Eine Zeitreise ins Mittelalter und direkt ins Abenteuer Eine Reise in die Vergangenheit? Oskar traut seinen Augen kaum, als er einen Brief findet, in dem sein Opa eine Anleitung für Zeitreisen beschreibt. Doch es funktioniert: Oskar macht sich mit klopfendem Herzen auf in das mittelalterliche Nürnberg. Eigentlich soll es nur ein kurzer Besuch werden, aber plötzlich sieht sich Oskar in ein Abenteuer um Kindesraub und Hexerei verstrickt, das er sich in seinen kühnsten Träumen nicht hätte vorstellen können! Ein spannender Kriminalfall vor historischer Kulisse
The Star of Kazan
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there, but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family . . . Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining The Star of Kazan is a timeless classic for readers young and old.
Author: Simona Ahrnstedt
A gripping, glittering novel of scandal and suspense that ranges from Sweden to New York City to Africa, from the bestselling author of All In . . . Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent, jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one.Isobel Sørensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation. Is it because she’s the only woman who ever told him to go to hell? As the two push each other’s boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated.Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word? Praise for All In “A compelling story that has heat and heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown “Sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” —New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare “I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.” —New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
Crusade in Jeans
Author: Thea Beckman
Publisher: namelos llc
A 20-century teenager is stranded in the Children's Crusade of the 13th century. A time machine catapults a twentieth-century teenager to the thirteenth century. Rudolf Hefting of Amsterdam -intelligent and headstrong -thought he was engaged in an experiment that would take him back to the Middle Ages to a tournament of knights. But computer error strands him in the Rhineland at the exact time that the Children's Crusade is passing through. Alone and disoriented Rudolf has no choice but to join the immense children's army -almost ten thousand strong. The dreadful conditions he encounters compel him to use his twentieth-century knowledge to try to create order out of chaos, and in spite of himself he becomes a leader and organizer, though he knows that the great undertaking is doomed to failure. With Rudolf we experience the day-to-day adventures and tragedies of the long journey across Europe to the sea -the epidemics, the hunger, and the fighting. We experience loyal friendships and courage, too, and devotion to God, both real and false. With Rudolf we struggle to understand how it was possible that children between six and fifteen years old thought they could travel all through Europe and cross the sea to drive away the Saracens from the Holy Land. We discover a world that once existed but one that perhaps we can never fully understand.
Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?
Until the Debt Is Paid
Author: Alexander Hartung, Steve Anderson
Berlin detective Jan Tommen expected to wake up with a hangover--not a murder charge. But a well-known judge has been brutally killed and hard evidence places Jan at the crime scene. When disturbing gaps in Jan's memory make finding an alibi impossible, the case against him looks open and shut. Faced with life on the inside, Jan flees police custody to take refuge with an old friend deeply enmeshed in the capital's seedy underworld. Hampered by a citywide manhunt, Jan soon finds that investigating leads while eluding capture isn't easy. Before long, he's relying on a team of misfits for help, including an icy blonde medical examiner and a brilliant but reclusive computer whiz. When a lucky break leads Jan to connect the murders to a heinous trafficking ring, the team risks it all to find answers. Meanwhile, the body count continues to rise and the police department starts to close in. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jan must identify the true killer--before his time finally runs out.
North of Nowhere
Author: Liz Kessler
Publisher: Candlewick Press
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Emily Windsnap series comes a captivating adventure about family, friendship, and the bonds that bridge time. The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery: Mia’s grandad has vanished, and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mom rush to Porthaven to help her grandmother, Mia imagines long dreary days with no one to talk to except for the old-time fisherman at her grandparents’ pub. But that’s before Mia finds a diary on an empty, docked fishing boat and starts exchanging notes with a local girl named Dee, a girl who seems much like her. Mia is excited about having a new friend, but why do their plans to meet each other never materialize? And why does Dee claim to be stuck at home due to violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? Will Mia be able to solve the mystery of where — and when — her grandfather and friend might be before time and tide forever wash away their futures?
The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
The Secret Room
Author: Antonia Michaelis
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to the house by the sea. Here everything is strange and new. But one day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a circular room with walls made of rough stone. The light coming through the window is hazy, as if the room is under water. It is a magic room—which he calls “The Adopted Room”—belonging to another world. And on a bed in the room sits a boy who is waiting to take Achim with him into the realm of the powerful Nameless One. Achim learns that the boy, Arnim, is the long-dead son of Achim’s new parents. When he died in a car accident at the age of four, Arnim was supposed to have become a bird and flown free to the land of the dead, which can be seen through the window of The Adopted Room. But the Nameless One has somehow locked Arnim inside, so he cannot leave. Achim, however, finds he can turn into a bird, slip through the window, and fly across the strange land. And thus begins a journey in which Achim must fight the Nameless One and free Arnim so he can finally leave his parents and they can let go of their grief. Antonia Michaelis’s fresh voice helps to address the delicate issues of death, grief, and mourning, portraying them as an essential part of life. The Secret Room is full of humor and adventure, but also brings to light these difficult life issues in a way that young readers can understand. The first in a trilogy, with its sequel, The Secret of the Twelfth Continent, to follow next spring, this captivating mid-grade novel is sure to become a favorite series with young readers.
The Empty Stocking
Author: Richard Curtis
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Empty Stocking is a brilliantly funny Christmas story by Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb. In this fantastically funny and heartwarming story by Richard Curtis, scriptwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually, it's Christmas Eve and there's one very important question on everyone's mind - have YOU been good this year? For twins Sam and Charlie this is a big worry. Charlie has been especially naughty and everyone is sure that she won't get any presents AT ALL. But when Santa makes a mistake, it's up to Charlie to put things right... Richard Curtis is an award-winning and international film-director and scriptwriter, and the creator of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill and Mr Bean. Rebecca Cobb graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004. She has collaborated with the Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Orange-Prize-winner Helen Dunmore. Rebecca has been shortlisted for the 2013 Waterstones Prize and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award.
Author: Kath Woodward
Publisher: Psychology Press
"This book will be of particular interest to students wanting to bridge the gap between Access courses or A levels and social sciences degrees, and for those who are considering studying the social sciences at undergraduate level and want to know more about what might be involved, as well as to those who just want to think more systematically about issues of social and political concern and develop some of the tools of critical analysis."--BOOK JACKET.
Nürnberg im Mittelalter ist wieder das Ziel des kleinen Zeitreisenden Oskar. Zum letzten Mal besucht er dort seine drei Freunde, unter ihnen auch Albrecht, Nachname Dürer. Eine Gruppe fremder Leute ist in der Stadt, zugleich wird ein kleiner Junge vermisst. Plötzlich überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, und wer weiß, ob Oskar den Weg zurück in die Gegenwart noch findet? Dieser spannende Kinderkrimi vor historischer Kulisse ist eine fesselnde Zeitreise ins Mittelalter!
Author: Hayley Long
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Sophie and her family left England for Belgium when she was very young. At fourteen, she's doesn't understand why they left England until she makes a startling discovery that helps her unlock the mystery of who she really is.
Grandfather & the Wolves
Author: Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Fascinating and dream-like, this compelling tale for children by Per Olov Enquist tells the story of Mina, who wakes up one night to find that a crocodile has bitten her on the bottom. Her tired parents don't recognise the seriousness of the situation, but Mina's Grandpa knows what to do. He takes Mina, her sister and their cousins on a dangerous journey up Three Cave Mountain. What they find there will leave them changed forever. Offering a sweet and original glimpse into the mind of a perky and irrepressible child, Grandfather and the Wolves will thrill younger and older readers alike.