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The Journey: Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book Two 

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The Journey: Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book Two

Description: It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom. The journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, they will be tested in ways they never dreamed and face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will soon become true Ga'Hoolian owls, honest and brave, wise and true.
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Kathryn Lasky Просмотров:  1606

The Borrowers Afloat Borrowers Series, Book 3 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 13:33 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Borrowers Afloat  Borrowers Series, Book 3

Description: The Borrowers are homeless again. The gamekeeper's cottage, their latest refuge, is being closed up. Luckily their friend Spiller comes to the rescue and introduces them to a new home by the river, in a kettle!
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Mary Norton Просмотров:  1609

Недолгая вторая жизнь Бри Таннер: новелла "Затмения" 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 13:17 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Недолгая вторая жизнь Бри Таннер: новелла "Затмения"

Description: Бри Таннер, одна из новорожденных вампиров мятежницы Виктории, мечтающей уничтожить клан Калленов. Что привело ее в кровавое бессмертие - ненависть или любовь? Что заставило примкнуть к Виктории и ее приспешникам - жажда крови или желание выжить? Миллионы фанатов саги "Сумерки" задавали эти вопросы Стефани Майер - и она решила на них ответить. Перед вами потрясающая история, финал которой - лишь эпизод из саги "Сумерки". И эта история заставляет по-новому увидеть многих ее героев и многие ее события.
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Стефани Майер Просмотров:  1814

The Tudors 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 13:08 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Tudors

Description: For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess. In 1485, young Henry Tudor, whose claim to the throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, crossed the English Channel from France at the head of a ragtag little army and took the crown from the family that had ruled England for almost four hundred years. Half a century later his son, Henry VIII, desperate to rid himself of his first wife in order to marry a second, launched a reign of terror aimed at taking powers no previous monarch had even dreamed of possessing. In the process he plunged his kingdom into generations of division and disorder, creating a legacy of blood and betrayal that would blight the lives of his children and the destiny of his country. The boy king Edward VI, a fervent believer in reforming the English church, died before bringing to fruition his dream of a second English Reformation. Mary I, the disgraced daughter of Catherine of Aragon, tried and failed to reestablish the Catholic Church and produce an heir. And finally came Elizabeth I, who devoted her life to creating an image of herself as Gloriana the Virgin Queen but, behind that mask, sacrificed all chance of personal happiness in order to survive.
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G. J. Meyer Просмотров:  1959

The Pregnant Widow 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 12:00 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Pregnant Widow

Description: The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing - 20 years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel - is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends.The tragicomedy of manners that ensues will have an indelible effect on all its participants, and we witness, too, how it shapes Keith's subsequent love life for decades to come. Bitingly funny, full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is a trenchant portrait of young lives being carried away on a sea of change.
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Martin Amis Просмотров:  1720

The Night of Solstice: Wildworld, Book 1 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:52 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Night of Solstice: Wildworld, Book 1

Description: Seven-year-old Claudia has quite a tale to tell: a talking vixen has told her that the sorceress Morgana, guardian of the last passage between our world and the magical Wildworld, has been captured by the villainous sorcerer Cadal Forge, and she needs the help of Claudia and her three siblings. So Claudia, Janie, Charles, and Alys must work together to solve the riddles of Morgana's mansion, travel between the worlds, rescue Morgana, and defeat Cadal Forge. If they are to succeed, the children must grow to trust and appreciate each other as they face off with the magicians of Wildworld, and the adults of this one. Narrator Khristine Hvam has performed many of L.J. Smith's novels, and it shows; she handles the cast of Solstice and the novel's pacing exceptionally well. Thanks to Hvam’s varied inflections, listeners will easily be able to differentiate between the cast of characters. Perhaps most impressive is Hvam's voicing of Alys and Charles; the character of Alys comes through in Hvam's inflection, and she effectively voices the only boy in the cast. Older listeners may find Hvam’s treatment of 7-year-old Claudia a bit grating, but younger fans or those more accustomed to animation voice acting are unlikely to find fault with it.
The Night of the Solstice is the first novel by Smith, best known for her Young Adult series The Vampire Diaries and The Night World. Night of the Solstice is recommended for grades 5-7, but with a cast so varied there is a character for any young listener to identify with. Seven-year-old Claudia, brave and tenacious; teenager Alys, nurturing and in charge; twins Janie and Charles, brainy and ambitious. In audio, Night of the Solstice should be accessible to children even younger than its target audience, and be easily followed by listeners as young as the third grade set.
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L. J. Smith Просмотров:  1844
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The Magician's Apprentice 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:46 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Magician's Apprentice

Description: In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. Despite knowing that women aren't readily accepted by the Guild of Healers, Tessia is determined to follow in her father's footsteps. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice.
Although there are long hours of study and self-discipline, Tessia's new life also offers more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants - and, she is delighted to learn - regular trips to the great city of Imardin. But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries.
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Trudi Canavan Просмотров:  1502

Игрушки. Стихи и песни для детей 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:37 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Игрушки. Стихи и песни для детей

Description: В книгу вошли известнейшие стихи веселого и доброго друга детства Агнии Львовны Барто. Уже несколько поколений детей выросли со стихами этой замечательной поэтессы. Иронические и шутливые, задорные и грустные произведения писательницы порадуют малышей!
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Агния Барто Просмотров:  1694

Lord of the Rings Trilogy [BBC Radio Dramatisation] 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:29 English Language Комментариев: 2   
Lord of the Rings Trilogy [BBC Radio Dramatisation]

Description: Undertaking the adaptation of Tolkien's best-known work was an enormous task, but with its first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 1981, this magical dramatization became an instant global classic. The set features Ian Holm as Frodo, Sir Michael Hordern as Gandalf, and Robert Stephens as Aragorn in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic tale of Middle Earth. The set includes The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; and The Return of the King.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Просмотров:  2905

The Lieutenant [unabridged] 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:16 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Lieutenant [unabridged]

Description: As a boy, Daniel Rooke was always an outsider. At school he learned to hide his clever thoughts from his cruel peers; at home his parents were bemused by their bookish son. Daniel could only hope - against all the evidence - that he would one day find his place in life. By 1788, Daniel has become Lieutenant Rooke, astronomer with the First Fleet as it lands on the unknown shores of New South Wales. As the newcomers struggle to establish a settlement for themselves and their cargo of convicts, and attempts are made to communicate with those who already inhabit this land, Rooke sets up his observatory to chart the stars. But the place where they have landed will prove far more revelatory than the night sky. Out on his isolated point, Rooke comes to know the local Aboriginal people, and forges a remarkable connection with one child, which will change his life in ways he never imagined. Based on real events, Kate Grenville’s stunning new novel conveys the poignancy and emotional power of an extraordinary friendship, and how through it a man might find himself: a story that resonates across the oceans and across the centuries.
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Kate Grenville Просмотров:  1862

The Last Kingdom: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 1 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 11:02 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Last Kingdom: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 1

Description: From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times best-selling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today", comes a saga of blood, rage, fidelity, and betrayal. In the 9th and 10th centuries, King Alfred and his heirs fought to secure the survival of the last outpost of Anglo-Saxon culture by battling the ferocious Vikings, whose invading warriors had already captured and occupied three of England's four kingdoms. In A.D. 866, Uhtred, a boy of 10 and the son of a nobleman, is captured in the same battle that leaves his father dead. His captor is the Earl Ragnar, a Danish chieftain, who raises the boy as his own, teaching him the Viking ways of war. As a young man expected to partake in raids and bloody massacres of the English, he grapples with divided loyalties, torn between Ragnar, the warrior he loves like a father, and Alfred, whose piety and introspection leave him cold. It takes a terrible slaughter and the unexpected joys of marriage for Uhtred to discover his true allegiance, and to rise to his greatest challenge.
Ready for battle? Don't miss the rest of the Saxon Chronicles Series, including The Pale Horseman (Book 2), Lords of the North (Book 3), and Sword Song (Book 4).
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Bernard Cornwell Просмотров:  2494

The Last Time They Met 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:48 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Last Time They Met

Description: At a literary festival, a poet named Linda Fallon meets, for the first time in years, fellow poet Thomas Janes, whose fame has grown during a decade of seclusion. This is no chance meeting, however, since Thomas saw where Linda was scheduled to appear and chose that moment to re-establish contact with the woman he passionately pursued years earlier, in an affair that ended disastrously. As the story moves backward, it examines the extraordinary resonance a single choice, even a single word, can have over the course of a lifetime.
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Anita Shreve Просмотров:  1958
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