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Adventure

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  • Death Sets Sail

    Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.

    Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is a mysterious society called the Breath of Life: a group of genteel English ladies and gentlemen, who believe themselves to be reincarnations of the ancient pharaohs. Three days into the cruise their leader, Theodora Miller, is found dead in her cabin, stabbed during the night. It soon becomes clear to Daisy and Hazel that Theodora’s timid daughter Hephzibah, who is prone to sleepwalking, is being framed. And within the society, everyone has a reason to want Theodora dead…

    Daisy and Hazel leap into action and begin to investigate their most difficult case yet. But there is danger all around, and only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive…

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    A beautiful hardback edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin ‘cloth’ Classics series – all the titles in the range have attractive ‘cloth’ textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Treasure Island makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time.

    Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .

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  • Treasure Island

    Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .

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  • Greetings, initiate!

    Carter Kane, here. Congratulations on reaching Brooklyn House in one piece. You are quite clearly descended from Egyptian royalty, with magical powers gifted from the gods.

    But what good is power without knowing how to use it?

    That’s where this training manual comes in. It’s packed with quizzes, stories and inside info on the Ancient Egyptian deities.

    For those with the blood of the pharaohs, this is your first step down the path of the gods.
    But beware, anything can happen in the world of Egyptian magic . . .

    Forming a trio with HOTEL VALHALLA and CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL, this companion guide gives readers the inside scoop on Brooklyn House – the safe haven in New York for magicians like Carter and Sadie Kane.

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    You will get to the Tiber alive. You will start to Jive.

    The former God Apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s called Lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries.

    Though he and his friends (some of them) have emerged from the Burning Maze, they still have a triumvirate to defeat, oracles to rescue, and prophecies to decipher, so that the world may be saved, and Lester can become Apollo once again.

    But, right now, Caligula is sailing to San Francisco to deal with Camp Jupiter personally, and they have to get their first. Or risk its destruction . . .

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  • Things are getting very bad, very fast, for Apollo…

    The former God Apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. And he’s called Lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries right now.

    Though he and some of his friends have emerged from the Burning Maze, they still have a triumvirate to defeat, oracles to rescue and prophecies to decipher, so that the world may be saved, and Lester can become Apollo once again.

    But, right now, Caligula is sailing to San Francisco to deal with Camp Jupiter personally, and they have to get there first. Failure to do so would risk its destruction . . .

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    The Number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan.

    OLD ENEMIES AWAKEN AS CAMP HALF-BLOOD’S NEW ARRIVALS PREPARE FOR WAR
    When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods – despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse – and a missing hero – are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission – and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

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    It’s time to face the final trial . . .

    The battle for Camp Jupiter is over. New Rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow Apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the Hunters of Artemis.

    But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over.

    Now Apollo and Meg must get ready for the final – and, let’s face it, probably fatal – adventure. They must face the last emperor, the terrifying Nero, and destroy him once and for all.

    Can Apollo find his godly form again? Will Meg be able to face up to her troubled past? Destiny awaits . . .

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    Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble.

    As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy – Apophis, the giant snake of chaos – is rising.

    If Carter and Sadie don’t destroy him, the world will end in five days’ time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra – a feat no magician has ever achieved. Because first they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells . . .

    Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness . . . forever?

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  • The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 3)

    CARTER AND SADIE KANE, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble.

    Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed – defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then.

    Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell – but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent’s shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld?

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    All Souls’ Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . .
    This year, however, the Huntsman doesn’t need to go searching. He knows exactly where to find his human prey. Ten years ago, he made a deal with the Count of Karlstein – and now the Demon Huntsman has come to collect his prize . . .

    Count Karlstien has offered up the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte. Lucky for the orphaned sisters, the Count’s maid, Hildi, has heard his evil plan and is determined that they will not be this year’s prey – not on her watch . . .

    The very first children’s novel by Philip Pullman the creator of His Dark Materials, Count Karlstien is a deliciously terrifying, wickedly funny adventure.

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  • A Hundred Million Francs

    A bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of francs stolen from the Paris-Ventimiglia express. Gaby is the leader, but it is super-cool Marion with her collection of stray dogs who is the heart of the gang.
    It all begins when a local villain offers the children a fortune for their ‘horse’ – a headless rocking horse, given old tricycle wheels that they ‘ride’ down the steep cobbled street, but they don’t want to part with it. Then, a few days later, the horse is stolen, and so begins an adventure that is full of twists and turns, leading to a satisfying conclusion when the villains receive their comeuppance.

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    In this fourth BEAVER TOWERS adventure, Philip and old Mr Edgar set off on their travels so that Philip can learn how to use his powers to fight evil. But while they are away, the island itself is under threat from a strange creature named Retson. This time it is up to Baby B, the little beaver and Nick, the hedgehog, to save the day.

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    A new version of this much-loved anthology, with a brand-new story featuring the brand-new Thirteenth Doctor from literary sensation Naomi Alderman!

    Twelve wonderful tales of adventure, science, magic, monsters and time travel – featuring all twelve Doctors – are waiting for you in this very special Doctor Who book.

    And now they’re joined by a very exciting, and very exclusive, new tale – written by Naomi Alderman, author of The Power – that will star the Thirteenth Doctor, as she battles to save the universe with her three close and trusted friends.

    Other authors featured are: Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, and Holly Black.

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    Three children. Alone on the ocean waves, after a fierce storm throws their parents from the Pamela Jane into the icy waters below. Maya, Simon and Penny now face a wild rescue adventure that will lead them to a truly magical place . . .

    Imagine an island with green mountains looming over pink sandy beaches and tide pools lit by the moon. An island with the darkest of secrets, where pirates lurk and jaguars roam Ė and a precious stone holds a power that is both wondrous and terrifying. This is where the children must go.

    No one from the Outside has escaped the island before. Danger is everywhere. But they canít turn back now. Could you?

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    For Penny, the island of Tamarind is no more than a half-remembered story from years ago. Then, one mysterious night, Penny is flung headfirst into adventure on its magical shores…

    Penny finds herself in the midst of preparations for a magnificent festival. But behind the idyllic landscape, Tamarind is pocked with strange whorls, and an unnerving presence strikes fear into the bravest hearts. From deepest water to darkest jungle, the trials of the Bloom Festival will test strength, courage, and friendships, and sacrifices will be made…

    Can Penny and her new friends beat the odds and save the land from ruin?

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    Following a heartbreaking struggle to survive as a Jewish child in Germany, Felix faces perhaps his greatest challenge – to find hope when he’s lost almost everything. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing. He’s helped by a new friend, but if he should lose her as well . . .

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    The Second World War has officially ended, but the streets are still a battleground – for food, for shelter, for protection . . .

    Felix is in hiding to stay safe, but finds he has been left holding the baby – literally. An orphaned infant has been left in his care and he will do everything he can to protect the child, in the way a few incredible people did for him during the Holocaust.

    This powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman’s bestselling series about Felix and Zelda takes place in 1945, following the story told in After. This intensely affecting story will move readers of all ages. It will be welcomed by the many Holocaust educators who use Once, Now, Then and After to teach upper primary and lower secondary children and embraced by any reader who loves passionate, moving and brilliant stories.

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    Jamal loves playing football, which isn’t easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal’s stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal’s mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn’t as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.

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    Give fun a chance! Surprise your mum with a chainsaw, be a bigger star than Tom Cruise, save the world with a plate of vegetables, start your new life in a taxi, rescue your family with a tomato, send your dad into a panic with a tractor, do a good deed with a paper bag on your head, pack your suitcase for a trip to the spleen, upset your auntie with ten kilos of chocolate, swap a bomb for three ice creams on a steam train . . . and lots more.

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