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Shanghai, November 1937. Yaya, the eight-year-old daughter of a diamond merchant, lives a life of luxury in the French Concession in Shanghai. Her one great passion is the piano. While she is preparing for an important audition, her father decides that the family must leave town in the face of the imminent Japanese invasion. The evening before all the family is to leave, stubborn Yaya, unaware of the danger, runs away in an attempt to make it to her audition come what may. On the way, in the midst of the crowd fleeing the Japanese offensive, She is caught in a bombardment. She owes her life to Tuduo, a street urchin who discovers her unconscious in the ruins of a house. With his help, Yaya learns that her family fled for Hong Kong without her, and she determines to go join them there right away. Tuduo begins to dream about what his life would be like if Yaya's parents welcomed him and his little brother into their beautiful home. He decides to go along with Yaya on her long and perilous journey. But before he can do anything, he must escape from the clutches of Zhu, who runs a gang of homeless boys. When Zhu learns that Tuduo's little protégée is from a very wealthy family, he comes up with a Machiavellian plot to kidnap her and collect a ransom. Tuduo and Yaya barely manage to get away and head off for the south. But Zhu, a heartless outlaw, doesn't give up so easily and comes after them, driven by his high hopes of cashing in on the ransom scheme. This nine-volume series chronicles their long journey fraught with perils. The children meet all sorts of people, both friendly and wicked, as they travel toward Hong Kong. Yaya and Tuduo are different in every way: social background, character, dreams, and desires. These children learn many growing lessons along the way, not the least of which is to judge a person on their character, not their social or financial status. The gloom of war, its absurd tragedy, gives way to the incredible capacity of youth to overwhelm grim reality. Imagination is the only thing these children have to defend themselves against adults who are like the ogres, evil fairies, or good witches of bedtime tales. Their imagination gives the story a touch of poetry, while humor brings a lighter touch to a story that is steeped in genuine historical tragedy.
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Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of swashbuckling adventure comes to life in this adaptation that stars Mickey, Goofy, and Pegleg Pete! For as long as he can remember, Jim Mousekins has dreamed of a life of adventure. His dream is suddenly realized when a mysterious man known only as "The Captain" takes up residence at Jim's family's inn, has the boy on the lookout for "the cat with one hind paw," and tells frightening stories of wild places, disappearances, and the wicked sea-faring pirate, Blot! After finding a treasure map in the captain's wooden chest, Jim, friends, and a hired crew set out on an ocean voyage looking for the island that hides the fortune. But trouble strikes as they reach land: a gang of scheming pirates, hidden among the crew, forces Jim and his friends to flee for their lives! The race is on, as they rush to find the location of the treasure, make it back to the ship, and out to sea--before the pirates capture them and force them all to walk the plank!
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Tiana is a hardworking young woman who has always dreams of owning her own restaurant in Louisiana. When her dreams turn awry, she looks to the evening star and makes a wish, bringing her to face to face with the with a frog prince who promises to make her dreams come true! She kisses him to seal the deal but the outcome turns Tiana's life upside down and leads them both in a race against time to put things right. Join Tiana, Prince Naveen, and their Bayou friends as they go on an adventure of a lifetime.
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In this brilliantly illustrated, full-color book, Dark Horse Books and DreamWorks Animation join forces to celebrate the climatic third film showcasing more adventures of Toothless and Hiccup. Featuring hundreds of pieces of original art and commentary from director Dean De Blois and the many talented artists and filmmakers who have created this masterpiece of storytelling and animation. A beautifully designed volume featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of the animated motion picture masterpiece! Don your winged Flight Suit, grab your Dragon Blade, hop on your obedient Night Fury, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime with your favorite dragons and Vikings in the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! Fans will delight in the discovery of previously unknown dragons, the threat of a heartless villain, and the quest for sanctuary that propels the story to extraordinary new heights (and depths!). Venture into the Hidden World where dragons roam free under the watchful eye of their leader Toothless as, above ground, Hiccup struggles to assume leadership of his tribe.
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A cranky, clever donkey. A grumpy, chubby cat. An old, loyal hound dog. A kooky, eager rooster. What do these four animals have in common? They can sing! Well, kind of. The quartet of yowling outcasts take their musical troupe on the road to Bremen Town, but along the way, they spot some robbers counting their ill-gotten treasures in an abandoned house. Hungry and tired, the creatures hatch a plan to upend the crooked criminals -- but they'll have to lean on each other to get the job done.
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When the legend of Lake Lobo comes true, Kevin's summer vacation gets pretty creepy. Will his dog protect him, or is his mutt an evil monster?
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