The Quest

Author: Mark Mulle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503332324
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Join Steve in his thrilling Minecraft journey! Steve is a player who can find an adventure to be had every day. Journey with Steve to uncover the truth behind these mysteries and discover what it truly means to be a hero.

The Quest

Author: Mark Mulle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503332560
Format: PDF
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GENRE: Children's Adventure Book One - Tale of a Hero Steve is a player who can find an adventure to be had every day. However a new adventure has found its way to him. Day-to-day life in Minecraft is beginning to become speckled with strange occurrences. Half-built homes, leafless trees, overpowered mobs and unknown entities only scratch the surface of the bizarre events Steve will encounter. Along the way, he guided by cryptic notes left by an anonymous player. Impossible, he thinks. Steve only plays in single player. Is this all the work of a hacker or something else? Journey with Steve to uncover the truth behind these mysteries, and discover what it truly means to be a hero. Book Two - The Unfinished Game Steve is pretty sure he's a hero in the world of Minecraft. But in light of new adversity, he's having a crisis only a hero could surmount. Why build and rebuild when zombies, endermen, and creepers will only return night after night to destroy all your creations? Why fight these foes when others will only take their place? Steve doesn't know the answer yet, but he's not about to let any outside forces control his life. With his loyal canine companion, Growls, at his side, Steve is determined to press onward. Now, however, the hacker who has been tormenting him in recent weeks-a rogue player who seems to be testing him at every turn-has returned and is intent on undoing all of Steve's progress. Steve has everything he needs to be a hero. Adversity. An arch nemesis. Devastation approaching from all sides. Now, all he needs is to reach out and seize heroism to claim it for himself. A story about perseverance, moral choices, and standing up to bullies-this sequel is an exciting adventure delving the depths of Minecraft. Book Three - The Endings and Beginnings of a Legend Steve is on a course to the End where he is destined to have a showdown with the mysterious enemies that await him in the End. But first, he must defeat the masters among the Endermen. A friend he once mistook for a hacker now guides him, speaking in riddles all the while. At his side is his trusted canine companion, Growls, who has saved his life countless times. Now, however, he must risk losing that life yet again as he draws ever closer to his ultimate fate. Join Steve as he crafts a sea-faring vessel, battles snow golems, explores the risk-laden canopies of a jungle, and delves into otherworldly portals to learn the secrets of the universe and the purpose of his toils. His goal: to collect five Eyes of Ender. To solve the riddles of Herobrine. To face the greatest threats of Minecraft. This third and final chapter in Steve's story challenges him to continue moving forward despite all odds. Steve will die unless he can become the hero he once believed himself to be, overcoming adversity even in the wake of losing everything he loves. Author's Note: This short story is for your reading pleasure. The characters in this "Minecraft Adventure Series" such as Steve, Endermen or Herobrine...etc are based on the Minecraft Game coming from Minecraft (r)/TM & (c) 2009-2013 Mojang / Notch

The Three Year Swim Club

Author: Julie Checkoway
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455523437
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For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers. In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The children were Japanese-American, were malnourished and barefoot and had no pool; they trained in the filthy irrigation ditches that snaked down from the mountains into the sugarcane fields. Their future was in those same fields, working alongside their parents in virtual slavery, known not by their names but by numbered tags that hung around their necks. Their teacher, Soichi Sakamoto, was an ordinary man whose swimming ability didn't extend much beyond treading water. In spite of everything, including the virulent anti-Japanese sentiment of the late 1930s, in their first year the children outraced Olympic athletes twice their size; in their second year, they were national and international champs, shattering American and world records and making headlines from L.A. to Nazi Germany. In their third year, they'd be declared the greatest swimmers in the world, but they'd also face their greatest obstacle: the dawning of a world war and the cancellation of the Games. Still, on the battlefield, they'd become the 20th century's most celebrated heroes, and in 1948, they'd have one last chance for Olympic glory. They were the Three-Year Swim Club. This is their story.

The Hero Two Doors Down Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend

Author: Sharon Robinson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545804531
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Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing - the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before. Then it happens--Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?

Mysticons Quest for the Codex

Author: Sadie Chesterfield
Publisher: Imprint
ISBN: 1250165059
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This junior novelization retells storylines from many episodes of the hit new show Mysticons! In Drake City, where magic and technology meet, four girls are brought together by an ancient prophecy. Princess Arkayna, her friend Em, and street kids Zarya and Piper are transformed into the Mysticons—heroes with incredible magic powers. But to unlock their full abilities—and save Arkayna's parents, the queen and king—the Mysticons must find the Codex. An ancient spellbook with the power to fight evil, the Codex was split into four pieces, each hidden away with riddles and puzzles as the only clues. The Mysticons must hurry; forces of evil want the Codex themselves—and they'll be able to use its powers to destroy Drake City and anyone who would stop them. Based on the animated television series, Mysticons: Quest for the Codex includes an 8-page color insert with artwork from the show! Mysticons characters, designs, and elements © 2018 Nelvana Limited. Mysticons is a trademark of Nelvana Limited. All rights reserved. An Imprint Book

The Doppelganger Trilogy the Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Short Stories

Author: Mark Mulle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505446036
Format: PDF
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GENRE: Children's Adventure Book One - Steve's Chance Steve is finally living on his own in a new city where an enigmatic king has just taken the seat of power. Steve's first assignment at his new job is a special one-a 24-hour courier job to deliver a package of expensive crafting materials across a dangerous stretch of the kingdom. To succeed and live to see another day, Steve must thwart a den of thieves, Creepers looming in the wilderness, and other explosive threats. All the while, people are somehow recognizing Steve though they have never seen him before, and the mystery behind an elusive lookalike grows along with the danger in Steve's life. Join Steve on this exciting and fun tale of adventure as he learns to fight, risks his life, and pursues the most villainous enemies in his Minecraft-based world. Book Two - Steve versus Herobrine After discovering his doppelganger is the new, terrible King of Chance, Steve was locked away in the dungeons to await punishment for his assassination attempt on his doppelganger's life. Now, what awaits Steve is a grand mystery-the mystery of who this supposed king really is-and even greater threats than he has ever faced. In this odyssey through the world of Minecraft, a jailbreak with an old ally, a death-defying turn of luck with a new ally, and a life-threatening encounter with an old enemy all bring Steve closer to discovering the secrets hidden in his quaint hometown and the trauma buried in his fragmented memory. Book Three: The Ender Dragon Reborn With a thief and a weapon-maker on his side, Steve is ready to stand against the King of Chance, whose secret he now knows. But will it offer him any advantage over someone as powerful as this doppelganger of his? Set against a Minecraft backdrop, Steve must build and fight his way to victory over an evil that made the King of Chance into the dark being that he has become. Join Steve through a fast-paced, adrenaline-laced story to the conclusion of this adventure trilogy. Author's Note: These short stories are for your reading pleasure. The characters in this "Minecraft Adventure Series" such as Steve, Endermen or Herobrine...etc are based on the Minecraft Game coming from Minecraft (r)/TM & (c) 2009-2013 Mojang / Notch

Bomb

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1596438614
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In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Monsters and Villains of the Movies and Literature

Author: Gerrie McCall
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1908696869
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From werewolves to King Kong, from Frankenstein's monster to Moby Dick, there are some monsters that children and adults love to be scared by. Monsters and Villains of the Movies and Literature collects 40 of these characters, both from classical literature, with figures such as snake-headed Medusa from Greek mythology and the Ziz bird from the Book of Psalms, to Shakespeare's Caliban and witches from Macbeth, to recent fantasy literature, such as John Wyndham’s triffids and H.G. Wells’ Morlocks. Examples are also drawn from right across the globe, with contributions from Norse, Malaysian and Creole mythology. Illustrated throughout with outstanding new full-colour annotated artworks, easy-to-follow accounts of the characters’ stories and factfile boxes, this book will appeal to any child interested in tales, monsters and movies.

Bed Hog

Author: Georgette Noullet
Publisher: Two Lions
ISBN: 9780761458234
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A dog tries to find the perfect place to sleep

Storytime Monty the Hero

Author: Steve Smallman
Publisher: QED Publishing
ISBN: 9781784932466
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Monty the mole's favourite bedtime story is about a hero, a monster and a magic wand. Monty wants to be a hero too so he sneaks out at night in search of adventure. He meets Herbert the hedgehog and together they decide to be heroes and search for magic. Monty finds a conker shell and uses it as a helmet for protection in case they meet a monster! And they do – along comes a grumpy badger but Herbert uses his spikes to send him on his way. Then Herbert tumbles down a hole and it's Monty's chance to be a hero and help his friend. The heroes continue on their adventure and find what they think is a magic wand – a dandelion. They shake it but all the magic seems to disappear – or does it? Will Monty's wish come true? Part of the QED Storytime series, this beautifully illustrated book introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories, and includes supporting notes for parents and teachers. Storytime has recently featured on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories.