The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She’s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house’s seller didn’t disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish (in which two of Hannah’s own distant relations had had a part), and the suicides—or were they murders?—of two previous owners.
Hannah sees it as a win-win opportunity: She can stop the condo project while tracking her family history. She doesn’t believe in ghosts, anyway. But some things are more dangerous than ghosts. Among them, as she will learn, perhaps fatally, is human obsession.
About the Author:
Randy Wayne White is the author of twenty-one Doc Ford novels, most recently Bone Deep; the Hannah Smith novels Gone and Deceived; and four collections of nonfiction. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar.
Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.
About the Author:
Jon Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio series, Guys Read, Spaceheadz, and most recently, Battle Bunny with Mac Barnett. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Siente en estos cuentos la frescura de quien relata historias porque quiere entablar un diálogo con el lector y usa para ellos más de una voz narrativa; una autora que maneja con viveza los diálogos y juega con el lenguaje coloquial. Hábil para trazar dos personajes protagónicos, Azucena y Lucía, que se alternan inteligente mente y, casi sin que el lector se dé cuenta, dan organicidad al conjunto de las historias, como si el libro creciera con ellas. Por último, es innegable su especial facilidad para crear ambientes. Pero decir esto no haría justicia total al libro. Debemos añadir su erotismo, sin que ello se adueñe del tono y del lenguaje de la obra, voz de mujer que se revela/rebela a través del erotismo, rasgo al que ya se ha referido Roberto González Echevarría en su prólogo a un libro de poemas de la autora: Cimarrona; los momentos de ingenuidad, por la cual los personajes protagónciso se empeñan en contar historias haciendo trasparente el trasfondo humano, cultural y político; y por último, una vocación de frontera que trata de matizar la experiencia del exilio al presentar "el extranjero suelo" como una compleja nación de diferentes culturas donde cada Estado obligará a una nueva reinvención de la identidad del exiliado.
black-and-white photographs in Double
Take document the same children over a period of time. They chronicle the
essence of childhood through the years – in some cases decades - and mark the
delicate transition into adulthood.
are 50 photo sets, each of which is accompanied by a short personal vignette,
either by the subject of the image or the subject’s parent, reflecting on the
fleeting moments and stand-out events that have irrevocably shaped their lives.
these side-by-side images, the children might as well be saying, "Watch
what happens, I'm traveling
between the frames, slipping into more of who I will be."
About the Photographer:
Evans Silverstein has been a portrait photographer for over forty years. She is
a former editor for Tropic, The Miami Herald’s Sunday magazine. Maggie wrote
features and essays that included her photographs, and a weekly column on art
and architecture. Her photographs have appeared in national publications and
have been exhibited at local galleries. She has photographed many bestselling authors
for their book jacket covers.
“Maggie Evans Silverstein is an amazing photographer, an artist with
the eye and patience to extract perfect, penetrating images of people from the
blur of life. What makes her truly exceptional is her skill as a writer whose
words add great depth and power to her wonderful photographs.” - Dave Barry
“By some miracle,
some portion of the essence of my children was caught with such purity that
even people outside the family who happen to see the photos are stunned by
their rightness.”- Maddy Blais