Samson the Seahorse never gets to go out exploring in the big ocean with his friends - he is just too little. But when Oliver the Octopus is in a tight situation, everyone else is too big to help. Will Samson be able to save the day? Swim along with Samson as he learns that God has a special plan for all of us, whether we're big or small!
At Will Durant's death at 96, in 1981, his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript of Heroes of History in Durant's granddaughter's garage. Written shortly before he died, these 21 essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant's best-selling, 11-volume series, The Story of Civilization.
"A celebration of history"
For much of the 20th century, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's life and career remained mostly obscure outside of dedicated scholars of the Battle of Gettysburg and alumni and students of Bowdoin College. Colonel Chamberlain had led the 20th Maine regiment at Gettysburg, holding the extreme left of the Union line on Little Round Top, and he continued to rise up the ranks toward the end of the war until he was commanding a brigade and present at the surrender ceremony of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.
A Little Hero takes place during some summer days at a manor house outside of Moscow, where members of the Russian upper-class enjoy themselves with lavish parties, scenic outings, and various carefree pursuits. The main character is an 11-year-old boy, who becomes fascinated by and falls in love with the beautiful and melancholic Madame M, who is a grown-up, married woman.
The Drenai fortress of Dros Delnoch has fallen, and blood hungry Nadir hordes sweep across the land, bringing desolation and despair. But with the Nadir triumphant, slavers seize a young girl in the tiny realm of Gothir, and a peasant boy steps off on a quest that will shake the world. To rescue her, Kiall must cross the savage steppes and journey through the Halls of Hell, facing ferocious beasts, deadly warriors and demons of the dark. But the boy is not alone. With him are the legendary heroes of Bel-Azar....
Has your imagination ever transformed an ordinary afternoon into never-ending adventure?! So goes the world of Sammy - an imaginative little boy who sees larger-than-life adventure at every turn! The Super Sammy Series gives us a direct view into the mind of an ordinary little boy, with an extra-ordinary imagination, and amazing sense of heroism. Sammy's not always the perfect little angel, but his courage against formidable foes will have you cheering out loud!
Mild-mannered PR girl Holly Phillips doesn't think much of costumed vigilante Ultimate Man - and after his superpowered antics leave her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day, she's embarrassed beyond belief. But when Holly's 15 minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she has only one place to turn - and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter ego.
Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.