Thirteenth Child

Thirteenth Child
Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780545283038
ISBN 13: 0545283035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirteenth Child Book Review:

#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west. Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Thirteenth Child

The Thirteenth Child
Author: Karleen Bradford
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 1443411949
ISBN 13: 9781443411943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Child Book Review:

Working at her parents' roadside gas station and struggling to cope with her alcoholic father and defeated mother, Kate escapes her stressful family life by writing stories. So when Mike, the new boy in town, threatens to rob the snack bar, Kate recognizes his need for attention and decides to befriend him instead of turning him in. But when she hears of a series of robberies in town and then about the murder of the popular girl at school, Kate is torn: will the crimes be solved if she reveals what she knows about Mike's past? Both a suspenseful mystery and a sensitive portrayal of a young writer's coming-of-age, Thirteenth Child will grip readers from its first page to its startling conclusion.

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN 10: 030737193X
ISBN 13: 9780307371935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Tale Book Review:

Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise–she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.

Snow White and Rose Red

Snow White and Rose Red
Author: Patricia Wrede
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 110115943X
ISBN 13: 9781101159439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow White and Rose Red Book Review:

Snow White and Rose Red live on the edge of the forest that conceals the elusive border of Faerie. They know enough about Faerie lands and mortal magic to be concerned when they find two human sorcerers setting spells near the border. And when the kindly, intelligent black bear wanders into their cottage some months later, they realize the connection between his plight and the sorcery they saw in the forest. This romantic version of the classic fairy tale features an updated introduction by its editor, Terri Windling.

The Thirteenth Child

The Thirteenth Child
Author: J. L. O'Faolain
Publsiher: Dreamspinner Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 1613720033
ISBN 13: 9781613720035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Child Book Review:

Immortal sidhe Tuulois MacColewyn is living rough. After nearly two centuries of life as one of Faerie Queen Titania's prized wolves and a handful of years as a Roaring Twenties mob boss's favorite enforcer, he's now exiled to New York, making rent doing dirty jobs for other fey outcasts. He used to consult on the occult for Detective James Corhagen at the NYPD, but since their highly combustible friendship burned itself out a year ago, Cole hasn't heard from him. All that changes when Corhagen summons Cole right out of his shower and into the middle of a crime scene. The NYPD is facing a rash of messy black-magic murders, complete with exploding hearts and very little forensic evidence, not to mention the sinister disappearance of several half-fey children. However hard he tries to deny it-and his inconvenient attraction to the sidhe-Corhagen needs Cole's help. A persistent police inspector rounds out the team, but when their investigation comes too close to the truth, suddenly it's their lives on the line. With a powerful killer on the loose, Cole, James, and Inspector Vallimun must race against time to stop the monster out to claim the thirteenth child.

The Thirteenth Child

The Thirteenth Child
Author: Antonia Ridge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105048108166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Child Book Review:

Based on the life of Katherine de Valois.

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey
Author: Jane Yolen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN 10: 110159151X
ISBN 13: 9781101591512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey Book Review:

You think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but the real story is far more spellbinding… Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king’s land and made to do his bidding. When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left—a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse’s story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby and the kingdom.

Beyond the Century of the Child

Beyond the Century of the Child
Author: Willem Koops,Michael Zuckerman
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 0812208234
ISBN 13: 9780812208238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Century of the Child Book Review:

In 1900, Ellen Key wrote the international bestseller The Century of the Child. In this enormously influential book, she proposed that the world's children should be the central work of society during the twentieth century. Although she never thought that her "century of the child" would become a reality, in fact it had much more resonance than she could have imagined. The idea of the child as a product of a protective and coddling society has given rise to major theories and arguments since Key's time. For the past half century, the study of the child has been dominated by two towering figures, the psychologist Jean Piaget and the historian Philippe Ariès. Interest in the subject has been driven in large measure by Ariès's argument that adults failed even to have a concept of childhood before the thirteenth century, and that from the thirteenth century to the seventeenth there was an increasing "childishness" in the representations of children and an increasing separation between the adult world and that of the child. Piaget proposed that children's logic and modes of thinking are entirely different from those of adults. In the twentieth century this distance between the spheres of children and adults made possible the distinctive study of child development and also specific legislation to protect children from exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Recent students of childhood have challenged the ideas those titans promoted; they ask whether the distancing process has gone too far and has begun to reverse itself. In a series of essays, Beyond the Century of the Child considers the history of childhood from the Middle Ages to modern times, from America and Europe to China and Japan, bringing together leading psychologists and historians to question whether we unnecessarily infantilized children and unwittingly created a detrimental wall between the worlds of children and adults. Together these scholars address the question whether, a hundred years after Ellen Key wrote her international sensation, the century of the child has in fact come to an end.

The Thirteenth Child

The Thirteenth Child
Author: Elizabeth Jeffrey
Publsiher: Severn House Paperbacks
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781847511362
ISBN 13: 1847511368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Child Book Review:

Unwanted thirteenth child Jemima is brought up in poverty in 1890s East Anglia, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live with a kind aunt. Sophie grows up spoiled, disliking her clever sister. Jemima dreams of training to be a teacher. Meanwhile, she takes a job at a shop, where she becomes friends with Richard, the reluctant heir to the business. Then Sophie comes to seek Jemima's help and Jemima faces a dilemma. Should she sacrifice her dreams for her twin's sake?

The Thirteenth Unicorn

The Thirteenth Unicorn
Author: W. D. Newman
Publsiher: W. D. Newman
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1460966201
ISBN 13: 9781460966204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Unicorn Book Review:

While spending the summer with their grandparents, on a remote farm in South Carolina, Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic; a world their grandmother is secretly visiting. It is a world where elves and dwarves are locked in mortal combat against a witch who is trying to free the last surviving wizard from exile. The witch has been defeated once before, but with the combined power of the wizard, no one will be able to stand against them. Much to Ben's dismay, he learns that he is the one foretold in the ancient elfin prophecies to bring about the downfall of the witch and save this exciting new world from destruction.

Never After The Thirteenth Fairy

Never After  The Thirteenth Fairy
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 1250311225
ISBN 13: 9781250311221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never After The Thirteenth Fairy Book Review:

Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens. Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once! Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.

The Ransom of Dond

The Ransom of Dond
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN 10: 1448172594
ISBN 13: 9781448172597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ransom of Dond Book Review:

Darra is an omen of unluck: a thirteenth child. To appease the dark god, Dond, and bring good fortune to her small island community, Darra must be sacrificed at the age of thirteen - by drowning. On the eve of her final birthday, Darra begins to dream of the twin brother she has watched from afar but never met, and dares to hope that she might escape her fate . . . The scouring wind and remorseless waves which beat against Darra's island world are matched in Pam Smy's powerful, wild and emotive illustrations. The Ransom of Dond is our final story from Siobhan, and a book to be treasured.

Secret on the Thirteenth Floor

Secret on the Thirteenth Floor
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9781536459395
ISBN 13: 1536459399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret on the Thirteenth Floor Book Review:

Black cats? Broken mirrors? The number thirteen? The owner of the art deco apartment building in nearby Silver City believes in all kinds of superstitions. The Aldens aren't so sure about most of them, but there's one thing they do know: something st

The Thirteenth Child

The Thirteenth Child
Author: David Dean
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780692212387
ISBN 13: 0692212388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Child Book Review:

Little Megan Guthrie has vanished Everything is the same. The sudden disappearance of a child, the strange scent that frightens the bloodhounds, the utter lack of evidence. Seven years before, Seth Busby had disappeared in exactly the same way, and was never seen again. Police Chief Nick Catesby can't forgive himself for failing to find Seth, and it seems neither can the citizens of Wessex Township, New Jersey. This time, it could mean the end of Nick's career. Preston Howard claims he saw a strange, disfigured boy he dubbed Gabriel take Megan into the woods. Nick can't believe the preposterous, drunken story, and suspects Preston may be the kidnapper. But if Nick arrests Preston, he risks losing his chance at happiness with Preston's daughter, Fanny. However, Gabriel, the terrifying boy-creature of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, isn't a drunken hallucination. He is awake, hungry, and very real. Gabriel won't be keeping to the forest paths, but is seeking his prey in the heart of Wessex Township itself. And this time, it isn't just the children he's thirsting for.

Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 074329808X
ISBN 13: 9780743298087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a River Book Review:

From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless. Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this is “a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing” (M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans).

The Sealwoman s Gift

The Sealwoman s Gift
Author: Sally Magnusson
Publsiher: Two Roads
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 1473638976
ISBN 13: 9781473638976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sealwoman s Gift Book Review:

'REMARKABLE' Sarah Perry | 'EXTRAORDINARILY IMMERSIVE' Guardian | 'EPIC' Zoe Ball Book Club | 'A REALLY, REALLY GOOD READ' BBC R2 Book Club' | 'LYRICAL' Stylist | 'POETIC' Daily Mail 1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her. Uplifting, moving, and sharply witty, The Sealwoman's Giftspeaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption. SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN | THE BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD | THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE | THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE | THE WAVERTON GOOD READ AWARD | A ZOE BALL ITV BOOK CLUB PICK 'Sally Magnusson has taken an amazing true event and created a brilliant first novel. It's an epic journey in every sense: although it's historical, it's incredibly relevant to our world today. We had to pick it' Zoe Ball Book Club 'Richly imagined and energetically told' Sunday Times 'The best sort of historical novel' Scotsman 'Compelling ' Good Housekeeping 'An accomplished and intelligent novel' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of Why Did You Lie? 'Vivid and compelling' Adam Nichols, co-translator of The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson

Tom s Midnight Garden

Tom s Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192717771
ISBN 13: 0192717774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom s Midnight Garden Book Review:

"Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist."--Page 4 de la couverture.

Escape Under the Forever Sky

Escape Under the Forever Sky
Author: Eve Yohalen
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 1452133484
ISBN 13: 9781452133485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape Under the Forever Sky Book Review:

Loosely based on real-life events, this suspenseful story, by a debut novelist, is also funny and touching and will have readers riveted from start to finish. Lucy's mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, so Lucy's life must be one big adventure, right? Wrong. Lucy's worrywart mother keeps her locked up inside the ambassador's residence. All Lucy can do is read about the exotic and exciting world that lies beyond the compound walls and imagine what it would be like to be a part of it. That is, until one day Lucy decides she has had enough and she and a friend sneak off for some fun. But to their horror, Lucy gets kidnapped! With only herself to rely upon, Lucy must use her knowledge of African animals, inventiveness, will, and courage to escape, and in the process embarks on an adventure beyond her wildest imagination. Includes bonus material! - Book Club Discussion Guide

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye
Author: Tania Del Rio
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1594748039
ISBN 13: 9781594748035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye Book Review:

"Twelve-year-old orphan Warren's pride and joy is his family's hotel, but he's been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing-Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she'll do anything to find it."--

Child of the Dream A Memoir of 1963

Child of the Dream  A Memoir of 1963
Author: Sharon Robinson
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1338282824
ISBN 13: 9781338282825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child of the Dream A Memoir of 1963 Book Review:

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.