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James Patterson

James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. PLEASE HELP BEFORE HE KILLS ME. Travelling home for the festive season, Jon Roscoe receives a desperate cry for help. This year, Christmas with his family isn't quite as he had planned...

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Jan Burchett,Sara Vogler

How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon 3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew 4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover! A fearsome encounter with enemy ships leads to a huge sea battle. When the smoke clears, Sam realises Charlie has vanished. Could his crewmate have been kidnapped? It's Sam Silver to the rescue!

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Robert Louis Stevenson

'Your bed shall be the moorcock's, and your life shall be like the hunted deer's, and ye shall sleep with your hand upon your weapons.' Tricked out of his inheritance, shanghaied, shipwrecked off the west coast of Scotland, David Balfour finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of Jacobite outlaw and suspected assassin Alan Breck Stewart. Their unlikely friendship is put to the test as they dodge government troops across the Scottish Highlands. Set in the aftermath of the 1745 rebellion, Kidnapped transforms the Romantic historical novel into the modern thriller. Its heart-stopping scenes of cross-country pursuit, distilled to a pure intensity in Stevenson's prose, have become a staple of adventure stories from John Buchan to Alfred Hitchcock and Ian Fleming. Kidnapped remains as exhilarating today as when it was first published in 1886. This new edition is based on the 1895 text, incorporating Stevenson's last thoughts about the novel before his death. It includes Stevenson's 'Note to Kidnapped', reprinted for the first time since 1922. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Jean Westcott

Rad Sergeant, his two best friends. Peter Logan and Max Frost, and Rad's little brother Ty, build a raft with plans of floating on the Oakdale Lake all summer as if it were the mighty Mississippi. However, tragedy strikes on the first floating trip: Ty disappears. "Presumed drowned," the authorities said, and everyone believes them-everyone except Rad and his strong-minded friends of Mountain Valley. They cannot accept that Ty drowned. They believe Ty was kidnapped and intend to find him. Rad and his friends begin a journey filled with doubt and impossible hopes as they search an island filled with snakes and alligators for Rad's little brother, Ty. " the characters' feelings and their reactions to various predicaments are so pure and sincere one cannot help but continue turning the pages." "This suspenseful, realistic detective story will delight readers of all ages for years to come."

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Orphaned and penniless, young David Balfour sets out to find his last living relative. But in doing so he will become caught up the greatest and most frightening adventure of his life, involving kidnap, shipwreck, murder and a dramatic flight across the Scottish highlands with the fiery, swordfighting fugitive Alan Breck.

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Pauline Francis

Kidnapped was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. Set in Scotland in 1751, it tells the story of David Balfour, a newly orphaned young boy cheated out of his inheritance by his uncle and kidnapped. Then, amid conflict between the Jacobites and the supporters of King George II, David is falsely accused of murder and must flee for his life!This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Retold rather than abridged.

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Lee K. Merialdo

A school bus is hi-jacked, and the children are kidnapped and abandoned in the desert. Sometimes together, often at odds, they use their wits and their skills as they struggle to survive.

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Larry Mike Garmon

The reader's choices determine how cousins Traci Burns and Michael Erving investigate the abduction of their Aunt Meredith, owner and manager of the Whole Ride World amusement park.

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Paula S. Fass

Beginning with the first abduction in 1874, an enthralling look at the great kidnapping cases in American history explores the obsessive attention such cases arouse and what they say about the American family, the justice system, and the media. UP.

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Daniel Acuff,Robert Reiher

"I've been waiting a long time for someone inside youth marketing to expose the industry for its unethical and manipulative practices. Kidnapped does that and more: The scope of the ground it covers is encyclopedic; it captures the vulnerabilities of each stage of development; and, most important, it empowers parents by offering as many do's as don'ts. This book is terrific!” --Barbara F. Meltz, Parenting Columnist, The Boston Globe Children Are Sitting Ducks in Today's High-Powered World of Commercialization According to the American Psychological Association, in 2004 alone young people were targeted with over $12 billion of advertising. Childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing, and children watch close to 1,000 hours of television every year, nearly 70 percent of which has some sort of sexual content. Almost 80 percent of the video games children play promote violence as a form of casual entertainment. America's children are under assault, according to Kidnapped: How Irresponsible Marketers Are Stealing the Minds of Your Children, by youth marketing pioneers Daniel S. Acuff, PhD, and Robert H. Reiher, PhD. Readers will learn insights on: · 12 brain-based learning principles that guide child development · 15 developmental “blind spots” that make children sitting ducks for advertisers and marketers · The impact of repeated images of violence, sexuality, and substance abuse In Kidnapped, parents and educators discover how to recognize and combat unethical practices, while retailers and marketers learn how to provide healthier and more positive products and programs for our nation's youth.

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Elizabeth Carpentiere

Discover the astonishing true stories--that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp--behind the headlines: Charles Lindbergh Jr., Abducted by Aliens, Students Storm US Embassy, Terry Anderson, Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard, and more. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting books offer short chapters on high-interest headlines. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading.

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ICON Reference,Robert Louis Stevenson

If you are either learning French, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a French speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Kidnapped. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your French-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with French synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

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Dee Henderson

Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive . . . but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness. This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Kidnapped by his scheming and wicked uncle, teenager David Balfour is forced to sail the high seas on the ship the Covenant. With the help of an unlikely friend, a Scotsman who is rebelling against English rule, David escapes. However, together they still face more danger before David can regain his stolen inheritance from his uncle.