In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina finds part of an ancient message that she is sure holds a secret to save her underground city from ruin, but Lina and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever. Reader's Guide available.
While young orphan Peter and his friends are sent away to an island ruled by the villainous King Zarboff and are forced to set sail aboard the Never Land, Peter decides he must take action into his own hands if he ever plans to escape and so decides to find out the mystery behind the cargo being carried deep within the ship.
When their wisdom teeth appear, twelve-year-old twins John and Philippa Gaunt develop extraordinary magical gifts, so they travel to London to meet their wildly eccentric djinn-uncle, Nimrod, who after teaching them to harness their new power sends them to find Akhenaten, a long-dead pharaoh, and his tomb, in hopes of rescuing seventy lost djinn trapped there, but they are soon engaged in a battle with Iblis, the most wicked djinn of all.
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. 250,000 first printing.
Happily beginning spring break away from his sixth-grade teacher's boring discussions about weather disasters, Xander and his best friend, Peyton, read a comic book about a samurai warrior only to find themselves on a fantastical journey that pits them against weird monsters. 100,000 first printing.
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