iBLURB Kids Fiction 2

Quote:  'If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.'  Rudyard Kipling

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?'   by Lemony Snicket
Award winning author

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’ is the first chapter of 'All the Wrong Questions' - series, a new mock-autobiographical series that recounts the almost 13-year-old Lemony’s apprenticeship with an enigmatic secret society — a prequel to 'The Unfortunate Events.' And while that first series worked as both a tribute to and parody of Gothic literature, this new one does the same for noir detective fiction. The book opens with the pulpy, 'There was a town, and there was a girl and there was a theft.' It's 'Maltese Falcon-esque' plot, which pivots around a missing statue, has more twists than a soft-serve ice-cream cone. And young Lemony’s descriptions of the people he meets are hard-boiled enough to make Philip Marlowe proud. (Lemony Snicket - he's at it again)

Shortlisted Title - 2006
To the Light  by Pat Flynn
Being inside the wave is the ultimate for a surfer. A place where once inside the tube, you can never forget that exhilarating buzz. Jamie is worried about big waves – both those in the ocean and the ones that thump you when you're growing up. 
With the surfing finals fast approaching, courage is hard to find. And then along comes an old Malibu rider with an ocean of knowledge, and a secret buried deep . . .
(I love, love, love this book – read it and you’ll know why!)

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again  by J.R.R. Tolkien
Mutli-Award winning author
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf the Grey had other ideas, he arrived - along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo is drawn into their quest, and bravely leaves 'The Shire' - facing evil Orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and even worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo — alone and unaided — who had to confront the great and dreadful dragon Smaug, the terror of the entire countryside... This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
(Haven't heard of it? Haven't read it? Where have you been, guys?)
"One of the best children's stories of the century." W. H. Auden
Also available as: an Audiobook on CD   Movie Soundtrack CD  an E-book and a Chinese version. New DVD copies will be added as they become available.

'Make Reading a Hobbit'
Just for Laughs!
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Barbara.   Barbara who? 

Barbara black sheep, have you any wool?