Release on 2018-10-04 | by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Pubpsher: Chicken House
When Mila's brother disappears, she believes he's been taken by the Bear, a hooded stranger of legend who sought shelter at their home. Mila and her sisters follow his trail into the frozen north, determined to find a way past winter and bring their brother home.
Release on 2019-02-01 | by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Pubpsher: Chicken House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone–taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back–even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.
Foreword by William Sutcliffe, author of Are you Experienced?, New Boy and We See Everything The indispensable guide to writing for children and young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from successful writers and illustrators, as well as practical advice on who to contact across the media and how to get published. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Davinia Andrew-Lynch A message for under-represented writers: We Want You - Clémentine Beauvais Writing and translating children's fiction - Holly Bourne Dealing with tough issues in YA fiction - Natasha Farrant Writing about love and loss for children - Kiran Millwood Hargrave Writing magic into fiction - Salvatore Rubbino The craft of the illustrator - Deirdre Sullivan Reinventing old stories for new readers
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Winter Wear is a science fiction thriller that challenges the reader right up to the last chapter and beyond. It follows the path of a strange looking coat that is possibly from another dimension. Every day a perfect diamond appears in its pocket and anything placed into the pocket disappears. The coat has other mysterious properties as well which we learn about as the story develops. The protagonist is a lazy young man with no ambition who is propelled into a wild adventure after stumbling on this mysterious object changing his life forever. What follows after this serendipitous find is a whirlwind of events filled with romance, murder, greed and intrigue and an introduction to the under world. The story which finds its origins in the Nazi extermination camps takes us back to the same scene 60 years later, keeping the reader spellbound through different scenarios and locations until its finale. The book is hard to put down as the reader races to the end hoping to find out the truth.
On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middle-class dream in Helsinki. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid government job. They live in a beautiful apartment in the centre of the city. But look closer and the cracks start to show. As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, the certainties of Max's life begin to dissolve. His wife no longer loves him, and his grown-up daughters - one in London, one in Helsinki - have problems of their own. So when a former student turned journalist shows up and offers him a seductive lifeline, Max starts down a dangerous path from which he may never find a way back. Funny, sharp, and brilliantly truthful, Teir's debut has the feel of a big, contemporary, humane American novel, but with a distinctly Scandinavian edge.
Approaching old age, Silas Harmon closes his San Francisco bookshop to retire to the summer cottage in Kentucky where he spent his youth. There he encounters -- for the first time in fifty-five years -- the lonely Polish refugee with whom he had a love affair when he was sixteen and she was thirty-two. Together they must now confront how that forbidden alliance influenced both their lives and how it will influence the few years ahead of them. --- Bruce Kellner has published books about writers Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten, and Donald Windham, and on artists Ralph Barton and Charles Demuth. He compiled the first Harlem Renaissance encyclopedia and has written two memoirs, one about several remarkable women who influenced him, and the other one a cook book. He is a Millersville University Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.