About the Author Franklin. W. Dixon is the pen name used by a variety of different authors (Charles Leslie Mefarlane, a Canadian author being the first) who wrote ‘The Hardy Boys’ novels for the Stratemeyer Syndicate as well as for the Ted Scott Flying stories series published by Grosset & Dunlap.
About the Author Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Castle Diary – Journal of a Young Page is one more dairy series of Richard Platt. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the “Cross-Sections” series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. “I started writing about photography: first magazine articles, then books,” he explained on the Walker Books Web site. “I got a job editing children’s books, then went on to write them.”
About the Post Jaya Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharat By Devdutt PattnaikThe Mahabharat is an ancient Hindu epic The Secret – by Rhonda Byrne – Best SellerThe Secret became the Best Seller for The New Times. She wrote several sequels to the book, including The Power, The Magic and Hero, as well as other books that relate to The Secret The Last Séance by Agatha ChristieDame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie is best known for her detective novels, short story collections, plays and famous detective sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The Picture Of Dorian Gray – By Oscar WildeHe was a spokesman for the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement in England,…
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Christianna Brand was born Mary Christianna Milne (1907) in Malaya but spent most of her childhood in England and India. She had a number of different occupations, including model, dancer, shop assistant and governess. Brand also wrote under the pseudonyms Mary Ann Ashe, Annabel Jones, Mary Brand, Mary Roland, and China Thompson. Christianna Brand served as chair of the Crime Writers’ Association from 1972 to 1973.
About the Book The Origins of the Arabian Nights Arabian Nights, more properly known as One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales, compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. This period lasted from the eighth century to the thirteenth century, when much of the Arabic-speaking world experienced a scientific, economic, and cultural flourishing – One Thousand and One Nights epitomising the rich and multifaceted literary output.
About the Author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
About the Novel: One Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lies in bed, listening hard for the bells of Santa’s sleigh, which he has been told by a friend do not exist. Later that night he hears not bells but a very different sound. He looks out his window and is astounded to see a steam engine parked in front of his house! The conductor invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole. The train takes the children to the center of the city, where Santa and the elves have gathered for the giving of the first gift…
About the Author Charles Dickens was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian-era underclass, helping to bring about social change.
About the Author A good book for kids “Roman Diary Journal of a Young Slave – Richard Platt IIustrated by David Parkin” Richard Platt is a British writer of nonfiction and information books and multimedia works, primarily for children. By 1992 he had begun writing non-fiction books for children. He won the annual Blue Peter Book Award in category Best Book with Facts and Chris Riddell his co-author won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal for children’s book illustration, the first “information book” to win since 1975.