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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing
  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 0689843240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years. A first children's book. 10,000 first printing.

The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing
  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-09-20
  • ISBN : 0718017366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there. “Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad—or, that is, had I gone mad again?” No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don’t Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic in the secular, sophisticated atmosphere of New York, London, and Los Angeles. But his lifelong quest for truth—in his life and in his work—was leading him to a place he never expected. In The Great Good Thing, Klavan tells how his troubled childhood caused him to live inside the stories in his head and grow up to become an alienated young writer whose disconnection and rage devolved into depression and suicidal breakdown. But he also stumbled into a genuine romance, a passionate and committed marriage whose uncommon and enduring devotion convinced him of the reality of love. In those years, Klavan fought to ignore the insistent call of God, a call glimpsed in a childhood Christmas at the home of a beloved babysitter, in a transcendent moment at his daughter’s birth, and in a snippet of a baseball game broadcast that moved him from the brink of suicide. But more than anything, the call of God existed in stories—the stories Klavan loved to read and the stories he loved to write. The Great Good Thing is the dramatic, soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth.

Into the Labyrinth

Into the Labyrinth
  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 0689846150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Princess Sylvie and the other characters in the book entitled "The Great Good Thing" confront the perils of being uploaded onto the World Wide Web, forcing them to act out their story both in print and in cyberspace.

The Constellation of Sylvie

The Constellation of Sylvie
  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 0689857136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie tries to save her storybook kingdom, which lives within the pages of "The Great Good Thing," when they find themselves aboard a doomed space ship, despite the interference of the jester, Pingree, who schemes to blackmail he

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
  • Author : Miran Lipovača
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1593272839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!is a fun, illustrated guide to learning Haskell, a functional programming language that's growing in popularity.Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!introduces programmers familiar with imperative languages (such as C++, Java, or Python) to the unique aspects of functional programming. Packed with jokes, pop culture references, and the author's own hilarious artwork,Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!eases the learning curve of this complex language, and is a perfect starting point for any programmer looking to expand his or her horizons. The well-known web tutorial on which this book is based is widely regarded as the best way for beginners to learn Haskell, and receives over 30,000 unique visitors monthly.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
  • Author : F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Release : 2020-09-24
  • ISBN : 0857304615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This new edition of The Great Gatsby includes a foreword by critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith, as well as an exclusive extract of his forthcoming novel, NICK, which imagines narrator Nick Carraway's life before he meets Gatsby Enigmatic, intriguing and fabulously wealthy, Jay Gatsby throws lavish parties at his West Egg mansion to impress Daisy Buchanan, the object of his obsession, now married to bullish Tom Buchanan. Over a Long Island summer, his neighbour Nick Carraway, a writer and a cousin to Daisy, looks on as Gatsby and Daisy's affair deepens. Tragedy looms in F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, frequently named among the best novels of the twentieth century. 'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel' - Sunday Times 'More than an American classic; it's become a defining document of the national psyche, a creation myth, the Rosetta Stone of the Amercian dream' - Guardian

True Crime

True Crime
  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2011-04-27
  • ISBN : 0307791211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss's wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours—if Steve Everett can't find the evidence to stop it—a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum's skin. The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is ticking down and the race is on—between the reporter and his demons, between the system and its lethal flaws, between the last innocent man and society's ultimate crime. . . .

Good Omens

Good Omens
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-11-22
  • ISBN : 1448110238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

____________________ COMING TO AMAZON PRIME ON 31ST MAY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney
  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release : 2009-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781442058408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A little boy learns that even though his cat has died, he is still doing good things

The Name of this Book Is Secret

The Name of this Book Is Secret
  • Author : Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780316039925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.