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  • Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

    Richard Bach

    Paperback (Gardners Books, April 30, 2001)
    In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders ... until he meets Donald Shimoda - former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal New York Times bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar ... that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them ... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places - like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.
  • Hairy MacLary from Donaldson's Dairy

    Lynley Dodd

    Board book (Gardners Books, July 1, 2002)
    Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk in town, followed by a few friends. All is uneventful until they meet Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town, and run for home. The story is told by a brilliant, cumulative rhyming text and terrific pictures.
  • Moo, Baa, LA LA LA

    Sandra Boynton

    Board book (Gardners Books, Aug. 31, 2004)
    Children will love joining in and imitating the animal noises and sounds in this big, bold board book format, illustrated with Sandra Boynton's seriously silly signature animals.
  • Hairy MacLary : Five Lynley Dodd Stories

    Lynley Dodd

    Hardcover (Gardners Books, Sept. 30, 2002)
    This is a deliciously chunky hardback gift edition of five Hairy Maclary stories from the first, "Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" to "Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet".
  • My Many Coloured Days

    Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson

    Paperback (Gardners Books, April 30, 2001)
    "Some days are yellow. Some are blue. On different days I'm different too." Dr Seuss takes the reader on a journey through the many different moods that can be experienced in life.
  • A Farewell to Arms

    Ernest Hemingway

    Paperback (Gardners Books, July 31, 1994)
    In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experiences came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable. He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer and the men and women he meets in Italy with total conviction. But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
  • Boudica and Her Barmy Army

    Valerie Wilding, Clive Goddard

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Jan. 31, 2005)
    You've probably heard of Boudica...She is dead famous for: - galloping to battle in a rattling chariot - being big and kinda scary - getting very, very angry with her Roman rulers But have you heard that Boudica: - learned to use weapons when she was a little girl - chopped off the Emperor Claudius's head (well, sort of) - burned London to the ground? Yes, even though she's dead, Boudica's still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with Boudica's secret diary, get all the news from the Roman Messenger and the British Bugle and find out just how Boudica and her barmy army seriously put the wind up the Romans. Dead Funny - Dead Gripping - Dead Famous
  • Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

    Joyce Dunbar, Debi Gliori

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Aug. 31, 1999)
    Willa was tired, so she went to bed, but she couldn't sleep. So Willa appeals to her older brother to help her. He suggests that Willa thinks of all the wonderful things which will be waiting for her in the morning. With her mind full of all the fun tomorrow will bring, Willa feels a lot better.
  • The Mousehole Cat

    Antonia Barber, Nicola Bayley

    Paperback (Gardners Books, May 31, 1993)
    "The Mousehole Cat" was the winner of the British Book Award for the Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and the British Design Production Award (Children's Books). It was also shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Children's Book Award.
  • Hairy MacLary and Zachary Quack

    Lynley Dodd

    Board book (Gardners Books, Aug. 1, 2004)
    A board book editon of this bestelling Hairy Maclary story. Hairy Maclary is looking for some peace and quiet for his afternoon doze. But everywhere he goes he's followed by an irrepressible yellow duckling, Zachary Quack, who wants to footle and frolic and play. Hairy Maclary keeps trying to skedaddle away only to be followed by the pittery pattery duck! Eventually Hairy Maclary realises that he can't shake off Zachary Quack and they curl up together for a doze in the sun!
  • Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present

    John Burningham

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Oct. 31, 2004)
    It's Christmas Eve and there is one present left in Father Christmas's sack. It's for a small boy called Harvey Slumfenburger, who lives far, far away on top of the Roly Poly Mountain. But no journey is too far for Father Christmas!
  • The City of Ember

    Jeanne Duprau

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Dec. 31, 2004)
    The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau. Random House,2003