Category Archives: Humor

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon

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By Gideon Defoe

After adventures with Charles Darwin, Captain Ahab, and Karl Marx, The Pirate Captain faces off opposed to his toughest—though now not his biggest—challenge but: Napoleon Bonaparte.
 
Bruised from a crushing sadness on the Pirate of the 12 months Awards, the Pirate Captain makes a decision that it’s time for a profession swap. ahead of lengthy, his dependable group, a lot to their dismay, locate themselves en path to St. Helena, a bleak speck of an island one thousand miles from at any place. however the Captain’s plan for a quiet existence rearing bees is interrupted by way of the coming of one other customer to the island—the lately deposed Napoleon Bonaparte. Is the island’s twenty-eight mile circumference sufficiently big to include of history’s maximum egos? Has the Pirate Captain ultimately met his fit? And who has the simplest hat?  once more, Gideon Defoe has given us an exhilarating, swashbuckling story of lavish tea events, making plans rules, and uncooked political ambition.

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Mécomptes de fées (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 12)

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By Terry Pratchett

Une project de tout repos pour trois sorcières de haut vol (Air Balai) : empêcher les épousailles d’une servante et d’un prince. Pas de quoi impressionner Mémé Ciredutemps, Nounou Ogg et Magrat Goussedail. Oui, mais :
1. Ça se passe à l’étranger (beurk !), dans los angeles cité lointaine de Genua.
2. Que faire d’une baguette magique de seconde major qui ne sait que transformer les choses en citrouille ?
3. remark s’opposer au pouvoir irrésistible des contes s’ils sont manipulés par los angeles redoutable « bonne fée » Lilith ? N’est-ce pas le merveilleux destin d’une servante que d’épouser le prince ? Comme celui des mères-grands de se faire dévorer par le loup ?
Tel n’est pourtant pas l’avis de madame Gogol, los angeles sorcière vaudou des marais de Genua.
« enco an piti zassiette di gombo, ma chè ? »

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Maud's House: A Novel

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By Sherry Roberts

Ever desired to draw at the partitions? then you definately needs to learn Maud's House.

As a baby prodigy, artist Maud Calhoun placed around Corners, Vermont, at the map with work that lined each inch of her house--inside and out. Now Maud faces a clean canvas and searches for her creativity as strain mounts for her to color a city mural. Will she ever paint back? town is looking on her. simply because paintings is disappearing in around Corners.

Creativity misplaced. it truly is as grotesque as dust season in Vermont.

This name used to be initially released through Papier-Mache Press.

More compliment for Maud's House
"A reflective madcap comedy".--Orson Scott Card, writer of The misplaced Boys

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**If you take pleasure in analyzing approximately critical issues (censorship) with a sprinkle of humor, look for Book of Mercy.

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Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks

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Hilarious, cringe-inducing tales approximately academics, scholars and fogeys, from CBC famous person of Mr. D, certainly one of Canada's preferred comedic skills.

Gerry Dee is a emerging comedian superstar whose humour has been in comparison to invoice Cosby's. He spent ten years operating as a instructor and survived (barely) to inform his stories. instructed from the sincere point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public institution teacher--the style who teaches hungover (and lies approximately it), loses his scholars' assessments (and lies approximately it), and phases an impromptu three-hitter in the course of background type simply to kill your time, educating: it truly is more durable Than It seems is Mr. D at his best. 

This e-book collects Gerry's funniest anecdotes approximately instructing, approximately scholars and approximately their mom and dad. As Gerry's ode to college lifestyles, it is absolute to deliver again a reminiscence or , even if you have been the teacher's puppy or the category clown. all through, he deals tongue-in-cheek "Teacher suggestions and Tricks," uncomfortable notes to folks, awkward document playing cards and all demeanour of memorabilia of faculty days.

He's super humorous, at the web page in addition to in individual, and he is the type of character who will succeed in out past his personal center comedy viewers to a huge demographic of educators, mom and dad and scholars who relate to his humour and stories.

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Soul Music: A Novel of Discworld

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By Terry Pratchett

When her pricey previous Granddad— the bleak Reaper himself—goes lacking, Susan takes over the family members enterprise. The progeny of Death's followed daughter and his apprentice, she indicates genuine expertise for the exchange. that's, till a bit string in her center is going "twang."

With a head jam-packed with goals and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, craving to develop into a rock big name. decided to commit his existence to tune, the unfortunate fellow quickly reveals that each one his goals are coming precise. good almost.

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Steal This Book

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By Abbie Hoffman

A driver at the back of the social revolution of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, Hoffman encouraged a new release to problem the established order. intended as a realistic advisor for the aspiring hippie, thieve This publication captures Hoffman's puckish tone and have become a cult vintage with over 200,000 copies bought. Outrageously illustrated by means of R. Crumb, it however conveys a significant message to all would-be revolutionaries: you do not have to take it anymore. "All energy to the mind's eye used to be his credo. Abbie was once the best." — Studs Terkel

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The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy (Johnny Maxwell, Books 1-3)

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By Terry Pratchett

The Johnny Maxwell trilogy

ONLY it can save you MANKIND whats up, If no longer you, who else? yet what can twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell do whilst he's ready to blow the extraterrestrial beings in his computing device video game into the standard million items - they usually give up? They're no longer speculated to do this! They're purported to die. And it's just a online game, isn't it. Isn't it?

JOHNNY AND THE useless Johnny's obtained undesirable information for the lifeless in his neighborhood cemetery: the council are looking to promote the land as a construction website. good, the lifeless aren't going to take that mendacity down. They're starting to locate that existence is lots extra enjoyable than it used to be after they were...well...alive. And it's Halloween tomorrow...

JOHNNY AND THE BOMB Mrs Tachyon is simply a nutty outdated bag woman, isn't she? No. in some way, together with her bunch of doubtful black luggage, she holds the main to diverse instances, various eras - together with the Blitz in 1941. abruptly now isn't the secure position Johnny suggestion it used to be as he reveals himself certain up a growing number of with then...

Three magnificent stories from the grasp of comedian delusion, Terry Pratchett, writer of the bestselling Bromeliad trilogy and the highly profitable Discworld sequence.

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Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast

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By Philip Reeve, Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum is a bit savage who lives existence as DANGEROUSLY as attainable. He doesn't simply have cornflakes for breakfast (not least simply because they haven't been invented but) - he unearths a dragon to flame his toast for him! Raaaa!

If merely demanding neighbour Grizzie didn't persist with him round in all places - savages are even more civilised than barbarians...

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Full Moon

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By P. G. Wodehouse

Regardless of marriage to a millionaire’s daughter and luck as a vice-president of Donaldson’s Inc., brands of the world-famous Donaldson’s Dog-Joy, Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth’s more youthful son, nonetheless is going in worry of his aunts while at Blandings fort. complete Moon tells the tale of the way he faces them down whereas selling the affection of invoice Lister and Prudence Garland.

A fascinating Blandings comedy with an entire Wodehouse supplement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters and dotty earls.

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Horton Hears a Who!

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By Dr. Seuss

Horton is again! After his first visual appeal in Horton Hatches the Egg, everyone’s favourite elephant returns during this undying, relocating, and comical vintage during which we find that “a person’s an individual, irrespective of how small.” because of the irrepressible rhymes and crowd pleasing illustrations, younger readers will research kindness and perseverance (as good because the value of a great “Yopp”) from the very determined—and very endearing—Horton the elephant.

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