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Genre(s): Short Story Collections | Family Life
Bedtime reading for children age 4-8
These bedtime readers are enchantng stories that will delight children aged 4-8. A first time reader with 128 pages and 74 illustrations.
Titch and Mitch are two pixies who get shipwrecked on an island where they discover a whole new world of adventure, danger and wonderful new friends.
Exciting stories and humorous escapades involving flying bicycles, yellow seagulls, talking turkeys and dragonmice with toothache.
Enjoy exciting adventures, making friends and helping others? Welcome to the world of Titch and Mitch.
Genre(s): Action & Adventure | Animals
An exciting adventure novel for both pre-teens and adults.
Gabriel mouse and his friends enjoy a carefree existence in the field along the country road–until the night of the wild summer storm! When a fiery bolt of lightning destroys an abandoned barn across the road, their lives are changed forever. But was the barn really abandoned after all?
Rumors have always existed of green-eyed beasts living there, but the mice had never seen them and so never believed in them. Until now. Six creatures have fled the burning barn like shadows in the night, secretly crossing the road into Gabriel’s field during the storm, and now live in the nearby woods. Watching… Waiting…
Now that danger hunts them down, the mice realize that the rumors are all too true. So Gabriel and a group of friends decide to search for a new home behind the walls of an estate where life is said to be perfect. But the situation is far from perfect before their journey even starts. Gabriel’s best friend Simon is falling under the spell of the beasts and puts the mice in grave danger. Will Simon betray them all? Or will Gabriel succeed before all is lost? Let the journey begin…
“A captivating, original saga, appealing to readers of all ages, and highly recommended.“
from Midwest Book Review January 3, 2005 (paperback edition)
Genre(s): Sports & Outdoors | Baseball
Homer Newbody lived to play baseball.
A nobody from nowhere given little chance to ever play Major League Baseball, he was taught not only how to pitch, but to respect the game, by a uncle who dies before ever seeing Homer play professionally,
When he gets his chance to pitch for the New York Yankees after long years in the minors, Homer seems to have everything he wants.
He has little idea of what forces he will come up against when he makes it known that he is willing to play for nothing. In a baseball era dripping with big money, steroids, scandals and overall cynicism, many wonder if Homer is for real.
A New York Progress sportswriter named Leslie Shamback, for one, isn’t sure what to make of this small town guy with the simple values. But when she delves a little deeper into his past she finds more than she bargained for, including possibly love.
Homer’s troubles are hardly relegated to Leslie and the rest of the jaded New York media. Much of the baseball fraternity does not take kindly to Homer. Of his teammates, Tom “The Tracer” Traber, a highly paid veteran pitcher, makes it clear that Homer has no business blowing his horn about ballplayers owing their hearts and their souls to a game. To Tracer, baseball is a business a player has every God-given right to make as much money from as he can.
Homer is well-loved and embraced by a great segment of a baseball-loving America too, including a fan base, Homer’s Old Town Nine. This group, which gains a national following, shows up regularly in ballparks wearing crossed out dollars signs on their baseball jerseys.
Homer was thrust into the spotlight after tossing two consecutive no-hitters in this first two Major League starts. While not seeking the spotlight, his down-home persona is a refreshing escape in a sport awash with problems.
As the team fights for a division title, Homer finds himself coping with the pressure of winning not only at the Major League level, but in New York, the baseball capital. But Homer plugs on, despite the press; a scandal of sorts from his past; scraps with teammates and opponents; romance and heartbreak; a search for a wayward father; his arrest in the idyllic village of Cooperstown, N.Y., the home of baseball’s Hall of Fame; and finally, a near-career-ending injury. At the end of the season he’s faced with his biggest foe of all: his own mortality.
This is a story about one man’s passion and his perseverance against outside forces lining up to tilt his baseball world upside down. Baseball, the national pastime, has never seen the likes of Homer Newbody, who brings a child-like enthusiasm to the game difficult for many to swallow. His time in the game is short, but one that will live on in the annals of baseball.
Genre(s): Coming of Age
Karl Thomas lives a simple, almost idealistic life. Despite that fact, he is determined to complicate it.
Even if he doesn’t think like the typical nine year old, he encounters normal boyhood issues while growing up with his older brother Mark, in their hometown of Canton, Ohio.
At the end of his summer vacation before fourth grade, Karl faces a challenge to impress Sonya Thurston, his lifelong neighbor and best friend. Like many childhood experiences, this plan is silly and seemingly harmless, but it also has the potential for unintended consequences.
In a story of what if’s, “One Degree” follows the lives of Karl, his friends, and family as they react to life challenges at pivotal moments in two possible story lines.
Genre(s): Humor & Entertainment
A collection of entertaining tall tales, and (possibly) true, from the secret lives of cats – as told by the cats themselves! Mischief. Mayhem. History. Heroism. Revenge and Reflection – this is life as lived on the fur side, beyond the prying eyes of humans – where wisdom, adventure and love mix abundantly with mystery, murder and exotic locations. Visit Ancient Egypt, foil a cinema robbery, stop a murder, rescue a fairy princess, be a friend to the elderly, hear of a wartime hero cat, fight a cobra and cause chaos on the computer. Filled with humor, perceptive observation and spiritual insights, these delicious and adorable insider stories will delight your senses, lift your spirit and tickle your fancy. A treat for everyone who shares their life with a cat. “These soul-enriching adventures about our furry angels are inspired storytelling. I now love my cat even more than I did before my read!”