When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry's mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon. Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn't be better...except there's something not quite right....
"Page-turner story about creativity's demons!"
The pirate ship's first mate, Rotten Tooth, sees Pete and his friends more as an annoyance than pirates in training. As the ship heads toward Snake Island, Pete has an idea to earn some respect - if the kids can find the hidden treasure before the grown-ups, then they'll have to be taken seriously! Only one problem: The treasure is guarded by a giant snake that curses anyone who looks in its eyes. Can the pirate kids find the treasure, earn the pirates' respect, and escape certain death?
As the Sea Rat pulls into port, the kids are excited to explore the town! That is, until Rotten Tooth makes them run errands the whole time. But they are determined to have fun, so the kids turn it into a spying mission. By the time they return to the deck, they have a whole list of suspicious activities to report. Rotten Tooth dismisses them, but then strange things begin to happen on the ship . . . could they have a stowaway aboard?
While on watch in the crow's nest, the pirate kids spot something gaining on their ship: a ghost ship! Rotten Tooth refuses to believe them, so the kids know that they have to solve this mystery themselves. They spend a night on deck waiting for the ghost ship to approach, and then they plan to board it. But is it even possible to step onto a ghost ship? And if it is, is it possible to get off of it?
Rotten Tooth has finally decided itâ¿¿s time to teach the pirate kids some real pirating skills! They are overjoyed - until he begins by showing them how to tie and untie different knots. BOR-ING! But one night while the kids are below deck practicing their knots, the Sea Rat comes under attack by the Filthy Sails, a rival pirate ship! When the intruders overtake the ship, itâ¿¿s up to the kids to sneak around and figure out how to save their crew. Can they save the Sea Rat and its crew?
It's been twenty years since the five friends known as the 'Lightning Five' visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school - an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town. Now they're returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles...but mother nature has other plans in mind. Before too long, supplies will run low and they will have to make some hard choices - like who gets to live and who has to die...
In the series' first volume, Interpreting American History: The Age of Andrew Jackson, experts on Jacksonian America address the changing views of historians over the past century on a watershed era in U.S. history. A two-term president of the United States, Jackson was a powerful leader who widened constitutional boundaries on the presidency, shaping policy himself instead of deferring to the wishes of Congress.
"Way over my head."
Edited by Ron Fortier & Van Allen Plexico. Here are seven new tales of Puritan swordsman Gideon Cain the Demon Hunter by Scott Harris, Brian Zavitz, I. A. Watson, K. G. McAbee, James Palmer, David Wright, and Van Allen Plexico. In the tradition of Robert E. Howard's "Solomon Kane", here is swashbuckling action at its finest.
"Normandy Church Attack Suspect Was on Watch List and Wore Electronic Tag, French Officials Say" is from the July 26, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by James McAuley and Brian Murphy and narrated by Jenny Hoops.