Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
An inept wizard-in-training is the only one who can save his classmates from the terrible sorcery that threatens to devour their magical school Acclaimed master fantasist Jane Yolen imagines an academic world of wonders where paintings speak, walls move, monsters are made real, and absolutely anything can happen—as she introduces readers to a hero as hapless as the legendary Merlin is powerful. It was Henry’s dear ma who decided to send him off to Wizard’s Hall to study sorcery, despite the boy’s apparent lack of magical talent. He has barely stepped through the gates of the magnificent school when he is dubbed Thornmallow (“prickly on the outside, squishy within”). Still, regardless of his penchant for turning even the simplest spell into a disaster, Thornmallow’s teachers remain kind and patient, and he soon has a cadre of loyal, loving friends. But there is something that no one is telling the boy: As the 113th student to enroll in the wondrous academy, Thornmallow has an awesome and frightening duty to fulfill—and failure will mean the destruction of Wizard’s Hall and everyone within its walls.
Author: Brett L. Abrams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2012-11-21
This book chronicles the Washington, DC area s history of professional basketball, from the sport s origins up through the present day. It captures the high and low times of the Bullets, the Wizards, and all the other basketball teams in Washington s history. The authors meticulously researched newspaper and magazine articles, as well as archival material from the Basketball Hall of Fame, to give a complete and comprehensive history of the DC teams. Their findings illuminate the owners, players, and rivalries, while also providing insight into the events, trades, and most significant games that occurred throughout the history of professional basketball in the DC area."
Author: United States. Congress Joint Select Committee on the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.