Carolyn Stoddard is lost. Widowed at an early age, she's the lonely rich girl, drinking her life away as her friends grow up and move on. But Carolyn's life is about to change. Because Carolyn is about to be given a set of choices. And those choices will determine whether she is allowed to live or die. It's closing time at the Blue Whale, but for Carolyn Stoddard the night is far from over. It's time to face the music....Dreams that are becoming nightmares for them both.
"Don't live in the darkness, Amy Jennings." Adolescence is difficult enough, especially when your family members are vampires and werewolves. But somehow Amy Jennings survived it. Now a young woman, Amy has come back to Collinsport, determined to forget the horrors of childhood and start anew. But growing up means confronting the truth about the world around you and Amy's rite of passage has only just begun.
Are vampires a bloodthirsty menace to mankind? Or simply misunderstood creatures struggling to survive? After hearing these six entertaining stories, you'll be able to decide for yourself. From the horrifying to the humorous, some of today's finest authors share stories about one of the oldest imagined evils, the vampire. From Tanith Lee's chilling story to Esther Friesner's comic tale of rival teens trying to best one another, these stories bring vampires to (un)life, in all their majesty and terror.
Alfie is just an ordinary little boy - that is, until he bites into a ham and cheese sandwich with mustard so spicy that it turns him into a fire-breathing dragon! Soon, he befriends another dragon named Marty, who shows him that dragons lead incredibly busy lives. For starters, they terrorize princesses, battle knights, and guard treasure, but did you know that they are also excellent pizza chefs? Or that they rescue rocket ships stranded in outer space? Or that they are responsible for every warm bath that's ever been taken before bedtime?
"Great for the Car!"
Alfie has never liked bananas very much, and he has never been very good at climbing trees - but all of that changes one day when he eats a very special peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch. Suddenly bananas are Alfie's favorite food, and his arms feel strong and springy - like he could climb any tree in the whole wide world.... Before long, Alfie finds that his kitchen has transformed into a lush tropical jungle filled with some unexpected new friends - monkeys!
"Imaginative, clever story in a charming voice"