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The Lost Island of Tamarind

Author: Nadia Aguiar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Three children. Alone on the ocean waves, after a fierce storm throws their parents from the Pamela Jane into the icy waters below. Maya, Simon and Penny now face a wild rescue adventure that will lead them to a truly magical place . . . Imagine an island with green mountains looming over pink sandy beaches and tide pools lit by the moon. An island with the darkest of secrets, where pirates lurk and jaguars roam – and a precious stone holds a power that is both wondrous and terrifying. This is where the children must go. No one from the Outside has escaped the island before. Danger is everywhere. But they can’t turn back now. Could you?

Secrets of Tamarind

Author: Nadia Aguiar

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429995481

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7364

It's been four years since Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson left the lost island of Tamarind. For Maya, the island is a nearly forgotten part of her childhood; for Penny, it's a secret place she can't remember, but longs to see; and for Simon, it's an adventure waiting to happen. An evil group called the Red Coral Project is lurking around the Nelson's home in Bermuda, and the children discover that the project has moved into Tamarind, and are desiccating it to ruin. Only the Nelson's can save the island. In Tamarind, there is the mystery of the magical mineral ophalla that Red Coral is greedily mining, their old pirate ship, the Pamela Jane, and the secret of their friend Helix's parentage. This time, it is up to Simon to put the clues together, and save his sisters from the island and the nefarious Red Coral Project—and defeat Red Coral before the magnificent island is put to ruin. Nadia Aguiar's sequel to The Lost Island of Tamarind, crafts a vivid story reminiscent of such classics as Peter Pan, full of adventure, magic, and haunting beauty.

The Great Wave of Tamarind

Author: Nadia Aguiar

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250116635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6415

Penny Nelson grew up listening to her older sister and brother recount their adventures in Tamarind, a magical island not found on any map, but she sometimes she can't tell which of her memories are hers and which are theirs. After drifting out to sea, Penny once again finds herself on the shores of Tamarind. But things are wrong on the island: portals lead to treacherous places, a strange creature is wreaking havoc, and a Great Wave is coming to bring the Bloom, magic that can stabilize the island. Whoever completes three challenges gets to catch the Bloom—and keep some of that life-changing magic for their own use. To save Tamarind and collect the magic, Penny has to brave dark ocean depths, survive the perils of the jungle, and outwit a cunning creature bent on bringing chaos. Don't miss The Great Wave of Tamarind, the stunning conclusion to Nadia Aguiar's critically acclaimed middle-grade trilogy!

Paint the Wind

Author: Pam Munoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545281407

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8627

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

A Young Woman's Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti

Author: Megan Boudreaux

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0529110954

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 8619

"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti." Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti, by herself—all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips but each trip multiplied the sense that someone needed to address the devastation—especially with the children, many of whom were kept as household slaves on the poverty-stricken and earthquake-devastated Caribbean island. God guided her every step as she moved blindly to a foreign land without knowing the language, the people, or the future. From becoming the adoptive mother of former child slaves, to receiving the divine gift of the Haitian Creole language, to starting, building, and running a school for more than 500 children, "the amazingness of what God did after I made the choice to be obedient is incredible," said Megan. Three years later, six acres on Bellevue Mountain in Gressier is the home of the nonprofit Respire Haiti at the former site of voodoo worship, and in the area that many still come to make animal sacrifices, Megan and her staff of nearly 200 are transforming this community as they educate, feed, and address the needs.

Nara and the Island

Author: Dan Ungureanu

Publisher: Andersen Press USA

ISBN: 1512417971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6850

Nara lives with her father on a tiny island and dreams of visiting the island across the waves. So when she gets the opportunity to visit the mysterious island, an amazing adventure unfolds. This stunning story is the debut of exciting author-illustrator talent Dan Ungureanu.

The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull

Author: John Bellairs

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497614392

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 124

View: 5391

A bookish boy searches for his missing best friend in this spooky tale by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls On a country lane in snowbound 1950s New Hampshire, a car goes skidding off the road. Professor Childermass and Johnny Dixon escape unscathed, but their car is stuck, and they are forced to walk into town. Johnny doesn’t mind. A curious young man, he has fun anytime the professor takes him out, because he’s treated like an adult. Together they’ve gotten into all sorts of supernatural scrapes, and this winter night, they’ll face their toughest challenge yet. When Childermass suddenly vanishes, Johnny is the only one who can find him. The mystery is linked to a tiny skull taken from a child’s dollhouse, which seems to have powers too terrible to guess at. With the help of a crusty old Irish priest, Johnny chases the clues to his friend’s disappearance all the way to the rocky coast of Maine, where something evil hungers for revenge. From the author of the series featuring Lewis Barnavelt and Anthony Monday, the Johnny Dixon novels are charmingly old-school and shot through with suspense, and The Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull may be the most chilling of them all.

Seven Sorcerers

Author: Caro King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144242043X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5634

When eleven-year-old Nin Redfern wakes up one rainy Wednesday morning to discover that her younger brother has ceased to exist, she must venture into a magical land called the Drift where she grapples with bogeymen, tombfolk, mudmen, and the spirits of sorcerers to try and rescue him.

The Shimmers in the Night

A Novel

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1931520798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 242

View: 5326

The world is becoming very strange for thirteen-year-old Cara who discovers that some wonderful creatures don't only exist in dreams.

The Drift House

The First Voyage

Author: Dale Peck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 159990005X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4389

Sent to stay with their uncle in a ship-like home called Drift House, twelve-year-old Susan and her stepbrothers embark on an adventure involving duplicitous mermaids, pirates, and an attempt to stop time forever.

A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

A Grump in Paradise Discovers that Anyplace it's Legal to Carry a Machete is Comedy Just Waiting to

Author: Gary Buslik

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361723

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 940

"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.

Prince of a Frog

Author: Jackie Urbanovic

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545640024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7820

The New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jackie Urbanovic brings us a cute and clever twist on the classic fairy tale THE FROG PRINCE. Hopper is a frog...a wild frog...a hopelessly hoppy, rambunctious frog that doesn't fit in at the pond. But he can't figure out why. Until one day when a wise turtle suggests that maybe he's not really a frog at all. Maybe he's a prince. So starts Hopper's adventure to find his princess and unlock his true royal self. Will our hero find a princess? And if he does, will his transformation be everything he had hoped for? A hilarious story about finding your true friends and your true self, PRINCE OF A FROG is a triumphant and special read-aloud that brings a new meaning to the term: Happy (Hoppy) Endings!

Wanting

A Novel

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802199973

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7310

Internationally acclaimed and profoundly moving, Richard Flanagan’s Wanting is a stunning tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human. Now in paperback, it links two icons of Western civilization through a legendarily disastrous arctic exploration, and one of the most infamous episodes in human history: the colonization of Tasmania. In 1841, Sir John Franklin and his wife, Lady Jane, move to the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. There Lady Jane falls in love with a lively aboriginal girl, Mathinna, whom she adopts and makes the subject of a grand experiment in civilization—one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed in the place of savagery, impulse, and desire. A quarter of a century passes. Sir John Franklin disappears in the Arctic with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens. As Franklin’s story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life, Dickens finds a young actress thawing his heart.

The Stowaway Fairy in Hawaii

Author: Mary Koski

Publisher: Island Heritage Pub

ISBN: 9780896102255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4879

A garden fairy from Vermont finds new friends, both fairy and human, when she is accidentally shut up in a suitcase which is taken to Hawaii.

The Wonderling

Author: Mira Bartók

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763698598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2563

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny. Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name — a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck — it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name — Arthur, like the good king in the old stories — and a best friend. Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny. Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this high adventure fantasy is the debut novel of award-winning memoirist Mira Bartók and has already been put into development for a major motion picture.

Tumble & Blue

Author: Cassie Beasley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698189078

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 817

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands. When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones. Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors’ mistakes and banish the bad luck that’s followed them around for all of their lives. They’re going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they’re going to reclaim their destinies. But what if the legend of Munch is nothing but a legend, after all? Full of friendship, family, and the everyday magic and adventure that readers of Savvy and A Snicker of Magic love, Cassie Beasley’s newest middle grade book is another crowd-pleasing heart-warmer—perfect for reading by yourself, or sharing with someone you love. From the Hardcover edition.

The Sign of the Cat

Author: Lynne Jonell

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 0805096841

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8458

Talking cats, a missing princess, swordfights with villains, and secret identities combine in this epic tale of bravery and self-discovery on the high seas. Duncan is very smart. He also has a most unusual gift. So why does his mother encourage him to be perfectly average and insist he only get mediocre grades ? His special talent is the ability to talk to cats—but Duncan longs more than anything for academic success. When Duncan rebels and gets a perfect test score, people start taking notice of him. And it turns out that some of those people may not have the best intentions . . . not by a long shot.

Peppercorn Street

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749017074

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1343

Three women find new hope in Peppercorn Street, a small village in a beautiful corner of Wiltshire with a mixture of homes and people. Janey is 18 and living in a small flat with her baby daughter. Just as her new life starts to show promise, her past catches up with her. Nicole is renting one of the new luxury flats. She’s just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, tired of being treated as a servant, suspecting her husband of having an affair. Winifred has lived in her large family home at the top of the street for over eighty years but it’s all getting too much, though she doesn’t want to leave.Things are not what they seem in any of the three women’s lives and danger can strike at rich and poor alike. The trick is to survive it, and for this you need good friends and courage: all freely available in Peppercorn Street.

The Tamarind Seed

Author: Evelyn Anthony

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504021959

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 6147

An Englishwoman falls for a Russian wanted by Intelligence on both sides of the Iron Curtain in this classic tale of Cold War espionage As executive assistant to a senior diplomat at the UN, widow Judith Farrow spends most of her working hours handling classified information. When her boss insists she take some time off in Barbados, she’s happy to escape her dead-end love affair with a very prominent, very married British attaché. But from the moment Judith meets Feodor Sverdlov, her low-key vacation turns into an international nightmare that threatens her job—and her life. A disillusioned military attaché working for the Soviet Embassy in Washington, DC, Sverdlov is known as a very dangerous man east and west of the Iron Curtain. Neither the British SIS nor the CIA believes his trip to the West Indies was an accident of fate. Suddenly Judith is perceived as a high-level risk, and Intelligence agent Jack Loder is dispatched to neutralize the situation. Now, Judith and Loder must identify the traitor in their midst—a mole code-named “Blue,” who’s firmly entrenched in DC’s power circles and preparing to deliver an irreversible blow to western civilization—before it’s too late.

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