Spring 2019 PGC Master Catalogue

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    Series: Journey Through
    Journey Through Vietnam A Captivating Portrait of Vietnamufrom Halong Bay to the Mekong Delta Ron Emmons
    9780804846905 Hardcover TRAVEL / Asia On Sale Date: May 15, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 9 x 12 x 0 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Tuttle Publishing
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      Featuring over 200 stunning images along with a wealth of information,Journey Through Vietnam is the ultimate Vietnam travel pictorial.

      Vietnam is a country on the rise, with the highest rate of economic growth of any nation in Southeast Asia. It is also now one of the region's most popular tourist destinations—with a rich history, unique culture and fabulous cuisine. It is a young and vibrant place brimming with energy and new ideas.

      As a travel destination, Vietnam exudes an easy charm that is highly infectious and easily discovered through its hospitable people, ancient monuments, gorgeous landscapes and subtle cuisine. From the jagged peaks of Ha Giang Province in the far north to beautiful Halong Bay, the soft-sand beaches around Nha Trang and the lush, green rice paddies of the Mekong Delta,Journey Through Vietnam visits hidden aspects of this enchanting land through expertly-crafted photos and an engaging text. Images of Vietnam's fascinating culture—such as the water puppet performances in Hanoi and the traditional houses and palaces in Hue—provide a window to the tremendous ingenuity and heritage of the Vietnamese people.

      Included are special sections covering the country's ethnic minorities, World Heritage Sites and national parks to offer a thorough understanding of this complex nation.
      Bio
      Ron Emmons is a British travel writer and photographer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has visited Vietnam regularly since 1995, and his work updating guidebooks for National Geographic, Frommer's, Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness has taken him to every corner of the country. He particularly enjoys exploring the lesser-known regions such as the Northern Mountains, the Central Highlands and the back roads of the Mekong Delta, although he's just as happy to settle down in Hanoi with locals to slurp downa bowl of pho or sip a glass of bia hoi.
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    Static Eric Laster
    9780991272990 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 14 On Sale Date: July 31, 2020
    $14.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Automatic Publishing
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      ?It was strange - Wilt calling me when he’d died the week before. Maybe a lot of other people get called from the spirit world or whatever, but it was a first for me and so I didn’t pick up until the fifth or sixth ring.”

      When Curtis Brooks gets a phone call from his older brother Wilt the week after his funeral, he’s sure his brother is reaching out from beyond the grave to find evidence that will lead to his murder’s arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn’t murdered; his calling is standard protocol for newly deceased at the Aftermart?a kind of inescapable, ever-expanding Walmart filled with obsolete technology and discontinued products.

      Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against a billionaire and fumbling towards love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while struggling with typical high school drama and his single mom’s questionable choices.

      Why does Wilt help Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a rebellion at the Aftermart? Who wanted him dead? Curtis risks his life to answer these questions, in the process forging a bond with his brother unlike any they ever had.
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      A New Yorker by birth,Eric Laster now lives in Los Angeles. As he learned his craft, he supported himself in myriad jobs in New York and L.A., including cashier at a pharmacy, office manager or executive assistant at a couple of record companies, and even a brief stint at the United Nations. After a decade as a successful ghostwriter, he re-launched under his own name with the middle-grade novelWelfy Q. Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior. Whenever he’s not scribing, he records punk rock and presses it to vinyl.
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    Series: A Gruffalo Baby Book
    Say Hello to the Gruffalo Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
    9781509813759 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Animals On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $15.99 CAD 5.41 x 5.11 x 0.89 in | 16 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan Children's Books
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      A chunky board book with peep-holes to look through, based on the bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, and specially designed for babies. You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Turn the satisfyingly chunky board pages and look through the peep-holes to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Say Hello to the Gruffalo is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours.
      Bio
      Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her most recent picture books include The Go-Away Bird, The Detective Dog, The Everywhere Bear, What the Ladybird Heard Next, and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. Julia also writes fiction for young readers, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series, illustrated by Lydia Monks, and several middle grade novels, as well as poems, plays, and songs. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm, witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book, and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Axel now lives with his family in London, England. Together, Julia and Axel have collaborated on eight bestselling picture books, including the modern classics The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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    Series: A Gruffalo Baby Book
    Gruffalo, What Can You Hear? Buggy Book Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
    9781509813766 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 3.84 x 3.75 x 1.24 in | 10 pages Carton Quantity: 108 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan Children's Books
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      A chunky buggy book based on the bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, and specially designed for babies - because you're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Join the Gruffalo as he explores the deep dark wood. Ideal for busy babies who are out and about - no stroller, car seat or highchair should be without this buggy book! Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Gruffalo, What Can You Hear? is part of a charming range of books for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and delicious colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours.
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      Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her most recent picture books include The Go-Away Bird, The Detective Dog, The Everywhere Bear, What the Ladybird Heard Next, and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. Julia also writes fiction for young readers, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series, illustrated by Lydia Monks, and several middle grade novels, as well as poems, plays, and songs. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm, witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book, and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Axel now lives with his family in London, England. Together, Julia and Axel have collaborated on eight bestselling picture books, including the modern classics The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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    Little Monkey Rod Campbell
    9781509839018 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes On Sale Date: July 02, 2019
    $15.99 CAD 7.21 x 7.85 x 0.68 in | 20 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan Children's Books
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      A jungle story with a pop-up surprise from the bestselling author of Dear Zoo. Little Monkey lives at the top of the tallest tree in the jungle, and gets up to all sorts of mischief: dropping nuts on Elephant's head, tickling Bear's nose, and saying BOO! to Giraffe. But what happens when he tries to pull Lion's tail? In Little Monkey, toddlers can spot all their favourite jungle animals, join in with the catchy refrain and see one mischievous little monkey learn to say sorry! With a gently educational message, a satisfying pop-up ending and lots of jungle animals, this board book is sure to keep young children entertained for hours - and the thick card pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.
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      Rod Campbell has been writing and illustrating children's books for over thirty-five years. He is best known for his classic lift-the-flap title Dear Zoo, which has sold over eight million copies worldwide. Ingeniously simple, with touches of gentle humour, Rod's books are enjoyed by children, parents and teachers alike.
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    Series: Rhona MacLeod
    Sins of the Dead (Rhona MacLeod #13) Lin Anderson
    9781509866199 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $33.99 CAD 6.54 x 9.36 x 1.57 in | 480 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan
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      Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod finds herself the victim of a terrifying stalker in the thirteenth novel in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series. While illegally street racing in the underground tunnels of Glasgow, four Harley-Davidson riders make a horrifying discovery: a dead man left in the darkness, hands together on his chest as if peacefully laid to rest. The cause of death is unclear, the only clues being a half glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread by his side that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating. Called to the scene, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is perplexed by the lack of evidence. But when another body is found near her own flat, laid out in a similar manner, she fears a forensically aware killer stalks the city and is marking the victims with their unique signature. Even more worryingly, the killer appears to be using skills they may have learned while attending her forensic science lectures at Glasgow University. There are signs that Rhona is being targeted, that the killer is playing with her and the police, drawing them into a deadly race against time, before the sin-eater's next victim is chosen? Sins of the Dead is the thrilling thirteenth book in Lin Anderson's Rhona MacLeod series.
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      Lin Anderson has published numerous novels and one novella featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod, which have been widely translated. Her short story Dead Close was chosen for the Best of British Crime 2011 and is currently in development as a feature film. Also a screenwriter, her film River Child won a student BAFTA and the Celtic Media Festival Award for Best Short Drama. Formerly Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, she is also co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival.
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    Runaway Robot Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Steven Lenton
    9781509896769 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Robots On Sale Date: June 18, 2019
    $25.99 CAD 5.88 x 8.39 x 0.88 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan Children's Books
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      What if your best friend was a robot? Alfie likes hanging out at the airport - it look's like everyone has someone waiting for them and they all seem so happy when they arrive back from their holidays. He wishes he had someone as excited to see him... So when he finds Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, at the airport Lost Property counter, he decides to take him home with him. Runaway Robot is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of friendship from Carnegie medal-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and illustrated by Steven Lenton.
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      Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Cosmic, Framed, and The Astounding Broccoli Boy. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal and selected for the inaugural WHSmith Tom Fletcher Book Club. Frank, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He has written for the hit TV series Dr Who, and was a screenwriter on the film, Goodbye Christopher Robin. Steven Lenton hails from Cheshire, England, where he spent many a school holiday working in the family pom-pom Factory. Along with illustrating books, Steven also designs greeting cards and prints. He lives with his partner and his dog in Crouch End where he dunks endless amounts of biscuits in big red spotty cups of tea whilst listening to Radio 2.
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    9781595800985 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball On Sale Date: June 14, 2019
    $29.50 CAD 5.99 x 8.94 x 0.84 in | 408 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Santa Monica Press
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      Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, the updated and expanded third edition of Chris Epting’sRoadside Baseball chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history, with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location. Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive guide. The third edition ofRoadside Baseball includes hundreds of newly discovered landmarks, including the former locations of stadiums that have been torn down since the last edition of the book (Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Tiger Stadium, etc.), information on the Negro Leagues Baseball Marker project which has placed headstones around the country to honor forgotten African American ballplayers, new exhibits at existing MLB parks, and suggested daytrip itineraries located near your favorite stadiums. Other new entries includethe actual diamond used for the classic film,The Sandlot; the exact location where Mickey Mantle’s legendary 565-foot blast landed; the baseball field in Orange County, California, where many believe Babe Ruth hit the longest home run of his career against the great Walter Johnson (along with extremely rare photos of Ruth both batting and pitching during that very game); the newly marked location in Kekionga, Indiana where the first major league game was played in 1871; all 29 markers along the new “Hot Springs Baseball Trail” celebrating baseball history in Arkansas; and Heckscher Fields in Central Park, New York, where Larry David’s softball team played in an episode ofCurb Your Enthusiasm. Entries from the previous edition include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original Little League field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925. The third edition ofRoadside Baseball is the most comprehensive book ever written on the locations of baseball landmarks, and the perfect gift for baseball fans of all ages!
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      Chris Epting is the author of 30 travel and history books, includingJames Dean Died Here,Led Zeppelin Crashed Here,Hello It's Me, and many others. He is also an award-winning travel writer and has contributed articles for such publications as theLos Angeles Times,Westways andTravel + Lesiure magazine. In addition, Epting is a veteran music journalist and recently co-wrote Def Leppard's Phil Collins memoir,Adrenalized, and the John Oates memoirChange of Seasons. He is the creator and one of the hosts of the new docu-drama series on the REELZ Channel, “It Happened Here.” Originally from New York, Chris now lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.
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    Solovyov and Larionov Eugene Vodolazkin, Lisa C. Hayden
    9781786070357 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 24, 2019
    $40.50 CAD 5.75 x 8.86 x 1.39 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Oneworld Publications
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      Shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and Russia’s National Big Book Award

      Larionov. A general of the Imperial Russian Army who mysteriously avoided execution by the Bolsheviks when they swept to power and went on to live a long life in Yalta, leaving behind a vast heritage of memoirs.

      Solovyov. The young history student who travels to Crimea, determined to find out how Larionov evaded capture after the 1917 revolution.

      With wry humour, Eugene Vodolazkin, one of Russia’s foremost contemporary writers, takes readers on a fascinating journey through a momentous period of Russian history, interweaving the intriguing story of two men from very different backgrounds that ultimately asks whether we can really understand the present without first understanding the past.

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      Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kiev and has worked in the department of Old Russian Literature at Pushkin House since 1990. He is an expert in medieval Russian history and folklore. Solovyov and Larionov is his debut novel.Laurus(Oneworld, 2015), his second novel but the first to be translated into English, won the National Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Award and has been translated into eighteen languages. His third novel,The Aviator (Oneworld, 2018), was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and the National Big Book Award. He lives in St Petersburg.

      Lisa C. Hayden’s translations from the Russian include Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus, which won the Read Russia Award in 2016 and was also shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize along with her translation of Vadim Levental’s Masha Regina. Her blog, Lizok’s Bookshelf, examines contemporary Russian fiction. She lives in Maine, USA.

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      ‘There is sprightly, funny satire here and, beneath it, a surprising vein of poignancy.’


      ‘Third-person narration, circular structure, and archetypal characters lend this beautifully written literary mystery the feel of a modern fable. [We] recommend Vodolazkin’s slowly unfolding story to readers who prefer detailed research, artfully layered descriptions, and character epiphanies to thrills.’


      ‘An ambitious first novel. It is to Vodolazkin’s credit that he pulls it off, creating a substantial, beguiling work that engages the reader on several levels, encompassing a detective story, historical events and even a little romance.’


      ‘Absorbing, darkly witty, history soaked pages for literary and historical fiction fans.’


      ‘A substantial, beguiling work that engages the reader on several levels... A thoroughly enjoyable read.’

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    How Not To Be a Boy Main Robert Webb
    9781786890115 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: September 13, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 5.08 x 7.79 x 0.83 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 56 Canadian Rights: Y Canongate Books
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      THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

      Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man:

      Don’t cry

      Drink beer

      Play rough

      Don’t talk about feelings

      Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.

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      Robert Webb has been a male for his whole life. As such, he has been a boy in a world of fighting, pointless posturing, and the insistence that he stop crying. As an adult man, he has enjoyed better luck, both in his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winningThat Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winningThat Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimedPeep Show. He also played Bertie Wooster in the acclaimed West End run ofJeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Robert has been a columnist for theDaily Telegraph and theNew Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters, where he continues trying to be funny and to fumble beyond general expectations of manhood.

      @arobertwebb

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      ‘Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It's profound, touching, personal yet universal . . . I loved it’ J.K. ROWLING

      ‘With enormous poignancy and insight . . . Webb’s early portrait of himself as a hapless underdog navigating the boulder-strewn path of masculinity is vividly drawn and very funny . . . Echoes of Adrian Mole’Guardian

      ‘Frank and compelling . . . Laugh-out-loud funny . . . also, in parts, blink-back-tears sad. Why would I blink back tears rather than give full rein to the emotion? Well, Webb can explain’Mail on Sunday

      ‘Written with wit and clarity,How Not To Be a Boy is a funny, rueful, truthful book. I enjoyed every page’ STEPHEN FRY

      ‘A witty, honest coming-of-age story with a subtext that tackles masculinity and manhood. Webb has a storytelling skill many would kill for’ IAN RANKIN

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