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The Deception

BWL Publishing Inc. | Shadow of the Unicorn


Sixty years after the unicorns’ narrow escape from extinction, Azaria's Legacy has gone wrong. The new generation barely exists, hidden in the depths of the forest. Their cruel and ruthless leader, Icarus, threatens them daily with Jaresh, an invisible being capable of taking away their powers. Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an old, abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must flee. But Ulysees learns there’s a far greater danger than humans when he meets a giant creature who warns him of impending doom…

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Ms. de Montigny excels at weaving a fantastical tale of adventure, bravery, friendship, mystery. The books carry an important anti-prejudicial theme (uncannily using unicorns) and never comes across as preachy. – Stuart R. West, author

 
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The Revenge

BWL Publishing Inc. | Shadow of the Unicorn


Born deep in the forest, far from the herd, Damien is kept a dark secret by his parents until his father, Samuel, decides the colt must join the other foals to be initiated. But the unicorns are horrified by Damien’s birth defect. They see him as a freak despite his astonishing abilities. Then when a rival shoves Samuel over the edge of the canyon to his death, Damien’s talents turn deadly. Can anyone stop him before he destroys their world?

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Ms. de Montigny excels at weaving a fantastical tale of adventure, bravery, friendship, mystery. The books carry an important anti-prejudicial theme (uncannily using unicorns) and never comes across as preachy. – Stuart R. West, author

 
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The Legacy

BWL Publishing Inc. | Shadow of the Unicorn


A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror. Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young, clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change to their world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. But nothing compares to the danger when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley, and their leader discovers the healing power in the unicorns’ horns. Greedy and ruthless, Ishmael will stop at nothing in his pursuit of wealth – even the complete extinction of the herd. Azaria must find a way to outsmart Ishmael before it’s too late.

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This fantasy world of dinosaurs and unicorns comes to life on the pages. It is a book that is hard to put down because you care so much for the unicorns. 

 
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Feral

Orca Book Publishers


She lives in fear—of the two-legs, of the noisy, massive trains that scream in and out of the station, of cats and rats and dogs and the dark of the tunnels. She lives in the subway, where the hard shoes kick her ribs, where shrill voices beat her ears, where she subsists on the garbage of the humans. But the little cat walks alone.

   Until she meets Candlewax, a street kid exiled from the subway tunnels, and Katherine, a student photographer who loves her on sight. From these two she learns that trust can banish fear and love provides a home wherever you are.

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"A very unique perspective for young readers. Recommended."

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"More than just the story of an abandoned and tameless cat...Readers will gain insight to the plight of the homeless who must survive using their wits."

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"Capture[s] realistically...this desire to be accepted. Stylistically, this is a really interesting, compelling book."

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"A gripping, evocative story that is sure to resonate."

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"This is another excellent young adult novel from Orca Book Publishers."

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Bev Cooke was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. When she's not writing or thinking about writing, she likes to talk with her two kids, read, daydream, think about gardening and pet her cats. Feral is her second book for children. Bev lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 
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The Darwin Expedition

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Tej and Liam are going snowboarding. When they take a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and have an accident, their adventure becomes more about survival than fresh powder. Tracked by a hungry bear, while trying to outrun the weather without any food, Tej and Liam learn about their friendship and what it will take to survive. When Tej is hurt, Liam decides he has to go for help—alone.

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"Interesting, believable characters and an intriguing plot-line."

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"Combining plenty of action with realistically cogent concerns, this should find some success with its target audience."

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"Should be popular with teen boys as well as the growing number of fans of the Orca Soundings series."

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"A story chock-full of action and drama...The reader feels fear, discomfort, and desperate urgency along with the characters."

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"Manages to combine an exciting adventure with a reading level suited to struggling readers."

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Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

 
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Caged

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Even if Kenzie's dog had somehow managed to escape from the family's fenced backyard, Kenzie knows the big, lovable chocolate Lab wouldn't have gone far. As they search for Clancy, Kenzie and his dad keep hearing stories about other dogs that have gone missing too. When Kenzie finds Clancy's ID tag and spots a van loaded up with dog food, he knows he has to investigate further. With the help of a schoolmate whose dog has also disappeared, Kenzie uncovers an illegal operation that grabs dogs off the street and turns them into bloodthirsty killers.

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"McClintock skillfully builds the readers' anticipation as details about the missing dogs and their deadly surroundings are slowly revealed from both Kenzie and Clancy's perspective. Gayle is a smart, tenacious and brave female protagonist that serves as a strong counterpart to Kenzie's resourceful and rational leads. Subtle details add to the tension in this hi-lo read."

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"Reluctant or struggling readers, especially those who love realistic mysteries, will be drawn to this problem-solving story, a quick, high interest/low reading level cloak-and-dagger adventure illustrating the injustice of dog fighting."

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Norah McClintock won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction for young people five times. She wrote more than sixty YA novels, including contributions to Seven (the series), the Seven Sequels and the Secrets series.

 
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Crash

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Just when sixteen-year-old Cameron thinks he's going to straighten out his troubled life, his parents break up and he ends up living on the street with his dog, Ozzie. He meets a girl named Mackenzie, who has been sleeping in a pup tent in the park. With her help, he tries to survive on the street and continue with school, despite the new challenges in his life.

Finding a safe place for them to crash at night is difficult, and panhandling for money isn't as easy as it looks. Cameron learns that Mackenzie has her own emotional baggage to deal with, and life for a kid with a dog and no home gets even more challenging. After Mackenzie gets into some real trouble, Cameron realizes he needs to come up with a realistic solution if they are going to survive the turbulence.

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"Crash shows that there is still more to say about modern life."

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"A picture of a stubborn, self-aware, highly intelligent teen who has fallen on hard times. Particularly engrossing are his struggles to survive and his shame at having to panhandle...This short novel packs a lot of thought-provoking and character development in a small package, and the ending is far from a “happy” one, leaving the door open to much curiosity of what might happen next."

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Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.

 
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Arena Verlag


Wenn aus einem Abenteuertrip eine Reise zu sich selbst wird! Für alle Leserinnnen, die dem Ruf der Freiheit in die weite Welt folgen wollen. Vor allem aber für alle größer gewordenen Woodwalkers-Fans. Auf Lilly wartet ein unvergessliches Erlebnis: Sie darf auf einer Farm in Namibia mitarbeiten, die sich dem Schutz der bedrohten Geparden widmet. Dort soll die deutsche Tierarzttochter bei der Pflege verletzter Großkatzen, der Aufzucht verwaister Jungtiere und der Feldforschung im Busch mithelfen. Ein Traum wird für sie wahr! Lillys Aufenthalt klappt so lange gut, bis sie sich in Erik verliebt, den Sohn eines benachbarten Farmers. Seine seltsame Familie und seine Geheimnisse stürzen ihr Leben völlig ins Chaos. Katja Brandis, die mit ihrer Woodwalkers-Serie regelmäßig die Bestsellerliste stürmt, mit einem naturverbundenen Roman über den Schutz von Geparden in Namibia. Authentisch, sympathisch und völlig frei von kitschigem Sonnenuntergangspathos.

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Katja Brandis, geb. 1970, studierte Amerikanistik, Anglistik und Germanistik und arbeitete als Journalistin. Sie schreibt seit ihrer Kindheit und hat inzwischen zahlreiche Romane für junge Leser veröffentlicht. Sie lebt mit Mann, Sohn und drei Katzen in der Nähe von München. www.katja-brandis.de

 
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