Status: New - Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story...... more
Status: New - Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's story includes violence, love, astrology, and even a beer-drinking moose. A Philippa Gregory for teens. Full description
The Grave Robbers of Ghengis Khan (Children of the Lamp) - Scholastic
Status: New - When the ancient Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts right before their eyes, djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt know that a brand-new...... more
Status: New - When the ancient Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts right before their eyes, djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt know that a brand-new adventure has found them. Soon, they learn that volcanoes all over the world are beginning to erupt and are spewing a strange golden lava. It quickly becomes clear that there is a peculiar - and perhaps evil - force at work, causing these disasters. If the twins can't figure out who is responsible, and stop him, a environmental catastrophe of epic proportions will devastate the planet. Will John, Philippa, and their uncle Nimrod be able to use their powers to save the day once again?
Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Mistress - Amberley Publishing
Status: New - The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII.The fictionalized story of Mary Boleyn is told in...... more
Status: New - The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII.The fictionalized story of Mary Boleyn is told in the current Hollywood blockbuster The Other Boleyn Girl (based on Philippa Gregory's bestseller) starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman which has generated huge interest in Mary as a historical figure.Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Franois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck.The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king's heart. However, the ups and downs of the Boleyn sisters were far from over. Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn...
Advantages: Fun for kids, good moves, good quality Disadvantages: The face isn't overly similar to that of Big Show
...My son has two loves in life ? football and WWE wrestling. When it comes to wrestling, he owns pretty much every action figure, wrestling ring and championship belt there is on offer. One such figure he owns is Big Show.
Big Show is a larger than life character from WWE wrestling and is a really popular figure. My son has owned this action figure for a couple of years now, and still uses it now...
Advantages: Wll thought out story Disadvantages: A bit dark at times
...Wideacre is the first book written by the novelist Philippa Gregory, well known for her historical fiction books including The Other Boleyn Girl. It is the first book in The Wideacre trilogy and was published in 1987. This is followed by The Favoured Child (1989) and Meridon (1990)
The book is set in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Wideacre is a large house and estate set...
Advantages: cute, well made, nice selection Disadvantages: can't pick what you get
...My son loves Doctor Who, but added to that he also has a love of Lego. Now Lego have a range of mini figures which cost a couple of quid each time you buy a "blind" bag and so when Character Building started doing the Doctor Who mini figure bags my son was in his element. Often when we would go shopping he would either talk me in to buying him one or two or he would take some of his own...