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Amulet Of Samarkand

The Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud

Set in modern-day London, this first book in a gripping new trilogy introduces young magician’s apprentice Nathaniel. Humiliated by a hotshot wizard, Nathaniel summons the not-so-tame djinni, Bartimaeus, and sends him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand.

The Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud

: When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages._______________________________________________________Sales Points –One of the most exciting projects Random House Children`s Books has ever launched. The trilogy of the Amulet of Samarkand has raised worldwide interest and film options have been bought by Miramax who are also publishing the three books in the US. Translation rights are already sold in Europe.–Extensive publicity and marketing are planned.–The book will have a unique and striking cover. –12-copy dumpbin, double-sided poster and giant book available–Simultaneous publication with The Amulet of Samarkand Audio CDAuthor BiographyJonathan Stroud went to York University and afterwards worked in publishing as an editor. Married to a designer, he now devotes his whole time to writing.

The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Novel
by Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace’s greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion. Includes a preview chapter from The Golem’s Eye, the second book in the series!

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: Amulet of Samarkand, The (International Edition)
by Jonathan Stroud

Presenting a thrilling new voice in children’s literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a young magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt. Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this extraordinary, funny, pitch-perfect thriller will dazzle the myriad fans of Artemis Fowl and the His Dark Materials trilogy. And with the rights sold in more than a dozen countries, and a major motion picture in the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is on the fast track to becoming a classic.

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy’s Gate
by Jonathan Stroud

Three years after the events of The Golem`s Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London. Increasingly distracted, he is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever: the long-suffering djinni is growing weak from too much time in this world, and his patience is at an end. Meanwhile, undercover in London, Kitty has been stealthily completing her research into magic and Bartimaeus` past. She hopes to break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans – but will she be able to get anyone to listen? Before any of these problems can be resolved, disaster strikes London from an unexpected source and the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty are thrown together once more. They have to face treacherous magicians, a long-fermented conspiracy, and an enemy from `The Other Place` that threatens London and the world. Worst of all, they must somehow cope with each other…. Bartimaeus fans will be entranced by Stroud`s brilliantly conceived finale to the series – sure to be a major best seller.


The Amulet Of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud

The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence.

When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion.

Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.


The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud

Presenting a thrilling new voice in children’s literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a young magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt. Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this extraordinary, funny, pitch-perfect thriller will dazzle the myriad fans of Artemis Fowl and the His Dark Materials trilogy. And with the rights sold in more than a dozen countries, and a major motion picture in the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is on the fast track to becoming a classic.

The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel
by Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He’ll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a “spot” of trouble with King Solomon’s magic ring….

The Amulet of Samarkand (A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel)
by Jonathan Stroud, Andrew Donkin

A modern-day London run by magicians.

A stolen amulet.

A tale of intrigue, murder, and revenge.

Nathaniel, an eleven-year-old magician-in-training, thinks he’s ready to take on more challenging spells. With revenge against the proud and ambitious Simon Lovelace on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a 5000-year-old djinni, to assist him.

But summoning a djinni and controlling him are two different things entirely. When Nathaniel sends Bartimaeus to steal Lovelace’s greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught in a whirlwind of espionage, murder, and rebellion.

Jonathan Stroud, along with acclaimed comic books-writer Andrew Donkin and artists Lee Sullivan and Nicolas Chapuis, turns the beloved and internationally best-selling first book in the Bartimaeus trilogy into a spellbinding graphic novel sure to excite and delight fans across all magical planes.


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Complete Mastermind

Masterminds
by Gordon Korman

The first book in the action-packed trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson. 

Eli Frieden has never left Serenity, New Mexico…why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything.

Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known.

The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents.


Delphi Complete Works of Stephen Leacock (Illustrated)
by Stephen Leacock

 The internationally acclaimed Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock produced over thirty books of light-hearted sketches and essays.  The beguiling fantasies and hilarious tales of ‘Literary Lapses’ (1910), ‘Nonsense Novels’ (1911) and ‘Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town’ (1912) helped launch Leacock’s career as a master writer of humour. He also produced learned and well-researched non-fiction books, including important historical works on his beloved home of Canada and reviews of literary figures. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Leacock’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Leacock’s life and works

* All 27 short story collections, with individual contents tables

* Features rare books appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Hellements of Hickonomics’

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories

* Easily locate the short stories you want to read

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Rare non-fiction works available in no other collection, including ‘How to Write’ and ‘Our British Empire’

* Includes Leacock’s play and autobiography

* Features Peter McArthur’s seminal biography – discover Leacock’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Fiction

Literary Lapses

Nonsense Novels

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Behind the Beyond

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy

Further Foolishness

Essays and Literary Studies

Frenzied Fiction

The Hohenzollerns in America

Winsome Winnie

My Discovery of England

College Days

Over the Footlights

The Garden of Folly

Winnowed Wisdom

Short Circuits

The Iron Man and the Tin Woman

Laugh with Leacock

The Dry Pickwick

Afternoons in Utopia

Hellements of Hickonomics in Hiccoughs of Verse Done in Our Social Planning Mill

Model Memoirs

Too Much College

My Remarkable Uncle

Happy Stories

Last Leaves

The Short Stories

List of Short Stories in Chronological Order

List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

The Play

“Q”: A Farce in One Act

The Non-Fiction

Elements of Political Science

Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks: Responsible Government

Adventurers of the Far North

The Dawn of Canadian History

The Mariner of St. Malo

The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

Mackenzie, Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks

Economic Prosperity in the British Empire

Mark Twain

Charles Dickens: His Life and Work

Humor: Its Theory and Technique, with Examples and Samples

The Greatest Pages of American Humor

Humor and Humanity

Here Are My Lectures

My Discovery of the West

Our British Empire

Canada: The Foundations of Its Future

Our Heritage of Liberty

Montreal: Seaport and City

Canada and the Sea

While There is Time

How to Write

The Autobiography

The Boy I Left Behind Me

The Biography

Stephen Leacock by Peter McArthur

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Meet and Grow Rich
by Joe Vitale, Bill Hibbler

Praise for MEET & GROW RICH

“I’m a big fan of mastermind groups. I’ve used them for over thirty years and know the power they provide everyone in such a group. I’m delighted to see this inspiring, easy-to-follow manual. Read it and follow what it suggests.”
–Jack Canfield co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and bestselling author of The Success Principles

“Absolutely the best practical guide to creating, profiting, and growing your business with your own mastermind group. A must-read for anyone who wants to succeed in ANY business!”
–Jim Edwards author and speaker (www.ebookfire.com)

“I have been part of various mastermind groups for over twenty years that have easily made me millions. Without a doubt this book is the most advanced definitive guide to why and how any serious human should be a part of one.”
–John Assaraf cofounder, OneCoach (www.onecoach.com)


Masterminds: Criminal Destiny
by Gordon Korman

“A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up!”—James Patterson

The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman. Stranger Things fans, don’t miss this trilogy!

The clones of Project Osiris are free—but they’re being hunted. After their narrow escape from their “perfect” hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity.

They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars—are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?

What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they’re cloned from—and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth.

But the outside world isn’t exactly what they expected—strangers aren’t just unfriendly, they’re dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom—and trapped in Serenity for good.

On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison—Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Discovering Your Perfect Career
by Rene Carew

What do you really want to do?

Finding the perfect career isnÂ’t easy, but itÂ’s certainly attainable. This guide offers readers the chance to trade in their unsatisfying jobs for fulfilling careers. This book helps them by providing a process of self-assessment that includes questions on personality, talents, values, interests, and goals; advice on how to make a smooth transition from one career to another; and an action plan to take the steps toward landing the perfect career.
-According to The Conference Group, only 48.9{0ecf78de3233195f9d82930a9ee743635b7624591304904366f348b1037c0f80} of working Americans are satisfied with their jobs, the lowest level of job satisfaction since pollsters first began surveying the topic in 1995
-Career self-discovery books are among the best-performing in the career category


Mastermind
by Maria Konnikova

The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature’s greatest detective. “Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game.

No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”–Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge–Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.


Mastermind
by Zacharie J. Clements, Richard R. Hawkes

To challenge your brighter students in grades 4-6, turn to Mastermind for an organized series of activities that will help you identify and develop your students’ critical thinking skills.

The Mastermind Quiz Book
by Richard Morgale

Mastermind is the ultimate test of knowledge, memory and nerve. Over four decades hundreds have tested their mettle in the famous black chair, and dared to put their intellect under the glare of the Mastermind spotlight. Now, can you rise to the challenge?

The Mastermind Quiz Book poses over 3,500 questions, from fiendishly difficult general knowledge teasers to in-depth tests of specialist subjects. With topics ranging from Classical Mythology to Medical Science, by way of Famous Russians and The Works of Johnny Cash, only the finest minds will triumph.

Whether you’re playing in groups or simply testing your own brainpower, this collection of questions will challenge the very core of your mental strength – but when the clock runs down and the lights come up, will you emerge as the Mastermind?