A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friends and Secret Princess trainees, Charlotte and Mia, have to help Princess Ella get her wand back by granting four animal-related wishes. Can they help Hannah find homes for all the kittens she's found - and will her kitten wish be granted?
Two festively fun books in one! A brand new cover look for the perfect Christmas gift! Molly's special Christmas wish looks like it could come true when fluffy white kitten Flame comes to visit... and... when Storm, a gorgeous Labrador puppy, magically appears on her family cruise, Robyn's sea-sickness disappears. They befriend Krista and a truly amazing adventure begins...
The morning of Ava Tree's eighth birthday begins the same as always . . . only different. Today, Ava makes wishes and they come true. It's A for Amazing! First, she wishes that her pet rabbit, Tibbar, will use the toilet instead of his messy, annoying litter box . . . and he does. Then she wishes that her best friend's very proper mother will not ruin her very improper backwards birthday party by making it forward, upside up right, down side down, and right side out . . . and she doesn't. Can Ava wish for anything she wants on her birthday--and every day after that--and have it come true? What if her biggest wish is to undo the saddest thing in her life so far (and possibly forever)? Can that wish come true, too? It couldn't hurt to try.
“This swashbuckling tale of greed and great literature will remind you why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers. His latest is guaranteed to delight lovers of history and mystery.”—Library Journal (starred review) book'a-neer' (bŏŏk'kå-nēr'), n. a literary pirate; an individual capable of doing all that must be done in the universe of books that publishers, authors, and readers must not have a part in London, 1890—Pen Davenport is the most infamous bookaneer in Europe. A master of disguise, he makes his living stalking harbors, coffeehouses, and print shops for the latest manuscript to steal. But this golden age of publishing is on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: books could easily be published without an author’s permission. Authors gained fame but suffered financially—Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few—but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers bought books inexpensively. Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers are on the verge of extinction. From the author of The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl, The Last Bookaneer is the astonishing story of these literary thieves’ epic final heist. On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon Davenport sets out for the South Pacific island. As always, Davenport is reluctantly accompanied by his assistant Fergins, who is whisked across the world for one final caper. Fergins soon discovers the supreme thrill of aiding Davenport in his quest to steal Stevenson’s manuscript and make a fortune before the new treaty ends the bookaneers’ trade forever. But Davenport is hardly the only bookaneer with a mind to pirate Stevenson’s last novel. His longtime adversary, the monstrous Belial, appears on the island, and soon Davenport, Fergins, and Belial find themselves embroiled in a conflict larger, perhaps, than literature itself. In The Last Bookaneer, Pearl crafts a finely wrought tale about a showdown between brilliant men in the last great act of their professions. It is nothing short of a page-turning journey to the heart of a lost era. From the Hardcover edition.
Throughout time, people with special gifts were used to perform extraordinary tasks. Now, in modern times, these superhumans are part of a black-ops unit known as the Genie Squadron. Join Jillian Pfister, a young girl with immense power, on her journey of self- discovery and induction into The Aladdin Project. A part of the United States military responsible for the Genie Squad, The Aladdin Project covertly secures world peace while fighting factions similar to their own. When the Aladdin Project is attacked, it is up to Jillian and her new comrades to save the world.
Featuring stories from bestselling Australian children's authors, this collection will make cat-lovers of any age smile. Funny, touching, cute, fantastical, weird, disgusting - there's a cat story in here for everyone!
When Ali and her gran pick up a dusty Lava lamp at the flea market, Ali never expects to find a little genie inside! Little Genie has a groovy approach to magic–after all, she hasn’t been out of her lamp since the 1960s! An excited Ali is soon making wishes–but Little Genie missed a few magic lessons . . . and, well, now Ali has a tiny purple tiger, 10,000 chocolate bars, and a visit from her favorite band–which she has to keep secret from her family or Little Genie will be sent back to her bottle! Having all your wishes come true might not be so great!
SOMETIMES WISHES DO COME TRUE, SHE'D HEARD IT SAID Will Jackson was a control freak and a killjoy. He had been since they were kids. He'd made it his mission to come between Emma Willoughby and her best friend—his little sister—all their lives. But why? Until the day of the accident, Emma had always thought of herself as adventurous, not dangerous…. And then her friend had almost died. She desperately needed to apologize, to try to explain, if she could. Will had managed to keep the two apart while Tracy was in the hospital, but now that she was home in Harmony Valley, the winemaker wannabe had to understand that getting past this was the only way they could heal. And yet even if Tracy was able to, Emma wasn't sure she could forgive herself. And Will had made it abundantly clear: he wouldn't sleep until he'd found retribution.
Kitten Capers is a series of six unique rhyming stories for children. Each seasonal adventure tells of Fluffy-Mum and her three little kittens, Clifford, Claude and Clara learning how to keeping safe and well, being out in the big wide world in sunshine and showers, to the excitement of snow on Christmas Day! Featuring a mothers love, sibling rivalry, an absent father, and a lovely patient Grandma. A bright and cheerful book with beautiful illustrations, to be read and appreciated by cat lovers of all ages - full of fun, frolics, mysterious dreams and magic wishes, children will treasure forever!
The best gifts arrive in the most unexpected packages in this charming holiday Regency romance from RITA Award-winning author Barbara Metzger. Although she was born into the ancien regime, Juneclaire Beaumont now lives as a poor relation—until a crisis sends her packing. But the road to London is not easy—and she must take shelter in a stable with a handsome, scowling stranger, also in a predicament. He could take advantage of the situation—but behaves as a gentleman. The ton, however, would never believe the rakish Earl of St. Cloud could act the nobleman for a moment, let alone a whole night. But he will prove them wrong: after Juneclaire slips out of town, the earl will spend the twelve days of Christmas on a neck-or-nothing ride to find her...