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21. No Shelf Required: E-books in
22. Tales of the Frog Princess Box
23. Little Tree (Dragonfly Books)
24. Haiku Baby
25. How to Self-Publish and Sell your
26. The E-Myth Revisited CD : Why
27. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of
28. Just Jazz Real Book, E Flat Edition
29. Yutaka Takanashi: Toshi-e (Towards
30. The Complete E-Commerce Book:Design,
31. Dragon's Breath: Book Two in the
32. The Black Book of Secrets
33. Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course
34. E. B. White Box Set
35. A Cousin's Challenge (Indiana
36. Pride and Prejudice Enriched E-book
37. Imager: The First Book of the
38. Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions
39. The Blotting Book
40. Miss Buncle's Book

21. No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries
by Sue Polanka
Paperback: 200 Pages (2010-09-01)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$46.80
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Asin: 0838910548
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E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include

  • An introduction to e-books, the different types, and an overview of their history and development
  • E-book technology: general features of interfaces and e-book readers, best practices for acquisition, data standards, and how to track usage
  • Why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users, as illustrated by case studies and examples

This collection is a must-read for librarians who wish to understand how e-books fit into today s library. ... Read more

22. Tales of the Frog Princess Box Set, Books 1-3
by E. D. Baker
Paperback: 784 Pages (2007-08-21)
list price: US$23.99 -- used & new: US$10.00
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Asin: 1599901528
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The first three adventures in the Frog Princess series arrive in a magical-looking box set of paperbacks just in time for the holidays! A glorious gift for any fan of the series. The box includes: The Frog Princess, Dragon's Breath, and Once Upon a Curse.
Â"There certainly is no lack of humor, and kids will get a kick out of the hip Â"ShrekÂ" vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale.Â" Â--School Library Journal
Â"(A) brilliantly created world of magic and mayhem.Â"  Â--VOYA
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5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE ED Baker
My daughter and I LOVE this series.....oh yes!I read em TOO!: )

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Transaction.
Very satisfied. Will be used for Christmas gift and am very excited that the books are in a sealed box.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Frog Princess
It was a gift that the recipient enjoyed very much. The books arrived quickly and in fine shape. I am impressed. ... Read more

23. Little Tree (Dragonfly Books)
by E.E. Cummings
Paperback: 24 Pages (2010-10-12)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$4.24
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Asin: 0517881780
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In a warm and touching poem, e.e. cummings describes the wonder and excitement of a young brother and sister who find a little tree on a city sidewalk and carry it home, where they adorn it with Christmas finery. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Tree as a true symbol of life
It is difficult to put into words the complex beauty of this book.If you are not familiar with the poetry of E.E. Cummings, this book will make you a surefire fan.The verse is sensitive, gentle and intimate.Beautifully paired with the whimsical, delicate and ever-bright illustrations by Mary Claire Smith, this book will sing to you and your child's hearts.

There are very few stories about Christmas which capture the essence of what all the decorations and packages truly represent.This is one of those few.The illustrations bring us back to a time when family and friends, hand-made gifts and music together were what were truly valued.Where Christmas was a festival which celebrated warmth, light, life and love.

For those who are sensitive to the masses of trees which are erased from our earth each Christmas, please take a look at this book.I especially appreciate that the angel who takes the tree from the forest to the child carries the tree with roots intact and then, through Ms. Smith's illustrations, the tree is pictured potted.The tree in this book is a true symbol of Life.

This book is one our family will treaure for generations to come. ... Read more

24. Haiku Baby
by Betsy E. Snyder
Board book: 14 Pages (2008-05-27)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.14
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Asin: 0375843957
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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a buttercup offers up
yellow nose kisses.

The simple delights in baby’s natural world—a bird, a fish, a leaf, a snowflake, a raindrop—are celebrated in the traditional Japanese poetic form, the haiku. In just 17 syllables, a moment, a season, the elements are joyfully captured. This peaceful little board book has tabs to encourage little hands to turn the pages and adorable artwork to delight everyone!Amazon.com Review
Betsy Snyder's first board book as an author-illustrator, Haiku Baby follows a tiny bluebird, the book's would-be protagonist, as it visits its various animal companions--from an elephant that shades the bird with a parasol to a fox in a meadow and a whale in the ocean. The little bird's story is told primarily in pictures, and through the book's six haiku: rain, flower, sun, leaf, snow, and--of course, it would not be a board book without--the moon, making it ideal for the bedtime line-up.Adorable collage-cut illustrations work nicely with the haiku form to give the book a whimsical, yet serene, feel. And the haiku are light and fun without being too cutesy. Index tabs on the right margin, with pictures that tie to each of the poems (leaf, raindrop, snowflake, etc.), create a unique look, and make it easy for toddlers to flip through the pages on their own without having them stick together like they can with other board books.Snyder excels at visual storytelling and short forms, possibly a talent she honed as a designer/illustrator in the kids' greeting card business. In the world of board books, this slender little volume really stands out. --Heidi Broadhead ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for grandchild
We bought this for our 2 year old granddaughter, she loves it!The haikus are wonderful and the graphics are equally as good. We even enjoy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars love love love
I love this author and illustrator! I'm getting all her books! This book has great artwork, my son (6 months now) loves the bright colors. And the haiku's are short (of course) and sweet and so much fun to read. My son's favorite line is "plunk, plop, belly flop" because I pat my hand on his tummy in rhythm. I only wonder why she put the hippopotamus on a snow mountaintop, but that gives me something to talk to my son about later, how hippos are definitely NOT mountain climbers!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Treasure
My daughter is 21 months old and this beautiful little book is one of her favorites.Every night, she asks for "Haiku" and loves to read about the nose kisses and belly flops.

The illustrations are gorgeous and have enough details to keep her interest, while the poems themselves trip beautifully on the tongue.I'm glad I picked this one up!

5-0 out of 5 stars Little treasure box/ small fingers explore pages/ and find poetry.
This little board book looks rather unassuming at first.Parents may pass over it in favor of slightly larger volumes, or those board books with familiar stories and characters. Given a chance, however, haiku baby is a delightful addition to a baby's library.

Each 2-page layout in the book (seven in all) features a different haiku about a natural element, such as rain, or sun or the moon.These haiku follow the traditional format of a certain number of syllables per line, but the actual content tends to be livelier for the younger audience.The author makes use of onomatopoeic words as well as animal characters and exclamations.The result is warm and engaging without becoming overly cute and keeping the character of haiku.Rather than the usual page structure, each page of the board book has an outstanding tab on the side that allows the reader to thumb through to the different pages.Each tab has a symbol for the particular haiku on that page layout.For instance, on the autumnal page with a haiku about a leaf, the tab has the image of a small gingko leaf.These tabs will help youngsters still learning how to work their fingers learn to turn the pages.

The art work in this book is whimsical and colorful; each page features a different animal and a different color scheme. The pages appear to be created by a mix of cut outs and possibly watercolors, there are no bold outlines here and it gives the whole book a softer feel. Each page has the repeating image of a small blue bird that appears originally on the front cover, providing a challenge to older children to find the bird in each scene.In addition to the actual artwork, each page includes the main poetic element represented by a Chinese character.Overall, there's a lot packed into this small package--not to mention it's a joy to read aloud.Parents who like to expose their young children to a wide range of culture, art and style may want to include this book in their collection.I definitely think it worth the purchase price!

For those who enjoy haiku and picture books, look for Today and Today, featuring the poetry of Issa Kobayashi and If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky, which contains non-traditional riddle haiku about animals.

Happy Reading! ^_^ Shanshad

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best children's books ever!
I stumbled on to this book when my daughter was a few months old.She is nearly two and it is still one of my very favorite books.The illustrations are adorable.It also makes a great gift. ... Read more

25. How to Self-Publish and Sell your e-Book on Amazon's Kindle with Amazon DTP in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.- The new business Home Based Self Publishing for profit -
by Tatsuhiko Kadoya
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-10-03)
list price: US$2.99
Asin: B0045UA6GY
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[How to Self-Publish and Sell Your Own Best Seller e-Book on Amazon's Kindle with Amazon Digital Text Platform (DTP) in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.]

The fast, easy and free Way to Publish in the Kindle Store Worldide.

Books published through DTP can participate in the Royalty Program and are available for purchase
on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices.

You can publish books in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian
and specify pricing in US Dollars and Pounds Sterling.

Amazon keeps Track of all Sales and makes Payments to the Authors on a bi-monthly basis.

Start publishing your Book by this eBook today !( http://amzn.to/bufuqK )

01 "Sign in"
02 Click "Add a new title"
03 "Add a new title"
04 "Description"
05 "Book Contributors"
06 "Language"
07 "Publisher"
08 "Publishing Rights"
09 "Select Categories"
10 "Keywords"
11 "Product Image"
12 "DRM(Digital Rights Management)"
13 "Book Content"
14 "Content Rights"
15 "Royalty & List Price"
16 "Amazon.co.uk"
17 "Confirmation, Save & Publish"
18 "Publishing !"

Your book will appear on Amazon within 72 hours.
You'll be able to use the Dashboard to keep track of sales and to add more Books as they become available.
Amazon will pay your Royalties on a bi-monthly basis. You get to keep 35% or 70% of the profits.
Amazon does discount products, but the discount does not affect your share of the profits.

Start publishing your Book by this eBook today !( http://amzn.to/bufuqK )

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26. The E-Myth Revisited CD : Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to do about it
by Michael E. Gerber
Audio CD: Pages (2004-06-01)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$19.21
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Asin: 0060755598
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this compact disc edition of the totally revised underground bestseller -- The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business -- from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed -- and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have listened to The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth your time
Great concepts. I have used it several times even though I have been a small business owner for many years.

4-0 out of 5 stars *** A must for any entreprenuer! ***
Anyone who is looking to get into business for themselves should get a copy of this.

It is full of insightful and interesting ideas which make you think.If you are not sure being in business for yourself is the right thing to do, then this will help make your decision easier.

It is better to get this before making any decisions, than to regret it later after jumping without thinking through your process.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recognize your Role
Michael Gerger does a wonderful job of illustrating the trials and frustrations of starting your own business.By breaking down the component roles of the business into three facets.
1.The Entrepreneur
2.The Manager
3.The Technician
Gerber helps us "see" the different roles we must assume simultaneously while building our business.
The main takeaways are... Build your business with a purpose, Systematize your procedures for success, and Plan every aspect of your business so it harmonizes with your ultimate purpose for your business.

I found this book to be very interesting, inspirational and easy to read.Gerber personalized his ideas to the point where I could visualize the story as it unfolded.I recommend this book for everyone who is either thinking about starting a business or has already jumped in and found themselves in over their heads.

5-0 out of 5 stars The E Myth Revisited
This is an awesome book. It is a required reading for all Companies. I am a business owner. I wish I knew about this book 15 years ago. I may have avoided a lot of headache. Great book, with a lot of good practical information. Very informative!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneurial Must...
I am a firm believer that if I can spend $20-$30 at a bar on a Friday night, I can spend the same on something of value and educational.This book is a must read for those looking to start or have just started their own business.Very easy read, story like, with key concepts and tools that you can walk away with to begin implementing.If you spend the $25 on this book and it increases your profits even by $25 a month... is it worth it?If the techniques are implemented, there really shouldn't be a limit on how much you will profit from it.I am in the process of starting up my own business and am using this book as one of many references.Good luck!!! ... Read more

27. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)
by Jacqueline E. Kress Ed.D.
Paperback: 384 Pages (2008-10-13)
list price: US$32.95 -- used & new: US$19.36
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Asin: 0470222670
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Everything educators need to know to enhance learning for ESL students

This unique teacher time-saver includes scores of helpful, practical lists that may be reproduced for classroom use or referred to in the development of instructional materials and lessons. The material contained in this book helps K-12 teachers reinforce and enhance the learning of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing skills in ESL students of all ability levels. For easy use and quick access, the lists are printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required. A complete, thoroughly updated glossary at the end provides an indispensable guide to the specialized language of ESL instruction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars So far VERY exciting!
I haven't been able to read all of this book yet, but I'm enjoying it a lot so far. The information is very organized and interesting. The cultural lists are fantastic! I'm a dorky lists/facts oriented person predisposed to liking something of this nature, but even if I wasn't I'm sure I'd still love it! I can't wait to go through all of it and start applying it as soon as possible!

5-0 out of 5 stars I Struck Gold!
This is probably THE best book I've come across.It is a goldmine of information, helpful hints, priceless resources.The chapters on pronunciation cannot be surpassed.I would recommend this book to any ESL teacher.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists
This books is incredibly resourceful. I'm glad that it was revised to 21st century! As an ESL teacher, I am always "reinventing my wheel" to accommodate all the children I teach every year. The lists that are put together in this book are very helpful in every way. It's definitely a "must have" in all the educator's library- not just ESL teachers. ... Read more

28. Just Jazz Real Book, E Flat Edition (Just Real Books Series)
by Warner Bros. Publications
Plastic Comb: 400 Pages (2002-10-04)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$24.46
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Asin: 0757994482
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Eb Edition
· 250 Songs
· Just Classic Jazz Standards
· Just The "Right" Changes
· Suggested Chord Substitutions
· Lyrics Included
· Extensively Cross-Referenced
· Discography
. Spiral Bound ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Warner Just rip off. but every tune is great.
Warning: Many of the same songs that appear in Warner's Just Standards Real book. So I have paid twice for the same book. Extremly annoying.
This is the better of the two books in my opinion, wherever there is no overlap, Jazz Real has slightly more interesting songs. Even though it extensively duplicates Just Standards,I would still rate this book very highly for readability and choice of progressions and the entirey and uniqueness of repertoire.We sight read from it last night and we liked everything and there were no awkard page turns, each song is 1 or 2 L-R pages. We have only had to add 'winged repeats' in our copies. It's a must for busking or study of the essential jazz repertoire in one book. Customers were asking "what's that song" which is a good sign.A slight negative: I have never been keen on the "handwritten jazz" style.Although it's a stylish and pretty typeface, I find cleaner, more slender serif font easier to sight read especially when there is a slash chord approaching.Music engraving took hundreds of years to evolve so why go backwards? ... Read more

29. Yutaka Takanashi: Toshi-e (Towards the City) (Books on Books)
by Gerry Badger, Jeffrey Ladd, Gozo Yoshimasu, Yutaka Takanashi
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2010-02-28)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$24.87
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Asin: 1935004107
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Yutaka Takanashi's Toshi-e (Towards the City) is a landmark volume from one of the founders of the short-lived avant-garde Japanese magazine Provoke. The photographers associated with Provoke cultivated a grainy, blurry, black-and-white aesthetic, and Takanashi's pictures are grainy in the extreme. In contrast to his earlier, more upbeat Tokyoites series, the images here approach landscapes at skewed angles, as though shot from a speeding car, speeding perhaps "towards the city." Published in 1974 and considered the most luxurious of all of the Provoke-era publications, its brooding, pessimistic tone describes the state of contemporary life in an unnamed city, in a Japan undergoing massive economic and industrial transformations. This sixth volume in Errata's Books on Books series reproduces all 116 black-and-white photographs, along with an essay by the British photographer, writer and book historian Gerry Badger.
Errata Editions' Books on Books series is an ongoing publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints or facsimiles but complete studies of the original books. Each volume in the series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or expensive for most to experience. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study of the creation and meanings of these great works of art. Each volume in the series contains illustrations of every page in the original photobook, a new essay by an established writer on photography, production notes about the creation of the original edition and biographical and bibliographical information about each artist. ... Read more

30. The Complete E-Commerce Book:Design, Build & Maintain a Successful Web-based Business
by Janice Reynolds, Roya Mofazali
Paperback: 339 Pages (2000-10)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 157820061X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Make your e-commerce vision a success with this comprehensive, step-by-step handbook. Whether your company is a startup or well-established, you'll learn how to plan, implement and operate a successful e-commerce site - from selecting the right software through fulfilling orders.

The expert author starts by helping you plan the customer experience and design an effective, easy access interface. You then progress to cutting-edge programming techniques and robust server configuration. Next, you'll master site marketing, customer service, order processing, warehousing and shipping. Along the way are plenty of real-world examples of Web sites to explore so you can learn what to do - and what not to do. Using this book as a tutorial and a reference, you'll learn how to:

-Create a custom business model for success.
-Select the software, hardware and hosting service that will best meet your needs.
-Master outsourcing, building traffic, order processing and fulfillment.
-Choose the type of site that will fit your needs by reviewing current examples of brochureware sites, online stores, subscriptions sites, cyber malls and more.
-Choose the right vendors and consultants to get the job done - and learn how to manage their work effectively.
-Build a web site that stands out form the rest.
-Keep your customers happy with easy access, prompt delivery, good customer service and continuous enhancement of site quality and content.

Business owners, Web entrepreneurs and everyone who's involved with setting up and rolling out an e-commerce site will find answers to their business and technical questions in this all-in-one handbook! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective book about e-commerce
This book includes valid examples on how to set-up and run an e-commerce business starting, obviously, with the idea that most of the readers are not e-commerce literate and by explaining some basic concepts that might be known to tech savy people.

In the overall this book is an excellent reference.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is a joke !
As a (non-IT) executive of an established brick & mortar retailer which is about to start selling online, I wanted to get a god practical understanding of the many issues related to e-commerce. I bought 3 books, and this one I threw away after wasting on it 2 hours, when I realized I still had not learned one single thing I already didn't know.
The author's hands-on understanding of the matter is clearly insignificant, and the writing style is that of a consultant: if you take away all the buzzwords and the over-used retorical phrases, hardly any content is left.
If you are looking for a PRACTICAL overall guide about e-commerce, buy "Selling Online" by Jim Carroll & Rick Broadhead.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still making money!
Many people are still making money online using the techniques put forward in this book. This kind of comprehensive approach helped us to weather the dot.com crisis. I highly recommend this excellent guide to anyone who is interested in doing business on the web. A terrific reference and idea-generator!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best all-around guide for e-commerce
This book is the best general, comprehensive guide to e-commerce (or "e-business" if you will) that I've yet run across. The author has gone through great pains to provide information useful to both "the little guy" and large companies interested in applying e-commerce techniques to their business models. She also has dug up an assortment of technologies and services from around the world (not just the U.S.), and its vaguely international flavor probably explains why this book is popular in places such as Egypt....

2-0 out of 5 stars Out of Date, For Millionaires and Poorly Edited
This book was a pretty big disappointment and obviously written before the Net bubble burst.I am very surprised by all the 5-star reviews here... makes one go hmmm...

First, the book is out of date already.Published in the beginning of 2000 means it was written in 1999 and it shows.Many of the links are dead, or the businesses have changed their focus or been taken over by someone else.The recommendations are for the time when venture capital was plenty and business plans were optional.Those days are over...

Second, this book is geared to a millionaire who has big bucks to blow.There is information on servers and RAID redudancy that is too detailed for the non-techie and too shallow for the tech savvy.I doubt many people starting up an e-business today are looking to spend close to a million.They are looking for a "guerilla" style e-commerce book to get up and running under a few thousand dollars.And, yes, it can be done!I guess I'll have to write that book if no one else does.

Third, this book is poorly edited with incorrect subject/verb agreement and accept/except style grammatical confusion.Unfortunately I have come to expect poor editing in programming books, but c'mon, this is a book written for a general audience without coding... get a decent editor!

I do give this book one star over the minimum because it does contain some good material but it is not worth buying.Find it in a library or bookstore to copy the useful information as it is not useful as a reference or worth a close read. ... Read more

31. Dragon's Breath: Book Two in the Tales of the Frog Princess
by E. D. Baker
Paperback: 304 Pages (2005-10-07)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$1.95
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Asin: 1582346666
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma's mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distracted because she's found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma's magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can't get Grassina's mind back on protecting the kingdom, life as they know it in Greater Greensward will be in peril. From underwater sea monsters to fire-breathing dragons, this witty pair of young friends manages to sweet-talk, cajole, and race their way to victory. But when it looks as if everything will finally work out, disaster strikes, and Emma finds that magic is not enough-it takes real bravery and a strong, new friendship to succeed.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!!!!!!!
Great book!I really enjoyed reading it!! It was quite funny, very adventurous and imaginative. If you like romantic book than this would also be a good choice! My friend let me borrow 3 [of 8] and i am on 3!! But well worth it and a great buy! :) <3

5-0 out of 5 stars Kev's Assignment
Emma is a young witch in training who is trying to help her aunt Grassina turn Haywood back into a human. With the help of Eadric, Emma is looking for four ingreadients to reverse a spell that Olivene cast on Haywood. In the meantime, Emmas mom is trying to get Grassina to help them in a battle against King Beltrans army and his wizard. The fate of Greater Greensward is in the hands of Emma.

I would recomend this book because if you like Dragons, Wizards, Witches, and Medievil times this would be the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great children's fairy tale book
We bought the Frog Princess from a school bookfair.I've been reading it to my 8 year old daughter.We both enjoyed the book so much, I bought the next two in the series on Amazon.These are wonderfully funny, engaging stories.This is a children's auther I would highly recommend.

4-0 out of 5 stars PUT IT ON THE WEB.
The book Dragons Breath is a good story. It takes you to several settings the ones it takes you to the most would be when they set out to find the things they need to un-do Haywood's otter spell. The other setting is when they are at their home place where they stay which would be the castle. A conflict this story gives is Grasinna's mother puts a spell on Haywood because she thinks that Haywood is not right for her she thinks he is not good enough for her. So she turns him in to an otter and they tried to convince her mother to un-do the spell. After all the tries they did with her she did not UN-do the spell .The other part that made it hard was they couldn't find all the ingredients. So the resolution is they figure out a way to un-do the spell by them selves which would be Emma, Edric, Grassina, and Haywood. It takes them awhile to find all the ingredients which would put them in the place of having to travel to other places and find the ingredients to un- do the spell. Well this is a good book for people who enjoy reading fantasies I would recommend it to those kind of people.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good read for fantasy/romance lovers.
The book Dragon's Breath by E.D. Baker is a fantastic book for those who like fantasies and also the romantic type. This author has a writing style that moves the story along quickly which is one of the reasons I liked this book.
It's about Princess Emma who goes on an expedition with her prince Eadric, her aunt Grassina, and her husband Haywood. Grassina's mother turned Haywood into an otter under the impression that he was not good enough for her. Wishing for Haywood as a human and not an otter, they all attempt to coax Grassina's mother to turn Haywood back. When they're effort makes the issue worse, they find the way to un-do the spell and decide to turn Haywood back themselves. Under pressure with a clock running they have to gather unusual ingredients for the spell. They barely make the cut in and a ghastly turnout ruins their chance to bring Haywood and Grassina the happily ever after they deserve.
I enjoyed this book because of the good ending and the way the author developed the characters. I enjoyed reading this book because I usually don't like fantasy books, but this one worked for me with the streak of romance woven in. I would give this book four stars for the moving pace, the well developed characters, and the balance between romance and fantasy.
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32. The Black Book of Secrets
by F.E. Higgins
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-07-20)
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A boy arrives at a remote village in the dead of night. His name is Ludlow Fitch, and he is running from a most terrible past. In this village is the life he has dreamed of: a safe place to live and a job, as the assistant to a mysterious pawnbroker who buys people’s deepest, darkest secrets. Ludlow transcribes the confessions in an ancient leather-bound tome: the Black Book of Secrets. He yearns to trust his mentor, who refuses to disclose any information on his past experiences or future intentions. But what the pawnbroker does not know is, in a town brimming with secrets, the most troubling may be held by his new apprentice.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing...but I'm not sure why
I picked up this book on a whim, having not heard a thing about it, but was drawn to the little green frog on the cover.Reading the book took about a day, and I really didn't think anything good or bad about it while I was reading it.Upon completion, I stopped, and the thought just hit me...That was a great book.

Why was it a great book?

I'm not really sure.

As far as I can remember, this is the only book I have felt like this about.(I've a degree in English Lit and I teach middle school literature, so I've read a lot of young adult books)I can't say why I love this book.That's only because I don't know why I love this book.I think it may be because there were no bad parts about the book.In most books, even the really great ones, there are lots of good parts, but most also have 1 or 2 really bad parts as well.
I won't say that this book does everything great, but it does everything good. Like a sports team.(Follow me here, it will all make sense in a minute) A team may be amazing at offense, and stink at defense, that team is not going to win a championship very often.But a team that may not be GREAT at one thing, but is above average at everything will win more often.This book doesn't do anything amazing, but it does everything that it does above average.There were no bad parts.

For me, that makes a great book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book
Over the summer my son has to read everyday.This is one of the books that was on a list for kids to read, so I had no idea what to expect.I read the book first because I had just finished my book and had nothing else to read.It was a very good book.Enjoyed it from cover to cover.Would recommend it to anyone.

4-0 out of 5 stars dickens-style book for kids
if you love dickens, you'll love this. the characters are so vivid and fleshed out. the story and mystery are intriguing. both my 9 and 11 year old girls (and i) loved this. never boring and had us right until the end. we all wanted more so i went out and bought another book by the same author the next day.

3-0 out of 5 stars very unique young adult book
Where were all these great authors for young adults when I was a kid?

Higgins' 'Black Book of Secrets' kept me turning the pages once I started. I had no idea what would happen next. It did not read like a childrens book at all, though I can see how it would be just fine for anyone over the age of 12. Its a darker, more straight forward novel than anything Rowling ever envisioned.

The plot surrounds a young lad. We meet him in 'the City'. In the opening pages he is getting his teethe pulled out of his head by a man who re-sells them to dentists. His maw and pa are holding him down so that they can be extracted. The lad, 'ludlow', manages to escape and in so doing, jumps onto a carriage that takes him to a small town in the mountains. At the small town, Ludlow meets a 'Joe Zabbidou'. Zabbidou is the pawn broker of secrets. He takes Ludlow on as an apprentice. From here we get to know the ways of a small town and Higgins weaves a fairly interesting story.

I am taking a couple of stars away because their is little pure joy here. Its a good story, but its so bleak. I wanted to love the characters but I did not. I give her high props for crafting a totally spellbinding plot. But if you take that away, your not left with anything worth much in my opinion. This is from what I understand her first novel. I hope she improves from one to the next. I sort of see her as a less mature Phillip Pullman.

4-0 out of 5 stars One star less for the ending
After my rather harrowing experience with Brisingr, I do my research before picking up a fantasy title. I wasn't disappointed by this book. The pawnshop setting is reminiscent of a certain early Stephen King novel. However, that is just a vague similarity in the environment where most of the events happen, nothing more.

The author doesn't try to stuff moral lessons into the story, and I like my books that way. If you want that kind of thing, there is an excellent book called The Bible :). The characters are gray, many hiding guilty secrets, much like in real life.

The writing is crispy. Higgins knows when not to describe things too much. When the boy walks up a hill, he does just that, without pausing to describe the way moonlight shone on the slope.

The only thing I am slightly disappointed about was the ending. It is like the stories that my wife tells. After enthralling me with the details of how she almost came to blows with a fellow passenger, she suddenly stops and turns on the TV. Then the conversation goes something like:
I mean, WHAT happened then?
(pulling hair) After you two were trying to stare each other down, your noses almost touching...?????
Oh! that! Then my stop came and I got down...

That is the sort of thing that happens with this book too. You do feel cheated out of excitement that was promised. Overall pretty good though, and definitely worth a read

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33. Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Lesson Book, Bk E (Alfred's Basic Piano Library)
by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco
Paperback: 48 Pages (1992-05-01)
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Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Levels A through F, was written to answer a demand for a course of piano study designed especially for students who are five years old and up. This course offers a careful introduction of fundamentals, music that fits comfortably under the young student's normal hand span, plus constant reinforcement--all leading to results beyond those generated by other piano methods. After Lesson Book D, the student may progress to Prep Course, Lesson Book E or choose to go directly into the faster pacedLevel 2 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library. The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F). ... Read more

34. E. B. White Box Set
by E. B. White
Paperback: Pages (2000-10-31)
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Charlotte's Web
pictures by Garth Williams

The Newbery Honor-winning story of a remarkable pig and the spiderwho changed his life.

Stuart Little
pictures by Garth Williams

A most unusual mouse sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Trumpet of the Swan
new pictures by Caldecott Honor Artist Fred Marcellino

The joyous tale of Louis, a trumpeter swan in search of his voice.Amazon.com Review
Charlotte's Web. Stuart Little. The Trumpet of the Swan. What other books even approach these masterpieces of children's literature in humor, poignancy, and long-lasting influence? E.B. White's three award-winning classics have been brought together in a very welcome gift set for any young reader. The hardcover editions feature the original, oh-so-memorable pictures by Garth Williams for Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and wonderful, all-new illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Fred Marcellino for The Trumpet of the Swan. White's ingenious blend of fantasy and the natural world has a timeless appeal. After reading Charlotte's Web, what child has not cried out to save a spider from a cruel, crushing heel: "Wait! That could be Charlotte!" Read them once or a hundred times--the memories will linger forever. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars E B White collection
I bought this set for my daughter, and when it arrived, it was in great condition. I was very satisfied with the service and delivery of my order.

5-0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming classics - loved by children
I read all three of these wonderful classics to my own children some 30 years ago and have now given them to my nieces to read to their children. They started with Charlotte's Web and have reported back to me that their children, who are 6 and 7, love the story and insist on "one more chapter Mommy, please...." every night. What better recommendation can I give you.

5-0 out of 5 stars moral fables, set in the modern age
these books are a delight to read. i first read them to our sons (the oldest is now 40). this set is for my grandson. charming, well written stories, all with an underlying moral.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classics
These books are classics. I bought them for myself, but plan to read them to my children as they grow older. I had read "Charlotte's Web" in grade school. It was a pleasure to read the others!

5-0 out of 5 stars Authentic Children's Books -
So many kids books are written so poorly, and with such poor structure and weak story lines, they make it hard to convey any sense of flow or emotion to your kids.To pick up these classics reminds one of the golden age when authors wrote stories with meaning and impact.Glowing descriptions, scene setting introductions to chapters, polite conversations recorded in proper English, all this is the heritage of EB White and these books.Highly, highly recommended - your kids will not want to stop reading and listening...makes bedtime each night a joy because they can't wait to find out what happens next.

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35. A Cousin's Challenge (Indiana Cousins, Book 3)
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-03-01)
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Kumme back to Amish country, where sign language tutor Jolene Yoder finds herself attracted to her newest student—a brokenhearted Lonnie Hershberger. Love-shy Lonnie sees no future in becoming emotionally tied to Jolene. For how could he hope to protect her, if he can’t even hear? Besides, Jake Beechy seems to be taking up most of her free time. Meanwhile, Ella Miller is worried Jake will end up breaking her cousin Jolene’s heart. Little does Ella know that Jake is interested in her—not Jolene. What drastic measures will God use to bring these couples together?

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5-0 out of 5 stars cousin
I read this book too. she is a good writer and will make it far I think. I hope to be as good as her one day.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too much drama for one book!
I have read everything that Wanda has written but was disappointed in this book.The characters were not developed, I felt no attachment to them or their lives, all the drama and tragedy was unrealistic, it just wasn't a Wanda Brunstetter type book.
Do read it if you started the series, otherwise skip this one.It's very confusing with the two couples and all the accidents, illnesses, deaths, and especially the robbery.It's like she can't decide where she wants to go so she is all over the place.
I know that authors can't hit a home run everytime so I will be waiting for the next Brunstetter book to be a good one, which is the norm.God bless, BJ

5-0 out of 5 stars coffee and relax time
Excellent reading. You wont want to put it down. Holds your interest and has a christian efficence.

5-0 out of 5 stars Full circle conclusion
This was a very well-written conclusion to the Indiana Cousins trilogy.While there were a few details I'd have liked to have seen wrapped up, for the most part she did a great job of taking care of the loose ends.The characters were well-developed and things were explained reasonably well.Of course, this wouldn't be a Brunstetter book without several tragedies mingled in.She is the "Queen of Tragedies," after all.

Ella reminded me of my oldest sister-- bossy and self-assured.After our father died, like Ella, she felt it was her duty to take over everything and make sure that Mom fared all right.I was only 12 years old, so I could relate to Ella's younger siblings when she felt she had the right to discipline them and take over the role of a parent despite their mother still being alive. I did like Ella, though, and I was glad that, at long last, Jake finally won her heart.

I really enjoyed this refreshing conclusion and was impressed that everything had finally come full-circle for the cousins from Indiana.

5-0 out of 5 stars Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Book Reviewer
Two years ago, Jolene Yoder and her friends planned a visit to Hershey Park.In a blink of an eye, their plans changed when the vehicle they were riding in left the road and crashed.Jolene lost her hearing and was unable to keep her teaching position; she left to go live with her Aunt and Uncle to come to terms with her new silent world.

A message from her mother asks her to come back to her Amish hometown of Topeka, Indiana. She learns that two deaf children have moved to her hometown and are in need of her help in order to attend the local school.Jolene is reluctant to accept because it would mean she would go back home and see her friends, knowing that she would not be able to hear their voices. In Jolene's heart she has always known teaching was her true calling.

Lonnie Hershberger and his family moved from Illinois to Indiana.He is heartbroken that he had to leave behind his girlfriend Carolyn.When he invites her to visit him in Indiana and she doesn't come, he realizes that he must put his love for her behind him and move on with his new life in Indiana.

When Lonnie meets Jolene he feels an immediately immediate attraction to her.He wonders if God has put him in Indiana in order to see the woman that was meant to be with him.Will Jolene return Lonnie's feelings?Or is there someone else who has an interest in claiming Jolene's heart?

A COUSIN'S CHALLENGE is the third and final installment of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Indiana Cousins series.It has been a long time since I have been so impressed by a series.Wanda E. Brunstetter's talented pen has created memorable characters that are truly unforgettable.I have high hopes that one day the Hallmark channel turns the Indiana Cousins series into a Hallmark movie; I would love to sitback and actually be able to see this series on a live screen.

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36. Pride and Prejudice Enriched E-book
by Jane Austen, Vivien Jones
Kindle Edition: 382 Pages (2008-05-29)
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Asin: B001892EHY
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So begins the delightful adventures of the witty and free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and the proud but quite eligible Mr. Darcy in one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel.

Enriched eBook Features Editor Juliette Wells provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic:


*Nineteenth-Century Reviews


*Further Reading

*What Austen Ate

*How to Prepare Tea

*Austen Sites to Visit in England

*Map of Sites from the Novel

*Behaving Yourself: Etiquette and Dancing in Austen’s Day

*Illustrations of Fashion, Home Décor, Architecture, and Transportation

*Enriched eBook Notes

The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Next to the exhortation at the beginning of Moby-Dick,"Call me Ishmael," the first sentence of Jane Austen's Pride andPrejudice must be among the most quoted in literature. And certainlywhat Melville did for whaling Austen does for marriage--tracing theintricacies (not to mention the economics) of 19th-century British matingrituals with a sure hand and an unblinking eye.As usual, Austen trainsher sights on a country village and a few families--in this case, theBennets, the Philips, and the Lucases. Into their midst comes Mr. Bingley,a single man of good fortune, and his friend, Mr. Darcy, who is evenricher. Mrs. Bennet, who married above her station, sees their arrival asan opportunity to marry off at least one of her five daughters. Bingley iscomplaisant and easily charmed by the eldest Bennet girl, Jane; Darcy,however, is harder to please. Put off by Mrs. Bennet's vulgarity and theuntoward behavior of the three younger daughters, he is unable to see thetrue worth of the older girls, Jane and Elizabeth. His excessive prideoffends Lizzy, who is more than willing to believe the worst that other peoplehave to say of him; when George Wickham, a soldier stationed in thevillage, does indeed have a discreditable tale to tell, his words fall onfertile ground.

Having set up the central misunderstanding of the novel, Austen then bringsin her cast of fascinating secondary characters: Mr. Collins, thesycophantic clergyman who aspires to Lizzy's hand but settles for her bestfriend, Charlotte, instead; Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Darcy'sinsufferably snobbish aunt; and the Gardiners, Jane and Elizabeth'slow-born but noble-hearted aunt and uncle. Some of Austen's best comedycomes from mixing and matching these representatives of different classesand economic strata, demonstrating the hypocrisy at the heart of so manysocial interactions. And though the novel is rife with romanticmisunderstandings, rejected proposals, disastrous elopements, and arequisite happy ending for those who deserve one, Austen never gets socarried away with the romance that she loses sight of the hard economicrealities of 19th-century matrimonial maneuvering. Good marriages forpenniless girls such as the Bennets are hard to come by, and even Lizzy,who comes to sincerely value Mr. Darcy, remarks when asked when she firstbegan to love him: "It has been coming on so gradually, that I hardly knowwhen it began. But I believe I must date it from my first seeing hisbeautiful grounds at Pemberley." She may be joking, but there's more than alittle truth to her sentiment, as well.Jane Austen considered ElizabethBennet "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print". Readers ofPride and Prejudice would be hard-pressed to disagree. --AlixWilber ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars History buffs, take note! But, if you're into a "quick read," pass...
This is a wonderful work that definitely is a window into the life of the 18th century. However, the reading of it is bogged down a little because of the speech ( wonderful, but tedious at the same time). Not for immediate gratification people but I will be reading all her works in due time...

5-0 out of 5 stars NOT a children's version

This puzzles me: In a society in which (a) Jane Austen is more popular than ever; and (b) more than half of all babies born in the United States are born out of wedlock, how can a book remain this popular when the key sentence to the entire book is this:

"But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue, she could easily conjecture."

Pride and Prejudice, to the best of my knowledge, has not been out of print in over 200 years. That means that not only is it telling an entertaining tale, it is also calling to something deep in the readers' souls. Examination of available books shows that at least a dozen sequels to it have been written; I have reviewed one and will soon review another, but I am not going to buy and read all of them. Therefore I might be missing something I would enjoy.

But what I am not missing is this: Jane Austen believed in sense and sobriety. She believed that the happiest marriage was one between a man and woman who were intellectually and spiritually in tune with one another.

To the readers, I say: Go thou and do likewise. Read the book. Then do what Elizabeth and Jane wold approve, and you will find yourself happier in the long run than those who ignore the principles Pride and Prejudice is meant to exhibit.

2-0 out of 5 stars Shallow and Pretentious
I understand that Pride and Prejudice is an honored classic.However, for me personally, I finally listened to myself and put the book away after reading about half of the story.The problem is that the characters are shallow and pretentious, and are simply not very likable or compelling. I think the novel, with all its gossipy nature, is the 1812 version of celebrity gossip television shows.

I have read most of the English classics from the 1800s, including truly great romance novels such as Wuthering Heights or Tess of the D'UrberVilles, but sadly, found Pride and Prejudice to be boring and not worth my time. Full disclosure, as a middle-aged male, I may not actually be the target audience for the book. However, it should appeal to young women about the same age as the protagonists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Austen's masterpiece
I've been a fan of Austen for 20 years and this is one of my favorites. It can appear to be a little stilted due to the time period it was written in, but the story is timeless and that's why movies keep getting made with it as a base story. This is my all time favorite Austen story!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beloved Classic
I never tire of this story. Give me a romance based on humility any day!

Rather than review Pride and Prejudice or Jane Austen, I would like to compliment Bethany House Publishers on the margin notes in this Insight Edition. The editors supplemented this beloved classic with notes on historical and cultural details, facts from Austen's life that parallel or illuminate the novel, modern (including films) references, tips for love, themes of faith, comments on the characters and plot, and "parts of the novel that just make us smile." ... Read more

37. Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2009-03-17)
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Imager is the beginning of a whole new fantasy in a whole new magical world from the bestselling creator of Recluce. Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L’Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan—in another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire, and Rhenn discovers he is an imager—one of the few in the entire world of Terahnar who can visualize things and make them real.

He must leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle.  Imagers live separately from the rest of society because of their abilities (they can do accidental magic even while asleep), and because they are both feared and vulnerable. In this new life, Rhenn discovers that all too many of the “truths” he knew were nothing of the sort. Every day brings a new threat to his life.  He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong, and begins to learn to do magic in secret. Imager is the innovative and enchanting opening of an involving new fantasy story.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Imager: Little Imagination, Plodding, Listless
Sadly (because I had high hopes for the series), I thought Imager was a dull, plodding tale. The story, narrated by young Rhennthyl, an artist-turned-Imager spy, just creeps along with little beyond descriptions of food, philosophy, social structures and basic Imager rules. The protagonist is too colorless and detached to care much about. His reactions to events good or bad are pretty much the same: unemotional, impassive, impersonal.

Rhenn does kill several people - accidentally or on purpose in self-defense (and for practice killing condemned prisoners) and it's of no more import than having to write an essay on jurisprudence or learn more Imager lore. It's all written in the same tone - whether Rhenn's just escaped an assassination or having dinner with his girlfriend.

(About the assassination attempts, there are so many - always stopped by Rhenn's mental shield - that they became humorous: Rhenn can't seem to stick his head outside Imager Isle without bullets whizzing by like pesky mosquitoes.)

Oddly enough though, the attempts on Rhenn's life aren't all that interesting even to Rhenn. He does ask around, at the Imager HQ's request, to find out who might be trying to kill him but he doesn't particularly change his daily routine. As for the Imager organization, they're apparently too busy imaging aluminum pots or whatever they do, to find out who's trying to kill Imagers every week. Or why would a very inexperienced Rhenn be conducting the investigation?

Even this lethargic tale sounds more exciting than it really is. Rhenn's days are spent mostly describing everything he's doing, eating, writing or thinking. It's really the author's way of tediously telling us this world's philosophy, magic, economics, social structure, foods, government, etc.

If this book were a tv series or movie, Imager would've been one episode or the first fifteen minutes. Maybe the following books become more interesting. I doubt I'll bother finding out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Imager
I found the concept intriguing and the book very well written. I have recommended it to several friends who also thoroughly enjoyed it

5-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasing Beginning for a New Fantasy Series
Ender Wiggins meets Robert A. Heinlein at Shaolin Monastery. Actually, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s latest novel, Imager, does not exactly fit this description, but it contains many of the same basics.
Rhennthyl, a bright and talented young man goes away to study to help defend his nation. Well, Ender Wiggins went away to study and defend his planet.

Rhennthyl's studies consist of a series of lessons of ever-growing complexity. He learns and improves and becomes, perhaps, the best of them all kind of like San Te in the Shaw Brothers film The 36 Chambers of Shaolin. Rhennthyl even begins to go out into the community to use his powers for the greater good, or, at least, for the good of his group as San Te did in the final section of 36 Chambers.

And, as in almost every Heinlein novel, someone is teaching the reader about economics or history or philosophy, and Imager is chock full of bits of that as Rhennthyl makes his way through school.

In Imager, the first book of the Imager Portfolio, young Rhennthyl, resident of the city of L'Excelsis, capital of Solidar, is the oldest son in a family of wool merchants. However, Rhennthyl eschews a career as a wool factor and sets out to become a portrait artist. Certain events get in the way as Rhennthyl demonstrates the skills of an Imager, one who can work magic with his mind. Training is necessary for both the protection of Rhennthyl and of those around him.

So off he goes to join the Collegium of Imagisle and learn to be an Imager. This is the sort of story that rarely grows old no matter how many versions one reads. The boy becomes a man and in the process learns skills that make him more powerful than those around him.

Rhennthyl's first years in the Collegium are great fun and the reader is propelled through this book learning along with Rhennthyl--sometimes in Heinleinian fashion. Imager sets the scene and makes the reader want more. Recommended.
[This review originally ran in Kobold Quarterly magazine]

5-0 out of 5 stars Engaging New Series Captivates and Compels
I am normally more attracted to L.E. Modesitt's hard future fiction, but I found Imager to be compelling and captivating for all of character, lead-up, and plot. Modesitt weaves together alternatives to science, politics, and religion so softly that they come to life and draw me in. He starts by making his world just a little bit 'off', for example, by using French days of the week and describing lush dinner dishes that seem quite normal ... until you realize that not a word beyond 'lamb' makes sense in English. His primary character is so modestly dedicated to his studies that one knows without a doubt that he is destined for the highest honors of his world... if he and his lady love can survive to get there.

Much of his commentary and the 'quotes' at the beginning of each chapter have meaning beyond the crisp paper... one wonders whether Modesitt has a taste of his Pharsi characters' 'seeing'...

4-0 out of 5 stars Another Modesitt
Another srory from the Modesitt assembly line, as it were. The story pattern is the one we have seen so often: young fellow discoversthat he has a magical talent, and develops it via a series of adventures. But the universe which Modesitt has created for the Imager Portfolio is quite innovative and has a number of interesting features. I especially liked the figure of Seliora, the consort-to-be of our hero. ... Read more

38. Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions 2
by John E. Thomas, Danita Thomas
Paperback: 80 Pages (2006-10)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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"The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions #2", as seen on over 200 national TV appearances, is the long awaited sequel to John and Danita Thomas' international best-seller, "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions".

Duplicate more than 65 popular toy store concoctions with common household ingredients for just pennies.Amazon.com Review
From the creators of the wildly popular book, The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions comes a second inventive collection of wild potions and crazy crafts--all easily and inexpensively made from common household items. Kids should have a ball creating such wonders as an edible ocean (gummy fish suspended in Jell-O) or a greenhouse grown in a plastic bag. Among the 78 recipes are instructions for making such revolutionary new artistic mediums as whipped cream finger paint, dryer lint clay, and toothpaste putty. Quite a few of the concoctions are edible--chocolate bowls and fruity leather roll-ups sound particularly delicious--while others make great party activities or simple gifts. Almost all the concoctions make a perfect diversion for a bored child on a rainy afternoon. The simple, well-organized instructions make the book easy for kids ages 8 and up to use, though the authors call for adult supervision on all recipes. This is the kind of craft book that's bound to become a family favorite--in time, its large-format black and white pages should be covered with the residue of many hours of messy fun. (Ages 8 to 12) --Marianne Painter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions 2
Agreat resource for anyone who enjoys spending time with children!My Grandchildren love doing the "concoctions".The book was in perfect condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great quality
Bought the book as used and it was great quality, it was practically new. Also a great price for the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not really kid friendly
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She was really excited because she is the Science/Experiemntal type. As we started thumbing throught the book, we realized that the title is misleading. The title doesn't suggest that the book is a craft book but we did find craft ideas. Very horrible tasting recipes also abound. we were both just very disapointed. I don't generally purchase books online and this is why. Had I found it in a store, I would have looked inside and realized it was not what we would enjoy. Just another crappy gift tossed i a drawer until the summers yard sale season

4-0 out of 5 stars Did not live up to expectations
Had some good ideas, but not as many as I expected for what I paid. It was kinda fun, but just expected more I guess.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great ideas!
John & Danita Thomas have excellent ideas in all of their books.They always come up with great science experiments, craft ideas, etc.I would recommend all of their books.I have used many of their recipes with my elementary aged students, and they are always a hit.Very creative and fun! ... Read more

39. The Blotting Book
by E. F. Benson
Paperback: 70 Pages (2010-03-07)
list price: US$20.00 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 1153695170
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40. Miss Buncle's Book
by D. E. Stevenson
Paperback: 344 Pages (2008-10-23)
list price: US$19.03 -- used & new: US$18.76
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Asin: 1903155711
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My first and favorite D.E.Stevenson book
I discovered this book when I was 13 on a summer holiday in (honestly) Libya.It was 41 years ago and I can honestly say that it delighted me then, and it delights me now. If you get a chance to get a copy, grab it. I think this is more a woman's read but great fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars A pleasant and most entertaining detour
An old-fashioned book with old-fashioned characters broadly drawn, and perfectly entertaining.Great summer material if you're the type of reader who wants a break from the heavy stuff, but has no interest in trash.

5-0 out of 5 stars Truth is stranger than fiction
Miss Buncle is a pretty average, middle age woman living in an English country village. One day, she decides to write a novel about Silverstream, the village she lives in. The books is published, and instantly becomes a bestseller--with adverse effects in Silverstream, for its inhabitants are furious that someone has dared to write about--caricature--their lives.

This is an extremely funny book, poking fun at the provincialism of the average English country village in the 1930s. The characters are a howl: Mrs. Featherstone Hogg, who of all the inhabitants of the village is the most enraged; Mr. Hathaway the vicar; Mrs. Greensleeves, the widow who only chases after the vicar because she thinks he has money; Miss King and Miss Pretty; Colonel Weatherhead, the town's confirmed bachelor; and others, including Doctor Walker and his wife, and Sally Carter, who seem to be the only people not offended by Disturber of the Peace (sounds like the title of a mystery, but no matter). Miss Buncle's descriptions of her characters are somewhat cruel, but truthful nonetheless. This novel is hysterically funny as well--I had stitches in my side by the time I got to the description of the film that Mr. Abbott and Miss Buncle go to see.

It's claimed over and over again that Miss Buncle is a simple creature; but maybe she really does know what she's doing all along? I think she's a lot smarter than a lot of people, including Miss Buncle herself, give her credit for. As events unfold, and life imitates art, so to speak, it becomes clear that truth really is stranger than fiction.

5-0 out of 5 stars My all-time favorite book!
I don't know who to thank for bringing this back into publication, but I can thank Amazon from the bottom of my heart for making it available! Truth is, I was close to buying an old, tattered copy on ebay for $75 or more, just to own a copy of this book. And now I have my very own brand new, crisp, clean copy - all mine! Whenever I want! I read a copy years ago, and I've borrowed it from my local library several times over the years, but it was just never enough. This brilliant story of a woman who writes a book about the people in her town to make an income, which results in stirring up trouble from the town's inhabitants, is a delight from start to finish. Very easy to read, very light hearted and funny. And this edition is such a nice, sturdy softcover with a dust cover over it! I am so pleased, I just can't wait to delve into it! Couldn't be more pleased.

5-0 out of 5 stars great British dry wit
If you love Wodehouse, you will love 'Buncle'. Miss Buncle doesn't want to raise chickens when her money runs short, so she decides to write a book. But she cannot write anything but what she knows, as she has no imagination. So she writes all about her neighbors. This would be fine, but unfortunately she writes very well; her book is accepted and published and becomes very widely read. All her neighbors recognize themselves and go on a manhunt to catch and punish the horrible mole in their midst. If you can read this and not find yourself laughing outloud, then there is something wrong with your sense of humor.
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