Pearls Falls Fast

Pearls Falls Fast Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 1449446590
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 255
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A collection of strips mocks the shortcomings of human nature with an endless string of outlandish puns and follows the antics of egotistical Rat, clueless Pig, intellectual Goat, and letter-writing optimist Zebra.



Pearls Hogs the Road

Pearls Hogs the Road Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449487317
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 264
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The Pearls gang returns with characteristically misanthropic humor (but with more leather): no self-aggrandizing is too flagrant for Rat, no subject is too erudite for Goat, and no sensory input is too basic for Pig. All topics are fair game for Stephan Pastis and his brass-knuckle punch lines. Comic strip censors, apathetic baristas, and IRS employees are all strongly advised to laugh or get out of the way. Pearls Hogs the Road also features three comic strips illustrated by the legendary Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes, who ended a 19-year hiatus from the comics page to collaborate with Pastis.



Pearls Gets Sacrificed

Pearls Gets Sacrificed Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449476328
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 248
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True to Pearls Before Swine tradition, the latest cartoon collection brims with Stephan Pastis’s cynical humor, sharp wit, and clever commentary. Always together—and sometimes with their fellow funny-page characters—the regular Pearls clan weighs in on everything from modern technology to current events to human nature. All the members of the skewed gang are here as Zebra engages in a never-ending war of neighborly hate with the Crocs. As always, Goat offers a voice of reason amid the ongoing chaos that Pastis creates, either from behind the pen or as a character within the strip itself. Pastis’s latest collection is sure to add to the funny-page phenomenon, giving Pearls fans more of what they know and love: satirical logic and hilarious wit. Includes all cartoons from the collections Breaking Stephan and King of the Comics.



Pearls Blows Up

Pearls Blows Up Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449401061
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 256
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Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals, with commentary from the author.



Pearls Freaks the Out

Pearls Freaks the      Out Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449423025
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 263
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A collection of "Pearls Before Swine" daily and Sunday strips follows the Rat, Zebra, Pig, and the rest of the gang as they offer their opinions on topics ranging from modern technology to the nature of humans and crocodiles.



Veil of Pearls

Veil of Pearls Author MaryLu Tyndall
ISBN-10 9781620290149
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 320
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Be swept away to Charleston of 1811, a city bustling with immigrants like Adalia, who is a runaway slave so light-skinned that no one guesses her past. Terrified her secret will be discovered, she settles into a quiet life making herbal remedies for a local doctor. But when Morgan, the handsome son of a prominent family, sweeps her into his glamorous world—a world in which the truth about Adalia’s heritage would ruin them both—suspicions and petty jealousies are aroused. What will Morgan do when he discovers that the woman he has fallen in love with is a runaway slave?



Hold Fast

Hold Fast Author Blue Balliett
ISBN-10 9780545510196
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 288
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From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance. Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind. As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place. With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.



Garfield Souped Up

Garfield Souped Up Author Jim Davis
ISBN-10 9780345545633
Release 2014-01-28
Pages 96
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Go, Cat, Go! Garfield shifts the laughs into overdrive in this latest collections of all-new comics. Whether he’s booting Nermal through the front door or battling Mrs. Feeny’s lawn gnome, the fat cat keeps the mischief and mayhem coming fast and furious. Let the wild ride begin!



Pearls Sells Out

Pearls Sells Out Author Pastis, Stephan
ISBN-10 9780740798641
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 264
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Stephan Pastis has done it again with Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury. This edgy comic is the perfect collection of insight and observation on humanity's pitiful plight as seen by an arrogant rat, a half-wit pig, and their insane entourage. Pearls Sells Out gives fans their much-needed dose of humor, wit and biting sarcasm. The book also features thoughts and sly comments from Pastis about the strips in running commentary throughout the book. There's an artful, edgy rebellion being waged in the funny pages, and one of its brightest revolutionaries is Stephan Pastis. --Fort Worth Star-Telegram The cartoon Pearls Before Swine is written by a psychopath. --reader complaint, Wichita Eagle



Rat s Wars

Rat s Wars Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 144942936X
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 128
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Acerbic, biting, and hilarious, Pearls Before Swine entertains with its mocking of human nature depicted by a Rat, a Pig, and a cast of predators and prey. "Pearls Before Swine, the oft-snarky comic that features a kind-hearted pig, a rat with the mind of Mencken, and suburban lions and crocs forever trying to ensnare their zebra (or "zeeba!") neighbors. The strip's sharp, attitudinal zing distinguishes it from some of its less daring neighbors on the funny pages; its panels crackle with pitch-perfect timing." —Michael Cavna, Washington Post At its heart, Pearls Before Swine is the comic strip tale of two friends: an arrogant Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn't know any better. Together, this pair offers caustic commentary on humanity's quest for the unattainable. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams says that Pearls is "one of the few comics that makes me laugh out loud."



Sgt Piggy s Lonely Hearts Club Comic

Sgt  Piggy s Lonely Hearts Club Comic Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 0740748076
Release 2004-09-01
Pages 256
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Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals---includes commentary from the author.



Midnight Pearls

Midnight Pearls Author Debbie Viguié
ISBN-10 1439104514
Release 2008-06-17
Pages 208
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Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Aster a strange thing happened. They say the prince married a girl who was not what she appeared and that another girl who saved the kingdom vanished without a trace. Some said it was witchcraft. Some said it was only a legend. For those who knew the truth, it was magic.... Rescued from the sea at an early age, Pearl grew up within sight of the water...and the castle. With her pale skin and silvery hair, she was an outcast in the village. Her only friend was a boy she met on the beach -- a young prince named James, who understood Pearl's desire just to be like everyone else. Their friendship is viewed from afar by many: a disdainful king, Pearl's worried foster parents, a jealous young mermaid, a lovestruck merman, and the powerful sea witch. Now a storm brews in the kingdom, with a tidal force that could keep Pearl and James apart.



Lions and Tigers and Crocs Oh My

Lions and Tigers and Crocs  Oh My Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9780740761553
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 264
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Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals, with commentary from the author.



Pearl

Pearl Author Deirdre Riordan Hall
ISBN-10 1503948587
Release 2016-03-01
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Run fast and run far, unless you're fearless. Unless you're courageous. I'm not, but I'd like to be. Pearl Jaeger is seventeen and homeless after drugs, poverty, and addiction unraveled the life she shared with JJ, her formerly glamorous rock star mother. This moment of happiness is fleeting; someone will take it from me. When tragedy brings a chance to start over at an elite boarding school, she doesn't hesitate. Yet the only salvation comes from an art teacher as troubled as Pearl, and she faces the stark reality that what she thought she wanted isn't straightforward. I trace the outline of my reflection in a window. I am no more than a replica of my mother. This is not the self-portrait I want to paint. Through the friendships she forms at school--especially with Grant, a boy who shows Pearl what it means to trust and forgive--she begins to see a path not defined by her past. But when confronted with the decision to be courageous or to take the easy way forged by her mother's failures, which direction will Pearl choose?



Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl Author Kellie Coates Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781426733437
Release 2012
Pages 303
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Barrie Graeber, a high school counselor, loses her teenage daughter Pearl in a car crash, but she decides to seek justice when she discovers that her daughter may have had a sexual relationship with the football coach in her school.



Non Sequitur s Sunday Color Treasury

Non Sequitur s Sunday Color Treasury Author Wiley Miller
ISBN-10 9780740798665
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 160
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Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller truly broke the cartoon mold when he first published his strip in 1992. This hugely popular cartoon is chock-full of witty observations on life's idiosyncrasies. The name of the comic strip comes from the Latin translation of "it does not follow." Each strip or panel stands on its own individual merits. Strips do not follow in a sequence and are not related. Non Sequitur's characters are not central to the plot; the humor is. Before it was even a year old, Non Sequitur was named the Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. With an ever-expanding cult following, this quirky cartoon is set in no specific time period or place. It is a whimsical yet flippant look at everyday life.



The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief Author Elizabeth Wein
ISBN-10 9781408866627
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 320
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From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder – a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing. This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.