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Goblins in the Castle
A young boy has grown up in a castle with his mentor and guardian. He has always been warned away from one tower in the castle. He entertains himself by exploring all the nooks and hidden secrets of the castle. One day he discovers the way to the dungeon where he meets Igor. Accidentally one day he discovers what was in the forbidden tower. The souls of millions of goblins, who, because of their long imprisonment, want to seek revenge on humans for their...
Into the Land of the Unicorns - Unicorn Chronicles 1
Cara lives with her grandmother after her parents left her when she was a child. One day while Cara and her Grandma are out shopping a strange man starts following them. Trying to escape they run into a church and start climbing the bell tower. As the man pursues them Cara's grandmother hands her an amulet and tells her to jump off the bell tower. When Cara does she finds herself in Luster, the land of the unicorns. There she befriends lightfoot, a un...
Jennifer Murdley's Toad
When Jennifer Murdley buys a toad from weird Mr. Elives' Magic Shop her ordinary life takes a sudden turn for the weird. Her new friend ends up being Bufo, a "tongue toad," who can speak in any voice and imitate any sound. Bufo uses his vocal talents to help Jennifer get even with a school bully, but ends up causing more trouble when he discovers he can turn humans into toads by kissing them. Even worse, Jennifer learns Bufo is being pursued by a witc...
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Young Jeremy Thatcher thought the multicolored rock he bought from Mr. Elives' magic shop was just some sort of marble. Instead the "rock" ends up being a dragon's egg that Jeremy must hatch and raise. His new fire-breathing pet Tiamet proves quite a handful, especially when Jeremy discovers only he can see and hear her -- even when Tiamet grows into a giant, beautiful creature of myth. Still Jeremy grows attached to the dragon he raised from birth, s...

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Skull Of Truth
Weird Mr. Elives' magic shop is full of weird things -- like the human skull Charlie Eggleston steals from a display shelf one day. To Charlie's surprise, he discovers the skull (his name is Yorick) can speak! Even more amazing, Yorick can compel others to tell the truth -- something that proves very inconvenient for a compulsive liar like Charlie! Charlie's new knack for truth telling gets him into a lot of trouble at home and on the playground, espe...
The Ghost in the Third Row
Nina and her best friend Chris investigate a very old theater and a ghost. ...
The Monster's Ring
After learning the weird ring he bought from creepy Mr. Elives can transform him from a boy into a hideous monster and back again, Russell Cranaker uses the magic to terrify school bully Eddie. Gradually, however, Russell finds the ring is awakening monstrous instincts within him, a problem that gets worse every time Russell uses the ring. Despite this, Russell becomes addicted to the thrill of changing into different monsters. ...


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