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The Magician's Elephant
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo,Yoko Tanaka
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780763652982
  • Reader Reviews : 79
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

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    The Magician's Elephant
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780763649418
  • Reader Reviews : 77
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller -The New York Times Book Review (Ages 8-13) When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a remarkable chain of events. With atmospheric illustrations by Yoko Tanaka, here is a captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes -hope and belonging, desire and compassion- with the lightness of a magician’s touch.

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    The Magician's Elephant
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780763644109
  • Reader Reviews : 82
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

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    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo,Bagram Ibatoulline
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780763643676
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.

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    Sparrow Girl
  • Author : Sara Pennypacker
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781368004381
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country's leader had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers--they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great "Sparrow War" to banish them from China, but Ming-Li did not want to chase the birds away. As the people of her village gathered with firecrackers and gongs to scatter the sparrows, Ming-Li held her ears and watched in dismay. The birds were falling from the trees, frightened to death! Ming-Li knew she had to do something -- even if she couldn't stop the noise. Quietly, she vowed to save as many sparrows as she could, one by one...

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    The Magician's Hat
  • Author : Malcolm Mitchell
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781338276978
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell presents the story of a magician who reveals an awe-inspiring treasure from his bag of tricks -- books that make every kid's dream come true!This is not your typical afternoon at the library -- a magician invites kids to reach into his hat to pull out whatever they find when they dig down deep. Soon -- poof! -- each child comes away with something better than they could've imagined -- a book that helps them become whatever they want to be, and makes their dreams come true through pages and words, and the adventures that follow. But each child can't help but wonder, What's really making the magic happen?"Malcolm Mitchell is changing the world through the power of reading." -- Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series"The Magician's Hat will cast its spell on you!" -- Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

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    Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
  • Author : R. L. LaFevers
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0618756388
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work. 20,000 first printing.

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    The Essential Kate DiCamillo Collection
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 1120
  • ISBN : 9780763672393
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For both Kate DiCamillo’s staunchest fans and those just discovering this beloved author, here are five of her award-winning classics in one handsome set. Create an instant Kate DiCamillo collection with five of her New York Times best-selling novels — among them a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, a Newbery Medal Winner, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner, and an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Included in this set are editions of: Because of Winn-Dixie The Tiger Rising The Tale of Despereaux The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The Magician’s Elephant

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    Louisiana's Way Home
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781536204773
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are — and deciding who you want to be. When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.) Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

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    Beverly, Right Here
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780763694647
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly. Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This was what Beverly wanted -- what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away. Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her -- and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. In a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels about the beloved Three Rancheros, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again.

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    Raymie Nightingale
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780763681173
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

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    Flora & Ulysses
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780763667245
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.

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    'night, Mother
  • Author : Marsha Norman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 9780374521387
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Drama
  • The 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a disappointed and despondent young woman who methodically plans her own death

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    Monsterstreet #1: The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
  • Author : J. H. Reynolds
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780062869364
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • “Fast, funny, frightening—and filled with shocks and surprises. These books are my kind of fun. I want to live on Monsterstreet!” —R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series The Monsterstreet series kicks off with this chilling tale about a boy who discovers his father was killed by a legendary werewolf. Max Bloodnight can’t decide what’s more terrifying about his weekend in Wolf County—the fact that he has to stay with grandparents he’s never met before or being stuck on a farm without cell service. If only that was all he had to fear. Determined to solve the mystery of his father’s death, which occurred years before at the claws of a legendary werewolf, Max must hunt to uncover the truth before the full moon rises . . . and the werewolf strikes again. Don't miss any of the books in the thrilling Monsterstreet series!

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    Sweet Home Alaska
  • Author : Carole Estby Dagg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780147514202
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "If Laura Ingalls Wilder had lived in Alaska, she might have written this novel . . ."--Kirkus Reviews It's 1934, and times are tough for Trip's family after the mill in their small Wisconsin town closes, leaving her father unemployed. Determined to provide for his family, he moves them all to Alaska to become pioneers as part of President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project. Trip and her family are settling in, except her mom, who balks at the lack of civilization. But Trip feels like she's following in Laura Ingalls Wilder's footsteps, and she hatches a plan to raise enough money for a piano to convince her musical mother that Alaska is a wonderful and cultured home. Her sights set on the cash prize at the upcoming Palmer Colony Fair, but can Trip grow the largest pumpkin possible--using all the love, energy, and Farmer Boy expertise she can muster?

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    Dandelion's Dream
  • Author : Yoko Tanaka
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN : 9781536204537
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "A happy little dandelion views the world with wonder in this wordless story about enjoying life to the fullest."--

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    The Tiger Rising
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780763649449
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A National Book Award finalist by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger—a real-life, very large tiger—pacing back and forth in a cage. What’s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things—like memories, and heartache, and tigers—can’t be locked up forever. Featuring a new cover illustration by Stephen Walton and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

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    The Tale of Despereaux
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780763649432
  • Reader Reviews : 260
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

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    Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
  • Author : Mike Senior
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781351368803
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. ▪ Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. ▪ Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. ▪ Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

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    A Piglet Named Mercy
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9780763677534
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive -- and the Watsons' lives will never be the same.

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    Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780763649456
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

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    Great Joy
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9780763629205
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Just before Christmas, when Frances sees a sad-eyed organ grinder and his monkey performing near her apartment, she cannot stop thinking about them, wondering where they go at night, and wishing she could do something to help.

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    La la la
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 9780763658335
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "La la la ... la" A little girl stands alone and sings, but there's no response. So, gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips out into the world, calling to the trees and the pond and the reeds ... But will anyone sing back to her?

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    Rescuing Ivy
  • Author : Karen Kulinski
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1606531034
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • You will stay on the edge of your seat as Danna saves an elephant falsely accused of murder. Elephants, hobos, and the big top all come alive in Karen Kulinski's charming tale of adventure.

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    Hiding the Elephant
  • Author : Jim Steinmeyer
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9780099476641
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Magic tricks
  • Now in paperback comes Steinmeyer's astonishing chronicle of half a century of illusionary innovation, backstage chicanery, and keen competition within the world of magicians.

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    Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780763671433
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." – School Library Journal Features an audio read-along! When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween – complete with tiara – they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-treating and can picture piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo’s beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

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    Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN : 9780763673116
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Baby Lincoln has had enough of her older sister, Eugenia, telling her what to do and sets out on her own on a journey of self-discovery.

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  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780763689797
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Kate Dicamillo
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781536215786
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • For both Kate DiCamillo's staunchest fans and those just discovering this beloved author, here are six of her award-winning classics in one handsome boxed set. Add some magic to your personal library with six classics novels from Kate DiCamillo. From a boy who finds a tiger in the Florida woods to a fortune-teller's strange prediction, this collection features all kinds of wonder in the form of National Book Award Finalists, Newbery Medal winners, and #1 New York Times bestsellers. Included are: Because of Winn-Dixie The Tiger Rising The Tale of Despereaux The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The Magician's Elephant Flora & Ulysses

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    Kingston and the Magician's Lost and Found
  • Author : Rucker Moses,Theo Gangi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780525516873
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Magic has all but disappeared in Brooklyn, but one tenacious young magician is determined to bring it back in this exciting middle grade mystery. Twelve-year-old Kingston has just moved from the suburbs back to Echo City, Brooklyn—the last place his father was seen alive. Kingston's father was King Preston, one of the world's greatest magicians. Until one trick went wrong and he disappeared. Now that Kingston is back in Echo City, he's determined to find his father. Somehow, though, when his father disappeared, he took all of Echo City's magic with him. Now Echo City—a ghost of its past—is living up to its name. With no magic left, the magicians have packed up and left town and those who've stayed behind don't look too kindly on any who reminds them of what they once had. When Kingston finds a magic box his father left behind as a clue, Kingston knows there's more to his father's disappearance than meets the eye. He'll have to keep it a secret—that is, until he can restore magic to Echo City. With his cousin Veronica and childhood friend Too Tall Eddie, Kingston works to solve the clues, but one wrong move and his father might not be the only one who goes missing.

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    Wonder Show
  • Author : Hannah Rodgers Barnaby
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780547599809
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Traveling with circus sideshow performers after fleeing an oppressive school for wayward girls, Portia Remini feels out of place among her exotic companions while wondering about her missing father and fearing capture by the school's sinister headmaster. 20,000 first printing.

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    Mercy Watson Fights Crime
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780763671419
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • * "Another rollicking addition starring the porcine wonder. . . . Will keep newly independent readers turning the pages.--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) (ages 6-8) Features an audio read-along! Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing the Watsons' kitchen right this minute! As he drags the toaster across the counter – screeeeeech – and drops it into his bag – clannngggg – little does he know that a certain large pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter is stirring from sleep. Even less could he guess that comedy of errors (not to mention the buttery sweets in his pocket) will soon lead this little man on the wild and raucous rodeo ride he's always dreamed of! Nosy neighbors, astonished firemen, a puzzled policeman, and the ever-doting Watsons return for a new tongue-in-snout adventure about Kate DiCamillo's delightfully single-minded pig.

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    Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780763674083
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse – until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters – Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone’s favorite porcine wonder, Mercy – for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

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    Poetry at Work
  • Author : Glynn Young,Scott Edward Anderson
  • Publisher : T. S. Poetry Press
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0989854299
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetics
  • There is value in taking poetry to work, and finding the poetry that's already there. Publications like "Harvard Business Review" and "FastCompany" are starting to write about the power of poetry-noting poetry's effectiveness in building creative thinkers and problem solvers. Yet there is no single source to guide those who are *at work* every day, with little direction for how to explore the power of poetry in the workplace. Glynn Young's "Poetry at Work" is that guide. From discussions about how poetry is built into the very fabric of work, to practical suggestions on how to be a poet at work, this is a book that meets a very real need. Altogether-a landmark book that moves beyond David Whyte's seminal book on poetry and the corporate world. More than just philosophy, this book brings the hope of practice and surprising discovery, the benefits of stress relief and increased accomplishment. *** The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a whole life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs "read, write, live, play, learn, " or "grow"-and join a culture of individuals interested in living deeply, richly.

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    Bink & Gollie
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo,Alison McGhee
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780763632663
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

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    The Houdini Box
  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9781416968788
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A chance encounter with Harry Houdini leaves a small boy in possession of a mysterious box--one that might hold the secrets to the greatest magic tricks ever performed.

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    The Indebted Earl
  • Author : Erica Vetsch
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780825476020
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business--or will it turn into something more? Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life--especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero's dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man's grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell. When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience. Sophie is surprised to find she isn't opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed's elderly mother, and she's already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she'll stay behind to oversee his property and wards. It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he's come to mean to her. Now she'll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.

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    The White Elephant
  • Author : Sid Fleischman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780061964916
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • How can a beautiful white elephant be a terrible curse? Run-Run, a young elephant trainer, discovers the answer when he incurs the fury of the prince. The boy's punishment? The gift of an elephant, white as a cloud. From that moment forward, the curse reveals itself. According to tradition, so rare an elephant cannot be allowed to work for its keep. It is poor Run-Run who must feed the beast the hundreds of pounds of food it eats each day, and scrub it clean, and brush its pom-pom of a tail, and wash behind its ears, and, above all, keep it from doing any work. Oh, if only Run-Run could make the magnificent white elephant disappear! Clever as a magician, he does—but the curse has tricks of its own for Run-Run.