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Abstract: Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series. Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.
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.
New York[etc] : Doubleday, 2016
Abstract: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Abstract: In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years - a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home - and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer's stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
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
New York : Penguin books, 2016
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 : 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