Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Arrivals!

" An immensely appealing book...Nick is the pluckiest, most likable boy-hero since Robert Lewis Stevenson's David Balfour (Kidnapped). With great battle scenes; lots of nautical jargon; and themes of courage, integrity, and honor, this book will appeal to restless boys who can never find books written just for them. Three huzzahs and a great big 21-gun salute to Bell for his first novel for kids." --School Library Journal, Jane Henrikson Baird

" Nick of Time is a blast--the best of Robert Lewis Stevenson, Horatio Hornblower, and Harry Potter. The kid in me loved it, and so did the adult."
--James Patterson

"A brilliant adventure, hidden within a rolling saga, tucked inside an intriguing mystery. That's Nick of Time. Ted Bell proves that he's the master of swashbuckling for both young and old."
--Steve Berry

More Books....

Adventure in Flying, by Jack Elliott
Coast Lines: How Mapmakers.., by Mark Monmonier
Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich
Fortunes Fool, by Mercedes Lackey
How to Behave and Why, by Munro Leaf
How to Speak Politely and Why, by Munro Leaf
Love The One Your With, by Emily Giffin
Manners Can Be Fun, by Munro Leaf
Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life, by David Peltzer
Murder Notebook, Jonathan Santlofer
Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse, by Deanne Stillman
Nothing to Lose, by Lee Child
Resurrectionist, by Jack O'Connell
Richest Season, by Maryann McFadden
Simplexity: Why simple things become.., by Jeffrey Kluger
Snow Queen, by Mercedes Lackey
Still Growing, by Kirk Cameron
Tailspin, by Catherine Coulter
Walking with God, by Hohn Eldredge
Woman in Red, by Eileen Goudge
The Woman Who Can't Forget, by Jill Price
Writing Class, Jincy Willett

At 30 Londoner Joanna still spends her free time with her Oxford college friends, now with burgeoning careers and allon the cusp of real adulthood. Lucas, Joanna's closest friend and prolonged crush, inherits Stoneborough Manor, a huge and imposing house in the Cotswold countryside filled with priceless art, where all the college friends are to spend every weekend together. The first visit, on New Year's Eve, doesn't start well, as the Londoner's get lost. To Joanna, the manor has a threatening and unsettling aura, and indeed, the big, dark, vaguely confusing house with its secrets and disappointments works well as an allegory for moving into the responsibilities and fears of growing up. Joanna and her friends proceed to deal with the unknown, some well, others destructive.

--Publishers Weekly

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