Publisher: A&C Black
Size: 69.24 MB
Hair today, gone tomorrow... After a tough day at school, I am NOT in a good mood. The perfect pick-me-up? A trip through our magic mirror! When my brother and I -- plus our new dog -- end up in the story of Rapunzel, we can't resist climbing her hair. Oh no! Her smooth locks suddenly look like they've been attacked by a cheese grater. Maybe a trim will help... Snip, snip. SNIP. Oops. Now Rapunzel's hair is too short and we're trapped! So we have to: - Find the tower's secret door - Avoid getting swallowed by a giant spider - Locate Pickles (aka the prince) - Reunite Rapunzel with her parents If we don't untangle this knotty tale soon, we could be stuck in this mess for good!
This book contains ten tales that are best described as fairy stories and fables. Some are tales are fables with a moral or lesson set in the stories. Some of which are woven with a mystical spell. There are mystical beings and magic in the fairy stories and tales to capture and hold the imagination. The tales are for young readers as the target market. And to many readers, the short story format is easy and encouraging. Overall they are popular stories to young and old when told or read, and the feedback has been good. They are set in the elements of snow, the mountains, the forest, ocean, and the frozen tundra. In the beginning, Grandpa is telling young Alex the tales belonging to Lady the cat. A cat has nine lives, and therefore nine talestailsor stories. Thus the magic is woven, and the nine tales follow. The first tale, The Kings Wish, is one of the stories that deal with the concept of anger and damage control, where the king wishes for peace of mind after his rage has ravaged his kingdom. Two others, Icewundall and The Blue God of Anger, show the benefits of control in unexpected ways. Confronting danger and companionship is in the tale of The Boy with Blue Hair, and there is the The Miners Gold, where the miner earns love worth more than any gold. The unusual tale of A Tundra Thaw is a horrific, mystical spell, but perseverance wins the day for its hero, Giove. Mystery, magic, and love are woven in tales six and seven, A Mothers Myth and The Message Across the Sea. A chilling but amusing note is in the wondrous tale of The Wandering Prince. At the end of nine tales, Alex asks for more. And the last tale, a practical unicorn helps a wood nymph in Wispa and the Unicorn, rounding the stories off to ten tales.
Set in the world of BAD TASTE IN BOYS, teenage zombie assasin Kate Grable is back to take on the horrors of high school--perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars. Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school's premed program. But after he's arrested for murder, she's left with the bodies. And when Kate's brother, Jonah, stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, Kate realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone—or something—is murdering kids. Something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws. Could it be werewolves, like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate's supposed to be a butt-kicking, zombie-killing genius . . . but if she can't figure out what's behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what's left of them—are going to keep piling up. "What's not to love?"--Kirkus Reviews "Kate combines the smarts of Veronica Mars with the attitude of Buffy . . . a fast-paced read."--School Library Journal "Entirely enjoyable."--Publishers Weekly
Their grandmother loved blue. She also hated her grey hair. Sonya and Margo knew what to do.