Events jolting and stirring, historic and whimsical, come to life thick and fast in The Jester's Bells. Filled with irony, satire, and caricature, it is the story of Carol Enid Abraham, a Depression Baby, growing up in Brooklyn during the lean, war-torn 1940s and the A-bomb scare of the 1950s. It reflects the pendulous swing of morals and ethics, gender and racial advances, radical religious thinking, inspired silliness and profound creativity that shaped her life, leaving permanent yet invisible scars. Live in the atmosphere of this vibrant, hard-charging century as her family comes full circle from its origin in the shtetls of Europe to an American generation of assimilation.
WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What It Looks Like. The utterly gripping fourth fantastic book in the "Secret" series in which Cass's mind has been transported back to medieval England after she dared to taste the Midnight Sun's deadly chocolate. She must seek out her ancient ancestor and founder of the Terces Society, the jester, and help him escape the evil clutches of Lord Pharaoh, founder of the Midnight Sun. To Cass's horror, when she wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything. But a school trip to a medieval fair stirs her memories and she is confronted with a menacing blast from her time-travelling past... "The crazy, upside-down, inside-out, mysterious, madcap and fun, fun, fun Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another extraordinary, out-of-this-world chapter in his seriously addictive children's ‘Secret Series'. Bursting out all over with comic characters and intriguing adventures, this is... top-class entertainment for kids aged 10 and over, combining comical capers with old-fashioned mystery, sparkling adventure and lashings of Bosch's zany humour." - Lancashire Evening Post
Xiara Evora’s job as the Guardian of Nox is more complex than she’d ever anticipated. Not that she’d applied for the role. Her backstory was to blame, so she’d brought this on herself. She’d decided she was a hunter of monsters and bad guys and it had become her entire existence. Nox, otherwise known as the City of Night, was a hodgepodge of human magic users, vampires, shifters, fae beings, vampires and various other types of monsters. None of them got along well, which was why the city was divided into five different Districts. Xiara patrolled them all in her effort to keep the peace, except for the Demon District that lay in the catacombs beneath Nox. Only someone with a death wish would enter their domain without an invitation. When a new type of being enters Nox, things soon begin to change. Although there are a lot of Night Cursed deities, they aren’t real. They’re just pale imitations and they have little power. Xiara has a feeling that the minor god is going to become far more of a pest than he first appears. The delicate balance between the Districts is already unstable. The last thing the City of Night needs is a trickster to shake things up. If he breaks too many laws, the Immortal Triumvirate will order her to use her trusty staff to end his existence. Not even a true deity can survive Wrath’s deathly power.
(Unlocking the Masters). Since Gustav Mahler was rediscovered in the early 1960s, his symphonies have become arguably the most popular works in the modern orchestral repertoire. Mahler's Symphonies: An Owner's Manual is the first discussion of the ten completed symphonies (No. 1-9 plus "The Song of the Earth") to offer music lovers and record collectors a comprehensive overview of the music itself, what it sounds like, how it is organized, its form, content, and meaning, as it strikes today's listeners. The book caters to the novice as David Hurwitz describes what the listener will hear, section by section, using simple cues such as important instrumental solos, recognizable tunes, climaxes, and other easily audible musical facts. He explains how each work is arranged, how the various parts relate to each other, and how one work leads to the next. It describes the emotional extravagance that lies at the root of Mahler's popularity, the consistency of his symphonic thinking, the relationship of each work to its companions, and his dazzling and revolutionary use of orchestral instruments to create an expressive musical language that is varied in content and immediate in impact. The accompanying audio contains recordings from Symphony No. 1, Third Movement; Symphony No. 2, First Movement; Symphony No. 5, Third Movement ; and Symphony No. 7, Second Movement : "Nachtmusik I."
Ever been the black sheep of the family? Ever been blamed for all the bad things that happen around the house? I have! This is my story, my journal entries that will prove what a trouble maker I am! It will show you what happens to a dark elf that decides to go against tradition and turns her family upside down by becoming the one thing that is taboo in a Drow village, becoming a Jester! That's right I am a jester and I inherit the most dangerous weapon ever created for a girl like me to master. Come into my world and sit awhile you will see how naughty I can become. See you inside. Bells
I. Dagobert, the Jester: the Popular Anonymous Recitation, Dramatised. II. Radezka; Edgar Allen Poe's Famous Poem, "The Bells", Dramatixed. III. The Enchanted Garden: After Tennyson's "Sleeping Beauty" Poem
Beloved children's author Annie Fellows Johnston returns with a rousing action-adventure tale set in the distant past. Packed with pulse-pounding thrills and surprising plot twists, this account of the brave prince Aldebaran coming into his birthright as an honorable warrior will please readers young and old alike.
Written when the author was in her early twenties, and now regarded as Yonge's first serious work of fiction, Abbeychurch grapples with both serious theological issues pertaining to the schism between Broad, High and Low factions in the Church of England, as well as with the struggles of ego and impulse that are common in adolescence and early adulthood. A gripping and sophisticated example of women's nineteenth-century fiction.
A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril. It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help. A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the GreatMountains - a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter... The Letter for the Kingis the thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil, set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage and true friendship. Tonke Dragtwas born in Jakarta in 1930 and spent most of her childhood in Indonesia. When she was twelve, she was interned in a camp run by the Japanese occupiers, where she wrote (with a friend) her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. Her family moved to the Netherlands after the war and, after studying at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Dragt became an art teacher. She published her first book in 1961, followed a year later byThe Letter for the King, which won the Children's Book of the Year award and has been translated into sixteen languages. Dragt was awarded the State Prize for Youth Literature in 1976 and was knighted in 2001. 'The story has the quality of a legend, a tale of ancient times. Over a million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.The Letter for the Kinghas everything.'Nederlands Dagblad 'It is fascinating, captivating in the same way as Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As well as the familiar battle between good and evil, we are presented with a discovery of true chivalry.'Schager Courant
In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much a young man of his time-draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and cocky, charismatic genius who left personal and professional chaos in his wake. Drawing upon hundreds of unpublished letters and a decade of research, Einstein in Love is a penetrating portrait of the modern era's most influential thinker.
Wiglaf, Erica, and Angus are representing DSA in the All-Schools-Brain-Power Tournament! But what on Earth are they going to do about their know-it-all captain Bragwort? And how can they even stand a chance against the snobbish Knights Noble Conservatory team?