Results for: william bell

Below is a list of 11 the books by this author.

Book cover of 5 DAYS OF THE GHOST
5 DAYS OF THE GHOST
By: william bell | Published: February 2010

While exploring an ancient Indian graveyard on an island in the middle of a lake, Karen Stone and her brother John encounter a man sitting on a graves...

While exploring an ancient Indian graveyard on an island in the middle of a lake, Karen Stone and her brother John encounter a man sitting on a gravestone who then vanishes suddenly, leaving behind a small, mysterious pouch. Reprint.

Theme: Indigenous, Ghosts

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    9781554551521
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ALMA
By: william bell | Published: May 2005

Theme: Writing, Mystery, Careers

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    9780770429409
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CRABBE
By: william bell | Published: June 2006

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    9781550050516
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DEATH WIND
By: william bell | Published: September 2002

Allie's life has just taken a turn for the worse; not only do her parents fight all the time, but she is failing more classes than not and now she thi...

Allie's life has just taken a turn for the worse; not only do her parents fight all the time, but she is failing more classes than not and now she thinks she might be pregnant. Unable to face up to her parents she decides to run away. She hooks up with her old friend Razz, a professional skateboarder, and goes on the road. Razz is ranked number one but constant confrontations with the challenger Slash put Allie in some dangerous situations. With the rivalry heating up, Razz and Allie head toward home--right into the path of a fierce tornado. To survive in the horror and destruction that follow the storm, Allie has to call on an inner strength she didn't know she had. Also available in Spanish.

Theme: Teen Pregnancy, Natural Disasters

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    9781551432151
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FANATICS
By: william bell | Published: May 2011

A sequel to the very popular Stones, Fanatics is a thrilling story in which the past and present collide in terrifying, riveting ways. Garnet Havel...

A sequel to the very popular Stones, Fanatics is a thrilling story in which the past and present collide in terrifying, riveting ways. Garnet Havelock has just finished his apprenticeship in furniture-making, and has found a workshop for his new business in an old coach house on the isolated estate of recently deceased Professor Eduardo Corbizzi. Garnet signs a contract with the late professor's long-time companion, the eccentric and inscrutable Mrs. Valentina Stoppini, who presides over the mansion and is its only occupant. The terms of the deal are excellent, but there's a catch: Garnet has to repair the library's fire damage and keep all details about the estate confidential. Only after he agrees does Mrs. Stoppini inform him that the professor died of a seizure in the library under mysterious circumstances involving "an accident" and "a small fire." It isn't long before a distressing collision of past and present drags Garnet towards a horrifying truth he could never have imagined.

Theme: Paranormal

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    9780385670272
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Book cover of JULIAN
JULIAN
By: william bell | Published: September 2014

An unusual mystery, a heartrending love story, this is an exciting plot-driven new book from leading Canadian YA author William Bell.      Fift...

An unusual mystery, a heartrending love story, this is an exciting plot-driven new book from leading Canadian YA author William Bell.      Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by a deep well of self-reliance and tenacity, he longs for the day that he's old enough to strike out on his own.      That day comes sooner than he could ever have imagined. On a miserable March afternoon, Aidan's life is changed so radically as to become unrecognizable. Through a near-tragic event in which he saves the life of a young boy, Aidan earns the gratitude and unqualified support of the child's grandfather, Mr. Bai, a man of wealth, great resources and shadowy influence. When asked how this man can help repay him, Aidan replies, "Can you make me disappear?"      With a new identity, an apartment, a job and finally a sense that he's crafting his own destiny, Aidan--now Julian Paladin--finds himself at the centre of forces he can't begin to understand. Who exactly is Mr Bai and who are the mysterious women that come and go without a trace in the apartment below? How did Julian find himself taking on a job surveilling a university student and her possibly abusive boyfriend? And, the most potent mystery of all: how can he ever be without the bewitching and beautiful Ninon, who reveals a dimension of life Julian had never thought possible.      Julian is part detective story, part romance, and part quest for a life of independence and meaning.

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    9780385682053
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JULIAN
By: william bell | Published: September 2015

Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by ...

Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by a deep well of self-reliance and tenacity, he longs for the day that he's old enough to strike out on his own. That day comes sooner than he could ever have imagined. On a miserable March afternoon, Aidan's life is changed so radically as to become unrecognizable. Through a near-tragic event in which he saves the life of a young boy, Aidan earns the gratitude and unqualified support of the child's grandfather, Mr. Bai, a man of wealth, great resources and shadowy influence. When asked how this man can help repay him, Aidan replies, "Can you make me disappear?" With a new identity, an apartment, a job and finally a sense that he's crafting his own destiny, Aidan--now Julian Paladin--finds himself at the centre of forces he can't begin to understand. Who exactly is Mr. Bai and who are the mysterious women that come and go without a trace in the apartment below? How did Julian find himself taking on a job surveilling a university student and her possibly abusive boyfriend? And, the most potent mystery of all: how can he ever be without the bewitching and beautiful Anne, who reveals a dimension of life Julian had never thought possible? Julian is part detective story, part romance and part quest for a life of independence and meaning.

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    9780385682077
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Book cover of JUST SOME STUFF I WROTE
JUST SOME STUFF I WROTE
By: william bell | Published: January 2007

The award-winning author of Stones and Zack brings us a collection of original stories that will captivate teens as completely as his bestselling nove...

The award-winning author of Stones and Zack brings us a collection of original stories that will captivate teens as completely as his bestselling novels. With these eight absorbing tales, acclaimed storyteller William Bell explores the highs and lows of characters struggling to belong. In “Chumley,” a high school boy’s comical eccentricities mask his true, more complicated self. Fourteen-year-old Albert’s sudden sense of shame at the grandfather he adores leads to a surprising realization in “Beer Can Man.” In “The Staircase,” the aftermath of a horrible incident exposes an ugly reality at the heart of a high school. In “Window Tree,” a girl grapples with her shattered expectations over a crush she felt certain was requited. Bell’s protagonists are individuals and outsiders, often on the margin of their peers or their family. Finding their own place in the world takes them on journeys that are by turns funny, fantastical, and moving. These perceptive, empathetic, and engaging stories show again why William Bell commands such a loyal readership among young adults, teachers, and parents.

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    9780770429744
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Book cover of ONLY IN THE MOVIES
ONLY IN THE MOVIES
By: william bell | Published: January 2010

When Jake Blanchard gets a job as a student set designer at the York School of Arts, it's an exciting first step towards realizing his dream of making...

When Jake Blanchard gets a job as a student set designer at the York School of Arts, it's an exciting first step towards realizing his dream of making movies. But soon enough he finds himself starring in a drama of his own creation. Nothing in Jake's life is the same after Vanni, a whip-smart, wisecracking Indian-Irish-Canadian joins his class, and after Jake meets the unforgettable Alba, who is as stunning as she is unattainable. Jake is tongue-tied around Alba and enlists Vanni's help. All of a sudden — like the Shakespeare play Jake's school is putting on — Jake finds himself entwined in a love triangle of sorts, complete with secrets and suppressed passions, contrived plots, miscues and misunderstandings. By the end, as in any good comedy, tensions are resolved and Jake's world has been re-made, though in a way he could not have anticipated.

Theme: Romance, Humour

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    9780385667692
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Book cover of SPEAK TO THE EARTH
SPEAK TO THE EARTH
By: william bell | Published: April 2015

Connecting with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth • Provides experiential practices to communicate with nature and access th...

Connecting with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth • Provides experiential practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the Earth • Shares transformative wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, exploring the role of each in bringing balance to the planet • 2015 Nautilus Gold Award Nature and the Earth are conscious. They speak to us through our dreams, intuition, and deep longings. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth. We can connect with nature spirits who have deep compassion and love for us, offering their guidance and support as we each make our journey through life. Renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts explain how anyone can access the spirit of nature whether through animals, plants, trees, or insects, or through other nature beings such as Mist or Sand. They share transformative wisdom teachings from their own conversations with nature spirits, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, revealing powerful lessons about the feminine qualities of nature and about the reader’s role in the healing of the Earth. They provide a wealth of experiential practices that allow each of us to connect with the creative power of nature. Full of rich imagery, these approaches can be used in a backyard, in the wilderness, in a city park, or even purely through imagination, allowing anyone to communicate with and seek guidance from nature beings no matter where you live. By communing and musing with nature, we learn how to speak to the spirit that lives in all things, bringing balance to us and the planet. By tapping into the feminine wisdom of the Earth, we evoke a deep sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner landscape, planting the seeds for harmony and a natural state of joy.

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    9781591431909
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ZACK
By: william bell | Published: N/A

"But I don't look like a Jewish Negro or a black Jew. I look like a black. I am of average height, of average build, with wavy hair that I we...

"But I don't look like a Jewish Negro or a black Jew. I look like a black. I am of average height, of average build, with wavy hair that I wear very short, and very dark skin. Talk about an identity crisis." Ten years after Crabbe, Bell returns to the theme of a young man wrestling with his identity. Zack Lane is uncomfortable with his mixed racial origins. He knows much about his father's side, the descendants of Romanian Jews, but his mother broke all ties with her family before Zack was born. Why she did so is the "family mystery." Zack has recently been uprooted when his parents moved from the largest city in Canada to the outskirts of a small town. Friendless, unsuccessful at school and at the lowest point in his life, he undertakes a research project into the life of Richard Pierpoint, former African slave, soldier in the War of 1812, and the pioneer farmer who cleared the land on which Zack's house now stands. Pierpoint's story inspires Zack to go to Mississippi to look for his maternal grandfather. What he discovers shakes the foundations of all he has believed in.

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    9780770428600
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