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Category: Adventure

Adventure

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    James Bond has discovered danger. Now it’s come looking for him.

    An Eton boy’s family disappears at sea.

    James uncovers a shadowy society operating in a hidden corner of the school.

    And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of Sardinia, a sinister Italian count has built himself a mountain fortress.

    Is there a connection?

    Young Bond is about to find out – and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterranean sun.

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  • The Otterbury Incident

    It all begins when Nick breaks the classroom window with his football, and the Headmaster says Nick has to pay for the damage. Nick has no more hope of raising the money than of going to the Moon, so that’s when Ted’s and Toppy’s gangs decide to sign a truce and plan Operation Glazier to get the money for Nick. The plan goes smoothly and soon the money has been collected, but when it goes missing the boys turn detective to try and find the culprit.

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    Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world’s rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon’s parents have been kidnapped – and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India.
    Meanwhile reports reach the TRACKS HQ that a giant and very rare python has been spotted high in the foothills of the Himalayas and it needs help. Frazer has no choice but to leave Amazon so he can rescue the snake while she continues her search.
    It won’t be long before they’re reunited, though. Because out in the unknown a long-forgotten and ruthless enemy is waiting . . .

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    On a remote Polynesian island, Amazon Hunt and her cousin, Frazer, recruits of TRACKS animal protection agency, are saving rare leatherback turtles.

    But an international animal smuggler wants the valuable turtles for himself. And, when a huge typhoon strikes, Amazon and Frazer face an even greater danger. Swept away into shark-infested waters, how will they save the turtles – and themselves?

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    The first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan.

    Deep in the remote forests of Siberia, a mother Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats in the world, senses danger. Something faster than any human and deadlier than any tiger.

    Meanwhile Amazon Hunt, aged twelve, is recruited from England by Tracks in America, ready to take off at a moment’s notice to rescue wild animals under threat – no matter how great the danger.

    Now Amazon and her thirteen-year-old cousin Frazer must brave the Russian wilderness to save the Amur leopard, before a blazing forest fire wipes out the race – for good . . .

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    Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world’s rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon’s parents have been lost in a tragic plane crash – her only hope is that they are wondering the wild forests of Canada.

    But they are not alone in the brutal wilderness. Two Spirit Bears, a mother and her cub, are searching for food. When a boy is attacked, these beautiful creatures become the hunted.

    Can Amazon and Fraser save their family and the bears?

    And what is the mysterious predator that waits for them?

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  • Twelve Nights

    Kay’s father is working late – as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband’s Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . .

    Kay is puzzled by her mother’s reaction – silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home:

    Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS.

    That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn’t be able to see them. Except she can . . .

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    Kay’s father is working late – as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband’s Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . .

    Kay is puzzled by her mother’s reaction – silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home:

    Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS.

    That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn’t be able to see them. Except she can . . .

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    Fitz thinks he is an ordinary eleven-year-old and loves to turn simple things into mini-adventures, like sneaking next door and filching books from Mr Ahmadi’s vast library of mysterious tomes, and goading the guard dog into giving breakneck chase.

    But one tranquil evening three sharp knocks on the front door change everything . . .

    ‘I said I would come for him. He is my jewel. It is time. It is past time.’

    Now on the run from a threat that has been waiting his entire life, Fitz’s only hope is to put his life in the hands of his enigmatic neighbour, Mr Ahmadi. Taken on as an apprentice in a secret society who keep all they really do cloaked in mystery, Fitz has to quickly learn the ropes within the most skilful, most powerful, most dangerous and wealthiest organisation in the world . . .

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    Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu’s house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange – yet somehow familiar – to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before.

    But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .

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    During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.

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  • On her twelfth birthday, Nimmi Daruwala is super excited about two things: her first mobile phone and her birthday party. But too many disasters await her. Instead of unhealthy chocolates, Mrs Daruwala brings healthy non-chocolate Jowar Banana Bites for Nimmi to distribute in school. Mean girl Alisha Dubash is throwing an extravagant party for the class on the same day as Nimmi’s birthday celebration; Ali has signed her up for her first ever inter-school Scrabble tournament; and Miss Aatmaja transforms into her vampire-self once again thanks to the Jowar Banana Bite. And even Nimmi’s new phone turns on her by sending weird autocorrected messages to people.Will Nimmi’s friends—mainly Kabir—choose to attend her party instead of Alisha’s? Will she be able to come up with at least one high-scoring word at the Scrabble tournament? And above all, will Miss Aatmaja succeed in getting Nimmi expelled from Vidya World School?<'/b> . ‘[Nimmi’s Spectabulous Schooldays] is fully fabcular, and so so funevious.’—@BAM! Books

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  • Nimmi Daruwala is back with a dreadful+fantastic=dreadtastic adventure! Nimmi Daruwala is back to school after a week of absence, thanks to some awful green-coloured jelly she ate, and it’s time for a dreadful+fantastic=dreadtastic adventure! While Nimmi was away, Principal Bakshi had two new ideas: beanbags for each class, and Cookaroo, a cooking competition in the school. But the beanbags in Nimmi’s class have burst and no one knows who did it; and Nimmi can only just about boil an egg. To top it all, Ms Atmaja is as ghastly as ever; and Sophia is now part of mean girl Alisha Dubash’s Evil Threevils. But Nimmi finds unlikely friends by her side in the class nerds Diya and Kavya;and a cooking partner in the mysterious new student from America, Kabir.Will Nimmi and Kabir be able to present a decent dish at Cookaroo? And more importantly, will Nimmi be able to fulfil her ambition of becoming a detective and crack the case of the burst beanbag? Full of twists and turns Nimmi’s Dreadtastic Detective Days is so funny that it will have you guffawing+chortling=gaffortling.

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  • Nimmi Daruwala is starting Grade 6 and she is sure it is going to be absolutely Spectabulous! Will it? Eleven-year-old Nimmi Daruwala does not like her last name at all, nor Sumit, her chief tormentor and general pie-faced classmate. But she loves drama, Miss Tanvi, her drama teacher and, most of all, inventing utterly unusual words. On the first day of Grade 6, Nimmi wakes up thinking it is going to be a spectacular plus fabulous is equal to spectabulous year. But starting with an ill-fitting skort, nothing goes right for her. Sumit is suddenly on the same school bus as her. Her best friend Sophia is talking in a strange singsong accent and is friendly with mean girl Alisha Dubash. And Nimmi’s favorite drama teacher has taken the year off. In her place there is the dull, pale-eyed Miss Aatmaja, who brands Nimmi the Troublemaker of Grade 6! With jumping rubber spiders, tumbling candy colored school furniture, a principal with one too many bright ideas and a birthday party where almost everything goes wrong, Nimmi’s Spectabulous Schooldays is hilarious and dramatic and a story every schoolchild will relate to.

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  • Author :  Shibal Bhartiya

    Imprint: HarperCollins Children’s Books

    Format: Demy/PB

    Extent: 268pp

    Genre: Fiction

    Age Group: Middle Readers

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    • Age: 8 – 12 years
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Pages: 352 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildrensbooks
    • Date: (15 July 2020)
    • Language: English
    • Author :  Katherine Applegate
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