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Strange Sweet Song

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Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right. Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary? Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there. Lyrical, gothic, and magical, Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.

The Hidden Twin

The Hidden Twin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adi Rule
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For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room within a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of the great volcano, Mol, while her sister, Jey-identical except for her eyes-has lived her life in public as an only child. Their father had hoped the hidden girl would one day grow up to be a normal human girl and not the wicked creature mythology has promised, so he secretly spared her life as an infant. But when she switches places with her sister, striking up a flirtation with the son of the Empress while working in the royal gardens and gets attacks by two suspicious priests on her journey home, she is forced to call forth fire to protect herself, unleashing her previously dormant powers and letting her secret out. She soon catches the attention of a cult with a thousand year old grudge as well as a group of underground rebels, both seeking her for their own gain. But when her sister goes missing and the Redwing uncovers a great plot to awaken Mol and bring fiery destruction upon them all, she is forced to embrace her powers. In Adi Rule's stunning new novel, The Hidden Twin, the girl with no name, must finally choose a name and a path for herself, drawing a line between myth and history to prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her home.

The Song of Lambert

The Song of Lambert Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mazo de la Roche
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459732359
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From the author of the bestselling Jalna series comes a story of a grouchy South-Pole explorer befriends a singing lamb. Lambert, a little lamb with an angelic singing voice, is carried off to the South Pole by rich, grouchy Mr. Van Grunt, who plans to eat him one day. Instead, the two become best friends and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Phantastes

Phantastes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George MacDonald
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513277898
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Shortly after his twenty-first birthday, Anodos arrives in a magical world inhabited by strange creatures, where he’s forced to face many physical and emotional battles. The young hero sets out on an epic adventure that tests his mind, body and spirt. Anodos is an inquisitive young man who discovers a mystical figure in an old desk. It’s a beautiful fairy who invites him to explore the enchanted Fairy Land. Once he arrives, Anodos meets many eccentric figures, some of whom have clear ulterior motives. He attempts to navigate the illustrious area but encounters different obstacles along the way. It’s an epic journey that will put Anodos’ heart and soul to the test. Phantastes is a vibrant fairy tale that speaks to an older audience. The hero is drawn into a fantastical world usually reserved for small children. Yet, Anodos’ curious nature takes him on an unexpected and fulfilling adventure. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Phantastes is both modern and readable.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leslye Walton
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763670340
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A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Dawn of the Morning

Dawn of the Morning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Editor: Good Press
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"Dawn of the Morning" by Grace Livingston Hill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George MacDonald
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504061810
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“ [A] little-known fairy tale that’s full of girl power . . . An accidentally feminist work of children’s literature.” —Bustle A great influence on Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle, Scottish author George MacDonald wrote this beloved fantasy in 1872. Princess Irene is given a magical ring by her great-great-grandmother, who lives in a secret room in her father’s palace. Curdie, a boy who works in the mines, learns that the goblins who live underground intend to kidnap Irene and marry her off to the goblin prince. As events unfold, a thread attached to Irene’s ring connecting her to Curdie may be the only thing that will bring them both safely home . . . “A rich, vibrant tale.” —Star Tribune “The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie are two of the most unusual and haunting fairy tales ever written.” —The Guardian

The Story of Siegfried

The Story of Siegfried Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Baldwin
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613109164
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Legend of Siegfried, which pictures adventure and romance in the days of feudalism. Grades 6-8. For other editions, see Author Catalog.

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Olen Butler
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802193897
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “Uncannily perceptive stories written by an American from the viewpoint of Vietnamese citizens transplanted to Louisiana” (People). A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain is Robert Olen Butler’s Pulitzer Prize–winning collection of lyrical and poignant stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its enduring impact on the Vietnamese. Written in a soaring prose, Butler’s haunting and powerful stories blend Vietnamese folklore and contemporary American realities, creating a vibrant panorama that is epic in its scope. This new edition includes two previously uncollected stories—“Missing” and “Salem”—that brilliantly complete the collection’s narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam to explore the experiences of a former Vietcong soldier and an American MIA. “Deeply affecting . . . A brilliant collection of stories about storytellers whose recited folklore radiates as implicit prayer . . . One of the strongest collections I’ve read in ages.” —Ann Beattie

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pyle
Editor: Read Books Ltd
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire by Howard Pyle Summary

This classic book contains the famous story of Robin hood, and is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any home. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pyle
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. But most important, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men offer young readers more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them turning the pages. Who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzanne Collins
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
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Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor Hugo
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 150982684X
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Rejected by fifteenth-century Parisian society, the hideously deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo believes he is safe under the watchful eye of his master, the Archdeacon Claude Frollo. But after Quasimodo saves the beautiful Romani girl Esmeralda from the gallows and brings her to sanctuary in the cathedral, he and Frollo's mutual desire for her puts them increasingly at odds, before compassion and cruelty clash with tragic results. An emotionally stirring story, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is rightfully considered to be one of the finest novels ever written, and this beautiful edition, featuring an afterword by John Grant, is the perfect way to experience this unforgettable tale. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

What Is It All but Luminous

What Is It All but Luminous Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Art Garfunkel
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352468
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"Poetic musings on a life well-lived—one that is still moving forward, always creating, always luminous. This isn't your typical autobiography. Garfunkel's history is told in flowing prose, bounding from present to past, far from a linear rags-to-riches story." —Bookreporter "It's hard to imagine any single word that would accurately describe this book . . . an entertaining volume that's more fun to read than a conventional memoir might have been." —The Wall Street Journal "A charming book of prose and poetry printed in a digitalized version of his handwriting . . . witty, candid, and wildly imaginative . . . A highly intelligent man trying to make sense of his extraordinary life." —Associated Press From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel, a memoir (of sorts)—moving, lyrical impressions, interspersed throughout a narrative, punctuated by poetry, musings, lists of resonant books loved and admired, revealing a life and the making of a musician, that show us, as well, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and of a collaboration that became the most successful singing duo in the roiling age that embraced, and was defined by, their pathfinding folk-rock music. In What Is It All but Luminous, Art Garfunkel writes about growing up in the 1940s and ‘50s (son of a traveling salesman, listening as his father played Enrico Caruso records), a middle-class Jewish boy, living in a redbrick semi-attached house on Jewel Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens. He writes of meeting Paul Simon, the kid who made Art laugh (they met at their graduation play, Alice in Wonderland; Paul was the White Rabbit; Art, the Cheshire Cat). Of their being twelve at the birth of rock’n’roll (“it was rhythm and blues. It was black. I was captured and so was Paul”), of a demo of their song, Hey Schoolgirl for seven dollars and the actual record (with Paul’s father on bass) going to #40 on the charts. He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, ruling the pop charts from the age of sixteen, about not being a natural performer but more a thinker, an underground man. He writes of the hit songs; touring; about being an actor working with directors Mike Nichols (“the greatest of them all”), about choosing music over a PhD in mathematics. And he writes about his long-unfolding split with Paul, and how and why it evolved, and after; learning to perform on his own . . . and about being a husband, a father and much more.

The Lord's Song in a Strange Land

The Lord's Song in a Strange Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey A. Summit
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195347560
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Across the United States, Jews come together every week to sing and pray in a wide variety of worship communities. Through this music, made by and for ordinary folk, these worshippers define and re-define their relationship to the continuity of Jewish tradition and the realities of American life. Combining oral history with an analysis of recordings, The Lord's Song in a Strange Land examines this tradition incontemporary Jewish worship and explores the diverse links between the music and both spiritual and cultural identities. Alive with detail, the book focuses on metropolitan Boston and covers the full range of Jewish communities there, from Hasidim to Jewish college students in a transdenominational setting. It documents a remarkably fluid musical tradition, where melodies are often shared, where sources can be as diverse as Sufi chant, Christmas carols, rock and roll, and Israeli popular music, and where the meaning of a song can change from one block to the next.

Strange Flowers

Strange Flowers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donal Ryan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525507922
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A POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love. In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home in Ireland and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns from London. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever. Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.

The Song of the Jade Lily

The Song of the Jade Lily Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirsty Manning
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006288204X
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“Kirsty Manning weaves together little-known threads of World War II history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel."— Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz A gripping historical novel that tells the little-known story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai during WWII. 1939: Two young girls meet in Shanghai, also known as the “Paris of the East”. Beautiful local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over the women as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai Ghetto. Yet soon the realities of war prove to be too much for these close friends as they are torn apart. 2016: Fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying, and over the coming weeks Romy and Wilhelm begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. As fragments of her mother's history finally become clear, Alexandra struggles with what she learns while more is also revealed about her grandmother's own past in Shanghai. After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows about her family—and herself. The Song of the Jade Lily is a lush, provocative, and beautiful story of friendship, motherhood, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage that can shape us all.

The Last of the Plainsmen

The Last of the Plainsmen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zane Grey
Editor: AB Books
ISBN: 229101689X
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This is the record of a trip which the author took with Buffalo Jones, known as the preserver of the American bison, across the Arizona desert and of a hunt in "that wonderful country of deep canons and giant pines."

Revisiting The Tempest

Revisiting The Tempest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvia Bigliazzi
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137333146
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Revisiting The Tempest offers a lively reconsideration of how The Tempest encourages interpretation and creative appropriation. It includes a wide range of essays on theoretical and practical criticism focusing on the play's original dramatic context, on its signifying processes and its present-time screen remediation.

The Strange Adventures of Joe Freeman Jr.

The Strange Adventures of Joe Freeman Jr. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Enrique Diaz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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This novel is the story of a boy's life, his struggles and his strange experiences with higher forces. This boy finds himself entangled in events beyond his comprehension and confronts the issues of a family tragedy when he loses his father. It begins in Atlanta Georgia when he was ten and ends in a small fictitious town named Sweet Creek when he was thirteen. Although it deals with the adventures of a ten-year-old boy, it's not a juvenile novel. It deals with issues like friendship, family issues and racism. It describes many adventures including some very strange experiences in a mysterious cave. It takes place during the decade of the sixties when racial issues in Georgia were common. The story that unfolds reflects the power of love to overcome obstacles. The Strange Adventures of Joe Freeman, Jr. is a unique and appealing piece of fiction with original ideas that would be of interest to readers of any age.