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Ronny Bronston accomplishes his lifelong dream of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-world. However, his first off-planet job is to find the elusive Tommy Paine, a radical, reputed to be involved in the assassination of an immortal god king on the planet of New Delos.
What Katy Did depicts the adventures of a twelve-year-old American girl, Katy Carr, and her family who live in the lakeside Ohio town of Burnet in the 1860s. Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and four-year recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted. The fictional Carr family was modeled after her own, with Katy Carr inspired by author herself. The brothers and sisters were modeled on her four younger siblings.
The Elusive Pimpernel is a historical espionage novel. In September 1793 Frenchagent and chief spy-catcher Chauvelin journeys to England as an official representative of the French government tasked with looking after the interests of French citizens, but this is only a cover and his real task is to trick Sir Percy Blakeney into returning to France, where he can be apprehended and put to the guillotine.
Computer engineer Dave Hansen is transported from Earth to a world with similarities to Ancient Egypt, where science and physics are replaced by the rules of magic. Hanson was summoned to help save the world's sky from collapsing.The sky is a literal dome that arches above the world, with the sun and stars not massive celestial bodies trillions of miles away, but smaller lights that move about within the dome of the sky.
When Mr. Henry Dashwood dies, his house, Norland Park, must pass directly to his grandson, the son of John Dashwood, the child of the elder Dashwood's first wife. His second wife, Mrs. Dashwood, and their daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a small income, but John makes a promise to his father that he will take care of his half-sisters.
Anne's House of Dreams is part of the beloved book series about a young orphan girl named Anne Shirley. This novel chronicles Anne's early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together. The story begins with Anne and Gilbert's wedding, which takes place in the Green Gables orchard. After the wedding, they move to their first home together, which Anne calls their "house of dreams."
Tales from Shakespeare is a children's book which makes the stories of Shakespeare's plays familiar to the young. Shakespeare's exact words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in, meticulous care has been taken to select such words as might least disturb the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote.
Frances "Fanny" Price, at age 10, is sent from her overburdened family home to live with her uncle and aunt in the country in Northamptonshire. It is a jolting change, from the elder sister of many, to the youngest at the estate of Sir Thomas Bertram, husband of her mother's older sister. Her aunt is kind but her uncle frightens her with his authoritative demeanor. Fanny's mother has another sister, Mrs. Norris, who doesn't like and mistreats Fanny. The story follows Fanny's development from troubling adaptation in the wealthy household, through turbulent adolescence, to marriage.
"The Big Time": Two opposing fractions, both capable of time travel are engaged in a long-term conflict called "The Change War". Their method of battle involves changing the outcomes of events throughout history. The two opposing groups are nicknamed the Spiders and the Snakes after their respective sponsors. The true forms or identities of the Spiders and the Snakes, how those nicknames were chosen, or whether they are in any way descriptive are all unknown.
Rilla of Ingleside is part of the beloved book series Anne of Green Gables. The story focuses on a single character, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythe and takes place during World War I. Anne Shirley's youngest daughter Rilla is an irrepressible almost-15-year-old, excited about her first adult party and blissfully unaware of the chaos that the Western world is about to enter.
Anne of the Island: Once a spunky, freckled orphan, Anne Shirley has become a young adult and is now a student at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Anne has become an elegant, intelligent young woman. She leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream of taking further education at Redmond College, where she is studying for her BA. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant.
El Dorado is a historical espionage novel. The story is set in Paris after the French Revolution and the guillotine horrors. The plot begins when Sir Percy, the Scarlet Pimpernel, unwillingly agrees to take Armand St. Just, brother of his wife, Marguerite, with him to France as part of a plan to save the young Dauphin. Percy warns Armand not to renew any friendships while in Paris, but it doesn't take long before Armand has ignored his warnings and renewed a friendship with the devious Baron de Batz, who wants to free the Dauphin himself and hates the Scarlet Pimpernel and all he represents.
"Anne of Avonlea" is a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Following Anne of Green Gables, this book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. Once a spunky, freckled orphan, Anne has grown up and now serves as the teacher of the Avonlea school. She still has her imaginative spirit and fearless temperament though. She takes her place among the prominent people of Avonlea society, as its only schoolteacher.
Mary Lennox, a sickly and spoiled little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor. Her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. The Secret Garden is a beautifully illustrated inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment.
John Dolittle, MD. is a respected physician and quiet bachelor living with his sister in the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. His love of animals grows over the years and his household menagerie eventually scares off his human customers, leading to loss of wealth. But after learning the secrets of speaking to all animals from his parrot Polynesia, he takes up veterinary practice.
Doctor Dolittle meets Tommy Stubbins, the young son of the local cobbler, who becomes his new assistant. Tommy learns how to speak animal languages and becomes involved in the Doctor's quest to find Long Arrow, the greatest naturalist in the world. This audiobook takes us to the Mediterranean, South America, and even under the sea. He faces many problems while taking care of these animals.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1813. The story retains a fascination for modern readers, on the top of lists of "most loved books". The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" is a historical novel set during the Reign of Terror following the beginning of the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the name of a gallant Englishman in the time of the Terrors, who, with his band of gentlemen, rescues nobles before they can be killed by the vicious government in revolutionary France. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the pimpernel. He succeeds by masterful use of disguises and strict silence of the group's movements. His identity is undisclosed to all but his men.
The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by Edith Nesbit. It depicts the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their efforts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. Through magic or complex creative play, the children face dangers that they overcome through pluck. The notable feature of Nesbit's stories is the depiction of the realistic arguments and faults of the children. The story is told from a child's point of view.
Anne of Green Gables is one of the most cherished books of all time. The story follows adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how this talkative, spirited, red-headed girl makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the small town.