A Tale of Witchcraft

A Tale of Witchcraft
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0316523534
ISBN 13: 9780316523530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Witchcraft Book Review:

In this enchanting story from the New York Times bestselling author of A Tale of Magic..., a group of friends grow suspicious of a potentially dangerous which—all while their once peaceful kingdom begins to crack. When a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy, the celebrations are cut short. As the witch begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalization of magic. And, a dangerous and centuries-old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life forever . . . starting with Brystal. The enchanting sequel to the New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... is filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new.

A Tale of Magic

A Tale of Magic
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0316523496
ISBN 13: 9780316523493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Magic Book Review:

This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

The Enchantress Returns

The Enchantress Returns
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1405517921
ISBN 13: 9781405517928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enchantress Returns Book Review:

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

The Land of Stories A Grimm Warning

The Land of Stories  A Grimm Warning
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 031640683X
ISBN 13: 9780316406833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories A Grimm Warning Book Review:

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

On the Farm

On the Farm
Author: Stevie Cameron
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0676975852
ISBN 13: 9780676975857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Farm Book Review:

Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm. Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work. Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told. From the Hardcover edition.

Private Prayer Morning and Evening

Private Prayer  Morning and Evening
Author: Andrew Redman Bonar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1855
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:50212118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Prayer Morning and Evening Book Review:

The Land of Stories The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide

The Land of Stories  The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0316523313
ISBN 13: 9780316523318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide Book Review:

A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series. A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series. This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers." Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.

Goldilocks Wanted Dead or Alive

Goldilocks  Wanted Dead or Alive
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 0316355925
ISBN 13: 9780316355926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goldilocks Wanted Dead or Alive Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a graphic novel in the Land of Stories series featuring Goldilocks—as you've never seen her before! When we first meet her in The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell, Goldilocks is a beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw. Discover her origin story and more in this brand new, lushly illustrated full-color graphic novel, as she takes you on adventures where she may or may not break a few laws along the way. Once upon a time, the kingdoms of the fairy-tale world lived in perfect harmony under the guidance of the Happily Ever After Assembly. But not all creatures and territories have been invited to this peaceful union. Monsters and criminals have found refuge in the Dwarf Forests, a land without rulers or law. When a plot by the Charming brothers is unveiled and threatens to push society's unwanted from their homes, the fairy-tale world's harmony and Goldilocks' home are put in jeopardy . . . New and returning fans of the Land of Stories will fall in love with the adventures of Goldilocks before she met Alex and Conner Bailey. Fans will recognize familiar characters including Porridge, Jack, and Queen Red Riding Hood; and a ragtag team of misfits is introduced, including Puss in Boots, Little Miss Muffet, Pinocchio, and more.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 0316204919
ISBN 13: 9780316204910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell Book Review:

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms

The Land of Stories  Beyond the Kingdoms
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0316406880
ISBN 13: 9780316406888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms Book Review:

Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late? Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!

Trollbella Throws a Party

Trollbella Throws a Party
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0316435430
ISBN 13: 9780316435437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trollbella Throws a Party Book Review:

Celebrate Queen Trollbella's birthday in this companion picture book to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series. It's Queen Trollbella's birthday and she's throwing herself an epic celebration. She has everything a troll girl would want: musicians, magical creatures, carnival rides, a gigantic cake, and more. So why isn't she having any fun? Trollbella knows something is missing. When she meets a goblin boy sneaking into her party, Trollbella decides to share her party, and she discovers that a happy kingdom and learning to give back is the best gift she could've ever received. This enchanted tale about the importance and the joy of sharing will be a must-have for Land of Stories fans, younger siblings, and new readers alike.

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder
Author: Claude Lecouteux,Corinne Lecouteux
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1644111713
ISBN 13: 9781644111710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder Book Review:

• Offers commentary for each story, revealing its historical context, cultural and esoteric associations, and hidden pagan beliefs • Explores how the tales transformed over the ages and their origins in Classical Antiquity, the Middle East, and India • Includes stories never-before-translated from their original Latin and many purposely left in obscurity due to scandalous depictions of popes and other notables The Middle Ages witnessed the blossoming of oral traditions whose echoes can still be found in many legends, fables, and tales today. In this collection of medieval tales of witchcraft, wonder, and the supernatural, Claude and Corinne Lecouteux explain how many of these stories arose in Classical Antiquity while some made their way into Dark Ages Europe from the Middle East and India. Offering commentary for each tale, the authors place them in historical context and analyze their cultural and esoteric associations. They include stories never-before-translated from their original Latin or demotic versions and show how, unlike the well-known fairy tales made popular by the Brothers Grimm, many stories were purposely left in obscurity because they presented scandalous depictions of popes and other notables. Additionally, for many of the tales, the authors scrupulously peel back the Christian veneer to show how the stories were instrumental in assuring the survival of age-old pagan beliefs across the centuries. These beliefs are explored through tales of animals with magical powers and the ability to converse with humans, including the tale of the Grateful Lion made famous through Aesop’s fables; stories of individuals with supernatural or otherworldly powers, like the Venomous Maiden who poisons all men who have relations with her; legends of miracles and wondrous things that violate the laws of nature, such as people returning from the dead to help a descendent; and stories of witchcraft, magic, and demonic apparitions, including the pope who was a disguised demon. The authors also explore tales of supernatural spouses and illicit love affairs, wisdom teachings and parables of fools, as well as heroic legends.

Struck By Lightning

Struck By Lightning
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 0316232920
ISBN 13: 9780316232920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struck By Lightning Book Review:

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The film Stuck By Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.

The Witches The Graphic Novel

The Witches  The Graphic Novel
Author: Roald Dahl
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1338677454
ISBN 13: 9781338677454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witches The Graphic Novel Book Review:

Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Pénélope Bagieu! Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl's The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Pénélope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale.

The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches
Author: Alix E. Harrow
Publsiher: Redhook
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0316422037
ISBN 13: 9780316422031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future Witches Book Review:

"A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar. "―Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR Books • Barnes and Noble • BookPage In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this powerful novel of magic, family, and the suffragette movement. In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters―James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna―join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote―and perhaps not even to live―the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive. There's no such thing as witches. But there will be. An homage to the indomitable power and persistence of women, The Once and Future Witches reimagines stories of revolution, motherhood, and women's suffrage—the lost ways are calling. Praise for The Once and Future Witches: "A glorious escape into a world where witchcraft has dwindled to a memory of women's magic, and three wild, sundered sisters hold the key to bring it back...A tale that will sweep you away."―Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author "This book is an amazing bit of spellcraft and resistance so needed in our times, and a reminder that secret words and ways can never be truly and properly lost, as long as there are tongues to speak them and ears to listen."―P. Djèlí Clark, author The Black God's Drum For more from Alix E. Harrow, check out The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

Good Omens

Good Omens
Author: Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 1448110238
ISBN 13: 9781448110230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Omens Book Review:

THE BOOK BEHIND THE AMAZON PRIME/BBC SERIES STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . _____________________ What readers are saying about Good Omens: ***** 'A superb recipe for disaster. I didn't stop grinning from beginning to end.' ***** 'Both Gaiman and Pratchett are great authors and they complement each other brilliantly' ***** 'Superbly enjoyable read. Seamlessly co-written.'

The Week at World s End

The Week at World s End
Author: Emma Carroll
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0571332846
ISBN 13: 9780571332847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Week at World s End Book Review:

The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll. Britain, 1962 'Who are you?' I asked. 'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?' The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again. 'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly. Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree. Yet they soon realise they've taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she's on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba. As the threat of war grows, Anna's behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World's End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . . An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times. 'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' The Telegraph 'Rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction".' BookTrust 'Historical fiction at its finest.' Bookseller 'Echoes of Michael Morpurgo and Nina Bawden.' The Times

The Land of Stories A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales

The Land of Stories  A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 031643292X
ISBN 13: 9780316432924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-color companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell--a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!

Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell

Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell
Author: Melanie Watt
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 0735269580
ISBN 13: 9780735269583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell Book Review:

The time is now for this anxious little guy: Scaredy Squirrel is back with a brand-new graphic novel series! He's funnier (and scared-ier) than ever, and perfect for readers of Narwhal and Jelly. Scaredy is happy to stay in his nut tree. Why would he ever leave? The outside is filled with dangers. Like aliens! And dust! And a certain fluffy bunny who likes to pop up! But things don't always go as planned, even for a super-prepared squirrel. When he has to venture out of his tree and onto the ground, Scaredy panics and plays dead . . . but maybe the fluffy bunny's not so scary after all? In a nutshell, Scaredy might just make a new friend, if he is brave enough . . .

The Book of Magic

The Book of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1982189460
ISBN 13: 9781982189464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Magic Book Review:

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.