For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda's family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors' recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda's only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds a job listing that might suit her: lunch lady. She delights in scaring the kids until she meets a timid little girl named Madison with a big set of glasses who becomes an unlikely friend. Madison needs help at school and at home, but helping people goes against everything Grunhilda's believes in as a witch! Will this girl be able to thaw the Lunch Witch's icy heart? Or will Grunhilda turn her back on a kindred spirit?
Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness...a tiny soft spot on her black and crusty heart. She continues to hide the nice feelings she has when she gets a letter from former Salem Elementary student Madison. But she can’t keep up the ruse for long because her familiars are onto her...and so are her ancestors! The familiars search her hovel and find her collection of letters from Madison. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from the book that IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-BY-ANYONE-OTHER-THAN WITCHES (ESPECIALLY-NOT-WITCHES’-PETS). But anything that can go wrong does when he accidentally mixes up a positivity potion instead...and it starts to affect everyone in town. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! Grunhilda hurries to mix up a potion to fix the town, her familiars, and her own black crusty heart before the positivity succeeds in making everything bright and cheerful.
Dolphin sonar, the "pistol" shrimp, the incredible intelligence of the octopus ... there's no end to the mysteries and varieties of creatures you'll encounter beneath the sea. It's time to don your wetsuit and follow us into the depths of the oceans to discover the amazing underwater world. Learn about the colors, shapes, species and lifestyles that make up this amazing realm, straight from the (sea)horse's mouth. Each encounter is more incredible than the last!
Author: Jim Davis
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Garfield's kinda, sort of friend, Nermal—that annoying cute cat-- is paranoid a skunk might cost him the victory in the Cutest Pet Contest. Upon hearing this, Garfield disguises himself as a skunk-- stench and all! How far will Garfield go with this stinky stunt? Plus four more tales of everyone's favorite lasagna-loving cat!
Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.
»Es war keine dunkle und stürmische Nacht. Eigentlich sollte es eine dunkle und stürmische Nacht sein, aber auf das Wetter ist eben kein Verlass.« Die Geburt des Antichristen steht unter keinem guten Stern. Eigentlich soll der junge Warlock von den finsteren Engeln Erziraphael und Crowley zum gefürchteten Höllenfürsten erzogen werden. Doch statt für die Apokalypse interessiert sich der Junge viel mehr für Baseball, seine Briefmarkensammlung und Kaugummi mit Bananengeschmack. Es stellt sich heraus, dass das Kind im Krankenhaus vertauscht wurde. Nun gilt es, den wahren Antichristen aufzuspüren. Zudem begreifen Erziraphael und Crowley, dass die Erde eigentlich doch gar keine so üble Gegend im Universum ist. Doch der Termin für den Weltuntergang rückt unaufhaltsam näher...
From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.
Beverley, a bit of a snob, cooks up a plot to visit the island off the coast. She manages to convince the somewhat cautious Elizabeth and her slob of a brother, Gerard, to come along. A surprise companion is Kevin, the cool guy who works in the local shop. This motley crew must find ways to support each other and put up with one another's shortcomings, when they become stranded on the island and encounter a strange inhabitant.
Author: Linda Turner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2008-07-01
The Man Who Would Be King by Linda Turner When royal-watching reporter Eliza Windmere discovered evidence that the missing crown prince was alive, she had to help in the search – even if that meant pairing up with devastatingly handsome Duke Lorenzo Sebastiani.
Die Liebe findet jeden THE LAST TRUE LOVESTORY ist eine gefühlvoll erzählte Geschichte, in der es neben der Bedeutung von Familie vor allem darum geht, sich zu verlieben. Am meisten berührten mich die besonderen, die leisen Momente, die gleichzeitig ein ganzes Leben verändern können. (Ava Dellaira, Autorin von LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD) Der 17-jährige Teddy hat ein besonders enges Verhältnis zu seinem Großvater. Und so kann er ihm den Wunsch nicht abschlagen, ihn nach New York zu begleiten, um ein letztes Mal die Kirche zu betreten, in der er seiner bereits verstorbenen Frau das Jawort gegeben hat. Nur wie sollen die beiden von Los Angeles dorthin kommen? Da kommt Teddy Corrina in den Sinn. Das gleichaltrige Mädchen, eine Straßenmusikerin, besitzt einen Führerschein, nur hatte Teddy bisher nicht den Mut, seiner heimlichen Schwärmerei Taten folgen zu lassen. Jetzt ist seine Chance. Kurze Zeit später befindet sich das ungleiche Trio tatsächlich auf dem Weg, und während der Großvater von seiner vergangenen großen Liebe erzählt, funkt es auch zwischen Teddy und Corrina ...
Author: Mona Hanna
Publisher: Mona Hanna
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Brayden dreams for thirty nights, tortured by the vision of a beautiful woman. When Ariel Williams walks into his inn, he sees that she’s the one he’s been obsessed with in his night time journeys. But Ariel is fleeing an arranged marriage and keeps shyly to herself, until the worst happens and by mistake she casts a spell on a guest. Brayden works with Ariel to help her control her magic but discovers she’s a High Witch — one of only three witches in the world with a rare kind of power. Immediately the two must flee; evil warlock Julius wants to enslave Ariel — mind, heart and body. Julius and his lover the High Witch Nadia will stop at nothing to capture Ariel, and the danger threatens to tear Ariel apart from Brayden. Ariel’s only hope is that her love for Brayden and her newly-discovered powers are strong enough to save them. This is a NOVELLA of approximately 25,000 words. free, freebie, paranormal, romance, paranormal romance, witch, magic, warlock