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  • The Unraveling of Wentwater (The Gates of Heaven Series)

    The Unraveling of Wentwater (The Gates of Heaven Series)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   C. S. Lakin
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Living Ink Books; Reprint edition (2012, Jul 16th).
    Pages:   356

    When the simple, backward village of Wentwater begins disappearing one word at a time, no one can figure out how to stop it. Not the learned men living up in the Heights nor the superstitious leaders of the village. But those who had attended the baby naming ceremony seventeen years earlier remember the words of the marsh witch, and her pronouncement that the babe would one day cause the unraveling of Wentwater. In their fear, the villagers banish the parents and set their cottage on fire, and the babe was thought to have perished in the flames. But . . . did she?Teralyn lives in the Heights and wants nothing more than to create beautiful music on her lap harp. When she comes down to the village for a festival, she falls in love with a villager named Fromer, much to the fury of Fromer’s brother, Justyn. more

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  • The Land of Darkness (The Gates of Heaven Series)

    The Land of Darkness (The Gates of Heaven Series)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   C. S. Lakin
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Living Ink Books; 1 edition (2011, Oct 27th).
    Pages:   272

    “It is not the land that is dangerous, Callen. The danger lies in your heart. Others have lost their lives searching for the bridge. Are you certain you are prepared to pay that price?”     Jadiel is twelve and things couldn’t get much worse—or could they?  Not long after her mother is killed in a tragic accident, her father, Ka’rel, marries a vile and abusive woman named Huldah, but Jadiel sees how he simmers under Huldah’s intoxicating enchantment. Jadiel’s wicked stepmother means to get rid of Jadiel, and sends her off with a threat and an impossible task: bring back the leaves from the Eternal Tree by the next full moon or her father will die. Heartsick and hopeless, Jadiel sets out alone and afraid. more

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  • Hero on a Bicycle

    Hero on a Bicycle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Shirley Hughes
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   224

    In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things.Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though — and neither have thirteen-year- old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings — with only a bicycle to help them — do against a whole army? Middle-grade fans of history and adventure will be riveted by the action and the vividly evoked tension of World War II. more

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