Back to the roots" heißt es in Gregs 10. Tagebuch: Greg ist entsetzt, als seine Stadt von einem Tag auf den anderen beschließt, den Strom abzuschalten. Eine Welt ohne Fernsehen und Computerspiele? Stattdessen batteriebetriebene Ghettoblaster, Kassetten mit Bandsalat und ein altmodischer Limonadenstand? So ein Mist!, findet Greg und hat schon bei dem Gedanken daran die Nase voll. Dabei ist das erst der Anfang seiner Probleme ... Ein neues Abenteuer um den berühmtesten Highschool-Schüler der Welt.
The Samurai of Seville
Author: John Healey
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
A sumptuous novel inspired by one of history’s most intriguing forgotten chapters—the arrival of Japanese Samurai on the shores of Europe. In 1614, twenty-two Samurai warriors and a group of tradesmen from Japan sailed to Spain, where they initiated one of the most intriguing cultural exchanges in history. They were received with pomp and circumstance, first by King Philip III and later by Pope Paul V. They were the first Japanese to visit Europe and they caused a sensation. They remained for two years and then most of the party returned to Japan; however, six of the Samurai stayed behind, settling in a small fishing village close to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where their descendants live to this day. Healey imbues this tale of the meeting of East and West with uncommon emotional and intellectual intensity and a rich sense of place. He explores the dueling mentalities of two cultures through a singular romance; the sophisticated, restrained warrior culture of Japan and the baroque sensibilities of Renaissance Spain, dark and obsessed with ethnic cleansing. What one culture lives with absolute normality is experienced as exotic from the outsider’s eye. Everyone is seen as strange at first and then—with growing familiarity—is revealed as being more similar than originally perceived, but with the added value of enduring idiosyncrasies. The story told in this novel is an essential and timeless one about the discoveries and conflicts that arise from the forging of relationships across borders, both geographical and cultural.
„Pückler’s park in Muskau served as a textbook example of park design for American students through much of the twentieth century“ (Gert Gröning). Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei, the main work of Pückler-Muskau and classic source of landscape design, is made available here in a reliable and beautiful edition. The text is completed by the 44 views and four maps of the Muskau park in the Atlas that accompanied the original edition of 1834.
Up the Garden Path
Author: Norman Thelwell
Publisher: Allison & Busby
This tongue in cheek cartoon guide covers all aspects of gardening, from how to make a hole in the frozen fish pond to how to get your mower out of the shed, and includes a calendar of essential work throughout the year.
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Book 12 is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas. With engaging writing, hilarious illustrations on every page and an action-packed holiday-based plot, THE GETAWAY is a winner. Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent 'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue 'Hilarious' - Telegraph Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent 'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue 'Hilarious' - Telegraph
Publisher: Red Fox
They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys... and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that Ñ whether you want them to or not! For the Bad Guys' first good mission, the gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound!
The 13-Story Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it's not just any old treehouse, it's the most amazing treehouse in the world! This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn't for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles! Join the fun with The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This title has Common Core connections.
"You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we're better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms"--
Emma and the Blue Genie
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Yearling Books
Setting a genie free from a bottle that washes up from the ocean, Emma and her noodle-tailed dog help the genie reclaim his magic nose ring from an evil yellow genie who has stolen all of his powers. By the best-selling author of Inkheart. Simultaneous eBook.
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig - not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure - and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget. Zoo-Wee-Mama! Includes exclusive bumper stickers!
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collectio
Greg Heffley's mom wants him to take a break from video games while Halloween approaches and he comes up with an idea to make a movie.
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
The Third Wheel
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collectio
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.
Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kidmovies! If you've ever wondered how a movie gets made, you're not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn't know either, but when his bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was turned into a live-action movie by 20th Century Fox, he learned how a book gets adapted into a major motion picture. Now revised and expanded, and complete with photographs, script pages, story sketches, and costume designs from all three movies, plus original art by Jeff Kinney, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to the bestselling series.