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The Trumpet of the Swan

By E. B. White
  • ISBN Code: : 0062406809
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him. Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love? "We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." —John Updike The Trumpet of the Swan joins E. B. White favorites Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as classic illustrated novels that continue to speak to today's readers. Whether you curl up with your young reader to share these books or hand them off for independent reading, you are helping to create what are likely to be all-time favorite reading memories.

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Book Short Summary:

Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. "All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly

Quirky History

By Mini Menon
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9353578809
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: quirky-history.pdf

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Eccentric maharajas and nawabs, bizarre believe it or not tales and hilarious twists and turns come together in this first book of the Quirky History series. From the Nizam who hid a priceless diamond in a shoe to the Swan Car of the Maharaja of Nabha to the Nawab of Junagadh who got his dog, Roshanara, married in brocades and pearls with over 700 guests in attendance and many more quirky, unusual stories.Get ready for history to pop right out of this book!'We need offbeat, quirky stories like the ones in this collection to make history come alive' - Ruskin Bond

The Feral Swan

By Charles Sarnoff
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595877225
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: the-feral-swan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE FERAL SWAN tells of epic adventure, during a journey through the land of myth. In parallel, there unfolds the impact on plot of the maturation of symbolization in adolescence and in people of mature years. The prose is near poetic. The story is strong. Carl, a student, who escapes into fantasy when frustrated, tries to rewrite an epic poem as a novel. He decides to use his own fantasies in place of needed research. He adds a great battle for the castle at Inbal to illustrate how cowardly is a king. He adds new characters to challenge the reason for the quest of the king's general, the hero of the epic poem, Sadak. He has been sent on the quest to find the "waters of oblivion" which will erase his own image from its place in the memory of his wife. She has been abducted by the lecherous king, a man who is dependent on Sadak's strength for the safety of his kingdom. The epic hero enters the world of the dead, and returns to the land of the living with the elixir. During his return to life, Sadak is confronted by the spirit of a companion, who had been lost to the sea from their ship. The man, realizing that he has nothing to return to, rejects requests that he rejoin the living. Sadak continues to his home. On the way he replaces the elixir with poison. The king seizes the potion for himself, and dies. Carl's subterfuge is discovered. He learns to respond to reality, gives up dreaming, marries his girlfriend and gets a job writing fantasies for the movies.

Shadow of the Swan

By M.K. Wren
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  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 1626810982
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: shadow-of-the-swan.pdf

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The author of Sword of the Lamb continues the Phoenix Legacy trilogy, in which a proud galactic empire struggles for supremacy. After forfeiting his identity as heir to the House of DeKoven Woolf, Lord Alexand morphs into Alex Ransom, leader of the Society of the Phoenix, sworn to bring about the evolution of the Concord in order to prevent its threatened collapse. But his birthright isn’t all Alex lost when Lord Alexand died. He gave up the extraordinary Lady Adrien Eliseer, and it was like tearing out his own heart. He realizes ultimately that as desperate as he is to bring peace to the Concord, he is equally desperate to be reunited with Adrien, especially when he learns that she is about to pay a terrible price for Lord Alexand’s death. “A new classic! Has the sweep and power of Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy.” —Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series

The Beautiful Swan

By David Wood
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1598586246
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Children's stories, American
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: the-beautiful-swan.pdf

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Gabrielle, a swan, can't land gracefully in the lake, and she's embarrassed by her belly flop in front of the flock. Buddy, a field mouse, can't swim, but that doesn't deter him from trying to help Gabrielle learn how to peacefully land in the water. Buddy thinks about this problem while riding on Gabrielle's back for plunge after plunge in the cold lake, and he eventually provides her with the tools she needs to break through and conquer her frustrating weakness. Gabrielle is ecstatic and empowered by her new landing skills. The rest of the flock sees her in a confident new light, and the Swan Queen nominates Gabrielle to become a Swan Princess.The catch is that Gabrielle must turn away from Buddy and only be friends with the other swans if she accepts the Swan Queen's nomination.What's a swan to do? About the Authors DAVE WOOD is a first-time author who works as an insurance broker. He resides in Elk Grove, California, with his wife, Karen, and their three children, Derrick, Ben, and Gabby. Shortly after developing the storyline, Dave involved his sister-in-law, Aimee Wood, to assist in completing the story. Aimee has a Masters degree in English, and she has taught English Composition and Literature. Aimee lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters, Emma and Alicia. About the Illustrator STACY MAEDA has a degree in Studio Art.She specializes in animal portraits and works primarily with oils and graphite pencil.Her artwork has received many awards at regional and national art shows, and she has been featured in national and international publications. Stacy lives in Wilton, California, with her husband, Greg, and their daughter, Kailani.This is the first book that she has illustrated. Stacy's art can be viewed at www.stacymaeda.com.

The Owl and the Swan

By BPI
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  • Publisher : BPI Publishing
  • Book Code : 9389871468
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: the-owl-and-the-swan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stories of Panchatantra, each with a definite thought attached, were teachings of a famous teacher, Vishnu Sharma. He created these interesting stories to teach three young princes of a kingdom. Vishnu Sharma taught them wise conduct through these simple stories which are loved by children even today.

The Swan Princess - Die Schwanenprinzessin

By Natasha Knight
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  • Publisher : Natasha Knight
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: the-swan-princess-die-schwanenprinzessin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Auf einem glamourösen Maskenball in einem opulenten Herrenhaus versammelt sich die Elite, um die Einführung einer der ihren in die Gesellschaft zu feiern. Aber die Gäste dieser Party sind nicht alle Ritter in glänzender Rüstung. Und heute Abend werden sich Lucia DeMarco und Salvatore Benedetto zufällig begegnen, ein Jahr, bevor der Vertrag, mit dem sie ihm gehört, erfüllt wird. The Swan Princess - Die Schwanenprinzessin wurde ursprünglich in Dark Fairy Tales: A Midnight Dynasty Anthology veröffentlicht. Sie ist eine kurze Prequel in der Welt der Benedetto-Mafia.

Wild Swans

By Jung Chang
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439106495
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: wild-swans.pdf

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

The Swan Gondola

By Timothy Schaffert
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698152727
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: the-swan-gondola.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair. On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt, ventriloquist by trade, con man by birth, isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a traveling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpetbag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect. From the critically acclaimed author of The Coffins of Little Hope, The Swan Gondola is a transporting read, reminiscent of Water for Elephants or The Night Circus.