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London : Usborne, 2016
Usborne english readers. Level 1
Abstract: From the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. The Emperor loves fine clothes. One day two crooks offer to make him some magical clothes that can only be seen by the wise. The Emperor parades through the city. No-one admits that they can't see the clothes, until a little child speaks out. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Abstract: In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
London : Gorgi books, 2016
Abstract: Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story. Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
London : Arrow books, 2016
Abstract: Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.
London [etc.] : Simon & Schuster, 2016
London : Puffin, 2016
MacMillan children's books, 2016
Michael Jospeh, 2016
Abstract: "This is a book about me. Let me tell you now that 98% of it is total lies. Actually, I'm pretty sure this book is illegal. So if you've bought it, you've basically supported a criminal. How does that feel I think she's getting me back for my first day in this world when I mayyy have tried to kill her. She won't not be able to mention that. . . You might also find out about my first day at school, why my head is so massive, how I've always been a hit with the ladies and other things like that. You know, important stuff." Caspar Lee
Abstract: A ventisei anni, Louisa Clark sa tante cose. Sa esattamente quanti passi ci sono tra la fermata dell'autobus e casa sua. Sa che le piace fare la cameriera in un locale senza troppe pretese nella piccola località turistica dove è nata e da cui non si è mai mossa, e probabilmente, nel profondo del suo cuore, sa anche di non essere davvero innamorata di Patrick, il ragazzo con cui è fidanzata da quasi sette anni. Quello che invece ignora è che sta per perdere il lavoro e che, per la prima volta, tutte le sue certezze saranno messe in discussione. A trentacinque anni, Will Traynor sa che il terribile incidente di cui è rimasto vittima gli ha tolto la voglia di vivere. Sa che niente può più essere come prima, e sa esattamente come porre fine a questa sofferenza. Quello che invece ignora è che Lou sta per irrompere prepotentemente nella sua vita portando con sé un'esplosione di giovinezza, stravaganza e abiti variopinti. E nessuno dei due sa che sta per cambiare l'altro per sempre. Io prima di te è la storia di un incontro. L'incontro fra una ragazza che ha scelto di vivere in un mondo piccolo, sicuro, senza sorprese e senza rischi, e un uomo che ha conosciuto il successo, la ricchezza e la felicità, e all'improvviso li ha visti dissolversi, ritrovandosi inchiodato su una sedia a rotelle. Due persone profondamente diverse, che imparano a conoscersi senza però rinunciare a se stesse, insegnando l'una all'altra a mettersi in gioco.
London : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Abstract: In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle; your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other - but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter. She lives for battle. Alongside her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries - the most powerful of supernatural creatures - teeter on the edge of war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries are found murdered in the same way Emma's parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma's chance for revenge and Julian's chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held by the faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks . . . and before the murderer targets them. Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents - and can she bear to know the truth?
London : Vintage, 2016
Abstract: The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane. He calls himself Ulf—as good a name as any, he thinks—and the only thing he’s looking for is a place where he won’t be found by Oslo’s most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman’s fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed—which may not be a problem for a man whose criminal reach is boundless. When Ulf gets off the bus in Kåsund, on Norway’s far northeastern border, he sees a “flat, monotonous, bleak landscape . . . the perfect hiding place. Hopefully.” The locals—native Sami and followers of a particularly harsh Swedish version of Christianity—seem to accept Ulf’s explanation that he’s come to hunt, even if he has no gun and the season has yet to start. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon—and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. But the agonizing wait for the inevitable moment when the Fisherman’s henchmen will show—the midnight sun hanging in the sky like an unblinking, all-revealing eye—forces him to question if redemption is at all possible or if, as he’s always believed, “hope is a real bastard.”
London : Zaffre, 2016
Abstract: Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the blunt forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End's less salubrious bars - although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. When Judith stumbles across a conspiracy at her auction house, she is fired before she can expose the fraud. In desperation, she accepts an offer from one of the bar's clients to accompany him to the French Riviera. But when an ill-advised attempt to slip him sedatives has momentous consequences, Judith finds herself fleeing for her life. Now alone and in danger, all Judith has to rely on is her consummate ability to fake it amongst the rich and famous - and the inside track on the hugely lucrative art fraud that triggered her dismissal. Set in the exotic palaces and yachts of Europe's seriously wealthy, MAESTRA is a shockingly original thriller.With a heroine as wickedly perceptive as Amy Dunne and as dangerous as Lisbeth Salander, this marks the beginning of a razor-sharp and meteoric sequence of novels that will have readers around the world on the edge of their seats and holding their breath.