Richard arrives late from work with a mysterious box, covered in mud with an unexplained change in his normal mild attitude. Samantha, watches her husband change overnight both in physical form and personality. now, something that used to be her husband has trapped her inside her home. will Samantha make it out? and what was in that box?
From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. ´´Writing with wry restraint that´s reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale of the value of friendship against unconquerable odds.´´ -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review!) When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up. Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn´t love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn´t know they needed: sisterhood.
A carefully designed and lavishly illustrated photographic guide This innovative and carefully designed photographic guide provides a concise introduction to the identification of the 246 birds most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It is the perfect book for anyone wanting to put a name to the birds in their garden, local area or on visits farther afield. Packed with hundreds of stunning photos showing the birds in their many variations, and written and designed by a team of experienced birdwatchers, this is the ideal companion for anyone interested in learning more about the wild birds around us. Covers the 246 birds most likely to be seen, plus another 30 or so scarce but regular migrants Carefully designed to be user-friendly and accessible Lavishly illustrated with more than 1,000 stunning colour photographs Easy to use and written in plain English
Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up! A wicked curse has been put on Tom´s magical Golden Armour, turning its powers to Evil. Now he has fallen under its enchantment and is being controlled by his pirate enemy, Ria. Tom must battle a terrifying lightning bird - but he will need the help of his loyal companion Elenna more than ever ... There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in The Enchanted Armour series - don´t miss out! Electro the Storm Bird; Fluger the Sightless Slitherer; Morax the Wrecking Menace; Krokol the Father of Fear. If you like Beast Quest, check out Adam Blade´s other series: Team Hero, Sea Quest and Beast Quest: New Blood!
A French ornithologist and philosopher teach us to pause, look to the sky, and reconnect with the natural world, in twenty-two short lessons inspired by the secret lives of birds. There is a lot we can learn from birds if we pay attention. This elegant volume invites us to take a step back from our busy lives, to reconnect with nature, and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth. These seemingly delicate creatures, who routinely weather the fiercest storms and travel thousands of miles each year migrating with the changing seasons are paragons of beauty and grace. There is much to be gleaned from their serene approach to life if we´re willing to take the time to notice, including: Independence: what it means to be ´´pushed out of the nest.” Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly. Gender equality: what happens when a papa Turtledove sits on the nest. Hierarchy and power: what the raven and the vulture know about the pecking order. Filled with elegant illustrations of bird species, A Short Philosophy of Birds is a celebration of our friends in the sky, reminding us to embrace the rhythms of the natural world all around us.
Princess Kris Longknife is Viceroy, repesenting the Royal United Society to the alien Alwans. She commands a battle fleet in orbit and leads a major industiral effort to support that fleet. She´s got a lot of people working with her . . . and they´d like some vacation time. Better yet, they´d like a stake in the planet Alwa that they´re defending. They want homesteads. That means land, and Kris Longknife is very sensitive to her own Native American roots. No way will a bag of beads be traded for an islant while she´s in command. Thus, Kris finds herself negotiating with the Kicking Birds who don´t want money and don´t really need anything. Problems loom large when someone takes a pot shot at her. But it´s all must another day at work for Kris Longknife. These four chapters were cut out of Kris Longknife - Unrelenting when the book went long. Now you can enjoy this 7,600 word story.
Drawing and Painting Birds: Tim Wootton