Violette is now a student at the prestigious Ballet School of the Opéra, but the various rivalries and jealousies that begin to crop up between the young dancers take a turn that may prove disastrous for her. Meanwhile her sister, Emma, dreams of joining a hip-hop group, and stumbles through the first uncertain steps of romantic love...
In this nostalgic account, the Faldérault family sets out for a final summer vacation together before an impending marital separation disrupts the family dynamics for good. Along the way, heading south to France from Brussels, Pierre, Maddie, and their children revel in impromptu skinny-dips, family sing-alongs, and camping in the wild, ultimately finding a renewed zest for life-and vacation!
It's summertime, and Pico, Anna and their uncle Antoine fill up the car with all manner beach paraphernalia and head for the seaside. It's sure to be a vacation full of all sorts of magic and mischief!
Newb wants to join the Toucan Patrol. But first, he'll have to earn the two things every toucan needs: a neckerchief and slide. How? By confronting his greatest fears. Geez! It's not going to be easy!
Tiny Fox lives alone beneath his apple tree in the distant hills. He is a happy little animal, busy looking after himself and his foxy things. Then one day, a Great Boar appears and moves in under the apple tree, bringing with him a time of change and adventure. Is Tiny Fox ready?
The richest pigeon in the world, Lord Beckett, has an ego that needs feeding, and birdseed won't suffice. Even the highest of academic honors won't be enough. Jack Wolfgang, food critic and CIA agent, must stop the mad pigeon's bird-brained scheme to rule the planet, but to do so, he'll have to join up with some of the world's most dangerous assassins. The clock is ticking, and if he doesn't complete his mission in time, the consequences will be beastly: he'll miss his date with a lovely panther in Oslo.
Poor Frank. It's hard being a kid in today's world, but it's even harder being the only kid from modern times stuck in prehistoric times. He knows everything, but no one ever listens: not even when he's absolutely sure the volcano they're living under is going to erupt any day now, dooming them all to a fiery death. And why would anyone listen? Lava is so convenient for cooking meat and providing central heating. Of course, that's the moment baby Gargoyle decides to go missing. The search turns up old frenemies and new misunderstandings in the conclusion to the first arc of Frank's adventures.
Deep in the underground tunnels beneath Hikmadrassa, the famed school for alchemists, terrible battles are being waged: Mehdi and a strange creature claiming to be his kin must fight off a powerful entity with ominous plans and a nearly invicible golam, while the rest of the gang must escape and defeat two horrific and hungry monsters, which will require teamwork and quick thinking. Lessons are learned, skills are honed, friendships are sealed, and one boy's unexpected origins are revealed in this humorous and action-packed final installment of the series.
In a world where meat means survival, Frank can't seem to catch a break-or an animal. He just can't bring himself to kill a fellow creature. Just looking into a baby mammoth's big eyes is enough to turn him vegetarian. But while out looking for fruit to eat, he runs afoul of an old nemesis: the wily Leonard, who once stole his Swiss Army knife (and is still puzzling over it). Will Frank's new mammoth friend save him from Leonard's clutches? Will Leonard save them all from the common cold? And just why is their forbidden fruit forbidden?
For her eighth birthday, Nola receives a marvelous present: her late mother Annah's music box. It has the most enchanting melody, and inside the globe... is that a little girl waving? And calling for help?! Before she knows it, Nola has shrunk down in size, slipped through the keyhole, and entered the world of Pandorient, where even the most ordinary-looking citizens can have extraordinary powers-and where danger could lurk down every hallway. Nola must help her new friends save their mother from a mysterious malady-all the while making surprising discoveries about Annah's past, and-maybe-her own future...
With the invention of Super Mega Tofu, civilization has seen the advent of a fragile peace-between animals and humans, between carnivores and herbivores. This miracle food has the peculiar quality of being universally loved. Jack Wolfgang, the world-renowned restaurant critic, travels the world sampling Super Mega Tofu in all of its varieties. It's the perfect cover for his second identity: Jack Wolfgang, CIA special agent. When his friend and mentor is killed, Jack picks up the scent of a conspiracy and tracks it half way around the globe. Can society survive this collision of fine dining and espionage?
Tiny Fox and Great Boar always stay together, as best friends should do. They traverse forests and meadows, discovering the unknown. They are seeking answers for questions that bother them: what the mysterious "MBDL" is, and why we are sad when everything isn't going the way we want it to. What the Shadow of Sadness looks like, and why we can't let it catch us. But most importantly, Tiny Fox and Great Boar always find their way because they have each other.
Life among the cavefolk isn't easy. Everything they do is gross, from eating raw meat to skipping showers. Thirteen year-old Frank, lost in their strange world and cut off easy pizza and other modern conveniences, tries to invent fire, but his good intentions might just blow up in his face. For one, smoke inhalation can be deadly. Who'd have thunk proper ventilation was so vital to cave living? Then there's that rival clan, plotting to develop a firearm... Throw in a tribe of bloodthirsty bunnies that kill with cuteness, and you've got another zany, zippy adventure in prehistoric times.
With each day of his trek into the unknown Tiny Fox comes to understand that the world does not end at his valley and apple tree. Forests, fields and mountains spread much farther than Fox's sight can reach... The friends Fox and Boar, craving adventure, set out for further trekking.
It's the summer of 1962 and the Faldérault family, grandparents included, is setting out on the maiden voyage of their brand-spanking-new Renault hatchback-Miss Esterel! Though they won't make it as far as their beloved Mediterranean-only making it as far into France as Saint-Etienne-the fry-loving and pop hit-singing Faldéraults will still make plenty of special memories along the way.
It's 1969 and the Faldérault family is headed south on their annual summer vacation. Despite unexpected delays and detours, picking up new friends along the road, one way or another they'll make it to their destination: a picturesque calanque in southern France!
Ulysses, mythical hero and king of Ithaca, left years ago to fight in the Trojan War. He never came home. His son, Telemachus, an impatient and immature prince who is as clumsy as he is ambitious, decides to go looking for him. On the way, he meets the hot-headed princess Polycaste, who helps him in his perilous adventure full of vengeful gods and terrifying monsters. Will the winds be favorable to them?
Violette's dream is finally coming true... She's dancing in "The Nutcracker" and preparing to tour with the Paris Opera Company. First stop: London! Filled with wonder, she starts to fantasize about the day when she might be the principal dancer on stage. She is soon overcome by the idea of dancing the starring role to perfection... at the risk of forgetting her own choreography! Emma is thrilled for her sister, but her own dreams seem so far away. How and when will she discover a path that's right for her?
It's 1980 and the Faldérault family is ready for a new kind of summer vacation. After years of roughing it, luxury and comfort are on the horizon in a brand-new custom-made vacation home. Things don't go as planned, of course, and Pierre, Madeleine, and the kids find themselves on yet another unexpected adventure!
Sometimes you don't get what you want for Christmas. Sometimes the girl you fancy gets another date to the dance. Sometimes, despite warnings from your parents, you want to see what it's like to smoke a pipe. The pleasures-and perils-of childhood come alive with an Old-West flavor in another round of adventures with Kid Lucky and his pals in Nothing Gulch. Saddle up, cowboys in training, and discover a world of stagecoaches and smoke signals, train tracks and cowboy coffee, outlaws and Neanderthals, as the luckiest kid in the West faces life on the prairie.
A group of young Canadians is out on a field trip in the Louisiana swamps when an epidemic breaks out, unlike any the world has ever seen. The highly contagious virus turns people into seemingly mindless creatures, monstrous in appearance and inhumanly strong when provoked. To halt its rapid spread, the U.S. government walls off the area. When one of their own succumbs to the disease, the kids are trapped in the contagion zone. To survive, they must fight bloodthirsty militias and infected creatures alike, as they hold out hope they can find a cure for their friend, before he becomes a menace to them all.
Jakob Kayne and his brother Samuel are the last of the Hippocrats. Sworn to treat those in need (and those who are deemed worthy), the two Healer-Alchemists have been tracked across the Archipelagos by manifold enemies, including the Inquisition. On his latest mission, Jakob, a formidable Memory-Eater whose face none can recall, is confronted by an obstacle as unexpected as it is persistent: feelings for his latest patient, Victoria Marcheda, amid the fiery destruction of the city of La Isabela.
Brash, young Telemachus continues his search for his father on the Island of Aeaea, where the witch Circe entertains him and his friends with banquets full of fresh, roasted pork. Circe's daughter, Cassiphone, has her own reasons for joining Mac and his friends as they look for Ulysses, and she knows just where to go: Hades, the land of the dead, in search of the seer Tiresias, who can show them the way. So Telemachus and his growing band of friends head off across Terra Incognita, in the hope of finally catching up with his father.
Once more Tiny Fox and Great Boar set off across the land, pausing along the way to question where they've come from and where they're going. They meet Steppenwolf, solitary and free-roaming, and Boar thinks back on his struggles to find his place within his own family. Where is home, and when is the right time to stop one's adventures and turn back around? By the end, Fox and Boar have their answer.