A Curious Tale of the In Between

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 161963600X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An exquisite middle grade debut about a girl who befriends ghosts from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano. Pram Bellamy is special-she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost. Lauren DeStefano is that rare author beloved by critics and readers alike, and her middle grade debut promises to appeal in just the same way. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Sheila Turnage won't want to miss this haunting, gripping story of the search for friendship and family.

A Curious Tale of the In Between

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619636018
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pram Bellamy is special--she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost. New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano is beloved by critics and readers alike, and her middle grade debut is lyrical, evocative and not to be missed.

A Curious Tale of the In Between

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619636026
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Includes a preview of another story entitled 'The peculiar night of the blue heart.'

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619636441
Format: PDF
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From New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano comes a gorgeous tale of friendship found and fought for against a haunting danger. It's just right for fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak. Lionel is a wild boy, who doesn't much like to be around other people. He'd rather be a purring cat or a wolf stalking the woods. Marybeth is a nice girl. She doesn't need to be told to comb her hair or brush her teeth, and she's kind to everyone at the orphanage . . . Lionel most of all. Different though they are, Lionel and Marybeth are best friends in a world that has forgotten about them. So when a mysterious blue spirit possesses Marybeth-and starts to take control-they know they must stop it before the real Marybeth fades away forever.

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo

Author: Catherine Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448197589
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2016, this is a very curious tale indeed . . . Out of the blue arrives an exotic young woman from a foreign land. Fearless and strong, 'Princess' Caraboo rises above the suspicions of the wealthy family who take her in. But who is the real Caraboo? In a world where it seems everyone is playing a role, could she be an ordinary girl with a tragic past? Is she a confidence trickster? Or is she the princess everyone wants her to be? This the tale of the ultimate historical hustle, steeped in delectable romance. Whoever Caraboo turns out to be, she will steal your heart . . .

The Girl with the Ghost Machine

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681194457
Format: PDF, ePub
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When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good has come from building the ghost machine, and Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the ghost machine work...or destroy it forever.

Architecture on the Carpet

Author: Brenda Vale
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500342855
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Spanning the last century to the present, this new perspective of architecture through the prism of construction toys draws parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history and national identities and myths.

The Curious Tale of Mandogi s Ghost

Author: Sekihan Kin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231153112
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost incorporates Korean folk tales, ghost stories, and myth into a phenomenal depiction of epic tragedy. Written by a zainichi, a permanent resident of Japan who is not of Japanese ancestry, the novel tells the story of Mandogi, a young priest living on the island of Cheju-do. Mandogi becomes unwittingly involved in the Four-Three Incident of 1948, in which the South Korean government brutally suppressed an armed peasant uprising and purged Cheju-do of communist sympathizers. Although Mandogi is sentenced to death for his part in the riot, he survives (in a sense) to take revenge on his enemies and fully commit himself to the resistance. Mandogi's indeterminate, shapeshifting character is emblematic of Japanese colonialism's outsized impact on both ruler and ruled. A central work of postwar Japanese fiction, The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost relates the trauma of a long-forgotten history and its indelible imprint on Japanese and Korean memory.

Curious Tale of Fi Rex

Author: Various celebrities
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910884003
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The most famous names in music, sport and show business have got together for a game of consequences to raise money for the BBC Children in Need appeal. Each participating celebrity has written a section armed only with the information of the main character - a half-girl, half-dinosaur called Fi-Rex - and the final line of the previous part. This has resulted in a hilarious tale which twists and turns like no other. The contributors are Jamie and Jools Oliver, Amanda Holden, Ronan Keating, Bear Grylls, Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster, Coleen and Wayne Rooney, Denise Van Outen, Andy Murray, Keith Lemon, Tom Daley, Sir Paul McCartney, One Direction, Take That, Kate Moss, Annabelle Neilson, Nick Grimshaw and Kylie Minogue.