Download and read online Welcome to Monster Isle in PDF and EPUB Family members whose names evoke the classic television show "Gilligan's Island" become castaways on an uncharted island, where they encounter a menagerie of wild and colorful monsters.
Download and read online The Year of the Snake in PDF and EPUB 2013 is the Year of the Snake! Suzie is a young serpent who wants to see all the colorful world has to offer. But will others, who don't take kindly to her kind, get in her way? Suzie befriends the girl Lily and they discover what a snake is really good for! But will Suzie realize that sometimes discretion is the better part of valor? The Year of the Snake is the eighth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac. - - - "The heartwarming story about overcoming misconceptions resounds in any culture. It also doesn’t hurt that the heroine is playful and enjoys being a little girl’s jump rope. Despite the scales and fangs, Suzie is a snake with a heart of gold". - Sampan
Download and read online The Year of the Dragon in PDF and EPUB Dominic the dragon befriends a boy named Bo as well as the other eleven animals of the Chinese lunar calendar and helps them enter the annual village boat race. Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon.
Download and read online The Monstrumologist in PDF and EPUB A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of a terrifying series. Publishers Weekly says “horror lovers will be rapt.” These are the secrets I have kept. So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor in nineteenth-century New England, Will has grown accustomed to his late-night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will’s world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus—a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest—and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume the world…before it is too late. The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the terror of HP Lovecraft with the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Download and read online Baltazar and the Flying Pirates in PDF and EPUB One night Balthazar is awakened from sleep by a band of pirates seeking help in finding their buried treasure, but when they get to the spot they find that an amusement park has been built atop the burial site.
Download and read online Odyssey in PDF and EPUB A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
Download and read online The Year of the Dog in PDF and EPUB Describes the qualities of people who are born in the Year of the Dog through the story of a puppy who is born under the sign.
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Download and read online Timmy and Tammy s Train of Thought in PDF and EPUB Timmy and Tammy love to play with toy trains and hear train stories, and when their parents take them on a real train ride the experience is everything they imagined it could be.
Download and read online The Island of Doctor Moreau Annotated in PDF and EPUB *This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors.The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel, by English author, H. G. Wells.The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described the novel as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy".The Island of Doctor Moreau is a classic of early science fiction and remains one of Wells's best-known books, and has been adapted to film and other media on many occasions.
Download and read online The Phantom Tollbooth in PDF and EPUB With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!
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