He-Man has been left for dead—and Hordak’s Fright Zone is set to overtake Anwat-Gar. Adora must call upon the Sorceress Teela, who tells her the story of King Greyskull’s death and of the lost Eternian relic that might save her brother.
‘She was greetin’ again. But there’s no need for Lorraine to be feart, since the first day of primary school, Angela has always been there to mop up her tears and snotters.’ An uplifting black comedy of love, family life and friendship, Talk of the Toun is a bittersweet coming-of-age tale set in the summer of 1985, in working class, central belt Scotland. Lifelong friends Angela and Lorraine are two very different girls, with a growing divide in their aspirations and ambitions putting their friendship under increasing strain. Artistically gifted Angela has her sights set on art school, but lassies like Angela, from a small town council scheme, are expected to settle for a nice wee secretarial job at the local factory. Her only ally is her gallus gran, Senga, the pet psychic, who firmly believes that her granddaughter can be whatever she wants. Though Lorraine’s ambitions are focused closer to home Angela has plans for her too, and a caravan holiday to Filey with Angela’s family tests the dynamics of their relationship and has lifelong consequences for them both. Effortly capturing the religious and social intricacies of 1980s Scotland, Talk of the Toun is the perfect mix of pathos and humour as the two girls wrestle with the complications of growing up and exploring who they really are. ‘Fresh, fierce and funny... a sharp and poignant study of growing up in 1980s Scotland. You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll cringe.’ - Karen Campbell
A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt's Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family's legacy--a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story--and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.
It was cold, but the stove held no fire. Molly's schoolbooks were not by the door. Onec again she had stopped to admire the doll in McCallaway's StoreAuthor Kevin Krogh masterfully blends two heartwarming tales into this one beautiful book. "The Doll in McCallaway's Store." Enjoy feel-good fiction at its best as you follow the improbable series of events that bring three families together through a little girl's prayer and the porcelain doll she wants for Christmas. Become intimately acquainted with a palette of compelling characters, such as Jacob Kikkert, the poet whose faith in the love of the Heavenly Father is restored, and little Molly Kikkert, whose prayer inspires her father's poem.
Krogh's expert crafting plays your heart and touches your soul. Lucky for all readers, he continues his tales in his upcoming novels, "The Willow Switch" and "If You Should Go."
The Thunder Train carries a secret weapon. the elfin Spyre, Grimlak of the Radiant Order, and the beautiful ferran Mara, disguised as a bloodsport "splat" team, are secretly escorting a renegade Mechamage to the Ice Wastes, where a bold plan of rebellion is afoot.
Ahh . summer! Nothing beats the freedom from school - time to chill and hang out with friends at the pool and the tennis courts. It is also the season for summer camp.
Ten-year-old girls Kat, Tiff, Amy, and Hanna meet for the first time at Camp Cherokee. It will be a summer they'll never forget. Kat is a sarcastic tomboy who rocks at sports. Tiff, an ultra spoiled rich girl, arrives in a limo and feels miffed that her parents have sent her to camp.
Amy is a shy animal lover who has a secret she will need to share. Hanna, a bookworm and computer whiz, has a secret of her own. The four girls are tossed together in the same cabin. At first, sparks fly as they struggle with their differences. But soon they begin to tolerate each other as they learn to overcome food fights, smelly outhouses, bed bugs, and being lost in the woods. Are you a Kat, Tiff, Amy, or Hanna? Could you survive Camp Cherokee? Find out how these unlikely friends not only survive camp, but end up being best friends forever.
Since 1836, children have been delighted by these volumes filled with exotic adventures, exciting tales, beautiful poems, and funny fables. The First Eclectic Reader includes stories, word lists, and phonics charts.