Die drei ???“ sollen für Onkel Titus ein Auto überführen. Doch dichter Nebel zwingt sie eine Notunterkunft zu suchen. Ein seltsamer Pick-up-Fahrer führt sie zu einem heruntergekommenen Hotel. Bald geschehen seltsame Dinge. Birgt das alte Hotel ein Geheimnis? Hat das Wrack eines vor Jahren abgestürzten Flugzeugs etwas damit zu tun?
The Secret Zoo
Author: Bryan Chick
Publisher: Harper Collins
Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood— but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?
The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the ocean after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement in a newspaper. The government refuses to launch a rescue expedition, but Lord and Lady Glenarvan, moved by the children's condition, decide to do it by themselves. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known; thus, the expedition would have to circumnavigate the 37th parallel south. The bottle was retrieved from a shark's stomach, so it is impossible to trace its origin by the currents. Remaining clues consist of a few words in three languages. They are re-interpreted several times throughout the novel to make various destinations seem likely.
The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
The Mighty Orinoco
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre of science fiction. Written in 1898 and part of the author’s famous series Voyages Extraordinaires, The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man’s search for his father along the then-uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela. The text contains all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific-adventure tale: exploration and discovery, humor and drama, dastardly villains and intrepid heroes, and a host of near-fatal encounters with crocodiles, jungle fever, Indians and outlaws — all set in a wonderfully exotic locale. The Mighty Orinoco also includes a unique twist that will appeal to feminists — readers will need to discover it for themselves. This Wesleyan edition features notes, and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition. CONTRIBUTORS: Walter James Miller, Stanford Luce, Arthur B. Evans.
Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Harper Collins
“[Rollins] will make your toes curl and your free hand clutch the armchair as you speed through the pages.” —Tampa Tribune “James Rollins knows adventure.” —Chicago Sun Times A sensational early work from “one of the most inventive storytellers writing today” (Lincoln Child)—the third pulse-pounding adventure novel from perennial New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins—Deep Fathom is an extraordinary story of desperate survival and mysterious discoveries. The acclaimed creator of Sigma Force seamlessly combines action, science, lore, and breathtaking suspense in this classic tale of a lost civilization and a wondrous journey to a beguiling world beneath the sea. Part Michael Crichton, part Douglas Preston, part Indiana Jones, yet completely, exhilaratingly Rollins, Deep Fathom is an undersea roller coaster ride that never slows down from the first page through the explosive climax.
The Three Investigators search for a stolen statue only to find that it has mysteriously come to life.
Ist es nicht seltsam, dass der steinreiche Makler ausgerechnet die alte, verlassene Silbermine gekauft hat, die berüchtigte "Todesfalle"? Aber das ist noch lang kein Grund, ihn vorschnell zu verdächtigen, denn noch manch andere merkwürdige Gestalt taucht plötzlich auf. Wer ist beispielsweise der Unbekannte, der sich nachts in der Scheune zu schaffen macht und offensichtlich etwas sucht? Und der Steinbrocken, den Justus findet, hat der nicht eine goldene Spur? Rätsel über Rätsel. Doch dann machen die drei ??? im alten Bergwerk einen schaurigen Fund ...
Wusstet ihr, dass Skinny Norris und Morton etwas gemeinsam haben? Dass Bobs Vater ganze vier und seine Mutter gar keinen Vornamen hat? Wer den Ausdruck "spezialgelagerter Sonderfall" erfand? Und ob Hugenay eigentlich noch einmal aus dem Gefängnis kommt? Die drei ??? haben sich in einem Zeitraum von mehr als 50 Jahren von einer ursprünglich US-amerikanischen Jugendbuchserie zu einem generationenübergreifenden Massenphänomen in Deutschland entwickelt. Dieses Buch fasst nun endlich (fast) alles zusammen, was über die drei Detektive aus Rocky Beach und ihre abenteuerlichen Erlebnisse bekannt ist: Wissenswertes zu allen wichtigen Figuren der Serie, die Hintergründe der Entstehung, Fakten und kuriose Gegebenheiten wie etwa die hypothetische Frage "Wie groß müsste die ›Kleinstadt‹ Rocky Beach eigentlich wirklich sein?". Ein spannendes Buch für alle Fans von Justus, Peter und Bob.
Aufregung in der 6a: Eine andere sechste Klasse kommt zu Besuch - und zwar eine aus England! Jeder will unbedingt jemanden zu Hause aufnehmen. Conni schafft es, ihre Eltern zu überreden, und freut sich schon riesig auf die Austauschschülerin. Als die endlich kommt, ist Connis Überraschung groß. Aber auch Paul macht große Augen!
Author: Tod Goldberg
Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert. Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power – a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it.
The Center of the World
Author: Andreas Steinhofel
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn’t care what the neighbors will think; he’s just waiting for the right guy to come along. But Phil can’t remain a bystander forever. Not when he’s surrounded by his mother, Glass, who lives by her own rules and urges Phil to be equally strong; his sister, Dianne, who is abrupt and willful, with secrets to share; his uncle Gable, a restless mariner, defined by his scars; his best friend, Kat, who is generous but possessive. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love—until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kunal Basu
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Jami is the Gigolo King of Kalkatta. Smuggled into India from Bangladesh and given refuge by his uncle, a leader of the ruling Communist Party, he grows up in Zakaria Street-a Little Baghdad of the old-dreaming of becoming a pukka Kalkatta-wallah. When friendship with a local gang disqualifies him from school, he ends up as assistant to a passport forger, and then a masseur. Soon enough, innocent massage leads to 'plus plus treatments', and Kalkatta opens its doors, drawing Jami into the world of the rich and famous, housewives, tourists and travelling executives, and occasionally to high-paying and dangerous 'parties'. Danger looms, too, from rivals and the police, and the ever-present risk of losing his cover. Jami's shadowy double life takes a turn for the unexpected when he meets Pablo, a young boy who suffers from leukemia, and his single mother Mandira. Made to oscillate between his refugee family, the neighbourhood gang, his massage-parlour clients, even the cultured world of Bengali intellectuals inhabited by Mandira, he succeeds in becoming a true Kalkatta-wallah, but a stranger to himself. Until his love for Pablo threatens to destroy everything, and even drive him away from his beloved city.
The River Singers
Author: Tom Moorhouse, Simon Mendez
Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan's fur bristle with fear . . . Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers lurking at every turn, will they ever find a safe place to call home? Now available in paperback, this exciting and beautifully-illustrated animal adventure has themakings of a future children's classic. 'Just the sort of book I would have loved as a child.' Gill Lewis