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Check out these eBook exclusives!
Have you read anything by Pittacus Lore?
Does United as One or Return to Zero sound familiar?
If you have, then check out the companion series in these three novellas, which are all eBook exclusives!
Set in the same world as I am Number Four, begins a new saga that coincides with the events of Generation One. Fan-favourite characters Six and Sam return for another exciting trilogy of sci-fi action and adventure. The Legacy Chronicles are published for the first time in eBook format. Check them out today!
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MEI Secondary’s Spring Production of Gulliver’s Travels is fast approaching!
Wondering what this fantastical adventure is all about? Check out the book Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, found on our AP Book List shelf. Want a quicker read? Check out one of the graphic novel adaptations of this classic tale!
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— The Dinosaur Hunter — is a gripping adventure novel that will leave you clawing for more!
Homer Hickam is also the author of the Helium-3 Series:
Crater — Crescent — Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company
“The cowboys who work on the ranchlands of Montana expect more than their fair share of trouble. One of them is Mike Wire, a former homicide detective. Mike is about to learn murder and mayhem can happen under Montana’s big skies, too. Beneath the earth lie enough dinosaur fossils to fill several museum collections — and make a fortune for whoever claims them first. Soon he will have to combine everything he learned as a cop with everything he knows as a cowboy to protect the people and the land he could never live without.”
feel like an adventure?
Check out Davis Bunn’s Storm Syrell Adventure series, new to the MEI Secondary Library.
The adventure begins in Gold of Kings when “art and antiquities dealer Storm Syrrell closes up shop and begins a dangerous investigation into the murder of her grandfather, Sean, whose hidden journal reveals he led a much more exciting life behind his public persona as a discreet art broker”.
The adventure continues in The Black Madonna when “antiquities dealer Storm Syrrell is hired by the handsome Harry Bennett to investigate the theft of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa and sets out to Europe with Bennett in search of the artifact and details about her grandfather’s murder”.
Dek the halls …
Just in time to stop by and grab a good read before Christmas break …
Ted Dekker’s latest book “Outlaw” has now hit our shelves.
“The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia’s northern tip in 1963, is harrowing.
But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away.
There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin.
Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes.
My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world.
From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.”
— from Ted Dekker’s Official site
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Author Lisa Tawn Bergren has done it again … come check out the beginning of another series by one of our favorite authors.
Glamorous Illusions (Book 1) — “It’s the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington’s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. The crops are failing and worse, so is her father’s health. Then a stranger comes to call and in one fateful afternoon, Cora discovers that her birth father is a copper king-a man who invites her to tour Europe with her new family. As she travels across America, then on to England and France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of assuming the family name. And though now she knows more of her true identity, she soon discovers the journey is only beginning.”
Grave Consequences (Book 2) — “Cora Kensington faces life-changing challenges when her European tour with her wealthy family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy. As an unseen enemy stalks her, her heart is torn between a dashing Frenchman and a man who’s been quietly claiming her affection. Whom will she choose? Will her decision put her loved ones in danger?”
Glittering Promises (Book 3) — coming to the MEI Secondary Library shelves November 2013.
Airships on the horizon
Follow the journey of Matt Cruise from his start as a cabin boy in Airborn to his experience as an astralnaut in Starclimber. In Airborn Matt discovers a damaged hot air balloon whose dying pilot tell a story of beautiful creatures that no one has ever seen before. A year later Matt meets Kate and is thrown into an adventure involving pirates, a crashing airship and a mysterious island; Can he overcome all of them and get into the airship academy? In Skybreaker Matt Cruise is a student in training when his ship is caught in a storm and thrown high into the air. The lost ship Hyperion is spotted, rumored to have untold riches, and even as he fights thrown the altitude sickness to land the ship, Matt remembers where it is. Now everyone is trying to get the coordinates from him. Can Matt and Kate survive all of these people and get to the Hyperion before anyone else? In Starclimber Matt is now a pilot working on the Celestial tower, which will be used to reach the stars, but there are some people who would do anything to stop humans from reaching the heavens. Will Matt become one of the first humans to venture into space? And if he is chosen will he be able to return to Earth?
Read an excerpt from Airborn
Read an excerpt from Skybreaker
Read an excerpt from Starclimber
“I was born in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C. and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer. I started out writing sci-fi epics then went on to swords and sorcery tales and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer. We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my favourite authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. I was paralysed with excitement. I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story. And they did.Taken from author website