The Icebound Land is the eagerly awaited third book in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series. Halt has sworn to rescue his young apprentice, kidnapped by ruthless Skandian slave-traders, even though it means defying the king himself. Joined in his quest by warrior student Horace, the two men find themselves traversing the frozen northern islands, where they must battle a ruthless black-clad knight as they attempt to rescue their friend.
The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts by Leah Kramer offers a marvelous collection of fifty different craft projects, nearly all of which originate from the 1950s and 1960s. Each craft comes complete with concise instuctions, full-color images, and a load of laugh-out-loud humor.
Infernal Devices is the third in Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles, taking place nearly 20 years after the previous book, Predator's Gold. Tom and Hester now have a daughter named Wren, who longs for something more than the quiet town they live in. However, being kidnapped isn't exactly what she had in mind. Nevertheless, before Wren knows it, the young teenager has set off a series of events that will lead both her and her parents into a hair-raising adventure, surrounded by enemies both old and new.
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