Susan Cooper

The Shortest Day - To Be Autographed 10/20
Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis

In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper's beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis's strikingly resonant illustrations.

So the shortest day came,
and the year died . . .

As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before -- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!

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The Boggart (Book 1) (Hardcover) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

When Emily and Jess Volnik's family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit
the Boggart -- an invisible, mischievious spirit who's been playing tricks on residents of Castle
Keep for generations. Then the Boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk and inadvertently shipped to the
Volnik's home in Toronto, where nothing will ever be the same -- for the Volniks or the Boggart.

In a world that doesn't believe in magic, the Boggart's pranks wreak havoc, particularly for Emily,
who is accused of causing psychic disturbances. And even the newfound joys of peanut butter and pizza
and fudge sauce eventually wear thin for the Boggart. He wants to go home -- but his only hope lies
in a risky and daring blend of modern technology and ancient magic.

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The Boggart (Book 1) (Paperback) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

When Emily and Jess Volnik's family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit
the Boggart -- an invisible, mischievious spirit who's been playing tricks on residents of Castle
Keep for generations. Then the Boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk and inadvertently shipped to the
Volnik's home in Toronto, where nothing will ever be the same -- for the Volniks or the Boggart.

In a world that doesn't believe in magic, the Boggart's pranks wreak havoc, particularly for Emily,
who is accused of causing psychic disturbances. And even the newfound joys of peanut butter and pizza
and fudge sauce eventually wear thin for the Boggart. He wants to go home -- but his only hope lies
in a risky and daring blend of modern technology and ancient magic.

Item No. 9781534420113
$7.99
The Boggart and the Monster (Book 2) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

It's been two years since Emily and Jessup Volnik visited ancient Castle Keep in Scotland, and made the acquaintance of the Boggart, a mischievous shape-shifting spirit who lived in the castle for centuries. Now they've returned for another Scottish adventure, joining their old friends Tommy and Mr. Maconochie, the new owner of Castle Keep, on a trip to Loch Ness where a new expedition is determined to find the fabled monster.

Of course, the fun-loving Boggart comes along for the ride, and wherever the Boggart goes, things are bound to get lively. But this time, the Boggart has a serious mission. His cousin Nessie is trapped in the monster shape he assumed long ago, and it's up to the Boggart to keep Nessie from being discovered by the expeditions high-tech equipment. Is modern science any match for the Boggart's ancient magic?

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The Boggart Fights Back (Book 3) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

"A welcome addition to the Boggart series." --Booklist

The Boggart is back for a new adventure filled with magic and mayhem from Newbery winner Susan Cooper.

Magic is in the air when Allie and Jay Cameron visit their ancestors' ancient Castle Keep in Scotland, tucked in its unspoiled loch. The twins wake the mischievous shape-shifting Boggart and his infamous cousin Nessie, of Loch Ness fame. But a summer of fun-loving trickery with the Old Things is invaded by a dangerous real estate developer called William Trout.

Trout has big plans for a luxury resort on the loch, and little regard for its people or the law. Bulldozers get to work. The future of the loch, its seals, and all its beauty are threatened. The twins and Angus Cameron, their grandfather, mobilize to save his shop and the loch, but it's soon clear they will need help of a different sort...

In a race against time, the Boggarts recruit help from other Old Things of Scotland: hair-raising creatures of the Wild Magic. But are the Blue Men of the Minch and the Nuckelavee too terrifying for humans to handle? How can they drive out the invader? What's certain is that Mr. Trout is in for a wild ride in this comical, page-turning adventure from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

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A Box of Boggarts Gift Set - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

Join the Boggart for three adventures full of magic and mayhem in this delightful collection from Newbery winner Susan Cooper.

Magic is in the air at Castle Keep, a remote and crumbling castle in the Scottish countryside. For at Castle Keep lives the Boggart, an invisible, mischievous spirit who's been playing tricks on residents for generations. Join the Boggart on three fun-filled adventures that will take him and his friends across the ocean, to the depths of Loch Ness, and ultimately back to save Castle Keep once and for all in this timeless boxed set.

This hilarious collection includes:
The Boggart
The Boggart and the Monster
The Boggart Fights Back

Item No. 9781534432901
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King of Shadows - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater.
Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years -- to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life -- in none other than William Shakespeare himself. Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he's so longed for in his own time?

Item No. 9780689844454
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Over Sea, Under Stone (Book 1) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.
This is the first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy sequence known as The Dark Is Rising.

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Dark is Rising (Book 2) (Hardcover) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

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Dark is Rising (Book 2) (Paperback) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift -- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

Item No. 9780689829833
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Greenwitch (Book 3) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil -- Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.
Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of distubing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising.

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Grey King (Book 4) (Hardcover) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy
and a white dog with silver eyes -- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this
when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who
owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals
dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake --
with the golden harp -- the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to
prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.

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Grey King (Book 4) (Paperback) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes -- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, a strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake-with the golden harp -- the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.

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Silver on the Tree (Book 5) - To Be Autographed 10/20
Cooper, Susan

The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton -- last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free -- must join forces with this ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light. Drawn in with them are the three Drew children, who are mortal, but have their own vital part in the story. These six fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles, and that brings Susan Cooper's masterful sequence of novels to a satysfying close.

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The Word Pirates - To Be Autographed 10/20
Susan Cooper and Steven Kellogg

A ravenous band of pirates who eat words for breakfast gobble up the world's greatest stories. But never fear--the Word Wizard and the children she reads to are on the case!

Pirate Captain Rottingbones and his crew need breakfast. But these pirates can't have just any ordinary breakfast...no, they need nice, fresh WORDS. And where better to get them than stealing them straight off the pages of all kinds of books?

But when Captain Rottingbones and his cronies go after the Word Wizard and her extra delicious words that they steal from her extra juicy stories, they've finally gone too far...because not only does the Word Wizard believe words are precious things that belong in stories, but she also has a weapon stronger than any sword--a mighty pen.

Susan Cooper, author of the acclaimed Dark Is Rising fantasy series, teams up with renowned illustrator Steven Kellogg to create a swashbuckling adventure that celebrates the power of reading.

Item No. 9780823443598
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