• Juvenile Fiction

The Midnight Folk


Author: John Masefield
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177851
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 8279
The Midnight Folk introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who is also the hero of John Masefield’s classic Christmas fantasy, The Box of Delights. Kay lives in a vast old country house, and is looked after by an unpleasant duo: the oily and egregious Sir Theopompous and the petulant and punitive Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. In her zeal to educate Kay on the finer points of Latin grammar, Sylvia Daisy has even taken away all of Kay’s toys. Life seems very dull, until out of an old family portrait steps Kay’s great-grandfather, a sea captain, who, if legend is to be believed, made off with a fabulous treasure. Soon Kay is engaged in a thrilling quest that begins each night as the clock strikes twelve, taking him into the enchanted and dangerous world of the Midnight Folk: pirates, highwaymen, talking animals, and a gang of witches led by none other than Sylvia Daisy (in cahoots, as in The Box of Delights, with the arch-villain Abner Brown). In the end, it is that ragtag team of old toys that rallies to support Kay and save the day. A book to set beside C.S. Lewis’s Narnia tales and Joan Aiken’s Wolves of Willoughby Chase—not to mention the Harry Potter series—The Midnight Folk is a wonderful and enthralling contribution to the great English tradition of children’s literature, beloved by adults and children alike.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Midnight Folk


Author: John Masefield
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590172906
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 247
View: 9165
Talking paintings and animals help Kay in his attempt to outwit the witches and locate his great-grandfather's buried treasure.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Midnight Folk


Author: John Masefield
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311400
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7883
‘Two of the greatest children’s books ever written’ – The Times on Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk. 'You ought to know about the treasure, Kay . . . for until it is restored or traced, no man of our name ought to rest.' Determined to recover the long-lost family treasure, Kay finds himself in a race against the evil Abner Brown. Abner has his witch friends and his dark magic to help him, but Kay has the very special Midnight Folk. John Masefield’s classic children’s book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children’s fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters – brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake’s stunning artwork – The Magic Folk and its prequel The Box of Delights are a must-read for any child.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Box of Delights


Author: John Masefield
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017786X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 312
View: 7830
Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: “The wolves are running.” Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Daisy Pouncer gets to work. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time, too. The gang will stop at nothing to carry out their plan, even kidnapping Kay’s friend, the tough little Maria Jones, and threatening to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether. But with the help of his allies, including an intrepid mouse, a squadron of Roman soldiers, the legendary Herne the Hunter, and the inventor of the Box of Delights himself, Kay just may be able rescue his friend, foil Abner Brown’s plot, and save Christmas, too. At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding fantasy, The Box of Delights is a great English children’s book and a perfect Christmas treat.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Midnight Dance


Author: Nikki Katz
Publisher: Swoon Reads
ISBN: 1250123712
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2057
In 1879, seventeen-year-old Penny yearns to escape the confines of Italy's mysterious and elite Grande Teatro and explore the flashes of memory that suggest she once lived a very different life.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Children of the Midnight Sun

Young Native Voices of Alaska
Author: Tricia Brown,Roy Corral
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 0882406175
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 47
View: 5649
For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional practices sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. "Children of the Midnight Sun" explores the lives of eight Alaskan Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture. This extraordinary book also looks at the critical role elders play in teaching the young Native traditions. 40 color photos.

    • Fiction

Skin Folk

Stories
Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504001192
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 8378
World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal). In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love to chilling horror, Nalo Hopkinson is at her award-winning best spinning tales like “Precious,” in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In “A Habit of Waste,” a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she’s shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In “The Glass Bottle Trick,” the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband’s superstitions—to horrifying consequences. Hopkinson’s unique and vibrant sense of pacing and dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the 1999 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Hildafolk


Author: Luke Pearson
Publisher: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781907704048
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 6388
A comic book great for kids or adults, filled with humour, adventure and thrills

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Midnight Star


Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698174194
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6732
The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Pirate Cruncher


Author: Jonny Duddle
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763648760
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 38
View: 4626
A mysterious old pirate lures a group of rowdy sailors to an island with buried treasure, but there is a surprise awaiting them when they get there.

    • True Crime

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307538370
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
View: 3611
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Midnight Glass


Author: D. T. Vaughn
Publisher: Branford Books
ISBN: 0996365303
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 243
View: 2995
Life is rough for eleven-year-old Wyatt Dumont. He s too small to fend off his mean older sister, and the school bully picks on him every day. But life changes when his mother is offered a job in the secretive town of Davenport. Wyatt is excited for the move until he notices that some of the townsfolk are more than human. There s a man with green skin and gills, and a middle school teacher with red eyes and fangs! Even Wyatt s new classmates are a spark elf and a wulfyn--a werewolf, but don t call him that... or else! Wyatt is panicked. But nothing alarms him more than the darkest secret of all: Davenport hasn t seen the sun in over four hundred years. Wyatt quickly becomes obsessed with the town s mysteries, and he begins to uncover the truth--one deadly secret at a time.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Glassblower's Children


Author: Maria Gripe
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177452
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 5547
By the Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature Albert the Glassblower and Sofia are the loving parents of little Klas and Klara. Albert makes the most beautiful glass bowls and vases (unfortunately they are so impractical that no one will buy them), while Sofia supports the family by working in the fields. Every year Albert goes to the fair to try to sell his wares, and sometimes Sofia and the children go too. At the fair the family meets Flutter Mildweather, a weaver of magical rugs that foretell the future, and Klas and Klara come the attention of the splendid Lord and Lady of All Wishes Town, who have everything they want except for one thing: children. Full of curious and vivid characters—like the one-eyed raven Wise Wit, who can only see the bright side of life, and the monstrous governess Nana, whose piercing song can shatter glass—The Glassblower’s Children also ponders such serious matters as what it means to find meaningful work and the difference between what you want and what you need. In The Glassblower’s Children Maria Gripe has drawn on fairy tales and Norse myths to tell a thrilling story with a very modern sensibility.

    • Fiction

The Midnight Front

A Dark Arts Novel
Author: David Mack
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765383195
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 4204
From New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes a visionary World War II-era adventure. The Midnight Front is the epic first novel in the Dark Arts series. On the eve of World War Two, Nazi sorcerers come gunning for Cade but kill his family instead. His one path of vengeance is to become an apprentice of The Midnight Front—the Allies’ top-secret magickal warfare program—and become a sorcerer himself. Unsure who will kill him first—his allies, his enemies, or the demons he has to use to wield magick—Cade fights his way through occupied Europe and enemy lines. But he learns too late the true price of revenge will be more terrible than just the loss of his soul—and there’s no task harder than doing good with a power born of ultimate evil.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Froggy Builds a Tree House


Author: Jonathan London
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101653175
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2506
Froggy and his friends are building a treehouse-with a lot of help from Dad. Their plans don't include Frogilina though, "Boys Only!" says Froggy. But in the end, it's Frogilina who saves the day and joins the treehouse gang. Lovable Froggy returns in his 22nd laugh-out-loud adventure.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Rabbit & Robot

The Sleepover
Author: Cece Bell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763654752
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 50
View: 7731
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon


Author: Jonny Duddle
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763691968
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 2966
Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea. Then, the next day, gold and jewelry are missing from homes, shops, and museums all over town. Matilda needs the Jolley-Rogers' help to investigate. Can Matilda and Jim Lad retrieve the stolen booty from the mysterious ship before the moon fades? Or will they end up stuck on board with a crew of ghostly pirates forever?

    • Juvenile Fiction

Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill


Author: Otfried Preussler
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590178025
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 264
View: 5843
New Year’s has passed. Twelfth Night is almost here. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of the Three Kings, is traveling from village to village singing carols. One night he has a strange dream in which he is summoned by a faraway voice to go to a mysterious mill—and when he wakes he is irresistibly drawn there. At the mill he finds eleven other boys, all of them, like him, the apprentices of its Master, a powerful sorcerer, as Krabat soon discovers. During the week the boys work ceaselessly grinding grain, but on Friday nights the Master initiates them into the mysteries of the ancient Art of Arts. One day, however, the sound of church bells and of a passing girl singing an Easter hymn penetrates the boys’ prison: At last a plan is set in motion that will win them their freedom and put an end to the Master’s dark designs. Krabat & the Sorcerer’s Mill was one of Cornelia Funke’s most beloved books as a child, and it is easy to see why. It is a wondrous story of magic, black and white; of courage and cunning; and of high adventure.

    • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Hilda and the Midnight Giant


Author: Luke Pearson
Publisher: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781909263796
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Page: 48
View: 2459
Hilda sets out to learn the secrets of the Midnight Giant in this brand new edition of the bestselling classic!