Pdf ebook: Speak: The Graphic Novel

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Summary: The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. \"Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to s

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  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1466897872
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.


Pdf ebook: Nurse Matilda Goes to Town

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Summary: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children, and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... Mr and Mrs Brown thought that their children had been cu

  • Author : Christianna Brand
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1526631229
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children, and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... Mr and Mrs Brown thought that their children had been cured of naughtiness by the inimitable, magical Nurse Matilda. But now, with Nurse Matilda gone, the children have slipped back into their wicked ways: Tora has put glue in the sandwiches; Emma has made a chocolate cake out of mud; David has put a toad in the milk jug; and Tim is tying Nanny's shoelaces to her chair! Their stay in London with their Great Aunt Adelaide seems set for disaster – until the arrival of Nurse Matilda ... This highly collectable new edition of a timeless classic is packed with episode after episode of mischief, mayhem and hilarity, all accompanied by Edward Ardizzone's beautiful original illustrations. From the series that inspired the much-loved film Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, Nurse Matilda Goes to Town overflows with naughtiness, wit and timeless humour – the perfect book for mischief-makers both young and old!


Pdf ebook: Nurse Matilda Goes to Hospital

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Summary: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children, and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... The Brown children are back, and they're naughtier than

  • Author : Christianna Brand
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1526631237
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children, and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... The Brown children are back, and they're naughtier than ever! This time, they have feigned illness and been taken to hospital ... but with the no-nonsense, magical Nurse Matilda running the show, they have little chance of keeping up their antics for long! This highly collectable new edition of a timeless classic is packed with episode after episode of mischief, mayhem and hilarity, all accompanied by Edward Ardizzone's beautiful original illustrations. From the series that inspired the much-loved film Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, Nurse Matilda Goes to Hospital overflows with naughtiness, wit and timeless humour – the perfect book for mischief-makers both young and old!


Pdf ebook: Drowning Ruth

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Summary: Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, o

  • Author : Christina Schwarz
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 030748405X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz's first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live on it.


Pdf ebook: Heads You Lose

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Summary: In the English countryside, one of the well-mannered guests at Pigeonsford Estate may be a murderer in this series debut by an Edgar Award–nominated auth

  • Author : Christianna Brand
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453290478
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 167
  • Language: English
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Description: In the English countryside, one of the well-mannered guests at Pigeonsford Estate may be a murderer in this series debut by an Edgar Award–nominated author. As war rages in Europe, the citizens of London flee to the country. At Pigeonsford, a group of guests plays cards, drinks tea, and acts polite—but Grace Morland knows the strong emotions that lurk beneath the placid social surface. She’s painfully in love with Stephen Pendock, the squire of Pigeonsford, but Pendock’s smitten with young beauty Francesca Hart. One afternoon, Fran debuts a new hat, and Grace’s jealousy gets the better of her. She exclaims, “I wouldn’t be seen dead in a ditch in a thing like that!” She will soon be proven wrong. Grace is found dead with the hat on her head—and her head removed from her neck. To the scene comes the incomparable Inspector Cockrill, who finds that far more than petty jealousy lies beneath this hideous murder.


Pdf ebook: Rewire Your Brain

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Summary: How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and

  • Author : John B. Arden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470569849
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.


Pdf ebook: A Long Way Gone

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Summary: At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been pi

  • Author : Ishmael Beah
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143190369
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.


Pdf ebook: The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko

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Summary: The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill

  • Author : Scott Stambach
  • Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN: 1250081882
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Language: English
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Description: The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement. Until Polina arrives. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. She is exquisite. Soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live.


Pdf ebook: Fever 1793

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Summary: It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fat

  • Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442443073
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.


Pdf ebook: The Secret Language of Sisters

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Summary: New York Times bestselling adult author Luanne Rice makes her dazzling YA debut with this gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption. When

  • Author : Luanne Rice
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545839564
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: New York Times bestselling adult author Luanne Rice makes her dazzling YA debut with this gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption. When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome -- she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She's trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard. Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton -- the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through. But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister's condition -- who can see through Roo's silence to the truth underneath. Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal? Praise for The Secret Language of Sisters "Riveting and heartbreaking... a glorious affirmation." -- Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of Shine "Luanne Rice brings her trademark grace and lyricism to a suspenseful story about sisters and life-changing chances." -- Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door "A moving story, beautiful told, about art, hope, and all kinds of love. Welcome to the YA world, Luanne Rice!" -- Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot "Raw and emotional. A novel you'll want to discuss, and one that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page." -- Tamara Ireland Stone, bestselling author of Every Last Word "Rice skillfully examines the way one mistake can shatter the lives of many."-- Publisher's Weekly "Genuine and heartfelt. . . fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay. . . will find another favorite in this." -- School Library Journal "Rice, a bestselling adult author, employs alternating chapters in the sisters' voices with clarity and honesty in her YA debut." -- Booklist Praise for Internationally Bestselling Author Luanne Rice "Luanne Rice has enticed millions of readers." -- USA Today "Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye, and a real warmth." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Rice's trademarks are fine writing, a good eye for small detail, and an uncanny way of conveying the mysterious glue that holds families together." -- Kirkus Reviews


Pdf ebook: Ten Days in a Mad House

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Summary: Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887) is a book by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. For her first assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s famed New York W

  • Author : Nellie Bly
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513285092
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 98
  • Language: English
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Description: Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887) is a book by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. For her first assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s famed New York World newspaper, Bly went undercover as a patient at a notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Spending ten days there, she recorded the abuses and neglect she witnessed, turning her research into a sensational two-part story for the New York World later published as Ten Days in a Mad-House. Checking into a New York boardinghouse under a false identity, Bly began acting in a disturbed, unsettling manner, prompting the police to be summoned. In a courtroom the next morning, she claimed to be suffering from amnesia, leading to her diagnosis as insane from several doctors. Sent to the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, Bly spent ten days witnessing and experiencing rampant abuse and neglect. There, she noticed that many of the patients, who were constantly beaten and belittled by violent nurses and staff members, seemed perfectly sane or showed signs of having their conditions severely worsened during their time at the asylum. Served spoiled food, forced to live in squalor, and given ice-cold baths by unsympathetic attendants, the patients she met during her stay seemed as though abandoned by a city that had sent them there for the supposed purpose of healing. Showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism, Bly published her story to a captivated and inspired audience, setting in motion a process of reform that would change the city’s approach to its asylums for the better. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Ten Days in a Mad-House is a classic work of American investigative journalism reimagined for modern readers.


Pdf ebook: Community Development through Tourism

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Summary: Community Development through Tourism examines the development of local communities through the healthy integration of community planning, business plannin

  • Author : Sue Beeton
  • Publisher: Landlinks Press
  • ISBN: 064309878X
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Community Development through Tourism examines the development of local communities through the healthy integration of community planning, business planning and tourism planning. It explores the most pertinent tourism and business theories, moving from strategic planning to community empowerment and practice. Research-based case studies are used to illustrate how things work in the real world, and the ways in which various theories can and have been applied. This book will be an important resource for business development managers, tourism operators and community leaders, as well as students and teachers in courses that incorporate aspects of community tourism into their business, tourism, social sciences and arts programs.


Pdf ebook: Nurse Matilda

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Summary: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children; and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... So begins Nurse Matilda, the first of three books about

  • Author : Christianna Brand
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1526631245
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: Once upon a time there was a huge family of children; and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... So begins Nurse Matilda, the first of three books about the no-nonsense nanny who uses magic to rein in the mischievous children in her charge – and changes their lives forever. This covetable, highly collectable new hardback edition of a timeless classic is packed with episode after episode of mischief, mayhem and hilarity, all accompanied by Edward Ardizzone's beautiful original illustrations. The inspiration for the much-loved film Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, Nurse Matilda overflows with naughtiness, wit and timeless humour – the perfect gift for mischief-makers both young and old!


Pdf ebook: The 5 Second Rule

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Summary: Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your f

  • Author : Mel Robbins
  • Publisher: Savio Republic
  • ISBN: 1682612392
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}


Pdf ebook: Adaptation

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Summary: Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the Un

  • Author : Malinda Lo
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316214469
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded. Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened, where they are--or how they've been miraculously healed. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction-and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret. Adaptation is a bold contemporary science-fiction thriller from the acclaimed author of Ash.


Pdf ebook: Women, Race, & Class

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Summary: A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered b

  • Author : Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307798496
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.


Pdf ebook: When Beauty Tamed the Beast

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Summary: “Eloisa James’s writing is absolutely exquisite.” —New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros “Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than

  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780062041753
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: “Eloisa James’s writing is absolutely exquisite.” —New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros “Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.” —New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn A wonderful spin on a much-beloved fairy tale, Eloisa James’s When Beauty Tamed the Beast is heart-soaring and fun historical romance at its finest. No wonder People magazine raves about her books, saying, “Romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa’s delightful take on Beauty and the Beast unfolds in Regency England, where a beastly, bad-tempered Earl matches wits with a brazen beauty who has vowed to make the handsome grump fall in love with her in two short weeks.


Pdf ebook: The Midnight Gang

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Summary: Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventu

  • Author : David Walliams
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008164630
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
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Description: Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...