Marney the Fox is a Lassie-style tale of a lone fox up against wicked humans via Watership Down and Fantastic Mr Fox. Written by the late M Scott Goodall and beautifully illustrated by John Stokes, Marney the Fox is a Tarka the Otter-style tale of a lone fox, channelling Lassie and The Fantastic Mr Fox along the way. Marney is a young fox trying to survive against the odds, from dodging blood-thirsty humans to encountering other wild animals. This is a beautifully illustrated story capturing the British countryside and wildlife in astonishing detail showcases Stokes' finest work, a masterpiece that has lain un-reprinted for decades and makes an ideal children's book and early Christmas present. * This extraordinarily beautiful book is a lost classic from children's literature and makes a perfect Christmas gift. * There is no other children's graphic novel like it, for its breathtaking rendition of the English countryside and the moving story that owes nods to Tarka the Otter in its sensitive portrayal of animals. * Never before collected. * From the new Treasury of British Comics list from Rebellion, highlighting classic British comics.
Author: Scott M. Goodall,John Stokes
KGB officer Colonel Stakis desperately hunts for Count Dracula, who is spreading terror in 1980s Britain after escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Blending Cold War paranoia with horror staples, Gerry Finley-Day and Eric Bradbury's strip overcame sustained attempts at censorship to become one of the most popular strips in the 1980s' best horror comics.
Author: Gerry Finley Day,Eric Bradbury
Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here’s a cookbook that complements the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. From the IACP Award–winning authors of The Picnic, which brought taste and style to eating outdoors (in the daytime), comes its companion, for leaving civilization behind and dining under the stars. A mix of dishes to make ahead and meals to cook on-site, The Campout Cookbook includes more than 75 recipes for wood-fired skillet pizzas; backcountry stews and chilies; fire-roasted vegetables and cast-iron breads; unexpected dips, jerkies, and high-energy bars; breakfasts to satisfy that yawning hunger that comes from sleeping in the fresh air; s’mores, of course (including Vanilla Bean Dream Marshmallows & Co. and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Caramel Fire-Ban S’mores); and cocktails, coolers, warm libations for chilly nights, and a Blood Orange Bug Juice. Plus there’s inspiration and know-how for every avid camper and enthusiastic neophyte: How to find a suitable campsite and build a campfire specifically for cooking over, and how to keep it going. Stargazing for city slickers. A troubleshooting guide. And the definitive packing list and camp kitchen essentials. Just add a few scary stories for a truly memorable campout.
Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars
Author: Marnie Hanel,Jen Stevenson
Publisher: Artisan Books
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume with phizz-whizzing new Roald Dahl branding! In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Mr Willy Wonka opened the gates of his amazing factory to Charlie Bucket, our hero, and four repulsive children. They are Augustus Gloop (greedy), Veruca Salt (spoiled), Violet Beauregard (gum-chewer) and Mike Teavee (TV addict). Next, in CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELVEVATOR, Charlie and his family find themselves orbiting the Earth with Mr Willy Wonka. WHOOSH! So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Pay attention please. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . Listen to CHARLIE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Danske Dandridge
Category: Prisoners of war
A thrilling collection of myths, legends and ghost stories from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Since the beginning of time, strange and mysterious things have happened here . . . At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Set in a church town where men become beats and ghosts roam freely, these are haunting and unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner. Morpurgo is the master storyteller of such modern classic children's books as An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, Private Peaceful, and An Elephant in the Garden. He has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
There's nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his elderly neighbors move out and leave an especially promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it. He only has the chance to grab one box before his mom catches him and orders him in for dinner, though. When mysterious goings-on begin to occur in the neighborhood, the trio investigates the hidden box from Jack's garage. In it, they find the Secret Parent's Handbook and with it all the means to subvert the irrational rules and petty tyranny of their home lives. No more clean rooms! No more vegetables! No more brushed hair or washed hands! It's all videogames and junk food all the time!But the authorities -- and the resistance -- have taken notice of the strange goings-on in Jack and his friends' neighborhood. And they are closing in . . .
Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Or, The Two Nations
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
There are many things that Rory would like to forget about his childhood growing up in rural Arkansas. Sometimes, he'd even like to forget about Joe, his mentally challenged older brother, both his closest friend and biggest problem. But when a young girl named Sylvia shows up, claiming to be a Valkyrie sent by the Norse god Odin to deliver Rory to Valhalla, he will have to face the past he's tried to lock away.
Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Xena and Xander have just learned that their shy classmate, Alice, is the heir to a royal throne! Then they discover that their ancestor, Sherlock Holmes, had his suspicions about the kidnapping and return of Alice's grandmother, the princess of Borogovia. Alice is to be crowned on her thirteenth birthday . . . but she goes missing days before the ceremony. Who would kidnap a princess? Where would they hide her in a city where Xena and Xander Holmes—and the police!—are looking for her? And then there's the biggest mystery of all: is Alice really the princess?
Author: Tracy Barrett
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time. It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record.
Author: Peter Hempson Ditchfield
With a mutant-killing monster loose beneath New York City, the X-Men impose a curfew for the students of the Xavier Institute. But Quentin Quire's never much been one to follow rules... When Quentin convinces his classmates to join him for a night out, they're in for something a LOT more fearsome than a mutant-killing monster... They might just find themselves at an auction populated by some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest villains! COLLECTING: GENERATION X 6-11
Survival of the Fittest
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
An Anthology by Shirley Jump, Susan Meier, Jackie Braun and Barbara Wallace Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams? When a handsome man from Gabby’s past agrees to a cross-country road trip, her master plan to re-launch her art career quickly morphs into an unexpected, romantic reunion. Marney’s 9-1-1 emergency help arrives in the form of a rugged, blue-eyed cop. Now she has the perfect bodyguard to keep her safe during those dark, steamy nights… The last thing Mia wants is a relationship…yet the headstrong florist can’t keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good? Jenny is a woman on a mission – she’ll even resort to dognapping to make her point! But can she teach a reclusive, emotionally-wounded tycoon that love heals all things?
Author: Barbara Wallace,Susan Meier,Jackie Braun,Shirley Jump
Hilarious face-changing adventures by one of the greats of British comics! Ken Reid is consistently name-checked by the greats of comics - from Alan Moore to Kevin O'Neill, John Wagner to Pat Mills - for his unique art that is matched only by his enduring sense of humour. In a hardcover edition befitting his status as one of the all-too-forgotten greats of British comics, we present his timeless Faceache - the humorous adventures of Ricky Rubberneck, the boy with a "bendable bonce" whose skin stretches like rubber. At will, he could scrunge his face into anything, whether it's mimicing others or turning into grotesque creatures - but always coming a cropper! * Includes introductions by Anthony Reid and comics legend Alan Moore. * This is the first collection of this long lost classic from the hugely popular and long running Buster comic. * This is a key strip in the history of British comics, being one of the very few home-grown superheroes to become popular in the weekly comics world of war and humour comics. * Never before collected. * From the new Treasury of British Comics list from Rebellion, highlighting classic British comics. * Previous Titles: Monster 9781781084533; Judge Dredd Case Files 01 9781906735494
The First Hundred Scrunges
Author: Ken Reid
David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.
Author: David Carr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Australian YA romantic crime from the author of the Every series...Harris Derwent, boy from the wrong side of the tracks, teams up with policeman's daughter Amie Blunt to crack a drug ring in rural Australia.
Author: Ellie Marney
Publisher: Bearded Lady Press
Category: Drug abuse and crime
With all they do for us, don’t purses deserve to have a little fun? Sew 6 easy bags for your everyday life, each featuring an adorable 8 ̋ paper-pieced block. Add an airplane pocket to your travel bag or a fancy fox to your drawstring tote—just sew by number and have fun watching the images appear! Use any block with any bag, and save some extra blocks for fun quilts, pillows, or potholders—you’ll make an endless array of personalized gifts for friends and family. Paper piece with less waste thanks to the author’s time-saving tips!
Mix & Match 16 Paper-Pieced Blocks, 6 Bag Patterns • Messenger Bag, Beach Tote, Bucket Bag & More
Author: Mary Hertel
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From the exemplary to the notorious to the obscure, this comprehensive and innovative encyclopedia showcases the worthy women of early modern England. Poets, princesses, or pirates, the women of power and agency found in these pages are indeed worth knowing, and this volume will introduce many female figures to even the most established scholars in early modern studies. Rather than using the conventional alphabetical format of the standard biographical encyclopedia, this volume is divided into categories of women. Since many women will fit in more than one category, each woman is placed in the category that best exemplifies her life, and is cross referenced in other appropriate sections. This structure makes the book an interesting read for seasoned scholars of early modern women, while students need not already be familiar with these subjects in order to benefit from the text. Another unusual feature of this reference work is that each entry begins with some incident from the woman’s life that is particularly exciting or significant. Some entries are very brief while others are extensive. Each includes a source listing. The book is well illustrated and liberally sprinkled with quotations of the time either by or about the women in the text.
Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650
Author: Carole Levin,Anna Riehl Bertolet,Jo Eldridge Carney
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY