An adorable high contrast book for infants and newborns! Snowflake patterns, Scandinavian-inspired designs, friendly polar bears, and playtime in the snow... all for baby´s eyes to see. This charming black and white 8.5´´ by 8.5´´ square paperback features 24 illustrations perfect for newborns. Please note, this is not a story book. Research has shown that infants respond to contrasting black and white images and in this special book all about Winter, they´re sure to find something to stimulate their developing eyes. High contrast shapes and patterns provide the baby with something simple and engaging to focus on so they can allow their minds to rest. Striking and stylish with spots of color, Hello Winter: A Black and White Baby Book, Volume 2 in the High Contrast Baby Book Series, makes a great addition to baby´s very first little black and white library. The Perfect Gift For: Baby Showers Baby´s First Library Baby Boys and Baby Girls Both Expecting and Adoptive Parents Tummy Time Don´t forget to check out book one in the series, Merry Christmas: A Black and White Baby Book!
A Girl in Winter: Philip Larkin
A Girl in Winter: Philip Larkin
The Winter Girl:A Novel Matt Marinovich
Long ago, following a cataclysm called ´´The Tear,´´ the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each has developed in distinct ways and at a different pace; each seems to possess its own unique relationship to time, such that nowadays vastly different worlds exist, together but apart. And over all of these Arks the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. Ophelia lives on Anima, an ark where objects have souls. Beneath her worn scarf and thick glasses, Ophelia hides two powers: the ability to extract the souls from objects, and the ability to travel through mirrors. Her peaceful existence on the Ark of Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, from the powerful Dragon clan. The young girl must leave her family and follow her fiancé to the Citacielle, the floating capital on the distant Ark of the Pole. Why has she been chosen? Why must she hide her true identity? Though she doesn´t know it yet, she has become a pawn in a deadly plot. An unforgettable heroine, a rich and bountiful universe, romance and inescapable intrigue, A Winter´s Promise will appeal equally to readers of Philip Pullman´s His Dark Materials Trilogy and the Harry Potter books.
Seventeen-year-old Isabelle Mattias, the privileged daughter of an artist and a dead rock star, is an unusual teenage girl. When she disappears in the middle of the night, Chief Superintendent Andrew Fenwick arrives to investigate. As unsettling hints of an abusive past surface, Fenwick wonders is it too much to hope that the girl is still alive?
For photographer Jack Fletcher, the chance to shoot shark-infested waters where waves break a mile from shore in the company of surfing legend Drew offers the promise of new beginnings. But Drew is not alone in the northern reaches of the state. His wife, Kendra, lives there with him. Obsessed with the unsolved murder of a local girl, Kendra has embarked upon a quest of her own, a search for truth - however dark that truth may prove to be.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. ´´A tale both intimate and epic, featuring a heroine whose harrowing and wondrous journey culminates in an emotionally resonant finale.´´-Publishers Weekly (starred review) Vasilisa Petrovna is an unforgettable heroine determined to forge her own path. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers-and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all. Praise for The Winter of the Witch ´´Katherine Arden´s Winternight Trilogy isn´t just good-it´s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favorites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl´s slender shoulders. Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of snow and magic, and ripped out some more.´´-Laini Taylor ´´Luxuriously detailed yet briskly suspenseful . . . a striking literary fantasy informed by Arden´s deep knowledge.´´-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A magical and captivating coming of age novel set in medieval Russia - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern´s The Night Circus and Philip Pullman´s His Dark Materials. One girl can make a difference... Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya´s shoulders. But she may not be able to save them all. ´heart-stoppingly good...beautifully written, this adventure shimmers and shines with magic of all kinds. Unmissable.´ Sunday Express ´If you´re a lover of fairytales you are in for an absolute treat. It´s truly magical´ The Pool ´Katherine Arden´s Winternight Trilogy isn´t just good-it´s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favourites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. ´Laini Taylor