The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Catch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time—until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Adam Malfitan still has nightmares about the night his girlfriend, Mitzi, died. He sees the blood. He sees her in the water. He is a lifeguard, and he can’t save her. He wakes up screaming, but the terror is just beginning.
With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review
These essays examine the policies and programs of LBJ's Great Society, and the ideological and political shifts that changed the nature of liberalism. Some essays focus on Lyndon Johnson himself and the institution of the modern presidency, others on specific reform measures, and others on the impact of these initiatives in the following decades.
Fiona is the creator of fashion doll sensation Kimberley, and is quite satisfied with her career-focused life. Yet when her boss informs her that she must win over a new account by going camping with the creator of a hit children's TV show, she is extremely reluctant. Nevertheless, she goes to Florida to meet Roy and his Guide Ace Montgomery. When Roy is found dead with Fiona holding the bloody knife, she becomes the prime suspect - though she has no recollection of what happened. Things get worse when she learns that Roy, until now a stranger to her, left her all the proceeds from his new TV show, giving her a strong motive for murder. Suddenly, she and Ace find themselves on the run, and being condemned by the press for murder. They must prove their innocence by discovering the true motive and murderer of Roy. Fiona and Ace figure out they are linked through her father, and it is then that Fiona learns the secrets of her family's past, turning her world upside down.
Grace was trying to recover from being left at the altar by the man who had been her best friend since grade school. The fact that Corey had ditched her for some bimbo he’d met during his bachelor party wasn’t even the worst thing that had happened to her. No, the worst part was that she’d gone on her honeymoon alone, had a one-night stand with a sexy bartender, and nine months later had ended up with the surprise of her life. Alan was right where he wanted to be—in the thick of singlehood. He loved his job as a bartender at The Boardwalk Bar and Grill, and he finally had money to spare. He enjoyed spending his days on the gulf and his nights with a new lady. Life was great. That is, until Grace returns. He’d had a fling with her over a year ago and had fallen hard and fast for the blonde. But she’d returned home and had taken the last shred of hope for a better life along with her.
Great opportunities exist for Australian businesses in the Asia-pacific region. But what makes or breaks a venture? In High Tide, Australians talk about how to build success in the diversity of cultures from India to Indonesia, Thailand to Hong Kong and China.
HighTide Theatre Festival was founded in 2006 and has since become one of the most prolific homes of new writing. It has been described by the Telegraph as "one of the little gems of the artistic calendar in Britain" and by the Daily Mail as "famous for championing emerging playwrights and contemporary theatre". 2016 marks ten years of HighTide, during which time numerous emerging playwrights and new plays have shot to prominence. This anniversary volume brings together four of the key plays that have come out of HighTide Theatre Festival's programme during this time: Ditch by Beth Steel is a clear-eyed look at how we might behave when the conveniences of our civilisation are taken away, and a frightening vision of a future that could all too easily be ours. peddling by Harry Melling is a poetic monologue about a young homeless man, which confronts whether it's a good thing to turn a blind eye and let people get on with their lives, or whether that's exactly how people fall through the cracks. The Big Meal by American writer Dan LeFranc is a deeply comic and touching drama that looks at love, marriage, raising children and the general onslaught of life. Lampedusa by Anders Lustgarten follows the day-to-day life of those whose job it is to enforce our harsh new rules on immigration: an Italian coastguard and a payday lender from Leeds. All now established in their own right, these four plays demonstrate HighTide's extraordinary role in identifying and nurturing writers tackling some of the biggest issues of today. The volume was published to coincide with HighTide's 10th annual festival in September 2016 and features an introduction by HighTide Artistic Director, Steven Atkinson.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found. Praise for The Weekenders: “This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle “Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good... Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Andrews’ novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist
Dive into THE WHITSTABLE HIGH TIDE SWIMMING CLUB - the irresistible, feel-good novel from Katie May. Join Debs and Maisie and the high tide swimmers as they make waves in life, love and friendship. Only the truly devoted manage to swim every day at Whitstable, because the sea's only deep enough at high tide. So when Deb (ageing bikini, sunglasses) and Maisie (black wetsuit, swimming shoes, goggles) keep meeting on Reeves Beach, they strike up an unlikely friendship based on their love of swimming and their recent divorces. They swim early in the morning and late at night; through sea-fogs, rain and glorious sunny days. Soon, they are joined by other high tide swimmers, each with a crisis of their own to weather. Ann, a bossy organiser, is caring for her elderly mother at home; Julie has somehow (although she's not quite sure how) managed to produce three children under school age; and Chloe, a bright, brittle girl of fifteen, finds calmness in the water. Quiet, anxious Bill is initially thought to be a peeping Tom, before being welcomed into the heart of the club. When the swimmers discover plans for their beach to be paved over for a leisure complex, they find a higher purpose that bonds them together, and exposes their fragile worlds to public scrutiny. THE WHITSTABLE HIGH TIDE SWIMMING CLUB is a book about the power of female friendship, that never loses sight of the complicated truths behind the lives of women who - from the outside - seem to take everything in their stride. It's also a song to the author's home town of Whitstable, where the sea is smooth, the shingle is painful on bare feet, and the air is full of possibilities.
In May of 1986, Drew Jackson reflects on the steps-or, more likely, the missteps-that have brought him to this point in his life. He had it all: a successful international shipping company serving the offshore drilling and exploration industry, corporate jets, friendships with the rich and famous, a big house, and a trophy wife. But it's all about to end. High Tide shows one family's resolve, stamina, and tenacity in developing one of America's most important industries. The story of this visionary generation will engage those who believe in courage, in living their dreams, and in self-determination-to look the unknown in the face and not flinch. "Maxine Domino has written a richly textured, sweepingly panoramic novel that chronicles the heady growth of the oil industry in mid-twentieth century America through the story of one gifted ambitious man. His story is told with the warmth and wisdom of his rural Texas roots. After following my husband for years around the oil fields of southern Louisiana, Nigeria, and Singapore, I am impressed with the authenticity of the novel. Domino has mastered the use of the telling detail and natural dialogue. The story is memorable and the characters finely drawn, a satisfying reading experience." -Barbara Faye Munson, PhD
Curtis had killed a man, and he had paid the price. Now free from prison and moving his way across England searching for a place to begin a new life, Curtis slowly realises he is being shadowed by mysterious pursuers and is entering a very dangerous, stealthy game of hide-and-seek. Curtis finds himself in a desolate seaside village where a beautiful woman and a deserted house will be crucial in the desperate - and murderous - drama about to be played out on the English Coast. 'The novel is written with power' New York Times Book Review 'A smooth elaboration of mounting horror and danger' Library Journal
When Joe and Louise O'Connor move into their new home in the quaint coastal town of Bayberry, Long Island, they feel as though it is a dream come true. But soon Louise begins to suspect that Bayberry is a town of secrets, zealously guarded by the powerful Village Council. After receiving a cryptic warning that stirs her curiosity about Bayberry, her persistent inquiries uncover a series of disappearances centered on a secluded cove near her home. Louise discovers that the disappearances stretch back to the town's earliest days and have never been adequately explained, and that facts and circumstances have been covered up by the Village Council. Patrolled and protected by the mysterious Bay Constable, the cove hides the key to Bayberry's sinister past, one involving unnatural visitors that hold the town and its citizens in a state of unending terror. When the disappearances continue and residents are savagely attacked by unknown predators, Louise alone is willing to undertake the task of uncovering Bayberry's secret. At the same time she learns something about herself, something which puts her at risk both for her safety and her sanity.
Five men, disappointed with their current wives, take off on Christmas Eve night on a sailing adventure to the Philippines to look for new wives. They encounter pirates, a storm at sea, and befriend one of the FBI's most wanted men. Meanwhile, the wives who have been left behind start a new business, slim down, and find new husbands of their own. In the end, the men take a Caribbean cruise and find, to their surprise, their first wives with new husbands.
This book analyzes the pivotal battle of Shiloh in 1862, the bloodiest fought by Americans up to that time, in which Albert Sidney Johnston's desperate effort to reverse Confederate fortunes in the heartland fell just short of decisive victory. • Includes photographs and maps that clarify the historical events of Shiloh • Reveals how key decisions by several generals, sometimes based on erroneous information, had the potential to change the outcome of the battle
USA TODAY bestselling author Darcy Trent is lucky Cooper Hudson is on hand to sweep her off her feet—literally—when she nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean. But life-saving aside, Mr. Perfect's timing stinks: Darcy's career is about to take her to the complete opposite side of the Atlantic. Still, a little summer loving with the tall, blond and sexy former cop is far too tempting to pass up. When his plans to enter the Secret Service went south thanks to a bum knee, Coop retreated to the family beach house to mull his future. Romance is the last thing on his mind, until he fishes a curvy brunette out of the sea. Now, spending time in Darcy's arms seems like the ideal distraction, even if it is just for a week. But with Darcy's departure date fast approaching and their careers on the line, can they realize in time that their beach fling might become the real thing? 46,000 words
High Tide of Intrigue is both a racy thriller and a foray into the world of drugs, corruption, and the triumph of good sense and integrity over weakness and self-interest.
Acorns delineates the future of humanity as a reunification of intellect with the Deep Self. Having chosen to focus upon ego (established securely by the time of Christ), much more beta brain wave development will destroy our species and others, which process has already begun. We create our own realities through beliefs, intents and desires and we were in and out of probabilities constantly. Feelings follow beliefs, not the other way around.