Behind the curtain (Peter Abrahams)

ingrid Levin-Hill sat in math class, her mind wandering pleasantly. She had the best seat in the house — very back of the outside row by the windows, about as far as could be from the teacher, Ms. Groom. Ferrand Middle School stood on a hill overlooking the river, about a mile upstream from the falls. There was always something interesting to see on the river, especially if you were in the habit of noticing little details. Little details like how the water ruffled up as if it flowed around a rock, and a big black bird drifting on the current, wings tucked under its chin, and—

* Editorial: Harper Collins
* Serie: Echo Falls Mystery Series, n.º 2

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Castle in the air (Diana Wynne Jones)

… Far to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, a young carpet merchant called Abdullah lived in the city of Zanzib. As merchants go, he was not rich. His father had been disappointed in him, and when he died, he had only left Abdullah just enough money to buy and stock a modest booth in the northwest corner of the Bazaar. The rest of his father’s money, and the large carpet emporium in the center of the Bazaar, had all gone to the relatives of his father’s first wife.
Abdullah had never been told why his father was disappointed in him. A prophecy made at Abdullah’s birth had something to do with it. But Abdullah had never bothered to fint out more. Instead, from a very early age, he had simply made up daydreams about it. In his daydreams, he was the long-lost son of a great prince, which meant, of course, that his father was not really his father. It was a complete castle in the air, and Abdullah knew it was…

* Editorial: Harper Collins

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Howl’s moving castle (Diana Wynne Jones)

… In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes…

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