Four mysteries are solved by a group of children who call themselves the Black Hand Gang. Each one-page episode is accompanied by a picture riddle.
Frank, Angela, Ralph and Keith, known together as the Black Hand Gang, prove their skill as detectives during four exciting episodes in which they uncover a forger, capture a burglar and enlist the aid of the local police when things get a bit sticky. Every story has illustrations which provide the clues discovered by the Gang. All the necessary clues are shown so you can be a detective with them. But you have to be sharp to keep up with the Black Hand Gang! As the Gang tracks down the criminals, you can keep a score of clues you get right and add them up at the end of the book.
Book of the Night
Author: Oliver Potzsch
In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Potzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas s life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the "Book of the Night" out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer."
Land of Gold
Publisher: Hueber Verlag
Containing over 50 essays by leading and new scholars, this Companion is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction by the editor, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasising the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into 5 key parts the book covers: concepts – from within picturebooks, but also applied from literary theory; genres – from baby books through to adolescents; interfaces – their relations to other forms such as comics and visual media; domains and theoretical approaches; and adaptations and media. It also contains an extensive bibliography, glossary and a timeline of key picturebooks and milestones.
Author: Andrew Prentice, Jonathan Weil
When Jack picks the wrong pocket and finds himself making a dangerous bargain with a terrifying stranger, the consequences are worse than he could ever have imagined. Held at knife-point, with his mother brainwashed by an ancient curse, only reckless, rapier-swishing Kit Morely can help him.
Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn. A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself.
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Follows Eragon as he grows from a poor farm boy into an amazing swordsman, fighting to help save the Empire from evil and darkness.
Literary and multimodal texts for children and young people play an important role in their acquisition of language and literacy, and they are a flourishing part of publishing and translating activities today. This book brings together twentyone papers on the particular aspect of the translation of feigned orality. As the link between the literary and the multimodal text, fictional dialogue is the appropriate place for evoking orality, lending authenticity and credibility to the narrated plot and giving a voice to fictitious characters. This is illustrated with examples from narrative and dramatic texts as well as films, cartoons and television series, in their respective modes of mediation: translating, interpreting, dubbing and subtitling. The findings are of interest from the scholarly point of view of contrastive linguistics, for the professional practice of translating, interpreting, dubbing and subtitling and in the educational context. Martin B. Fischer. PhD thesis on translation of children's literature. He is a translator from Catalan, Spanish and Dutch into German and teaches translation and German at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Maria Wirf Naro. PhD thesis on lexical composition in German. She teaches German language and text analysis at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Author: H. J. Press
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Collects three hundred twenty-five experiments in botany, chemistry, electricity, motion, molecular forces, temperature, air pressure, sound, and sight.
Das Thema Ritter und Burgen begeistert Kinder - und mit dem beliebten Drachen Kokosnuss das spannende und lustige Abenteuer um den schwarzen Ritter zu bestreiten, macht allen Spass: In grosser Schrift, reich bebildert, mit Kapitelgliederung, und den praktischen Vokabelhilfen, übersichtlich eingeklinkt neben dem Text, erweitern geübtere Leser ihren Grundwortschatz und erlesen ihr erstes grösseres Englisch-Abenteuer. (Verlagstext).
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up a humorous helping of "taut, fast-paced action...crisp and hot” (The New York Times). After dispatching a pistol-packing intruder from his home with the help of a stuffed Marlin head, Mick Stranahan can't deny that someone is out to get him. His now-deceased intruder carries no I.D., and as a former Florida state investigator, Stranahan knows there are plenty of potential culprits. His long list of enemies includes an off point hit man, a personal injury lawyer of billboard fame, a notoriously irritating TV journalist, and a fumbling plastic surgeon. Now, if he wants to keep fishing into his golden years, Stranahan has no choice but to come out of retirement to close this one last case...