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Passenger (Paperback): Alexandra Bracken Passenger (Paperback)
Alexandra Bracken 1
R259 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R67 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New York City, present day... In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.

The Atlantic, 1776... Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.

The Edges of the World... Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.

The Parker Inheritance (Paperback): Varian Johnson The Parker Inheritance (Paperback)
Varian Johnson 1
R165 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R37 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

Allies (Paperback): Alan Gratz Allies (Paperback)
Alan Gratz 1
R190 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Alan Gratz, the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Refugee, comes a thrilling new multi-perspective novel, this time centered around D-Day. D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people -- and kids -- across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together. Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.

An Eagle in the Snow (Paperback): Michael Morpurgo An Eagle in the Snow (Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) In stock

The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II. 1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing. It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made - a mistake he must put right before it is too late...

The Light Between Worlds (Paperback): Laura Weymouth The Light Between Worlds (Paperback)
Laura Weymouth 1
R219 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R54 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Six years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept from war-torn England and into a woodland fantasy kingdom. Now back in the real world, eldest sister Philippa is relieved, but Evelyn is grieving for the magical place she called home. When she goes missing, Philippa must confront the truth of what happened to them, and the lengths her little sister was willing to go for a chance to return to the kingdom of her heart ...

Waiting for Anya (Paperback, Film Tie-In): Michael Morpurgo Waiting for Anya (Paperback, Film Tie-In)
Michael Morpurgo 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A gripping historical adventure by much-loved and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Stranger Things' Noah Schnapp.

It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his mountain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border. Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.

Michael Morpurgo: The Master Storyteller. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. One of the most successful children's authors in the country, and loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal four times. His novels have been adapted for film (War Horse, My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came) and stage (most recently, Kensuke's Kingdom for the Polka Theatre and War Horse,Why the Whales Came for Alibi.)

Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Karl Kielblock Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Karl Kielblock
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Karl Kielblock het verskeie boeke geskryf, waaronder die Lafras Cuyper-reeks baie bekend is en wyd versamel word. Dit handel oor seeavonture in diens van twee oorlogvoerende moondhede vroeg in die 19de eeu. Hierdie is die sesde boek in die reeks, propvol opwinding, spanning en avontuur! n Besoek aan Venesie dit is n droom wat waar word vir die beroemde kaperkaptein Lafras Cuyper. Die droom word egter ru onderbreek toe Lafras een aand in die donker stegies aangeval word. Voor hy die raaisel oor die aanval kan oplos, roep Napoleon hom terug na Parys. Lafras moet Venesie verlaat en ook die aanvallige Justina, wat sy hart so gou verower het. Hy moet met die Turkse goewerneur gaan onderhandel oor drie Franse offisiere wat as gyselaars aangehou word. Tussendeur al die lewensgevaarlike avonture, verskyn die beeld van Justina kort-kort voor Lafras. Hy moet haar weer sien. Hy moet weer terugkeer na Venesie en sy aanvallers. Die verhaal van Lafras Cuyper is op feite gebaseer.

Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer - The Man Who Made the Stars Shine (Hardcover): Michael G. Neece Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer - The Man Who Made the Stars Shine (Hardcover)
Michael G. Neece; Illustrated by Benlin Alexander
R395 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When America's first astronauts launched into outer space, Tony Jenzano helped them learn to navigate by the stars. As the leader of a big planetarium in a small town, Tony was the man who made the stars shine. Without Tony, NASA's first space travelers would have been lost in space.

The Stolen Ones (Paperback): Vanessa Curtis The Stolen Ones (Paperback)
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R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

My name is Inge. I am sixteen.

I live with Mama and Papa in Munich. Food is still rationed, though the war ended over ten years ago.

My boyfriend is Jewish. I have to hide this from my parents.

Sometimes I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive every year on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me.

They are for a girl named Kasia.

This is her story.

Kicking Off - Dick, Kerr Girls (Paperback): Eve Ainsworth Kicking Off - Dick, Kerr Girls (Paperback)
Eve Ainsworth
R231 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R58 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies is brought to young readers for the very first time by award winning and CILIP Carnegie nominated Eve Ainsworth. It's 1917, and Britain is at war. Shy teenager Hettie wants to help the war effort, and signs up to work in the local Dick, Kerr & Co. munitions factory. She's nervous, but she has no idea quite how much her life is about to change ... For, inside this factory are young women who are about to make sporting history. Can Hettie find the courage to join them, and in doing so, find her own place in the world? Based on the thrilling true story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies team - football's forgotten legends.

The Fountains of Silence (Paperback): Ruta Sepetys The Fountains of Silence (Paperback)
Ruta Sepetys
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Number the Stars (Paperback, New edition): Lois Lowry Number the Stars (Paperback, New edition)
Lois Lowry 1
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In Nazi-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best friend from a terrible fate. Winner of the Newbery Medal, newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range. "They plan to arrest all the Danish Jews. They plan to take them away. And we have been told that they may come tonight." It is 1943 and life in Copenhagen is becoming complicated for Annemarie. There are food shortages and curfews, and soldiers on every corner. But it is even worse for her Jewish best friend, Ellen, as the Nazis continue their brutal campaign. With Ellen's life in danger, Annemarie must summon all her courage to help stage a daring escape. Inspired by true events of the Second World War, this gripping novel brings the past vividly to life for today's readers.

In the Mouth of the Wolf - A True Story (Hardcover, Gift Edition): Michael Morpurgo In the Mouth of the Wolf - A True Story (Hardcover, Gift Edition)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Barroux 1
R344 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R95 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo and award-winning artist Barroux comes a true story of bravery, sadness and hope, set against the backdrop of World War Two.

A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything.

Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful storytelling and Barroux’s stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael’s uncles during World War Two.

Francis and Pieter are brothers. As shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis’s life forever . . . and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.

A great way of introducing young readers to the realities of World War Two. Look out for Morpurgo’s other war fiction including War Horse, Friend or Foe, Waiting for Anya, King of the Cloud Forest and An Eagle in the Snow.

In the Mouth of the Wolf is a heart-felt true story of family and courage by a writer who ‘has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers’ (The Guardian).

Maurice and His Dictionary: A True Story (Hardcover): Cary Fagan Maurice and His Dictionary: A True Story (Hardcover)
Cary Fagan; Illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
R376 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In the Mouth of the Wolf (Paperback): Michael Morpurgo In the Mouth of the Wolf (Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Barroux 1
R211 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R69 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything.

Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful storytelling and Barroux’s stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael’s uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two.

Francis and Pieter are brothers. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis’s life forever . . . and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.

The Diamond Horse (Paperback): Stacy Gregg The Diamond Horse (Paperback)
Stacy Gregg 2
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A frozen palace and a sparkling secret - an epic Russian adventure awaits! Anna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a beautiful snowbound palace that is home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfhounds and, of course, horses. And she is also the owner of a beautiful heirloom - a diamond necklace with a secret past. But when Anna defies her father's wishes and secretly raises a young colt alongside her pet tiger cub, her actions will have far reaching consequences. And soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen tundra of Siberia... An epic adventure of horses, friendship and sparkling secrets!

The Merrybegot (Paperback): Julie Hearn The Merrybegot (Paperback)
Julie Hearn 1
R130 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R9 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The Merrybegot casts a powerful spell over its readers. Utterly bewitching. Abi Elphinstone In a remote west-country village, all is not as it seems. Rumours of bad magic and witchcraft are spreading. The piskies are whispering in the orchard and an ill wind is blowing. The fingers of blame are all pointing to Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. With the Witchfinder General on his way, Nell is alone, trapped, and in fear for her life. Who can she trust? And who will save her? This amazing story is being reissued with a stunning new cover by Karl James Mountford for a new generation of readers to enjoy.

The Devil's Thief (Paperback, Export): Lisa Maxwell The Devil's Thief (Paperback, Export)
Lisa Maxwell 1
R267 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R76 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this spellbinding sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Last Magician, Esta and Harte set off on a cross-country chase through time to steal back the elemental stones they need to save the future of magic. Hunt the Stones. Beware the Thief. Avenge the Past. Esta's parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order's grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined. Now the Book's furious power lives inside Harte. If he can't control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it. To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows-and the Order isn't alone in its mission to crush them. In St. Louis, the extravagant World's Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos. As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history-even for a time-traveling thief.

Last Descendants: Fate of the Gods (Paperback): Matthew J. Kirby Last Descendants: Fate of the Gods (Paperback)
Matthew J. Kirby 1
R250 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R88 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Official fiction based on the Assassin's Creed game! The stunning conclusion to the Last Descendants trilogy! Only one piece of the Trident of Eden remains - Isaiah, a rogue Templar agent, has discovered both the faith prong and the fear prong of this powerful relic. Should he possess the devotion prong, there is little that can stop him. For the time being, Owen and his fellow teens have established an uneasy alliance across Assassin and Templar lines in order to stop Isaiah while they still can. Over a thousand years earlier, Styrbjorn the Strong, a Danish warrior, leads the Jomsvikings against the Danish king, Harald Bluetooth. It is on those Viking battlefields that the secrets of the devotion prong lie. It is there that the fate of the world, the truth behind the teens' collective unconsciousness, and their ancestral links to one another lie. History has already been written. The rest is up to Owen, Javier, and the other members of their unlikely alliance. The actions they take will change the world of Assassin's Creed forever. The heart-stopping final book in the trilogy based on the Assassin's Creed game. Part historical fiction, part tie-in, this novel creates an all-new narrative fans of the video games will love.

A Chase In Time (Paperback): Sally Nicholls A Chase In Time (Paperback)
Sally Nicholls; Illustrated by Rachael Dean
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A fast-paced adventure full of car chases, arson and cake! The old gilt-edged mirror has hung in Alex's aunt's house for as long as he can remember. Alex hardly notices it, until the day he and his sister are pulled through the mirror, back into 1912. It's the same house, but a very different place to live, and the people they meet need their help. Soon they're caught up in car chases and treasure hunts as they race to find a priceless golden cup - but will they ever be able to return to their own time? From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls, A Chase In Time is the first in a brilliant time-slip adventure series for 7+ readers, beautifully illustrated inside by Rachael Dean, with cover illustrations by Isabelle Follath.

Stealing Mt. Rushmore (Hardcover): Daphne Kalmar Stealing Mt. Rushmore (Hardcover)
Daphne Kalmar
R347 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R361 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R97 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy. In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story. 1 per hardback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279)

Flambards (Paperback): K.M. Peyton Flambards (Paperback)
K.M. Peyton 1
R130 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R9 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Christina is sent to live with her uncle in his country house, Flambards, and knows from the moment she arrives that she'll never fit in. Her uncle is fierce and domineering and her cousin, Mark, is selfish-but despite all this, Christina discovers a passion for horse-riding and finds a true friend in Will. What Christina has yet to realize, though, is the important part she has to play in the future of this strange household . . . A welcome new edition of this exciting story which will appeal to old and new readers alike.

Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld 2: Fire Flight (Paperback): Terry Deary Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld 2: Fire Flight (Paperback)
Terry Deary 1
R187 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R46 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES... Welcome back to the strange town of Wildpool... There's a new mayor in Wildpool (though not necessarily the one that everyone voted for!) and something very mysterious is afoot and there's a danger the Ladies Who Crunch will be forced to move home and that Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld - about to be reopened - will actually be demolished. Can Molly and Boy save the day? Will Wildpool ever be the same? The second in a spellbinding new fiction series from bestselling Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary.

Krygsperd (Afrikaans, Paperback): Michael Morpurgo Krygsperd (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo; Translated by Kobus Geldenhuys 1
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Krygsperd (War Horse in die oorspronklike Engels) vertel die aangrypende verhaal van die dapper Joey, 'n perd wat in 1914 verkoop word en kort daarna as oorlogsperd in die middel van die choas en ontbering van die Eerste Wereldoorlog beland. Die boek het aanleiding gegee tot Steven Spielberg se gewilde gelyknamige rolprent, wat in 2011 op die grootskerm vrygestel is.

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