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sixth book in the famous Lewis Barnavelt seriesWhen Lewis and Rose Rita explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score entitled 'The Day of Doom'.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.
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.
A novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society, Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit is edited with an introduction by Stephen Wall in Penguin Classics.When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity.Stephen Wall's introduction examines Dickens's transformation of childhood memories of his father's incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors' prison. This revised edition includes expanded notes, appendices and suggestion for further reading by Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens's life and works, and original illustrations.Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions.If you enjoyed Little Dorrit, you might like Dickens's Barnaby Rudge, also available in Penguin Classics.
We moved into our new house because Mum liked the vibes. But those vibes turned scary when ghostly writing started appearing on the walls of Bethan's room. Mum tried a few new-age tricks, but couldn't stop the creepy nightmares. We even called in paranormal investigators, but they were totally stumped. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands. Full of suspense, mystery, and humor, the books in this series follow Allie as she investigates a number of possibly paranormal events with a mix of logic, intelligence, and teenage attitude. Who is writing on the walls? This is a spooky paranormal mystery for Allie's Ghost Hunters to solve, involving mysterious handwriting that keeps appearing on the bedroom walls, and a young girl who died tragically many years before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000375/bk_boli_000375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah (and Esther) cover about 100 years, closing the Old Testament historical books. The books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles closed with the Southern Kingdom (Judah)'s going into captivity. The two post-exile books of Ezra and Nehemiah record the return from Babylon after its fall to the Persians under Cyrus, the rebuilding of the temple and Jerusalem, and the reestablishment of the national life of Israel. This study contains eight hours of verse-by-verse teachings. Ezra 1-3 - Decree of Cyrus permits Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple; the altar is set up and sacrifice restored; the foundations of the temple are laid. Ezra 4-7 - Nehemiahs unselfish example; the rebuilding is opposed; the temple is completed; Ezra is introduced. Ezra 8-10 - Ezra sends for the Levites and Nethinim; Ezra proclaims a fast for the Lord's protection; God's people fail to separate from surrounding nations; reconciliation to God through confession and separation. Nehemiah 1-2 - Nehemiah prays for Israel and makes his request of King Artaxerxes. Nehemiah 3-5 - The rebuilding begins. A defense against a conspiracy: poverty and famine. Nehemiah 6-8 - False rumors about Nehemiah; walls finished; a list of those who returned; the law is read. Nehemiah 9-11 - Ezra's prayer; the covenant signed; the repopulation of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12-13 - Establishment of priests and Levites; dedication of the city walls; Nehemiahs reforms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Missler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140794/bk_acx0_140794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nova Ren Suma's novels 17 and Gone and Imaginary Girls were named YALSA 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound. The Walls Around Us introduces Violet, a dancer on the cusp of stardom, and Amber, who's been jailed in a juvenile detention home for years. Tying them together is the home's long-dead Orianna, who holds the key to dark mysteries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgia King, Sandy Rustin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008522/bk_reco_008522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Next up to the plate: book six in our early chapter-book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark! Ivy-covered walls--they're the most famous part of the Chicago Cubs' historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. Mike and Kate can't wait to get down on the field to see the ivy for themselves. But when they do, they're horrified to discover patches of the ivy have been ripped away! Who would want to sabotage the stadium? Is it someone trying to curse the Cubs? Or is the rumor of a treasure hidden under the ivy tempting greedy fans? The Wrigley Riddle includes a fun fact page about Chicago's Wrigley Field. Cross Ron Roy's A to Z Mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books, and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans. Amazon Best Books of the Year 2013 (So Far): Chapter Books 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001797/bk_lili_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Walden. Yesterday I came here to live. That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854. But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond. A member of the vibrant intellectual circle centered on his neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was also an ardent naturalist, a manual laborer and inventor, a radical political activist, and more. Many books have taken up various aspects of Thoreau's character and achievements, but, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, "Thoreau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic, mischievous, many-sided." Two hundred years after his birth, and two generations after the last full-scale biography, Walls restores Henry David Thoreau to us in all his profound, inspiring complexity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008760/bk_tant_008760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dracula Investigates Casebook! The first three books in the Dracula Investigates series are collected together here in the Count's casebook for your enjoyment. From inside the thick stone walls of Castle Dracula to the dark and looming Carpathian Mountains, journey round Transylvania alongside the Count and his trusty assistant, Renfield, as they solve crimes too baffling for the police. What has happened to the invisible flan? How can a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy come back to life? Who or what is leaving the Mark of the Vampire? Discover the answers to these questions and more within this assortment of short stories, poems, and solve-it-yourself mysteries where you can try to discover whodunit before the great detective himself! This collection is made up of the following Dracula Investigates books: Dracula Investigates... Dracula Investigates the Mummy's Purse Dracula Investigates the Mark of the Vampire 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063975/bk_acx0_063975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.