‘ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION’
BY JACQUELINE HARVEY
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones has survived her first semester at boarding school. Now she’s headed home for break — and she’s invited Jacinta Headlington-Bear, the school’s second-best tantrum thrower, to join her. The two girls are looking forward to a fun mini vacation. Nothing too eventful.
But a cranky boy is causing mischief, a movie star has come to visit and a stranger is snooping around. Add a naughty pony, a hint of romance and a dastardly scheme, and Jacinta and Alice-Miranda might have a more exciting time than they ever expected....
This book in the Alice-Miranda series continues the adventures of a precocious and endearing heroine who doesn’t let anything faze her. Girls 7-10 will admire her can-do spirit, good heartedness and zest for life.
BY Eloise WILKIN
This Little Golden Book reissue features Eloise Wilkin’s chubby-cheeked babies discovering sounds around the house, from the jingle of Mommy’s keys to the buzzing of Daddy’s razor.
This timeless classic, featuring some of Eloise Wilkin’s best artwork, will delight little ones and their families as much as it did when it was originally published in 1960.
Eloise Wilkin (1904-1987) is one of the most beloved and prolific Golden Books illustrators. Wilkin’s loving depiction of the natural world, and her paintings of cherubic, chubby children, helped make Golden Books an icon. Her Little Golden Books “My Little Golden Book About God” and “Prayers for Children” have never been out of print.
BY MICHAEL SCOTT
“The Enchantress” is the final installment in the “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” series. This internationally known series introduces readers to legendary historical and mythological figures — weaving together history, myth, folklore and magic.
Before penning the first novel, “The Alchemyst,” Michael Scott devoted nearly a decade to creating his masterful series. Now, in this conclusion, readers once again will be transported to an action-packed adventure filled entirely with characters transplanted from history, mythology, folklore and legend — with the exception of the twins of prophecy, Sophie and Josh Newman.
In “The Enchantress,” the twins have been split and have taken opposing sides. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee possesses the swords of power, and Dany Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance.
How will the legend end? Weaving iconic historical characters — Nicholas Flamel and Joan of Arc, to name a few — with fiction, Scott delivers a satisfying conclusion that readers will relish.
Ages 12 and up.
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Santa Fe High presents Pirates of Penzance
The “Pirates of Penzance” is one of the most popular light operas of all times. It is filled with humorous musical numbers, lots of action, some spoken dialogue to further the plot, a happy ending and a good-natured lampooning of traditional Italian opera.
‘Dog Whisperer’ helps dogs on new ‘Cesar 911’ show
Best known as the “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog trainer who came to the United States from Mexico as an illegal immigrant and became a celebrity training dogs for the rich and famous. He is the author of several best-selling books, including “Cesar’s Way,” “Be the Pack Leader” and “How to Raise the Perfect Dog.” He also founded the Dog Psychology Center in California. The Millan Foundation rescues and supports abused and abandoned dogs.
Armstrong foundation extends biblical-based exhibit to Oct.
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation recently announced the extension of its popular free archaeology exhibit, “Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered” through October at Armstrong Auditorium.
Independent film festival planned for August
For the first time, an independent film festival will open in Enid. This summer, local organizers have plans for the Films Like Yours, or FLY Film Festival.
VIDEO: New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast unveiled
The highly anticipated cast of the new season of ABC's hit reality show was revealed Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
Mitchell returns to Armstrong Auditorium
Tony Award winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to the Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with select songs from his new album “Simply Broadway.”
UCO features voices in production of musical ‘side show’
The University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theatre Division will present the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in Mitchell Hall Theater, located on campus.
University of Central Oklahoma to host internationally-renowned composer
The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will feature internationally-recognized composer David Maslanka as its guest artist in a series of workshops and performances March 10-13.
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