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Divine Comedy : The Inferno/the Purgatorio/the Paradiso

$21.00
The authoritative translations of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso--together in one volume.

Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise--the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

Now, for the first time, John Ciardi's brilliant and authoritative translations of Dante's three soaring canticles--The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso--have been gathered together in a single volume. Crystallizing the power and beauty inherent in the great poet's immortal conception of the aspiring soul, The Divine Comedy is a dazzling work of sublime truth and mystical intensity.

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9780451208637
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Toad for Tuesday (USED)

$24.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780618062126
Publication Date: 
2000-09-11
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Used All Set Sail (USED)

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$7.00

When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and takes a record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the famous Flying Cloud. A realistic and riveting old-fashioned yarn, winner of a Newbery Honor for young readers in 1936.

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9780879235239U
Publication Date: 
1995-02-23
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DUEL IN THE WILDERNESS VP (USED)

$2.50
Young Major George Washington must deliver a message from the king of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness. The mission will be dangerous. Washington has to travel through frontier lands where hostile Indians and French soldiers lurk. If he fails, England and France may go to war. This novel tells the true story of Washington's journey.
ISBN/SKU: 
0879351306U
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Moby-Dick

$5.95
'Command the murderous chalices!...Drink ye harpooners! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow - Death to Moby Dick!'. So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession - the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of 'some unknown but still reasoning thing'. Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards 'the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale'.
ISBN/SKU: 
0553213113
Publication Date: 
1981-02-01
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USED RIFLES FOR WATIE (USED)

$4.00
ISBN/SKU: 
006447030XU
Publication Date: 
1987-10-01
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Used Papa's Latkes (USED)

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$8.00
A family prepares to celebrate Chanukah for the first time since Mama died in this heartfelt, bittersweet tale that will resonate with anyone who has ever faced an empty chair at the holiday table.
Three plates, Selma reminded herself. Just three plates this Chanukah.
For Selma and her little sister, Dora, this is their first Chanukah without Mama. When Papa comes home carrying a big bag of potatoes and all the ingredients for latkes, Selma is worried. Mama always made the Chanukah latkes. Could they make them without her? In Michelle Edwards's poignant story, illustrated with Stacey Schuett's warmly glowing artwork, Selma comes to realize that while Chanukah and especially latkes will never be the same without Mama, Selma can still celebrate, and will always remember."
ISBN/SKU: 
0763607797U
Publication Date: 
2004-09-23
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Used Penderwicks in Spring (USED)

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$9.00
With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family.

Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.

Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780375870774U
Publication Date: 
2015-03-24
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Used Houseboat Mystery (USED)

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$4.00

The Aldens spend their summer traveling in a houseboat! But when a black car shows up at every place they dock, the children begin to think someone is after something on the boat. Can the Boxcar Children figure out what the pursuer could be after?

ISBN/SKU: 
9780807534137U
Publication Date: 
1990-01-01
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Used THE HORSE AND HIS BOY (USED)

$1.25
ISBN/SKU: 
0020442009U
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Used PRINCE CASPIAN (USED)

$1.50
ISBN/SKU: 
0020442408U
Publication Date: 
1994-07-01
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Used THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW (USED)

$1.25
Narnia . . . where Talking Beasts walk . . . where a witch waits . . . where a new world is about to be born. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to journey back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
ISBN/SKU: 
0020442300U
Publication Date: 
1994-07-01
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Used THE SILVER CHAIR (USED)

$1.75
Running from bullies at school, Eustace and schoolmate Jill unexpectedly find themselves in the enchanted land of Narnia and in the very presence of the Great Lion Aslan. Join Eustace, Jill, and their strange but courageous friend Puddleglum as they travel through dangerous and unknown lands in their quest to find and rescue the heir to Narnia's throne, Prince Rilian.
ISBN/SKU: 
0020442505U
Publication Date: 
1994-07-01
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Used Frankenstein (USED)

$5.00
Mary Shelley's groundbreaking classic--begun as a ghost story for friends--is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley's original, which emains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life...and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God--and if he does, what does he owe his creation?
ISBN/SKU: 
9781402743382U
Publication Date: 
2007-11-01
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Used Pilgrim's Progress (USED)

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$4.00
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan (1628-1688) and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars like John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars like Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660-72 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
ISBN/SKU: 
9781512396485U
Publication Date: 
2015-05-27
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Used Magic Tree House Dog Heros (USED)

$3.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780545389877U
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Used Adam of the Road (USED)

$3.00
ISBN/SKU: 
014032464XU
Publication Date: 
1987-11-01
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Used Four Points 1 : Compass South (USED)

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$7.00

Get ready for a thrilling journey in Compass South, a New York Times-bestselling middle-grade graphic novel full of pirates and adventure, written by the adapter and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel.

It's 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alex and Cleo's father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans.

But once there, Alex is kidnapped and made to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother.

Neither Alex nor Cleo realizes the real danger they are in--they are being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure. How they outwit the pirates and find each other makes for a fast-paced adventure.

This full color graphic novel is perfect for readers of all genders, including reluctant readers, comics fans, and anyone who enjoys action packed seafaring adventures. It's the first book in a duology, followed by a standalone sequel, Knife's Edge.

Praise for Compass South

A New York Times bestseller!

"Mock's luminous full-color artwork beautifully showcases the late nineteenth-century locations, swashbuckling pirate battles, and jungle treks, all while effortlessly distinguishing among characters (no small feat, given the expansive, diverse cast and two sets of twins). Meanwhile, Larson, befitting the seafaring adventure, keeps the pace clipping along with frequent scene breaks and propulsive reveals. . . . A gorgeously executed, lively caper." --Booklist, starred review

"Larson, best known for her graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, weaves a wonderful, vivid story, assisted beautifully by Mock's illustrations, which take the twins from murky back alleys to bright and vibrant ocean scenes...A charming choice for elementary and middle school library graphic novel collections." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Larson's (Who Is AC?) concoction of tried-and-true adventure elements--stowaways, pirate raids, jungle tribes--hangs together convincingly, and scene-stealers such as Tarboro, a free black man who's a brilliant swordsman and the story's true hero, provide moral ballast. Illustrator Mock, making her debut, adeptly captures the changing relationships between the twins--especially the gender-bending awkwardness that accompanies Cleo's stint as a boy. A sequel is promised." --Publishers Weekly

"Captures all the rollicking action of a Robert Louis Stevenson-type sea adventure." --The Horn Book

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250121844U
Publication Date: 
2017-06-27
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Used An Old-Fashioned Girl (USED)

$3.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781440423581U
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Used Four Points 2 : Knife's Edge (USED)

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$7.00

A standalone, adventure-packed companion to the New York Times-bestselling middle grade graphic novel Compass South

Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexandra Dodge are reunited with their father and realize that two family heirlooms reveal the location of a treasure that is their birthright. When they set sail with Captain Tarboro on the Almira, they know they're heading into danger --the ocean is filled with new and old enemies, including their nemesis, the infamous pirate Felix Worley.

But like a coral reef that lurks below the surface of the waves, trouble is brewing between the siblings. Alex is determined to become a sailor and is happy with his role aboard the Almira, but Cleo--the only girl on the ship--is tired of washing dishes in the galley. In an effort to find her own purpose, she begins studying sword fighting with Tarboro, but neither Alex nor her father approves. Can the twins remain close as they pursue different goals and dreams, or will their growing differences tear the family apart before the treasure can be found?

Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock once again create an outstanding seafaring adventure with Knife's Edge.

Richly colored illustrations breathe life into the rough seas and tropical locales. . . . As in its predecessor, every question answered leads the twins to more questions to be asked, and it ends with a breath-catching cliffhanger. An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails. --Kirkus Reviews

A Margaret Ferguson Book

Read the whole series!
Compass South
Knife's Edge

More from Hope Larson:
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
All Summer Long

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250158468U
Publication Date: 
2018-05-01
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Used Moby Dick (USED)

$0.50
ISBN/SKU: 
1631090097U
Publication Date: 
2014-01-01
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Used Rabbit Hill (USED)

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$4.00
Winner of the Newbery Medal

It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It's only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.

"Robert Lawson has created. . . a whole, fresh, lively, amusing world." --The New York Times

"A skillful blending of humor and whimsy, Robert Lawson has given a distinct personality to each animal, not only by his equisitely fine drawings but by word pictures as well." --Library Journal

ISBN/SKU: 
014031010XU
Publication Date: 
1977-10-27
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used The Gold-Bug and Other Tales (USED)

$2.00

Recognized today as the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1949) revealed his genius in tales of death, terror, evil, and perversity. Highly skilled in achieving a calculated psychological effect, Poe created chilling fictional nightmares permeated by mysterious forces, grotesque creatures, and improbable hallucinations.
Poe's immense powers as a storyteller are at their peak in this anthology containing nine of his best-known short stories. Among them are "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping 19th-century detective story that provided a model for future mystery writers; "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death," pervaded with eerie thoughts, impulses, and fears; "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado," masterpieces of wickedness and crime; "The Pit and the Pendulum," with its agonizing specter of imminent and horrifying death; and "The Gold-Bug," a fascinating detective story that combines romance and adventure in an absorbing tale of buried treasure.
Mystery lovers and horror story enthusiasts will find this inexpensive collection, by one of the great masters of the form, an exciting addition to their personal libraries.

ISBN/SKU: 
0486268756U
Publication Date: 
1991-06-01
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Used THE BIG WAVE (USED)

$2.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0064401715U
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USED SELF-RELIANCE AND OTHER ESSAYS (USED)

$2.00
Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the Harvard Divinity School Address.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486277905U
Publication Date: 
1993-10-13
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