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Pinkerton is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West. The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.
Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a year-old detective seriously! Then a servant girl named Martha begs P. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.
Can P. Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him.
Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier. Anxious to solve the mystery of whether his mother is still alive, and keen to follow his uncle's dying wish, Lupus and his friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - and base of a criminal mastermind!
September AD Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix's town house. When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it. The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside job, or someone with a grudge from long ago? And how many men and horses will die before the killer is caught? Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'.
The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future. Emily and Aaron are sent on a top secret mission by King Neptune.
The king has been having nightmares he doesn't understand and he knows only that Emily and Aaron must go to the Land of the Midnight Sun to avoid catastrophe. But when the friends arrive in this icy world of mountains and glaciers, they uncover a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. A magical adventure about the power of friendship. Tilly's riding skills are improving by the day, and she can't wait to go to Pony Club Camp. But first there's an exciting new arrival to welcome to Silver Shoe Farm. It has always been this way. The Helati are slaves.
Each month, at the full moon, they are expelled to face the demon host, the Lost Souls. But something has changed in the fabric of the times. The demons are controlled by a new master, the Darkwing. Now the danger is permanent, the horror incessant. In a southern port, however, a fourteen year old slave girl, oblivious of her destiny, holds the key to ending the nightmare of the Lost Souls. But will she ever understand the secret that is hidden deep in her memory, the secret of the Black Tower? Alan Gibbons' latest novel is an epic fantasy that takes you through a fabled land, reminiscent of a mythical ancient India.
On a roller-coaster ride you will meet shape-shifters, demons, magic, tyrants, an evil lord who is the master of the living dead and countless fighters for evil A British Muslim brother and sister, two Irish brothers who take different sides, and two lads out looking for trouble: all of them get caught in the crossfire.
Inspired by the Oldham riots and the events of September 11th, this is a book that needed to be written. It is a chilling account of what is happening in Britain today, but as always Alan Gibbons writes with humour and understanding and is utterly on the wavelength of his many readers. At World Horse Welfare, Tilly meets neglected shire horse Goliath, and she's determined to help him find a new home. For every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
In Sesame Brown's quest to find the eighth magical charm - a silver coin - she must travel deep underground into passageways where dragons once slept. Charmingly written stories, appealing characters, in a beautifully imagined world with its own language. Charmseeker Sesame Brown's tenth quest for the remaining four magical charms of Karisma takes her to Mermaid Rock, where she must journey beneath the waves to recover the next charm - the dolphin.
Charmingly written stories and appealing characters in a beautifully imagined world with its own language. When thieves raid the house of a neighbour, Emily, Jack and Scott are ready to investigate.
But, strangely, the neighbour doesn't seem to want the thieves to be caught! The burglars didn't escape with much this time but could the raid be connected to a much older crime involving millions of pounds? The friends begin to uncover the truth, but are they leading themselves into serious danger?
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Mystery, menace and adventure await in the fourth book of this gripping new series! Floridius the Soothsayer has been asked to read the omens for a wealthy man whose villa appears to be haunted. The pay is good but it means studying a sheep's liver and poor Floridius faints at the sight of blood! Can Threptus solve the mystery and save his friend from embarrassment?
Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries. Raven Boy has short black spiky hair, amazing night vision and can talk to animals.
Elf Girl is light of foot, sharp of mind and. She hadn't expected to meet Raven Boy; it's not that often someone falls out of the trees and squashes your home flat like Raven Boy did. Before they know it they are plunged into some very strange, creepy, altogether spooky and hilarious adventures as they save their world from trolls, ogres, witches and things that slither and slide in the fiendish forest. Saving the world isn't going very well for Elf Girl and Raven Boy.serviciifunerarebraila.ro/components/32/2381.php
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They've left Fright Forest and crossed a huge plain to the worryingly named Monster Mountains, where they find a sign telling them to Turn Back. They really shouldn't have ignored it! It's not the strange wailing noises they hear in the dark, or the gigantic yeti who wants to eat them for breakfast that they find alarming, so much as the crazy wizard, Jeremy, who seems intent on adding Elf Girl and Raven Boy, not to mention Rat, to his collection of all too life-like stone statues. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together.
A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry hates writing thank you letters. Why should he waste his precious time thanking people for terrible presents? In fact, why should anyone? Then he has a wonderful, spectacular idea It's Halloween. With a bag full of tricks and the best costume in town, Henry can't wait to go trick or treating. But, oh the shame! Surely Mum doesn't expect him to go out with Peter dressed as a fluffy pink bunny? It's a big day for the Potter's Barn Band - their first concert!
But nobody can remember the words. The animals need a plan - and fast! The island of Lundy is twelve-year-old Jenny's world, with its close-knit community of islanders and lighthouse-keepers.
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But when Jenny goes to boarding school on the mainland, she must leave behind everything she loves - including Midnight, the wild stallion she has secretly befriended. Deadly Adversaries.
An Impossible Mission. Tiger Wars. Saker is on the run from the only life he knows.
From India to the Himalayas and China he'll be pursued by hunting dogs, mercenaries, spies, thieves and assassins in his quest to set free the most majestic, lethal and valuable of all the predators - the tiger. With him, on every dangerous step of the adventure, is Sinter, a girl who has her own reasons for running away. Gripping adventure fiction perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson.
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