Shrek meets Dork Diaries in this epically funny tale of a troll trying to figure out how to be more popular It’s not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he's stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly minstrels (band geeks). Plus, trolls aren't exactly known for their brain power or cool demeanor. But it gets worse. When the king disappears and Zarf's archenemy, the prince, ascends the throne, he makes Zarf's life even more miserable. And so it is that Zarf and his two sidekicks (a neurotic, mutton-obsessed pig and the not-funny son of the court jester) set out to find the missing king as well as their way to middle school heroism. (Okay, the heroism part might be wishful thinking.) The first book in this brilliant new illustrated series from comics creator Rob Harrell is perfect for fans of fractured fairytales and the Land of Stories series. From the Hardcover edition.
Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! If Daisy met a real giant he'd pick Daisy up and put her on his shoulder and they'd have giant adventures! They'd eat crunchy creams as big as tractor tyres, and if she got thirsty, they'd have giant lemonades out of giant straws. It would be sooooo gooood! Trouble is . . . if you want to meet a giant you need a magic bean. And finding magic beans can be troublesome . . . The trouble with giants is they really shouldn't live at the top of magic beanstalks. If giants didn't live at the top of magic beanstalks then Daisy is convinced that she wouldn't have got into big trouble AGAIN!
The Trouble with Plants is unique. Out has gone the traditional recipe for a garden plant guide, plant directory or plant encyclopaedia of compiling a plant's cultural details into a dry and dusty list, decorating with a stock colour photograph, and repeating for 10,000 plants. Instead here's a book that pioneers a radical new recipe for each of maybe 200 popular plants from 100 or so genera. To a simple base of cultural details add the author's personal experience of growing them. Stir in a generous measure of trivia, either directly or peripherally connected to the name, folklore, history and usage of the genus. Spice with a dash of the author's own wry perspective, and serve in digestible portions. The result is destined to please the palate of most gardeners, and perhaps even some non-gardeners too.
Proud but penniless, headstrong Gabriella St. George is delighted when a gift from a generous relative gives her the chance for a new life in London, unaware that she will become entangled with Tony Black, Duke of Wyvern, an aristocrat dedicated to the pleasures of bachelorhood.
Living in a real English castle sounds so enchanting and magical, but for Polly Brown, a well-meaning yet often misunderstood young orphan girl, the cruel reality of life behind these castle walls is anything but, as she spends her days in misery under the beady eyes of the Scumberrys, her cruel guardians.
When her drawing of a naked man is mistakenly revealed at a party, Lady Esme Byron finds her reputation ruined and herself forced into a marriage of convenience with her subject, Gabriel, Lord Northcote, a notorious rakehell who was unaware he was her muse as he lay sleeping beside a secluded country lake.
After her barrister father dies unexpectedly, Rosamund Carrow disguises herself as a man and steps into the courtroom to finish his cases and puts both her reputation and heart at risk after she defeats Lord Lawrence Byron, who is determined to discover everything he can about his rival, in court.