Another adventure starring irrepressible third-grader Marty McGuire, with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. After visiting a sanctuary for retired lab chimpanzees, Marty wants to follow in the footsteps of her idol Jane Goodall and help with their care. But "adopting a chimp" is expen..
World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall's account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. Her adventure began when the famous anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey suggested that a long..
"Through aWindow" is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community--one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpan..
Emma," " first published in 1816, was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In a novel remarkable for its sparkling wit and modernity, Austen presents readers with two of literature's greatest comic creations--the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintessential bore, Miss Bates. ..
For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and m..
In 1811, Jane Austen's first published work, Sense and Sensibility," " marked the debut of England's premier novelist of manners. Believing that "3 or 4 families in a country village is the very thing to work on," she created a brilliant tragicomedy of flirtation and folly. Romantic walks through lu..
Alice and Martin Provensen's illustrations are so delightful that children will want to join the fuzzy duckling on his stroll through the countryside, meeting animals along the way. This adorable counting story by Jane Werner Watson is as fresh today as it was in 1949...
Monologues Jane Martin Characters: 11 female Bare Stage. These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre. Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. They include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake ..
From the time she was a girl, Jane Goodall dreamed of a life spent
working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was twenty-six
years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe
chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers with
leopards and lions ..
From the New York Times bestselling author of This Heart of Mine Even as both a cowboy movie legend and a Hollywood bad boy relentlessly pursue her, all that former child star Honey Jane Moon really wants is the family she never had. Now she'll take the man who can latch onto her dreams -- and hang..
R.L. Stine invented the teen horror genre with Fear Street, the bestselling teen horror series of all time. He also changed the face of children's publishing with the mega-successful Goosebumps series, which "Guinness World Records" cites as the Best-Selling Children's Books ever, and went on to bec..
Along with the plays of William Shakespeare and the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen s novels are among the most beloved books of Western literature. "Pride and Prejudice" (1813) was in Austen s lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author s personal favorite. Adapted many times to th..
No novel in English has given more pleasure than "Pride and Prejudice." Because it is one of the great works in our literature, critics in every generation reexamine and reinterpret it. But the rest of us simply fall in love with it--and with its wonderfully charming and intelligent heroine, Elizabe..
The most perfect of Jane Austen's perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people's lives-for their own good, of course. Her well-meant..
Of all Jane Austen's great and delightful novels, "Persuasion" is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance. Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, spendthrift Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love with-an..
In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, "Sense and Sensibility "is the answer to those who believe that Jane Austen's novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling. Its two heroines, Marianne and Elinor--so utterly unlike each other-both undergo t..
At the center of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" is Fanny Price, the classic "poor cousin" who has been brought to live with the rich Sir Thomas Bertram and his wife as an act of charity. Over time, Fanny comes to demonstrate forcibly those virtues Austen most admired: modesty, firm principles, and a..
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its initial publication, this special edition of Jane Jacobs's masterpiece, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities, "features a new Introduction by Jason Epstein, the book's original editor, who provides an intimate perspective on Jacobs herse..
For nearly two generations, Gia-fu Feng and Jane English's translation of the "Tao Te Ching" has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have revised and refreshed the translation so that it more faithfull..
A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors ..
Introduction by Anna QuindlenCommentary by Margaret Oliphant, George Saintsbury, Mark Twain, A. C. Bradley, Walter A. Raleigh, and Virginia Woolf "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." So begins "Pride and Prejudice, "J..
If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling, writes Harold Bloom in his introduction to this enchanting and much-needed anthology of ex..
In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony
at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and
children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies
for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost
Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil -- Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister significan..
When springtime comes, in his warm winter den a bear wakes up very hungry and thin ..." Bear finds some roots to eat, but that's not enough. He wants more With his friends' help, he finds some berries, clover, and fish to eat, but that's not enough. Bear wants more How Bear's friends help him..
In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history.
When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of
illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to find a
reasonable diagnosis. Pretty soon everyo..
"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...." Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays ..
This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as "Dasein" (German), "pravda" (Russian), "saudade" ..
Empires--vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition--have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. "Empires in World History" departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversit..
Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, two naughty little mice, creep into Lucinda and Jane's doll's house one morning. They are not happy to discover that the delicious food is made of plaster and won't come off the plates, or that the canisters on the dresser don't contain real rice and coffee, only coloured ..
Based on years of counselling, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuem offer a probing, sensitive and sometimes humorous look at the problem that troubles everyone. Revealing the reasons we put off tasks, they outline a practical, tested programme to overcome procrastination...
This irreverent guide to chaos magic emphasizes experimentation and finding out what works best for you. Andrieh Vitimus presents a revolutionary hands-on course of study for the average Jane or Joe. Vitimus banishes the severe tone of other esoteric orders, offering an accessible and practical appr..
Sacred Celebrations Create a deeper experience of the Wheel of the Year for yourself and your community. In Rituals of Celebration, author Jane Meredith provides lyrical accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organized, as well as how-to instructions for creating them. Inspired by Pagan, Druid..
In a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance: Martha Jane -- better known as Calamity -- is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in Buffalo Girls. As he describes the insatiable curiosi..
Told with urgency and sharp political insight, "Nixonland" recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency. Perlstein's epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots, nine months af..
From "the queen of royal fiction" ("USA TODAY") comes this "New York Times" bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family. After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new..
Back in print by popular demand, national bestselling author Jodi Picoult's acclaimed debut novel treats fans old and new to a beautiful, poignant story of family, friendship and love. Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionaly charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment. ..
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. "It ..
The trauma and grief of growing up in an alcoholic or addicted family create a lifetime of baggage. If you grew up in an addicted family, the dysfunction that permeated every aspect of your childhood may have seemed 'normal, ' and you may not even realize the level of affect alcohol still has on you..
"Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book not only contains bright bold illustrations but also has lots of . . . sound effects that children will love to replicate."-- Booklist Down by the marsh, by the sleepy, slimy marsh, one duckgets stuck in the muck . . . Can two fish, tails going swish, h..
"Simple, lyrical words and bright, acrylic doublepage pictures convey the astonishing facts about the loggerhead sea turtle. . . . A powerful nature story for a young audience." --BOOKLIST Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years..
Know some twins, or expecting to? This twinspired collection pairs poems and pictures in a lighthearted salute to the many twins among us. Old twins, new twins, famous twins, not-at-all-alike twins, side-byside twins, let's play twins, not-yet twins, mirror twins -- all kinds of twins -- come toget..
Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book has lots of sound effects that children will love to replicate. . . . Great fun. -- BOOKLIST One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, m..
Even babies can be kind, and for the youngest of children, Jane Cowen-Fletcher's endearing artwork makes the possibilities ever so appealing. What are some easy ways to be kind? Say hi to your friend. Be nice to your puppy. If you see someone fall down, maybe you can help them up How about sharing ..
Beloved author Jane Yolen scares up a new rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed. Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble Meet two young monsters who are far from scary - they're too busy having fun. They go to school, play outside with their friends, and eat afte..
Comical and original, this vivacious picture book from the creator of Maisy features a lovable new character -- and a novelty element that's a hole lot of fun. "Today my daddy said to me, "It's time you learned to peck a tree."" Little woodpecker has just learned to peck. Yippee He's having so much..
"Shades of Milk and Honey" is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. But despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester's society are not tha..
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's ..
On giving advice: They Don't Want It. They Don't Hear It. They Resent It. Don't Give It. We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don't c..
A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the gr..
A Positive Approach To Raising Happy, Healthy and Mature Teenagers Adolescence can be a time of great stress and turmoil--not only for kids going through it, but for their parents as well. It's normal for teens to explore a new sense of freedom and to redefine the ways in which they relate to their ..
It's the bloody return of Malekith the Accursed The former lord of the Dark Elves escapes his otherworldly prison, and the chase is on across the Nine Realms to capture him Thor finds new allies to join his Wild Hunt: A Dark Elf sorceress A gun-toting Light Elf A gargantuan Mountain Giant A dwa..
When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine be..
The best story is one that comes from the heart The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favorite author But what makes a story the best? Her brother Tim says the best stories have lots of action. Her ..
"A CHALLENGING AND SATISFYING THRILLER. . . WITH] MANY SURPRISING TWISTS. " --The New York TimesJane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness--not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helpin..
Winner of the 2012 Man Booker PrizeWinner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year AwardThe sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "Wolf Hall" delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne BoleynThough he battled for seven years to marry ..
The Alden children take a trip back in time when their Aunt Jane surprises them with a visit to Wagner Farmhouse. When strange things happen at the house, the Aldens wonder if the ghost of practical joker Horace Wagner really haunts the house...
Bringing together the thoughts of one of American literature's sharpest cultural critics, this compendium will open the eyes of a whole new audience to the work of Lionel Trilling. Trilling was a strenuous thinker who was proud to think too much. As an intellectual he did not spare his own kind, and..
The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, c..
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions a..