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A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION). INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION.
A lawyer in Victorian London tries to understand the nature of the strange relationship between his physician friend and the cruel and violent man he seems to protect. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text.
3) Vanity fair
Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: • New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars • Biographies of the authors • Chronologies...
"Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone--a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with"-- Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn't...
Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise....
As Harry enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy, he is mysteriously entered in the Triwizard Tournament which challenges his wizarding skills, friendships, and character amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.
It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone’s lips these days is “flickers”—the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Frances finds her true calling in writing stories for this new medium, and when she makes the acquaintance of Mary Pickford they...
8) My body
In this personal exploration of feminism, sexuality and power, of men's treatment of women and women's rationalizations for accepting that treatment, the acclaimed model and actress presents essays that chronicle moments of her life while investigating culture's fetishization of girls and female beauty.
9) Life of pi
Based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel. A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Limited quanites will included bonus DVD version of the film. "Everything looks beautiful in Life of Pi."--Entertainment Weekly "...is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery."--Roger Ebert "One of the most...
The neverending story: Jeopardized by an encroaching void known as the Nothing, the creatures of Fantasia and its child-Empress must rely on the young warrior Atreyu, and on the faith of Bastian who is reading the book about Atreyu's adventures. The neverending story II: Bastian returns to his fantasy world, where he must save it from an evil sorceress, and discovers the courage he lacks in real life.
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer.
Set in Montana in the early part of the century, a Presbyterian minister teaches his two sons, one troubled and one on his way to success, about life and religion via fly-fishing.
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogswart School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
Nicholas Nickleby and his family live a comfortable life, until his father's death leaves them destitute. They are sent to their evil Uncle Ralph and are promptly separated. Nicholas teaches at a boarding school and helps a crippled boy escape. "The movie is jolly and exciting and brimming with life, and wonderfully well-acted."--Roger Ebert "The movie is a rambunctious joy."--Boston Globe "A delightful experience."--Variety
The film critic best known for his "Chicago Sun-Times" reviews and his thirty years as co-host of "Siskel & Ebert at the Movies" describes his life and career, including his recovery from alcoholism and the complications from thyroid cancer treatment.
Inspired by events in the life of author James Mathew Barrie, Finding Neverland traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up. "***1/2...perfectly personified...Highly Recommended."--Video Librarian "Impeccably made and genuinely moving."--Variety "Part fiction, a lot of it fact, all of it inspired."--Jam! Movies "Intertwines...
A Londoner of lower class befriends and begins a romantic relationship with an aristocrat that becomes complicated when the aristocrat introduces his new friend to his sister. "...elegantly mounted and well acted..."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "...clever writing, strong performances and sumptuous production design make for a rich experience..."--USA Today "Offers lush and compelling drama drawn from Evelyn Waugh's beloved novel..."--Variety...
Convicted for a murder he did not commit, a quiet banker struggles to cope with prison life and develops a synergistic relationship with another inmate.
Rennie stars as Klaatu, an advanced alien who comes to earth to put a stop to nuclear proliferation. With him comes his robot Gort. They are forced to use superpowers to get the attention of the scientists.
Unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin find himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate. With the help of Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thompson, Tintin will travel half the world...
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