Author: Marko Leino
Publisher: Michel Lafon
Au cœur de la Laponie, pays des neiges éternelles, le jeune orphelin Nicolas est recueilli par les habitants de son village. Mais ils sont tous trop pauvres pour pouvoir l'adopter. Le Conseil des Anciens prend alors une décision inédite : chaque année, le garçon sera pris en charge par une famille différente, et il en changera le jour de Noël. Avec une étincelle d'espoir et de joie de vivre, Nicolas décide de se consacrer à sa passion : fabriquer des jouets. Le garçon va ainsi raviver l'émerveillement au cœur de cette région glacée. Et pourrait bien être à l'origine d'une des plus belles légendes. Découvrez Le grand classique de la littérature finlandaise
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.
Author: Charles Dickens
Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
Author: Anonymous, Bourbon Kid
Publisher: Gibbes Street
For many centuries the library of lawless hell hole Santa Mondega, in South America, has held a gruesome secret. There is on its shelves a nameless book, by an anonymous author, and everyone who has ever read it ... is dead.
Author: Charles Dickens, Nik Marcel, Paul Lorain, Andre de Goy, Mlle de Saint-Romain
CONTE DE NOEL: Francais a l'Anglais THIS EDITION: The dual-language text has been arranged into sub-paragraphs and paragraphs, for quick and easy cross-referencing. The French translation has been modernised and amended to suit this dual language project. The revised English text is in part a translation from French. Essentially, A Christmas Carol has been rewritten in contemporary English from the French translation. The emphasis is on attaining a high correlation between each set of text fragments. The story was originally written in English. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A Christmas Carol is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, and was first published in 1843. The story follows the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a bitter old bean counter into a playful and generous young spirit, resulting from his encounters and journeys with Christmas ghosts. AUTHOR: Charles Dickens (February 1812 - June 1870) was, and still is, a famous English writer and social commentator (and critic). (A Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books
Author: Marie-Anne Boucher
Publisher: Gautier Languereau
C’est le 24 décembre ! Chez les souriceaux, tous les enfants se sont cachés pour apercevoir le Père Noël... Mais surprise ! c’est Grand-Pâ Souris qui sort de la cheminée ! Les petits exigent une explication.
Author: Alyson Noel
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl’s racy and real New York, fans of Pretty Little Liars and readers who crave pulse-pounding romance will love Unrivaled. Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago. She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel. That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.
Author: Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Don't miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël's #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Author: John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson
Three interconnected stories from three bestselling authors: John Green (Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star), and Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series.) Major motion picture in the works! A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses. A New York Times Bestseller! "Tender without being mushy, these carefully crafted stories of believable teen love will leave readers warm inside for the holidays."—School Library Journal "Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort."—Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Faye Robertson
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Music teacher Holly Jones is in a festive predicament. Her boyfriend just dumped her the week before Christmas, so why is she only depressed he made off with the mince pies? When the charming science teacher next door overhears the dreaded call and suggests she accompany him on his Scottish holiday retreat, she accepts, eager to spend a quiet week rediscovering herself. Noel Coward's wife died on Christmas Eve three years ago. To bury the memories of that day, he spends the holidays getting drunk and watching action movies–which makes him perfect company for a fellow teacher in need of solitude. Except, instead of wallowing in his grief, Noel finds himself comforted by Holly's presence, fascinated by her mind, and after one innocent kiss, on fire for her touch. As the snow piles up outside, the temperature inside soars, while together, they discover the human heart's amazing capacity to heal...and love. Previously released on Entangled's Ever After imprint – December 2011
Author: Giuseppe Starnino
Publisher: Société des Ecrivains
Que savez-vous des origines du Père Noël? Comment a-t-il acquis ses prodigieux pouvoirs ? Et pourquoi son village, situé très au nord, est-il dédié à la confection de cadeaux pour les enfants du monde entier ? Et si l'on vous glissait comme indice qu'une certaine fée n'est pas étrangère à tout ceci, cela éveille-t-il votre curiosité? Conte composé par G. Starnino, "La Véritable Histoire du Père Noël" s'inscrit dans la noble tradition du genre, et associe ainsi à ces nobles valeurs humaines que sont la bonté, la solidarité, la gentillesse et l'entraide, cette touche de magie qui enchante littéralement. Une lecture incontournable à l'approche des fêtes...
Author: Alain Roué
Publisher: Société des Ecrivains
Mais d'où vient donc ce généreux vieillard vêtu d'un long manteau rouge et portant une interminable barbe blanche, que tout le monde ou presque appelle "le Père Noël"? Comment la tradition du sapin est-elle née? La vérité est à chercher quelques siècles en arrière, dans les contrées enneigées du nord de l'Europe, dans le petit village de Matahungenhisternbergheim... D'une tradition à une autre, d'un concours de circonstances à une légende extraordinaire, Alain Roué nous dévoile enfin "La Véritable histoire du père Noël..." Un joli conte, entre rêve et réalité, qui fait la part belle à l'imaginaire et finit par convaincre nos âmes d'enfants. L'important n'est-il pas d'y croire?
Author: Nathalie Didier
Publisher: Livio Éditions
La véritable histoire du père noël, un livre de Nathalie Didier. Qui est le Pere Noel ? A-t-il des parents, des enfants ? D'ou vient-il ? Qui etait-il avant de decider de consacrer sa vie a faire le bonheur des enfants du monde entier ? Dans ce conte original, Nathalie Didier revient sur l'histoire du Pere Noel telle qu'on ne la jamais lue comment le petit Noel est devenu l'illustre Pere Noel. Une histoire d'une infinie tendresse, qui transportera le jeune lecteur dans la magie de Noel...
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.