Tout le monde sait que sludge, l'affreux journaliste, déteste les extraterrestres...
Mais cette fois il a fait fort... et même très fort ! selon lui, linnsy vanderhof, l'amie de tim, aurait été enlevée par des créatures venues d'une autre planète. très vite, la rumeur se propage... à tel point qu'elle met en danger pleskit. seule solution pour lui : quitter la terre et au plus vite !
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon's egg. "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."-Kirkus Reviews
@90@Jennifer Murdley, a homely fifth-grader who would give anything to be beautiful, accidentally stumbles into a magic shop and purchases a very ugly toad. The toad, it turns out, can talk and ends up getting Jennifer into the worst trouble of her life. This madcap, head-spinning adventure is also a thought-provoking story about the nature of true beauty.@91@
Mr. Elives's magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker's Swamp. And Tucker's Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can't seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives's magic shop, his eyes light upon The Skull. Charlie steals The Skull and it puts him under some sort of spell-he can only tell the truth. Trouble is, now no one believes him. . . .
Fans of Bruce Coville's wonderfully weird storytelling will be thrilled to know that the expert of odd is back with a new collection of nine curious and thought-provoking tales. From stories about a girl who learns the horrifying secrets about what's really at the bottom of a murky, desolate pond, a strange chemical factory causing mutations in frogs, and a Halloween mask that becomes a gruesome clue in the disappearance of a child, the odd adventures in this new collection are filled with terrifying and ghoulish details. In the eerie, surreal tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, these reveries are sure to linger in the minds of readers.
@90@Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet--a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she's got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off!@87@@87@A sidesplittingly funny, heartbreaking whirlwind of a book about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of @28@My Teacher Is an Alien @018@and The Unicorn Chronicles.@87@@91@
@90@@90@@28@Twist it once, you're horned and haired;@018@@87@@28@Twist it twice and fangs are bared;@018@@87@@28@Twist it thrice? No one has dared!@018@@87@@91@ @90@@95@#160;@91@ @90@Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!@91@ @90@@95@#160;@91@ @90@Includes an author's note.@87@@87@@91@@91@
@90@What do you get when you mix together--@16@ werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, wizards, aliens, alternate dimensions, tiny people, Transylvania, ancient curses, giant frogs, evil clones, ghosts, lawyers, shape-changers, fallen angels, journeys through hell, zombie warriors, body snatchers, and two clever kids in whose hands rests the fate of Earth?@16@ --The latest madcap adventure-comedy-fantasy-mystery from bestselling novelist Bruce Coville, that@95@#8217;s what.@16@@91@
Beloved for his hilarious and unexpectedly moving novels, Bruce Coville is also a master of the short story. These two collections, in one volume for the first time, feature eighteen tales of unusual breadth and emotional depth. This omnibus is a perfect introduction to Bruce Coville's magic for the uninitiated. Includes an introduction by Jane Yolen.
What could possibly make Thor--the massive and mighty god of thunder and protector of all his people--put on a bridal gown?It all begins when the source of Thor's power, his beloved hammer, is stolen. Unfortunately for Thor, the plan to get it back requires that he dress in fancy finery and be packed off to marry the king of the giants. Luckily, Thialfi the goat boy--along with his snarky charges, Grinder and Gat-Tooth--have come along. Working behind the scenes, Thialfi just may be able to save the day . . . which is only fair, since it's his fault the hammer was stolen in the first place.This book is a hilarious take on the only comedy in Norse mythology, complete with talking goats, cross-dressing gods, and the warm wit that has made Bruce Coville beloved by millions.
Introducing the second book in the The Enchanted Files! Told in diary entries and more, it's a new magical, modern-day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien: Bruce Coville! Meet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin--a creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. According to the Code of the Griffins, that means he should be: 1. Brave and fierce in all situations! 2. A guardian of a great treasure! 3. Completely and totally hidden from the human realm! But what if a Griffin ISN’T brave or fierce? What if he’s NEVER found a great treasure (or ANY treasure for that matter)? What if he feels like such an embarrassment that the only thing left to do is run away? And what if the only place no one will look for him is . . . the human world? This laugh-out-loud adventure, full of humor and heart, is ideal for fans of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library or Chris Grabenstein. Praise for Diary of a Mad Brownie, Book 1 in the Enchanted Files series: * “Smart, amusing, and a lot of fun” --Booklist, Starred “With magic, mischief, and mayhem to spare, this sweet story of an unlikely friendship ought to delight readers of any age.” --Publishers Weekly “A knee-slapper.” --Kirkus Reviews
If you liked the movies Elf and Shrek, you’ll love THE ENCHANTED FILES--a magical, hilarious comedy series about fantastical creatures in the modern world by the bestselling author of My Teacher Is an Alien: Bruce Coville!
Any troll worth their farts knows that a proper troll should:
1. Avoid thinking or feeling! (Feelings? Blech!)
2. Love burping and farting! (But who doesn’t?)
3. And, most important, despise humans!
But Ned is not just any troll. Even though Ned is nearly seven feet tall, with a nose the size of a pickle, Ned has a heart full of LOVE! A heart that swoons over poetry and craves true friendship!
And when it comes to humans . . . it’s complicated. So complicated that long ago, Ned fled the Enchanted Realm for the one place no one would notice a troll hiding in plain sight: NEW YORK CITY. But one human boy--Cody--has noticed. And Cody’s snooping leads to a wild and hilarious adventure that takes readers from the tunnels underneath Grand Central all the way to the Enchanted Realm (and back again!).
“Bruce Coville is a wizard at telling stories.” --Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
Previously published as Diary of a Mad Brownie. Introducing The Enchanted Files--a new magical, modern-day comedy series by the master of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien: Bruce Coville!
In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He’s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores. Angus has just “inherited” a new human girl, Alex. To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement. She’s a total hurricane-like disaster--and she likes it that way, thankyouverymuch! Living with each other isn’t easy but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them. What’s worse, it threatens Alex’s family! Working together, Angus and Alex will set out to break the curse . . . without killing each other first . . . hopefully.
This laugh-out-loud adventure, full of humor and heart, is ideal for fans of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library or Chris Grabenstein.
* "Smart, amusing, and a lot of fun" --Booklist (starred review)
"With magic, mischief, and mayhem to spare, this sweet story of an unlikely friendship ought to delight readers of any age." --Publishers Weekly
"A knee-slapper." --Kirkus Reviews