A sarcastic genie, a man called Boo, and the original castaway
Profile #15: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. Profile by Cristina Colli.
Nathaniel is a young apprentice magician in a parallel modern London, determined to have his revenge for an unbearable humiliation. He summons Bartimaeus, a witty, sarcastic 5,000 year old djinni, to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from his enemy, setting in motion a series of unexpected, dangerous and fast-paced adventures.
Profile #16: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Profile by Vidette.
A child's eye view of a terrible miscarriage of justice in segregated 1930s Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird is at the same time a disturbing portrait of a deeply flawed society and a heart-warming tale of innocence and discovery.
Profile #17: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Profile by Eleanor Updegraff.
The epic tale of a man shipwrecked for twenty-eight years on a desert island. The world's "first novel" chronicles Robinson Crusoe's adventures with cannibals, mutineers and the man he rescues and christens "Friday".