Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" - or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform.
"It's wonderful when school books..."
As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the abbey's tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall.
"Very good narration, but author's version better"
Bracing for a final clash with the evil warlord Morgarath, the Rangers rally the kingdom's allies, and Will is chosen, along with his friend Horace, as special envoy to nearby Celtica. But the simple mission soon takes an unsettling turn: the Celticans have disappeared, their town abandoned. The scheming hand of Morgarath, it seems, has been far from idle. He has found a way to bring his legions over the once impassible eastern mountains and is planning to ambush the king's army in a rout.
"Love the book"
Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy - boring, even - until the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.
"Buy the other book"
Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father, meeting various people along the way. But will Adam ever find his father and dog and end his desperate search?
"Wonderful story, well read"
Eddie Drood's clan has been watching mankind's back for ages. And now he's in charge of the whole kit and caboodle. But it's not going to be an easy gig.
"Good book, but drags in the middle."
Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup.
The first volume of Best Books for Young Adults from the bookshelf of Penguin Young Readers Group.
Inspired by William Blake's work, Nancy Willard has written a book of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn, run by none other than William Blake himself.
A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.
Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.
In medieval Britain, Edmund, a young apprentice is awaiting punishment for his master's crime of counterfeiting when a knight intervenes on his behalf. Edmund is shocked to find that he is now expected to join Richard Lionheart's forces in the Holy Land. As Edmund travels across Europe with the knight's party, he begins to train as a squire and is fascinated by all that he sees. But he fears for his safety in the days that lie ahead. How can he possibly prepare for the untold horrors of war?
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
"My autistic grandson loves this for comprehension."
The first volume of Newbery award winners from the bookshelf of Penguin Young Readers Group.
Simon is a very old cat who's just about ready to give up after a long and fulfilling life. But his family has a creative solution to get rid of Simon's doldrums: a new kitten! The unexpected companion lifts Simon's spirits and gives him lots to do and lots to look forward to. Simon's caring ways with the kitten earn him a nickname - and a place in the hearts of listeners of all ages.
There are amazing-looking dogs on the moon! Young Willy knows because he has been watching them through his telescope. When his dad suggests he ought to have a pet, Willy builds a rocket just his size, and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. Willy's heart is set on finding a dog, the likes which you've never seen before - listeners will be surprised to hear what he brings home!