On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.
The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) — if you do not already know all about these things — much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise.”
The Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.$0.00
Originally published as Freak the Mighty
Meet Kane Maxwell. A timid, gentle soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Slow in school, haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding other kids – avoiding the world. Then Max meets Kevin, a tiny Einstein in leg braces with more smarts, savvy, and attitude than any kid in town.
To the local hoods, they’re “Frankenstein and Igor,” outcasts to be despised. But Max and Kevin form an unbeatable combination, an imposing force with an iron will and a vivid imagination. Together they become The Mighty. Like knights of old, they’ll defend the weak, right every wrong – and solve the dark mystery of Max’s past.
Kevin’s thirst for adventure and Max’s unpredictable strength lead them on a triumphant quest for truth. At once gripping, heartwarming, and inspiring. Rodman Philbrick’s The Mighty proves that courage comes in all sizes.
Who shot the crooked lawyer? How did a corpse in the morgue get up and walk around? Most important — who ate the last piece of chocolate cake? CSI Wes Burton and his crew use forensics and bad jokes to solve these cases and more for a total of fifty-one mysteries.
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