It is 1954 and Kabuo Miyamoto is on trial for murder. He is a Japanese American living on the island of San Piedro, off the north-west coast of America. The Second World War has left an atmosphere of anger and suspicion in this small community. Will Kabuo receive a fair trial? And will the true cause of the victim's death be discovered?
"Snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves". From a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these fifteen stories bring the gritty realism of existence in Joyce's native Dublin to life.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of us all? Every day, the Queen asks her question - but when she hears the wrong answer, Snow White must flee for her life. All is lost, until she meets not one but seven rescuers. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS is in the Usborne First Reading series, written especially for children who are learning to read, and developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.
From a young age, Cari made up stories. One of her favorite places to make up stories was on her grandpa and grandma's farm in southern Minnesota. There, she would find a quiet little spot in the corn field, or on a swing and let her imagination wander. Cari has lived in Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She now resides in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, John, their four boys, two horses, and a very energetic runaway dog named Koki. Cari loves to visit libraries and schools and talk about the power of the imagination and the joy of reading.
A train journey from Turkey to France is dalayed by thick snow. So when a passenger on the train is found murdered in his bed, it is the perfect opportunity for Agatha Christie's famous detective, Hercule Poirot, to prove his ability and solve the crime using the power of his brain.