Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherished stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation. It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and because she and her siblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And something does: Her wish is granted. Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true. It turns out the coin grants wishes—but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want. Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?Includes an introduction by Alice Hoffman
Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them―older brothers and younger sisters. When her family moves to an old farmhouse in a new town, the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head, 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. A highly satisfying classic-in-the-making full of spine-tingling moments, this is delightful time-travel story will have readers clamoring for another treat of twin-inspired magic in the follow up Magic in the Mix.
Marty Sklar was hired by The Walt Disney Company after his junior year at UCLA, and began his Disney career at Disneyland in July 1955, the month before the park opened. He spent his first decade at Disney as "the kid," the very youngest of the creative team Walt had assembled at WED Enterprises. But despite his youth, his talents propelled him forward into substantial responsibility: he became Walt's speech writer, penned Walt's and Roy's messages in the company's annual report, composed most of the publicity and marketing materials for Disneyland, conceived presentations for the U.S. government, devised initiatives to obtain sponsors to enable new Disneyland developments, and wrote a twenty-four-minute film expressing Walt's philosophy for the Walt Disney World project and Epcot. He was Walt's literary right-hand man.Over the next forty years, Marty Sklar rose to become president and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, and he devoted his entire career to creating, enhancing, and expanding Walt's magical empire. This beautifully written and enlightening book is Marty's own retelling of his epic Disney journey, a grand adventure that lasted over half a century.
• Save $500/year • Spend fewer hours in the kitchen • Please picky eaters • A tried-and-true method Use the recipes and strategies in this unique cookbook to help you save time and money. Over 200 pages of recipes with clear, detailed directions will help your cooking earn rave reviews even from picky eaters. Award-winning cookbook author Amy Houts shares her time-tested, proven method of intentional planning to provide delicious, home-cooked meals and spend fewer hours in the kitchen. Amy's method, where one dinner becomes the basis of two additional meals, works. Each meal is completely different, so different that no one will guess they are eating leftovers. And with little food waste, you save money, too. Multicultural recipes in "Mealtime Magic" represent the melting pot of the USA. You will find typical American fare such as, Chicken 'n Dumplings, Beef Pot Pie, and Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. Italian dishes include Easy Lasagna, Betty's Spaghetti, and Meatball Heroes. Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas, Nine-Mile High Tostadas, and Stacked Enchiladas con Huevos will please Mexican food fans. "Mealtime Magic" wouldn't be complete without the delicious flavors of Asian Pepper Steak, Pork Fried Rice, and Hot & Sour Soup, plus much, much more. Recipes use ingredients from in your pantry or local grocery store. A semi-concealed spiral binding allows for easy recognition on the bookshelf and easy reading while cooking.
OMNIBUSWitches, Cabels, and Supernaturals...oh my! Paranormal superstar and internationally bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's second Otherworld omnibus includes Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, along with two short stories, Wedding Bell Hell & Case of the Half-Demon Spy. DIME STORE MAGIC: Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations--the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge--an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive. INDUSTRIAL MAGIC: Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches and her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while she pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention: someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential Cabals--a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. WEDDING BELL HELL: This story picks up three weeks before Paige and Lucas get married--and if you thought planning a wedding was complicated as a mere human, imagine being a witch marrying a sorcerer. CASE OF THE HALF-DEMON SPY: This story takes place when Paige and Adam were still in their early teens. Bored after being told to wait outside at a Council Meeting, they try to pass the time eavesdropping...until a stranger turns up, turns out to be an Exaudio demon, and things get really serious.
Take a fresh look at half-square triangles and their endless options! There are 15 tiles and 15 block possibilities for a total of 225 potential quilts. Learn to consider fabrics and styles to make your own unique designs. An introduction to terms used in the book make instructions easy to follow. Design notes and Peggy's pointers provide insight into the projects. Reference charts and tiles make fabric estimation and design effortless.
Dragon-Born is the three book boxed set of the epic adventure that captivated the world. Perfect for fans of Games of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Branden Sanderson's Mistborn. Embark on a magical journey through Dragon territory with half-blood Rowen and discover the truth of the Draconia's mysteries.Half-Blood DragonPirates, dragons, mermaids. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave you breathless. New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents Half-Blood Dragon, the first epic fantasy adventure in the Dragon Born Trilogy. A lady-in-waiting's job is to follow orders. For Rowen, it is to execute her stepfather's plan to elevate the family's station by an advantageous marriage to the crown prince. Intrigue and seduction fill Rowen's days, but the prophecies that haunt her dreams at night warn her that death awaits. The taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and sentenced to death for the prince's murder. For a human, there's nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters. It will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. It is time for Rowen to find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift, and set the world on fire. Magic-Born DragonMagic. Betrayal. Dragons. New York Times bestselling author K.N. Lee brings you all this and more in the sequel to the international hit, "Half-Blood Dragon." Rowen is on the run. Convicted of a murder she didn't commit, a last-minute surprise rescue from the gallows by her father, the notorious pirate Elian Westin should have brought her a measure of freedom, if not peace. Instead, Rowen has more enemies than ever...and more questions. The royal navy of Withrae is on her heels to bring her to justice, and her erstwhile savior Captain Westin wants her back because he believes she is the key to finding the legendary Red Dragon, a creature so powerful that it can change the course of time. Hunted by dragon shifters who despise her and feared by humans who don't understand her, half-blood dragon Rowen must unravel old mysteries in order to outsmart new adversaries. She can only hope that her new, uncontrollable magical abilities don't get her killed before she can confront the man who set all of this in motion... ...a man who hates her but will do anything to save her life. Queen of the DragonsDragons. Prophecies. Wizards.The world's fate rests on the shoulders of one half-blood Dragon. Taken by the infamous Red Dragon, Rowen now finds herself without hope, a plan for escape, or her memory. Ancient secrets are revealed during her captivity, and a strange black Dragon risks his life to save her. When he finds himself injured and also kept in the Red Dragon's lair, the two of them must find a way to survive.Captain Elian Westin and what remains of his crew make the journey to Withrae where a war is brewing. Dragons versus humans. Which side will they choose? The answer isn't as simple as Elian thinks when he is brought face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart. The rules are no longer as simple as he once believed when the fate of his daughter and her mother are left in his hands.But, in Draconia, things are rarely what they seem, and the origins of a curse are revealed.Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee on a journey through Dragon territory, where magic and mystery collide in this epic fantasy adventure that is just the beginning.
The world of magic, despite its splendor, is woven with danger. For Destiny, a hunter with her own secrets, what better way to fly under the radar than disappearing into the opaque world of the supernatural? Her latest assignment is a warlock informant whose one mission in life is to save lives.But how can she provide Wade with the protection he needs knowing the shadows in her life are far more dangerous than the demons chasing them?
Can one simple daily habit increase your happiness and double the speed of success? Readers of this book say it can. This is a scientific-based success methodology is distilled down into its one easy and effective method. This daily habit utilizes your own self-talk to create a more powerful and effective internal dialogue. This system will quite the negative voices which cause you to feel stuck and fearful while profoundly increasing the speed at which you manifest goals and desires. The Magic Question might sound too good to be true, but it's based on sound brain science and advanced linguistics. Best of all...it's easy to listen to and filled with fun stories. It has nothing to do with more effort, visualization, or even goal setting but can serve to powerfully enhance any of those things. It's about shifting your mind in the direction of happiness, success, and optimism...using the power of one question a day. It's so easy that kids can do it. Bart Baggett, internationally known speaker and thought leader in the fields of NLP and forensic handwriting analysis, explains one of his favorite personal success habits he developed over the past 20 years as a teacher and a person who wanted more. If you are a fan of neurolinguistic programing or other self-help tools, this one technique will enhance and increase the speed at which you see results. It is startlingly effective and so simple to learn that you could teach your children. Best of all...it's even fun to practice! Start today finding your magic question and see the results yourself!