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Nevermore

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted – nevermore! * — from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look. Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. His life depends on it.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted – nevermore! * — from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look. Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. His life depends on it.

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Neither Here Nor There

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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies — in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe’s most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies–in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe’s most diverting and historic locales.

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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies — in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe’s most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies–in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe’s most diverting and historic locales.

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Nefertiti

Mutny’s family were living uneventful lives in the countryside, until her sister Nefertiti married the Crown Prince of Egypt and whisked the entire family into Malkata Palace in Thebes. Thrust into the public eye, the naturally shy Mutny finds herself in rooms more ornate than any she could have imagined; taken to the baths to be washed and dressed by her body-slaves and transformed by their art, even she becomes a beauty. But the effects on Mutny are nothing to those on the already radiant Nefertiti. Instantly, all eyes are on her and she is able to manipulate her way further into her husband’s confidence and deeper into her people’s affection. Whilst Nefertiti’s beauty takes her far with Egypt’s rulers and her people alike, it has no effect on the sister who has known her since birth. Mutny becomes more and more disillusioned with her willful sister and is soon the only person in the kingdom whom Nefertiti cannot manipulate to do her will. Finally, Nefertiti’s actions see Mutny’s world and all her dreams destroyed. She retreats to her beloved countryside and leaves Nefertiti alone to face her downfall. Cracks begin to show as the celebrity couple’s plans to create a legacy for themselves start to spiral out of control. As the army is used to build a new city in their names, neighbouring nations encroach on Egypt’s borders and nothing can be done. It is not until disease strikes Thebes that Nefertiti is forced to act to save not just her dynasty, but her nation. With a sister’s honesty and affection, Mutny paints a vivid portrait of an ambitious, headstrong and remarkable figure.
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Mutny’s family were living uneventful lives in the countryside, until her sister Nefertiti married the Crown Prince of Egypt and whisked the entire family into Malkata Palace in Thebes. Thrust into the public eye, the naturally shy Mutny finds herself in rooms more ornate than any she could have imagined; taken to the baths to be washed and dressed by her body-slaves and transformed by their art, even she becomes a beauty. But the effects on Mutny are nothing to those on the already radiant Nefertiti. Instantly, all eyes are on her and she is able to manipulate her way further into her husband’s confidence and deeper into her people’s affection. Whilst Nefertiti’s beauty takes her far with Egypt’s rulers and her people alike, it has no effect on the sister who has known her since birth. Mutny becomes more and more disillusioned with her willful sister and is soon the only person in the kingdom whom Nefertiti cannot manipulate to do her will. Finally, Nefertiti’s actions see Mutny’s world and all her dreams destroyed. She retreats to her beloved countryside and leaves Nefertiti alone to face her downfall. Cracks begin to show as the celebrity couple’s plans to create a legacy for themselves start to spiral out of control. As the army is used to build a new city in their names, neighbouring nations encroach on Egypt’s borders and nothing can be done. It is not until disease strikes Thebes that Nefertiti is forced to act to save not just her dynasty, but her nation. With a sister’s honesty and affection, Mutny paints a vivid portrait of an ambitious, headstrong and remarkable figure.
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Nebula Awards Showcase 2010

The year’s best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re-define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection. This year’s compilation includes stories by: ?Ursula K. LeGuin ?Catherine Asaro ?John Kessel ?Nina Kiriki Hoffman ?Harry Harrison, this year’s Grandmaster

The year’s best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re-define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection. This year’s compilation includes stories by: ?Ursula K. LeGuin ?Catherine Asaro ?John Kessel ?Nina Kiriki Hoffman ?Harry Harrison, this year’s Grandmaster

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Navigator

Navigator (The third book in the Time’s Tapestry series) A novel by Stephen Baxter In 1492, as men of vision, weary of the strife of war, are drawn to the unknown West, an explorer seeks the funding for his voyagewhile a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him. As William the Conqueror’s men attempt to stamp out the flames of rebellion, a prophecy is uttered. A bedraggled woman in a ruined chapel speaks of civilizations in conflict, armed by the engines of God… And that prophecy proves to be true as the fearsome war between Christianity and Islam leaves its mark across the land. In Spain, a rogue priest dreams of the final defeat of Islam, for he has found a rent in the tapestry of time, a point where agents from the future used diabolical weapons of destruction to change history. Centuries later, in 1492, as men of vision weary of the strife and are drawn to the unknown West, one such explorer seeks the funding for his voyage- while a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him.

Navigator (The third book in the Time’s Tapestry series) A novel by Stephen Baxter In 1492, as men of vision, weary of the strife of war, are drawn to the unknown West, an explorer seeks the funding for his voyagewhile a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him. As William the Conqueror’s men attempt to stamp out the flames of rebellion, a prophecy is uttered. A bedraggled woman in a ruined chapel speaks of civilizations in conflict, armed by the engines of God… And that prophecy proves to be true as the fearsome war between Christianity and Islam leaves its mark across the land. In Spain, a rogue priest dreams of the final defeat of Islam, for he has found a rent in the tapestry of time, a point where agents from the future used diabolical weapons of destruction to change history. Centuries later, in 1492, as men of vision weary of the strife and are drawn to the unknown West, one such explorer seeks the funding for his voyage- while a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him.

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The Native Star

In the tradition of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, this brilliant first novel fuses history, fantasy, and romance. Prepare to be enchanted by M. K. Hobson’s captivating take on the Wild, Wild West.

The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession—and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves.

Dreadnought Stanton, a warlock from New York City whose personality is as pompous and abrasive as his name, has been exiled to Lost Pine for mysterious reasons. Now he finds himself involuntarily allied with Emily in a race against time—and across the United States by horse, train, and biomechanical flying machine—in quest of the great Professor Mirabilis, who alone can unlock the secret of the coveted artifact. But along the way, Emily and Stanton will be forced to contend with the most powerful and unpredictable magic of all—the magic of the human heart.

From the Paperback edition.

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In the tradition of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, this brilliant first novel fuses history, fantasy, and romance. Prepare to be enchanted by M. K. Hobson’s captivating take on the Wild, Wild West.

The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession—and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves.

Dreadnought Stanton, a warlock from New York City whose personality is as pompous and abrasive as his name, has been exiled to Lost Pine for mysterious reasons. Now he finds himself involuntarily allied with Emily in a race against time—and across the United States by horse, train, and biomechanical flying machine—in quest of the great Professor Mirabilis, who alone can unlock the secret of the coveted artifact. But along the way, Emily and Stanton will be forced to contend with the most powerful and unpredictable magic of all—the magic of the human heart.

From the Paperback edition.

(source: Bol.com)

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Native son

SUMMARY: With an introduction by Arnold Rampersad “The Library of America has insured that most of Wright’s major texts are now available as he wanted them to be read.” –Alfred Kazin, New York Times Book Review Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny: by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection of the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America. “This new edition gives us a Native Son in which the key line in the key scene is restored to the great good fortune of American letters. The scene as we now have it is central both to an ongoing conversation among African-American writers and critics and to the consciousness among all American readers of what it means to live in a multi-racial society in which power splits among racial lines.” –Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times

SUMMARY: With an introduction by Arnold Rampersad “The Library of America has insured that most of Wright’s major texts are now available as he wanted them to be read.” –Alfred Kazin, New York Times Book Review Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny: by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection of the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America. “This new edition gives us a Native Son in which the key line in the key scene is restored to the great good fortune of American letters. The scene as we now have it is central both to an ongoing conversation among African-American writers and critics and to the consciousness among all American readers of what it means to live in a multi-racial society in which power splits among racial lines.” –Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times

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Nathan’s Child

Nathan’s Child by Anne McAllister
When Nathan Wolfe discovers that he’s a father, he decides that marriage is the only way to mend the past.
Carin Campbell had good reasons for keeping Nathan’s child a secret. But now he’s demanding that they marry. Carin knows he’s proposed out of duty, not love. Besides, he isn’t the type to settle down.
That was then, Nathan says. Now he’s determined to prove her wrong….

Nathan’s Child by Anne McAllister
When Nathan Wolfe discovers that he’s a father, he decides that marriage is the only way to mend the past.
Carin Campbell had good reasons for keeping Nathan’s child a secret. But now he’s demanding that they marry. Carin knows he’s proposed out of duty, not love. Besides, he isn’t the type to settle down.
That was then, Nathan says. Now he’s determined to prove her wrong….

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Nanny McPhee and the big bang

SUMMARY: Nanny McPhee embarks on a brand new adventure in this brilliant, funny and captivating novel based on the new Nanny McPhee film.The Green family is trying to survive the war in their house in the country, but unfortunately they are not out of harm’s way. A wicked uncle is intent on getting his hands on the family fortune and the children miss their father who is away fighting who knows where, and then their horrible cousins arrive! Life is not easy in the Green household . . .Thank heavens for Nanny McPhee!

SUMMARY: Nanny McPhee embarks on a brand new adventure in this brilliant, funny and captivating novel based on the new Nanny McPhee film.The Green family is trying to survive the war in their house in the country, but unfortunately they are not out of harm’s way. A wicked uncle is intent on getting his hands on the family fortune and the children miss their father who is away fighting who knows where, and then their horrible cousins arrive! Life is not easy in the Green household . . .Thank heavens for Nanny McPhee!

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Nagios: System and Network Monitoring

*Nagios: System and Network Monitoring* shows how to configure and use Nagios, an open source system and network monitoring tool. Nagios makes it possible to continuously monitor network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, PING, etc.), host resources (processor load, disk and memory usage, running processes, log files, etc.), and environmental factors (such as temperature). When Nagios detects a problem, it communicates the information to the sys admin via email, pager, SMS, or other user-defined method; current status information, historical logs, and reports can also be accessed via a web browser. *Nagios System and Network Monitoring* covers the Nagios core, all standard Nagios plug-ins and selected third-party plug-ins, and shows readers how to write their own plug-ins. The book covers Nagios 2.0 and is backwards compatible with earlier versions.

*Nagios: System and Network Monitoring* shows how to configure and use Nagios, an open source system and network monitoring tool. Nagios makes it possible to continuously monitor network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, PING, etc.), host resources (processor load, disk and memory usage, running processes, log files, etc.), and environmental factors (such as temperature). When Nagios detects a problem, it communicates the information to the sys admin via email, pager, SMS, or other user-defined method; current status information, historical logs, and reports can also be accessed via a web browser. *Nagios System and Network Monitoring* covers the Nagios core, all standard Nagios plug-ins and selected third-party plug-ins, and shows readers how to write their own plug-ins. The book covers Nagios 2.0 and is backwards compatible with earlier versions.

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The Mystic Masseur

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The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul
In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel–his first–V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island’s medical practitioners of choice. As one character observes, “I know the sort of doctors they have in Trinidad. They think nothing of killing two, three people before breakfast.”
Ganesh’s ascent is variously aided and impeded by a Dickensian cast of rogues and eccentrics. There’s his skeptical wife, Leela, whose schooling has made her excessively, fond. of; punctuation: marks!; and Leela’s father, Ramlogan, a man of startling mood changes and an ever-ready cutlass. There’s the aunt known as The Great Belcher. There are patients pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles. Witty, tender, filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of Trinidad’s dusty Indian villages, **The Mystic Masseur** is Naipaul at his most expansive and evocative.

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The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul
In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel–his first–V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island’s medical practitioners of choice. As one character observes, “I know the sort of doctors they have in Trinidad. They think nothing of killing two, three people before breakfast.”
Ganesh’s ascent is variously aided and impeded by a Dickensian cast of rogues and eccentrics. There’s his skeptical wife, Leela, whose schooling has made her excessively, fond. of; punctuation: marks!; and Leela’s father, Ramlogan, a man of startling mood changes and an ever-ready cutlass. There’s the aunt known as The Great Belcher. There are patients pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles. Witty, tender, filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of Trinidad’s dusty Indian villages, **The Mystic Masseur** is Naipaul at his most expansive and evocative.

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Mystery

From Publishers Weekly

In a meaty tribute to mystery sub-genres, Straub ( Ghost Story ) serves up a coming-of-age tale, a country-manor murder mystery and a twisted knot of governmental corruption and cover-up. Ten-year-old Tom Pasmore, a rich resident of the Caribbean island of Mill Walk, is hit by a car and, in a near-death experience, sees visions of himself in the future. During his long recuperation, Tom reads mystery stories brought to him by Lamont von Heilitz, an eccentric neighbor, once a famous detective. Action resumes when Tom, now aged 17 and possessed of sharpened deductive skills, gives the police an anonymous tip to help them solve the murder of a government official’s sister. Tom’s tip backfires, motivating him to join Lamont in trying to solve a murder that took place 20 years earlier in the Wisconsin resort town where Mill Walk’s privileged citizens spend their summers. That layered, complex case reveals a long history of corruption, leads to more murders, to realization of the meaning of Tom’s early visions and his discovery of his true identity. While evocative of place and time (the early ’60s) and peopled with memorable characters, the story tries to fit into too many subgenres to succeed completely at any one. $200,000 ad/promo.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

“A dark, labyrinthian tale of murder and family relationships. . . . Mesmerizing.” —_Chicago Sun-Times_

“Sensational. . . . A terrific page-turner, superbly plotted, unforgettable characters.” —_Kansas City Star_

“Intriguing, immensely readable. . . . Engages the mind.” —_Washington Post Book World_

“The near perfect mystery. . . . Has everything a classic whodunit should. . . . Full of intricate, engrossing, flesh-and-blood suspects and heroes. . . . Unexpected curves and potholes. . . . The title says it all.” —_Milwaukee Sentinel_

“Murder, mayhem, mystery. . . . A complex and satisfying tale. . . . Compelling characters. . . . A pulse-pounding climax.” —_Cleveland Plain Dealer_

“A tightly woven-tale, crisply rendered, populated with well-drawn characters.” —_San Francisco Chronicle_

“Marvelous. . . . Enormously satisfying. . . . Unashamedly designed to fascinate.” —_Sacramento Bee_

“The best of Peter Straub’s writing.” —_Houston Chronicle_

“The characters are outstanding. . . . They are the story, enshrouded by a nightmare that never lifts. Peter Straub takes bold risks and he succeeds.” —_San Jose Mercury News_

“Enomously entertaining and scary. . . . Rich, complex, dark, and tough to put down.” —_New York Daily News_

From Publishers Weekly

In a meaty tribute to mystery sub-genres, Straub ( Ghost Story ) serves up a coming-of-age tale, a country-manor murder mystery and a twisted knot of governmental corruption and cover-up. Ten-year-old Tom Pasmore, a rich resident of the Caribbean island of Mill Walk, is hit by a car and, in a near-death experience, sees visions of himself in the future. During his long recuperation, Tom reads mystery stories brought to him by Lamont von Heilitz, an eccentric neighbor, once a famous detective. Action resumes when Tom, now aged 17 and possessed of sharpened deductive skills, gives the police an anonymous tip to help them solve the murder of a government official’s sister. Tom’s tip backfires, motivating him to join Lamont in trying to solve a murder that took place 20 years earlier in the Wisconsin resort town where Mill Walk’s privileged citizens spend their summers. That layered, complex case reveals a long history of corruption, leads to more murders, to realization of the meaning of Tom’s early visions and his discovery of his true identity. While evocative of place and time (the early ’60s) and peopled with memorable characters, the story tries to fit into too many subgenres to succeed completely at any one. $200,000 ad/promo.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

“A dark, labyrinthian tale of murder and family relationships. . . . Mesmerizing.” —_Chicago Sun-Times_

“Sensational. . . . A terrific page-turner, superbly plotted, unforgettable characters.” —_Kansas City Star_

“Intriguing, immensely readable. . . . Engages the mind.” —_Washington Post Book World_

“The near perfect mystery. . . . Has everything a classic whodunit should. . . . Full of intricate, engrossing, flesh-and-blood suspects and heroes. . . . Unexpected curves and potholes. . . . The title says it all.” —_Milwaukee Sentinel_

“Murder, mayhem, mystery. . . . A complex and satisfying tale. . . . Compelling characters. . . . A pulse-pounding climax.” —_Cleveland Plain Dealer_

“A tightly woven-tale, crisply rendered, populated with well-drawn characters.” —_San Francisco Chronicle_

“Marvelous. . . . Enormously satisfying. . . . Unashamedly designed to fascinate.” —_Sacramento Bee_

“The best of Peter Straub’s writing.” —_Houston Chronicle_

“The characters are outstanding. . . . They are the story, enshrouded by a nightmare that never lifts. Peter Straub takes bold risks and he succeeds.” —_San Jose Mercury News_

“Enomously entertaining and scary. . . . Rich, complex, dark, and tough to put down.” —_New York Daily News_

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The Mysterious Island

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. What is the mystery about this island Jules Verne wrote about? How are the men stranded on it able to survive? In this early science fiction thriller, the heroes use science and natural resources of the island to create a safe life. However, as the men soon learn, real mysteries- which they can’t explain- are connected to the island!

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page hardcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. What is the mystery about this island Jules Verne wrote about? How are the men stranded on it able to survive? In this early science fiction thriller, the heroes use science and natural resources of the island to create a safe life. However, as the men soon learn, real mysteries- which they can’t explain- are connected to the island!

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.
**Recensie(s)**

Great cast of characters, lots of cool puzzles and mysteries. This book reminded me of some of the better children’s books I grew up with, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Phantom Tollbooth. –Rick Riordan Tackles personal concerns: abandonment, family, loyalty, and facing one’s fears. –Booklist, starred review Begins with a bang… resembles the otherwordly experience of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. –Publishers Weekly, starred review Dashes of mild humor and introspection rest on a solid base of suspense, mystery, and well-rounded characters, making this a satisfying dish for readers of varying tastes. –The Bulletin, starred review Fans of Roald Dahl or Blue Balliett will find a familiar blend of kid power, clues, and adventure. –School Library Journal, starred review Do not miss this one. Buy two copies because they will be needed. –VOYA Real flashlight under the bedclothes material… this story flies past, thrilling us as it goes. –Horn Book
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As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.
**Recensie(s)**

Great cast of characters, lots of cool puzzles and mysteries. This book reminded me of some of the better children’s books I grew up with, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Phantom Tollbooth. –Rick Riordan Tackles personal concerns: abandonment, family, loyalty, and facing one’s fears. –Booklist, starred review Begins with a bang… resembles the otherwordly experience of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. –Publishers Weekly, starred review Dashes of mild humor and introspection rest on a solid base of suspense, mystery, and well-rounded characters, making this a satisfying dish for readers of varying tastes. –The Bulletin, starred review Fans of Roald Dahl or Blue Balliett will find a familiar blend of kid power, clues, and adventure. –School Library Journal, starred review Do not miss this one. Buy two copies because they will be needed. –VOYA Real flashlight under the bedclothes material… this story flies past, thrilling us as it goes. –Horn Book
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) by Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, this wildly inventive journey is sure to delight.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) by Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, this wildly inventive journey is sure to delight.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

It should have been a celebration party, but now it’s another mind-bending mission for the children of the Mysterious Benedict Society. Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, as they race across the globe by train, bicycle and ship to save their beloved Mr Benedict.
**Recensie(s)**

Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey * .. .this is not just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair’s-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship. – School Library Journal (*STARRED review*) Stewart keeps interest high throughout the journey with first-rate brainteasers, interludes of physical danger, and the children’s own complex dynamics… [readers] will find this sequel a worthy successor. – Horn Book Trust, friendship, human nature, pride, and courage underlie the story and add depth… This classic struggle of good versus evil also includes the many layers in between. – VOYA .. .entertainingly quirky… – Kirkus Crafty and involving for readers as they figure out clues alongside the [characters]… every bit as chunky and satisfying as the first, this adventure will delight fans. – The Bulletin
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It should have been a celebration party, but now it’s another mind-bending mission for the children of the Mysterious Benedict Society. Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, as they race across the globe by train, bicycle and ship to save their beloved Mr Benedict.
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Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey * .. .this is not just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair’s-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship. – School Library Journal (*STARRED review*) Stewart keeps interest high throughout the journey with first-rate brainteasers, interludes of physical danger, and the children’s own complex dynamics… [readers] will find this sequel a worthy successor. – Horn Book Trust, friendship, human nature, pride, and courage underlie the story and add depth… This classic struggle of good versus evil also includes the many layers in between. – VOYA .. .entertainingly quirky… – Kirkus Crafty and involving for readers as they figure out clues alongside the [characters]… every bit as chunky and satisfying as the first, this adventure will delight fans. – The Bulletin
(source: Bol.com)

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