The Book of Jack
Young Jack must prove his courage to his friends so that he can become part of the gang. As part of his test, he must enter a house that is said to be haunted. There, he finds a mysterious book that tells his life story. Jack wants to return the book, but the next morning it has disappeared and jack starts to transform into a werewolf. Now he must find the book and discover a way to break the terrible curse that has befallen him. A highly imaginative and entertaining tale of terror and the supernatural.
Voyages et explorations au Sahara Tome 5 1878 1879
Rohlfs sera le premier Européen à entrer dans Koufra, cette oasis mythique qu'il n'a pu atteindre qu'en 1874, mais il n'ira pas plus loin. Le fanatisme, joint à un malheureux concours de circonstances, le contraindra, après avoir une fois de plus, échappé de très peu à la mort, à retourner sur ses pas. Cependant, ce voyage, bien qu'inachevé, reste important dans l'histoire de l'exploration du Sahara. Ce sera le dernier voyage saharien de Rohlfs.
Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror. Samantha is rescued from a gang of vampires by Phoenix, a mysterious and otherworldly man. Suddenly her paranormal adventures take a far more extraordinary turn than any story she's ever read. Phoenix, her savior, is actually a vampire as well, tasked with stopping his peers from killing. With no possibility of returning to her former life, Sam becomes his assistant. Together they investigate a series of mysterious disappearances and attempt to save the human race from a horrible fate. Battling vampires thrills and empowers Sam, but where does she stand with supernatural Phoenix? Could Phoenix, through their work together, become a different man?
Le voyage extraordinaire
Les aventures steam-punk de deux enfants extraordinaires! Aidé de Noémie, Amélia et Térence; Emilien vient de terminer le prototype inventé par son père. à sa place au concours Jules Verne est la seule manière qu’il a trouvé pour tenter de le retrouver. Pour cela, ils doivent quitter Londres et se rendre à Paris où ont lieu les inscriptions. S’ils savaient la guerre toute proche, l’étrange troisième force et ses robots semblent leur porter une attention toute particulière. Ils n’en sont pas moins résolus à rejoindre la capitale française et à prendre part à ce fantastique évènement afin de lever le voile sur tous les mystères qui entourent leur famille> Entre La Croisée des Mondes et Les Orphelins Baudelaire, la suite des aventures hors du commun de deux enfants brillants et intrépides ! Une série inventive et passionnante !p>
Echoes at Dawn
Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline--an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister--has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is running out... Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He's unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he's fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her. In Rio, she finds a safe haven, and for the first time...hope. But the mission is far from over. The danger Grace has eluded is fast closing in. And now it's pitching two lovers toward an unfamiliar horizon, with no place left to hide.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)
The saucy, yet fun, adventures of Coraline, a governess to a mysterious inventor's son.
Around the World in Eighty Days
One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
The Areas of My Expertise
In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard’s Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true. Here is a different kind of handy desk reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted through the singular, illuminating imagination of John Hodgman—which is the nice way of saying: He made it all up. John Hodgman brings his considerable expertise to bear in answering all of the questions book buyers have been asking: -What are the mottoes of the 51 United States? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -Who were the U.S. presidents who had hooks for hands? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -What role does the Yale secret society “Skull and Bones” play in the secret world government? THERE IS NO SECRET WORLD GOVERNMENT -What was the menu at the first Thanksgiving, and did it include eels? Technically, that is two questions, but do not apologize, for John Hodgman shall answer them both... LATER. -Aside from a compendium of fake trivia, what is the best kind of book to write? A SIMPLE TABLE OF THE 55 MOST DRAMATIC LITERARY SITUATIONS PROVIDES THE ANSWER, and John Hodgman is the author of that table. Imagine if The Book of Lists had been rewritten by Peter Cook and Jorge Luis Borges under the pseudonym of “John Hodgman” and then renamed The Areas of My Expertise, and you will only begin to have a sense of the dizzying, uproarious, sublimely weird, and strangely wise journey that is contained within this book (along with all the pages and words). Perfect for anyone who thirsts for knowledge, and especially for collectors of books of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise offers through absurdity a better understanding of the world we share—and recognizes that while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is never as strange as lies...or as true. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Shadow of a Broken Man
The first novel in the critically acclaimed Mongo mystery series marks the debut of Dr. Robert Frederickson, a.k.a. Mongo the Magnificent, the former circus headliner, black belt karate expert, renowned criminologist and private detective extraordinaire who just happens to be a dwarf.