The sixth book in the famous Lewis Barnavelt seriesWhen Lewis and Rose Rita explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score entitled 'The Day of Doom'. Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds 'The Day of Doom' a masterpiece. Little do they know that the eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer's grandson, arrives with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world!Soon, all the adults are enamoured - and enspelled - by Henry Vanderhelm. A mysterious fog descends upon New Zebedee and everyone is trapped inside it. It is up to Lewis and Rose Rita to stop the dead coming back to life.For fans of Goosebumps.John Bellairs (1938-1991) was an award-winning American author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award, The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb, which won the Edgar Award and The Specter from the Magician's Museum, which won the New York Public Library 'Best Books for the Teen Age' Award.Brad Strickland has written more than eighty-five published books, including entries in the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon series, following the death of the original series creator, John Bellairs. He is a Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara.
A choose-your-own-ending tale of a distinguished lobster and a fateful dinner partyA choose-your-own-ending tale of a distinguished lobster and a fateful dinner partyWhen invited to a fancy dinner party, Lenny brings thoughtful gifts for the hosts and enthusiasm for whatever's in store. But when he's greeted with a pot of boiling water and lobster bibs, Lenny [and readers] must quickly decide: should he stay or go? This laugh-out-loud text by bestselling author Michael Buckley and his 10-year-old son Finn is stunningly accompanied by illustrations that demonstrate Catherine Meurisse's flare for the dramatic.Ages 4-7Buckley, MichaelMichael Buckley is the author of the New York Times bestselling series Sisters Grimm and N.E.R.D.S., as well as several other successful children's books.Buckley, FinnFinn Buckley is 10 years old, and this book is his first. Father and son live in Brooklyn, New York.Meurisse, CatherineCatherine Meurisse is a Paris-based illustrator, cartoonist, and comic-book artist. A survivor of the Charlie Hebdo attack, she has illustrated over 20 adult and children's books. This is her first book in English.
Erscheinungsdatum: 26.07.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Hard Times, Autor: Dickens, Charles, Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK), Imprint: Penguin Classics, Sprache: Englisch, Originalsprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Englische Belletristik // Roman // Erzählung // Englische Bücher // Belletristik, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 368, Reihe: Penguin English Library, Gewicht: 266 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The fourth book in the famous Lewis Barnavelt seriesMrs Zimmermann is at a loss - she still hasn't regained her powers from her last encounter with dark magic and Uncle Jonathan and Lewis have left for the summer to travel around Europe, leaving her and Rose Rita bored and lonely at home. That is until Mrs Zimmermann keeps on seeing visions and shadows of her old magic teacher, Granny Wetherbee, who is trying to contact her from beyond the grave.Mrs Zimmermann and Rose Rita set off to Pennsylvania to solve the mystery and in doing so travel back in time to Granny Wetherbee, who tells them that they must save a good wizard, Grandpa Drexel, who is destined to die for a wrongdoing he didn't commit.As they both try to change the past, evil lurks in the background - Mrs Zimmermann is struck by amnesia and they must face a local wizard with a grudge and an old score to settle. Will Mrs Zimmermann regain her memory and her powers? Will they be able to right a past wrong? Will they make it back home alive?John Bellairs (1938-1991) was an award-winning American author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award, The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb, which won the Edgar Award and The Specter from the Magician's Museum, which won the New York Public Library 'Best Books for the Teen Age' Award.Brad Strickland has written more than eighty-five published books, including entries in the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon series, following the death of the original series creator, John Bellairs. He is a Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara.
Erscheinungsdatum: 04.10.2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Life and Times of English Poachers - Stories from Their Own Mouths - Two Detailed Accounts of Poaching in Rural Britain from the Poachers Themselv, Autor: Various, Verlag: Read Country Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SPORTS & RECREATION // General, Rubrik: Sport // Allgemeines, Lexika, Handbücher, Seiten: 368, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 491 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
English, Hardback/Gebunden, 13.5x20 cm, 172 pages - They bear testimony to the fact that biographical narratives can aspire to art rather than to history. - The New York Times Book Review These sharp little books... have a weight and intellectual heft of their own - their brevity is eloquent and ...
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