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What Strange Creatures

Autor: Emily Arsenault
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062283243
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Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young academic’s life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence. The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years, one marriage and divorce, three cats, and a dog later, Theresa still hasn’t finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she’s got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn’t have it together, either. Creative, and loyal, he’s also aimless in work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim’s puggle for a weekend, she has no idea that it is the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet world. Soon, Kim’s body will be found in the woods, and Jeff will become the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a cold-blooded murderer. But to clear him she must find out more about Kim. Investigating the dead woman’s past, Theresa uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal—and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother’s life, she may be sacrificing her own.

Strange Creatures

Autor: David Peters
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 9780688101541
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Describes a variety of outrageous and unique animals, many of which lived in prehistoric times.

The Complete Guide To Mysterious Beings

Autor: John A. Keel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765345868
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The author of The Mothman Prophecies presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of the unexplained, featuring eyewitness accounts of strange creatures and bizarre phenomena from around the world, ranging from the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman to UFOs, vampires, werewolves, and more. Reprint.

The Strange Bird

Autor: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals
ISBN: 0374714932
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The Strange Bird—from New York Times bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—is a novella-length digital original that expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, Borne. The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory—she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology—satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans—all of them now simply scrambling to survive—who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home. With The Strange Bird, Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel Borne. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world. Praise for Borne *“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” —Colson Whitehead “VanderMeer is that rare novelist who turns to nonhumans not to make them approximate us as much as possible but to make such approximation impossible. All of this is magnified a hundredfold in Borne . . . Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of-age story signals that eco-fiction has come of age as well: wilder, more reckless and more breathtaking than previously thought, a wager and a promise that what emerges from the twenty-first century will be as good as any from the twentieth, or the nineteenth.” —Wai Chee Dimock, The New York Times Book Review

Monster Diary

Autor: Nick Redfern
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ISBN: 9781938398094
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MONSTER DIARY is the latest saga in Nick Redfern's ongoing series of worldwide road-trips in search of strange creatures and terrifying beasts. In this transatlantic trek, Redfern is hot on the trail of...a Mothman-like creature in Wisconsin; giant eels that lurk in the canals of Birmingham, England; a spectral mammoth and a ghostly big-cat in American woods; Bigfoot in New Mexico; a Chupacabras in the wilds of Oklahoma; vampire-like beasts roaming the valleys of Wales; and California's very own shape-shifting Skinwalkers. MONSTER DIARY reveals that many of the unknown animals of our planet are not all they seem to be. They may appear to be flesh-and-blood creatures, but is that what they really are? Redfern sets out to prove that the true nature of the fearsome creatures that dwell in dark and shadowy woods, atop imposing mountainous peaks, and within the depths of murky lakes and rivers can only be understood with a knowledge of ancient rituals designed to conjure up foul life forms from some terrible realm, ominous sacrificial ceremonies undertaken in the dead of night, and disturbing occult rites. Monsters do exist. Monsters are among us. But they are not what you probably think there are. About the Author: NICK REDFERN works full-time as an author, lecturer and journalist. He focuses upon a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. He writes for UFO Magazine; Mysterious Universe; Fate; and Fortean Times. His many previous books include Final Events; On the Trail of the Saucer Spies; There's Something in the Woods; and Science Fiction Secrets. Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including Fox News; VH1's Legend Hunters; the BBC's Out of this World; History Channel's America's Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, MonsterQuest and UFO Hunters; National Geographic Channel's The Truth About UFOs and Paranatural; and SyFy Channel's Proof Positive. Nick Redfern can be contacted at nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com.

Skellig

Autor: David Almond
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 038572988X
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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Willful Creatures

Autor: Aimee Bender
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307493255
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"Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear." --The New York Times Book Review Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

Beautiful Creatures

Autor: Kami Garcia
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316231681
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There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

The Broken Teaglass

Autor: Emily Arsenault
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553386530
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Mona has just made a startling discovery: a trove of puzzling citations, all taken from the same book, The Broken Teaglass. Billy and Mona soon learn that no such book exists. And the quotations from it are far too long, twisting, and bizarre for any dictionary. They read like a confession, coyly hinting at a hidden identity, a secret liaison, a crime. As Billy and Mona ransack the office files, a chilling story begins to emerge: a story about a lonely young woman, a long-unsolved mystery, a moment of shattering violence. And as they piece together its fragments, the puzzle begins to take on bigger personal meaning for both of them, compelling them to redefine their notions of themselves and each other.

Remarkable Creatures

Autor: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152451
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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

Bad Glass

Autor: Richard E. Gropp
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345535642
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One of the most hauntingly original dark fantasy debuts in years—perfect for fans of Lost and Mark Danielewski’s cult classic, House of Leaves. Something has happened in Spokane. The military has evacuated the city and locked it down. Even so, disturbing rumors and images seep out, finding their way onto the Internet, spreading curiosity, skepticism, and panic. For what they show is—or should be—impossible: strange creatures that cannot exist, sudden disappearances that violate the laws of physics, human bodies fused with inanimate objects, trapped yet still half alive. . . . Dean Walker, an aspiring photographer, sneaks into the quarantined city in search of fame. What he finds will change him in unimaginable ways. Hooking up with a group of outcasts led by a beautiful young woman named Taylor, Dean embarks on a journey into the heart of a mystery whose philosophical implications are as terrifying as its physical manifestations. Even as he falls in love with Taylor—a woman as damaged and seductive as the city itself—his already tenuous hold on reality starts to come loose. Or perhaps it is Spokane’s grip on the world that is coming undone. Now, caught up in a web of interlacing secrets and betrayals, Dean, Taylor, and their friends must make their way through this ever-shifting maze of a city, a city that is actively hunting them down, herding them toward a shocking destiny. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Island Of Dr Moreau

Autor: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110605
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DIVMad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature. /div

The Green Spider Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales Of Strange Creatures

Autor: Sax Rohmer
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473399912
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This early work by Robert W. Chambers was originally published in 1904 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Green Spider' is a short story about a strange creature, a professor, and a secret that could transform science. Sax Rohmer was born in Ladywood, Birmingham, England in 1883. In 1903, his first published work, ‘The Mysterious Mummy’, appeared in 'Pearson’s Weekly'. Rohmer continued to write weird fiction, and his major breakthrough came in 1912, when the first Fu-Manchu novel, 'The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu', was serialized over a period of eight months. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell

Autor: Susanna Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608195350
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. Time #1 Book of the Year Book Sense Book of the Year People Top Ten Books of the Year Winner of the Hugo Award New York Times Notable Book of the Year Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 Winner of the World Fantasy Award Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004 Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004 Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 Village Voice "Top Shelf" Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004

Unusual Creatures

Autor: Michael Hearst
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452104670
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Introduces some of the world's most unusual creatures, including an animal that can be found at the top of Mount Everest, under the sea, and in everyday yards; a creature with cube-shaped scat; and an animal that disguises itself as a crab.

A Creature Of Moonlight

Autor: Rebecca Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054410935X
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Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known—a wild dragon. Simultaneous eBook. 15,000 first printing.

Sacred Monsters

Autor: Nosson Slifkin
Publisher: Zoo Torah
ISBN: 1933143185
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Dragons, unicorns, mermaids... all the famous creatures of myth and legend are to be found in the Torah, Talmud and Midrash. But what are we to make of them? Do they really exist? Did the Torah scholars of old believe in their existence? And if not, why did they describe these creatures? Sacred Monsters is a thoroughly revised and vastly expanded edition of the bestselling book Mysterious Creatures. Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the famous "Zoo Rabbi," revisits all the creatures of that work as well as a host of new ones, including werewolves, giants, dwarfs, two-headed mutants, and the enigmatic shamir-worm. Sacred Monsters explores these cases in detail and discusses a range of different approaches for understanding them. Aside from the fascinating insights into these cryptic creatures, Sacred Monsters also presents a framework within which to approach any conflict between classical Jewish texts and the modern scientific worldview. Complete with extraordinary photographs and fascinating ancient illustrations, Sacred Monsters is a scholarly yet stimulating work that will be a treasured addition to your bookshelf

21 Strange Animals That Live In The Desert

Autor: Selena Dale
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508550686
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Discover Some of the Strangest Animals that Live in the Desert. This book shows the beauty that usually goes unseen in the desert. Your child will see various creatures, some of which you've never seen before. You and your child will learn a lot about these animals that live in various deserts and how their feeding habits and appearances change to help them survive. This Book Has Amazing Facts and Photos of 21 Incredibly Strange Desert Animals. The desert is full of unimaginable beauty despite looking like a blank canvas under a scorching hot sun. In this book your child will know more about strange creatures that live in the desert and even a few fun facts about them. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. The following animals featured are: Horned Viper Dung Beetle Fennec Fox Deathstalker Scorpion Monitor Lizard The Jerboa Honeypot Ants Australian Thorny Devil Desert Kit Fox Red-Tailed Hawk Shrew Sloth Bear Hyrax Meerkat Greater Roadrunner Chuckwalla Kangaroo Rat Caracal Peregrine Falcon Locust Walking Stick Any child and anyone with an inner child will love reading about these creatures! The animals are so beautifully strange that you wonder how they ended up in the desert and how they manage to survive. This book will show you and your child how wondrously complex nature is and how wonderfully made animals are. With the colorful and vivid illustrations accompanied by information and fun facts, you and your child will be given a glimpse into each strange animal's life. Your kids can have fun while learning! Without experiencing the dangerous desert heat and predators you and your child can explore the mysterious desert through each of the unique and strange animals' eyes. You and your child will experience the art of nature unfolding through the animals that paint the seemingly blank canvas of the desert. This book will take you on a journey of a lifetime without ever leaving your house, so relish the trip! This book is part of a series called, "Weird & Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

A Wrinkle In Time

Autor: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429915649
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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

From A Buick 8

Autor: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501192191
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On the heels of his hugely successful "Dreamcatchers" King delivers another classic novel about boys, men, and a terrifying force only they can contain.