The Book of Lost Things

A Novel
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298853
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

El libro de las cosas perdidas

Ilustraciones de Riki Blanco
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Tusquets Editores S.A.
ISBN: 849066627X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Mientras la Segunda Guerra Mundial arrasa Europa, David, a sus doce años, llora la pérdida de su madre. Su padre ha vuelto a casarse, y la nueva familia se ha mudado a una casa en las afueras de Londres, para evitar los bombardeos alemanes. David, en su desván, no tiene más compañía que los libros. Unos libros que le susurran y le atraen. La realidad y la ficción empiezan a fundirse hasta tal punto que, por una grieta en una antigua construcción del jardín, David entra de pronto en un mundo desconocido: el de sus sueños y su portentosa fantasía. En sus trepidantes y a veces terribles aventuras, David se topa con personajes como el Hombre Torcido o el Leñador, con lobos semihumanos o con un rey cuyos dominios están en decadencia. A lo largo de la novela, que trata sobre todo del poder de las historias y de la literatura, David aprenderá poco a poco a superar sus miedos y a tomar decisiones. Un libro para jóvenes y adultos que devolverá a los lectores a su infancia, porque «en cada adulto mora el niño que fue, y en cada niño espera el adulto que será». En esta nueva edición, con bellísimas ilustraciones de Riki Blanco, el autor ha añadido nuevos textos y unas palabras a sus lectores españoles.

The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition


Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844568415
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things

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Author: Cynthia Voigt
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307976831
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did theyintend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons. Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer. Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .

Música nocturna


Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Tusquets Editores S.A.
ISBN: 8490664617
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Un funcionario que descubre tras su jubilación una inquietante biblioteca; un matrimonio que desea ayudar a su hija, dotada de alarmantes poderes; un niño que asiste a un colegio construido junto a un cementerio; una joven que decide dar rienda suelta a sus deseos de venganza; una cuadrilla de ladrones que entran a robar en la casa de una indefensa ancianita... Éstos son algunos de los personajes que protagonizan este volumen de relatos, donde seres envueltos en el olor azufrado y pútrido del mal pueblan la oscuridad en las frías noches de invierno. Un texto autobiográfico del autor, «Vivo aquí», en el que explica un caso verídico mientras repasa a sus escritores de terror favoritos, pone un originalísimo colofón a este título.

The Legacy of Lost Things


Author: Aida Zilelian
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0990573230
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Aida Zilelian’s breathtaking debut novel, The Legacy of Lost Things, follows three generations of a family of Armenian immigrants living in the United States, as they struggle with one another and against the Old World expectations of their community. When Araxi, the oldest daughter of the desperately unhappy Levon and Tamar, goes missing, the remaining family members are forced to confront their painful histories together, and the role each of them has played in driving Araxi away. Through Araxi and her family, readers are given a unique look at the generational and cultural tensions that both keep families together and tear them apart. Using spare, poignant prose, Zilelian deftly explores the themes of romance, duty, infidelity and guilt. Because of the mature content, this book is intended for adult and young adult audiences.

The Book of Lost Things


Author: Kevin Tumlinson
Publisher: Happy Pants Books
ISBN: 9781393321118
Category:
Page: 720
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Dr. Dan Kotler has a talent for tracking down unusual and cryptic history that would otherwise be lost to time. An archaeologist with a knack for reading people and putting together the pieces of a scattered and mysterious past, Kotler is recruited by the FBI as part of its new Historic Crimes Division. He and his partner, Agent Roland Denzel, face every danger that history and mythology can throw at them--to keep powerful objects and ancient secrets from falling into the hands of those who would use them to rule the world. This collection combines Books 1-3 of the Dan Kotler Archaeological Thrillers. For more, visit the author at kevintumlinson.com/books.

The Ostrich and Other Lost Things


Author: Beth Hautala
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399546081
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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In this beautifully written novel, the bonds and challenges of caring for a sibling with autism are bravely explored, along with the pain and power that comes from self-discovery. Eleven-year-old Olivia Grant has a knack for finding lost things. She can find lost rings, pets, and even her elderly neighbor's misplaced glasses. There's only one thing Olivia has never been able to find--her brother Jacob's toy ostrich. It wasn't until the day Jacob lost his ostrich that Olivia noticed how different he was: Jacob is autistic, and though she's his little sister, Olivia often feels like the older of the pair, his caretaker. And with her parents so heavily focused on maintaining status quo for Jacob, it's Olivia who has stagnated in his shadow--unable to explore new opportunities, or to be her own person. In fact, apart from being Jacob's sister, Olivia's not really sure who she is. So when summer break begins, and the local community theater announces auditions for an all children's production of her favorite show, Peter Pan, Olivia jumps at the chance to claim something for herself. But what begins as a promising opportunity and a wonderful escape quickly becomes pure chaos. The visiting zoo with an odd assortment of animals--including an ostrich that causes even more trouble than Jacob's missing toy--only make matters worse, as Olivia's summer is shaping up to be just as consumed by Jacob's needs as the rest of her life has been. In time, and with the help of some unlikely alliances, Olivia must learn what it means to be separate from her brother and still love him, how to love herself in spite of her own flaws, and that not all lost things are meant to be found. Praise for The Ostrich and Other Lost Things: "The Ostrich and Other Lost Things is a delicate, warm, textured novel that explores the wonder, pain, envy, and intimacy of sibling relationships. Written with a huge dose of compassion and vulnerability, there is so much to love about the world Olivia and her brother Jacob inhabit. I lost myself in this wonderful world, and I know that Olivia herself wouldn't be able to find me."--Corey Ann Haydu, author of The Someday Suitcase and Rules for Stealing Stars "Beth Hautala weaves a powerful tale about the challenges of having a sibling with autism. Olivia steals our heart as she tries to find what is lost and make her family whole again. The Ostrich and Other Lost Things is full of memorable characters, riveting moments, and surprising turns that add up to a very heartwarming and magical read. I loved it!"--Dana Middleton, author of The Infinity Year of Avalon James "A brave beautiful story. I loved this book."--Paul Acampora, author of I Kill the Mockingbird "Hautala offers an emotionally adept story about love and understanding."--School Library Journal "This is hands down the best book with an autistic character that I have ever read. I would recommend this title for those who enjoy books like Wonder (Knopf, 2012), Out of My Mind (Atheneum, 2010), and The Running Dream (Knopf, 2011). It has a wonderful plot that readers will love and teaches a lot about dealing with individuals who are diagnosed with autism. This is a must read!"--School Library Connection

Nocturnos


Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483837811
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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El autor de la célebre serie de novelas policiacas protagonizadas por Charlie Parker despliega su reconocido talento para lo sobrenatural en diecinueve escalofriantes relatos de terror. En la estela de maestros del género, desde M.R. James y Ray Bradbury hasta Stephen King, Connolly ahonda en los miedos más profundos y arraigados: niños perdidos, forasteros atormentados y portadores de extraños virus, criaturas del submundo y demonios depredadores surgen en los ambientes más anodinos... o en los parajes más aterradores, como casas malditas, rectorías solitarias o pantanos de aguas densas. Entre guiños a obras maestras del género, vueltas de tuerca a figuras prototípicas como los vampiros y realidades engañosamente idílicas, los cuentos se internan en ese terreno en el que el hombre está inerme ante fuerzas todopoderosas. Aunque muchos de sus protagonistas son víctimas de sus desmedidas ansias de éxito, de deseos insatisfechos o de sentimientos espurios, lamentamos tener que decir que no siempre es así: a veces el Mal se ceba en los más inocentes. Y un consejo: si deciden leer este libro de noche, iluminen su entorno con algo más que una vela.

The Finder of Lost Things


Author: Frank Hibbs
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462830251
Category: Fiction
Page: 190
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A man with an unusual talent for finding lost objects searches for the man that kidnapped and assaulted his young niece. The search and chase leads him across half the nation to a large metropolitan area where his senses tell him the culprit is hiding. During his search, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful widow. The culprit is a sly and cunning adversary and leads the hunter on a long and arduous chase.

The Luster of Lost Things


Author: Sophie Chen Keller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735210802
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In this story for readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Man Called Ove, when all seems lost, he finds what matters most. Walter Lavender Jr. is a master of finding. A wearer of high-tops. A maker of croissants. A son keeping vigil, twelve years counting. But he wouldn’t be able to tell you. Silenced by his motor speech disorder, Walter’s life gets lonely. Fortunately, he has The Lavenders—his mother’s enchanted dessert shop, where marzipan dragons breathe actual fire. He also has a knack for tracking down any missing thing—except for his lost father. So when the Book at the root of the bakery’s magic vanishes, Walter, accompanied by his overweight golden retriever, journeys through New York City to find it—along the way encountering an unforgettable cast of lost souls. Steeped in nostalgic wonder, The Luster of Lost Things explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal. A lyrical meditation on why we become lost and how we are found, from the bright, broken heart of a boy who knows where to look for everyone but himself.

The Keeper of Lost Things


Author: Jamie Campbell
Publisher: Jamie Campbell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 300
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Someone lost her a long time ago. Do you ever wonder what happens to all the things that are lost? Em Gabrielle does. Not only does she think about it, it is her obsession. Finding and rescuing objects everyone else loses is the only thing keeping the sixteen year old going. When the father that walked out on her ten years earlier is suddenly reported missing, Em tries to resist the urge to find him. After all, he is just another lost thing, right? As she delves deeper and deeper into the case, she quickly works out that the stakes in this case are higher than ever. Finding the lost thing has never been so personal or difficult before. If Em finds her father, does that mean she can be found too? In the first of the Keeper Series, meet the first of the damaged residents of Lakeside. You might never think the same way about things again. Also in the Keeper Series: The Keeper of Lost Things The Keeper of Secret Things The Keeper of Broken Things

The Summer of Lost Things


Author: Chantele Sedgwick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510743847
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
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New town, new friends, new guy . . . and an old bucket list. The past haunts the present in the newest installation in the Love, Lucas universe. After her dad is sentenced to prison time, seventeen-year-old Lucy Nelson and her mother move across the country to start over in the town—and farmhouse—where her mother grew up. Once settled, Lucy is determined to keep her mind off anything “real” and decides to pass the time by reading a stack of her mother’s childhood books, which has sat in her grandmother’s home for decades. When Lucy finds her mom’s old summer bucket list shoved between the pages of a worn copy of Anne of Green Gables, she’s eager to write her own list to escape her inevitable summer boredom. Feeling brave, she fills it with challenges she’d never normally do and also adds the one thing that her mother had never crossed off the original list: Visit Susan’s grave. When Lucy befriends Mira and her handsome cousin, Jack, she begins to feel almost normal as they help check off her list. When she asks her mother about Susan, she refuses to talk about her. As Lucy falls for Jack, she yearns to tell him the truth about her dad and her old life but lies about everything instead. When her friends see through the lies and her mom reaches her breaking point over questions about Susan, Lucy must learn to trust her friends, try to bring peace to her mother, and to somehow find the courage to forgive her dad.

The Keeper of Lost Things

A Novel
Author: Ruth Hogan
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062473530
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost. Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners. Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made. As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things

A Celebration of Australian Illustrated Children's Books
Author: Juliet O'Conor
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522856519
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 261
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Lazy Bottersnikes in outback rubbish tips, Sir Pronoun's dilemma about standing in Miss Noun's place and the story of how Jack built a house, a hut or a shack are all to be found in this treasury of Australian children's books. This book illuminates the icons of Australian children's literature from Gibbs and Outhwaite to Shaun Tan.

The Saint of Lost Things

A Novel
Author: Christopher Castellani
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565128850
Category: Fiction
Page: 330
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“A moving evocation of the Italian-American experience, told with grace, compassion, and uncompromising honesty” from the author of A Kiss from Maddalena (Tom Perrotta, New York Times–bestselling author of The Leftovers). It’s 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America; her mercurial husband, Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream; their new friend, Giulio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents. In the shadow of St. Anthony’s Church, named for the patron saint of lost things, the prayers of these troubled but determined people are heard, and fate and circumstances conspire to answer them in unforeseeable ways. With great authenticity and immediacy, The Saint of Lost Things evokes a bittersweet time in which the world seemed more intimate and knowable, and the American Dream was simpler, nobler, and within reach. “Beautifully, and movingly, Castellani shows an uncanny empathy for the American immigrant experience.” —Julia Glass, National Book Award–winning author of Three Junes “A lovely novel filled with characters so fully realized that they . . . leave the fog of their breath on the page.” —Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of Butterflies “Those who appreciate clear-eyed, unsentimental fiction will find its realism fresh and moving.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Train of Lost Things


Author: Ammi-Joan Paquette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524739405
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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A magical story about a boy's love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun. Marty cherishes the extra-special birthday present his dad gave him -- a jean jacket on which he's afixed numerous buttons -- because it's a tie to his father, who is sick and doesn't have much time left. So when his jacket goes missing, Marty is devastated. When his dad tells him the story of the Train of Lost Things, a magical train that flies through the air collecting objects lost by kids, Marty is sure that the train must be real, and that if he can just find the train and get his jacket back, he can make his dad better as well. It turns out that the train is real -- and it's gone out of control! Instead of just collecting things that have been accidentally lost, the train has been stealing things. Along with Dina and Star, the girls he meets aboard the train, Marty needs to figure out what's going on and help set it right. As he searches for his jacket, and for a way to fix the train, Marty begins to wonder whether he's looking for the right things after all. And he realizes that sometimes you need to escape reality in order to let it sink in. In this achingly beautiful adventure, it is the power of memories, and the love between a father and son, that ultimately save the day. Praise for The Train of Lost Things: "Paquette writes with compassion and a childlike sense of belief, and Marty's journey--both personal and fantastic--will speak to readers on many levels." --Booklist "Marty's inner dialogue will appeal to readers of Gordon Korman, Jeff Kinney, and Dav Pilkey." --School Library Journal "Marty's pain at the imminent loss of his father is keenly felt, and Paquette deftly balances the emotional weight of his fear and grief with his fantasy journey on a train flying through the universe." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Kids everywhere can relate to the sorrow of losing a cherished item, giving this narrated adventure story a wide appeal [and] readers will connect with the unconditional love and hope that exists between parent and child." --School Library Connection

The Book of Lost Things


Author: Cristian Butnariu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537480763
Category:
Page: 324
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The "adult fairy tale" is a literary form popularized by the Italian writers Straparola and Basile in the 16th century, by the French salon writers of the 17th/18th centuries, the German Romantics in the 19th century, and the Celtic Twilight writers of the British Isles at the dawn of the 20th century. At the end of the 20th century, a revival of this form began among three overlapping groups of writers: contemporary "mainstream" authors (such as Angela Carter and Robert Coover); contemporary fantasy authors (such as Tanith Lee and Robin McKinley); and feminist poets (such as Anne Sexton and Carol Ann Duffy). In addition, writers of Young Adult fiction (such as Jane Yolen and Donna Jo Napoli) created sophisticated fairy tale novels that could be read on several levels by readers young and old.