Emmanuel Guibert - Thunder Horse
Ariol knows he's just like his hero in every way: brave, er . . . handsome, and . . . um . . .tall? Well, maybe Ariol has a ways to go, but that's not going to stop him from doing everything he can to grow up and become just like the guardian of the stars! With charming artwork and hilarious vignettes, Ariol is the right series for anyone who ever started off life as a kid!
Bill Watterson - Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
Calvin and Hobbes--the sensationally popular comic strip dynamic duo--are ready to pounce back on bestseller lists nationwide with this all-new collection of daily and color Sunday cartoons. All eight previous Calvin and Hobbes collections have sold more than 1 million copies in the first year of publication.
Bill Watterson - The Days Are Just Packed
Zounds! Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's riotous imagination are all included in The Days Are Just Packed. Calvin, the irrepressible pint-sized tyrant, is always bursting with energy. And the volume's oversized 12-by-9 inch format provides Calvin's outrageous fantasies room to explode. Dozens of Sunday strips are lavishly reproduced in color for The Days Are Just Packed, along with Calvin's amusing weekday adventures.
Rob Harrell - Monster on the Hill
In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster -- much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling. Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life’s challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts!
Neil Gaiman - The Wolves in the Walls
Grade 2-4-Lucy hears sounds in her house and is certain that the "sneaking, creeping, crumpling" noises coming from inside the walls are wolves. Her parents and her brother know "if the wolves come out-, it's all over," and no one believes that the creatures are there-until they come out. Then the family flees, taking refuge outside. It is Lucy who bravely returns to rescue her pig puppet and who talks the others into forcing the animals to leave. Gaiman and McKean deftly pair text and illustrations to convey a strange, vivid story evolving from a child's worst, credible fear upon hearing a house creak and groan. Glowing eyes and expressive faces convey the imminent danger. This rather lengthy picture book displays the striking characteristics of a graphic novel: numerous four-panel pages opening into spreads that include painted people; scratchy ink-lined wolves; and photographed, computer-manipulated images. Children will delight in the "scary, creepy tone" and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine.
Charles Lamb - Mary Lamb - Shakespeare-mesék / Tales from Shakespeare
A XIX. század elején egy testvérpár, Charles és Mary Lamb mesékké alakították a valaha élt legnagyobb drámaíró, William Shakespeare történeteit. Céljuk ezzel az az eredeti művek olvasásához még túl fiatal olvasóközönség bevezetése volt Shakespeare világába. Könyvük végül ifjúsági irodalomból a felnőttek körében is népszerű klasszikussá vált. Jelen kötetben a húsz közül három mesét nyújtunk át az olvasónak kétnyelvű kiadvány formájában: Szentivánéji álom, Romeo és Júlia, illetve Hamlet, dán királyfi. A nyelvtanulók szempontjait szem előtt tartva a minél kényelmesebb használhatóságra törekedtünk a kötet összeállításakor, ezért egymás mellé igazítva található minden oldalpáron az angol szöveg a bal, a magyar pedig a jobb oldalon. A három mesét így az angol szöveggel párhuzamosan követheti végig az olvasó – akár bekezdésről bekezdésre, mondatról mondatra – Vas István kiváló fordításában. A Shakespeare-drámák magyarításában is elévülhetetlen érdemeket szerző költő a mesék átültetése során törekedett arra, hogy az eredetin túl a magyar Shakespeare-hagyományból is ízelítőt adjon: munkája során felhasználta a klasszikussá lett magyar fordítások szavait, szófordulatait is. A két szöveg összevetése ezért a nyelvtanuláson és -gyakorláson túl fordításelméleti szempontból is érdekes és tanulságos tevékenység. A holdfényes erdőben tündérbűbáj hatása alatt bolyongó szerelmesek, a tragikus sorsú veronai szerelmespár és a bosszút halogató dán királyfi történetének mese formájában való olvasása garantáltan remek szórakozást nyújt az idősebb és a fiatalabb olvasók számára egyaránt, nem utolsósorban pedig hozzásegít az angol nyelv alaposabb elsajátításához.
Jill Thompson - Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories
Jill Thompson's award-winning children's series, "Scary Godmother" - widely known from the Cartoon Network animated feature - is back with more entertainment for readers of all ages in this complete comic-book collection! Join Scary Godmother and all her decidedly dreadful friends on the Fright Side as they bring their special touch of Halloween to otherwise-terrorless times for little Hannah Marie - Christmas, Valentine's Day, summer vacation, and more! This extensive collection will have Hannah planning thoughtful schemes to give the perfect holiday gifts; Ruby the vampire getting guidance in romance; Hannah and her mischievous cousin Jimmy encountering monsters at summer camp; and, Scary Godmother dealing with someone from her past! Plus, favorite character Harry the werewolf stars in a story all his own! Also included is the "Scary Godmother Activity Book", filled with tons of spooky fun, and a full-color sketchbook section featuring more of Jill's Scary Godmother goodies.
Katherine Arden - The Bear and the Nightingale
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
Masashi Kishimoto - Naruto 53. (angol)
Naruto faces his inner demons at the Waterfall of Truth! Can he tame the darkness inside himself while still retaining his biju's power? An important figure from his past shows up during the struggle to relate the history of his family and village, revealing astonishing new information about Naruto and Nine Tails!
Faith Erin Hicks - The Adventures of Superhero Girl
What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.
Lisi Harrison - Monster High (angol)
From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the horrors of trying to fit in. They prefer to call themselves RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers), but some call them monsters. So far, the "monster" community has kept a low profile in Salem, but this year two new girls enroll at Master High School, and the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the "normi" world can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?
E. D. Baker - The Frog Princess
Princess Emeralda a.ka. Emma isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is more like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does not like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her troubles, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins their adventure--a quest to return to human form. Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story. A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.
Justin Aclin - Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Smuggler's Code
When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!
Roald Dahl - Esio Trot
Winner of the Smarties Prize (6-8 category) 1990, this is a tale of true love involving two middle-aged people and no less than 140 tortoises. The author also wrote "Rhyme Stew", "Matilda", "The Twits" and "George's Marvellous Medicine". From the Back Cover Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another... Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving, as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small.
Joe Tyler - Ralph Tedesco - Grimm Fairy Tales 3. - Hansel and Gretel
Fed up with their parents rules two runaway teens hitchhike their way out of their rural town. After being picked up by a beautiful yet mysterious driver their ride takes an unexpected turn out of town and into the world of Grimm Fairy Tales Hansel and Gretel soon find that the problems they left behind at home are nothing compared to the horror that awaits them on their ill-advised journey.
Joe Tyler - Ralph Tedesco - Grimm Fairy Tales 6. - The Robber Bridegroom
The Robber Bride Groom Two beautiful sisters compete for the attention of the hottest guy at school. When he chooses one over the other a nasty fight erupts between the two siblings, threatening to shatter their sisterly bond. A trip to the world of Grimm Fairy Tales teaches them that blood is literally thicker than water.
Joe Tyler - Ralph Tedesco - Grimm Fairy Tales 8. - Jack and the Beanstalk
A small time drug dealer hustles in order to take his wife and daughter out of a bad neighborhood but when he steps on the toes of a local gang leader he realizes that the life of his family is in danger. And the only refuge he might find is through a fairy tale Jacks family is starving and he does the only thing he knows in order to solve the problem, he sells their last cow for magic beans!? But when the beans in fact prove to be enchanted, Jack finds more treasure than he would ever need. Has his luck changed for the best or will his newfound greed prove to be fatal? Find out in this incredibly intense issue from Zenescope Entertainment!
Joe Tyler - Ralph Tedesco - Grimm Fairy Tales 9. - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The very eccentric and very rich Mr. Lockett is smitten with the much younger and very beautiful Goldilocks. His advances finally prove successful as Goldy accepts an offer to move into his estate. However, little does Mr. Lockett know that Goldilocks is certainly not all she's cracked up to be. She has a shocking plan to take his fortune out from under his nose even if it means killing him. But Goldilocks quickly learns that gold-digging might not be the best career move after she finds 3 much bigger problems to contend with.
Dodie Smith - The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Not one but 101 Dalmatians are kidnapped for ransom. Their fate seems uncertain, even dangerous..but the kidnapper is defeated. Smith’s delightful novel is the basis of the acclaimed 1956 Disney feature length animation. It was remade in the 90's with Glenn Close as Cruella.