumbles upon a group of misfits who share her frustrations and desire for change. In a world where we have government of the rich by the rich for the rich, one girl decides to fight back.

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    The Child Thief
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0061671339
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief—a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painting a Neverland that, like Maguire’s Oz, is darker, richer, more complex than innocent world J.M. Barrie originally conceived. An ingeniously executed literary feat, illustrated with Brom’s sumptuous artwork, The Child Thief is contemporary fantasy at its finest—casting Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, even Captain Hook and his crew in a breathtaking new light.

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    The Devil's Rose
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : UOM:39015073817879
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Undead Cole McGee serves the Devil by hunting down escapees from Hell, in order to win freedom to search for his beloved Rose, and now he has a chance at immediate freedom if he returns just one more escapee, the mysterious Rath.

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    Slewfoot
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250621986
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it. Connecticut, 1666. An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector. The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil. To Abitha, a recently widowed outcast, alone and vulnerable in her pious village, he is the only one she can turn to for help. Together, they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan – one that threatens to destroy the entire village, leaving nothing but ashes and bloodshed in their wake. “If it is a devil you seek, then it is a devil you shall have!” This terrifying tale of bewitchery features more than two dozen of Brom’s haunting paintings, fully immersing readers in this wild and unforgiving world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Book of Lost Things
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780743298858
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

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    The Plucker
  • Author : Gerald Brom
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0810996022
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Discarded as a child's toy, Jack finds himself forgotten underneath the bed, but when the Plucker, a malevolent spirit, is set loose upon the world, Jack must defend Thomas, the very child who abandoned him.

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    Peter Pan Reimagined. A Comparison of Brom's The Child Thief and J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan
  • Author : Franziska Schweitzer
  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN : 9783960670124
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • What does Avalon have to do with Neverland? Why are the children the only humans who can use Avalon’s magic? What are the differences between J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Brom’s Child Thief? Brom wrote a haunting reimagination of a book that is still one of the most important for children. Yet, The Child Thief is not a book designed for children. There is a great difference between the flying boy in Barrie’s original and Brom’s Peter. This poses the question, which traits of the original Peter Pan did Brom use as they were and which ones did he give a twist? Every change that Brom made has implications that go beyond a simple adaption to our modern taste. Since The Child Thief also does not follow Barrie’s Peter Pan concerning the storyline or the narrative style, the formerly posed question encompasses therefore the whole The Child Thief. This treatise aims to answer these questions and to give an outlook on possible further research.

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    Red Winter: A Novel
  • Author : Dan Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781605986609
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Delivering harrowing adventure and suspense set against an unforgiving landscape, the new novel by Dan Smith will leave you chilled to the bone . . . 1920, central Russia. The Red Terror tightens its hold. Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons. But he finds the village silent and empty. The men have been massacred in the forest. The women and children have disappeared. In this remote, rural Russian community the folk tales that mothers tell their children by candlelight take on powerful significance, and the terrifying legend of Koschei, The Deathless One, begins to feel very real. Kolya sets out on a journey through dense, haunting forests and across vast plains against the bitter winter, in the desperate hope he will find his wife and two boys—and find them alive. But there are very dark things in Kolya's past. And, as he strives to find his family, there's someone—or something—following his trail . . .

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    The Child Thief
  • Author : Dan Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781639360901
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the tradition of City of Thieves and Child 44, a troubled World War I veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930's Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy killer with unthinkable plans. December 1930, Ukraine. Luka is a war veteran who now wants only to have a quiet life with his family in his village. But everything changes the day the stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. In the chaos that ensues, a little girl vanishes. Luka is the only man with the skills to find who could have stolen a child in these frozen lands – and besides, the missing girl is best friend to Luka’s daughter. Together with his sons, Luka sets out in pursuit across lands ravaged by war. Soon they realize that the man they are tracking is no ordinary criminal, but a skillful hunter with the child as the bait. It will take all of Luka’s strength to battle the harshest of conditions, and all of his wit to stay a step ahead of Soviet authorities.

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    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
  • Author : Jonathan Auxier
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781613121580
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny. Praise for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes “Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses.” –Kirkus Reviews

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    The Leaf Thief
  • Author : Alice Hemming
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781728235219
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Perfect for fans of Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, The Leaf Thief is a funny picture book that teaches kids about autumn, adapting to change, and the seasons. Squirrel loves counting the leaves on his tree—red leaves, gold leaves, orange, and more. But hold on! One of his leaves is missing! On a quest to find the missing leaf, Squirrel teams up with his good friend Bird to discover who the leaf thief could be among their forest friends. With vibrant art and captivating characters, the magic of autumn is captured beautifully on each page as readers tag along Squirrel's forest adventure. Is there truly a leaf thief afoot, or is something else going on in Squirrel's forest? A perfect exploration of change—both seasonal, and the anxiety that change sometimes causes. Bonus material explaining about the changing of the seasons. Poised to be a new fall classic. Pick up The Leaf Thief if you are looking for: A classic read for ages 4 and up Back to school books, ideal for your classroom, homeschool curriculum, and more! Seasonal and educational stories about the changing seasons

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    Offerings
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : Collins & Brown
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1855859181
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Art
  • Celebrate the darkness! A brand-new collection of art from the master of fantasy and horror continues the theme of the extremely successful Darkwerks. Brom's characteristic and potent brand of sinister, disturbing imagery comes to life through a selection of the very best paintings and concept work of recent years. In addition to covers from best-selling novels by Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and Michael Moorcock, here are Brom's illustrations for comic books (Batman); movies (Galaxy Quest and Sleepy Hollow); computer games (Doom II), and collectible cards (ICE's Lord of the Rings), where he has become the leading name. With over 120 haunting images, this collection will find an eager audience waiting to plunge into its irresistible, shadowy depths.

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    The Baby Thief
  • Author : Barbara Bisantz Raymond,Barbara Raymond
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780786733743
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee — selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

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    The Thief
  • Author : Megan Whalen Turner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0688146279
  • Reader Reviews : 148
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut," wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise. The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the theif's abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses. Megan Whalen Turner weaves Gen's stories and Gen's story together with style and verve in a novel that is filled with intrigue, adventure, and surprise.

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    The Lightning Thief
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781423140344
  • Reader Reviews : 84
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

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    The Circus Thief
  • Author : Alane Adams
  • Publisher : SparkPress
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781943006762
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing Roxie, a trained horse who can do all sorts of tricks. When Georgie is invited to ride on her back, he discovers it’s her last show—Roxie is going to be sent to the work farm! When Roxie bolts with Georgie on her back, Papa must come to his rescue. The Circus Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4–8.

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    Lost Gods
  • Author : Brom
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062095701
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Lost Gods, Brom, the artist and author of The Child Thief and Krampus, brings readers into a dark, fantastical, masterful mix of brilliant illustrations and dazzling prose. A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom. Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . . Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake.To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death’s stygian blackness. With Lost Gods, Brom’s gritty and visceral writing takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead, and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.

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    Storm Thief
  • Author : Chris Wooding
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781407143873
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michael Grant, this darkly thrilling novel is a powerful blend of fantasy and science-fiction. Rail and Moa are two teenage thieves. Vago is a golem of metal and flesh. All three are denizens of Orokos, a city scoured by chaotic storms that rearrange streets and turn children into glass. No one can enter the city, or leave. Until one day Rail finds a mysterious artifact that may hold the key to the secrets of the city - and the chance of escape. And so begins an impossible quest. Get ready for a breathtaking adventure.

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    The Child Thief
  • Author : Bella Forrest
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1947607405
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • America in 2105 is beset with mass inequality, poverty and increasingly large numbers of the poor. A fractured America ushers in an authoritarian government that promises to solve these problems by redistributing children born to the poor to be adopted by the rich. Robin, a single teen mother, fell within the scope of the scheme and lost her baby two years ago. A life of factory work doesn't provide much hope until she stumbles upon a group of misfits who share her frustrations and desire for change. In a world where we have government of the rich by the rich for the rich, one girl decides to fight back.

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    The Child Thief 3
  • Author : Bella Forrest
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1947607626
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "It sounded to me like they've been watching you--watching us--for a while..." A decades-old conspiracy. A group of mysterious allies. An entire nation out for their blood. The Compliance Authority does not take kindly to dissidents. Particularly dissidents who have managed to escape their grasp, not once, but twice. Things are about to get a lot more dangerous for Robin, Jace, and their team. Making it all the more urgent to figure out what, if anything, Nathan is hiding--as well as if their convenient allies are, in fact, allies. Because there's only one thing Robin can be sure of right now... The farther they walk along this tightrope of a life they've found themselves trapped in, the thinner the line becomes. Delve deeper into the world of the child thieves, as Robin and Jace continue their fight for survival--and justice. Buy now *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*

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    Museum of Thieves
  • Author : Lian Tanner
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780375896958
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . . Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.

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    The Coal Thief
  • Author : Alane Adams
  • Publisher : SparkPress
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781940716282
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Brrr! Georgie wakes up to a freezing morning in 1920s Pennsylvania and gets the bad news that there is no coal to heat the farmhouse—and he knows there is no money to buy more, either. Just after he finds this out, along comes his friend Harley, who drags him off on an adventure to find some mysterious “black gold.” Before Georgie can catch his breath, he’s in a pile of trouble—all the way up to his ears! Take a trip back in time and join Georgie in this heartwarming tale of mischief made and lessons learned in America’s storied past. USA Best Book Awards: Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction, Finalist

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    Child of the Night Guild
  • Author : Andy Peloquin
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 154117710X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "They killed my parents. They took my name. They imprisoned me in darkness. I would not be broken." Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves' trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts. The cutthroat streets of Praamis will test her mettle, and she must learn to dodge the City Guards or swing from a hangman's rope. But a more dangerous foe lurks within the guild walls. A sadistic rival apprentice, threatened by her strength, is out for blood. What hope does one girl have in a world of ruthless men?

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    The Chicken Thief
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1592700926
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When a fox carries off a hen from outside a cottage, the other animals--a bear, a rabbit, and a rooster--give chase.

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    The Plucker
  • Author : Gerald Brom
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0810957922
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a shadowy world of make-believe, Jack and his box are stuck beneath the bed with other castaway toys, until the Plucker, a malevolent spirit, is unleashed on the world and threatens Thomas, the child who had abandoned Jack, and Jack is forced to join forces with Thomas's other toys--Monkey, the Nutcracker, and Snow Angel--to save the boy they love.

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    Momo
  • Author : Michael
  • Publisher : McSweeney's
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781938073991
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo—published six years earlier—is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl blessed with the gift of listening, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With gorgeous new drawings by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this all-new 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.

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    The Night Thief
  • Author : Barbara Fradkin
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781459808683
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Simple country handyman Cedric O’Toole relies on his organic vegetable garden to supplement his meager income, so he’s upset when vegetables begin disappearing. After several futile attempts to protect the garden, he stakes it out one night with his shotgun and spots a shadowy figure running into the woods. Cedric follows and finds a young boy living rough on his land. The boy has never been taught to read or write, and no one has reported him missing. No stranger to childhood neglect himself, Cedric takes the boy under his wing and tries to find answers. Who is the mystery boy, and why is he hiding in the woods? The Night Thief is the third novel in a series featuring reluctant sleuth Cedric O’Toole.

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    Children of the Fox
  • Author : Kevin Sands
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780593327531
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "This stunning tale of betrayal, trickery, and friendship takes the reader on a wild ride." —School Library Journal Ocean's Eleven meets The False Prince in this thrilling heist story for young readers, in which five kids with unusual talents are brought together to commit an impossible crime. Failure is unacceptable ... but success could be deadly. From the bestselling author of the Blackthorn Key series, this magic-infused fantasy brings together a ragtag group of kids to pull off a crime so difficult, countless adults have already tried and failed. Lured by the promise of more money than they've ever dreamed of, five young criminals are hired to steal a heavily guarded treasure from the most powerful sorcerer in the city. There's Callan the con artist, Meriel the expert at acrobatics (and knives!), Gareth the researcher, Lachlan who can obtain anything, and Foxtail, whose mysterious eyeless mask doesn't hinder her ability to climb walls like a spider. Though their shadowy backgrounds mean that they've never trusted anyone but themselves, the five must learn to rely on each other in order to get the job done. But as Callan has been warned most of his life, it's best to stay away from magic. It can turn on you at any moment, and make you think you're the one running the con game, when in reality you're the one being fooled. Faced with these unsurmountable odds, can the friends pull off this legendary heist, or has their luck finally run out?

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    Tinfoil Butterfly
  • Author : Rachel Eve Moulton
  • Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780374720032
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Shining meets About a Boy in this electrifying debut about a troubled young woman and a lonely boy facing their demons in the frozen Black Hills. Emma is hitchhiking across the United States, trying to outrun a violent, tragic past, when she meets Lowell, the hot-but-dumb driver she hopes will take her as far as the Badlands. But Lowell is not as harmless as he seems, and a vicious scuffle leaves Emma bloody and stranded in an abandoned town in the Black Hills with an out-of-gas van, a loaded gun, and a snowstorm on the way. The town is eerily quiet and Emma takes shelter in a diner, where she stumbles across Earl, a strange little boy in a tinfoil mask who steals her gun before begging her to help him get rid of “George.” As she is pulled deeper into Earl’s bizarre, menacing world, the horrors of Emma’s past creep closer, and she realizes she can’t run forever. Tinfoil Butterfly is a seductively scary, chilling exploration of evil—how it sneaks in under your skin, flaring up when you least expect it, how it throttles you and won't let go. The beauty of Rachel Eve Moulton's ferocious, harrowing, and surprisingly moving debut is that it teaches us that love can do that, too.

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    Franklin Versus the Child Thief
  • Author : Leah Cutter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1644700018
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Franklin helps ghosts pass along, from this world to the next. His newest visitor? A scared white boy, wearing shorts, his legs scratched up, not proper funeral clothes. Franklin knows that even if the police believed him, a black man talking about dead white boys just leads to more questions, more trouble. Especially when everyone else thinks the boy is only missing... "Franklin Versus The Child Thief"-the third novel in The Chronicles of Franklin-revisits rural Kentucky, Franklin's acquaintances as well as family, and the complications of both when twisted together with magic. Be sure to read the first two books as well, "Franklin Versus The Popcorn Thief" and "Franklin Versus The Soul Thief."

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    Brief Thief
  • Author : Michaël Escoffier
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1592701310
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When he runs out of toilet paper, Leon must find something else to use. With that, his troubles begin.

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    Peter Pan (Annotated)
  • Author : James Matthew Barrie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9798737137243
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

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    It Takes a Village
  • Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781471108648
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.

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    Yonder
  • Author : Jabari Asim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781982163181
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Water Dancer meets The Prophets in this spare, gripping, and beautifully rendered novel exploring love and friendship among a group of enslaved Black strivers in the mid-19th century. They call themselves the Stolen. Their owners call them captives. They are taught their captors’ tongues and their beliefs but they have a language and rituals all their own. In a world that would be allegorical if it weren’t saturated in harsh truths, Cato and William meet at Placid Hall, a plantation in an unspecified part of the American South. Subject to the whims of their tyrannical and eccentric captor, Cannonball Greene, they never know what harm may befall them: inhumane physical toil in the plantation’s quarry by day, a beating by night, or the sale of a loved one at any moment. It’s that cruel practice—the wanton destruction of love, the belief that Black people aren’t even capable of loving—that hurts the most. It hurts the reserved and stubborn William, who finds himself falling for Margaret, a small but mighty woman with self-possession beyond her years. And it hurts Cato, whose first love, Iris, was sold off with no forewarning. He now finds solace in his hearty band of friends, including William, who is like a brother; Margaret; Little Zander; and Milton, a gifted artist. There is also Pandora, with thick braids and long limbs, whose beauty calls to him. Their relationships begin to fray when a visiting minister with a mysterious past starts to fill their heads with ideas about independence. He tells them that with freedom comes the right to choose the small things—when to dine, when to begin and end work—as well as the big things, such as whom and how to love. Do they follow the preacher and pursue the unknown? Confined in a landscape marked by deceit and uncertainty, who can they trust? In an elegant work of monumental imagination that will reorient how we think of the legacy of America’s shameful past, Jabari Asim presents a beautiful, powerful, and elegiac novel that examines intimacy and longing in the quarters while asking a vital question: What would happen if an enslaved person risked everything for love?

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    Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister
  • Author : Liz Kessler
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781444001372
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sparkling with magic, warmth and charm, this is the first book in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author Liz Kessler - full of friendship and fairies. Eleven-year-old Philippa Fisher is not happy. She's picked on at school, her parents are embarrassing, and worst of all, her best friend has just moved away. But it seems Philippa's luck is about to change when Daisy, the new girl at school, reveals that she is Philippa's fairy godmother - or godsister, since they are the same age. Daisy has been assigned to help Philippa by granting her three wishes. Unfortunately, Daisy is not too fond of working with humans, and she can't wait to get her mission over with. But as every wish seems to make Philippa's life worse rather than better, can the two girls team up to fix Philippa's world before it's too late? A traditional story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, PHILIPPA FISHER'S FAIRY GODSISTER touches on friendship, luck, finding out what you really want, and learning to handle the cards you are dealt.