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  • David Gilman

    “The start of an awesome adventure . . . fantastic.”–National Geographic Kids His father is missing. He’s an assassin’s target. He has one clue. And no time.    He’s Max Gordon. And someone wants him...read more

  • Jack London

    Three very different, heartwarming stories about man's best friend. ""Dollypogs"" by David Thorn, ""Brown Wolf"" by Jack London and ""His Dog"" by Albert Payson Terhune. Dog lovers will love the variety of stories, each touching the heart in a different way. Dolly is sweet and endearing from coming in as a tiny puppy and becoming the first in the family to be followed by two others who form a loving family with their kind and understanding master. ""Brown Wolf"" brings us to faithfulness while offering real suspense. And ""His Dog"" brings us a dog who is so smart he saves his master from himself in a suspenseful story with many turns. AUTHOR David Thorn, Jack London, Albert...read more

  • David Thorn

    The gentle story of a Labrador puppy (Dollypogs) and her two pals (big old Jetset and little Snuggles) both orphaned but adopted by Dollypog's loving Master, David Thorn. How they all came together and their adventures as a loving family. Very sweet and touching. AUTHOR David Thorn Having spent his early childhood in the picturesque Channel Islands off the French coast, David Thorn went to school in England followed by Law School in London. Later, he joined a major American corporation first in London and was then transferred to the United States. Nominated for an "Audie" in the classics category in 2006 for Dicken's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Blackstone Audio), he has recorded...read more

  • Naomi Novik

    Temeraire * Book 2 When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo–an unhatched dragon’s egg–Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain’s Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring combat against Bonaparte’s invading forces. Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands–and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to...read more

  • Naomi Novik

    “A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon.” –The New York Times “Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.” –Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England’s shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks–forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons...read more

  • Naomi Novik

    Temeraire * Book 3 After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take...read more

  • Naomi Novik

    “Just when you think you’ve seen every variation possible on the dragon story, along comes Naomi Novik. . . . Her wonderful Temeraire is a dragon for the ages.”—Terry Brooks Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the...read more

  • Jonathan Stroud

    Halli Sveinsson has grown up in the House of Svein, hearing the legends of the heroes as all his forefathers did. Theirs is a peaceful society, where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council. But young Halli has never quite seemed to fit in with the others. For starters, he is neither handsome nor tall, like his siblings. He’s stumpy and swarthy, with a quick mind and an aptitude for getting into trouble. Bored with everyday chores and sheepherding, he can’t help playing practical jokes on everyone, from Eyjolf, the old servant, to his brother and sister. But when he plays a trick on Ragnar of the House of Hakon, he goes too far,...read more

  • Howard Pyle

    Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous Knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the Magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting, and knightly jealousies played out in grand style. Even in our present day, these stories last and challenge us to be our best, truthful, brave, and always wanting to right wrongs to those who cannot speak up for themselves. Table of Contents: Book One: The Book of King Arthur Part I: The Winning of Kinghood Chapter 01: How Sir Kay did Combat in a Great Tournament at London Town and of How He Break His Sword. Likewise, How Arthur...read more

  • Karl Schroeder

    Return to Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe, and the setting of Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce. Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is suddenly rescued and set free. He flees through the sky to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. And perhaps even to regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera, who he has not seen since she fled with the key to the artificial sun at the center of Virga, Candesce. With Pirate Sun, Schroeder sets a whole new standard for hard science fiction space...read more

  • Karl Schroeder

    The Sunless Countries is the fourth novel in the Virga series of hard science fiction space opera adventures In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and caf├ęs. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach from space to the city walls-and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear-only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the...read more

  • Jonathan Stroud

    A chance encounter on the snowy slopes of a castle moat throws together three lonely teenagers: Emily, Simon, and the highly imaginative and enigmatic Marcus. At first, the castle’s ruins are merely the backdrop to a day in the snow. But when the three break in to the forbidden interior of the keep, they find the castle taking on a different, and deeper, meaning. Despite the freezing conditions, they spend the night there, to experience the power of occupation. But when the reenactment gets out of control a very real siege ensues, and their playful dare soon turns into a frenzy of nightmarish...read more

  • Howard Pyle

    Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of Outlaws who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor, and deserved misdeeds for the pompous and haughty rich. Table of Contents: Author's Preface Chapter 01: How Robin Hood Came to Be an Outlaw Chapter 02: Robin Hood and the Tinker Chapter 03: The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town Chapter 04: Will Stutely Rescued by His Companions Chapter 05: Robin Hood Turns Butcher Chapter 06: Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair Chapter 07: How Little John Lived at the Sheriff's Chapter 08: Little John and the Tanner of Blyth Chapter 09: Robin Hood and Will Scarlet Chapter 10: The Adventure...read more

  • David Thorn

    The gentle story of a Labrador puppy, Dollypogs, and her two pals, big old Jetset and little Snuggles, both adopted by Dollypog's loving master, David Thorn. A very sweet and touching story about how they all came together and their adventures as a loving...read more

  • John Ransom

    An extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War's most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville. Where 13,000 wretched Union prisoners died within barely 14 months, under conditions which bear witness to man's inhumanity to man. And, one man's undaunted spirit to survive, to tell the dreadful tale! The diary mirrors Ransom's changing attitudes from the moody early staccato sentences when he is first captured to the resigned and eventually cheerful prose when the war draws to a close. This book is an extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War's most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville. Here 13,000...read more

  • Charlotte Yonge

    Based on historical fact, this audiobook is full of intrigue and chivalry, and at a time when Normandy was not part of France. This is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France who wanted to annex Normandy. But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape. Richard's great grandson was to become William the Conqueror and King of England. The story is full of suspense and bravery, of loyalty and resolve under the most scary cirucumstances. Courage is a strong value for...read more

  • Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

    Volume Two of a five part series telling The Story of Great Britain from its earliest beginnings to World War I. Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their ""home island"" (Great Britain). Ruling Monarchs from 1066 to 1509 A.D. 1. Harold 2. The Battle of Stamford Bridge 3. The Battle of Hastings 4. William the Conqueror - The Story of Hereward the Wake 5. William the Conqueror - The Death of the King 6. The Story of William the Red 7....read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Published after his death, Dickens brilliantly brings to life a broad cast of colorful characters in the never solved mysterious disappearance of one Edwin Drood, all set in the rural hamlet of Cloisterham around the Cathedral close. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens's brilliant contribution to the field of crime and detection. In fact, the novel is even more of a mystery than Dickens himself intended, for he died before completing it, making it a favorite of literary detectives. Against a background of opium dens, nocturnal graveyard visits, and moldering monastic crypts, Dickens weaves a tightly knit plot centered on the ominous disappearance of young Edwin Drood....read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented. Following the conventions of traditional folklore and legends, Just So Stories have deliberately fanciful narratives with intent of teaching a moral lesson, but providing enough entertainment to make the lesson palatable. Table of Contents: 1. How the Whale Got his Throat 2. How the Camel Got its Hump 3. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin 4. How the Leopard Got its Spots 5. The Elephant's Child 6. The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 7. The Beginning of the...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The wonderful adventure story of two boys, one the son of a mysterious impoverished grandee and the other the handicapped son of a n'eer-do-well drunkard. The boys together travel thru Europe on a Secret Mission and help wrest a fictitious country called ""Samavia"" from its wicked rulers and place the legendary and rightful heir on the throne denied the dynasty for over 500 years. "In every nook and cranny, high and low, they sought for him...he had vanished as a star vanishes when it drops from its place in the sky." From the author of such children's classics as The Secret Garden and A Little Princess comes this enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true...read more