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In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
It’s time to face the final trial . . . The battle for camp jupiter is over. New rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the hunters of artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now apollo and meg must get ready for the final – and, lets face it, probably fatal – adventure
If you like poisonings, betrayals, mutilations, murders and flesh-eating farmyard animals, keep reading . . . In this gripping follow-up to percy jackson and the greek gods, demigod percy jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off medusa’s head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
At the conclusion of the mark of athena, annabeth and percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the doors of death. If they can fight their way through the gaea’s forces, and percy and annabeth can survive the house of hades, then the seven will be able to seal the doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising gaea. But, leo wonders, if the doors are sealed, how will percy and annabeth be able to escape?
That’s the question greg heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the heffley home, will greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like greg?
The pressure’s really piling up on greg heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side’. As if that’s not scary enough, halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at greg from every angle. When greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . And will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double greg’s troubles?
Greg heffley’s life has been hitting an all-time low. Rowley jefferson was his best friend, but because of some reason, he has decided to ditch greg. It isn’t very easy to find friends in middle school and greg is having a hard time. He wants to change his fortune, and to do this, he needs to take a leap of faith and leave every decision of his to chance. With the kind of luck he has, will he be able to depend on it? Is he just destined to have a life of bad luck? Read this book and be an encouragement to greg as he tries to make things better for himself.
Emily windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home – a secret island near the bermuda triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn’t a problem. But, being emily, she can’t resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken – the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!
The last straw is the rib-tickling, belly-aching and laugh-out-loud third title in the bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid” series by jeff kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted wimpy kid fans out there. “the last straw” was also combined with “dog days”, the fourth book in the series, to become the major movie hit at the box-office “diary of a wimpy kid: dog days”. The third hilarious book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the “diary of a wimpy kid” series.
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
Greg heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.