A Peculiar Peril

A Peculiar Peril
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780374308896
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Peculiar Peril is a head-spinning epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying, from the Nebula Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer. Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather’s overstuffed mansion—a veritable cabinet of curiosities—once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables). Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them.

Aggie Morton Mystery Queen Peril at Owl Park

Aggie Morton  Mystery Queen  Peril at Owl Park
Author: Marthe Jocelyn
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780735265516
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Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Tundra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency. Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is looking forward to Christmas. Having just solved a murder and survived her own brush with death inal her small town of Torquay on the coast of England, Aggie can't wait to spend the holidays with her sister Marjorie, the new Lady Greyson of Owl Park, an enormous manor house in the country; Grannie Jane and her fellow sleuth and partner in crime, Hector Perot. Owl Park holds many delights including Aggie's almost cousin Lucy, exciting and glamorous visitors from Ceylon and disguises aplenty in the form of a group of travelling actors, not to mention a secret passageway AND an enormous, cursed emerald. Not even glowering old Lady Greyson (the Senior) can interfere with Aggie's festive cheer. But when Aggie and her friends discover a body instead of presents on Christmas morning, things take a deadly serious turn. With the help of a certain nosy reporter, Aggie and Hector will once again have to put their deductive skills and imaginations to work to find the murderer on the loose. Filled with mystery, adventure, unforgettable characters and several helpings of tea and Christmas pudding,Peril at Owl Parkis the second book in a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere.

Peril in the Palace

Peril in the Palace
Author: Paul McCusker,Marianne Hering
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9781589976290
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Release: 2011-04
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cousins Patrick and Beth travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination Station, to thirteenth-century China, where they meet Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and are mistaken for Christian shamans.

Promise and Peril

Promise and Peril
Author: Aaron Wherry
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781443458283
Available:
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inside, in-depth look at the leadership of Justin Trudeau, by a veteran political journalist A must-read for all Canadians before the next federal election Justin Trudeau came to power on the promise of “hope and hard work” and a pledge to seek a common good for all Canadians. From the outset, his critics called him naive, inexperienced and a danger to the economy. His proponents have touted his intentions for the middle class, the environment and refugees, which they argue have moved forward real change despite challenges and criticism. Veteran political journalist Aaron Wherry has extensively interviewed decision-makers, influencers and political insiders, from the prime minister’s closest advisors to cabinet ministers to the prime minister himself, to provide the most in-depth, inside examination—beyond the headlines and the tweets—of how Justin Trudeau has performed on his promises for Canada. Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power explores how the Trudeau government has succeeded or failed in its biggest commitments—resource development, immigration, climate change, trade, reconciliation—against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, global political tumult and the roar of populist revolt. It reveals what was happening behind the scenes during the government’s most crucial and public moments, including: · the NAFTA negotiations · the infamous Trump tweets at the G7 summit · that island vacation · the SNC-Lavalin affair Promise and Peril is a must-read for all voters before the next election. It examines whether a politician who came to office with immense potential has measured up to expectations—and what is at stake for Canada’s future at home and abroad.

Queen s Peril

Queen s Peril
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368063258
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.

Pok mon Peril

Pok  mon Peril
Author: Pokemon,Pokémon Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1408351854
Available:
Release: 2017-06
Editor: Orchard Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Join Ash and friends as they continue their journey through the strange and exotic Orange Islands! Ash and Misty have found the GS Pok� Ball and finally reached the Orange Islands. But they quickly discover that things are very different here - Pok�mon are turning pink, and there is an Onix made of crystal. Can Ash, Misty and their new friend Tracey work out what is going on, before Team Rocket sabotage their journey?

Star Wars Queen s Peril

Star Wars Queen s Peril
Author: E. K. Johnston
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1368057144
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.

P is for Peril

 P  is for Peril
Author: Sue Grafton
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0399147195
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Release: 2001
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kinsey Millhone trusts her life to her instincts as her investigation into the disappearance of a renowned physician takes her into a dark and dangerous world of duplicity, betrayal, and double-dealing, in the noir-influenced novel by the author of fifteen mysteries spanning the first two-thirds of the alphabet. 750,000 first printing.

Those in Peril

Those in Peril
Author: Wilbur Smith
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781499861198
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first Hector Cross thriller The first Hector Cross thriller "He mounted his assault rifle to his shoulder and fired a three-shot burst into the thorn bush. The man who had been lying behind it leaped to his feet. He was turbaned and cloaked with his AK-47 slung over his shoulder and a small black box in his hand, from which dangled the thin red insulated cable. 'Bomb!' Hector screamed. 'Heads down!'" Some debts can only be paid in blood... When Hazel Bannock, billionaire oil tycoon, discovers her daughter has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda pirates just off the coast of Somalia, she uses all the power at her disposal to rescue her daughter but politics and diplomacy fail her at every turn. Her only hope is her ex-military head of security, Hector Cross, an expert in surveillance, infiltration and combat. For all Hazel's connections and wealth, Cross is the one man who is offering to find her daughter and bring her home. Hazel and Cross must work together to bring Cayla home, but neither of them realise that the kidnappers are not merely interested in ransom -- what they have planned is far, far worse...

Journalists in Peril

Journalists in Peril
Author: Nancy J. Woodhull,Robert W. Snyder
Pages: 178
ISBN: 1412826985
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Release: 2021
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Threats to journalists carry many different lessons, but one is constant: People who would intimidate or kill journalists are usually terrified that someone might find out. Journalists who want to protect one another need do nothing more than what should come naturally to them: report on threats to journalists--big threats and small threats, whether they are directed against the international luminaries of the profession or small timers. Non-journalists can also play a big part in the fight to protect journalists. Next to tough and timely reporting that establishes the facts of a case, nothing protects a journalist so much as public outrage and public support. Ordinary citizens can play an enormous role by pressuring thugs and tyrants who would like to stifle the freedom of the press. The freedom of journalists is consequently the bedrock of freedom for all people. Chapters and contributors to "Journalists in Peril "include: "The Clash of Arms in Exotic Locales" by Peter Arnett; "Press Freedom--Balkan Style" by Kati Marton; "Grim Prospects for Hong Kong" by John Schidlovsky; "Russian Reporters--Between a Hammer and an Anvil" by losif M. Dzyaloshinsky; "Defiant Publishing in Nigeria" by Dapo Olorunyomi; "Turkish Journalists on Trial" by Ahmet Emin; "In America, Justice for Some" by Ana Arana; and "Blood and Fear in Italy" by Candida Curzi. The tragic accounts detailed in "Journalists in Peril "are poignantly written and are important reading for all concerned with democracy in the world, especially political scientists, government officials, and those involved in the various communications professions.

Climate in Peril

Climate in Peril
Author: Alex Kirby,United Nations Environment Programme
Pages: 57
ISBN: 8277010532
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Release: 2009
Editor: UNEP/Earthprint
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports presents the substance of the Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in simplified language and structure. The guide, intended for lay readers, is a joint publication of GRID-Arendal and SMI Books, with the generous support of the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Peril

Peril
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780553582512
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Release: 2005
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tired of living in fear, Sara Labriola, a married woman haunted by a terrible secret, decides to disappear and reinvent herself by establishing a new life, despite the six desperate and dangerous men who are on her trail, unaware that Sara in turn is drawing them down a a perilous path of dark sins, revenge, and hidden lies.

Constance in Peril

Constance in Peril
Author: Ben Manley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781529050783
Available:
Release: 2021-09-16
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Constance in Peril is a brilliantly funny story from the creators of the critically acclaimed The Misadventures of Frederick, a Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year. Told with all Ben Manley's characteristic wit and genius for comic timing, with beautiful, atmospheric illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark adding to the fun. Edward’s favourite toy was a soft, old, cloth doll. Her name was Constance Hardpenny and she had led a tragic life. Having been rescued from a rubbish bin by a boy called Edward, Constance suffers a series of potentially catastrophic incidents. More suited to elegant tea parties in a bygone age, she nevertheless remains stoic throughout. From being forgotten and left out in the rain or trapped up a tree, even being caught between the jaws of the neighbour's dog, Constance is constantly finding herself in mortal danger. Although she’s luckily rescued each time by the watchful Grace, Edward’s loving older sister, it seems disaster is never far behind. Is Constance doomed to suffer a life of never-ending peril? Probably.

Miraculous Peril in Paris

Miraculous  Peril in Paris
Author: ZAG
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780316429412
Available:
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Join Ladybug and Cat Noir as they save the day in an illustrated, action-packed chapter book series based on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. When Aurore Beauréal loses the competition to become KIDZ+'s new weather girl, Hawk Moth uses her anger to transform her into supervillain Stormy Weather. Now, determined to be the world's best weather girl, Stormy Weather unleashes chaos on Paris. Can Marinette stop Stormy Weather and save the city in the midst of her babysitting duties? By day, Marinette and Adrien are teens living normal lives. But by night, they turn into Ladybug and Cat Noir and work together to keep Paris safe from the mysterious Hawk Moth. Dive into fast-paced action adventures in this full-color, illustrated chapter book! Miraculous(TM) is a trademark of ZAG(TM) - Method(TM). © 2020 ZAGTOON(TM) - METHOD ANIMATION(TM) - TOEI ANIMATION - SAMG - SK BROADBAND - AB INTERNATIONAL - DE AGOSTINI EDITORE S.p.A. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Peril

Peril
Author: Pearl Goodman
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780987824486
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Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Bridgeross Communications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Pearl Goodman grew up in Toronto in the 1960s. In this exceptionally original memoir, written with wry humor and a sharp satirical eye, she juxtaposes popular culture with the jarring transitions and contradictions in her and her parents' lives. Striving to make sense of her emerging identity, she invokes TV shows, ads, movies, and distinctive details of the material and ideological landscape, while interweaving them with her parents' harrowing wartime experiences of concentration and refugee camps, and the drama and uncertainty of their postwar emigration first to Israel, and then to Canada.

Escaping Peril Wings of Fire Book 8

Escaping Peril  Wings of Fire  Book 8
Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780545685467
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Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny! Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now, Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day, no matter what it takes. There's just one problem: a strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarlet and haven't returned. Peril is worried that she might accidentally burn Turtle -- or burn him on purpose, for being so annoying -- and frustrated that she keeps saying and doing the wrong things. She can't escape her firescales, and she can't escape her reputation as the deadliest dragon in Pyrrhia. So when she's offered a chance to trade everything for a second chance, Peril has to decide who she's really loyal to . . . and whether her own scales might actually be worth saving."

Penguin in Peril

Penguin in Peril
Author: Helen Hancocks
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0763671592
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Templar
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Facing hungry bellies and a bare cupboard, three cats kidnap a penguin to help them catch fish, triggering a hilarious sequence of events as the penguin, whose black-and-white markings cause him to be mistaken for a waiter, tries to escape back home.

Plesiosaur Peril

Plesiosaur Peril
Author: Daniel Loxton,Daniel Smith
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781554536337
Available:
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A group of plesiosaurs -- ocean-dwelling cousins of the dinosaurs -- keeps safe by swimming in a family pod. But then one baby plesiosaur swims too far from its mother and attracts the attention of something very large and very hungry, and the struggle for survival is on. A unique blend of digital artwork and landscape photography illustrates this thrilling encounter.

Uncertain Peril

Uncertain Peril
Author: Claire Hope Cummings
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780807085813
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Release: 2009-03
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the rise of industrial agriculture and plant biotechnology, the fall of public interest science, and the folly of patenting seeds, suggesting how green technologies and new approaches to food and farming methods will provide a way out of this growing predicament. Reprint.

The White Peril in the Far East

The White Peril in the Far East
Author: Daniel A. Metraux
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780595264995
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sidney Lewis Gulick's 1905 masterpiece,The White Peril in the Far East: An Interpretation of the Significance of the Russo-Japanese War is a fascinating contemporary study of the most significant war of the early modern era. Japan's stunning victory over Russia was the first time that an Asian country had defeated a white European nation. Japan's victory was a clear signal to other Asians that they too could roll back the tide of Western imperialism. The republication of Gulick's book is part of an ongoing effort by this scholar to introduce modern readers to now long-forgotten out-of-print works by pioneer Japanologists. The Editor (Daniel Metraux) provides an introduction that places Gulick's work in the context of modern Japanese history.