Number-one New York Times Best Seller Now a Netflix Film A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. âTreat yourself to this book, please - I canât recommend it highly enough.â (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love) âI wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.âÂ January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man sheâs never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....Â As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends - and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island - boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the societyâs members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.Â Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society âA jewel... Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.â (People) âA book-loverâs delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.â (Chicago Sun-Times) âA sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb.â (The Sunday Times [London])Â âCooked perfectly Ã point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.â (The Times [London])
Â©2008 Marry Ann Shaffrer and Annie Barrows (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
In this interview Stephen Fry talks to us about the process of narrating the complete adventures of London's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. He touches on the genius of Arthur Conan Doyle and reveals how joining the 'Sherlock Holmes Society' played a part in his expulsion from school and subsequent imprisonment. Coming round full circle, Stephen admits to having jumped at the chance of voicing Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. Keen to delve once more into the 'majestic swing, rhythm and pulse of the text,' Stephen describes his experience in the recording studio, all the while expressing a general fondness for the magic of stories told aloud. As a renowned and beloved actor, writer, and presenter, Stephen Fry has imprinted himself into British culture. He has voiced all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks, as well as titles such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mythos and Winnie the Pooh. His flawless rendition of literary classics is always second to none and in Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, Stephen immediately draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Including personal introductions written by and narrated by Stephen, The Definitive Collection is a truly unique literary gem. Audible Members' Choice Winner of the Year, the audiobook has been described by listeners as 'superb' and 'over 70 hours of pure brilliance.'
Â©2016 Audible Studios (P)2016 Audible Studios
Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft. At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small. In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. Youâll discover how to find harmony in Earthâs great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.
Â©2006, 2017 Arin Murphy-Hiscock (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Annie Barrows introduces Ivy and Bean, two unique girls who certainly didn't plan on becoming friends. Bean, a mischievous yet lovable tomboy, never thought she'd enjoy playing with Ivy, the quiet new neighbor who looks rather boring. Ivy, however, happens to be a witch in training! When Bean gets into a real pickle, Ivy unexpectedly comes to her aid, sparking a rambunctious backyard caper that just might lead to a fabulous new friendship.
Â©2006 Annie Barrows (P)2007 Recorded Books
Annie Barrows caused quite a stir among critics and fans when she introduced pint-sized heroines bookish Ivy and always-active Bean. Here the two attempt to overcome their boredom by creating a newspaper focusing on the folks who live on Pancake Court. As reporters, they find all sorts of interesting stories, but their neighbors may not share the two girlsâ enthusiasm.
Â©2011 Annie Barrows (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!
Â©2013 Annie Barrows (P)2013 Recorded Books
Annie Barrows' best-selling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing - and engaged - for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation! Ivy & Bean are back...and they are funnier than ever!Â Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: She needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.
Â©2018 Annie Barrows (P)2018 Recorded Books
Annie Barrowsâ Ivy and Bean books star a pair of mismatched best friends who are nevertheless inseparable. The science fair is here, and everyone in Ivy and Beanâs second-grade class couldnât be more excited. This yearâs theme is global warming, and all of the kids are working on their own projects and experiments. But what are Ivy and Bean up to? They could try something involving explosions, ice cubes, ropes, or possiblyâand probablyâsomething completely different!
Â©2010 Annie Barrows (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be 11 to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. She wouldn't go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So - wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and Bean will give a whole new meaning to Crafts, Music, First Aid, and hands-on learning!
Â©2012 Annie Barrows (P)2012 Recorded Books
Annie Barrows' Ivy & Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go will have kids jumping in their seats one instant and rolling on the floor laughing the next. While Bean is the loudest girl in her class, Ivy is the quietest, best-behaved second grader. So when Ivy scares the whole class silly by saying there's a ghost in the girls' bathroom, everyone is surprised!
Â©2006 Annie Barrows (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
Annie Barrows' pint-sized adventurers have captured the attention of young listeners eager for clever and witty stories. Barrows has received multiple accolades, including a starred review from Booklist and glowing praise from School Library Journal. In their fourth outing, bookish Ivy and rambunctious Bean must outwit the most awful babysitter ever - Bean's older sister Nancy. Ivy uses all of her smarts to rescue her best pal, and soon the two are hatching a plan to prove to the world that Nancy is at least a million times worse than any other babysitter.
Â©2008 Annie Barrows (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Annie Barrows' infectiously fun Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record will have kids racing outside to shovel some dirt. Everyone in the second grade wants to set a world record. While other kids attempt to break records involving cartwheels and M&Ms, Ivy has a much neater idea. She and Bean will be the youngest people to ever unearth dinosaur fossils! And, after digging just two feet into Bean's back yard, they've already found their first bone.
Â©2007 Annie Barrows (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
Annie Barrows has won critical acclaim and become fabulously popular among young readers for her enchanting Ivy and Bean books. In Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean pester their parents into letting them take ballet lessons - but ballet isn't quite what the girls thought it would be! And now they have to get through the entire ballet course, just like they promised. Will they have to take part in the dreaded recital, or can the girls find a way to weasel out of it?
Â©2009 Annie Barrows (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
At the height of the Vietnam War, a search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad is sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon.Â As Vulture Squad hunts through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover ancient horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives, as well. When the casualties mount, the men of Vulture Squad must abandon their human nature and give in to their savage instincts to survive...the Primitive War.Â Disclaimer: This novel is set in the Vietnam War, and as such, it isn't suitable for children. There is graphic violence, adult language, drug use, and many references to war-borne tragedy.
Â©2017 Ethan Pettus (P)2021 Ethan Pettus
Annie Barrows' delightful Ivy and Bean series is packed with mischief, fun and heart. Young listeners love the two girls' sense of independence and adventure. After taking on ghosts and bad babysitters, what else is there for this dynamic duo to overcome? Well, this time out, they are going to try to be as good as possible - so good that even woodland creatures will just walk right up to them and be their friends. And when that doesn't work, these best buds discover that being bad once in a while isn't so bad at all.
Â©2008 Annie Barrows (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
From the New York Times best-selling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker. Meet nine-year-old Iggy Frangi. He's not a bad kid, he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few (a few is anything up to 100) bad things. And okay, he's not very sorry about most of them. People make a big deal about nothing. What's a little pancake here and there? Is that something to get mad about? Iggy doesn't think so. No one got hurt, so there's no problem. No one got hurt except for that one time, that one time when the Best Idea Ever turned into the Worst Idea of All Time. Iggy is sorry he did it. He is really, really, really sorry. "For what?" you might ask. "What did he do?" Well, you'll have to listen to the audiobook to find out. Things Iggy will not do in this audiobook: Be the most polite kid ever. Play the cello. Think before acting. Learn a lesson. Regret his actions. (Most of them, anyway.)
Â©2020 Annie Barrows (P)2020 Listening Library
Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them - older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's 10-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room...only not quite. Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family.
Â©2008 Annie Barrows (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Traducida a mÃ¡s de 20 idiomas, con mÃ¡s de 5 millones de ejemplares vendidos en todo el mundo y llevada al cine por Mike Newell, La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey es una deliciosa y conmovedora novela epistolar que se ha convertido en un clÃ¡sico indiscutible sobre el poder de la palabra y el valor de la literatura como refugio y consuelo en tiempos difÃciles. En un Londres devastado por las bombas y que empieza a recuperarse de las terribles heridas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Juliet Ashton, una joven escritora en busca de inspiraciÃ³n novelesca, recibe la carta de un desconocido llamado Dawsey Adams. El hombre, que vive en la isla de Guernsey, un pequeÃ±o enclave en el canal de la Mancha, estÃ¡ leyendo un libro de Charles Lamb que habÃa pertenecido con anterioridad a Juliet. Â¿CÃ³mo ha llegado ese ejemplar hasta Guernsey? Â¿Por quÃ© Dawsey decide ponerse en contacto con Juliet? Dawsey es miembro del club de lectura La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey, creado en circunstancias difÃciles durante la contienda, una rareza en tiempos de ocupaciÃ³n alemana. Cuando Juliet acepta la invitaciÃ³n de estos excÃ©ntricos lectores para visitar Guernsey, entiende que ellos y su increÃble sociedad literaria serÃ¡n los personajes de su nueva novela, y su vida darÃ¡ un vuelco para siempre. Una historia humana y divertida, que transmite una intensa pasiÃ³n por los libros y reivindica la formidable capacidad de la lectura para unir a personas de distintos gustos, culturas e ideologÃas. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
Â©2008 The Trust Estate of Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (P)2020 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.