Help The Rural Child Charity Shops is a chain of retail shops that form part of the Goedgedacht Trust, selling donated second-hand goods to raise funds to support rural children and the communities in which they live.
Fever Crumb is set a generation before the events of Mortal Engines, when cities are just beginning to devour each other. Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?
If you’re lucky, you live to fight another day.
In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no human shall live a day past their fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the children of the Dorms are taken to the Meat Factory, where they will be made into creatures whose sole purpose is to kill.
The mysterious Shade—once a man, but now more like the machines he fights—recruits the few teenagers who escape into a secret resistance force. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade’s children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords’ power—and the key to their downfall. But the closer they get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become. . . .
He’d been drawn here by the grass and the bees and the strange sensation that this was a magical place, that the bones of the world were a little looser here, double-jointed, twisting back on themselves, leaving spaces one could slip into and hide . . . Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps – gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza goes missing, the people of Bone Gap aren’t surprised. After all, it isn’t the first time someone’s slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was taken, ripped from the cornfields by a man whose face he can’t remember. But no one believes him anymore. Well, almost no one. Petey Willis, the beekeeper’s daughter, suspects that lurking behind Finn’s fearful shyness is a story worth uncovering. But as we, like Petey, follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap – their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures – the truth about what happened to Roza is slowly revealed. And it is stranger than you can possibly imagine.
The gang’s all here, as are the stories, all 14 of them. Yep, that’s right. All 12 individual tales and the two novels combined into one book. The book is big enough that your friends will notice it and ask you what’s in it. You can proudly tell them that you have the complete Mad Scientists’ Club works in your hands and can find anything they might want to know about the gang.
Even better, you can carry this around wherever you go and have every story right at your fingertips. And, like all paperbacks, after a while it will become dog-eared from constant use as you read and re-read the exploits of the seven junior geniuses of Mammoth Falls.
Written between 1961 and 1986, here is the Complete Collection of Bertrand R. Brinley’s Mad Scientists’ Club stories from The Mad Scientists’ Club, The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists’ Club, The Big Kerplop! and The Big Chunk of Ice. All complete with illustrations by Charles Geer.
Looking for a laugh? Look inside. The all time most disgusting jokes are here! We’ve gathered over 500 of them. Some of the jokes will raise a smile.
Young Stalin tells the story of an exceptional, charismatic, darkly turbulent young man born into obscurity who embraced revolutionary idealism, the world in which he found his Messianic mission in life. Equal parts scholar and terrorist, Stalin was so impressive in his brutality that Lenin made him, along with Trotsky, his chief henchman.
Here is Stalin the supreme dictator in the making – his psychology, his hatreds, his loves, his knowledge of the world – and steeped in the paranoia of the underworld, learning how to triumph in the Kremlin and to create the USSR in his profoundly flawed image.
The literary-philosophical works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) rank among the most quietly influential of the post-war era, though only since his death had Benjamin achieved the fame and critical currency outside his native Germany accorded him by a select few during his lifetime. Now he is widely held to have possessed one of the most acute and original minds of the Central European culture decimated by the Nazis. Illuminations contains his two most celebrated essays, ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ and ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’, as well as others on the art of translation, Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht’s epic theatre, Proust and an anatomy of his own obsession, book collecting. The essay is Benjamin’s domain; those collected in this now legendary volume offer the best possible access to his singular and significant achievement. In a stimulating introduction, Hannah Arendt reveals how Benjamin’s life and work are a prism to his times, and identifies him as possessing the rare ability to think poetically.
Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: ope, power, money, sex, the idea of home.
In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it.
Moving across the globe and through history, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle and subtlety, Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating. You will never look at a building in the same way again.
Rapunzel has lived her entire life locked inside a hidden tower, but she is certainly no damsel in distress! This fiesty teen yearns to explore the outside world, so she makes a deal with handsome thief Flynn Rider. Read the tangled tale that unfolds as she leaves the tower for the first time. Discover the secret of her magical, golden hair!
Stacey is so excited! Her friends from The Baby-sitters Club are coming to New York City for a long weekend. It’s going to be perfect — a party and a sleepover on Friday night, a big baby-sitting job on Saturday, and lots of sightseeing throughout.