Description : After her husband’s death, a mother moves her family onto a farm and hatches a scheme to win back the land she used to own An unlikely criminal, Andy Durant is robbing gas stations to buy back land once connected to his wife’s farm in upstate New York. But when he’s shot and killed during a robbery, he leaves his wife, Grady, and their three children to fend for themselves. Moving back to the debt-laden farm, Grady ignites a plan that involves getting in the middle of an adjoining neighbor’s marriage. Meanwhile, one by one the whole family is charmed by Royal Provo, a young and charismatic orphan working on the property. When the money Andy Durant stole resurfaces, all find themselves in escalating danger. Under the Dog Star is chillingly good storytelling.
Description : The book tells the story of a pup found in a sports field and then adopted to become part of a family of three dogs. It is Leo himself that tells the story of how he developed and the problems he came up against in his pack. In telling his story, Leo explains how bad behavior and habits are easily learned and how he did not always understand why they were not accepted. The story then takes on a new turn as Leo then recounts how he came to be included in the pack of a world-famous dog trainer and behaviorist known as the Dog Whisperer. From that moment onward, his life changed and his behavior began to be more acceptable. He also found his true vocation in life running, jumping, and playing ball. A game that he excelled and made him a star of posters and photographs all over the world. Leo explains throughout in simple terms how poor behavior is developed in dogs and gives his thoughts on how good behavior can be encouraged and taught in a way that dogs understand. Leo tells his story from his viewpoint to help dog owners and potential owners, and especially children/young people, how dogs think and learn.
Description : Contains all three of Jason Crofts adventures, Palos of the Dog Star Pack, The Mouthpiece of Zitu and Jason Son of Jason all in one book!
Description : The story of Jason Croft, a young American, an occultist, who astro-projects himself to an earth-like planet orbiting the distant star, Sirius. There he finds a iron-age civilization and the most beautiful women of two worlds. A women he instantly recognizes as his soul twin. But she's about to be parceled off to a degenerate king in a desperate attempt to prevent a war.
Description : Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.
Description : Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition! Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest rules - and that means going back in time to change history. This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre-bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after-book adventures, originally published in Firebirds Rising.
Description : The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Fifty years after its original publication in 1950, "The Dog Star", one of the classics of Southern literature, is restored to print. The story of 15-year-old Blackie Pride, "The Dog Star" chronicles the life and hardships of this young boy as he roams the streets of Atlanta's post-Depression inner-city in the 1930s.