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A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

strong From the star of em No Reservations em Anthony Bourdain s em New York Times em bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe s greatest cuilnary adventures strong br br The only thing gonzo gastronome and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling Inspired by the question What would be the perfect meal Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail and in the process turns the notion of perfection inside out From California to Cambodia em A Cooks Tour em chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America s boldest and bravest chef br br Fans of Bourdain will find much to love in revisting this classic culinary and travel memoir


Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

There are many words to describe Michael J Fox Actor Husband Father Activist But readers of em Always Looking Up em will soon add another to the list Optimist Michael writes about the hard won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities Instead of building walls around himself he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery an emotional psychological intellectual and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson s disease Michael s exit from a very demanding very public arena offered him the time and the inspiration to open up new doors leading to unexpected places One door even led him to the center of his own family the greatest destination of all em strong The last ten years which is really the stuff of this book began with such a loss my retirement from Spin City I found myself struggling with a strange new dynamic the shifting of public and private personas I had been Mike the actor then Mike the actor with PD Now was I just Mike with PD Parkinson s had consumed my career and in a sense had become my career But where did all of this leave Me I had to build a new life when I was already pretty happy with the old one strong em br br em Always Looking Up em is a memoir of this last decade told through the critical themes of Michael s life work politics faith and family The book is a journey of self discovery and reinvention and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson s br br With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book em Lucky Man em Michael describes how he became a happier more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life


Them: Adventures with Extremists

From the bestselling author of i The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry i and i So You ve Been Publicly Shamed i br br A wide variety of extremist groups Islamic fundamentalists neo Nazis share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room In i Them i journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room br br As a journalist and a Jew Ronson was often considered one of Them but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place Was he just not invited i Them i takes us across three continents and into the secret room Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain PR savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb and the survivors of Ruby Ridge He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians like Dick Cheney and George Bush undertake a bizarre owl ritual br br Ronson s investigations by turns creepy and comical reveal some alarming things about the looking glass world of us and them i Them i is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists Are the extremists onto something Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them


The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)

No description available


Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words

i Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house i br br When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own only better things seem marvelous br br But there s another mother there and another father and they want her to stay and be their little girl They want to change her and never let her go br br Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life


Adventure Time Vol. 1

It s ADVENTURE TIME Join Finn the Human Jake the Dog and Princess Bubblegum for all new adventures through The Land of Ooo br br The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page The Lich a super lame SUPER SCARY skeleton dude has returned to the the Land of Ooo and he s bent on total destruction Luckily Finn and Jake are on the case but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet Featuring fan favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen Princess Bubblegum Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King


The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

b The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing i Notes from a Small Island i Bill Bryson s valentine to his adopted country of England b br br In Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States The book about that trip i Notes from a Small Island i is uproarious and endlessly endearing one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written Two decades later he set out again to rediscover that country and the result is i The Road to Little Dribbling i Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter


This Adventure Ends

Sloane isn t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida especially not a group of friends so intense so in love so all consuming Yet that s exactly what happens br br Sloane becomes closest to Vera a social media star who lights up any room and Gabe Vera s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane s ever met When a beloved painting by the twins late mother goes missing Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down a journey that takes her across state lines and ever deeper into the twins lives br br Filled with intense and important friendships a wonderful warts and all family shiveringly good romantic developments and sharp witty dialogue this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed


American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

No description available


The Island of Adventure (Adventure, #1)

p For Philip Dinah Lucy Ann and Jack the holiday in Cornwall is everything they d hope for until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom p p But they re not prepared for the dangerous adventure that awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea p


The Adventures of Robin Hood

Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache This classic version brings sense and clarity as well as excitement to the varied myths ballads and legends about Robin s adventures


The Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: A Fully Dramatized Recording

Charlie can t believe his luck when he wins one of the five places on a tour around Willy Wonka s famous chocolate factory But the adventure has only just started The excitement continues as Charlie and his family zoom into the stratosphere in Mr Wonka s glass elevator Unfortunately before they know it they can t get back down to Earth


The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

This is a collection of all the Beatrix Potter stories featuring Peter Rabbit so that his escapades can be followed as a continuous saga It includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Mr Tod


The Chronicles of Narnia: Seven Wonderful Fantasies Full of Strange and Magical Adventures

A beautifully illustrated box set of C S Lewis s The Chronicles of Narnia Includes The Magician s Nephew The Lion the Witch amp The Wardrobe The Horse and His Boy Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair and The Last Battle


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child but when he is overlooked time and again he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city where he finally meets his perfect match and at long last is given his special name Beekle br br i New York Time i s bestselling and award winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art creating an unforgettable tale about friendship imagination and the courage to find one s place in the world


The Poseidon Adventure

p Paul Gallico s classic novel i The Poseidon Adventure i is the exciting story of a luxury ocean liner that capsizes after it is struck by a colossal tidal wave leaving its survivors to fend for themselves and find a way out The blockbuster movie remake of this story is sure to make a huge splash and lure readers into this compelling and dramatic novel p


Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures

For three years millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon s hit animated series i Avatar The Last Airbender i Ever since fans have been hungry for more and now their wait is finally over br br This volume collects the long out of print fan favorite comics previously published in i Nickelodeon Magazine i and with the i Airbender i DVDs plus over seventy brand new comics pages That s twenty six stories set in i Airbender i continuity by a host of top notch talent many of whom worked on the original animated series br br A must have for any i Airbender i fan br br Twenty six in continuity stories plus bonus content br br The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring you the very best in i Airbender i books


The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in the first woman to be so honored Swedish novelist Selma Lagerl f was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland br She secured her reputation as a children s book author with i The Wonderful Adventures of Nils i long considered a masterpiece of children s literature Written at the request of Swedish school authorities and first published in it is the enchanting and remarkably original tale of Nils Holgersson a mischievous boy of who is changed by an elf into a tiny being able to understand the speech of birds and animals br Brilliantly weaving fact and fiction into a breathtaking and beautiful fable the story recounts Nils s adventures as he is transported over the countryside on the back of a goose From this vantage point Nils witnesses a host of events that provide young readers with an abundance of information about nature geography folklore animal life and more br Reset in easy to read type and enhanced with new illustrations this inexpensive unabridged edition will bring new generations of readers under the magical spell of a timeless classic


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation

No description available


The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #7)

When the Countess of Morcar s priceless blue carbuncle is stolen a reformed thief is charged with the crime


Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table

No description available


The Time Machine (Adventure Theatre)

Classic science fiction novel recounts the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future


The Adventures of Oliver Twist

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


Heart of Darkness (Adventure Classics in Audio)

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Treasure Island Adventure Classic

When Jim Hawkins joins the crew of the Hispaniola as a cabin boy little does he know of the danger that awaits him br br With three red crosses on an old map as their only guide he and a motley crew set sail for the mysterious Treasure Island Paired with a snap in place model of the pirate ship this em Adventure Classic em is perfect for young would be deckhands A rough and tumble seafaring saga complete with mutiny pirates and a one legged cook Treasure Island is one voyage kids will never forget br br Ages


Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure, #1)

Thousands of years ago the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute In Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps Unable to transport them Napoleon creates a map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine And when Napoleon dies the bottles disappear p Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German u boat Inside they find a bottle taken from Napoleon s lost cellar Fascinated the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they ve just found He is Hadeon Bondaruk a half Russian half Persian millionaire He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself p p And he wants his treasure back p


Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1)

No description available


The Castle of Adventure (Adventure, #2)

What is the secret of the old castle on the hill and why are the locals so afraid of it When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower Philip Dinah Lucy Ann and Jack decide to investigate and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages


Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

She s also a mom a daughter and a sister a former rower and current cyclist a best friend and a reality TV junkie In her first foray into nonfiction she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins into a collection of essays on modern womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey Fran Lebowitz and Nora Ephron br br Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie amp Fitch photo shoot and at her Ivy League college but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist activist and i New York Times i columnist br br No subject is off limits in this intimate and honest essay collection sex weight envy money her mom s newfound lesbianism and her estranged father s death From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six year old daughter s use of the f word i fat i for the first time Jennifer Weiner i goes there i with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world br br By turns hilarious and deeply touching this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like i Good in Bed i and i Best Friends Forever i is every bit as winning smart and honest in real life as she is in her fiction


Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Lost in Shangri La recounts the incredible true life adventure of twenty four officers and enlisted men and women who boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip which became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed br br On May twenty four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over Shangri La A beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep jagged mountain peaks deep within the island s uncharted jungle this hidden retreat was named after the fabled paradise in the bestselling novel Lost Horizon But unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton s book this Shangri La was the home of Stone Age warriors spear carrying tribesmen rumored to be headhunters and cannibals br br But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed Miraculously three passengers survived WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings Lieutenant John McCollom and Sergeant Kenneth Decker Margaret barefoot and burned had no choice but to wear her dead best friend s shoes McCollom grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the Gremlin Special masked his grief with stoicism Decker too was severely burned and suffered a bloody gaping head wound br br Emotionally devastated badly injured and vulnerable to disease parasites and poisonous snakes in the wet jungle climate the trio faced certain death unless they left the wreckage Caught between man eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese with nothing to sustain them but a handful of candy and their own fortitude they endured a harrowing trek down the mountainside an exhausting journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman br br Drawn from personal interviews declassified Army documents personal photos and mementos a daily journal kept between the crash and the rescue effort and original film footage Lost in Shangri La recounts this incredible true life adventure for the first time Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio dehydrated sick and in pain traversed the dense jungle foliage to find help how a brave band of Filipino American paratroopers led by a dogged captain risked their own lives to save the survivors how the Americans would be protected by and eventually befriend a noble native chief and his people and how a cowboy colonel was willing to risk a previously untried rescue mission to get them out br br A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying enlightening and comic Lost in Shangri La is a thrill ride from beginning to end


A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

strong From the star of em No Reservations em Anthony Bourdain s em New York Times em bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe s greatest cuilnary adventures strong br br The only thing gonzo gastronome and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling Inspired by the question What would be the perfect meal Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail and in the process turns the notion of perfection inside out From California to Cambodia em A Cooks Tour em chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America s boldest and bravest chef br br Fans of Bourdain will find much to love in revisting this classic culinary and travel memoir


Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

There are many words to describe Michael J Fox Actor Husband Father Activist But readers of em Always Looking Up em will soon add another to the list Optimist Michael writes about the hard won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities Instead of building walls around himself he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery an emotional psychological intellectual and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson s disease Michael s exit from a very demanding very public arena offered him the time and the inspiration to open up new doors leading to unexpected places One door even led him to the center of his own family the greatest destination of all em strong The last ten years which is really the stuff of this book began with such a loss my retirement from Spin City I found myself struggling with a strange new dynamic the shifting of public and private personas I had been Mike the actor then Mike the actor with PD Now was I just Mike with PD Parkinson s had consumed my career and in a sense had become my career But where did all of this leave Me I had to build a new life when I was already pretty happy with the old one strong em br br em Always Looking Up em is a memoir of this last decade told through the critical themes of Michael s life work politics faith and family The book is a journey of self discovery and reinvention and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson s br br With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book em Lucky Man em Michael describes how he became a happier more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life


Them: Adventures with Extremists

From the bestselling author of i The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry i and i So You ve Been Publicly Shamed i br br A wide variety of extremist groups Islamic fundamentalists neo Nazis share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room In i Them i journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room br br As a journalist and a Jew Ronson was often considered one of Them but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place Was he just not invited i Them i takes us across three continents and into the secret room Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain PR savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb and the survivors of Ruby Ridge He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians like Dick Cheney and George Bush undertake a bizarre owl ritual br br Ronson s investigations by turns creepy and comical reveal some alarming things about the looking glass world of us and them i Them i is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists Are the extremists onto something Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them


The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)

No description available


Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words

i Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house i br br When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own only better things seem marvelous br br But there s another mother there and another father and they want her to stay and be their little girl They want to change her and never let her go br br Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life


Adventure Time Vol. 1

It s ADVENTURE TIME Join Finn the Human Jake the Dog and Princess Bubblegum for all new adventures through The Land of Ooo br br The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page The Lich a super lame SUPER SCARY skeleton dude has returned to the the Land of Ooo and he s bent on total destruction Luckily Finn and Jake are on the case but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet Featuring fan favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen Princess Bubblegum Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King


The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

b The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing i Notes from a Small Island i Bill Bryson s valentine to his adopted country of England b br br In Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States The book about that trip i Notes from a Small Island i is uproarious and endlessly endearing one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written Two decades later he set out again to rediscover that country and the result is i The Road to Little Dribbling i Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter


This Adventure Ends

Sloane isn t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida especially not a group of friends so intense so in love so all consuming Yet that s exactly what happens br br Sloane becomes closest to Vera a social media star who lights up any room and Gabe Vera s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane s ever met When a beloved painting by the twins late mother goes missing Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down a journey that takes her across state lines and ever deeper into the twins lives br br Filled with intense and important friendships a wonderful warts and all family shiveringly good romantic developments and sharp witty dialogue this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed


American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

No description available


The Island of Adventure (Adventure, #1)

p For Philip Dinah Lucy Ann and Jack the holiday in Cornwall is everything they d hope for until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom p p But they re not prepared for the dangerous adventure that awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea p


The Adventures of Robin Hood

Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache This classic version brings sense and clarity as well as excitement to the varied myths ballads and legends about Robin s adventures


The Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: A Fully Dramatized Recording

Charlie can t believe his luck when he wins one of the five places on a tour around Willy Wonka s famous chocolate factory But the adventure has only just started The excitement continues as Charlie and his family zoom into the stratosphere in Mr Wonka s glass elevator Unfortunately before they know it they can t get back down to Earth


The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

This is a collection of all the Beatrix Potter stories featuring Peter Rabbit so that his escapades can be followed as a continuous saga It includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Mr Tod


The Chronicles of Narnia: Seven Wonderful Fantasies Full of Strange and Magical Adventures

A beautifully illustrated box set of C S Lewis s The Chronicles of Narnia Includes The Magician s Nephew The Lion the Witch amp The Wardrobe The Horse and His Boy Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair and The Last Battle


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child but when he is overlooked time and again he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city where he finally meets his perfect match and at long last is given his special name Beekle br br i New York Time i s bestselling and award winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art creating an unforgettable tale about friendship imagination and the courage to find one s place in the world


The Poseidon Adventure

p Paul Gallico s classic novel i The Poseidon Adventure i is the exciting story of a luxury ocean liner that capsizes after it is struck by a colossal tidal wave leaving its survivors to fend for themselves and find a way out The blockbuster movie remake of this story is sure to make a huge splash and lure readers into this compelling and dramatic novel p


Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures

For three years millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon s hit animated series i Avatar The Last Airbender i Ever since fans have been hungry for more and now their wait is finally over br br This volume collects the long out of print fan favorite comics previously published in i Nickelodeon Magazine i and with the i Airbender i DVDs plus over seventy brand new comics pages That s twenty six stories set in i Airbender i continuity by a host of top notch talent many of whom worked on the original animated series br br A must have for any i Airbender i fan br br Twenty six in continuity stories plus bonus content br br The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring you the very best in i Airbender i books


The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in the first woman to be so honored Swedish novelist Selma Lagerl f was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland br She secured her reputation as a children s book author with i The Wonderful Adventures of Nils i long considered a masterpiece of children s literature Written at the request of Swedish school authorities and first published in it is the enchanting and remarkably original tale of Nils Holgersson a mischievous boy of who is changed by an elf into a tiny being able to understand the speech of birds and animals br Brilliantly weaving fact and fiction into a breathtaking and beautiful fable the story recounts Nils s adventures as he is transported over the countryside on the back of a goose From this vantage point Nils witnesses a host of events that provide young readers with an abundance of information about nature geography folklore animal life and more br Reset in easy to read type and enhanced with new illustrations this inexpensive unabridged edition will bring new generations of readers under the magical spell of a timeless classic


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation

No description available


The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #7)

When the Countess of Morcar s priceless blue carbuncle is stolen a reformed thief is charged with the crime


Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table

No description available


The Time Machine (Adventure Theatre)

Classic science fiction novel recounts the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future


The Adventures of Oliver Twist

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


Heart of Darkness (Adventure Classics in Audio)

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Treasure Island Adventure Classic

When Jim Hawkins joins the crew of the Hispaniola as a cabin boy little does he know of the danger that awaits him br br With three red crosses on an old map as their only guide he and a motley crew set sail for the mysterious Treasure Island Paired with a snap in place model of the pirate ship this em Adventure Classic em is perfect for young would be deckhands A rough and tumble seafaring saga complete with mutiny pirates and a one legged cook Treasure Island is one voyage kids will never forget br br Ages


Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure, #1)

Thousands of years ago the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute In Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps Unable to transport them Napoleon creates a map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine And when Napoleon dies the bottles disappear p Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German u boat Inside they find a bottle taken from Napoleon s lost cellar Fascinated the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they ve just found He is Hadeon Bondaruk a half Russian half Persian millionaire He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself p p And he wants his treasure back p


Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1)

No description available


The Castle of Adventure (Adventure, #2)

What is the secret of the old castle on the hill and why are the locals so afraid of it When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower Philip Dinah Lucy Ann and Jack decide to investigate and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages


Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

She s also a mom a daughter and a sister a former rower and current cyclist a best friend and a reality TV junkie In her first foray into nonfiction she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins into a collection of essays on modern womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey Fran Lebowitz and Nora Ephron br br Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie amp Fitch photo shoot and at her Ivy League college but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist activist and i New York Times i columnist br br No subject is off limits in this intimate and honest essay collection sex weight envy money her mom s newfound lesbianism and her estranged father s death From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six year old daughter s use of the f word i fat i for the first time Jennifer Weiner i goes there i with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world br br By turns hilarious and deeply touching this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like i Good in Bed i and i Best Friends Forever i is every bit as winning smart and honest in real life as she is in her fiction


Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Lost in Shangri La recounts the incredible true life adventure of twenty four officers and enlisted men and women who boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip which became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed br br On May twenty four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over Shangri La A beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep jagged mountain peaks deep within the island s uncharted jungle this hidden retreat was named after the fabled paradise in the bestselling novel Lost Horizon But unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton s book this Shangri La was the home of Stone Age warriors spear carrying tribesmen rumored to be headhunters and cannibals br br But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed Miraculously three passengers survived WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings Lieutenant John McCollom and Sergeant Kenneth Decker Margaret barefoot and burned had no choice but to wear her dead best friend s shoes McCollom grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the Gremlin Special masked his grief with stoicism Decker too was severely burned and suffered a bloody gaping head wound br br Emotionally devastated badly injured and vulnerable to disease parasites and poisonous snakes in the wet jungle climate the trio faced certain death unless they left the wreckage Caught between man eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese with nothing to sustain them but a handful of candy and their own fortitude they endured a harrowing trek down the mountainside an exhausting journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman br br Drawn from personal interviews declassified Army documents personal photos and mementos a daily journal kept between the crash and the rescue effort and original film footage Lost in Shangri La recounts this incredible true life adventure for the first time Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio dehydrated sick and in pain traversed the dense jungle foliage to find help how a brave band of Filipino American paratroopers led by a dogged captain risked their own lives to save the survivors how the Americans would be protected by and eventually befriend a noble native chief and his people and how a cowboy colonel was willing to risk a previously untried rescue mission to get them out br br A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying enlightening and comic Lost in Shangri La is a thrill ride from beginning to end