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'I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,' Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. 'The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal.' And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems. Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way. The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight. **Please Contact Customer Service for Additional Document**Show more
Does racing around a track at speeds up to 230 miles per hour sound interesting to you? How about doing it in front of 350,000 screaming fans? If you think that would be a good way to pass the time, then Indy racing is for you. Indy cars are some of the sleekest, fastest, most advanced racing machines in the world. But it hasn't always been that way. When Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, his average speed was 74.6 miles per hour. Over the years, the cars became lighter, faster, and safer. Legendary drivers emerged, like Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, and Al Unser. Women also got behind Indy car wheels, including 2005 Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick. Today, the sport is as popular as ever. Author Janet Piehl's Indy Race Cars is a great introduction to a dangerous but exciting world of spectacular machines, big prize money, and huge thrills.Show more
As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 "family" members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls-not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: "This ain't rain. This is God's tears." Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy. All the shrieks and groans, the betrayal and fury, the sorrow and regret are here in the stark, vivid monologues that pour from the souls of master and slave, auctioneer and observer during this "Weeping Time."Show more
"Andy kept thinking about Mrs. Baskin's story, about the boy who cried 'Wolf!' As he saw it, his situation was just the opposite. He was crying, but about a real wolf. It was other people who were refusing to believe the truth ." -from Wolf Rider The telephone rings. You just pick it up without thinking. It could be anyone. But this time it's a killer and the killer's got a name-and a victim. When Andy Zadinski picked up the phone that evening, he was cool. Just keep him talking. But when he called the police, they didn't believe him. In fact, no one believed him, not even his father. After all, the whole thing was too weird to believe. Even Andy began to have doubts, until the killer started stalking him.Show more
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