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Harry Potter Boxed Set, Books 1-5 (Harry Potter, #1-5)

J.K. Rowling - 2003
    Box Set containing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

The Immortals

Tamora Pierce - 2003
    The Immortals: Wild Magic; Wolf Speaker; Emperor Mage; the Realms of the Gods

Trickster's Choice

Tamora Pierce - 2003
    Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. This is the first of two books featuring Alianne.

Air & Earth

Tamora Pierce - 2003
    Briar is a former "street rat" who is learning plant magic. Together with their fellow mages in training, Sandry and Tris must help two communities whose people are in dire peril. In books three and four, the spellbinding conclusion to the riveting Circle of Magic quartet, acclaimed fantasy writer Tamora Pierce enchants her readers with a heart-pounding mixture of magic and mystery as four outcasts must bind together their magical powers to try and save themselves and what they love most.

Vampire Blood Trilogy

Darren Shan - 2003
    This trilogy comprises of 'Cirque Du Freak', 'The Vampire's Assistant' and 'Tunnels of Blood'.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg - 2003
    She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

The Goose Girl

Shannon Hale - 2003
    Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm.

As Long as We Both Shall Live

Lurlene McDaniel - 2003
    Be prepared. But how could she be prepared for the news that she has an inoperable brain tumor? April’s life will never be the same. Then she meets handsome Mark Gianni. Mark has cystic fibrosis, but he also has a passion for life . . . and for April. When he asks April to marry him, she’s happier than she’s ever been.April thought she and Mark would be together forever. But since Mark’s death, April has never felt more alone. Then Brandon Benedict comes into her life. Brandon is lonely and angry—he and April have a lot in common. But April cannot tell Brandon about her illness. When April’s medical problems suddenly return, she must decide what to tell Brandon. Can the love she’s felt before help her now?


Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - 2003
    The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, she’ll do anything in her power to stop this war—even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one.Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica—and all they ask of their people—but it may be more than she can give.A School Library Journal Best Books of the YearA VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List selectionFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Breadwinner Trilogy

Deborah Ellis - 2003
    "All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York TimesThe three books in Deborah Ellis's Breadwinner trilogy bound into one handsome volumeDeborah Ellis's novels The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and Mud City have been a phenomenal success, touching the hearts of readers the world over.Here are the three books bound into one handsome volume -- for readers new to Deborah Ellis and for those who would like a collector's edition for their libraries.

Six Months to Live

Lurlene McDaniel - 2003
    Dawn Rochelle is about to face the toughest fight of her life—a fight she has to win. Otherwise, she has only six months to live.

The Secret of the Mansion

Julie Campbell - 2003
    But then a millionaire s daughter moves into the next-door mansion, an old miser hides a fortune in his decrepit house, and a runaway kid starts hiding out in Sleepyside!"

Brave Story

Miyuki Miyabe - 2003
    His family has problems they never told him about, a new student at school upsets everything he knows about the world, and a girl's voice rings in his mind all hours of the night. Desperately he searches for some way to change his life; a way to alter his fate.To achieve his goal, he must navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. And to complicate matters, he must outwit a merciless rival from the real world. Wataru's ultimate destination is the Tower of Destiny where a Goddess of fate awaits. Only when he has finished his journey and collected five elusive gemstones will he possess the Demon's Bane; the key that will unlock his future. Charity, bravery, faith, grace and the power of darkness and light: these are the provinces of each gemstone. Brought together, they have the immeasurable power to change Wataru's life.

The Battle of Jericho

Sharon M. Draper - 2003
    Just being a pledge wins him the attention of Arielle, one of the hottest girls in his class, whom he's been too shy even to talk to before now. But as the secret initiation rites grow increasingly humiliating and force Jericho to make painful choices, he starts to question whether membership in the Warriors of Distinction is worth it. How far will he have to go to wear the cool black silk Warriors jacket? How high a price will he have to pay to belong? The answers are devastating beyond Jericho's imagination.

The Seer and the Sword

Victoria Hanley - 2003
    But there is a curse on anyone who lifts the sword for conquest. King Kareed of Archeld goes after this sword anyway, winning it from the King of Bellandra. When he returns home from battle, he brings his daughter, Princess Torina, two special gifts. One is a unique crystal, in which she can view visions of the future. The other gift is the defeated king’s son Landen, who is to be her slave. Torina immediately releases Landen, who becomes a member of the King’s army and her close friend.But trouble is lurking in the kingdom of Archeld and people are accusing Landen of plotting against the King. Torina refuses to believe he would hurt her family. Then Torina begins seeing deadly visions in her crystal. Can she save her father’s life and the future of her kingdom?

National Velvet

Enid Bagnold - 2003
    The heroine's grit and determination, backed by the support of her eccentric and loving family, offer an inspiring example of the struggles and rewards of following a dream."The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy."--"The New York Times""Humorous, charming, National Velvet is a little masterpiece."--"Time""Put on your not-to-be-missed list."--"The New Yorker"

The Seventh Tower

Garth Nix - 2003
    Contains complete text to Above the Veil, Into Battle and The Violet Keystone by author Garth Nix.

A Handful of Time

Kit Pearson - 2003
    She doesn't know her cousins at all, and she's never been good at camping or canoeing, let alone making new friends. When she arrives at the cottage, her worst fears come true: her cousin Kelly teases her; Aunt Ginnie and Uncle Doug feel sorry for her. She doesn't fit in. Then Patricia discovers an old watch hidden under a floorboard. When she winds it, she finds herself taken back in time to the summer when her own mother was twelve.

Blue is for Nightmares Collections

Laurie Faria Stolarz - 2003
    Also sporting a fresh design is The Blue is for Nightmares Collection, a handsome boxed set of all four of these new editions—plus a unique book of spells.The engaging heroine of this popular suspense series is Stacey Brown. A typical teenager, Stacey has the usual worries, but she is also a hereditary witch who is blessed—or cursed—with a gift for prophetic dreams. Breathtaking bouts with killers and heart-wrenching near misses with death will keep you on the edge of your seat!Awards and Praise for Blue is for Nightmares:- A YALSA Popular Paperback (2007)- A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers (2005)- A YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee (2004)"A good choice for libraries where witchcraft is an eternal favorite." —VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)


Lilli Thal - 2003
    The dark Middle Ages jump to life in blazing color in this world of adventure and imagination.Two mighty kingdoms are engaged in endless, merciless war, but change appears imminent. King Philip is meeting his archenemy, King Theodo, to sign a peace treaty. But King Philip and his men are tricked and consigned to the squalid dungeons of King Theodo's castle. Soon, his son, 12-year-old Prince Florin, is lured to the castle, where the same horror awaits him.On a whim, King Theodo decides to make the captive crown prince his second Fool, trained by Mimus, an enigmatic, occasionally spiteful, and unpredictable court jester. To add to Florin's misery, he and Mimus are fed a daily portion of gruel, forced to live in a dark, damp tower, and required to entertain the court on demand. But events ultimately turn for Florin and the other captives. They escape and it is Mimus's intervention that helps make it possible.Mimus is a stunning novel that will take readers in its grip and hold them until the last page is turned. Through the brilliant rhymes, jokes, and wordplay of Mimus, the unceasing action and compelling events are sprinkled with lightness and humor.

High Heat

Carl Deuker - 2003
    Firing fastballs at ninety miles per hour, he loves being a winner. But when his father is accused of a crime, Shane's charmed world is turned upside down. Nothing is the way it once was, and Shane's not sure he wants to -- or even can -- pitch ever again. But like baseball, life sometimes throws you curves, and Shane discovers it's how you play the game that counts most of all.

Alex Rider: The Missions, #1-4

Anthony Horowitz - 2003
    Stormbreaker2. Point Blanc3. Skeleton Key4. Eagle Strike

Josephine and the Soldier

Beverly Jenkins - 2003
    Just seventeen, she's been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop, and she refuses to be distracted by any of that courting nonsense. At least until nice George Brooks begins to pursue her. Jojo isn't looking for romance, but she permits George to call on her. The SoldierAdam Morgan has always been a Casanova, and no girl is immune to his charm. But when he comes home wounded from the War Between the States, it's a girl he used to call "Pest" who's turning his head. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart. Even so, he just can't get the headstrong young lady off his mind.For her part, Jojo can't deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he's always been such a flirt -- he can't possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her. As the war rages on, Adam's feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo's determination to resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, sometimes in spite of herself.

The Hollow Kingdom

Clare B. Dunkle - 2003
    In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girls recently arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to become his bride and queen...

The Last Dog on Earth

Daniel Ehrenhaft - 2003
    Dad Dr Craig Westerly, who left. Step-dad Bob, who wants control. Kids like too-good Devon. Except Jack. A mangy pup who only likes Logan.A new disease turns dogs vicious in days, spreads to humans. Logan runs with Jack when nobody believes she is immune. Meanwhile, Portland U. begs reclusive Craig back for old prion disease work.

Money Hungry

Sharon G. Flake - 2003
    All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

Guardians of Ga'hoole Boxed Set

Kathryn Lasky - 2003
    Deep in the Forest of Tyto the adventure takes wing!Soren is born in a forest kingdom where Barn Owls have lived in peace for eons. But evil now lurks in the owl world, an evil that will shatter Tyto's peace and change Soren's life forever.In the first four books of this popular series Soren and his band make their way to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree where they will join with like-minded owls - honest, brave, wise and true - to boldly face danger and be tested in ways they never imagined.


Mal Peet - 2003
    . . . Both lyrical and gripping." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)When Paul Faustino of LA NACION flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato — the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly brought his team the World Cup — the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rainforest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach a poor, gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action, this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends.

Leave Myself Behind

Bart Yates - 2003
    After his father dies, Noah's mother, a temperamental poet, takes a teaching job in a small New Hampshire town, far from Chicago and the only world Noah has known. While Noah gets along reasonably with his mother, the crumbling house they try to renovate quickly reveals dark secrets, via dusty Mason jars they discover interred between walls. The jars contain scraps of letters, poems, and journal entries, and eventually reconstructs a history of pain and violence that drives a sudden wedge between Noah and his mother. Fortunately, Noah finds an unexpected ally in J.D., a teenager down the street who has family troubles of his own.

The Time Capsule

Lurlene McDaniel - 2003
    Now entering their senior year in high school, they are surprised to find out what they wrote: Alexis wanted to “help people” and Adam wanted to be a fireman. But that was before Adam got sick and their family fell apart. Adam’s leukemia is now in remission but, sadly, so is the twins’ family. Their mother and father are always working—not only don’t they have time for Alexis and Adam, they don’t have time for each other. Alexis can’t even convince them to take a weekend off for one last family vacation to Disney World.No one is prepared when Adam gets sick again, but this time Alexis is not alone. Adam’s illness reunites the family. And Alexis discovers that the time capsule predictions weren’t so far off the mark.From the Hardcover edition.

The Silverwing Trilogy (Boxed Set): Silverwing; Sunwing; Firewing

Kenneth Oppel - 2003
    Now Shade's many fans can follow his journeys once again in this handsome boxed set.Books in this set include:"SilverwingSunwingFirewing"

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - 2003
    Until then the war had seemed far away, not something that would touch her or her teenage friends. Now Suzanne's family is kicked out onto the street as German soldiers take over their house as a barracks.Suzanne clings to the one thing she really loves--singing. Her voice is so amazing that she is training to become an opera singer. As Suzanne travels around for rehearsals, costume fittings, or lessons, she learns more about what the Nazis are doing and about the people who are "disappearing." Her travels are noticed by someone else, an organizer of the French Resistance. Soon Suzanne is a secret courier, a spy fighting for France and risking her own life for freedom.

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Han Nolan - 2003
    As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging. But when she's critically injured in an accident, everything changes.Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II.Han Nolan offers powerful insight into one young woman's survival through the Holocaust and another's journey out of hatred and self-loathing.Reader's guide and an interview with the author included.

The Princess Diaries Four-Book Set

Meg Cabot - 2003
    Princess Diaries Four-Book Set (Princess Diaries; Princess in the spotlight; Princess In Love; Princess in Waiting) For a limited time get four of Meg Cabot's books in the Princess Diaries series, including Cabott's latest installment, Princess in Waiting.

What Night Brings

Carla Trujillo - 2003
    What Night Brings is the unforgettable story of Marci's struggle to find and maintain her identity against all odds - a perilous home life, an incomprehensible Church, and a largely indifferent world. Winner of the Miguel Marmol prize focusing on human rights, the Paterson Fiction Prize, the Latino Literary Foundation Latino Book Award, the Bronze Medal from Foreword Magazine, and Honorable Mention for the Gustavus Meyers Books Award. Also shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award.

The Silver Brumby / Wild Echoes Ringing

Elyne Mitchell - 2003
    A truly lovely book with chapter heading illustrations by Margaret Power.

The Abhorsen Trilogy (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #1-3)

Garth Nix - 2003
    This hardbound omnibus collection contains the complete text of the first three beloved bestselling books in Garth's Nix's Old Kingdom series: Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen.SabrielEvery step brings Sabriel closer to a battle that will pit her against the true forces of life and death—and bring her face-to-face with her own destinyLiraelWith only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil, which threatens the fate of the Old Kingdom.AbhorsenThe Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, and Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil Destroyer—before it is too late


Jerry B. Jenkins - 2003
    Best for ages 10-14 but loved by all ages. Book #1: Taken contains the first four books and features background plots from Left Behind.

The Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud - 2003
    Powerful magicians rule Britain, and its empire, and Nathaniel is told his is the "ultimate sacrifice" for a "noble destiny." If leaving his parents and erasing his past life isn't tough enough, Nathaniel's master, Arthur Underwood, is a cold, condescending, and cruel middle-ranking magician in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The boy's only saving grace is the master's wife, Martha Underwood, who shows him genuine affection that he rewards with fierce devotion. Nathaniel gets along tolerably well over the years in the Underwood household until the summer before his eleventh birthday. Everything changes when he is publicly humiliated by the ruthless magician Simon Lovelace and betrayed by his cowardly master who does not defend him.Nathaniel vows revenge. In a Faustian fever, he devours magical texts and hones his magic skills, all the while trying to appear subservient to his master. When he musters the strength to summon the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus to avenge Lovelace by stealing the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, the boy magician plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything he could ever imagine.

God's Promises for Your Every Need

Anonymous - 2003
    Countryman is bringing forth a new hardcover series.This hardcover rendition of the best-selling trade paper edition of God's Promises for Your Every Need reminds the weary soul of the peace and sustenance to be found in God. This collectible, legacy edition is a beautiful reminder of God's love, whether for gift-giving or personal reflection and devotion. Promises focus on:CouragePatienceComfortForgivenessFellowshipSecurity

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins - 2003
    This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.


Jerry Spinelli - 2003
    Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of all to be nobody.Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable—Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II—and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan.From the Hardcover edition.

Carl Hiaasen's South Florida Three-Book Set #2

Carl Hiaasen - 2003
    Carl Hiaasen's South Florida Three-Book Set #2 (Lucky You, Basket Case, Double Whammy) For a limited time get three books in Carl Hiaasen's popular South Florida series together in one easy-to-order package, including the bestseller, Lucky You.

Dragons of Deltora: Special Edition, Books 1 & 2

Emily Rodda - 2003
    But young king Lief knows this isn't true, and that the time has come to find them. The evil Shadow Lord has poisoned the land with four vile creatures of sorcery buried with such stealth that only the bravest of heroes will find them. Lief and his companions Barda and Jasmine must struggle to reveal the origins of the sorcery and destroy them. Their only clues are fragments of an ancient map. And their only hope lies with seven unlikely allies, the last of Deltora's dragons.

The Girls Collection

Jacqueline Wilson - 2003
    Falling in love, learning to like yourself, staying out late and coping with heartbreak - these friends help each other through it all.

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Omnibus

Louise Rennison - 2003
    All four books in one big fat edition. Unlimited marvy zone stuff!


Chris Crutcher - 2003
    Stotan: A cross between a Stoic and a SpartinIt's the last swimming season for Walker, Nortie, Lion, and Jeff, and their coach is building their self-discipline in a grueling four-hour-a-day test of stamina designed to bring them to the outer edge of their capabilities.As it turns out, Stotan Week is also the week in which secrets are revealed, and the four friends must draw upon their new strengths for an endurance they never knew they'd need.

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

Louise Rennison - 2003
    Her cat, Angus (the size of a smalllabrador), is terrorizing the neighborhood. She went to a party dressed as astuffed olive. And she's madly in love with Robbie the Sex God, who(sometimes) thinks she's too young for him. In these first two volumes inthe hilarious #1 New York Times best-selling series, Georgia needs to changeher life from Ergghhhlack to Fabbity-fab-fab!The hysterically funny first two Georgia Nicolson diaries: angus, thongs and full -- frontal snogging and on the bright side, i’m now the girlfriend of a sex god.

Sea Legs

Alex Shearer - 2003
    Eric (older and considerably wiser than Clive by about five minutes) and Clive decide that this time will be different. When their father leaves for his latest cruise, they will go with him! Only Dad doesn't know yet, because Eric and Clive are going to be stowaways! How can their plan possibly fail? Okay, so Clive is a compulsive liar, with a tendency toward disastrous mishaps. It's worth the risk. All they have to do is keep out of Dad's way and stay out of trouble -- for three whole weeks...

The World of Alice

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - 2003
    Now Alice's many fans can treasure the first four books in the beloved series in his handsome boxed set.Books in this set include:"The Agony of AliceAlice in Rapture, Sort OfReluctantly AliceAll But Alice"


Chris Wooding - 2003
    So when her sister is snatched by the mean-spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back. But finding him isn't easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, danger, and deadly storytelling. With only her wits and her friends to aid her, Poison must survive the attentions of the Phaerie Lord, rescue her sister, and thwart a plot that's beyond anything she (or the reader) can imagine. . . .

Dark Reflections

Kai Meyer - 2003
    In this fast-paced series, feisty fourteen-year-old Merle and her friends Junipa and Serafin live in enchanted Venice, which has been under siege by Egypt for over 30 years. The Venetians' only protection is the Flowing Queen. But when the Queen's very existence is threatened, Merle soon finds herself at the center of a struggle for Venice's survival. But the final battle is one that she and her friends never could have imagined--and the cost will be high indeed. The author's imaginative use of history and mythology combine with fast-paced storytelling to create a page-turning series that is utterly compelling.

Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts of Christian Teens (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Jack Canfield - 2003
    Teens share stories about how God has given them the courage to cope with the tough stuff, the joy to live a fulfilling life, the strength to persevere when they feel alone, and the love and confidence they need to feel good about themselves. This very special volume will also help them to use other teens' experiences to build a stronger relationship with God.For teens tempted to use drugs, alcohol or other substances, Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul can be a lifeline to God. They will know that God cares what they think when it feels as if no one else does, and that He loves them no matter what. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/2/2003 Pages: 400 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up

Kit's Railway Adventure (American Girl)

Harriet Brown - 2003
    All aboard with Kit Kittredge for a memorable railroad adventure to Montana's majestic Glacier National Park! Order anything you like in the train's dining car, and sleep on the cozy upper bunk in a fancy drawing room compartment.

Lizzie McGuire: The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club

Alice Alfonsi - 2003
    A "post-it" on the front cover of the book lets readers know this is Lizzie's personal copy. And humorous comments and doodles in the margins of the interior are all Lizzie's, too. Featuring a "scholarly" introduction, the book centers on Darcy Lou, a young woman living on the Louisiana bayou of the late 1940s, whose orchid-growing mother, Tallulah, and her mother's crew of eccentric Cajun poker-playing friends, work together like fairy godmothers to help Darcy Lou attend the lavish New Orleans ball of her dreams. A "lost classic," The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club may not have been an Oprah Book Club selection, but it's sure to delight any Lizzie McGuire fan!

Zach's Lie

Roland Smith - 2003
    Jack then discovers the reason these men have come into their lives-his father has been arrested for drug trafficking.Jack, his mother, and his sister are then forced to enter Witness Security Program. Jack becomes "Zach" and moves to Elko, Nevada, a town in the middle of nowhere. There he meets Sam, the strangest school custodian he has ever encountered, and Catalin, a girl who might make Zach's uprooting worth the trouble. But just as Zach finally begins to piece together a new life, he finds himself in danger again-and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about.

The Oz Chronicles: Volume 2

L. Frank Baum - 2003
    Included in this two-volume set are the following stories: Volume 1The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Little Wizard Stories of Oz, Volume 2Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz, Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Magic of Oz,Glinda of Oz.

The Drovers Road Collection: Three New Zealand Adventures

Joyce West - 2003
    To know horses, sheep, cattle and the land; to interact with local Maoris and wandering Aussies; to ride in the hunt meets, and to fall quite often into adventures of every kind are, at least according to Gay, part of what normal life should be. Readers will move from Drover's Road to the next stage of Gay’s growing-up life, when she comes into an inheritance in Cape Lost, and finally, accompany her through the tensions and rewards that bring her into adulthood in The Golden Country.

No Laughter Here

Rita Williams-Garcia - 2003
    But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher's questions in a whisper? And why won't she laugh with Akilah anymore? Akilah's name means "intelligent," and she is determined to find out what's wrong, no matter how much detective work she has to do. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers. In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to explore an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year. Readers will identify with headstrong, outspoken Akilah, whose struggle to understand what's happened to Victoria reveals a painful truth in an honest and accessible way.

Grape Thief

Kristine L. Franklin - 2003
    In fact, Cuss loves languages, period: unlike his older brothers, who left school after sixth grade to work in the coal mines, he likes reading about as much as he likes goofing around with his friends - or planning the great grape heist of Roslyn. But when bootleggers stir up trouble and force his big brothers to skip town, Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility dropping onto his shoulders. How can he hold on to his dream to stay in school - and still do the honorable thing by his ma and little brother?

Saving Francesca

Melina Marchetta - 2003
    If you know my mother, you'll sense there's an irony there, based on the fact that she is the Queen of the Limitation Placers in my life.Francesca battles her mother, Mia, constantly over what's best for her. All Francesca wants is her old friends and her old school, but instead Mia sends her to St. Sebastian's, an all-boys' school that has just opened its doors to girls. Now Francesca's surrounded by hundreds of boys, with only a few other girls for company. All of them weirdos or worse.Then one day, Mia is too depressed to get out of bed. One day turns into months, and as her family begins to fall apart, Francesca realises that without her mother's high spirits, she hardly knows who she is. But she doesn't yet realise that she's more like Mia than she thinks. With a little unlikely help from St. Sebastian's, she just might be able to save her family, her friends, and especially herself.

The Irish Dresser: A Story of Hope During the Great Hunger (an Gorta Mor, 1845-1850)

Cynthia G. Neale - 2003
    Thousands of ships brought more than two million Irish people to North America in search of food. The Irish Dresser is the saga of the McCabe family who struggle to survive during this difficult time. When thirteen-year-old Nora McCabe crawls into the old dresser that sits next to the hearth holding a few pieces of her mother's china, she dreams of luscious cakes and fairies as hunger pains grip her. It is in the dresser that Nora finds hope when her father declares they must leave their beloved Ireland for America. Hidden in the magical dresser aboard the ship traveling to a new land, Nora lives an adventure that transforms her life and turns hope into a reality.

Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

Chris Crowe - 2003
    Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old Black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans-Black and white-were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers.  Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for Black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks.  In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.With lively narrative and abundantly illustrated with forty fascinating contemporaneous photographs, this impressive work of nonfiction brings fresh insight to the case in a manner that will be accessible and eye-opening for teenagers and adults alike.

Anna Casey's Place in the World

Adrian Fogelin - 2003
    Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journal filled with drawn maps of her earlier neighborhoods and all the places that she has called home.Anna is determined to become part of a real family, and with the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, an unconventional biology teacher in cowboy boots, a homeless Vietnam vet, and a motley crew of kids from the neighborhood, Anna discovers a sense of belonging...and her own place in the world.With warmth and humor, award-winning author Adrian Fogelin follows up her critically acclaimed novel Crossing Jordan with the story of a young girl's trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home.


Kevin Brooks - 2003
    British novelist Kevin Brooks's masterpiece is set on the island community of Hale over one summer, as 15-year-old Caitlin McCann realizes her small world is changing. Her brother is acting strangely, hanging out with the neighborhood reprobates and getting drunk, and her best friend follows his lead. To make matters worse, the son of an influential local has begun making lewd advances. And Caitlin feels she has no one in whom to confide: Her mother died in a car accident years ago, and her father, though loving and supportive, is a writer who spends much of his time holed up in his study.It's in this confusing context that Caitlin encounters Lucas, a lean, blond, blue-eyed stranger who mysteriously appears on the island. Caitlin feels drawn to him, but the other local kids are not: they call him a gypsy, and even throw rocks at him. Before long, Lucas is accused of a crime he did not commit, and Caitlin finds herself in a moral quandary.Lucas is filled with the kind of pain, love, and anguish that teenage readers adore. And Caitlin's quest to find her place in the world and to determine what's right is a struggle to which every teenager will relate. Why not start your own parent/teen book club with Lucas? Neither of you will be disappointed. (Summer 2003 Selection)

The Unseen

Richie Tankersley Cusick - 2003
    It's available only at Walmart.Out walking alone one rainy night, Lucy becomes convinced that someone - or something - is following her. Spooked, she ducks into a cemetery to try and lose her stalker. Panicking in the darkness, she slips and stumbles into an open grave - only to discover she is not alone in there. She manages to escape, but soon begins having terrifying visions and dreams - and she still can't shake the feeling of an unseen presence, always watching, waiting... Who was the girl in the grave? And what did she do to Lucy?

Nobody's Child

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch - 2003
    Kevork is shot and left for dead in a mass grave in the desert, but is rescued by nomadic Arabs and nurtured back to health. Both teens must choose between the security of an adopted home or the risk of death in search of family. A sequel to the highly successful The Hunger, Nobody’s Child is a stirring and engaging account of one of the twentieth century’s most significant events.

Don't Take Love Lying Down

Brad Henning - 2003
    They want sex all the time, but still want to marry a nice girl. They want someone super pretty, but if you are, they're afraid to ask you out. If the girl gives him sex, he breaks up with her 'cause she's easy. Guys want to know what girls want? Come on! What do guys want?s// SteffConfusing? YEAH!!! "Don't Take Love Lying Down" can change that. If you've ever had a relationship fall apart; if you've been burned and don't understand why; if you wonder what real love is; or maybe this relationship stuff just doesn't make sense to you any more, then this book is for you. Brad looks at issues like:* Why all guys seem like jerks (but girls still want one). * Why girls are so hard to understand (and like it that way). * Why guys are afraid to ask girls out. * How to find the right person and know when it's true love. * How to evaluate relationships. * Why sex is such a big deal and how to deal with it.

YogaKids: Educating The Whole Child Through Yoga

Marsha Wenig - 2003
    Provides fifty selected yoga poses along with special activities designed to stimualate a child's verbal, spatial, and artistic skills.

Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard - 2003
    Organized into five sections--Family, Angst, Friendship, Love, and Home--all the stories are about growing up and what the introduction calls "growing into Filipino-ness, growing with Filipinos, and growing in or growing away from the Philippines...". The stories are delightful! (Booklist)

Sister Madge's Book of Nuns

Doug MacLeod - 2003
    A collection of stories of life behind the walls of the Convent of Our Lady of Immense Proportions.

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography

Chris Crutcher - 2003
    Do you know:A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives?How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery?How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage?

How God Used A Thunderstorm and Other Devotional Stories

Joel R. Beeke - 2003
    The forest offers shelter and in the distance the traveller spots a lamp. Rushing towards the door he doesn't realize that someone has planned this journey -there is a woman in the house who needs to hear about her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. God has sent the traveller to tell her about himself. There are lots of stories in this book. Read about the thunderstorm, some hidden treasure and a Bible in a suitcase as well as many other stories about how we should live for God and read his word.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2003 Pages: 176 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up

That Wild Berries Should Grow

Gloria Whelan - 2003
    Even in the midst of the Great Depression there are many exciting things to occupy her time. But when the prescription for a sudden illness includes spending the summer at her grandparents' country cottage beside Lake Huron, Elsa must learn to find excitement in "empty" places. Discover with Elsa a summer full of simple yet wonderful new experiences: tending her own garden, fishing on the big lake, exploring a mysterious gully, making new friends, learning to walk barefoot, and picking wild berries. When Elsa returns to the big city at summer's end, will her life ever be the same again?

Fearless: Double Edition #2: Sam (#2) & Escape

Francine Pascal - 2003
    There's something I have to do before I go,and there's only one person I want to do it with.Sam."It all began in a funky brownstone on Perry Street where Gaia Moore lived with her foster family. But Gaia's little Village was brimming with people hell-bent on her own destruction, and her efforts to stay safe took her from parkside chess tournaments to greasy spoons, from the posh Upper East Side to scuzzy college dorm rooms. Along the way she managed to pick up a skate rat, a beauty queen, a hottie reformed school nerd, a recovered punk-rocker, and even a Soviet junior detective. None of whom turned out to be what he or she originally seemed....Now, in one volume, keep pace with Gaia's latest adventures and revisit the origins of her unique story!#26: ESCAPE"The men I love are gone, and this time, if anything bad happensit's only one person's fault.Mine."

Sahara Special

Esmé Raji Codell - 2003
    The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she's a fifth-grader who needs special education. The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart-Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures. The latest chapter in her book unfolds when her mother insists that she be taken out of special Ed. So Sahara is facing fifth grade in the regular classroom, again. But why even try to do the work, Sahara wonders, if everything just winds up in the counselor's file? Enter Miss Pointy, the new fifth-grade teacher. With her eggplant-colored lipstick, and strange subjects such as "Puzzling" and "Time Travel," she's like no other teacher Sahara has ever known. Through Miss Pointy's unusual teaching, storytelling, and quiet support, Sahara finds the courage to overcome her fears and prove which file shows her true self.

The Painters of Lexieville

Sharon Darrow - 2003
    For many in the Lexie clan, this is the only place they've ever been, the only home they'll ever know. Truly Lexie's dreams of a better life, if she had them once upon a time, have worn threadbare and frail as an ancient quilt. Her devoted but hapless husband, John, long ago accepted his lot in life but hasn't given up hope that their two children, Jobe and Pert, might lead the lives they've only imagined.But Jobe has already dropped out of high school and looks to be marrying young. Only Pert still harbors a youthful and fierce determination to get out, and get out as fast as she can. She aims to wipe the detested red dust of Lexieville off her feet and put on a new life like a bright, clean, fresh coat of paint. The weight of history is hard to shrug off, however, and seems to grow heavier as Pert moves closer to independence. With little support and no role models to follow, will she have the strength to fend off generations' worth of fatalism, and the confidence to defend her dreams?

Revolve 2010: The Complete New Testament NCV (Biblezines)

Anonymous - 2003
    GOD'S WORD ROCKS...IN REVOLVE 2010 Now in its sixth edition, the "Revolve" series has proven effective in reaching teenage girls by featuring the complete New Testament in a cool magazine design.4Real: Real teens share real stories of real faithGuy 411: Chad Eastham dishes the dirt on dudesBackstage Pass: Behind the scenes of "The Word of Promise Next Generation" with Jordin Sparks, Cody Lindley, Emily Osment, and moreDrama-Trauma with Stellar Kart Tons of Quizzes Free Music Snag free tunes from your artists like Group 1 Crew, Stellar Kart, and Britt Nicole Plus devo articles, profiles, interviews, blogs, and more

An Eye for an Eye

Malorie Blackman - 2003
    The child's father, Callum, is a Nought, but worse, he is dead and Callum's brother is out for revenge. Can two wrongs make a right?

Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America: Songs That Unite Our Nation

Ace Collins - 2003
    This volume is about the real inspiration behind the composing of American hymns -- and why they became so important to Americans in trying times.

Cheeseburger Subversive

Richard Scarsbrook - 2003
    Scarsbrook's novel captures the weird logic of self discovery that marks the explorations of boy becoming man, and in its noise and thrashing, explodes the maturity myth.

Valiant Young Women: Heroines

Bryce D. Gibby - 2003
    Meet the lovely Susanna, who lived in the kingdom of ancient Babylon, whose very beauty would force her to choose between life and death. The popularized accounts of Joan of Arc, whether on the screen or in print, fail to convey the astonishing truths of the brief life of the maiden from Domremy. The history of Great Britain would have vastly changed had the noble and highly intelligent Lady Jane Grey reigned as queen in the stead of the infamous Bloody Mary. As delightful as the portrayal of Maria von Trapp was in the Sound of Music, her true-life story is far more wondrous yet. The handsome SS Officer Rokita, responsible for the murder of countless innocents, could never have supposed that the pretty and petite young blonde, Irene Gut, daily defied him and successfully outmaneuvered his death squads.

Ask the Bible Geek®: Answers to Questions From Catholic Teens

Mark Hart - 2003
    Dealing realistically and honestly with concerns about God, temptations, personal issues, daily life and more, he speaks encouragement to the minds and hearts of kids. His solutions to typical situations teens wonder about, are rooted in Scripture and the Catholic tradition. A Servant Book.

Double Vision

Linda Joy Singleton - 2003
    He looks like an ordinary teen, but his gaze is menacing as he observes her and her family at a restaurant. And then he's gone - vanished - leaving behind a pair of shimmering silver sunglasses. When Haley peers through the sunglasses, colors fade and her best friend becomes someone else. Freaked out, she vows never to use the glasses again. But the Watcher returns with deadly intentions. And after Haley is in a near-fatal car crash, she realizes the sunglasses are her only hope to prevent a murder. She slips on the glasses and enters a parallel world where dead people live and beloved friends die. To survive in this duplicate world, Haley plays out the ultimate masquerade-pretending to be the girl living a twisted version of her life: her parallel twin, Halee.

Stories of the Child Jesus: From Many Lands

A. Fowler Lutz - 2003
    Many of these tales reveal to children the generous ways He helps them when they're unhappy or afflicted.More than a century ago, A. Fowler Lutz collected the best of these legends. Although they spring from lands as various as France, Norway, and Greece, Germany, Syria, and China, these stories have many excellent things in common.Each has the simplicity of goodness, and each is rich with the faith of ordinary people who aren't surprised by miracles. In these stories, they even seem to expect miracles!The young heroes of these tales have a faith simpler than ours, and stronger. They know that Jesus is close to us, no matter how far away He may seem. They trust that He's walking with us every step of our way, no matter how steep and rocky our path may be.

Shædow Master

Justin D'Ath - 2003
    The surface of the lake bulged into a long, smooth mound that hurled itself after her, faster than a galloping horse.Quickwater Lake is as black as night, a dark jewel in the heart of Folavia. But it is deadly, and only one person-baby Ora-has survived the quickwater. Now almost fifteen, Ora is drawn to the natural world beyond the castle fates... and something in the lake is calling to her. Soon she is caught up in a web of betrayal that threatens the very existence of the kingdom. Ora must confront the King's terrible secret, and discover the truth about the Shadow Master before her world is torn apart.

No Body's Perfect

Kimberly Kirberger - 2003
    Many problems in girls' lives stem from a lack of self-esteem and self-love: eating disorders, depression, drug use, and more. Through powerful stories and poems from real teens, as well as personal tales and advice from the author, this book strives to help girls learn to accept, love, and appreciate their bodies--and, in turn, to love themselves.

Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women in Air and Space

Jeannine Atkins - 2003
    Wilbur and Orville Wright, who pioneered powered flight in 1903, knew how much they owed to Katharine. "When the world speaks of the Wrights," said Orville, "they should not forget our sister." Although Katharine Wright was among the first women to ride in an airplane, Blanche Stuart Scott was the first to sit at the controls. To achieve her dream, Blanche overcame sexism and other obstacles. The same can be said of every woman whose piloting career is highlighted here - Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Cochran, Ann Baumgartner Carl, Jerrie Cobb, Shannon Wells Lucid, and others. Their stories are sure to fire the imaginations of readers and encourage them to "follow their hearts into the sky" - or anywhere at all. This beautifully articulated history of American women who broke barriers to achieve an especially satisfying success is enhanced by clever, captivating halftone illustrations.

The '50s '60s: The Best of Times: Growing Up and Being Young in Britain

Alison Pressley - 2003
    This nostalgic volume collects personal reminiscences from baby-boomers from all over Britain that recall the happy, changing decades of the mid-century. Featuring celebrity contributions from Richard Branson, Patricia Hodge, Maureen Lipman, Jon Snow, Joanna Lumley, Sir David Hare, Simon Hoggart, Robert Lacey, Twiggy Lawson, Richard Neville, Lord Saatchi, and Sue Townsend, these funny, poignant, and sometimes sad vignettes will take you back to the 1950s childhood innocence and the fab days of the 1960s.

Saint Thomas More of London

Elizabeth Ince - 2003
    Thomas More, in an engaging and easy-to-read style. St. Thomas More, the light-hearted but heroic Chancellor of England, comes to life in this biography by Elizabeth M. Ince. Raised in the London of the late 1400's, Thomas was a bright student eager for knowledge. When serving as a page for Cardinal Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury noticed Thomas' bright wit and sent him to Oxford. There young Thomas became a scholar of great repute, and later one of the greatest lawyers that Englad had ever seen. Going on to serve his King, Thomas More soon became one of Henry VIII's most trusted advisors. But then the unthinkable happened. King Henry VIII defied Rome and set himself up as the head of the Church in England, commanding all of his subjects to acknowledge him as such. Sir Thomas resigned as Chancellor rather than betray his faith, but his defiance came at a price. King Henry soon had him arrested and charged with treason. On July 6, 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded for high treason and became a martyr for the Church. "A series which should be found wherever there are young Catholic readers." - Ave Maria "The Vision Books are splendid in design and format." - Catholic Standard Times "The entire series of Vision Books is recommended for solid training for youth." - The Tablet

Your Every Wish

Maya Mistful - 2003
    It is usually labeled Harry/Draco, although the relationship is one-sided and non-consensual, and is sometimes considered a H/D fandom "classic".

The Claidi Collection

Tanith Lee - 2003
    Fantasy fans can immerse themselves in Claidi's adventures as she unlocks the secrets of her past and finds the love of her life.

Les Portes Tordues/The Twisted Doors: The Scariest Way in the World to Learn French!

Kathie Dior - 2003
    The author, Dr. Kathie Dior, has created this bilingual 46-chapter mystery adventure with line-by-line French-English text while uniquely integrating French vocabulary, grammar, expressions, tests and answers into each chapter. With the adventure's "building block" approach and mystery-driven format, readers will be compelled to learn each chapter well so they can find out what happens next! The multi-illustrated book is accompanied by a riveting read-along audio CD narrated by a native French university instructor. An extensive French-English glossary is included. Created for beginning and intermediate students ages 12 and up and adult self-learners, Les Portes Tordues is currently being taught by the author at the Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute.

The Tale of The Swamp Rat

Carter Crocker - 2003
    But Ossie finds an unexpected friend: Uncle Will, the old gator who is a legend in the swamp. Surprisingly, Will adopts the little rat and takes him all around their world, teaching him the swamp's lore, and introducing him to its colorful residents and its rich stories. But even Will can't do anything about the terrible drought that's drying up the swamp-nor about Bubba, a crabby old stork who decides Ossie is the perfect scapegoat for their troubles. In the end, Ossie has to do what his father always told him he'd have to do: find his own way. This first novel is reminiscent of some of the classic animal stories of all time: The Wind in the Willows, Watership Down, The Yearling. Perfect for reading aloud, it has the potential to become a real crossover classic.

Judge Dredd: The Rookies Guide to Crazes

Mongoose Publishing - 2003
    Sporting a front cover that shows Chopper giving Judge Dredd himself the run-around, it puts you right into the spirit for which this supplement is intended! The first chapter covers that most glamorous of crazes, Skysurfing. Here you will find a complete history of the sport, along with full details of each of the world, along with the rules for running your very own race as part of a scenario. The chapter winds up with the Brit-Cit craze of Zipp Boarding, about to become very popular in Mega-City One. Next up is the Pro-Eating chapter. Full rules are given for surgical procedures (detachable jaws and the like) and appetite enhancers/inducers to allow citizens to 'pork up'. Full rules for the game Shuggy are provided, both for 'real life' and the RPG, and citizens will find the Shuggy Hall Owner prestige class will fit in very well with the Rookie's Guide to Criminal Organisations. . .The Rookie's Guide to Crazes winds up with Getting Ugly, every citizen's guide to setting themselves apart from their neighbours. A full range of creams, perfumes and other products are all fully detailed, ready for players to get 'uglied-up.'

Praying at the Sweetwater Motel

April Young Fritz - 2003
    But she knew they had to go. Her daddy became violent when he drank, and when he hit Sarah Jane, Mama decided it was time to pack up Sarah Jane and her baby sister, and go.Now they're living at the Sweetwater Motel in Ohio. For Sarah Jane, the adventure is over, and reality has set in. Money is tight, nerves are frayed. Sarah Jane misses her old life. She even misses her daddy, although she'd never dare tell Mama. As life becomes more difficult for Sarah Jane at home and at her new school, she begins to regret their escape. Could a motel ever really be home? she wonders. Could they ever be a family without Daddy?

Crazy Loco

David Rice - 2003
    And Pedro, an altar boy forced to learn a hard lesson from two of the toughest, oldest men ever to serve the Lord. Jordan and Todd are two boys from California who don't know what they're in for when they push their Texas cousins a little too far. Loosely based on the author's own childhood in south Texas, this story collection is a moving whirlwind of humor and insight--brash, tender, and full of the unexpected.

The Misadventures of Dreary and Naughty

John LaFleur - 2003
    What do you do when you're different from other kids? Well, you can avoid them as long as they leave you alone but what if they've got it out for you? well, you might have to call in your folks, who in the case of Dreary and Naughty are two of the most frightening beautiful black and white watercolors by Shawn Dubin.

Tomorrow, Maybe

Brian James - 2003
    Living on the streets of New York, Chan accepts responsibility for herself and for a girl she meets.

The House With Six Legs And Other Stories

Enid Blyton - 2003
    The best of Enid Blyton original UK edition by Award Publishers