First published in 1812, Johann David Wyss’s “The Swiss Family Robinson” is a classic story of survival on a deserted tropical island. While en route to Australia, the titular Swiss Family Robinson finds themselves in great peril when their vessel is caught in a violent storm. As the ship breaks apart when it is battered against a reef, the family is abandoned by their crew, who escape without them in the lifeboats. The family, which consists of a mother, father, and their four sons, are left to fend for themselves. Luckily as the storm subsides they see an island in the distance. After salvaging a plethora of food, livestock, and other supplies they fashion a crude raft from the wreckage and make their way for the island. Every day on the island brings a new adventure and a new obstacle to overcome, as the family struggles to survive in a foreign land isolated from society. Johann David Wyss, a Swiss pastor, wrote this tale of adventure not only to entertain but to instruct, specifically his four sons, in the ways of good family values and the virtue of self-reliance. This exciting adventure has been loved for generations by readers both young and old. This edition includes an introduction by Charles Nodier.
It's A! begins with an introduction to the letter, what it looks like, and where it fits in the alphabet. In the second section, fun, illustrated sentences show examples of the letter with regard to sound and placement within the words. A cute, rhyming st
As the Dead Kid Detective Agency embarks on its second (mis)adventure, October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back, turning over metaphoric rocks and finding the centipedes underneath. In this latest volume, set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium, they discover dark supernatural forces at work in Sticksville and sleuth their way through a mystery involving a blizzard of suffragettes, ice skating disasters, anti-Asian sentiment, and the Titanic. Although the holiday season has descended upon the town like an eggnog rainstorm, October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She's busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her two living friends' new roles as high school radio DJs, and mysteries to be solved before the year end. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of those responsible for Morna MacIsaac's death in 1914 - or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail- when Yumi becomes the target of a sinister harassment campaign at school. Solving dual concurrent mysteries at once won't be easy, but the intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge.
The illustrated true history of the 11th-century Scottish king made famous by William Shakespeare’s play.Macbeth And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland’s infamous king. Journey back to the dark ages where the throne is splattered in blood and death lurks in every corner. Join Macbeth’s quest for power—and find out why the truth is very different from the way Shakespeare told it. Groaning with great illustrations, Macbeth And All That is a chilling murder mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end!
It's D! begins with an introduction to the letter, what it looks like, and where it fits in the alphabet. In the second section, fun, illustrated sentences show examples of the letter with regard to sound and placement within the words. A cute, rhyming st
For the big, grownup girls out there, the potty masters in training, You Can't Wear Panties! is a cry (the big-girl kind!) of toilet triumph and persevering panty pride.
Each turn of the page reveals an infant, animal, toy or other object obviously not suited for big-girl panties: "No... YOU can't wear panties!" Each facing page beams with the brilliance of a self-proud, panty-wearing heroine: "I wear big-girl panties!" Panty-wearer or not, all readers will be singing and rejoicing in the household's new mantra—all day long!
You Can't Wear Panties! is a perfect companion to the potty training process at all stages, serving up read-aloud, chant-along fun and motivation, inspiring even the most reluctant to join the celebration and excitement of dropping the diapers and embracing the BIG girl panties and true toilet independence.
The heartwarming, classic true story of a dog who didn’t understand he’s a dog—and the imaginative boy who loved him. Funny and poignant, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be is a lively portrait of an unorthodox childhood and an unforgettable friendship. Growing up in on the frontier of Saskatoon, Canada, the legendary adventurer and naturalist, Farley Mowat, received a gift from his mom: a dog she bought for four cents. Farley quickly named him “Mutt.” Mutt displayed skills at hunting and retrieving that were either pure genius or just plain crazy—once going so far as to retrieve a plucked and trussed ruffed grouse from the grocer. Mutt also loved riding passenger in an open car wearing goggles and climbing both trees and ladders — the perfect companion for a child with a love for animals and misadventures. Originally published for young people, this is a memoir by the author Never Cry Wolf that will delight dog lovers of all ages.“The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be was, and will forever remain, one of my first and deepest literary loves. When I first read it as a child, it became my “gateway book” to Farley Mowat’s other great works, books which inspired me throughout my life. Re-reading it as an adult . . . I fell in love all over again with the eccentric and talented Mutt, with Farley’s boyhood adventures, with the wild Saskatoon prairie. This classic remains one of the best biographies of an animal ever written–a masterful tribute to the bond between an extraordinary boy and an extraordinary dog.” —Sy Montgomery, author of Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
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