The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448187788

Total Pages:272

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He who pays the piper calls the tune. When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home, Peter starts to realise that something very sinister is going on. What is that music they can hear at night? And who are the children dancing to it?

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Dance to the Piper

Author:Agnes De Mille

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590179099

Total Pages:368

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Born into a family of successful playwrights and producers, Agnes de Mille was determined to be an actress. Then one day she witnessed the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and her life was altered forever. Hypnotized by Pavlova’s beauty, in that moment de Mille dedicated herself to dance. Her memoir records with lighthearted humor and wisdom not only the difficulties she faced—the resistance of her parents, the sacrifices of her training—but also the frontier atmosphere of early Hollywood and New York and London during the Depression. “This is the story of an American dancer,” writes de Mille, “a spoiled egocentric wealthy girl, who learned with difficulty to become a worker, to set and meet standards, to brace a Victorian sensibility to contemporary roughhousing, and who, with happy good fortune, participated by the side of great colleagues in a renaissance of the most ancient and magical of all the arts.”

The Piper

Author:Charles Todd

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062678094

Total Pages:N.A

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Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge returns shell shocked from the trenches of World War I, tormented by the memory of Hamish MacLeod, the young Scots soldier he executed on the battlefield. Now, Charles Todd features Hamish himself in this compelling, stand-alone short story. Before the Great War, Hamish farms in the Highlands, living in a small croft on the hillside and caring for a flock of sheep he inherited from his grandmother. When at the height of a spring gale, he hears a faint cry echoing across the glen, Hamish sets out into the stormy night to find the source. Near the edge of the loch he spots a young boy lying wounded, a piper’s bag beside him. Hamish brings the piper to his home to stay the night and tends to his head wound, but by the time Hamish wakes the boy has vanished. Worried, he goes in pursuit of the injured piper and finds him again collapsed in the heather--dead. Who was the mysterious piper, and who was seeking his death? As Hamish scours the countryside for answers, he finds that few of his neighbors are as honest as he, and that until he uncovers a motive, everyone, including Hamish, is a suspect.

The Piper's Pursuit

Author:Melanie Dickerson

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:0785228055

Total Pages:320

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A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people. In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and her evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost. When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the sweet music he plays on his pipe seems the only gentle thing about him. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds drawn to him despite her misgivings. Can Katerina and Steffan stop the enemy from stealing every child of Hamlin? Or will their interference create a worse fate for them all? Melanie Dickerson delivers another exciting fairy tale journey of intrigue and romance in this reimagining of the classic Pied Piper story.

The Secrets of the Pied Piper 3: The Piper's Apprentice

Author:Matthew Cody

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0385755325

Total Pages:304

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The epic conclusion to the trilogy bestselling author Adam Gidwitz called “a wild fantasy adventure” find siblings Max and Carter embroiled in the final battle against the evil Grannie Yaga! On the mysterious Summer Isle, siblings Max and Carter discovered the magical land where the villainous Pied Piper led the children of Hamelin centuries ago. They were trapped outside of time in a never-ending clash against a vicious rat army. After a desperate battle with a cruel soul-stealing magician, Max and Carter found themselves separated: Max with their newfound allies (human and trollson alike), Carter with . . . the Piper. Now Max is determined to reunite with her lost brother, restore her parents’ stolen souls, and escape the Summer Isle once and for all. But the wicked Grannie Yaga doesn’t intend for the siblings to leave without a fight. But what role will the Piper play when all is said and done—and can he redeem himself from his own dark choices when his secrets are finally revealed? Praise for The Peddler’s Road: “The Peddler’s Road begins as a creepy fairy tale–mystery and then explodes into a wild fantasy adventure. . . . Cody has begun what promises to be an epic trilogy.” —Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and The Inquisitor’s Tale “Prepare to be enchanted. Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Cody spins a wildly inventive, deeply heartfelt tale that whisks you off to a magical land where fairy tales live and breathe—and frequently try to kill you. From the first page, I was a goner.” —John Stephens, New York Times bestselling author of The Emerald Atlas

Piper

Author:Jay Asher,Jessica Freeburg

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0448493683

Total Pages:144

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#1 international bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg brilliantly reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend as a powerful graphic novel about loneliness, love, and vengeance. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll will devour this eerie, atmospheric retelling. “A moving graphic novel about isolation, love, and retribution, this dark version of a familiar tale will remain with readers long after the last page is turned.”—School Library Journal Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie’s dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare… With striking illustrations from Eisner-nominated artist Jeff Stokely, mixed with Jessica Freeburg's work on historic and legendary horrors, Piper is an exciting new departure for Jay Asher that deftly touches on the same themes of truth, guilt, and redemption that made Thirteen Reasons Why a beloved bestseller.

The Piper Model

Author:Dennis Piper

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351705547

Total Pages:282

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This book is intended to be both a practical evidence-based tool and an awareness-raising resource for teachers, teaching assistants, mentors and all adults who work with children and young people who present as 'extremely challenging' in the school context. In every school there are a small number of pupils, less than five percent, who take up more than fifty percent of the staff's time. This book provides school staff with an approach to personalised interventions that enable those children or young people to build life-long resilience skills.

PAYING THE PIPER

Author:Gail Ranstrom,Kyoko Sagara

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596685878

Total Pages:N.A

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Noblewoman Chloe is despondent about her imminent marriage to Sir Anthony Chandler, a man she met only once when the pair danced at a ball two years earlier. Desperate to avoid the marriage her father arranged, she and her brother fake a kidnapping, believing that Chloe’s intended will call off the engagement when the rumors start to swirl... But the kidnapper her brother hired turns out to be a real villain! Has Chloe truly been kidnapped?

The Pied Piper

Author:Dyk, Viktor

Publisher:Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN:8024634406

Total Pages:122

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Básník, prozaik, dramatik a publicista Viktor Dyk se v této novele (časopisecky 1911–1912, knižně 1915) inspiroval starou saskou pověstí, již použil jako volný rámec pro vyprávění o tajemném poutníkovi, který na žádost občanů očistí svou píšťalou hanzovní město Hammeln od krys, avšak rozčarován malodušností konšelů a zrazen v lásce, zneužije píšťaly a odvede za trest celé město do zkázy. Protipólem postavy krysaře, osudově formovaného hrdiny, osamělého a neklidného snivce ztělesňujícího svět buřičů, je v knize rybář Sepp Jörgen, jenž se s realitou smiřuje a záchranou kojence dá vyrůst nové naději. Dyk v této novele, jež odráží novoklasicistní směřování jeho pozdní tvorby, tak dokázal využít staré předlohy k vytvoření svrchovaného prozaického díla o konfliktu iluze a skutečnosti. Jeho tajuplná atmosféra předznamenává pozdější baladickou prózu 30. let.

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Piper

Author:Mike Kalvoda,Joe Bruhsa,Ralph Tedesco

Publisher:Zenescope Entertainment

ISBN:1937068277

Total Pages:166

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Seven hundred years ago he took a horrifying revenge and paid the ultimate price for his sins. Now he's returned to forge a deal that will cost more than your life! In modern day Florida, a musically gifted but misunderstood high school student named Sean stumbles upon a mysterious book that will give him the ability to finally get back at those who have wronged him the last few years. But when Sean realizes exactly what he has summoned, he knows that the price of revenge is certainly not worth the trouble, because it's time to pay the Piper! All four issues of the hit mini-series now collected in one volume, as well as Grimm Fairy Tales #12, The Adventures of Sinbad #0 and other bonus materials!

Wedding Bell Blues (The Piper Cove Chronicles)

Author:Linda Windsor

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061755583

Total Pages:304

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Not even a big budget can help Alex make her sister's wedding the event of the year. The usually calm and collected Alex is rattled when the man who walked out on her sixteen years ago to pursue a rock-and-roll career returns to be the best man. In desperation, she calls on her three best friends to help pull off the shindig, and keep her away from the devastatingly handsome Josh. Tomboy Ellen, shy Jan, and vivacious Sue Ann join forces to keep Alex on track. But fate won't be stopped in this small seaside town. Alex finds it as impossible to avoid Josh as it is to deny that he's a changed man. Is it too late for their love? Only faith, family, and best friends will tell.

The Piper Protocol

Author:Tracy Piper,Eve Adamson

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062317075

Total Pages:352

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A-list celebrity cleanse expert Tracy Piper guides you through a four-week intensive cleanse program structured to change the way you look and feel. Tracy Piper is the go-to guru that A-list celebrities—including actors, models, and musicians, as well as media moguls, eminent doctors and health professionals, and captains of industry rely on to look and feel their best. Now with The Piper Protocol, the star cleansing expert—Hollywood’s best-kept secret—can turn you into one of the “beautiful people.” Tracy’s cleanse program offers an amazing promise: lose 25 pounds in the first month. But weight loss is just the beginning. Tracy’s structured four-week eating plan will change the way you feel and change the way you live. Taking a holistic view, it focuses on weight loss and overall wellness. It’s not entirely vegan. It’s not entirely raw. But it’s very specific, and it works. In The Piper Protocol, she takes you on a tour through the body and explains why cleansing is the key to physical and emotional health; describes how food interacts with the body; and provides a detailed, 28-day eating and supplementation plan that will help you lose up to 25 pounds and start you on the path to a new life. Including step-by-step instructions, helpful drawings, 16 pages of beautiful photography, and delicious recipes for cleansing and rejuvenating foods as well as powerful home remedies, The Piper Protocol will help you slim down, rev up, and get gorgeous.

Grimm Fairy Tales Legacy Issue #6

Author:Joe Brusha

Publisher:Zenescope Entertainment

ISBN:

Total Pages:22

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This issue features a special guest appearance by Robyn Hood. Children are disappearing in Manhattan, carried off by some unknown force. Skye’s book draws her to the case and she teams up with Robyn Hood to stop one of the Grimm Universes oldest enemies. Don’t miss the return of The Piper!

Pied Piper

Author:Nevil Shute

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307476995

Total Pages:320

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One of Nevil Shute’s most exciting novels, Pied Piper is the gripping story of one elderly man's daring attempt to rescue a group of children during the Nazi invasion of France. It is the spring of 1940 and John Sidney Howard wants nothing more than to enjoy his fishing holiday in southern France in peace and quiet. However, the Nazi conquest of the Low Countries puts an end to that, and he is asked by friends to take their two children back to England. Crossing France with his young charges seems simple enough at first—until the Germans invade, rendering them fugitives. As Howard struggles to sneak across France, he picks up several more helpless children of various nationalities. They walk for miles in an endless river of refugees, strafed by German planes and hiding in barns at night. By the time Howard and his flock of little ones reach the Channel, his plan of escaping on a fishing boat has become utterly impossible, and in their final confrontation with the invaders, all their lives are at stake.

Dance to the Piper

Author:Nora Roberts

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Paperbacks

ISBN:1250775361

Total Pages:288

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“The most successful novelist on Planet Earth” (Washington Post), #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts choreographs a passionate novel of the O’Hurleys featuring a woman following the rhythm of her heart to capture the man of her dreams in Dance to the Piper. Dancer Maddy O’Hurley conjures magic from the music that guides her movements across Broadway stages, bringing her standing ovations after every performance. Reed Valentine is a music mogul who hears moneymaking opportunities between the notes of every popular and beloved song. And when Maddy is featured in Reed’s newest musical, he becomes captivated by her beauty and grace onstage—and off—as she shows him how to truly listen and feel the melody of the love growing between them.

Pay the Piper

Author:Joan Williams

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:149769468X

Total Pages:312

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The electrifying story of a woman whose search for love and fulfillment brings her to the very brink of disaster Laurel Wynn is haunted by her insecurities. Raised in a backwater Mississippi town by an alcoholic mother, she is now the author of largely ignored novels and the unhappy wife and mother of an upper-middle-class New England family. She continues to hold out hope, however, that the right kind of love might change everything for the better. When she begins a correspondence with Hal MacDonald, a wealthy Mississippian incarcerated for the accidental murder of his stepson, Laurel comes to believe that she has finally found a partner passionate and charismatic enough to make her feel whole. Enthralled by Hal’s ardent letters and their brief jailhouse meetings, Laurel leaves her husband and child to move back to the South. But when Hal is finally released, the fantasy romance she imagined quickly turns into a nightmare. At fifty-three years old, Laurel is in life-threatening danger and must find within herself the courage and the determination not just to survive, but to set herself free once and for all.

The Piper on the Mountain

Author:Ellis Peters

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504027108

Total Pages:192

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In the mountains of Czechoslovakia, a possible murder has Dominic Felse suspicious of everyone—including his friend, the dead man’s beautiful stepdaughter. Theodosia Barber had been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than persuading her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime? Bewitched by Theodosia’s beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he’s certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim. . . . The Piper on the Mountain is the 5th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Song of Souls

Author:Skye MacKinnon

Publisher:Peryton Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:200

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Nobody can resist his call…. not even her… The Piper’s music is alive, drawing souls from the world of the living to the domain of Death. Those who hear him have no choice but to follow - when the Piper calls you, you will do as you are told. Everything changes…even the unchangeable… Autumn is on the run from the Cult of the Hundred after witnessing something she should never have seen. She's fighting for survival; she doesn’t have time for distractions. That is, until she meets a man nobody but her can see. When he speaks, her body does what the Piper commands, but she’s not going to accept that. Not at all. A new song has begun… He’s played his tune for a hundred years, but no living human has ever seen him. Until Autumn. His music is only supposed to control those destined to leave this world, but to make Autumn stay with him, he might have to change the rules. Forever. Set in the same world as the Catnip Assassins urban fantasy series, this Pied Piper retelling will sing to fans of Laura Thalassa and C.N.Crawford. Part of the Once Upon A Fairy Tale Night Series, a collection of multi-author fairy tale romance retellings.