James was an eight-year-old boy with the heart of a dog and the energy of a hummingbird. His mother died when he was only five, so he lived with his grandmother, Babcia. They were very poor: their house was a tiny, dilapidated thing, with a...

โ€œDo not go outside! Ignore all cries for help, no matter how human they sound!โ€ shouted Alexโ€™s dad. He pulled the cellar door over and paused to look back. โ€œAnd lock this door behind me.โ€ The door slammed shut. Alex locked it, walked down the stairs...

Jake Thomasson pulled the sleeve of his sweatshirt down, covering his hand, and wiped away the condensation from the window.ย  It was the third time he had done this in the past ten minutes, but he didnโ€™t want to miss seeing if any cars drove...

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