- Filename: the-elevator.
- ISBN: 9781426820052
- Release Date: 2008-08-01
- Number of pages:
- Author: Angela Hunt
- Publisher: MIRA
Eleven-year-old Gilbert, self-styled private eye, takes on his toughest case when he finds a duck in the elevator of his housing project. In this easy-to-read mystery, "the solution is credible, the plot is fresh, the style casual and natural."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. From the Trade Paperback edition.
WHAT’S THE STRANGEST HOTEL ROOM YOU’VE EVER STAYED IN? WHATEVER IT IS, THE WILSON FAMILY CAN TOP IT. BECAUSE FOR THREE DAYS, THEY LIVE IN AN ELEVATOR. For the Wilson family, only the best will do! So when they arrive at the San Francisco Hotel and discover that there are no available rooms, they decide to stay in the place that suits them best of all: a room that has its ups . . . and its downs—a room called Otis, the hotel elevator. Staying in the elevator is absolutely “fantabulous!” After all, where else would Mr. Walter Wilson, Mrs. Winona Wilson, 10-year-old Winslow Wilson, and his twin sister, Whitney Wilson get to meet: · A weary traveling salesman of kids' fads · A British rock group with a funny name · A lovesick bellhop · A society lady and her pampered poodle · And a slew of other surprising visitors! For fans of middle-grade giants like Andrew Clements, Jerry Spinelli, Louis Sachar, and Judy Blume, The Elevator Family is a funny and heartwarming story about an eccentric family who’ll be remembered long after they check out of Otis. Drop in on them for an elevator ride filled with adventure and zany humor! From the Hardcover edition.
Have you ever ridden on an elevator with a group of strangers and wondered how each of them came to be there? What story brought them to the elevator at just this moment in time? And where will their story go when they leave? As the lawyer, a tired old cynic, waits for the elevator to take him up to yet another court appearance, various others on their way to court join him. Each has stories that are fascinating and tragic, while touched with a raw humor. From the elderly woman trying to pick up the pieces of her grandchildren's broken lives to the self-sacrifice of a young veteran, readers discover the histories that brought each of the characters to this courthouse elevator. It is a tale of lives that briefly intersect before continuing down their own paths, and it is a story that resonates in the hearts of us all. Author Ricardo T. Cox, Esquire, is an attorney living in Tampa, Florida. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ShareTheElevator.html
The Elevator is a collection of heartfelt poetry inspired by the author's experience and observances.Each poem takes you on an emotional journey encouraging you to relate based on your own individual experience or from an empathetic notion that this could indeed be a portrayal of your own journey.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi. In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity. Praise for The Darwin Elevator “A hell of a fun book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon’s Gate “[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It’s a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly “Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you’ll want more.”—Analog “A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal “Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist “Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn’t put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool From the Paperback edition.
As the elevator goes up, a Sesame Street character gets on at each of 10 floors and off again when the elevator descends.
This is story about four people who gets stuck in an old elevator. The Elevator takes them to different worlds and gives them tasks to achieve. They have to demonstrate kindness, truthfulness and honesty to come back to their own worlds. The Journey involves many vanishing worlds and each world has fascinating characters and characteristics. Ishita the 10 year old child is the lead, who helps them to get back to their world. • Suitable for Children and readers of fantasy • Journey in 7 different worlds • Ideal short read for an hour reading
When the elevator in a building in the 1950s is modernized, a young resident misses the operator.
The Elevator Ripper is an erotic psychological horror story about Michelle, 20s, a gorgeous vixen who is headed to a New Years Eve’s office party. Her troubles begin as she is stuck in an elevator with Jack, 40s, a man with a plastic smile claiming to be a physician. Matters worsen as Jack warns Michelle of a serial killer on the loose who finds his victims in elevators and keeps their tongues as souvenirs.
What's on floor fourteen? As each animal gets into the lift to go to floor fourteen, Dallas the Dalmatian wonders if there will be enough room in the elevator.
London calling at Christmastime! (revised edition 12/14) A display window at Harrods Department Store! A red telephone booth! The London Eye! All those small, cozy places for the Wilsons to stay! But after some royal heroics, they end up staying in the guardhouse outside Buckingham Palace. Only the best!
The cozy sequel to The Elevator Family. (revised edition 12/14) This time the tight-knit Wilson family stays in a small cozy cabin labeled TOLL 4 on a bridge crossing the Mississippi River. Fantabulous accommodations! Best east of the Mississippi, west of the Mississippi, and above the Mississippi! So why are all the cars rushing past?
William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.