Four young friends are befriended by the owner of a new candy shop. However, the gray-haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects. Purposefully, she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt. Diablo Elementary School.
Wendelin Van Draanen - Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns out everyone's in for a rocky ride. In this penultimate book in the Sammy Keyes mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen pays homage to the mystery genre. This book is a classic locked-room whodunnit—Sammy Keyes style. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.
A. H. Savage Landor - Alone with the Hairy Ainu
A. H. Savage Landor (1867–1925), the grandson of the author Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864), was born and educated in Florence. He abandoned his painting studies in Paris to travel around the world, and visited Asia, the Middle East and South America, supporting himself as he went by painting portraits of people he encountered. Landor became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1892, and a Member of the Royal Institution in 1897. This volume, first published in 1893, deals with his adventurous experiences among the indigenous Ainu, the 'hairy men' who lived in the northern 'home islands' of Japan and in Sakhalin, the island whose possession was disputed by Japan and Russia for two hundred years. Landor insisted on 'doing in Ainuland as the Ainu does'. He describes his journey through the Ainu territory and gives a detailed and ethnographically aware account of its people and their culture.
Jim Murray - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015
This is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the world's whiskies ever produced. Honest, forthright and proudly independent, Jim Murray has, for this twelfth edition, tasted and rated over 4,700 whiskies including over 2,500 single Scottish malts, 400 blended Scotches and 600 American whiskeys. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible provides an unrivalled and invaluable source of reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and the drinks trade alike. In terms of whisky, this is the gospel!
Peter Murray - Linda Murray - The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists
'A vast amount of information intelligently prsented, carefully detailed, abreast of current thought and scholarship and easy to read' - The Times Literary Supplement This sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes short biographies of over 1,200 painters, sculptors and engravers. These contain dates and information about the artists' careers, a note of galleries exhibiting their work and an estimate of their style. The dictionary also defines artistic movements, terms applied to periods and ideas and technical expressions and processes. 'A thorough, well-documented ... and at the same time imaginative opus' - Dr J. P. Hodin in the College Art Journal
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 7.
Soah, our heroine, is saved from a strange, sacrificial ritual by Habaek, the young Water God. While Soah has come to appreciate the Water God and his kingdom, the heavenly Suguk, she's also fallen in love with a mysterious man named Mui. What she doesn't know is that Habaek is Mui--he's been cursed to appear as a little boy during the day while he lives in his true adult form at night! Will Soah discover that she's torn between two versions of the same person, or will other sinister forces drive them apart? Soah and Habaek try to overcome a kidnapping, memory loss, pride, conflicting passions, and an array of devious interlopers on their paths to true love!
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 6.
At the start of this series, Soah was willing to sacrifice her life to the feared god Habaek to save her drought-stricken village on Earth. However, she wasn't killed by the powerful Water God-she was rescued and taken to the magical kingdom of Suguk. Once there, she met moody gods of the elements and a mysterious husband who took her as his bride but then spurned her. While Habaek yearns to treat Soah as a proper husband would, he's cursed to live in the form of a little boy during the day, only reverting to his true adult self at night. Trying to keep this strange secret from Soah, he hides behind the fake identity of "Mui" at night, when he competes with other unusual gods for her attention. Will this be the volume in which the Water God finally spills the truth to Soah-or will other conspiring, jealous gods succeed in driving a permanent wedge between him and his human bride? Cursed and pursued by an unknown, shape-shifting tormentor, Habaek is also led to believe that his previous human bride is still alive!
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 4.
Gods and mortals alike are in love with Soah! Driven from her husband Habaek's magical kingdom, Soah's life back on Earth has been pretty miserable so far, despite her many admirers. With Habaek's mother and some of his supposed friends conspiring against him, will the cursed Water God finally come to his senses and rescue Soah? Humor, drama, and a bit of horror combine in this story, as Soah tries to uncover the truth behind her strange husband's curse and his previous wife's early, brutal demise. Complicating everything, Habaek -- her powerful, moody husband -- must live in the form of a little boy during the day, returning to his true adult body at night.
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 3.
Humor, drama, and a bit of horror combine, as human bride Soah tries to uncover the truth behind her strange husband's predicament and his previous wife's early, brutal demise. While Huye distracts her with flirtations and the dreadful goddess Murah becomes increasingly jealous, strong-willed Soah is determined to find out why her powerful, moody husband is cursed to live in the form of a little boy during the day, returning to his true, adult body at night. Soah's inner strength and determination saved her village from drought and famine in previous volumes -- now she must pit her guts and guile against the unpredictable elemental gods in order to find happiness in the new world she's trapped in.
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 13.
Mura—the goddess who’s been trying to separate Habaek and his human bride Soah—forces Habaek into a showdown on Cheong-Yo Mountain, where she’s most powerful. As a civil war erupts in the realms of the gods, the Emperor puts his own devious plan in motion to hurt Habaek and those he loves.
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 2.
Habaek, the mysterious Water God, is cursed to live his days in the form of a little boy-while he turns back to his true adult self at night. His new human bride, Soah, thinks that she's been married to a child and has no idea that the attractive "Mui" is actually the adult Habaek. Surrounded by a cast of colorful elemental gods and their servants, Soah is tempted by flirtations from both "Mui" and the rascal Huye. When Tae-eul-jin-in spills Habaek's surprising secret, Soah audaciously plots to uncover the truth for herself. She has to be careful, though, so she doesn't anger the moody gods-including her powerful new husband!
Kasey Michaels - Carolyn Zane - Ruth Ryan Langan - Brides Of Privilege
The Coltons of California are a family of privilege and power. Their perpetual fame and misfortune keeps them bound together, for better or for worse. In The Coltons: Brides of Privilege, readers will meet three powerful and sexy Colton men who face the challenge of finding the right women - the brides of their heart This brand-new anthology will introduce readers to the newest family dynasty from Silhouette "RM", whetting their appetites for an exciting 12-book continuity, The Coltons, launching in June 2001. Legend has it that the famous Colton family sapphires shine brilliantly on only the women who are meant to be Colton brides . . . Meet three powerful and sexy Colton men who face the challenge of finding, the right women - the brides of their hearts! Join New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels, along with national bestselling author Ruth Langan and reader favorite Carolyn Zane as they create unforgettable romances and lure you into the fascinating world of the Coltons. Sapphire Bride - Kasey Michaels - Harrison Colton: The vengeful tycoon. When the sister of his ex-fiancee shows up begging for his help, he discovers that the steel wall surrounding his heart isn't as impenetrable as he'd thought. Colton's Bride - Ruth Langan -- William Colton: the playboy earl. Rather than succumb to a loveless union, he'd willfully chosen poverty over prestige. But now he must convince the beautiful, destitute widow living next door of the sincerety of his love. Destiny's Bride - Carolyn Zane - Jason Colton: the determined doctor. When the hardworking MD rushes to aid a pregnant woman, her secrecy suggests she's cut from the same cloth as his former bride-to-be. Now she must persuade him that their meeting was more than mere chance - it was destiny!
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 17.
With jealous schemers in both the realm of the gods and on earth working against them, former water god Habaek and his human lover Soah will not only have to struggle to stay together--but to stay alive as well! Korean creator Mi-Kyung Yun's high-stakes celestial drama reaches a turning point, as the desperate lovers must overcome seemingly impossible obstacles to save those they care about the most! Although they've fled to earth, our star-crossed pair also can't avoid becoming entangled in a civil war among the gods, with the current, demented emperor wanting Habaek back and fighting on his side!
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 5.
With a jealous admirer and a bitter, powerful mother plotting behind his back, Habaek's controversial decision to return Soah to his magical kingdom has the elemental gods and goddesses in an uproar. Habaek, the moody water god who rescued Soah's village from famine and drought, is also dealing with a curse that turns him into a child during the day and reverts him to his true adult form at night. While some of the inhabitants of his domain are friendly to his human bride -- and some are a bit too friendly -- Habaek has kept his curse secret from Soah, who's become completely confused by all the attention and resentment her presence brings! When night falls, Habaek pretends to be the aloof, handsome god Mui, whose irresistible charisma and flirtations with Soah have her thinking that she's about ready to cheat on her immature spouse. It may be about time for Habaek/Mui to come clean! And who's really responsible for the death of his previous human bride?
P. G. Wodehouse - Uncle Fred in the Springtime
Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill-tempered, egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her. Disguised as the eminent nerve specialist Sir Roderick Glossop, and with his distressed nephew Pongo in tow, Uncle Fred must not only steal a pig but also reunite a young couple and diagnose various members of the upper class with imaginary mental illnesses, all before his domineering wife realizes he’s escaped their country estate.
Peyo - Benny Breakiron - Uncle Placid
Benny’s uncle has a very important job: he guards the treasury of a very tiny — but very rich — neighboring country. Uncle Placid has his work cut out for him, with thieves of every stripe always plotting to break in and steal the money, but he never expected a thief to try and steal the machines that make the money! While traveling back home with Benny during a school break with the printing plates on board, it looks like super-strong Benny might be the only one able to fend off a daring raid!
Julia Alvarez - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. Previously privileged and wealthy, the family finds it hard to adjust to immigrant life in the Bronx, particularly their tough old-world father, Papi. As they try immerse themselves in the American way of life, Yolanda and her three sisters begin to rebel against Papi's traditions and values, each in their own way. But, however the girls may iron the curls from their hair and blend their Hispanic accents to fit in, they will always see the world through Dominican eyes. Now Yolanda needs to return one more time, to recover forgotten memories and remember that part of her she lost.
Roger Langridge - Katie Cook - The Storyteller
When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories...the best place by the fire was kept for...The Storyteller! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present all-new tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show Comic), Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Artifacts), Jeff Parker (Hulk, Thunderbolts), Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (Jonah Hex), Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics), J.L. Meyer (Lady Pendragon), Tom Fowler (Green Arrow, Batman), Chris Eliopoulos (Pet Avengers), Colleen Coover (Spider-Man), Janet K. Lee (Emma), and many more!
Ismeretlen szerző - The Cutie Mark Crusaders Storybook
The three Cutie Mark Crusaders (AppleBloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo) try their hooves at different skills in an attempt to earn their cutie marks. Also in same Storybook series The Magic of Friendship, Applebuck Season, & Pinkie Pie's Parties.