Scuff, the stable boy at The Hanging Man inn, decides to begin his new career as a daring highwayman by stealing a priceless horse. He is soon running for his life in this rip-roaring adventure told in rollicking rhyme.
Author: Alfred Noyes
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
This famous poem is brought to life with fabulous illustrations.gReading age 10.5-11.5 yearsText Type: Poetry - Narrative
Author: Burnley Literary and Scientific Club
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
"St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.
A rousing Georgian romance of love and larceny from an award-winning author. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man who loves a good bet. He’s given the opportunity for one when a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, holds up his carriage in Hounslow Heath. Now he’s entered a wager with his profligate cousin: whoever tracks down and captures the beautiful outlaw first wins. But the determined nobleman is risking much more than a hundred guineas . . . As Jack and the elusive highwaywoman, Cora Mardell, enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, he discovers that behind the mask is a virtuous and selfless peasant, living in the shadow of fiercely guarded secrets. Now, the one woman Jack vows to bring to justice has become a lovely and vulnerable mystery he must solve and protect. But how far can he trust a desperate thief who’s already stolen his heart?
Look for Me by Moonlight
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When sixteen-year-old Cynda goes to stay with her father and his second wife, Susan, at their remote bed-and-breakfast inn in Maine, everything starts off well despite legends about ghosts and a murder at the inn. But Cynda feels like a visitor in Dad's new life, an outsider. Then intense, handsome stranger Vincent Morthanos arrives at the inn and seems to return Cynda's interest. At first she is blind to the subtle, insistent signs that Vincent is not what he seems-that he is, in fact, a vampire. Can Cynda free herself-and her family-from Vincent's power before it's too late? Full-bodied characterizations and page-turning suspense ensure that this eerie, riveting novel will appeal to middle school fans of mystery and horror.
I Explain a Few Things
Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"Laughter is the language of the soul," Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, "the saddest") century, a witness and a chronicler of its most decisive events, he is the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers, the emblem of the engaged poet, an artist whose heart, always with the people, is literally consumed by passion. His work, oscillating from epic meditations on politics and history to intimate reflections on animals, food, and everyday objects, is filled with humor and affection. This bilingual selection of more than fifty of Neruda's best poems, edited and with an introduction by the distinguished Latin American scholar Ilan Stavans and brilliantly translated by an array of well-known poets, also includes some poems previously unavailable in English. I Explain a Few Things distills the poet's brilliance to its most essential and illuminates Neruda's commitment to using the pen as a calibrator for his age.
Author: J. A. Sharpe
Publisher: Profile Books
Almost everything people know about Dick Turpin and highwaymen is myth. The historical truth is much nastier, more brutal and bloody.
Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available