In 1814, redcoats burned the White House to the ground. In 1889, Harry Houdini discovered a trick that would save his life. In 1955, the U.S. launched the world's first nuclear submarine. And one family pulled the strings behind the scenes at each of these events: the Cahills--- the most powerful family the world has ever known. This volume contains three stories previously-published as ebook adventures.
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long, but the odds are pitted against the boy and the bear and their boat.
When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. Cally stops talking --- what's the point if no one is listening? --- how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, 11-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.
It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosen by the kitties on the left side of the street? When election time rolls around, one candidate will discover that she never bothered to register to vote and the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last minute absentee ballot sent by Old Kitty.
Fifteen-year-old Maura and twelve-year-old Patrick O'Connell are finally free from the impoverished conditions of their small Irish village and onto a ship heading to America, but there is still a treacherous journey ahead of them. The children are in search of a better world and a new home. But will they find what they're looking for in America?
Two friends, Leslie and Jess, create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.
Armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests --- each surrounded by brave and powerful allies --- knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.
After somehow surviving the explosion at TechX Enterprises, Two is in Hollywood looking for his "mother." Fisher must bring him back to Palo Alto before his cloning secret is discovered. When a class field trip to see the Dr. Devilish science show arises, it becomes the perfect opportunity for Fisher to find his clone. But all kinds of complications will get in the way.
When they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One’s terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One...before the whole world goes BOOM.
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.
In 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, feisty Miss Emily Sands led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris and alas, soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples.
Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily Windsnap and Aaron for a top-secret mission to find and eliminate the source of the trouble. Deep within an alpine lake the two discover a trove of stolen memories and Neptune’s darkest secret.
It begins with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry --- and that Flora will be changed too.
Joey and Zach have always been best friends --- they are also two of the best baseball players in their league and shoo-ins for the all-star team at the end of the season. They'll help each other get on that team, even if it means going through with a risky plan to bail one of them out of a jam. When the friends find out there is only one spot open, best friends become greatest rivals.
Rudi is perhaps the most concerned about whether or not he'll be able to keep his promise to return home. After all he's not the most capable guy. He's not smart like Beck or brave like Ivan. He lacks the strength of Morris's moral convictions. But once Rudi is pulled kicking and screaming into the Marines, he at last finds something he's good at: following orders. Will that be enough to keep him alive?
Epic, which follows a teenage girl as she finds herself magically transported into a microscopic universe, is still in theaters for you to enjoy. And now Oz: The Great and Powerful is out on DVD June 11th!