When 12-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.
Describes the lives of two young Chinese Americans and their customs and conditions at home in New York City’s Chinatown.
In 1913, a Canadian Arctic Expedition becomes stranded in the Arctic and, even with the skills of the I
Dramatic full-color paintings by a distinguished wildlife artist accompany an informative study of one snow leopard, Sabu, who struggles to protect her young cub, Ka, from the many dangers that threaten his life.
A description of what life is like in the modern Chinese city of Changsha for the children who live there.
Twin brothers Eric and Clive are ready for adventure on the high seas, so instead of staying with their grandparents yet again, they stow away on the cruise ship on which their father serves as Senior Steward.
When her sister, star-athlete Jakarta, finally joins them, Dakar feels much safer and happier in Cottonwood, North Dakota, where she and their parents are living for a year, but she still longs for their home in Africa.
The mischievous Monkey King attempts to achieve immortality the easy way, gains god-like powers, and wreaks havoc in heaven.
In his letter to Alice, Grandfather describes how the Dreamkeeper captures the dreams that are full of dragons, witches, goblins, and elves, and keeps them safely away in dreamland.
Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Denmark.