The last installment brings the Harry Potter series to a satisfying conclusion. Will Harry survive, and what will happen to Voldemort? All the intricate plot lines come together as we say a final goodbye to the boy wizard.
After an accident, motherless Jack is sent to New York to see a specialist. There he is pulled into a ghostly underworld where he hopes to rejoin his mother. This new take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice makes rewarding reading.
This captivating fantasy is told through the diary pages of a young peasant girl imprisoned in a tower. Romance, mistaken identities, danger, a monster, and an engaging pet cat will leave readers sighing with contentment.
Although her aunt gave her to a dragon, Creel negotiates her freedom along with a curious pair of shoes which bring her a new friend but also spark a war in this clever fairy tale that mixes medieval and modern elements.
When elves take Jack's younger sister, he searches for her with Pega, the slave he has freed, in Elfland. Ancient English legends, Pictish symbols, early Christianity, and even earlier religions blend in this lively sequel.
Before Dodsworth departs on vacation, his customary breakfast at Hodges’ Café turns out to be a bad mistake. From the moment Hodges’ crazy duck hears his plans, Dodsworth is doomed. Deadpan writing and flat cartoon illustrations coalesce into a perfect comedy.
Cynthia Holloway’s crisp reading of this book puts the listener right on the New York streets with savvy Miranda as she puzzles over the strange happenings among her friends, the actions of a vagrant, and a series of mysterious notes. Holloway’s young voice and skillful presentation ring true. Ages 10-14.