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The Castle in the Attic

By Elizabeth Winthrop
  • ISBN Code: : 082342684X
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-castle-in-the-attic.pdf

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The classic children's story about a young boy, his toy castle, and a magical adventure that reveals the true meaning of courage When his beloved caretaker Mrs. Phillips tells him she's leaving, William is devastated. Not even her farewell gift of a model medieval castle helps him feel better—though he has to admit it's fascinating. From the working drawbridge and portcullis to the fully-furnished rooms, it's perfect in every detail. It almost seems magical. And when William looks at the silver knight, the tiny figure comes to life in his hand—and tells him a tale of a wicked sorcerer, a vicious dragon, and a kingdom in need of a hero. Hoping the castle's magic will help him find a way to make his friend stay, William embarks on a daring quest with Sir Simon, the Silver Knight—but he will have to face his own doubts and regrets if he's going to succeed. William's story continues in The Battle for the Castle, available as a redesigned companion edition. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice A California Young Reader Medal Winner A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Winner Nominated for 23 State Book Awards

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  • Pdf File: the-seen-and-the-unseen.pdf

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18). Life can be upsettingly capricious, dumping unanticipated circumstances on our doorstep and obligating us to deal with them. The rug suddenly is yanked from under our feet and we are sent sprawling. In those discomforting, bewildering moments, we desperately search for firm ground on which to stand. We tend to respond to the problems we see around us instead of responding to the unseen presence and power of God. In "The Seen and the Unseen," author and pastor Jerry Crossley provides new insights into the often unseen hand of God in challenging and painful life situations. Through this series of devotions, readers will discover a new faith lens through which to see God's purposes, power, and love in the midst of: • Heartbreak • Fear • Hopelessness • Failure • Sickness • Rejection Paul wrote, "For we walk by faith, and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). Come and learn to see with the eyes of faith, which will enable you to respond in brand-new, practical ways to your circumstances. You will come alive with new life, possibilities, and relationships-all through the grace of this unseen God who sees into your very heart.


By Gordon Kerr
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  • Publisher : Canary Press eBooks
  • Book Code : 1907795766
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: fugitives.pdf

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Heather Tallchief escaped from the USA with the man she loved and $2.5 million that didn't belong to her. She must have been on an incredible high. However, the buzz didn't last long. Soon after she and Roberto Solanis landed in Amsterdam to start their new life together, her lover vanished with the loot. Read Heather's incredible story and many more in Fugitives, a book that explores the realities of life on the run from the perspective of the world's Most Wanted. Contents: British Fugitives including Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Lucan Terrorists including Osama Bin Laden War Criminals including Josef Mengele and Radovan Karodic Gangsters including Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger Crooks and Conmen including Casanova and Frank Abnagale Jr Killers including Charles Starkweather and Ted Bundy Wild West including Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy also Politicians, Fugitives from Slavery and Prisoners of War

The Monster Hunter's Manual

By Jessica Penot
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1780999321
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: the-monster-hunter-s-manual.pdf

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Gabriel is a boy who has just lost everything. His parents have died and he's forced to move to a strange country, France, to find a new home. He dislikes his crazy aunt, who he has to live with, he doesn't want to learn French, and to make matters worse, the only real family he has left is his whiny baby brother. Despite all this, as soon as Gabriel enters his aunt's ancient castle, he realizes that all these disasters might be the beginning of a grand adventure. In the castle of Chateau Larcher, the walls groan and the attic talks. Shadows take on strange shapes and Gabriel becomes convinced the castle is haunted. But the ghosts in Chateau Larcher aren't what Gabriel expects and he soon learns that skeletons aren't always scary and ghosts can tell the most interesting stories.

Castles in Ireland

By T.E. McNeill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134708858
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: castles-in-ireland.pdf

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The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. A lord's power and prestige was displayed in the majesty and uniqueness of his castle. The remains of several thousand castles enable us to reconstruct life in Ireland during these crucial centuries. Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland. Ireland formed the setting to the interplay of the differing roles of competing lordships: English and Irish; feudal European and Gaelic; royal and baronial. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish.

High Heels in the Highlands

By Liz Hurley
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  • Publisher : Hera books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1912973561
  • Total of Pages : 359
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 958
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‘I really fell head over heels in love with the story...Recommend it to all feelgood lovers out there!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review Clementine’s swapped a London flat for a Scottish castle – but will she get her fairytale ending? After discovering they had inherited an enormous fortune, as well as the titles of ‘Lady’, the lives of the five Hiverton sisters have never been the same. While oldest sister Ariana settles in Norfolk, fashion designer Clementine heads to the Scottish Highlands to investigate their newly inherited castle. Not bad for a girl brought up in poverty in a tiny house in East London... However, Lady Clem quickly finds out that Ruacoddy Castle is falling to pieces, the neighbours – especially grumpy young farmer, Rory – are suspicious of her and the eccentric housekeeper, Ottoline, is still in residence. But just as Clem starts to embrace her new life in the Highlands, growing closer to Rory and forming a friendship with Ottoline, she stumbles upon a secret in the attic that could destroy the Hiverton family. Can she save the castle as well as her family’s reputation? What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immoveable object? Take a trip to the gorgeous Scottish countryside with this utterly feelgood and hilarious read – fans of Jenny Colgan, Holly Martin and Cressida McLaughlin will love this! Readers love Clem's story!: ‘Such a lovely, humorous, light-hearted and heartwarming read...I absolutely loved this book and will definitely read the others in the series.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A deliciously fun read...Full of humour and grit...The thrill of the plot along with a superb cast make this a fabulous read.’ Reader Review ‘Clem was one hilarious, fierce female full of heart and at times lots of spitfire!...This was a fun, light hearted read that made me smile, and laugh.’ Reader Review ‘Great book, loved it and couldn’t put it down and how I laughed...Fabulous characters and great humour.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Wow, it was exactly what I needed to read. Love the main character and her wittiness and absolutely loved the writing.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I fell in love with the story almost immediately...a highly enjoyable romance story, with some twists and lots of fun and love.’ Reader Review ‘A genuinely warm, feel-good book...I loved the main character Clem who was a petite whirlwind...All in all, a lovely book that I’d recommend.’ Reader Review ‘Loved this romantic book!...All the characters add to the story, especially the dynamic between Clem and Otto. Perfect summer read.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I was mesmerized by the characters that roared to life in this book. Clementine and Ottoline’s relationship was incredible and something that we don’t see enough of in contemporary fiction. Thank you for writing this, Ms Hurley - you now have a new fan.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A charming upbeat rom-com with a bit of mystery/adventure thrown in...A perfect escapist read. I loved this book.’ Reader Review