Here is the famous Beowulf story, retold for the young adult reader. Like the original Anglo-Saxon manuscript, it is divided into three parts. The first section narrates Beowulfs battle against Grendel. The second section tells of the furious revenge of Grendels mother, an ageless monster with indomitable will, who lives in a dark green, murky sea which the Danes believe to be bottomless, and who can stalk and kill with her sons savage power. This section is often left out of..
The twin moons of the planet Dulunae are shifting, causing the seas to rage and fiery rivers of rock to seethe underground. The planet is changing, and so are its inhabitants: it is time to seize power before it is too late.
The Outcasts are a mismatched group of young survivors trapped in this world of threats and enemy creatures. All the while, the Font of Knowledge awaits the startling revelations of the planet’s Unfolding. To survive, the Outcasts must do the unthi..
In September 1870, Truman Everts was separated from one of the first exploratory parties in what is now Yellowstone National Park. With little food, equipment, or cold-weather clothing Everts spent more than a month wandering the wilderness before two mountaineers found him alive: frostbitten, scalded, and delirious. Nobody else has been lost so long in Yellowstone and survived. This is one of the West's most fantastic dramas, high adventure in every sense of the word. Lo..
As teens, Teague Blackwell and Wendie Keith starred in a popular television show, The Lost Romance Ranch. It was on the set that they first met, on the set that they first fell in love, and on the set that the two exchanged marriage vows. Fifteen years later, the show's title has taken on even greater meaning. For now Teague and Wendie are separated, with every intention of splitting up for good.
Their plans, however, are not unfolding as they'd expected. These day..
When the nineteen-year-old twins who work at Bonny Fairley's fine craft gallery place a personal ad in the paper on her behalf, Bonny is mortified. A personal ad? She's not that desperate! Then the ex-husband who'd abandoned her shows up in town, vowing to win back her heart -- and Bonny starts returning calls and making dates as if her life, not to mention her happiness, depended on it. What better way than finding herself a boyfriend to prove to Timothy that she..
“Magnet People are not trying to be authentic... they are authentic.” – Roger Fritz
“Roger has captured the essence of what is needed in a society
which professes to believe in qualified leaders.”
– Lynn DeVon, Ph.D, President, NOP Research Group - NOP WORLD
The best word to describe Magnet People is ‘insightful’. It Actually
forced me to reopen my ideas about the type of leaders we need most.”
– Steven Joh..
Young “Little Britches” life is radically changed when his ailing father dies. Then his mother reveals a terrible secret and the family is forced to flee their Colorado ranch to an uncertain future. Fortified with the Yankee ingenuity his father taught him, at age eleven Ralph takes on his new role as Man of the Family. His mother deplores her inability to give her children everything materially, and instead gives them much to build their lives and character upon...
In an age when robber barons and get-rich-quick schemes abound, a charismatic land developer arrives in Carson City. It doesn't take Major Lansford Fallon long to win the affections of widowed Marthellen Farnsworth--Judith Kingston's housekeeper and dearest friend. And it takes Fallon even less time to win the financial backing of the town's leading citizens when he presents a plan to build a health sanitarium on a mineral spring outside of town.
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Ralph “Little Britches” Moody at age thirteen moves with his mother, Mary Emma, and five siblings “back East” to begin a new life. They survive their first bleak winter in Massachusetts through the help of close relatives and caring friends. Money and prospects are few, but not faith and resourcefulness. Despite their efforts they face run-ins with local authorities, hardships including broken furnaces and plumbing, and difficulty keeping a small famil..
KAATJE JANSSEN--Desperate to know if her missing husband still lives, Kaatje hires the rugged yet tenderhearted James Walker to guide her through the perils of the Alaskan wilderness. What she finally discovers, however, is far from what she expected...and could well place her in the greatest danger of her life.
ELSA RAMSTAD--As captain of the Majestic and mother of Kristian and Eve, Elsa has sought to ease the ache of her lonely heart. Forever changed by loss, she accepts h..
In 1900 a steadfast and feisty young woman, Jocelyn Belle Royal, joins a mule drive to earn back her Kansas, Flint Hills farm lost to the bank. Entanglements over the mules, outlaws, women’s suffrage, and a disagreement over the governor’s mansion, test her mettle to the limit. Jocelyn can't give up… but wonders if “home” will ever again be more than a few belongings tied in a shawl… all that she now owns.
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The early 1930's were desperate times in America. As the country struggled through the Great Depression, many of its finest young men, unable to find work, turned to begging or stealing to get by. But others began to roam the country, searching for their dreams. Many stories are told about the plight of these young men, but none as touching as the story of Charles "Mittens" Perkins, who traveled to the Boundary Waters Wilderness of Northern Minnesota in 1931, se..
When Ardis is sent to South Dakota to handle a bequest of pioneer and Sioux artifacts left to the University of Chicago by wealthy private collector Anthony LaMoine, she gets a load of trouble that she hadn’t expected -- a stolen ruby, a friend’s missing son, and a skeleton in the cellar! Ardis learns that Anthony had an adopted son. For reasons unknown to Ardis, his son ran away from home during his teenage years. “Find the son,” the..
Here is a story of the prairie in the mid-1800's, when American citizens and European immigrants rushed to the Nebraska prairie to secure their free 160 acres and build their homesteads. It's a story of young people in a young country...of Jim Burden from Virginia and barefoot Antonia Shimerda from Bohemia...neighbors on a vast sea of rolling grass, sharing the hardships of living in sod houses and farming land that had never seen a plow. The prairie was both a lonely..