Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this new preschool gem from beloved storyteller Keiko Kasza A hat is not just a hat in these woods! From tree branch to stream to flower patch—wherever the hat lands, someone knows exactly what to do with it and exclaims, “Finders, keepers!” But this red hat doesn’t stay in one place for long, and everyone will be surprised by what happens to it in the end. Youngsters will be delighted by the silly scenes and clever twists and turns in this charming circular story.
Renowned naturalist Craig Childs explores the paradoxical nature of anthropological excavation amongst the Native American ruins his work is based upon. To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero--or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story--an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.
A spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about an alarming killing spree in southwest England from the CWA Gold Dagger Award–winning author. The eight-year-old boy had vanished from the car and—as if by slick, sick magic—had been replaced by a note on the steering wheel: “You don’t love him.” At the height of summer a dark shadow falls across Exmoor, as children begin to disappear, with each disappearance marked only by a terse, accusatory note. There are no explanations, no ransom demands, and no hope. Policeman Jonas Holly (a character returning from Bauer’s first two novels) faces a precarious journey into the warped mind of the kidnapper if he’s to stand any chance of catching him. But—still reeling from a personal tragedy—is Jonas really up to the task? There are some who would say that, when it comes to being the first line of defense, Jonas Holly may be the last man to trust. “Finders Keepers has an enjoyably creepy premise . . . Bauer’s villain, incidentally, is one of the oddest in detective fiction: what he does with his victims is utterly weird.” —The Guardian
Morris Bellamy, a big fan of the novelist John Rothstein, is so disappointed by the fate of his favourite hero that he kills the old author and buries his unpublished material. Young Peter Saubers discovers it years later in an old trunk buried under a tree. Of course Morris feels it belongs to him... Envie de lire en anglais ? Dorénavant, c'est possible grâce à Harrap's. Découvrez ce thriller de Stephen King, en VO et en version intégrale, avec des traductions en marge pour vous aider à bien comprendre le texte. Emotions garanties !
The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet! Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on! But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life. Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day? Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good. Readers can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don't miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even
The charming true story set in India is about a boy who found the author's wallet and could not understand why he should be rewarded for returning to the author what was his. The concept of accepting a reward for doing the right thing made no sense to him! This award-winning multicultural book emphasizes timeless and universal values that parents will want to pass on to their children. The concept of accepting a reward for doing the right thing made no sense to him! The delightful illustrations take children on a picturesque, fun-filled journey through the exotic land. Though the setting is in India, the message is timeless and universal. The book emphasizes values that parents will want to pass on to their children and also provides an excellent opportunity to understand cultural differences and underlying similarities in our diverse world.
From the author of The Graham Cracker Plot, a story about two friends playing finders keepers for the missing loot of Al Capone. Christa spends every summer at the most awesome place in the whole world: her family's cabin on Whitefish Lake in Wisconsin. Only her dad recently lost his job and her parents have decided to sell the cabin. But not if Christa can help it. Everyone knows there is Al Capone blood money hidden somewhere in Whitefish Lake, and her friend Alex's cranky grandpa might have the key to finding it. Grumpa says the loot is gone, or worse-cursed!-but Christa knows better. If she finds it, she can keep it and save her family and their beloved cabin.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity. Raised in a magnificent Charleston house, Jessie Roland wants for nothing. But as she grows into young adulthood, all she feels is loss and a desperate need to break free from the stifling possessiveness of her "parents." Somewhere, in the deepest part of herself, Jessie believes that the world she has always lived in is not the one she came from. . .or belongs in. Now, at nineteen, she has escaped to Washington, D.C., where no one knows her, and where she is swept into a whirlwind marriage to a Texas senator's son. But the past will not release Jessie, who is still haunted by a sense of lost happiness, of simple, tender gestures buried in her memory. Only in Luke Holt, a reclusive rancher, will she discover the strength to penetrate the darkness, and find her way back to a place she can call home.
Laurie Adams always seems to get klutzy when she is around her crush, Matt Harding, but when yet another accident throws them together, they are plunged into a mysterious search for a hidden treasure. Original.
Independent trader Trilby Elliot is forced into an uneasy alliance with Rhis Vanur, a Zafharin military officer who has crash-landed his crippled fighter on the uninhabited planet of Avanar, as they search for her missing best friend and discover that their mutual enemies, the 'Sko, are in hot pursuit of them both. Reprint.
One woman's secret is her neighbour's opportunity. 'Masterly' Louise Candlish 'Incredible!' Lucy Atkins 'Riveting' Clare Mackintosh 'Extraordinary' Mark Edwards 'Intelligent, twisty' OBSERVER 'Accomplished and addictive' SUNDAY TIMES Verity Baxter has lived - quietly, carefully - in Trinity Fields all her life. Then Ailsa and Tom Tilson move in next door and everything changes. Can Verity trust what she hears through the walls? And what about the Tilsons: should they pity their eccentric neighbour and her messy house? Or should they fear her? Either way, like the ivy that creeps through their shared garden fence, their lives are entwined now. And the knots can only get tighter . . . 'Seriously superior psychological thriller' Star pick, Sunday Times Crime Club 'Stupendously addictive' Deborah Moggach 'A smart, compelling and thoroughly haunting read' Mail on Sunday 'Pace, place, characters, plot ... it's a masterclass' Gill Hornby 'Hard to put down' EVENING STANDARD 'The language is honed as sharp as a stiletto. The murder mystery is teased out to the very last compelling page' Star pick, Sunday Times Crime Club 'You think you know what's going on in this brilliant read, then you realise you so don't!' FABULOUS 'Deliciously sly and profoundly moving' JP Delaney 'Elegant and astute' Louise O'Neill 'A masterfully plotted page-turner' Erin Kelly 'Engrossing, astute, disturbing and so believable' Sarah Hilary 'I loved it' Sarah Vaughan 'This well-paced, intelligent mystery benefits from finely-drawn characters and convincing psychological tension ... take a peek at the raging traumas behind the calm masks of suburban respectability' Daily Mail 'A compelling read that strikes a chill straight into your heart' Dinah Jefferies 'A delicious study in dark psychology with a narrator who constantly keeps you guessing. This tale serves up a real emotional punch' SUNDAY MIRROR 'A taut thriller with layer upon layer of suspense and twists right to the very last page' Red 'Sucks you in and keeps you wanting more. Just when you think you know someone, think again...' HEAT 'One not to miss' WOMAN 'Chilling' The I 'Durrant builds a sense of menace and the ending is satisfying, with a believable twist' Good Housekeeping 'Spine-tingling' Crime Monthly 'Engrossing psychological crime' LITERARY REVIEW
Are You Chasing a Purple Squirrel? (purple squirrel n: an ideal job candidate who, in reality, does not exist)Too often, managers waste time chasing a purple squirrel. A sales candidate may be skilled at selling, but can he or she relate to your industry sales cycle, costing systems, delivery schedules, and manufacturing processes? Recruiting talent is the number one issue facing companies today. How do you attract and retain elite talent in today’s tight labor market? How do you evaluate motivation and ability to sell competitively in your industry? These are just some of the questions Russell Riendeau addresses in Finders Keepers. Other questions addressed include: Is your organization attractive to the best sales and management personnel? Is there a magic commission formula that will keep talent on your team? What can you do about expensive turnover in your sales force? Why is it important to brag about sales reps who have left your organization? Why should you find your replacement?
What happens when you sit down on your back stoop to drink your morning coffee and find a disabled space ship sitting in your back yard? Of course, you declare "Finders-Keepers." The Finding wasn't hard, but the Keeping proves to be the problem. The US government wants to hide the mere existence of aliens. The military covets the technology, as does every other government and industrial entity in the world. The religionists must prove it is all a great hoax. The Finders, Alvi and Studs, play hide-and-seek with those who want their ship and eventually they learn the ominous reason for the ship's presence on Earth.