Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks as their family, so when the temple is destroyed by an army led by a former monk Ying, they set out to uncover the secrets of their past, which their grandmaster has promised, is connected to Ying's.
While dealing with death and destruction for the first time, Malao, the youngest of the Five Ancestors and the master of the monkey fighting style, is adopted by a troop of monkeys led by a one-eyed albino and hears rumors of a mysterious recluse called the Monkey King who looks and acts like him.
In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Young Anna Frith, a vicar's maid, is faced with the loss of her family, the disintegration of her local community, and a passionate, illicit love as she and her village confront the horrors of the plague, in a historical novel based on real-life events in 17th-century England.
The winner of the 2002 Miguel Mármol Prize explores an array of identity issues in the Latino community in a debut collection of eleven intriguing tales of characters struggling to fit into American culture as they deal with differences in race, culture, class, language, and gender to find out who they are and to find others who will accept them for who they are. (Story Collection)
While working on a project for an after-school club, Julia, a Korean American girl, and her friend Patrick learn not just about silkworms, but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more. Between the chapters are short dialogues between the author and main character about the writing of the book.While working on a project for an after-school club, Julia, a Korean American girl, and her friend Patrick learn not just about silkworms, but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more.
Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain. Illustrated by Loren Long.
Five mischievous sisters live on Manhattan's Lower East Side in the buildup to the First World War. In this sweet series illustrated by Helen John, the girls find fun in the rituals of faith and family as they celebrate the Jewish holidays and treat each day as an adventure.
Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.
When a group of angry, laser-beaming whales who march upon stilts are set loose on the world by a vengeful madman, only Jasper Dash and Katie Mulligan have the experience and courage to put an end to the evil creatures who are certain to bring destruction and death wherever they roam.
Having stowed away on famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, before it set sail for the Antarctic, eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow's exciting journey becomes a life-and-death experience after the ship is sank by the crushing force of the ice and the surviving crew is forced to use all their combined wit, skill, and courage to stay alive.
With the knights of England headed to the Holy Land to fight King Richard's Crusade, Will and his trusty stead, Hosanna, leave behind Ellie to fight, but only time will tell if Will has what it takes to become a brave and noble knight.
A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his true heart's desire. Reprint.
On an ill-fated art expedition, eleven Americans find themselves deep in the Burmese jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting a leader and the mystical book of wisdom that will protect them from the Myanmar military regime.
In 1882 New York City, police chief Caleb Spencer, Evening Post reporter Liz Smith, and mayor Teddy Roosevelt try to unravel the mystery of the world's most bizarre serial killer, Jack the Jolly Thwacker, embarking on a wild chase through the streets of New York on the trail of a killer whose identity is revealed to modern-day comedian Chris Elliott, who joins the search courtesy of some time travel. 60,000 first printing.
While visiting the estate of Arundel during their summer holiday, the Penderwick girls bask in the lush and beautiful environment where they explore a treasure-filled attic, play in a wondrous garden, dine on tasty homemade cookies, and make a new friend with the handsome owner's son.
Citizens waiting to enter the country of Inner Horner, a strange land that is only large enough for one resident at a time, fall prey to the tyrannical rule of the ambitious and power-hungry Phil, igniting an outbreak of injustice and mass hysteria, in an unusual novel by the author of Pastoralia. Original.